Today’s Sequel Bits is stuffed to the brim with images, quotes, tweets, and more. After the jump:

  • Would Bryan Singer ever direct a Star Trek movie?
  • Damon Lindelof explains all the secrecy about the villain
  • Seth Grahame-Smith gets cracking on Beetlejuice 2
  • Steven Seagal‘s out, Jackie Chan‘s in for Expendables 3
  • Willow and Roger Rabbit sequels offer non-updates
  • Anchorman 2 will feature Champ Kind, restauranteur
  • The Happy Madison boys goof off in Grown Ups 2 posters
  • Storm Shadow looks especially badass in new G.I. Joe pics
  • Kick-Ass 2 reveals six new high-res images and a poster

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We’ll be hearing arguments over which film really deserved the Best Picture Oscar for months, if not years, to come, but if the Razzie results are any indication there’s a firm consensus on which movie was the worst of 2012.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II swept this year’s proceedings, as seven out of their record-tying eleven nominations turned into wins. Keep in mind that that’s eleven nominations out of ten categories — that’s how bad Razzie voters thought this thing was. That’s My Boy and Battleship got a little love (hate?) as well. Hit the jump to read the winners.

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After a few years attempting to return to his gross-out roots, Adam Sandler‘s next film drops him back into a more female-friendly genre: romantic comedy. Sandler will next star in an untitled Warner Bros. comedy about two families forced to deal with each other. Ivan Menchell and Claire Sera wrote the original draft, a director search is underway and Drew Barrymore has been approached to play the female lead. The duo have had on-screen romantic success before, in The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates.

Though Sandler was expected to make a western called The Ridiculous 6 before anything else, script revisions have pushed that movie back and this will be next for him. Filming begins in May. Read more about the film below. Read More »

Happy Gilmore and Ace Ventura could end up as part of Marvel’s cosmic superhero team. Latino Review reports Marvel is reportedly courting both Jim Carrey and/or Adam Sandler for yet-to-be revealed parts in James Gunn‘s 2014 film, Guardians of the Galaxy. The only role they certainly won’t be playing is Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, but they might be asked to provide the voice of Rocket Raccoon or another of the non-human characters such as Groot.

After the jump, discuss the possibility of who Carrey or Sandler could play. Read More »

Briefly: Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation are setting up a pattern of making satisfying and relatively successful animated films, then moving the sequels into the hands of specially-chosen new creators. The company did it with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, the sequel for which is being directed by a pair of guys who worked on the first movie under original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Now Sony has set September 25, 2015 as the release date for Hotel Transylvania 2. The first movie did quite well when it hit a few weeks back, and so it looks like the collaboration between animator Genndy Tartakovsky and star Adam Sandler is going to keep on truckin’.

But Tartakovsky is going to direct the Popeye movie for Sony, releasing in the same window in 2014, and so there will be a new director (or directors) for the Transylvania sequel. Who’ll make the movie? We don’t know yet, but if Sony is really setting up a pattern here it could be someone from the story or animation department on the first. [THR]

 

Last we heard about the possible sequel to Black Dynamite, Michael Jai White was saying that they were designing the sequel as “a western comedy in that spirit of Blazing Saddles.” But whenever that happens, and I very much hope that it does, there might already be competition from another western comedy.

I don’t want to damn this one before it is even written, but Adam Sandler will co-write the film, called Ridiculous 6, which seems to be a play on The Magnificent Seven. Read More »

Sure, moviegoers may love standing in the midnight showing line for The Avengers or arguing over The Dark Knight Rises plot holes at the bar, but what do they turn on when they finally go back to the privacy of their own homes? Rental retailer Redbox knows, and in honor of their ten-year anniversary, they’re sharing a list of their top ten most-rented movies since 2002. Here’s a hint: Adam Sandler is really, really popular. Hit the jump to see the list.

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The dream of any young filmmaker who puts a short film online is that it’ll get noticed by Hollywood, leading to being whisked away to a life of big budgets, movie stars and sunshine. That dream exists because, on occasion, it happens. Adam Sandler‘s company Happy Madison, along with Columbia Pictures, has just acquired the rights to make a feature length version of the Internet short, Bad Toys II. Directed by French animators Daniel Brunet and Nicolas Douste, the short blends animation and live action toys into a high-octane short inspired by the insane, over the top car chases in Michael Bay movies like Bad Boys II.

After the jump, watch the short itself and read more about the feature. Read More »

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