Quarterly Gossip, Rumors & Dates for Upcoming Movies
— by Night Flier
Upcoming movies and why you might want to see them.
In the stream:
Disenchantment part 2 September 20
The Witcher TBD 2019
On the big Screen:
06 It: Chapter 2 Every 27 years the clown comes back, the adults have to deal with him now. Why: If you liked the first one, how can you skip the second chapter?
20 Ad Astra Astronaut searches for father who disappeared on a mission to find alien life 20 years ago. Why: Brad Pitt, Donald Sutherland, Tommy Lee Jones
20 Rambo V: Last Blood It’s been almost 40 years since we first saw Stallone as Rambo. Now he is back for the final chapter. Why: The final chapter of an iconic action hero.
04 Gemini Man An elite assassin is targeted by a younger clone of himself. Why: Will Smith plays both parts with the help of movie magic.
04 Joker A possible Joker origin story. Not part of the DCMU. Why: Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.
18 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood A true story of kindness triumphing over cynicism. Why: Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers.
18 Jojo Rabbit A young boy in Hitler youth finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. An anti-hate satire. Why: Directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok)
18 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Sequel to the 2014 hit movie. Why: Angelina Jolie
18 Zombieland: Double Tap Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock are back and fighting zombies. Why: Rule #2, always Double Tap!
- Terminator: Dark Fate This movie picks up after the events of T2 and ignores the other movies. Why: The cast of T2 is back with a story and production by James Cameron.
08 Doctor Sleep The boy from The Shining is an adult now and tries to protect a young girl with power similar to his own. Why: Redrum!
15 Charlie’s Angels Reboot of the 2000 movie, that was a remake of the 1970s TV series.
Why: What, the above descriptions aren’t enough to make you want to see it?
15 Ford v. Ferrari Car designer Carroll Shelby build a revolutionary car for Ford to challenge Ferrari at the Le Mans in 1966. Why: Christian Bale and Matt Damon.
27 Knives Out From the writer of the movies Brick and Looper comes a whodunit tribute to Agatha Christie. Why: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Gossip, Rumors and Other Guesses
Disney+: New streaming service to debut 11/12/19 at $6.99 a month. The Star Wars live action show The Mandalorian will also start streaming on the launch date with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier coming in 2020.
Apple TV+: This new streaming service is also looking to come out in November 2019 and will reportedly have a free trial period then a $9.99 a month fee after.
Netflix: The Russo Brothers (Avengers: Endgame) will be producing an animated series based on the collectible card game Magic: the Gathering.
Kevin Smith (Clerks) recently announced that he will be the showrunner for a new animated series Masters of the Universe: Revelation based on the 80’s cartoon He-Man. This is not a shared universe with the She-Ra show Netflix currently has.
Neil Gaiman’s classic Sandman looks to finally becoming to the screen. Netflix has signed a deal that is a “massive financial commitment” and will be DC’s most expensive television project to date. Very little information at this point, including if it will be animation or live action.
At the box office:
Reel Comicbooks: Disney and Sony have reached an impasse regarding the finances of Spider-Man. As of right now, Peter Parker will no longer be involved in future MCU projects. Let’s hope they can work something out.
Remakes & Sequels: James Bond 25 starring Danial Craig gets an official title of No Time to Die and a release date of April 2020.
Now for Something Completely Different: J.K. Simmons and Betty Gilpin will join Chris Pratt in Ghost Draft, the story of a man who is drafted to fight in a war against aliens.
For a Laugh: Will you be voting for Tom Cruise in 2020?
Night Flier’s Pick
I enjoy the escape of car chases, explosions and fights with aliens as much as the next person. I also value the peace of mind and body that comes from much simpler things.
October 18th is a crowded weekend for movies so I think it is unlikely you will go see A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood the week it opens but do yourself a favor and try to find some time to rent or stream this movie. Mr. Rogers still has more he can teach all of us about life.