The New Mutants is finally about to hit theaters unless the coronavirus changes that, and a long time ago, it was supposed to be the first in a proposed trilogy. That all changed when Disney acquired 20th Century Fox and turned it into 20th Century Studios. Now, New Mutants is likely to be a standalone film – but had the trilogy plan remained intact, a post-credit scene was going to be included featuring Antonio Banderas as villain Emmanuel da Costa.
Who is Emmanuel da Costa? In the comics, he’s the father of the New Mutant character Sunspot, and a ruthless businessman who joined the Hellfire Club. In the upcoming The New Mutants movie, Sunspot appears as a character played by Henry Zaga. And according to director Josh Boone, the original plan was to set up Sunspot’s evil father for the sequel.
“We had always planned to have a tag at the end of the movie that introduced the villain for the next movie,” Boone told EW. “We even had an actor cast, but because of the merger and because Marvel owns X-Men now and is going to do their own thing, there was no reason to go shoot it.” That actor Boone mentions being cast was none other than Antonio Banderas.
But unfortunately, none of this came to pass. When the Fox-Disney merger happened, any hopes for Boone’s proposed New Mutants trilogy went out the window. Boone also revealed that characters Karma and Warlock were going to be in the sequel:
“Karma was always going to be the villain in the second movie that would be absorbed into the group by the end. We had always wanted to bring Karma and Warlock into the second one when we couldn’t do it in the first one. For us, we wanted that initial core team [for the first movie]. We just couldn’t swap out Illyana. We felt like there was no reason to do [the movie] if we couldn’t bring that character to life in the first one.”
If all of this sounds pretty cool to you…sorry. It’s not going to happen. But hey, at least the first New Mutants film is finally going to see the light of day! That’s something! The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Henry Zaga as Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Dani Moonstar, and Charlie Heaton as Cannonball. Look for it in theaters April 3, 2020. Unless that changes.Source: Slashfilm.com
STX Entertainment has secured distribution rights in North America, Latin America, and China for a thriller called Gunpowder Milkshake.
Karen Gillan Guardians of the Galaxy, Jumanji sequels, Angela Bassett Black Panther, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Lena Headey Game of Thrones, 300, Michelle Yeoh Crazy Rich Asians; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Carla Gugino Sin City, Watchmen, and Chloe Coleman Big Little Lies, the upcoming comedy My Spy all star in a story about multiple generations of female assassins.
The Hollywood Reporter brings the news that STX Entertainment has paid at least $10 million in a deal with Studiocanal and UTA Independent Film Group at the European Film Market for key distribution rights to the brilliantly-titled Gunpowder Milkshake. Specific details about the plot remain scarce, but the movie will reportedly follow “three generations of female assassins who, over the course of a single night, fight to stop a cycle of violence.” Paul Giamatti 2002’s Thunderpants, please don’t look it up, you’ll instantly regret it is also on board as part of the ensemble cast.
Navot Papushado and Ehud Lavski, who co-directed the Israeli revenge film Big Bad Wolves which earned the public approval of Quentin Tarantino, are reuniting for this project. The duo co-wrote Gunpowder Milkshake together, and Papushado is directing it solo this time around; it will mark his English-language directing debut.
Studiocanal financed the movie, which was produced by The Picture Company The Commuter, Alpha, Leigh Whannell’s upcoming remake of Escape From New York, and Studiocanal will distribute the film across the rest of the world. THR says STX “is thought to be planning a wide theatrical release for the film in the U.S. and will go through the company’s existing partners in Canada and Latin America and through a partner distributor in China.” Those territories seem like a big “get” for STX – especially China, which, broadly speaking, seems to be receptive to American action thrillers. Of course, this purchase could backfire on STX Entertainment if the coronavirus isn’t contained soon in China, because we’ve already seen other studios cancel premieres there and even temporarily pull films from planned distribution because of the deadly disease. Obviously that’s the least important thing to consider when thousands of people are dying, but it’s worth mentioning as a potential risk.
Okay, I’m sorry: can we go back to Thunderpants for a second? Young Rupert Grint Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter films plays a scientist kid ? whose best friend has the ability to fart so intensely ?? that he can launch a spaceship with his flatulence ???. This trailer begins in progress, but even though the beginning...