Bautista Takes on Action Thriller Traphouse from Fast & Furious Creator

Published on 14 Aug 1919
movie news Bautista Takes on Action Thriller Traphouse from Fast & Furious Creator

Dave Bautista's film career is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The Guardians of the Galaxy star is teaming up with Signature Films once again for the upcoming action thriller Traphouse. Bautista is set to produce and star in the film. It will be the second joint venture between the production company and the retired WWE wrestler. The two had previously produced last year's Final Score starring Bautista and Pierce Brosnan.

Traphouse is a project Dave Bautista has been working on for years. It follows an undercover DEA agent and his partner who embark on a game of cat and mouse with a surprising group of thieves - their own rebellious teenagers. The audacious teens have begun robbing from a dangerous cartel by using their parents' tactics and top-secret intel. The script will come from Fast & Furious creator Gary Scott Thompson, someone Bautista hopes can bring a little bit of flavor to the action, something his poorly received Final Score may not have had. The actor/producer had this to say.

"We're thrilled to be working with Marc and his team at Signature to bring [Traphouse] to life, and in Gary, we've found the perfect writer to infuse our original fast-paced action movie with tons of heart."

Considering the plot of the film is centered on family, the writer of the first The Fast & the Furious movie might be the perfect ingredient. Thompson was also behind the scripts for 88 Minutes and TV's Last Vegas. Dave Bautista is a relative newcomer to Big-Budget Hollywood, but he's made quite the splash since landing there.

Along with his almost 20 year career in professional wrestling, Bautista appeared in a slew of films and series since 2006. Some of his roles included brief appearances on Smallville and Chuck, as well as roles in The Man With the Iron Fists and Riddick. His career blew up when he portrayed the very literal Drax in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.

He went on to play the likable Destroyer in four subsequent films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will return again in the highly-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy 3 in 2021. Bautista will be joined again by director James Gunn after the actor's very loud campaign against Disney's initial decision to fire Gunn. At the time, Bautista had harsh words for the studio, threatening to leave the project because he didn't want to work for them after their treatment of his friend and director.

His and his co-star's work paid off, and Gunn was rehired. He has also appeared in other franchise films like Blade Runner 2049, Escape Plan, Hotel Artemis and 2019's Stuber alongside Kumail Nanjiani.

Traphouse will be released sometime next year. Bautista developed the project and is producing it with longtime manager Jonathan Meisner through his Dream Bros Entertainment production company.

Dream Bros is also behind the family action film My Spy starring Bautista, Kristen Schaal and Ken Jeong. Signature Entertainment is behind titles including The Hatton Garden Job and the Gary Oldman-Olga Kurylenko thriller The Courier. This news comes to us from Deadline

Source: Movieweb

Published on 14 Aug 1919
movie news Bautista Takes on Action Thriller Traphouse from Fast & Furious Creator

James Gunn spends a fair amount of time urging fans to please stop fretting as he recently did over the title for Guardians of the Galaxy 3, which he may actually enjoy, given that his career is back on solid ground after being fired and rehired by Disney/Marvel Studios. That same tradeoff is now extending to his The Suicide Squad followup/relaunch. Yet he seems to be keeping a sense of humor over persistent questions on whether Robert Pattinson’s Batman will appear in his Warner Bros. film, as Ben Affleck’s version certainly did in the 2016 movie about Task Force X.

Well, it’s a somewhat valid question, but if Batman did appear, would it even be possible for this to be Robert Pattinson’s version of Bruce Wayne? Probably not. For one thing, Pattinson’s playing a younger incarnation of the superhero, and he’ll make his cowl-adorned debut in The Batman, which arrives on June 25, 2021. The Suicide Squad doesn’t arrive until August 6, 2021, so if not for the age factor of Batman, it would have been conceivable that Pattinson might cameo. The timeline of Gunn’s movie hasn’t been clarified, but it makes no sense for several returning actors including Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Joel Kinnaman to still look about the same age as they did in the 2016 film with Pattinson swooping in to confuse everyone as a young Bruce Wayne.

To mostly settle the matter, Gunn addressed repeated fan inquiries on the subject in an Instagram story. “You can check out Batman in The Batman June 2021,” he stated via CinemaBlend. “The Suicide Squad will feature mostly, you know, The Suicide Squad.” In other words, we’ll mostly be getting Task Force X, hough it’s not out of the realm of possibility for a stuntman to pop in wearing the Batman suit at some point. Right?

After all, Gunn stopped short of a full denial. Here’s a screencap of his Instagram moment for posterity. Oh, those fan questions are so persistent.

Via CinemaBlend

Published on 21 Jul 1919
movie news Bautista Takes on Action Thriller Traphouse from Fast & Furious Creator
he cherry on top of the Marvel Comic-Con session was that two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali is set to play Blade in a reboot from Kevin Feige’s MCU. No other details were revealed.

he original from New Line Cinema starred Wesley Snipes. It was an R-rated film, so it will be interesting to see if Disney’s MCU goes for a version like that. Blade follows a half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. New Line churned out three films.

Feige also promised that other titles on the horizon include a Fantastic Four reboot, with Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Captain Marvel 2, and Mutants on the horizon beyond 2021. No other details were given on those movies.


Published on 17 Jul 1919
movie news Bautista Takes on Action Thriller Traphouse from Fast & Furious Creator

Ask any Marvel fan, and they’ll agree that Thor: Ragnarok was a marginally better movie than Thor: The Dark World. There’s absolutely no contest there, actually, and the wonderfully delightful tone of the third film owes much to the wicked humor of director Taika Waititi and his take on the cosmic MCU. No one knew whether we’d see a fourth installment of the Thor standalone variety hough Tessa Thompson, who plays Valkyrie, suggested that a pitch had taken place, but the Hollywood Reporter now reports that the fourth film is a go, and Waititi will not only return to direct but will write as well.

The outlet notes that Chris Hemsworth “is expected” to return as the God of Thunder, which sounds like the understatement of the MCU. Of course, Hemsworth will return … why wouldn’t he? The Men In Black: International star has openly declared that he wants to keep playing Thor until the New Asgardian cows come home. Even though that discussion was framed around the idea of Thor joining Guardians of the Galaxy 3, his message was clear. Unlike Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, Hemsworth is in no hurry to leave the MCU. Will he still be Thor Lebowski or Bro Thor? Something tells me that he’ll shed the extra poundage, but hopefully, his character development shall continue.

As for Waititi, signing onto Thor 4 apparently comes at a slight price. He’ll be pushing back work on his Akira adaptation of the Japanese manga, which was originally dated for a May 2021 release for Warner Bros. More on that subject to come, no doubt, but seeing Waititi sliding back into the cosmic MCU should be enough to please comic book fans in the meantime.

Via Hollywood Reporter

Published on 12 Jul 1919
movie news Bautista Takes on Action Thriller Traphouse from Fast & Furious Creator

Millie Bobby Brown has addressed those The Eternals casting rumors and denies them. The Marvel Cinematic Universe's future is a mystery at this point, but Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige will shed some light on the situation next week at San Diego Comic-Con. However, it does not look like he will be inviting the young Stranger Things star to the stage to introduce her as a part of The Eternals cast. When Brown was asked about the casting rumors back at the end of May, she claimed to not even know what the movie was.

Most recently, Millie Bobby Brown addressed her fans directly during an Instagram live session. The actress spoke about Converse shoes, Stranger Things season 3, and a range of other topics before going on to address The Eternals rumors. For the second time, Brown has shot down the rumors surrounding her MCU debut. She had this to say.

"OK, guys, this is the problem. Everybody thinks that I'm going to be in a Marvel movie. Not that I know of. My family and I have no idea. So, I just want to let everybody know that I'm not... as of right now."

While Millie Bobby Brown is denying her involvement in The Eternals, she could be just keeping an MCU secret. Marvel Studios has a pretty stellar track record of keeping their secrets and Brown might be keeping their reputation going in the public eye. However, she seems pretty convincing about not being in the movie or having a place in the MCU at this time. That doesn't mean that it won't happen at some point down the line, but it might not be as soon as many MCU and Stranger Things fans were hoping.

Kumail Nanjiani was also recently asked about his involvement in The Eternals. While the actor says he would "love" to be a part of the MCU and in a superhero movie, he can't talk about the situation. It is expected that Kevin Feige will mention his name as being a part of the cast next weekend in San Diego. Nanjiani has been working out with a trainer and is in the best shape of his life, which has led many people to believe he will be starring in the movie, confirming initial reports of his casting earlier this year.

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In addition to possibly Millie Bobby Brown and Kumail Nanjiani, The Eternals is expected to star Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, and Dong-seok Ma. Marvel Studios has yet to officially even announce the movie is happening, but that will all change very soon when Kevin Feige addresses fans down in San Diego next weekend. Among the other things Feige will probably talk about are the standalone Black Widow movie, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Shang-Chi, Black Panther 2, Doctor Strange 2, and the Disney+ MCU streaming shows. The Hall H event will also be a time of celebration as Avengers: Endgame approaches the highest grossing movie of all time milestone. You can check out the response to The Eternals rumors below, thanks to Millie Bobby Brown's Instagram account.

Source: Movieweb

Published on 07 Jul 1919
movie news Bautista Takes on Action Thriller Traphouse from Fast & Furious Creator

Marvel Studios is officially coming to San Diego Comic-Con this year. The studio was holding out on an official announcement and fans were starting to get scared that Kevin Feige and crew were going to sit out the second year in a row. There is a lot to discuss after taking last year off and Feige is more than likely going to shed some light on the Marvel Cinematic Universe's upcoming Phase 4. Spider-Man: Far From Home is currently in theaters and it officially closes out Phase 3 and the Infinity Saga. Here is the official message about the MCU's Hall H presence.

"Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and surprise panelists provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe."

The official website for San Diego Comic-Con now has Marvel Studios listed for 5:15 PM on Saturday, July 20th in Hall H for a massive 90 minutes. Marvel Studios has not unveiled what they are bringing to San Diego, but MCU fans have more than a few guesses. First on the list will be to talk about the massive success of Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War, along with Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. The studio is hoping Endgame will be the highest grossing movie of all time by then and it's looking like it may be able to pull that off.

After talking about the last two years of the MCU and closing out Phase 3, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige will probably get into talking about the mysterious Phase 4. Scarlett Johansson is currently shooting the upcoming standalone Black Widow movie, which has yet to be officially announced by the studio, so an official announcement seems like a no-brainer. However, fans are hoping Feige will give more details as to who and what will be in said movie and when it takes place in the MCU timeline.

Elsewhere, MCU fans are hoping for a massive update on The Eternals, which has yet to start production, but has been talked about quite a bit. It's very possible Kevin Feige will introduce the cast, including Angelina Jolie, while also giving a timeline update. Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is still a ways out, but Feige will probably talk about the final installment in the Guardians franchise and possibly even touch on the rehiring of director James Gunn. Shang-Chi will also be talked about when Feige and crew take over Hall H in 2019 again in a few weeks.

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In addition to the big screen, Kevin Feige will have to talk about the MCU Disney+ shows which are on the way. Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision, the Loki show, and maybe even the Hawkeye series are expected to be a big portion of the discussion. Feige has been pumping the new shows quite a bit and is very excited to tell fans how the small screen will connect to the big screen. With that being said, there will probably be some pretty big surprises along the way. You can head over to the official Comic-Con official website for scheduling information.

Source: Movieweb

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