Nothing was ever going to top last week’s Star Wars/Batman v Superman extravaganza, so this week was a little quieter. We still got quite a bit of news, rumors and trailers, but, by and large, this week wasn’t quite as crazy.
What else? There was a new Jurassic World trailer, Fantastic Four trailer, and some information about Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. We also brought you our review of Avengers: Age of Ultron; did you like Jon’s review? If you did we might start making those videos more often.
If you missed anything from this week, we’ll leave links down below. Below is all the stuff we thought was interesting, but didn’t get around to posting.
Set photo from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Another Pirates of the Caribbean movie? The first film was great. The other three? Not as fun. There’s no indication as to whether the next Pirates will bring the franchise back to form, but I’m optimistic. They’re fun popcorn flicks that are more about the journey than the destination. Here’s the first image from the set to prove that, yes, Dead Men Tell No Tales is coming. Man, I love the Pirates ride at Disneyland. [JerryBruckheimer]
Galaxy Quest TV show
One of the most underrated spoofs, Galaxy Quest, has a chance of becoming a TV show. The 1999 comedy was a tongue in cheek look at the sci-fi genre, and it wound up being pretty hilarious—and the fact that it featured an ensemble cast didn’t hurt, either. The idea of a Galaxy Quest TV show is being shopped, but will there be any takers? [Variety]
Ewan McGregor will be Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
The Hollywood Reporter claims Ewan McGregor has been cast as Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast live-action film. Lumiere, if you remember, is a walking, talking, smooth operating candlestick. McGregor is a charmer, so the role fits. We don’t need a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, but that’s another issue entirely. [The Hollywood Reporter]
‘Bloodshot’ and ‘Harbinger’ comics to get the Hollywood treatment
Hear me out: John Wick directors, Fast and Furious producers, and comic books. Valiant Entertainment’s Bloodshot and Harbinger comics are coming to the big screen starting in 2017 thanks to a deal signed with Sony. Both characters will get two solo movies, while the final film will bring the two together. There’s some great talent involved, including Kick-Ass 2 writer, Jeff Wadlow, so this could be good. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Star Trek 3 title possibly revealed
There have been rumors that the next Star Trek movie will be about the exploration of deep space, and the supposed title for the film reflects that. Paramount Pictures, the studio behind the films, has apparently registered the title “Star Trek Beyond.” Hm, yes, deep space, beyond; it all fits. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana will reprise their roles, while Idris Elbra is being lined up for the villain role. [TrekMovie]
David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’ has a new cast member
Common, best known for his rap career, has apparently joined the star-studded cast of DC’s Suicide Squad. It’s unclear what role he’ll play, or if his involvement means he’ll show up in future DC films. The rapper has typically been type-cast as a kind of quiet tough guy, so perhaps he’ll have a similar role in the upcoming villain-centric movie. [The Hollywood Reporter]
A new Muppets show that’s more adult-oriented
No, I don’t mean in the explicit over 18 sense. ABC apparently wants to revive The Muppets to be a show that’s “more adult” than previous incarnations. People familiar with the matter describe the show, which could receive a straight-to-series order, as having a 30 Rock feel. That’s certainly different than the Muppets we all grew up loving. [EW]
Sony developing adaptation of The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man has already received the Hollywood treatment (a few different times), with the first film coming out all the way back in 1933. 1933! Based on a science fiction novella written by H.G. Wells and published in 1897, The Invisible Man follows a scientist who managed to turn himself invisible by changing his body’s refractive index, but couldn’t reverse the process. [Latino-Review]
Which of these actors will play Spider-Man?
Marvel Studios has already confirmed they want the next Spider-Man to be a younger, more wise-cracking boy, rather than the more mature Peter Parker we’ve seen these past few years. And this list, apparently of actors in contention to play the part, certainly reflects that approach. Nat Wolff (The Fault In Our Stars), Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game), Tom Holland (The Impossible), Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar) and Liam James (The Way, Way Back) are all being considered. Ok, then. [TheWrap]
Johnny Depp is terrifying in new Black Mass trailer
James “Whitey” Bulger is considered to be one of the most notorious gangsters in U.S. history. Played by Johnny Depp in what looks like a role that will finally take advantage of the man’s talents, Black Mass will chronicle the true story of Bulger’s exploits as an FBI informant in the 1970s. Depp looks truly terrifying, consuming the screen with his uncanny ability to transform into the character he’s portraying. Look for this one to hit on Sept. 18, 2015. [TBMovies]
Sharknado 3 gets a release date
This was inevitable. Sharknado is firmly in that “so bad, it’s good” camp, and executives are fully aware of its position in the annals of Hollywood history. They’re not good movies, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t craving more. As part of SyFy’s summer movie lineup, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! has been scheduled for a release on July 22, 2015 at 9 p.m. [TVline]
It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge that, yes, M. Night Shyamalan has made some very smart, very entertaining movies. But there came a point when the director hit a steep decline, and he hasn’t been able to recover since. I guess it’s commendable that the man hasn’t given up, enduring flop after […]
The Spider-Man movie Marvel Studios has planned for July 28, 2017 isn’t the only flick fans have to look forward to. Sony on Thursday announced that a separate animated film is in the works, and it’s being helmed by The Lego Movie directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller; the two will also write the script […]
All good things come to an end, but not the Fast & Furious franchise. We already knew another film was coming down the pipeline, we just didn’t know when. Well, thanks to Vin Diesel, we have the official release date: April 14, 2017. Get work off, tell your girlfriend you’re busy, because it’s going to […]
If you’re still mourning the end of Parks and Recreation we’ve got some good news. Aziz Ansari and a few of the show’s producers have signed a deal with Netflix for a new 10-episode series. Along with Ansari, the agreement also includes Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Alan Yang, co-creator Michael Schur and executive producer David Miner. […]
Our favorite time of the month is here. No, not pay day. The list of movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in May is out, and it’s a mixture of high profile films and straight-to-DVD sludge. And that’s fine with me. I’m very much looking forward to checking out Zombeavers; it’s the kind of […]
Marvel’s Daredevil hit Netflix just over a week ago, and it’s already being renewed for a second season. Netflix late Tuesday sent out a press blurb to announce the show’s successful first run won’t be the end for Matt Murdock. Fans and critics have sung the praises of the grittier, darker take on Daredevil, and […]
Here we have it: arguably the biggest movie of the year. We don’t normally have the opportunity to see a movie before it hits theaters, and it’s even rarer for us to do a review. But we got invited to the Age of Ultron premiere earlier this month, and we just couldn’t pass it up. […]
Tomorrowland is still one of the more mysterious movies coming out this year. We know the film takes place in a future where technology and science have created a utopia. But we still aren’t really sure how Frank Walker (George Clooney) and Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) factor into the story. What’s clear is that the […]
The rumors were true: Full House is coming back and only on Netflix. After rumors popped up earlier this month, Netflix announced on Monday night that it has indeed reached a deal to continue the Full House series with a sequel entitled Fuller House. The new show — set to debut across all Netflix territories […]
We already knew a Lego Batman movie was coming, we just didn’t know when. Will Arnett’s take on the Caped Crusader stole the show in the original Lego Movie, prompting executives to green light his own standalone film. Now, Warner Bros. has revealed its full plans for the Lego franchise, including release dates for Lego […]
The Star Wars Celebration has come to an end, but it’s going to live on in a ton of pictures.
It isn’t about the science, or even about the dinosaurs themselves. A new Jurassic World trailer has been released, and it reveals exactly why the park exists: to make money; it’s one big corporate smorgasbord of prehistoric creations designed to make the pockets of braindead executives fat and cushy. Naturally. The new trailer has me […]
The latest trailer for the new Fantastic Four film has arrived, and at last we’re getting our first glimpse at Doctor Doom. The latest cinematic representation of the Fantastic Four is only months away, and while we recently got our first look at the Thing, Doctor Doom has been nowhere to be seen up until […]
The Star Wars universe is about to expand even further with the introduction of Star Wars Anthology films. Speaking at the Star Wars Celebration in California, director Gareth Edwards announced on Sunday that the upcoming stand-alone films will now be referred to as “Star Wars Anthology.” To give you an idea how this will work, […]