I have been seriously slacking on my movie news updates. I have simply been busy/lazy/in pain so this post is here to rectify this pathetic situation.
– The 3rd and I would assume final Man of Steel (aka Superman) trailer dropped. It pretty much reiterated what we already know, but it did show Superman PUNCHING SOMEONE OMG WHO WOULD THINK!?!? This movie does seem ridiculously brooding for a Superman film but I will have faith in Snyder’s action abilities. Superman is a hard ass comic book hero to adapt to movies due to the fact he is so ridiculously overpowered, is so iconic, has such a large following (so if you change anything in his mythos the fans start bitching), and is well… from the old era where super heroes don’t kill and are really really nice (aka boring).
I don’t know why the fucking links won’t embed… I swear I miss blogspot sometimes.
– There have been a lot of mini-updates from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Most of them have not been worth posting until we finally got a look at the new Electro played by Jamie Fox. They definitely went with the Ultimate version of the villain and he looks pretty interesting.
.– The last few Iron Man 3 commercials have confirmed the existence of “Extremis Soldiers.” I am really curious how Extremis plays out in the movie. Hopefully it isn’t just for making the bad guys have super powers… Tony was very connected to Extremis in the comics.
The reviews for Iron Man 3 have so far been amazing, so I expect nothing but quality with this movie. I need to re-watch the other three (yes three. IM 1, IM 2, Avengers) this week. I will see the movie Sunday I think due to being out of town Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
– The Matt Damon movie, Elysium, has flown under my radar. Check out the trailer, it doesn’t look half bad at all.
– Some Captain America: Winter Soldier concept art has come out due to the movie starting its filming process. Included are pictures of Falcon and Winter Soldier. Both designs look good… Winter Soldier is basically in his classic garb while Falcon has been updated and looks more like the Ultimate version.
.We have also gotten word that Fury and Widow are in the movie as well. So this will be a very SHIELD centric movie and it described as a “political thriller” type of movie. Ok… whatever that means lol. We have also heard that Falcon isn’t likely to have his Bird telepathy and that Red Wing is not in the movie. Not sure I care either way with that decision… Falcon isn’t exactly the coolest super hero in the world.
– On the Guardians of the Galaxy front, the wrestler Bautista has been cast as Drax the Destroyer. It works.. all Drax does it kill. Not much dialogue for him. Just need someone with some muscle.
– The remake of Fantastic 4 began filming/production. Fox plans to integrate F4 in with their X-Men universe which is… whatever lol. Just another company trying to piggy back on Marvel’s success. F4 and X-men are not that related but I guess it could be cool if done right. Anyway, this is one franchise I was hoping would go back to Marvel so Marvel would have access to the villains that go with F4 like Dr. Doom, Galactus, and the Skrulls.
– I didn’t see GI Joe 2 because it came out at a bad time and I heard it was pretty mediocre and possibly worse than the first. So I didn’t waste my (ok my wife’s) hard earned money. But, it did awesome at the box office and GI Joe 3 is already in development.
– Disney announced that we will be getting a Star Wars film EVERY YEAR after Episode VII comes out. Holy shit lol. It isn’t all going to be the main story line, but will include spin offs such as movies about Yoda, Hans, ect. I think this is WAY too much as Star Wars really is the most overrated movie series in the universe (great idea and story line, poor execution). I guess they aren’t worried about fan fatigue (it works for Marvel so Star Wars should be no different I suppose).
– Bourne 5 is in active development. No idea if Renner or Damon are going to be in it or not. Number 4 was pretty disappointing so I don’t have high hopes for 5.
– Wesley Snipes is out of prison and confirmed to be broke so he is going to be apart of Expendables 3 as expected.
– first poster and description of 300 sequel