Brad Pitt still wants to do that planned World War Z sequel with his Fight Club director David Fincher.
Paramount Pictures had plans for a sequel to 2013’s World War Z and David Fincher was confirmed to direct the film with Brad Pitt returning to his role. The World War Z sequel was ultimately cancelled back in February reportedly due to the Chinese government’s ban on films that feature zombies or ghosts.
Despite the cancellation of the World War Z sequel, Brad Pitt wishes it would’ve been realized – particularly with David Fincher behind the camera. Brad Pitt tells Collider:
“We had a really good story, which he shepherded. Really strong story. The things he had planned for it hadn’t been seen before. I’m sure he’ll get it out in something else.”
2013’s World War Z was directed by Marc Forster. Brad Pitt also served as a producer on that film along with his Plan B Entertainment producing partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. The film received mostly positive reviews and grossed $540 million worldwide.
Would you have liked to have seen David Fincher’s World War Z sequel come into fruition? Given that he often takes on projects that are not based on an already-existing franchise (with the exception of Alien 3), it would be interesting if David Fincher was able to tackle a blockbuster film with a much larger budget. It also would’ve been nice to see him reunite with Brad Pitt. Unfortunately, it looks like David Fincher’s World War Z sequel remains shelved at Paramount.
Brad Pitt appears in the new film Ad Astra. Here is the synopsis for that film:
“Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.”
Directed by James Gray the film stars Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland.
Ad Astra opens in theaters on September 20, 2019.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.