Smith, Robbie and Hardy “Close” to Signing Up for ‘Suicide Squad’

- 10-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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A report yesterday listed a proverbial “Murderer’s Row” of big screen celebs being courted to join the big screen version of Suicide Squad, the movie based on the DC Comics team of the same name. Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Tom Hardy were the names being brandied about, although the reporting was a bit iffy, as if to say that these were names on someone’s wish list, possibly director David Ayer (Fury), and not a list of people actually being courted for parts. Well, new reporting today seems to indicate that the previous report was at least 75 per cent prophetic. Smith, Hardy and Robbie are indeed, apparently, “close to signing” on to DC and Warner Bros.’ next big comic book movie. (more…)

‘I Am Legend’ Is About To Be Rebooted. Again.

- 10-02-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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I Am Legend‘, the 1954 novel penned by Richard Matheson, is a wonderful piece of horror fiction that has been adapted for the big screen several times and was even the inspiration behind George Romero’s zombie-movie pioneer, Night of the Living Dead.  Most recently, the novel spawned a big budget movie of the same name, starring Will Smith as a virologist caught in the middle of an outbreak that has turned pretty much every other human on Earth into zombies.  The tale of loneliness and survival managed to take in $585mil worldwide and rumors of another entry in the franchise have swirled for years now.  According to Deadline, it appears that Warner Brothers has finally found a way to bring Legend back to the big screen, though in a completely different way than had previously been rumored.  If you were hoping for a sequel or even a prequel, you can finally stop waiting. If the rumor is correct, WB will actually be rebooting the entire franchise.  Again. (more…)

Forget the Oscars, Who Won a Razzie This Year?

- 03-03-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

 

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While the cream of Hollywood celebrated the best that cinema has to offer during the 2014 Academy Awards, across town the worst of the year’s cinema was being heckled and dis-honored with the announcement of the Razzies. (more…)

It’s Officially Official – No Will Smith for ‘Independence Day 2’

- 02-07-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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While it’s pretty much been a given that Will Smith had no interest in reprising his role in the Independence Day sequel, people’s hopes and dreams persist. Now, we here at Nerd Bastards can proudly crush those dreams with the official news that Smith will not be involved in ID2 in any way, shape or form. And no, it’s not more speculation – this info comes from the mouth of Smith himself. (more…)

The 34th Annual Razzie Awards Announces Their 2013 Nominations: Did Your Least Favorite Make the Cut?

- 01-15-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Every year the Razzies takes a hard look at the worst of the Hollywood worst when it comes to what’s hit the big screen. You can have your Oscars, your Emmys, your Golden Globes, but I’ll take a huge helping of what the Razzies is dishing out. (more…)

‘Independence Day’ Sequel Makes a Move on 2016

- 11-13-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Twentieth Century Fox was so eager to get a new Independence Day in front of our eyes that they crammed it into an already busy summer schedule by wedging it in to open on July 3rd, 2015. But now, perhaps sensing that they were rushing things, or perhaps sensing that opening somewhere between Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman Vs Superman was a miscalculation, Fox is pushing back the long-in-the-works alien invasion sequel to 2016. (more…)

Two ID4 Sequel Scripts, But Only One with Will Smith in Mind

- 10-24-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It must be tough to develop a major movie like the proposed sequel to Independence Day (which is commonly known by the unconfirmed title ID Forever), especially if you aren’t 100 per cent sure that your original film’s star (and biggest name) is going to get off the fence and sign up to appear, or not. In Roland Emmerich‘s case the solution is clear, you write two scripts: one featuring Will Smith‘s character, and one that doesn’t. (more…)

The BastardCast vs. Zombie College Hijinks and the Mystery of the Fox

- 09-06-13Featured Posted by Team Bastard

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This time on The BastardCast, Jason and Jeremy pull a 180 after watching the new RoboCop trailer, warn you about the first ever GTA related virus that didn’t come from banging a pixelated hooker in a car park, and go back to school to learn about zombie stuff and things.

Also on the show: This Week in OMG/Total BS Star Wars News, another DC writer leaves the nest (and shits in it too), Will Smith gets ready to have a meeting in an airport Ramada about returning to his signature role (WILD WILD WILD WESTER here we come!), and Transformers 4 gets a title that we don’t care about (look forward to our 180 on The Dinobot Holocaust in a future episode.)

More? We can not deny you the news about an internet addiction treatment center (step one is admitting that you have a problem, step two is joining Google +), our sparkling repartee about the next iteration of the Bat suit, or our questions about whether Elizabeth Berkely (Showgirls & Saved by the Bell… we’re just helping you so you don’t have to use IMDB) can successfully undulate on dry land without the aid of Kyle MacLachlan’s magical unicorn penis on Dancing with the Stars?

By the way, If you have to ask, yes, this next story is readymade to make you scratch your head to the point where it leaves scar tissue: a mail room worker tried to take her career to higher ground by claiming to know the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chris Nolan, assuming that Hollywood would give it away… now.

Oh, and here is the that BatFleck Batsuit they talked about… see? They posted the link. GO TEAM!

What the Fox Say? He say re-subscribe to the show on iTunes, there may be a glitch in the system that is conspiring to keep you away from us! He also says that the half life of a meme is less than the amount of time that it takes to.. what were we talking about?

All that and Jeremy Argh Hudson on the lightness of beering during the autumnal treat that is, The BastardCast!drunk-cat

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Will Smith to Return for ‘Independence Day 2′ After All?

- 09-05-13Film Posted by NickBungay

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It’s been seventeen years since aliens invaded America and were welcomed to “Earf” by the fist of Will Smith and the computer talents of Jeff Goldblum in Roland Emmerich‘s Independence Day. With a sequel, the brilliantly named sequel Independence Day 2, announced this past June you would expect the starring cast to return, but right from the start Emmerich confirmed Smith would not be coming back.

Well, it now appears that Emmerich might have convinced Smith to return. In an interview with Digital Spy, the ID director said he’s arranged a meeting with Smith about hopefully reprising his role in the sequel saying:

“I sometimes say no, Will Smith will not be in it because he didn’t want to do it at first. Now we have a meeting planned, we want to talk about it again. Anything can happen,”

He’s not lying there. Independence day ensured Will’s credit as an action star after his work in Bad Boys and it would be a bit of a shame not to see him return for the sequel. Even if he were to return in a smaller, possible cameo role towards the middle or end of Independence Day 2 it wouldn’t feel right to not have him included.

What do you think of the possible return?

Source: Coming Soon

‘Independence Day’ Gears up for ‘ID Forever I & II’ But No Will Smith

- 06-24-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Just when you think the Hollywood is scrapping the bottom of that barrel of movie ideas, a movie like Independence Day, that should have had a sequel or two back in its day, must have been clinging to the barrel’s lid is found and brought back to life. In this case it gets kicked into overdrive when Twentieth Century Fox formally announced plans to make, not one, but TWO ID4 sequels, currently titled ID Forever Part I and Part II.

As director Roland Emmerich promotes his latest production, White House Down, he’s been fielding a ton of questions about the possibility of an Independence Day sequel. Now that the official word has been put out by Fox, Emmerich has this to say about the production and who will and won’t be back:

Will Smith can not come back because he’s too expensive, but he’d also be too much of a marquee name. It would be too much. We have like maybe half of the people that you know would know from the first film and the other half people who are new.

Smith’s co-star Jeff Goldblum has been rumored to be returning to reprise his role, but will fans miss Smith? What others might be coming back and which do you think should be back?

Ar these two films actual sequels or some kind of reboot? Emmerich explained it this way:

“We’re not doing a total reboot, we’re doing something that’s totally unusual.”

Some kind of hybrid mixture of a reboot and sequel, I guess that makes sense to some Hollywood Suit somewhere. What do you think? Can this franchise get kick started without Smith?

Via: Blastr