Back to stuff we never got to see, Carlos Huante has shared some of his concept designs for the failed Jurassic Park IV – where dinosaur and human DNA were mixed to create…RAPTORMEN! It’s as engrossingly stupid as it sounds.Stupid girl.
And Jude Law has revealed he once turned down the lead role in JJ Abrams’ Superman: Flyby out of embarrassment. Someone who has no need to be embarrassed, however, is the man playing Jim Gordon in DC’s upcoming Justice League…WE INTERRUPT THE WEEK IN MOVIES TO BRING YOU…J.K. SIMMONS’ MASSIVE ARMS!
Over at DC, James Wan has revealed he was offered to direct either Aquaman or The Flash. He went for the former because “the bar is a lot lower.” Which fills one with confidence.Trepidation what?
Thanos actor Josh Brolin is much more comforting, recalling how he was “blown away” by the story for Avengers: Infinity War. But as soon as he says that, he then calls his judgement into question by revealing he’d do Jonah Hex again.Thanos pre-steroids.
We don’t even know what Marvel movie Sharon Stone is starring in, let alone which character she’ll play. But a clue has been leaked: she’s going to have heat powers.
[Insert ‘Sharon Stone’s Hot’ Joke Caption Here]John Boyega was linked to a role in Marvel’s Black Panther a few weeks ago, but now he’s developed a different super-power: rescuing potentially dead giant monster film projects from the brink (it was a small monster film project that gave him his first break, after all). Boyega will play Idris Elba’s character’s son in Pacific Rim 2…if the movie ever gets made.“Today, we cancel the development of a sequel!”
But what about Boyega’s *other* science fiction movie? Director Rian Johnson is always on hand with Instagram posts from the Star Wars: Episode VIII set to let us know. This week: Ghost Luke.
Elsewhere in movies, Paul Thomas Anderson will apparently be reuniting with Daniel Day Lewis for a New York, 50s-set fashion film (their last film together was There Will Be Blood); Cate Blanchett is now in talks for the Brad Pitt role in Gary Ross’ all-female reboot of Ocean’s Eleven; and Mel Gibson is making a sequel to The Passion of the Christ…Resurrection.Zombie Jesus: Resurrection.
Speaking of ghost stories and all-female reboots (how’s that for a segue?), happy belated Ghostbusters Day. The film turned 32 years undead earlier this week, so Sony released a bunch of featurettes. Understandably, none of them talk about all the on-set production troubles the film has allegedly been going through – so Luke and I talked about all that in a Flickering Myth Podcast extract instead.
To play us out, here’s the latest trailer for Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers.
Yup. It’s still mental.
May the Movies be with you.
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