Anticipation for Marvel’s The Avengers Project can be traced back to January of this year, when the company confirmed its collaboration with Square Enix for a multigame partnership that will start with the a Crystal Dynamics-developed Avengers game. Very few specifics about the game have been dished up since its official announcement, but a pair of job listings recently posted by Crystal Dynamics have emerged online, dropping hints as to what type of gameplay experience The Avengers Project will deliver.
Warner’s “Wonder Woman” movie, fresh off an enormously successful summer theatrical run, easily debuted at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts the week ended Sept. 23, bumping Universal Pictures’ “The Mummy” to No. 2.
SAN SEBASTIAN — After the measured family psychodrama (2011’s “Half of Oscar”) and a plush horror-romance (2013’s “Cannibal”), Manuel Martin Cuenca, a maybe still underrated Spanish autor, returned to Toronto this September with his third feature to world premiere at the Canadian festival: “El autor” (The Motive), which won the Special Presentations Fipresci Critics Prize from a Jonathan Rosenbaum-headed jury.
Ten years after the first film, the producers of The Simpsons have discussed the possibility of The Simpsons Movie 2. The 2007 original may have been 17 years in the making, so naturally everyone is asking whether the wait will end up be as long for a sequel?
A second big screen outing for the yellow family was teased at the end of the Movie, with Maggie’s first word in front of the family at the end of the credits being “sequel“. In the decade since, there’s been discussion of plans, but nothing concrete has emerged. However, while it’s yet to get a green-light, those involved are still keen to not rule it out.
Speaking with EW, director David Silverman provided an update on the chances of a sequel, saying he’d be keen for more despite the mammoth undertaking it is:
With the original movie talked about in the early days of the series in 1990, writer-producer Al Jean went on to tease an equally complicated production process The Simpsons Movie 2:
I would want it to be a really great movie. I personally feel no need for another one unless it’s great.” Although these are vague statements, they do indicate more cinematic Simpsons is a real possibility – the main barrier is developing a strong idea. The Simpsons Movie 2 could certainly reignite our love for Groening’s dysfunctional family, but equally, it could be a risky move for a show that is arguably in its twilight.
Indeed, now heading toward its 29th season, the number of people who think it is time to retire the show increases from episode to episode.
However, perhaps the biggest problem facing The Simpsons Movie 2 is that those involved in writing/producing the TV show would have to focus their time on doing the film as well. It certainly looks like we won’t get The Simpsons Movie 2 while the show is still on the air, although what better way to round off the acclaimed cartoon than with a big-budget blockbuster about the town of Springfield?
Tracy Morgan returns to scripted comedy in "The Last O.G," but the actor feels a lot has changed since he was last on the small screen -- mainly himself.
As rumors swirl about his potential departure from the newly-restructured DC Extended Universe, Suicide Squad director David Ayer suggests that he’s still very much involved with the upcoming Gotham City Sirens film.
Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman 2 will hit theaters in December 2019, with Gal Gadot to return and Patty Jenkins in negotiations to direct. Warner Bros. officially launched the DC Extended Universe last spring with the debut of Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Though it wasn’t a hit with critics and inspired a divisive reaction among fans, there were certain elements that excited fans about the future of the DCEU. The second official DCEU entry arrived last summer with David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, but it suffered the same poor critical response and divisive audience reaction as Batman V Superman.
The mainly negative narrative surrounding the DCEU noticeably changed with the premiere of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman this summer, which was the first entry in Warner Bros’ superhero universe to be largely well-liked by critics and casual moviegoers. Additionally, Wonder Woman broke box office records, is currently the best performing movie of the Summer 2017 season, and is the second highest grossing DCEU film at the worldwide box office. As such, it was only a matter of time before Warner Bros’ announced a sequel to Wonder Woman, which they did at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. Now, the studio gives the sequel an official release date.
According to THR, Warner Bros. has set Wonder Woman 2 to open Friday December 13, 2019. Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman while Jenkins is currently in negotiations to return as director. Gadot originated her role as Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman and will return again later this year in Snyder’s World’s Finest Heroes team-up, Justice League. Meanwhile, Jenkins has been in talks with Warner Bros’ to direct Wonder Woman 2 for some time, and it’s expected she’ll officially sign on once she reaches an agreement with the studio.
In terms of where Wonder Woman 2’s release date fits it into the DCEU, 2018 will only feature one release – James Wan’s Aquaman solo film starring Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry – while 2019 will see Shazam! arrive in April and the Wonder Woman sequel in December. Other dated DCEU films include Cyborg and Green Lantern Corps, which are both expected to arrive in 2020; Warner Bros. also has two other 2020 dates reserved for DCEU entries.
Since Wonder Woman was such a success for Warner Bros. and the DCEU it’s no wonder that they would want to fast-track a sequel, which is currently being written by DC Films’ Geoff Johns. Of course, Warner Bros. has a number of other DCEU movies in the works, some of which were officially announced during the studio’s Comic-Con panel, including The Flash movie – now titled Flashpoint – Matt Reeves’ The Batman, Joss Whedon’s Batgirl, and Jaume Collet-Serra’s Suicide Squad 2.
As for what fans can expect from the Wonder Woman sequel, Chris Pine may return for a film set in the 1980s, though Warner Bros. is keeping official plot details under wraps for now. However, now that Wonder Woman 2 has an official release date, we’ll likely learn more about the production schedule and casting before the movie begins filming in the next year or so.
Marvel has revealed new details about the Captain Marvel film, including a 1990s setting, the presence of a pre-eyepatch Nick Fury and villains the Skrulls. There’s been a lot of hype for the solo outing for Carol Danvers ever since it was announced in 2014, but as one of the latest films on the MCU’s Phase 3 slate (aside from Avengers 4) Marvel’s been tight-lipped about what to expect.