Movie Monday: Star Trek 2 Title, Safe House Sequel, Daniel Craig to Play Bond 5 Times, Al Pacino as Joe Paterno, Avatar 4, Marvel Sued, and Hansel and Gretel Trailer

Hello everyone. Movie Monday is here once again. This week should be a good one. I have a great post in store for tomorrow, the new Dave Matthews Band album is coming out on Tuesday, and I am sure that there is more to come later in the week. But you’re here for the news, so let’s get to it.

Star Trek 2 officially has a title. It will be called Star Trek Into Darkness. On the topic of darkness, Chris Pine recently said, “We’re not making Batman. That’s not our deal.” Pine is saying that Star Trek isn’t going to be made more dark and gritty. It will be have the same tone as the first film.

Unfortunately for us, Hollywood is going to be barfing out another movie that we don’t need or want. Safe House 2 is in the works. It isn’t confirmed whether the sequel will be a prequel or a continuation of the first movie.

Studio executives are saying that Craig will play Bond at least 5 times. With involvement with Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall, that means that Craig will be in at least two more Bond movies. He is the right guy for Bond’s current state, in my opinion, and I look forward to seeing him carrying on the role of 007. It is believed that Bond movies will begin to be released in two year increments, so a Bond film in 2014 is very likely. Fun fact. When I was younger I was obsessed with James Bond. Some kids liked Spongebob. Some looked up to Timmy Turner. I, however, was trying to find out who 007 was, and I came to the conclusion that Simon Cowell was really James Bond.

Here is some really surprising news. Al Pacino will be playing Joe Paterno in a biopic about the Penn State scandal. I am curious to see who will be playing Jerry Sandusky. What do you guys think of this movie? Is it too soon?

Avatar 2 and 3 have been confirmed to be filming back to back, advancing the story of Avatar, but the 4th is going to be a prequel. James Cameron said the following: “I haven’t really put pen to paper on it, but basically it goes back to the early expeditions of Pandora, and kind of what went wrong with the humans and the Na’vi and what that was like to be an explorer and living in that world,” “-Because when we drop in, even in the first film in ‘Avatar 1,’ as it will be known in the future, we’re dropping into a process that’s 35 years in to a whole colonization. That will complete an arc and if that leads into more, we’ll start, not imitating Star Wars, but it’s a logical thing to do because we’ll have completed the thematic arc by the end of three. The only thing left to do is go back to see what it was like on those first expeditions and create some new characters that then become legacy characters in later films. It’s a plan.”

Marvel has been sued by Rimowa GmbH, the German company that designed the Avengers briefcase. The packaging of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One- Avengers Assembled box set, which contains a 10 disc set of all the Marvel films, is designed in the same way as the actual prop. It is the same in every respect except for actual quality. Take a look:

So these German guys are saying that they can’t replicate the design, because it’s not being used as a prop in the movie. As a result, the box set will still be released, but in different packaging, and likely with something extra, to compensate for the delay of the release.

Lastly, the trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters has been released. Here it is:

The witches look pretty intimidating, and Jeremy Renner will likely carry the movie. He is a great supporting actor, and he performs well in roles where he is partnered with someone else. I cannot be sure whether this movie will be a good one or not. We’ll have to see.

So that’s all for this week! Let me know what you thought in the comments below.

~Ddog

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