The Monday roundup is your handy little guide to everything movie related. Including the best of the weekends news, what’s new on DVD & Blu-Ray & what you can look forward to at the cinema this week.
- A new film in the X-Men franchise has already been announced, with Days Of Future Past due for release next year, plans are being prepared to bring an X-Force movie to the big screen. The X-Force team were a darker, almost black-ops style team consisting of various members such as Wolverine, Cable & Deadpool. Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow has been brought onboard to write the script and will also have the option to direct. Colour me excited.
- More comic book movie news comes in the way of Marvel and their desire to bring a Doctor Strange movie to the silver screen, and according to Latino Review, Marvel are interested in acquiring the services of one half of the dynamic duo. Yes, apparently Joseph Gordon-Levitt is top of their list to bring the character to life. Levitt is a fine young actor and would suit the role well, all the while I’m sure this will piss DC & Warner Bros. off immensely.
- Take this one with a pinch of salt, but there could well be a new Predator movie on the way. The Facebook page for 2010 sequel Predators was updated earlier with a familiar looking picture and a quote saying: “There’s something out there waiting for us, and it ain’t no man. We’re all gonna die…” accompanied by the hashtag #HuntThePredator. This could also relate to a new video game, or some other tie in to the movies. My guess though, we could well be on for Predator 4 sooner than we thought.
TV pick of the week
Watchmen. Film4 at 11.10PM, Monday July 15th and repeated at 10.50PM on Saturday July 20th.
Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and directed by Zack Snyder, Watchmen is set “In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.” Darker than your average superhero movie and featuring multiple layers, you probably need to see it more than once to appreciate everything, but I promise you it really is quite worth it.
Cinema pick of the week
After last weeks Monsters vs Robots face off, there is only room for one blockbuster this week. The end of the Cornetto trilogy is marked by The World’s End and promises to be everything we could have hoped for and more. On a side note, if Edgar Wright doesn’t fit a fence gag into his adaptation of Ant-Man, I’m going to be seriously annoyed.