Last week in film: Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Blade Runner 2049, Han Solo, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3
Earlier this week we shared the first official trailer for Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, and though it was a light week for film related news we have the latest on the following:
Aquaman logo and casting news, Wonder Woman tv spot and poster, Blade Runner teaser and art, and Han Solo supporting characters revealed.
Check back tomorrow for new trailers from Stephen King’s IT, Blade Runner 2049 and more!
Aquaman logo and casting news
Filming has begun on DCEU’s Aquaman from Warner Bros. Pictures and a new logo has been revealed (above). The film is directed by James Wan (The Conjuring films, Furious 7). Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) stars, reprising his role from this November’s Justice League. The film also stars Amber Heard (Justice League, Magic Mike XXL) as Mera, Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spider-Man 2, Boondock Saints) as Vulko, Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II, Green Lantern) as Tom Curry, Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables films) as Nereus,Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Get Down) as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring films, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Eyes Wide Shut, Lion) as Atlanna. Additionally, Screenrant are reporting that Australian child actor Otis Dhanji will portray a young Aquaman in the film. The synopsis:
Aquaman is the King of the Seven Seas. This reluctant ruler of Atlantis, caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, is committed to protecting the entire globe.
Aquaman will splash it’s way into theatres on December 21, 2018
Wonder Woman new tv spot and poster
DC and Warner Bros. Pictures have released a new tv spot and theatrical poster for Wonder Woman, due in theatres in less than a month. Directed by Patty Jenkins from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, the film stars Gal Gadot (Batman vs Superman), Chris Pine (Star Trek franchise), Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Netflix’s House of Cards), Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (Harry Potter franchise, The Theory of Everything), Connie Nielsen (The Following, Gladiator), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Ewen Bremner (Snowpiercer), Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead), Lisa Loven Kongsli (upcoming Ashes in the Snow), Eugene Brave Rock (Hell on Wheels) and Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle). The official synopsis:
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman will arrive in theatres on June 2nd, 2017.
Blade Runner teaser and trailer forthcoming
Ahead of a full trailer due tomorrow, Warner Bros. Pictures have released a trailer tease and posters for Blade Runner 2049. Executive produced by Ridley Scott and succeeds the story and characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. A sequel to Scott’s original Blade Runner (1982) film, Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto. They film synopsis reads:
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Blade Runner 2049 will release theaters on October 6th, 2017.
Han Solo supporting characters revealed
MakingStarWars have reportedly learned the names for a few of the supporting characters names for the upcoming Han Solo film. These include: Rebolt – played by Ian Kenny, Moloch – played by Harley Durst, and Moloch’s Henchman – played by Tien Hoang. They join Alden Ehrenreich (Stoker) starring as a young Han Solo, with Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, The Hunger Games) as Beckett, Donald Glover (Creed, The Martian) as Lando Calrissian, and Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Chewbacca. Additional cast includes Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Thandie Newton (Westworld), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), and Michael Kenneth Williams (12 Years a Slave, Robocop). The film is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who previously collaborated on The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street, among others. Little else is known about the project at this time, but we’ll keep readers informed as news becomes available.
The film is currently in production, but won’t hit theatres until 2018.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 news
It was recently announced that Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy would indeed get a third and final installment (for this version of the Guardians, at least), and writer and director James Gunn recently took to twitter revealing that the final film will take place after Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers: 4 films. When asked if Vol. 3 would be a prequel to the upcoming Avengers films, Gunn had the following to say:
No. Vol. 3 will take place AFTER Avengers 3 & 4
Gunn also recently took to Facebook to discuss his career, his motivations for making a sequel, and the future of the Guardians. Gunn indicates a production timeline similar to what has been used in the past, which could signify a 2020 release for the final film in the trilogy.
I love you all, and I’ll continue being here with you over the next three years as we create Vol. 3
According to USAToday, Gunn has already begun writing the final film for his trilogy and has had “some pretty intense conversations” with Chris Pratt as well as with Zoe Saldana about a her character having significant role in the threequel.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 is currently in theatres. We’ll keep readers updated with Vol. 3 news as it becomes available.
That concludes our film news roundup from the past week. Check back next Sunday for the latest on these titles and more!
Lead image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures, DCEU