Snyder’s gone straight to work on Justice League, posting a photo with Khal Drogo behind the scenes of the movie this week. There’s a previously unseen Bat Suit in the background. Some say it’s Nightwing, others suggest it’s just another one of Batman’s many costumes – like the desert one, which might have had a fan theory confirmed about it this week, courtesy of yet another action figure…You can just about make out the BatNipples.
After Batman v Superman, and long before the much anticipated ‘As-Yet-Untitled’ solo films, the next big superhero movie is Captain America: Civil War. Pepper Potts was announced to be in the cast this week and Martin Freeman finally had his role revealed. The film’s directors have teased a “controversial” ending, while Freeman’s Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch has been caught prancing around London for Doctor Strange. For more superhero movie news, check out The Week in Spandex.People forget how tall Cumberbatch is in real life.
The other round-up column – The Week in Star Wars – has all your galaxy far, far away needs, but here’s a brief summary of the biggest stories: The Force Awakens will get a three-disc home entertainment release (I know there’s a Blu-ray/Rey joke in there somewhere…), potentially with a few rumoured deleted scenes as extras.THERE IT IS! (Courtesy of Deputy Editor Luke Owen)
The movie’s director J.J. Abrams discussed Harrison Ford’s reaction to The Force Awakens’ finale this week, while also teasing a homosexual character for the Star Wars Universe. Well, a homosexual character with a reproductive organ, at least (read Simon Pegg’s thesis on C3PO being a gay robot for that to fully make sense).Droid partnerships are a thing now?
Pegg’s frequent collaborate Edgar Wright started production on his new movie Baby Driver last week, and has since added another cast member: Jon Bernthal. In other movie news, Mark Strong believes close friend Daniel Craig is done playing James Bond; Pacific Rim 2 is back on with Daredevil mastermind Stephen DeKnight in the giant robot control centre; there’s been an update on Adam Wingard’s (The Guest) anime adaptation Death Note; and there’s been yet another spoiler for the all-female Ghosbusters reboot.
And finally, as an antidote to all the self-congratulating smugness at the Oscars tonight, here’s the ‘winners’ of the 2016 Razzie Awards.
May the Movies be with you.
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