It’s been a rocky road for Ezra Miller’s The Flash to his own solo movie. The film has lost not one, but two directors since being announced — and that second one departed over a year ago. Well, the few of you actually excited for this movie (tentatively titled Flashpoint) may have a ray of hope now, as there may be finally someone in charge again.
It’s being reported that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are now in talks to take over directing the movie. The two are probably best known for writing the Marvel and Sony joint venture Spider-Man: Homecoming, and are arguably a pretty solid pair to take on the project should things not fall through.
I don’t know — I’ve been opposed to a standalone Flash movie from the beginning. I mean, there is a successful television series out there digging through stories, and while it takes place in an alternate timeline than the films I have a hard time seeing the film do anything other than retread ground the series has already covered. They literally did a Flashpoint set of episodes for pete’s sake. I like Ezra Miller as the Flash, but I think he’s best used as a character making appearances in other characters’ movies.
But, y’know, that’s what would make sense — and unless it involves Wonder Woman, Warner Bros rarely does things that make sense on the big screen.
Ash vs. Evil Dead has become over the last few years the pinnacle of the franchise it continues. I mean, it’s just so good at capturing the spirit of the second film, and the third season (premiering next month on STARZ) looks to be no different.
The new trailer for the upcoming season hits all the highlights — Ruby is evil again, Pablo’s powers are growing, Kelly gets possessed again… and oh yeah, Ash has a daughter. It has most of us pretty hyped, and if you’re a fan of the series you should be too.
Season 3 of Ash vs. Evil Dead premieres February 25th.
A new trailer has dropped for the Tomb Raider film reboot, and it’s looking very, very Tomb Raider-y. This time around it’s all about the relationship between Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft and her father.
The entire thing looks pretty neat, and gives hope that we may have finally uncovered the mythical “good video game adaptation film.” Of course, I know I’ve said that before and been wrong, so who knows anymore.
In any case, Tomb Raider comes to theaters March 16th.
So things are a bit of a mess here at Nerd & Tie right now, but while we’re getting the paper back in stacks, we’re trying to catch up on some of the news items we’ve missed. One of them is that Netflix has released a new trailer for their adaptation of Altered Carbon.
The show looks like it’s going to be pretty faithful to the book (albeit with a couple of notable changes), and is starting to look really, really good. Frankly it’ll be nice to have a decent cyberpunk series to sink my teeth into.
Look, we all know the refrain — the Teen Titans animated series was super good, and the show that replaced it, Teen Titans GO!, is dumb. I mean, sure they were made for completely different age groups, but fans of the former sure do like to complain about the latter. I mean, fans have to occasionally remind themselves that sometimes there are shows not aimed at them. I mean, sometimes it’s okay for a show to be aimed at eight year olds, y’know?
Anywho, a Teen Titans GO! movie is totally a thing that’s happening, and it actually looks like it’ll be amusing. Just remind yourself – if you’re unhappy that it’s not the other version of Teen Titans, this just isn’t made for you and you don’t have to go see it.
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies hits theaters July 27, 2018
For years Marvel fans have been clamoring for a standalone Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson. She’s an Avenger, she’s been in like half a dozen Marvel movies, and for a franchise without a lot of women-led films she’s the obvious choice. After years of waiting though, it looks like we may finally get one.
Marvel currently has a Black Widow movie in early development. The film will, of course, star Johansson and Jac Schaeffer has been tapped to write the screenplay. It’s all early days, but this is a good sign. Let’s just hope it doesn’t turn out like the SNL spoof version they made a few years ago.
Krypton, the show about Superman’s grandpappy on a doomed planet, is probably the wonkiest idea for a television series in a while — and now it has a trailer. In it we see a very Smallville-esque Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange in a hoodie, and a giant alien space-thing. And while it’s not the worst looking thing out there, I have a hard time caring too much about the series.
Honestly, it’s hard to get excited for a show where if the good guys win they all end up dying anyway.
The final trailer before its worldwide release has come out for Godzilla: Monster Planet, and it has us pretty damned hyped. I mean, it’s full of J-Pop filled anime-spaceships action firing on kaiju, so — y’know — I’m not sure how it couldn’t. The film has already premiered in Japan, but we’re finally excited to see it for ourselves.
Godzilla: Monster Planet premieres worldwide on Netflix January 17th.
One of the more inspired bits of casting in Starz’s television adaptation of American Gods was Gillian Anderson as ‘Media.’ Sadly though, it looks like she won’t be back when the show returns for it’s second season.
It was first reported an article on The X-Files in the LA Times earlier this week. After mentioning how Anderson may not return as Scully after this season, they reported:
[She] will not be appearing again as the new god Media in the second season of “American Gods” on Starz. Anderson says the departure of showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green means she will not return to the show.
Fuller and Green left the show back in November, and have still not been replaced by the network as showrunners and producers. Honestly, this is not a good sign for the show, and there are fears that more of the cast may end up departing.
Bright was Netflix’s first foray into full blown blockbuster film making, and while critics have been harsh on the film, audiences seem to have liked it. I mean, it’s far from a perfect film, but with a solid cast and well directed action, it’s a pretty fun popcorn flick for a Saturday night. Streaming numbers seem to have been pretty high on the $90 million film too, topping out as the number one film on the service in 190 countries (with over 11 million streams in the US during the first three days alone).
Stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are set to return, as is director David Ayer. One person who won’t be back is Bright‘s screenwriter, Max Landis. Landis has had some serious Sexual Harassment allegations leveled against him, and the streaming service’s desire to distance themselves from him makes a lot of sense. Ayer will take over writing duties for the second film, which is either good or bad news depending on whether you’re thinking about Training Day or Suicide Squad.
Honestly, while the social commentary is more miss than hit in Bright, the cast and visuals are amazing. Maybe excising the first film’s writer is exactly what the sequel needed, even if he weren’t turning out to be a garbage person.