Spinning Saturday Headlines – Week 20: Star Trek Beyond, Thor: Ragnarok, Napoleon, The Dark Tower, Fast 8, TMNT 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming… Spinning Saturday Headlines – Week 20: Star Trek Beyond, Thor: Ragnarok, Napoleon, The Dark Tower, Fast 8, TMNT 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming…
"Star Trek Beyond" full trailer, "Thor: Ragnarok" cast announced, Kubrick's "Napoleon" to be helmed for HBO by Cary Fukunaga, did Stephen King just drop... Spinning Saturday Headlines – Week 20: Star Trek Beyond, Thor: Ragnarok, Napoleon, The Dark Tower, Fast 8, TMNT 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming…

Hi. Short & sweet this time. Check out the “News”-section for updates during the week. This week we got things ranging from “Warcraft” movie clips to The Rock joining what seems like the Universal Robert Ludlum Cinematic Universe to first teaser graphics of the upcoming “Star Trek” TV reboot.

Speaking of Star Trek…



So – no Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” playing in the background this time. The dirtbike is still featured. Looks like the Enterprise gets blown up once again. And Kirk is still struggling the weight of his fathers’ shadow.

Speaking of Kirk’s father…(oh yes – I bet a lot of folks forgot already that he was played by Chris Hemsworth)




The Taika Waititi(“What We Do in the Shadows“)-directed “Thor“-sequel added some major pieces to it’s cast – as well as confirmed the character that Cate Blanchett was already rumored to play. So, besides the returning players Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba and Mark Ruffalo who reprises his role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk from other MCU films, the newcomers are as follows:

  • Cate Blanchett as Hela (Hela is the Asgardian goddess of Death, inspired by the Norse goddess Hel. Hela rules over both Hel, the underworld and resting place of souls not destined for Valhalla, and Niflheim, the icy world that’s home to those who died without honor; sometimes these realms overlap.)
  • Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie (Valkyrie, also know as Brunnhilde, is a hero, ally and one-time love interest of Thor, who was appointed by Odin to lead the Valkyrior, the group of valkyries who spirit the souls of the fallen away to Valhalla.)
  • Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster ( The Grandmaster has a direct tie to the Infinity Stones and to Thanos himself, and is a close friend to fellow elder Taneleer Tivan, a.k.a. The Collector (Benicio del Toro). Not exactly a villain but definitely not a hero, The Grandmaster loves to play games by pitting groups of super-powered characters against each other. I would assume that this character acts as some sort of a lead-in to the Infinity Wars – whatever they may now be titled.)
  • Karl Urban as Skurge (Also known as Executioner, an Asgardian who was originally depicted as a supervillain that wielded a magic double-bladed battle axe. Skurge fell in love with the Enchantress and was frequently used in schemes by her and the trickster god Loki. So I guess this promises some good back & forth dialogue between Urban and Hiddleston.)

Marvel stated: “The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet. The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible.” You know – no matter which way you look at it, that is one hell of a cast. No mention of the Warriors Three though…




Over the years, Stanley Kubrick‘s unmade “Napoleon“-project has sort of reached a mythical status. There’s been all sorts of documents, script pages and artwork released through the years, and the publishing house Taschen even  made an insanely pricy book about it. A few years back there was talk that Steven Spielberg was going to revive the project as a miniseries, but as the ‘berg is always juggling at least a dozen project at once, it slowly disappeared from the radar.

Until this week, when news broke out that Cary Fukunaga is in talks to now direct the miniseries for HBO – and Spielberg will executive produce under his Amblin Television banner along with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. It seems that the project went into fast track again after Kubrick’s family have finally agreed to open up all of Kubrick’s archive of material on “Napoleon” for the production to use. Jan Harlan, the handler of Kubrick’s archives, said: “I am sure HBO will take full advantage of the material we have. We have provided [them] with stacks of material,” he said. “I am delighted that Stanley’s huge efforts may finally lead to a film.

Thoughts? Fukunaga had a bit of a rough patch recently when he had creative differences with WB over his adaptation of Stephen King‘s “IT“, but this sounds like a proper project to warrant a return to HBO after the first season of “True Detective“.



Yeah, that is the Horn of Eld there – and those who know the plot of the books know it’s significance. Did King just tell us that the movie is in fact a sequel to the book-series? We’ll see. The first shots of Idris Elba as Roland also hit the web:





Well, it’s very much your standard early promotional picture, but I guess he character Cipher is a Metal Girl.



…now we just wait for the 15 TV spots. Still no Vanilla Ice.




Michael Keaton has been a bit undecided about joining the Sony/Marvel Spider-Man reboot, “Spider-man: Homecoming” as the villain. A short time ago he was in talks, then he was in, then he was out. Now the latest news is that he is once again in – or at least “in final negotiations”. Which kinda sorta means “in”, right…? The filming is set to begin in June, so they better make that deal soon. Marvel and Sony are keeping plot and character details pretty secret, and it’s unclear which villain in the spiderverse Keaton will play – although there’s been a lot of rumors that its Vulture(which would mark the first time the character is being portrayed in the movies – although Sam Raimi was going to use the character in his fourth film – played by John Malkovich of all people! -  before that whole project was canned).



…is of course this:





I found the first two “Purge”-movies pretty enjoable. Frank Grillo made one damn badass character in the second one. I just hope they have put more effort on the story than just taking potshots at the whole Election Year theme…




That would be this:

Sheesh. And let’s be frank – there was a whole slew of trailers for the upcoming TV reboots released this week, and the Spit-Take was pretty much tied between this and:



That is all.


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  • L.H.Puttgrass

    Let’s just bring back EVERYTHING shall we?

  • KilliK

    an R-rated Baywatch? why? they are not gonna show T&A, so they ll rely only on violenct action. uh, yes. Deadpool.

  • I_am_better

    I didn’t even mention THIS…

  • KilliK

    The TMINT2 movie actually looks fun. Krang vs Turtles. cool.

  • L.H.Puttgrass

    Yup! It goes on, Juddah. The race… it goes… on!

  • L.H.Puttgrass

    Maybe, everybody’s wearing their red pants!

  • Kylo Ronin

    Elba is gonna own the role dammit.

  • Bop

    Bring on Purge 3.
    Theron as a bad girl in Fast and The Furious? Bring it on.

    Lethal Weapon made me throw up in my mouth.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Well, they might show AD’s DDs. I just wish they’d picked a bustier blonde for the Pamela role.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    How can anyone take that no-name playing Riggs seriously? He looks so generic, and not intense or unhinged at all.

  • Sagamanus

    Looking good Riggs…oh wait. That’s not Riggs!

  • Latonia Normand

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  • Sagamanus

    Looking good TMNT.

  • The McGyver and Lethal Weapon TV series look to be pretty dreadful. I’m skipping on those.

    Fukunaga is an excellent choice to direct Kubrick’s Napoleon.

    I think it would be good if Theron plays her character with her native south african accent. We haven’t seen her speak her real native language on film.

    The new Abrams Trek movie looks as bad as the other two. They might have changed directors, but the shit looks exactly the same.

  • I’m going to give this a chance. I remember how wrong i though a Hannibal television series would be and i was proved very wrong.

  • Dee-abolik

    Thor 3 sounds promising. I am still sour to miss out on Fukunaga’s IT, but Napoleon isn’t bad either. Star Trek 3 looks bad, Lethal Weapon too. Mac Guyver is not sacred ground for me. Baywatch and TMNT look like top-notch guilty pleasures.

  • I_am_better

    Need a mullet. Everything was pretty all right in the film series as long as Riggs had a mullet.

  • I_am_better

    I’m not so familiar with geography, but is that Chicago being destroyed again in TMNT2? I wonder if it’s just recycled shots from Transformers 3 or if Bay has something against that city…

  • I_am_better

    Theron has done that once: she had a brief cameo in that De Niro movie “15 Minutes”, where she speaks Afrikaans

  • I_am_better

    It’s Riggs Lite – just one calorie

  • I_am_better

    Shark attacks.

  • Dee-abolik

    I think it might be reused footage.

  • I_am_better

    Or just unused. I’d imagine Bay has a few thousand hours worth of that in his vaults

  • How about she does that for a whole movie?

  • I_am_better

    Works for me

  • Fuck the mullet and the retard who created it.

  • “calorie is the approximate amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius at a pressure of one atmosphere”

  • Bop

    Riggs without a mullet in Lethal Weapon would have been ridiculous.

  • I_am_better

    Part 4. No mullet –> the worst of the series, despite having Jet Li in it.

  • Tarmac492.1

    leave tarmacs 80s alone

  • Tarmac492.1

    if u can jerk off to baywatch it is worth more to me than Remains of the Day

  • Tarmac492.1

    too bad that movie was longer than 15 mins.,and i like burns

  • I_am_better


  • Tarmac492.1

    grillo for vachss! burke. used to think temuera morrison(yes i am elitist once were warriors cunts) but now grillo would be great

  • Tarmac492.1

    chi town great town!!

  • Bop

    Yes, definitely the worst and Jet Li should have won.

  • I_am_better
  • Tarmac492.1

    john kreese. nice

  • Kathryn Hearn

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  • Stalk?

    OK, I’ll admit that I’m excited for Ragnorok because part of the concept is adapted from Walt Simonson’s Hel arc which was one of my favorite Thor reads back then. Also Valkyrie, one of my favorite Defender characters make her first debut on cinema? Fuck yes!! I would have gladly traded Jessica Jones for a Valkyrie Netflix series. She could’ve easily been the “Wonder Woman” of the Marvel Cinema Universe and i would of course, use the ol “Fish out of water scenario” in which she adapts to Midgard and their populace while pursuing Loki or some other major/minor Thor nemesis.

    “Demons of the Norn”!


  • Stalk?

    Thank you, Kim!!!
    I hated that movie and as much as I like Riggs and Murtaugh Jet Li would have taken both down without breaking a sweat!!
    Then they throw in comedic crap with Chris Rock who was sooo out of place in that movie. Don’t get me started on Clapton’s song being used as the film’s credits.
    “Pilgrim for your Love”? WTF is that Shit?

  • Stalk?

    I concur 500% B!

  • Stalk?

    I’m kinda disappointed how Grillo got *SPOILER ALERT* killed off so quickly but i guess it had to serve its purpose for the story’s content. He should have been picked for The Punisher but its already in Jon Bernadal’s hands who looks absolutely nothing like Frank Castle. However, Jon was great in DD’s second season.

  • Stalk?

    Keaton should play The Vulture in the Spiderman Movie after all, he’s pretty adept at playing a man in a Birdsuit. (:’

  • I_am_better

    Also – that pic had such a hastened schedule that there are dozens of shots during the action scenes where you can clearly see the stunt double’s faces. I noticed that even in the theater.

  • Stalk?

    Dayum! I know LW4 was rushed but Donner & co could’ve at least made an effort as if they actually cared about the franchise. WB should’ve stopped after the 3rd one. One of the worst sequels evah! Yes, worse than Godfather 3.

  • Zed