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Zack Snyder Wants to Make a ‘300’-Style George Washington Movie Because Sure, Why Not
Zack Snyder is going to be pretty busy for the foreseeable future. In addition to releasing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in March, the director is prepping Justice League: Part One before presumably heading right back into work for Part Two. That should keep him occupied until at least sometime in 2018, but what will Snyder do next? More superhero movies? Maybe. But he also has a non-DC flick on his mind, and while it sounds a bit crazy, it really shouldn’t surprise you.
‘The Jungle Book’ Grabs Your Attention With New TV Spot as Ticket Pre-Sale Begins
Tickets for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be available on February 29 (that’s tomorrow, FYI), with the movie hitting theaters about a month later, on March 25. Disney is banking on similarly huge business for Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book, as the studio has officially launched ticket pre-sales as of today, even though the film doesn’t hit theaters for another two months. If that isn’t enough to get your attention, then maybe this new TV spot will.
Shane Black’s ‘Predator’ Sequel Gets a 2018 Release Date
Shane Black’s Predator sequel was first announced a couple of years ago, though with Black completing The Nice Guys and working on a western pilot for Amazon, Fox had yet to make any promises about a release date — much less when Black and collaborator Fred Dekker would begin filming. But with the studio setting several new release dates over the weekend, it seems that the duo are finally gearing up to head into production on The Predator.
‘Gods of Egypt’ Director Lashes Out at Critics Following Box Office Flop
Following the debut of its first trailer a few months ago, it looked like the best we could hope for Gods of Egypt was that it could be this year’s Winter’s Tale — a totally bonkers and baffling, yet stupidly entertaining blockbuster misfire. Reviews have been less than kind to Alex Proyas’ latest effort, which was clouded with controversy due to its primarily white cast. Proyas isn’t too thrilled with those reviews, as the director has shared a lengthy message targeting critics.
Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ Gets an Earlier Release Date
Although Alien: Covenant is a horror film, its planned October 2017 release seemed a little too on-the-nose, especially for a blockbuster sci-fi project. With an increasingly excellent cast, we’re fairly excited for Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien prequel, which makes today’s news of an earlier release date pretty wonderful.
‘Fantastic Four’ and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sweep the 2016 Razzie Awards
Ah, the Razzies. Looking at the list of nominees for the annual "worst film awards" increasingly makes it seem as though the people behind the Razzies don't actually watch the worst films of the year, and while Fifty Shades of Grey was hardly 2015’s worst cinematic byproduct, the film managed to sweep the Razzies with five "awards." Fantastic Four was right behind it with three awards, with both films tying for Worst Picture of 2015. At least they got it half-right.
Key and Peele’s ‘Keanu’ Gets Some Perfect Oscar-Ready Posters
One of our most anticipated films of the year is Keanu, the kidnapped kitten comedy from the brilliant minds of Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. And one of the most anticipated events of the year (for serious film fans) is the annual Academy Awards, which airs tomorrow night. What happens when you combine the adorable kitten from Keanu with some of this year’s nominees? It’s pretty darn cute.
‘Deadpool’ Won’t Cross Over With the ‘X-Men’ Anytime Soon
Before it even had a chance to break records at the box office and become the highest-grossing X-Men film, Deadpool was already given the go-ahead for a sequel and fans began considering the possibilities for this new corner of the X-Men universe — will Deadpool appear in X-Force? Will he cross over with his mutant brethren in other films? Not so fast, according to the writers behind the Merc With a Mouth’s solo debut. They’ve got some big plans, but they’re not getting ahead of themselves.
‘Star Wars’ Will Soon Have Its First Openly Gay Character
Much has been made of the diversity in the new era of Star Wars, with J.J. Abrams smartly casting the franchise’s first black and female leading characters in John Boyega’s Finn and Daisy Ridley’s Rey. They weren’t the only diverse part of The Force Awakens, which boasted a noticeably varied assortment of genders and ethnicities in its supporting and extras casting, but many fans are still wondering when — or if — we might see an openly gay character in the newly inclusive franchise. According to J.J. Abrams, it will happen, and soon.
‘Ghostbusters’ Star Michael K. Williams Confirms Slimer’s Return
There have been rumors since last fall that one particularly slimy character from the original Ghostbusters film would be returning for Paul Feig’s new film, seemingly confirmed by an IMDb credit. But then Feig went and did what J.J. Abrams tried to do with that whole Khan / Star Trek Into Darkness thing — he flat-out denied it, even though this was a pretty viable rumor about a character we all sort of expected would appear. Guess what? The rumor was true, and Ghostbusters star Michael K. Williams has confirmed it himself.
‘Precious Cargo’ Trailer: Bruce Willis’ Latest Enemy Is Mark-Paul Gosselaar, of All People
Mark-Paul Gosselaar as a villain? Stranger things have happened, but yes, the artist formerly known as Zack Morris is Bruce Willis’ latest foe in his newest action-thriller, which surprisingly isn’t going direct to VOD and Redbox. And yet, the first trailer for Precious Cargo looks like your typical, modern Bruce Willis action flick, aka “Bruce needs a quick paycheck.”
First Look at ‘The Force Awakens’ C-3PO Prequel Comic That Explains His Red Arm
Not long ago we learned that Disney and Marvel had plans for a C-3PO prequel comic that would explain how the endearing droid got that red arm in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Episode VIII doesn’t arrive until 2017, so if you can’t wait that long to find out why C-3PO has a weird new appendage, Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1 has your answer. And although this first look at the upcoming comic doesn’t really shed any light on the matter, it does give you a nice sneak peek.