The Movie Paradise Nerd Round-Up: August 20th

Welcome to this week's The Movie Paradise Nerd Round-Up. Essentially what we do here is we take a look at all things nerdy. We break down everything in the world of nerdom, ranging from superheroes to Star Wars and every other geeky thing in between, and analyse the smaller bits of news that weren't big enough stories to necessarily warrant an entire article, but are still significant and important. Perhaps it's casting news, a contract detail, a set image, or something else that's more on the minor side, but is definitely worth checking out. Then we have a little bit of fun with some movie-related videos and clips. It's a time and place for all of us unabashed nerds to come together and talk about the things that we love so much. So, without further ado, let's get started with this week's Nerd Round-Up. 

The News

While promoting his new film The Hitman's Bodyguard, Samuel L. Jackson said that he has not recieved calls about appearing as Nick Fury in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, or Black Panther, and that his next appearance will be in Captain Marvel, which is a prequel film set in the 1990's. We don't know the full stories for the next two Avengers films yet, but it would seem strange if Nick Fury did appear in them at all. Right now, Infinity War has finished filming and they've moved onto Avengers 4, so it's still very possible that they could give Jackson a call in the next couple weeks and he'll be in that movie. Our understanding is that a majority of Infinity War will take place in space, so it would make sense why Nick Fury may not be present in that film. But unless Avengers 4 is another space-bound movie, you have to have him in there in some capacity. He formed the Avengers; he's been there since the beginning. If Avengers 4 is the end of an era of this Marvel Cinematic Universe, then I think you need Nick Fury there. As for Black Panther, Jackson said that it felt strange that you were having an all-black Marvel movie with no Nick Fury, and he needed to be in there. I can understand where he's coming from, but I only want Nick Fury in the movie if the story calls for Nick Fury. I don't want his character crammed in there just because he's black. Our understanding is that Black Panther will take place mostly in Wakanda, so it wouldn't really make sense for Nick Fury to be there. So I can understand why Jackson would not be in Avengers: Infinity War or Black Panther, but I think he absolutely needs to be in Avengers 4

On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Daniel Craig confirmed that he will be returning to play James Bond in the next installment, Bond 25. Not too long ago, we had heard reports that he would be returning. You can read the full article here. While I'm interested in seeing a new James Bond and a new actor in the role, I'm happy Daniel Craig is doing another one. While I personally liked Spectre, not a lot of people were happy with it. So it probably does make sense to do another one and go out on a high note. What will be more interesting to me is to see who will be writing and directing this film, and what direction the story will be taking. It doesn't make much of a difference who plays Bond; what matters is the story. Who is playing Bond doesn't decide whether the film will be good or bad. We could have a sh*tty movie with Daniel Craig, or a sh*tty movie with someone else. Or vice versa. So while I'm glad to see Craig back in the role, since I like him a lot as Bond, what's more important is who will be helming it and what direction the story goes in. So I can better gauge my excitement for this when we learn that later on down the line.

It is being reported that Gotham City Sirens and the Tomb Raider reboot writer, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, is being brought on to help write Captain Marvel. The film was already being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out). It's not known yet whether Robertson-Dworet will simply be doing a new draft or will be doing a page-one rewrite. The idea of a new writer being brought on isn't troubling at all. All movies, especially giant blockbusters, go through multitudes of writers before they ever reach the big screen. Now, if we did find out it was a page-one rewrite, that would be a bit concerning, but as far as we know right now Robertson-Dworet is just helping fine tune what is already written. Where my concern for Robertson-Dworet comes from the fact that nothing she's written has come out yet. Gotham City Sirens is still in development, and it's unknown whether it'll even be made. Tomb Raider looks promising, but it's still a video game movie adaptation, and that means that we have to approach it with absolute caution. And any of the other films Robertson-Dworet has helped write are still in development, so there's no way to know whether she is a good writer or not. Again, the idea of a new writer being brought onto Captain Marvel isn't concerning; what is is Geneva Robertson-Dworet's resume, or lack thereof.

The Other Sh*t

Robert Meyer Burnett Goes Comic Book Shopping,
courtesy of ColliderVideos

Understanding the Movie Pass Deal, courtesy of
John Campea

Honest Trailers- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,
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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