Kimi no Na Wa (Your Name) was released last year to critical acclaim all over the world. Since its release, it has risen to become the 3rd highest grossing film ever released in Japan where it earned an estimated $192.5 million. The worldwide box office take for Kimi no Na Wa has reached $290 million and continues to rise.
We haven’t heard a lot about James Bond since the last chapter in the venerable franchise, Spectre, opened to decent box office but disappointed fan and critical appraisals back in November 2015. Not only have we not heard anything about what should be the slam-dunk Bond 25, we don’t know if the current Bond, actor Daniel Craig, will be returning for it. Craig has said some things that indicate he’s in no mood for more spy stuff, so in lieu of confirmation, we’ve been forced to speculate about who might play Bond next. That’s a long list, and it looks like it might be a little longer. (more…)
While we’ve all been told to Let the Wookie win, because he’ll rip your arm off, we’ve only had Han Solo’s warning as proof. Now, thanks to some unused footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens we can rest assured that Han Solo’s dire prediction of amputation was quite correct as Unkar Plutt (Simon Peg) finds out that Poking a Wookie needs to be added to the Let the Wookie win list. (more…)
One of Deadpool’s best partners in the comics is Cable, the time-traveling, techno-organic virus, take no prisoners, leader of X-Force (who is also the son of Cyclops and a clone of Jean Grey). The two have a unique relationship and have gone on many adventures together throughout the comics. The stinger at the end of Deadpool was that Cable would be featured in the sequel and also have a significant role in the film. Although we still don’t know who will be playing Nathan Summers just yet, the screenwriters are now trying to give him a coherent origin story to translate to film.
After the sudden and tragic passing of Carrie Fisher the question of how the Star Wars franchise would react, rose. Almost immediately (morbidly), there was speculation that LucasFlim/Disney would “resurrect” General Leia digitally as they had done with Peter Cushing/Grand Moff Tarkin for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. After all, they did use the actresses likeness for a younger Princess Leia cameo in the same movie, but that was with the help and blessing of a living Carrie Fisher.
Speculation gave way to rumor recently after the BBC stated that the studio was reportedly in talks with Carrie Fishers’ estate to use her image in future films. Whether in reaction to the response the report garnered or in lines with pre-existing plans, LucasFilm broke silence and released the following statement on StarWars.com: (more…)
After some speculation on whether or not the extensively planned out DC Cinematic Universe would ever be fully realized, Warner Bros has finally announced some solid plans for the Green Lantern Corps. The film, which will not signal a return from Ryan Reynolds after the much-maligned 2011 offering from director Martin Campbell, will have twice the Lantern for your money with both Hal Jordan and John Stewart to be featured. Also confirmed to write the film are DC veteran David S. Goyer and newcomer Justin Rhodes. (more…)
The future of Star Wars was thrown into a world of uncertainty when Carrie Fisher died at the end of 2016. Although potentially record breaking insurance payouts could make the financial journey to the end of the current trilogy somewhat more comfortable, there is not going to be an easy way to continue the story as planned without Fisher there in her iconic role of General Leia Organa. There are already plenty of ideas floating around about the options available to Disney and Lucasfilm, and it has been reported that key players at the companies and in the film have already met to discuss potential paths. (more…)
While it may have been a joke last year when Deadpool wasn’t even eligible for an Oscar nod, this year the possibility of Deadpool receiving multiple Oscar nominations isn’t a joking matter and Ryan Reynolds is ready to do what it takes to make things happen. He’s just released a new For Your Consideration Video and sent personally signed letters in screener packages to Oscar nominators. Check those out below. (more…)
In the aftermath of X-Men: Days of Future Past, a whole bunch of spin-off films were on the horizon for the X-Men universe. Such films included Deadpool, Logan, New Mutants, X-Force, and other “First Class” sequels. One film that was planned was a solo film featuring everyone’s favorite card-throwing Cajun, Gambit. The planned spin-off would feature Channing Tatum as the title character. The film was planned for a Spring 2017 release. However, out of nowhere, the project’s start date was pushed back and then later taken off the proposed schedule. After that, the film’s director Doug Liman left the project as well. Many started to lose faith that the film would ever get made as it’s still in “Development Hell” territory. Many feared that the film will never get made and probably be shelved.
Remember that time when Jack Black starred in a King Kong movie and delivered the most poignant line in the entire movie? That was almost 12 years ago. And in Hollywood, that the amount of time needed for a reboot. Kong: Skull Island is another telling of an age-old classic about a giant ape and his girl. Of course, as of right now, it’s hard to tell if there will be any romance between the two, but the latest trailer from Japan does spill the beans on all the action. Check it out after the jump.