The good, the bad and the ugly, it’s all in this edition of Sequel Bits. Below, read about the following.
- Jeff Goldblum was not asked to return for Jurassic World.
- Cabin Fever: Patient Zero will be out this summer.
- See some new character posters from How to Train Your Dragon 2.
- Will Packer and Tim Story offer up some hints on Ride Along 2.
- Listen to Optimus Prime himself, Peter Cullen, voicing new Transformers toys.
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Batman vs. Superman starts filming in about a month and director Zack Snyder couldn’t be happier. In a new interview, the director talks about geeking out when he’s in the same room as the new suits, and discusses the backlash over his casting decisions such as Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Ben Affleck as Batman. Most interestingly though, he says the film “explodes” the universes of each character because they’re “not as tied to the mythology.” Read his quotes below. Read More »
New footage from Transformers: Age of Extinction will debut Tuesday, but a short tease has been released in anticipation of the upcoming video. Entertainment Tonight is promising a Transformers 4 preview with “all new scenes” Tuesday. And while the Super Bowl spot already revealed some brief footage from Michael Bay‘s anticipated sequel, starring Mark Wahlberg, this could be our first official full look at the film. Check out the tease below.
Update: A new poster has also been released, with Mark Wahlberg front and center in the image. We’ve added that below.
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Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
2014 marks the 75th anniversary of MGM’s The Wizard of Oz, and the folks behind a new animated sequel are hoping you’ll want to celebrate with a return trip. The new Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return trailer promises more action and adventure, as the plucky Kansan heroine (voiced by Lea Michele) is whisked back to the Emerald City once more.
When she arrives, she learns that the land is being taken over by the cruel Jester (Martin Short), and that she is Oz’s only hope for salvation. So she joins forces with her old pals — including the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer), and the Lion (Jim Belushi) — to fight back, making some new friends along the way. Watch the video after the jump.
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Aaron Paul wants to return to the Breaking Bad universe in the prequel series Better Call Saul. Paul not only wants to return, but he has had “serious talks” about it with the series co-creator Vince Gilligan. The show is set to be a prequel following Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman. The AMC series is set to follow “the trials and tribulations in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.”
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Will there be a new Matrix trilogy? A report says claims that Warner Bros. wants one, and that Andy and Lana Wachowski have already started work on stories, “with early treatments and outlines already turned into the studio.” Read More »
Director Colin Trevorrow has just added two actors to his highly anticipated film Jurassic World. Vincent D’Onofrio, best known for his work on Law and Order: Criminal Intent and in Full Metal Jacket, has been cast as the bad guy in the film. Also, Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, Amazing Spider-Man and Slumdog Millionaire) has joined the cast. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are stars in the sequel, which opens June 12, 2015. Read More »
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