Sequel Bits: 'Creed 2,' 'Predator 3,' 'Trainspotting 2,' 'Bond 25'

Welcome back to Sequel Bits, the handy-dandy collection of everything you need to know about the follow-ups to movies you (maybe, possibly) already love! In today's edition:

  • Michael B. Jordan is totally down for a Creed sequel.
  • Shane Black and Fred Dekker finish their new Predator script.
  • Milla Jovovich teases Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
  • Robert Carlyle praises the Trainspotting 2 screenplay.
  • The Zoolander 2 trailer breaks records.
  • The Bond producers won't give up on Daniel Craig for Bond 25.

Creed made $42 million in its first five days of release, so of course they're already talking about a follow-up. Sure, some of the original Rocky sequels were less than inspiring, but a future Creed movie probably won't have the nerve to feature Michael B. Jordan defeating ISIS in the boxing ring. In any case, Jordan is totally down to play Adonis Creed again, saying:

A character so rich as this, and the world he's in, I want to see what happens to him next and what he does. Especially the way it ends off, it's pretty cool. I think with success and time and circumstances, it would be exciting to come back and work with Sly (Stallone) and Tessa (Thompson) again.

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We don't know much about the upcoming Predator sequel/reboot, but we do know that 20th Century Fox showcased some really good taste by hiring Shane Black and Fred Dekker to pen the screenplay. Black, who drastically rewrote (and appeared in) the original Predator, has since become the director of underseen gems like Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and stronger-than-most superhero movies like Iron Man 3. Dekker is best known for helming Night of the Creeps and The Monster Squad back in the day. In other words, they're a great team to resurrect one of the great movie monsters of all time. Oh, they've just finished the screenplay, too. Dekker let everyone know on Facebook:

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A character from the new screenplay we just turned in. Art by Angus Herndon, age 7.

Posted by Fred Dekker on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Resident Evil The Final Chapter cast

Milla Jovovich has been teasing Resident Evil: The Final Chapter from her Instagram account, giving her followers glimpses of the set and her co-stars. In one intriguing photo, she shared a look at her genetically modified action heroine, Alice, as an old woman. Since she insists that this isn't from some kind of epilogue, we'll leave you to figure out what this could mean.

#nomakeup JK!???? thank you to @christinaslashes, @andredinoboy, #federicacastelli and @kerry_skelton_ who worked for over 4 hours at 5 am this morning to create "Old Alice" for our scenes today! I will post more pics of the process later! Plus a sexy selfie(not for the weak of heart!????) btw, for all those who think this look is for the end of the movie, it's not! #residentevilthefinalchapter #capetowndiary

A photo posted by Milla Jovovich (@millajovovich) on Nov 18, 2015 at 8:19am PST

Trainspotting 2

20 years after Danny Boyle smashed his way into the mainstream with Trainspotting, he's finally preparing to revisit the Edinburgh drug scene again to see how his cast of characters are holding up. Robert Carlyle, who played Begbie in the original film, has read the screenplay for the sequel and he has some high praise:

It's one of the best scripts I've f–cking read. I mean, ever.

Like so many long-time-coming sequels, the Trainspotting follow-up (which is loosely based on the original novel's sequel, Porno) with catch up with the same character two decades after we last saw them and will deal directly with how time has treated them:

People who came to see the original film when they were in their early twenties are very different people now. And the way John Hodge has put this thing down, obviously with the help of Danny Boyle, is to make it about how the characters' lives have moved on... or have they?

Kickboxer remake

The remake of Jean-Claude Van Damme's Kickboxer isn't even out yet and they're already working on a sequel. It even has a title and everything: Kickboxer 2: Retaliation. Whether this is a sign of confidence in the original film or an attempt to load up your local Redbox with as many schlocky martial arts movies as possible remains unknown. The first film, which stars Alain Moussi as the titular warrior, Van Damme as his mentor, and Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, and George St. Pierre as various allies and enemies, will arrive in 2016.

Zoolander 2 international trailer

It seems that people really missed Derek Zoolander. Ben Stiller's constantly in-over-his-head male model is back in Zoolander 2 early next year and the audiences have spoken: with 52.2 million views within the first week of its release, the trailer has become the most watched comedy trailer since, well, whenever people starting tracking these numbers. The previous record holder was Dumb and Dumber Too, which debuted with 49 million views.

spectre sequel bits

Daniel Craig has not been shy about his frustration with playing James Bond and the mixed reaction to Spectre probably has him rethinking whether or not he's ready to undergo another few years of pain and stress for the character. However, Barbara Broccoli, the executive producer of the 007 franchise, is doing whatever she can to keep Craig in play. After all, the next entry in the series is the 25th Bond movie. You don't want to screw that one up. Here's her quote:

In spring, we start again. I hope we can continue with Daniel [Craig]. I love him, obviously not just me but also the audience. I will try my best to keep him on.

And finally, a new poster for the upcoming revival of The X-Files is here and it's fairly straightforward. Yeah, just put Mulder and Scully's mugs inside a big "X." That'll do.

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