It’s been a long time since we last crossed paths with Lisbeth Salander, but we won’t have much longer to wait for the iconic hacker’s return. Today’s Movie Morsels will tackle the newly (re-)announced a sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, plus news about Man of Steel 2‘s potential director, an all-new Smurfs: The Lost Village trailer, and much more!
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
First the bad news: The Girl in Spider’s Web, based on the novel by David Lagercrantz, will not feature Rooney Mara in the title role. The good news is that Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson are two of the names being considered to replace Mara as Lisbeth Salander. Also good is the choice of director that Sony’s made for the project: Don’t Breathe‘s Fede Alvarez. As for the film’s release date, circle October 5, 2018 on your calendars!
Man of Steel 2
With Zack Snyder apparently saying goodbye to directing DC superhero movies after the coming Justice League, Warner Bros. is looking to see who can helm its Man of Steel 2. Take this with a grain of salt until it’s confirmed, but the usually reliable Collider says its sources reveal Matthew Vaughn is being considered to succeed Snyder. Not a bad choice, considering Vaughn’s known for bringing a certain level of fun to his comic-based projects (like Kick-Ass and Kingsman), which the DC Extended Universe could use a bit more of.
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Say what you will about the fact that a third Smurfs film is on it way from Sony Pictures Animation, I’m happy to see that Smurfs: The Lost Village is fully animated, and that the Smurfs look like their classic cartoon counterparts instead of uncanny-valley-courting creatures of flesh and blood. Here’s the film’s latest trailer, and a whopping three clips showing off the new/old Papa Smurf, Smurfette, and all your other favorites…
All the Money in the World
Believe it or not, despite his plans for three additional Alien prequels and God only knows how many Blade Runner sequels, Ridley Scott is finding time in his busy schedule for a non-science-fiction film. The director has just announced he’ll helm All the Money in the World, based on the true story of the John Paul Getty III kidnapping, which saw the young man’s grandfather, oil magnate John Paul Getty Sr (supposedly the richest man in the world at the time), initially refusing to pay his ransom. Natalie Portman, who last lit up cinema screens in Jackie (pictured above), is being courted by Scott to play Gail Harris, the mother of the boy; who tried to get his stingy granddad to pay up.
Kong: Skull Island
Wondering just what the heck is going on in Kong: Skull Island‘s post-credits scene? In the latest episode of Nerdist News, we decode it for you!
Beauty and the Beast
While you’re waiting to be bedazzled by Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, we’ve got a hip hop parody video of the original animated classic that’s sure to charm the pants off fans far and wide.
Finally today… In the tradition of Freaky Friday comes Japan’s wildly popular body-swapping anime comedy Your Name. Check out the film’s trailer here!
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