The sequel to ‘Avatar’ has been in production for like forever, seems like, but there have however been circumstances leading where we are today.
First of all, there are currently FOUR(!) sequels in works AND, duh…, Corona.
‘Avatar 2’ is now expected to arrive late 2022 and will explore Jake Sully’s new family, new cultures and the great seas of Pandora.
We get a first look at ‘the crabsuit’, one of the vehicles that we will see in the sequels.
In need for more? Here’s more concept, released earlier this year.
‘Tenet’ is expected to be THE BLOCKBUSTER to attract people back to theaters during these troubled times.
It’s another mindbending project from Christopher Nolan the mastermind behind ‘The Prestige’, ‘The Dark Knight’-trilogy, ‘Inception’ and ‘Interstellar’ and that alone hypes people up.
Beside that, the release has been pushed back a couple of times BUT: it’s set to premiere in UK, across Europe and Asia on August 26th; US will get in on September 3rd.
We have seen film footage in form of two trailers but there’s more just released a couple of days ago. Enjoy!
‘Tenet’ is one of the latest major projects to get pushed back. It will however arrive just two weeks later than planned.
Other big projects pushed back were ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘Black Widow’, ‘Mulan’ and ‘New Mutants’. (The following concern US theatrical releases)
While we’ve already seen photos of the new designed Batmobile , we finally have a closer and more detailed look.
The project is being directed by Matt Reeves, whose credits includes directing ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ (2014) and my first impression is that we’ll see something simillar to Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’- trilogy; in other words, a closer-to-reality Batman.
That is supported by the fact that Reeves’ is said to have “re-worked the story to focus on a younger Batman, hoping to emphasize the detective aspect of the character to a greater extent than previous films“.
The role as the caped crusader at night and billionaire Bruce Wayne in the day will be portrayed by Robert Pattinson, known for his role as vampyre Edward in the ‘Twilight’- saga.
Because of the Co-vid19 pandemic, the project has been postponed since March and the release pushed. It was initially planned for June, 25th 2021, and moved to October 1st, 2021.
The Guardian has reported that high-end movies- and TV- projects are now greenlit to resume production and that includes ‘The Batman’, ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ and the second season of Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’.
Here are the new photos.
While the whole world has stopped because of the Co-vid19, so have a lot of expensive projects.
The Guardian reports that some among the biggest such “have been given the go-ahead to restart filming after the UK government and health bodies signed off on new coronavirus safety rules“.
UK’s film and high-end television industry is worth £3.6bn and could rise now that Hollywood monsters as Matt Reeves-directed ‘The Batman’ – starring Robert Pattinson, the third ‘Fantastic Beasts’- film, set in the Harry Potter- universe, and Netflix’s second season of epic-fantasy series ‘The Witcher’ with Henry Cavill’s in the main role – “is understood to be keen to resume production as soon as is safely possible“.
Two of the most popular shows on British television are ‘Line of Duty’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’. Back in mid-March those were the first UK productions to suspend filming.
There’s even a very likely time-frame till the production may resume as the article states that: “This is a green light that signals that the UK is open for business again for film and high-end TV production,” said an industry source. “Many productions have to get up and running again in the next two months or they won’t get made this year as they rely on summer weather and conditions.”
I’m sure we’ll see some release dates pushed back but it’s good to see things are beginning to recover and soon to return to normal.
Almost two weeks ago, news that the Snyder cut will see daylight stunned the Internet.
It’s ‘Justice League’s original director Zack Snyder’s vision of the fifth film in DC Comics’ based movie universe, also known as DCEU (DC Extended Universe). It gathers Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman and The Flash. The theatrical cut was around 2 hours long and severe edited due to Snyder’s withdrawal from the project. It will however premiere on HBO Max next year and it’s said to double up the fun – it’s a 4 hours long footage that has yet to be decided upon if it will be released as a movie or splitted into a 6- parts series.
To top this great announcement, Comicbook.com has learned that Henry Cavill, the actor playing the role of Superman in ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Justice League’ will make a return into the DCEU franchise. It is however, according to the same source, likely that he will be used in supporting roles or cameos, BUT they also state that “Warner Bros. and DC Comics are still figuring out where the character best fits in upcoming films“.
This announcement comes after a long period of negative reports and speculations about the future of Cavill’s Superman.
I can’t wait for the Snyder Cut to finally arrive and see where the DCEU will be heading. ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (‘Wonder Woman 2’) should hit theaters in August and there are more DCEU- tied projects planned, among these a solo ‘Batman’ feature. The first ‘Wonder Woman’- installment, ‘Aquaman’, Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ (Oscar winner) and ‘Shazam!’ were very well received by critiques and audiences.
Jon Landau is the producer helming the production of the ‘Avatar’- sequels. He has been working under James Cameron’s (writer and director) supervision in the past with: ‘Titanic’, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ and the first ‘Avatar’ film.
The production for the upcoming films of the franchise (there will be FOUR more!) has been put on hold because of the virus around the world, but the same Jon has published an Instagram post that reveals it will resume next week.
Here’s the announcement:
‘Avatar 2’ was firstly announced for a 2018- release, got pushed back, aimed for a 2020- premiere and now we do hope we’ll get it next December (2021), as planned at the moment.
Who wish to return to Pandora soon?
Do you remember the original Space Jam? The star was Michael Jordan, whom’s character saved the Lonney Tunes (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck etc.) from a bunch of aliens by winning a crucial game of basket? It was fun.
The sequel is named ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ and the lead is LeBron James. The film is set to release next July and the logo above was revealed by the basketballer himself on Instagram (kingjames) less than a day ago.
Here’s the official trailer to the original:
The new ‘Dune’ adaptation/reboot is being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049).
The image above shows Timothy Chalamet in the lead role as Paul Atreides and is released by Vanity Fair. It is said to be taken from the start of the movie and shows him on a beach on his home planet.
The cast list is impressive, with names as Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
US theatrical release is set for December 18.
‘Black Widow’ is the next Marvel movie to release and it will do so on May 1st.
The movie takes place after ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and before ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and will follow Natasha Romanoff — the Black Widow — for one last mission.
More of her relationship with her sister Yelena Belova is revealed in this footage. This is the first project from Marvel’s Phase Four of its cinematic universe.
For more footage, check out the first teaser/trailer and the second trailer aswell.
There are two ‘National Treasure’- films, released around the middle of the ’00s, with Nicolas Cage as treasure hunter Ben Gates in the lead.
2004’s ‘National Treasure’ features one of the most AWESOME SCENES in cinema history: the stealing of The Declaration of Independence. The goal: to find a legendary Templar Treasure. With a budget of aprox. $100 million, the film grossed around $350 million worldwide.
In the follow-up – ‘National Treasure: Book of Secrets’ – Ben Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth’s diary to prove his ancestor’s innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It managed to overtake the financial success of the original flick as the production’s estimated budget of $130 million turned into a worldwide gross of over $457 million.
The news that a third installment is in works comes from The Hollywood Reporter where it’s stated that Chris Bremner is writing the fourth ‘Bad Boys’ film and also ‘National Treasure 3’.
National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Nicolas Cage are ready for the project.
Now, this should NOT be taken as any confirmation as this project has been reported to be in works before. We should wait for more information.
It’s the twenty-fourth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Releases ten years since Natasha Romanova’s introduction as the Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010) and this will be Scarlett Johansson’s eight time playing Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, even ninth, if you count her cameo in Captain Marvel (2019).
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Black Widow is about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the Marvel cinematic universe films Civil War and Infinity War.
In US theaters May 1st.
Looks fun and action- packed, very likely another Marvel- hit incoming.