Brian Michael Bendis has jumped from Marvel to DC in a “multiyear, multi-faceted” exclusive deal. DC made the announcement this morning via Twitter, with the author retweeting the statement.
“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Bian Michael Bendis exclusively to the DC family with a multiyear, multi-faceted deal,” reads DC’s tweet. “He’s one of the premier writers in the industry having created so many unforgettable stories wherever he’s been and we cant’ wait to see what he has planned for the DC Universe.”
The DC projects Bendis will be working on have not been disclosed, nor have details of when the author’s Marvel projects would conclude or how it would impact his numerous creator-owned project published under Marvel’s Icon imprint.
Aside from the awesome title of the original article “The Han Solo movie now being “nearly all” reshoots proves that Ron Howard should have shot first”, this does have me a tad worried. Ron Howard does sort of rock so I still can’t wait to see what he can do.
Star Wars has caught a bad case of reshoot-itis. Symptoms include blurred directorial vision, hair falling out and, in the case of the Han Solo movie, a sudden loss of money if insider reports are anything to go by. This wasn’t just a cut-and-paste job after Chris Lord and Phil Miller’s firings either – it’s essentially a completely different movie under the helm of new director Ron Howard.
Star Wars News Net’s Resistance Broadcast podcast (via Screen Rant) has spilled the beans on what’s been going on behind-the-scenes on the reshoots. Two quotes stick out. First, the movie is now “nearly all” from the reshoots. Lord and Miller’s cut has been confined to, probably, that great big ditch in the desert where they buried those god-awful E.T games in the ‘80s.
If that’s the case, then it makes sense that Michael K. Williams had to leave the movie due to scheduling conflicts and you’ve got to wonder just how close the movie ends up being to its original idea. No one wants a horrible mish-mash of a script that doesn’t mesh with a completely fresh vision.
More worryingly for Lucasfilm’s coffers, the reshoots also allegedly cost “twice the budget.” When you think about Star Wars: Rogue One only being salvaged from considerable reshoots, and ending up costing a total $200m overall, you’re bound to be looking at something north of that figure.
Could we be seeing our very first Star Wars flop in the making or can Ron Howard save the day? The director has been a great sport with teasing out several shots from the movie, but it could just be a case of distracting us from the great big worry that they’re throwing money down the Sarlaac pit. We’ll have to wait until 25 May, 2018 to find out.
The poorly rated Suburbicon (25% on RT) sort of bombed, while the other poorly rated Jigsaw (38%) and Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween(7%… seriously, 7%!) took the two top spots this pre-Holoween weekend.
1. Jigsaw $16.2 Total: $16.2
2. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween $10.0 Total: $35.5
3. Geostorm $5.6 Total: $23.5
4. Happy Death Day $5.0 Total: $48.3
5. Blade Runner 2049 $3.9 Total: $81.3
6. Thank You for Your Service $3.7 Total: $3.7
7. Only The Brave $3.4 Total: $11.9
8. The Foreigner $3.2 Total: $28.8
9. Suburbicon $2.8 Total: $2.8
10. It $2.4 Total: $323.7
Happy Death Day was decent, but Blade Runner 2049 was really damn good. It and American Made are both solid as well. Next week Only the Brave is out and it’s looking like a real winner.
1. Happy Death Day $26.5 Total: $26.5
2. Blade Runner 2049 $15.1 Total: $60.5
3. The Foreigner $12.8 Total: $12.8
4. It $6.0 Total: $314.9
5. The Mountain Between Us $5.6 Total: $20.5
6. American Made $5.4 Total: $40.1
7. Kingsman: The Golden Circle $5.3 Total: $89.6
8. The LEGO Ninjago Movie $4.3 Total: $51.5
9. My Little Pony: The Movie $4.0 Total: $15.5
10. Victoria and Abdul $3.1 Total: $11.3
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Star Wars has always been known for putting the epic in space epic, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi will surely be no different. When coupled with the rumoured runtime, however, you’re looking at being just over two months away from feasting your eyes on the longest Star Wars movie ever. Perfection.
And a break down of the times
Star Wars: A New Hope – 121 mins
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – 124 mins
Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi – 131 mins
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – 133 mins
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones – 142 mins
Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith – 140 mins
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 135 minutes
Star Wars: Rogue One – 133 mins
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 150 mins (unconfirmed)
So, not only would The Last Jedi be the longest Star Wars movie by a whole 8 minutes (though the interminable Attack of the Clones felt like 12 hours long, to be fair), it eclipses the original Star Wars movie by half an hour. At this rate, Star Wars 9 will be closing in on 3 hours.