No matter how one feels about the much-criticized Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal, film fans are still darn curious about what’s next for the globe-trotting adventurer. So today’s Movie Morsels features the very first piece of info about Indy 5. As well as the latest on Wonder Woman, Alien: Covenant, Independence Day: Resurgence, and more!
Indiana Jones 5
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, film legend Steven Spielberg talks about the business side of his filmmaking future. But the director also drops one welcome chunk of information regarding his next Indiana Jones movie. With both the character and the actor who plays him advancing in years, fans may be wondering if it’s possible that the world’s most famous archaeologist could actually, finally perish when he returns to theaters. Here’s what Spielberg has to say on the matter: “I think this one is straight down the pike for the fans… The one thing I will tell you is I’m not killing off Harrison [Ford] at the end of it.”
Indy 5 arrives on July 19, 2019.
I’m firmly of the opinion that the charm and fun of superhero comic books should accompany heroes when they transition to the big screen. There’s no bigger sign of that charm than Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet, as fondly remembered as any other facet of DC Comics’ Golden, Silver, and Bronze Ages. Sadly, there’s no place for such whimsy in the current grim-and-gritty-minded DC Cinematic Universe. In a new interview with People magazine, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson says there will be no Invisible Jet in next year’s Wonder Woman movie.
“Not in this iteration,” says Nelson; this is hardly surprising given the company’s current inclination to highlight Princess Diana’s sword rather than her magic lasso. Often seen covered in blood, that sword is, needless to say, not a staple of her pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths persona, when she was first and foremost a peace ambassador, rather than a vengeance-driven warrior.
Today we have our first look at actor Michael Fassbender in his return to the Alien universe—Alien: Covenant—in the complete form of his character David. No longer a mere decapitated head, the android/synthetic will reappear sans Prometheus‘s Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) in the sequel. The film is due out on August 4, 2017.
— Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) June 15, 2016
Independence Day: Resurgence
It’s nice to know that, despite the fact there will be no more Star Trek: The Next Generation movies, Brent Spiner (a.k.a. Data) is still getting movie work. Granted it’s in a sequel to the only other big film franchise that Spiner’s been involved in, but hey, we’ll take what we can get! The actor’s wacky alien-fighting scientist is featured in the latest clip for Independence Day: Resurgence…
In related news, one of Independence Day: Resurgence‘s really big alien invader makes its debut in the film’s latest TV spot…
Finally today… It’s been a very difficult week here in America. And although it’s still a little too early for Christmas, there’s no question that we could all use some cheer. So here’s the first trailer for the holiday comedy Almost Christmas. Written and directed by David E. Talbert, and starring Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, Danny Glover, Romany Malco, Mo’Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, J.B. Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Jessie Usher, and DC Young Fly, the film debuts on November 11.
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