The Movie Paradise Nerd Round-Up: September 23rd

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

Out of the three Fox X-Men movies hitting theaters next year, the most mysterious one has to be New Mutants. While we know what to expect from Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix, there's not much known about what Josh Boone is bringing to the table with his film. However, we may now have an idea of what they could be going for with New Mutants. Fox CEO Stacey Snider has revealed some information about the film, comparing it to movies like The Breakfast Club, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and The Shining. She also described it as a "haunted house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers". Now, we had heard before that this was going to be along the lines of a horror film, so these statements surely fit with that. I'm not sure what to make of this, however. I'm having a hard time visualizing the kind of movie they're going for, but I'm certainly interested in what they're making. Everything they're saying is appealing to me; I just am having a hard time picturing it as an actual film in my head. Fox has handled other risks like Deadpool and Logan with excellent care in the past, so I have faith that they will do something equally as risky and different with New Mutants. I just hope the risk pays off. 

Hot off the heels of John Wick: Chapter Two earlier this year (you can read our review here), we have been hearing that Lionsgate is moving right into making Chapter Three. We've known that they have been developing it, but we haven't had any idea of exactly when it would be coming out, until now. John Wick: Chapter Three will officially be hitting theaters May 17th, 2019. The year is a good mark to hit. Chapter Two came out three years after the original, so having Chapter Three come out two years later makes it close enough that we don't have to wait too long, but also gives the filmmakers enough time to properly develop it. My issue comes from the fact that it will be coming out in May. The first two movies found success by hitting theaters without a lot of pressure on them. The first one hit in October, and the sequel came out in February. And they were relatively profitable. However, a May release date means that Chapter Three will be going up against the summer movie blockbusters, in which it will be demolished. Chapter Two was successful, but let's not kid ourselves into believing that its success was on par with the summer blockbusters; Chapter Two made $171 million dollars worldwide. That's great for a film like John Wick, but that's nothing compared to what Marvel and DC movies make. I think 2019 is a good year to release Chapter Three, but I do hope it moves its release date to a better month where it won't have so much high risk competition.  

It has been rumored for a long time that Jesse Eisenberg's role as Lex Luthor has been cut from the theatrical version of Justice League, but now we are also hearing that Kiersey Clemons' role as Iris West has also been cut. I was completely fine with Eisenberg not being in Justice League. I found him to be one of the worst parts of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and I did not like the direction they took his character in at all. So, assuming he didn't have a vital role in the film, I was fine with him being cut out. However, I'm not so sure about Clemons being cut. If it was a needless cameo just to set up her role in Flashpoint, then it's fine with me if she's cut. But if she was in Justice League to help develop Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), and give him more substance as a character as we follow him in Justice League, then I think cutting her scenes would be a mistake. Now, we don't actually know what kind of role she had in the film. Like I said, if it was just a cameo, and if she didn't really add anything to the story, then I'm fine with her being cut. I don't want a whole bunch of extra, pointless subplots in Justice League. But if her inclusion was to help make Barry a stronger character, then I think her presence will ultimately be missed. 

The Other Sh*t

Honest Trailer- Wonder Woman, courtesy of
Screen Junkies

The Top 10- Action Movie Sequels, courtesy
of SK Plus

My Interpretation of mother!, courtesy of
Jeremy Jahns

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: Nathanael Moln├ír
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