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And The Fandom Rejoiced: F Ilm
Ah, film, a global medium. It's certainly provided a number of moments to cheer about.

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     Film - Animated 
  • The Lion King re-released in in 3D!. It was such a success that Disney has decided to do similar re-releases with The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, and Monsters, Inc..
    • The Little Mermaid didn't get a 3D re-release due to most of the preceding movies performing worse than The Lion King, but at least it received a 3D Blu-Ray Disc.
  • Pixar is making another Monsters, Inc. movie? After all this time? It's gonna be a prequel? YES!
  • Way back in 1982, many fans of The Last Unicorn couldn't believe that any animated film adaptation could possibly capture the magic of the original... until they saw that the original author, Peter S. Beagle, was writing the screenplay.
  • Okay, there's The Princess and the Frog, with one group of people complaining that Disney's going to screw up and make it all racist and another group whining how Disney's caving in and making it too politically correct. Out comes the second trailer... Whoops, everyone's busy squealing with excitement now!
    • And Keith David gets a Villain Song?!
      • With Randy Newman doing both the score and the songs, who can't be excited to listen?
    • At least some of the fandom rejoiced much earlier, simply because Disney announced this as their first hand-drawn film since 2004.
    • And there was a lot of rejoicing when it was announced that Anika Noni Rose, who stole quite a lot of scenes in the film version of Dreamgirls, was going to voice the titular princess.
  • While we are talking about Disney, The Great Mouse Detective is also a great example: "Oh...Sherlock Holmes. Mice. How original. Thanks for killing another classi...hey, is that Vincent Price? As the main villain? It must be awesome."
  • Lee Unkrich yanked Toy Story 3 from the hands of Disney's direct-to-video sequel producers? Yee-hah!
    • OK, so it's Toy Story 3; it's going to be good, but nothing's gotten me riled - wait, what's at 0:43 in this Youtube video... HOLY CRAP IT'S MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO.
    • And they're bringing back Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger and (most of) the original cast? YAY!
  • Okay, so a trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 was released several months early, and Hiccup is Batman now. Also, the series' events are canon, and dragon flying just got even more awesome than it already was. As Hiccup puts it while gliding over the ocean:
    Hiccup: THIS IS AMAAAZIIING!
    • The first full trailer! Specifically, the identity of the mysterious new dragon rider that has been teased for quite some time. SHE'S HICCUP'S MOTHER! And she's developed her own method of dragon taming that helps her save the dragons around her!
  • A Frankenweenie remake? Not so sure about—wait, it's being made in stop motion animation? Interesting—TIM BURTON IS DIRECTING. Pinch me, I must be dreaming.
  • After the ambiguous success of Brave, there was some fear that Pixar films with female leads wouldn't be happening anytime soon. But then there was the announcement of Inside Out, which will take place in a girl's mind where three of the five anthropomorphized emotions are women and a sequel to Finding Nemo which would revolve around Dory.
  • Looks like Oliver & Company is being ignored aga— wait, it's getting a BLU-RAY RELEASE? ON ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY?? HELL YEAH!
  • Disney decided to stop adapting fairy tales? What a shame. They practically built the studio on fairy tal-their adaptation of The Snow Queen resumed production? Wonderful!
    • So, the movie has CGI animation instead of hand-drawn, and it'll bear the title Frozen instead of The Snow Queen. Hopefully Disney at least hired decent VAs...Kristen Bell as the heroine, and Idina Menzel as the snow queen? Score!
    • Man, these "comical" trailers feel annoying! Can't Disney make a more sophisticated ad-Wait, this one actually highlights the drama! It even showcases some singing, so it seems Disney no longer fears promoting their old-fashioned musical qualities!
    • Walt Disney Animation Studios finally made a movie that broke the $1 billion mark worldwide, and won a Best Animated Feature Oscar!
    • The American combo pack won't include a 3D Blu-Ray Disc? What a gyp...Oh, the 3D release will come in October 2014? Good to know that American 3D Blu-Ray collectors won't have to import another country's edition.
    • Frozen is getting a Broadway adaption, AWESOME! Wonder who they're gonna get, since I suppose it would be too much to ask for the old cast to come back to—Wait, what?! WHO wants to be in it?! Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel want to reprise their roles as Anna and Elsa?!?! Disney, Broadway, SHUT. UP. AND. TAKE. OUR. MONEY!
    • Elsa and Anna have 5-hour wait times at Disney World, man Frozen's popular there—wait, there's more? Disney Hollywood Studios is going to be having a park-wide Frozen party?! With ice-skating demonstrations, a parade, a sing-along show, a dance party, and fireworks over the Sorcerer Mickey hat?! And it will be from July 5th through September 1st?! Well, Frozenite troper, what are you gonna do next? I'M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!
    • The sing-along version of the film is being released on DVD in November? FINALLY! For fans who feel disappointed that this became officially announced before the 3D Blu-Ray did, the inclusion of a new featurette, Breaking the Ice: The Real Making of Frozen, slightly cushions the blow.
  • Wait, Lego's making a movie? And the plot is...agggh, another Cliché Storm, some stuff about an ordinary guy who saves the world and is the Chosen One, bla bla bla-WAIT, IS THAT JOHNNY FREAKIN' THUNDER? OH MY GOD HE'S BACK! HE'S BACK! HE'S BACK AFTER 11 GODDAMN YEARS! And Morgan Freeman as Vitruvius? I'VE GOT TO SEE THIS!
    • Hmmm...OK, Superman, Batman, yeah yeah yeah-WAIT, WONDER WOMAN? And is that...is that...IS THAT LIAM NEESON? OH MY GOOOOOOOD!
    • And it's getting A SEQUEL!!!
  • A new Justice League movie, huh? Well it being announced a week before its release doesn't show good signs for its quality-wait. Liam O Brien is gonna be Aquaman and Laura Bailey is gonna be Dawnstar? That's cool I gues-Grey DeLisle and Jason Spisak are gonna be Wonder Woman and the Flash? Huh, that's actually some pretty good cast-WHOA! Dante Basco and Jack DeSena will be in this too? Maybe I'll consider peeking at a few cli-OH GOODNESS GRACIOUS!! DIEDRICH BADER IS GOING TO REPRISE HIS ROLE AS BATMAN?!?! I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE!!!!
    • Okay, so the cast is good, but there have been bad movies with great casts befo-wait a minute, Giancarlo Volpenote  is directing it? Nevermind. I didn't say anything.
  • We're FINALLY getting a sequel to The Incredibles.
  • Oh, great! They're making another Flintstones movie. All right, who's gonna—Wait. It's going to be animated!? And it will be produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McCay!? And written by Chris Henchy!? YABBA-DABBA-DOO!
  • A Disney film set in Polynesia, with a release date for 2018? That's a cool idea, but I don't see how this could be worth the...wait a minute, JOHN MUSKER AND RON CLEMENTS ARE DIRECTING?!

     Film - Live Action 
  • The Transformers film series (and the Transformers series in general) has its own page, the Most Triumphant Example being the announcement that Peter Cullen would be playing Optimus Prime (hence the trope's original name, Cue Cullen).
  • Perhaps the original example of this trope is with the first Tim Burton Batman film and the decision to cast Michael Keaton in the title role. Batman fandom did a collective, "Michael Keaton?!?!?" and complained so loud and so furiously that Warner Brothers decided to take action with some emergency marketing. The centerpiece was a quick teaser that proved so popular that it silenced many fan complaints with the hope that Burton and Keaton were right after all. People were attending theaters just to watch the trailer and walking out when it was over, not even seeing the movie they paid for.
  • There had been doubts in the fandom over Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Cue the awesome, awesome trailer.
    • Also the announcement of the return of Karen Allen as Marion, reuniting the OTP for anybody.
  • The trailer for Watchmen. The fact that they salvaged a good song from Batman & Robin and made it even more awesome really says a lot.
    • Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach, who heard about it thanks to a fan petition to get him the role.
  • The casting of Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. There was wank over Helena Bonham-Carter and the script and that kiss... then the fans saw their Luna and promptly shut up.
    • In a similar vein, the casting of Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge. Which turned out to be a good omen for her performance in the film.
    • Bill Nighy as Scrimgeour in the Deathly Hallows films. Is it possible to read the books and not immediately picture Nighy as Scrimgeour?
    • One example that almost doesn't count, in a weird way: as soon as the book Half-Blood Prince came out, a good many fans read the character Horace Slughorn and simply said, "Well, that's Jim Broadbent". Throughout the casting period these same people were just wondering when they would announce that the role had gone to Jim Broadbent. Then they announced that Slughorn was going to be played by Jim Broadbent. Perfect casting, but nobody was really excited because the casting was so perfect it was obvious.
    • Also, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. "Meh, they changed the director, Dumbledore's actor is dead and... wait... Gary Oldman will be cast as Sirius? And David Thewlis will be Lupin? Count me in, when it'll be released?!" Many fans seem to love Thewlis as Lupin.
    • Like the Jim Broadbent example above, casting Alan Rickman as Snape was such a natural choice people took it for granted he'd get the role, since hardly anybody could imagine anyone else playing Snape. There was a somewhat major outcry when it was reported Tim Roth was up for the part as well, because, as one reviewer later put it, Alan Rickman couldn't have been a better pick for Snape if he'd been expressly built for the role. Helps that Rowling had him partly in mind when she first made the character.
    • Similarly, Maggie Smith as McGonnagal. Simple, obvious casting.
    • All the movies cut too much stuff, I'm afraid of what will happen to Deathly Hallows...the film will be split in two parts?!
      • But it's probably going to be PG like Half-Blood Prince...wait a second, is it PG-13!?
      • THEY'RE KEEPING THE GRINGOTTS DRAGON!
    • Wait, did they really put in the old music from the end of the first film at the end?! OHMYGOSH WARNER BROS., I LOVE YOU!
    • Neville declares that he's "mad for" Luna! Yes!
    • What's this? J. K. Rowling's writing a screenplay? No doubt for a film adaptation of of of her other wor — wait, what's that you say? It's set in the Potterverse? It's a prequel about the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? Set in The Roaring Twenties? Cue the sound of the fandom exploding.
  • In order to mitigate the fact that it's a sequel to T3, the first thing we get to know about the fourth Terminator movie is that John Connor is played by Christian Bale.
  • The makers of the new G.I. Joe movie may have pulled this off by releasing The first pictures of Snake-Eyes.
    • Christopher Eccleston playing the villain Destro is enough to make fans yell, "Fantastic!!"
    • They hired Larry Hama, author of the long-running comic book and shaper of the franchise, as creative consultant, and they appear to have listened to his advice.
      • That's the big one. Let's just say that the Joe fanbase would be perfectly fine with GI Joe being turned into a yaoi storyline as long as they were assured Hama was involved somehow.
    • While hiring the director of the Justin Bieber movie to film the sequel caused a Tainted by the Preview, the casting of big name action movie stars such as Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock and Bruce Willis as Joe Colton made some fans cautiously optimistic. When pics of Snake Eyes's new look came out, fans were happy. (They ditched the molded mouth.) Then the teaser trailer came out. Fans were very happy. (The lack of sci-fi and Cobra Commander's new look were two things of note.)
  • Sean Connery being cast as Alan Quatermain in the film adaptation of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!? Excellent.
  • "They're making an X-Men movie? I don't know...What? Patrick Stewart as Professor X? YES!"
    • Snikt. As soon as the audience heard Wolverine popping his claws at the end of the first trailer, they started to believe...
    • What brought up some people's interest was the fact was that the screenplay was done by David Hayter.
    • Stewart, pfft. What roused wild hope in many X-fans was the casting of Ian McKellen as Magneto. They got an actor who is the right age to play Magneto, who has dignity, and can really really act? Woohoo!!!
    • X-Men: The Last Stand ended up with mixed reviews, but quite a few people's expectations were raised when it was leaked that the film would feature a certain mutant announcing himself with a quote from a popular internet X-Men Gag Dub, to wit: I'M THE JUGGERNAUT, BITCH!!
    • Though people had been decrying X-Men Origins: Wolverine as just more over-exposure for the most popular X-Man and the "fourth Wolverine movie", the trailer at Comic-Con convinced some people that it could actually be a good movie in its own right.
      • Let's all be honest here and admit why the Wolverine movie might be good: Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool! The end result was half right as Ryan as Wade Wilson was genuinely entertaining and one of the best things in the film despite limited screen time. The good news is, Deadpool will have his own spin-off movie, still portrayed by Ryan.
      • And Taylor Kitsch as Gambit!
    • X-Men: First Class had two announcements to please fans: the return of Bryan Singer (although only producing, he'll be unable to direct) and James McAvoy as young Xavier.
    • "The cast shot looks bad..." Cue the trailer...
    • The next X-Men movie is going to be based on the legendary X-Men story Days of Future Past? Awesome!!!
      • And Bryan Singer was confirmed as the director! YAY!
      • And Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are back as the original Professor X and Magneto! SA-WEET!
      • And Hugh Jackman is returning as Wolverine!
      • And Kitty Pryde is back, too! Played by Ellen Page again!
      • Along with Iceman and Rogue!
      • Peter Dinklage is now to be Bolivar Trask, which has excited some fans. An acclaimed actor such as Peter Dinklage is just the tip of the iceberg for this guy.
      • A preview clip of the opening battle scene was made public. A lot of comics fans were ecstatic to see Iceman finally "ice up" like he does in the comics.
      • Cyclops and Jean are alive! The Last Stand never happened!
    • Just announced: X-Men: A-Fucking-Pocalypse!
  • The fourth Mission: Impossible is coming in 2011. You're still apathetic about it over Tom Cruise's unfortunate mouth-openings? Yeah, me t- ...Sawyer is gonna be in it?!? Well, hot damn!
  • Peter Jackson. Guillermo del Toro. The Hobbit.
    • Guillermo is also really in touch with the fanbase- he actually posts on theonering.net message boards.
    • And this just in: Martin Freeman as Bilbo.
    • Guess what? PJ IS DIRECTING THE FILM. And he's bringing back Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. It's actually going to be shot in New Zealand...
    • A FILM OF THE HOBBIT WILL ACTUALLY BE MADE AT ALL.
    • Basically everyone from LOTR is returning! (even if they weren't in the book, leading the script to some adaptation)
    • Fans of 3D will certainly like this.
    • Stephen Fry as the Master of Laketown.
    • Barry "Dame Edna" Humphries as the Goblin King. Even knowing next to nothing about him, I can tell this will be quite a spectacle.
    • No mention of the Doctor coming to Middle Earth? Sylvester McCoy is Radagast!
    • And Legolas is back! You can hear the ensuing squeeing from the other side of the planet.
    • Saoirse Ronan as an elven archer.
    • The trailer is in. And Martin Freeman is Bilbo Baggins. World, get ready, 'cause you're about to be hit over the head with just how damn good this man really is.
    • Back in The Fellowship of the Ring, an unnamed elf extraplayed by Bret McKenzie] got some attention, and was actually given the name "Figwit"note  by the fandom. In The Return of the King, he reappeared and was actually in the credits as "Figwit". In the cast of The Hobbit, Bret McKenzie is returning as Lindir, a character who actually appeared in the original booksnote .
  • Speaking of hobbits, Peter who? The guy who made those schlock horror flicks?...wait...what's that?
  • A TRON sequel movie? What's the catch? ...Jeff Bridges is coming back to play Kevin Flynn? NIIIIIICE....
  • When the cast for the film of Twilight was announced, to say that fans went into an uproar would be an understatement. From complaints that Robert "Cedric Diggory" Pattinson wasn't good looking enough to play Edward, to people whining that Bella was not being played by Emily "Violet Baudelaire" Browning, there was Internet Backdraft to be seen miles away. And then promotional pictures, trailers and behind-the-scenes stories came out, winning back the fandom's support. Even so, there remained a small, but nonetheless vocal, faction still complaining about anything they could think of. All of them still went and saw the movie on the day it came out.
  • Will Ferrell in a Land of the Lost movie? I'll watch the trailer...lame...lame...lame...lame...SLEESTAK! Okay, you sold me.
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Michael Cera as the titular Scott Pilgrim, yawn. Mary Elizabeth Winstead playing Ramona Flowers, could be interesting. Edgar Freakin' Wright directing the film, SCORE!
  • The live-action adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. Hmmm, not really feeling it... wait, you said Spike Jonze is directing this? And Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is writing the score? And the teaser trailer uses a rare acoustic version of Arcade Fire's Wake Up?!? Two tickets, please!
    • Then there's the promo video in which the book's author Maurice Sendak gushes over how great the film is.
    • For many, the best moment came when they saw the first trailer and saw, holy crap, real puppets instead of 100% CG.
  • The World of Warcraft movie will be directed by Sam Raimi, of Evil Dead, Spider-Man and Xena fame. YES.
    • And they explicitly told Uwe Boll to go screw himself when he expressed interest in it. DOUBLE YES.
  • The Edge of Darkness film adaptation. For some it was Mel Gibson and Robert De Niro (later replaced by Ray Winstone). For some it was Martin Campbell, director of GoldenEye, Casino Royale and the original miniseries.
  • It's recently been confirmed by Fox that there will be another Alien film. "Ugh, you got to be kidding me, another Alien movie? It better not be another crappy AVP movie...HOLY HELL!! Ridley Scott is directing! And it's a prequel! Redemption is at hand!"
  • When Quantum of Solace showed that James Bond went back to the iconic PPK, the fans went wild.
  • They're making a movie out of Mamma Mia!? Oh God, musicals have just hit a new lo- wait. Did you just say they cast Meryl Streep as Donna? Yes!
  • Interest in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was fairly low until it was revealed it would be a new story ejecting everything apart from Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush, whose awesome-cred had survived the third film intact. The news that movie would be based on Tim Powers' book On Stranger Tides which had inspired both the first Pirates movie and also The Secret of Monkey Island, which is often heralded as also inspiring the series. There is now much greater interest in the project.
  • People were uneasy about the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie adaptation, admittedly with good reason. Details trickled out such as the casting of Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince...Dastan, giving a name to the previously nameless Prince. Then Jordan Mechner, the man behind the original game, was revealed to be involved very heavily with the project, and photos trickled out, mostly of shirtless-Gyllenhaal. No one seemed to be willing to commit to a strong opinion either way even after these revelations, though. It was the trailer, which contained intense action sequences with Le Parkour that was so emblematic of the Prince, as well as his trademark snark, that had people saying "holy crap, this might actually be the greatest video game movie ever!"
    • It gets even better if you read the manual. Aside from Jordan Mechner's involvement, who do they get to help with the stunts? David Belle, the founder of parkour.
  • When Games Workshop announced the much-awaited Warhammer 40,000 movie, the fan reaction was generally like "Meh, Ultramarines again...", but then the people heard that Dan Abnett is going to write the script — and there was much rejoicing.
  • A-Team movie? Meh. Imagined they'd get around to it sooner or later, they're doing all the other 80's TV shows, and like the rest of them it'll probably be cr-Liam Neeson is Hannibal?? I love it when an adaptation comes together! (On the other hand, no Mr. T.) On the other other hand, Sharlto Copley is Murdock.
    • Bradley Cooper as Face.
    • Liam loves it when a plan comes together!
  • "They're doing a live action version of the anime cult classic Speed Racer? It's probably gonna be some generic "realistic" reimagining...wait, The Wachowskis are directing this?? And they've got an all-star cast, with John Goodman as Pops just to sweeten the deal?? This is gonna be awesome!!"
  • From the start, it was blatantly obvious that the The Sorcerer's Apprentice movie would be In Name Only. The trailer reveals that brooms are still going to come alive!
  • Richard Coyle is Moist Von Lipwig in Sky One's Going Postal. YES!!!
  • The announcement that Robert Rodriguez would be directing Predators was very much welcomed.
  • After being in Development Hell for nearly 20 years, Bryan Singer being announced as the director of what became Superman Returns was seen as one of the best omens any fan could hope for. And Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor was some nice icing on the cake.
  • From Paris With Love: Another film where John Travolta continues to ruin his career. Man he was so good in his early da... DID HE JUST HAND SOMEONE A ROYALE WITH CHEESE!?
  • What? Hollywood's doing Eva Live-Action movie? Wait...WETA Workshop's gonna be the studio? AND they're fans of the show?! AND they're going to go for actors who are actually Asian!? GOD'S IN HIS HEAVEN! AND ALL IS RIGHT IN THE WORLD!!!
  • They're remaking Conan the Barbarian (1982)? Meh. Wait, they cast Jason Momoa in the title role? Awesome!
  • Joss Whedon released at least three more films in 2012 besides The Avengers.
  • Another remake of Godzilla? It's being made by Legendary Pictures!? AWESOME!!!!
  • Frankenstein. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. With Doug Jones as the Creature. With creature design by Bernie Wrightson.
    • They're doing an adoptation of At The Mountains of Madness? And Guillermo is writing and directing? He's assured it stays true to the story with no tacked on romance? And James Cameron is producing?
    • Disney's doing The Haunted Mansion again? Didn't you learn your mistake last—GUILLERMO DEL TORO! Let's face it, he makes everything better.
    • Hmm, let's see...Guillermo del Toro! Your film is now diamonds. It works!
  • This was the original reaction to a A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) remake: Hmmph, might as well not bother, it's just another generic 80's slasher remake, who cares... wait, Jackie Earle Haley is playing Freddy?! WHOO!!!
    • Subverted by many Nightmare fans, however. To them, only Robert Englund can properly be Freddy.
  • They're making a remake of The Karate Kid? I don't know- Jackie Chan is in it?!
  • Wait, an Atlas Shrugged film adaptation! They cast Ethan Cohn and are splitting it into two parts!
  • A Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds? Riiiiight— OH MY GOD. This is equal parts awesome and adorable. Is the movie out yet?!
  • The last Superman movie wasn't so great. The sequel languished in Development Hell, and at a certain point the studio decided to turn into a Darker and Edgier reboot. Then Zack Snyder was confirmed as the director of Man of Steel...
    • Aided by the fact that Christopher Nolan was producing and fan favorite Henry Cavill has now been cast as the Man of Steel. You will believe once again that a man can fly.
    • Amy Adams as Lois Lane!
    • Russell Crowe as Jor-El has been getting this same reaction as well.
    • As more and more info comes out, like the latest trailer, it's increasingly clear that it's not as Darker and Edgier as people assumed.
    • Here's the first image of Michael Shannon as General Zod! This is so badass!
    • There's the Man of Steel sequel coming out. That's cool and wait? It's going to feature BATMAN!?! The dream movie featuring the World's Finest is coming to a reality.
      • And whose Batman, but Ben Affleck. Batman, the Man without Fear!
    • Following that announcement, they're also planning a Flash film and a JLA one for 2016 and 2017 respectively!
    • Jason Momoa's in talks to appear in this movie? *crosses fingers* Please be playing Hawkman, please be playing Hawkman...
    • If all of that was not enough to make You have a fangasm, there was the news that, after years of struggles and failed attempts and when it seemed like it was never going to happen, Wonder Woman will finally be making her first big screen appearance. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman all in the same film and that's only what we know so far?! When is this film out again?
    • The movie's panel during SDCC 2014 is several fandom rejoicing in quick succession. First we have the first official image of Gal in her Wonder Woman costume being released, which several fans are happy with, which is then topped by the panel dropping a teaser depicting Batman in his bat-armour from The Dark Knight Returns, shining the Batsignal on a spot in the sky—revealing Superman prepping his heat vision! The attendees went nuts. To top it all off, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot all showed up for the panel, which marks the first time EVER that the Big Three—the Holy Trinity of DC—appeared together in the flesh!
  • Karl Urban claims that Judge Dredd will not take his helmet off in Dredd. A good first indication that the film will not be like the disaster that was the Stallone version.
  • The announcement that Star Wars would be released on Blu-Ray was accompanied at Celebration V by a video of a deleted scene from Return of the Jedi of Luke building his green lightsaber. The fandom's rejoicing could literally be heard.
  • After the lackluster performance of Prince Caspian at the box office (compared to the first film), there was doubt that the Chronicles of Narnia film series would continue, despite that Prince Caspian being one of the less popular entries in the series. Disney lost faith in the series and ended their involvement with Walden Media, leaving fans to speculate if another studio would pick them up. Then Fox swooped in, gave new hope to the series, and promptly delivered a mind-blowing trailer for Voyage of the Dawn Treader, a near-universal fan favorite.
    • Also for many, Liam Neeson and Tilda Swinton as Aslan and the White Witch, respectively. And holy crap!? Eddie Izzard voicing Reepicheep?! Unfortunately, Eddie won't be reprising the role, but Simon Pegg will be replacing him and may be just as awesome.
    • After a lull in the series after the release of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader there was universal glee with news of a adaptation of The Silver Chair and easing worries that the series would be left incomplete.
  • Man, it sucks to be an American horror fan these days. The only good horror movies are being made in Europe and East Asia, they all go straight to DVD with zero promotion when (or if) they get here, and most American horror movies are either remakes (of either the classics or of the aforementioned foreign films), heavily sanitized by the MPAA, or Z-grade garba... wait, you're telling me that Hatchet II is getting a wide theatrical release? Unrated, with the gorn fully intact? Holy shit, there is still hope for American horror!
    • Sadly, that's about where the good news ended with this one. The film's release in Toronto and Montreal was canceled due to it being unrated, and pretty much every theater chain except AMCnote  refused to carry it for the same reason, meaning that its release was shrunk from "wide" (more than a thousand screens) to just 68 theaters for only four days. And then the reviews came in, and said that the film was So Okay, It's Average at best, falling into the "Z-grade" part of the above description more than anything else.
  • A Double Subversion occurred with Interview with the Vampire. The initial subversion was when Tom Cruise was cast as Lestat, sparking protests from Anne Rice and a fair number of fans. The double subversion? Anne Rice saw the final cut of the movie and publicly took back all of her complaints about the casting, telling her fans they would love it.
  • The Ender’s Game movie is FINALLY Saved from Development Hell. Wait, is that the writers from Star Trek working on the script? WHO'S PLAYING PETRA?
  • Marvel's Runaways film was met with the normal amounts of trepidation. However when the casting notices failed to mention that Nico was Asian American you could almost here the collective fandom about to draw breath to scream. However, before they could Marvel issued another press release specifically stating that they were looking for an Asian American actress and the press release would be adjusted accordingly. This not only gave the fandom the idea that Marvel were trying to stay true to the original comic but it wouldn't be a repeat of other recent adaptaions.
  • It's been three years since the release of Grindhouse. Not our fault that it failed in the box office since the Weinsteins released it on of all times, Easter. Wait, what's this about a "Don't" commentary Edgar? Grindhouse on Blu-ray? The theatrical cut on DVD and Blu-ray?! With ALL the fake trailers?!!! note . ALL IS FORGIVEN!!
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife will probably not be so great, so why bother? Wait, CHRIS REDFIELD himself is finally in it?!
    • Also, Sienna Guillory was announced to reprise her role as Jill after not appearing in Resident Evil: Extinction, although she only appears in the last 30 seconds as a Sequel Hook under Wesker's mind control.
    • After four movies of being absent, Leon Kennedy and Ada Wong were announced for the fifth movie.
  • As if Guy Ritchie's adaptation of Sherlock Holmes wasn't fantastic on its own, you could practically hear the moment the internet broke when Stephen Fry himself announced he was cast as Holmes' brother Mycroft.
    • Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty? Very unexpected, but not a bad choice at all.
    • And Noomi Rapace will play a role as well.
  • Most fans were indifferent to the rumored Mass Effect movie, at best; as soon as this thread was posted, though...the people who made The Dark Knight and Watchmen are producing the movie? Casey Hudson as one of the executive producers?! It'll be an original story and not an adaptation of the game?!
  • Bill & Ted 3. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will be returning as Bill and Ted, with the original creator/writer duo of Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon as well. To further cement things, in an interview Winter said that the movie will retain the spirit of the originals without giving into "retro cynicism".
  • Early response to Last of the Mohicans (1992), especially among Native Americans: that Mighty Whitey film about disappearing Indians? Based on an adventure novel about Noble Savages written in the 1820s? One year after Dances with Wolves? DO NOT WANT. Featuring the Oscar-winning actor from My Left Foot? Wait...Russell Means is playing the title character? The leader of The American Indian Movement? And he's wielding a spiked club?
  • They're finally making Rent into a movie? WITH ALMOST THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL CAST?
  • Queen of the Damned movie? Okay...Oh God, that's Lestat? Wait, and he's singing? It sounds great, though...OHMIGOD IT'S THE GUY FROM KORN! (and in fact the musical score is the only thing that had some impact and good reception in that movie)
  • A fourth Scream movie, after how much the third one sucked? And a decade after the films were last relevant? Puh-leezzz...wait, Kevin Williamson is coming back to write it? Time to mark April 15 on the calendar, this is gonna be awesome! note 
  • Anyone seeing the trailer for Your Highness for the first time must have felt this. We already knew Natalie Portman was in this, then we find out it also has Zooey Deschanel! Two nerd goddesses in the same movie!
  • A new Ghostbusters movie? That's cool. Wait, Eliza Dushku? And not as some heroine, either, as one of the new Ghostbusters?!? This one may have induced actual orgasms.
    • The fact that the original cast and director are attached also helps.
  • They're making The Dark Tower into a movie?! And they're getting J. J. Abrams to direct??? No, Abrams has pulled out. Who will they get to replace him...RON HOWARD??? And they're getting JAVIER BARDEM to play ROLAND??????!!!!
    • Annnnnnnnnnnd...the project has been shelved.
  • A Fright Night remake? Wait, David Tennant as Peter Vincent?
  • A sorta-remake of Django, one of the greatest cult westerns of all time, directed by Quentin Tarantino?
  • Steven Spielberg announced in mid-2011 that a fourth Jurassic Park film will be made.
  • The 25th anniversary of Back to the Future brought not only remastered Blu-Ray versions of the movie and its sequels, but a video game follow-up starring Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox in the finale, and theatrical re-releases of the movie. Great Scott!
  • Oh great, an English-language remake of Oldboy, one of the best 21st-century Korean films is going to be ruined. . Wait, Spike Lee is directing? Maybe this has potentia- CHRISTIAN BALE MIGHT PLAY LEE WOO-JIN? And Josh Brolin is already signed on for Oh Dae-Su, as icing on the cake.
  • Les Miserables (2012): Oooh, sweet, they're making a film version of Les Mis! With Cameron Mackintosh producing and Tom Hooper directing! Fantastic! And hey, Hugh Jackman is playing Jean Valjean. That could work! And Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert. Well, that will either go very well or very badly. Anne Hathaway as Fantine - wonderful! But nothing too spine-tingling yet...wait, Helena Bonham-Carter as Mme. Thenardier??? YES PLEASE!!!
    • I'm sorry, did you just say Colm Wilkinson (the original Valjean) is going to play the Bishop? BEST. CAMEO. EVER.
      • When the first images of Colm as Bishop came out, the entire fandom stopped everything else it was doing and just squeed like crazy over those. Colm's appearance is the most highly anticipated part of the movie for some people.
    • The one casting decision no one has complained over and everyone has celebrated (quite a feat in a fandom as divided as the Les Mis fandom)? The casting of some of the West End actors as the barricade boys. Killian Donnelly's casting as Combeferre alone caused some of the greatest collective squee fandom has seen in a long time. Because everyone adores Killian Donnelly. When Fra Fee, Alistair Brammar, and Jamie Muscato were also announced as fellow Barricade Boys, it was just the icing on the cake for many.
      • And who's going to be Enjolras, the fangirl-bait leader described in the book as "angelically beautiful" and belting out some of the most glorious notes in musical theater? Why, it's the golden-voiced, extremely beloved Broadway leading man Aaron Tveit, best known for swinging around poles in Next To Normal. That sound you hear is the collective swoon of the fandom.
    • It's Samantha Barks of the 25h Anniversary Concert as Eponine!!! Both Lea Salonga and Frances Ruffelle are rejoicing.
    • Hadley Fraser as the Loudhailer has also gotten a pretty positive reception, to say the least.
  • Benicio Del Toro has signed on to play a "mystery part" in the sequel to J. J. Abrams' Star Trek.
    • Aaaaaaaaaaand that seems to have fallen through. Wonder who's going to be repl- Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain, you say? Sweetness.
    • Behold, set photos.
    • Speaking of which, a lot of people remember this trailer, also known as the ultimate fangasm. "Well, this film looks interesting. Something's obviously being built... Ooh, a John F. Kennedy voice-over, and a voice-clip of the first moon landing, I wonder if the movie will be about that... Wait, I recognize the shape of that ship... and is that Leonard Nimoy saying... THE ENTERPRISE!?! OMG, STAR TREK'S BACK!!!!!"
    • In another example, Star Trek: Enterprise has now been shown as being part of the Star Trek universe in BOTH realities; meaning that all the criticisms that Enterprise is not truly part of the Star Trek universe have been rendered invalid.
  • Another cliche romance comedy? So what if it has Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Kermit the F- wait, THE Kermit the Frog? Miss Piggy too? "Are there MUPPETS in this movie?!" OH MY GOD THE MUPPETS ARE BACK! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
    • And now, there's a SEQUEL!!! HUZZAH!
  • So they're making a Tintin movie. OK - wait, Peter Jackson is producing? Steven Spielberg is directing? And Steven Moffat is writing the script?
  • A Spider-Man reboot? I dunno- Wait... the Lizard is the villain? Niiice.
    • And a wise-cracking Spidey is just icing on the cake.
    • So they're making a sequel and wait a sec... they've changed Spidey's costume for it? And it looks more comic-accurate than the original costume from the first one? Sweet.
  • They're doing another remake of Carrie just ten years after the last one. Directed by Kimberly Peirce? Alright, Boys Don't Cry was pretty good, let's see who they're casting as... CHLOE GRACE MORETZ IS PLAYING CARRIE? With Julianne Moore as Margaret? Screen Gems, shuddupandtakemymoney!
    • Though of course, some fans remain unconvinced and feel that Chloe is too pretty to play Carrie, who was described in the book as unattractive and pudgy.note  In addition, it makes one wonder just how they're gonna be able to shoot the opening shower scene without running afoul of the law, since Chloe will be only 16 when the movie comes out.
    • Wow, this is a pretty cool fan-made poster of Moretz as Carrie. Kimberly Peirce likes it too? Even cooler. She based the official teaser poster on it? SWEET! Looks like she knows what she's doing.
    • It's gonna be rated R, and not a watered-down PG-13? Sweet!
    • And now Brian De Palma, the maker of the first adaptation, has given the remake his stamp of approval.
  • Why is Ron Burgundy making a random appearance on Conan? To anounce a sequel after 8 years? Great. Odin's. Raven.
  • Tim Burton is making a Dark Shadows movie and it's a comedy? Written by Seth Grahame-Smith? Set in The Seventies? Awesome!
  • Mel Gibson is getting weirder and more controversial each day. Don't think his career can get any worse. Wait, that's his next movie? Man, this will rock!
    • Get the Gringo isn't getting a theatrical US release? Shucks...but it's being released on DVD? Awesome.
  • Well, animated films have been getting better lately. All we need now is for good ol' Aardman to get back in the game. That Arthur Christmas movie they're doing COULD be all right, but you can tell from the trailer that it just won't be the same... wait, what's this? They've got another movie coming out in 2012? Called The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists? It's in stop-motion? It's got Hugh Grant, David Tennant and BRIAN BLESSED doing voices?!? PETER FREAKING LORD IS DIRECTING?!?! AND IT'S STOP MOTION?! Dreams do come true!
  • Stephen King's The Stand is being made into a feature film, directed by Ben Affleck, and will apparently be released in three installments, a la Lord of the Rings?
  • So they're making an The Expendables sequel? Cool, who's joining? Chuck Norris? Jean-Claude Van Damme? Excellent... wait, was that Arnold firing a gun? ARNOLD'S BACK!
  • Sigh, just going to the movies, nothing special is going o—wait did I hear "Welcome To Regal Entertainment"? REGAL BRUNG BACK THEIR ROLLERCOASTER POLICY TRAILERS FROM THE 90S! WOOHOO!!!!
  • The Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie remake has been shelved? Thank goodness!
  • Wait, Dwayne Johnson announced he was in talks to star in a Lobo movie. Repeat that please...
  • The golden rule of horror movie marketing is this: if interest in your film is wavering, and people are responding to the marketing in the wrong way, going for an R rating rather than a "watered down" PG-13 will get a lot of horror fans on your movie's side. Even better is getting into fights with the MPAA over a potential NC-17 rating, or with other countries' media watchdogs and censorship bureaus over a potential ban — that's an easy way to tell people that your movie has "extreme" written all over it.
  • An Evil Dead remake, written by Diablo Cody, without Ash Williams? I'm not sure it- wait, you're telling me that Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are producing it? And they've seen finished footage from the film and given it their thumbs up?
  • Huh, they finally made a movie out of The Lone Ranger. Looks.... wow, that actually looks pretty awesome! Wait.... IS THAT JOHNNY DEPP AS TONTO?!
  • Pierce Brosnan won't be reprising his role as Chiron in the next Percy Jackson and the Olympians movie? Aww, man! Who'd they get to rep - ANTHONY STEWART HEAD? Why the hell didn't they cast him the first time around?
  • Guillermo del Toro is doing a new movie? Awesome! Kaiju! Giant robots! Wait... is that GLaDOS?
    • Near the end of the first trailer: Wait, what's that robot doing with the ship? Did he just use it to bash the monster?!
  • A Good Day To Die Hard is going to be R-rated!
  • Euch, a new Eli Roth movie? Godda-wait, he co-wrote it with someone else? This might not suck!
  • The Little Shop of Horrors Blu-Ray has the long-lost Kill 'em All ending restored back into the movie, and presented in color, for the first time since test screenings!
  • A new Child's Play movie? And it's not goofy and jokey?
  • So, the Honor Harrington movie was announced two years ago, and seems to be in Development Hell. Oh, well... wait, they're still working on it? And they'll be starting with Honor Of The Queen and not On Basilisk Station? Excellent.
  • A reboot of *The Three Stooges?? Thank you, Movie Production Beings....
  • So A Wrinkle in Time is getting a movie? Sweet, with all the interdimensional travel it's sure to be interesting—Jennifer Lee is writing the screenplay? This should be good!

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