Warner Bros. is looking at Mathew Vaughn to Direct ‘Man of Steel 2’

Something we haven’t heard a lot about lately from Warner Bros. is their plans to make a Man of Steel sequel.  While one was announced a few months back, there is still no release date and still no casting news or plot details.  After what seems like months of no talk at all, the silence has been broken.

Per a report put out by Collider, Mathew Vaughn is currently the studio’s top choice to direct Man of Steel 2, and preliminary conversations about Vaughn’s directing positions have taken place.  If you are not familiar with the director, his best-known work is directing critically successful, action packed movies like Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class, and Kick-Ass.

The report is quick to point out that Vaughn is not yet signed on as the director, and could very well end up not directing the project.  However, Warner Bros. is still showing interest in Vaughn and will probably want him to helm other superhero movies tied to the DC movie universe should he not end up the director of the Man of Steel sequel.  (more…)


‘Deadpool 2’ is getting a new writer!

Over the last couple of weeks we have heard of countless projects getting new directors, new screenwriters, or just scraping the original scripts all together for page one rewrites (looking at you Warner Bro.)  Well, it looks like Fox’s fan favorite Deadpool 2 is not impervious to adding new writers to their team either.

It has not yet been announced when we will be seeing Deadpool 2, however, production is aiming to hopefully start filming this summer.  But before they can start filming there must first be a finished script.  Over the past couple of months, the original Deadpool writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, have been working to bang out a script for the “merc with a mouth’s” sequel.  However, according to a report put out by Collider, Fox is adding screenwriter Drew Goddard to help finish the script.

The report also points out that Reese and Wernick are still very involved in the creation of the script, and that Goddard is being added as a consultant. Further stating that:

 Ryan Reynolds and the writers have been bunkered down, working on the script together, trying to cross the finish line and create something everyone is excited to make.

While this is a story about another writer being added to a project about to start principle photography, I do tend to believe the report that Goddard is being added as a partner to the writing team, and not as a take-over.  Goddard is also a phenomenal writer; having worked on projects like Cabin in the Woods alongside Joss Whedon, Netflix’s Daredevil, and Ridley Scott’s The Martian.  Seeing all of these films on Goddard’s resume confidently reassures that Deadpool 2 is in good hands.

What do you think of Goddard’s involvement?  Are you looking forward to Deadpool 2?  Comment below, let’s make a discussion out of it

Wolverine 3 is R-Rated

After the success of the last Wolverine movie, The WolverineHugh Jackman is ready to put back on the claws for one last round!

Jackman has been playing the character since X-Men back in 2000, and it looks like the 47-year-old actor is about ready to retire from the character, but not before going out in an R-Rated Wolverine 3!

At a press junket in London for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, Collider got a chance to sit down with producer Simon Kinberg who teased that maybe Patrick Stewart will co-star in the movie and confirmed an R-rating by saying: (more…)

Predator 4 Script Complete!

Hey there Predator fans!  The screenplay for Predator 4 has now been “turned in” according to it’s writer Fred Dekker – which sets the wheels in motion for yet another revived franchise.

The script has been co-written by Shane Black, who starred in the original Predator movie, and writer/director Dekker (Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad). Dekker announced the screenplay had been completed via his Facebook page.

The producer of the film, John Davis, when asked by Collider about the upcoming film said the following:

The writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, “This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.”

Obviously take the words of a producer’ who’s job depends on getting hype for the film’ with a grain of salt. But I believe this sounds promising.  Hopefully we will hear more on the project in the coming months.


X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer Showing Before Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already shaping up for a massive opening weekend. There is no doubt that anticipation for the film is at record setting levels, with some of those records already being broken. As a result, every movie making studio is looking to attach their biggest trailers in front of the biggest movie that is Star Wars. Which makes sense – its a guaranteed massive audience.  Sure the trailers will be released online, but showing those spectacular visual effects on a theater’s big screen with massive sound is still the best way to sell your movie – and the studios know that.

There have already been reports circulating that the upcoming Marvel film, Captain America: Civil War, will be attached to preview before The Force Awakens.  Seeing as both are being released by the same studio overlord, Disney, that kind of makes sense.  However, there is now news that the first trailer for Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse will also be attached to Star Wars: The Force Awakens! (more…)