finding dory new characters

Crazy cops, cuddly fish, punk rockers, and X-TREME super-spies all have a home in today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Director Joe Carnahan teases a Bad Boys 3 action scene.
  • New toys reveal Finding Dory‘s new characters.
  • XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage gets a distributor and a new image.
  • A clip from SLC Punk 2, which still exists!

Other than Will Smith promising that it will eventually happen in interviews, things have been awfully quiet on the Bad Boys 3 front, which is odd for a movie supposedly due out a year from now. The last major confirmed development was the hiring of director Joe Carnahan, the fascinating, testosterone-fueled director of Smokin’ Aces, The Grey, and the hugely underrated The A-Team. If you can’t get Michael Bay to return to the series, he feels like a natural fit for a film where car chases and gun battles decimate entire cities in the most irresponsible manner possible.

Anyway, we now have some proof that Carnahan is still working on the film, as he shared a still from a previsualization video on Twitter. As you may know, these videos exist so directors can plot out action scenes before the cameras even begin rolling… and you can tell that this is most definitely a Bad Boys movie because there is a huge explosion present.

finding dory characters

Prepare for whiplash, because we’re taking a hard left turn from the violent and stylized world of Bad Boys to the gentle, good-natured undersea land of Finding Dory. Preview images from the New York International Toy Fair (via Stitch Kingdom) have arrived, giving us a nice look at some of the new characters joining Pixar’s long-in-the-works sequel.

You may recognize Marlin, Dory, Squirt, Sheldon and Tad from the first film, but everyone else is newcomer. We know that the octopus is named Hank (and is voiced by Ed O’Neill), the whale shark is named Destiny (and is voiced by Kaitlin Olson), and the beluga whale is Bailey (and is voiced by Ty Burrell), but that still leaves a few unidentified characters to ponder.

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