Spinning Headlines – Week 17: The Nice Guys, Tomb Raider, Batman: The Killing Joke, Dreamworks Animation, Stallone, Wolverine 3, Alita: Battle Angel… Spinning Headlines – Week 17: The Nice Guys, Tomb Raider, Batman: The Killing Joke, Dreamworks Animation, Stallone, Wolverine 3, Alita: Battle Angel…
Trailers for "The Nice Guys", "Batman: The Killing Joke", "Snowden", "Cell". The new Lara Croft has been cast - plus various other casting news,... Spinning Headlines – Week 17: The Nice Guys, Tomb Raider, Batman: The Killing Joke, Dreamworks Animation, Stallone, Wolverine 3, Alita: Battle Angel…

From the ashes of the week that was, rises the Fridays headlines.

Or something as equally pompous. As always, check out the Supernaughts “News”-section for daily updates. This week we got the final “X-Men: Apocalypse”-trailer (until the 50 gazillion TV-spots hit us), that gave us probably one spoiler too many, the entire cast list for Showtime’s upcoming “Twin Peaks” revival, and for the “Alien-Day”, Neill Blomkamp teased the return on Newt for his very secretive “Alien”-project.

 

RETRO TRAILER FOR MY MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIE OF THE YEAR

Warner Bros. released a nice retro-trailer of Shane Black‘s “The Nice Guys“. I cant tell you how much I’m looking forward to this one. It just looks like so much fun.

 

TOMB RAIDER RETURNS TO BIG SCREEN – AND JUST CAST IT’S LEAD

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Well – how long has it been since Jan De Bont‘s “Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life“? 13 years. I think just about the only image of that movie that I can remember is Angelina Jolie punching a shark. Since then, the film rights to the game franchise have been changing hands from Paramount to GK Films to now becoming a co-production with MGM, Warner Bros. and GK Films and the production of a movie reboot has started with Norwegian director Roar Uthaug(“The Wave“) in charge. And now the new Lara Croft has been cast: Swedish actress Alicia Vikander – who had one helluva year last year; winning an Academy Award for her supporting role in “The Danish Girl” as well as starring in “Ex Machina”, “Burnt” and “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”.

This new film is said to “tell the story of a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure”, so it’s a reboot in every way – something that the video game-series has also done in the recent years.

 

“BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE” TRAILER

Oh, hell yes. Bring it.

 

ONE LAST THING ABOUT THE WHOLE TILDA SWINTON/WHITEWASHING-THING

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Marvel released a statement regarding the controversy over Tilda Swinton‘s casting as Ancient One in “Doctor Strange“. Here it is:

“Marvel has a very strong record of diversity in its casting of films and regularly departs from stereotypes and source material to bring its MCU to life. The Ancient One is a title that is not exclusively held by any one character, but rather a moniker passed down through time, and in this particular film the embodiment is Celtic. We are very proud to have the enormously talented Tilda Swinton portray this unique and complex character alongside our richly diverse cast.”

In other media one of the film’s screenwriters, C. Robert Cargill made another kind of statement, calling the casting process a “Kobayashi Maru”, and going on saying:

[The Ancient One] originates from Tibet, so if you acknowledge that Tibet is a place and that he’s Tibetan, you risk alienating one billion people who think that that’s bullsh*t and risk the Chinese government going, ‘Hey, you know one of the biggest film-watching countries in the world? We’re not going to show your movie because you decided to get political.”

“If we decide to go the other way and cater to China in particular,” he continued, ” — if you think it’s a good idea to cast a Chinese actress as a Tibetan character, you are out of your damn fool mind and have no idea what the f*ck you’re talking about.

In other words – it’s basically pointless to argue about this thing anymore. It’s done. There were reasons – and as everything to do with movie casting ALWAYS does, it pissed some people off and some people simply do not give a shit. I’m one of the latter. This will be the last time I address this.

 

ANOTHER BIG STUDIO TAKEOVER

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Comcast’s NBCUniversal dropped in some serious cash, as they announced this week that they are buying the Dreamworks Animation Studios. The prize tag? $3.8 billion. There has been some rumors in the recent years that the animation house, ran by Jeffrey Katzenberg, has had some finacial issues and was on the lookout for a buyer; Japan’s SoftBank and Hasbro were some of the companies they had negotiations with, but until now, nothing had materialized. Katzenberg will not be running the studio after this deal, but he will serve as chairman of DreamWorks New Media and a consultant to NBCUniversal. “DreamWorks Animation is a great addition to NBCUniversal,” said Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal. “Jeffrey Katzenberg and the DreamWorks organization have created a dynamic film brand and a deep library of intellectual property. DreamWorks will help us grow our film, television, theme parks and consumer products businesses for years to come.

Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Meledandri, whose company has been behind the hit franchises “Despicable Me/Minions“, will run the combined animation business and “help guide the growth of the DreamWorks Animation business in the future“. So I guess the competition in the CGI-animated feature business just got a little bit more fierce.

 

“SNOWDEN” TRAILER

The first trailer to Oliver Stone‘s “Snowden” was relased this week. Hit or miss?

 

MARTIN SCORSESE EYEING GEORGE WASHINGTON-BIOPIC

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The General” – a script written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage is described as taking a look at George Washington’s time as a general as he is tasked with leading a dying army to safety during the revolutionary war, was originally going to be directed by Darren Aronofsky who called the story “almost ‘Unforgiven’-like” back in 2012, but he has since dropped out and now it is reported that Martin Scorsese is interested in the project. But, then again, Scorsese is one of those directors who has about half a dozen projects in development at any given time, so we’ll see. DiCaprio as George Washington?

 

“CELL” GETS A TRAILER

The long-in-gestation movie adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel “Cell” – starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson –  has finally got it’s first trailer. And this is, I believe, almost two years after it was filmed. “Cell” has since been dropped by at least one distribution company and is now scheduled to arrive on VOD June 10th before arriving in theaters (for a limited release) on July 8th. I dunno – the film seems to have had some serious behind-the-scenes issues from day one. And looking at this trailer it looks like they have aimed to make the whole thing in a style akin to “The Walking Dead“. As I recall, the book was more about these characters’ journey than fighting hordes of “zombies”.

 

SOME CASTING NEWS

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First off, Sylvester Stallone has been cast in “Omerta”, Antoine Fuqua‘s TV-adaptation of the last book in Mario Puzo‘s Mafia series that started with “The Godfather” and “The Last Don”. Not much of this project is known at this point, but Stallone is said to be playing “the head of a familial crime organization” – so this would be a Don, then. I have only read Puzo’s “The Godfather” and even that was about a million years ago, so I have no knowledge of this storyline.

Wolverine 3” – or whatever it’s final title will be, added two new cast-members this week. And by the looks of these two particular actors, it seems like the movie might be a little less serious in tone this time. But I could of course be totally wrong. The two additions are Richard E. Grant(“Withnail & I”, “Hudson Hawk”) who is cast as “a villainous mad-scientist type,” and Stephen Merchant(“The Office”,“Extras”, “The Ricky Gervais Show”,”Life’s too Short”, “Hello Ladies”) whose character is a complete mystery at this point.

Tye Sheridan, who plays the young Cyclops in “X-Men: Apocalypse” – and is soon starting to film Steven Spielberg‘s “Ready Player One” – revealed that he has signed on to TWO more “X-Men”-films, so apparently the franchise’s future is now officially being rested on the younger castmembers.

Vikings” star Katheryn Winnick has apparently joined the cast of “The Dark Tower” – but this is just a rumor.

And last but definitely not least, the search for the lead actress for “Alita: Battle Angel” is going into final three. Yes – the same “Battle Angel Alita” – as it’s original title went – that James Cameron was planning to do before he got all tangled up in bioluminescence of Pandora. Cameron is still attached to the project as producer, but the director(hand-picked by Cameron) is Robert Rodriguez, as was announced last October. Anyways, as I was saying… the search for the lead actress to play the female cyborg become bounty hunter has narrowed down to three – who have all given final screen-tests: Maika Monroe (“The Guest”, “It Follows”, “Independence Day: Resurgence”), Rosa Salazar (“The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”) and Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”). Now, the movie has not yet been officially greenlit by 20th Century Fox because the budget is still being hammered out, but the coice for the lead actress is expected to happen in a few weeks.

 

BRYAN SINGER REVEALS THE TIME PERIOD OF “20 000 LEAGUES”

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While making the promotional rounds for “X-Men: Apocalypse“, Bryan Singer gave a bit of an update on his next project – an adaptation of Jules Verne’s “20 000 Leagues Under The sea“. Or more precisely, WHEN the events of his version will take place. The original story took place in 1866 and the 1954 Disney film didn’t much veer away from that, taking place in 1868. Singer’s version? Not that different, actually. As he says: “…I’m setting 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea right after the Civil War. Everything wasn’t suddenly hunky-dory between the North and the South – there was still hostility and tension. The same thing exists here.” So there will be no retooling to set the story in modern-er times.

 

A NEW STILL FROM “STAR TREK BEYOND”

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Just to show there’s more than dirtbikes in this movie, Empire Magazine released a new still from “Star Trek Beyond” that shows Sofia Boutella‘s character more clearly. I guess she’s an alien. And what the hell is that uniform Spock’s wearing?

 

SPIT-TAKE OF THE WEEK

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20th Century Fox is working on a prequel movie to “The Omen“, titled (drum roll)…. The First Omen.

’nuff said.

 

That is all.

 

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  • I_am_better
  • Stalk👁

    Robert Rodriguez for BA? *winces* I thought Planet Terror was as lame as Death Proof and what has he done lately aside from Spy Kids???

  • Stalk👁

    I saw this coming after watching the 2nd season of DD.

  • KilliK

    HELL YEAH!

  • KilliK

    So, if the Vernes movie is set in the CW, I guess Nemo again wont be an Indian, right? fucking morons.

  • KilliK

    Grant also played in Warlock. come on now.

  • KilliK

    AHAHAHA, at Disney’s reasoning. is this the best excuse they could come up with? fucking morons. just be sincere: Ancient One is Tibetan and China would have banned the movie because of that.

  • KilliK

    Boutella’s alien chick. where have I see that design before? where? hmmm.

  • I_am_better

    Last three were Spy Kids 4, Machete Kills and Sin City: a Dame to Kill For. Only Spy kids 4 made money – not a huge amount but the only one of these that made profit.

  • I_am_better

    I know. I had a brain freeze, and adding “Hudson Hawk” there was kinda a joke.
    Or was it…?

  • franks_television

    I really need to watch Ex Machina.

  • franks_television

    Oh, might be cool.

  • KilliK

    if it is based on Ennis’ Max run..

  • Tarmac492.1

    I am the poster boy for diversity when it comes to escorts.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Christ on the Cross, the Cell movie talk has been going on since before there were cell phones.

  • I_am_better

    I think Eli Roth was supposed to do it back in 2007. But that was when he was relevant

  • Tarmac492.1

    Yup. He has a punchable face, btw.

  • I_am_better
  • Tarmac492.1

    Omerta with Stallone sounds interesting.

  • And they made Baron Mordo black !! OUTRAGE!! Rabble rabble rabble !!!

    I wanted the Mandarin in Ironman 3 to be just like this :

    ” Ah So, Ionman , you will not escape my twap ! You will never reave alive ! ”

  • Tarmac492.1

    You know who would be perfect for a role in Omerta……?

  • I_am_better
  • I_am_better
  • Tarmac492.1

    Tilda Swinton for George Washington.

  • Tarmac492.1

    You got it!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    “Good thing I have medical and my Dell is under warranty.” he says, picking shards of glass out of his bloodied knuckles.

  • Negasonic Middle Aged Warhead

    ” He must have tampered with my circuits while I was paralyzed!”
    Iron Man vs Bill Cosby.

  • Negasonic Middle Aged Warhead

    Still planning on skipping Trek in theaters. Still looks like shit.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Was he ever?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Rodriguez has been garbage since the first Sin City. Hopefully, JC keeps him on a tight leash.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Fallacy.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    It seems to have been sitting in the can for years. Nor does it seem like it has much to do with the book, which wasn’t all that great a book to begin with. Expected better from a Stephen King zombie story. Still, I would prefer a more faithful adaptation.

  • franks_television

    I will.

  • I_am_better

    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen got that one right, at least

  • Dee-abolik

    Vikander is definitely the better choice than… that other one.

  • Dee-abolik

    Thinking of Mass Effect?

  • Dee-abolik

    The script writer Cargill openly admitted it in an interview.

  • Sagamanus

    You’ll watch it and you’ll love it.

  • franks_television

    Donnie Wahlberg?

  • Dee-abolik

    I think they considered Ellen Page.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Would rather Piscopo direct Alita:Battle Angel than Rodriguez.

  • Dee-abolik

    Hard to get Piscopo these days. he’s totally up in his arthouse projects.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Cargill is a cool last name.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Yup. Him and David Byrne from Talking Heads. You think they would want to return to their glory days. True artists.

  • Dee-abolik

    Like a shady figure from a Noir-movie.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Who is attached to more shit they will never do. Scorcese or GDT?

  • Tarmac492.1

    Raymond Chandler would be proud.

  • Dee-abolik

    Spielberg a close third.

  • Kylo Ronin

    WHAT? I THOUGHT YOU-go watch it!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Not so cool when you realize he’s a former AICN writer: “Massawyrm.”

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    GDT, by a mile.

    Actually, judging by the “in development” list on his IMDB page, Ridley Scott easily rivals him.

  • Dee-abolik
  • franks_television

    Where?

  • Zed

    You forgot to put quotation marks on “writer.”

  • Zed

    Ridley Scott.

  • Zed

    Still waiting for that Tintin sequel…

  • franks_television

    Knew that sounded familiar.

  • Kylo Ronin

    I dunno, just rent it or something! You’d dig it!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    You’ll be waiting a long time.

  • Zed

    ..

  • Sagamanus

    Man, here comes the dilution. It’s possible it’s already strained. He’s great in DD, but everytime people ask for more, it goes overboard. Fear of The Walking Dead anyone?

  • KilliK

    maybe

  • KilliK

    wait, what, Massawyrm is the writer of Dr Strange?

    http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/vader.jpg

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Well, he’s the co-writer of it along with some other guy.

    C. Robert Cargill has written quite a few movies to date (much to Harry’s eternal jealousy), including the Sinister horror films. Other online movie journos like Drew “Moriarty” McWeeny have also had some very minor success in Hollywood (he and his writing partner wrote John Carpenter’s Masters of Horror episodes), so it’s not too much of an anomaly.

    Because of Cargill’s AICN connection, I don’t much like the thought of him writing Doctor Strange – fanboy “writers” are usually idiots and should stay out of the professional business – but at least we can be grateful he isn’t Harry or Devin Faraci. I didn’t particularly care for Massawyrm, but, from what I remember, he was by no means the worst or most annoying writer AICN ever had. Hopefully, the studio kept him in check.

  • KilliK

    let’s hope so. :/

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  • Toruk_Makto

    Even less after Sinister 2…what the fuck happened there?

  • Toruk_Makto

    I honestly don’t understand how one can become a ‘worse’ director over the years. It flies in the face of my internal logic. The more often one does something the more proficient they should become at it. I will not believe this is a falsehood.

    So my only excuse for this phenomena…motherfucker must be on drugs

  • Sagamanus

    Thx Eleanor. I needed those stats.

  • Tarmac492.1

    i thought he was above those other, odious cunts that claim they write

  • southafricanguy

    you progressive bastard…

  • southafricanguy

    I certainly hope so. I am encouraged that Lightstorm is producing…..and that RR isnt writing or producing. His job is to direct, and I think with a good producer and a tight leash…he can do it. He did make Sin City….and that is pretty damn good.

  • southafricanguy

    geez….whatever happened to that? I guess Jackson is so burnt out after the Hobbit.

  • southafricanguy

    very true

  • southafricanguy

    actually….he was one of the better ones by far

  • southafricanguy

    BAA certainly has the potential to be damn cool. I bought several of the Mangas the last time I was in Japan. It’s a pretty damn cool world with a lot of cinematic possiblities

  • southafricanguy

    surely it cannot be worse than STID?

  • Dee-abolik

    I don’t really remember anything about his articles on aicn. I cannot distinguish some of the minor writers in my head (beaks, massa…). Sinister was actually pretty good, if it had not fallen apart in the last third, it would be excellent. That’s only partially the fault of the script though. Never seen the 2nd one.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I heard Capone is writing the 3rd Avatar flick.

  • Tarmac492.1

    The first Sinister was pretty lame. It got good reviews. I dont get it.

  • Tarmac492.1

    the AICN “typers” ?

  • Bop

    Kathryn Winnick deserves a good action movie.

  • Bop

    He, he. I will laugh my ass off if Barracuda is in it.

  • Bop

    Just hearing the guy talk makes me want to punch him.

  • Bop

    It is okay to bash China, unless you make money off of them. Very Hollywood allright.

  • Bop

    Nice Guys seems interesting.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    She should be cast as Captain Marvel, for sure.

  • Dee-abolik

    That’s how you call ’em?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Does Jackson even work anymore? He doesn’t have any new projects on his docket.

    Damn, that fella turned out to be a real disappointment. After LOTR, I thought he’d go on to become one of the greats.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Don’t even joke about that!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Admittedly, most of the “writers” they’ve had over the years run together. I can’t think of a single one I ever really liked. But I do know I hate that Vinyard guy more than anybody who’s ever written for them apart from maybe Beaks.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Ummmm…well, I suppose it’s all relative.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    But Battle Angel will be much, much more ambitious (not to mention expensive) than Sin City. And it’s a fairly emotional story, too. I’m not sure Rodriguez has it in him to pull that off.

    On the other hand, Cameron won’t want to be embarrassed – this is a $200 million gamble, after all – so I think he’ll be quite hands-on in order to keep the production on the right track (as time with his Avatar schedule permits).

  • I_am_better

    I’ve really been liking the vibe from the trailers.

  • Dee-abolik

    Vinyard is truly an obnoxious little shit. Worse than Harry almost.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I’d say he’s worse. At least Harry, illiterate though he is, isn’t condescending and pretentious.

  • Dee-abolik

    true dat

  • southafricanguy

    my guess is….he will take a long break and/or make small independent NZ movies. I think the whole Hobbit debacle and all the issues surrounding it is what happened to him.

    I truly think he got completely burnt out

  • southafricanguy

    right….thats what i think. It’s not a troublemaker studio production, but very specifically a Lightstorm one. It was not just handed over to RR to just be his production Thus I have to assume that RR’s job is to primarily be the one actually filming it, but most creative decisions will involve Lightstorm. Plus I am sure that this project may start production fairly quickly as the script has been written, the concept art all done long before RR ever set eyes on anything.

    Cameron has long voiced his passion for the character and the world. I would have a hard time believing that he simply intends for it be handled in whichever way without him being involved and making sure it follows all the work tyhat has already been put into it.

  • KilliK

    I doubt it. despite the negative reaction, the Hobbit trilogy was a megahit. I guarantee you PJ is right now working on a shared Middle Earth cinematic universe with multiple spinoff movies.

    Remember the Harry Potter franchise? it was completed a few years ago, right? well, now you are getting your first spin off movie in the same universe. Expect the same to happen with the LOTR/Hobbit franchise.

  • KilliK

    frankly, I have lost my faith on this project. Even if Cameron is shepherding it behind the scenes, it will still be something inferior to the masterpiece Jim himself would have given us instead. And with hasbeen hack like RR, I can only expect the worst.

  • Tarmac492.1

    The words in their articles are like smug little Ruffalo faces, smirking at me with that stupid look.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Yep. I think that’s going to happen. Whether they have to invent entirely new stories to get around the contract with the Tolkien estate, or wait until Tolkien’s son dies to make a new one, more Middle-Earth movies will be coming. It’s too big of a cash-cow franchise for Warners to leave on the table.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Probably. We’ll have to expect the worst and hope for the best.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I wonder when this is going to be released? 2018 or 2019? Will it be released in the same year as Avatar 2? And, since there are a whole series of Manga, including spin-offs, based on Battle Angel still being published to this day, there’s inevitably going to be sequels. Cameron’s initial plan in 2006 was to make a trilogy. Will the BA films be released in the off years between Avatar ones?

    You know, I was thinking that Cameron might start doing more of this sort of thing, due to his limited time: start handing over his long-gestating projects to his friends or gathering together talent and overseeing them, in a similar fashion to what George Lucas did in the eighties with the OT Star Wars sequels and the Indiana Jones movies and Willow, etc. These will be more than movies he just produces; in a sense, they’ll be Cameron movies in all but name, except for the fact he doesn’t direct them. But his stamp will be all over them.

    He already plans to farm out Fantastic Voyage to Del Toro, and that could be the same thing as Battle Angel. Since everything is being turned into a franchise nowadays, I could also see sequels being made to that if it was successful (there are actually two (semi-) sequel novels in existence for the original film, one written by the late, great Isaac Asimov himself, so there’s precedence for it).

    When the rights return to him, will Cameron gather together one of those “writer’s room” teams to reboot and reinvigorate the Terminator universe? What about that action thriller series he was developing, “The Informationist” (described as a cross between the Bourne films, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Sherlock Holmes)? What will become of that? Is he still attached to the remake of Forbidden Planet (itself proposed as a trilogy)?

    With the production of Avatar taking up so much time, I can definitely see Cameron shifting into mogul mode in this manner. It’s the only way to get these movies made in his lifetime and it might be cool if he was the mastermind behind several hugely successful franchises at once.

  • Stalk👁

    I dunno if Netflix would be that brazen to include the same Barracuda that i have read in the comics. He was a vile muthafuker!!!

  • Zed

    WB has been trying to get their own Star Wars level franchise for quite a while. I mean, look at what they attempted with The Matrix: a pair of rambling sequels with an anticlimax intended to spawn a “universe” of comics and video games for the next decade.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Yep, the Matrix was an abject lesson in how not to go about building a franchise.

    I’ve no doubt WB will try to reboot the Matrix in the next few years, but I bet they actively pay the Wachowski Sisters (!) NOT to be involved.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Barracuda was supposed to be the main villain for the sequel to the 2004 Thomas Jane Punisher movie. That was a very watered down version of the Punisher so I think if they can include him in a sequel to that, they can include him on the Netflix show.

  • Stalk👁

    Hah! I had no idea that a sequel to Lame Jane’s Punisher was considered.

  • Bop

    LMAO.

  • Bop

    I always preferred Viva Bianca but now that you say it is a no-brainer that Winnick should be Miss Marvel. And definitely not Ronda Rousey what seemed to be a rumor.

  • Zed

    I thought only one of them had become a sister, but… wow. I don’t expect them to make anything noteworthy again. Jupiter Ascending was their Batman & Robin.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    It was “considered” in the same way that a sequel to Trank’s Fantastic Four was considered. That is, until it was released and the producers saw the critical/fan reception and grosses!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I don’t see them directing much of anything again, either. Certainly not anything with a big budget. They did create a Netflix series recently, “Sense8,” but I don’t know how well it was received.

    “Lana and Lilly”…Holy mackerel. Who saw that one coming?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Rousey better not be involved in any way, shape or form…her “acting” is atrocious.

  • southafricanguy

    Great points and ideas. It may very well go that way….and makes sense in order to get all these projects made.

    As for when Baa will be released….your guess is as good as mine. I do think it’s going to go into production sooner than later if they are already casting as seems to be the case.

    And indeed looks like Del Toro might make Fantastic voyage for Lightstorm. This will be the most amount of productions being done by them ever

  • KilliK

    well, I wouldnt mind a cat fight between her and whoever the Captain Marvel will be. preferably naked. in a mud pit.

  • Bop

    Whenever I see her face I think:”That is not the face of an actress.”

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Perhaps Rousey should be cast as She-Hulk? Although, they should get someone else to dub the lines.

  • Stalk👁

    I thought Chyna was the best “She-Hulk”. LOL

  • Stalk👁

    GDT hands down! Justice League Dark? Silent Hill? another game project in development for over 2 years? all CANCELLED!! So he’s doing a sequel to Pacific Rim? Whhhhhhhooooooooo-CARES!!!*

    *To paraphrase Nick Nightly.

  • Stalk👁

    surely it cannot be worse than STD? X)

  • Stalk👁

    After watching Cabin Fever, yes I want to punch him in the schnozzz.

  • Stalk👁

    Aint it old news, chum.

  • Stalk👁

    HHAHA You must have read his comments on 12 Years a Slave.

  • Stalk👁

    That’s the ep in which Mandy karate chops ironman through his armor.
    Funny shit those cartoons.

  • Stalk👁

    Well, I liked Sin City. Not the segment with Clive Owen, that was weak.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Since Sin City. I’m including that as his last good film. Planet Terror was blah, Ma-shitty 1 & 2 were worse, and I don’t pay much attention to his kids films. And the less said about Sin City 2, the better! Not exactly the resume of someone you’d want handling a property that has the potential to be the Terminator series of the 21st century.

  • Zed

    I am outraged at the whitewashing of the female alien character. The aliens of color featured in the original series are being marginalized by the Hollywood machine. Green lives matter!

  • I love em.