We’re warning you people… If you don’t want fresh footage from Suicide Squad, an update on Disney’s plans for Indiana Jones, and the latest Spider-Man: Homecoming casting news, then by all means do not read today’s Movie Morsels… which has all of this and oh so much more!
Indiana Jones 6
Yes, you read that correctly. Before pre-production has even begun on the fifth installment of everyone’s favorite globetrotting archaeologist’s adventures, Disney chief Bob Iger has declared, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, that at least one more Indy film will follow. There will not, however, be spin-off films and prequels, as is the case with Disney’s Star Wars. (Sorry, no Short Round origin story.)
“Not like Star Wars,” says Iger, “but we hope… right now, we’re focused on a reboot, or a continuum and then a reboot of some sort. Well, we’ll bring him back, then we have to figure out what comes next. That’s what I mean. It’s not really a reboot, it’s a boot — a reboot. I don’t know. We [got] Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the film. But then what’s the direction? I’ve had discussions about what the direction is, [but] I don’t want to get into it. I don’t think it reaches the scale of the universe of Star Wars, but I see making more. It won’t be just a one-off.”
Hey, speaking of Star Wars… While Steven Spielberg is committed to helming the next Indiana Jones movie, the legendary filmmaker says he will never direct a film set in that galaxy far, far away. Speaking with The Toronto Sun about his latest fantasy film The BFG, Spielberg remarked, “It’s certainly my buddy’s, the Thomas Edison of science fiction, George Lucas, who created the entire series. But that was never for me. I’m just a fan; I’m just with everybody else in the audience watching them.”
You won’t find the latest Suicide Squad footage in a trailer or featurette, but you will find it in a new music video. Specifically the video for Twenty One Pilots’ “Heathens,” a song featured on the film’s soundtrack album, which will be released on August 5 by Atlantic Records. Check it out…
And the casting announcements for Spider-Man: Homecoming just keep on a comin’… The latest actors to sign on—joining Tom Holland, Michael Keaton (as the Vulture), Robert Downey Jr., Donald Glover, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, and Logan Marshall-Green—are Better Call Saul‘s Michael Mando (better known as the show’s lovable Nacho) and Beasts of No Nation‘s young breakout star Abraham Attah. The first Spidey film co-produced by Marvel Studios, Homecoming began shooting this week and will swing into theaters on July 7, 2017.
Fear not, What We Do in the Shadows fans. The quirkiest indie horror comedy since Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive is still getting itself a sequel, to be called We’re Wolves. It’s just a question of when, according to Taika Waititi (who co-directed the original with Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement). “We want to do it, and we’re coming up with story ideas,” says Waititi, whose next projects are the hilarious Sam Neill adventure-comedy Hunt for the The Wilderpeople, which Waititi discusses here (and which hits theaters on June 24) and Thor: Ragnarok.
As its title suggests, the Shadows sequel will deal with the first film’s werewolves, played by Rhys Darby and Stuart Rutherford.
“The same werewolf actors would come back,” adds the filmmaker. “It would basically be Rhys and Stu vying for position as the alpha male in the werewolf gang.”
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Tom Cruise is tanned, rested, and ready to kick the asses of evil men two feet taller than him, as can be seen in the first full trailer for Jack Reacher: Never Stop Never Stopping… er, I mean Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Cobie Smulders co-stars in the Edward Zwick-directed film, due out on October 21.
Finally today… We’ve just learned the name of Terrence Malick’s next film: Radegund. It’s a World War II drama about the famed Austrian conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, whose defiance of his country’s laws earned him a death sentence at the age of 36. Inglourious Basterds‘ August Diehl will star in what will be the first war movie Malick (pictured above on the set of To the Wonder) has directed since 1998’s The Thin Red Line. Shooting begins this summer in Germany.
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