Sequel Bits: ‘Spectre’, ‘Kong: Skull Island’, ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, ‘Fifty Shades Freed’
Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Benedict Cumberbatch might look good in a tux, but he’s not so sure he actually has what it takes to play James Bond. Good thing Daniel Craig‘s still going strong in these new Spectre spots and IMAX poster. After the jump:
- Bridget Jones’s Baby gets a 2016 due date from Universal
- Disney Channel orders a Descendants TV movie sequel
- Will James Foley also direct Fifty Shades Freed?
- The Firefly cast would totally be willing to return for Season 2
- Milla Jovovich shares a first look at a shot from Resident Evil 6
- Tom Hiddleston says Kong: Skull Island will offer a fresh take
Universal has announced a due date for Bridget Jones’s Baby. The romcom threequel will arrive September 16, 2016, against Sony’s When the Bough Breaks. Renée Zellweger returns as the adorably awkward Bridget, and Colin Firth is back as Mark Darcy. Patrick Dempsey also joins the cast. Shooting is currently underway under director Sharon Maguire.
The Disney Channel’s second-generation fairy tale spinoff Descendants was a big hit this summer, so of course a sequel is in the works. The network has officially ordered a script from Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, who penned the first film. The TV movie follows the adolescent children of Maleficent, Jafar, Cruella de Vil, and the Evil Queen, who must decide whether to follow in their parents’ footsteps.
James Foley has been confirmed to direct Fifty Shades Darker, but is he also shooting Fifty Shades Freed? That seems to be the implication of this Instagram update from author E.L. James. The photo shows Foley and James along with her screenwriter husband Niall Leonard, who’d scripting the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels. And the tags “#FSD” and “#FSF” suggest they’re talking about both films, not just Fifty Shades Darker.
Fifty Shades Darker is due out February 10, 2017 and Fifty Shades Freed on February 9, 2018. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan will reprise their lead roles.
13 years after the first and only season of Firefly, its cast would still love to return for a Season 2. The actors said as much during a panel at last weekend’s New York Comic-Con. Here’s the recap from Variety:
“Full-time, please,” Fillion said.
“Otherwise they would cast new people,” Staite said.
“And nobody wants that,” Torres added to thunderous applause.
Sadly, the odds of a Firefly Season 2 happening are no better now than they were in 2002. A Browncoat can dream, though.