Detective Pikachu, a real movie that’s really being made, just cast its lead. Justice Smith, who appeared in the Netflix series The Get Down, has just joined the cast of the upcoming Pokémon movie. I’m assuming he’s not playing Pikachu, but rather the human character who assists the intrepid monster detective on his quest to solve mysteries.
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Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
Iron Man may be Robert Downey Jr.‘s most famous role, but you may recall that it’s not his only ongoing franchise about an arrogant genius. He’s also the star of Warner Bros.’ Sherlock Holmes movies — not to be confused with BBC One’s Sherlock TV series, which features a different Marvel actor as the famed detective.
The Sherlock Holmes franchise was put on hold for a bit while Downey was busy with Marvel, but now Sherlock Holmes 3 is moving forward again with an entire writers’ room at its disposal. Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Justin Malen (Baywatch), and Kieran Fitzgerald (Snowden) are all on board to help write the next (but probably not last) installment of the series. Read More »
Almost a month ago, we learned that Legendary Pictures had officially acquired the rights to Pokémon for a live-action adaptation of the popular video game franchise. Recently there has been a lot of chatter surrounding Pokémon because of the massive popularity of Pokémon Go, so Legendary wants to strike while the iron is hot. However, the studio isn’t using that game as inspiration, but instead the recent Japanese title Great Detective Pikachu. And now two writers have been hired to adapt it.
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Now that Brie Larson has been officially announced to take the lead role in the forthcoming cosmic superhero flick Captain Marvel, we can start talking about the finer details of the movie. The good news is we’ll get to see Captain Marvel in action in The Avengers: Infinity War, something that was accidentally revealed by Anthony & Joe Russo awhile back. But what about the hero’s own film? What can we expect from her first solo adventure? Well, for one thing, she’ll have a different origin story.
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Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Labyrinth, the Jim Henson-directed fantasy that starred David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. And to mark the occasion, Tri-Star and the Jim Henson Co. are looking to dive back into that Labyrinth. The companies have closed a deal to reboot the film, and have already set Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman to write the script. Read More »
Yesterday, Marvel Studios announced a bunch of changes and additions to their release calendar. Among the announcements were an Ant-Man sequel titled Ant-Man and the Wasp set for 2018, new release dates for Black Panther and Captain Marvel and three yet-to-be-announced Marvel movies scheduled for 2020. So the question I’ve been getting over the last 24 hours is this: What does Marvel Studios have planned for 2020?
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UPDATE: Marvel has confirmed this report. Read the official press release below.
We just talked about the fact that Captain Marvel didn’t make an appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, in part because the character isn’t cast or quite defined yet, and over the weekend we reported that the Captain Marvel screenwriters would be announced soon. Now we’ve got the names Marvel is trying to lock in, and they make an interesting new team: Nicole Perlman, who wrote the draft of Guardians of the Galaxy that got that movie on track, and Meg LeFauve, who co-wrote Pixar’s Inside Out.
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Briefly: The only thing constant in Hollywood is change. A few years ago it was looking like we were going to see little from major studios but big-name tentpole movies based on existing properties. And while those films are still being produced, there’s a strong trend now towards tentpoles that are either original or based on more hardcore properties as well. Just look at films like All You Need is Kill, Oblivion, After Earth, and Ender’s Game. In short, it’s a good time for big sci-fi on movie screens.
Now Disney — which cut loose Oblivion, you’ll recall — is pairing Nicole Perlman, one of the Guardians of the Galaxy writers, with Justin Springer, a producer on Tron: Legacy, to create Terra Incognita. The original pitch hasn’t been revealed, but given the meaning of that Latin phrase (“unknown land”) and the people involved, there’s the assumption that this is a new piece of original sci-fi from Disney. At the very least, it is an original project, and could end up being something that fans of big genre projects will be interested in. [Variety]