Hey guys, and welcome to Weekly News Wrap. Today we're going to be discussing and breaking down the big news stories of the week. We're going to be publishing these so that we can cover more obscure news that we wouldn't normally cover.
Latino Review released a scoop earlier this week that Jena Malone, who was cast in the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice as a mysterious role, will play Barbara Gordon. In the comics, Barbara is Jim Gordon's daughter, and eventually turns into Batgirl, and eventually Oracle. She is also famously shot in the Joker origin story The Killing Joke. While many people believed that Malone would play Carrie Kelly in the film, it seems likely that she will play Gordon. However, there is no confirmation if she will turn into Batgirl in the film. As for my opinion, Jena Malone is a fantastic actress and I'm sure she would be great as Barbara Gordon. However, Batman v. Superman is seeming SO crowded at the moment. Between Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor, Aquaman and Cyborg, there is basically no room for anybody else. Why not just introduce Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl in the solo Batman movie that Ben Affleck is going to make? If this report is true, hopefully Barbara Gordon will not turn into Batgirl, and just be a side character just to give an introduction to Barbara Gordon and Batgirl.
DEADPOOL TRAILER #1 RELEASED
At SDCC, 20th Century Fox showed a trailer for Deadpool that got fans super excited for the upcoming film. This week, the trailer was released online. The Red Band version is the one enclosed in this article, and the Green Band trailer is on our Trailers page. Personally, I liked the Red Band version a LOT more than the Green Band. It's more fun and seems much less held back than the Green Band trailer. However, the trailer was super cool and got me excited for the film.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Harry Potter spinoff film, already has an impressive cast, with Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne starring in the movie. Recently, Colin Farrell has been added to the cast of the film. To start, this movie is getting quality actors to star in the movie. Colin Farrell is not a great lead, but he is fantastic in supporting roles, as shown in films such as Minority Report. If he can be a cool wizard or something that would rock! I'm SO excited to revisit the Harry Potter universe, and that JK Rowling is penning the script. Warner Brothers has always done Harry Potter films so well, with such respect for the source material, and while I was initially skeptical of the film, I am now convinced and pumped to see this spin-off.
In a recent announcement where Sony Pictures revealed their upcoming movie slate, the company confirmed skepticism in Hollywood that Bad Boys 3 has indeed started production. It is implied that Martin Lawrence and Will Smith will return, and most likely Michael Bay will not return to direct. I've personally never seen the Bad Boys films, however good buddy cop movies are some of the most fun you can have. However, if this film is just being made for money, I will be heavily disappointed. Fun comedic action films have recently been brought back from the dead with 21 Jump Street being such a huge success. This movie could be super fun, and so I'm excited for the film.