Right now Zack Snyder is hard at work on Justice League over in Iceland, where we just got our first look at Amber Heard as Mera, the Queen of Atlantis. The film marks the continuation of the DC Extended Universe that began with Man of Steel and grew with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The latter film allowed Zack Snyder to realize his dream of bringing his take on Frank Miller’s more grizzled version of The Dark Knight to the big screen. The Caped Crusader ended up being played by Ben Affleck, but at one point Snyder had someone else in mind, and it’s actually still possible for him to follow through on that. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
Universal is on board for another Ride Along. A third installment of the comedy series starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart is on the way, with a script currently in development from screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Director Tim Story is returning.
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In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:
- Which two characters we could see more of in — fingers crossed — John Wick: Chapter 3.
- A few photos from John Wick: Chapter 2.
- Kevin Smith pitched the Mallrats show to Netflix and Hulu.
- Jurassic World 2‘s and The Predator‘s working titles revealed.
- A trailer for Planet Earth 2.
All that and more after the jump.
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It’s no secret that Warner Bros wants to reignite the Harry Potter franchise with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Today at the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them fan event, author J.K. Rowling announced that they were making five Fantastic Beasts movies in total. Hit the jump for more details on the Fantastic Beasts sequels.
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Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The third and final Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer arrived this morning, so you know what that means – a third and final trailer breakdown where we go through the whole thing frame-by-frame. Join us, won’t you?
And while we can’t directly spoil anything, we can dissect this thing to within an inch of its life and dig up spoilers in the process. So act accordingly.
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Since Marvel Studios already has their roster set through 2019, we won’t be seeing a standalone Black Widow movie anytime soon. However, Kevin Feige did say after that line-up is finished, “I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow.” There’s no indication as to what kind of movie we’d get featuring Black Widow, but Scarlett Johansson sees endless possibilities.
Find out what the actress thinks about the prospect of a Black Widow movie after the jump. Read More »
We’ve read a decent amount of information this week about Logan, Hugh Jackman‘s eighth and final outing as the Wolverine. The film comes out in less than five months, but because 20th Century Fox and all involved have done a fine job keeping details about James Mangold‘s sequel under wraps, we don’t know a whole lot about the movie. Not until this week did we even know who Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) was playing in the film. Holbrook was confirmed as one the film’s villains, but a new look at Logan shows Donald Pierce (Holbrook) maybe isn’t alone in his fight against the Wolverine.
Below, see the villain a new Logan photo calls to mind.
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Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
Disney has released one final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first spinoff set in the Star Wars universe. Normally, this is the part of the post where we’d say some stuff about what the movie is and who’s in it and what the story’s about, but at this point you’re probably just skipping over all of this text anyway so you can jump right to the good stuff. So let’s get to it. Watch the Rogue One final trailer below. Read More »
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One of the chief concerns fans had about the direction of the Star Wars saga over at Disney and Lucasfilm was that the companies might not take advantage of how expansive the galaxy far, far away can be. While it makes sense that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would continue the legacy and story of the main characters from the previous two trilogies, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is still playing things rather safe by focusing on a plot tied directly to the events of the first movie.
We’re happy to cut Disney and Lucasfilm some slack for Rogue One since this spin-off is kind of a grand experiment to see if fans like these separate stories. But after that there’s a Han Solo spin-off, indicating that there’s not an immediate plan to branch out further away from the characters, events, and locations we’ve come to know. Sure, there’s plenty of new stuff in Rogue One, but fans want more.
It appears some of the best original stories are being told in the video game world with the MMORPG game Star Wars: The Old Republic. The game has a new expansion pack coming out this December called Knights of the Eternal Throne, and the cinematic trailer they just released for it is a perfect example of the kind of the original, standalone stories that can exist in the Star Wars universe. Read More »
Over the summer there was a lot of drama regarding reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. At the end of May, the story of Rogue One reshoots first emerged, indicating that Disney was unhappy with the first cut of the Star Wars spin-off from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards. A follow-up indicated that the reshoots were intended to lighten up the tone a bit, while another story made the situation sound more dire with reports that 40% of the movie needed to be reshot. Then clarification came detailing the extent of the reshoots and who was involved behind the scenes. This all unfolded over a single week.
Now a few months later, we have a little more perspective from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Rogue One lead actress Felicity Jones. It should come as no surprise that they’re each playing it off as business as usual, saying the reshoots were nothing out of the ordinary. Read More »