Aaaand we’re back… Everyone have a nice weekend? No, not everyone? Well then, it’s time to cheer up. Because today’s Movie Morsels has the latest on Rogue One, new photos from Suicide Squad, some cool casting news for Transformers: The Last Knight, and much more!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Man, it’s killing me that I can’t make Star Wars Celebration in London this summer. Not only are those lucky Brits gonna get a panel devoted to this year’s very eagerly awaited Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, complete with actors from the film, but there will be an entire exhibit devoted to the first Star Wars spinoff movie, showcasing its props and costumes for all three days of the convention and open to all attendees. Plans are also in the works for “a walk-through exhibit where fans can get up close to admire the craftsmanship and incredible design of artifacts actually used on the Rogue One sets.” Darn this transatlantic divide. I tell ya, it’s enough to turn a fan to the Dark Side.
Want another peek at the sweet, sweet members of Suicide Squad? Total Film‘s latest issue offers a bunch of new pics from the David Ayer-directed film, including of course Will Smith’s Deadshot and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. The antihero-laden epic opens on August 5.
Transformers: The Last Knight
Some big news broke this weekend for Transformers movie fans. (Oh, yes, you’re out there, people. No sense in hiding it.) Director Michael Bay revealed that the most popular of the Autobots (after Optimus Prime) will sport a new look in Transformers: The Last Knight. Oh yes, feast your eyes on Bumblebee 2.0…
Plus, it was revealed via Twitter that no less a thespian than Sir Anthony Hopkins has signed on for the sequel, which is expected to be Bay’s last in the director’s chair. Hey, I can’t blame Bay for wanting to work with the best before he goes…
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s story The BFG is expected to make a big splash at the box office this summer. The film’s two biggest selling points are that it boasts a screenplay by the late E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison and that it sees Spielberg reuniting with the Oscar-winning star of his last film Bridge of Spies, Mark Rylance. Who does Rylance play, you ask? Why, only the titular big friendly giant himself, as explained in a new featurette…
The latest news on the gender-swapped Ocean’s Eleven is that Cate Blanchett (pictured above in Blue Jasmine) is in talks to play the film’s version of Brad Pitt’s character from the Steven Soderbergh franchise. Does that mean we’ll see Blanchett eating in most every scene? With Sandra Bullock also attached and rumors that Jennifer Lawrence could be involved, the big question now is… who will take on Julia Roberts’ role?
Finally today, DC exec turned film producer Geoff Johns has taken to Twitter to explain to one and all that the Justice League movie will be called just that :Justice League. Not Justice, not The Justice League, not Justice League of America, not Justice League International, and certainly not JLA. Capisce?
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) June 4, 2016
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