TRAINSPOTTING 2 Begins Filming, Gets Teaser Trailer

Trainspotting was a wonderful film with great acting and an incredible story. Now that I’ve said that I completely regret watching every second of it! Man, that’s a dark film! If you’ve seen it before you know why, and if you haven’t, I still suggest you watch it. You won’t feel like doing much the rest of the day, but you’ll enjoy it.

All that aside, I’m still likely going to be watching Trainspotting 2. For those not in the loop, director Danny Boyle has regrouped the original cast (with Ewan McGregor in the lead) and is creating a sequel that will follow the events of the first film 20 years later. They began filming today, and to mark the occasion they released a teaser trailer and gave us the release date! I’m going to be in theaters watching on January 27, 2017, but I’m not sure if I’m going to be happy about it!

We also have some set photos and footage below the trailer, so check those out as well!

Video: Legendary Jason Voorhees Actor Has An Announcement

You recognize the man above, you just don’t know it. For years, Kane Hodder has been the man behind the mask of Friday the 13th’s masked killer Jason Voorhees and an overall legend in the horror genre. The man looks damn good for 61 as well! That said, not every story has a happy ending and Kane took the time to make a special announcement to all his fans. Watch and continue reading below:

He had me going there for a second! Seriously, I thought he was on the verge of tears! Glad to see he’s still in the game, I thought I was going to have to deliver the news to thousands of broken hearts! I thought about not posting this, but the way I was feeling watching the video made me realize the impact this guy has had on the genre and the legacy he will leave when he does eventually move on. Hopefully that’s not anytime soon!

John Boyega Says STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII Is Darker and Bigger Than THE FORCE AWAKENS

It’s been fun reading about all the story rumors about Star Wars: Episode VIII. I’m curious to see what ends up being true and what ends up being false, but there sure has been some crazy talk, which you can catch up on here. One thing we know for sure is that this next film in the new trilogy is going to be different from J.J. AbramsThe Force Awakens. We’ve heard several people involved with the film talk about Rian Johnson’s unique take on the story.

While talking about the next chapter in the Star Wars saga with Variety, John Boyega offered a few bits of information on the tone of the film. He said that it will be bigger and darker than the last movie. When asked about transitioning from working with Abrams to Johnson, the actor said:

“It’s very easy. Rian Johnson is great. It’s a different take, darker, bigger. Someone will say: ‘How do you get bigger than Force Awakens?’ But it’s crazy.”

Boyega was asked about the romance between Finn and Rey, which was kind of a silly question because there was no romance between the two in The Force Awakens. He said: 

“They’re just friends. Finn is a storm trooper, so he doesn’t really know what’s going on. So the romance thing is something that’s going to be interesting in the next installment. It’s not going to go the way you think it’s going to go.”

The last question that the actor was asked was is if Finn gets darker, to which Boyega replied:

“My skin color does because of the heat on the job! That’s me dodging your question because Disney has spies everywhere. If I answer this, I get killed, and I’m not in episode nine.”

I loved the characters that Abrams and Lucasfilm set up for this next installment of the Star Wars saga, and I can’t wait to see where exactly the story takes them. I don’t think Finn will give in to the Dark Side and go back to the Empire, because it doesn’t seem like it’s in his nature. But you never know!

Bryan Singer Says the X-Men May Head Into Space

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by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer

Even though X-Men: Apocalypse still has a few weeks until it hits theaters nothing is stopping FOX from looking forward to the future. Producer Simon Kinberg has already told us that the fourth film in the new timeline will follow suit and jump forward at least a decade and take place in the 90s. And now there are rumblings regarding just where the film might take place.

Director Bryan Singer recently talked with Fandango regarding where the series is heading after Apocalypse and he wasn’t shy about what direction he sees the franchise going (think UP):

Another thing that’s been introduced in the comics is a big alien, interstellar tenant within the X-Men universe that hasn’t been explored. And to me, that might be kind of fun because I’m a huge Star Wars and Star Trek fan, and exploring the X-Men universe and being able to utilize that would be exciting, visually.

To many this says that Singer wants to introduce the alien empire known as the Shi’ar, who were prominently displayed in the epic Dark Phoenix Saga from Chris Claremont and John Byrne. To go further into that I’m actually going to be talking about Apocalypse so I’ll tag this as SPOILERS for those who don’t want anything ruined…

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So at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse we see Jean Grey unleash what could be her full potential in a psychic battle with Apocalypse himself. In the end she manifests what looks to be a giant fiery bird behind her as she unleashes a powerful attack. Astute comic book fans will recognize this as the Phoenix Force, which she attains in outer space.

This could just be a teasing for the Dark Phoenix storyline, as it seems too early to progress to that. We’ve only just been introduced to Jean (and a slew of other classic characters) in this film. We need a chance to let them grow on us before you throw something like the Dark Phoenix at us.

If they introduced space travel and another interstellar threat – say, The Brood (a parasitic alien race) – and THEN did Dark Phoenix for the next film I would definitely be behind that.

But before we get to that point we’ve got X-Men:Apocalypse to look forward to. The film comes out May 27 and my review will be up on the site later this week.

Does Dolph Lundgren Really Want to Play Cable in ‘Deadpool 2’?

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by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer

One of the funnier post-credit scenes in a Marvel movie was Deadpool doing a great Ferris Beuller impression. He also managed to tease the possibility of having the character Cable in the sequel, saying that someone “big with a flat-top” hairstyle, like “Dolph Lundgren or Kiera Knightley” would be perfect.

Be careful what you wish for Ryan Reynolds!

At a recent stop by the Nerdist offices to promote Kindergarten Cop 2, the man who killed Apollo Creed in Rocky IV said that he wouldn’t be averse to playing the time-traveling mutant.

“I haven’t watched a lot of these superhero movies,” the actor admitted. But he did hear about the one with “the funny mask.” (And most likely how he got name-dropped in the end.)

“Isn’t there a character named Cable that’s coming? Like, he’s a big guy?…Well, I guess I could kick some butt doing that, I suppose. We’ll see.”

Thanks to friend Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables franchise, Lundgren has proven that he’s still got the action and comedic chops to cut it in Hollywood these days. I’m not against seeing him in a Deadpool sequel. I think he’d be a great straight man for Reynolds to play off of. And he’s got the right physical presence to be a big threat if need be.

FOX has two as-yet-titled superhero films set to come out in late 2017 and early 2018. Either one of those could be the eagerly anticipated Deadpool sequel. We’ll keep you updated as more concrete news becomes available.

Michael B. Jordan Joins Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

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by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer

Man, can this cast for Black Panther get any better?

The Hollywood Reporter dropped the bomb that Michael B. Jordan will reunite with director Ryan Coogler for a third time in the upcoming Marvel Studios film Black Panther.

Jordan joins Chadwick Boseman and possibly Lupita Nyong’o. Boseman will be playing the titular cat-themed hero who pretty much stole the show in Captain America: Civil War while Nyong’o (who hasn’t officially signed yet) is up for the female lead / love interest of the hero.

It’s unknown who Jordan would play but it would be interesting to see him play a villain in this film (he’s so good at playing the hero / underdog / good guy that this would be a great change of pace). Black Panther has a great cast of villains to pick through, from Achebe (think Joker to BP’s Batman) to White Wolf (an adopted brother giving us a relationship akin to Thor and Loki) or Killmonger (villainous Batman). The young actor could take one of these roles and really churn out a great performance.

As the second Human Torch (after Chris Evans) to leave FOX’s Fantastic Four (or is that Fant4stic?), I’m hoping we get to see Michael B. Jordan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for not only this but future films as well.

Black Panther is set to claw it’s way into theaters February 16, 2018.

Funko POP! Releases Fun SUICIDE SQUAD Animated Promo

Funko POP! vinyl figures are taking over the world. It’s crazy to see how popular they have become. Everyone and their dog seem to be collecting them. Of course, fans of the upcoming Suicide Squad are going to have to own the collection of POP! figures.

Funko has done something very different to promote these Suicide Squad POP! figures. They created an animated promo trailer showing Task Force X in action. These are the POP! movie figures that will be available for purchase later this year and will be a part of the “DC Legion of Collectors” box.

A New Season of THE X-FILES Is Coming Together at Fox

It’s looking like Fox and Chris Carter are going to get another season of The X-Files! I absolutely loved the installment of the series that aired earlier this year, and I, along with many other fans, were hoping that that we would see the supernatural adventures of Agent Mulder and Agent Scully continue. 

During a recent press call, Fox TV Group chairmans Dana Walden and Gary Newman were asked about their plans for another installment of The X-Files, and Walden offered a very optimistic reply:

“We have had conversations with (creator) Chris Carter and (stars) David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. I believe everyone is on board to do another installment of the show.”

All of the people involved with the series are doing different projects at the moment, and they are scattered all over the world, but Walden is hopeful they will have something to announce next year. She explains, “Hopefully this season we will be able to get it done and that the same time next year (May), we will have something to announce.”

Newman went on to talk about the discussions that are taking place with Carter, Duchovny, and Anderson, and how they have included talks about “what kind of episodic order makes sense. Some of that is driven by schedules.” He went on to reiterate: 

“Conversations are ongoing. I can tell you that all of them would like to do more of these, and certainly the network and studio want to do more.”

The next X-Files event season is tentatively being planned for the 2017-18 season. I couldn’t be more excited to hear that the everyone is looking to move forward with more X-Files greatness!

Source: Deadline