News Roundup

  • Alden Ehrenreich will be our baby Han Solo. (THR)
  • Steven Soderbergh is returning to feature film directing and he’s bringing Channing Tatum, Michael Shannon, and Riley Keough with him. (THR) 
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is about something. I have no idea what to make of this. It has Kristen Stewart in it so there’s a 99% chance I’ll watch it. (Sony)
  • Ben Affleck is now executive producer on Justice League, because it turns out people like good movies. (THR)
  • Willem Dafoe is most likely playing an Atlantean where he will assist the League in fighting a villain who is thankfully not an evil Superman. (BMD + BMD)
  • Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba might join Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut. (Variety)
  • Warcraft gets a quiet clip to help us understand the Orcs in Azeroth. (Youtube)
  • Fantastic Four 2 is still a discussion happening at Fox but only a discussion. (DenOfGeek)
  • Richard Jenkins and Michael Shannon are in talks to join Guillermo Del Toro’s next masterwork. (TrackingBoard)
  • Wolverine 3 – the rated R one – has not-so-secretly begun filming. (Collider)
  • The next official entry in the main X-Men series will take place in the 1990s, so don’t expect to remember any of it if you’re older than 25 and younger than 16. (ComingSoon)
  • James Bobin will direct the Jump Street/MIB crossover movie. (Collider)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson filmed a 35mm print of the Radiohead music video he just made. (NewBeverly)
  • Michael Giacchino is doing the Strange sountrack to help make the whitewashing less painful. (Twitter)
  • Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1 will introduce Captain Marvel. (Comicbook.com) 
  • Zack Stentz is writing a Booster Gold movie for Greg Berlanti and DC Comics. (Cleats&Capes)
  • Carla Juri, lead actress from Wetlands, one of 2014’s best films, just landed a role in Blade Runner 2. (THR)
  • Godzilla 2 gets pushed back and the world is lesser for it. (THR)
  • Andre the Giant is getting a much deserved biopic. (Variety)
  • Queen of Katwe starring Lupita Nyong’o tackles Disney inspiration in its official trailer. (Disney)
  • Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made trailer’s debuted with release dates. (IGN)
  • Adam Wingard’s follow up to The Guest and You’re Next is a found footage movie. It’ll probably be weirder than we expect. (Youtube)
  • Ben Wheatley’s follow up to High-Rise also takes place several decades ago. (Empire)
  • Swiss Army Man aka The Farting Corpse movie has a red band trailer. (A24)
  • The trailer for Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers is here to continue the middle chapter of his True North trilogy. Sorry, Canada. (Youtube)
  • Ron Howard returns to the adaptations of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series with Inferno. (Youtube)
  • Tom Hooper will adapt Cats to the big screen. (Variety)
  • Lynn Ramsay and Joaquin Phoenix are taking on a gritty revenge thriller. (Playlist)
  • Antonio Banderas is an OG rockstar so naturally he’ll play one in an upcoming movie. (THR)
  • Frank Grillo will continue to fight people in lowbudget, gritty action movies. (Variety)
  • John Hillcoat will continue pursuing his interest in cops and dramas. (ThePlaylist)
  • Johnny Depp and Brett Ratner are making a movie together because why not. (THR)
  • The Accountant trailer stars Ben Affleck as he accounts for stuff. (Youtube)

 TRAILER OF THE WEEK

Hot take: The games Assassin’s Creed is based on are almost uniformly bland parkour simulators that devolved into Ubisoft’s version of Call of Duty. Hotter take: The only good game in the series not bogged down by expository storytelling and engaged in a fully immersive experience is Black Flag. I don’t really care for a movie adaptation of these games but since they had to, I wished they at least had forsaken the future stories. They only hold back generally interesting ideas–Is that Kanye West’s “I am a god”? Never mind. Best trailer ever.

TWEETS OF THE WEEK