Are you ready, gang? After so much back and forth, it seems like Pacific Rim 2 has finally been confirmed, complete with a brand spanking new director.
It's not a rumor from Deadline this time. There's a press release and everything. It's happening.
Some hints for the new actor rumored to play Doctor Strange: Like previous rumor subjects Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy, he is a white fella. And he's an Oscar winner. No, it's not Alan Arkin. Why did your brain even go there?
So, you remember how Underworld's Len Wiseman is directing a Mummy remake
? I don't blame you if you don't; since the news broke last September we've heard virtually nothing about it. But today there's a curious tidbit from of Vulture
: Though the movie already has one screenwriter, Universal has hired another screenwriter to pen a second, competing script. That writer? The Hunger Games
' Billy Ray
So, are the two writers going to fight to the death to get their version made, or…?
We here at The Mary Sue don't exactly hide our love for the Brendan Fraser
era of the The Mummy
. After all, Evie Carnahan is one of our favorite Action Librarians
. They're action/horror movies that didn't really seem to be made for any reason other than to show the audience a good time, and if they had some outdated tropes and clichés in them, at least it seemed like it was part of a conscious attempt to make a comedy that referenced another era of adventure film, not an unconscious one.
Which is why we're a little sad to hear that that Len Wiseman
, the guy behind Underworld,
is Universal's choice to make their Hammer Horror monster into a brand new franchise
. See Rachel Weisz face up there, Universal? That's the face we're making.