Shortly after the release of the novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, author J.K. Rowling revealed that the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Albus Dumbledore, was gay. There wasn’t a lot of time in the books, or the movies, to explore Dumbledore’s personal life, past or present, but since young Dumbledore will have a part in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise, perhaps the door will be open to exploring Albus’ love life. The question was put to Rowling, who is penning the Fantastic Beasts screenplays, as to whether or not Dumbledore’s love life will get some limelight in the sequel. (more…)
We’re still a couple of weeks away from the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Warner Bros. is acting like its a slamdunk on par with the success of Harry Potter 4 or 5. In other words, box office success is so completely assured, they don’t have to wait to see how it goes before proceeding with the sequel. In the case of the pending Fantastic Beasts sequel, the first of four, there’s multiple stages of ambition because not only is production full-steam ahead well before the movie’s released, but they’re already looking to cast a massive part for it, a fan favourite character who already has eight Harry Potter movies under his cloak. (more…)
Cult films fulfill an important role in American society. In a culture increasingly plagued by isolation, cult films allow people to connect over a shared love of something. The following entries are centered on cult classics that contain an intrinsic catalyst for continuation, movies that left its characters and/or plot in such a way that further exploration is not only desired, but required. This listicle contains a collection of satirical, not-serious sequel fantasies.
As this weekend’s release of the script book for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child proved, there’s still a tremendous appetite out there for all things Potter. The assertion will be tested again this fall, albeit a little more ambitiously, with the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a movie set in the Harry Potter universe, but taking place decades before the birth of Potter and set on the other side of the ocean. But there’s reason to be confident in the gambit because Warner Bros. has already said yes to a sequel, and now they’ve said yes to David Yates to follow it up as the sequel’s director. (more…)
After all the vitriol and viciousness, Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters remake opened this past weekend to surprisingly positive reviews (including our own) and decent box office. Although it opened in second place, it was, at least, a close second just $4 million behind The Secret Life of Pets, and with the nearly $20 million it made overseas so far, Ghostbusters has enjoyed a first weekend tally of $65 million. That’s not huge money, but considering the film’s $144 million budget, it is positive sign, and perhaps enough to make Sony start talking about sequel potential. In fact, forget the “potential,” it’s more like a likelihood. (more…)
It took almost 20 years, but Sony finally did it last fall when Goosebumps arrived in theaters. The anthology of YA horror stories by R.L. Stine was a license to print money in the 90s with several dozen books published, a TV series that ran for four seasons, and lots of spin-offs in the form of games, puzzles, and other merch, but filmmakers just couldn’t crack the formula to turn it into a movie. That changed last year, and the movie was successful enough for Sony to want to invest in a sequel. Now, they’re close to get all the key talent on board to make it happen. (more…)
It’s been 34 years since Ridley Scott‘s neo-noir classic hit theaters. You know what that means. Time for a reboot/remake/sequel! Contemplating such complicated questions such as: What does it mean to be human? and What is reality? Blade Runner was a forerunner to most modern sci-fi. Now, Scott prepares to dive back into the rich, pseudo-cyberpunk world he created, adapting a novel from everyone’s favorite sci-fi writer, Philip K. Dick (if he’s not your favorite, he should at least be tied for your favorite). Fans will get to revisit the Blade Runner universe even sooner than was previously announced, because the release date just got moved up. How soon will you be able to see the Blade Runner sequel in theaters? Well, read on down below to find out!
A riotous success at the box office, Deadpool made more than ten times in profits the cost of its $60 million budget. The overwhelmingly positive reaction from audiences all over the world has practically guaranteed it at least one sequel. So soon after the first film – which has not yet made it onto home release – any future projects, strictly speaking, are yet to be confirmed. (more…)
In a move that reminds one of that Fall 2012 afternoon when it was announced that the Walt Disney Company was buying Lucasfilm and that a new Star Wars movie was just a few years away, comes the news that a new Indiana Jones movie is now just a few years away. After much speculation about reboots and recasting (Bradley Cooper and Chris Pratt were both mentioned), Disney today has dropped the news that a fifth Indiana Jones movie will be released in the summer of 2019, starring Harrison Ford, and directed by Steven Spielberg! Put on the hat, grab the whip, and get ready for the best news you’ll hear all day! (more…)
In 2013, there were two movies released that could loosely by described as “Die Hard in the White House.” One of them was from Master of Disaster Roland Emmerich, which saw a terrorist raid of the presidential residence unfold like a buddy cop comedy with President Jamie Foxx and Secret Service wannabe Channing Tatum. The other film, Olympus Has Fallen, was definitely more deserving of the aforementioned reference to the seminal 1988 film thanks to hard R violence, and an everyman action hero who takes no prisoners, and takes no guff from men in suits. In that spirit, London Has Fallen does everything the first one did but bigger, louder, and bloodier than Gerard Butler‘s last presidential detail. (more…)