Beauty and the Beast got a new trailer too this week. But the most interesting one will be the first teaser for Tom Cruise’s The Mummy – the movie kickstarting the Universal Monsters expanded universe. We don’t talk about Dracula Untold. The trailer will be coming later today, but a 15-second tease has been released.
Rogue One isn’t the only film having trouble. After rumours earlier this year that James Wan was experiencing “trepidation” over the script, Aquaman’s release date has been delayed again, now to October 5th, 2018.
In one of the more millennial-sourced stories this week, JOHN CLEESE HAS TOTES BEGUN FOLLOWING ZACK SNYDER AND BEN AFFLECK ON TWITTER!!!! He’s either Team Batman, or has been secretly cast in Justice League. Flickering Myth’s Anghus Houvouras wants him to play Highfather. And it looks like Armie Hammer has been just as active on social media.
Whatever your feelings on Aquaman and potential John Cleese casting are, DC is definitely doing something right – Billy Dee Williams (Harvey Dent in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film) will be voicing Two-Face in The LEGO Batman Movie.
Maybe after seeing how large superhero budgets don’t necessarily mean big profits after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Todd McFarlane wants to direct his Spawn reboot as a “$10 million little horror movie”.
Following the money-losing all-female reboot of Ghosbusters, producer Ivan Reitman has promised “many other Ghostbusters movies” and the studio have signed a director for a female-led 21 Jump Street spin-off.
Female-led movies have done terrifically elsewhere, though. Disney’s Moana has become the second-highest grossing Thanksgiving opening ever.
Lionsgate’s Power Rangers will hopefully have a strong female villain in Rita Repulsa, but probably not as fearsome as the concept art from Max Landis’ original character pitch. If only they went the same root as Alpha 5, whose design looks straight out of 1998’s Lost in Space. And just so we understand each other…
But to play us out, Wes Anderson doesn’t just direct kooky movies. He also directs kooky adverts.
May the Movies be with you.
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