Back to Disney, Mary Poppins Returns has been officially announced after months of rumours, with Emily Blunt starring in the titular role. ‘Mary Poppins Triumphant‘ must have already been taken…Mary Poppins: Retaliation would also have been good.
And in super-heroine news, Bryan Singer has admitted he’s done for now with the X-Men franchise, but he’d like to see a Mystique solo film; and Brie Larson is in talks to play Captain Marvel – the lead character in Marvel’s first female superhero movie.It’s called Hunger Games: Bluejay.
Before Captain Marvel, though, we’ll have Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. A bunch of plot details were rumoured this week – the best among them being Jeff Goldblum’s potential character…He’s battled aliens once before…
Over at DC, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice continues to have backstage production troubles even after the film’s release in cinemas for eight weeks. Jeremy Irons – who plays Alfred in the film – called BvS “very muddled” and deserving of its negative reviews in an interview this week, while the movie’s cinematographer Larry Fong reckons “if you hated it, you’ll still hate it” when talking about The Ultimate Edition cut.Irons Man v Batman v Superman
That said, The Ultimate Edition’s trailer is absolutely fantastic – and better than anything that came out in the months before BvS’ theatrical release.And it’s only a speedy three hours long!
After Seth Grahame-Smith left The Flash over “creative differences,” The Wood director Rick Famuyiwa has been hired by Warner Bros. to helm the film. It’s an interesting choice – a director who makes up for his lack of blockbuster experience with an independent vision and auteur style. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for Geoff Johns’ newly created DC Films division……and their ‘creator-led approach that isn’t Zack Snyder’.
Speaking of Johns, he debunked the recent possible titles for the two-part Justice League movie. Again, looks like Justice League: Triumphant was taken.I would’ve also have taken ‘Justice League: The First Avenger‘.
For all your other superhero movie news needs, read The Week in Spandex.
To play us out, here’s the first set photos of Wolverine III, revealing a bearded Hugh Jackman. Accompany it with Conner4Real’s ‘Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)’ music video from Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping for full facial hair hilarity.
May the Movies be with you.
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