Weekly Roundup #3 (19th June 2016)

Here’s this week’s news…

Let’s start with Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2 has all but wrapped filming and will appear at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. The director, James Gunn, posted the following video on social media.

 

The Spider-Man: Homecoming news keeps rolling in and Martin Starr, of Silicon Valley, has joined the cast. In addition, Donald Glover, who was a popular choice among fans to play Miles Morales, the alternative universe Spider-Man, has also signed up. I doubt he’s playing Miles Morales, though, he’s probably a little too old given Tom Holland (Peter Parker/ Spider-Man) is only 20 but we could be wrong. It would certainly be cool to see a live-action Miles Morales.

In more Spider-Man news, Sony have announced a Spider-Man Playstation game is set to be released in the foreseeable future.

Over to DC and David Ayer, the director of Suicide Squad, has told us that the controversial tattoos sported by Jared Leto’s incarnation of the Joker are packed full of easter eggs. He also commented that they based his look on what drug lords look like on Instagram. Why are drug lords on Instagram, surely they have more important things to be doing?

Sticking with DC, and Rocksteady, creators of the critically acclaimed Arkham series of video games, have announced that they are working on a Batman VR game. That’s just about the one thing that has got me interested in VR.

Next, and excitingly, the first trailer for David Brent: Life on the Road, the spin off sequel to the Office, has dropped. You can watch it below.

A strange one here. A few weeks ago, we heard that Sicario was getting a sequel, named Soldado. Well, this week we’ve got news that another Sicario spin off is being planned with the same characters minus Emily Blunt.

That gender-swap Ocean’s 11 reboot is adding yet more exciting talent with Elizabeth Banks now on board. It’s quite a cast they’re assembling.

In other interesting casting news, Helen Mirren, yes Helen Mirren, has joined Fast & Furious 8. Yep. Not sure what to do with that.

And finally, that Indiana Jones sequel nobody asked for has recruited John Williams to score. That’s one reason to go and watch it then.

Did we miss anything important? What did you think of the David Brent trailer? Are you excited for VR and is the Fast and Furious franchise becoming high brow? As ever, let us know! 

 

 

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