A couple of weeks ago, MMA superstar Ronda Rousey revealed in an Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit that she was interested in being cast for a pretty big role in a Marvel Studios film. Being blonde, tall, strong, and capable of beating people to bloody pulps, it was little surprise that she was interested in playing Captain Marvel, who will be the subject of her own film in 2018. A lot of fans like the idea of Rousey as Marvel, she’s got the stature and the gravitas, the only question is does she have the acting chops? That may be a moot point soon as Rousey builds her CV, but one producer has heard enough, and he wants Rousey for Captain Marvel. Well, er, the porn version anyway. (more…)
While Lionsgate might be trying to figure out how to do more Hunger Games after the final chapter hits theaters in November later this year, it doesn’t mean they’re not looking for the next Hunger Games franchise to cash in on. Word is that Lionsgate is looking to take everyone to the Borderlands. That’s right, Lionsgate is taking the video game to movie plunge with game developer Gearbox‘s Borderlands video game franchise. (more…)
Perhaps he’s just in a science fiction frame of mind. Ridley Scott‘s next film is The Martian, the story about an astronaut trying to survive alone on Mars opens in theaters in just a couple of months. Two of Scott’s signature movies were science fiction based, Alien and Blade Runner, the former was the basis of the deeply divisive prequel/whatchamacallit Prometheus, which came out in 2012. There’s been a lot of talk about a Prometheus sequel, and the end of the film certainly set it up perfectly, but circumstances have kept it spinning in the proverbial bullpen. But now, Scott says brace yourselves because Prometheus 2 is his next project. (more…)
Comic book super hero The Vision made his cinematic debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Being thrown into the mix among characters already established across multiple films had made his introduction a challenging sell. Director Joss Whedon gave him a particularly “worthy” moment that instantly pushed the character over, cementing his place among the rest of The Avengers. What made him worthy? Well, that particular question was left unanswered. If you look, though, at what star Paul Bettany had to go through getting suited up as The Vision, you may have your answer. (more…)
Jeremy Renner took to Twitter today to debut his new Hawkeye costume for Captain America: Civil War. He previously announced this weekend at Wizard World Chicago that, of all his Hawkeye get-ups, this latest one is his favorite. Take a peek and judge for yourself! (more…)
The release date for Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens is starting to creep up on us, but we haven’t seen a lot of footage yet. It appears that the galactic Powers-That-Be want to keep it that way for a little while longer, but they do throw us lowly humans a bone every now and then, as evidenced by today’s release of a new – and frustratingly short – teaser video via the official Star Wars Instagram page.
Ubisoft‘s Assassin’s Creed movie is finally getting production rolling and thanks to Yahoo we’ve got a first look at Michael Fassbender in costume as Callum Lynch, descendant of a long line of members of a secret society of assassins. Don’t worry dedicated gamer, you’re memory isn’t failing you, Callum was not a character in any of the Assassin’s Creed games. The name was created for the movie, but I imagine it might find its way into the next video game. (more…)
Hearing cast members praise the performances of their co-stars is trivial and biased. An actor is not gonna throw another actor under the bus and say “yeah… he/she sucks”. That’d be disrespectful to the actor in question, as well as being counter intuitive to promoting the product. We know this, yet, when it comes to comic book movies we can’t help but buy into hype on how our favorites superheroes are being portrayed. Particularly, if that up talk has anything to do with the latest cinematic incarnation of The Joker.
So here we are, gleaming over the good word of Suicide Squad‘s Margot Robbie as she praises the performance of her co-star Jared Leto; who’s playing a dramatically different take on the crown prince of crime. (more…)
Despite the fact that this whole DC Extended Universe began with 2013’s Man of Steel, the next phase of a solo Superman adventure seemed oddly an after thought during last year’s announcement of the DC Entertainment film slate through 2020. Sure, Supes is one-half of next year’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and he’ll almost certainly lead the two-part Justice League movie, but Man of Steel 2 – or whatever it’s going to be called – well, “limbo” would be a fairly accurate description of its current status. But now we get word that the situation may be simpler, and the news from Warner Bros. is that if you’re holding your breath for the next Superman standalone, you should probably stop. (more…)
With mega-watt stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, it’s apparent Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot is already jam-packed with girl power. A tweet from Melissa McCarthy, however, showed us just how much further that girl power extends behind the scenes. (more…)