I don’t think anybody really expected Disney to announce a new Indiana Jones and with Harrison Ford no less. Many rumors suggested the actor would hand the mantle over to a younger, fresher face, but it sounds like Disney wants Ford to continue on at the ripe old age of 73 (he’ll be 76 by the time Indiana Jones 5 hits theaters in 2019).
Beyond that, we got a few really cool trailers, including Seth Rogen’s Sausage Party, and we also got a premiere date for AMC’s Preacher, which is based on the Vertigo comics. Oh, and we also learned how Spider-Man gets that fancy suit in Captain America: Civil War.
You can check out some of the rumors and reports you may have missed below.
Portal and Half-Life movies still happening?
According to J.J. Abrams, the Half-Life and Portal movies are still in development. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like we’re any closer to release than we were back in 2013.
We’ve got writers, and we’re working on both those stories. But nothing that would be an exciting update. [IGN]
Scarlet Witch and the Vision
According to Elizabeth Olsen, the relationship between Scarlet Witch and Vision won’t quite follow the comics. That is to say, they won’t be romantically involved.
I think there’s something unique in the fact that her powers come from the same thing that powers him, and that is how we’ve made them have that kind of… that specifically in common, as opposed to it being something else that the comics kind of created, which has been pure romance. [Collider]
Batman v Superman international trailer
An international trailer for Batman v Superman has been released, giving us even more footage. The movie is only a week away at this point so enough with the new footage already. If you’re so inclined, you can catch it above.
Speaking of Batman v Superman, Zack Snyder revealed Wonder Woman isn’t in the movie all that much. She does, however, have some of the film’s coolest moments.
The one thing that Wonder Woman does get the opportunity to do, because she’s not as deeply intertwined in the story, is the cool stuff. Like when you just get to show up and be cool, that’s pretty much what she gets to do. [TodayOnline]
Batman v Superman images
Finally, some high-res Batman v Superman have been released ahead of the movie’s debut on March 25. [Collider]
The Walking Dead
Everyone is waiting for the debut of Negan—even Glenn, played by Steven Yeun. Isn’t that weird, considering Negan is the one who kills Glenn in the comics?
I know people are going to always go, ‘Negan kills Glenn in the comics,’ but rest assured that we don’t necessarily do what’s in the comics. There’s a clear divide in the way we tell a story on television, and the way that story is told in the comics, because it has to be. And everybody will have to see what happens, but we definitely tell our story in the way that television should be told.
So who will be the one Negan kills? If you’ve been keeping up with your Walking Dead spoilers, you probably already know. [EW]
Common in Suicide Squad
According to Common, known by most fans for his work as a hip-hop artist, apparently has a minor role in Suicide Squad. The actor revealed he’ll play a character who is affiliated with the Joker and goes by the name “Monster T.” [ComicBook]
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Director James Gunn this week shared a neat storyboard slide he drew, giving fans a teeny-tiny glimpse of baby Groot.
We just shot this (from my original thumbnail sketch). #GotGVol2#WhatWeShotWednesdaypic.twitter.com/fm6DqT4bLL
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 16, 2016
Not satisfied by the trailer from last year? Check out this new featurette.
10 Cloverfield Lane review: It’ll make your skin crawl
I was exhausted by the time 10 Cloverfield Lane ended. Over the film’s 1 hour and 43-minute runtime, director Dan Trachtenberg takes viewers on a claustrophobic and tense rollercoaster that’s purposely sparse and lets the audience’s imagination take over. Turn after…
New Indiana Jones announced by Disney! Starring Ford, Directed by Spielberg
Breaking news today as Disney has announced another Indiana Jones flick. The details are still coming in, but this one will star Harrison Ford and will be Directed by Steven Spielberg. The film will hit theaters on July 19, 2019. We’re…
Sausage Party’s first trailer is NSFW and not what you expect
Just a heads up before we even get to this thing properly: while Sausage Party is a CG animated film, it is not for that medium’s typical demographic. This red band trailer is absolutely NSFW, and, despite its onset, gets really dark really…
Preacher from AMC is going to premiere on May 22
AMC’s Preacher, a project spearheaded by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, will make its debut on May 22 at 10 p.m. In case you missed it, here is the show’s first trailer. Preacher is based on a series of comics…
Captain America: Civil War—This is how Spider-Man gets his high-tech suit
Did you see the new Captain America: Civil War trailer? If you stayed until the end, you would have seen a certain spider-themed hero wearing a fancy red and blue suit, complete with black accents and articulating eyes. Peter Parker…
Star Wars: Episode VIII set pictures show off new aliens and sets
Filming is underway in Dubrovnik, Croatia on Star Wars: Episode VIII, and now set photos are beginning to appear.
Daredevil season 2 trailer ramps up the action
We’re just days away from the season 2 premiere of Daredevil, and Netflix has one final trailer to get us excited. The first season of Daredevil was a hit with fans and critics alike, and season 2 has a lot…
Daredevil Catch-Up: The major players of Season One
Daredevil season two is almost here, and it’s been just a hair short of a full year since many of us watched the first season. That’s a long time, and we saw a lot of faces go by. When trying…
Deadpool VFX breakdown shows how the opening sequence was filmed
I didn’t really notice it at the time, but there was a surprising amount of VFX used in Deadpool. Atomic Fiction posted a video to Vimeo this week, breaking down the movie’s opening freeway sequence. Turns out, pretty much the…
X-Men: Apocalypse trailer shows mutants going to war
X-Men: Apocalypse has a new trailer, and it looks like all of the mutants are going to enter a full-on war with one another. The second trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse has a feeling of doom and gloom about it as…
Daredevil Catch-Up: Who is the Punisher?
If you’ve been following the hype and advertising for this week’s debut of Daredevil season 2, you’ll know that the Punisher is one of the main characters we’ll be encountering this season. If your exposure to comics is mainly through…