Movie News and Rumors for 5-21-15
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
The sequel to 2014’s Maze Runner has a new trailer that shows things getting crazy rather quickly in the dystopian landscape. As the series progresses, Thomas and company try to dig deeper into the secrets behind WCKD while trying to stay alive. The film will be released on September 18th of this year.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant—Part 1
Filming for the next Divergent series movie has begun this week in Atlanta, Georgia. The third film follows Tris as she deals with the revelations she previously discovered during her escape, and attempts to break free of the barrier that encompasses Chicago. Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, and Naomi Watts are set to return, and will be joined by series newcomer Jeff Daniels. The film is set for a March 16th, 2016 release. Via Comicbook.com
Peter Sarsgasrd has been added to the cast of the Steve McQueen remake (which was a remake of The Seven Samurai) where he’ll team up with Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Chris Pratt. The film will be directed by Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, and will focus on seven gunslingers who protect a Mexican village from a group of outlaws led by Sarsgaard. This sounds vaguely familiar, and not just because it’s a remake. Via Variety.
Rumors are circulating that the reboot may feature Matthew McConaughey as the eventually villainous Norman Osborn. While nothing has been confirmed, McConaughey stated that he has spoken with Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. regarding the script to the upcoming film. The actor playing Spider-Man has yet to be confirmed, though Asa Butterfield has been leading the charge while the studios continue to look for directors as well. Via The Hashtag Show.
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