Quarterly Gossip, Rumors & Dates for Upcoming Movies
— by Night Flier
Upcoming movies and why you might want to see them.
In the stream:
On the big Screen:
07 Dark Phoenix
The X-Men try to save Jean Grey after she encounters the Phoenix force. Why: Another X-Men movie. (I had hoped this would be about the Dark Ones in Phoenix, oh well.)
14 Men In Black International
The men (and women) in black are showing us how to save the world London-style. Why: We have not seen the MIB since 2012, glad to have them back.
14 The Dead Don’t Die
Can zombies be great comedy props again? Only one way to find out. Why: Bill Murray
21 Toy Story 4
Does a toy have to be purchased in a store, or can you just stick some googly eyes on a spork? Why: What are you, a soulless monster? It’s Toy Story!
02 Spider-Man: Far from Home
Peter Parker steps up after Tony Stark’s death. (Sorry if this was a spoiler, but how can you not know by now!) Why: The next phase of the Marvel movies.
19 The Lion King
Hakuna Matata live action (no hand animation just computer animation). Why: Listening to James Earl Jones speak is worth the price of the ticket.
26 Once upon A Time In Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino’s inside joke about 1969 Hollywood. Why: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
02 Hobbs and Shaw
Fast & Furious spin off. Why: Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham
09 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Inspired by the collection of spooky young adult readers. Why: Hey, I could have chosen the Dora the Explorer movie instead!
Gossip, Rumors and Other Guesses
At the Box Office
Reel Comic books: So we already know about Spider-man: Far From Home, but what is next for Marvel?
2020- Black Widow, The Eternals
2021- Black Panther 2, Doctor Strange 2
Remakes & Sequels: James Cameron’s new Terminator movie has a name, release date and trailer. Terminator: Dark Fate will hit theatres on 11/01/19 and you can see the trailer HERE.
Are you ready for Bill & Ted 3? You have 8/21/2020 to get ready for the Excellent Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter to Party on Dudes!
Something Completely Different: Taika Waititi (director of Thor: Ragnarök) will be directing a live-action version of Akira. Live-actions of Japanese anime has not had a great history so far (there are few exceptions), but this director may just pull it off.
Night Flier’s Pick
Now that we are in the post-End Game era all the superhero movies just seem … a bit less shiny, and just a bit old. I am hoping this is a good thing. After the Western Cowboy movies slowed down and we moved on the other things, some of the best movies in the genre came out.
So for now, I am also moving on. My pick this season is MIB International. It has a great cast (Thor & Valkyrie together again!) and is taking a new look at a world we all enjoy.