James Gunn Get Reinstated As Director Of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’!

Last July there was a great disturbance in the force, as if a million Marvel fans suddenly cried out in terror. Of course this is in reference to Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2 director James Gun being fired by Disney. The moment the news dropped it was all the internet could talk about and it felt nearly impossible to avoid the topic. Well, it looks like those cries were all for nothing because Gunn has been reinstated by to directed the currently untitled Guardians of the Galaxy 3!

According to Deadline, who broke the story about Gunn’s return, the decision had actually been made months ago and they were sitting on announcing the news until now. Discussions first began between Gunn and Walt Disney Studio chairman Alan Horn in the fall when Horn was persuaded by Gunn’s public apology and handling of the situation. Continue reading “James Gunn Get Reinstated As Director Of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’!”

We Finally Have Movement on the ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel

Its been just over two years since the Suicide Squad  movie hit theaters back in August of 2016, and the landscape at Warner Bros. has changed a lot since then.  With announcements of movie cancellations, “mustache gate,” the constant revolving door of directors coming and going off The Flash, and the still constant questioning on if we have a Batman or not – it has been really iffy on if we would actually get a Suicide Squad 2.  However, it looks like there might actually be some movement on the project.

Todd Stashwick, the co-writer on Suicide Squad 2, recently said in an interview with Discussing Film:

We have finished our draft and I’m really proud of it… It’s a sequel to the first film.  Again, I can’t say anything else.  Our intention is to tell an exciting story, deepening these characters.”

The key quote here is “We have finished our draft.”  They have turned in an actual script.  This is something that a lot of people, including myself, never thought would happen.

At this time, there are three movies that DC fans can look forward to, Aquaman, Shazam!, and Wonder Woman 1984.  It is safe to assume that if these movies are a success then the script for Suicide Squad 2 will be greenlit and production will start very soon.  However, if they fail at the box office or critically, then this may be the last bit of news we get on a new Suicide Squad movie.

 

 

The Warner Brothers’ “The Batman” Now Undergoing Page One Rewrite

If you have been keeping track of the drama coming out of Warner Brothers about their stand alone Batman film you know that the project has been a disaster.  As of this week an announcement was released that Ben Affleck would be stepping down from his position as director of the film.  This was on the heels of reported problems with the film’s script as well as speculation that executives at Warner Brothers were not seeing eye to eye with Affleck.  The script was penned by both Affleck and Geoff Johns.  However that script was then rewritten by Chris Terrio, whose Argo screenplay won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.  Things seem bad enough yet? Well there’s more. Continue reading “The Warner Brothers’ “The Batman” Now Undergoing Page One Rewrite”

August 19-21 Box Office Results

Another weekend has gone by in the month of August – and it was not a good weekend for new released films.  Out of the top five spots in the box office, only two of the films were new releases.

Suicide Squad once again, for the third weekend in a row, stayed in the number one spot.  And the R-Rated animated comedy, Sausage Party,  kept its spot in second place for the second weekend in a row as well.

Newly released films, War Dogs as well as Kubo and the Two Strings, managed to take places three and four respectively – and are only separated by two million dollars.

Check out the list below!

No 1. Suicide Squad – $20,855,401.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $262,428,736.

No 2. Sausage Party – $15,485,577.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $65,486,596.

No 3. War Dogs – $14,685,305 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. Kubo and the Two Strings – $12,608,372 in its first weekend of release.

No 5. Pete’s Dragon – $11,349,938.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $42,911,207. Continue reading “August 19-21 Box Office Results”

August 12-14 Box Office Results

It comes as no surprise that the DC Comic book film, Suicide Squad, came in first place again for its 2nd weekend at the box office.  However, there is an argument to be made that it was not the most successful film this past weekend.

The big story here is that Sausage Party, an R-Rated animated comedy, was able to pull in $34 Million on a reported $19 Million budget.  Not only was the film able to make back all of its money in just its first weekend, it also broke the record for the highest opening weekend for an R-Rated animated film.

The other thing worth mentioning is that Bad Moms has been able to stay in the top five for 3 weekends in a row – which is something that nobody would have thought possible before the film was release.

Check out the rest of the box office results below!

No 1. Suicide Squad – $43,536,013.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $222,640,741.

No 2. Sausage Party – $34,263,534 in its first weekend of release.

No 3. Pete’s Dragon – $21,514,095 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. Jason Bourne – $13,846,875. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $127,009,220.

No 5. Bad Moms – $11,362,783.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $71,374,076.

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August 5-7 Box Office Results

Another weekend gone, another list of Box Office Results!

Finally making its way into theaters this past weekend was the highly anticipated Suicide Squad! And surprise, surprise it broke the box office record as the highest grossing film in its opening weekend for month of August – dispite having a lot of negative word of mouth from critis who saw early screenings of the film.

In not so great news after looking at the results, it looks like Star Trek Beyond is in big financial trouble.  In just third weekend the film has made a total of $128 Million in the U.S, and has a reported budget of $185 Million.  The budget does not already take into account the millions spent on an advertising campaign.  At this point it is not too unlikely the film is going to loose money after it has finished its run in theaters.  If this is the case either Paramount will have to really rethink their next film strategy, or this may be the last Star Trek movie in the current franchise.

Check out the rest of the results below!

No 1. Suicide Squad $133,682,248 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. Jason Bourne $22,405,125.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $103,111,145.

No 3. Bad Moms $14,004,006.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $50,850,836.

No 4. The Secret Life of Pets $11,500,590.  Bringing its total gross in its 5th weekend to $319,519,370.

No 5. Star Trek Beyond – $10,036,030.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $127,737,394.

‘Suicide Squad’ is setting itself up for Box Office Success

Currently Suicide Squad is battling very low critic reviews, however that doesn’t seem to be keeping the film down!

According to a report from Variety the film has already been able to bring in $8.1 million across seven international markets, which includes South Korea’s $2.9 Million and France’s $2.7 Million. Looking at these numbers it is already set to pass box office jugernauts Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool – and it shows no signs of slowing down.

The film set to release in another 57 international markets and is tracking to bring in more than $100 million in those markets.

Warner Bros. has got to be happy with the film tracking like this in the international market because they spent a reported $175 Million in making the movie.  So if the film performs as well here in the U. S as it seems to be in the rest of the world then they will be in the black. Continue reading “‘Suicide Squad’ is setting itself up for Box Office Success”

‘Suicide Squad’ Fan Attacks Rotten Tomatoes With Online Petition

It looks like DC fanboys/girls have had it with critics giving their movies bad reviews!

A fan mad petition was created on change.org  to shut down the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes over the fact that the last three DC comic book based movies received poor critic scores.  2013’s Man of Steel received a overall critic rating of 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, this year’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice received a very low 27% critic rating, and the soon to be released (August 5, 2016) Suicide Squad at the time of writing is sitting at a surprisingly low 30% with early critic screenings.

The creator of the petition is identified as a fan from Alexandra, Egypt, and argues that the bad reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are negatively affecting people’s opinion on the DC movies, even if they’re “really great.”  The unnamed organizer says:

We need this site to be shut down because It’s Critics (sic) always give The DC Extended Universe movies unjust Bad Reviews, Like 1 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 2- Suicide Squad 2016…And that Affects people’s opinion even if it’s a really great movies (sic)”

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More ‘Pacific Rim 2’ casting news and released date announced

Over the past few months, news has been slowly rolling out about Pacific Rim 2. We know that Daredevil: Season 1 showrunner Steven S. DeKnight would be taking over directing duties from Guillermo del Toro with Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly penning the script. And a few weeks back, we learned that John Boyega had been cast in the lead role as Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost’s son. Now, add a release date on to the news. Yesterday, Universal and Legendary Pictures announced that Pacific Rim 2 will open on February 23, 2018.

Over the past few months there has been lots of news pouring out about the upcoming Pacific Rim 2.

From those past news bits we have learned that Steven S. DeKnight, best known as the Daredevil: Season 1 showrunner, would be taking over directing duties from Guillermo del Toro with the Jurassic World co-writer Derik Connolly writing the script.  We also learned that Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Attack the Block actor John Boyega had been cast in the leading role as the son to Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost’s son.

Now for the most recent news – Yesterday, Universal and Legendary Pictures announced that Pacific Rim 2 would be released into theaters on February 23, 2018.  This means that it falls in-between the release dates of Marvel’s Black Panther (February 16) and Fox’s currently untitled project that is speculated to be either Deadpool 2 or New Mutants.

Later yesterday, after the release date announcement, the Hollywood Reporter reported that Scott Eastwood, Clint Eastwood’s son, is in early talks to star along side Boyega in the sequel to the 2013 sci-fi action picture.

If for some reason you can not wait until 2018 to see the young Eastwood in action, you can catch him this August in the much anticipated Suicide Squad movie.

Suicide Squad Trailer 3!!!

Its been reported by several sites that the Suicide Squad movie went back to do some major reshoots before the August release date.  According to several rumors it was because they felt the need to add more humor to the film for it being too “dark and gloomy and not fun” like Batman v. Superman was.  However, after the release of this trailer consider that rumor FALSE! There is obviously going to be humor and fun in this film, albeit dark humor, but it still looks like a fun time. Check it out!

Now, is this trailer awesome just because it’s set to “Ballroom Blitz”? Probably.  But it follows that “fun” tone that the first trailer gave that was set to “Bohemian Rhapsody.” If you have not seen that trailer then treat yourself!

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