Hollywould: ‘The Social Network’ Sequel, ‘X-Force,’ + ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Sequel
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:
The Social Network Sequel
In an interview with Associated Press, The Social Network writer, Aaron Sorkin, floated the possibility of a sequel to the 2010 film.
“I know a lot more about Facebook in 2005 than I do in 2018, but I know enough to know that there should be a sequel. A lot of very interesting, dramatic stuff has happened since the movie ends with settling the lawsuit from the Winklevoss Twins and Eduardo Saverin … I’ve gotten more than one email from [producer Scott Rudin] with an article attached saying, ‘Isn’t it time for a sequel?”
The creator of True Detective, Nic Pizzolatto, already has ideas for season four of the HBO crime anthology series. Pizzolatto told Entertainment Weekly that Sunday’s premiere of season three has him “feeling generative and want[ing] to keep that momentum going — if I’m allowed to.” He claims the idea is “really, really wild,” but remained tight-lipped when it came to details. “Where do you even go after this [season]? … But I have an idea that’s kind of crazy. I think it needs to percolate for a while. I was looking to do another series, maybe a movie, in the meantime, but yeah. I have an idea.”
The Many Saints of Newark
Per Variety, Jon Bernthal (Punisher and The Walking Dead) and Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring franchise) are on board for New Line’s The Sopranos prequel film.
Fox’s Marvel Properties
Daniel Richtman of SuperBroMovies reports that Fox’s planned X-Men and Fantastic Four projects are dead in the water.
Not a huge surprise but from what I hear Gambit and Dr. Doom are officially dead.
As for X-Force, it's not "Officially" dead, but they only have two months to start filming it and that's not gonna happen. So… not happening, not with Fox anyway.
— Daniel Richtman (@DanielRPK) January 11, 2019
According to The Hollywood Reporter, writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (the Saw franchise) are on board to reboot the Final Destination series instead of a rumored sequel.
Mary Poppins Returns Sequel
While interviewed by The Sun, director Rob Marshall admitted there’s already another Mary Poppins film in “early development.” Marshall didn’t give much in the way of details, but noted that P.L. Travers wrote a number of Mary Poppins stories, giving a potential franchise a lot to work with. He went on to compare the series to Star Wars and James Bond, hinting that as long as people want Mary Poppins, she’ll be there.
Shadow and Bone
THR also reports Netflix has tapped Bird Box and Arrival writer Eric Heisserer to adapt author Leigh Bardugo’s “The Grishaverse” novels into an eight-episode series. The series’ world is described as “divided in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness that hides monsters who feast on human flesh.” The story centers around a soldier “who has a power that could unite her country,” but has to contend with “dangerous forces” out to stop her.
Hey, he’s alive! Summer vacation looks terrifying in Spider-Man: Far From Home:
I feel like there’s someone I should call about this, but I’m not sure whom that is… Anyway, here’s a third Ghostbusters movie:
Outer space convicts and sex experiments? Why…? What could go wrong in High Life?
Super kill guy, Frank Castle, is back for more in the Punisher:
Russian Doll sticks Natasha Lyonne in a time loop:
Velvet Buzzsaw takes a creepy look at the art world:
Brush up on your survival skills with IO:
Hot on the heels of Hulu’s, Netflix’s Fyre Festival documentary drops this week:
From Jordan Peele, Amazon examines one of the biggest news stories of the ‘90s with Lorena:
Let’s talk about sex. Let’s Ask Dr. Ruth: