In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- New images from Bad Santa 2.
- Dwayne Johnson once again teases a prison brawl from Fast 8.
- John Cho discusses a deleted scene from Star Trek Beyond.
- Michael Jordan has another star in mind for Space Jam 2.
- And J.K. Rowling discusses the last Harry Potter adventure.
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Fans anxious for some sequels starring Vin Diesel are going to get their fill of them over the next couple years. In addition to returning as the voice of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 next year, Diesel is also sticking with his signature role in the next installment of the long-running Fast and Furious franchise and a return to his early action role from xXx. And since Marvel does a fine job teasing one of those, Diesel has taken it upon himself to hype up the other two.
Taking to social media this past weekend, Diesel posted a couple updates for fans anxious to know what’s going on with Furious 8, with a slightly different official title now, and xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage. See what Diesel had to say about both after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Jordana Brewster was on a Television Critics Association panel for the second season of Secrets and Lies on ABC, in which she will play a murdered wife seen in flashbacks. After the panel, Brewster spoke with reporters about the status of Furious 8. Since Paul Walker’s death necessitated retiring his character Brian O’Conner, it’s been unclear whether Brewster’s character Mia Toretto would have to be retired as well. Brewster spoke with us about the possibility of her return. Read More »
Was there an explosion or something? Because there are all these Sequel Bits lying around.
- William Shatner denies having a cameo in Star Trek Beyond.
- Furious 8 could be the first Hollywood movie to shoot in Cuba since the 1960s.
- Pacific Rim 2 is off the table for now.
- xXx 3 adds a couple more ladies to the cast as production nears.
- Access Hollywood goes behind the scenes of Star Trek Beyond.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Fast and Furious films are essentially superhero movies at this point, with Dominic Toretto and his family as the Avengers, if the Avengers’ one shared superpower was the ability to break the laws of physics in really expensive cars. So it was probably just a matter of time before they borrowed another page out of the superhero movie playbook. Specifically, the one titled “Marvel-style shared universes.”
Star Vin Diesel has revealed that the team behind the franchise is in the early stages of developing prequels and spinoffs. But the focus for now is on getting three more proper sequels out (including Furious 8, to be directed by F. Gary Gray). More on the Fast and Furious shared universe plans after the jump. Read More »
This year’s Furious 7 pulled in over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office, but Furious 8 has yet to find a director despite a release date set for April 14th, 2017. But a director for the eighth installment of the popular car heist series has been hard to nail down. Earlier this we reported that Universal Pictures had narrowed their Fast and Furious 8 director search to three finalists. But now Straight Outta Compton filmmaker F. Gary Gray confirms he has signed on to direct Furious 8.
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Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
Last week we heard Furious 8 was having a bit of trouble kicking into gear. One of the biggest sticking points was the question of who would steer the film, since scheduling conflicts put previous franchise directors Justin Lin and James Wan out of the running.
Now Vin Diesel‘s latest Facebook posts suggest two possibilities: Rob Cohen, who helmed the original The Fast and the Furious, and Diesel himself. Meanwhile, studio Universal is reportedly eyeing Ericson Core (of the Point Break remake) and Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me). Let’s run down the possibilities for the Furious 8 director after the jump. Read More »
Just last week, a report detailing some trouble behind the scenes of Furious 8 revealed that Universal Pictures was having trouble locking down a director, and there was even some chatter about producer and franchise star Vin Diesel being difficult to work with on set in the recent sequels, being heavily involved in the writing process, almost to a frustrating level.
However, Diesel himself has taken to Facebook, seemingly in an attempt to clear up some of the gossip about the production of the next sequel in the franchise, to explain what the hold up is in development. In addition, he’s confirmed that Universal is planning Furious 9 and Furious 10 for one final Fast and Furious trilogy that will begin with Furious 8. Read More »
One of the biggest active film franchises right now is the Fast & Furious series at Universal Pictures. After this year’s Furious 7 pulled in over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office this year, Furious 8 was guaranteed to happen with a release date set for April 14th, 2017.
However, there seems to be some trouble brewing behind the scenes as Universal is having trouble figuring out who to direct, and some of the trouble is reportedly that star and producer Vin Diesel has proven to be a little more difficult to work with on the franchise recently. Find out more about the Furious 8 director problems below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- The Chronicles of Narnia 4 script is finally complete
- Todd Solondz reveals his Dollhouse semi-sequel cast
- Ewan McGregor wants to do a Trainspotting sequel
- Vin Diesel wants Helen Mirren for Fast & Furious 8
- Here’s why Will Smith opted out of Independence Day 2
- The Jurassic Park theme shoots to the top of the charts
- Jurassic World ties yet another box office record
- Sylvester Stallone shares another image from Creed
- A new Ted 2 poster pays homage to Flash Gordon
- Ethan Hunt assembles his crew in a new M:I5 poster
- Arnie is taking the Terminator series one film at a time
- Things go boom in Terminator: Genisys B-roll footage
- And let’s finish off with more Terminator clips and spots
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