News Roundup

  • Marvel confirms Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Karl Urban as Skurge for Thor: Ragnarok (Marvel)
  • Lupita Nyong’o may join Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther (THR)
  • Producer/writer Simon Kinberg wants a more positive Fantastic Four sequel (DenOfGeek)
  • Michael B. Jordan joins the cast of Black Panther which is not the Fantastic Four (THR)
  • Geoff Johns is the Kevin Feige of DC Films after they realized people don’t like feeling sad when they see Superman. (THR)
  • John Boyega was rumored to be in Black Panther after a meeting with Feige but probably won’t be in the movie (BMD)
  • Michael Keaton back in talks with Marvel for Spider-Man: Homecoming as the Vulture and he won’t be alone. (JoBlo)
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show looks, as the kids say, lit. (FOX)
  • Margot Robbie is working on a Harley Quinn spinoff with potentially more female heroes and villains tagging along for the ride (THR)
  • J-Law joins the Ocean’s Eleven reboot that will take place in the same universe as Soderbergh’s trilogy where Sandra Bullock will play George Clooney’s sister (TrackingBoard)
  • The Dark Tower fans may want to listen to Stephen King discuss the upcoming flick (EW)
  • A Robert Ludlum cinematic universe is headed to theaters starring The Rock and plotted by James Vanderbilt (THR)
  • Lovable Vin Diesel shares his love with fans awaiting Fast 8 on Instagram (Instagram)
  • The Purge: Election Year looks even purgier than the first two (Youtube)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 has one final trailer to release (Latino-Review)
  • Steven Spielberg explains the reason for his sequels being less beloved than his originals – although the man is seriously selling himself short if he thinks The Last Crusade isn’t comparable to Raiders (NYTimes)
  • Assassin’s Creed will take place primarily in the future because that’s what everyone loves about the game series (IGN)
  • Assassin’s Creed gets a poster (CBM)
  • Transformers 5 gets an official title “The Last Knight” and Forbes theorizes about its meaning. Also, God is dead. (Forbes)
  • Tom Hiddleston met with director Sam Mendes which obviously means they only met to talk about James Bond and nothing else at all (DailyMail)
  • BBC explains why Craig isn’t going anywhere yet in regards to Bond (BBC)
  • The X-Men may go cosmic after 16 years of fighting in dark hallways and sometimes outside (Fandango)
  • The Kingslayer Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is set to star in Small Crimes, a dark comedy from the totally sane E.L. Katz. (Variety)
  • Sausage Party gets a trailer safe for work viewings. (Youtube)

 

TRAILER OF THE WEEK

The totally non-controversial Ghostbusters reboot has finally done it. They’ve finally made a great trailer. The jokes land, Kate McKinnon gets to  showcase herself as everyone’s new favorite Ghostbusters, and Chris Hemsworth made me laugh with a dumb line about a telephone. The only question remaining: Is this the first good Paul Feig movie trailer? It feels like the first good Paul Feig movie trailer.

 

TWEETS OF THE WEEK

 

 

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