Things are slowing down as we get closer to Christmas, but there’s always talk of sequels. Today, we’ve rounded up discussion of many forms of upcoming sequels, from sci-fi to comedy and action. After the break,

  • The Russian title for Star Trek Into Darkness has some opposition
  • and Paramount has revised the synopsis for Trek 2
  • Mark Wahlberg thinks Ted 2 will shoot next year, after Transformers,
  • Judd Apatow discusses reuniting everyone for Anchorman 2,
  • Riddick gets a September 2013 release date,
  • and Taken 2 can be had digitally, right now.

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Is it time to look ahead to 2013 already? After the jump:

  • The Hangover 3 will shoot in Orange County, CA
  • Paul Walker is recovering from a Fast Six injury
  • Monsters Inc.‘s Mike is Billy Crystal‘s favorite role
  • Liam Neeson collected $10 million for Taken 2
  • Matt Damon probably won’t play Bourne again
  • Roberto Orci defends the one-second Star Trek clip
  • Over-the-hill movie stars team up in Red 2 set photos
  • See a new photo from Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines

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Some of today’s tidbits involve actors claiming they probably won’t do a sequel. Imagine that. After the jump:

  • 300: Rise of an Empire stars gather for a group photo
  • Watch an explosive video from Fast and the Furious 6
  • Liam Neeson does not think Taken 3 will ever happen
  • Mike Tyson and Kendra Wilkinson join Scary Movie 5
  • Benedict Cumberbatch talks about mo-cap in Hobbit
  • Ethan Hawke says Before Midnight may be the end of his unexpectedly long-running series with Richard Linklater.

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‘Taken 2′ Internet Trailer: So Much Killing to be Done

Liam Neeson introduces a new internet-only trailer for Taken 2, the film that features the continuing exploits of Neeson’s former black-ops character, whose family is once again the target of foreign tough guys who have a preoccupation with violence. And the trailer really pushes the idea that these movies are exploiting our human trend towards creating endless cycles of violence — you hurt my people, so I hurt yours, and you hurt mine again, and it never, ever ends.

From a movie producer’s standpoint, that’s a great thing — endless sequel possibilities! — but how will that play out in the film, when we as an audience want to watch some cheap, bone-cracking thrills? The thrills here look pretty good, too, but in the end will we all feel like we’re a part of that cycle of violence? Probably not, but follow Liam Neeson’s instructions and watch this trailer to begin the process of finding out. Read More »

Video, casting, locations and more are all in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump read about the following.

  • 20th Century Fox has posted a new featurette for Taken 2.
  • Ethan Hawke comes clean about the Richard Linklater film Before Midnight.
  • Claudia Lee joins Kick-Ass 2.
  • Check out a set being built for Justin Lin‘s Fast and Furious 6.
  • Spy Kid Alexa Vega speaks about her sensual role in Machette Kills.

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Full ‘Taken 2′ Domestic Trailer

Just in case his small appearance in a certain superhero movie this summer left you wanting more Liam Neeson action, here’s the first full domestic trailer for Olivier Megaton‘s Taken 2.

The title should tell you just about everything you need to know about the plot, but just in case: Neeson, and his wife and daughter (Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace) are menaced by relatives of some of the guys Neeson’s character killed in Taken. There’s a kidnapping (again), followed by a lot of violence (again) and some very pretty shots of Istanbul. Because even with a lot of bad guys to kill, one has to make time for sight-seeing.

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The US marketing hasn’t really kicked into gear yet, but maybe you saw the first international trailer for Taken 2, which puts Liam Neeson in conflict with some guys who are pretty angry about all the stuff Neeson did when his daughter was kidnapped a while back. The old guy and his fam (Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen) are in Istanbul, where they’re targeted by the father (Rade Sherbedgia) of one of the guys Neeson killed in Taken.

This trailer gives away a big part of the plot setup that wasn’t shown in the last trailer. In fact, the last trailer deliberately obscured it. It’s something that we’ve known to some extent for a while, and something that will end up in the US trailers eventually, so I wouldn’t call it a big spoiler. But if all you know of Taken 2 is what was in the last trailer, then this will have a small surprise. Check out the trailer below. Read More »

Two badasses and two dumbasses show up on posters hitting the Web today. Above is your first look at Alex Cross, Rob Cohen‘s adaptation of the popular James Patterson novel. The film stars Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Jean Reno and others. Then we’ve got Taken 2, Olivier Megaton‘s sequel to the popular 2009 film starring Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace. Finally, Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis pop up in two new campaign themed posters for The Campaign, the comedy directed by Jay Roach. Check them out below. Read More »

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