- EW reports Rupert Wyatt will direct Channing Tatum in the X-Men spinoff film, Gambit. Speaking of which, Channing Tatum will NOT be in X-Men: Apocalypse.
- Forest Whitaker joins Star Wars: Rogue One (to reprise his award winning role from Taken 3, presumably).
- Variety caught wind of Jack Huston leaving The Crow remake. This bird probably has bird flu. Jack O’Connell and Nicholas Hoult are being looked at as replacements, but it’s unlikely they’ll accept the role.
- Somebody important convinced more important people that a Maleficent sequel was a good idea (it all hinges on whether or not Angelina Jolie’s cheekbones will return in a starring role).
- Mark Ruffalo was told by Robert Downey Jr. that the Hulk’s in Captain America: Civil War. Nobody else told him (RDJ just drunkenly called him to tell him how sorry he was about not getting a standalone feature, despite being the best actor of the bunch).
- There are so many timelines in Halloween continuity, it’s practically an X-Men comic by this point. Naturally, we’re going to ignore some of them and get a quasi-reboot-sequel-thing called Halloween Returns. Here’s the synopsis:
“The now 18-year-old child of one of Myers’ victims plays a central role along, with the child of a cop who has long been obsessed with Myers’ case, even putting it before his own daughter. Myers is now on death row, and the two kids with their own personal vendettas against the killer sneak in to watch his execution. But when things go awry and Myers escapes, the pair, along with their friends, find themselves in the line of fire.”
- Kenneth Branagh is in discussions to direct Murder on the Orient Express. This will either be a Jack Ryan situation or a Cinderella situation (There is no in-between).
- Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence will probably star in a movie together (and will almost certainly make truckloads of money).
- Katherine Waterston from Inherent Vice lands the female lead in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The new Harry Potter film make definitely more sense than Inherent Vice, but probably won’t be as good (because Inherent Vice is great and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise).
Trailer of the Week
We all love Peanuts. It’s a staple of American animation by this point. This trailer doesn’t rely too much on nostalgic imagery to get us excited (though it’s definitely in there), but rather shows the story which the movie will focus in on. There’s nothing that quiet screams Charlie Brown’s name at this point, but the footage that is featured is decidedly charming, and the greatest song ever, in the history of mankind, ‘Baba O’Riley,’ is featured on the trailer’s audio track, which is recommendation enough for the new Charles Schulz feature.
Tweets of the Week
Thank you. pic.twitter.com/S55IHdzyDl
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) June 14, 2015
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) June 16, 2015
*stands up and claps for the dinosaurs at the end of Jurassic World* — luke (@internetluke) June 16, 2015
I think we have a terrible tendency to judge individuals’ intelligence by movie taste.
— Richard Newby (@RICHARDLNEWBY) June 16, 2015
— Katie Schenkel (@JustPlainTweets) June 15, 2015
I can’t tell you how excited I am to see so many lady protagonists. I PLAY ME NOW. #E32015
— Chloe Dykstra (@skydart) June 16, 2015
Can we retire the “This is ruining my childhood!” shtick? Your childhood already happened. Now you’re just old & angry, so just say that — ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) June 16, 2015
Look at your LIFE, people who think Tywin Lannister was good and right. Look at your CHOICES
— Sean T. Collins (@theseantcollins) June 17, 2015
When your whole squad is stormtrooper af pic.twitter.com/eS8FfDrAfx
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) June 17, 2015