Quarterly Gossip, Rumors & Dates for Upcoming Movies
— by Night Flier
In the Stream:
Netflix: Altered Carbon: Resleeved 3/19/20 (anime adaptation)
On the Big Screen:
06 First Cow
A man concocts a scheme to make his fortune with the first cow in the Oregon Territory.
Why: A fun drama about life in the historical Northwest.
13 My Spy
A CIA agent is tasked with surveilling the family of a precocious 9-year-old.
Why: Dave Bautista in a comedy.
A soldier is brought back to life with superpowers, but it is never that simple, is it?
Why: Vin Diesel
Live-action version of the Disney animated movie.
Why: The live-action remakes from Disney have been hit-or-miss, but this one looks to be more hit.
03 The New Mutants
Five young mutants just discovering their abilities while being held in a secret facility against their will.
Why: Superhero/Horror mix.
10 No Time to Die
Bond has left the service and retired to Jamaica, his life is now slow and peaceful.
Why: Did you really believe my description?
01 Black Widow
Set between Civil War and Infinity War, Natasha Romanoff goes looking for her past.
Why: Some backstory on an Avenger.
The re-imagined life of the Dickens character told with a comedic lens.
Why: from the director of The Death of Stalin.
The next installment of The Fast and the Furious. Less letters to make it faster.
Why: If you watched the first eight, why stop now?
29 Artemis Fowl
Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius and descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds.
Why: More fun with YA fantasy.
A retelling of the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Why: What, this description was not enough? Then watch the trailer!
Gossip, Rumors and Other Guesses
Amazon Prime: The Lord of the Rings series has begun filming and is expected to have two years of production, to come out in December 2021. This would place it 20 years after the release of Peter Jackson’s Fellowship of the Ring.
At the Box Office:
There is an official release date for the Flash movie in July of 2022 despite three directors leaving the project. It appears the 4th attempt will be able to stick with it!
Remakes & Sequels:
Mark 5/21/21 on your calendar as Keanu Reeves day. Both The Matrix 4 and John Wick: Chapter 4 are scheduled to release that day.
Vin Diesel has hinted that ‘Fast 10’ will be split into two movies with a cliffhanger at the end of the first movie.
Rick Moranis is coming out of retirement for the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids sequel. Moranis retired from Hollywood in 1997 for family reasons but has since closed a deal for the new movie Shrunk.
Taika Waititi (Director Thor: Ragnarok, Thor: Love & Thunder) whose recent film Jojo Rabbit was nominated for six Oscars has been approached by Lucasfilm to work on a new project for the Star Wars franchise. This comes after Waititi did a great job directing The Mandalorian season finale. Waititi states he is open to the opportunity if everything else is right.
Night Flier’s Pick
I do not know if it is the end of winter or just my mood when writing this, but a light comedy sounds good about now. The Personal History of David Copperfield is my pick for this movie season.
Keep it “reel”!