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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
The following concept pictures for ‘Avatar 2’ were shown by James Cameron yesterday in Los Angeles at the ongoing CES 2020- event.
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/ ]
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)
The New Mutants has been in works at least since 2017 when the filming took place in Boston from: July to September and should’ve been released in April 2018.
But a lot happened since then: Disney bought FOX, which back then had the license for the X-Men Universe. The film features four members of the original New Mutants group: Cannonball, Mirage, Sunspot, Wolfsbane, with Magik being a member from the second roster.
There is also information that the acquision led to Disney pushing back the premiere date for it not to compete with Deadpool 2 (2018) and X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019). It is also said that the producers took this opportunity to have parts of the film reshot so that it could be scarier. The inspiration would come from the success of recent horror films such as Get Out (2017) and It (2017).
Release date: April, 3rd.
It looks dark and scary. F*ck yeah, I’m in!