‘Detective Pikachu’ Trailer Has Dropped!

This week is the launch of a new Pokémon game, and with it we got a first look at Pokémon Detective Pikachu, with the lovable electric mouse being voiced by Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds.

Along with Reynolds, Pokémon Detective Pikachu stars Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe and is directed by Rob Letterman who is best known for writing the animated movies Monsters vs. Aliens and Shark Tale, as well as directing the first Goosebumps film in 2015.

I’ve known about this movie coming on the distant horizon for a while now.  I’ve been very negative on the idea of making a live action Pokémon movie, I’ve been even more pessimistic on Deadpool being the voice of Pikachu.  So when I heard that a trailer had finally dropped for this film I was ready to rip it apart.  And after viewing this trailer I can say with full certainly that this is a pretty good trailer – I liked it, shockingly!

The world that they have built with a noir type of atmosphere really works for this Pokémon world.  The jokes in the trailer landed and the voice of Ryan Reynolds coming out of Pikachu’s mouth is surprisingly funny.  The look of the Pokémon also way better than I could have imagined. I now have to publicly admit that I will be seeing Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

Now, a great trailer does not mean a good film.  All it means is that they hired the right people to put out good advertising.  I may still get my chance to destroy this movie.  Or I may end up really enjoying it – either way I win.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu will be in theaters on May 10th, 2019.

What did you think of this trailer?  Were you like me in doubting this project but liking the trailer?  Or are you still not sold?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

 

 

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ May Get A Reboot!

There are few franchises that have made as much money as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that started all the way back in 2003.  However, all good things eventually come to and end, or at least get a reboot.

According to a report by Deadline, Disney is looking to possibly reboot the billion dollar franchise with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. 

It is still very early in the planning process but it is being reported that Pirates producer Jerry Bruckheimer is said to continue producing this new rebooted franchise.  However, it is too early to know if Johnny Depp will be playing the beloved Captain Jack Sparrow.

What do you think of this potential reboot?  Should Disney go through with it, make another sequel, or just let the franchise lie?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

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What?!? An Untitled ‘Deadpool’ Movie Coming Out This Year!

Amidst the news of release date changeups of various Fox properties a huge curveball was thrown, and it has Deadpool’s face on it.

Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds took to his twitter on Friday and tweeted out the image below of Deadpool wearing a santa hat reading a story to The Princess Bride actor Fred Savage.

Shortly after the tweet was release Deadline reported that Fox is claiming that this unnamed Deadpool movie will be releasing this year on December 21st – the same date that Alita: Battle Angel used to hold.

It is unknown at this time what this Deadpool movie is going to be.  Some are speculating that it will be a re-cut version of Deadpool 2 that released earlier this year, or a whole new Deadpool movie.  According to a report by Collider, no matter what type of movie we get, the film will be rated PG-13.  Something that will be a change for the character who has dominated with an R rating in the past.

What do you think of this new Deadpool movie?  Is it being rated PG-13 going to change the entire character? Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion out of it.

Finally, Some Casting News For ‘Deadpool 2’!

Something that has been driving people on the internet crazy for nearly a year now is not knowing when the release date is for Deadpool 2.  We don’t even have a confirmed filming start date for the project, but that hasn’t stopped news and rumors from trickling in; quenching the thirst of anxious Deadpool fans awaiting any kind of update on the project.

Well now we have something! Zazie Beetz, known for her performance in the hit 2016 show Atlanta, has been announced to be playing Domino, a Mutant with the curious ability to manipulate her luck in any situation so that it works out in her favor.  Her abilities paired with Ryan Rynolds’ Deadpool is sure to make for some great laughs.

This announcement was not given in the usual press conference or interview that most casting news seems to come from – but is it really a shock that a Deadpool project would be handled unconventionally? Continue reading “Finally, Some Casting News For ‘Deadpool 2’!”

My Review of ‘Logan’

Over the past 17 years the comic book genre has taken the world by storm.  With each year yielding more and more comic book based movies, and with these movies more and more comic book icons.  While some people in the world have started throwing around the phrase “comic-book fatigue” one comic book movie icon that has stood the test of time since the year 2000 is Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.   And Logan is reportedly the last film that we will be seeing Jackman’s character, and it very much plays on that fact.

Now don’t begin to think that this film is just meant to make you tear up at the thought of no more Wolverine – it is a deliciously violent movie, filled with stabbings, loss of limbs, profanity, and tackles very adult themes like depression, and the act of growing old. It’s also extremely entertaining – reminding me of Western films about an old gunslinger (in this case Wolverine) riding out on one more doomed quest for glory. This is very different from any other comic book movie that I’ve seen in the past 17 years.  It would have been very easy for James Mangold (the director) to make Logan a movie that just recycles the character’s greatest moments leading up to a great superhero battle, or just add loads meaningless gore just to get that R rating because that strategy worked well for Deadpool.  He goes for something very different, and it pays off not only as an entertaining comic book/western, but also as a proper send off for Jachman’s Wolverine. Continue reading “My Review of ‘Logan’”

‘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

12 Days of Deadpool!

Deadpool is taking a brief moment to get us in the holiday spirit and to announce his upcoming new official trailer on Christmas Day!

If you watch the video above you can see that over the next 12 days leading up to Christmas, Deadpool will be traveling to different sites showing off all of his new promotions.  At the end of this joyous journey, a new trailer!  Lets hope its a new Red Band trailer that shows just as much cursing, and violence as the previous one.

Deadpool will most definitely be breaking the 4th wall in theaters on February 12, 2015.  Until then, enjoy these 12 gifts bestowed to us by Mr. Deadpool.  Also, check out the current Red Band trailer below.

Yes the trailer below is a Red Band trailer, there is nudity, cursing, and gore.  But this is Deadpool….so it gets a pass.

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! Continue reading “X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer Showing Before Star Wars”