Sci-Fi Saturday: Transformers 2, Hellboy 2, Terminator 4, Spidey 4, Heroes, Stargate + more

This weekend may be the biggest movie weekend of the year, but there are still things to look forward to. We have Orci talking Transformers 2’s appeal to the hardcore, casting rumors and debunkings for Captain America, Lots of Terminator 4 news. Plus images and vids from Hellboy, Hulk and much more…even Space Chimps. In the world of TV we have details on Whedon’s Dollhouse, Stargate Atlantis Season 5, Heroes and more.  

MOVIE NEWS

Impressive Debut for Indy 4
Paramount has another hit on their hands as fans flocked to movie theaters (some in full Indy gear) to catch the return of one of film’s favorite characters. “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” has taken in an estimated $56 million through its first two days and looks headed for $140-150 million through Monday, which would give it the record for the biggest four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend. Overall, reaction is mostly solid, with the film sitting at 79% on Rotten Tomatoes. So what were your thoughts? Was the nearly 20 year wait worth it, or should they have just left well enough alone? (after all it’s near impossible to top the ‘Last Crusade’ ending)

Orci Talks Transformers 2, Says sequel will be more appealing to hardcore fans
Screenwriter Roberto Orci talked with IGN about the "Transformers" sequel and confirmed that Soundwave, who was rumored to appear in the original as an MP3 player, has been included in the script for "Transformers 2".

"We had to get Soundwave in there," Orci told IGN. "You know, we had Ravage in an early draft of the first movie and Soundwave, and we couldn’t do it right and I think this time hopefully we’ll have the ability to do it."

Orci also said that the sequel will be more accessible to hardcore fans:

"[S]ome of the die hard fans, which we were a member of that group, felt, well, maybe it’s a little light. Maybe it wasn’t science fictiony enough. And I think the second one will deliver on a true "Transformers" story. You know, the first one, we had a limited budget for what it was. Every second of Transformer time is a million dollars or whatever the heck it is, so this time, because we were able to prove through the whole thing that it’s a viable live-action movie, we have a little more freedom this time to actually learn about the Transformers, see them, hear them. It’s a better balance between the humans and the Transformers."

To read the rest of the interview click here.  And you can read another interview with Orci that he gave to SCI FI Wire here.

The First Avenger: Captain America to be set during WWII, McConaughey Casting Rumor Denied
Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige has revealed that the upcoming Captain America movie (May 6, 2011) will be set during World War II.  Feige also confirmed that Matthew McConaughey was not in consideration for the adaptation as was rumored by CinemaBlend a few weeks back.  With "The Avengers" set to hit just weeks after (July 2011), the question was brought up about if you need to see "The First Avenger" before catching "The Avengers", to which Feige responded: "Each of them have to stand on their own. You won’t have to have seen any of the films to understand The Avengers… but it will help."  Read more on the studio’s upcoming plans at CHUD.

McG Talks Terminator 4 and Bale Signed for Three films + Synopsis and Concept Art Released
Warner Bros. dropped a press release confirming that production on "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins" had begun, but the bigger news came from director McG, who talked a bit about casting and took some time to reassure fans:

"Like you guys, I’ve been a long-time fan of the series and I understand your passion for the Terminator movies — and it’s my full intention to deliver a film that lives up to the previous three installments. I’ve spent time with James Cameron, spoken to Arnold Schwarzenegger, gone over the story with Jonah Nolan, and enlisted Stan Winston," wrote McG. "Everything we’re shooting is designed to be tactile and real, you’ll be seeing a whole set of inspired designs you’ve never seen before, and best of all you’ll finally get to see some of the post-judgment day future that was only hinted at in the previous movies."

On Casting (with some good things to say about Star Trek’s Chekov, Anton Yelchin)
:

"John Connor will be pushed to the brink. And for me, Christian Bale embodies Connor’s strength and tenacity perfectly. And after visiting Sam Worthington on the set of Avatar, I know he’s perfect for his role," writes the director. "As you know, Anton Yelchin is playing Kyle Reese, and his prep has been unbelievable. The guy’s been watching all three Terminators incessantly and he’s definitely going to capture the essence of the character Michael Biehn created in Cameron’s first film."

Click here to read the rest, and click here to read the press release, which includes a new synopsis and casting bits.  And in related "Terminator" news, BBC reports that Christian Bale is signed on to star in all three of the planned films.


Early T4 concept art

Spider-Man 4 in 2010?
Just last week a rumor broke on a possible back-to-back shooting schedule for "Spider-Man" 4 and 5, this week comes a quote from Marvel’s Vice Chariman, Peter Cuneo via IESB talking about when we may see the webbed one next:

"As far as Spider-man 4, it’s really up to Sony, it’s up to them, most likely scenario is 2010 or 2011 but we can’t speak for them and I think, that we don’t know. They have given us their re-up payment for that film so you know they’re going to make it within a reasonable time frame. Sony may be looking at some issues with the cast and so on, I think they have to make some decisions."

NEW IMAGES

Dragonball (more scans can be found here)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (more character posters can be found here)

The Incredible Hulk

Space Chimps

Street Fighter: Legend of Chun Li (Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li–Unconfirmed)

NEW VIDEOS

The Happening [Red-Band, i.e. R-Rated, trailer]

Hellboy II: The Golden Army [HD Version]

The Incredible Hulk (video clips)

"Blonsky Battles Hulk"

"Street Fight"

Ghostbusters (5-minute sneak peak at the upcoming video game)

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (video-game trailer)

MOVIE BITES

  • Nothing is free in Hollywood, not even a movie’s title.  20th Century Fox paid $550,000 to the Smithsonian Institution for the right to use its name in "Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian". [SCI FI Wire]
  • Principle photography on one of "Star Trek’s" May 09 competition, "X: Men Origins: Wolverine", has wrapped. [IESB.net]
  • Marvel Studios is developing a movie based on the comic book series "Runaways".  Co-creator Brian K. Vaughan (who is also a producer and writer on "Lost") will write the adaptation. [THR]
  • Steven Spielberg is creating a new social networking site called "The Rising" dedicated to people who have had paranormal experiences. [io9]
  • The official website for "Lost Boys: The Tribe" has launched.
  • Speaking at the Microsoft Advance ’08 event, director James Cameron told the crowd that his upcoming 3D Sci-Fi film "Avatar" is "the single most complex piece of filmmaking ever made.” [Search Engine Blog]
  • "Iron Man" writers are taking on "Highlander".  Hmm, perhaps they should have adhered more fully to the tagline "There Can Be Only One"? [Variety]
  • The Joker, Lex Luthor and The Riddler are among some of the villains set to appear in David Goyer’s Green Arrow project "Super Max".  [LatinoReview]
  • In addition to working on soundtracks for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Superman: The Man of Steel", The Boston Globe reports that John Williams is working on the soundtrack for "Jurassic Park IV".  With news that Laura Dern may reprise her role, I guess this officially confirms that another "Jurassic Park" is in the works.
  • "Dawn of Dead" is going to be re-released in 3D.  THR
  • Columbia Pictures may be looking to set up another update of “Flash Gordon”, entering talks to acquire the film rights for a big-screen adaptation. [THR]
  • Capcom Co., the publisher behind the “Resident Evil” video-game series, is currently in talks with various Hollywood studios to jointly produce more movies based on its software. [Bloomberg]
  • Make your own Cubecraft of Indiana Jones. [Cubecraft]

CASTING BITES

  • Warner Bros. has had "preliminary contact" with three actors about reprising their roles from the "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy: Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Andy Serkis (Gollum). There’s still no word on whether Ian Holm will be reprising his role as Bilbo Baggins.  [Variety
  • Actor Glenn Morshower is returning to "Transformers 2".  The actor (who has appeared in several "Star Trek" shows and movies) appeared in the original movie as a military Sergeant. [Fangoria]
  • "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" has found its lead.  Jake Gyllenhaal will play the young prince Dastan.  Gemma Arterton has also joined the cast.  The actress will play Tamina. The film is scheduled for release on July 13, 2009. [THR–the Gyllenhaal casting was originally scooped back in April via LatinoReview]
  • John Cusack and Chiwetal Ejioor have been cast in Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi film "2012".  Shooting on the film begins in February 2009. [Variety]

TV NEWS

Whedon Talks Dollhouse + Dr. Horrible Musical Nearly Complete
Joss Whedon talked to SCI FI Wire about his upcoming Fox series “Dollhouse”.  Here are some highlights.

How he came up with the show’s concept:

"It came from my conversation with Eliza about her, about her life, her career, about what everybody wanted from her, what they wanted her to become and what she was trying to become," Whedon said in an interview last week during Fox’s upfront presentation to advertisers in New York. "That’s really what the show is about. It’s about plumbing the depths of our identity."

On the main character Echo (Eliza Dushku):

"The exciting thing–and part of the other reason I created the show–is that Eliza is very versatile, and this will be a chance for her to play 100 different people," Whedon said. "They’ll all be her–she’s not going to wear old-person makeup or anything like that–but they’ll all be from very different social strata, with very different agendas and very different motivations and very different things. Every week [Echo] will have an agenda that’s evil or decent or sexual or romantic or altruistic. It can be anything."

And in a separate SCI FI Wire piece, Whedon revealed that he’s just about done with “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”, the nearly 40-minute online musical that he wrote and directed. Whedon anticipates the musical will appear first on the internet, followed by releases on iTunes and DVD.

Moffat named new show runner of Doctor Who

Steven Moffat has been named the new lead writer and executive producer of the BBC drama series "Doctor Who".  Moffat, who has written several episodes of the show, will replace Russell T. Davies early next year when he steps down.   Davies has been the showrunner of the series since it was revived in 2005 and will continue to head it through four specials in 2009.  Moffat will take the reigns in 2010 when the series returns with new episodes for its fifth season.

Premiere Dates for NBC Sci-Fi Shows
NBC has announced the premiere dates for its fall schedule.  Here are the debut dates for the networks sci-fi/genre programming that will premiere in the fall:

  • Heroes – Monday, September 22 (Clip show 8-pm, season premiere 9-11pm)
  • Knight Rider – Wednesday, September 24 (8pm)
  • Chuck – Monday, September 29 (8pm)

New Season of Atlantis Will Focus on Wraith + Cast Changes Upcoming
Producers of “Stargate Atlantis” told SCI FI Wire that the new season of the show will focus more heavily on the Wraith and the series will have a side trip to Las Vegas to commemorate the show’s 100th episode (which actor Joe Flanigan—Sheppard—says may revolve around the replicators). Here are some other highlights of the new season (plus casting news):

  • Teyla (Ratchel Luttrell) will have her baby, plus she’ll activate her Wraith DNA via a confrontation with a Wraith Queen.
  • The return of Wraith-worshipper Satedan Tyre (Mark Dacascos)
  • Robert Picardo will become a regular cast member, replacing Amanda Tapping, who is leaving the show to pursue a full-time role on her new series “Sanctuary”
  • Jewel Staite (Dr. Jennifer Keller) will become a regular cast member, receiving a promotion from her status as a recurring cast member.
  • Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett) will return to play the character.

Click here to read more, including Jason Momoa’s (Ronon Dex) discussing his plans for life after “Atlantis”, hinting at just one more season on the show.

Trading Card Set and new Webcomic for Heroes
NBC Universal has joining forces with Topps to create a new line of trading cards for the NBC series “Heroes”. The first set of cards is in stores now and includes the following characters: H.R.G., Micah Sanders, Matt Parkman, Ando Masahashi, Hiro Nakamura, Claire Bennet, Nathan Petrelli, Mohinder Suresh, Sylar, and Peter Petrelli. A second set of cards will be released in July. Each pack contains seven cards, but you can also purchase a special “hobby box” which will have 24 packs of cards. And in other “Heroes” news, writer Mark Sable unofficially announced in an interview with ComicMix that the “Heroes” Webcomic series will be returning during the summer.

Heroes (Season Three Promo)

 

TV BITES

  • The NY Times has an interesting article up about the SCI FI Network’s continued expansion of their “What If” slogan, which includes programming that doesn’t fit into science fiction brand. There’s even talk of changing the channel’s name.
  • Craig Horner and Bridget Regan have been added to the cast of Sam Raimi’s syndicated TV Series “Wizard’s First Rule”. [THR]
  • The cast of the SCI FI pilot “Warehouse 13” has expanded. Saul Rubinek has been cast as Artie Nielsen, the Secret Service agent in charge of the warehouse and CCH Pounder will play Mrs. Fredric, the director of the secret government organization.  [SCI FI Wire]
  • NBC will air a special "Incredible Hulk"-themed episode of "American Gladiators" on June 9th. Lou Ferrigno will guest star, sharing the arena with host Hulk Hogan as audience members, contestants and the gladiators will all be decked out in green.  An exclusive 60-second preview from "The Incredible Hulk" (which hits theaters on June 13th) will also be shown during the broadcast. [THR]

SCI-FI RATINGS

Top 10 SF&F Broadcast Shows   HH Rating/Share
1)
Lost  
6.7/11
2)
Medium  
6.3/10
3) Ghost Whisperer 5.9/11
4) Moonlight 5.0/9
5) Smallville 2.4/4
6) Medium (R)   1.9/4
7) Supernatural   1.7/3 (2.63M)
8) Reaper 1.7/3 (2.58M)

4/28/2008 to
5/04/2008
– Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 10 SF&F Syndicated Shows   Rating
1)
Star Trek
0.9
2)
Dead Zone  
0.7
3)
Stargate SG-1  
0.7
4)
Stargate Atlantis  
0.6  

4/28/2008 to
5/04/2008
– Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report via SCI FI Wire

Top 10 SCI FI CHANNEL Shows   Rating  
1)
Ghost Hunters  
1.8  
2) Battlestar Galactica   1.3  
3)
Beneath Loch Ness
1.2  
4)
ECW  
1.1  
5)
Doctor Who
1.1

6) Lost in the Bermuda Triangle   
1.0
7)
Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep  
1.0
8)
Eye of the Beast  
1.0
9)
Freddy vs. Jason  
0.9
10)
Ghost Voyage   
0.9

4/28/2008 to
5/04/2008
– Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report via SCI FI Wire

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Cousin Itt

Can I be the first to suggest Russell T. Davies as the one to bring Star Trek back to television on his former network, Showtime in 2011?

Anyone who can successfully revive Doctor Who, and pay homage to even more canon than Trek has would be a great choice.

Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar

Never mind all this inane prattle. Do you all realize what episode is on right this moment??? It is THE EPSIODE. If you all do not view it with reverence and awe I shall shatter each and every bone in Anthony’s body !!!! MARTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

SirMartman

Space chimps,,, lol

why didnt they ever do planet of the apes part 2 ??

keeping that alive would be good news for sci fi lovers like me.

theres so much they could do with the story lines,, I really dont think they have to “stick with cannon” there because a big part of the Apes story is,,,its all messed up.

And another ghostbusters movie would rock too, !!

Im not keen on the next indy movie thou,, it seems to much like the last movie already,,,, Indy goes out to save something from the “Bad” army,,,so the “Bad” army doest use it for their own good,,,

George Steven and Harrison went though 2 or 3 scripts before everyone agreed on making the movie,,,the final result,,,,same story line as the last one,,,

hmmmmm…. *scraches head,,,

I just don’t get it, can someone please explain how ghost hunters gets higher ratings than the great BSG????

Also T4 with a PG13 rating, that’s a first for the franchise.

either the ratings are not accurate or it says alot about the viewing public. GH vs BSG??

1. SciFi possibly changing its name? The sky is indeed falling!

2. McG — wasn’t he responsible for the last Charlie’s Angels movie? Oy.

3. McG — says the next Terminator movie will live up to the first three? Couldn’t he have said the first two and called it a day?

ety3

Regarding “Hobbit” casting …

Unless there’s a portion of the film set in “LOTR”‘s time frame, there’s no reason for Ian Holm to reprise his role.

Personally, I’m pulling for Martin Freeman to play young Bilbo (BBC “The Office,” “Hitchhiker’s Guide”).

And why hasn’t anyone mentioned Hugo Weaving being approached to play Elrond again? There were some fairly substantial scenes with him in “The Hobbit.”

As for Aragorn, that’s OK, I guess. Arwen, too. (After all, no one really knows what’s up with that second film they’re doing.)

A Legolas bit when Bilbo’s in the Woodland realm would make sense. Galadriel and Saruman for a few White Council scenes.

Didn’t make it into this week’s Sci-Fi Saturday, but the full transcript of chat between fans and Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Toro is now up at TheOneRing.net

Lots of different topics were brought up, including Ian Holm:
“The fact that Ian Holm is SO memorable means that PJ, Fran and PB did their job right. We will utilize him in some fashion for sure but the difficulty of the role will be better assessed after we do the script (s).”

The entire transcript can be viewed at the following link:
http://www.theonering.net/torwp/unexpectedpartychat/

#6 i guess Ghost hunters beating BSG is better than ECW beating BSG. I agree with you.

Enc

#6
i always wondered why they were showing wrestling (part of their ‘what if’) please.
they should go back to the original format of science fiction, fantacy and horror.

#7
re: ian holm: well their was that line in the movie about not having aged a day.

I wonder if the barrels will dissaper in the escape scene :)

god i gotta read those again.

10, you’re right, at that. I didn’t know they were showing wrestling. If so, seems like their new name should be Spike, Jr.

The Last Maquis

Uh…I was under The impression that They’d Never Do a Captain America Movie, and rightly so.

CmdrR

Why would Aragorn appear in The Hobbitt? He shouldn’t even have been born at that point. Ian McKellan makes great sense, of course, to return. But, as much as I love Ian Holm, I don’t know. I didn’t even realize reading The Hobbit that Bilbo was in his fifties. I didn’t get that until LOTR. I just picture Bilbo as being a young, slightly innocent, guy. Ah well. Andy Serkiss is always fun.

The Happening? Why??? That trailer is so off-putting. I understand the draw of teen-slasher movies. There’s a comic disconnect with reality. I don’t know if I’d want to work the gate at a film that seems largely dependant on graphic suicides. What exactly is the audience for that? And I like Shamalamadingdong’s work. I just think it’s well past the point where he needs to invest each movie with a “twist.” The Village was such a dull thud at the end. I honestly don’t care what the reason for the suicides is. I won’t be sitting through it.

More Chimps in Space news, please!

and… Thanks, Anthony.

Green-Blooded-Bastard

Does David Goyer realize that if within the first 10 minutes of the Green Arrow movie they take away his costume, bow and goatee, it’s no longer a Green Arrow movie, just a “dude escapes from prison” movie? Why do they have to make it about Green Arrow? Is he just trying to cash in on toy sales? Just make a good prison escape movie and let someone that likes comic books (and Green Arrow) make a Green Arrow movie.

It’s already sounding like a bomb. I hope it does, it will teach him and the studio a lesson.

Dom

Hugely relieved that Russell T Davies is leaving Doctor Who. I really appreciate his bringing back the show, but, for me, he didn’t write good Doctor Who, relying more references to other better US TV shows and on concept instead of good, solid plotting. I know his episodes got the highest ratings and audience appreciation, but his stuff is very ‘lowest common denominator’ so I’m not surprised he got a bigger audience.

Moffatt has consistently delivered gripping, well-plotted material within RTD’s format. Now Moffatt will be running the format and the season-long story arcs, I’m intrigued to see what he can do with them.

As for Dollhouse, I’m a big fan of Eliza Dushku and Joss Whedon, but I just can’t get excited about the project. Three or four years ago, maybe, but Joss has disappeared off the scene for so long that I’ve moved on to other things. I started reading his Buffy Season 8 comics but was underwhelmed by them, actually enjoying the non-canonical omnibuses of the original comics better. I’ll look at the show, because I’m interested, but get the nagging feeling that, running on Fox, it’ll prove to be as big a false dawn as Firefly was!

Interesting to hear reports that the Terminator TV show might cross over with Terminator 4 to establish T3 and T4 as a divergent timeline, meaning both the film series and the TV show can co-exist within the Terminator canon!

As Far As Larry

Addressing the first story, I liked the new Indy movie, a lot more than I expected I would. There were some problems with it, but we have a bench mark for what ‘not’ to do, and that was the 2nd movie (which I pretend never happened).

With respect to “should they have left well enough alone”, I don’t think it was so much of a “let’s try and wrap things up and give Harrison one more go at it” as it was a good way to extend the franchise for a younger generation. I hope it works. If you think of it that way, the first two movies (1 and 3…remember, 2 never happened) are TOS. Indy 4 might be more of setting up your TNG series with Shia (who’s name I probably just obliterated…apologies). I’d go see a 5th if Harrison was back in a much more retired role with Shia taking the lead, and I think it would be great to bring back Karen Allen as well (there’s still a lot of good comedy to be explored with the 3 of them). Tone back the long CGI sequences and let the script do more (like the 3rd movie) with someone that can handle editing the comedy timing a bit better and I think the franchise could carry on with Shia alone after that.

More interesting to note is the way they used and treated Indy’s character. They didn’t do something stupid like KILL HIM. There’s a good way, and a bad way.

Well at any rate, that was my 2 cents worth. I think they need to town back the big waterfalls and the whole “let’s show them something they’ve never seen” stuff. There was ‘nothing’ I hadn’t seen before in Indy 3, yet the story and particularly the ‘editing’ made that movie great. CGI just to get some vintage stuff on the screen, WWII planes. Zepplins (Page and Plant could use a little CGI as well, on a side note), the motorcycle chase with him grinning back at his Dad only to get a scolding look in return – which they tried to duplicate in I4 but it was a tad bit flat, it could have been played up much better…like the bit about staying in school…that was played well.

Well at any rate, it was great to see Indy out again. I think the Ford/Allen combo was great, and if they do a 5th with Harrison more in the Sean Connery role, I hope they bring back Allen as well, because they just got them married, I think they had great chemistry, had great chemistry in the original, and there’s a lot left to mine there.

Final note (yes, I started wrapping up before): I saw some blurb about how there are some people in Russia, assuming some group of people, I don’t imagine anyone collectively thinks a single way…except the Borg, about how they are upset with the new movie and how Communists are betrayed? I’d love to know if that’s real and why. Certainly they are more caricatures than anything, but even the FBI guys were given their fair shake. It wasn’t as much, but they weren’t in the movie as much. I think they did a nice job of taking a stab at our own paranoid behavior during that period. And it’s “Indy”, it’s a comic book, everything is a little exaggerated, and the villains are for better or worse, caricatures. The fight in the soda shop. The college squares against the greasers? Caricature.

Well I got really side tracked. Indy 4 was fun. It wasn’t ‘awesome’, it wasn’t a failure like 2. I didn’t walk away thinking they should have left it alone. I walked away having had a good time.

Here’s an idea: show SciFi on the SciFi channel.

Personally I lost all respect for that particular outfit when they cancelled their most acclaimed show, Farscape, to then buckle to fan-pressure and give the fans a half-assed mini-series to end the saga. Then when they realized “oh, that had fans?” they put the two lead actors on Stargate. Then they cancelled that.

Any station who does that kind of shit is not worth my time. I expect it from Fox (Firefly?) but not a station that has SCIFI in the frakin title!

And having us wait 10 months for the end of BSG’s 4th season? Seriously?

AJ

One of the most annoying things in genre film is when you are from a big city, and it’s depicted in a flick with anything less than full accuracy.

I am from NYC, and the 2nd Hulk trailer shows a “NYC” police car, and the fonts are wrong, and design is off. They saved 5 bucks to get a sign painter from Queens to paint a Crown Victoria from a photo, rather than buying an actual police car, or looking for one on the “Internet.” Lighter blue, more italic-y logo, etc., and maybe some attention to design elements and where they are placed would be nice.

In a greater sense, it’s lack of attention to detail, and a bad portent for the film.

Woulfe

Sci-Fi will go the way of the Dodo once they change the name of the network.

Signs point to that happening for better or worse.

– W –
* Even tho’ I think Imagination Station would be a better name for it *

Dierna

13:

The reason Aragorn is in “The Hobbit” is cuz it’s being done as 2 movies. He’ll be in the 2nd film, which is not really “The Hobbit”. It’s more or less extra stuff from Tolkien’s notes and depicts events that take place BETWEEN “The Hobbit” and “Fellowship of The Ring”

Irishtrekkie

@ 16 , How Communists are betrayed ? are you joking , if its anything like how nazis where in the first and 3rd indy movies, it was a joke, just basic bad guys they might as well make them be bloody star wars stromtroopers , and rename indy , captain america . I will agree that American goverment agents in the movie do come off as over the top too . i guess its the kinda cartoony universe they set it in .

Marlena Moreau

EEEH. Not looking forward to the new Terminators. It ended with T-2, people!!

And another Jurassic Park? Good Lord.

I’m excited for HP, though!

The Underpants Monster

Spidey 4? Really? Everyone involved with Spidey 3 seemed totally bored, like they couldn’t wait for the whole thing to be over. And I was with them on that.

Also, for the editors of this page: I think you mean “principal photography,” not “principle photography.” Just, y’know, on principle.

Cervantes

The ‘Dawn of the Dead’ remake being given a 3D re-release?….While I personally thought it was okay, I can think of a heap of stuff that would be a better choice to give such attention!

Cervantes

Addendum: It’s actually George A. Romero’s original version, but the point still stands.

Platitude

So glad Matthew McConaughey isn’t going to be The Cap. I don’t think it would ever happen because he isn’t a big-time actor, but I think Nathan Fillion would be perfect for that role.

And I’m super excited for Terminator 4 and Transformers 2. Those along with Star Trek are going to make next summer a rockin summer for movies!

Adam Dickstein

I know I’m in the minority and it doesn’t even make much sense to me but I’m one of those who probably got Ghosthunters over BSG. Love science fiction, huge Star Trek fan, been reading comics since before I could read and I…just…don’t…like….BSG. Don’t know why exactly. Watching it just bores me. It just doesn’t feel ‘fun’ enough for some reason.

Veri interested in the Trek Movie, Cap and Avengers but totally uninterested in the avalanche of sequels. So many others got ideas they haven’t made films of yet.

sean

They should have left well enough alone when it came to Indy 4. It’s like Spielberg forgot that summer movies don’t have to be COMPLETELY mindless. I won’t get into Lucas, because he clearly lost his sensible chip a long time ago. All I’ll say is they really misled everyone when they said the CGI would be at a minimum. They couldn’t have sprung for a real gopher? Or hell, a real scorpion? Or hey here’s an idea, a real script!