Speaking of weird humour in superhero movies, Hugh Jackman has replied to Deadpool over his “career low” comments about X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and director T.J Miller has confirmed that the film’s director’s cut will be “even more raw”.
Over at DC, there’s a new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer! Well…kind of. It’s only got a few new shots, and at least two of them are of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman boarding a Turkish Airlines flight.Because even Amazonian Princesses aren’t beyond product placement.
In a much more respectful act of filmmaking, director Zack Snyder revealed this week that he actually asked Christopher Nolan for permission to use the Dark Knight character.“It looks pretty bare, but that’s because we’re CGI-ing everything in post.”
Meanwhile, DC superfan Kevin Smith has made two interesting comments on the DCEU – 1) of their backstage plans for a TV/Movie crossover (hear our thoughts on this on the latest episode of the Flickering Myth Podcast), and 2) that his friend Ben Affleck could be the “best” Batman ever. Because another week has gone by, and Smith has a hyperbole quota to fill.He’s too excited.
Maybe all of Smith’s unabashed praising is what gets him such cool gigs, like voicing a stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; which begs the question, who hasn’t voiced a stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Hopefully there’ll be a role for all of us in Episode VIII, whose script was reportedly sent out to key cast members this week.
From science-fiction to fantasy, Sony have announced their plans – with spectacularly poor timing – to reboot the David Bowie-starring 80s spandex fetish movie Labyrinth. In an alternate timeline, it appears we almost had The White Duke play the White Wizard in Lord of the Rings.
The remakes, sequels, reboots and soft relaunches don’t stop there. Sam Raimi, director of Evil Dead, Spider-Man and Oz the Great and Powerful, is oddly in talks to remake French crime movie A Prophet, widely considered as one of the best gangster films ever made.Because every film needs more Bruce Campbell.
Elsewhere, the Conan sequel now has a new name; a tease has been made for Kingsman 2’s main villain; Blade Runner 2 will start shooting in July; and Michael Sheen has joined the voice cast of Finding Dory. Hopefully, in a few years’ time, those involved in these films won’t look back on them with the same fondness Zach Galifianakis does with The Hangover sequels. “I wished we had just done one,” he reflected in a recent interview
May the Movies be with you.
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