In more Labyrinth news, a speculative movie poster from a sequel that never was.
It’s part of an exhibit at the iam8bit gallery in Los Angeles, “Sequels”, which imagines sequels that never happened, like The Last Starfighter: Xur’s Revenge.
“Sequels” features 40-odd artists and their visions of movies that weren’t ever made, but maybe should have been, like The Rocketeer 2: Crimson Skies.
Many of these movies were rumored (Labyrinth 2 as recently as 2014), one even announced (Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League, announced in the credits of the original), but most had never even been contemplated until now. For more examples of superb sequels that never got made, check out the gallery below or, if you want an actual movie poster of a fictional film to hang in your room, you can check out iam8bit’s store At The Link!
Labyrinth 2: Return of the Goblin King by Ruben Ireland
Batman 2 by Marco D’Alfonso
Beetlejuice 2 by Muxxi
Bigger Trouble in Little China by Sam Spina
Mathilda: The Professional by Rich Davies
Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League by Robert Sammelin
Cowboy Bebop II by Nimit Malavia
Death: Diabolik by Robert Sammelin
DOWN by Arno Kiss
Fight Club: The 2nd Rule by Kaz Oomori
Hellboy 3: Anung Un Rama & the Right Hand of Doom by Orlando Arocena
Hobo with a Shotgun 2: Rip’s Revenge by Boneface
King Conan by Mitch Ansara
Blade Runner 2054 by Cory Schmitz
Barbarella 2 by Ashley Wood
Monster Squad 2 by Austin James
My Neighbor Totoro 2 by Drew Wise
Pan’s Labyrinth: Fall of the Underworld by Odessa Sawyer
Push 2: The Watcher by Marc Scheff
Reservoir Dogs: Volume 2 – The Bitches Collar by Chris B. Murray
Return of the Lawnmower Man by Steve Courtney
Sleepy Hollow 2 by Andrew Bannecker
Spaceballs III: The Search for Spaceballs II by Nikkolas Smith
The Fountain: Wake by Inus Pretorius
The Goonies & The Legend of Sasquatch by Rich Rayburn
Long Live the New Flesh: Videodrome 2 by Mark Borgions
The Iron Giants by James Gilleard
The Last Starfighter: Xur’s Revenge by Doaly
The Rocketeer 2: Crimson Skies by Alex Griendling
They Still Live by Matt Haley
Titanic 2: Above Zero by Pavel Fuksa
Top Gun 2 by Marko Manev
Willy Wonka & the Great Glass Elevator by Andy Fairhurst
Willy Wonka & the Great Glass Elevator by Tom Miatke
First off, I HATE Lex Luthor as a whiny, twitchy nerd boy. Eisenberg was GREAT in Zombieland, but this is NOT his role. Lex Luthor should be imposing and menacing, yet capable of charm. Bryan Cranston is the PERFECT Luthor. Vin Diesel, if you wanted a more physical actor.
A couple of good things: This origin for Doomsday is much better than the comics’ one, but he looks kinda stupid. And Gal Gadot is, of course, stupidly hot.
Zach Snyder makes BOLD decisions — Batman isn’t a brand new super in this movie, but has had a 10-year career — but many times they’re the WRONG decisions, like the whole “dad had to die” thing from Man of Steel. And this movie seems to have involved a long list of bad decisions.
It looks like a disaster. We can only hope it sinks the DCCU, and lets Warners reboot it without Goyer and Snyder. (Other than Suicide Squad, which actually looks like a good movie.)