The Movie Paradise Nerd Round-Up: April 16th

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

James Cameron has been hard at work on developing a trilogy of sequels to follow his 2009 effort, Avatar, which became the highest grossing film of all time. These films have been continuously delayed, as he claims he needs more time to develop the story. And now, Cameron has stated that there will be four more films released annually starting on Christmas of 2018. I really think four sequels are too much. I even thought three sequels were too much. Avatar was well-liked, but I don't think people are waiting on the edge of their seats for a five-part saga. At this point it is really getting ridiculous. By the time the first sequel comes out, it will have been nine years since the original hit theaters. I love Cameron as a writer and a director. He is a brilliant visionary. I trust him. So I'm hoping he really does have something special with all of these sequels. But it's really become ridiculous at this point. 

With audiences gearing up to get their first look at the new Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, more and more news is dropping about the character's solo film, due next year. And now we officially know the film's title. The new movie will be called Spider-Man: Homecoming. I am very mixed on this title. I absolutely hated it when I first heard it, because I immediately thought of the high school dance, Homecoming. So what, is this film all about Spider-Man trying to make it to the dance on time while fighting bad guys? It just sounds stupid! But then someone pointed out to me that it has a double meaning, that this is the character's homecoming for being back at Marvel. Then I liked it a little bit more. I'll have to see what the story is, and what this title means for the movie. But at the moment, I'm very hesitant about it. 

Keeping on topic with Spider-Man: Homecoming, rumors have begun circulating as to what the villain will be, and who will play him. Right now, it is being rumored that Sony and Marvel are eyeing the Vulture being the main antagonist, with Michael Keaton filling the role. The Vulture is one of Spider-Man's earliest villains, and is ripe for an onscreen depiction, and Keaton would be perfect to play him. I think he could make the character fearsome, and avoid him from being campy. He is a tremendous actor, and he has been making a comeback especially in the last couple years. He could be a great addition to this film. It's funny, since Birdman was a nod to his previous role as Batman, but it may also be a nod to his future role as the Vulture. 

The Other Sh*t

Batfleck Makeover- Custom Collectible, 
courtesy of Cosplay Chris

Everything Wrong With The Jungle Book,
courtesy of CinemaSins

Exclusive Set Visit to Key and Peele's Keanu,
courtesy of Screen Junkies

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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