Welcome to weekend – obviously the big news is that The Jungle Book came out yesterday which means I’m going to have to find something else to obsess about but you can read our review now. So, what else has been going on?
Four Avatar Sequels
That film that came out in 2009 that everybody watched but nobody remembers a single thing about? Well, we can expect four more. James Cameron has been promising three sequels to Avatar for as long as anybody can remember but he says that there will now be four with the first coming out in 2018. So five movies starting from 2009 with a nine year gap… we should be done by 2045. Although Cameron seems to be speeding up the production process now and the final film is currently scheduled for 2023.
Benedict Cumberbatch To Play The Grinch
Illumination, the team behind Despicable Me, are making a CG version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Benedict Cumberbatch will be voicing The Grinch. We can’t seem to get away from Cumberbatch at the moment – if you haven’t seen the trailer for Doctor Strange yet, it looks like nothing Marvel have ever done before.
Deadpool Sequel Is Coming
People have been talking about the sequel to Deadpool ever since the first film came out but it is now officially confirmed by the studio that there will be a sequel to the film. Better yet, the creative team that made the first one so great are back for this outing. Ryan Reynolds will return as Wade Wilson, Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick as writers and Tim Miller as director.
The Defenders Has Showrunners
The Defenders will see the Marvel Netflix heroes: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist unite. The show will begin shooting at the end of the year and it has now found its showrunners in Daredevil‘s showrunners – Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez.
That’s it today but there will be an entire weekly round-up tomorrow.
Do you want one Avatar sequel, let alone four? How do you feel about Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch? Let me know in the comments.