This week was all about video games—E3 took place in Los Angeles after all. So the world of entertainment was fairly quiet, until finally exploding later in the week. Following on the heels of some big Captain America: Civil War news, some big Star Wars: The Force Awakens leaks dropped. And now all is well in the world.
After you’re done perusing through our E3 coverage, take a gander at some of the entertainment stories you may have missed. While a lot of this news didn’t warrant posts on their own, they’re still worth mentioning here. I mean, a Kick-Ass prequel really does sound great, and I’m really hoping the Indiana Jones franchise gets a reboot. If Jurassic World can successfully reboot Jurassic Park, then, come on, Indiana Jones can make its triumphant return.
In addition to some mysterious Star Wars leaks, there were a handful of great trailers that hit, which you can follow links to at the foot of this post. And if that’s not enough, check out what’s coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video in July. Man, so much to do, so little time.
A reminder: Inside Out is out in theaters this weekend, and it’s one you really don’t want to miss.
Batman v Superman; Is Amanda Waller holding Aquaman prisoner?
This one is a bit of a stretch, but… Heroic Hollywood claims when we’re introduced to Aquaman in Batman v Superman, he’ll be in captivity. And supposedly he’s being held by Amanda Waller, who will be showing up in Suicide Squad. It all comes full circle. Waller will allegedly be in possession of Aquaman’s scepter, which is what gives her power over the King of the Sea. See? A stretch. But you never know! [HeroicHollywood via LatinoReview]
Penny Dreadful renewed for Season 3
If you like the gothic and macabre, Penny Dreadful is the perfect show for you. It took me a little while to get into the first season, but I’ve been hooked ever since; season 2 has been pretty great so far. Well, happy to say the show has been renewed for a third season, giving fans more victorian horror to look forward to. [Variety]
Damian Lewis as James Bond
I mean, I don’t hate it. But I’m not so sure Damian Lewis, who is most famous for a role in Band of Brothers, is a big enough box office draw. Right now, Lewis is going up against names like Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Michael Fassbender and Orlando Bloom; for me, I’m up for seeing Hardy of Fassbender, though I can see Cavill also donning the famous suit and tie. The next Bond movie, Spectre, is set for a Nov. 6, 2015 release. [Variety]
I’m not happy that Kick-Ass just kind of faded off and died. After the successful first film, the second film was considered a flop, at least commercially, causing director Matthew Vaughn to ditch any future projects altogether. However, it sounds like he’s not completely done, and is considered doing a standalone prequel for Hit Girl and Big Daddy. I’d watch that. If it happens, and if it’s successful, we might even see a Kick-Ass 3. Here’s hoping. [Yahoo]
Gambit not in X-Men: Apocalypse
During a recent Reddit AMA, Channing Tatum revealed the character Gambit, a character he’ll play in a standalone movie, will not appear in X-Men: Apocalypse. Well that sucks. Instead, it sounds like we’ll just have to wait until his solo film hits theaters next year—October 7, 2016 to be exact.
First Ghostbusters images
Filming for the all-female Ghostbusters just got underway, and already there are some terrific images coming from the set. The pictures (above) show off Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and SNL’s Kate McKinnon; still no shots of Leslie Jones, who will likely join up with the cast later. Also no sign of Chris Hemsworth, who is apparently going to play the movie’s secretary. You know, the one with the huge glasses? [JustJared]
Indiana Jones in 2018
This one was liable to pop back up. But a new rumor claims Disney is aiming to release a rebooted Indiana Jones by 2018, which isn’t that far away. Ok, so it’s three years from now, but considering what else is set to hit theaters over the next few years, Disney has a lot on its plate as it is. No word on who is involved, though a recent rumor claimed Chris Pratt is the frontrunner to play the titular archeologist.
Channing Tatum’s Gambit project finally has a director, according to an Entertainment Weekly report. Rupert Wyatt, who directed Rise of the Planet of the Apes, has been given the reins, tasked with convincing us that an actor who has been in two movies about stripping can be a bona fide superhero. A lofty task indeed. We already […]
Forest Whitaker is in negotiations to join Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, according to a new report published Monday. Whitaker’s appointment will see him join an all-star cast comprised of Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn and Diego Luna, Variey said. Gareth Edwards, who directed the recent Godzilla reboot, is on board to direct. Whitaker’s casting hasn’t […]
Disney has been very careful about what—and who—it shows off regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We’ve seen a few different glimpses of some of the new characters, and only recently did we get a look at Han Solo and Chewbacca. But where’s Luke and Leia? A new image claims to show off what Carrie Fisher […]
How’d we get so lucky? It used to be we got one or two great animated features every few years, but it looks as if 2015 will be different. In addition to Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and Minions, Hotel Transylvania 2 is another great feature we have to look forward to. The first one was […]
Jurassic Park holds a special place in my heart. Whenever I catch it on TV, I’ll drop whatever I’m doing and watch it through to completion. For me it’s that good, and brings back a lot of fond memories. It scared the bejesus out of me when I was 8, and it still gives me a […]
Have you ever wondered what your pets do while you’re away? Get into the sock drawer? Sleep on the couch? Maybe even chew up your favorite pair of shoes? The makers of Despicable Me also wondered what pets do while humans are out, and the result is a charming new film called The Secret Life […]
Can we all agree that Kung Fu Panda is one of the more delightful animated franchises out there? When the first film came out, I figured it would be a wannabe Pixar movie, something that was all visuals and no substance. Boy was I wrong. And the sequel was just as good! Kung Fu Panda […]
Sometimes all it takes in an innocuous set photo to get folks in a frenzy. The image you see above, from ongoing production of Captain America: Civil War, might not look like much to the average passerby; there’s a lot of destruction outside of what looks to be some kind of secure headquarters. Nothing special. But […]
Oh boy. And you thought Star Wars: The Force Awakens was only going to reunite us with Han Solo, Chewbacca, Leia and Luke. But, no, a few of the galaxy’s most beloved characters are going to make their triumphant return—and hopefully they have some good one-liners to boot. Star Wars 7 acquired a few production […]
Well. A few weeks ahead of Comic-Con, we’re getting a bevy of Star Wars leaks. On the heels of learning that a few beloved characters are returning for The Force Awakens, new screenshots have surfaced out of left field to finally show Domhnall Gleeson’s character in action. And he does not look like he’ll be friendly. […]
Our first look at Fear the Walking Dead doesn’t show a single zombie, yet it’s still absolutely terrifying. The teaser’s effectiveness instead comes from its inference to the outbreak. This guy could be running from anything—a gunman, a fire, a Miley Cyrus song—but we know it isn’t any of those things. We know it’s a […]