Daily Bites (31/03/17) – Spider-Potter

John Boyega Shooting for Pacific Rim 2 Completed

With Steven S. DeKnight replacing Guillermo del Toro as the director of Pacific Rim: Uprising ala Pacific Rim 2, the movie is well into the production phase. John Boyega, star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, recently tweeted a photo of himself with the caption: “It’s been an amazing six months! That’s a wrap on #PacificRimUprising.” 

Taking on a new starring role in Pacific Rim: Uprising, Boyega will portray Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s Pacific Rim character Stacker Pentecost.

Source: Twitter

 

Joss Whedon wanted to write, produce and direct Batgirl movie

The news may come as a shock given the fact that Joss Whedon seemed well and truly done with the superhero genre after writing and directing Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron for Disney and Marvel, yet Variety broke the news earlier on Thursday that the new management behind Warner Bros.’ DC Comics film adaptations are highly interested  in Whedon and that he is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl pic for Warner Bros. as part of its DC Extended Universe.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Whedon is gong to be drawing inspiration for his DCEU Batgirl movie from DC’s New 52 comic book continuity. The implication is that the proposed film will draw specifically from the 2011 reboot of the character by writer Gail Simone, which launched as part of DC’s controversial “New 52” initiative – a reintroduction drawn from some of the darker corners of DC Comics history that has since been reconfigured, via the DC Comics Rebirth.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

 

Spider-Man movies may follow in Harry Potter’s footsteps

With Spider-Man: Homecoming releasing in a couple of months, we’ve yet to truly know if fans would accept Tom Holland as the latest actor to take up the Spider-Man mantle but given the plans laid out by Marvel for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we can expect to see plenty of him. The question now is how does one make a superhero movie into something more than just another superhero movie? We’ve had the rogue-comedic aspect of Guardians of the Galaxy, the more serious detective-styled Captain America: Winter Soldier as well as Black Panther that’s touted to be a political-esque/ Game of Thrones.

In an interview with MTV, Holland lays out his ideal formula for the trilogy:

“I think the Harry Potter movies are a perfect example, they worked so well. I’m such a huge fan, as are billions of people, so why not follow that perfect formula? And I think we can do something really exciting with that.”

Source: MTV

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