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In today’s edition of sequel bits: Mark your calendars for a sequel to Mamma Mia! Watch a moody Cars 3 TV spot. Johnny English is getting another sequel. Info on Dan Conner’s (John Goodman) return to Roseanne. And more! It’s been almost ten years since Mamma Mia! destroyed it at the box-office. The adaptation of the 1999 Abba musical grossed over $600 […]
- Jack Giroux
Simon Brew May 22, 2017
Currently going by the title of Johnny English 3 (although expect that to change), Atkinson’s character is a spoof of James Bond, originating from credit card commercials. But 2003’s Johnny English and 2011’s Johnny English Reborn both did solid box office, and a third movie is now due to start shooting before the year is out.
Pre-production has already begun on the movie, although the full cast has yet to be locked down. Johnny English 3 is expected in cinemas in October 2018.
As we get further details on the movie, we’ll pass them your way…
It looks like Rowan Atkinson’s bumbling British spy Johnny English is set for a return to the big screen, with Chortle reporting that pre-production is underway on a third movie, which will start shooting in the autumn ahead of a cinema release in October 2018.
The character of Johnny English, a spoof of James Bond, originated in a series of adverts for Barclaycard, albeit under the name of Richard Latham. The character made the jump to the big screen with 2003’s Johnny English, which was followed in 2011 by the sequel Johnny English Reborn. Both films grossed $160 million apiece during their theatrical runs.
Atkinson had previously said that he was hoping to revive the character, stating that: “He’s fun and he’s rather human. I think he’s a rather realistic character. Perhaps he’s a more realistic and believable character than James Bond, in many ways. James Bond is just a superman. »
- Gary Collinson
Author: Zehra Phelan
Just when you thought it you was safe from that buffoon of a spy from ever making a return – no not Bond but his parody counterpart, Johnny English is marking a return to the big screen as its rumoured pre-production has already begun.
Related: Johnny English Reborn news and premiere interviews
Making his return as English is the comedy stalwart Rowan Atkinson in the titular role but for now that’s all we’re getting as a plot or full cast list are yet to be announced. However, what we do know is that filing is due to commence in the autumn with a release slated for October 2018.
The spoof spy advantage seems to be following a pattern of releasing sequels eight years apart from one another. We last saw Atkinson as English back in 2011 in Johnny English Reborn where After a disastrous mission in Mozambique, he »
- Zehra Phelan
The first poster has arrived online for Scorched Earth, the upcoming action thriller from director Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors, Johnny English), which stars Gina Carano as Atticus Gage, a bounty hunting tracking down criminals in a post-apocalyptic Earth. Check it out here, along with the official synopsis…
The planet has suffered an environmental collapse; the air became dangerous to breathe, the water became toxic, and billions of people died. Generations later, mankind has finally re-established a rudimentary society, in an attempt to pick up the pieces that continue to blister in the sun. Gage (Gina Carano) is a bounty hunter and she has a chance at the bounty of a lifetime. She infiltrates a gang of outlaws in order to bring in their leader, and everything is going to plan until she meets a slave girl that reminds her of her dead sister. With her loyalty to only herself now tested, »
- Gary Collinson
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