VultureHound’s Weekly News Round-Up (27/01/2019)

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:
– Aquaman 2 a go?
– Next Fast and Furious spin-off revealed?
– Who has snagged a spot in the 2019 Academy Awards?

Read on to find out more!

Will James Wan helm Aquaman 2?

Jason Momoa / Picture credit: Warner Bros.

Aquaman has been making waves at the box office, and in recent weeks has rocketed up to become DC’s most financially successful film since The Dark Knight Rises, outgrossing all other films in the ‘Worlds of DC’ (or DCEU, whichever you want to call it). It currently sits at over one billion dollars, meaning a sequel is now a sure thing.

But will James Wan return?

It’s highly likely that the director of the hugely successful superhero movie will helm the second outing, but at the moment, it’s far from confirmed. According to Deadline, Wan is instead waiting for a strong enough script to appear before he signs on fully. Until then, Wan is said to be overseeing the development of the sequel, including the hiring of writers, and will make his final decision on whether he wants to return to the director’s chair after that is all said and done.

Aquaman is in cinemas now.

 

Fast & Furious & Female

Michelle Rodriguez / Picture credit: Universal

This year, the Fast and Furious franchise returns to screens with the spin-off flick Hobbs & Shaw (which landed a spot amongst our most anticipated movies of the year). The spin-off will star Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as the fan-favourite titular characters, and see them face off against a bad guy played by the ever-popular Idris Elba.

But according to Vin Diesel, this isn’t the only spin-off in development:

The idea of a female-led Fast and Furious spin-off is an exciting one, and one that will no doubt please star Michelle Rodriguez, who previously stated she may have to leave the franchise if the studio didn’t show the series’ ladies more love.

One major question I have though: how can Vin Diesel claim to have ‘created’ this spin-off if they didn’t already have a pitch in place? Sounds to me like this isn’t actually his idea, but good on him for spreading the love, I suppose?

The next Fast and Furious spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw, speeds into cinemas on July 26th 2019.

 

Oscars 2019: Who’s been nominated?

The Golden Globes are out of the way, so now the film industry is turning its attention towards the Oscars. Broadcasting in just under a month, the 91st Academy Awards ceremony will be one of the biggest movie events of the year. And while we could talk about the Kevin Hart controversy and the fact the ceremony currently lacks a host or the fact that the producers behind the telecast are reportedly courting the sizeable cast of the Avengers franchise to lead the show instead, for now, the focus is on the newly announced nominations, that dropped earlier this week. As always, prepare for a sizeable list:

Best Picture

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born
  • Vice

Best Director

  • Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman
  • Pawel Pawlikowski for Cold War
  • Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite
  • Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
  • Adam McKay for Vice

Best Actor

  • Christian Bale for Vice
  • Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born
  • Willem Dafoe for At Eternity’s Gate
  • Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Viggo Mortensen for Green Book

Best Actress

  • Yalitza Aparicio for Roma
  • Glenn Close for The Wife
  • Olivia Colman for The Favourite
  • Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me

Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali for Green Book
  • Adam Driver for BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott for A Star Is Born
  • Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell for Vice

Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams, Vice
  • Maria de Tavira, Roma
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Original Screenplay

  • The Favourite
  • First Reformed
  • Green book
  • Roma
  • Vice

Adapted Screenplay

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • A Star Is Born

Animated Feature

  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Marai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Foreign-Language Film

  • Capernaum
  • Cold War
  • Never Look Away
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters

Best Documentary

  • Free Solo
  • Hale County This Morning This Evening
  • Minding the Gap
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • RBG

Best Cinematography

  • Cold War
  • The Favourite
  • Never Look Away
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born

Best Costume Design

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Black Panther
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • The Favourite
  • Mary Queen of Scots

Film Editing

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Vice

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Vice

Original Score

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mary Poppins Returns

Original Song

  • “All the Stars” from Black Panther
  • “I’ll Fight” from RBG
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns
  • “Shallow” from A Star Is Born
  • “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Production Design

  • Black Panther
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma

Sound Editing

  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • First Man
  • A Quiet Place
  • Roma

Sound Mixing

  • Black Panther
  • A Star Is Born
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Roma
  • First Man

Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Christopher Robin
  • First Man
  • Ready Player ONe
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • Black Sheep
  • End Game
  • Lifeboat
  • A Night at the Garden
  • Period. End of Sentence.

Short Film (Animated)

  • Animal Behavior
  • Bao
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

Short Film (Live Action)

  • Detainment
  • Skin
  • Marguerite
  • Fauve
  • Mother
The 91st Academy Awards broadcasts on February 25th 2019.

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