Archive for May 26, 2017
Paddington 2 snags an early 2018 release date, while fellow animated flick Sherlock Gnomes is bumped back two months. Everyone’s favorite children’s book came to life two years ago when Paddington bounded onto the big screen. The film was a huge success for French distributor StudioCanal, as it went on to garner both critical praise and a hefty box office sum. Few were surprised when, later that same year, it was announced that the studio would produce more Paddington movies. Paddington 2 news has been slowly developing for some time, and it looks like the studio just released some key info.
We already know that Paddington 2 will once again feature Paul King as writer-director, and that the sequel has already ...
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Don’t expect a director’s cut of Patty Jenkin’s’ “Wonder Woman” when it comes to home video. In fact don’t expect to see any deleted scenes at all because, according to Jenkins, there aren’t any. Not one.
Speaking with Collider during the junket for the DC Universe film, Jenkins revealed that the only changes between her first cut and the theatrical cut were some tightening of individual scenes rather than structural changes like extracting sequences:
“You know, it’s not like a long journey didn’t happen but what amazes me is how little has actually changed from the first cut other than tightening. Little changes to the final battle, that was really it.
I think that what I ended up finding about the final battle was I was hitting emotional points for Diana that I really wanted to hit but I felt a craving for some other kinds of emotional gratification and engagement that we tried to accentuate even more.
I think what you learn is rhythm, tone, humor where the jokes are happening but in our case, I just now can finally say all this. We didn’t cut one scene in this movie nor did we change the order of one scene in this movie from the script that we went in shooting with… We’ve got the DVD now, they keep wanting to put cut scenes and there aren’t any.”
She does say the one major change was the “walk to No Man’s Land” scene which they reshot but otherwise kept intact – it’s just a different version of the same sequence.
In related news, some gorgeous concept art from the film has gone up at EW courtesy of production designer Aline Bonetto who is especially proud of Doctor Poison’s laboratory: “You have to give the feeling that every tool, every bottle, is something on the way to create something more dangerous. You can only go further and further. They had to push me out of this set.”
“Wonder Woman” opens in cinemas on June 2nd.
Recently, Sony Pictures announced their own Spider-Man-based universe. With a Venom film arriving in 2018 and a Silver & Black (a Black Cat & Silver Sable movie) in development, they signed Tom Hardy to star as the titular symbiotic life-form and recently landed a director for Silver & Black. The Venom movie brings with it some exciting possibilities, while opening up yet another confusing microcosm of Marvel’s disjointed cinematic wing. Since Spider-Man is currently a communal property between Sony and Disney, the Venom movie muddies the waters for the joint Marvel-Sony cinematic endeavor. How can Venom, who’s origin story is intrinsically linked to Spider-Man, exist without a direct link to the MCU (at ...
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