After last week’s shock Brexit vote, Remain supporters spent most of the weekend in mourning, hardly able to think about anything other than the ramifications of the majority outcome. Away from the world of politics, however, there were some exciting movie news announcements, which might just take a few minds off the referendum for a minute or two.
First up, Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth found his way into the Japanese X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, but it’s not quite what you think. Fast-forward to the 2.30-point in the latest promo to witness Deadpool in a playful after-credits scene, where he points out 5 things you might have missed in the trailer. Is there no end to Reynolds’ promotional duties?
In other movie news:
EW have revealed some new images from Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Whilst excitement surrounding the film has been marred by negative news of reshoots, fans will be pleased to know that veteran actor James Earl Jones will be returning to voice Darth Vader. See Diego Luna, Felicity Jones and Forest Whitaker in action below. [See more EW photos]Taken actress Maggie Grace has joined the cast of heist comedy Supercon. Directed by Zak Knutson, the film follows an assorted group of artists and former TV stars making a living working at conventions, who set out to rob a crooked promoter and icon. Grace will star as comic book artist Allison, with the rest of the cast yet to be announced. The film is due to hit cinemas sometime in 2017.
Having just landed a role in Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled 1967 Detroit riots movie, John Boyega continues to be the man every director wants to nab. Now the actor has hinted at a reunion with Joe Cornish, who directed Boyega’s breakout film Attack the Block. There are no concrete details as yet but could a sequel to the cult favourite be on the cards?
Finally, the folks over at IndieWire have compiled a list of the best movies of the 21st Century. In the list, critics Eric Kohn and David Ehrlich share their favourite flicks in response to a BBC poll, with the likes of 12 Years a Slave, Boyhood, The Wind Rises and Lost in Translation all making an appearance. See the full list here.