Welcome back to another edition of Fanboy Round-Up, your weekly refresher of last week’s news output. If you missed out on anything or just want a bit of a top-up then this column is for you!
It was a real varied batch; a Men in Black reboot was announced along with some Prometheus sequels, as well as a certain Ghostbusters cameo. But what about the big, good stuff? Well…
It’s that time of year again: new Doctor rumours. Capaldi’s second series has barely gotten going and the UK tabloids are already running stories about his possible replacement, which will apparently be Richard Madden (Robb Stark off Game of Thrones) – or at least that’s who the BBC want.
Because Jenna Coleman recently confirmed her exit, the execs are supposedly worried Capaldi will be calling it quits too, so they’ve drawn up a list of possible replacements since he finds the work schedule tiring. I don’t doubt that, however he’s given no indication that he wants to leave anytime soon, and Coleman’s exit was a long-time comin’. To be honest, the whole story is probably a bunch of crap, but it’s just interesting to imagine a Stark as the Doctor.
The super-mega-awesome trailer for Deadpool included a neat-lookin’ shot of the mutant Colossus, leaving fans to wonder whether he’d just be a cameo or whether it would be a sizeable role. Guess what? It’s the latter.
“You are going to love Colossus. He’s in it – I hope Fox doesn’t get mad at me – he’s in it a good amount. He doesn’t just walk through the movie.”
Well, it’s still entirely up-in-the-air, but the take at least sounds interesting.
Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World, was chatting about the 2018 follow-up which he’s writing recently and let slip a few details. Nothing concrete, however he revealed the general direction that he and writing partner Derek Connolly will be taking it – and it’s exactly what The Lost World should have done. Head on over to the link to read his comments!
Anakin Skywalker is as dead as my heart, however that hasn’t stopped the Star Wars rumour wheels from turnin’ with reports of his return. Reviled Prequels star Hayden Christensen is apparently training for Episode VIII which would indicate some kind of fight sequence, either as Anakin or Vader. Fans have jumped to all sorts of conclusions, the most ridiculous being that the character will actually be resurrected in the sequels – it’s far more likely it’s just a flashback, and there’s no guarantee Christensen is even in it.
But hey-ho, it’s fun to talk about – as we found – so head on up to the link to read more, including details of a possible Rogue One appearance…
2017 will be a very special year for superhero movies, as well as the rest of Hollywood: it marks the release of Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as Wolverine in one last solo movie. Wolverine 3 will likely be packed with sentimentality and nostalgia for the past seventeen years which Jackman has been part of this franchise, and his latest comments completely confirmed that.
“The ultimate plan is let’s start shooting next year… I’m starting the training, I’m starting the eating and mentally really preparing for it. It’s not just me, the studio as well—I’m trying to do something with this that’s a little special, a little different. I’ve got a very, very strong idea of what that is. I really have known for quite a long time how I want to finish this sort of odyssey that I’ve been on, this amazing journey. And I won’t let it fall anywhere in between. I won’t fall short of it.”
Head on up to the link to read more from the actor, which includes a confirmation of a certain mutant’s appearance in the movie…
Spoilers for Game of Thrones‘ next season are coming thick-and-fast, with the past two days offering up some interesting ones regarding two characters on two continents: Bran Stark and Daenerys Targaryen.
As it’s all very spoiler-y we won’t write about them here, but I’ll say this: Daenerys’ rumours may involve a certain audition tape, and Bran’s may be all about flashbacks.
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And thus concludes another week of Fanboy Round-Up. What will this week bring, and will any of it be able to top the announcement of water on Mars?
Perhaps the release of The Martian.