If you've been keeping up with the latest scoops from CinemaCon this week, you'll have noticed a huge number of logos for upcoming films have been released, including a few for films we didn't have a clue were happening! Let's take a look at the new logos and any details for the films that we received in this cacophony of nerdy information!
1. 'Bad Boys 3'
To quote Hot Fuzz, "you ain't seen Bad Boys 2?" By now the first two films in this franchise have become rather well known. The classic blend of humor and action, along with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's performances, made these films well loved by all. So far, we know that Smith and Lawrence will return, and that Derrick Gilbert will star as Mike Jr., making an interesting dynamic for the usually carefree detective Mike Lowrey (Will Smith). Joe Carnahan (The A-Team) will direct, and the script is currently being written by David Guggenheim (Stolen). The film is set for a 2017 release.
2. 'Zombieland 2'
This was one not many people saw coming. A sequel to the 2009 zom-com hit has been talked about for years, but it's been seven years and not many fans were holding out hope for it, especially with the careers of the four main actors taking such great leaps and bounds. Over the past few years, the various people involved with the project have dropped hints about it either arriving or being dead in the water — but with this reveal at CinemaCon, it seems pretty set in stone now. Nothing is known about whether the main cast will return, although director Ruben Fleischer will return for the sequel. The script is being written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (Zombieland, Deadpool) alongside Dave Callahan (The Expendables Trilogy). When will it be released? No idea.
3. 'Blade Runner' Sequel
This is one we did know was coming. A sequel to the classic sci-fi film has long been in the works, and recent casting announcements made it pretty clear that the film was coming soon. So far we know that Harrison Ford will return as Rick Deckard, alongside Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista in unnamed roles. Nothing is known about the story, except that Ryan Gosling will be the main star this time around. Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) is directing off of a script by Ridley Scott and Hampton Fancher, who wrote the original film.
4. 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
Finally! We've long waited to see what the title of the next Spider-Man film would be, and now we know. Definitely going for a more teenage theme, the film is set to follow Peter Parker as he struggles with the double life he leads between vigilantism and being a high school student. Apparently an exclusive clip was also shown where Peter arrives home to find his Aunt May sitting with Tony Stark, who tells Peter he has applied for a grant and been accepted. So far, we know that Tom Holland will star as Peter Parker, while Marisa Tomei will step into the shoes of Aunt May, and Zendaya has been cast in a role that IMDb is currently listing as "Michelle." As for villains, the Vulture has been rumored to appear, but not as the main antagonist — and that's all we know. Jon Watts (Cop Car) is directing off of a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Horrible Bosses). The weirdest thing about the announcement for this film was that it wasn't the only Spider-Man film getting an announcement at CinemaCon!
5. 'Animated Spider-Man'
That's right! The film we all kind of forgot was coming, Animated Spider-Man, was also announced. A bold move by Sony, but with epic duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) behind them, you can be sure that it'll be full of comedy and brilliant action. No voice actors have been announced yet, but Lord and Miller may take a crack at it themselves, knowing them!
6. 'MIB 23'
Finally, this. I mean — what? I don't think anybody saw this coming. I'm not even sure the people making this saw this coming. In the credits of 22 Jump Street they joked about going on ridiculous adventures in future films all the way up to 43 Jump Street: Mariachi School. But this is possibly even more ridiculous than any of the ideas they came up with in those credits, which is pretty unbelievable. It's a totally crazy idea that only someone who writes fan fiction online would come up with — and yet, for some reason I can't wait to see this film! James Bobin (Alice through the Looking Glass) looks set to direct, because Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be directing the Animated Spider-Man film and the stand alone Han Solo Anthology film. They will, however, produce this film, and they teased that the film will somehow make the crazy sequels at the end of the last film canon, which would be hilarious!
Regardless of how you feel about this film, you have to admit it is a smart money making move by Sony, as the Men in Black series has been floundering after the low-grossing Men in Black 3, and the 21 Jump Street franchise is in need of a shake-up before we get to 43 Jump Street: Mariachi School. Well played Sony, well played.
Anyway, some pretty interesting films are coming, so keep your eyes open for more crazy crossovers, folks!