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UPDATE Re: Yesterday's Disney Shindig: NATIONAL TREASURE 3, WILD HOGS 2, Depp as Tonto, PIRATES 4, TR2N, And More!!

Merrick again... Heard back fgrom Electric Dreams about the PRINCE OF PERSIA footage mentioned below. Here's what he had to say:
It was a montage, basically, with narration of what the film was about cut together w/ interviews w/ Bruckheimer, Jake and a couple other cast members. It showed him running around, fighting, doing some jumps, showed some very rough animatics and storyboarded together shots, some details about the villains trying to get the Dagger. A cool villain with a purple cloak whose arms turned to snakes and he thrust them into the ground. They went after somoene looking like TREMORS. Jake looked good with his painted 300 abs I'm sure. Looks promising though thus far.


Merrick here...
Electric Dreams, who has sent us some rather juicy material in the past, dropped us a line about yesterday's event with Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook.
So just got back from attending the Walt Disney Showcase that the company throws for partnering agencies and media and had some big news to reveal. 1st a recap. Dick Cook the President of the Motion Picture Division spent the day teasing upcoming films for 2009 thru 2011, and with it came a barrage of celebs who he welcomed to the stage to further make the announcement sweeter, here are some examples; RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN - Dwayne Johnson appeared, talked about the film. WILD HOGS 2: Bachelor Ride - Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H Macy all reunited as they pulled on stage on Harleys. HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE - Bily Ray and Miley showed up and Miley performed a new song from the soundtrack of this film. NATIONAL TREASURE 3, SORCERER'S APPRENTICE, G-FORCE - Jerry Bruckheimer and Nic Cage sat with Cook and announced they were going ahead w/ these film, we even saw a trailer for G-Force. CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC - Isla Fisher made an appearance. THE PROPOSAL - Sandra Bullock (leaving Dick Cook quite star-struck) came by. DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Robert Zemeckis & Jim Carrey talked about making the film. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 - Kenny Ortega & the Cast came on stage and showed a teaser montage for the movie. BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA - George Lopez and Papi the Chihuahua chatted it up w/ Dick They showed the TRON 2 trailer (and everyone went nuts), the same that was shown at Comic Con and Dick said it was for sure a go. A great SURROGATES trailer & a montage to music of PRINCE OF PERSIA recent dailies wowed the audience, but no appearance by Bruce Willis or Jake Gylenhal. A teaser of art/concept drawings were shown of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", and Dick officially announced Johnny Depp was playing the Mad Hatter!!! The entire KODAK theater was treated to a 90% finished full version of the movie BOLT (in 3-D) which was BE-AWESOME!!! And in the end as Dick Cook was wrapping up, the USC Marching Band comes out and starts playing the Lone Ranger theme and a graphic for the film comes on screen. Suddenly the curtain raises and a White horse w/ a Lone Ranger character is galloping on stage during the music. When it's over, Dick says he hasnt cast a Lone Ranger yet, but he had an idea for a Tonto. Just then Johnny Depp comes from off stage dressed to the nines as Jack Sparrow with a Lone Ranger mask on a stick over his eyes, banters w/ Dick Cook and makes Dick wear the mask and hold the gun he was carrying. And then Dick Cook says, "Well what do you think? Johnny Depp as Tonto???" The crowd goes mad-wild and he says "OK, done." Then goes onto ask if he thinks we should have Johnny back for another Pirates film? T he crowd goes mad, Dick Cook says "OK, done. "The theatre erupts. Johnny mumbles some things in character and then darts off. Maybe was on stage a total of a minute and barely said anything. It was such a fun day! Johnny came out as Sparrow had a big white indian feather stuck in his head sticking up... John Lasseter was there talking about CARS 2. He debuted CARS TOONS, a new mini-on-line series starring Mater which will start showing soon leading up eventually to the CARS 2 film...which is about Mater and Lightning McQueen travelling internationally. This 1st CARS TOONS was about Mater imagining he was a Fire Rescue truck and a Medical Doctor. Cute, There's one coming up where he thinks he's a Daredevil and another where he fights Bull-Dozers called El MATER'DOR And when they teased Princess & the Frog, Randy Newman performed a song from the film LIVE...tons of fun!!! Disney knows how to impress and get the word of mouth out! Just thought I'd share with you the news and the officiality of it coming right from the Mouse's mouth! Electric Dreams
I'm asking Electric Dreams about details of the HANNAH MONTANA movie...I mean the PRINCE OF PERSIA footage shown & so forth, so check back for an update in a bit.

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  • Sept. 25, 2008, 6:56 a.m. CST

    by StormyMonday

    whoo. some of that might actually be awesome.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 6:58 a.m. CST


    by pearlanddean


  • Sept. 25, 2008, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Can't believe Johnny Depp did that

    by O_Goncho

    Making public appearences at Disney events in character... Not only did I not think I'd see the day, I didn't consider that such a thing could exist in the form of a day.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Depp as Tonto

    by Samson_K

    Will this be a case of the first white guy to play Tonto?<BR><bR>Serious question actually!<BR><BR>Fourth Pirates? Not against that as long as it's a stand alone flick and not the entry into an impenetrable trilogy!<BR><BR>Cars 2 - - where the fuck are any Incredibles spin-offs!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Some good sounding stuff

    by The Handsome 12th Doctor

    Did anyone else read that and for a second think that 'Sorcerer's Apprentice' was the subtitle for the 'National Treasure' film.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:04 a.m. CST

    The Indians are going to be pissed

    by I Dunno

    I'm going to sate my white guilt by dropping some wompum at the Hard Rock.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Handsome 12th Doctor

    by Bouncy X

    yep, i too fell for that sorcerer's apprentice thing....i'm blonde though, what's your excuse? :P

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Re Depp as Tonto, Etc

    by durikaj

    Samson, Depp's maternal grandfather is a Cherokee, so he is at least 1/4 native american (don't know maternal grandmother's lineage offhand). Actually looking forward to the Cars 2 movie. But that's just because my 5-year-old has worn out the DVD and the PlayStation game for the first one! And yes, Handsome 12th Doctor, I did think that Sorcerer's Apprentice was the subtitle for the third National Treasure film!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:11 a.m. CST

    do we really need another Pirates movie?

    by Cedar_Room

    I mean for fucks sake only the first one was mildly entertaining. The 4th one will just me more CGI incoherent nonsense.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST


    by Samson_K

    I did not know that - thanks.<BR><BR>He is a good actor but I do think it's gonna be brave for Disney to cast someone not 100% Native American as Tonto - if Tonto is actually meant to be 100% Native American! My Lone Ranger knowledge is ltd to the crappy movie from the late 70's/early 80's and three jokes - 2 brilliant, one not so good

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:17 a.m. CST

    I'd be excited for a Pirates 4 IF...

    by O_Goncho

    The only returning cast members are Johnny and Geoffrey Rush. If I see even a hint of Will Turner I will be sending a strongly worded email to the complaints department of Disney, possibly in bold red font. Srsly I'd be THAT pissed.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Isn't the first time Depp has played Native American

    by Frank Black

    The Brave, starring him and Marlon Brando was, but of course it was never domestically released so it will be the first time audiences here have seen him play one. No more Pirates movies for me though. Part 3 was painful...

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Depp's played an Indian before anyway, right?

    by O_Goncho

    In that film he directed... the title, plot, and cast of which escapes me. But he was definitely Native American.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:19 a.m. CST


    by O_Goncho

    Curse you for being several seconds ahead of me, Frank Black. CURSE YOU.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:19 a.m. CST

    If you have to look up his family tree

    by I Dunno

    to see that he's part indian, I don't think that's very compelling. Unless they put it in the credits. Johnny "Cuddles With Burton" Depp.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:23 a.m. CST

    The thing about the Hannah Montana movie...

    by The Ringwraith

    Is that its being directed by Peter Chelsom. Now I know he's made some shitty movies in his time (Shall We Dance, Serendipity, Town and Country), but The Mighty stands as one of my all-time favourite movies and a large part of its charm is Chelsom's sturdy direction. No matter how you look at it, he's a much higher class of director than you would expect from a Miley Cyrus vehicle...

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Conflicted Like Every Nerd PS (SETH ROGEN FOR LONE RANGER)

    by RosebudsTheSled

    I love how I read this stuff and for the most part think- cool,more Pirates, More Lasseter, more Tron, more Witch Mountain, and a fucking Lone Ranger movie...and then I go...wait this Disney...these are the same douchebags that make shitacular direct to video sequels to their classic films...why is this actually kind of exciting? And btw...wasn't Lasseter set to eliminate all of the direct to video stuff when he was put in charge of animation? Is all the stuff currently coming out just a hold over from a few years ago? And a second btw...I'm probably the only one on the planet but I actually liked Pirates 3 better than Pirates 2...if for no other reason that they mixed the sound so that you could actually here the dialogue in World's End...also there were some fantastic visuals...the ship and the reflection, the multiple personalities of Jack...good stuff. Anywho...SETH ROGEN FOR LONE RANGER!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Green light for Cars 2 but no Incredibles 2?

    by Rolling_Stone

    Can Disney not fathom how superior The Incredibles is over Cars?

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Nothing about When in Rome?

    by Pennsy

    Which is Disney's romantic comedy big gun for '09 with Josh Duhamel and Kristen Bell?

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:27 a.m. CST

    when the hell are we getting the tr2n trailer

    by Cap'n Jack glorious quicktime?

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:30 a.m. CST

    So if they showed the TRON 2 trailer

    by cornponious

    then i am expecting a much better bootleg version very soon.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:32 a.m. CST

    ...and stop replacing letters with numbers in titles!

    by I Dunno

    Th4ts fucki6 ann0y1n6.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:36 a.m. CST

    $crew y@u!

    by Cap'n Jack

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Johnny Depp as...

    by Raindog789

    ..Tonto: Done! Johnny Depp as The Lone Ranger: Done! Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter: Done! Johnny Depp as The Mad Ranger: Done! Johnny Depp as The Lone Hatter: Done! Johnny Depp as Johnny Depp in Tyler Perry's Being John Malkovich: Done!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Johnny Depp as...

    by Raindog789

    ..Johnny Cash: Done! Johnny Depp as Johnny Winter: Done! Johnny Depp as Joni Mitchel: Done! Johnny Depp as Kel Mitchel in "Good Burger 2": Done!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Seth Rogen As The Lone Ranger

    by RosebudsTheSled

    Done...Seth Rogen as Thor...Done, Seth Rogen as Robin...Done...Seth Rogen Wonder Woman...done...Seth Rogen as the entire Justice look, all of the casting issues for the next four years are solved...and the way he's going now, Seth could probably juggle them

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Dance, actor!

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Dance! Dance!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Anyone get the feeling...

    by BizarroJerry

    that Depp is in debt or something?<p>I agree it's a little weird to have him play Tonto. I mean, the TV series from the 1950s actually managed to have a real Native American guy playing Tonto! Well, he was just called an "Indian" back then, but you know what I mean.<p>And finally... Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride? Ignoring the quality of such a film, does that title imply it's like a bachelor party? Isn't the youngest guy in the group like 45 years old? Not that older folks can't get married, but that's just weird.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST


    by Rommel Catuncan

    sugar rush.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST


    by Rommel Catuncan

    Johnny Depp does have that island to pay off. <P> I can't see Depp playing Tonto straight. Maybe he falls off his horse a lot or something. And gets chased by a lot of white men and he runs away screaming.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST


    by Midnightxpress

    Seriously the world would be a better place if 90% of these movies never see the light of day. And that crowd is one WILD group. I got a headache just reading this sycophantic article.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 8:25 a.m. CST

    I loved National Treasure. National Treasure 2 was "ok"

    by Cotton McKnight

    I hope they get back on track for the third one.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Naw, Tonto won't be done as a joke

    by BizarroJerry

    Any other Ranger version I know of keeps him a serious character. And these days I can't imagine Hollywood turning a Native American character into anything silly. If anything, the Ranger will be the comic relief. I wonder who the star will be. I mean, you can't have Tonto be the bigger star, can you?

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Lone Ranger and Ton2

    by Diagnostic


  • Sept. 25, 2008, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Every announcement they made...

    by OBSD

    makes me want to shoot myself in the face. Okay, maybe Tron 2 and Prince of Persia, but the rest? It made me feel as if I was in an alternative universe where every day is oppisite day. Actually, that's Hollywood in general, isn't it? That movie you'd rather have butt-sex with your dad at gunpoint than watch 5 seconds of staring ab unch of has-beens on motorcycles? Well, now we have a sequel! That actor whose career has been deader than Elvis for 10 years? Well now here's another starring vehicle for him! The twist? Well, we wouldn't want him to assrape just one Christmas classic, so now he's got two under his belt! And suprise, suprise! Johnny Depp is back, baby! I know, I know, It's been too long since his last screen appearence, but this time the shocker is that he's in a Tim Burton movie! And speaking of Johnny Depp, you know that one movie he was in that was so popular we just had to drive it into the ground? Well, now there's a fourth movie in the trilogy!I know, I know. Such a feat has never been attempted before! But if we learned anything in Hollywood, it's that people can't get enough shitty sequels to good movies! On a serious note, I do like Depp and everything, and I know he's half Cherokee, but that casting still smacks of... well, not racism, but...something. Something that leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Opportunism, perhaps? I don't know.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Pirates 4

    by banville

    Could work as long as the dullest couple in cinema history play no role at all in it, but Geoffrey Rush does.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Re:lack of increables 2

    by Gearfree

    Check with John and Brad about that. If they had a truly worthy story then they might make it. The main problem of its sequal is that the plot of the original goes solved all the problems that made it so charming. If you want a sequal though, there was a "rise of the underminer" game that came out after its release. Pirates sounds interesting(its great when you view it as a fantasy tale), but its one of those movies where they would have to introduce something and solve it within two to three hours(wasn't the fountain of youth what Sparrow was going after at the end?).

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST

    How can they make Cars 2?

    by OBSD

    Doc Hollywood didn't have a sequel, so what other Michael J Fox movie are they going to steal from to make Cars 2? Pleasepleaseplease let it be an anthropomorphic Midnight Madness or High School USA!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:04 a.m. CST

    The Lone Ranger

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Yeah, they should have a big name for the Lone Ranger. A Brad Pitt or Seth Rogen, yeah.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:08 a.m. CST


    by Rommel Catuncan

    High School USA YEAH! That definitely needs a sequel, remake, reboot- anything! But they definitely have to keep in the robot Willis makes to pull down Goose's pants!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Did they really mean Depp for the Lone Ranger?

    by JDanielP

    Without being there in person, it's even more difficult to know what they intend. But it sounds (to me) as though they want Depp for the Lone Ranger, not Tonto. Either way, as talented as Depp may be, I wouldn't hire him for either part.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST

    The handover of mask and gun...was a little joke?

    by JDanielP

    That's what I'm wondering.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Just make a good Tron 2

    by Gungan Slayer

    And I'll be happy. The Princess and the Frog will hopefully not suck, and kick start 2D animated films again. I hope Rapunzel maintains that cool art/painting look it had, because that was pretty neat. I hope King of the Elves is awsome. Don't give a shit about Pirates 4 to be honest. First one was awesome and completely caught me of guard, but 2 & 3 were complete bags of stirred up shit that was just tossed out at the audience. Wild Hogs and National Treasure movies need to stop. I hope Ben Kingsly is awesome in Prince of Persia, and why am I not surprised that Depp is in Burton's film? Also, who cares about a Cars 2? Disney does, that's who. Cars was like one of their films in recent memory that sold like a SHIT LOAD of merchandise, so they've probably been pushing Pixar to make a sequel.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Represent characters honestly, including race.

    by JDanielP

    Tonto SHOULD be (and look) American Indian. And Depp doesn't (quite) have the physical presence for the Lone Ranger. I like Depp fine. But he's just wrong for these characers, I feel.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Dang typo

    by JDanielP


  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Tell me that was a Depp lookalike on stage

    by skimn

    that roam around Disneyland, because I find it hard to believe Depp would be able to walk onstage with the cryogenic arm of Walt Disney jammed squarely up his ass.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    IESB confirms Depp as Tonto

    by Rommel Catuncan

    IESB made the same mistake as well, thinking Depp was for the LR (because of the way it was presented). But apparently Disney contacted IESB to say Depp has signed for Tonto. And rumours are the Pirates director (Gore Verbinski) and writers (Rossio, Elliot) are also involved.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST


    by hulkbuster

    shit shit shit ahit shit that all sounds horrible more national treasure like the 2nd was and good. more pirates? like 2 &3 were any good wild hogs? shit shit shit shit shit tonto lone ranger? shit shit shit

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Cars 2?

    by Karl Childers

    Why not The Incredibles 2 instead?

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST


    by Rommel Catuncan

    Depp likes being Jack Sparrow. He wishes he were Jack Sparrow. He'll be doing Disneyland Dinner Theatre as Jack Sparrow later in life and possibly even the ride.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Depp as Dumb!

    by Chanoc

    The literal translation of Tonto in spanish is Dumb. Of coursem here in Mexico, in the TV series which are translated (not subtitled) they changed the name of Tonto to Toro (Bull). But in movies we usually only get subtitles so it will be funny to hear Depp being called Dumb (Tonto).

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    One last thing to add.

    by JDanielP

    I admit, that with Depp's great talent and a wonderful script, they could REALLY knock it out of the park (as did "IRON MAN"). I can actually imagine Depp in an almost...Val Kilmer/Doc Holiday ("TOMBSTONE") kind of way, showing that gunslinger side with a touch of humor (perhaps with a sadistic pinch). In that way, I can already feel goosebumps in this project's potential. --Since I sounded so negative on Depp being the Lone Ranger (especially as Tonto), I felt a need to be more clear. I guess, sometimes, one must be able to bend...and for this project, it might be worth it.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Surrogates - looking forward to that one.

    by Jawa 007

    Also Burton doing Alice, let the guy go nuts with his vision.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Clinton Spillsbury as the Lone Ranger!

    by Manos

    Depp can overdub all his dialogue. Crap, I'm old.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Hated the way Pirates ended

    by RogueWarrior65

    Sorry but At Worlds End left me cold. This is Disney, folks, they guy and the girl are supposed to be together in the end. I have enough reality in my life as it is. I don't want to see that at the movies. National Treasure 3 could be cool but they have to bring back Diane Kruger. The ending of NT2 was kind of meh. Just keep the scope and the on-location filming.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    I loved Pirates 3

    by Sithdan

    It was epic and intense. It also employed something you don't see much of anymore - STORY.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Dude, Pirates 4 IS necessary...

    by PirateEmery

    I'm sensing a Jack vs. Barbossa type dealio, since both Johnny and Geoffrey seem open to another installment and Keira said NO WAY.<p> I don't remember what Orlando said, but I think it was a bunch of mumbles and remind us that he's banging Miranda Kerr.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Also, Pirates 2 and 3 were not THAT bad...

    by PirateEmery

    Still better than Indiana Jones and has more rewatchability than most things released this year...<p> The chief problem was that it was too complicated. Which, apparently, is a problem for idiots. If you couldn't follow the Pirates films, you aren't intelligent, in the least.<p> Only part I didn't like was the realization of the Tia Dalma character arc. Methinks something that huge would have sunk the ship... But at least it did give way for the best STD-related joke in cinema history!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Depp going Full Retard? The crowd goes wild! Ok, Done!

    by Droid

    I really fucking wish SOMEONE would have the balls to come up with something original. Reading this shit sent shivers up my spine. National Treasue 3? Wild Hogs 2? Cars 2? Pirates 4? Tron 2? Hannah Montana Movie? Lone Ranger? Witch Mountain? High School Musical 3? Sorcerers Apprentice? A Christmas Carol? Prince of Persia? NONE OF THESE ARE ORIGINAL!! Most of these will be shit! The only one I'm interested in seeing is A Christmas Carol because Zemeckis is genius.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Pirates 3 requires a Cliffs Notes to follow...

    by sapno_krei

    All of its plot elements get resolved -- it's just that there are way to many of them for a single movie. For first time watchers I'd recommend watching the movie with a break halfway through.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    RogueWarrior: Did you watch the end credits?

    by sapno_krei

    There is a resolution to Will and Elizabeht's story there. Some debate where the story goes after that, but I think it's a happy ending.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Depp as Tonto

    by Nizzuts

    I guess there are no Native American actors out there looking for work. I like Depp, but come on.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Beverly Hills Chihuahua?

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Assuming the dog will swear at least at much as Eddie Murphy did in the original Beverly Hills Cop, this is a film I would like very much to see.<p>A cray, loose cannon, ridiculously small dog on the edge, with a foul mouth and an in-your-face attitude to match? Who wouldn't want to watch that?<p>There is nothing that tiny dog wouldn't do to avenge the death of his partner!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Forget Depp for Tonto, what about Adam Beach

    by Droid

    From Windtalkers and Flags of our Fathers. Good actor.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST

    big list of sh*t!


    Cept maybee Tron 2 Neon Boogaloo but that'll likely be shite too!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    NT3 could actually be worth seeing

    by Mullah Omar

    ...IF they cash in on the opportunity served up in the lousy second installment to have the group sign on as the President's private treasure hunting team. That idea had a lot of potential. The first NT was fun and had at least an ounce of internal logic, but other than the scenes with the President, the second NT was just overstuffed nonsense without the first movie's sense of fun. Unlike most series that decline, I think this one can be salvaged.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Incredibles 2: Rise of the Underminer

    by Droid

    Why aren't they making this? The Incredibles is movie PLEADING for a sequel. I'm a Pixar fan and Cars was they ONLY time I've ever been disappointed with one of their movies. Brad Bird's genius.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Hey Chanoc....

    by Zompar Usilon

    ...not only Tonto means dumb in spanish but also "Depp" actually means "fool" in german language. Guess that makes Johnny a dumb fool then.....I pity him.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    No thanks.

    by thedarklinglord

    While I can understand why a lot of people hated Pirates 2 and 3, I actually enjoyed them and, while they were largely unnecessary because PotC really didn't need to be a franchise, felt they wrapped things up nicely, ending the story of those characters is a perfectly bittersweet note. As such, I really don't want another movie - UNLESS they completely cut Bloom and Knightley, opting to take Depp and go in a different direction with different supporting characters (yeah, I know, Sparrow was actually the supporting character) and tell an altogether different and separate story. Because the Turner/Swann story was told, and told beautifully, and it's finished. We don't need anything more. And I really don't want to see that fucked up by further milking of the cow. They want to continue the adventures of Sparrow and Barbossa? Fine. I might even check that out, because I love Geoffrey Rush. But if it's going to be the whole cast going for another round, then count me right the hell out.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Didn't they say everything they needed to in Wild Hogs 1?

    by Jor-El23

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Why Cars 2 ??

    by mr_l_74

    Car Toys are selling like crazy. It all about the money

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST


    by PirateEmery

    Keira specifically said that she would not come back for a fourth, which would most likely ring true for Orlando Bloom as well.<p> So, yeah, if Pirates 4 were to happen, it WOULD be a Sparrow/Barbossa movie (something that the fans TRULY want).

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:22 p.m. CST

    National Treasure 3...

    by Kid Z

    ... in which Luke Cage goes on a quest for the legendary Magical Morphing Hairpiece of Grover Cleveland.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Well, if Depp is Tonto, you know what that'll mean...

    by Kid Z

    ... they probably intend to go in the direction of action-comedy wherein Tonto will be the intelligent Native American who has to train some dumb-ass, drunken cowboy to pose as the "hero" whilst it's Tonto who's the real hero. Sort of a Remington Steele of the old west thing. The suits'll think this idea is "edgy". Ya... whatever.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    When are they gonna release the Tr2n trailer....

    by Han Cholo

    In glorious fuckin' quicktime?!? We need that damn trailer already. What the hell?

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Enough reality in "real life"???

    by Kid Z

    Ever stop to think that you believe reality to be so miserable because Hollywood's been stuffing your head full of propagandistic crap all your life? "The boy and girl always end up together"? Wotta load. Shit, only about 10 percent of the total population is even dateable. Fact of life. The fit pass on their genes, the unfit go extinct... that's just the way life is. (And yes, I readily admit to being in that remaining 90%... at least I know it, go on with my life and don't waste time mooning and whining about being "lonely") You've really been quaffing the Kool-Aid, yes? Wake up, life sucks... deal! That said, yeah, Pirates 2 and 3 blew chunks!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    National Treasure 3: Sorceror's Apprentice

    by finky089

    Ha. I read it like that originally in the article above and thoguht, "What the fuck? Isn't it a little late to capitalize on the Harry Potter concept? And merging it with a Nic Cage film? Is Jon Voight going to face off against Dumbledore? How much cash do they have to dump on Cage to get him to wear that pointy sorceror's hat with stars?" <p> THen I realized what they meant and was (1) even less interested and (2) perturbed I had given it that much thought to begin with.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Russell Brand in Pirates 4 would be dope

    by Han Cholo

    I envision he could play Captain Jack's brother. I think Brand and Depp would play off each other really well by trying to steal each scene. When I saw him in Sarah Marshall, I instantly thought he'd make for a great pirate. Make this happen.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    I hope an animatronic Depp doesn't show up in Disneyland

    by finky089

    I hope an animatronic Depp doesn't get put into the Alice in WOnderland dark ride like they did in the Pirates ride. <p. I mean, realistically, I don't see why they would, but it wouldn't be the first time Disney has made a stupid decision.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Russell Brand & Johnny Depp

    by Whitemouse

    That really should work!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Wendy Carlos

    by Phimseto

    The Tron 2 movie has to have Wendy Carlos return as composer. It's as key as bringing back Bridges, Boxleitner, and hopefully David Warner.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Cars 2 feels like a step back for Pixar...

    by bb6634

    Do we really *need* a sequel to Cars?

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST


    by Cap'n Jack

    I absolutely agree with you. Wendy rules.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    CARS 2 should be a horror movie like Maximum Overdrive

    by turketron

    aka Trucks. Homicidal cars murdering the public. It will be great to catch all the kids and parents off guard with a random scene where little timmy gets his head repeatedly slammed inside a cardoor and then dragged up I-95 until he's a bloody pulpy mess.<p><p> Wild Hogs 2 should be about homicidal murdercycles with crazed swine riding around murdering people and turning humans into bacon, sausage, and other dishes that we usually make pigs into.<p><p> MAKE THIS HAPPEN HOLLYWOOD

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Disney - have you got anything to tell us

    by hallmitchell

    Besides lame sequels announcements? Do we really need Wild hogs 2? National Treasure 3? Come on guys. YOu can do better than that.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 3:09 p.m. CST

    "the guy and the girl are supposed to be together in the end"??

    by I Dunno

    Who said that? In a site for movie geeks? Get him out of here. <p> Now that he's gone, I could stomach more Pirate movies but they have to find new protagonists. Make Jack Sparrow the supposed background character like in the first film, the catalyst who makes everything happen to the boring leads, except the boring leads are actually a reverse-MacGuffin for whatever antics Sparrow and Barbosa are up to. I'm thinking Anne Hathaway and some random dude as the couple. </p>

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Wait..."Wild Hogs 2"?

    by Anna Valerious

    Why the hell make sequels to films NO ONE WANTS?! Unless Macy has that same kind of dry delivery like he had in the first one, I don't think I'll be seeing it.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST


    by bunkyboo

    Whaa? Doesn't anyone here have any interest in G-Force? Bruckheimer's commando Guinea Pigs, dude. Should be exploderiffic.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Tron 2 a go?

    by otm shank


  • Sept. 25, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    some of this sounds pretty good

    by j2talk

    especially National Treasure and Pirates...these should be like Bond with a new film out ever 2 or 3 yrs.... Tron2- about fucking time....Wild Hogs2- sure in was modestly successful but is there really a demand for a second????,

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Anna V - I Want Wild Hogs 2..Make It For Me!

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    Yeah the first one was cheesey. Yeah it wasn't a block buster. I liked it's message. Let's ride again.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Listen, Disney: DON'T FUCK TRON 2 UP!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I repeat: DO NOT FUCK THAT PROJECT UP! I dare you, I double dare you, mofos!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 1:38 a.m. CST

    i was just brainfucked with news

    by halberd

    time to change into a new pair of pants. the experience must have been most splendid. Disney just makes it happen, I like that.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    G Force??

    by ragingfluff

    As in "Battle of the Planets"??

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by Movietool

    I know that Imagi's doing a 3D Gatchaman movie, so clearly that's not waht this G-Force is about. What the hell is it?

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Ah, got it:

    by Movietool