Kevin Feige discusses Marvel’s approach to the Eternals movie. Victor B. Miller has an update on the legal quagmires of the Friday the 13th franchise. Could another Star Wars TV series be entering production? Plus, two new clips from Captain Marvel, and work on the next Jay and Silent Bob reboot begins. Spoilers get!
Escape Room 2
According to Deadline, Escape Room director Adam Robitel will helm a sequel to Sony’s sleeper hit alongside its original screenwriter, Bragi F. Schut.
Eternals are one group, but we like the idea of introducing an ensemble, doing an ensemble movie from the start, as opposed to building up as we did with the first Avengers. More like Guardians, not tonally, but in terms of introducing a new group of people. You were asking about ’60s, and ’70s before. Jack Kirby did an immense, amazing epic with Eternals that spans tens of thousands of years, and that’s also something we haven’t really done, which is why that among many other things post-Endgame, we find appealing.
Germany’s motion picture rating system has given a 12+ rating for a new Dark Phoenix trailer — indicating one will be released shortly.
Friday the 13th
Original screenwriter Victor B. Miller spoke to YouTube’s IAnthonyD about the franchise’s current legal standing, stating, “the sky’s the limit, as long as we can get out of the courtroom.”
Hat tip to Bloody-Disgusting for the transcript below:
Everybody’s trying to settle all the little things and dot the I’s get the semicolons where they belong and all that kind of stuff. Who gets what. Who has to give what to whom. So, to me, it’s a nightmare. If you’ve got two sides across the table… this is poker. And you don’t get to say, ‘Well I’ll take half the money and you take half the money.’ That’s not how it works. I can’t be more specific than that.
It has to be done by people who do this for a living. I don’t know how that plays. Eventually, I will have to approve something. I’m just sitting here saying, ‘Hey look. I got the copyright for the first one. Let’s talk.’ And these people have been dining out for thirty years. They don’t want to part with a cent. I would love to be more involved [in future Friday the 13th films]. So who knows. Maybe I will, maybe I won’t. I can’t think of anybody better. I am not dragging my feet.
All is forgiven. I want what you want.
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot
Production has officially begun on Kevin Smith’s Jay & Silent Bob Reboot.
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One year ago today, I almost died. So today, I’m living it up on with @jaymewes and Jason Lee on Day 1 of my new flick @jayandsilentbob Reboot! Thanks to @saban_films and Universal for the loot to make this epic, @jordanmonsanto and @destrofilms for making it happen, @jenschwalbach and @harleyquinnsmith for humoring my goofy bullshit one more time, and #jasonmewes for standing beside me all these years while I do the hardest thing I can personally ever do, either in film or in real life: simply shut the fuck up. I couldn’t think of a better scene with which to start the shoot than the return to the Mall with Brodie Bruce. The three of us gathered for a couple hours last night to run the lines and realized we first rehearsed together waaaaay back in the mid-90’s. It may be 24 years later and we may have 6 kids between us, but Jay, Lee and me partied like it was 1995, giggling while adding jokes and finding inflections. The Oscars were on in the background during our practice and I couldn’t help but feel relief when the “In Memoriam” montage ended and I wasn’t in it. We picked 2/25 as the Reboot start date *intentionally*, to celebrate the fact that I did not become Silent Bob forever 365 days ago. But after a blissful couple hours of making pretend with my friends on the set of my 14th film, I’m starting to think I *did* die in that operating room after all. Because what could be more Heavenly than this? #KevinSmith #jayandsilentbob #jayandsilentbobreboot #jasonlee #jaymewes #neworleans #brodiebruce #wwambassador #movie
Nick Fury interrogates Carol (or vice versa) while Maria and Carol prepare to go higher, further, and faster in two new clips.
Patients of a Saint
Meanwhile, unethical medical experiments at a women’s prison accidentally create an island of zombies in the trailer for Patients of a Saint.
New pictures from filming have revealed that Godspeed—a villain introduced in 2016's “Rebirth” continuity who is actually a fellow Central City Police colleague of Barry’s using newfound speedster powers as a brutal, criminal-killing vigilante — will be making an appearance in the series later this season.
One of #TheFlash exteriors today were stunts of Mr Godspeed (I assume) falling on a Central City Citizen sign. Rip sign :(
(please credit @Brittanyxxoxo if reposting thx)@WhatsFilming @yvrshoots #DirectedbyDaniellePanabaker ???? pic.twitter.com/yg6CBwMOtn
— Maki (@mariimakii) February 23, 2019
Third Star Wars TV Series
Fantha Tracks has word a third Star Wars television series is now in development under the (rather obvious) production name, “SERIES III PRODUCTIONS (UK) LIMITED.” Though no details are available at this time, its speculated more will emerge at Star Wars Celebration this April.
The Walking Dead
David Morrissey stated he’d “love” to return to The Walking Dead “in any capacity” in a recent interview with RCN TV.
I love the world. I love the genre. I love the character. So if the powers that be deemed it right to do it, I would love to. Sometimes you walk away from a job, you think, ‘I’m finished with that character.’ Whereas the Governor, I don’t feel that. I think there’s a lot more to mine, really.
I’d love to go back in any capacity.
Finally, Simon tracks down the oldest living vampire in New York City to rid himself of the Mark of Cain in the trailer for the March 4 episode of Shadowhunters, “Original Sin.”
Banner art by Jim Cooke.