News Round-Up: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Release Date Change; ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Sequel; and More
After this week’s trailers, posters, and photos, today’s News Round-Up continues an exciting week. Unlike the other weeks, today’s post relies heavily on release date changes (for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Power Rangers, Fury, The Interview, and Kingsman: The Secret Service). However, I also did try to balance out the post with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel news as well as the official title for the next Terminator film (Terminator: Genisys).
More information on all the above news is available below.
It was only a matter of time before Marvel or DC blinked. Before this week, both Captain America 3 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were slated for May 6, 2016. Now we’ll be able to see Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill much earlier on March 25, 2016. Zack Snyder returns to the universe in the pic that’ll feature a plethora of popular DC comics (including Lex Luthor and Wonder Woman), so re-mark your calendars now. (Source: Huffington Post)
Speaking of 2016, Power Rangers also set a date for July 22, 2016. Not a whole lot of details are available for the movie (including a director or stars) but at least we have a release date. We also know Lionsgate will release the film with Roberto Orci in charge of the story and Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (Thor) in charge of the writing. We’ll update this story later when we know more.
Shifting back to this year, David Ayer’s (End of Watch) Fury, which stars Brad Pitt, shifted up to October. In what I am guessing is a smart move (given November’s busy release date schedule), Fury has officially entered awards contention. October has been a hotbed for awards contenders the past couple years, so maybe October 17th will prove to be this year’s big day.
The Interview shifted out of this October by moving back to December 25th. The comedy stars James Franco and Seth Rogen. Rogen co-directed the film with Evan Goldberg (This is the End) with a premise that includes assassinating real-life North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. This definitely sounds like a Christmas present to me. (Source: EW)
Lastly, Kingsman: The Secret Service also shifted out of October. This one won’t release until 2015, though. Not only that, but Matthew Vaughn’s (X-Men: First Class) next film will go head-to-head with Fifty Shades of Grey on February 13th. It’ll star Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Caine when it does release. (Source: TheWrap)
After its release last weekend, a sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is officially in the works. This shouldn’t be a surprise given the state of Hollywood sequels, especially when you consider how much money TMNT took in. Michael Bay is set to return as producer; however, a director and official announcements of cast returners will have to wait. We’ll know more before it releases on June 3, 2016. (Source: Deadline)
Today ends with the official title for Terminator 5. I try not to be too harsh on movies (especially if they haven’t released yet). However, I can’t find a reason to justify a title as dumb as Terminator: Genisys. It isn’t up to me, though, and Genisys will confuse Microsoft Word from now until it releases July 1, 2015. Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) directs the film that’ll star Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke (HBO’s Game of Thrones), and Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). (Source: The Week)
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