Skip to main content

Tweets Of The Week

Max Landis on the Chronicle sequel that will never be, the men of Days Of Future Past and Jewel Staite sneaks into a Serenity screening, all in the latest Tweets Of The Week

Now this makes us sad. Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis took to Twitter this week to explain the premise of his Chronicle 2 script, presumably after it was made clear that his sequel would never see the big screen. It sounds refreshingly different and radically darker than its predecessor, centring around an insane woman who becomes the world’s first supervillain. What’s worse, it was all building towards an Avengers -style team up, according to Landis. Oh well, maybe he can write the comic one day.

@Uptomyknees In retrospect, I'm not even sure if fans of the first film wouldve been ready or eager for my second installment as originally written.

Gone was the aspirational "what would you do," gone were the pranks and bromance, gone were lovely tragic Andrew and hopeful, bright Steve.

In their place was a dark, frustratingly unblinking stare into a complicated world that posed the question is it worth it to be a hero...

...Told from the point of view of a heartbroken and insane woman who would martyr herself to the cause of being the world's first villain.

It was, in my estimation, a sequel that elaborated on the ideas and situations from the first to create a different genre of movie.

In the best of worlds, in my optimisitc but wildly prejudiced eyes, this could make it an Aliens, a Terminator the worst a Grease 2.

So at the end of the day, maybe it's better that Martyr never saw the light of day. Sad I didn't get to do some of my other versions.

The multi-movie low budge Chronicle-based found footage superhero universe culminating in an Avengers type team up was a real good one.

The most frustrating thing is that I don't know if I'll get the opportunity to explain what MOGO was or what he was doing in that cave.

The SFX Twitter Stream

@JewelStaite Saw Serenity tonight all incognito-styles like any old Browncoat. Nice to still see a crowd. I was w/the guy who whisper-yelled "Wash DIES?"

@TheRealNimoy Lost a wonderful scene scheduled for Sulu in ST IV. Little boy to play George's grandfather inSan Francisco wouldn't stop crying. LLAP

Why did I limp in the original ST pilot? Mr. Roddenberry told me to. LLAP

Wil Wheaton

@wilw This is typically what my hand looks like after a weekend at a con.

@DarrenAronofsky Just saw #TheWolverine --blown away by @RealHughJackman -Mangold's work. Masterful storytelling-complete emotional commitment. Bravo, arigato!

played the opening of #LastofUs really interesting mixing narrative deep with gameplay.

@BradBirdA113 TOMORROW started yesterday!

@rainnwilson I wanna make Matrix 4, an alt-reality version, where Neo took the blue pill %26 everything stayed the same.

@neveldinetaylor has cgi ever looked as effortless/natural as #Elysium ?? design, execution, awesome

@EddieMcClintock "Armando" #WAREHOUSE13

Felicia Day

@feliciaday Oh lookie what I just got.

@Mark_Sheppard One of my very favorite people!

@ReeceShearsmith I wish all subway entrances :

@planetjedward Can't wait to watch #Sharknado starring @tarareid it's on Tonight on SyFy at 9pm it's gonna be Jepic!

@BryanSinger Brightest set I've ever filmed on. #3600framespersecond #Quicksilver #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast

@GrantBowler Back in Toronto!! Let's get going! Season 2 #Defiance

@chrismcquarrie Mission: Accepted

Hungry for more? Read previous Tweets Of The Week here…

Jordan Farley
Jordan is the Community Editor at SFX and Total Film. When he isn't watching movies or sci-fi shows of questionable quality he's probably shooting men in space or counting down the days till the next Zelda comes out.