Hollywould: ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts 3,’ and ‘Mad Max’
The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry—we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed:
Reports say Disney might add an intermission to Avengers: Endgame because it’s currently three hours long.
Rumor has it Marvel is considering an intermission for AVENGERS: ENDGAME as it is currently clocking at three hours.
Bring it on. I love intermissions. Makes the movies that have them feel very epic. Besides, a pee break would be nice.
— Alan Cerny (@AlanCernyCS) February 6, 2019
Joe Russo told Collider that the massive runtime is testing well:
“I think the studio is down with what the best story is. Right now, we think the movie is playing well and we’ve had great responses from our test audiences and we’re feeling very good about where it is. We’re still doing work to it. We’re not done with it. Again, this is a culmination film of 22 movies, it’s a lot of storytelling to work into it. Emotion is an intrinsic part of that to us. When you have to tell a really complicated story and you want strong emotional moments with the characters, it just requires a certain amount of real estate. This one, in particular, feels like three hours worth of real estate.”
Additionally, a synopsis popped up courtesy of Disney Australia:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”
If that’s not enough, a tie-in with Orville Redenbacher has revealed new looks for major characters:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Chris Pratt told MTV News that Disney plans to proceed with James Gunn’s “off the chain” script.
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) February 7, 2019
According to BloodyDisgusting, Amblin Partners and Vertigo Entertainment have raided Reddit subform /nosleep for Tony Lunedi’s short story, The Spire in the Woods. Now titled The Bells, the story follows a teenage boy’s investigation into his friend’s seemingly supernatural suicide.
Fantastic Beasts 3
Fantastic Beasts actor, Dan Fogler, explained the threequels delay is related to the sheer size of the project:
“Yeah, we start in the Fall. The movie is going to be gigantic! The reason we were given is that the movie is bigger than the first two combined. They needed more time to prep and they didn’t want to rush anything so they pushed it back.”
Deadline reports that the upcoming CW show has cast Rachel Skarsten as supervillain Alice, “the leader of the Lewis Carroll–inspired Wonderland Gang. Swinging unpredictably between maniacal and charming, Alice has made it her mission to undermine Gotham’s sense of security.” (Her identity’s a pretty big spoiler, so don’t Google it.)
A fifth Mad Max movie may be in the works, according to Fandango’s Erik Davis.
So WORLD WAR Z 2 is officially dead and not happening… BUT… I'm hearing whispers of another sequel that's beginning to rev its engines… pic.twitter.com/eFyRkC2kh0
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 6, 2019
The Wrap reports that Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed on to direct an adaptation of the upcoming novel titled Last Human, a “reverse E.T.” story “of an artificial intelligence society where three robots discover a human child.”
When I think comedy, I think Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby…and so does Ilana Glazer!
Principal photography is due to get underway this spring on A24's FALSE POSITIVE, described as a contemporary take on Rosemary's Baby, written and starring Ilana Glazer. pic.twitter.com/N7U59j285o
— Production Weekly (@prodweek) February 12, 2019
Will Smith is blue as hell in Aladdin:
Child’s Play just wants to make friends:
— Child's Play Movie (@ChildsPlayMovie) February 8, 2019
For the love of god, quit putting things in the Pet Sematary:
The Act takes a look at the shocking story of Gypsy and Dee Dee Blanchard:
Yesterday puts a sci-fi twist on a rags to riches story:
Life After Flash looks at one of film’s forgotten faces:
La Llorona makes sure you’ll never take a relaxing bath again:
Finally, meet The Umbrella Academy antagonists, Hazel and Cha Cha: