There have been a number of exciting rumors in the film industry that have been announced over the past week or so that I for one would be more than happy to see come alive on the big screen. Let’s take look at some of the rumors that have popped up and assess on which have either been confirmed, are likely to be true or perhaps rumors that have occurred out of hope.
More Matrix Movies?
It would seem that at a recent event in London Keanu Reeves stated that he had been out to lunch with the Wachowski brothers and that talks of two more Matrix movies were held. According to the insider at the event the brothers have the script to split into two not three movies and that Reeves has the potential to once again take on the Neo character. Whilst the first Matrix movie was an awesome film it is safe to say that the two sequels were more about the cash cow than anything else. It wasn’t so much that they were bad films they were just not as enjoyable as the first and they went way too overboard on the special effects.
The other rumor that has come of this is that the brothers have also met up with James Cameron to discuss pros and cons of 3D and are once again looking to push the boundaries of 3 dimensional film making (much as Cameron did with Avatar).
In terms of this being true it has only come from one person that has stated that Reeves has said this and there has been no confirmation either way as of yet.
Kick-Ass 2 In The Works?
Another big rumour to hit the world over the past couple of weeks (thanks to British newspaper the Daily Mail) is that the Kick-Ass 2 screenplay is being worked on by Jane Goldman. Kick-Ass was easily my top movie from 2010 and when I spotted this I simply had to dive in to do a bit more research. Sadly what I found was nothing more than false promises from a newspaper (surprise, surprise).
First of all she only co-wrote the first movie with Matthew Vaughn and it was based on a comic book and not a cartoon (as the mail had said). This I already knew and I should have known that this fact would have been one to stop me from getting too excited. Mark Millar and John Romita Jr, authors of the comic book are planning to write a sequel but until this has been done how can the screenplay be written?
This doesn’t mean that Kick-Ass 2 won’t happen but things need to be starting soon before Chloe Moretz who plays Hit-Girl gets too old for the role.
A lot of rumous have been going around recently on who will be in the next Batman movie, who is going to play what character and what the story is going to be based around. Decisions have been made and actors have stepped forward to take on the roles too.
It would seem that Anne Hathaway is set to be cast as Selina Kyle (Catwoman). No reference to Catwoman has currently been made so perhaps we will see a transition much like we did with Harvey Dent and Two Face in A Dark Knight.
Also confirmed is Tom Hardy as Bane. Hardy has more recently been seen in the blockbuster hit Inception and this time it looks like Bane will be played in the way he was supposed to be played, a ruthless, intelligent criminal that is more than a match for Batman. I try not to think about when he was played alongside Poison Ivy.
Rumors of the Riddler and Penguin have fizzled out and people think that Nolan didn’t want to go after a character that is too similar to the Joker as he would have been compared to the fantastic performance that Heath ledger put in.
Another rumor that has been started is that there is a possibility of Batman 4 from Nolan and Bale. Neither has confirmed that this is the case but it is also safe to say that neither has stated that they will not do another sequel.
The safe thing to say is that finally this movie has had confirmation and both Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes (director) are returning for another go. Whilst the speculation is that the movie will conclude a trilogy of events there has been no formal word to whether this is true or not. Other rumors are that Rachel Weisz is set to play the villain in the movie (this is an old rumor that started back in March 2010) and that the movie title could be one of the following:
Red Sky At Night, The Property Of A Lady, Risico and The Hildebrand Rarity.
Arnie Is Back?
Another rumor that has been confirmed is that Arnold Schwarzenegger is making a return to acting. Although stating that he has no intentions of returning to action movies that made him famous (booo) he has stated that he is reading three scripts that he is currently interested in.
So there you have it, the rumors and the real truth behind them all. Are there any rumors you have heard recently that you are unsure of, let me know and I will see if I can find out for you!