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Well well, time again for the Wednesday Movie Round Up homies. It was relatively quiet this past week, some minor waves from Marvel and Fox about comic book characters but that was about it. Let's get to the juice.
Joss Whedon Signed On To Write And Direct The Avengers 2
Image Courtesy of SlashFilm
This one comes as a no-brainer: Disney has tapped Joss Whedon to once again assemble the greatest superhero team in the universe to defend the planet from evil. He is set to write and direct the Avengers sequel for the studio.
It's big and breaking, but pretty obvious. If Disney chose not to bring back Whedon, a lot of people would've been skeptical of the sequel's potential success, especially after Avengers rocked the world and shattered box office records this summer. He brought a great mixture of emotion, humor, and action to the film that made it a huge hit with audiences across the world. Signing him for the sequel is a smart move before he becomes even more in demand.
Debut Red-Band Trailer For Thriller, The Loft
A remake of a remake, The Loft stars Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, and Eric Stonestreet as friends who invest in a "cheating" loft to bang harlots out of sight from the public's prying eyes. Until one of said strumpets is found brutally murdered and no one knows who did it.
This looks mildly interesting; "whodunnits" need to make a comeback in my opinion. But this has a lot of potential to just flop right on its face. And I always cringe seeing Stonestreet in anything other than Modern Family. I'm so used to him as Cam that I panicked when he made a guest appearance on American Horror Story last year. Apparently, it was first made in Belgium, then the Netherlands; now the U.S. is taking its shot. No release date yet, but my guess is VOD.
First Image of Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln
If you were somehow unaware, Steven Spielberg is making a biopic about our 16th president, aptly titled Lincoln. And the (arguably) greatest actor of all-time, Daniel Day-Lewis, is donning the OG chinstrap and top hat for the film. Entertainment Weekly got the first image from the movie and it's spreading like wildfire. Check it out:
Wow that is eerie. I mean, D-Day looks exactly like Honest Abe that it admittedly freaks me out. I might have to hold up a penny to my monitor and do a side-by-side comparison. The film is meant to detail the end of Lincoln's presidency (and life), post-Civil War and the abolishment of slavery. For whatever reason we haven't seen a trailer yet, despite it's nearing November 9th release. Be on the lookout!
Judd Apatow's Sort-Of-Sequel This Is 40 Trailer
Pete and Debbie were probably two of my favorite characters from Knocked Up, besides all of the dudes Seth Rogan's Ben hung out with. They were wonderfully dysfunctional but still kept it together. Now, Judd Apatow is bringing Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann back in the not-so-sequel This Is 40.
I'm a sucker for these people so I'll wind up seeing it. And Megan Fox in undies? Double sold. It'll be overly emotional and moderately hilarious, like all of Apatow's work, but overall appreciated by many. He has a knack for bringing real-life relationships to the big screen and This Is 40 follows that same formula. There will definitely be some Knocked Up cameos in store, so this movie hould entertain. It hits theaters December 21st.
That's all folks, I'll be back with more next time. Be easy!
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