This week has been filled with intriguing news to say the least; Nicolas Cage fronts yet another movie, a Cruella sequel is in discussion, the next two Avatar sequels appear to be in motion, and classic Christmas film Home Alone is getting a reboot. Check out all this, and more, below!
Toxic Avenger reboot has finished shooting
Director and writer of the Toxic Avenger reboot, Macon Blair, has taken to Twitter to announce the movie, set to come out next year (2022) has finishing filming.
The original film, released in 1984, followed janitor Melvin Ferd Junko III (Mark Torgl) as he is bullied relentlessly by the people in his town. After falling into toxic waste, The Toxic Avenger was born; a strong, mutated superhero.
Details on the reboot are very sparse, but fans will no doubt be happy to hear the film is finished as it has been in talks since 2019.
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) will star as the titular character among a cast compiled of Jacob Tremblay, Kevin Bacon, and Elijah Wood.
Nicolas Cage’s new movie has a trailer
The first trailer for new Nicolas Cage fronted movie, Prisoners of the Ghostland, has arrived.
Cage is known for being in some iconic movies, but recently taking on roles for smaller, more independent films. This feature will follow a well-known criminal (Cage), who must track down and save Bernice (Sofie Boutella), the daughter of a wealthy warlord.
The trailer gives viewers a look into the mad, crazy and violent world inspired by Western culture, but with a hint of Samurai thrown in. Cage’s character is given five says to save Bernice, or his leather suit, fitted with bombs, will go off and ensure a grim death.
The apocalyptic feel of this movie should play well into Cage’s skills, and will release into cinemas and on-demand September 17th, 2021.
Cruella sequel is official
Despite reports that Cruella star Emma Stone was considering suing Disney, a sequel to the 2021 movie is seemingly in the works.
The movie is one of many live-action Disney films, this one being a prequel to 101 Dalmatians, however. Live-action remakes have proved popular over the years, so its no wonder Stone’s rendition of the dog-hating villain is getting a sequel.
Cruella followed Estella’s (Stone) journey to become the villain we all know, but with no plot details or release date, fans are left wondering what Cruella 2 will have to offer.
The sequel could follow Cruella in the world of fashion, or it could follow a story similar to the animated movie from 1996, or it could be a new story entirely; we will have to wait and see.
First look at Florence Pugh’s new Netflix project
Florence Pugh has shared a first-look image for her new film, a psychological thriller that will release on Netflix.
The movie, titled The Wonder, is based off a novel by Emma Donoghue and will be an adaptation of her novel which focuses on an 11-year-old girl who stops eating, but manages to stay alive and healthy.
Nurse Lib Wright (Pugh) arrives to see the child, but she isn’t sure if she’s come across a miracle, or something much more dark and sinister.
Pugh’s recent role as Yelena Belova in Marvel’s Black Widow has certainly gained her popularity and rightly so; we can’t wait to see her in this new and exciting thriller.
The Wonder is expected to release sometime in 2022.
Home Alone reboot gets release date
The Disney+ reboot of classic and beloved movie Home Alone, originally starring Macaulay Culkin in the role of Kevin McCallister, has a release date; and it’s not too far away.
November 2021 will see the remade version of iconic Christmas movie Home Alone, which released in 1990.
The upcoming remake follows a young boy names Max Mercer (Archie Yates), who, like Kevin, gets left behind when his family travel abroad for the holidays; this time, the family leave for Japan.
Max must protect a priceless heirloom from two thieves (Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney), who attempt to break in and steal it.
As expected, Max lays traps and devises a genius plot to give the baddies what they deserve. Home Alone (2021) will arrive on Disney+ on November 12th, 2021.
Venom 2 pushed back to October
With many recent delays, it seems the pushback time has equalled months if not years; 2020 saw many films delayed to this year (2021) or even 2022. However, Venom: Let There Be Carnage has only been pushed back three weeks.
The film, starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasaday, will now be released in cinemas on October 21st, 2021.
Harrelson’s villainous character Kasady has a symbiote of his own, but one that scares even Venom. Carnage is a “red one”, as Venom puts it, and is that colour because Kasady literally turns inside out whenever he transitions from human to symbiote.
It seems, despite Venom’s fear, the black will meet the red as the two terrifying creatures go head-to-head in a fight everyone is excited to see.
Stephen Lang says he has finished filming next two Avatar movies
Stephen Lang, lead role in Don’t Breathe (2016) and its sequel Don’t Breathe 2 (2021), has confirmed that he has finished filming for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3.
Lang played the role of Miles Quaritch in the 2009 blockbuster, and it seems that he is not down and out just yet. The movie is one of the most popular films of all time, and talks of sequels have been up in the air for years; now however, it seems that it’s more of a reality that just discussions.
James Cameron, director of Avatar, is known for his groundbreaking filmmaking, and if the first movie was anything to go by, we can be sure the following movies will be sensational.
It is great to know the movies are, after so many years, gaining traction and we cannot wait to see what Cameron has in store once Avatar 2 arrives.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal
This past week has been, as every week seems to be, filled to the brim with exciting movie news! This week, we saw a second trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, got wind of Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher’s next joint project, and we found out how well The Suicide Squad did on its opening day in the US. Check all this out, and more...