Petition to Marvel
Loki returning in Avengers 4 Alive and not just a flashback
To make sure Marvel Studios knows how popular Loki is and ensure that he comes back in the next film (spoilers for infinity war) that he is alive and back not only as a flashback, but returns fully alive
Petition to The Walt Disney Company
Stop Making Star Wars Movies on an Annual Basis
I wasn't born in the 70's or 80's, but I still grew up on Star Wars. It was, and still is, a major part of my life. Star Wars is one of the most beloved film franchises in cinema history. It all started from a single movie, released in 1977, that was thought to fail. Its unexpected success led to a complete trilogy—with sequels in 1980 and 1983—and eventually, led to the prequel trilogy. This trilogy followed the same three-year pattern, with films releasing in 1999, 2002, and 2005. The movies were supposed to end there. I remember the day when I found out that Disney had bought Lucasfilm for $4.06 billion. I was immediately full of excitement, but with it came anxiety and hesitation. On one hand, I love (almost) everything Disney creates with all of my heart, as it is another major part of my life. On the other hand, it's Disney, who will milk anything they get their hands on for what it's worth. So far, they have done exactly that. It wasn't long after Disney's acquisition that Episode VII was announced. So far, Disney has released three Star Wars movies: The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and The Last Jedi. This May, they will release Solo: A Star Wars Story into the wild. After its release, the next film to be released will be Episode IX, the finale to the Sequel Trilogy, in 2019. Up to this point, Disney and Lucasfilm show no signs of stopping. They have recently announced an all-new trilogy of films, which will be created by Rian Johnson, the director of The Last Jedi. Not only that, but Lucasfilm recently announced another series—possibly a trilogy—of Star Wars films, which are set to be written and produced by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Let's not forget the series of Anthology films they have planned, where standalone films for both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett are currently being developed. That's a total of at least ten new movies in development within the Star Wars universe—if you count the film series by Benioff and Weiss as at least three movies (it's only a guess). Kathleen Kennedy, the current president of Lucasfilm, recently sat down with the Star Wars Show to talk about the future of the franchise: "We’re sitting down now, we’re talking about the next ten years of Star Wars stories and we’re looking at narratively where that might go. Future stories beyond Episode IX, with these new characters, Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8, but we’re also looking at working with people that are interested in coming into the Star Wars world and taking us to places that we haven’t been yet, and that’s exciting too because it’s a vast galaxy far, far away. The possibilities are endless." The next ten years of Star Wars stories. Disney is planning to do the exact thing to Star Wars as they have with Marvel. I completely understand why Marvel movies are this way (as they are building up to Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel), but Star Wars is different territory. You aren't building up to something as massive as a war with an Infinity Gauntlet. This is Star Wars: the story of the Jedi, the Force, lightsabers, and incredible characters, such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia. It is a saga that has been seen and cherished by millions for decades. Whenever a new Star Wars trailer has been released in the past, I immediately drop everything and watch it. When watching all of the new Star Wars trailers (starting with The Force Awakens), I always felt an incredible amount of excitement and anticipation. When the Solo trailer dropped, I didn't feel a thing. I ended up watching it, but I didn't feel any sort of excitement toward the upcoming film. Somehow, I knew this would eventually happen: Star Wars fatigue has become a reality. However, I think I might have come up with a remedy for it: Have Disney stop the annual release of Star Wars movies and start releasing them at least every two years. If many more films are created within the franchise, I'm afraid that Star Wars will lose the magic we have revered for so long. If the movies were given every-other-year release dates, this would give us time, as consumers, to let each film be thoroughly enjoyed before its successor is released. Releasing films every other year would also help prevent over-saturation and fatigue in the film industry. It will be a mournful day when Star Wars is a thing of the past. Let us do something about it. Star Wars needs to be cherished, not a reason for greed.
Petition to Legendary Pictures, Adam Wingard, Thomas Tull
Get Don Frye in GODZILLA VS KONG
Don Frye is a fan favorite Godzilla star, known for his portrayal of the tough and macho Captain Gordon in 2004's GODZILLA FINAL WARS. Having the former MMA champion cameo/have a role in a Monsterverse film would not only be a great treat but also a way of showing how much Legendary and director Adam Wingard really care about the Godzilla fanbase and the actors of its past films.
Petition to People of Davao City
Bring Balangiga to Davao
The 2018 Gawad Urian and Famas Best Picture winner and Qcinema 2017 Best Picture received a zero rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) just days before its wide release in Metro Manila last month. A ZERO rating means, filmmakers will not receive any incentive from CEB. The CEB was established to encourage filmmakers to create HIGH Quality films by giving incentives represented by their ratings. An "A" rating means that the filmmakers will get 100% of the amusement tax and for "B" films, they will get 65%. It's also important to note that filmmakers can only upgrade their films from "B" to "A". Receiving a ZERO rating is irrevocable. Balangiga: Howling Wilderness is about the Balangiga massacre of Eastern Samar during the American-Philippine war. Director Khavn Dela Cruz and other filmmakers have since petitioned interested individuals to help get Balangiga in cinemas nationwide. By signing in this petition, not only do you help serve great films to the Filipino viewers but you agree that Balangiga deserves to be screened in Davao. If this petition finds the right people, we'll definitely be glad to see you during the screening! To Philippine Cinema!
Petition to Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival, Apologize to Ukrainians & Deprive "Phone Duty" Of The Award
In April 2018 Tribeca Film Festival became a supporter of Russian terrorism by giving Phone Duty, a Russian movie, the Best Narrative Short award. Phone Duty tells a story from the perspective of Russian terrorists located in Donbas, a Ukrainian territory occupied by Russia. The starring actor, Zakhar Prilepin, is a terrorist himself. He is an infamous Russian writer well known for his imperialistic and xenophobic views. Prilepin is a terrorist who moved to Donbas and fights against Ukrainian Army. He claims openly that the ultimate goal of Russians in Donbas is to advance and occupy the entire Ukraine. Our Demands We the undersigned demand from Tribeca Film Festival to: - Denounce Phone Duty as the winner of the Best Narrative Short award. It's a piece of pro-Russian propaganda, and a real Russian terrorist stars in it. - Remove the phrase "Donbass rebel fighter" from the movie synopsis on the Festival's website. "Russian terrorist" would be a more appropriate wording. - Publicly apologize for hurting the feelings of all Ukrainians, who've lost their loved ones as a result of Russia's military intervention into Ukraine. *****Follow this campaign on the petition's website!Read this petition in Ukrainian / Текст петиції українською
Petition to SONY
Adapt Bloodborne to Film
The Bloodborne video game is a modern masterpiece. Hidetaka Miyazaki and the FromSoft team have created a game that is uniquely creative and atmospheric. Bloodborne features classic gothic horror themes that people love, but also provides a deeper philosophical questions that people looking deeper to get into the franchise can sink their teeth into. The world of Bloodborne, however, has limited exposure because of its format as an exclusive title from Sony. As a video game, it prevents some people from being able to access it, and they instead read lore online or watch letsplays on YouTube, which are great for community building. Despite being known as difficult game, however, Bloodborne among the top 15 best selling PlayStation 4 games, and one of the big draws for people to own the console. Bringing this universe to film or television would garner a wider audience and would renew interest in the Bloodborne franchise, perhaps even enabling a remaster or a sequel to be created for the game’s fifth anniversary in 2020. A Bloodborne film would also provide a unique challenge for a director and cast, working with new material and merging the two biggest entertainment industries today--film and video games.