This weeks Geekly is PACKED to the brim, so don't waste any time and dive right in, with Baby Groot (BABY GROOOOOT!!!), Tom Cruise fighting the Mummy, Aquaman getting a new release date, the Last of Us Part II and more!
Tom Cruise Mummy Reboot Trailer
The first instalment in Universal's shared classic monsters universe is going to be the Mummy, where Tom Cruise takes on an ancient queen who wants to destroy the world! He is aided in that quest by Russel Crowe as Dr. Jekyll!
The first trailer of the film has been released and you can check it out above!
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
Meet Baby Groot In The Guardians Vol.2 Trailer
Strap in, a-holes, the first, full length Guardians of the Galaxy trailer has finally landed! It introduces us to Baby Groot in action and I have to admit... I never expected him to be THAT cute... but he totally is!
It also gives us the first look at Mantis, plus more action with the Guardians, but let's be honest... Baby Groot steals the show.
The Last Of Us Part II Announced
Holy hell, its real! We all expected it, kinda, but it is very VERY good to know we will return to the world of the Last Of Us and Ellie/Joel in the Last Of Us Part II, which has just been announced at the Playstation Experience last weekend! Check out the trailer above.
Director Neil Druckman talked a bit during a panel at PSX and revealed that TLOU 2 never was a sure thing as Naughty Dog was so proud of the first game, that they only wanted to return for another go IF they could find a story worth returning to. Fortunately they did find one, which will take an 19 year old Ellie and Joel back out on another adventure. He also confirmed that in Part II you are going to play as Ellie and not Joel.
"Let’s cut to the chase: the sequel to The Last of Us is happening, and it’s called The Last of Us Part II.
I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to finally be able to say that Ellie and Joel are back for another intense, harrowing, and emotional adventure. Like many of you, we have a deep love for the world of The Last of Us and its characters, and while a sequel may have seemed like a foregone conclusion, that wasn’t the case. We knew that it needed to be a story worth telling and, perhaps more importantly, a story worthy of Joel and Ellie. After spending years on different ideas (and almost giving up), we finally uncovered a story that felt special—a story that evolved into an epic journey. It’s still early days for the project—the game’s release is a ways off—but we couldn’t wait any longer to give you a glimpse of what’s to come. We’re going to let the trailer (coming soon to this post) speak for itself, but expect more information about The Last of Us Part II in the coming months."
Spider-man Talks To Lois Lane
During Variety's "Actors on Actors" feature, the magazine paired up Andrew Garfield (who played Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-man 1 and 2) and Amy Adams (Lois Lane in the current DC Films) with each other to talk a bit about their experiences as actors. Of course they also talked a little bit about their experiences as actor in huge superhero franchises.
After Adams asked him how it was for Garfield to take on the iconic role of Spidey, the young actor had this to say:
“There were great things about it, I got to work with incredible actors, a really great director… I learned a lot about what feels good and what doesn’t feel good, and what to say ‘yes’ to. There’s something about being that young in that kind of machinery which I think is really dangerous… I was still young enough to struggle with the value system, I suppose, of corporate America really, it’s a corporate enterprise mostly.”
“There’s something that happened with that experience for me where story and character were actually not top of the priority list, ultimately. And I found that really, really tricky. I signed up to serve the story and to serve this incredible character that I’ve been dressing as since I was three, and then it gets compromised and it breaks my heart. I got heartbroken a little bit, to a certain degree. Not entirely.”
He, in turn, asked her how she feels about playing Lois in the DC movies:
“I love playing her, I love everyone I work with, but sometimes it’s tricky because I feel like she’s in service of the story instead of the story serving the character. That sometimes can be tricky when you show up and you really wanna retain a character and you have to serve the story… In a perfect universe they all work together.”
Interesting thoughts on the genre, in my opinion. I will miss Garfield as Peter, as he really nailed the role, even when the movies where hit and miss overall, but hearing how happy Adams still is to play Lois, even when she has to make compromises, makes me very happy, as I absolutely love her in that role.
The upcoming Aquaman movie is going in front of the cameras in a few weeks. Directed by James Wan (Conjuring, Saw) the film will feature Jason Momoa's Aquaman Arthur Curry, who debuted in Batman v Superman! That film finally has an official releasedate now and it is NOT the rumored July 27th 2018 spot reserved for a DC film, but October 5th 2018! As this will be a very CGI intense movie, having a few months more time to work on the special effects is probably a good thing, but it also has the side effect of freeing up the still slated July date for another DC movie. What DC movie you ask? Well, both the solo Batman movie by Ben Affleck and Justice League Dark by Doug Liman are supposedly close to finish pre production, so both are a possibility. Getting either John Constantine or Batman on that date seems like a GREAT selection of possibilities to me.
Armie Hammer Rumored To Join DC Films
Humor me for a bit, because something like this turned out to be true before!
Actor Armie Hammer (Man from UNCLE, Lone Ranger) has started following Ben Affleck, Joe Mangianello and Geoff Johns and vice versa. The last time that happened Rick Famuyiwa was announced as Flash director a few weeks after, so there is a precedent for those Twitter followings not being a random thing. So... who do you think Hammer could play? People say Nightwing, but I hope Green Lantern Hal Jordan, even if the twitter things points currently more towards it being related to the Batman solo film. So... Hush maybe? Two Face? Cannot wait to find out, as this guy is BORN to play in one of these movies.
Boomerang Talks Suicide Squad 2
During an interview with We Got This Covered, Jai Courtney has been asked about any news regarding a Suicide Squad sequel, as the first movie made almost 800 million worldwide (which is more than Deadpool and most MCU movies). The actor, who played Boomerang in the first film, had this to say:
“Listen, they keep their cards very close to their chest. I actually have no idea, I pray the answer is yes. I certainly don’t feel like I’m done with that character. I had a lot of fun playing him, and I don’t feel like anyone is done with that franchise, certainly not yet. So, I hope so, sooner or later. The studio is very busy at the moment, director David Ayer is directing something else at the moment, but I’m sure they have plans, just none that they’ve shared with me.”
I really enjoyed the first film, as flawed as it might have been, so of course I want to see more of those characters. Cannot wait to see where they'll end up next.