Quarterly Gossip, Rumors & Dates for Upcoming Movies
— by Night Flier
Upcoming movies and why you might want to see them.
Queen of France at 16, Widowed at 18 Why: Good medieval story with Margot Robbie.
PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2, but with over 20 minutes of new scenes. Why: $1 of every ticket sold will go to the Fuck Cancer charity, which has briefly renamed itself “Fudge Cancer”.
A world where London roams about England on wheels devouring resources. Why: Peter Jackson’s latest project.
The origin story of the King of the Seven Seas. Why: Jason Momoa was one of the high points in Justice League. I know, low bar, but still.
Harken back to 1987 when Bumblebee first comes to earth. Why: We all can use a few more explosions this time of year!
11 The Upside
Based on a true story, a billionaire paralyzed from hang-gliding accident hires ex-con to be his hands. Why: Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman.
Bruce Willis returns as Unbreakable, James McAvoy as The Beast from Split and Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Glass. Why: The trilogy 19 years in the making.
A band of kids embark on quest to stop a medieval menace. Why: Fun movie for kids and maybe adults?
They are keeping the synopsis quiet on this one. Why: The first movie was Awesome!
08 Cold Pursuit
Someone has hurt a member of his family and now Liam Neeson is out for revenge. Why: Usually fun, but why has Liam let himself be so tightly typecast?
Action-packed story of a woman’s journey to discover the truth of who she is. Why: cyberpunk story based on the Japanese manga.
The third movie in the very successful series. Why: The first two were lots of fun.
Gossip, Rumors and Other Guesses
In the stream
Netflix: Voltron Season 8 12/14/18
Watership Down 12/25/18
Amazon: Good Omens Early 2019
CBS All Access: Discovery Season 2 1/17/19
HBO: We have a synopsis for the GOT spin off, but not much else right now.
“Taking place thousands of years before the events of GAME OF THRONES, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the whitewalkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”
Showtime: A follow-up series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will head to production next year. Set in 1938 Los Angeles, it will deal with a mix of supernatural and reality of that time period.
Amazon Prime: The Wheel of Time books by Robert Jordan will be adapted to a series for the online streaming provider. It is speculated that Moirane will be the central character instead of Rand al’Thor.
Disney+: The new Disney streaming service has not come out yet, but we are already hearing about some original shows that will show on it. The Mandalorian will be a Star Wars story directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). They will also have two shows based around Marvel’s Scarlet Witch and Loki.
At the box office
Suicide Squad 2’s script has been written by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2 Director). The question is, will they let him direct considering the bad press he has gathered recently?
Remakes & Sequels:
Remember James Cameron’s Avatar? The movie that still holds the record for highest grossing movie almost a decade later and did $750 million better than the number 3 highest grossing movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Cameron has just finished production on Avatar 2 and 3, will start filming 3 and 4 soon. Here are the release dates and names for the upcoming sequels:
Avatar: The Way of Water 12/18/20
Avatar: The Seed Bearer 12/17/21
Avatar: The Tulkun Rider 12/20/24
Avatar: The Quest for Eywa 12/19/25
Night Flier’s Pick
If they had just made a PG-13 DeadPool I would not even be mentioning it. Then I considered the movie will likely sell several million tickets worldwide, and since $1 of every ticket goes to a good cause, my response is “Fuck Cancer”!
I have my seat reserved!