Seeing that we’re on the subject…STAR WARS TIME! With The Force Awakens out of the way, the rumour mill is now churning for Rogue One. This week has seen reports on both Felicity Jones’ character name in the film and details on the movie’s plot. Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan has also revealed that Han Solo: A Star Wars Story will be set 10 years before A New Hope.Just do the same thing they did with Michael Douglas in Ant-Man.
Back to Episode VII, though. Much has been made about how similar the movie’s plot is to the first ever movie – so much that director J.J. Abrams responded to the criticism. That particular news article of ours was on the front page of Reddit. Our servers made the same sound as the Millennium Falcon’s hyperdrive failing.Coincidentally, Flickering Myth’s servers are also the exact same size and shape as the Millennium Falcon.
With the Force Awakens party dying down and the hangover setting in, more and more voices are critical towards the movie. Some feel so negative, there’s even a fan petition to get George Lucas to return to the saga. To them I say one thing: midi-chlorians.“Midi-chlorians, Samuel. Midi-cholrians everywhere.”
Another villain who might return to a franchise is Christoph Waltz for two James Bond movies…but only if Daniel Craig does. Still no word on who he’ll play, though. Probably Khan.Or Keyser Soze.
In other baddie news, Emma Stone is circling Cruella de Vil in Disney’s live action 101 Dalmatians movie; we’ve had our first look at fan-favourite antagonist Krang in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows; and fan-antagonist director Michael Bay has confirmed he’ll be helming Transformers 5.That’s a hell of a microbiome.
In fan-approved director movie news, Guillermo del Toro is in talks for the Fantastic Voyage remake (characters being really small, in lieu of Pacific Rim 2’s really large); Sylvester Stallone teases plot details on Creed 2 (the opening instalment being 2016’s first serious Flickering Myth Top 10 contender); composer Hans ‘BWAARM’ Zimmer will reunite with Christopher Nolan on his next project, the World War II movie Dunkirk; and Quentin Tarantino is considering a 1930s gangster film as his next piece.“Here’s my elevator pitch: 30s gangsters in the Wild West fighting with samurai swords! And Uma Thurman doesn’t wear any shoes.”
Tarantino is Flickering Myth’s new best friend, by the way. He’s a guest on the latest Flickering Myth Podcast, in which he reveals he reads the site.
Expect us to bring that up in everything we do from now on.
May the Movies be with you.
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