The Movie Paradise Nerd Round-Up: January 23rd

In this editorial series, I will be doing a weekly collection of all things nerdy. Some of the article will be a wrap-up of some movie news, perhaps casting rumors or images; stuff that doesn't necessarily warrant an entire article but are still important. Then the rest will be different geek culture items, such as memes or videos. I will try my best to post these every Saturday. So let's get our hands nerdy (okay, that was terrible) and check out the geek picks of this week.

The News

After the monumental success of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (read our review here), fans have been eagerly awaiting to see the next episode, which is due in May of 2017. Until now. The sequel has officially been pushed back to December of 2017. Many could see this as a reason to worry, but I think it is purely financial. The Force Awakens made the astounding numbers it did mainly because it came out in December. It didn't have a lot of competition, and it was able to carry into the dead month of January. If released in May, Episode VIII would have a lot more summer competition that could hinder its intake. I think the executives as Disney saw The Force Awakens' box office numbers, and realized they could make more profit if Episode VIII was released in December. 

After the critical bomb and the moderately successful box office intake, the future of the new Terminator universe was in question. The rights go back to James Cameron in 2018, which leaves enough time to make another film, but it didn't seem like it would be successful. Still, a sequel was slated for release, up until now. The Terminator: Genisys sequel has been dropped from its release date, putting its release into question. It's entirely possible they are wanting to rework it before it is released, but I really don't think this movie is coming at all. I think Paramount's best move right now is just to wait until the rights go back to Cameron. This film made an okay amount of money, but I think they would lose money on a sequel, and that's not a risk they want to take. 

One of the biggest news stories of last year was when Sony and Marvel worked out a deal for both studies to share Spider-Man. Tom Holland was later cast as the webslinger, and will appear first in this year's Captain America: Civil War. His solo outing was scheduled for the end of July in 2017, but now the date has been changed. The film has been moved up a couple weeks to the beginning of July. I don't think this change means much. It's a better sign that they move it up rather than back, but I think it just shows that they're making real progress on this film, and that they are confident about the character in Civil War

The Other Sh*t

My Mom Interviews ice Cube and Kevin Hart,
courtesy of Screen Junkies

Everything Wrong With San Andreas, courtesy
of CinemaSins

Top 10 Innuendoes in Kids Movies, courtesy
of WatchMojo

So that's our nerd round-up for this week. What do you think? What are your thoughts on the news articles? What about the videos? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Written by: Nate
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