Octogeek – Guardians of the Galaxy, Harley Quinn, Pacific Rim, Doctor Strange
September 21, 2016 Paul Caldwell 0 Comments
This week we have Guardians of the Galaxy’s Kurt Russell talking about the film, news on Harley Quinn, Pacific Rim, Doctor Strange as well as a trailer for that Chris Pratt/ Jennifer Laurence Sci-Fi, Passengers.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Vol.2
Old Kurt Russell has been talking about Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Still Guardin’ Y’all! and he seems pretty upbeat about the movie.
“I was really impressed that all of the people on the set were so excited because they felt this was so much stronger than the first one, that they really knew what they were doing and the story itself was strong”.
“That pervaded the set. James and everybody else felt like ‘we got our sea legs on the first one, now we can really go’”.
“it’s a very complex story, and they really get into it. This is going to be one of the more – probably for Marvel, it’s more connected to human issues, family issues, parental issues, and issues that sons and daughters have with their moms and dads and their family tree, where they come from. I just think it’s going to be an interesting – Peter’s character in this one, he’s got dilemmas and he’s got decisions to make that are not just about whether to save that thing or that person”.
“I thought it looked great too. I was really impressed with it, really impressed with it. I mean, believe me, from knowing the script, to see that and what he did with that sequence, I’m excited to see the movie [laughs]. I think it’s going to be really good.”
Nocturnal Animals, starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, is one of the latest in a long line of Gone Girl type book adaptations. Gone Girl was great and this one took home the Grand Jury Prize Award at the Venice Film Festival so it must be worth taking a look too.
Harley Quinn is going to be getting her own movie which is a no brainer seeing as Margo Robbie’s performance in Suicide Squad was one of it’s few redeeming features. Warner Brothers will be teaming with Margot Robbie’s company, LuckyChap Entertainment with Margot executive producing.
The steady stream of Spider-Man set pics keeps coming. This week we’ve got Spidey on a helicopter saving some sort of Mary-Jane looking lady. I’m not sure if the helicopter is part of the scene of if they’ll remove it in post to get some realistic city swinging shots. It’d be nice to see them take that approach to some of Spideys web-slinging.
New SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING set pictures ! pic.twitter.com/6LlvPzbNpl
— Best of Marvel (@thebestofmarvel) September 19, 2016
Pacific Rim 2
The sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s movie about monstors and giant toys is directed by Steven DeKnight (who had a hand in the first season of Daredevil for Marvel and Netflix). Jurassic World screenwriter is taking care of the screenplay and John Boyega has already signed on to play Idris Elba’s son. Now Cailee Spaeny has been cast as the female lead. Cailee hasn’t been in much apart from a few Youtube videos and the indie film Counting to 1,000 so it’ll be interesting to see if she’s much cop at this acting lark.
PR2 will be known as Pacific Rim: Maelstrom when it emerges it’s reptilian head in February 2018
February 23rd 2018.
As is the custom for movies now, studios are constantly releasing a trickle of images and videos and information to keep us interested until release day. This week Marvel are offering up a little featurette about Doc Strange. Featurette is the female form for feature so one up for diversity etc.
The first trailer for one of the few sci-fi movies this year that’s not a sequel/prequel/reboot, Passengers.
Here’s the synopsis for Annabelle 2. They could have went for a more imaginative title but they were too busy making this minute long ‘announcement trailer’ and practicing their creaking, cracking, squelching sounds.
In “Annabelle 2,” several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. Sandberg directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote “Annabelle.” The film stars Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”), Talitha Bateman (“The 5th Wave”), Lulu Wilson (upcoming “Ouija 2,” “Deliver Us from Evil”), Philippa Anne Coulthard (“After the Dark”), Grace Fulton (“Badland”), Lou Lou Safran (“The Choice”), Samara Lee (“Fox Catcher,” “The Last Witch Hunter”), Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, with Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s “Without a Trace”) and Miranda Otto (Showtime’s “Homeland,” “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy).