Sequel Bits: ‘Fast 8,’ ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ ‘Trainspotting 2,’ ‘The Expendabelles’
Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Dwayne Johnson promises an epic prison action scene in Fast 8.
- Kristen Bell offers a quick update on Frozen 2.
- A deluge of new Star Trek Beyond clips and featurettes.
- Transformers: The Last Knight is filming a big highway action scene.
- A certain billionaire CEO will show up in Star Trek Beyond.
- Danny Boyle makes a fan’s day on the set of Trainspotting 2.
- No, Sylvester Stallone is not involved in that Expendables spin-off.
We may not know too much about the status of the Frozen sequel Disney is currently working on, but if it makes you feel better, neither does Kristen Bell, who voiced Princess Anna in the original film. When she was grilled about the film on Jimmy Kimmel Live, she couldn’t say much…mainly because she hasn’t seen a screenplay yet:
We haven’t started recording. We’re just waiting to get our hands on the script. They take a lot of time over there to just perfect it, and it has to go through a lot of development to make sure that’s it’s exactly the story that needs to be told. I mean, I hope we start recording soon.
So there’s your news for the day: Frozen 2 – still being written.
Now, let’s do a 180 and drive to the other end of the movie spectrum for a quick update on Transformers: The Last Knight. The production has shared a video on its Facebook page teasing the filming of a big action scene involving fireballs, flipping cars, an empty highway, and a helicopter. No matter how you feel about these movies, this kind of stuff is always fascinating. The science of making things go boom on the big screen is often more interesting than the actual finished action scene.
We’ve been hearing about an all-female spin-off of the Expendables franchise (possibly titled The Expendabelles) for a few years now, but it’s never felt like anything that would actually happen. There’s been no momentum, no buzz, and none of the major players from the original three movies seem to be attached. And now franchise creator and star Sylvester Stallone has made it very clear that he has nothing to do with the project. He has even reached out to Deadline to make it explicitly clear that he is not involved in any way. Noted, sir.
If you’re up for some sweet and endearing non-news, Reddtor MScsquared noted that the Trainspotting sequel (which hopefully won’t actually be called T2: Trainspotting 2) was filming by his home, grabbed his DVD copy of the original film, and managed to get director Danny Boyle to sign it before posing for an all-smiles photograph. Aww.