Hello and welcome to VultureHound‘s weekly news round-up, where we bring you the biggest and best news to come out of the film industry every Sunday.
– Breaking Bad returns?
– What’s the deal with Deadpool?
– A Star Wars prequel for a prequel?
Read on to find out more!
Breaking Bad to break in to the movies
Some years ago, Breaking Bad became one of the most revered shows in television history, spawning a huge following and even a spin-off. But while Breaking Bad came to an end, the story of one character, Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman, was left open ended.
But now, five years and four seasons of Better Call Saul later, we’re finally going to find out what happens to Jesse after the Breaking Bad finale.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad, is prepping to film a Breaking Bad movie in New Mexico and according to /Film:
“The newly announced Breaking Bad movie will be a sequel set after the events of the series finale, following Jesse as he blazes a trail away from that horrifying finale.”
It is unknown at this time whether the film will be a TV Movie or a feature, but regardless of the format, Aaron Paul is confirmed to return.
Breaking Bad seasons 1-5 are available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download now.
Deadpool 2‘s back to say ‘Fuck Cancer’
It was previously reported that Deadpool 2 would be returning to cinemas this December, and this week we discovered a few more details about the PG-13 rated film. This version will be re-cut to remove the various bits of profanity and violence so that the movie can be enjoyed by younger audiences and feature new scenes.
The new scenes, reportedly filmed in a single day of shooting, will feature Deadpool kidnapping actor Fred Savage, and will act as a framing device for the rest of the movie.
As Reynolds told Deadline, on top of being more kid-friendly, the proceeds of the film will also go to charity:
“Because it’s the season of giving, we will also be giving $1 for every ticket sold to Fuck Cancer, which will be renamed Fudge Cancer just for this limited time and campaign.”
As this was one of the conditions Reynolds had for making a toned down version of the film, the other condition being the aforementined kidnapping of Fred Savage.
Once Upon A Deadpool swings into cinemas on December 12th 2018.
Star Wars now doing a prequel of a prequel
This isn’t really movie news, but it’s tied to movies and is a nice parallel to the opening story. Plus, as the guy who writes this segment I reckon I can throw whatever news I want in here. So there we go.
Despite the supposed Star Wars movie slowdown that Bob Iger suggested a few weeks ago, Lucasfilm and Disney are powering ahead with new television shows.
Thus far, the majority of the focus has been on Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, expected to debut on Disney+ next year, but we now know what the next Star Wars television series in development is. Acting as a prequel to the first Disney spin-off, Rogue One, the new television series will star Diego Luna, who returns as Rebel spy Cassian Andor. According to StarWars.com:
“The series, which will go into production next year, follows the adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.”
Hopefully they bring Alan Tudyk back as K-2SO. That would make the show.