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!
Yet again, we have had an amazing week, with such a large range of news, rumours and trailers.
Our first bit of news comes from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, or Jurassic World 2 if you were unware it has a title. It is reported that we will be getting this trailer later this year, before Christmas. To be very precise, reports suggest that the trailer will be first released in cinemas before the showing of Star Wars: the Last Jedi, which will be the 14th of December. It could however, be on the 15th of December, seeing as that will be the US release of the film. But still, at least we have a strong idea of when the trailer will be out, unlike Avengers Infinity War, where Kevin Feige, the big cheese at Marvel studios, told us we’ll get it before 2018. Cheers, Kevin, very helpful.
Good news for us Deadpool fans as Ryan Reynolds has confirmed that Deadpool 2 has wrapped filming. He posted this on twitter, calling the film ‘Deadpool 2: a Song of Fire and Ice’. There were a lot of people online who were very intrigued by this title, wondering what it could mean. I had no clue, having not watched the series or read the books, that this was referring to George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, including the ever popular, Game of Thrones. This has further led us to believe that Ryan was just making a joke and that this is most unlikely not to be the title. We should hopefully expect it soon, and going by the June release next year, I’d say that we could expect a trailer around Christmas. I really hope we get to see Deadpool on a Vespa in the trailer, which we keep seeing in these set pictures!!!
Some Star Trek news now, which I first thought would be a great sign, seeing the film franchise go quiet for quite some time. I say film franchise so not to include the Star Trek Discovery series, which has been a great success, although following a different storyline to the films. But back to the films. Despite being a hit with fans and critics, being nominated for an Oscar (in hairstyling and makeup) and, most importantly, being my favourite so far, Star Trek Beyond apparently didn’t do as well as producers were hoping, and the follow up, so far going as Star Trek 4, was put on hold. Fans are desperate to find out as to when this film will go ahead, but it seems that even the cast aren’t too sure what’s going on. Earlier this week, it was reported that Karl Urban, who plays ‘Bones’ McCoy, has claimed that he knows absolutely nothing about Star Trek 4 at this point in time. Whether he’s just trying to keep everything secret or just really doesn’t know what’s going on, for now it seems like everyone is on the same page.
From one who can keep secrets to one who can’t. We are all familiar with actor, Tom Holland, and his inability to keep his mouth shut about spoilers. So much so, his Avengers Infinity War script contained only his characters, Peter Parker and Spider-man’s, lines, in order to prevent any more spoilers from him about the $500 million film! But it seems that now he is not alone, as Hulk actor, Mark Ruffalo, is being called the worst secret holder in Hollywood, as he’s apparently let slip the first 10-30 minutes of the upcoming Marvel film, Thor Ragnarok, during an online Livestream, at the film’s premiere. I don’t know how he possibly made this error or what the video showed, because as you’d expect, I don’t want to know, and I’m sure most of you don’t want to know any spoilers either, especially as it’s being released this week. Tom Holland seems to be seeing the funny side of Mark Ruffalo’s error, which was summed up in one of the greatest tweets we’ll see this year.
Whilst we are talking Marvel, The New Mutants director, Josh Boone, has claimed that if the film is successful upon its release next year, he will make a trilogy of ‘X-Men horror’ films. This comes after the mixed reactions from the trailer for the film, which was released a couple of weeks ago. There are a lot of people that are concerned that this isn’t really an ‘X-Men’ film, but then there are those thinking that creating Marvel films of different genres, as oppose to the traditional sci-fi/action/superhero films, it is a good step forward in branching out to different audiences. But regardless of our opinions now, we’ll have to wait until it’s release next April to find out if this will be the start of a horror trilogy.
Finally, director Ron Howard, has unveiled the title of the Han Solo anthology film, and it’s not impressed everyone. If you haven’t heard, the film will be titled, Solo: a Star Wars Story, and most people’s reactions are the same; Is that it? And it took over a year to name and this was their best choice? But apart from this slightly disappointing news, there is a bit of good news. A report states that there is a trailer already complete and ready and waiting to be uploaded. It is unknown when it will be released, but it is nice knowing that despite a very shaky start to production, it’s managed to finish on schedule. It is set for a May release next year.
To the surprise of many people, Jim Carrey is appearing back on our screens for a Netflix original film documentary called, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond. Or if you’ve got a large enough breath, the original title was, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton. Thankfully, they shortened it. The film will take a behind the scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of ‘idiosyncratic’ comedian Andy Kaufman, on the set of Man on the Moon (1999). For nearly 20 years, this footage has been withheld from the public, and watching the trailer, you can see why. Jim Carrey in plain words, completely loses himself in the character of Andy, making many people believe that he had actually gone insane; tantrums on set, crashing cars outside the studio and just generally going bonkers. The question was first asked during this film; at which point does method acting go too far? The film will be released on Netflix November 17th this year. Jim Carrey himself narrates the story of what happened on the set of the film, nearly 20 years ago…
Lastly this week, is our first trailer for 12 Strong, which tells the ‘declassified true story of the horse soldiers’. It is the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11, made up of 12 volunteers to fight and take down the Taliban. These American soldiers must build up their ‘army’ by uniting with an Afghani Warlord and recruiting resources, including weapons, people and horses. The film has an amazing cast including Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Pena, all of which play a real soldier from the true event. I hope this film does really well when it comes out next January, because it is one of those stories which needs to be told, and if the trailer is anything to go by, this one will do an amazing job when it is released in January.