4 items from 2016
Warner Bros. has had a rough go of it the last couple of years, as they continue to try and set up franchises that don't go anywhere. They are currently in the midst of launching their DC Comics Extended Universe, which faltered with a less than stellar box office reception for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While The Lego Movie saga and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are quite important to the studio, Warner Bros. is now banking on one of their most iconic animated properties to set up a whole new world of interconnected movies. Yes, they are using their impending Scooby-Doo animated feature to launch the Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe.
Sometimes news can be both surprising and unsurprising. While no-one really expected a new Scooby-Doo film to be announced, the fact that it has and that Warner Bros. have decided to announce plans for a fully-fledged Hanna Barbera cinematic universe seemed inevitable. Especially since the studio just can.t seem to help themselves when it comes to extended franchises. Entertainment Weekly have confirmed that Warner Bros. are currently developing a Scooby Doo reboot with director Tony Cervone that is bizarrely entitled S.C.O.O.B. This announcement was made at CinemaCon, with Warner Bros. confirming that S.C.O.O.B. will be their "first shot at unlocking the whole Hanna-Barbera Universe." Obviously this means that Warner Bros. plan on following up S.C.O.O.B. with a number of other films, which will then almost certainly overlap and crossover into each other. This could include The Flintstones, »
John Goodman’s role in the upcoming Dan Trachtenberg thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane is a mystery. Yes, we know he plays Howard Stambler – a man who claims to have saved Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s character Michelle from a deadly chemical attack by locking her in his specially-built underground bunker – but the integrity of his character remains unknown.
Whether Howard turns out to be a heroic benefactor or evil abductor, we know that John Goodman will pull it off – he has, after all, played an incredibly diverse selection of roles…
Monsters Inc (2001)
You can’t get cuddlier than Pixar’s iconic fluffy monster Sulley. Though the blue and purple monster works as a ‘scarer’ whose job is to terrify children and collect their screams, he becomes the unlikely hero of this 2001 classic when he meets a young girl named Boo. At first he is terrified of Boo believing her to be deadly as all humans are, »
- The Hollywood News
To mark the release of The Flintstones on 15th February, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. After an aptitude test mix-up, Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) trades his job as a Slate & Company Bronto-crane operator for a vice presidency. But there’s trouble brewing in Bedrock: An evil executive (Kyle MacLachan) and
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4 items from 2016
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