sequel bits practical magic

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Evan Rachel Wood would be down for a Practical Magic sequel, if anyone wants to make that happen.
  • Annabelle 3 adds Katie Sarife in a leading role.
  • Chris Hemsworth announces the Men In Black reboot has wrapped.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 production likely delayed for two years.
  • J.K. Rowling has all of the Fantastic Beasts sequels mapped out already, she swears.

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With Sicario: Day of The Soldado, director Stefano Sollima roughened the edges of screenwriter Taylor Sheridan‘s potential trilogy. With Kate Macy (Emily Blunt) no longer around, Sollima felt Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) and Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) unleashed naturally meant things would turn bleaker. A crowd-pleasing thriller Sollima’s sequel is not, and nor should it be.

It’s a suitably bleak and often unpleasant experience that reveals more about Alejandro and Graver without completely stripping them of mystery. The main thrill is watching one of the best actors around, Benicio Del Toro, continue to make you both fearful and empathetic of Alejandro.

With the sequel now available on Blu-ray, we had the chance to ask Sollima about Del Toro’s performance, his time in El Paso and Juarez, long tracking shots, and more.

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halloween ending explained

Halloween is now playing everywhere, and there’s a good chance many of you went out and saw it at a Thursday night screening. So let’s talk about the ending, shall we? This goes without saying, but if you haven’t seen David Gordon Green‘s Halloween yet, and want to remain spoiler-free, you should get the heck out of here, because here come some big spoilers. Our Halloween ending discussion continues below.

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Creed II featurette

The Rocky movies have always been about legacy. Sylvester Stallone‘s underdog boxer didn’t think he was going to win in his first bout with Apollo Creed back in the original movie – he just wanted to “go the distance” to prove he could hang in there with the best of ’em. 2015’s Creed was about legacy too, but in a different way: legacy was a burden in that film, a shadow from which Michael B. Jordan‘s Adonis needed to step out to establish himself as a boxer in his own right.

Surprise, surprise: the theme of legacy returns again in Creed II, with Adonis not only facing off against the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), but doing so as a new parent. Plus, in a more meta sense, new director Steven Caple Jr. has the franchise’s legacy to contend with as he tries to fill the shoes of previous director Ryan Coogler. Watch a new Creed II featurette below.
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How Ant-Man and the Wasp Should Have Ended

The ending of Ant-Man and the Wasp was actually one of the most exciting parts of the Marvel Studios sequel. And by the ending, we mean the credits scene that actually tied into the more pressing matters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

However, the folks at How It Should Have Ended make a good point about the mid-credits scene from Ant-Man and the Wasp, which packs an interesting punch, but also doesn’t necessarily make the most sense.

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Zazie Beetz as Storm

Zazie Beetz, who stars in FX’s Atlanta and made a big impact in theaters earlier this year as the lucky superhero Domino in Deadpool 2, attended ACE Comic Con in Chicago this past weekend. During a Q&A session, the actress revealed that before she snagged the role of Domino, she auditioned to play Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse. Read Beetz’s full quote below. Read More »

a quiet place sequel writer

We all assumed this would happen, and now it’s official: John Krasinski is writing the Quiet Place sequel. The minute a sequel for the hit horror film was announced, it was confirmed that Krasinski would be involved in some capacity. While he may not direct, it’s clear now that he’ll definitely be contributing to the script.

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Halloween Opening Scene

Donald Pleasence‘s tortured Dr. Loomis chased Michael Myers on screen for nearly 20 years in the many Halloween sequels, but in the new Halloween, things are different. All the sequels following the first movie are rendered null and void here, which asks a big question: what happened to Dr. Loomis after the end of 1978’s Halloween?

An early screenplay draft of David Gordon Green‘s Halloween offered up an answer: he was murdered by Michael Myers. Green and company originally planned to bring Loomis back in their Halloween opening scene, only to kill him off. Thankfully, original Halloween creator John Carpenter stepped in.

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godzilla vs. kong cast

Godzilla vs. Kong, another entry in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, has added yet another cast member. Demián Bichir, an actor who appeared in The Hateful Eight and the recently released The Nun, has joined the Adam Wingard-directed film. Godzilla vs. Kong follows the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and will pit the rebooted Kong from Kong: Skull Island against the rebooted Godzilla introduced in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 film. More on the Godzilla vs. Kong cast below.

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Halloween Franchise ranked

This week, Halloween brings Michael Myers back to the big screen, with great results. But how does the new Halloween stack up to the rest of the franchise? Our Halloween ranking examines the franchise as a whole, in which Michael Myers faces off against Laurie Strode, Dr. Loomis and more. Which film still holds up, and which deserves to be tossed out with last year’s rotten Jack-o’-lantern? Let’s find out.

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