The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, like the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the plot for Justice League potentially being revealed, rumoured titles for Sony’s Spider-Man solo movie and much more…
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The first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is here. It’s mixture of intriguing plot and stunning visuals has rendered all other movie news obsolete. So that’s The Week in Movies done. See you next Sunday.Just kidding, Space Marine Forest Whitaker.
Just kidding. You can see what Luke and I thought in our Scooperhero News Trailer Review Special, read the equally impressed reactions from Flickering Myth’s writers room, and have a ganders at the film’s officially released poster. I’ve made it my generic smartphone’s lock screen background. Because who needs loving family photos?
Star Wars news has been scarce over the last month or so, but just as Yoda reminds us, ‘Pours, it does, when it rains.’ The tiny green fellow stayed more tight lipped about his rumoured role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, though, as did British actor Ade Edmondson. Director Rian Johnson, however, loves a social media share – this week, a behind-the-scenes image of Lupita Nyong’o doing some Maz Kanata motion-capture. JJ Abrams will never have let LucasFilm have WiFi again.
Even with all that excitement, this week’s best Star Wars story (not to be confused with ‘A Star Wars Story‘) was Abrams revealing Mark Hamill’s role at The Force Awakens’ first table read. Spoiler: he doesn’t have that many lines in the movie, so what did he do?Still cool. Still very, very cool.
Across the hall at Disney, director Scott Derrickson has now wrapped production on Marvel’s Doctor Strange. The film’s first trailer will arrive on Tuesday. To quote Yoda again: ‘Pours, it does, when it rains.’“Just like that!” (to be read in Tommy Cooper’s voice)
Just like Marvel characters in Sony-produced Spider-Man solo films, with Kevin Feige confirming MCU characters will appear in the wall-crawler’s own movie. Unfortunately, it looks like they’re not going with my suggested title Spider-Man: The Awkward Intellectual Property Share. Sony might have given the film’s title away by registering a new domain name.Spider-Man: And The Weird CGI Eyes?
Over at DC, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is making a load of money – $700 million, to be precise – just not as much as it should be at this stage in its release. The film’s rumoured R-Rated cut theatrical release might be a desperate attempt to push the combined total over $1 billion.
Warner Bros., however, are “not concerned” about the drop. So “not concerned”, in fact, the studio have shifted Wonder Woman’s release forward by three weeks and added two new as-yet-to-be-revealed DC movie dates to their slate. PLEASE BOOSTER GOLD PLEASE BOOSTER GOLD.These guys = $$$
Head to the next page for Justice League’s plot potentially being revealed, more details on Suicide Squad’s considerable reshoots, Warner Bros. go into crisis mode and more…