Welcome to the Movie Backlot podcast, GeekedOutNations movie podcast. This week Steven and Dylan get together to discuss the recent movie news as well as the Box Office Numbers
Box Office Numbers
1. Think Like A Man Too— $30 million
2. 22 Jump Street — $29 million ($111.4 million)
3. How to Train Your Dragon 2 —$25.3 million ($95.1 million)
4. Jersey Boys —$13.5 million
5. Maleficent — $13.1 million ($185.9M )
6. Edge of Tomorrow — $10.3 million ($74.5 million)
7. The Fault In Our Stars — $8.6 million ($98.7 million)
8. X-Men: Days of Future Past — $6.2 million ($216.7 million)
9. Chef — $1.84 million ($16.9 million)
10. Godzilla —$1.82 million ($194.9 million)
News & Rumors
Looper director Rian Johnson will write and direct Star Wars HYPERLINK “http://www.ign.com/movies/star-wars-episode-viii” Wars: Episode VIII, the second part of the new Star Wars trilogy.
Earlier this week Universal Pictures officially announced the fifth entry in the Bourne franchise has been delayed to July 2016.
A new dramatization of the making of the hit TV seriesSaved HYPERLINK “http://www.ign.com/tv/saved-by-the-bell” by the Bell is coming to Lifetime. The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, will be based on “hours of brand-new interviews conducted for this film.”
Legendary has sold the domestic film rights for Dead Rising, based on Capcom’s zombie survival video game series, to Crackle. The project will premiere as a feature-length film in the U.S. on Crackle, marking the first release from Legendary’s digital division.
Harrison Ford suffered an ankle injury on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, which could potentially set him back eight weeks of shooting. Reportedly, Ford injured himself while shooting a scene involving a door aboard the Millennium Falcon,Han HYPERLINK “http://www.ign.com/characters/han-solo” Solo’s iconic spaceship.
Warner Bros. is allegedly looking at a 2019 release date for the next Batman solo film, starring — and possibly directed by – Ben Affleck.
Paramount announced its official 2016 slate of movies that shows Transformers 5 Paranormal Activity 5, Beverly Hills Cop IV, G.I. Joe 3, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2, Star Trek 3 and the Ben-Hur remake
Jason HYPERLINK “http://www.ign.com/stars/jason-momoa”Momoa (Game of Thrones) will play Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice according to rumors
Warner Bros. is in the preliminary stages of making a new Scooby-Doo movie
DreamWorks Animation has announced new release dates all the way through 2018, most notable are a few sequels like The HYPERLINK “http://www.ign.com/movies/the-croods-2″Croods HYPERLINK “http://www.ign.com/movies/the-croods-2″ 2, Madagascar 4 and Puss in Boots
DC and Warner Bros.’ movie plans for the next several years May 2016 – Batman v Superman, July 2016 – Shazam, Xmas 2016 – Sandman, May 2017 – Justice League, July 2017 – Wonder Woman, Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up, May 2018 – Man of Steel 2
Sonic the Hedgehog is finally getting a movie — in the form of a live-action/CG-animated hybrid.