TM Movie News: Quicksilver, Grumpy Cat, Mecha Giamatti!
- by Steve Garcia, 3 June 2013
Quicksilver conundrums! Sequels we don’t want! Old cartoons and WWE superstars team up to save the world and solve mysteries! Grumpy Cat! This is either the best article ever or the worst, but welcome to a GIANT-SIZED edition of Move News!
Alice in Wonderland Sequel:
Director James Bobin (The Muppets) is in early negotiations to helm the sequel to the 2010 billion dollar Tim Burton film, Alice in Wonderland. The script has reportedly already been written by Linda Woolverton, and its current working title is Into the Looking Glass. Its release date has yet to be confirmed.
The Avengers 2 & X-Men: Days of Future Past:
After Avengers director Joss Whedon confirmed the superheroes Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in the upcoming 2015 sequel, X-Men director Bryan Singer announced via twitter that Quicksilver will also be appearing in his movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, and will be played by Evan Peters (American Horror Story). It is unknown at this time if Peters will be playing the part in the Avengers sequel.
Blade Runner Sequel:
The sequel to the immensely popular Ridley Scott film Blade Runner is slowly but surely making its way to theaters. The script is currently going through a rewrite at the hands of Michael Green, and Scott is still signed on to direct. A release date has still yet to be confirmed.
Fan-favorite action stars Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage, and Wesley Snipes are in talks to join the ever growing cast to the Expendables franchise. While news has been quiet on Chan and Cage’s part, actor/director Sylvester Stallone tweeted that Snipes “cannot wait to get back on top again,” after confirming the return of Mickey Rourke . There is no word on the return of actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, but the release date is slated for 2014.
The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo & WWE:
After the announcement of a new Scooby-Doo film in the works in which the gang teams up with WWE superstars to solve a mystery at Wrestlemania, a new Flintstones film in the same vein will also see the light of day in 2015. The WWE Studios co-produced films will both be animated, and the Scooby-Doo film is slated for a 2014 spring release.
The popular internet meme Grumpy Cat is on its way to being “a big family comedy,” as the movie rights have just been purchased from the cat’s owner. While little is known about the project at this moment, producer Todd Garner (Jack and Jill, Paul Blart: Mall Cop) compared the film to Garfield, and confirmed that the cat will indeed speak in the film.
Guardians of the Galaxy:
Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has officially signed on to play the lead female villain in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy alongside actors Lee Pace and Michael Rooker, who are also signed on to play currently unnamed antagonists. In other casting news, six-time Academy Award nominee Glen Close has signed on to be in the film as an unnamed “major role.” Speculations constantly revolve around character Rhomann Dey, a leader of the Nova Corps. As if that was not enough, actor John C. Reily (Wreck-It Ralph, Stepbrothers) has also signed onto the film as a rumored S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg has joined the cast of the Michael Bay produced Ninja Turtles film as character Burne Thompson. Thompson was known in the cartoon series as “not exactly a fan of the Turtles’ antics.”
Pirates of the Carribean 5:
The upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean sequel has found its directors in Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki). Filming is planned to being later this year for a July 2015 release.
STUFF YOU SHOULD LOOK AT:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2:
New set pics of Paul Giamatti as the Rhino have found their way on the internet! Look at them!
Captain America: The Winter Soldier:
New set pics of the Winter Soldier have also found their way on the internet! Look at them!
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox:
A new trailer is out for DC’s new animated Flashpoint movie! Look at the new!
A new trailer for the Machete sequel is out! Look at it!
New photos of what the cars will look like in Trans4mers are online! Look at them!
And that’s the way the cookie crumbles. What’s your take on this Quicksilver stuff? What about the Alice in Wonderland and Pirates sequel treatments? Expandable intake? Guardians of the Galaxy thoughts? Grumpy Cat? Let me know all your thoughts, feelings and concerns, children! Until next time!
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