The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including the extent of LucasFilm’s reshoots of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story being revealed, the new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, footage of Spider-Man: Homecoming being screened at Brazil’s Comic Con Experience and more…
The Week in Movies is an excerpt from the weekly Flickering Myth Super Newsletter. Subscribe here to get it delivered to your inbox every Sunday.Even Donnie Yen can see where Rogue One’s plot is going.
You might think ending Rogue One: A Star Wars Story isn’t that difficult. Spoilers: the rebels get the Death Star plans.
Turns out, concluding the New Hope prequel isn’t as straightforward as the Death Star’s means of destruction.
The reported production troubles with the movie, where Disney executives found the tone too serious, have resulted in extensive reshoots, “including the ending.”Disney execs watching the Rogue One test screening.
The man brought on to fix the film, Tony Gilroy, is set to make $5 million from his work on the movie. Not bad for someone originally brought in for a few dialogue tweaks.Things escalated quickly.
Don’t read too much into LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy saying Rogue One won’t get a sequel, though. As director Gareth Edwards pointed out, it already exists, and is called Episode IV.The good old days…
Alan Tudyk isn’t discouraged, though. He voices Rogue One’s K-2SO, and is hopeful for future appearances.
Star Wars has at least two other spin-off movies to come, along with the central Skywalker Family saga. Harry Potter, however, just has a briefcase of magical creatures. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them passed half a billion at the worldwide box office this week. Flickering Myth’s Henry Bevan has a few ideas on how to fill the franchise’s next four instalments – cash in on the best movie villains ever…Nazis.
If only the first Iron Man movie was as well plotted out as J.K. Rowling’s magical universe. Jeff Bridges has revealed they’d “show up for the day’s work, not knowing what we were gonna shoot.”The Dude plans things out more than you’d expect.
Iron Man’s director Jon Favreau still exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Happy Hogan, who will next be appearing in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Footage was unveiled from the film at Brazil’s Comic Con Experience this week, where Hogan gifted Parker an “upgrade” from Tony Stark. Web wings!
Poor Andrew Garfield never got web wings.
From South America to Asia, the first promotional artwork for Thor: Ragnarok has been unveiled by the Thai Superhero Twitter page. It’s not as good as the 8-Bit version of Doctor Strange, though.Looks legit.
The solo movie overtook Iron Man at the global box office this week to become Marvel’s highest-ever grossing single-superhero origin movie. That’s what happens when you plan scenes before the day of the shoot. And it also means you’ll get moments of brilliance, like Doctor Strange’s final fight scene.
But the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which got a brand new, Baby Groot-focused trailer yesterday.Drax is awesome.
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