Hit the Ground Running – April 16, 2014

Scott Iwaniec

Here is some quick news from the past few weeks that is important to know:

Michael Bay reveals that Transformers 4 is actually the first film in a new Transformers trilogy, and Bay makes it clear he is not guaranteed to direct the next two. Mark Wahlberg is signed on for two more films, so we can expect to see him in there, along with the Dinobots, of course.

AP Photo
AP Photo

When asked about Marvel’s Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman smirks and hesitates to give a phony answer to the interviewer. Not to jump to conclusions, but it’s pretty obvious that he was in some interaction with Marvel concerning to role. I’m not saying he IS the Black Panther, but he knows something we don’t.

2016’s X-Men Apocalypse is revealed by director Brian Singer to be “somewhat based on the 1980s storyline Age of Apocalypse.”

The Rock reveals he has signed on for a role in the DC universe, and primarily hints that his character will be Black Adam, but we do not know this for sure.

Star Wars Episode VII will be filming some scenes in the desert. It is theorized that this will be Tattooine, the home of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.

The 1994 film, Timecop, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme will be remade.

At a Captain America press conference, Anthony Mackey and Samuel L Jackson trash talked DC films claiming, “Marvel has the heroes and DC has a few interesting villains.” DC fans have been in rage since.