The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including the rumoured, leaked plot details for Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok, the first trailer for next year’s Power Rangers reboot, which actresses are testing for the female lead in the Young Han Solo Star Wars Anthology movie and much, much more…
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Despite New York Comic Con running from Thursday to Sunday, the week’s biggest news happened on Tuesday: a mass leakage of Marvel Cinematic Universe plot details. J.J. Abrams would not approve.“No I’m not working on a Star Wars movie.”
The reports all came from the same website, Schmoes Know, and included Star Lord’s role in Avengers: Infinity War, Sharon Stone and Sylvester Stallone’s characters in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the plot of Thor: Ragnarok. But it caused many to ask…how much, exactly, do the Schmoes know?“Too much…too much…”
GotG 2 director James Gunn led the charge, debunking the site’s Stone/Stallone scoop as “nonsense”. It cast doubt over their other stories, but then again, how can you trust the director of one of the aforementioned movies either?I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE ANYMORE!
Marvel weren’t the only studio debunking leaked plot details. Chris Pine dismissed an old rumour that he’s playing two characters in Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman – both World War I Steve Trevor and his identical grandson in the present day.His identical, hipster grandson in the present day.
And Ben Affleck had to debunk rumours of his own making. On Monday he revealed the title of his solo Batman movie will simply be called ‘The Batman‘. Then a few days later, he said that’s just what they were going with at the moment. At least he still knows Deathstroke is the film’s villain.“I hate it when they steal characters already used in DC TV…he’s right behind me, isn’t he?” – Stephen Amell
The Batman (or whatever it’s going to be called) looks like it’s set for a November 2019 release. And even if it all goes Bat-nipples up, we’ll always have the eventual 20 minute-longer version released on Blu-ray and DVD – just like the one announced for Suicide Squad this week.Justice League 2: The Cutting Room Floor
Just like how Zack Snyder can’t wait until the end of his movies for the post-credits scenes (see: Wonder Woman checking the harddrive in Batman v Superman), the director can’t wait for his films’ home entertainment releases to give away the special features. He’s posted a behind-the-scenes video – and even though I’m not the biggest fan of his vision……holy smokes the shots of the Justice League together get my Bat-nipples hard.
Wolverine 3 won’t be anything like a “city-block destroying, CG f***athon”, if the film’s second script page is anything to go by. Director James Mangold shared an image of it on Twitter, in the least-subtle reference possible to Snyder’s final act style. To reflect the movie’s more humanised approach, it isn’t even called Wolverine 3 anymore. It’s called Logan. We also got our first look at Professor X in the film.James McAvoy has aged hard since X-Men: Apocalypse.
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