In the last several days, there have been a number of movies shifting around their release dates, including The Fantastic Four, the long awaited sequel to Independence Day, as well as Assassin’s Creed. Now it looks like Fifty Shades of Grey is moving its release date as well, and another sexy title could be moving in its place.
It’s been all over the news that Netflix is launching several series based on Marvel characters: Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones. While Daredevil may be without fear, our hackles came up with we found out there may be a Twilight connection with Melissa Rosenberg.
History often repeats itself, especially in Hollywood. Back in the late seventies, Star Trek: The Motion Picture actually became the most expensive movie of its time, costing a whopping $46 million. The film did well, but with Star Trek II, Paramount cut a lot of corners and delivered the cheapest film in the franchise. Not only did it come in at the rock bottom price of $11.2 million, it also made a ton of dough at the box office, and is still the best movie in the series
Will Smith was initially up for the remake of Oldboy, which made a lot of fans balk. The original’s a pretty dark and disturbing story, which didn’t fit in with Will Smith’s wholesome image. (Neither did Django Unchained either, another role Smith was up for, but ultimately passed on.)
We’re not exactly sure if this has anything to do with Star Wars finally getting an official release date, but quite a few movies have had their release dates shuffled around in the past several days. We just reported that The Fantastic Four got moved up from March 6, 2015 to June 19, 2015, and now the sequel to ID4 and the movie version of Assassin’s Creed have new release dates as well.
Netflix just announced that they will be doing a series of shows based on four Marvel characters, including Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones. Now word has come down that a familiar genre name, Drew Goddard, will be writing the Daredevil series.
Right now, video games are still hot stuff in the marketplace, but it’s a very mercurial market that can go in whatever direction the wind is blowing. We’ve already seen the market being impacted by the upcoming console changes, and now one report feels that the Call of Duty games could already be done, at least artistically.
Geeks help our economy far more than we give them credit for. Beyond the technology we get from them, they fund the countless books, TV shows, mangas, and many other entertainment items lining the shelves in stores across the world.
You know that nothing would make you happier right now then to see someone use C4 explosives to blow up an Xbox and, even better, record it at 10 million frames per second. You can thank me later. For now, enjoy the carnage and mayhem in all its slow motion beauty.
It’s hard to think of a superhero story more in desperate need of a big screen reboot than The Fantastic Four. Well, okay, I’m still holding out hope for a Howard the Duck remake, but we think The Fantastic Four has much more potential.
Tomorrowland is a movie that’s been long rumored about on the net. What is known so far is George Clooney will star, Brad Bird (The Iron Giant) will be directing, Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus) is writing, and it’s a retro sci-fi story, but nobody’s quite sure what the movie’s about at the moment.
Okay, so Disney just threw down the gauntlet, booking Star Wars on December 18, 2015, the same day World of Warcraft is scheduled to come out. But this is over two years down the road here, and there’s plenty of time to set up a new release date where the long awaited WoW movie can really kick some ass.
There’s a lot of great horror, sci-fi and fantasy on TV these days, but how about a genre show with some Latin flavor? In fact, Latin horror’s been a big thing this year with the success of the movie Mama, and a Latin Paranormal Activity movie will also be coming soon.
In 2017, Avatar Land will open at Disney, not to mention there may also be Star Wars rides coming to the Magic Kingdom as well. (This is pretty much be a given considering Lucas sold the franchise to Disney._ But would you be interested in taking your kids to a Hunger Games theme park?
There’s speculation all over the net about so many movies. Other than Star Wars, there probably hasn’t been a movie where more rumors have been flying all over than Ghostbusters 3. Dan Aykroyd has been trying to get a third Ghostbusters off the ground forever, and we at TGD often joke that it G B 3 could end up becoming the most written about movie that may never get made.
We just reported here on TGD that Marvel has launched their first Muslim superhero, Kamala Khan, and yes, it’s a risky move that should definitely invite controversy, but so far, the pros have outweighed the cons. In fact, Khan has already proven to be a big hit.
There’s a funny term that’s been making us laugh here at TGD, “Robo-Phobic” It’s a line that’s being used in the remake of RoboCop, which is coming on February 12, 2014. We saw the first trailer for RoboCop some time back, and it didn’t look bad, but we’ll always be partial to the original, which is one of the greatest sci-fi films in history.
While it got pretty good reviews, Ender’s Game didn’t open to the big box office many had hoped for, and it looks like the saga will pretty much end here. Or will it?
There have been so many rumors and net speculation about Star Wars lately, but here’s an official piece of news that’s absolutely bank on: The next Star Wars movie will be hitting theaters on December 18, 2015.
Thor: The Dark World is already making a ton of dough at the box office, and Marvel should continue to kick some serious ass at the movies and on television all the way up to the long awaited Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron, which hits theaters the summer of 2015.