A hilarious Jeremy Renner musical promo for Avengers: Age of Ultron is just one of the treats we have for you in today’s Movie Morsels. We’ve also got news on who may be directing the live-action Robotech film, as well as an update on the live-action Ghost in the Shell. Plus, the first trailer for Vin Diesel’s The Last Witch Hunter, the latest casting news on Zoolander 2, plus much more!
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Still skeptical about what a mere archer contributes to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Jeremy Renner would have words with thee! The Avengers: Age of Ultron star appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this week to sing a special song about Hawkeye’s super powers. It’s adorable as it sounds. Age of Ultron hits theaters everywhere this Friday, May 1.
After demonstrating his big-budget action movie chops on the red-hot Furious 7, director James Wan is poised to tackle an even bigger challenge with the long-in-development live-action Robotech adaptation. Wan is in talks with Sony to helm the film. Of course Universal wants Wan to do the eighth Fast & Furious movie, while Warner Bros. is courting him to do the Aquaman film, so we’ll see who snatches up Hollywood’s new golden boy first.
Ghost in the Shell
And speaking of anime/manga adaptations… The release date for the live-action Ghost in the Shell film, starring action heroine du jour Scarlett Johansson has been moved up a whole two weeks–from April 14 to March 21, 2017. Snow White and the Huntsman’s Rupert Sanders directs the cyberpunk thriller.
Prepare yourselves, Beliebers–your hero is about to hit the big screen in Zoolander 2. Bieber haters–you’re SOL. Ben Stiller dropped the news about the cast’s latest addition via Instagram. The sequel to the 2001 cult comedy favorite–directed by Justin Theroux and co-starring Owen Wilson and the apparently still cool Billy Zane–arrives on February 12, 2016.
The Last Witch Hunter
Speaking of Fast & Furious, we’ve got our first look at franchise star Vin Diesel’s next epic in the trailer for The Last Witch Hunter, in which the gravely voiced icon battles witches and supernatural creatures for the fate of the earth. Directed by Breck Eisner–and co-starring Game of Thrones‘ Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood and Michael Caine–The Last Witch Hunter opens on October 23rd, just in time for Halloween!
Here’s the film’s new poster…
Kingsman: The Secret Service 2
To no one’s surprise, 20th Century Fox is officially developing a sequel to this winter’s hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. Though whether or not director Matthew Vaughn will be back for the film remains to be seen. Vaughn is currently working with the studio on its Flash Gordon remake.
Don’t Look Now
In case anyone needed further proof that anything can and will be remade these days… Producers Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona are planning a remake of Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 horror masterpiece Don’t Look Now, starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as two parents grieving the loss of their little girl who may or may not be receiving a message from beyond during a trip to Venice. No studio or director has been announced yet.
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