VultureHound’s Weekly News Round-Up (20/01/2019)

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.

This week:
– There’s going to to be a Ghostbuster 3!
– John Wick returns to fight everyone!
– More Impossible Missions incoming!
– Spider-Man swings back into action!

Read on to find out more!

Jason Reitman teases surprise Ghostbusters 3

Ghostbusters is a franchise beloved by many, and in 2016, Sony made efforts to revive the series under director Paul Feig with an all-female cast. The end result was met with backlash, with the first trailer received a whopping 13 thousand dislikes on YouTube, and the film itself was considered a box-office bomb.

Now, only a few short years later, Jason Reitman (Juno), son of the director of the original Ghostbusters and its sequel, has been announced as the new writer/director of the third film in that original series. Within days, a teaser trailer was released, revealing the film would hit cinemas next year!

However, those pining for the return of the original Ghostbuster squad may want to temper their excitement, as while it’s been reported that Bill Murray and the like are expected to return, a more recent report suggests that the actual protagonists of the new movie will not be the Ghostbusters, but instead a quartet of teenagers.

Ghostbusters 3 busts into cinemas in 2020.

 

John Wick 3 trailer teases more epic action

Keanu Reeves / Picture courtesy of Lionsgate

Have you seen John Wick? It’s pretty great. What about John Wick 2? Even better, I’d say. So if you have seen both those films, you’ll be pleased to know that the trailer for John Wick 3 has hit the web, and it once again looks awesome.

And if you haven’t seen either of those films, well… you’ve made some mistakes in your life, friend. Go watch them now.

After the events of Chapter 2Parabellum sees John on the run with a $14 million global contract on his head and forced to face off with pretty much every hired gun in New York City as he tries to make his escape. Check out the trailer below:

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum shoots into cinemas on May 17th 2019.

 

Ethan Hunt’s going on at least two more Impossible Missions

Tom Cruise / Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol / Picture courtesy of Paramount Pictures

At this point in time, the Mission: Impossible franchise has a fair few films under its belt. The latest movie in the series, Fallout, made many Top 10 lists about the best of 2018 movies and was somewhat of an oddity in the franchise for being the first movie with a returning director.

This was likely down to the fact that director Chris McQuarrie’s previous M:I feature, Rogue Nation, was deemed to be one of the best in the series and left something of an open thread that would then lead into Fallout. After the latter’s release, many theorised that the story would work well as its own contained trilogy, and questioned whether McQuarrie would return to helm Mission: Impossible 7. McQuarrie played coy, admitting that he found the whole process exhausting and wanted more time to get his bearings.

This week, however, he surprised us all by revealing that not only will be returning to make Mission: Impossible 7, but also Mission: Impossible 8.

The new films will be filmed back to back, with the first releasing in 2021 and the second following a year later in 2022.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download now.

 

Spider-Man’s not dead. Surprise?

Zendaya & Tom Holland / Picture courtesy of Sony

You probably could have figured out when Spider-Man and Black Panther faded away at the end of Infinity War that they’d probably return somehow. And Sony, unwilling to play coy when they’ve got a movie to promote, has confirmed that with the release of the first trailer (and international trailer, with an alternate opening) for Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Also spoiled: Nick Fury and Maria Hill survive. But again, you could probably have figured that out too.

The second MCU-set Spider-Man film sees Peter Parker and his friends going on a summer vacation to Europe. While Pete tries to bond with MJ, he’s recruited by super-spy Nick Fury to help him and new ‘superhero’ Mysterio to bring down ‘the Elementals’. You can check that all out in the trailer below:

And here’s the international trailer in case you want to see the alternate opening:

Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into cinemas on July 5th, 2019.

Comment