Sequel Bits: ‘Star Trek Beyond’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘World War Z 2’, ‘Jack Reacher’, ‘Mockingjay’, ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’
Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
We’ve got new posters, clips, promos, really long pitches for movies that’ll never get made… you name it. After the jump:
- Turns out we already saw those new Star Trek Beyond uniform weeks ago
- Chris Hemsworth shares a selfie to mark the end of Ghostbusters shooting
- Steven Knight has just completed the latest draft of World War Z 2
- Ed Boon reveals the Terminator was considered for Mortal Kombat X
- Director Ed Zwick teases some impressive action for Jack Reacher 2
- Katniss and company stand tall in a new Hunger Games: Mockingjay banner
- Bryan Cranston pays homage to Star Wars in the latest Kung Fu Panda 3 promo
- Thomas sits down for a chat in the first Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials clip
- Max Landis reveals what his American Ultra 2 and Chronicle 2 would have been
That Star Trek Beyond set video was notable for its reveal of the new Starfleet uniforms — but as it turns out, we actually saw them for the first time several weeks back. Here’s a photo posted last month by Zachary Quinto:
It didn’t look like much at the time, but now we can see it matches Scotty’s red shirt from the set video. Star Trek Beyond opens July 8, 2016. [via Birth.Movies.Death.]
Chris Hemsworth is done shooting his role as Kevin the receptionist in Paul Feig‘s girl-powered Ghostbusters. To mark the occasion, he posted a selfie from the set.
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) August 21, 2015
World War Z 2 is moving along swimmingly, apparently. Screenwriter Steven Knight says he’s just completed the latest draft of the screenplay. And while he won’t give away any plot details, his comments on his favorite parts of the first film might provide some hints:
I think the beauty of the first film was the way that it never paused for breath. It never spent a moment thinking, ‘Hang on a minute, we’d better tell the audience what this is all about.’ It stayed in the moment, it stayed with that person.
World War Z 2 arrives June 9, 2017 with J.A. Bayona directing. [Collider]
Mortal Kombat X features Jason Voorhees and Predator as playable characters, and now it turns out another ’80s favorite was originally eyed for the franchise. Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon says at one point, they were considering bringing the Terminator on board as well.
— Ed Boon (@noobde) August 21, 2015
Clearly it didn’t work out, for whatever reason, but now we all know to dream about what could’ve been. [via Bleeding Cool]
Tom Cruise was last seen engaging in some insanely dangerous stunts for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. But he’ll be going more down-to-earth for Jack Reacher 2, says director Ed Zwick:
It’s going to be very grounded. The emotions are grounded. The action is grounded. Mission: Impossible 5 is an extraordinary accomplishment of a very particular kind, and we would be foolish, I think, to try and replicate it for a different genre. So this is going to be itself.
Not that Jack Reacher 2 will skimp on impressive daredevil action. Zwick teases:
I think there will be something particular, maybe not as grand and as operatic as hanging from a plane, but I think it will really be yet another version of some of those kinds of things that he’s done.
Jack Reacher 2 begins shooting — on film — in New Orleans this October. No release date has been set, but it’s expected out in late 2016 or so.