In case anyone wasn't aware, today is the 40th anniversary of the release of the first film in the biggest science fiction film series of all time, one of the biggest film series of all time period. One this day in 1977, Star Wars (later dubbed Episode IV: A New Hope) had its theatrical release in US cinemas. It's hard to overstate the importance of this film, the fact that the franchise is still making billions at the box office with new movies even 40 years after the first film was released says more than any retrospective or analysis ever could.
So Happy Birthday Star Wars. I made you cake, but an Ewok ate it.
It has recently been reported that Superman and Batman vs. Superman director has stepped down from directing the upcoming Justice League film after the death of his daughter in March. The film is in the post-production stage with only a few additonal scenes needing to be shot for the final cut of the film, however Snyder has expressed a need to step back from the film in order to spend time with his family. Avengers director Joss Whedon is to take his place for the final part of the movies production cycle.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Mr. Snyder and his family during this trying time for them.
Hey everyone! Well, we’re back to movies again in time for the new offering from Marvel. As I said in my Sabaton concert review, we needed a break so we didn’t go to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opening weekend, but we’ve seen it now so let’s talk about it. As usual, things are spoiler-free! Let’s get to it!
Marvel have just announced on their news feed that FXX (the 21st Century Fox owned network) are set to make an action-comedy animated series starring the Merc With The Mouth aimed at adult audiences. Both Marvel Studios and ABC are working on the series alongside 21st Century Fox with Jeph Loeb and Donald GLover working as Executive Producer and showrunner espectively. 10 episodes have been ordered with no release date given as yet.
So, Deadpool doing adult oriented action-comedy animation. I'm hoping it's gonna be kinda like Archer but even more irreverant and with more Chimichanga's. That would be nice.
As I may have hinted before several times, Jurassic Park is a big deal in our house. As in, my other half is currently writing up scripts for videos because it's the 20th anniversary of The Lost World this year kind of important. So naturally it didn't take us long to hear word going around last night that Jeff Goldblum, aka Dr. Ian Malcolm, was set to return to the franchise. Given the nature of the Internet, we waited to see some further confirmation of this before reporting. And....
Hey everyone, coming at you with some new trailers and stuff this week! April’s been a bit thin on films we wanted to see, other than Colossal, which isn’t playing near us, but there were a few trailers this week that I wanted to talk about. Also, at the end I’m going to show off something I picked up yesterday that I’ve been meaning to get my hands on since its release. So, without further ado, let’s get to it.
Look at this poster! Look how awesome it is!
First Thor, now Star Wars! What a week! With Star Wars Celebrations on right now, there was a rumor/hope/thought that perhaps we'd see our first footage for the upcoming Last Jedi. And we got confirmation of that this morning
What a way to start a Monday!
Just super quick thoughts because we're actually heading out of town right away so I don't have time for the usual dissection. You can definitely see there's a change of tone here, although there's certainly some darker parts. Loving the music choice, personally, and the throwback-style font that's all Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon-y. There's some humor, some really epic stuff, and some really dark stuff all thrown together. And Jeff Goldblum! Who else is loving that, because I sure am! I'm one of the few who really like the Thor movies, so I am ready to see where this goes.
Not to be outdone by Marvel, DC announced yesterday that they are adding a Black Lightning TV series to their excellent CW based Arrowverse. The show will be produced by the same team behind Arrow and The Flash, so it will likely be excellent, and will star Cress Williams (Prison Break, Closer To Home) as the titular hero. Oh and he looks pretty damn awesome in costume too...
It's been a good week for fans of Superhero TV shows so far hasn't it?
Marvel's official website has just announced that The New Warriors will be getting their own TV series on Freeform (the channel that is set to hoast Cloak And Dagger). The only information released thus far is that the series will be comedy oriented (to juxtapose the more series Netflix MCU), will run for 10 episodes each lasting 30 minutes and will air some time in 2018. Oh, and the series may also contain nuts, because this character is in it...
No cast choices or other characters have been announced as of yet, but none of that matters because #SquirrelGirlIsInTheMCU
Full story here: https://news.marvel.com/tv/62577/marvels-new-warriors-headed-freeform-straight-series-order/