Speaking of James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 started shooting this week, releasing a lovely first teaser image. Captain America: Civil War is Marvel Studios’ next big release, though, which Anthony Mackie (Falcon) told us is the MCU’s “best movie to date”. It’s a bold claim, but one that might work out if The Hulk appears, at which point it effectively becomes Avengers 3: Captain America Becomes a Libertarian.Chris Evans expresses Captain America’s Civil War dilemma through interpretative dance.
One man who definitely won’t be in the MCU anytime soon is the former director of Ant-Man, Edgar Wright. Production has begun on his first movie since 2013’s The World’s End, Baby Driver. In other comic book movie news, Julianne Moore is rumoured to play the villain in Kingsman 2.Alma Coin comes to Kinsgman.
Elsewhere in movie land, Emily Blunt has been perfectly cast as Mary Poppins in Disney’s sequel to the original; Robert Downey Jr. and Ron Howard will be teaming up for Warner Bros’ live-action version of Pinocchio; Blade Runner 2 has been set for a January 2018 release (which is usually when proposed Academy Awards contenders schedule for); Rock ‘The Dwayne’ Johnson will return for San Andreas 2: Fault Harder; Ennio Morricone will score Quentin Tarantino’s next movie; the LEGO Movie producer wants to make a Nintendo All-Stars film (BY THE POWER OF MARIO’S MOUSTACHE, MAKE THIS HAPPEN); and a bunch of strange, golden masks got handed out last Sunday at the BAFTAs.HE WILL NOT REST! …until he has an Oscar.
Here’s a round-up of all the week’s teasers and trailers: 10 Cloverfield Lane got a second trailer; the Absolutely Fabulous movie released a brief tease, sweetie darling; the first image from Shane Black’s The Predator took off its cloaking device; Dolph Lundgren is gunning for a 2017 Razzie nomination with the first trailer for Kindergarten Cop 2; and Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters remake released a teaser for the full trailer…which won’t be up until the 3rd March. Which is ages away.
But the best teaser of the week was the announcement video for Star Wars: Episode VIII starting shooting. It doesn’t have a name yet, but Carrie Fisher has revealed it’s working title – ‘Space Bear’.
The Ewoks are coming!
May the Movies be with you.
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