Sunday, October 9, 2016

This Week In Movie News: 10/2 - 10/8

Hey there, movie fans!  Welcome to a new edition of THIS WEEK IN MOVIE NEWS, where we compile all the top movie news for the week and bring it to you all in one convenient place.  So, without further ado, here's the news:


WB has released an official announcement confirming that an extended cut of Suicide Squad will be attached to the home release of the film. Fans will be able to see it first with the early Digital HD release on November 15th – before the hard disk copies of the film are released on December 13th, just in time for the holidays. This cut will include 13 minutes of additional footage.

A trailer for the extended cut was also released, which you can see below:


Oscar-winning writer, director and actor, Ben Affleck recently confirmed the official title for his upcoming Batman standalone film. In an interview with Associated Press on their official YouTube page, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star confirmed the previous rumors when he revealed the title to be The Batman.  Affleck stated:

"The movie I think is going to be called ‘The Batman’. At least that’s what we’re going with right now. I might change it… That’s about all I got right now. We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it."

No plot details or release date have been announced.


Chloë Grace Moretz will soon be appearing in a remake of the horror film Suspiria, to be directed by Luca Guadagnino. Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton, who appeared together in the director’s A Bigger Splash this year, will co-star.

Suspiria” follows an American ballerina at a prestigious dance academy in Germany who comes to learn that there’s more going on at her new school than pirouettes.

Amazon Studios is both financing and distributing the film worldwide.  Not much else is known about the project.  The studio is aiming for a 2017 release.  


Disney's live-action retelling of the classic musical animated hit Mulan is a go, with a November 2, 2018 release date. Disney is launching a global casting search for a Chinese actress to play Mulan.

The studio also announced that Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Jurassic World) had been brought aboard to rewrite a spec script for Mulan that Disney bought in 2015.

A director for Mulan has yet to be announced. Jason Reed is attached to produce along with Chris Bender and Jake Weiner.

Like the 1998 animated film, Mulan is based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, the daughter of an aged warrior who disguises herself as a man in order to take her father's place in the army and go to war. Aided by her trusted dragon, Mushu, she becomes a skilled warrior and one of the country's greatest heroines.


Hugh Jackman has officially revealed the title of the upcoming third and final Wolverine film, and the title is Logan. That's right, just Logan, which for those who know the X-Men know that Logan is Wolverines real last name.

As you can see from the poster, there also appears to be a child’s hand holding Wolverine's.  Is this X23, the young girl clone of Logan? I guess we'll have to wait to find out.
Second, in a move rather unprecedented for a highly-secretive event movie, director James Mangold has used his Twitter account to post a page from the Logan script! Check it out below.

Logan will be rated R and will include Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez. The new film will mark the ninth time that Hugh Jackman has played the character on the big screen. James Mangold is directing from a script by David James Kelly.

According to The Wrap, the film takes place in the year 2024. The film is dark. Darker than any other other Wolverine or X-Men movie. Old Man Logan is in full effect. Logan looks bad, and drinks a lot. For work, he drives a 2024 Chrysler 300 limo that looks modified in the front to look more futuristic. He’s sick, his powers are fading, and he heals much more slowly — and sometimes not at all.

That last part sound like they may be borrowing from the Death of Wolverine storyline, which could point toward a more permanent end for our cigar smoking hero.
Logan hits theaters on March 3, 2017.


Warner Bros. has officially set a June 8, 2018 release date for the all-female Ocean’s Eleven spinoff film, Ocean's Eight.

Sandra Bullock is heading the cast, which includes Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, and Sarah Paulson. Gary Ross, whose credits include The Hunger Games and Free State of Jones, is directing. Bullock’s character will be the leader of a group of thieves and cons who try to pull off a major heist, and is said to be the sister of Danny Ocean (George Clooney). Ross is directing from a script that he co-wrote with Olivia Milch.
Production is scheduled to begin soon in New York.


Disney is in talks with Hairspray director Adam Shankman to helm Disenchanted, the sequel to the Amy Adams 2007 comedy-fantasy Enchanted.

Disney has been developing the sequel for several years. Adams said earlier this year that she was enthusiastic about the project. "They’ve been talking about it for a while, so I really embrace and look forward to what they do and hope to be involved," she said in April.

The story is set ten years after Enchanted, with Adams’ Giselle character questioning her happily ever after, and accidentally triggering events that make everyone’s lives turn upside-down in both the real world and in the animated kingdom of Andalasia.

No further details or release date have been announced as of yet.


A new Jeepers Creepers 3 poster has emerged laying rest to the question of whether or not the movie was moving forward.  Reports claim that the Jeepers Creepers 3 director Victor Salva, shared that the latest sequel will finally reveal The Creeper’s background.

Despite the controversy, the sequel's producer Stan Spry, assured fans that Jeepers Creepers 3 is still going to push through.
“We are bringing back the Creeper’s truck, and will be addressing the big questions about The Creeper: what it is, where it came from and why it does what it does,” The Jeepers Creepers 3 director Victor Salva said. “More exciting though, this will easily be the most frightening rollercoaster ride of a Jeepers film that has been made to date.”
No further details or release date have been announced as of yet.


Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment have finally revealed the title for the Blade Runner sequel as Blade Runner 2049.

Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. He will be joined by an all-star cast which includes Jared Leto, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, and Hiam Abbass. Denis Villeneuve is set to direct the follow-up to the 1982 Ridley Scott sci-fi classic which will be a continuation of the original dystopian film based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Hampton Fancher and Michael Green wrote the script. Scott will serve as executive producer alongside Bill Carraro and Thunderbird Films CEOs Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble.

Blade Runner 2049 is slated to open in theaters on October 6, 2017.


Deadline reports that Sony Picture Worldwide has acquired Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, a biopic about the life of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston.

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women began production this week. Angela Robinson is the writer and director, with Luke Evans (Dracula Untold, Fast & Furious 6) in the lead role and Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) and Bella Heathcote (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) co-starring.

The film will detail the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston (Evans), the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth (Hall), a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne (Heathcote), a former student who became an academic.

This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive’s feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston’s children together.

The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman’s creation.

No further details or release date have been announced.


Forest Whitaker has joined the cast of Marvel’s Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, with Daniel Kaluuya and Florence Kasumba also joining the cast.

The film, directed by Creed helmer Ryan Coogler, also stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira. Boseman will play T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the throne after his father’s murder. Marvel unveiled the character in Captain America: Civil War this past May.

Whitaker will play the role of Zuri, an elder stateman in Wakanda. Kasumba will reprise her Captain America: Civil War role as Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje. Kaluuya will play T’Challa confidant W’Kabi

Black Panther hits theaters on Feb. 16, 2018 

That's all the news for this week.  Make sure to check us out next week for all the latest movie news and be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for all of our reviews, news, trailers, and much, much more!!!

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