The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema – mainly rumours of Star Wars: The Force Awakens having a post-credits sequence, how long the new James Bond movie will be, the latest news on Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and much, much more…
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It’s fine. You can come out now. The Newsletter is back from it’s fortnight in Turkey – somehow without any change in skin pigmentation – to ease you back into the Movie World. Where stuff has been happening.
Stuff like: UNIVERSAL MAKING AN ANIMORPHS MOVIE!The Stage 3 to 4 leap is pretty drastic.
As SPECTRE approaches its release on 26th October (actually a national holiday in the UK), the film was revealed to have an over two-and-a-half (or a ‘two pee trips’) run time this week. Fellow Brit Christopher Nolan, no stranger to pushing the human bladder to its limit, has revealed his next movie will come out in 2017.
Other things that are painfully far away include Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One’s rumoured post-credits scene (LucasFilm has been hanging out with Marvel too much) and Star Wars: Episode VIII, which has been revealed to start shooting later this month.
A new image for Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse surfaced this week. Unless The First One has been hitting the paleo diet/steroids to the eyeballs hard, Twentieth Century Fox might have caved to fan criticism. He looks considerably beefier than his Comic Con reveal.
There has also been a new, behind-the-scenes photo of Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress from Suicide Squad, where she looks like she’s just been slimed in a Gothic Noel’s House Party. Elsewhere in DC Land, Zack Snyder has called BS on a few BvS rumours; he wants Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller to direct a superhero movie; and Sean Bean and Eva Green are rumoured to star in Wonder Woman. That last one comes from El Mayimbe, though, and it sounds suspisciously like he’s now rhyming actor names to come up with stories. But whether Sean Bean’s in it or not, we can safely confirm his character will stage a poignant death.
Over at Marvel, the studio reportedly has its sights on Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation actress Rebecca Ferguson (not 2010 X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson) for Captain Marvel and James Gunn revealed a few details on Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (along with the best reason not to use an alien race ever) and a Reddit user has come up with a chronological order of their Cinematic Universe.
Think Batman v Superman will be an iconic clash? Try King Kong v Godzilla. Warner Bros. are reportedly remaking the epic battle. Also, Olivia Cooke has been cast as the lead in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Unicron might appear in Transformers 5.
Ever wondered what Loki would be like if he pursued a country singing career over bitterly feuding with his brother Thor? Now you can know by watching the first clip for Tom Hiddleston’s I Saw the Light. There were also debut trailers for Brie Larson’s Room (note: not The Room, widely regarded as one of the worst movies of all time), Michael Moore’s new documentary Where to Invade Next?, and Paul Feig has teased his Ghostbusters reboot will get a teaser by the end of the year.
Because before trailers, you need teasers. And before teasers, you need…teaser teasers? That’s exactly what Disney have done to promote the first teaser for their live-action Jungle Book movie, which will go live later today.
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