Lionsgate has released the newest trailer for the third and final film in the career-reviving trilogy of Keanu Reeves, with John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. The new trailer gives us plenty of footage, and loads of action sequences, as the film looks to be heart-pounding from beginning to end, including a fantastic Matrix callback that fans are sure to love.
In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum blasts into theaters on May 17th.
After years of ups and downs, it looks like Sony’s reboot of Masters of the Universe may finally be moving forward. The Wrap is reporting that Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) is in final talks to portray He-Man. The report doesn’t mention if he will also portray Prince Adam, but it’s likely. Centineo has a role in the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot, which has supposedly impressed Sony enough to offer him the role.
Masters of the Universe is being directed by Aaron and Adam Nee, from a script by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum. There is currently no production date set for the film.
The solo Black Widow film continues to move forward, as The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Florence Pugh (Fighting With My Family) is in final talks to star opposite Scarlett Johannson in the movie. Pugh will play a spy “on the same level” as Natasha Romanoff.
Black Widow is said to be a prequel, and will give us insight into the Black Widow’s dark past as a KGB assassin before being scooped up by Nick Fury for S.H.I.E.L.D. Perhaps we’ll see more of Samuel L. Jackson de-aged in this film? I suppose we’ll see as more details develop in the film.
What felt like one of the craziest rumors in Hollywood just a short year ago has now come to pass, as Disney has announced its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, and all its properties and holdings. The companies have finalized and issued cash and outstanding shares, and the deal will become effective at 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, March 20th.
While it’s still unclear how this affects the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Fox’s numerous franchise’s, Disney has already revealed it will continue to release movies under the 20th Century Fox, and Fox Searchlight banners.
Disney and Pixar have released the first full trailer for Toy Story 4 giving us our best look yet at the new film, and the adventure that Woody and friends find themselves in. In this installment, Woody attempts to convince Forky, a spork-turned-toy made by their new child, Bonnie, that he’s there to help Bonnie make happy memories. After being separated, the two have to find their way back, encountering friends, new and old, on the way.
Toy Story 4 looks set to be yet another huge film for Pixar, and could be one of the Summer’s biggest hits when it hits theaters on June 21st.
It seems the last remnants of the old DC Extended Universe haven’t quite finished the series yet. According to The Hollywood Reporter, star Ezra Miller (Justice League) has been clashing with writer/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Spider-Man: Homecoming) over their creative vision for The Flash solo film. Daley and Goldstein are opting for a lighter tone, while Miller wants a darker run at the character. To appease the star, Warner Bros. has hired Miller and superstar scribe Grant Morrison to re-write the script.
While this move is puzzling, having Morrison attached lends some credibility to the duo. DC Entertainment has had considerably more success with its lighter films, as both Wonder Woman and Aquaman, lighter in tone, went on to be box office smashes. Meanwhile, the darker Justice League’s entire box office run was topped by Avengers: Infinity War in a single weekend. Those kind of numbers don’t bode well for the future of gritty, dark superhero films.
In a shocking about-face, Deadline is reporting that Marvel Studios and Disney have reinstated James Gunn as the writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Several months after a manufactured controversy forced Disney to fire the much-loved director, Disney CEO Alan Horn has said he’s met with Gunn numerous times, and after discussion regarding his handling of the matter and public apology, the studio has opted to bring him back.
Backlash from all sides seem to have won out, as principle cast members of the previous Guardians of the Galaxy films, as well as Kevin Feige himself have stood up for Gunn in the time since. Gunn has since signed on to direct the upcoming reboot for The Suicide Squad starring Idris Elba and Margot Robbie, which still seems to be next on his busy docket.
Regardless of what happens next. It’s nice to have Gunn back at the helm of the franchise that he brought to critical acclaim.
Following the release, and subsequent record-breaking opening weekend, of Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios has released a new full-length trailer for Avengers: Endgame giving us our best look yet at the upcoming film. The new trailer gives us confirmation of Captain Marvel being with our heroes in the film, as well as Iron Man and Nebula confirmed to find their way back to Earth fairly early on in the film. We even get a look at the rumored Quantum Realm suits for the team, which are quite impressive in motion.
Avengers: Endgame looks to shatter quite a few records when it releases on April 26th, being the final chapter in The Avengers saga, and ending the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The upcoming live-action adaptation for Marvel’s Shang-Chi is taking a massive step forward to becoming a reality today, as Deadline has learned that Destin Daniel Cretton (The Glass Castle) has been tapped to helm the upcoming film. The report stresses that Marvel is looking to take a similar approach to Shang-Chi as it did with Black Panther, putting a strong emphasis on cultural mainland China and its traditions and customs. The film will also include a predominantly Asian cast, marking Marvel’s first Asian lead film.
Cretton’s previous credits include a collaboration with Captain Marvel star, Brie Larson, and he will be directing the film from a script by Wonder Woman 1984 writer, David Callaham.
Continuing his run as the busiest man in Hollywood, Disney has revealed that the venerable Alan Tudyk (Doom Patrol) will voice Jafar’s trusty parrot, Iago, in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin. Iago was a fairly prominent character in the original animated film, with Gilbert Gottfried’s performance being just as iconic as Robin Williams’ Genie.
Both Alan Tudyk and Will Smith will have some pretty hefty shoes to fill when Aladdin hits theaters on May 24th, but given the most recent trailer, things are looking a little brighter than expected.
Warner Bros. Animation has shared the first official trailer for the upcoming crossover animated film, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The trailer gives us an idea of the story, based on the comic by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II. The film boasts an incredible roster of heroes and villains, with both heroes’ bevy of rogue’s making an appearance, with an all-star voice cast to boot.
Check out the announcement post for more information on the massive cast, with Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hitting shelves on March 31st.
As its release inches closer and closer, many were beginning to wonder if we were ever going to see anything more… final, from the upcoming Guy Ritchie-directed adaptation of Aladdin. Now, we have our first good look at the film, including many of its iconic songs.
After the mixed response of the previous footage, this is a massive step-up in terms of quality and design. Aladdin hits theaters on May 24th.
It seems insane that we don’t have this release already, but the long-awaited Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie blu-ray is finally approaching. Shout! Factory announced the release this morning, confirming a release date of June 4th. The film was previously only available in the 25th Anniversary Complete Series collection of the original series, only now receiving its first standalone blu-ray.
The blu-ray release will include a new retrospective documentary, featuring interviews with director Bryan Spicer and many of the film’s stars. In addition, there will also be an original featurette and the film’s official theatrical trailer.
The blu-ray is currently available to pre-order for $15.99 on the Shout! Factory website.
With production set to begin later this year, we now have our first bit of news on James Gunn’s upcoming soft reboot, The Suicide Squad, which will feature a new roster for the most part, with Margot Robbie returning as Harley Quinn, and Idris Elba replacing Will Smith as Deadshot. Collider dropped the news, and as expected for James Gunn, he’s made some pretty off-the-wall choices.
First up is Ratcatcher, who will be gender-swapped from the comics, as the studio is looking to cast a woman of any age or nationality. She is described as “an exterminator in Gotham City that turning to a life of crime, aided by an army of small rodents she can communicate with and control. She’s also a fan of poisonous gas.” She is also set to be mentored in the film by Deadshot.
Next is King Shark, a super-villain and humanoid who is believed to be the son of the Shark God. He was last seen in live-action on The Flash.
Then there’s the most insane choice: Polka-Dot Man. Another Batman villain, he’s described as being able to “grow multi-colored polka dots on his body that he can turn into fireballs and other weapons. For the most part, he’s embarrassed about his awkward abilities.”
Lastly, there’s Peacemaker, aka Christopher Smith, an agent of peace whose motives are driven by an extremist form of pacifism that makes him so committed peace that he would kill for it. The report indicates that James Gunn is eyeing his friend Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) for this role.
It’s currently unknown if Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg will return, as well as Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller.
After news broke that Will Smith may not be returning to the role of Deadshot in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, many of us were wondering what the future of the character would hold. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Idris Elba will be stepping in for the role, as he was the studio’s one and only choice to replace Smith.
The split was amicable, as Smith’s busy schedule just wouldn’t allow for the film. Now, in its place, Warner Bros. has selected one of the hottest actors in the world, with Elba next being seen opposite Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in Hobbs & Shaw. He joins Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn when The Suicide Squad releases on August 6th, 2021.