- The first official Independence Day 2 synopsis has found its way (wrong Jeff Goldbum role, I know) to us via Collider:
“Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.”
- Collider also shared with us the first official synopsis for Batman v Superman:
“Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.”
- Over at Marvel, Deadline reported that Chiwetel Ejiofor is in negotiations to play the villain in Doctor Strange, Baron Mordo.
- Man, the Daredevil TV series lands you such good gigs, as THR reported that Daredevil season 1 showrunner Steven DeKnight has joined the writing group of the future Transformers films, while Deadline reported that Daredevil season 2 showrunner Marco J. Ramirez will be writing the live-action adaptation of Akira.
- Deadline claimed that Joe Carnahan is in talks to direct Bad Boys 3, with the studio aiming for it to be Will Smith’s next film after Suicide Squad. Now, just watch as Diego Crespo watches Bad Boys 2 82 times in a day in preparation.
- In other three-quel news, THR revealed Pitch Perfect 3 is moving forward with writer Kay Cannon back on board.
- Paul Feig revealed that Chris Hemsworth has got one (*rings bell*), as he has been cast as the receptionist in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. That’s inspired casting. Good job, Feig.
- Finally, the staff at Audiences Everywhere would like to express our sadness over the passing of Sir Christopher Lee, and to extend our condolences to his loved ones. He was truly a legend, on and off the screen, and his works will forever be treasured.
Trailer of the Week
With Diego and Richard already covering the trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and The Martian, respectively, I thought I’d shine a spotlight on this great little teaser trailer for The Program. It’s a biopic on cyclist Lance Armstrong, and Ben Foster looks incredible in the role. The trailer teases a complex story and an intense film, and that’s exactly what I’d expect from a movie based on him, so I’m pumped.
Tweets of the Week:
I love the 'Don't Ruin My Childhood' rush to judgement with movies. If a bad sequel can tip the scale, your childhood sucked WELL in advance
— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) June 10, 2015
the new Jurassic Park movie is exciting and all but I really feel like it's overshadowing the Paul Blart sequel
— erica (@e_jilek) June 10, 2015
MORE LIKE BAE DALLAS HOWARD
— josh lewis (@thejoshl) June 12, 2015
if INSIDE OUT were set in *my* head, the characters would be:
– Oh Shit I Forgot to Send that Email
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) June 8, 2015
Doctor Strange has the weirdest cast. Chiwetel Ejiofor as a Transylvanian Baron. Tilda Swinton as a Tibetan mystic. Benedict Cumberbatch.
— Siddhant Adlakha (@SidizenKane) June 11, 2015
Breaking: Rupert Murdoch stepping down as CEO of 20th Century Fox to pursue his dreams of killing Harry Potter
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) June 11, 2015
The 25 years of Christopher Lee's life BEFORE he was ever in movies contained more actual life than most of us are ever likely to live.
— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) June 11, 2015