Pacific Rim 2 Gets a Release Date & Scott Eastwood Eyed for Key Role


The giant monster movie is seeming to come back and in a big way. With successes like Godzilla in our rearview mirror and movies like Kong: Skull Island just on the horizon, the future seems bright for these types of movies. However while it fun to look to the
future, we cannot forget the disappointments of the past. One in particular being Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. While the film was deemed entertaining by many, it underperformed in the domestic box office. If it had not been saved by foreign markets, the main culprit being China, the film would’ve even been consideredrs_1024x759-151215063100-1024-john-boyega-glove-star-wars-premiere-la-jr-121515 a box office failure. But luckily the film was saved and it even made enough money to warrant the making of a sequel.

And after many setbacks, Pacific Rim 2 is finally really coming together. Just recently John Boyega was attached to lead the film. He will playing the son of Idris Elba’s character from the original, Stacker Pentecost. Also Steven DeKnight (most recently known for showrunning the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil) was attached to direct the picture. And now it has an official date. February 23rd, 2018 is when we get to see the Pacific Rim universe come back to the big screen.

As for the original cast, it is unclear who, if anyone, is returning for the sequel. former m3rfwebudirector Guillermo del Toro will be working as a producer on this project. And I know this date does seem far off but trust me, it’ll be February 2018 before any of us know it.

WHoa! So some news just dropped while I was writing this, so why not just add this in instead of write a whole new article. It seems Legendary is eyeing Scott Eastwood for a lead role. As you read above, this would mean he would be joining Star Wars alum John Boyega in this sequel. It is unclear what character Eastwood would be playing in this new installment, but this movie doesn’t come out for over a year. We have time.

So what’s got you excited? Scott Eastwood possibly joining the ranks or PR2 finally getting a date? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Pacific Rim 2 and other things in the world of movie news.


Potential ‘Suicide Squad’ Runtime Revealed


The DCEU has gotten kind of a bad rep over its short but checkered past. With two films now under its belt, this new DC universe has been coming together, but not exactly how most of us had hoped. While I did enjoy the return of our favorite Kryptonian in Man of Steel, the movie had a mixed reception. So already a rocky start for this new DC universe, and then there was Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. I could spend hours upon hours and several paragraphs talking about what went wrong in that film, but if you’re reading this you probably already know what went wrong. So all I’ll say is that that happened and it has done nothing but made me more worried for the future of the DCEU.

HOWEVER, what I’ve heard and seen of Suicide Squad have definitely impressed me. Ever since seeing that Comic Con trailer I was locked in. And while I would be lying if I said my faith did not waver after seeing the disappointment that was BvS, I still have hope that this movie will at the very least not be a waste of my time. And speaking of time, the runtime for Suicide Squad has been revealed. Now this has not been said in any official capacity by anyone involved in Suicide Squad, but when Collider gets an exclusive I tend to believe what they say. But take this with a grain of salt if you think you should. According to Collider, mv5boty1mzu1mdq1mf5bml5banbnxkftztgwnjazmjy3nze-_v1_uy1200_cr9006301200_al_the runtime is 130 minutes (2 hours and 10 minutes) with credits.

While speculations can be made based on this running time the truth is this doesn’t mean anything except how much of your day this’ll take up. A movie like Green Lantern can be less than two hours and still feel like an eternity, and a movie like Captain America: Civil War can be in reality really long but so well paced that that isn’t even a thought in your mind. This just helps you better plan out your day.

So what are your thoughts on the Suicide Squad runtime? Does the length or lack thereof affect how you feel about the movie? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Suicide Squad and other things in the world of movie news.

Suicide Squad comes to theaters August 5th.


AMC’s ‘Star Trek’ Marathon to Premiere ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Early

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One of the best parts of movie franchises is being able to marathon them with friends and family when all the movies come out on dvd. I have spent many a Saturday marathoning franchises like X-Men and the original Star Wars trilogy with a bunch of friends. But let’s face it, the real way to marathon a franchise is in a theater. A theater that is perfectly air conditioned and has a screen bigger than some houses beats a raggedy couch and a flat screen any day. But these occurrences are a bit rarer than their at-home counterpart, so startrekbeyondposter-4whenever something like this does happen Sprom will make sure you know!

On July 20th of this year, select AMC theatres will be marathoning the new Star Trek trilogy. And yes I did say trilogy. Along with Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek into Darkness (2013), Justin Lin’s first addition in the Star Trek franchise Star Trek Beyond will be shown TWO DAYS before officially coming out in theaters. Awesome right? And for all those who were really bummed about the movie being shown at Comic Con before it came out, well this marathon happens on the same day as that. Meaning those nerds don’t really have anything to brag about (besides, you know, being able to go to Comic Con).

So you can check here to see if an AMC theater near you is participating in this awesome marathon. While not in as many states as I would like, a bunch of you are about to have a great opportunity fall into your laps. Enjoy!


Anton Yelchin Dies at 27


Likely best known for his portrayal of Ensign Paval Chekov in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, Anton Yelchin has been found dead. “Yelchin’s friends became alarmed because he was supposed to meet them hours earlier for a rehearsal. They went to his San Fernando Valley home at around 1 AM and found him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox, which was attached to a security gate. Law enforcement tells us the engine was running when his body was discovered, and the car was in neutral. The driveway was on a fairly steep incline. It’s unclear why he got out of the car.” Says TMZ. The cops do not suspect foul play.

Anton Yelchin was born in Leningrad during the reign of the Soviet Union. At 6 months he and his parents traveled to the United States in the hope of political asylum. He began his acting career at the age of nine in Los Angeles. Along with his role in the new Star Trek franchise, Yelchin was also known for his roles in the 2011 movie Fright Night and Terminator Salvation. Anton was 27.

Anton Yelchin

(March 11th, 1989 – June 19th, 2016)


‘Me Before You’ Director to Adapt ‘The Selection’ Movie


So YA book to movie adaptations aren’t dead just yet. After the underperformance of Allegiant and the disaster that was The 5th Wave , you’d think studios would take a break from these for a minute. Not that the books are bad but it seems people have trouble adapting them. Or maybe I’m just being pessimistic. This example does seem fairly promising considering the circumstances.

Speaking of the circumstances, a director has been attached to the coming movie adaptation of the popular book The Selection. Director of the recently released movie Me before You, Thea Sharrock, will be adapting this project for the big screen. While this would thea-sharrock-uk-premiere-me-before-you-01make this movie her second feature film, her adaption of Me before You overperformed in the box office domestically. So if anything we shouldn’t be too worried.

The Selection is a novel written by Kiera Cass that chronicles the story of America Singer, a girl who gets selected to be in a competition to fight for a prince’s affection. The book being a New York Times Bestseller, this is not the first time someone tried to adapt it. In 2012 a pilot was made in the hopes that the CW would pick it up. Alas that never did come to pass. But then it became clear no one was giving up on the property when Warner Bros bought the rights April of 2015. And now it looks like this name is coming back into the public eye.

So what are you thinking? Is this great news or do you think this series is better made for television? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on The Selection movie and other things in the world of movie news.


‘Lego Movie’ Sequel Pushed Back


The Lego Movie franchise has had a tough run of it. While the 2014 movie was extremely well received by critics and fans alike, the movie was overlooked. The movie wasn’t even nominated for best animated feature. You could’ve easily replaced The Boxtrolls with The Lego Movie and no one would’ve batted an eye (no hate towards Boxtrolls though). All it got was the song Everything is Awesome a nomination. So this franchise has had a bit of frustrating time. And it seems to be just getting worse.

The sequel to the beloved Lego Movie has pushed from May 18th, 2018 to February 8th, 2019. It is unclear why the movie has been moved back considering the success of its predecessor. On does have to wonder what the they think of this movie, with May being the new start of Summer in film. And February being … well it’s not January. If you really believe in a movie you put it in the Summer. So this is something to wonder about.

While this movie has been moved back, it’s spin-off The Lego Batman Movie has not been 1-a-lego-batman-movie-is-coming-jpeg-150184moved. It currently sits at February 10th, 2017, so we have that to look forward to. So what do you think? Is everything still awesome cause we have Lego Batman next year? Or are you really bummed? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on The Lego Movie 2 and other things in the world of movie news.


‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ Casting Updates


Jeez this movie sure likes being in the news. I JUST posted an article on Michael Barbieri’s clarified role in this film (which you can check out here) and now there’s this. Within just these last few weeks a lot of people have been added to the Spiderman: Homecoming cast, the most recent being Donald Glover in a currently unknown role. And now we have two martin-starr-300more actors to be joining the ranks.

The first actor to be added is Martin Starr. He may be best known in the role of Gilfoyle in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley, or at least that’s where I know him best. It is unclear what role Starr will have in the film but considering how much Spidey news has been coming out in recent times there’s only a matter of time. Even though we don’t yet know who he is playing, this is definitely a lovely addition to the Homecoming cast.

The second addition is that of Logan Marshall-Green. He is likely best known for his role as Charlie Holloway in the Ridley Scott film Prometheus. Marshall-Green is currently in mv5bmtgwnty2oti3mf5bml5banbnxkftztcwndc1mtg4nw-_v1_ux214_cr00214317_al_talks to join the cast, so I guess it’s not officially official. However he seems like a lock. If Logan does indeed join the Homecoming team he is set to play a villain. His villain would be a more minor one than that of Michael Keaton’s. Perhaps he’s the Tinkerer to Keaton’s Vulture? Only time will tell.

Along with these two actors the Spiderman: Homecoming cast includes Donald Glover, Michael Barbieri, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Laura Harrier, Kenneth Choi, Zendaya, Tom Holland. The movie is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car).

So what do you think of this news? Is this great or are you so hyped that Donald Glover is gonna be in this movie you don’t really care about these guys? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Spiderman: Homecoming (because there will be more, and probably soon) and other things in the world of movie news.

Spiderman: Homecoming comes to theaters July 7th, 2017.

Sources: Deadline, THR