Movie News and Rumors for the Week of 4-30-15
Jump Street and Men In Black
Why are these two lumped together, you ask? I’m wondering that myself. Apparently Sony thought it would be a good idea to team up the Jump Street crew with the Men In Black fellas. Not just for the sake of a cameo, but as a full on, alien fighting team-up. While the minds behind the idea are legitimate (Phil Lord and Chris Miller), the idea seems like a stretch. No word on Will Smith or Tommy Jones’ involvement. Separate from this crossover, Broad City writers Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs will pen the script to the first all-female Jump Street film, also by Sony. Via The Wrap.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The sequel to the 2015 surprise hit is a go with 20th Century Fox. After earning $400 million globally and an ending that left things open, it’s should come as no surprise that a sequel is in the works. At this time, there’s been no confirmation of director Matthew Vaughn’s involvement, as he’s currently busy with Flash Gordon and a biopic about Eddie “The Eage” Edwards. No word on returning actors at this time, but it’s assumed some familiar faces will jump on board. Via Comic Book Movie.
The first official teaser trailer for Legend gives us a look at Tom Hardy pulling double-duty as two gangster brothers – Reginald and Ronnie Kray – in London during the 1960s. The film was written and directed by Brian Helgeland, who also wrote L.A. Confidential and Mystic River. The film is set to be released September of this year. Via StudioCanal.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
Like it or not, there’s going to be another one. New cast members have been announced recently, highlighted by Steven Amell trading in his arrows for a hockey stick as he portrays bruiser Casey Jones. Other newcomers include Brian Tee as Shredder, Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman, and Laura Linney whose role is unspecified at this time. Via ComicBook.
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Earlier this week we got our first look at Kodi Smit-McPhee as the new Nightcrawler for the May 2016 film. In interview with Superhero Hype, Smit-McPhee explained how he went about playing the character previously portrayed by Alan Cumming:
“I don’t try to avoid it, and I don’t try to keep it in mind. I just let things come naturally. Because it is the Marvel Universe and X-Men and there are a lot of people expecting a lot of things, I did a huge amount of research on anyone who has portrayed it and even in the comics and the cartoons and live action. I just followed Nightcrawler’s story. I feel very honored and grateful to be expressing that now. I can’t wait.”
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