This week was all about Marvel (and 20th Century Fox – as it owns the rights to X-Men currently). Not only the sneak peak for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was released, but Logan as well. Since there weren’t a lot of big reveals at New York Comic Con, this week you can expect people are going to be talking up GotG2 and Logan.
Release Date: 3 March 2017
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen
Summary: There is no official summary released yet, however, comic fans think the plot will be likened to that of Old Man Logan.
Quick Thoughts: Having Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt” in the background gives a lot of closure feels, considering Hugh Jackman says this will most likely be his last appearance as Wolverine. Simon Kingberg, a producer for the movie has also hinted at Logan‘s western feel as well as the R-rating, which will be an interesting departure from the PG-13 rated X-Men movies (possibly after Deadpool‘s success?).
While I haven’t read Old Man Logan, it reminds me a bit of Last of Us as well as the other plots utilizing the young protege savior complex. I’m hoping it’ll be a bittersweet moment with Jackman’s last role as Wolverine but possibly opening new doors for future Wolverine/X-Men movies.
The UK trailer for Logan has small moments that aren’t included in the US trailer that are considered NSFW due to violence – giving us a glimpse of the R-rated nature of the movie.
The Boss Baby (2017)
Release Date: 31 March 2017
Director: Tom McGrath
Cast: Lisa Kudrow, Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi
Summary: DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby. It is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.
A Cure For Wellness (2017)
Release Date: 17 February 2017
Director: Gore Verbinski
Cast: Mia Goth, Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs
Summary: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem.
When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of The Ring, comes the new psychological thriller, A Cure For Wellness.
Army of One (2016)
Release Date: 4 November 2017
Director: Larry Charles
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Russell Brand
Summary: There is no official summary yet but via Wikipedia – “The film follows Gary Faulkner, an ex-con and unemployed handy man who believes God has sent him to capture Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. The story is based on the real-life Faulkner who traveled to Pakistan looking for bin Laden.”