The world of movie news moves at lightspeed some days, so it’s hard to keep up with everything (even for those of us that run an entertainment blog). So welcome to your daily news briefing here at So, Is It Any Good? where we round up the breaking stories you might have missed.
Don’t Stay Till The End
According to director Alex Kurtzman, there’ll be no end credits scene after The Mummy reboot. Which is surprising, given the fact that it’s supposed to be the first instalment in Universal’s Dark Universe of connected monster movies.While we’re on the subject of the Dark Universe, Universal has announced plans for two more films, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera.
Steven Spielberg has filled out an impressive cast of his next Oscar-bait film The Papers. In addition to leads Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, he’s added Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods. Phew.
Pixar has released the details for the all-Latino cast of it’s newest movie Coco, due for release in November. In addition to that, we’ll also be getting a new trailer attached to Cars 3 next week!
Warner Bros have sent out a casting call for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2. They’re looking for teenage versions of Newt Scamander, Albus Dumbledore and other lead characters.Universal has more big casting dreams for their already A-list stacked Dark Universe. The Mummy director Alex Kurtzman would like to see fellow bold names Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Charlize Theron join the fray.
There’s talk that Sony‘s in-development Black & Silver movie, featuring the characters Black Cat and Silver Sable, could set up an all female Spider-man spin-off. As Wonder Woman showed this weekend, girls rule, so Sony is smart to jump on that bandwagon.
Does the new DC intro on the front of Wonder Woman point to a Green Lantern appearance in Justice League? The evidence seems a bit thin, but it’d be a hell of a reveal if they successfully kept that quiet!
Back For More
20 years later, Paul Verhoeven‘s military satire/sci-fi actioner Starship Troopers is getting a sequel… and it’s animated. Original stars Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer are reprising their roles for Starship Troopers: Traitors Of Mars. Check out the trailer:
Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow sounds like he’s a fan of J.A Bayona’s sequel, calling it “better than that first one”.
The Show Must Go On
Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow has spoken about the heartbreaking loss of Carrie Fisher and how they plan on handling her absence in the upcoming sequel.
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