Despite finishing second to Pitch Perfect 2 (which just kind of sums up everything wrong with life) at the box office, George Miller has announced that plans are in place to go ahead with Mad Max 5, or as it is already titled – Mad Max: The Wasteland. This tells us nothing really, other than perhaps Max is going to actually be the focus of the film this time? Geek Tyrant broke the news and has a few more details below. I doubt Charlize Theron or her character will return. He is a “road warrior” after all, so he tends to move on down the line. Mild spoiler warning for Fury Road below.
Miller appeared on The Q&A Podcast (via The Playlist) and revealed that name of the next sequel is going to be Mad Mad: The Wasteland. What could that mean? Is the Wasteland the area that the women wanted to ride across on motorcycles in Fury Road? Is it a catch-all name for the world itself in a post-apocalyptic state?
We know that Tom Hardy will be back since he’s signed on for three more movies, but there’s no word yet on whether Charlize Theron will return to reprise her role as Furiosa.
After 33 years of entertaining audiences, first at NBC with Late Night, then for the last 22 years at CBS with The Late Show, David Letterman signed off with his final program last night. What can you say about his career except that it has no peer save his own personal idol, Johnny Carson?
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Rocksteady released a very unique trailer for the final installment in their Arkham trilogy: Batman Arkham Knight, which is set for release in a little over a month. The trailer mixes live action with a little bit of gameplay, building off their tagline of “Be the Batman”. Arkham Knight will release on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC on June 23, 2015, and looks like it is going to be the definitive Dark Knight experience on console. Official plot summary below. Get ready to be the Bat!
Batman: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning “Arkham” trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for New-Gen platforms, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. In this explosive finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham and destroy the Batman forever.The Batmobile is brought to life with a completely new and original design featuring a distinct visual appearance and a full range of on-board high-tech gadgetry. Designed to be fully drivable throughout the game world and capable of transformation from high speed pursuit mode to military grade battle mode, this legendary vehicle sits at the heart of the game’s design and allows players to tear through the streets at incredible speeds in pursuit of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains. This iconic vehicle also augments Batman’s abilities in every respect, from navigation and forensics to combat and puzzle solving creating a genuine and seamless sense of the union of man and machine.
One of the most pleasant surprises for me last year at the theater was how awesome The Maze Runner turned out to be. It’s the rare series where I haven’t read the books, and I’ve kept myself from reading the rest of James Dashner’s series so I can go into The Scorch Trials not knowing any more than what I do from this first trailer, which looks fantastic. Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones), Lili Taylor, Nathalie Emmanuel (Furious 7) and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) join the cast as the trials continue on September 18, 2015.
Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth film in the franchise and first in 30 years, has received the kind of critical and audience praise usually reserved for Pixar classics. Tom Hardy takes over the titular role from Mel Gibson and, while there are Easter eggs for series fans, this is really a fresh start for the franchise. I apologize for the tardiness of this review. I actually first saw the film Thursday night and I’ve been stewing on it since then and decided I needed a second viewing to write a fair review. So, after two viewings, is Mad Max worth the hype? Continue reading Movie Review: Mad Max Fury Road (2015) *The Maddest of them All*