starship troopers

Depending on how cute you get with your math, there are no less than four separate universes focused upon Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. First, of course, came the original novel itself, then the 1997 blockbuster film by Paul Verhoeven. From there, things get a little dicier. There was Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles, an animated television series based on Verhoeven’s film that ran for two seasons back in 1999 and 2000. Then there’s Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation and Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, the live-action and direct-to-video sequels to the 1997 release. Finally, there’s Starship Troopers: Invasion, a 2012 release that rebooted the cinematic universe and refusesd to acknowledge the second and third movies. For one of Hollywood’s most notorious flops, Starship Troopers has had some pretty long legs in its theatrical afterlife.

Of course, that’s not all. This Monday marks the one-night release of Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, the latest animated adaption of the original movie. And since some diehard Starship Troopers fans out there might be in desperate need of a franchise refresher, I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to revisit the first four movies – canonical or otherwise — in the Starship Troopers universe.

Some of these films are good, some are not, but their willingness to deconstruct the source material and find a narrative (and genre) that works for them is what makes the Starship Troopers franchise the gift that keeps on giving.

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marvel cosmic universe

Guardians of the Galaxy was a universe apart from the rest of the Marvel movies. While the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were subject to the control of the #ItsAllConnected mantra, with tons of world-building and cameos implemented into the separate films, Guardians of the Galaxy had the freedom to be a wholly separate story unto itself.

But as the MCU expands, so does Guardians of the Galaxy‘s role in it. The third film in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, helmed again by director James Gunn, will play a pivotal role in introducing the Marvel cosmic universe. But Gunn assures that although Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be the first in this cosmic era, every film that follows it won’t follow the Guardians template.

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patty jenkins wonder woman 2 payday

After the massive box office and critical success of Wonder Woman, a sequel was a done deal. With development already underway on Wonder Woman 2, the only thing missing was the director.

Now, it’s been officially confirmed that director Patty Jenkins is finalizing a deal with Warner Bros. to return to the director’s chair for the sequel to the most successful DC Extended Universe film yet. And it may make her the highest-paid female director in Hollywood.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Honest Trailer

Next week brings Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD, which means Marvel fans will be watching it over and over again until Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters. Or at least until the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer arrives. But since the movie has been available on Digital HD since last week, Honest Trailers is here to take some jabs at the movie that they describe as an episode of My Two Dads in space, but with maybe too much laughing from our main characters.

Watch the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Honest Trailer below to see what they’re talking about. Read More »

LEGO Ninjago Movie - Ninjago City

There have been more and more LEGO sets tied in with movies in recent years, especially since The LEGO Movie sparked a whole cinematic universe of movies featuring the building block toys. With The LEGO Ninjago Movie arriving in September, there’s a brand new line of LEGO sets bringing several vehicles, settings and all the characters from the movie, but none are quite as impressive as one particular set.

Ninjago City is just one of several LEGO sets that will be released in September in conjunction with the release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie, but it’s the one that deserves the most recognition because it’s the third largest LEGO set ever released to the public. Get a better glimpse at the Ninjago City LEGO set below. Read More »

super troopers 2 release date

Super Troopers 2 has been a long time coming. Over a decade ago, though, there was already talk of more Super Troopers. Five years ago, Broken Lizard had a completed script and were ready to go. Director Jay Chandrasekhar even considered a prequel set in the ’70s about the troopers’ fathers patrolling the highway. In 2009, Broken Lizard decided to make a sequel instead, and that long-awaited sequel is finally coming out next spring…on a day that is very, very appropriate.

Below, find out the Super Troopers 2 release date.

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Which Avenger Survives Infinity War

For years, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have been speculating about which of their on-screen heroes will survive the upcoming battle with Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and which ones will bite the dust once and for all. The follow-up movie, Avengers 4, has already begun filming, but that movie’s title supposedly isn’t being released until Infinity War comes out because it’s a spoiler for what happens in its predecessor.

But now, thanks to a new interview, there’s one surprising Avenger who sounds as if he or she will survive Infinity War and make it to the battlefield in Avengers 4. I’ve carefully avoided even vaguely hinting at who this person might be thus far, but I’ll warn you now: there are possible spoilers below.
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Galaxy Quest TV Series

Nearly a year ago, Amazon was working with Paramount Television on making a Galaxy Quest TV series come together with the original cast reprising their roles from the film of the same name. Unfortunately, co-star Alan Rickman passed away after that, and Sam Rockwell indicated that ended up putting a halt on any development for the series. But now the project is in development again and back on track to become a reality.

Amazon and Paramount Television have been working on the Galaxy Quest TV series for months now, and a new report has surfaced revealing Human Giant co-creator and The League co-star and writer Paul Scheer has been hired to write the script, replacing the previous scribe Robert Gordon. So what can we expect from this Galaxy Quest TV series? Read More »

Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off

After years of being rumored and discussed, we have word that another Star Wars spin-off is in the works that will focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi.

This is the first time that the news has come from one of the major entertainment trades, and they even have word that Billy Elliot and The Hours director Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct.

We recorded a podcast talking indepth about this breaking news with Fanboys director Kyle Newman, including the filmmaker involved, what the movie could be about, and our genral thoughts. You can listen to that podcast embedded below. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunesGoogle PlayOvercast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

Find out more about the Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off below.

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Earlier this week, Daniel Craig put years of speculation to rest when he announced that he’s officially returning to play James Bond again. But after seeing his delightfully un-Bond-like performance in Steven Soderbergh‘s Southern-fried heist movie Logan Lucky, it’s more clear than ever that Craig doesn’t actually need the Bond franchise. He may be great at playing 007, but he’s a more exciting actor when he’s allowed to cut loose. Read More »