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Margot Robbie gives exciting update on Pirates of the Caribbean reboot

Published: 19/Nov/2020 18:50

by Emma Soteriou


Margot Robbie has said the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot will include ‘a lot of girl power’ in an update on the movie’s progress.

It’s been three years since the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie, starring the likes of Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, and Kaya Scodelario.

However, the franchise is in need of a fresh take now more than ever, and luckily, there are already talks underway for a soft reboot, taking on a female lead.

Margot Robbie is expected to feature in the movie, once again joining forces with Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson.

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What will happen in the reboot?

Though she is remaining tight-lipped about what’s in store for the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot, Margot Robbie has spoken briefly about plans for the movie and where it is in development.

In an interview with Collider, Robbie said fans could expect ‘a lot of girl power’.

“It’s too early to talk about it but I love Christina, obviously. I’m not a producer on Pirates, so I’ll sit back and kind of wait for the process…” she continued. “We’re really, really excited at the prospect of adding a key female element to that world.”

Robbie had previously been asked about it during the Happy Sad Confused podcast too, where she added that it was still ‘early days’.

If writer Christina Hodson’s previous work is anything to go by, especially Birds of Prey, the soft reboot will inevitably be action-packed and have some strong women at the forefront of it, as opposed to the typical ‘damsel in distress’.

That being said, fans are also calling for Johnny Depp’s return to his famous Captain Jack Sparrow role, after he was recently asked to resign from Fantastic Beasts 3 due to losing a court case.

It’s unknown if he will appear in a sixth movie, but news of what’s in store for the female-led reboot is definitely exciting for fans of the franchise, hopefully giving a whole new angle to the story. It’ll certainly be worth the wait when the time finally comes for its release.


Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun


The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.