There’s so much movie news it’s impossible to keep up with it all! Literally. I save interesting articles hoping to spread them here and they pile up so quickly it’s overwhelming. I don’t know if I have ever done this, but if you are ever looking for great news site for the entertainment industry I highly recommend ComingSoon.net and its sister sites, specifically SuperHeroHype. They also have a site for horror films and a few others. These are great sites. Anyways, on with what news I can muster into this single article! This both serves as a de facto May Edition plus an early June Edition. Keep reading!
It’s difficult to determine how to organize all of this, so I can’t say whether there will be much of an organization to it. Let’s start with The Avengers. Beyond being enjoyed by critics and fans alike and making over $1 billion in something like two weeks, it was also revealed by Marvel Films CEO Kevin Fiege that Scarlett Johanneson has a multi-film deal as Black Widow including Avengers sequels plus a possible Black Window spin-off. Mark Ruffalo, likewise, signed a six-picture deal to plan Bruce Banner. Two Avengers plus three Hulks still leaves another superhero film for him to cameo in! Basically, the huge risk Marvel took in putting its characters into a single universe and building up over five years and five films for this mega release of The Avengers has proven to be a HUGE success. Iron Man 3 is currently in production and both Captain America 2 and Thor 2 are moving forward for 2013/14 releases. This presumes we will see The Avengers 2 sometime in 2015, most likely. Marvel shows no signs of stopping, though, that’s for sure. I, for one, am happy to hear it. Is there anyone who didn’t like The Avengers?
As a side piece of Avengers news, Joss Whedon posted a blog on his website that details a faux interview he conducts post-Avengers success. It’s hilarious and awesome. Check it out by clicking this underlined series of words that means a link! Also, The Avengers is going to be screened in space for the astronauts on the International Space Station, which is just straight up cool.
Next up! Let’s not talk for two long without throwing some videos in here. Let’s start with the red band trailer for Ted, Seth McFarlane’s first live action feature film (creator of Family Guy). It looks pretty damn funny.
Now that you had some laughs, let’s try something new – speed news. It’s an experiment:
- Sin City 2 officially has a release date of 4 October 2013. Finally!
- Simon Pegg recently said in an interview that Khan is not the villain in Star Trek 2 and it’s annoying him that people gossip so much. Understandable. Progress is also moving forward with World’s End, the finale in the Wright/Pegg/Frost trilogy of comedies. I just recently watched Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz again and loved them, so this is cool to hear. Hopefully a late 2013 release, but Wright is also prepping for Marvel’s Ant-Man film so it’s unknown right now which he will tackle first.
Trailers! Speed round! The Great Gatsby, Anchorman 2 (YESSS!!!!!!), and Les Miserable (with a surprisingly sweet cast – I didn’t know Anne Hathaway could sing, either):
Now let’s get some James Bond up in here. Skyfall releases this November and the first teaser trailer is officially online. It’s embedded below, of course, but let’s just say it’s great. I’m a big fan of both Bond and Craig, and Sam Mendes is a decently solid director, so this looks to be a fantastic installment in the series. After waiting so long due to MGM financial difficulties, it sure as hell better be great.
There’s enough The Dark Knight Rises news, TV spots, and photos to fill an entire post, so instead I will wrap things up with some Pixar news. Brave opens in July, so Pixar has released information for its slate of projects after Monsters University in the summer of 2013.
- The Good Dinosaur – 30 May 2014, directed by Bob Peterson of Up
- Inside the Mind Movie – 19 June 2015, directed by Pete Doctor of Monsters, Inc.
- Día de Los Muertos Movie – no date, directed by Lee Unkrich of Toy Story 3
Maybe not as much information as desired – only one title and two dates, but all the same it’s great to see Pixar shows as much sign of slowing down as Marvel does. I’m particularly interested in what the story is with the Los Muertos film, but we probably will not hear much more from that for well over a year. All the same, I think one of the reasons Pixar does so well is because it keeps the same amazingly creative cast of filmmakers in its ranks. This lineup is no different.
That’s all for now! Check out the trailers, google movie news, prepare for The Dark Knight Rises to blow away whatever records The Avengers set, and, as always, enjoy the movies