Quarterly Gossip, Rumors & Dates for Upcoming Movies
— by Night Flier
Movies Coming Soon
Upcoming movies and why you might want to see them.
An aging Wolverine cares for an ailing Professor X when they come across a young mutant being pursued by dark forces.
Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she’s in danger of losing.
On a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful, a team of explorers ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature.
Rediscover the old tale told again as a live action movie.
Crew of the International Space Station finds the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
It’s Morphin Time? We will see.
Based on the 1995 anime. Follows a special ops cyborg devoted to stopping dangerous criminals and extremists.
The 8th (and the last?) in the Fast and Furious line.
21 Free Fire
Reported as bold, breathless and wickedly fun, it’s an electrifying action-comedy about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Everyone’s got a gun, and absolutely no one is in control.
28 The Circle
A young woman rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company.
Gossip, Rumors and Other Guesses
In the stream:
Netflix 03/17 – Iron Fist – Continuation of the Netflix Hell’s Kitchen Defenders series that includes Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
Stars 4/30 – American Gods – Based on the book by Neil Gaiman, the story blends ancient and modern mythology. The old gods try to take back power from the new modern gods: Technology and Money.
Amazon Prime Speaking of Neil Gaiman, Good Omens is a book co-written with Terry Pratchett, and will soon be an original series for Amazon. It is about angels, demons and the end of the world.
CBS All Access Production has begun on Star Trek: Discovery, and it looks like we have a new look for Klingons, again. Check out the featurette here.
HBO Game of Thrones 7th season this year, but instead of the usual 10 episodes we will only get 7 this time. On top of that it looks like we won’t get to see the first episode until July, according to Liam Cunningham who plays Davos Seaworth.
Remakes & Sequels:
When you saw Fantastic Beasts, you may have been surprised to see Johnny Depp in it. It has been confirmed he will be the star for the upcoming sequel.
James Cameron will regain control of the Terminator franchise in 2019 and is talking about a “reboot and conclusion” to his original Terminator and Terminator 2 films. “…. Terminator is ultimately, if you can slow it down, is about our relationship with our own technology….” Cameron states now is a great time for this type of story.
There has been talk of a Highlander reboot for some time… most recent to take the challenge is Chad Stahelski (John Wick director). He promises there will be no alien storyline (good start) and that it will be like John Wick but with swords.
The new Han Solo movie has started filming — no news yet on the official name, but the working title is “Red Cup”. Yes, the directors have a sense of humor!
Comic book clues:
There have been manga, video games, animated TV shows, animated movies and I think there is currently an app you might be able to download to your phone (lol), all starring cute Pokemon. Well it appears the little pocket monsters are moving on to a live action movie now — got to catch all the media.
Something Completely Different:
Peter Jackson is setting his sights on another fantastical literary world by tackling Mortal Engines. Based on the Philip Reeve’s book about a post-apocalyptic future where wheeled cities roam around the earth devouring resources and warring with each other.
Bryan Singer’s next project will be an adaptation of Robert Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. The movie will be titled Uprising — I let you know this in case you don’t recognize the story when the film comes out.
Night Flier’s Pick
It is the start of the blockbuster movies — it seems like they start earlier every year. I have heard a lot of good things about Logan, Marvel has creative control instead of Fox so it should be good.
The movie that has really caught my eye is Ghost in the Shell. It was the first anime movie that I owned on VHS and I always enjoyed watching it. The anime has some real depth to it, balanced with some great action. The setting is very cyberpunk, not something many films have done well. If the live version hits these points half as well as the anime, it’s going to be a great movie.
More when I have it…