[MOVIES] ‘NATIONAL TREASURE 3’ COULD BE IN WORKS

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.

[MOVIES] SECOND ‘BLACK WIDOW’ TRAILER RELEASED

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).

Click on this post’s title for more info.

PLOT:
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.

OWN OPINION:
Looks fun and action- packed, very likely another Marvel- hit incoming.

[MOVIES] NEW ‘BLOODSHOT’ TRAILER

Bloodshot is based on the best-selling comic book which has sold over 7 million comics in all languages. Bloodshot #1 was a much anticipated comic that became a best selling issue and has gone on to sell approximately 1 million copies, making it one of the most popular in Valiant Comic’s Universe.

Vin Diesel portrays the main character and that alone makes this project interesting. The first trailer was released almoust three months ago.

PLOT:
After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine – Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot recall anything from his former life. But when his memories flood back and he remembers the man that killed both him and his wife, he breaks out of the facility to get revenge, only to discover that there’s more to the conspiracy than he thought.

In US theaters March 13.

[MOVIES] ‘MORBIUS’ TRAILER RELEASED

The next character in the Spider-Man universe to get a movie is Morbius.

Played by Jared Leto, the transformation seem to be appreciated by fans. Morbius, the Living Vampire is, much alike Venom, an anti-hero, initially introduced as a villain.

He first debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #101 and it was the first issue of the series written by someone other than Stan Lee – instead created by writer Roy Thomas and originally designed by penciler Gil Kane. It was back in October 1971, after the same year’s lifted ban on vampires and certain other supernatural characters by the Comics Code Autorithy, which was decided in February 1971.

Morbius will be the second comic book portrayal for Jared Leto. The first one was the Joker in the DC Extended Universe.

PLOT:
Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.

In US theaters July 31st.

OWN OPINION:
We get a short glimpse of how he *REALLY* looks like in the vampire form. There’s also a brief cameo from a familiar character in the MCU. You SHOULD SEE THIS!!!

[MOVIES] NEW ‘BIRDS OF PREY’ TRAILER RELEASED

‘Birds of Prey’ is the next DC movie to hit theaters and the eighth film in the DC Extended Universe, right after ‘Man of Steel'(2013), ‘Batman vs Superman'(2016), ‘Suicide Squad'(2016), ‘Wonder Woman'(2017), ‘Justice League'(2017), ‘Aquaman'(2018)and ‘Shazam!'(2019). This year’s ‘Joker has performed very well but is not connected to the DCEU.

Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) joins superheroes Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez).

Since earlier, it is known that Jared Leto will NOT reprise his role as the Joker leading to his partner – Harley Quinn – teaming up with the other (and mentioned) female anti-heroes in a plot that leads them into saving a young girl from an evil crime lord.

Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is the main character and was introduced to the big screen by the same actress in 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’.

Cathy Yan is the first Asian woman to direct a superhero movie. She is second woman to direct a DC film after Patty Jenkins (‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’). The film is R-Rated, which at least for me, is spicing things up.

There have been more trailers released prior to this.

‘Birds of Prey’ opens in US theaters February 7th.

[MOVIES] ‘AVATAR 2’ CONCEPT PICTURES RELEASED

The following concept pictures for ‘Avatar 2’ were shown by James Cameron yesterday in Los Angeles at the ongoing CES 2020- event.

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Avatar 2 has just wraped up production and is set for a December 17th 2021 release.

There is however more to come, as there are plans for three more films in the franchise slated to premiere in theaters 2023, 2025 and 2027. Holidays openings is a qualified guess.

[Source: http://www.darkhorizons.com/avatar-2-concept-art-shown-at-ces/ ]

[GOLDEN GLOBES] ‘JOKER’ STAR JOAQUIN PHOENIX WINS FOR BEST ACTOR

The picture above is taken from ‘Joker’, portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix. The movie was released a couple of months ago and took everyone by surprise.

It was a low budget film with an estimate budget of $55 millions and managed to gross over $1 BILLION worldwide.

It was dark and twisted with a pretty solid script but the main selling point was noNE other that mentioned actor. He was awarded last night with a Best Actor Golden Globe for his permormance. It’s his second Golden Globe – he won the first one in 2006 for ‘Walk the Line’ and has been nominated four more times – three of these for the best actor.

Here’s his speech:

And here’s the movie’s Final Trailer (almost 80 million views)