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News Blow Out 02/16 – ManlyMovie

News Blow Out 02/16

SUICIDE SQUAD SEQUEL

Here is a bunch of news that’ll be condensed into one article today, starting with news of a sequel to Suicide Squad. Mel Gibson could end up directing it. Warner Bros. is courting the actor-director to helm Suicide Squad 2 and the sides are early in talks, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. No official offer has been made nor has any commitment.

That’s interesting, but for my money, unlikely.  Mel recently denounced ‘spandex’ movies, or more accurately, their sucky writing.  So Warners would really have to let him do his thing in order for him to get involved in such a tired genre.

THE RAID

Joe Carnahan is taking on The Raid.

The filmmaker and actor Frank Grillo on Wednesday shared an Instagram video announcing the project, which would reimagine the groundbreaking 2011 Indonesian martial-arts film.  So while it was dead at one point, now it’s back on the radar.

In a series of tweets Wednesday, Carnahan revealed more details of the re-imagining, saying he would direct and produce the project, with Gareth Evans, helmer of the original film and its 2014 sequel, on board as an exec producer.

WONDER WOMAN

Yes… news about another comic book movie!  But like the above, somewhat relevant because this news features Arnold Schwarzenegger and all news about The Oak gets coverage, because he’s Arnold.  According to AVClub Arnold might be considering a cameo in the movie.

Speculation is that Schwarzenegger will play Ares, the god of war, or that he’ll show up in a post-credits scene. Though these rumours right now look especially weak to me.

THE MARINE 5: BATTLEGROUND

How many of those Marine movies are there?  Apparently the fifth is coming out way, check out the trailer above and the log line below.  Please… no CGI bullets substituting blanks this time!

Jake Carter is now working as an EMT back stateside after fulfilling his duties in the Middle East. While responding to a call, Carter finds himself protecting a man from a biker gang ruthlessly trying to attack him.

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