Fantastic Four and Assassins Creed Move to Make Way for Deadpool in 2016
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20th Century Fox dropped a bombshell this week: plans are moving forward on the long-rumored Deadpool film. Tim Miller is set to direct, with Ryan Reynolds starring as the titular character. Even though a deal for Reynolds hasn’t been signed, chances are he will be. Deadpool will be released February 12, 2016.
What is unknown is if this film will be done in same style as test footage that hit the web weeks ago, also featuring Ryan Reynolds.
With Deadpool’s announcement, Fox has shifted the dates for several of its films. Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four has been moved back to August 7. I’m sure that after Guardians of the Galaxy became a big hit in August, Fox is trying to test that release period.
Assassin’s Creed, which originally had the August 7 date, has been moved out of 2015 and over to a 2016 release. Starring Michael Fassbender, Assassin’s Creed has gone through sever re-writes and production has run into several issues. There have also been several rumors that Fox is aiming for a PG-13 release for Deadpool. Most Deadpool stories are in the PG-13 range, so that isn’t really surprising.
Bryan Singer Returning to Direct X-Men: Apocalypse
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Hot off of his involvement in X-Men: Days of Futures Past, 20th Century Fox announced that Bryan Singer will return to direct his 4th X-Men film. Scripted by Simon Kinberg from a story written by Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse will be released May 27, 2016.
Set ten years after Days of Futures Past, established members Charlies Xavier, Magneto, Wolverine, Mystique and more join younger versions of Cyclops, Storm and Jean to face an ancient force unlike anything they’ve ever seen. I hope that with it being set in the 70/80’s, we see Mohawk Storm.
Roberto Orci Drops Out of Power Rangers for Star Trek 3
Due to scheduling conflicts with work on Star Trek 3, Director Roberto Orci has dropped out of Legendary’s Power Rangers Reboot. Scrippting is still being done by X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz with Legendary and Haim Saban still aiming for July 22, 2016 release. Bonus: in a recent interview with comicbook.com, past-Green Ranger and all-around-cool-guy Jason David Frank promised fans that they would see the Green Ranger in this film.
I Know What You Did Last Summer Remake in The Works
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Sony Pictures is looking to reboot I Know What You Did Last Summer, because why not? Based off the 1973 novel of the same title, the original 1997 film starred Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar was a smash hit earning $125 million. Summer is currently in the early stages with Oculus co-writer/director Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard.
I get why Sony is making this. It’s a cheap horror film that has “nostalgia” that could make a quick buck. I say “nostalgia” because even being part of the target audience when the original came out, it’s not something I would say was “memorable.”
Zoolander 2 is coming says Will Ferrell
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Speaking at the Deauville Film Festival last week, Will Ferrell confirmed that not only is a new Zoolander catching ground, but that he would return to play Mugatu, the villain from the first film. The talks of a new Zoolander has been talked about since 2008, but this is the first that someone other then Stiller has been attached to it.
I love Zoolander, but after the horribleness of Anchorman 2, is a sequel to Zoolander something that could be good?
Director Ridley Scott Says No Xenomorphs in Prometheus 2
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In a interview with Yahoo UK, Director Ridley Scott has saided that in the upcoming Prometheus 2, there will be no Xenomorphs.
“The beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting [the late H.R. Giger] all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic’. But after four [‘Alien’ movies] (he has conveniently forgotten the ‘AvP’ movies), I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.”
No, the Engineers were not a good start. Prometheus had a lot of problems including the idea wither its an Alien prequel or not. Scott seems to want to do something new, but tried to shoehorn in classic Alien lore.
I feel like we have another disappointment on our hands.
Chris Hemsworth plays a sexy hacker in a new Michael Mann spy thriller.
Is a Keanu Reeves revenge film about a dog? I dig this so much.
First Look at Genndy Tartakovsky’s Popeye
Not being a big Popeye fan, Tartakovsky is doing some really cool work with this.
Third installment in the horror anthology franchise looks pretty fun. Red Band Trailer so Not safe for work.
CBS is Getting into The Superhero Business with Supergirl
Last time on Spoiler Alert, we talked about a proposed Supergirl TV show in the works, but it hadn’t been shopped around yet. It looks like someone is buying.
CBS, looking to get their own superhero project, has a series commitment with scribes Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler attached. With this move, every major broadcasting station has their own superhero project. It’s a crazy time and it’s refreshing to see CBS take a chance on a female-led superhero series.
Fox orders pilot based on Vertigo’s Lucifer
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Seeing an early success with Gotham, Fox is looking to double dip on DC franchises. Lucifer, a spin-off of Vertigo Comics’ Sandman, was a long running Vertigo series that saw the title character give up his throne in hell to live on earth.
The one-hour pilot will be from Californication creator Tom Kapinos, with Aggressive Mediocrity and Warner Bros. Television producing. With DC looking to make a Swandman film, I wonder if this will factor into Warner Bros. plans.
Final Fantasy 15 Trailer is Shown at Tokyo Game Show
Whoa, I don’t think I’ve ever been excited to play a Final Fantasy game. Let’s wait and see if this is indicative of a final product since Final Fantasy 13 did a bait and switch.
The Great Ace Attorney Announced from Capcom and Phoenix Wright Creator
20th century based prequel based off of Phoenix Wright from series creator. I’m a huge Phoenix Wright fan and this looks amazing.
New Fatal Frame Coming to Nintendo WiiU
Even though the US got passed over on Fatal Frame 4 for the Wii, lets hope that we get this new one for the WiiU
Konami enveals new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V
New trailer focuses on new character Quiet and what her powers may be.
New Pink PS Vita on the way and it’s so Kawaii
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