News Roundup

  • Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released as a PG-13 movie in theaters but will receive an R rating for the extended cut on home media. (EW)
  • Justice League: Part 1 will begin shooting April 11th and Zack Snyder is already hard at work with Jason Momoa. (EW + ZackSnyder)
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane will hopefully not be the last movie in the Cloverfield brand as J.J. Abrams teases knowledge of a third possible movie (EW)
  • Ava DuVernay will direct A Wrinkle in Time adaptation (Variety)
  • Want some BvS character posters? We’ve got you covered with all of them (IMPAwards)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda may star alongside Emily Blunt in the Mary Poppins sequel because miracles can happen. (Variety)
  • Steven S. DeKnight will cancel an apocalypse by directing Pacific Rim 2 (Deadline)
  • Jon Bernthal joins Edgar Wright’s upcoming Baby Driver (Deadline)
  • Martin Freeman’s character in Civil War has been revealed as Everett Ross. He will likely crossover into Black Panther and further MCU properties (Empire)
  • Alien Covenant recruitsJussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, and Demian Bichir to co-star alongside Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride (Deadline)
  • Michael B. Jordan will star in the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair (THR)
  • Sequels and spinoffs to The Lego Movie – the greatest movie ever made – are underway with major tonal similarities connecting the films (Collider)
  • Zombieland 2 is still in the works but not much progress has been made (Playlist)
  • James Mangold will direct Captain Nemo – an origin story for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – once he has completed Wolverine 3. (Deadline)
  • Ryan Coogler will team up with Short Term 12’s Destin Daniel Cretton and Chinaka Hodge for an upcoming drama called Minors (THR)
  • The Minecraft movie will be about a multiverse where people can experience a live action version of the Minecraft experience. Somehow they will aim to attract the target audience of Jurassic World. (Collider)
  • James Bond’s next outing after Spectre is on the hunt for its next real world context (Filmweb via BMD)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor discusses Triple 9 and why he took the Doctor Strange role (Collider)
  • Chris Weirz may direct a World War 2 thriller (Deadline)
  • Tye Sheridan will star in Ready Player One much to Sean Fallon’s dismay (Deadline)
  • Sophie Turner discusses the difference between her and Famke Janssen’s version of Jean Grey (EW)
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron are bonding on the set of Baywatch with some very tight shirts (TheRock)
  • The Japanese anime Death Note will aim for an R rating and grounded with fantastical elements (Collider)
  • An oddly edited trailer for Maggie’s Plan surfaces online (Youtube)
  • The Netflix sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon subtitled Sword of Destiny gets an action packed trailer where the entire cast speaks English for some reason (Netflix)
  • The Light Between Oceans trailer highlights a touching romance and murky parentage (TheGuardian)

 

TRAILER OF THE WEEK


Disney has dropped an official teaser trailer for the upcoming Pete’s Dragon and it looks wistfully simple. Robert Redford and Bryce Dallas Howard discuss a boy who grew up in the forest for six years. But how could anyone, especially a child, survive by themselves for six years? The answer: a dragon helped raise the boy. If word travels as fast as Redford’s character implies in the trailer, this news is sure to make quick waves. A touch of childlike wonder briskly passes through the trailer. With any luck, director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) has crafted something truly wonderful here.

 

 TWEETS OF THE WEEK

 

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