A week of movie news heavily devoted to sequel news. Who’d a thunk it?
- You know how everyone more or less loved Guardians of the Galaxy and James Gunn won’t stop teasing the sequel (not complaining)? Slashfilm confirms the sequel Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Electric Boogaloo will begin filming in 2016. That’s it. That’s the news.
- You know what people love even more than Guardians of the Galaxy (and rightly so)? The Incredibles! Brad Bird spoke to NPR where he announced he officially started writing on the highly anticipated sequel. About time. Let’s all just cherish this and hug it out.
- If you didn’t like the previous Tron movies, too bad! THR confirms we’re not only getting Tron 3 with returning director Joseph Kosinski, we’ll see the return of Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. If Daft Punk isn’t doing the soundtrack and the movie doesn’t go full throttle with special effects, what are we even doing here?
- Kevin Smith sure knows how to get people excited with his podcasts. On Hollywood Babble-On, Smith confirms his next directorial project will be Mallrats 2, which aims to make 40-year-old men hanging out at the mall less creepy. It still slows the process on his inevitable Clerks 3 but maybe this will lose even more money than Tusk and he can survive off his podcasts since he’s actually a good public speaker.
- I really hate the Human Centipede series. It’s vulgar and oppressively mean for no reason other than to just fuck with the audience. It’s a feature length version of an internet troll who thinks it’s funny to get people pissed off. Well now there’s a third one for us to avoid. Entertainment Weekly is the source which is pretty perfect considering my first thought about these movies is EW.
- Original movie news! Actually, not original. Just not a sequel. But here’s a look at The Thing from the Fantastic Four reboot.
- According to The Wrap, Chris Lord and Phil Miller may just be directing The Flash (WOAH)
Trailer of the Week
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was critically acclaimed at Sundance earlier this year. The title made me scratch my head but a large consensus of people approving of something means they have to be right. This trailer doesn’t inspire much hope from me. I think I despised this trailer? It’s like all the fears I had from The Fault in Our Stars that proved unfounded were in full force in the trailer. I know it’s not the entire movie but the trailer feels like a checklist for every bit of indie comedy mixed with a manipulative cancer trope. Maybe I’m wrong but I can never be wrong. After all, I’m a liberal.
Tweets of the Week
You guys, I think CNN and Fox News are conspiring against Easter. pic.twitter.com/kFxWyVw3qL
— Mikel Reparaz (@Wikiparaz) April 6, 2015
Struggling to get out of bed because I’m recovering from the emotional trauma that I dreamt my favourite character died in Game of Thrones.
— Hannah Witton (@hannahwitton) April 8, 2015
Simply because a movie is silly or unrealistic doesn’t meant it’s insulting your intelligence. Calm down.
— Matt Brown (@CallMeRoy88) April 6, 2015
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 6, 2015
In FURIOUS ∞, Kurt Russell rips a hole in the fabric of space-time and sends the crew through it to hunt a notorious intergalactic criminal.
— Josh Rosenfield (@JoshRosenfield) April 5, 2015
No matter which Fast & Furious movie you think is best, there is one indisputable fact: Han is the best character pic.twitter.com/MhbycPOybg
— Tony Zhou (@tonyszhou) April 3, 2015
— Laura Prudom (@LauInLA) April 5, 2015
Like FOX was ever going to do that… pic.twitter.com/jF1BTSFODd
— Ultron (@AgeOfMyself) April 8, 2015
— Charlie Schneider (@AwesomEmergency) April 9, 2015
what are the odds this actually makes it into the magazine? pic.twitter.com/ccXJ5L56gO
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) April 9, 2015