Think that’s your fill for science fiction space movie news? Then you have just wrecked yourself (recommendation: check yourself next time). Also released this week was the first trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence, along with a viral site that reveals what’s been going on since the first movie.Chef Goldblum.
Ridley Scott also revealed that Alien: Covenant will feature the classic Xenomorph creatures, and that Katherine Waterston has signed on as the movie’s lead. Transformers are aliens, too, I suppose. Which makes for a neat segue to Mark Whalberg confirming his return for Transformers 5.Which will probably be called TransFiveMers.
At Marvel, Kurt Russell is reportedly wanted to play Star Lord’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland has swung by the set of Doctor Strange (suggesting the Studio is getting the most out of their joint-custody agreement with Sony), and a new LEGO set might have revealed a potentially GIANT Captain America: Civil War spoiler. That’s a good pun, there. But you won’t understand unless you click through.The Avengers battle their greatest foe…spoilers leaked through toy sets.
Over at DC, Suicide Squad received an updated plot synopsis and a new image of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been released. If you’re still struggling with what to get Flickering Myth for Christmas, LEGO have officially unveiled their Batman v Superman range. That’ll be 29 Batwing sets, please.Now YOU can make your own morally dubious interpretation of Batman at home!
For all the other superhero news, check out The Week in Spandex.
In assorted bits of other movie news, Jennifer Lawrence says it’s “too soon” to be making Hunger Games prequels; whereas Warner Bros. have decided it’s exactly the right time to make one for Harry Potter. The first trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has appeared online.It’s hard to look at Eddie Redmayne the same way after The Danish Girl…
But the best trailer this week – and there were many – surely goes to the X-Men: Apocalypse one remade using 90s cartoon footage.
May the Movies be with you.
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