TM Movie News: Giant-Sized SDCC Recap!
- by Steve Garcia, 29 July 2013
Giant-sized SDCC Recap edition of Movie News! Superman! Batman! Spider-Man! Godzilla! And much more!
Amazing Spider-Man 2:
Director Mark Webb dropped a few facts regarding the next Spider-Man film. Minor spoiler alert. Webb revealed that Electro will in fact be the main villain of the film, and will not be sharing the screen with other baddies that may or may not be in the film. RavenCroft Institute, comparable to Batman’s Arkham Asylum, will be introduced. Rhino will be a very small part of this film, but Webb doesn’t count that this is the last time you will see the character in the franchise—He teased that this could be a build up for something bigger. Lastly, while avoiding the topic of Gwen Stacy’s potential death, he states that “the world we’re trying to create is… it’s partly obligated to cannon, but you also have to deviate from the cannon occasionally and so the… y’know… Andrew [Garfield] and Emma [Stone] and Peter and Gwen are – I mean, they’re something really joyful and wonderful about that relationship and it’s a lot of that stuff from the first movie [that] will continue in this second movie.”
Avengers: Age of Ultron:
Marvel Studios closed their action-packed panel at SDCC with the official title for the next Avengers film: Avengers: Age of Ultron! Director Joss Whedon confirmed that this will not be an adaptation of the Marvel comic of the same name, but rather an all-new origin for the character, while still cherry-picking from past Ultron stories. Ultron creator Hank Pym will not be featured in the film, according to Whedon. After an internet outcry, Ant-Man director Edgar Write reassured fans of the character that he will absolutely be featured in his upcoming AntMan film either way.
According to Chronicle writer Max Landis’s twitter feed, it appears that the next Chronicle filmwill neither involve himself or director Josh Trank (who is currently attached to the Fantastic Four reboot):
In potentially upsetting news, it appears that Nicolas Cage will not be involved with the next Expendables film. According to Cage himself: “I have not had any formal discussions about ['Expendables 3']. I’m not in Kick-Ass 2 and I don’t think I’m in Expendables 3. And I like those guys [Sylvester Stallone, etc.], but I would say it would be highly unlikely that I’d be in that movie.”
Flash & The Justice League:
Just before WB announced the upcoming Batman/Superman crossover film, various reliable sources such as The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that not only will Batman be featured in the next Man of Steel installment, but that the Flash will be getting his own feature film in 2016, which will lead to a Justice League movie in 2017.
At SDCC, Legendary Pictures put an extra emphasis on the Godzilla reboot, slated for a May 16, 2014 release. The trailer was shown, the audience was overwhelmed, and it appears that instead of terrorizing humans, Godzilla will be fighting various monsters throughout the film.
Man of Steel 2:
Warner Bros. shocked and awed the crowds everywhere when Zack Snyder, director of Man of Steel, announced that the next installment of the Superman franchise will feature Batman in the first-ever Batman/Superman crossover feature film. Slated for a 2015 release, it is currently unknown who will don the Dark Knight’s cape and cowl, but the earliest rumor is that Teen Wolf actor Tyler Hoechlin is up for the part. The official title is currently a mystery, but Snyder is calling for “Batman vs. Superman” or “Superman vs. Batman,” as the announcement came witha small passage from Frank Miller’s game-changing graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns:
“I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years to come…in your most private moments…I want you to remember…my hand…at your throat…I want…you to remember…the one man who beat you."
STUFF YOU SHOULD LOOK AT:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier:
SDCC showcased Captain America’s new costume at the Marvel Studios panel! It looks awesome! Best one yet! Look at it!
Here are some images about that awesome Godzilla movie coming out next year! Look at it!
Guardians of the Galaxy:
SDCC presented a stunning display for the upcoming awesome Marvel film! Lookit all the neat stuff! THE FREAKING NOVA CORPS, TOO!
A new red band trailer for Kick-Ass found its way to the internet! Look at it and be hyped!
Man of Steel 2:
Here is the official logo for the upcoming Superman/Batman film! It looks like they’re going with Frank Miller’s Batman logo! Look at it!
New Riddick trailer! Look at it!
X-Men: Days of Future Past:
Here are some ant-mutant propaganda posters and a real-life Sentinel head for what’s sure to be the best X-Men movie ever! Look at it!
And that, righteous readers, does it for this Giant-Sized SDCC recap edition of Movie News. What was your favorite part of the con? Are you pumped for Godzilla? Do you have any thoughts regarding Ultron and/or Hank Pym’s absence for the next Avengers film? Did WB/DC win SDCC with their Superman/Batman film? What do you think about the Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, and Captain America images? As always, be good to one another!
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