In this edition of Sequel Bits, Future puts a new spin on the Rocky theme for Creed, Dan Aykroyd praises Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters, and Daniel Craig continues to smile through the Spectre press tour. Also after the jump:

  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins Ice Age: Collision Course.
  • Kong: Skull Island adds up-and-comer Will Brittain.
  • There are no plans (yet) for a Peanuts sequel.
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 enters the sound mixing stage.
  • Get details on the Jurassic World game that never was.
  • What kind of Fantastic Beasts will Newt Scamander find?

Daniel “I’d rather slash my wrists” Craig is feeling a little more charitable toward the James Bond franchise these days. On the Today Show, Craig put those negative comments in context. “If you’re 200 yards from the end of the marathon and someone comes running up to you and asks, ‘Are you going to run another marathon?’ there’s two words you use,” he said, echoing similar words from Spectre director Sam Mendes.

In fact, Craig continued, he had more fun making Spectre than he did all the other Bond movies combined. “Maybe I’ll make another one, I don’t know,” he added.

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Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is entering the Ice Age. He’ll voice a new character called the Shangri Llama (ha, ha) in Ice Age: Collision Course, who may be more tightly wound than his serene exterior would suggest. As Ferguson puts it:

He’s sort of that yoga teacher who can do anything and tells you you should go at your own pace but will show you up in front of the class. … He has a way of life that he feels is the most pristine, clean way of living, and bubbling underneath all that, he just really wants to uncork and unhinge. And he eventually does.

Ice Age: Collision Course opens July 22, 2016. Prepare yourself with the Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe prequel short.

Will Brittain is setting a course for Kong: Skull Island. The up-and-comer will play a pilot in the upcoming adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Brittain is known for the Hannah Fidell-directed indie A Teacher (the trailer for which you can see above), and next stars in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants SomeKong: Skull Island lands March 10, 2017.


This next Sequel Bit is admittedly kind of old, but we couldn’t let a juicy Ghostbusters story pass us by. EW had a long, ranging chat with Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman in which they discussed the making of the original movie, the threequel that never was, and the future of the franchise. Some highlights:

  • On Bill Murray‘s refusal to return for a Ghostbusters 3: “I never begrudged him not being in the third movie, though I wrote a nice part for him in Hellbent, where the Ghostbusters go to hell,” said Aykroyd.
  • On that Hellbent storyline: Aykroyd “still holds out hope of bringing that Ghostbusters story to life with a younger cast,” according to EW.
  • On Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters: “In a way, his movie might be a little better than the first two because they can do more — CGI might be a little better. But also, you know, there might be more jokes in it,” said Aykroyd.
  • On the new Ghostbusters cast: “The ladies in this new film are in every way as talented as that original group of actors were,” said Reitman.

Read the whole thing here.

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