The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for December 8, 2017
FINALLY! We have a trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom! Set several years after the events of Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sees Claire Dearing and Owen Grady heading back to Isla Nublar, where dinosaurs have been roaming freely since the Jurassic World theme park was overrun. However, these creatures don’t have much time left in this environment, as a volcano eruption threatens to kill them all. It will be up to Claire (who is now the head of the Dinosaur Protection Group), Owen and their allies to transport as many as dinosaurs as possible off the island to save them from extinction.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is coyly promoting that we will see a brand new color light sabre next week, once ‘Jedi’ is in theaters. Between the comics, cartoons, novels and movies, Star Wars fans have pretty much seen every color saber there is, but movies-alone, we’ve only see Red, Blue, Green, and Purple. What color do you think we’ll see debut on the big screen? Yellow? White? Turquoise (a mix of Obi & Luke’s sabers)?
Above is our first look at Aquaman from his upcoming solo big screen outing. When asked about the character, Jason Momoa said “You’re going to see that I really wanted him to be that gruff thing, because he has to become king. If Justice League is like seeing him at his lowest, and not just his lowest, but this loneliness that I wanted about him, so when we get to Aquaman you know why he became that, and how he had been put in that lonely spot.”
After implying he wants out, Ben Affleck is expected to return as the Caped Crusader for the upcoming movie based around The Flash. Ben is unlikely to keep the role by the time The Batman starts production. Batman director Matt Reeves has stated he wants to cast a fresh talent to portray Bruce Wayne for his film. Both Jake Gyllenhaal & Jon Hamm have expressed interest.
Finally for the week (Happy Friday!), we have another first look. This time, the first look belongs to Sophie Turner’s Phoenix (Jean Grey) from the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Dark Phoenix takes place in 1992, which is 10 years after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse. The team will consist of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm, Nightcrawler, and Quicksilver (Evan Peters), with Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) again leading the team. The group finds itself looked upon as heroes for a change, but that is starting to affect Xavier in a negative way.
“Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions,” Director Simon Kinberg says.