- Oh yeah, Tom Holland is Spider-Man.
- The new site, Heroic Hollywood, reveals Seth Gordon is off of the casting list for the adaptation of the popular video game franchise Uncharted, and the script is back in development hell (supporting my theory that video game movies are pointless).
- Jason Statham is going to return for Furious 8 (we already knew that but it’s nice to hear).
- London Has Fallen is still happening, apparently.
- Jackie Chan, John Cusack, and Adrien Brody are set to star in a Chinese, action-epic (I don’t even know what the hell this is).
- Old Arnold Schwarzenegger is the best Arnold Schwarzenegger because he’s starring in another drama (478).
- Independence Day 2 gets an official title (and other information that’s trying to keep itself relevant).
- Ain’t It Cool news just made fedoras cool again, with this piece of news (just kidding), but a rumored fifth Indiana Jones movie is going to happen at some point. Aintitcool.com believes it will be in Q4 of 2018 (Chris Pratt is totally the new Indy, by the way).
Because DC comics will most likely dominate SDCC headlines in a few weeks (Marvel doesn’t need Comic Con to make waves anymore), we have multiple news reports regarding their currently slated line-up of feature films:
- Green Lantern is maybe the worst modern superhero movie. Naturally, WB and DC producers decided to completely revamp the future series, with what sounds like a mix of Lethal Weapon and Star Wars (damn, that’s exciting).
- Chris Pine was rumored to play Steve Trevor, the love interest of Wonder Woman in a feature film, but Latino Review has posted a rumor that Chris Pine is actually in the running for the role of Hal Jordan (ok, but who’s going to play John Stewart, also known as the best Green Lantern).
- There was a negligable lack of Batman in the DC slate announced previously, while another LR rumor has Ben Affleck to direct the next Batman film (ummm, yes; very yes).
Trailer of the Week
I have no harsh feelings towards the Paranormal Activity franchise. I actually quite like the trilogy. The last two haven’t been so great, but at least The Marked Ones had an absolutely bonkers concept behind it. I haven’t yet watched the new trailer for the supposedly final installment in the franchise, but the fact that it says it’s Paranormal Activity 5, even though there have already been five movies, is troubling (it’s like comics, but less confusing…maybe).
Tweets of the Week
James Horner was 28 when he composed the score to “Star Trek II.”
— Rob Hart (@RobHart1980) June 23, 2015
One of the highlights of my career was working with James on The Rocketeer.
— Joe Johnston (@jjsketchbook) June 24, 2015
We may only have six months left for hoverboards, but L.A. still has four years left to look like this pic.twitter.com/Pdf4YSBdKh
— Ms. Marya E. Gates (@oldfilmsflicker) June 23, 2015
My favorite scene from TED 2. pic.twitter.com/cZK388UEbv
— Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) June 25, 2015
I wish Rick Moranis would come back
— Ian Nesbit (@i_nesbot) June 25, 2015
HUGE congrats to @TomHolland1996!!! Well deserved. We’re lucky to have you.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 24, 2015
Released 33 years ago today: BLADE RUNNER (1982) Director of Photography: Jordan Cronenweth | Dir: Ridley Scott pic.twitter.com/Y5v5VT2D7w
— One. Perfect. Shot. (@OnePerfectShot) June 25, 2015
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) June 23, 2015
— Kelly C (@jessecarp) June 23, 2015
Leaving now for London to make Doctor Strange.
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) June 23, 2015
*Five years from now* “Hey, Todd, I finally watched Hannibal. You were right! I loved it! Why did they only make–” *strangling noises*
— Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti) June 22, 2015
What the hell was that mess pixar pic.twitter.com/xah1MkNbsF
— purosturm (@MistakesDaily) June 22, 2015
It looks like a Soderbergh movie out there pic.twitter.com/SsQ2FA3bFL
— Ryan the Nux (@TheChewDefense) June 24, 2015