20th Century Fox, the studio responsible for the current X-Men franchise, has set 6 dates for upcoming Marvel movies. The dates are as follows:
June 7, 2019
November 22, 2019
March 13, 2020
June 26, 2020
October 2, 2020
March 5, 2021
I think it’s safe to assume one of these dates is for Deadpool 3, most likely June 2020. One is probably an X Force movie, and we will definitely get a main X-Men movie. The other three are interesting. We could get the scrapped Gambit movie as one of these dates (which no one wants). James Mangold has said he would direct another movie with X-23, so one could involve that. As for the third, it is way too early to even think about. They set these dates pretty far out, especially the 2021 date. I’m not even sure if they know what movies they’re making.
Anyways, Fox has been showing promise with movies like Deadpool and Logan when they try comic book movies that try something different. I hope the future of the X-Men franchise follows that philosophy.
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Dan Israelite has been doing press for the Power Rangers Blu-Ray release. In an interview with Screen Rant he revealed that there are talks of making a sequel to the movie. Here’s what he had to say:
“I hope so. It’s obviously not up to me, but I know the studio (Lionsgate) and Saban are talking in earnest about it, and are trying to push forward. They’re having a discussion.”
Reports came out that Lionsgate and Sabah were planning a six movie franchise with the Rangers. Everybody put this down after the less than satisfying box office results came in. However, certain outlets say that a sequel can still happen from toy sales.
I really enjoyed Power Ranger. Being a fan of the Mighty Morphin’ show, it was really satisfying to see a retellinv of that story. It was by no means a great film, but it was action, popcorn fun. So, I would really like for thereto he a sequel to the movie. Other articles say that Lord Zedd could be a potential villain for the movie. This could be really good, as long as he has more personality than Goldar had in the movie.
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Deadline reports that Netflix won an auction for a film directed by Dan Gilroy. It will be set in the art world and will star Jake Gyllenhaal. This will be Gyllenhaal’s and Gilroy’s second time working together after the 2014 Nightcrawler.
I loved Nightcrawler. It’s hard to believe it was Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut because that movie was very well done. He has a movie, Inner City, starring Denzel Washington coming out next year. I am very excited to see these two people team up again, it worked last time. Nightcrawler is on Netflix if you haven’t seen it.
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The solo Venom movie has gone through some interesting times with its involvement, or lack there of, in the MCU. In an interview with Collider Tom Holland, Kevin Feige, and Amy Pascal all confirmed that the Sony spinoff Spider-Man universe movies, including the Venom movie, will not be a part of of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This is interesting because last week, Amy Pascal said Venom would be in the universe with Spider-Man: Homecoming after Kevin Feige said they were separate. Tom Holland gave the following statement after being asked if Tom Hardy’s Venom movie was separate from his movie:
“Sadly, I think that is true. From my understanding, I think that is the case. I’d love to make a movie with Tom Hardy. If we ever got the chance to make a Venom movie together, that would be super-cool, but his movie would have to take place in the MCU because I’m not giving up my ticket in the MCU.”
He was then asked if Spider-Man swinging past the screen would establish a shared universe:
“It would. It definitely would. And we’ll have to wait and see what happens. If it did happen, it would be very cool, but as of now, I know nothing about it.”
Amy Pascal was asked to confirm if Spider-Man would appear in any of the spinoffs and she said the following:
“For now, correct. All of them are part of the Marvel comic universe. Not all of them are part of Marvel cinematic universe.”
The entire interview with her and Kevin Feige is linked above.
This wasn’t completely unexpected because of the look Kevin Feige made in the interview where Pascal said they would be in the same universe. I would rather them be in the same universe, but this is what comes with Sony owning Spider-Man. The only plus side with this is if the movie fails, it won’t be in the MCU, so they can still put Venom in there. However, that might not happen because Tom Hardy signed on to it, and he is known for being picky with the movies he gets involved with.
This just leaves me wondering what Pascal was thinking when she said Venom was in the MCU. Was she confused? Did we just misinterpret what she was saying? Part of me thinks Sony and Marvel talked about it, and Sony took it as them being together. That probably didn’t happen though.
Pascal did say “for now” in her quote. Maybe Marvel is letting Sony test this out, and if it works they will announce that they are in the same universe. I could understand this because Sony is known for botching shared universes (ex. The Amazing Spider-Man 2). I really hope the movie is good. I can’t wait to see Venom and Carnage fight on the big screen!
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An article from THR states that the solo Venom movie will feature Carnage as the villain. Tom Hardy will star as Eddie Brock, and Ruben Fleischer is set to direct the film. Sony is going for an October 5, 2018 release.
In the comics, Eddie Brock is a rival of Peter Parker’s at the Daily Bugle. After Spider-Man gets rid of his black symbiotic suit, it finds Eddie Brock and merges with him. Venom has most of Spider-Man’s powers, except he is bigger and stronger. Carnage was a serial killer, Cletus Kassidy, who shared a jail cell with Eddie Brock. Eddie used the symbiote to escape from prison, but a piece of it stayed behind and attached to Kassidy. Carnage has all of Spider-Man’s powers along with strength and shapeshifting.
I still struggle to understand what Sony is doing with these spinoff Spider-Man universe movies. Last week Amy Pascal let it slip that the spinoff movies would be part of the Homecoming universe, despite a confused look from Kevin Feige. I don’t understand why you would want Venom to be in his own movie without Spider-Man. They might be in the same universe, but they shouldn’t be separate.
The last thing we want is for Sony to pull another Amazing Spider-Man 2 and just try a spinoff for every character. They need to listen to Kevin Feige at Marvel Studios and figure out the best story plan before announcing villain movies.
I’m fine with Carnage being the villain in the movie. He makes the most sense for a villain. As upset as I am with Sony’s choices, I am getting excited to see Venom and Carnage fight on the big screen. Tom Hardy signed on to star in the movie, so that means he saw potential in the script, which is verypromising.
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The poster for the Jurassic World sequel has been revealed.
The movie will be called Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The poster features the tagline “Life finds a way”, quoting Ian Malcom.
The film will be directed by J.A. Bayona, who recently directed A Monster Calls. Colin Trevorrow, director of the first Jurassic World, will produce the film and has a writing credit on it.
The title is interesting. Who knows what Fallen Kingdom means? Colin Trevorrow described the film as “A Spanish horror thriller with dinosaurs.” That is also quite confusing.
I enjoyed Jurassic World, I didn’t think it was great, but it was a fun movie. I hope Bayona brings a different feel to this movie and it turns out to be a great successor to the original Jurassic Park.
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Ron Howard will be the new director for the Han Solo spinoff movie.
Last week, Lucasfilm revealed that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller would no longer be directing the Han Solo movie. They left the following statement:
The untitled Han Solo film will move forward with a directorial change.
“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.
“Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’ but for once this cliché is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew,” stated Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
The untitled Han Solo film remains scheduled for a May 2018 release.
Lord and Miller are known for directing The LEGO Movie, 21 and 22 Jump Street, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Now, Ron Howard will take over as director.
The next day, THR reported that Ron Howard would take over as director. In the report, they stated that Howard would meet with the actors to “soothe a rattled set” and that he would go through a rough edit to see what the project needs. Lord and Miller had already been shooting for four and a half months. Howard has three and a half weeks of shooting scheduled and five weeks of reshoots built into the schedule.
Lucasfilm released the following statement:
Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film.
“At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of July.”
Howard has made some of the biggest hits and most critically-acclaimed movies of the modern era. Among his many films are Lucasfilm’s Willow, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind (winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director), The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, and Rush. He also narrated and produced the beloved comedy series Arrested Development, starred in George Lucas’ American Graffiti, and remains a TV icon for his roles in The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days.
The untitled Han Solo film is slated for a May 25, 2018, release.
According to multiple sources the departure was due to Lord and Miller disagreeing with the screenwriter, Lawrence Kasdan. Apparently Kasdan wanted to stick to the script, while the directors wanted to venture out and try different things.
A director leaving a film is never a good thing. Lord and Miller leaving is very disappointing. However, this could be a blessing in disguise. Tom Howard has won two Best Director Oscars, for Frost/Nixon and A Beautiful Mind. He has also directed other great movies like Apollo 13 and one of my personal favorites, Cinderella Man.
Also, he has worked with Lucasfilm before on Willow. Since he was hired, he has most likely talked with the screenwriter, so disagreement shouldn’t be a problem this time around.
All in all, this news is promising to me, and I hope that the movie turns out to be great.
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Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal have confirmed that Venom will take place in the MCU.
At the press junket for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Amy Pascal confirmed that the solo Venom movie produed by Sony would take place with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man universe. The interviewer went on to ask if Tom Holland would ever appear in the movies, and Pascal said “Anything is possible.”
The interesting thing about this statement is that it completely contradicts everything we’ve been told so far. The studio had previously said that the Venom and Silver Sable, Black Cat team up movies would take place in their own universe. Now, this seems to have changed. Keep in mind that Marvel Studios has nothing to do with the Venom movie, it will be entirely Sony produced.
I really like this news. I believe the more separate universes under the same company, the more convoluted it gets. I want Venom so be in the main Spider-Man universe, not in his own place with Silver Sable and Black Cat. I think that you can do a Venom movie on its own, but I would rather have him in Spider-Man’s world. I really hope we see Venom crossover with Spider-Mb eventually, and we can finally see a good version of Venom on the big screen.
Tom Hardy was announced to play Eddie Brock in the movie, so the movie seems like it’s on the right path if they can get someone like him to look at the script and choose to jump on. Also, the movie is supposed to be R rated, and that will be the first MCU movie to have an R rating. Ultimately, this news is satisfying to hear, now that I know that I might get to see Venom and Spider-Man in the same movie again.
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Danny Elfman will now compose the score for the next film in the DCEU, Justice League.
THR reports that Danny Elfman will write the soundtrack for Justice League. He will replace Junkie XL who was previously set to compose, but left to work on another Warner Bros. film, Tomb Raider. Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL both composed the score for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Hans Zimmer also scored Man of Steel.
Elfman’s scores are usually very powerful and uplifting. It will be a very different feel than the score was in BvS. The score in that film was very dark and more epic than Danny Elfman usually writes. This would be the third comic book franchise he has worked on. He scored the Tim Burton Batman films and the Sam Raimi Spider-Man
I am very excited to hear his score. I like how the DCEU is taking a different direction starting with Wonder Woman (Review coming soon). Even though I enjoyed the darker tone in the previous films, I am very aware that they need to take a different approach from now on to DC movies.
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Simon Kinberg, the producer of the X-Men franchise, will make his directional debut with X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Deadline reports that Simon Kinberg will direct the next X-Men movie, titled X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Kinberg has directed every Fox produced Marvel movie since X-Men: First Class, including Fantastic Four. He also helped write X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fantastic Four, and X-Men Apocalypse. He is set to write and produce the film as well. The film will star the main cast from X-Men: Apocalypse includingJennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as Professor X, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler. Interestingly, Evan Peters, who played Quicksilver, is not on the list. The movie will be filming in Montreal.
THR reports that Jessica Chastain is in talks to play the film’s villain, Lilandra. They describe the character’s role as follows: “Lilandra, the empress of an alien empire called the Shi’ar, who leads the quest to imprison and execute Dark Phoenix, sending her into conflict with the X-Men.”
Jessica Chastain being cast is great. There’s not much to say because of what a great actress she is. Also, I’m excited for the X-Men to finally go to space. Being a comic book fan myself, this is very satisfying to hear. Simon Kinberg directing is what scares me.
I know that he has a close relationship with the X-Men franchise, and I believe he has done a great job producing so far. The problem is he has never directed anything before. You shouldn’t let the first thing someone directs be a big budget blockbuster movie. He hasn’t ever directed before, and these big movies aren’t easy to handle. Like I said, he has plenty of experience writing and producing, but directing is a totally different thing
Now, if he had directed a smaller movie and done a good job, I would be fine with this news. But, he has absolutely no experience directing, so this scares me. I really want Fox to get the Dark Phoenix Saga right.
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