Over at the House of M, production on Thor: Ragnarok is thundering along. The Norse God is currently assembling his Asgard LEGO set, while Mark Ruffalo has already wrapped as The Hulk. The movie’s tone is still confusing – serious end to the trilogy, or camp comedy? – but director Taika Waititi’s new film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, might provide a clue with its new trailer. For more superhero happenings, read the Week in Spandex.Kids with guns. Always a good idea.
Warner Bros. might not be the only studio with production troubles. Across the lot from Marvel Studios, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, LucasFilm’s next movie, has reportedly had another director brought in to ‘supervise’ post-production. Here’s Anghus again, telling you why that’s a bad thing. Disney only seem to want visionary directors if they fit in with the Disney vision. It’s almost as big a U-turn as Rogue One’s most recently unveiled ship.The Rebel Alliance fleet will eventually line up to spell: ‘F*** Star Trek.”
In other Expanded Universe movies, Tom Cruise has popped up in a cast photo for The Mummy – Universal’s first attempt at their ‘Classic Monsters Universe’ – while the studio’s other big property, Fast & Furious, has revealed its first look at Helen Mirren (with what looks like Vin Diesel hitting on her).F&F hasn’t just jumped the shark. It drove a car into it.
And in more Warner-Bros-running-before-it-can-walk-with-a-franchise news, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2 has been announced, complete with writer, director and release date…over three months from the first film’s opening.Because that’s always a good idea.
Remember when sequels used to be easier? Just one episodic instalment after another? Matt Damon sure does, and he’s keen to make another Jason Bourne movie if director Paul Greengrass is up for it. The $110 million opening weekend won’t hurt.Does this guy EVER SHUT UP?!
And for more episodic sequel fun, here’s Simon Columb with 36 actors that could play the next James Bond.Where unjustly, none of whom are Jai Courtney.
But to play us out, we have the first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s next movie: World War II epic Dunkirk. They forgot to add the ‘BWWWWAAAAARMs’.
May the Movies be with you.
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