In a cryptic video, Duncan Jones, the visionary director behind Warcraft and Dune, teased an adaptation of the Judge Dredd spin-off comic, Rogue Trooper.
Just as we had previously reported, Jones’ new project is not an adaptation of a Marvel or DC property. Instead, the director has his eyes on IDW. 2000 A.D. has not gotten any on-screen adaptations since Dredd, which never got a sequel despite critical acclaim. In a teaser video posted on Twitter, Jones references Dredd as well as 2000 AD before showing off an iconic mohawk, clearly pointing to a Rogue Trooper adaptation:
As promised… pic.twitter.com/6y3pzn2Cn1
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) July 15, 2018
Rogue Trooper follows a genetically engineered super-soldier as he fights his way throughout the dangerous world of 2000 AD. Though the character doesn’t often interact with Judge Dredd, it would be amazing if Karl Urban showed for a cameo. Rogue Trooper was recently rebooted by IDW and even received a video game adaptation.
Though little is known about the project right now, stick with Heroic Hollywood as we update you on all the latest news about Jones’ Rogue Trooper!
6 Ways Sony Can Make ‘Venom’ Actually Good
A while ago, it was announced that Sony was interested in revisiting the Venom property after featuring the character in the contentious Spider-Man 3, with the intent to have a new franchise that wouldn’t necessarily be tied to the current cinematic iteration of Spider-Man. Progress on that stalled when it turned out that Sony would be placing emphasis on developing an animated movie instead; While news on that movie has steadily been released, Venom seemed to be put on the back-burner for a while. Now, in what appears to be a knee-jerk reaction to Aquaman moving to take Avatar 2‘s planned release date, Sony has suddenly announced that the Venom project is back in business, and will be arriving on the same day that Aquaman was originally going to be released.
Naturally, this has left a lot of fans with concerns, particularly with the team that’s producing Venom – Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, the duo behind the unnecessary The Amazing Spider-Man reboot series that caved in on its second installment and indirectly led to Sony’s decision to re-reboot into a much more accurate and well-received take on Peter Parker into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony Pictures as a company has been taking a lot of flak for a number of creative decisions recently, such as greenlighting the already-maligned animated feature The Emoji Movie and deciding to cancel the Ghostbusters III film that was in development in the late 2000s in favor of pushing out a reboot with a half-assed script, a decision that the contributed greatly to Sony’s billion-dollar write-off for their film division last year when their would-be mega-franchise came up incredibly short. They’re not exactly in the best place right now as a company, and it’s going to be a while before Spider-Man: Homecoming (hopefully) puts them in a better position as far as their tentpoles are concerned.
But there’s still a chance for Venom to defy expectations and actually turn out to be a good movie. The easiest option for Sony would be to wait a bit and cooperate with Marvel Studios before thinking about putting the Lethal Protector in one of their movies – since it’s very likely that Spider-Man will get the Symbiote in Avengers: Infinity War, and Venom will probably play a part in their own plans – but given the divide between Arad and Marvel Studios following his departure from the company, this does not seem likely. Operating on the presumption that Venom will be set outside of the MCU’s continuity – which ultimately may not be the case – here are 6 things that Sony must do to make sure that they get the villain/anti-hero right this time.