Sequel Bits: ‘Creed’, ‘Star Trek Beyond’, ‘The X-Files’, ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’, ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’
Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embry want a Can’t Hardly Wait reunion
- Jason Bateman admits Horrible Bosses 2 was a paycheck gig
- Jonathan Ames is still working on that Bored to Death movie
- See more pics of Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone in Creed
- Zachary Quinto on returning to Star Trek without J.J. Abrams
- President Obama (or rather a portrait of him) photobombs an X-Files set pic
- The Maze Runner shares an informative viral video and a new poster
- Ansel Elgort and Theo James celebrate the end of Allegiant Part 1 shooting
Here’s a thought to make you feel ancient: Can’t Hardly Wait turned 17 this year, meaning a kid born while the original film was in theaters would be entering its own senior year right now. Still, time apparently hasn’t diminished Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s affection for the movie, as she’s taken to Twitter to call for a sequel.
Can't Hardly Wait reunion movie anyone? Let's get them to make it! pic.twitter.com/rI3XzLbzqD
— Jennifer Love Hewitt (@TheReal_Jlh) August 16, 2015
Her co-star Ethan Embry says he’s in as well:
Of course, I would be thrilled to work with any of the players involved again. Jennifer, Peter [Facinelli], Seth [Green], working with them back then, we were so young — it was a tremendous experience at such a wonderful time in my career, that if all the stars aligned, I would be happy to entertain that possibility.
However, he cautioned, “Right now it is just a hypothetical, so here’s to dreaming.” [Huffington Post]
Horrible Bosses was a hit. Horrible Bosses 2, not so much. In a recent conversation, Jason Bateman got real about what went wrong. “A lot of people saw the first one, but there are plenty of films that made a lot of money where no one is interested in seeing another one,” he told Marc Maron.
Bateman was also brutally honest about why he came back: “That’s a paycheck for everyone. Everyone’s gettin’ paid. It’s a freebie.” And he knows just who to blame. “It’s the audience’s fault,” he joked. “Don’t go out and buy a bunch of tickets for the first one unless you want a second one, cause we don’t have any discipline in this town.” [WTF via Uproxx]
Jonathan Ames knows you want a Bored to Death movie, and he’d like you to know he’s working on it.
What I like is that, in some ways, it’s still very much alive, people keep asking me about it, which is great. I’ve written two drafts of a Bored to Death movie, but I don’t know that they’re quite right so I’m going to take a third crack at it at some point.
In the meantime, you can try and make do with a Bored to Death reunion of sorts, as he’s got several of the series’ actors lined up for his new show Blunt Talk.
But we do have Jason Schwartzman in this first season of Blunt Talk. Again, that was a very memorable scene. I don’t want to give too much away but Jason has always reminded me of a young Al Pacino, so we have an homage to Dog Day Afternoon with [him] and Patrick. So, for fans of Bored to Death, you’ll have a little bit of Jason Schwartzman, and other characters that were on that show. I had the actors – Brett Gelman, John Hodgman – different characters, wonderful characters in Blunt Talk.
Blunt Talk premieres August 22 on Starz. [Collider]
Michael B. Jordan is coming out swinging from under the steaming pile of rubble that turned out to be Fantastic Four. The latest Creed pics (above and below) show him getting into fighting shape with a bit of help from an old family friend / rival.
Creed opens November 25, 2015.
On the next page: Zachary Quinto talks Star Trek, The X-Files gets a famous photobomber, and more.