The Saturday Film Show with Michael Gooch – Weekly Roundup

Michael Gooch from Runway Radio realises that not everyone can tune in to The Saturday Film Show for the full 3 hours (Saturday’s 1pm till 4pm) and that some people might miss out on a crucial slice of Film News Pie or Film Rumour Fries. Which is why Michael has agreed to write this weekly article for CN24, catching you up with what you potentially missed from the show!

This week, it seemed that Jon Snow was right; winter is coming, as I was, once again, unable to do The Saturday Film Show this week due to a heavy cold. But never-the-less, it hasn’t quite stopped me from gathering the latest and greatest of film news from the past week!

So, to begin, let’s talk Justice league. I’m going to put it out there, it wasn’t as good as I was hoping for, but it was far better than what I was expecting. As we know, Joss Whedon took over directing from Zack Snyder, due to a family issue, and made extensive reshoots, in order to make the film more family friendly. This, in my opinion, was a smart move for Warner Bros before they fall into making mainstream DC films far too dark for kids to enjoy. However, I was a little annoyed to find out that the film was shortened from Snyder’s original 3 hours cut to only 2 hours, on request from Warner Bros. this means that there are over an hours’ worth of unseen footage, and fans are apparently desperate to see it. Online petitions have begun for Warner Bros to release Snyder’s cut of the film with the home release next year. Well, although there has been no official statement as to whether we will ever see this footage, it has been confirmed that a Snyder cut does indeed exist, not only with unseen footage, but with an alternative ending. It is in the hands of Warner bros as to whether they will ever release it or if it will remain unseen forever…

Since we mentioned Joss Whedon, some of you might have heard that, after the ‘flop’ of Justice League‘s opening weekend, Whedon had been sacked from the Batgirl project, which he was set to direct. It has since been debunked by Warner Bros, who have denied these claims and have said that, although disappointed with reviews, they had no problem with his cut of the film and are happy for him to continue on with Batgirl. The film has had no confirmed release date, nor any casting confirmations. Looks like DC are still on the hunt for their next female lead…

In even more Warner Bros news, we have got our first trailer for the frosty animation, Smallfoot. The film is set in the snowy mountains and follows a group of Yeti, Abominable Snowmen, Big… feet’s? voiced by the great Channing Tatum, Zendaya and Danny Devito as one tries to convince the others that the elusive ‘human’ does exist after reportedly seeing one in the area. Danny Devito’s yeti claims that it is impossible as no one can possibly exist with such small feet, but that all changes when they find a shoe, which can only belong to this elusive, small-foot. It’s set for a chilly release of October 5th next year.

From something that isn’t Warner Bros, Disney have released another trailer for the live action family film A Wrinkle in Time, starring Chris pine, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Zach Galifianakis and Michael Pena. Wow, what a cast! Based on the novel of the same name, A Wrinkle in Time follows Meg, her brother and her friend, whom are sent into space by 3 peculiar beings, in search of her father. The visual effects in this trailer are truly stunning, and I cannot wait for the finished product when it is released March 23rd next year.

America celebrated Thanksgiving this past Thursday, although it really should be us that are thankful. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom writer, Colin Trevorrow tweeted out less than a 10 second clip from the sequel, with Chris Pratt saying hello to a baby Velociraptor, and the tagline “From our family, to yours”. How sweet. As the films’ plot is still unknown and the release being next June, we can only expect a trailer very soon. Some have speculated that it could be released with The Last Jedi, on the 14th of December…

By the way, Avengers Infinity War trailer out December 4th… So I’ve heard, although this could be fake. Remember, we have been promised its release will be this year, so there is a 1 in 35 chance. start the countdown!!!

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