The announcement that Academy Award winning actress Brie Larson was going to take up the mantle of Captain Marvel at last summer’s Comic Con was more than the final big piece of Marvel Studios‘ Phase 3 casting. The significance of Captain Marvel is bigger for the studio and fans because it will be the first Marvel movie headlined by a woman. That’s no small responsibility for the actress hired, along with just the generally huge commitment of being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it was the responsibility that ultimately persuaded Larson to sign up in the end. (more…)
Over the weekend, 20th Century Fox made a play for some major box office real estate by announcing release dates for the next three X-Men films, and the future slate of Avatar sequels. Disney does not like to be outdone, it seems. Today, Disney has announced a slew of new release date and release date changes from some of its major properties including key animated sequels, the live action adaptation of Disney classics, and, of course, new films from its Lucasfilm subdivision. (more…)
Recently, the head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, said that they have some ideas for what the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe might look like after Avengers 4 in May 2019. It may be a world without phases, he said, but the one thing he did know was that it was “gonna be very, very different.” Different how? Below are some suggestions for what new directions the MCU might go into next, some educated guesses given what they’ve done so far. So what might be in store for – well let’s just call it – Phase 4? (more…)
The Original Star Wars trilogy hold a special place in the hearts of many. A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away, George Lucas gave us something new, creative, incredibly awesome. Star Wars revolutionized the modern day blockbuster. Hell, it even created the term as people lined up around blocks at movie theaters to see the film, literally “busting blocks” in anticipation of the movie.
In the early 90s, computer wizardry finally caught up with George’s original vision of the film. The Bearded One decided to do some edits to the film and include various shots that were technologically impossible when the original films were made. Hence, we got the Special Editions of the Original Trilogy. Some fans liked it, other’s hated it with the vengeance of a thousand burning suns. Such controversial decisions like Greedo shooting first, additional dewbacks, the ice monster on Hoth’s arm cutting reaction, Max Rebo’s band number, and of course the change of the Ewok celebration complete with young Anakin’s ghost made many hardcore fans cringe. Fan have long wanted there to be a Blu-Ray release of the Original Trilogy to be released un-edited. Lucas has always said no as the film with the Special Edition changes are what his vision for Star Wars is.
Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service was an amazing success when it hit theaters in 2014 and fans have been waiting in eager anticipation another chapter in the Kingsman universe. That new chapter is on its way and a trailer has finally been released!
With Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 set to premiere next weekend, all eyes have seemed to shift towards the next big Marvel project. It was learned earlier that the fourth installment of the Avengers series will be shot separately from Avengers: Infinity War. However, what has many people buzzing is how Marvel is keeping it’s lips tight regarding the title of the movie. But it seems like Zoe Saldana may have missed the memo regarding staying hush hush about the title because she may have inadvertently let it slip during a red carpet interview for the GOTG Vol. 2 premiere. What could she have said that has some fans raising their eyebrows? Instead of calling it Avengers 4, you might want to start calling it by the actual title – Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet.
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set to kick off another flurry of superhero blockbusters (and possibly be the biggest/best yet if the early word is to be believed,) the films lead dancer/80’s music enthusiast, Chris Pratt, had a few things to say about what the other guys (Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe) are doing, and (spoiler) it kinda sounds like he might not be as critical as die hard fans might want him to be.
Yes, while the fan community seems to continue to divide, Star-Lord himself joins his GotG director, James Gunn (and arguably the majority of the movie going public,) in enjoying BOTH DC and Marvel. Pratt gave praise to the DCEU films while speaking with io9, granted he did have one very valid critique about one film in particular. (more…)
If the release of Wreck-It Ralph 2 next March isn’t enough arcade game action on the big screen for you, prepare yourself for Rampage – a new movie in the works based on the 1986 game of the same name. The game had up to three main protagonists, all giant monsters whose only urge was to wreck a city. You had the option of playing as a King Kong-esque gorilla by the name of George, a Godzilla-like lizard called Lizzie or an enormous werewolf called Ralph. The game had a simple premise: you, humungous mutant monsters, smashed buildings, smacked people and ate things, while avoiding the bullets of the military tasked with taking you down. (more…)
With Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 inching ever closer with every passing minute, tension is getting high and fans are falling over themselves to get involved in the pre-movie hype. Despite being one of the superhero movies that doesn’t go out of its way to blatantly sell merchandise, it would be a foolish idea on the part of the studio not to give us something. Being targeted more towards adults than kids, though, the merch they do come up with has to be of a far superior quality than the tat you can get away with giving to children. (more…)
If your Monday wasn’t already dark enough, this Marvel into DC trailer treatment for Guardians of the Galaxy should do the trick. It’s easy to imagine, can’t you just hear Jack Nicholson as Marvin Udall in As Good As It Gets saying, “I think of a movie, then I take away levity and whimsy.” Check out the trailer below, just hide any knives or sharp office instruments first. (more…)