Happy Saturday, geeks. I hope that everybody has had an amazing week so far but, let’s face it, not everybody has. If you need something to cheer you up then why not check out all the great geeky news that happened this week. I mean, you’re already reading this: you might as well just continue.
Billy Dee Williams Cast In Lego Batman Movie
The Lego Batman Movie has a new cast member in the form of Billy Dee Williams. Williams was introduced to the world of Batman in 1989’s Batman where he played Harvey Dent. Clearly the universe had a plan in mind for him because he is now taking on the role of Harvey Dent’s evil alter ego, Two-Face. You can look forward to seeing the movie in February of next year.
Detective Pikachu Gets A Director
The Detective Pikachu movie made a big step forward this week, announcing that they now have a director. If you’re wondering what Detective Pikachu is, it is exactly what it sounds like. Rob Letterman (Goosebumps, Shark Tale) is signed on to direct.
Justice Smith Joins Jurassic World Sequel
Justice Smith has quickly become one of my favourite young actors currently working. He starred in Paper Towns and, more recently, The Get Down, now he is joining Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard on the sequel to Jurassic World. His role is currently unknown but the project will begin filming in England next spring.
What other villains do you think will be popping up in the Lego Batman movie? Will the Jurassic Park franchise ever end? Let me know in the comments.
Last week was an explosion of new trailers and it was impossible to choose just one to talk about today. Truly, I tried but I was starting to get a migraine. Instead, we’re just going to look at all of them – maybe you saw all of them, maybe you didn’t, but every single one of these is worth re-watching.
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
I’ve never been a fan of the xXx franchise – mainly because it’s ridiculous – but something about this trailer was just the perfect amount of ridiculous. The stunts are insane, the lines are cheesy but this movie seems to embrace what it is and I can only celebrate that.
I feel like I’ve been waiting my entire life for this trailer. This is it: my last little bit of hope that the DCEU can become something great and it came at the perfect time after more terrible news with The Flash movie. It looks beautiful and dramatic. I wasn’t the biggest supporter of Gal Gadot’s casting but after Batman v Superman and seeing her here, I take it all back: she’s fantastic.
La La Land
I’m going to love any film with Emma Stone. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling? Even better. This is a new musical and that’s such a rare thing for cinema, it’s already being called an Oscar contender. Damien Chazelle is the same man that brought us Whiplash and it looks like he’s just going to keep making world-class films.
T2: Trainspotting 2
I never saw Trainspotting but there’s no getting past the fact that it was a huge movie. The trailer for the sequel is a huge trip (and possibly one of the best anti-drug videos I have ever watched). I love how stylistic it is and I will certainly be watching the first film in the near future so I can head out to the cinema and see this one.
The Lego Batman Movie
Finally, The Lego Batman Movie. Could this be the best Batman movie ever made? I think it’s a contender. This film takes all of the jokes that people make about Batman and it’s very self-aware. Plus, there’s Robin – it’s been too long since we had Robin on screen. I love The Lego Movie and I know that I’m going to love this.
Were there trailers that came out last week that you think I should have included? Which of these films are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments.
Happy Saturday, have you started watching Orange Is The New Black yet? You should, it’s amazing. Anyway, I have news for you so let’s get into it.
Tyler Hoechlin Is Superman
Okay, maybe Tyler Hoechlin isn’t actually Superman but he will be playing him in the next season of Supergirl. After the first season of the show only revealed part-images and blurred pictures of the Man of Steel he will finally have a face – a face you may remember from Teen Wolf.
New Storks Trailer
We got a new trailer for Storks and it looks wonderfully sweet. It’s always fun to see an animated film from a company that isn’t Disney or Dreamworks. With Andy Samberg on board you can expect comedy but judging by the trailer, there are also some very genuine moments. You can watch the trailer below:
Lego Movie 2 Release Date Pushed Back
Warner Bros. have pushed the release of their Lego Movie sequel back from May 2018 to February 2019. It’s sad news for fans of the original movie but not to worry, The Lego Batman Movie comes out early next year to help bridge the gap.
That’s it today but if you missed anything this week then come back tomorrow for our weekly round-up. Until then:
Can you see Tyler Hoechlin as Superman? Will you go see Storks? Are you a fan of the Lego Movie franchise? Let me know in the comments.
Happy Tuesday people, today there is a lot of Batman talk. Like, a lot.
Batman v Superman Destroys At Box Office
Who saw this one coming? Oh, everyone. Despite negative reviews, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has become the fourth-biggest worldwide box office debut. The film made $424.1 million in its opening weekend – a feat only surpassed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World & the final Harry Potter film. I’m not sure why this came as a surprise: sure, the critics gave it a kicking but why would that stop anybody from seeing two of the biggest heroes in comic-book history share the big screen for the first time?
New Lego Batman Trailer
As the Lego-Bat says in this fantastic new trailer, “when you’re as awesome as me, you don’t get just one trailer, you get two trailers – in one week”. Is it wrong that I’m already more excited for this than I was for Batman v Superman?
Kingsman 2 Has A Title And A Plot
Kingsman: The Secret Service was a film that I hadn’t expected to love anywhere near as much as I did and it was no surprise that the studio quickly ordered a sequel. The details of this sequel haven’t exactly been forthcoming up until now which had me worried that this was another case of a studio having a concept and some actors but no actual story/script (see the disaster that was Green Lantern). Worry not as we now have a title: Kingsman: The Golden Circle and whilst the director understandably didn’t want to reveal all about the plot, there definitely is one.
That’s all today but until the next time:
Have you seen Batman v Superman yet? Is Lego Batman your favourite Batman? Are you excited for the Kingsman sequel? Let me know in the comments.