We’ve known for awhile now that the second film in the Star Wars Anthology spin-off series will focus on bounty hunter Boba Fett. In recent months, it has also been rumored that a young Han Solo might make an appearance in the film. According to Schmoes Know, however, that “might” has become fact and we here at Bloody-Disgusting are hearing the same. Come 2018, we will have a new, younger actor playing the role of Han Solo in this film.
What do we know beyond that, however? Not all that much at this stage. The site also reports that Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, and reptilian bounty hunter Bossk might make an appearance as well. Most places are also running that the film will be set pre-A New Hope. There are also rumblings that it might take place over a long span of time, however, running from Fett’s early days as a bounty hunter up through his life post-Return of the Jedi. Might we see an older Fett who has escaped the Sarlaac in the film’s third act? If Schmoes Know is right and the spaghetti western-inspired project centers (at least somewhat) on a rivalry between Fett & Solo, it stands to reason that Ford may well be drafted to appear in the film in some capacity as well. Only time will tell.
The project has been without a director since the departure of Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four). BD has learned that Brad Bird had been circling the film, but has since moved on. The current rumored frontrunners are Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) and Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service), but given the latter’s strong ties to Fox, it is doubtful that he will enlist to bring Fett’s violent life to the screen. With directors already set for Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One (2016) and Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017), I suspect we will soon have one for this entry as well.
Another week, another handful of Marvel Cinematic Universe rumors running rampant across the worldwide web! Bloody-Disgusting has done some further digging on the latest batch of gossip and here’s what we have turned up. WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW!
Is Red Hulk in Captain America: Civil War? As reported earlier today, Bleeding Cool recently posited the theory that not only is Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) going to trot back into frame as our favorite angry emerald Avenger, but he will be doing so to combat the arrival of the Red Hulk. In the comics, Red Hulk was a gamma’d out General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross. William Hurt has already been confirmed as part of the cast, reprising his The Incredible Hulk role. So is Hurt going to turn heel and wrecking havoc as Red Hulk in Civil War? No. Sorry folks, but this is one theory that we can firmly shoot down. In fact, we’re hearing that Hulk isn’t likely to have anything beyond a cameo in the film…if even that.
Moving on, much speculation has been made about who exactly Martin Freeman is playing in Civil War. Avengers handler (and occasional X-Men foil) Henry Peter Gyrich was one of the bigger guesses ever since the supposed “script leak” (it was bogus!) that was making the rounds. Latino Review recently proclaimed that Martin would be tackling the role of British Prime Minister Edward Chase, something that our own sources are backing up. The character is expected to take a pro-registration stance and have some shady ties to both Hydra leader Baron Helmut Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) and black market arms dealer Ulysses Klaw (Andy Serkis).
Civil War is, of course, also supposed to give us our introduction to the MCU’s Spider-Man, but his existence and world will be teased before that. BD has also managed to confirm Latino Review‘s report that Oscorp will be referenced in some manner in Ant-Man next month, with Osborn possibly being listed as a potential buyer of Darren Cross’s (Corey Stoll) Yellowjacket technology.
That’s all folks! If we hear anything further, you will be the first to know.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who wrote Dracula: Untold, are working on a script to convert the “Night On Bald Mountain” segment from Disney’s 1940 animated film Fantasia into a feature length film. The approach will be similar to what Disney did with Maleficent.
The original segment, which featured the music of Modest Mussorgsky, showed Chernabog, a giant winged beast looming over a village, raising the spirits of the dead, who cavort and raise havoc until the sun rises, sending them back to their graves. It was considered for a long time to be one of the most terrifying animated works ever released.
You can watch the segment below.
Here’s a shocker I don’t think anyone was expecting, but many are applauding.
“Community” star, and sarcastic wonder Joel McHale has been cast in FOX’s “The X-Files” revival!
McHale will play Tad O’Malley, a conservative news anchor who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), says Variety.
Mitch Pileggi returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, while William B. Davis will be back as the iconic Cigarette-Smoking Man in the new short-stack order of 6-episodes.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as Mulder and Scully, respectively.
Veteran writers James Wong and Glen Morgan are also back. The two writers collaborated on several of the series’ most acclaimed episodes and they’re each slated to write and direct one episode of the new season. Morgan will also join as executive producer with Chris Carter, who created the series.
It was revealed the other week that FOX opened “The X-Files” offices at North Shore Studios in N. Vancouver, with plans to film the 6 episodes from June 8th – Aug 14th.
The new series is set for an January 2016 premiere.
It’s not much, but I’m still in shock that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are filming the pilot episode of “Preacher” for AMC. I mean, this shit is happening. For real this time.
Rogen has been tweeting out a bunch of cool stuff, including the tease of Dominic Cooper as the series’ preacher, Jesse Custer.
The series centers on Custer (Cooper), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God (to make him answer for abandoning mankind).
While Rogen already shared the first ever look at Dominic Cooper and Ian Colletti in the “Preacher” series as Jesse Custer and Arseface, respectively, he’s now posted a third behind-the-scenes sneak peak. Could this be the aftermath of Jesse using “God’s word”?!
Other cast includes W. Earl Brown as ‘Sheriff Hugo Root’, the mean-hearted father of Eugene Root aka Arseface (Colletti), a flinty-eyed, conspiracy-credulous redneck who is not a fool and has a vulnerability to him.
Jamie Anne Allman will play Betsy Schenck, a meek wife who appears to suffer beatings by the hand of her husband, Donny. When the Preacher checks up on her, though, she tells a different story. Derek Wilson is Donny Schenck, a Civil War re-enactor and abusive thug who gets into altercations with Jesse Custer (the Preacher) but nevertheless shows up to church on Sundays.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 3, 2015
A new poster for the upcoming supernatural horror film Sinister 2 has been released and it warns, “Beware. Children At Play.” The poster shows two children sitting in front of a blood covered wall, the face of Bughuul drawn in crimson. You can see the full image below.
The synopsis reads:
In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective mother and her 9-year-old twin sons find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Buhguul continues to spread with frightening intensity.
Written by Scott Derrickson (director of the first Sinister) and C. Robert Cargill, the sequel to Derrickson’s 2012 chiller stars Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone, Robert and Dartanian Sloan.
Sinister 2 hits theaters on August 21, 2015.
Since Rob Zombie crowd-funded his Halloween horror 31, he’s been sharing all sorts of goodies all the way up to the end of the campaign, and eventual acquisition by Alchemy.
Now that he’s back on the road, I sort of assumed we wouldn’t see anything else until closer to release. I was wrong.
Zombie just released a look at David Ury as Schizo-Head, which continues the visual assault that makes this slasher look like a modern carnival of terror. I’m stoked.
“31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World.
Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.”
You can check all photos released so far at our 31 tag hub.