Big Gambles in the Hollywood Which are more likely to fail at the box office in the end of 2018


In terms of production costs, “Bumblebee”, “Aquaman” or “Alita: Battle Angel” are blockbuster. Still, they are more likely to fail at the box office.


Allowing Spider-Man (Tom Holland) to appear at the MCU, Sony is still seeking to exploit its own Spider-Man brand. They opened a new film universe around Peter Parker’s rivals, which opened up their own film about Venom (Tom Hardy). Many sources claim that Sony wants to pursue the PG-13 label and is concerned that the scary character will lose its identity over the original comic book. In addition, the studio is not clear whether Venom happens in the same Marvel Cinema universe, and may make the public feel confused.

A Star Is Born
This is the third time a classic Hollywood story has been remade. A Star Is Born version 2018 is closest to the 1976 version when it comes to the world of music, instead of cinema as the first two films. The audience will ask whether the new film directed by Bradley Cooper can bring something new. In the movie, he plays Lady Gaga, and this is a challenging role for both. Cooper must practice singing, and Gaga needs to prove that the Golden Globe for Individuals with American Horror Story: Hotel is not a lucky thing.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Bohemian Rhapsody trailer has given some excitement to Queen’s fans in particular, and moviegoers in general. Rami Malek looks very fit Freddie Mercury in the character biography. However, this is a fact that the project has experienced a lot of controversy: Queen’s group wants to intervene in the script and make Sacha Baron Cohen disappear; Director Bryan Singer debated with Fox and eventually was dismissed as his “pet” with the X-Men. In addition, Bohemian Rhapsody is unlikely to mention the sex of Freddie Mercury and his details of AIDS.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
The famous nutcracker ballet is now Disney’s turn into a live-action movie starring Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Morgan Freeman. The film was originally scheduled for an audience of 2017, but was forced to be delayed. Directed Lasse Hallström finished filming, but Disney later hired Joe Johnston to return to the scene. It is worth mentioning that the return process lasted for more than a month. In addition, it is unclear how the mass audience will react to The Nutcracker and the Four Realms after Morgan Freeman allegedly accused the wrongdoing behavior with women in May.

The Grinch
Universal’s key to the Thanksgiving holiday is the animated feature that surrounds the celebrity in Dr. Hugh’s story. Seuss: The Grinch. The character has a live-action version by Jim Carrey, earning more than $ 345 million worldwide. But that was the story 18 years ago. Universal is eagerly awaiting the response from parents and children to the animated version of The Grinch with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the lead role and the very modern context.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web
For the past seven years, much of the information about the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has appeared in Hollywood. But director David Fincher finally gave up, and forced Sony to reboot the brand. The Spider’s Web in fact is the fourth novel of the Millennium series. Rooney Mara is no longer the lead role, and Claire Foy is the current female hacker Lisbeth Salander. Daniel Craig was replaced by Sverrir Gudnason. As the star factor goes down dramatically, the girl’s ability to make money in spider webs is likely to be affected more or less.

Robin Hood

There are nearly 10 different film projects revolving around the ever-growing green jungle guy, and Lionsgate has quickly completed his first job. But Robin Hood version 2010 has been indifferent audience. The first trailer of the new film with Taron Egerton in the lead role became a joke on many movie forums because the costumes are too modern compared to the time. Joby Harold, who lost to King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), is set to star in the 2018 version of Robin Hood. Adding to this is Otto Bathurst’s debut, Robin Hood is a big question for the fans.

Mary Poppins Returns
There are two major challenges for Disney to bring her back to school. First of all, the shadow of legendary Julie Andrews is tremendous, and even a confirmed talent like Emily Blunt is unlikely to have succeeded. Next, the previous film was born 54 years ago. How will modern audiences react to an after-movie episode, while they are not likely to follow the original story more than half a century ago?

Alita: Battle Angel

Hollywood-based works of Japanese comics often cause controversy in terms of quality. However, the public is waiting for producers James Cameron and director James Rodriguez to change that with Alita: Battle Angel. Only thing, the project has cost up to $ 200 million. Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, etc. The movie’s box office is extremely cramped with six big screenplays at the same time. Alita’s Money Making Opportunity: Battle Angel is getting slimmer.

Jason Momoa is impressed when he plays Aquaman. He is the rare bright spot of the Justice League (2017), the failed DCEU movie last year. So did the audience forget about the disappointment brought by the Justice League and open their hearts to the throne of Atlantis? Behind the project Aquaman is a very talented name: director James Wan. If you can not make the movie appealing and salvage the DCEU, the movie universe will probably need to seriously consider re-launching in some way.


Bumblebee’s dilemma is similar to Aquaman: after the overwhelming disappointment of Transformers: The Last Knight (2017). Much of the information is that this will be the work of re-launching the entire Transformers brand, and the Transformers main storyline is set to be refreshed in the near future. Of course, Bumblebee must succeed before Paramount performs the next move. They revealed the scale of the work will not be as big as the Transformers before, and director Travis Knight want to give more emotions for viewers. But is that what audiences really want when watching the robots transform themselves?

What do you think?

Written by Geekybar

Linguist-translator by education. I have been working in the field of advertising journalism for over 10 years.

For over 7 years in journalism. Half of them are as editor. My weakness is doing mini-investigations on new topics.


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