38 – FranchiseWatch 2017

Happy New Year! We’ve been busy(ish) over December – Deeby made a short film, Wumi’s still arting and I’ve been writing essays for the first time in five years – but we’re back and hopefully stronger than ever.

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Here’s what I’ve got for you this week:

This is technically Season 2 of the podcast: we’re doing a 13-week block of episodes ending with Episode 50(!), which we really want to do as a Live Show. If you have any ideas for what to do for it, or you just want to agree with how awesome that would be, let us know.

Here’s the full list of films we talked about in this week’s episode. I cut out a few for time (or because the three of us knew absolutely nothing about them):


  • Assassin’s Creed (Adaptation/Spinoff)
  • Underworld: Blood Wars (Sequel)
  • xXx: Return of Xander Cage
  • T2 Trainspotting

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • John Wick: Chapter 2

  • Logan
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Power Rangers
  • Ghost in the Shell

  • Fate of the Furious 8 Fast Furious and 8
  • GOTG vol.2

  • Baywatch
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (Dead Men Tell No Tales)

  • Wonder Woman
  • The Mummy
  • Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Despicable Me 3

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Cars 3
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • The Dark Tower

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

  • It
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  • Flatliners

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Emoji Movie
  • My Little Pony: The Movie
  • Thor: Ragnarok

  • Insidious: Chapter 4
  • Paddington 2
  • Justice League

  • Star Wars: Episode VIII
  • Pitch Perfect 3
  • Jumanji

A few films we didn’t mention includes a third Cloverfield anthology movie starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd and Daniel Brühl; Disney’s Emma Watson-headed Beauty and the Beast remake; Jeepers Creepers 3Amityville: The Awakening; An Animated Smurfs film; A Ninjago Lego film; A The Ring thing; Murder on the Orient Express and a load more.