There are certainly tough times for the Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment executives that were hoping that Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice would be a license to print money. It’s weird to think of a movie that’s made almost $900 million at the worldwide box office as a failure, but there it is, a failure enough to make some people start thinking twice about the course that’s been charted with the DC Extended Universe movies. The rumors are mounting though, and the new one today is that the King of Atlantis might be without a director to tell him what to do in his upcoming solo movie. (more…)
Just as the DCEU is picking up speed, one of their latest projects has had some major issues with its director. As the hype for Suicide Squad builds prior to its bursting onto our screens and after the recent release of Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice (regardless of mixed reviews) it seemed as if the collective DC universe was finding its feet, particularly with so many new projects in the pipeline and ones in production. The Flash, is one of those films that has already started production, but has unfortunately lost the services of director Seth Grahame-Smith.
The internet was created to be an open forum of ideas and opinions. The problem is that not all of those opinions are going to be positive, or even fair. As the saying goes, everyone’s a critic and no-one understands this better than the cast and crew of the upcoming remake of Ghostbusters starring Kirsten Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. (more…)
It’s only twenty months until the as-yet-untitled sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens (several sources claim that the words ‘Star Wars‘ will be somewhere in the title) is released, so of course it’s time to start gearing up for it. Star Wars fans should already have their appetites whetted for more information with the recent release of Force Awakens on DVD and Blu-Rey (pun!) and the great-looking trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One that bunched the panties of the kind of misogynists who would be genuinely outraged at being called misogynists. Well, prepare to have those appetites sated and check out the photos that were released by director Rian Johnson below.
99% of the time, when there is Ryan Reynolds or Deadpool related news, readers are in for at least a chuckle. Today, however, it is a bit different. Earlier this week, 13 year old Connor McGrath, a Deadpool fan who also happened to be the first person to see the film, passed away after a brave, fierce battle with cancer. Reynolds met the young man thanks to the always amazing Make-A-Wish Foundation. From the heartfelt tribute Reynolds posted to his Facebook page last night, it seems that meeting Connor was just as special to the star as it was to the young Canadian. (more…)
We are just days away from seeing Team Iron Man face off against Team Captain America in Marvel’s newest blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War. The stakes are high for both sides as a Superhero Registration Act threatens to tear the Avengers apart. Team Iron Man believes that registering their identities with the government will help protect innocent civilians from collateral damage. Meanwhile, Team Captain America thinks that such an act would do more harm than good. Fans have been choosing a side for months, and both teams are ready to go head-to-head. However, with all of this talk of “which side are you on,” there is one man who has yet to align with one of these teams. We are of course talking about the head honch of Marvel himself, Stan freaking Lee.
If you have ever attended San Diego Comic-Con, or know someone who has within the last ten years or so, you have likely heard plenty of Con stories that begin with “I remember when you could buy tickets at the door”, or “Movie studios ruined Comic-Con”, or, on the other side, “I am so glad I waited 37 hours in line just to be the first to see footage of…”, or, “Can you believe what [insert studio name] showed in Hall H??”. SDCC isn’t just a convention – it’s an event, and every year, the event seems to divide attendees as to what the best and worst parts of the convention really are. For many, standing or sleeping in that ridiculous Hall H line on the convention lawn, down the pier, or even over on Hall H Island (that one’s for those in the know) is all part of the experience, while for others, it is the hell they endure just to see what surprises a studio will bring. Today, a report out of The Wrap claims that fans will now have one less movie studio to worry about or get excited for, as the case may be, as 20th Century Fox may be bowing out of the convention, thanks to pesky pirates. (more…)
The Tomb Raider reboot is building steam. MGM, Warner Bros., and GK Films are bringing the franchise back to life and until now it was unknown who would fill the combat boots left behind by Angelina Jolie. Jolie of course appeared for 2 showings in 2001 and 2003 as the butt-kicker made famous from the Tomb Raider video game series. With the reboot officially underway we now have our new Lara Croft. (more…)
The Happytime Murders somehow seems to be simultaneously something you could totally see coming from The Jim Henson Co. (ex: “Happytime”), and something you never thought the puppeteer gang would produce (ex: “Murders”). And yet here we are with news of its development! Directed by Brian Henson (son of the late and great Jim Henson) and Erich & Jon Hoeber (Red, Red 2), from a script by Todd Berger & Dee Robertson, this project has actually been in the works for a number of years now. The film would be bringing a whole new side of comedy to light; featuring an R rating, some live-action, and brand new Muppet characters. It might be the newest name potentially signing on to the project that will really get things rolling, though: Jamie Foxx. (more…)
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters everywhere in just one more week, officially kicking off Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Weirdly enough through, this article is all about looking ahead to the end of Phase Three in the form of the Russo Brothers’ follow-up to Civil War, the two-part Avengers: Infinity War. Since Joe and Anthony Russo are currently making the rounds of promotion for Civil War, it would be understandable to hear some words about Infinity War, some ambiguous and non-enlightening words, but words just the same. From what they’re saying though, there’s going to be some big consequences before and after Infinity War. (more…)