Tim Miller leaves ‘Deadpool 2’ over Creative Differences


It’s hard to believe that only 8ish months ago the smash hit Deadpool came to theaters. The story of a lovable anti-hero turned the hero stereotype on its head with a mixture of raunchy comedy and breakage of the fourth wall. The idea of a character that no one knew being added into the movie X-Men lore in a solo film successfully is mind boggling, but it was done. That cannot be completely attributed to the film’s quality. Ryan Reynolds made people know about that movie. Thanks to his amazing viral marketing, normal people knew about that movie. So this movie was a bit of the Ryan Reynolds show, but he wasn’t the only thing that made that movie great. Director Tim Miller definitely had his hand in making the movie what it was. I can say without a doubt that movie would have been a different experience with Miller pitching in, so this recent news is a bit worrying.

Yes the title of this is correct, your eyes did not deceive. Tim Miller will not be directing Deadpool 2. While Miller was never officially set to direct the sequel, it was assumed by pretty much everyone that he would be returning. Now I know what you’re thinking, “It’s millerFantastic Four all over again. Miller probably didn’t want to be associated with another Fox trainwreck.” Luckily (?) that is not the case. Turns out the differences are between Ryan Reynolds and Tim Miller, rather than Miller and Fox. According to a report from Deadline, the split was amicable and no hard feelings are harbored between Miller and Fox. Miller will in fact be directing the Fox movie Influx, which is an adaptation of the Daniel Suarez novel of the same name. The movie is set to be the first of a trilogy.

So, what happened? If I had finished this article within a few hours of starting it I would have no answer. Luckily I am lazy and therefore I now have answers. According to TheWrap there were two major differences in the Miller and Reynold’s visions for the 991777541458ac07cc7870691074f81amovie, the first of which being that Miller (being a special effects guy) wanted a more stylized sequel, which Reynolds wanted to focus more on the raunchy comedy that got people in the theaters in the first place. Secondly, there was a disagreement over casting. As anyone who has paid ANY attention to the news of the coming Deadpool sequel (or anyone who stuck around for Deadpool‘s post-credits scene) knows, Cable is supposed make his first appearance in this film. While there has been a lot of speculation over who would take over the mantle, no one has been given the title as far as we know. Apparently Miller was rooting for Bloodline star Kyle Chandler to play the character, however Reynolds was not about him. We don’t know why but I’m sure he had his reasons.

In the end Fox knew that if they couldn’t agree then one of them would have to walk off into the sunset, and that person was Miller. I mean they couldn’t let go of Ryan Reynolds, he is Deadpool. Not like they can just switch him out with Ryan Gosling and hope no one can tell the difference. He made Deadpool and Deadpool made him. Before this one thought of The Proposal at best and Green Lantern at worst when they thought Ryan Reynolds. So while this is a shame it’s better than the opposite.

So what effect will this have on the sequel? Do you think it’ll all workout in the end? Who do you want to see play Cable? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Deadpool 2 and other things in the world of movie news.

Deadpool 2 is set to his theaters sometime in 2018.

Sources: http://deadline.com/2016/10/deadpool-director-tim-miller-exits-sequel-ryan-reynolds-creative-disagreements-fox- , http://www.thewrap.com/deadpool-director-tim-miller-exit-ryan-reynolds-creative-differences/


Donald Glover Cast as Young Lando Calrissian in Han Solo Movie


[Danger: Contains one big spoiler I probably could exclude but I don’t want to. But you should’ve seen The Force Awakens by now anyway]

Almost a year ago Star Wars came back with a vengeance with the record smashing Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens. Revitalizing the Star Wars brand, The Force Awakens helped a new generation fall in love with the classic film franchise and because of that Lucasfilm is doing all it can to milk us of our hard earned cash create a variety of quality programming for us to enjoy for years to come. So along with the main movies with Rey and Finn and the whole gang, there are to be a set of anthology movies that come out in between the main movies. The first of these anthology films (which are technically called Star Wars Stories but that sounds weird and less intense) is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (See what I mean?) which comes out this December 16th.It will definitely be something interesting, but right now most people are paying attention to what’s to come after.

That’s right, the next anthology film to come out will be a young Han Solo movie. I say this as if it is news, but if you know Star Wars you know this. But let us recap some important details. First off, the movie is to be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Those are the guys behind successes like The Lego Movie and the Jump Street franchise, so this will surely be awesome. Secondly, Chewie will be in this film, so that’s bomb. And lastly, Alden Ehrenreich is to play the iconic role of Han Solo. While no one will ever replace Harrison lando-lando-calrissian-25600632-400-500Ford in the role, I think this could maybe be a good choice. I barely remember Beautiful Creatures but he was probably good in it.

Now for the actual news (drum roll please) … Donald Glover has been cast as young Lando Calrissian in the young Han Solo movie!!!! This is awesome news. In August it was rumored that Glover was at the top of the list to play Lando but now it’s been made official. Unlike Ehrenreich, I am very familiar with the works of Donald Glover. I knew him for his comedy and his rap career before I knew him as an actor, but after seeing him in things like The Martian and his new show on FX, Atlanta,  I know that when he’s in something it’s worth watching. He’s a great comedic actor but the man can be serious when he needs to be. Just look at him and look at Lando and tell me you can’t see him playing the man. It really is casting as its finest.

So are you as excited as I am? What do you think Lando’s role will be in the movie? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on the young Han Solo movie and other things in the world of movie news.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes out December 16th and will be followed by Star Wars Episode 8 on December 15th, 2017. The young Han Solo movie will hit theaters sometime in 2018.

Source: http://www.starwars.com/news/donald-glover-cast-as-young-lando-calrissian-in-upcoming-han-solo-star-wars-stand-alone-film

Willy Wonka Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.

tdy_willywonkagrab2_151111_0_d996f21baacdd533d5f34f5ac3e47df4Willy Wonka, a staple of the childhoods of many children of the late 20th century. With an iconic performance from the recently deceased Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory somehow made kids that much more into candy. To be totally truthful I’ve never fully seen the movie, but I’ve heard great things. It’s on that unwritten list I have in my head of movies I need to see. But if it helps I have read the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and it was lovely. In conclusion, from the written word to the movie screen Willy Wonka has always been awesome and worth paying attention to. And it seems there will be a new medium with which we can do that.

A Willy Wonka movie is in the works at Warner Brothers. And no I do not mean a Willy Wonka and the Chocalate Factory movie, I mean a Willy Wonka movie. According to Variety, this movie is to be a standalone film following Wonka in his early adventures. It is unclear if any of the other characters from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will be making appearances, but I’m sure we will get confirmation on this soon enough as development on the film goes on.

While it is early in the film’s development, there are a few interesting names attached to the film at the moment. The movie is to be penned by Secret Life of Pets scribe Simon Rich and produced by David Heyman, a man who helped build the franchjohnny-depp-as-willy-wonkaise that was The Harry Potter movies and the spin-off series that is to premiere this November Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Alongside Heyman will be the manager of the Dahl Estate Michael Siegel to help produce.

Now I know what you’re thinking: “Wow, capitalizing on the death of Gene Wilder. Real classy”. Au contraire, mon frere (apologizes to anyone who knows French and is just disgusted by my used of this for one reason or another. This just felt great for the moment)! They’ve actually been trying to secure the IP since the beginning of the year, having only gotten it this Fall. So this was all pre-Wilder, so keep your panties out of a knot.

Opinion time: while I do think that Willy Wonka is a great character, I have never wanted to see him pre-chocolate factory. I’m not against it but it’s not something I’ve been longing for. That backstory from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was enough for me. But this could be fun I guess. What could go wrong?

So what could go wrong? Do you like this idea? Who do you think they should cast to play Willy Wonka? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on the Willy Wonka movie and everything else going on in the world of movie news.

Source: http://variety.com/2016/film/news/willy-wonka-new-movie-david-heyman-warner-bros-

Box Office Battle 10/14 – 10/16

One of the slower weekends this season has passed and with its end comes another BOX OFFICE BATTLE! I do hope you used the correct voice in your head for those caps. If not you have wasted an opportunity my dear friend. But anyway, movies.

1. The Accountant – $24,715,000

Thanks to some pretty bomb trailers and Ben Affleck, The Accountant has taken the gold this weekend. Directed by Gavin o’Conner, this action thriller is set around an autistic accountant for some very dangerous organizations. That’s all I’m gonna say about it but from the trailers it seems better than that description. Most things seem better than that description. Anyway, despite getting some subpar reviews The Accountant has made some pretty decent money this weekend. Congrats.

2. Kevin Hart: What Now? – $11,984,245

Taking second this week is Kevin Hart: What Now? This isn’t much of a surprise considering the fact that everyone loves Kevin Hart, especially when it comes to his stand up. From what I’ve heard it’s pretty good. For all those who saw it aren’t you happy you saw this over Max Steel?

3. The Girl on the Train – $11,974,915

Beaten just barely by everyone’s favorite tiny black man is The Girl on the Train. This weekend it just covered it’s budget , so it’s essentially all profit from here. While I have not seen this movie, I have read at least a third of that book. The plan was I finish it before this movie came out because I was hearing people compare it to the masterpiece that was Gone Girl (saw the movie, didn’t read the book. But maybe one day that will change). If this is the new Gone Girl it was sure taking awhile to get there. Or maybe I’m just impatient, I don’t know. But anyway good job taking the bronze!

4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – $8,900,000

While it didn’t medal Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children did decent enough in fourth place this week. Tim Burton’s latest movie was subject to some negativity but all in all many believed that this was a bit of a return to form for Tim Burton. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but his last few movies have been …  less than satisfactory. While many said this was not all that they hoped for it seems to be a step in the right direction. But on a sadder note this movie still has $40+ million to go to break even, and that’s forgetting about what they spent on advertising. But I’m rooting for you man. Good look.

5. Deepwater Horizon – $6,350,000

And to finish off this week’s top five is Deepwater Horizon. Starring the always amazing Marky Mark and fan favorite Gina Rodriguez (Who I just saw on the Jane the Virgin season premiere. Whoa.), this drama tells the tale of the Deepwater Horizon disaster from 2010. This movie, directed by Peter Burg, allows the viewer to immerse oneself in the tragedy. It doesn’t sound fun when you say it like that but from what I heard it’s great. But on another said note, this movie cost the same as Peregrine and it hasn’t even made half of its budget. But sometimes that happens with this Oscar movies. And it isn’t like Lone Survivor (the last Peter Burg/Mark Wahlberg colaboration) with the whole patriotism element. But I still really wanna see this of all the things out right now. But I might not so why not you do it so I can live vicariously through you.

Honorary Mentions

11. Max Steel – $2,163,720

I’ve heard bad things. This only confirms my beliefs.

So, what did you think of this week’s BOX OFFICE BATTLE? Are the caps too much? Is Max Steel really as bad as I assume? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more BOX OFFICE BATTLES and other things in the world of movie news.

Source: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/


‘Fantastic Beasts’Trilogy Becomes a Quintilogy?


Ever since June 30th, 1997 the muggle world has a been a bit more magical. Kids grew up with tales of witchcraft and wizardry that took over popular culture. And then (for those of us who were never readers) there came the Harry Potter movies. If the world hadn’t caught on to the HP craze by then it was sure joining in after seeing those movies. Those books and movies changed a generation, and when they both came to a close the world started to seem a bit less … magical. But that’s all gonna change very soon thanks to a little thing I like to call Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

This fast coming new addition to the Harry Potter Universe is set to be something very interesting. Set in New York during the early 1900’s, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is connected to Harry and his pals in only the smallest ways. Just because we’re returning to the world of HP doesn’t mean we are returning to our pals unfortunately. But maybe all is not lost. Maybe this Scamander character will be enough to fill that whole in our hearts. And if he is, WB is gonna be making some bank soon enough.

That’s right, the alleged Fantastic Beasts trilogy has been lengthened to a quintilogy (don’t know if that’s an actual term but you’re smart, you’ll figure out the meaning). At a fan event in London on Thursday it was revealed that there will in fact be five movies in the franchised rather than just three. According to Rowling, “We always knew that it was going to be more than one movie — we knew that from the start — so we set a trilogy as a sort of placeholder, because we knew there would be more than one movie. But I’ve now done the plotting properly, so we’re pretty sure it’s going to be five movies.” So you’ve heard it from the creator’s mouth herself. Five movies, the first of which is coming out in a little over a month. Starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne was Newt Scamander and other fan favorites like Colin firth, this movie is gonna be something to watch out for.

So what do you think? Is this Hollywood trying to milk you of your hard earned cash or is this the real deal? Will the world ever feel as magical as it did in those early days of Harry Potter? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and other things in the world of movie news.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes to US theaters November 18th, 2016.

Source: http://variety.com/2016/film/news/fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them-five-movies-1201888226/

What’s Out? 10/14-10/16

It is another lovely October weekend and that means its time for new movies! There actually isn’t much out this weekend but here’s what is out!

The Accountant – Gavin O’Conner


The only big movie to come out this week is Gavin O’Conner’s The AccountantThe Accountant is an action packed thriller with a bit of a twist. The main character, played by Ben Affleck, is autistic. Now this could be really awesome or really offensive. Or both. But offensive or not I have become very interested after seeing these trailers. Accompanying Ben Affleck is Jk Simmons (which is awesome) and Anna Kendrick (less awesome but I’m  down). So a good cast and an original twist on something that could be very cliche, sounds good enough for me!

Max Steel – Stewart Hendler


max_steelAnd here’s the movie that came out of nowhere, Max Steel. I didn’t find out about this movie till about a week ago and I wouldn’t have known about it if I wasn’t in the movie space. I can only assume this is a movie adaptation of the Disney XD show of the same name, so that’s fun I guess. But the trailer is really gross. I just watched it without the sound of and you don’t even need sound to know this is not going to go well. The Disney XD crowd won’t even come out for this, I assure you. But I figures I’d tell you it’s coming out anyway.

Kevin Hart: What Now?


While this is not a movie it sounds a lot better than Max Steel and it’s coming out in theaters so I thought I should mention it. Kevin Hart’s newest comedy special is coming to theaters and this seems like a great thing to take the family to and enjoy.

So what are you going to see this weekend? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on what’s out and other things in the world of movie news.

Box Office Battle 9/30-10/2

October has finally begun and it’s time for Oscar movies and creepy things. Well we got a bit of both of these this weekend, let’s see which prevailed!

1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – $28,500,000


To the surprise of many, the number one movie this week was Tim Burton’s latest film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. While the trailers seemed great to many, quite a few people found it difficult to believe that Tim Burton could possibly make a movie really worth watching. I mean, I liked Dark Shadows fine enough, but it wasn’t classic Burton. This may be TB’s return to greatness. But then again, one good movie does not a Burtonaissance make. But I will look forward to the next thing on Tim Burton’s list.

2. Deepwater Horizon – $20,600,000


In second place comes the true story movie of Deepwater Horizon. Starring the great Mark Wahlberg and the well-beloved star of Jane the Virgin Gina Rodriguez. Oh and Kurt Russell’s in this too. Not to diss him, but he’s no Wahlberg. Anyway this story is amazing and from what I’m hearing this movie allows the viewer to be immersed in this horrible tragedy. But in an entertaining way. While this movie made less than the last Mark Wahlberg/Peter Berg collaboration Lone Survivor (which made $37.8 million), it doesn’t have that ‘murica vibe that Lone Survivor had. But it still pulled in a pretty good chunk of change, so no worries.

3. The Magnificent Seven – $15,700,000


Dropping down to the bronze this week is the remake of the reimagining The Magnificent Seven. Domestically the movie has made a very nice 61.6 million, which bodes well for the western genre. This coming off the heels of beloved indie Hell Or High Water, maybe the western is making a come back? Or maybe people just really like Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt. Whatever the answer may be, rock on Magnificent Seven. Rock on.

4. Storks – $13,800,000

Coming in fourth is the animated comedy Storks. While the movie doesn’t come from the animation giants at Pixar or even the new up-and-comer of Illumination, this movie has seemed to catch the hearts of kids this october. But then again it is also the only animated movie out right now. So that might contribute to the success. But this movie is said to be a fun familty film that might even choke you up at the end. 

5. Sully – $8,400,000

And sticking it out this weekend is none other than Sully. The Tom Hanks/Clint Eastwood collaboration was of the first Oscar bait movies to arrive this fall and it seems to be doing pretty well since it’s premiere. It’s been out four weeks and is still in the top five. However by next week that may not be so ….

Honarary Mentions

7. Queen Of Katwe


This years Disney true life story didn’t quite crack the top five this weekend, but it got pretty damn close. Starring actors such as Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo, the story of an African girl who becomes a chess prodigy is told. I’ve heard this movie is amaze and I do hope y’all go out to see it.

So, what did you think of this weekend? Is this the start of the Burtonaissance? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more box office battles and other things in the world of movie news. 

Source: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/