Look, we didn’t like Suicide Squad. Most people who enjoy “good movies” didn’t like it either. With that in mind, it’s kind of bizarre to get excited about Netflix’s Bright, which shares that film’s director and one of its stars. Okay, it probably helps that this movie was written by Max Landis, who is the showrunner of the brilliant television adaptation of Dirk Gently, but still.
We’ve had a handful of trailers for Bright, and the latest continues to look pretty solid. If you don’t recall, it’s a modern set fantasy movie where Will Smith plays a human cop partnered with an Orc (played by Joel Edgerton). It’s pretty different from most things we’ve seen, which is exciting on its own. This is the streaming service’s first attempt at a “blockbuster” movie, so it’ll be fun to see how it turns out
Sony announced back in 2015 that Phil Lord and Chris Miller were directing an animated Spider-Man feature film. Now, over two years later (and a year before its expected release), we have the first trailer.
What we know is that the film will center on a version of Miles Morales, a character best known from the Ultimate Spider-Man comics (who takes over the mantle after the death of that universe’s Peter Parker). The character has since been merged into the mainstream Marvel universe, but this is going to be his first big-screen appearance. The film looks like it’s going to play with the multi-verse a bit, so it should be pretty interesting.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse comes out in December of 2018.
Well, the first trailer for Alita: Battle Angel has dropped, and we have lots of thoughts. We could talk about how the James Cameron produced and Robert Rodriguez directed live action adaptation of the manga and anime Battle Angel Alita seems to be devoid of Asian actors, but–OH MY GOD WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO HER FACE. WHAT IS GOING ON WITH ROSA SALAZAR’S FACE.
DO NOT LOOK AT ME WITH THOSE EYES.
THOSE ARE THE EYES OF THE DAMNED. THEY WILL HAUNT MY DREAMS. WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS. WHY GOD WHY. THERE IS NO POINT TO THIS. ANIME EYES SHOULD NEVER APPEAR AS FLESH, AND DAMN THE FOUL SOULS WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA. OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD.
The new trailer for Ready Player One dropped this weekend, and it sure is a trailer for Ready Player One. Unlike the earlier trailer that was released at San Diego Comic-Con, this one actually gives some plot details too.
Honestly? The more I see of the film the less excited I get. I mean, with the number of references crammed in, I feel like it plans to rely more on nostalgia than bringing anything new to the table. I know that’s sort of the point of the book in many ways, but still.
In any case, Ready Player One comes out March 30, 2018.
The jury has returned a verdict in San Diego Comic-Con’s lawsuit against Salt Lake Comic Con. Unfortunately for the hundreds of comic cons across the country, they seem to have sided with the California juggernaut.
Where San Diego Comic-Con was after as much as $12 million, the jury only awarded them $20,000. Importantly though, the jury agreed that Salt Lake Comic Con violated San Diego Comic-Con’s trademark.
This could have massive implications for events across the country that use variations of “comic con” in their names. Frankly, it’s a generic term, and was long before San Diego Comic-Con’s owners Comic Con International applied for the “comic-con” mark. Salt Lake Comic Con is expected to appeal the verdict, and hopefully sanity will eventually prevail.
2015’s Jurassic World may not have been the best movie, but it was certainly financially successful. I mean, it was a half-decent Jurassic Park movie, and watching dinosaurs eat people can be fun — well, except for the bit with Katie McGrath.
That was just bizarrely unnecessary and weird.
Anywho, with its success a sequel was inevitable – and now we have the first trailer for it. I don’t have much to say about the trailer, mostly because it’s a bunch of action pieces. I mean, it looks alright, and I’m excited to see Jeff Goldblum back as Dr. Ian Malcolm… but I just don’t have high expectations though.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom comes out June 22, 2018.
This last weekend was the scheduled dates of Georgia’s inaugural Catoosa County Film Festival. Founded by Edwin Morgan III and “co-hosted” by Christine Millraney and Kevin Sexton, the guest list included Samantha Newark, G. Larry Butler, a number of Horror film actors, and enough minor characters and extras from The Walking Dead to choke a horse.
So one of the weirdest projects out there for a while has been Legendary’s live action/cgi hybrid Detective Pikachu movie. I mean, it’s a live action/cgi hybrid Detective Pikachu movie. No one was really expecting it to happen, and now the latest news is that it has a rather unexpected star: Ryan Reynolds.
That’s right, Ryan Reynolds is going to play Detective Pikachu in the Detective Pikachu movie. I mean, it’s not badcasting – Reynolds is a talented actor – but it’s definitely weird casting. I mean, he’s a funny guy (remember, unlike most Pokemon, Detective Pikachu can talk), but it’s not a direction most people thought casting would go.
The film will also star Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton, and is being directed by Rob Letterman. Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman wrote the screenplay, but beyond that we have very few details about the film.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie Nick and Gen go it alone, as Skype decided it hated Trae just before the episode began. The two of them discuss Netflix’s renewal of Mystery Science Theater 3000, The CW’s firing of Andrew Kreisberg, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green’s departure from American Gods, Anime Boston’s lawsuit against Boston AnimeFest (with Trae chiming in in post-production), and how Waxacon wrote some bad checks.
So back in 2015, Quentin Tarantino stated on the Nerdist Podcast that he was interested in directing a Star Trek movie. We kind of ignored it, since it was just talk, but it seems like he kept running with the ball… and pitched it to J.J. Abrams.
And Abrams apparently liked it.
Deadline is reporting that they’re apparently assembling a writer’s room to develop the idea. Now, don’t get to excited and/or scared at this — Tarantino is currently working on a Manson movie for Sony which will be his next project. And while I’ve never been a huge fan of Tarantino, he at least disliked Into Darkness according to that 2015 interview.