New Image and Synopsis For Disney’s RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2

New Image and Synopsis For Disney's RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 211

Disney Animation has released a brand new image from their upcoming animated film Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. As you can see it shows off Ralph (John C. Reilly), Vanellope von Schweetz (Sara Silverman), and a host of what look to be the avatars of internet users. Ralph's looking a little worried!

We also have a new synopsis for the film to share with you that offers some insight into the story that the movie will tell.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet – which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sara Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part of save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet – the netizens – to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.”

From what I saw at D23 last year, it looks like it's going to be a hilarious sequel that fans of the first film are going to love. The movie is going to dive deep into Disney geek culture unlike any film has done before.

I've talked about a scene that I saw involving all the Disney princesses several times already, featuring all of the original voices actresses for the characters. That scene alone is worth the price of admission. 

Rich Moore returns to direct the sequel and it's set to open up November 21st, 2018.

A Handless Teen Girl Escapes a Cult in New Facebook Series SACRED LIES From TRUE BLOOD Team

The executive producer and writer of HBO's True BloodRaelle Tucker, and True Blood director Scott Winant have teamed up to develop a fascinating new series with Blumhouse Television called Sacred Lies. Facebook Watch has greenlit a 10-episode first season of the half-hour series and it sounds like it's going to be a crazy unique show!

The series is based on the classic Grimm Brothers tale The Handless Maiden, and Stephanie Oakes’ novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly. It follows the story of a handless teen girl "who escapes from a cult and finds herself in juvenile detention, suspected of knowing who killed her cult leader."

Tucker is adapting the story and will also serve as the showrunner. When talking about the project and what makes it unique, explaining:

"This is a young female protagonist we’ve never seen on screen before. She’s complex, brave, funny…and sometimes dangerous. And she has no hands. But she refuses to let that, or her bizarre, brutal past define her or limit her. That’s the message of our series: no matter what life throws at you – ultimately only you have the power to decide what you believe and what you become. I’m beyond excited and honored to bring this unique, inspiring, badass character to life."

Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold, co-presidents, Blumhouse Television added:

"Raelle and Scott are known for pushing the envelope with complex characters, mixing genres and diving into dramatically dark subjects, which is also a hallmark of Blumhouse storytelling. Sacred Lies is an inventive twist on a time honored fairytale which we believe will surprise and stir the Facebook Watch audience and we’re excited to be the studio producing this provocative series."

The concept for this show has definitely sparked my interest and it's a series that I'm looking forward to checking out. What do you all think about the concept?

Source: Deadline

New Synopsis For SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Teases a “Dangerous Criminal Underworld”

Thanks to Disney and Lucasfilm we have a synopsis for director Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story and it offers us our first real story details for the movie and it's pretty much everything that we were expecting. 

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

So there it is. There's no big reveals there, just a little something to tide us over while we wait for the first freakin' trailer to be released! The studio is really taking their sweet-ass time to show us ANYTHING from this movie. 

So far, all we have is a logo, a leaked promo photo, some LEGO playsets, and this synopsis. That's it and we only have a few more months to go before the movie is released in May! Come on! Where's that trailer that was supposed to be coming soon!?

Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is Rumored to Appear in VENOM

I've got a big rumor here regarding Tom Hardy's Venom. If the rumor is true, then maybe Sony Picture's Spider-verse is going to be connected to the MCU after all. 

The rumor originated from comic book movie scooper Jon Schnepp on a recent episode of Collider Movie Talk. While on the show he told said that Tom Holland's Spider-Man is going to make an appearance in Venom. He says:

"I'm gonna say it right here on this show, Spider-Man is gonna be in Venom. For the last couple months, we've been talking about Venom, we've been hearing about how Sony's keeping it all separated. Spider-Man's in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but every other character that's in the Spider-Man universe is separate."

This is just a big fat rumor right now, and I'd personally take it with a grain of salt. I hope it's true! But there's no official confirmation of this. We've heard time and time again that this wouldn't be the case, but maybe that is just to throw everyone off the scent of what is actually happening. It wouldn't be the first time Marvel has done that to fake us out. 

Schnepp was then asked if the appearance of Spider-Man might be a cameo, but he teased that it might be more than that, saying:

"Like a cameo, like a who-knows-what-eo. All I'm sayin' is Spider-Man, and I'm talkin' about Tom Holland's Spider-Man, is gonna be in Venom."

So, that's interesting and should give the fans something to talk about! One thing he couldn't answer was if Spider-Man would be in the actual film or if it would be in a post-credits scene. We'll just have to wait and see if this rumor turns out to be true or not!

Are you happy to hear that there's a possibility Holland's Spider-Man will show up in the movie? If he is, I'm not sure how that would work. There's a long history with these characters and so much happened between them before Eddie Brock goes to San Fransisco. So, to gloss over that history might not sit well with fans. How do you think Spider-Man could fit into the film?

Venom is being directed by Ruben Fleischer and also stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate and Woody Harrelson. It's set to hit theaters on October 5th.

Joaquin Phoenix Plays a Paralyzed Cartoonist in Trailer For DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT

The first trailer has been released for director Gus Van Sant's (Good Will Hunting, Finding Forrester, Milk) new film Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot. The movie is based on a true story and it stars Joaquin Phoenix as John Callahan, a slacker alcoholic from Portland whose life is turned upside down when he is paralyzed in a car accident. This difficult journey leads him on a path to becoming a cartoonist. 

The movie has a great supporting cast that also includes Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black. The movie will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this week, and I plan on catching a screening of this film while I'm there. It looks like Pheonix is going to give another great performance! Here's the synopsis:

After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment – with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) – Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop a national following and grant him a new lease on life.

The cast for the film also includes Beth DittoOlivia HamiltonUdo KierKim Gordon, and Carrie Brownstein. Amazon Studios will release Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot in select theaters on May 11th.

New Photo From Marvel’s ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Features The Two Main Heroes Suited Up!

New Photo From Marvel's ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Features The Two Main Heroes Suited Up!

Here's a new photo from Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp that shows up Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne all suited up and ready for battle. In a previous interview with director Payton Reed, he talked about The Wasp saying:

"This is really her coming out party as a hero. Her power set is fantastic. She and Scott both shrink, but there the flying, and the fighting style of The Wasp is different from Ant-Man's."

He also talks about the importance of Janet Van Dyne's (Michelle Pfeiffer) role in the story, saying:

"She's a very important character. It's fair to say if someone were to have spent thirtysomething years in the Quantum Realm and survived, it would have an effect. What did she eat? All she eats is cereal called Quantum Krispies."

I really like the character Ant-Man and I can't wait to see him back in action! The last time we saw him was in Civil War and this new film will play off of the events that happened with Ant-Man in that story.

The movie also stars Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michael Pena as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, T.I. as Dave, Randall Park as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jimmy Woo, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost, and Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster.

Here's the new synopsis that was released:

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a super hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

Ant-Man and The Wasp will be released on July 6th, 2018.

Seems Like Liam Neeson Would Reprise His Qui-Gon Jinn Role in Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI Movie

It's no secret that Lucasfilm is currently developing an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. It's in the very early stages of development and we have no idea what exactly they are planning. What we do know is that the studio is looking at hiring Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot and The Hours) to direct.

We also know that Ewan McGregor is up for reprising his role if Lucasfilm comes knocking. Who knows, maybe they already have and no one is saying anything. Now Liam Neeson is saying that he's open to reprising his role of Quin-Gon Jinn in the film if he's asked! While talking to Yahoo, he was asked about the possibility of returning and this is what he said:

 

"This is the first time I’m hearing of this. No one’s been in touch with me. I know in the Star Wars world anything is possible.
"In the first one, The Phantom Menace, I died but we know, you know, Jedis come back and stuff but no one’s been in touch. We’ll see."

The movie would have to be set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope with Obi-Wan on Tatooine when he was keeping a distant eye on Luke Skywalker. I'm sure he had many other adventures, though. It doesn't seem like Obi-Wan is the kind of guy that would live a dull an borning life. 

It would make complete sense to see Qui-Gon Jinn visit Obi-Wan on Tatooine. This was actually explored in the Star Wars anthology book From A Certain Point of View, in a story called "Master and Apprentice". This story is actually set right after Luke Skywalker leaves Obi-Wan in a rush to check on his aunt and uncle because he fears for their safety in A New Hope. But, if he visits him at this point, there's no doubt that he would have visited him before. 

Who knows what exactly Lucasfilm is planning for the movie, but it would be pretty cool to see these two characters back together on the big screen again, even if it just for a little moment. 

New Trailer For The Eerie Gothic Irish Horror Thriller THE LODGERS

 

We've got an eerie new trailer for you to check out for a wickedly creepy gothic haunted house horror thriller called The Lodgers. The story is set in the 1920s and centers on twins who live along in an old gothic haunted mansion filled with dark and malevolent spirits that terrorize them.

I love watching a horror movie like this, and I really like what I'm seeing in this trailer. The movie has a similar tone of films like The OthersCrimson Peak, and The Woman in Black all of which I liked. Here's the synopsis:

A gothic ghost story about orphaned twins Edward and Rachel who share a crumbling manor in 1920s rural Ireland. But they are not alone. They share the house with unseen entities who control them with three absolute rules. As separate fates draw them apart, the twins must face the terrible truth about their family’s ghostly tormentors.

The Lodgers was directed by Brian O’Malley and it will be released in theaters on February 23rd. 

EDGE OF TOMORROW 2 Might Happen Sooner Than Expected!

It's looking like the sequel to Edge of Tomorrow might actually happen a lot sooner than we thought. In a recent interview with Collider, director Doug Liman said that it very well could be his next film project!

Liman previously revealed that the film would be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat and he also said that he likes the story for the sequel more than the first film. He also explained that it would revolutionize how people make sequels. As of right now, he says they are frantically working on getting the script ready:

"We’re just working on the script… [We’re no longer working on scheduling issues], now it’s down to we have a window where we could go do it, and we’re frantically working on the script. It’s one of those movies that we’ll only go make if we love the script. It’s not one of those things where the studio is pushing us to make it and they don’t really care if it’s good or not. If the movie happens, it will be because Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise and myself are passionate about making it, which is a great place to be. She doesn’t need this movie, he doesn’t need this movie, and I don’t need it. We’re gonna make it if we really believe in it. We have story that the three of us love, so we’re working hard on the script."

When asked how soon the film could happen, the director said:

"It could be. It has the possibility of being my next film."

That's great news! The first film was so unexpectedly great and I hoped that we wouldn't have to wait too much longer before the sequel got made, so it's good to see that the development has been progressing quickly and steadily.

As far as the story goes, we know that it will pick up right where the last film left off, but then it will go backward in time. It will be interesting to see if Liman turns the clock back even further than he did in the first movie. The director offered the additional details in a previous interview:

“I think what people tend to do with sequels is they just make them bigger. And I’m like, ‘No, a sequel should be smaller.’ You did the first film as sort of the ad campaign for the sequel, so now you don’t need as much action, and in the case of Edge of Tomorrow, people obviously loved the comedy and they loved the situation… so we can do way more focus on Tom’s character and Emily Blunt’s character, and there’s a third character in the sequel that’s gonna for sure steal the movie. We can focus on that. I don’t need an action sequence every two minutes."

He went on to say:

“It’s mostly not on the battlefield, so there’s a whole new arena of fights we’re going to do using a lot of the technology, but also, because it is a prequel, it’s a lot of the precursor stuff. I’m really interested in the details of that … Like batteries, do they run out on these suits? I mean, they must have batteries. Or he gets stuck with the menu in the wrong language, just the reality of that menu stuck in the wrong language when you’re in the middle of a battlefield and aliens are all around you and you gotta get the suit working again, that detail gives you drama and excitement. And humor. In the sequel, I’m creating an environment where I get to have even more of those details.”

Liman is obviously very excited about this movie and Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are both set to return and I can't wait to see how the story for their characters will continue! 

Mesmerizing New Promo Spot For ATLANTA Season 2 – “Heavy Rotation”

A great new promo spot was released for Donald Glover's Atlanta Season 2. It's called "Heavy Rotation" and it's actually quite mesmerizing. It focuses on Glover’s character staring at the camera as he rotates in and out of different settings. I dig the atmospheric tone of the promo, but it still doesn't give us anything on the plot.

What we do know about Season 2 is that it is being called Robbin' Season and it was inspired by the classic cartoon series Tiny Toons Adventures. It was previously revealed that the story will be set during the holiday season right before Christmas and New Years. It's at the time of year where there is a boost of crime in the city. So, the subtitle Robbin' Season makes sense.

The story will also continue to follow the cousins as they "work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families."

Atlanta Robbin’ Season also stars Zazie BeetzLakeith Stanfield and Brian Tyree Henry. The season premieres on March 1st, 2018 on FX.