I’d say there was a pretty solid mix of rumors, news and announcements this week. It was relatively quiet in the beginning, with a few trailers and a pretty compelling Ant-Man leak. Then all of a sudden an avalanche of news came down, topped off by Marvel’s announcement that there is going to be an Ant-Man sequel.
In fact, Marvel has completely reshuffled Phase 3 to account for the new Ant-Man flick, while announcing some mysterious movies set for release in 2020. Starting in 2017, Marvel aims to release three new movies a year, which is a pretty astonishing rate. These will be in addition to all the DC movies, Disney movies and whatever else comes down the line.
Oh, and Disney also announced the release dates for films like The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4. We hope you’re into the whole geek entertainment genre, because it’s going to pick up considerably over the coming years.
The Flash gets a director
The Hollywood Reporter says Ezra Miller’s The Flash has found its director. Seth Grahame-Smith, who is better known as the writer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, has supposedly been given the reins, making the film his directorial debut. That’s a huge project to make your debut with—let’s hope the pressure doesn’t end in disaster. The Flash is set for a March 3, 2018 release. [HollywoodReporter]
Pepsi Perfect is coming
Pepsi announced it’s going to make 6,500 bottles of Pepsi Perfect, the fictional soda that appeared in Back to the Future: Part II; it’s basically regular Pepsi in a fancy bottle. We’re still waiting on self-lacing shoes, flying cars and hoverboards, but at least we have the soda of the future—all you need to pay is $20.15! [Time]
F. Gary Gray to direct Furious 8
Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray has been picked to direct Fast & Furious 8. Gray announced the news this week, thanking Vin Diesel and Universal for the opportunity. We don’t know much about the upcoming film, but we do know it’s coming out in 2017. Ride or die!
— F Gary Gray (@FGaryGray) October 8, 2015
No Rick Moranis in new Ghostbusters
Despite many of the old cast members appearing in Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, Rick Moranis has said he’s not going to make a cameo. “It just makes no sense to me,” Moranis said. In the 1984 original, Moranis played Louis Tully, Dana Barrett’s dimwitted neighbor. It’s a little disappointing Moranis won’t just do it to please longtime Ghostbusters fans, but at least he’s being honest. [HollywoodReporter]
Benicio del Toro in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Benicio del Toro has been coy about his involvement with Guardians of the Galaxy 2, previously saying he wasn’t sure if The Collector would make another appearance. But based on a post by costar Zoe Saldana, who played Gamora in the film, del Toro is indeed involved. In a video praising del Toro’s performance in Sicario, Saldana said, “I’ll see you on Guardians.” Sounds like confirmation to me. [EW]
LexCorp launches site, video
Although Batman v Superman isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until March 2016, Warner Bros. has begun a weird marketing campaign pretending Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg, is a real person. He appeared in Fortune, and now his fictional company just launched a website that teases something is coming in winter 2015. There’s also a video for something called Lex/OS, which you can check out above. [EW]
International trailer for The Good Dinosaur
Missed the excellent new trailer for Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur? Well, once you catch up on that, also check out the new international trailer. Both are largely the same, though there are some small differences. The main thing, though, is that you begin to understand the relationship between Arlo and Spot (Spot is the little human boy). It’s weird seeing two Pixar movies in the same year, but by all accounts this is going to be even better than Inside Out.
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