We here at Movie Morsels hope everyone had a peaceful, relaxing Easter/Passover/Wondercon weekend, because we’re now going to do our best to make you anxious as all hell. We get this week started with a new video interview with Jesse Eisenberg talking Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, then we offer some intriguing remarks from James Gunn on his Guardians of the Galaxy 2, showcase four Fantastic Four featurettes, and give you an update on Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past “Rogue Cut”. Not into superheroes? Okay, how about a chilling Insidious: Chapter 3 trailer and a Sinister 2 teaser clip from our friends at Blumhouse? Yessir, we cater to all tastes around here!
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
How secret was the shooting of director Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? So secret that star Jesse Eisenberg had to walk to and from the film’s set every day in disguise. The new Lex Luthor talked about the challenges he faced playing Superman’s archenemy in his recent appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
James Gunn continues to update us on the progress of his sequel to last year’s megahit Guardians of the Galaxy. Last week the writer-director remarked, “I turned in my treatment. I’m going in to meet about it Friday and we will start working on the screenplay next week.” Gunn later added that he’s actually seventy pages into the script. He further described pitching Guardians of the Galaxy 2 to Marvel as the “best experience he ever had with a pitch,” that the sequel will definitely be in 3D, that fans will get to know the Guardians in a “deeper way” this time around, and that he might have figured out a way for Karen Gillan to play the villainous Nebula again without shaving her head. Hmmm… however long Nebula wears her hair, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 debuts on May 5, 2017.
Hot on the heels of Fantastic Four‘s international trailer comes four new behind-the-scenes featurettes from Fox, each exploring one of the film’s titular quartet of characters. Director Josh Trank and producer Simon Kimberg offer their thoughts on Kate Mara’s Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan’s Human Torch, Jamie King’s Thing, and Miles Teller’s Mr. Fantastic. These featurettes also offer a clearer version of the international trailer’s shot of the Invisible Woman and the Human Torch using their powers. The Fantastic Four are born anew on August 7th.
Blumhouse’s Sinister sequel made a surprise appearance at this weekend’s WonderCon in Anaheim, California, where it dropped the following teaser clip on an unsuspecting audience. Directed by Ciaran Foy, written by the original Sinister‘s Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, and starring Shannyn Sossamon and James Ransone, Sinister 2 spreads its fear on August 21st. The film’s full trailer arrives on April 9th.
Insidious: Chapter 3
Also at this weekend’s Blumhouse panel, fans were treated to a new trailer for Insidious: Chapter 3, featuring star Lin Shaye offering a creepy explanation of why reaching out to the deceased is never a good idea. Co-starring Dermot Mulroney and Angus Simpson, writer-director Leigh Whannell’s Insidious: Chapter 3 opens on June 5th.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
After the British Board of Film Classification announced that the “Rogue Cut” of X-Men: Days of Future Past will run eleven minutes and eleven seconds longer than the film’s theatrical cut, director Bryan Singer took to Twitter to clarify that it will in fact run a full seventeen minutes longer…
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) April 3, 2015
The Rogue Cut — in which the Sentinel-hunted X-Men of the future try to free an imprisoned Rogue (played by Anna Paquin) — will see a release later this year.
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