Spinning Saturday Headlines – Week 19: Black Panther, Godzilla 2, Pacific Rim 2, Disney, The Neon Demon, Michael Bay, Blumhouse, Deadpool… Spinning Saturday Headlines – Week 19: Black Panther, Godzilla 2, Pacific Rim 2, Disney, The Neon Demon, Michael Bay, Blumhouse, Deadpool…
Michael B. Jordan joins "Black Panther", Gareth Edwards exits "Godzilla 2", "Pacific Rim 2" gets writer no. 4, Trailers for "The Woods", "The Neon... Spinning Saturday Headlines – Week 19: Black Panther, Godzilla 2, Pacific Rim 2, Disney, The Neon Demon, Michael Bay, Blumhouse, Deadpool…

It’s Saturday again. When my procrastinating schedule jump ahead one day, it takes a few weeks to get back into the groove, I guess. No matter – as always, take a peek at our News-section for daily updates. This week there was stuff that ranged from a Philip K. Dick anthology TV-series to the trailer of the upcoming “Assassins Creed”-movie.

Speaking of Creed…




Yup – THR reported that Jordan has signed in for a yet-undisclosed part in Marvel’s “Black Panther“, co-written and directed by “Creed” director Ryan Coogler. This is the third time the two will be working together – Jordan has acted in all of the films Coogler has directed (“Fruitvale Station”, “Creed” and now “Panther”), so why break a good streak? Some rumors state that Jordan might be playing a villain – those who have more knowledge of the comic canon might have ideas who that may be.

Chadwick Boseman is, of course, toplining Black Panther (and had one kick-ass introduction in “Captain America: Civil War” just now), while Lupita Nyong’o is in negotiations to star alongside him.




It was a rocky week for the Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures’ sequel for the 2014 “Godzilla“. First, the studio moved the release date of the film ahead from June 2018 to March 22, 2019. The reason? The original release date was too close to Paramount’s Transformers 6 release date and just after Universal’s Untitled Jurassic World Sequel. See? This is where we live in now; there are SO many franchises in the works by so many different studios, that decisions have to be made years in advance. And of course, if one studio now moves some release date, it will undoubtedly cause a massive snowball-effect in the midst of other studios. It’s fucking madness, actually – I just had to say that out loud.

There was some talk that the release date switch was also made to help director Gareth Edwards cope with the schedule, as he’s in the midst of the post-production of “Rogue One: a Star Wars story” right now. But – less than 24 hours after the release date switch, Edwards stated that he’s off the “Godzilla”-sequel. As a reason h stated that he has some smaller-scale properties he’s developing and wants to step off from the big-budget studio tentpole-movies for a while.




…”Pacific Rim 2” just got a new writer hired. “Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly has been hired to work on the script, which has previous drafts from at least Guillermo del Toro, Zak Penn, and Jon Spaihts. This is pretty much the first piece of news on this film after Steven DeKnight was announced as the replacement director in february and there’s nothing on if Connolly will simply continue with the previous writers’ work or start a new script from scratch.



You know, for a moment I was excited – I’m a huge fan of Adam Wingard‘s “You’re Next” and “The Guest” – but, alas: it looks to be at least partially found footage. That horror subgenre just feels like a cuss-word in my ears now. Time will tell…




It was a “tough” week for Disney as well, as they released their second quarterly earnings and apparently didn’t make as many billion dollars as they shoulda had(I can’t really comment on the figures as I know Jac k Shit about any economy). At that same occasion, they announced that they are cancelling their Disney Infinity game series, closing down Avalanche Software, the Utah-based game studio responsible for Infinity with around 300 people losing their jobs and effectively shutting down their entire in-house video game development – with a future aim focus their video game content on licensing the games to other developers and publishers.

Secondly – they also cancelled a whole load of TV-shows at their ABC network. “Marvel’s Agent Carter”cancelled, after two seasons. “Marvel’s Most Wanted” – cancelled at pilot stage. “Castle” – cancelled, after eight seasons. The new “Muppets” – cancelled, after one season. “Nashville” – cancelled, after four seasons. “The Family” – cancelled, after one season. “Galavant” – cancelled, after two seasons.

Disney is clearly making some cutbacks, so thay can make as many billions as they should.

But hey – as CEO Bob Iger says, “what about the movies?” They are kicking box-office ass right now.



Because its the international trailer for “The Neon Demon“, that’s why.




Of course he is. Michael Bay and his production company Bay Films are developing an “action-packed” biopic(of course – that’s what’s wrong with most biopics; they are not action-packed enough) of former U.S. Army Delta Force fighter and drone warfare expert Brett Velicovich for Paramount Pictures. The film would be based on Velicovich’s soon to be published autobiography, which was recently approved for release by the CIA(?!!?) The book will “offer a suspenseful account of Velicovich’s special ops drone strikes, which targeted some of the world’s most wanted terrorists. After chronicling his wartime service in Iraq and Afghanistan, the story will take readers and moviegoers through his adventures in Somalia and Kenya where, as a civilian, he adapted his drone expertise to capture poachers of African rhinos and other endangered animals.

Expect a lot of showcasing of all the top-notch military equipment, in true Michael Bay-style. (Just like “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”. Oh, wait – did anyone even go and see that one?)




The synopsis for this Blumhouse-produced, Brad Peyton(“San Andreas”)-directed, Aaron Eckhart-starring movie is:

“Confined to a wheelchair after a horrific accident, Dr. Seth Ember (Aaron Eckhart) is an “Incarnate” — gifted with the rare ability to delve into the minds of possessed people in order to exorcise their demons from the inside out. When the Vatican enlists him to exorcise a particularly troubled young boy, Ember is shocked to discover inside him the same evil spirit responsible for the death of his wife and child years before. Now, with the young boy’s life in his hands and his own personal redemption at stake, Ember desperately searches for a way to destroy the demon before it kills him and unleashes its terror upon the world…”

So, that old thing.



So that’s Patrick Stewart himself confirming that he will appear as Professor X in the next, Hugh Jackman‘s last, “Wolverine“-movie. Hell, even producer of the movie Hutch Parker let it slip a bit earlier.



The Meta-existence of Ryan Reynolds‘ Deadpool just get bigger – and more hilarious – dimensions.

Oh – speaking of Deadpool; as they did announce in the post-credits scene of the movie, that the sequel would feature the character of Cable. All kinds of names have been thrown in the air as to who would be a good Cable. Now the Swedish action legend Dolph Lundgren gave a throwaway comment that it’s something he’d be willing to try.

How about that?




Hmm. Kinda a no-brainer really. In more ways than one. Writer-Producer of the recent “Fantastic Four“-fiasco, Simon Kinberg has stated that he would like to make a “brighter” sequel to the movie – which he DOES call “not good”, in his defence – with the same core cast.

No, Simon. Let it go. Just suck it up and give the rights to F4 back to Marvel and maybe in a decade or so, after the dust has settled, they might finally make a Fantastic Four movie worth a shit.


To be honest, this piece of news had such a close call with another spit-worthy headline this week, that I’ll just include that one here too; apparently Brett Ratner is planning to have Johnny Depp star in a movie called “The Libertine”. Sound familiar? It should, as Depp already starred in a movie called by that title in 2004. That movie told the story of the Earl of Rochester and his downfall in the 17th century England. Ratner’s movie is supposedly loosely based on the 2011 incident involving French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

And frankly, this week already provided another nail in the coffin of Depp’s career even before that announcement:


That is all.

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  • I like the Black Panther casting news.

  • Zed

    Couldn’t finish the Kevin Smith trailer. What a hack.

  • Tarmac492.1

    as a right leaner, cant we have Milius work more. had a good convo with a critic over at ebert about bhengazi. i mean if ur right and u dont know bay sucks then well cant help u. milius does right wing right. christ.

  • Tarmac492.1

    only thing i know about Castle is Stana Katic is a fucking fireball of hotness.

  • Tarmac492.1

    sad news about Godzilla. edwards has talent. tho i did want more godzilla in his godzilla. loved monsters i predict rogue one will be the sw movie we have been waiting 30 yrs for. so be it jedi

  • Dee-abolik


  • Dee-abolik

    The Exorcist meets Inception is a fun idea, sadly the trailer is so lame. Aaron Eckhart, what happened to your career?

  • Tarmac492.1


  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    More military propaganda from Michael Bay? Fuck off. Apart from red state residents, who wants to watch such things?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Why does Kinberg keep bringing up the idea of a sequel to Trank’s Fantastic Four? It’s absurd. I face palm every time he does it. If he and his paymasters had any pride or good sense at all, they’d sell the rights to Marvel and be done with it.

  • Kylo Ronin

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON’T PICK A JABRONI FOR GODZILLA 2. Hey……..I got mixed feelings for Pacific Rim 2 now that they got one of the JP4 writers. Hey, I dug the movie but it’s not without problems so I’m hoping dude knows what he’s doing. Also, that bit of casting for Black Panther? Gonna cry again cuz that is one of the best bit of news ever.

    Hey IAB………go Found footage yourself.

  • Kylo Ronin

    Hunting down poachers tho? That actually seems cool. Bay is hit or miss with me so it could go either way.

  • CoolHandJuke

    Depp should remake the movie where he was paid to be the subject of a snuff film…

  • Sagamanus

    Damn, too bad about Godzilla.

  • Sagamanus

    The Neon Demon does interest me.

  • CoolHandJuke

    I did blow off an albino’s ass once. I wouldn’t recommend it…

  • Sagamanus

    A new beginning for horror films? That’s a boastful campaign blurb if I ever did see one. Nice version of Every breath you take. And the tree shot at the end looked quite menacing. But it has a lot of obstacles to bypass, and it’s highly unlikely.

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  • I_am_better


  • Stalk👁

    LOL At least Jordan’s casting for Black Panther ruins FOX’s chances of developing another sequel for the Fantastic Bore!


  • Stalk👁

    Never seen the first one so it’s no biggie to me.

  • Stalk👁

    They need to take a page from Sony’s playbook. Even Universal relinquished the rights for the Hulk as with FOX with Daredevil and Lionsgate in regard to the Punisher.

  • Stalk👁

    And let’s not forget a big (Pun intended) brownoser when it comes to kissing Stan Lee’s ass.

  • Luxury Slap

    Hard to believe they seriously want to continue that.

  • Stalk👁

    More than likely, Jordan will be playing Erik Killmonger who is one of BP’s oldest enemies.


  • Stalk👁

    Stephen Lang as Cable or Fuck this Shit!


  • Stalk👁

    Mikey Bay might as well make a GIJoe Movie since he’s so pro military but after he fucked up the Transformers series, uh no.

  • Stalk👁

    If I were a FOX studio exec, I would pimp slap Kinberg for having the cojones for bringing up a sequel after losing so much money from the first FF Movie. “A sequel to FF? FU”!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Fuckin’ right! And he’s a fan of the character, too.

  • KilliK

    too short. too old.

  • Frimmel

    Castle is a perfectly acceptable little watch it and forget it mystery series. There are a few episodes where the “Firefly” Baldwin guests that are pretty funny. Not really anything spectacular in there while also there isn’t really anything too awful in there (the recent amnesia plot for Castle himself was kinda “meh”/annoying.) Through much of it the cast seems to always be having a great time. You can pretty much just drop in anywhere and watch them. Probably deserved a better send off than it got but they didn’t leave anything hanging.