Firstly, apologies if I begin rambling about this next topic, but I find it VERY interesting to talk about. I’m referring to DC’s solo Flash film, Flashpoint, set for a 2020 release. The bit of news about the film, we got last week, is casting related. It seems that Gal Gadot aka Wonder Woman has joined Ezra Miller as the Flash for the film. I find this very interesting, since Ray Fisher aka Cyborg is in the cast too. If you understand what ‘Flashpoint’ is, you’ll know what I mean, but for those who don’t, allow me to explain a little. In the early Flash and DC comic books, the Flashpoint Paradox happened when the Flash found himself in an alternate universe, where he teams up with alternate members of the Justice League and continues to fight for, well, justice. They included Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Aquaman, who will no doubt be added to the cast soon if the pattern follows out. But also, an alternate Batman, where Bruce Wayne’s parents survived, and his father, Thomas Wayne, became the Dark Knight. Since Jeffery Dean Morgan played an uncredited role of Thomas Wayne in Batman vs Superman, I’m hoping we see him continue as an older Batman in Flashpoint, which I think will be a huge hit with fans.
Speaking of Flash, reactions from early screenings of Justice League seem to indicate that Ezra Miller’s Flash is the collective fan favourite. I can’t wait to see him in action, and what the hype for his character is about.
Quick bit of Terminator news now as Terminator 6 (working title) gets both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton both reprise their roles for this reboot sequel thing, which is very unclear for the following reasons. Firstly, the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) are still calling this film the Untitled Terminator Reboot, and secondly because of a statement rumoured to come from producers from the film. They claim that this film will be ignoring the past 3 Terminator films (3, Salvation and Genesis). Things are still in early development though, and with a July 2019 release, they’ve got plenty of time.
We’ve also got our first Maze Runner: The Death Cure trailer for quite some time. The film itself was originally set of a February release earlier this year, however was moved to a January 2018 release since lead actor, Dylan O’Brien, to recover from injuries caused on set during filming. From IMDB we get a rough idea of the plot; ‘In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.’ We’re all hoping for great things from this film, hopefully it can do better than the first 2, which got good reviews. Not amazing, but good, and enjoyable films never-the-less.
Another trailer for Geostorm, and it must be said, they are getting so much better with their trailers, with a first trailer with shockingly bad CGI, to what could now be one of the must-see movies of this year (20th October release). ‘When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.’ There are so many questions I have about the film and plot, and whether they’ll do it right or just show off effects like action films in the past. But my main question is regarding their poster; doesn’t it seem familiar?…
In Star Wars news, according to Cineworld’s website, the booking page for Star Wars The Last Jedi states that the film will be a whopping 150 minutes long. If this is accurate, it will make the film the longest in the Star Wars franchise. To help put things into perspective, A New Hope was roughly 121 minutes and The Force Awakens was around 135 minutes. Two and a half hours of Star Wars, better be as good as we’re hoping.
And finally, Sony are moving forward with their Men in Black spin-off film, set or a 2019 release. Producers are hoping to get Matt Holloway, writer of the first Iron Man film, to help write the script, but nothing has been confirmed of yet. What we do know is that Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith will not be appearing, as producers are wanting to steer away from their characters and source fresh new talent. Online pages, including IMBD, actually pointed towards Sony creating a Men in Black and 21 jump Street crossover film, however reports suggest that this idea has been shelved, although they are still open to the idea in the future.