I'll Do It Again, I Will Let You Take Me For A Ride: Sequel News
Perhaps you can figure out from the header that Salt 2 is in the works. The first Salt was terrible for many reasons, not the least of which was Jolie’s inability to make me believe she could whip anyone’s ass in a fight. The first draft of Salt 2 was apparently so bad that Jolie passed on it. She didn’t pass on the first movie, but that draft for the second one was horrible? Wow. Now Becky Johnston (Seven Years In Tibet) is working on her own draft. Pass.
Maybe you knew that there would be a Transformers 4 but you chose to wipe the knowledge from your brain with Liz and Dick or one of those brain-eating amoebas. Alas, the robots in disguise are back again and they have Mark Wahlberg attached as their human liaison or friend or something. Michael “Boom Boom” Bay has now added Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) as Wahlberg’s daughter. Brenton Thwaites (Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, Home And Away) will be the bad boyfriend. You know what would make this even better? Wahlberg playing another teacher! He’s so good at it!
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already has a villain, a Mary Jane, a Harry Osborn, and the two returning leads. Now we find out that Uncle Ben will make an appearance in the sequel. I need Martin Sheen to appear in the movie like Robert Pattinson did in New Moon: a weird, ghostly vapor that warns the protagonist not to do anything crazy and only appears when there is danger. If they have Uncle Ben revealing his pasty chest to a crowd of hooded extras, well, all the better!
Finally, in not-really-a-sequel-but-it-could-have-been-news, Matt Damon initially approached Jonah Nolan, brother and writing partner of Christopher, to make the Bourne Franchise keep rolling along. Damon hoped that Nolan could find some angle to keep his version of Bourne going after everything was seemingly wrapped up in The Bourne Ultimatum. If Nolan couldn’t find a twist to make it interesting, maybe just let go.