Junkie XL to Make Beautiful Music for ‘Deadpool’


Probably not since Danny Elfman on the Time Burton’s first Batman movie has there been a definitive superhero movie theme music, usually it’s all about mood and ambiance in these movies. But is all that about to change? Looking at the X-Men movies specifically, a wide-range of composers have taken a crack at putting the tales of Marvel’s merry mutants to music, from Michael Kamen (X-Men), Harry Gregson-Williams (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) to John Ottman (X2, and Days of Future Past). But what sounds can we expect to hear for Deadpool? What kind of score, and what kind of composer, would be suitable for “the Merc with the Mouth”? Answer: Junkie XL. (more…)


I’ve got to tell you up front that the Transformers franchise lost me after the second movie, meaning that I’ll just wait and see those sequels when they come to premium channels on television. It was probably the wrecking ball… balls. I still care about the franchise as a whole, but would rather my Transformer dollar go to toys or statues at this point. Paramount is already working on Transformers 5, Michael Bay is in talks to direct once again although Bay says nothing is in stone yet (Negotiation tactics) and many think it might be his last go at directing for the franchise, there are still plenty of new Transformers movies in the Paramount pipeline. (more…)


A source has reported to TheWrap that director Taika Waititi is in negotiations to direct Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok.  This is quite a leap from his role directing Flight of the Conchords!  Known mostly for his indie comedies, Waititi must have proved worthy, as he beat out Ruben Fletcher for the job of succeeding directors Kenneth Branagh (Thor) and Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World).  As of yet, no Marvel rep has responded to a request for comment. (more…)


Yesterday, we posted a story about how the guys in charge at Marvel Studios do sometimes check out social media and other online postings where fans post their passionate and thought out casting suggestions for their movies, the reference in this case was specifically Captain Marvel. In the case of the super-strong, superheroine, no one’s pushed harder for the part, it seems, than Rhonda Rousey, the MMA fighter-turned-aspiring actress who recently said in a Reddit AMA that she would love to play Captain Marvel. It’s not an official casting notice, but the head of Marvel Studios says that if nothing else, he admires Rousey’s moxie. (more…)


Over the better part of two decades, Matt Damon has been the saved (Saving Private Ryan) and on more than one occasion, he’s managed to save an entire country (Invictus) and even the world (Elysium). Last year, he essayed Dr. Mann (Man) in Christopher Nolan‘s magnum opus of time, space, and love, Interstellar. To quote one character, Mann was the “best of us,” except he wasn’t the best of us, not by several million light years. This time out, though, Damon gets to indeed play the “best of us,” an irony-free, nearly super-heroic botanist inadvertently stranded on Mars (left for dead by his mission crew after a category awful dust storm) and forced to fend for himself, Robinson Crusoe-style (not to be confused with Robinson Crusoe on Mars, an entirely different film from a more innocent, more naïve time, i.e., 1964). Damon’s hero-botanist, Mark Watney, may be an every-man on the surface, but he’s also a science hero with a big brain and vast reservoirs of scientific knowledge, ingenuity, and resourcefulness. (more…)


After denying an initial report, Sony representatives are now confirming that a new Ghostbusters animated movie is being put into development.  According to The Wrap, the animated feature will debut after Paul Feig’s upcoming live-action reboot film.  The studio will soon begin fielding pitches from writers , but a few key “main ideas” have been tossed around already – read on to learn more!


Kathleen Kennedy Speaks Out About ‘Star Wars’

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It’s hard to believe this, but we’re only 11 weeks away from the premiere of the next Star Wars movie. That also means that months and months of speculation about what the movie will be about will finally come to an end. Of course, if you wanted to, you could, instead, keep reading because it turns out that the head of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy has finally spoken in regards to Star Wars The Force Awakens. Those of you who know, this is pretty big news. As for those who don’t know what’s going on, Kennedy has rarely spoken about anything regarding the next Star Wars film, meaning that anything she has to say is usually a big thing. So, if you want to know what she had to say, then stick around.



There’s a lot of interest in Captain Marvel, and why not? It will be Marvel Studios‘ first movie featuring a female superhero lead. Captain Marvel won’t arrive in theaters for another three years, heck, it doesn’t even have a director yet although the script is currently being written, but that hasn’t stopped armchair casting sessions from taking place on the keyboards, smartphones and tablets of the international fraternity/sorority of nerds. Everyone has their pick, with Katee Sackhoff and Rhonda Rousey being primary candidates, and believe it or not, the people that decide these things for Marvel sometimes check out your suggestions, and even think about them… (more…)


It can sometimes be surprising how a character from a book or movie can sneak up on you and suddenly become very important. I certainly never thought the little house elf Dobby would end up ripping my heart from my chest, leaving me quietly sobbing, after all I only wanted to read a couple of chapters before bed. Now fans in London are showing their support for Dobby at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in the most Harry Potterish way possible. (more…)


Rumors of a Game of Thrones movie have been flying around for over a year now, recently along with a pretty convincing rumor that George R.R. Martin had confirmed discussions for one.  The Daily Star reported that Martin had gone even further and revealed that a movie was not just being discussed but was currently in the works, even adding some details about it.  Here are the reported George R. R. Martin quotes that got all us GoT fans riled up: (more…)