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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Takes the Series into a New Direction

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom presents more than an ominous title. The new film in the Jurassic series intends to present a brutal world of violent dinosaur mayhem. Early preview reactions now weigh in on the impending new film in the series. Despite the darker tone, the film received solid praise. Sometimes, a “brutal” film delivers what audiences truly want.

 

No, the film doesn’t veer into excessively violent horror territory. The themes of the film, however, do appear to be more mature than what fans expect in a Jurassic Park/Jurassic World film. In the film, the human characters seek to save the dinosaurs from a raging volcano as well as villains interested in capturing the dinosaurs. They don’t want to capture the dinosaurs to save them. Their goal involves selling the dinosaurs to the highest bidder.

 

The film features quite the twist on previous entries in the Jurassic series. In the previous films, the dinosaurs stake out a position as antagonists. They are malicious predators. They threaten humans. This makes the notion that humans try to save the dinosaurs an intriguing concept. Why would humans attempt to save such dangerous creatures?

 

Well, it isn’t fair to blame the dinosaurs for being what they are. Grizzly bears and Great White sharks represent two of the most dangerous predators in existence. The animals aren’t evil. The creatures simply act in accordance with their natural place in the environment. That’s not to suggest humans shouldn’t defend themselves against these creatures. Predators may want to eat humans, and humans want to fight back. Survival of the fittest rules apply. The same is true when humans battle dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Survival instincts kick in. Humans battle for survival against the wild and dangerous predators.

 

The dinosaurs do deserve some sympathy though. Displaced out of time, the creatures lack a true home outside the confines of the park. When threatened, human nature leads some to try and protect them from harm.

 

Taking the Jurassic film series into such interesting territory certainly freshens up the franchise. One problem with the sequels to the original film was the “rehash nature” of the films. They films didn’t seem to add anything new or progress the story. Such doesn’t seem to be the case with the new entry.

Star Wars Character Boba Fett is Scheduled to get his own Film

The Star Wars franchise is constantly growing and expanding. There are 11 Star Wars Films that have been released and Boba Fett’s addition will bring the total up to 12. Boba Fett’s stand-alone film will be a backstory to his life. This film is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2020.

 

If you are not familiar with Boba Fett, he is a bounty hunter. He first appeared in the Empire Strikes Back. He was sent by Darth Vader with another group of bounty hunters to track down Han Solo. After Solo was betrayed by Lando Calrissian. Boba Fett took Han Solo’s body back to his employer who was Jabba the Hutt. Han owed Jabba some money and he wanted compensation.

 

Boba Fett also appeared in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. In this film, Boba Fett was portrayed as a little boy. His father was killed by a Jedi named Mace Windu and Boba watches him die. Young Boba then takes his father’s place and becomes the most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy. This back story about Boba will probably be used in the film. Otherwise they will have to completely reboot the character’s life and his connection to the Star Wars Universe.

 

Huffington Post featured an article about this coming film. In the article it stated that James Mangold will direct this feature. He will use the assistance of Simon Kinberg. Both men have a history and experience with making superhero films. Mangold made the Logan movie and Kinberg was a screenwriter for a few X-Men films.

 

Boba Fett’s inclusion in the Star Wars universe is going to helpful for Star Wars fans. It will provide them with more of an opportunity to better understand the characters within the series. This one of the reasons why Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story was made. These films help people to better understand the events in the original Star Wars films and in the second set of films released in the late 90s and early 2000s.

 

The news of Boba Fett’s own movie has many Star Wars fans happy with anticipation. While Boba Fett is a secondary or minor character within the franchise, his short presence in the series has helped him to become a popular character. Many Star Wars followers cannot wait until his film is released to the big screen.

Jungle Cruise Movie Filming Start Date Confirmed

Those who are interested in watching the upcoming Disney movie, Jungle Cruise, will be happy to know that the filming start date has been confirmed. Those who have been waiting eagerly for production to start for this film can now relax and know that it will be starting soon. Dwayne Johnson that Jungle Cruise will get started being recorded soon. This is a live action movie and something that many are eager to see. This movie is something that will take some time to film and produce, and it is hopeful to hear that work on it will begin soon.

Jungle Cruise is something that is based on an Adventureland ride. This movie is something that nods to Indiana Jones and is something that might be enjoyed by those who are fans of that movie series. The movie is even being said to be something that might be enjoyed by those who are fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. There are many who feel that the movie will be something that they will love and who are waiting for it to be recorded so that it can come to a theater near them and they can go out and see it.

Dwayne Johnson shared information about the Jungle Cruise film on his Instagram account. He is someone who is popular, and there are many who are waiting eagerly to see him act in another movie. There are people who love any movie that he is in and who are looking forward to this movie just because he is a part of it. He shared that he is excited to work with Disney and that he had been longing for this chance to do that. He also shared that the production of the movie would start up on May 21st. The filming of the movie will get started in Hawaii soon, and it should be something that will be worth the wait for those who are eagerly anticipating its filming and release.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ title confirmed, release date still unknown

Director James Gunn has officially confirmed the title for the third movie in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” series. In keeping with tradition, Gunn has said he will go with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” since the first two films were “Vol. 1” and “Vol. 2,” respectively. This doesn’t come as a surprise to most fans, although some fans had hoped for a different title based on main character Star-Lord and his love of music.

A recent report from ComicBook.com suggests that fans were speculating the third “Guardians” film would be titled “Guardians of the Galaxy.mp3” due to Peter Quill aka “Star-Lord” and his love of music. While Gunn said he knew of those suggestions from the fans, he said it didn’t affect or sway him in terms of deciding on what to call the third film.

As far as when that third “Guardians” film will be released, that is still up in the air. Expectations right now are that the film will follow sometime after 2019’s “Avengers: Infinity War” sequel and conclusion. That movie has a release date of May 3, 2019. Gunn was also part of that project as he was an executive producer on both films and wrote dialogue for the “Guardians” characters. He mentioned in a recent Facebook Live session that the third “Guardians” film would be about two years from now, or “around this time.”

The “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” film will be carrying on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in the wake of any tragic events in the “Avengers: Infinity War” conclusion. The first two “Guardians” films followed the adventures of human space traveler Peter Quill, also known as “Star-Lord,” as he works together with a band of misfit aliens including Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Gamora.

The first two installments in the series were also huge hits at the box office, despite some speculation they could flop based on the comic book characters not being as well know. However, the first movie made over $770 million and the second one made, even more, bringing in over $860 million. It’s no surprise that “Guardians” will be among the films carrying on the Marvel universe once the string of Avengers films have stopped.

LATEST AVENGERS MOVIE PROVIDES CLUES TO A POSSIBLE SEQUEL

This summer promises to be a great time for movie fans. One of the highly anticipated Marvel releases that kicked off this spring, “Avengers: Infinity War”, is currently the number one box office hit as of this writing. I had the opportunity to watch the movie this past weekend. The end of the movie left many moviegoers puzzled as to the fate of the main characters. If you have not watched the movie, I would suggest you not read the rest of this article. In the Huffington Post, Bill Bradley discusses possible leaks from a few years ago that provided hints to a possible sequel. Below we will discuss the article and provide some insights to the leaks. The entire article can be read at the following link: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/avengers-4-leaks-get-support-2-year-old-interview-marvel-directors_us_5aeb3dcde4b041fd2d242a37

One blogger named ‘ilurkthingsreborn’ has claimed to have an inside source from Marvel and has successfully predicted some of the scenes from Infinity War before it’s release. Much of this blogger’s speculation of a sequel stems from Captain America and his weapon from Infinity War. One of the scenes gives clues to the possible sequel in which Captain America, Thor and Thanos are involved in a fight scene. The significance of one of Thor’s weapons called the MJolnir was supposedly destroyed in a previous Thor movie but questions were raised as to why it would have relevance in Infinity War. After the blogger asked The Russo Brothers (Captain America directors) about the significance of Thor’s Hammer and Captain America’s ability to use it (which was not part of any previous Captain America movies), they replied that it could be a ‘set up for a future sequel’. Other leaks include a possible death of Captain America which did not happen in Infinity Wars.

In my opinion, I agree with the bloggers claims and I anticipate that there will likely be a sequel due to the overwhelming popularity of Infinity War and unanswered questions that have been raised in Bill’s article. It appears we will have a few more Marvel blockbusters in the summers to come!

Blockbusters All Year Long

There are a lot of new movies that have been released in 2018 that are considered blockbusters. It is much more common for Blockbuster movies to be released in the month of June or July, but it appears to be Blockbuster season for many of the big budget films like “Black Panther” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

The budgets for these movies have been huge and the net gross has also been very big as well. It has become easy for a movie like “A Wrinkle in Time” to make a lot at the box office because Oprah Winfrey was the one that was pushing this film. It is also a book that is very well-known so it became much easier for it to reach a fan base that was already in place.

Many movies that have been created in 2018 have a large amount of special effects and big-budget that bring out fans that are interested in the 3D movies. This is what has been the thing that has captivated millions in the first several months of 2018. There have not been a lot of blockbuster romantic comedies or horror movies, but adventure films that have a lot of action sequences have been taking over the box office.

Typically, movies like this are something that attracts a summer crowd when kids are out of school, but it appears that the action movies like these and other movies like “Tomb Raider” are becoming everyday phenomenons when it comes to action movies.

Producers aren’t waiting any longer to hold off on the new movies. They are coming coming forth with all these. This allows movies to stay at the box-office even longer. It is evident that the “Black Panther” will be in theaters for quite a while because it has had such a successful run. People that bypassed it may desire to see it now.. This is what a blockbuster in the winter months can do. People that do not have a desire to go outside in the cold will be elated to find a good movie that they can enjoy.

It also helps that these movies have received great reviews. When movies get good reviews on websites like Rottentomatoes.com it inspires others to see the movie.

Captain Marvel and the Return of Marvel’s Characters

Congrats 90s kids! Marvel’s Captain Marvel has officially been declared to take place in the 1990s. I can see the memes now: Only 90s kids will remember Captain Marvel.

Marvel Studios have posted a casting list for us to start guessing about some plot points. Since the film is taking place in the 90s, Samuel L. Jackson will be returning as Nick Fury only this time he will not be wearing the signature eye patch. Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson will be returning to the big screen and Guardian’s villain, Ronan the Accuser, played by Lee Pace.

Other announcements include story plotlines like the Kree Skrull War are showing up for the first time in the MCU. Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson, will be playing a significant role in the war. The Kree Skrull war has been mentioned several times in the comics and has impacted many characters like Ronan, Thanos, and the Avengers.

It will be somewhat exciting to see the return of many of these characters. We have already seen some of these characters in previous films, so we will be able to learn more about them. Lee Pace has previously stated his excitement in returning to his role, although, he has no idea what is to happen with the character just yet.

Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury has been in plenty of Marvel’s movies. His appearance in Captain Marvel is fascinating because Marvel has stated will not have his eye patch. Nick Fury has had an eye patch in every single MCU movie since the 2008’s Iron Man. Maybe we will see what happened to his eye in Captain Marvel.

Phil Coulson, played, by Clark Gregg, has been in a few of the MCU movies, but has recently been in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC. His appearance in Captain Marvel hints at a time he worked with Nick Fury as a SHIELD agent.

Captain Marvel comes to theaters on March 8th, 2019 as of this writing. It is being written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The two have been co-directors since film school and worked on the film Half Nelson together.

Tarantino Might Not Direct a Star Trek Movie

Simon Pegg has gone on to say that the likelihood of Quentin Tarantino directing a Star Trek movie is actually rather low. Come to think of it, it does seem like a really far fetched deal for a director like Quentin Tarantino to direct a Star Trek movie. For one thing, his current movie, which is centered on the Manson murders is his 9th movie. This would make Star Trek his tenth movie. Quentin Tarantino has been reported as saying that he only plans to do ten movies. Star Trek would be a curious direction for his tenth and final movie.

One thing that can be said about Quentin Tarantino is that he is going to want to finish his film career off with a bang. Another thing that should be considered is that Quentin didn’t specifically say that he is going to completely stop making films when he finishes his tenth film. He might merely slow down on his filmography. One thing he might do is take an approach that is similar to what James Cameron is doing and releasing a film whenever inspiration, or in Cameron’s case, technology, allows for it. One thing that Quentin Tarantino has constantly talked about is when directors lose their touch.

One thing Quentin Tarantino does not want to do is be that director who is making films long after he has lost his touch. Examples of directors that some would say have lost their touch is Ridley Scott. However, he is known as someone who was more of a hit and miss director even in his prime. Even movies like Blade Runner have not been successes when they were first released. His major initial successes can actually be counted on one hand. Many directors who have made great films continued to do so until they have passed on. As for what Tarantino is planning on doing after he has put down the camera, he has mentioned writing novels among other things he could do. If he does make a Star Trek movie, he has mentioned that he might do an extra film.

The Long Time Coming for Black Panther in Hollywood

The Black Panther movie has really set the stage for African Americans to pay more attention to what is happening in Marvel comic books. It is true that Black Panther is a character that has been around for more than 50 years, but before the movie was unveiled there was no presence of the Black Panther in movie roles. It is true that he has appeared as a cartoon character in one of the Avenger movies, but there was still so much that was unknown about Wakanda and the Heritage that this character had. Now it seems that more people are embracing this fictional world of Wakanda where Africans have healing powers and spiritual rituals that allow them to repair the body and become somewhat immortal in ways. This is what fascinates people about this fictional world that was created inside of black panther. This is a movie that is moving far beyond boundaries and establishing a new quota in
Hollywood.

The appears with this movie that people will still be talking about even after it is no longer in theaters. This is the new popularity of a black superhero. It has become something of a symbol of pride for African-American kids. They finally have a superhero that looks like them, they want to know more about the story that is introducing this fictional world. Kids and adults are embracing this superhero.

It should come as no surprise that this movie would thrive at a time when racial tension is at an all-time high. People really wanted something to take their mind off of everything that was going on in the world today. The popularity of this movie is during the time where Donald Trump is in office as the president. This is not a coincidence.

The popularity of this movie during the time where the Black Lives Matter movement is so vital is not a coincidence. There are many reasons why the Black Panther movie has been successful, and all of those reasons are to be factored in when people look at what has become close to a billion-dollar movie franchise. One cannot help but to look at the sources that have created room for Black Panthers to co-exist with other one dominant superheroes.

Cult Classic, Top Gun, Will be Receiving a Sequel

With director of Tron:Legacy, Joseph Kosinski leading the effort, Top Gun 2 is set to hit theaters in the Summer of 2019. Tom Cruise, who was previously set to star in Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, has recently given up the opportunity to reprise his roll as Maverick in the upcoming Top Gun sequel.

Since the original Top Gun was released, the movie has become a cult phenomenon. Fans of the movie praised it for its realistic depiction of Naval Dog Fighting and its character focused plot. The movie is centered around United States Naval Aviator, Maverick and his Radar Intercept Officer, Goose. During the film, Maverick attended the Top Gun school of NAS Miramar where he meets the love of his life. Along his journey, he sometimes breaks rules and goes against authority to make the correct moral decisions. The movie had a 15 million dollar budget and made nearly 400 million dollars at the box office.

It was during promotional tours for his movie The Mummy when Tom Cruise made the announcement. “Aviators are back,” Cruise began. “We’re going to have big, fast machines. It’s going to be a competition film, like the first one, but a progression for Maverick.”

Top Gun: Maverick, the official name of the sequel is set to explore the life of Maverick since 1986 and how he interacts with today’s military system.

About Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is an actor and producer from America. He was born in Syracuse, New York ins 1962 and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Since he made his film debut at age 19, he has went on to become one of the highest paid actors of all time. All together, Cruise’s films have created nearly 4 billion dollars in revenue.

In 1996 Tom Cruise starred in the first edition of the popular film franchise, Mission:Impossible. The movie was an international blockbuster and since spawned a long list of sequels, all starring Cruise. Mission: Impossible 2 was release in the year 2000 and the third of the franchise released in 2006. Ghost Protocol was released in 2011 and Rogue Nation came out in 2015, also a part of the Mission Impossible franchise. The newest edition of Mission: Impossible called Fallout will be releasing sometime in 2018.