Spinning Headlines – Week 16: Independence Day Resurgence, Tilda Swinton, Blomkamp’s Alien, Jon Favreau, Spider-Man, Sherlock Holmes 3?, The WB Jungle Book, Krypton… Spinning Headlines – Week 16: Independence Day Resurgence, Tilda Swinton, Blomkamp’s Alien, Jon Favreau, Spider-Man, Sherlock Holmes 3?, The WB Jungle Book, Krypton…
The new trailer for "Independence Day: Resurgence", Blomkamp's "Alien" still alive, A whole bunch of Marvel news, "The Girl on the Train"-trailer, a third... Spinning Headlines – Week 16: Independence Day Resurgence, Tilda Swinton, Blomkamp’s Alien, Jon Favreau, Spider-Man, Sherlock Holmes 3?, The WB Jungle Book, Krypton…

Hiya.

Friday, news day. As always, check out the Supernaughts “News”-section for daily updates. This week there was everything from The first still images and the first trailer to the Antoine Fuqua-directed “The Magnificent Seven“-remake, the first full trailer to “Jason Bourne” to the Hasbro Cinematic universe being started up. And of course, the year 2016 kept throwing those punches again as the legendary musician Prince died yesterday, in a complete shock to the entire world 🙁

So what else was there?

 

SECOND FULL TRAILER FOR “INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE” ARRIVES

It’s pretty much as expected: desctruction amped up to the Nth degree(I like the Goldblum line “they like to get the landmarks”), people looking at things in awe, cheesy oneliners… That scene of thousands of inprisoned aliens from the first movie looks pretty interesting. I dunno – looks decent popcorn stuff.

 

TILDA SWINTON ADDRESSES THE “STRANGE” WHITEWASHING CLAIMS

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There has been some controversy brewing in the internet since the casting of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in the upcoming “Doctor Strange” movie and is this move a part of Hollywood whitewashing and casting white actors to play Asian characters(another controversy has been the casting of Scarlett Johanssen as the lead in “Ghost in the Shell“). Swinton addressed these thing this week to The Hollywood Reporter, saying that her version of the Ancient One – a male Tibetan character in the comics – is ” not actually an Asian character — that’s what I need to tell you about it. I wasn’t asked to play an Asian character, you can be very well assured of that.”

Of course, Kevin Feige already addressed the change in her character LAST YEAR, in case people forgot about that in all this controversy: “I think if you look at some of the early incarnations of the Ancient One in the comics, they are what we would consider today to be quite, sort of, stereotypical. They don’t hold up to what would work today. Also, within the storyline of the comics, and our movie, ‘the Ancient One’ is a title that many people have had. We hit very early on on, What if the Ancient One was a woman? What if the title had been passed and the current Ancient One is a woman? Oh, that’s an interesting idea…

 

SIGOURNEY WEAVER SAYS THAT BLOMKAMP’S “ALIEN” IS STILL ALIVE

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After all the focus at 20th Century Fox was directed at Ridley Scott‘s “Alien: Covenant” and Neill Blomkamp‘s “Alien“-project(which pre-production art teased the return of both Sigourney Weaver AND Michael Biehn and was to be said to follow up more in the style of James Cameron’s “Aliens” than the other films) was pushed back, I guess the word was that it’s most likely dead – especially after Scott said that “Covenant” is only the first of three post-“Prometheus” “Alien“-films he has in the works.

Now Sigourney Weaver has spoken up about the current state of the project[on whether it’s still in development or not]: “Well, I *think* it is. Ridley asked Neill NOT to make our Alien until after Prometheus 2. He (Ridley) wanted his movie to shoot and be released first. But it’s an AMAZING script, and Neill and I are REALLY excited about doing it. We’re doing other things until we can get going on that. I’d be really surprised if we DIDN’T do it, because it’s such a great script, and we love working together. So, it’s just going to take a little bit longer to get out to you, but it’ll be worth the wait.

 

JON FAVREAU RETURNS TO MARVEL AS “INFINITY WAR” EXEC

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After “Iron Man 2”, Jon Favreau sort of took the creative back seat on Marvel projects – although he returned as Happy Hogan in “Iron Man 3” and was an executive producer on that film as well as the two “Avengers” films. In the meantime he focused on his own projects like “Chef” and “Jungle Book“. Now he’s been confirmed to return in the executive producer seat for the two “Avengers: Infinity Wars“-films, to be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. Here’s what Favreau said: “I’m going to be executive producing the Avengers films with the Russo brothers, which I’m very excited about. I talk to them about it all the time. I’ve worked both in front of and behind the camera with Marvel and I really love what they’re doing right now. It’s a really exciting time to be over there. I’ve seen a rough cut of Civil War and it’s fantastic. We’re constantly looking for things to do together. And now I’m freed up.

 

“THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN”-TRAILER

Based on the best-selling 2015 book by Paula Hawkins, the movie adaptation sure seems to try to give a lot of “Gone Girl“‘ness in this first trailer(apparently the book has many common elements to that as well) – Without David Fincher, of course. But for it’s Bluntness(see what I did there?) alone, it seems interesting.

 

TONY STARK TO APPEAR IN “SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING”

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Looks like Robert Downey jr. will add yet another Marvel film appearance to his resume: it’s been reported by various sources this week, that he’s set to make an appearance in Sonys latest reboot of Spider-man, “Spider-Man: Homecoming“. This is another move in the effort to finally make Spidey a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, along with his much-publicised appearance in “Captain America: Civil War“, which opens very soon(in fact, next wednesday here in Finland). There is no official statement from either Marvel nor Downey jr. at this point, but as their connection in “Civil War” is pretty established, this is very plausible.

Downey’s contract with the studio was originally set only to cover(after “Iron Man 3”) “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Avengers: Infinity War 1-2” and he was paid an extra fee for “Civil War”. Looks like Marvel is clinging on to him with all their might. And why shouldn’t they? Downey really is a big reason the MCU exists nowadays.

 

WHILE WERE ON THE SUBJECT OF DOWNEY…

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…he also has said, that another film in his OTHER franchise is in the works. This would be “Sherlock Holmes“. Apparently Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce was working on a screenplay, and in an interview – promoting “Civil War” –  with Shortlist, Downey Jr. revealed what is happening on Sherlock Holmes 3 now: “We’re talking about it right now. NOW. I can’t wait… I know Guy Ritchie loves me as much as I love him – and he damn well should. When we’re making those Sherlock movies it is off the hook. We’ll attempt to make one this year. It really is a big deal to go and do those movies. I’m tired all the time, but I’m excited about it.

No comment has been heard from Ritchie, who is working on “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur” for a 2017 release at the moment.

 

THE OTHER “JUNGLE BOOK”-MOVIE IN A SHAKEUP?

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While Disney’s Jon Favreau-directed “Jungle Book” took the box office last weekend, that OTHER “Jungle Book” movie that Warner Bros. has been developing with director Andy Serkis, titled “The Jungle Book: Origins“,  seems to be under some major re-thinking at the moment. Earlier this month, it’s release date was pushed back from Oct. 6, 2017 to Oct. 19, 2018 – over a year later, and this week it’s being reported that Alfonso Cuaron(Gravity”) has joined the production as a “consultant”. It’s a properly vague title and could mean any number of things, but it looks like the studio might not have a full trust on Serkis, who was supposed to make his directorial debut with the film.

 

MEL GIBSON GOES TO SMALL SCREEN, WITH KURT RUSSELL & KATE HUDSON

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Mel Gibson is developing a television series for the Mark Gordon Company, based on “Gangs of New York” author Herbert Asbury’s book “The Barbary Coast”. Gibson is set to direct, co-write and act in a supporting role on the series, which is about the birth of San Francisco. The story “begins with The Gold Rush in 1849 which saw the biggest influx of gold-seekers, gamblers, thieves, harlots, politicians and other felonious parasites to the infant city. Thus arose a unique criminal district that for almost seventy years was the scene of more viciousness and depravity – yet at the same time possessed more glamour and intrigue – than any other area of vice and iniquity on the American continent.Kurt Russell and stepdaughter Kate Hudson are set to both star and executive produce along with Oliver Hudson, Kate’s brother, Bruce Davey, Wyatt Russell and Rick Nicita. So it’s a real Russell family affair, it seems.

Most people don’t know the scandalous history behind San Francisco, and The Barbary Coast offers a rich portrayal of a period when success was often attained through illicit and brutal means,” said the head of company Mark Gordon. “I’m excited that Kurt and Kate are working together alongside Mel, whose astute direction will bring this devious time in our history to life.

 

SPIT-TAKE OF THE WEEK

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Well, wasn’t there a Superman prequel-series already? I think it was called “Smallville“…and I think it ran for like 4-5 seasons too long. Anyways – David S. Goyer, the writer(one of them) of “Man of Steel” and “Batman V. Superman” has been developing a series with Ian Goldberg(from “Once Upon A Time”) for Syfy for a while now. The concept of the series? “Krypton”. The show is said to focus on the “years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized. The drama follows the Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Superhero ever known.”

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Anyways, the most recent development on this is that Syfy is closing in on a deal to produce a pilot and Damian Kindler (‘Sleepy Hollow,’ ‘Stargate SG-1’) has been signed on the project as executive producer and showrunner.

Question: do we really NEED to know about these events? The whole Krypton-thing has always been only the prologue of the Superman legend, and really should be left at that. Do people still even watch “Gotham“, or has that already jumped the shark?

 

That is all.

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  • Willard

    The planet Kryptin.

  • I_am_better

    I just don’t see the point in it. We all know that the planet will blow up in the end anyway

  • Willard

    True. But also I thought Krypton was the best part of MoS. Minus Russel Crowe.

  • I_am_better

    Oops. Spoiler alert.

  • Willard

    Glad to hear about Blomkamp’s Alien, frankly.

  • I_am_better

    Shitty timing though. And then Scott said that he’s got a couple more of these

  • Willard

    I dunno. It’s certainly weird, but it might be fun to have prequels and sequels living in harmony.

  • I_am_better

    “Prequels and sequels, living together – mass hysteria!”

  • Willard

    It’ll be anarchy!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I really don’t think I should be excited about Blomkamp’s Aliens sequel but I am, against my better judgment. So many reboots have just been the same underwhelming fan-service crap and I expect Alien 5 won’t buck the trend.

    On the other hand, it’s a true sequel to Aliens. Fucking Aliens. Yeah, I’m a sucker.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    About time they started promoting ID 2 in earnest. It seems to have been forgotten among the flurry of other stuff.

    I’m sure it’ll be the usual retarded Emmerich material, but it might be fun. I do like the sleek anime/Robotech vibe contrasting with the fifties alien invasion B-movie look of the original.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Scott’s ego got in the way. He doesn’t want anyone overshadowing his efforts.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Like Stevie and Paul singing “Ebony and Ivory.”

  • Dee-abolik

    I must be the only one whose neck hair are raising thinking of Blomkamp’s Alien- movie. And I don’t think the Krypton series has no potential.

  • franks_television

    I’m interested. I’ve liked all the ALIEN movies to greater or lesser extent, except for the AVP stuff.

  • Dee-abolik

    His last movies were rather shoddy. It sounds like the Genisys of Alien movies.

  • franks_television

    I’m not expecting greatness or anything. I think it depends on the story.

  • Stalkeye

    I dont really care for the “whitewashing” of Doctor Strange. Baron Mordo is played by Ejewfor so no one is up in arms about that. However, I strongly feel that GITS’ protagonist should be played by an Asian Female. Just my 2 cents.

  • Stalkeye

    [email protected]! Anything by Goyer nowadays raises an eyebrow of skepticism.
    He’s actually penning the first episode, I believe.

  • Still no news on ID 3 ( D ) ?

    It must be in the writing stage.

  • I_am_better

    Based on the visuals on this trailer, I dunno what’s gonna be left to destroy in a third movie. Maybe there’s gonna be a twist and it’s humans attacking the Aliens homeworld.

  • Sagamanus

    Holy crap that Independence Day trailer is busy. And now they got a giant biosuit? Lol.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I think that was what they said back when it was a two part movie: that the first was going to center around a re-invasion of Earth, with part 2 having the humans take the fight to the alien homeworld (cue space dogfights). Then Emmerich came out and said the plans had been reconfigured into a trilogy.

    So, two more movies will follow this – and I wouldn’t be surprised if, pending salary disputes, Will Smith returns for one or the other.

  • CoolHandJuke

    Krypton better have a panel of judges who all say “guilty”…

  • KilliK

    hey, MJ, have you seen my aunt?
    Tony took her for a ride in his new Ferrari.
    –VROOM VROOM VROOOOOOOOOM–
    NOOOOOOO

  • KilliK

    it is blatant whitewashing. So, they say she is not playing a Tibetan monk but the iconography and her appearance suggests otherwise. Just their “smart” way to not aggravate the SWJ army and keep the fans of the comics happy.

  • KilliK

    dont be naive, mate. this is just another cynical cash grab based on nostalgia and brand recognition, with a mediocre director who will act as the studio’s lapdog.

    dont forget, you thought Mad Max in Name Only was looking good until you saw it.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    “this is just another cynical cash grab based on nostalgia and brand recognition,”

    Yeah, that’s my fear – and it’ll likely prove to be the case, too. But, like I said before, the Alien franchise is already in ruins, so if it’s mediocre or even bad, it doesn’t matter and if it’s ends up even slightly good, it’s a bonus.

    Maybe Fox should get rid of Blomkamp and let Jim hand-pick a team to develop a series of sequels to Aliens. If Ridley has been allowed to direct four prequels to his own movie, that’s not too much to ask.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Piscopo would make a great hulk

  • Tarmac492.1

    props to I A B for debaters and writing his articles. As the Beasties said No Sleep till Finland!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    Blade one of the best marvel flicks(if it is one) i might be in the minority but i loved my boy Dorff going up against Wesley. Outmatched but not outshined. when does Snipes get forgiven and given a real role?

  • Tarmac492.1

    the JC is the only one that can revive Aliens. or maybe Hal Hartley 🙂

  • Tarmac492.1

    good job in debaters K.

  • Toruk_Makto

    The most disturbing thing about the Asian whitewashing controversy is the general indifference I see coming from a lot of people. Someone made the argument that if you weren’t white or black your opinion was pretty much sidelined when it came to issues of diversity.

    In essence:

    –“This character is being whitewashed.”
    – “Really? The character is supposed to be black?”
    –“No…it’s a Japanese character.”
    – “Oh………and?…so what, who cares?”

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Or Jim Jarmusch.

  • Tarmac492.1

    this is why you are a genius. I could only dream…

  • ErnestRister

    Anthony Michael Hall as Boy Hulk Wonder.

  • Stalkeye

    No, you’re not in the minority at all, Tar. Dorff was great as Deacon Frost and Blade was the catalyst for Marvel gaining such a momentum in cinema. Blade is worthy of being in my Bluray collection!
    Here’s one of my favorite scenes that introduced the “Bulletime” effect before The Matrix;

  • Stalkeye

    Aye, me Boyo i agree!
    Kim is another multi talented Mofo, here!
    If ever he should come to the states, make sure that you introduce him to a few nice ladies (of the day, not the evening! LOL)

  • Stalkeye

    That never gets old.

  • KilliK

    they need to bring back Snipes in the MCU somehow. maybe as old Blade training his daughter to replace him.make a Tomb of Dracula horror movie which ignores the previous Trinity shitfest. Blade assembles a team to fight Dracula who has returned and is about to conquer the world. you can have in the team Ghost Rider, Brother Voodoo, Blade’s daughter. hell, you can even throw in Dr Strange.

  • Stalkeye

    That would work. There was some talk of Snipes reprising his role as a mentor to his daughter for a Netflix series but nothing else came from this.
    I would love to see a Midnight Sons series or Movie! Since DCU bailed out on a Justice League Dark project, let Marvel once again, pick up the slack!

    http://comicbinding.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/midnightsons.jpg

  • 5 years ago if somebody told me a prequel series about Hannibal Lecter had any chances to be good, i would laugh. and i did. And then i was proved wrong.
    This is television today, not 20 years ago.

  • I_am_better

    Muchas Gracias

  • I_am_better
  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I’m not in favor of Snipes reprising the role. I don’t think it’s a good thing to reuse actors that have appeared in previous versions of the properties that exist outside of MCU continuity. A clean slate is needed.

    Casting Snipes again would make matters too confusing for general audiences: are the previous Blade movies canon? Are they not? Are only the first two good movies canon, but not the shitty third one? How would you communicate that to them? They would assume that all those movies “happened”. The same problems arose when, early in development, Christian Bale was considered to return as Batman for Bats V Supes. Would TDK then have been demoted to non-canonical status?

    I do like the rest of your idea, though. It’s about time Marvel considered doing something with their horror/supernatural characters. Legion of Monsters movie, perhaps?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    If Chiwetel Ejiofor wasn’t already playing Baron Mordo, he would be a pretty good choice for a new Blade – ie. the original British version with the raincoat, goggles and wooden stakes. I’ve long thought that, based on the strength and characteristics of the assassin character he played in Serenity.

  • Dee-abolik

    I’d love to see a 70s period reboot.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Yup. It would be great if they decided to make Blade Redux somewhat of a tribute to Blaxploitation movies. Marvel are all about echoing different genres, like the political thriller tone of Cap 2, or heist movies as in the case of Ant-Man.

  • KilliK

    I disagree. Hulk was played by three actors, rebooted twice and though TIH is canon, that movie has almost been forgotten by the casual audience . Snipes has made his Blade iconic, two of his movies are good and there is already an established fanbase. Unless Marvel wants to reinstate the character in a different manner , there is no serious reason not to bring Snipes back.

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  • Zed

    Aw, looks like poor Fox wants their Star Wars back.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    That’s precisely why Hulk has had trouble making a lasting impression like the rest of the MCU characters, who’ve all been played by consistent actors. TIH is the black sheep of the MCU because of it. But that film was supposed to be IN the MCU continuity. Ang Lee’s Hulk wasn’t.

    “Snipes has made his Blade iconic, two of his movies are good and there is already an established fanbase.”

    Fallacies! 😉 Keaton was also a good and iconic Batman and had a following, but that doesn’t mean Warner Bros. felt the need to bring him back for every iteration of Batman.

    “Unless Marvel wants to reinstate the character in a different manner”

    But I assume that’s what they do want to do. Yeah, Snipes has said he had some provisional meetings with them, but I think that’s just his ego talking. Maybe he did, but I doubt they’ll bring him back.

    Don’t you dare reply to this with a hearty “zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz,” mate; I can feel it coming on!

  • Dee-abolik

    I’m a little sick of Snipes, I would not protest if they replace him.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I think his time has passed. I like his Blade, but that version of the character wouldn’t fit in the MCU movies, in terms of looks and behavior. His look is too futuristic and monochromatic, with the armor/bullet proof vest and metallic weapons, and the character is portrayed as too serious and self-consciously bad ass. His portrayal, along with its accompanying movies, belongs squarely with that late nineties/early 00’s wave of sleek Matrix-type action/sci-fi films, rather than today’s looser, more colorful and humorous comic book movies.

    Besides, Snipes is too old and would only be taking a mentor role in a new Blade movie, anyway (his daughter is going to be the new vampire slayer, according to reports). So why confuse things for little overall benefit?

  • Dee-abolik

    You know, why not keep this outside the MCU…

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Because Marvel’s policy is to connect everything. After all, we’re in the age of shared universes. Obviously, this has its advantages and disadvantages. I’ve got a feeling the next version of Blade might end up on Netflix (because of its darker, more violent content), but even those are connected to the movies (however tenuously).

  • KilliK

    the “audience will be confused” fear is studiohead thinking. Would the audience be confused if Mel Gibson played Max in Fury Road? or were they confused when Hardy played him instead? mmm?

  • KilliK

    well, they already tried with a Blade tv show…

  • KilliK

    But Hulk did make a lasting impression despite being played by a third, different actor. And that was because of how he was incorporated inside the Avengers movie and how was played by the new actor. TIH is canonically neglected because it was a shitty movie. Also, TIH is supposed to be a pseudo-sequel to Hulk, as it was hinted by its intro.

    – Both Keaton and Bale were asked back but they refused. Bale was even given $50m but he said no. It shows that the studio give priority to the association between the character and the actor, than avoiding the risk of confusing the audience. Which makes sense, the audience prefer to see their favorite actors in their iconic roles, they dont care that much about continuity or canon. This will become very apparent when MCU will get a reboot.

    If Marvel wants to make the new Blade to be his daughter, then I dont see why Snipes shouldnt be brought back as her father and mentor. I see it as a missed opportunity if they want to do this but with a new actor playing the now aged character. “The audience will be confused” is not a valid reason for not doing it. Instead, there are a few good reasons why they should go with it.

    Now, if they want a new, reimagined Blade as part of the tv universe, well ok, fine, cast a new actor. No problem with that. But it will SUCK. Snipes = Blade.

    no zzzzz, i just woke up. 😉

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    No, it’s logical thinking. It’s not just the audience – I repeat again, does that mean Blade 1 and 2 (or Trinity) happened in the MCU? Logically, they couldn’t have.

    Marvel has tried hard to build their universe carefully and consistently, with the obvious exceptions like the Norton/Ruffalo recasting – something which, in retrospect, they regret. They would’ve preferred to have cast Ruffalo from the start (he was, after all, Letterier’s first choice for Banner). I don’t want them to now start retconning their chronology and shoehorning things in. The DCEU is currently a mess for that very reason. Casting Snipes as Blade would be akin to casting Andrew Garfield as Spidey in the Civil War movie.

    Mad Max was never consistent to begin with, isn’t a shared universe, and it’s a standalone reboot/sequel to an old franchise, so it’s hardly comparable.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    And it was horrible. But that was in the bad old days, before Marvel got its act together.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Never mind all that. Have you read the leaked plot for Episode VIII? It’s horrific.

  • Dee-abolik

    It’s more a rhetorical question… I wish someone else would produce it. I liked Daredevil Season 1, but with Season 2 they are up to their old tricks again.

  • KilliK

    but does it matter if they happened or not? you could pretend that they are part of the MCU universe because they are good movies. or you can approach it like they do in the Evil Dead tv show, in which AOD is not canon but the show alludes to it.

    question: with the exception of the hardocre fans, does anyone else realize that Hurt’s Thunderbolt is the same character from TIH? I pretty much doubt it. hell, the filthy casuals thought that Deadpool is part of the MCU. so despite Marvel’s hard efforts, their MCU is still a mess because of their movie rights being split to various studios. What is canon or not is a subject that only the fans care about, and since we are talking about fans here, the fans wouldnt mind if Snipes played Blade again.

    I guarantee you Marvel wouldnt mind if Sony wanted them to make movies together with Garfield still playing the character. As I said, what sells more is the priority for every studio, even Marvel, not the consistency of their MCU.

    BULLSHIT. Gibson is the face of the Mad Max franchise, just like Ford is for IJ or Connery was for James Bond. Connery was replaced and the audience didnt have any problem with that, was brought back and still didnt have any problem with that. Same happened with Gibson, same will happen with Ford. But Snipes’ Blade is the problem? I think not.

  • KilliK

    yeah, I gave you the reddit link where it was first posted in the other topic. I am reading it now. and it looks hideous. I hope it’s the real deal, it will be hilarious if it is.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    What old tricks?

    The idea of a standalone Blade seems to me to be a bit like the proposed Venom solo movie: an excuse for an R-rated film to cash in on Deadpool’s success. But I think the audience expects everything to be connected nowadays, so I doubt the former would be considered. And it cuts off the potential for profit through disallowing the assets (the characters) to intermingle.

    Make no mistake, putting Spider-Man in Civil War, or Tony Stark in the Spider-Man solo movie, are attempts to broaden the appeal of those movies and make them bigger than they otherwise would be. Those characters are being viewed by the studio not just in a storytelling sense, but as very real “added value” monetary boosters that can be pumped into any of their movies at will. So I don’t see them cutting Blade off from that potential by making his movie and universe independent.

  • KilliK

    oh wait, mate, I discovered a new link with more detailed info about the leaked script. read it here:

    http://pastebin.com/EDyzfWat

  • Dee-abolik

    Season 1 of DD was pretty tight and focused, while season 2 was again just mainly a setup for the Punisher series and season 3. No, I don’t doubt it makes sense from a monetary sense, I’d just wish to see it in different hands.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Thanks. Someone already posted half of it at AICN at my request.

    Not only is it a shoddy remake of ESB, as I predicted, it also seems to be a remake of the Matrix trilogy as well.

    I think Jar Jar must have plotted this story, because it sounds exactly like his handiwork. Rian Johnson has been demoted to a puppet director/writer under Jar Jar’s control.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Fair enough.

  • KilliK

    well, yeah, looks like something only JarJar would cook up.
    I wonder though if the Force-Avatar concept is something that he might have stolen from Lucas’ New Trilogy scripts…

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Don’t know, but I’m laughing at the idea of Christensen returning, as well as the virgin birth thing. It will be a poke in the eye to the idiots who claimed Disney would never reference the Prequels.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Snipe is fifty-three years old. It’s unlikely he can perform the martial arts required of the character any longer. So why would you want to see him return in a small, bait-and-swich mentor role, like Han in TFA, where his only purpose is to train a new female vampire slayer to appease the SJWs? Because that’s all it would be. Surely, you would rather see him go out on top, not return as a sad second-fiddle to the main action?

  • KilliK

    Ι dont think Disney will bring Christensen back, it’s a red flag for the fanboys but you never know.
    I am sure that the virgin mother of Rey is 100% true. It doesnt matter what JarJar says about her parents already being in SW7, it confirms my speculation that he wants to replace the Skywalkers with his own retarded version of the “chosen one”.

  • KilliK

    oh, come on now, Snipes can still kick ass in his 50s. And he can be a badass in the movie while training his daughter. Unless you believe Luke wont be a badass in SW8..
    And after the horrible Blade 3, Snipes does need a chance to go out on top, even if it means being succeeded by his daughter.

  • KilliK

    just finished the more detailed description. jesus, they have ripped off from everything, Matrix, ESB, the EU comics, Cthulhu. dont forget the fanservice, Luke is dogfighting with his old X-Wing.

    The whole “human vessel for force ghosts” thing must be a preparation for Vader’s inevitable return. It’s something we had already talked about before SW7 came out, which way they will use to bring Vader back. And one of our ideas was Vader’s ghost either will posses Luke’s body or Anakin’s cloned body. Jesus christ, they are going to do this arent they? Vader will come back as a possessed Luke or a cloned Anakin? (I dont believe Rey will be the new vessel, they dont have the guts to go that route, nether Kylo, they ll turn him into the good guy for the female tweens to salivate over. bad boy turned good)

    jesus almighty, why Lucas, why ffs, WHY? god damn you.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    “Unless you believe Luke wont be a badass in SW8..”

    Well, I’m not certain at all that he will be. Even if Mark is willing, the filmmakers might not be and won’t give him the opportunity. I think Luke’s role in the movie might be a disappointment and he, too, will be forced to play second-fiddle to his apprentice.

    Also, swinging a lightsaber is not as challenging as the athleticism and speed required for martial arts kicks and spins. Christopher Lee said that his hands were still very fast when fencing in AOTC, but that his legs could hardly move very fast at all. Obviously, he was decades older than Hamill and Snipes at the time, but the point is the legs deteriorate faster than the arms and hands.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    “Jesus christ, they are going to do this arent they?”

    Bwahahaha!!! Yes, it’s all coming true. I can’t wait to see the reactions. Even those who defended TFA will give up on Star Wars. I bet they even bring back the Emperor as a clone, like in the EU novels and comics.

    Oh boy, it’s going to be a shitstorm in the coming years.

  • KilliK

    man, the more I think about it, the more I am convinced that the leaked plot is not fake and that this how they will bring Vader back, with the human vessels/force ghosts concept. It makes completely sense to go that route and it’s something that JarJar would think as a way to bring him back.

    FUUUUUUUCK.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Yep, I just read that second half of the summary. Cthulu monsters? Space monks? What the hell? What does any of that have to do with Star Wars or why it’s appealing? What is Snoke supposed to be then? One of the cthulus?

    Jesus, what a stupid script. Hell, maybe this IS real. Kasdan did say, after all, that Johnson’s script was weird. But it’s weird in a BAD way.

  • KilliK

    man, I wish this is real. even if they make changes to it, it will still be laughably bad. jesus.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    So, bets that Vader returns as the reincarnated vessel in Episode IX and battles Rey while Snoke watches in his throne room? I think so. Vader will return in villain form for both Rogue One and Episode IX. Disney have to squeeze him in before JEJ dies.

  • KilliK

    I dont think Vader will fight anyone in SW9, they will show him when the movie ends, as a hook for the next trilogy. and they will have a new mystery box bait, who is Vader’s human vessel.
    the final fight in SW9 will be either between Rey/Luke or Kylo/Luke. maybe even Luke reveals that Kylo and Rey are siblings.
    jesus, they have turned SW into a horrible fan fiction..

  • Toruk_Makto

    If they bring Vader back…in any shape, size, or form other than a Force Ghost with distilled wisdom…

    ….I will never stop laughing.

  • KilliK

    they will bring him back, even Bob Iger alluded to that. the question is when and how.
    and we are talking about the post-OT movies, not the OT spinoffs.

  • Toruk_Makto

    If they do they will have met their destiny…and it won’t be a pretty one.

  • sawyersolo

    Now you’re fucking talking…

    Tomb of Dracula would be awesome