Ghostbusters’ Leslie Jones has asked Ryan Reynolds on Twitter for a role in Deadpool 2. Get in line. According to the actor, all his efforts are focused on getting Hugh Jackman to do a Deadpool/Wolverine movie.
That’ll go back on Huged Jacked Man’s retirement promise after next year’s Logan, which has had its first look at Richard E. Grant’s villain. The Deadpool/Wolverine film probably isn’t the ‘new X-Men movie’ starting production in May 2017, but it’s nice to dream.…and it’ll probably be New Mutants anyway.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them passed $600 million at the worldwide box office this week, which might help Johnny Depp’s latest achievement: being Hollywood’s most overpaid actor for the second year running.
Both Ocean’s Eight and Lara Croft cast their villains this week, with Damian Lewis and Walter Goggins, respectively. And in more surprise casting news, James Franco might have a small role in Alien: Covenant.
But for the real surprise sci-fi stuff, look no further than the secretive Cloverfield franchise. After reports that Paramount’s God Particle movie was in fact a Cloverfield spin-off, the conspiracy has deepened ever further…
We’ll probably only see the trailer for that film a month before its release, though. The trailer-at-least-a-year-before-release rule doesn’t apply to Abrams. He prefers trailer-when-you-least-expect-it, like he’s always crouched behind a sofa or cabinet ready to leap out and surprise you with some film marketing.
And besides, the rest of Hollywood more than made up for Abrams’ secretive approach, with trailers for War for the Planet of the Apes, Baywatch, Fist Fight, The Wall, Fast 8 (now called The Fate of the Furious) and Transformers: The Last Knight – which currently has 100 million views, but is still nowhere as good as the reported R-rated, Tarantino-esque Bumblebee spin-off pitch – all released this week.
But to play us out, here’s the opposite of what trailers are meant to do – point out all a film’s faults. It’s the Honest Trailer for Suicide Squad.
May the Movies be with you.
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