The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including new rumours of the X-Men joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a load of huge names in line for the Mortal Kombat reboot, Suicide Squad’s runtime revealed and much, much more…
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When you hear ‘Star Trek‘, you probably think of things like ‘fast cars,’ ‘pop music’ and ‘Barbadian mega music stars’ – which is why it makes perfect sense that Rihanna’s new single, Sledgehammer, is all over the most recent trailer for Star Trek Beyond.Spoilers: Star Trek Beyond involves The Ring crossover.
Flickering Myth’s Tony Black thinks otherwise, which he outlines quite clearly in his article ‘Star Trek: Beyond Awful Marketing‘.But Space Bears was meant to be Star Wars: Episode VIII’s title…
In Other-Movies-With-The-Word-‘Star’-In-The-Title news, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story might not feature the franchise’s iconic opening crawl. Is nothing sacred?! What’s next – no ten-minute end sequence of people looking at each other on top of a hill?!Now let’s hold it on this for another 30 seconds!
It’s news that likely won’t please Avatar director James Cameron. He critiqued Star Wars: The Force Awakens for lacking the Prequel Trilogy’s “visual imagination” this week. Which totally has nothing to do with his Avatar movies going up against the Star Wars sequels for the next 30 Decembers.“And I said to her…why so blue?!”
Cameron probably won’t be invited to Star Wars Celebration, then, which is set to take place later this month. Panels with the Young Han Solo movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller and Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson have been announced – leading some to reckon the latter film’s full title will finally be unveiled. Come on, Space Bears!Not to be confused with the hairy man porno.
When he’s not cleaning toilets for/fighting The First Order in Star Wars, John Boyega is developing “something new” with the director that gave him his first big break, Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish, and cancelling the apocalypse (again) now that Pacific Rim 2 has been given an official 2018 release date. Scott Eastwood is reportedly being eyed for one of that film’s key roles. Tom Hardy must be busy.Hardy even plays roles in films he’s already in nowadays.
Eastwood’s next film, Suicide Squad, has had its runtime revealed at a relatively lean 130 minutes. For DCEU comparison terms, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was 151 minutes – with an Ultimate Edition cut of just over several days. You can watch the first 10 minutes of that film, and then read Anghus Houvouras’ review of the extended cut.Just clear your schedule for the next week.
For a far more succinct depiction of the Caped Crusader, we’ll have to wait for the “90 minute Easter egg” LEGO Batman Movie.“I only use black…and sometimes dark shades of grey.”
Head to the next page for rumours of the X-Men joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the latest development in the Ghostbusters ‘troubled production’ saga, the huge names in line for the Mortal Kombat reboot and more…