29 June 2007

Rise of the Silver Screen Sequels

There is lots of green light in the air as TMNT, Transformers, and the Fantastic Four are getting follow ups. Interestingly, The Fan 4 will likely be doing another team up. Maybe the Rise of the Black Panther is going to happen after all.

From Moviehole.net:

Firstly, there’s already buzz – and I’m not surprised – that Dreamworks and Twentieth Century Fox, respectively, has greenlit sequels to their tent-poler’s “Transformers” and “Fantastic Four : Rise of the Silver Surfer”. An insider told Moviehole a few days back that the next “Four” movie will again be dependent on who they can “team the Fantastic Four up with” – speaking, of course, in relation to the Silver Surfer’s presence in the latest movie. “That worked, so don’t expect to see a solo effort”.

And according to ‘Jeremy’, Michael Bay’s website is abuzz with talk of a “Transformers 2”. That’s pretty much a no-brainer though, right? (Here in Australia, “Transformers” was the second biggest opening day of 2007, behind “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and the fifth biggest ever non-sequel opening ever). I’m aware the producers are keen to get moving on film number two… it’s just up to Dreamworks to fire the starter pistol.


Meantime, Marvel’s Steve Murphy tells readers on his blog that another “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie is likely.
“As of two weeks ago Imagi Entertainment (the TMNT movie animation studio) informed Mirage Studios that there was a 50-50 chance of a CGI film sequel. Last week they upped the odds to 70-30 in favor of a sequel, as talks between Imagi and their distribution partners Warner Brothers and the Weinstein Group seem to be heading in a positive direction...”

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