Its sunday so that means Weekly Oddity day!! This weeks edition contains everything from Black Panther to IT: Chapter 2 to Transformers and lots more!! For those new here, we cover a top story from each day of the week and put it into one big post every Sunday evening- so enjoy!
Monday 12th February 2018: Black Panther IMAX pre ticket sales higher than any other Marvel movie.
Before Black Panther was even released it was breaking records. It has been tracking a $165 million opening weekend and by tomorrow morning we will find out if that was correct or not. This would land the movie into the top 5 or 6 superhero movies of all time.
Greg Foster IMAX Entertainment CEO has spoken out and said that normally ticket sales peak with 10 days to release day however with Black Panther it grows each day and expected the ticket sales to be highest on the opening day.
You can read our views on the movie below!
Tuesday 13th February 2018- Zack Snyder’s Justice League Storyboard Reveals Deleted Darkseid Scene
New concept art from Zack Snyder's Justice League confirms the director’s original version continued the Knightmare plot and introduced the DC supervillain Darkseid. This storyboard shows Darkseid in a chair invading earth using what looks like a motherbox. One cool feature of this concept is the justice league sign that has been turned to rubble. This could be a continuation of the nightmare scene from Batman V Superman, but we will never find out as it was never shot. This would just be another way that DC would copy Marvel by teasing the Big Villain through post credit scenes.
Wednesday 14th February 2018- Marvel is interested in all female movie
According to Tessa Thompson, Valkyrie from Thor Ragnarok, Marvel is interested in an all female movie. With Black Panther having just released which is the first black superhero movie Marvel is looking to expand to female superhero movies with Captain Marvel releasing early next year and a Black Widow movie potentially in development.
According to Thompson Kevin Feige is "really excited about the idea." The female cast pitched the idea to Feige during the 10th anniversary gathering last October. Everyone involved wants to do the movie so we'll have to wait and see whether the plan fruitions or not.
Thursday 15th February 2018- Sony nearly brought all of Marvels character rights in the 1990s
In the 1990s Marvel nearly became bankrupt. To avoid bankruptcy they had to sell some of their character rights away which is why Fox have control of the Xmen and Fantastic Four and Sony have control of Spiderman. However originally Marvel offered all of their character rights to Sony in 1998 but the studio only wanted Spiderman.
According to the Wall Street Journal Sony Pictures chief Yair Landau offered to buy Spiderman, however Marvel counteracted with an offer for Sony to buy all of their character for $25 million, but Sony rejected and bought the rights to Spiderman for $10 million. And the rest as they say is history.
Friday 16th February 2018- IT:Chapter 2 sets filming dates
IT:Chapter 2 has set its filming dates for summer this year as they intend to start filming on June 18th and expected to have wrapped filming by October or November this year.
Bill Skarsgård is still portraying the dancing clown Pennywise, but due to the film being set 27 years later the child actors will only return in flashbacks and the story will focus mainly on the adult versions of their characters. The film was a box office success last year gaining $700 million worldwide and Andres Musciette took no time confirming the sequel. The film is going to be released in 2019 and we cannot wait!!
Saturday 17th February 2018- Jumanji is Sony's second highest grossing movie ever
Jumanji is expected to cross $900 million worldwide this weekend. This will make it Sony's second most successful movie ever being just behind Skyfall at $1.1billion.
No-body could ever have thought this movie to have done so well as it has exceeded every expectation. It even beat The Last Jedi for the new years top spot. Sony have already greenlit a sequel which is expected to hit theatres in December 2019 which will place it against Star Wars yet again. Both writers Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg have signed up for the sequel as well as director Jake Kasdan.
The movie is yet to be released in Japan, but with Black Panther being a major contender the film is not expected to gross past $1 billion.
Sunday 18th February 2018- Transformers movie universe reboot might not happen
Contrary to recent reports, it seems that the Transformers movie franchise won’t be rebooting after all. Earlier this weekend, Hasbro stated that the blockbuster franchise would reset following the release of Bumblebee. That decision is already being called into question, however, as Bleeding Cool is now reporting that the Transformers brand manager refuted the idea of a reboot during Hasbro’s presentation at Toy Fair New York. The franchise has pulled over $4.3 billion worldwide in five installments, but each new entry gets worse critic reviews so maybe a reboot is needed without Michael Bay as director or maybe just leave the franchise for 10 or so years like Star Wars did after episode 3.
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