It’s been a while since we reported on some news but the News Reel is back and it’s about the news you NEED to know…not all that other crap that you couldn’t give a damn about.
- Keanu Reeves on Bill and Ted 3 Story
Keanu Reeves, during an interview with GQ let slip a little info on the basic plot of the new Bill and Ted film. During the interview, Reeves explains that the plot will deal with the responsibility of writing the greatest song in the world – as we all know that didn’t exactly happen. Here’s a choice extract from the interview:
“One of the plot points is that these two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world. And they haven’t done it. So everybody is kind of like: “Where is the song?” The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock. And we go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future “us” refuses to tell us, and another future “us” blames us for their lives because we didn’t write the song, so they’re living this terrible life. In one version we’re in jail; in another we’re at some kind of highway motel and they hate us.”
The interview also goes on to reveal Reeves’ feelings on middle age (let’s not forget that he’s almost at 50 years), and his thoughts on film vs. digital.
I still can’t believe that they’re doing this but as a fan of the original films, I hope it stacks up.
- Nicolas Cage to appear in the Expendables 3
Nicolas Cage is officially attached to the Explendables 3, and even though the second film in the suprise hit franchise hasn’t hit screens, it’s safe to assume that the third entry will get the green light.
In an interview with Total Film, Avi Lerner also let light on some other actors that he would like to see in the next film, a list that includes the legendary Clint Eastwood and Harrison Ford, in addition to the incarcerated Wesley Snipes (who is legendary for his tax evasion). The likelihood of Eastwood making an appearance is very slim due to his retirement despite currently starring in the baseball drama “Trouble With The Curve”.
- The Wolverine Won’t be connected to X-Men Origins says Jackman
The Wolverine is a standalone title, separate from the Origins film. X-Men Origins is widely regarded as being, well…shit (I wouldn’t know), so the choice to distance this film from the Origins seems like a good idea as opposed to the title of Wolverine 2. Courtesy of Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, spoke to Total Film about the decision:
“We’ve deliberately not called it Wolverine 2 because we want it to be placed and feel like a standalone picture.
“With an all-new cast and setting it in Japan, it’s going to give us a whole new visual aesthetic.”
Jackman also goes on to explain that the film will not be overloaded with mutants, instead going for a more character based narrative.
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