Sequel Bits: ‘John Wick: Chapter 2,’ ‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘The Conjuring 2,’ ‘Fast 8’
Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:
- Keanu Reeves is already talking about another John Wick movie.
- Jeff Goldblum explains whether or not he’ll return to the Jurassic Park series.
- The release date of the next Star Trek Beyond trailer is revealed.
- Disney releases a new image from Finding Dory.
- No, there won’t be a Game of Thrones prequel/sequel series.
- Yes, Fear the Walking Dead is getting a third season.
- The Tales From the Crypt reboot gets a full season order.
- The Conjuring 2 debuts a new poster.
- David Ayer is down for an R-rated Suicide Squad sequel.
- Here’s a direct connection between Alien: Covenant and Prometheus.
- Dwayne Johnson welcomes Charlize Theron to Fast 8.
- Michael Bay has begun scouting locations for Transformers 5.
John Wick: Chapter 2 isn’t even due out until 2017, but Keanu Reeves is already hinting at where they will take the series next. Reeves doesn’t say the words John, Wick, and Three in this Collider interview, but that’s certainly what he’s implying here:
“I love John Wick. We had an amazing time making this story. I can’t say that we’re not geeked about continuing the idea and the character. We have some really cool ideas. We talk about what would be cool to take it to the next level.”
And since the first John Wick is an action movie miracle, talk of future films is a good thing. I will watch John Wick movies until I die…and then the immortal Reeves can continue making them for my future grandchildren.
Fandango sat down with the great Jeff Goldblum to talk Independence Day: Resurgence and the subject eventually turned to the Jurassic Park franchise and the hugely successful Jurassic World. Would Goldblum ever consider returning to series? His response may be the finest answer in the history of movie-related journalism:
“I’m nothing if not open. I’m like an open-faced sandwich. My door is not always open — I took the door off. I removed the hinges from the door. I’m too open. I’m like a chicken piccata. What was I about to say? Oh yes, the two [Jurassic Park] movies I did with them were plenty. If I never did anything more, I’d certainly be well satisfied.”
Jeff Goldblum, you national treasure, you.
If you’re wondering when we’ll get the chance to see the next trailer for Star Trek Beyond, you are not alone. Paramount has been awfully quiet about the third film in the rebooted series and many fans have wondered if the studio was trying to bury the July 22, 2016 release for some wacky reason. However, it has now been revealed that the trailer will premiere as part of a special “fan event” to be held on May 20. In addition to the trailer, the event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the entire Star Trek franchise. Says director Justin Lin:
“As a lifelong fan of Trek, we wanted to do something special for the fans and we couldn’t think of a better way to do that than creating an event dedicated to them in the year that we also come together to celebrate the series’ amazing 50th year.”
The event, which will also include a Q&A with the cast and crew, will take place on the Paramount lot and will be streamed live on Facebook.
Disney has released a new still from Finding Dory, giving us a new look at Ellen DeGeneres‘ forgetful fish and her new friend, Hank the octopus (voiced by Ed O’Neill). The still isn’t that exciting on its own, but it’s worth noting that creating and animating Hank was only possible thanks to all kinds of new breakthroughs and advancements in animation software. An octopus character would have been impossible to create in 2003 when Finding Nemo debuted.
Director Michael Bay took to Instagram to let everyone know that location scout has officially begun for Transformers 5. Place your bets: was Stonehenge built by robot aliens or will it be destroyed by robot aliens? Or both?