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Retro Round-Up 22nd Nov

Robocop Returns, again

We all got our hopes up when Neil Blomkamp was attached to direct Robocop Returns, a direct sequel to the 1987 original. Alas, like his Alien 5/ Alien 3 reboot, all our hopes were dashed when he left the project. However, in the case of Robocop Returns, the project is still alive, now with a new director is attached – Abe Forsythe.

Forsythe will rework the script written by original Robocop writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner. With the lukewarm box office response to Terminator: Dark Fate (despite decent reviews), it will be interesting to see how this belated sequel progresses.

Source – Hollywood Reporter

Star Trek 4 back on?

Earlier in the year, we reported on the news on the stalled talks for Star Trek 4. Back then, the film focused on time travel shenanigans, teaming James T Kirk (Chris Pine) with his father George Kirk (the other, more handsome Chris, Hemsworth).

Well, it appears that some version of Star Trek 4 is back in the works, with Fargo and Legion’s showrunner Noah Hawley at the helm. We’re fans of both those series and quite enjoy the reboot films, so we hope it all comes together.

To make matters slightly more confusing, Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek film (that he would likely write and produce, but not direct) is also still on the cards. With these films, the popular Discovery series aaand an upcoming Picard series, it’s a good time to be a Trekkie!

Joker Sequel is/isn’t happening

Joker continues to be big at the box office.

Since becoming the highest-grossing R-rated film (beating Deadpool), it’s now made the billion-dollar club. Whilst a regular milestone for Marvel films, it’s a big win for DC/Warner Brothers. Naturally, there’s now rumours of a potential sequel – despite the film being pitched as a stand-alone, one-off story.

There was also talk of director Todd Philips expressing an interest in doing something similar with another DC character (with everyone assuming it’s Lex Luthor).

Though it now appears there are conflicting reports, with no sequels or other projects currently being discussed.

Personally, we’d prefer Joker being a stand-alone story, but what do you guys think?

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