News Roundup: Breaking News (and Rumours) from June
Independance Day 2 set for 2015
A day has been officially announced for Independence Day 2. (That’s the movie, in case anybody was fearing alien invasions!)
The sequel to the hit sci-fi film starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldblum will invade cinemas on July 3rd, 2015.
The original movie followed an attempted alien invasion, coincidently on Independence Day, and according to reports, the sequel will focus on the aliens returning to earth.
Independence Day will NOT star Will Smith
In a recent interview, Roland Emmerich, director of the planned Independence Day sequel, announced that Will Smith would not be returning to kick some more alien butts. The reason he gave for this was that Smith was too much of a big name and would cost them a lot to get on board.
“Will Smith can not come back because he’s too expensive, but he’d also be too much of a marquee name. It would be too much.
We have like maybe half of the people that you would know from the first film and the other half people who are new.”
With that being said, the chances of Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum returning for the sequel look to be quite high.
‘The Wolverine’ will not completely follow X-Men Continuity
The X-Men movies. One of the most confusing timelines in all of the comic book movies. Bryan Singer is directing ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’, and is determined to fix the many, many… many errors that mess with the baffling timelines.
But thanks to James Mangold, director of ‘The Wolverine’, the timeline could be even more confusing. In an interview, he stated that due to different filming times, The Wolverine breaks continuity with the rest of the X-Men films and puts a finality to Wolverine’s story arc.
He had this to say:
“Bryan and I have talked and he’s seen what we’ve done. Clearly the reality is that we are all trying to work together and make things groove together. But the trick is we were making our movie before Bryan came on and before I knew what they were up to in that film. Our agenda was always our agenda and our movie stands alone, so the journey we take Logan on in The Wolverine, we bring to a close.”
William Fichtner cast As Shredder
William Fichtner has officially confirmed that he will play Shredder in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.
The movie has already caused controversy with the speculation of the Turtles being aliens, Megan Fox’s casting as April O’Neil, and generally Michael Bay being at the helm of the movie.
This may have, and seems to have already upset a few TMNT who may not agree with the casting choice.
Fichtner; well known for roles in Armageddon, Black Hawk Down, Drive Angry and his role as Alex Mahone in hit TV series Prison Break is an established actor who gets in his characters, so it will be interesting to see how he portrays the villain.
Robert Downey Jr. Signs; agrees to play Stark again
After the scare that Robert Downey Jr. may have made his last film as Tony Stark in Iron Man 3, he has now officially signed on to carry on the role in ‘The Avengers’ next two sequels.
However great this news is, it does not necessarily mean that he will make any more independent Iron Man films.
The Rock to play a Terminator in T5?
With a fifth Terminator movie already confirmed, rumour now has it that The Rock AKA Dwayne Johnson may star not only in the film, but star as a machine.
According to rumours, Arnie may play a human version of his robot in the previous movies in what is apparently being set as a prequel.
If The Examiner is right in their speculation “Schwarzenegger may not play the role of a machine in the next film, but a potentially heroic human figure in or close to the Connor family. One theory is that Schwarzenegger’s remarkable ability to protect the Connor family in the 1940s or 1950s with antiquated weaponry by today’s standards ultimately inspired the machines to develop a terminator in his likeness that was eventually sent to 1984 when Sarah Connor was first targeted for termination.”
If this is indeed the case, The Rock could lay the (Cybernetic) SmackDown!