On Saturday October 22, 20th Century Fox has just released a statement saying that director Tim Miller won’t return to Deadpool 2. The only reason this is happening could be because, Ryan Reynolds and Tim Miller are having different creative over some of Deadpool’s character choices. Don’t worry about Tim Miller though, Fox is giving him another job, he’s directing the big screen adaptation of “Influx” by Daniel Suarez. Deadpool 2 is still scheduled to be released on January 12, 2018.
Since its Monday, we can talk about the weekend box office report. “Boo! A Medea Halloween” has won the weekend box office with 9.4 million dollars. “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” has come in second place with a total of 8.9 million. Finally, placing 3rd, is “Ouija: Origin of Evil”. This prequel brought in 5.5 million. Out of these three movies, i expected Jack Reacher to place first, followed by Madea,with Ouija coming in 3rd. This week though, didn’t bring anything new, as you could tell there’s two sequels and a prequel. I’m a big advocate for original movies, so i wasn’t very impressed with this week’s selections.
Jessica Jones, right now, is the only female comic book hero to be in mainstream media until Wonder Woman comes out next year. So, Netflix is taking advantage of this opportunity right now, by announcing that all of “Jessica Jones” season 2 episodes will be directed by women. As a Marvel fanboy I’m happy to hear there will be a new style to this Marvel property.
On October 23, Disney and LucasFilm have announced that screenwriter David Koepp, who wrote Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds, Inferno, and Indiana Jones the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, will be writing the new script for Indiana Jones 5. Its very concerning that they’ve also stated that they won’t be going to George Lucas, for any ideas. First Star Wars and now this, at some point you have to ask how George feels about not giving any advice to his two most famous ideas. He doesn’t have to be the main writer or the director, but at least let him give you a little pointers, but Star Wars and Indiana Jones will always be in fame with George Lucas.
Warner Bros. has released a new image from “The Lego Batman” movie. In this this image , Batman is showing off his many rides in the background. I hope that in the movie, there will e a plethora of scenes where Bruce, can show off his rides.
20th Century Fox has finally given Shane Black another shot at Predator. Shane Black will be writing and directing the sequel. No big news yet, but hopefully Mr. Black will give Predator the sequel it deserves.
On Monday October 24, Legendary Pictures announced that the director of Krampus and Trick ‘r Treat, Michael Dougherty is set to direct Godzilla 2. This news came as surprise to considering that Krampus, didn’t do so well an that his first movie (Trick ‘r Treat) was such a long time ago, that he might’ve lost his touch. Its also been said that this team of writers on Godzilla 2 will most likely write the script for Godzilla v King Kong, i just hope that both of these films will be magnificent.
Moving on to book-to-screen adaptations, Chris Pine has joined the team for Ava DuVernay’s screen adaptation of “A Wrinkle In Time”. Not really big news for me, but I’m a huge fan of Chris Pine, not because of Star Trek, Star Wars for life, but hopefully
with his recent success in Star Trek Beyond and Hell or High-water, this will be another stellar performance by one of the many Chris’ in Hollywood.
Jennifer Lawrence has joined Ron Howard’s project, a biopic about Zelda Fitzgerald. I, personally am not a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence, not saying she’s a bad actress, but i believe that she feels as if she too big of a star to sit down in makeup for a couple of hours in X-Men. Anyway, this is the project that Ron Howard has been looking for in the past years, this will probably give him another Oscar nomination.
Kevin Feige has recently stated,(If you don’t know who Kevin Feige is, you can just exit out of this article and never come back to this site again, thanks.) that most likely the Netflix heroes want appear in Avengers: Infinity War. This is a good idea considering that if they were in the movie it would be very brief and no one would like to see that. A real reason that this isn’t happening is probably because a former Disney Film company member Ike Perlmutter, is being very sketchy with Mr.Feige and will be the main reason why they show up. So if you want to yell at someone then shoot Perlmutter an email.
On Tuesday October 25, opening this week is the Tom Hanks film
When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. This is the third installment in the Da Vinci Code, I’ve heard some reviews about this movie and doesn’t sound that great but hopefully brings him lots of $$.
Daisy Ridley has announced in an interview that we may find out who her parents are in episode 8. I, personally think she is a Skywalker, you got to be a Skywalker to be the main character in the main episodes, I’m stoping now in case i just started some flame wars.
On Wednesday, Sony Pictures has announced, finally that they have a director for their “Uncharted” movie. The director they choose is Shawn Levy. I know Shawn Levy, is not the first person who comes to mine when you think of acton- adventure but, trust me he will be a great fit for Uncharted. But, i plead you to look up his Producer credits. He knows what he’s doing. Let me just tell you, Arrival and STRANGER THINGS. Closing argument, Shawn Levy ,the right choice for Uncharted.
Not a lot of news on this but, there is news that there will be a Friday the 13th reboot. Like i said, not a lot of news but when i get some i will report.
On Thursday, Bad Hat Harry Productions has announced that JJ Abrams will be directing the third installment in the trilogy, God Particle. This will also set up a shared universe and two more movies in this franchise. Now I haven’t seen 10 Cloverfield Lane but, I’ve heard that for the most part its ok, the ending set ups sequel. Think what you will. Thats all the news to report on Thursday.
On Friday, Deadpool 2 has a front runner for a director, David Leitch. He’s the co director of one of the best movies of 2014, John Wick. If you haven’t seen John Wick, I beg you to go see it, it is not waste of your time.
Doug Liman to direct the big screen adaptation of Unearthed. Its said to be Indiana Jones meets Lara Croft. Doug Liman has done a great job with Jason Bourne and hopefully will bring in the big bucks.
Jeremy Irons has confirmed that shooting for “The Batman” will begin next summer. Now hopefully you all know that Deathstroke will be in this blockbuster, and will bring the ultimate villain that Batman needs.
And thats all the movie news for this week. come back next Friday for the more movie news.
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