ghostbusters 3 teaser

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • The Cabin In The Woods Art Director and Venom VFX Supervisor Join Ghostbusters 3.
  • J.K. Simmons says he knows all there is to know about Ghostbusters 3, but he won’t tell you about it.
  • Woody Harrelson seems to be having a good time shooting Zombieland 2.
  • Kevin Smith shares another pic from Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
  • There might be a Leaving Neverland sequel.
  • John Rhys-Davies is down for a Sliders reboot, if anyone wants to get that going.
  • I guess they’re still making Expendables 4?
  • Ralph Fiennes is not cool with anyone else playing Voldemort.
  • Armie Hammer says that Call Me By Your Name sequel probably won’t happen.

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harry potter world building

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: the current state of J.K. Rowling’s beloved universe is…unsteady.)

Earlier this year, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world went to shit. Literally. The Pottermore Twitter account resurfaced an innocuous piece of trivia that described the wizarding world before it had discovered indoor plumbing, in which witches and wizards would use a vanishing spell after they had, ahem, done their business. The Harry Potter fandom went wild at the prospect of wizards shitting their pants for hundreds of years. It was exactly the kind of world-building misstep for which Rowling had become infamous in recent years: constantly revising the enchanting world she had created until it felt like the entire series was just built out of trivia.

Worse yet, it’s trivia that revises her previously white, previously heterosexual world into one that feels performatively “woke” — as was the case with her most recent egregious piece of trivia: that Dumbledore and Grindelwald had an “intense” sexual relationship, which of course we’ll never get to see onscreen. It’s like if Michaelangelo had kept returning to the Sistine Chapel to layer on more inches of oil paint until his masterpiece became an unrecognizable mess.

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Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Honest Trailer

After Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters, fans were willing to make concessions for a wizarding world movie that was never going to be as good as the Harry Potter franchise. They were even willing to wait for the second chapter in the franchise to deliver on the potential promised by what was meant to be the first of five total films. But unfortunately, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald makes us wish that we could obliviate ourselves of this entire franchise before it’s truly began, and the folks at Honest Trailers couldn’t agree more.

Watch the Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Honest Trailer below. Read More »

TOY STORY 4 teaser trailer

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • John Cho still thinks Star Trek 4 will happen.
  • Avatar 2 producer Jon Landau has an update on the epic sequel.
  • Bird Box cast member has an idea for a sequel.
  • Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan are planning a new Trip movie.
  • Fantastic Beasts 3 production start has been delayed.
  • Vin Diesel asks for help finding xXx 4 cast members.
  • We might now know the plot of Toy Story 4.

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fantastic beasts the crimes of grindelwald twist

Love or hate the big twist at the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, you can’t deny that J.K. Rowling is a master of foreshadowing, even if it’s planting Easter eggs that no one will discover until two years later. The Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald twist involving Credence (Ezra Miller) was one that no one saw coming — except for perhaps a few internet sleuths who dug through Rowling’s personal website and found a clue hinting at said twist all the way back in 2016.

Spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald follow.

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Crimes of Grindelwald Twist

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ends with a whopper of a twist – a twist that many fans aren’t so sure about. For one thing, it ignores well-established Harry Potter history. Could it be a fake-out? A trick that the movie is playing on audiences? According to Ezra Miller, who plays a big part in the twist, it’s the real deal.

Read Miller’s thoughts on the Crimes of Grindelwald twist below – and of course, beware of spoilers.

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sequel bits inside man 2

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Better Call Saul‘s Rhea Seehorn joins the cast of Inside Man 2.
  • Zombieland 2 starts shooting in January.
  • Bumblebee is rated PG-13 (sorry for those of you hoping it would be rated R).
  • The main cast has wrapped on the Avatar sequels.
  • Despite rumors to the contrary, Common isn’t in John Wick 3.
  • Read about the real reason Ralph Breaks the Internet dropped Wreck-It-Ralph 2 from its title.
  • Ezra Miller had a “meltdown” about the new Fantastic Beasts twist.

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fantastic beasts the crimes of grindelwald box office

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald managed to score not only the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score in the history of its franchise, but it also had the lowest-grossing opening for a Harry Potter film.

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Hot Toys Fantastic Beasts Figures

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald topped the box office this past weekend, and you can bring some of the Harry Potter franchise home with you thanks to Hot Toys.

A new line of collectible figures inspired by the Fantastic Beasts franchise has been announced by the high-end toy manufacturer in the form of sixth scale figures of magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). Each of them come with a great collection of accessories too. Check out both of the Hot Toys Fantastic Beasts figures below. Read More »

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The Office Reboot

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Steve Carell turns down doing a reboot of The Office despite some pretty eager arguments to the contrary. Plus, run through a bunch of Easter eggs from the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and Oscar Isaac breaks down some of his most iconic characters from his career so far. Read More »