21 JUMPS THE SHARK
Another of those leaked email conversations out of Sony has hit the web. this time pertaining to a conversation the studio has had with those behind the 21 lump Street and Men in Block franchises (Including Steven Spielberg) about combining the two franchises.
While an Arrow and The Flash crossover might make sense, this one reeks of desperation and an empty ideas well. Sony have been trying to get their Men in Black franchise back up for a while now. but the idea to cross pollinate its world with that of the jump Street universe suggests they’ve realy struggled to come up with a worthy idea or excuse in doing so
The third 21 jump Street, according to emails sourced by The Wall Streer journal would see Charming Tatum and Jonah Hills cop characters working on a case in the MiB world. Does this not sound like one of the ridiculously inane ideas for a sequel that 22 jump Street spoofed so well in its end credits?
The intergalactic Jump Street would possibly feature Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in cameo roles, reprising their MiB roles. A fourth Men in Black film would then follow.
Sony would be using the jump Street franchise to reinvigorate interest in their stale Men in Block series in other words. The kicker? Jonah Hill is a go for it. Is anyone surprised?
Almost expecting the next leaked email to come out of Sony to be one pertaining to another inevitable crossover, Cloudy with o Chance of Smurfs!
A BLO FOR BOND
The next James Bond film will be called Spectre, suggesting franchise favourite Ernst Stavro Blofeld does indeed (as per the rumours) make a return. Christoph Waltz was officially announced as a cast member for the film in December at a press conference in the UK Though said to be playing a character named Oberhauser. it’s widely believed the Inglourious Bosterds star is playing hairless villain Blofeld, a role made famous by Donald Pleasence and Telly Savalas in the original series of 007 movies.
Also set for Spectre are Monica 8ellucd as Lucia Sciarra. Andrew Scott as Denbigh,
Dave Bautista as Hinx and Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann. They’ll join regulars Daniel Craig, back as James 8ond for the fourth time, with Rory Kinnear as Tanner. Ben Whishaw as Q. Naomle Harris as Miss Moneypenny and Ralph Fiennes as the new M. Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) also announced the make of car for the film, the new Aston Martin DB10.
If the rumours are true fans will be excited to see Blofeld back. The character officially appeared in From Russia With Love. Thunderbolt You Only Live Twice. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever. A decades-old legal dispute prevented Eon Productions from using the character.
THE ROCK SAYS…
Dwayne Johnson is in early talks to voice a role in Disney’s newly announced Moana
The flick is a CG-animated comedy-adventure from The Little Mermaid team of Ron Clements and John Musker, set in the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania
Moana, a horn navigator, searches for a fabled island and her incredible journey teams with her hero, the legendary demigod Maui, as they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore Meantime, the trailer for Johnson’s next film. Son Andreos. has just hit the web. Check it out online!
KILLER CAST FOR BATMAN SPIN-OFF
The cast for Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad has been announced. Aussies Jai Courtney and Margot Robbie will star alongside Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto and Cara Delevingne, with Fury’s David Ayer writing and directing.
The film, about a group of villains forced to work for the government on risky but subsidised missions, is due for release in August 2016 Smith will play Deadshot. best known as one of Batman’s adversaries, while Hardy v/ill play team leader Rick Flagg Robbie (who co-stars with the aforementioned Smith in the upcoming Focus) plays The Joker’s sometime girlfriend Harley Quinn, while Leto will play the clown prince of crime himself. Courtney will play Boomerang, while Delevingne plays Enchantress, a sorceress.
Though he was rumoured to be a part of the film. Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor (a part hell play in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of justice) hasn’t been announced as an official cast member Not to say a cameo isn’t still in the cards.
‘The Warner Bros roots are deep on this one, said Greg Silverman, Warner Bros president of creative development and worldwide production. ‘ David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote Training Doy and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property with a cast of long-time Warner collaborators Will Smith and Tom Hardy, and other new and returning favourites. We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”
SCHWARZENEGGER MAY RUN AGAIN
With the big guy resurrecting his Terminator. Twins and Conan the Barbarian characters for future movies. Arnold’s next return to the well probably isn’t too hard to believe
Schwarzenegger reportedly told the audience at a Q&A in England that there’s talk of a Running Man sequel.
‘There’s rumblings of a new Running Mon movie, so it’s a great honour to be asked back. Schwarzenegger said before going on to speak about how necessary it is to stay in good shape for these physically-demanding sequels.
The original 1987 film, based on a novel by Stephen King, saw Schwarzenegger play an innocent man who is forced to do ‘hard time’ on a reality show in which the contestants battle each other to death. Hunger Gomes style.
ROCKY BEATS UP EXPENDABLES 3
Sylvester Stallone now regrets making The Expendables 3 a PG-13 movie. Sly remarked that the movie’s disappointing performance at the box office can be attributed to the fact that the film wasn’t R rated (in the States).
“Absolutely, unequivocally yes, Stallone said in response to a question about whether Expendables 4 should return to an R-rating “I believe it was a horrible miscalculation on everyone’s part in trying to reach a wider audience, but in doing such, diminish the violence that the audience expeas. I’m quite certain it won’t happen again.
Stallone says he might even consider killing off a character in the next instalment – something he’s resisted doing [Welt, that would moke the title actually make sense – Ed).
Tit’s] is a big conflia for me. says Stallone, because in an R-rated film it is difficult to believe that none of the heroes die. I personally just believe that the characters become identifiable and their demise could put a dark cloud over an audience exiting the theatre after seeing the film. But that may change in Expendables 4.”
Stallone says the next movie might feature the gang in terrain unnatural to them,
I have actually entertained the idea of putting the group into such an unnatural environment that it, in and of itself, creates extra suspense and tension: the fish out of water scenario. That environment might not be time travel, but nearly just as jarring.