The Monday roundup is your handy little guide to everything movie related. Including the best of the weekend’s news, what’s new on DVD & Blu-Ray & what you can look forward to at the cinema this week.
- DC’s upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice has apparently cast yet another superhero to join the films already swollen ranks. Word has it that Jason Momoa has landed the role of Aquaman, and will be questioning what effect Zod’s world engine had on the worlds oceans in Man Of Steel. His role in Dawn Of Justice is apparently a small one, but one that will lead to a bigger role in the Justice League movie.
- Take this one with a huge amount of salt, but Nikki Finke (like I said, HUGE amount of salt needed here) has the EXCLUSIVE news that DC will be releasing seven superhero films in two years. If her words are to be believed then we should expect Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice in 2016, this will be followed by Shazam and Sandman movies in the same year. While 2017 will apparently see Justice League, Wonder Woman and The Flash/Green Lantern team up movie and 2018 will finally see the arrival of Man Of Steel 2. I’m not sure how likely this all is, and the release dates of these films seem far too close to each other to be genuine. DC will likely have official confirmation of their upcoming slate at this years comic con.
- More rumours here, with Sony apparently shifting around the release dates of their Spider-Man related properties. The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has apparently been pushed back to 2017, which is apparently due to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 receiving poor reviews and being a poor box office performer. As Sony would be very hesitant to hand over their summer release date to another studio, it is being reported that The Sinister Six movie could indeed be pushed forward to the 2016 release date originally occupied by The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
US Box Office
- 22 Jump Street has shot to the top of the US box office after earning a solid $60 million in its first week of release. The film opened a week earlier in foreign territories and means the film now sits at $80.6 million worldwide.
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 narrowly missed out on top spot and took $50 million. The animated sequel was also in its first week of release and has a worldwide total of $76.1 million.
- Maleficent fell one spot to third and earned a further $19 million which takes its domestic total to $163.5 million. While Edge Of Tomorrow also fell one spot to fourth and added another $16 million to its $56 million haul so far.
- The Fault In Our Stars dropped significantly from first to fifth after taking in another $15.7 million. Despite seeing a huge 67% drop in takings from last week, the film has still earned a huge $81 million from a $12 million budget.
Nicolas Cage Looking Confused Posters Of The Day
Left Behind looks like a TV movie that was inspired by Knowing and The Happening, which I guess means it will soon be in the bargain section of Asda sometime soon and hopefully reviewed by the excellent Oracle Of Film. If you’re not brave enough to actually watch the trailer, then surely just looking at these haphazard posters will be enough to put you off?
Video Of The Day
In what must surely have been an intense labour of love, part-time filmmakers Randall Lobb, Mark Hussey and Isaac Elliot-Fisher have put together this fantastic looking documentary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The documentary will be released on August 12th in the States. There is no word yet on a UK release but I imagine it will be shortly after the film arrives on our screens on October 17th.