A little late this week on the news front, here are the hottest stories of the week. Yes, there’s still Marvel news. Even I’m starting to get sick of it (and I gave Age of Ultron an A).
- Remember that Three Stooges remake that came out a few years ago? It was actually funny but nobody wants to admit it. THR reports thankfully enough people admitted they enjoyed it to the right people and now we’re getting a sequel!
- YAS QUEEN THR also reports Broad City duo (Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson) are teaming up with Paul Feig for a big screen comedy extravaganza. They will only be scripting the project. This is acceptable as long as we get a Broad City movie down the line.
- Variety starts getting some reports in as Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop 4 gets delayed indefinitely from 2016 to… we don’t know when. Given the fact that Brett Ratner and the writing duo from the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were going to work on the project, I can’t help but feel like we dodged a bullet here.
- Entertainment Weekly had those really awful X-Men and Terminator photoshoots but they seem do well with other promotional images (See: The Hateful Eight photoshoots here as proof)
And finally, here’s the giant Marvel movie news:
Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Community”) from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The Winter Solider,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”). The film returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”) as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as The Vision, Jeremy Renner (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “The Avengers”) as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Godzilla”) as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.
After his debut in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015, Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man,” ”Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”) will make his first appearance alongside the Avengers as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in “Captain America: Civil War.”
The film also includes outstanding additional cast, including Chadwick Boseman (“42,” “Get on Up”) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Revenge”) as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Bourne Ultimatum”), Frank Grillo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Warrior”) as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt (“A History of Violence,” Marvel’s “The Incredible Hulk”) as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”).
“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.
On top of those developments (Ant-Man is soooo going to be on Tony Stark’s team) the actual Avengers sequel will be the first movie to be filmed entirely in IMAX. As the Russos and James Gunn are the directors to achieve the most “cinematic” quality with their Marvel movies, it looks like nothing will stop Infinity Wars from being the biggest franchise event next to Star Wars returning. Speaking of which… Latino Review dropped the biggest news of the week (how has the internet not exploded over this yet?) that Joss Whedon may be in line for a Star Wars movie. It probably won’t be Episode IX since Whedon is about to go into the Odinsleep after the Age of Ultron took a decade off his. Trailer of the Week You ever get that feeling like you’re not alone in your room? Or when you’re so tired you can’t move, but you can’t shake the feeling of something hovering over you? Don’t watch this trailer. It’ll make it even harder for you to sleep. Damn straight, that’s a challenge. Tweets of the Week
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Career goal: be one of those critics who is awesome at word play with movie titles. Hot Pursuit. Try… Not. No, try Hot um… I got nothing — David S. (@David_Shreve2) May 9, 2015