Michael Fassbender isn’t just playing X-Men’s Magneto, he’ll soon be walking very slowly behind people in old timey cities. That’s right, it’s debut Assassin’s Creed trailer time! Insert ‘Spanish Inquisition expectations’ joke here, then read Tony Black’s breakdown of the teaser, and our Flickering Myth reaction – which can be quickly summarised as “why Kanye?”Imma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best leap of faiths of ALL TIME.
Tom Hardy has his own video game adaptation planned, too – Splinter Cell. Which isn’t really surprising, as Tom Hardy is linked to every film in development ever. Even Stormtroopers are no longer safe from his increasingly large casting net.Tom Hardy is the personification of whitewashing.
It’s only a matter of time before he’s linked to the Universal Classic MonsterVerse Movie as a sexy, British Dracula. Tom Cruise’s The Mummy got its first synopsis this week, but over at Legendary’s own MonsterVerse, Godzilla 2 lost its director, Gareth Edwards.King Kong here is a metaphor for development setbacks.
In Non-Monster Sequels and Reboots news, Rock ‘The Dwayne’ Johnson has promised Jumanji will honour the memory of Robin Williams.They are stuck between a Rock and a hard place.
Muppets director James Bobin will helm the Men in Black/Jump Street 23 crossover…Which is an awesome sentence.
Gael Garcia Bernal will star as Zorro in a near-future reboot, now titled Z.He’ll have a laser whip.
…and the all-female Ghostbusters reboot director Paul Feig has clarified his “biggest assholes I’ve ever met in my life” comments about geek culture.Paul Feig cosplays as British politician Michael Gove in his spare time.
To play us out this week, we have two equally excellent trailers. First, horror movie The Woods, which is directed by The Guest’s fantastic Adam Wingard.
And secondly, the first look at British documentarian Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie. His polite demeanour might have found its toughest challenge yet.
May the Movies be with you.
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