Despite taking some time to make and even though it’s only just opened in cinemas, the positive reception for Deadpool has prompted Fox to go ahead and greenlight a sequel. Deadpool 2 could prove to be the start of a successful franchise for the merc-with-a-mouth. This marks a sharp turnaround for the superhero film that nearly didn’t get made. And with it being an R-rated romp, it has certainly bucked the trend of most films of the genre as well. No word yet when Fox is looking to release Deadpool 2 in cinemas.
Michael Pitt Joins Ghost in the Shell
The upcoming Ghost in the Shell live action adaptation has added Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt to its cast. The actor is set to portray the Laughing Man, who will reportedly be the lead villain in the film. Scarlett Johansson is confirmed to play cyborg cop Motoko Kusanagi. The popular Japanese anime will be produced by DreamWorks and distributed by Paramount and Universal. Ghost in the Shell has been scheduled to be released in March 2017.
Hulk vs Ant-Man
One of the commercials that stole the halftime show during the recent Superbowl was the Hulk vs Ant-Man Coca-Cola advert. As the rest of the Marvel universe were ready to settle their own problems with Civil War, these two Avengers were pitted against each other in the ultimate special effects commercial. It looks like it cost a Marvel-lous sum of money to make too.
Netflix Reveals Voltron Force! Logo
Streaming site, Netflix is gearing up to produce a reimagined Voltron animated series, which will be due out this year. The series titled Let’s Go, Voltron Force! is part of Netflix’s offering in the coming year and its one that’s been met with huge interest by fans of the beloved cartoon series. The animated series is part of Netflix’s collaboration with DreamWorks Animation, which also includes a Trollhunters series from the mind of Guillermo del Toro.
Sonic Gets A Movie
It looks like the beloved Sega mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog is finally getting his very own movie. The production, which is expected to be a mixture of live-action and CGI is expected to hit theatres in two years’ time. “Sega Sammy Group is currently planning with Sony Pictures to create a live-action and animation hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog movie scheduled for release in 2018,” said Sega Sammy Group CEO Hajime Satomi in a recent interview. “With this CG animation production, we would like to expand our business into other entertainment areas beyond what we are currently involved.”