A lot’s been said about the reshoots and re-editing of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and last week the director, Gareth Edwards, revealed that despite those many changes, there would be no deleted scenes on the Blu-ray being released in a couple of weeks. So I guess we’ll never know what the “original” version of Rogue One looked like, that is unless someone involved in the early phase wanted to talk about it… Well, screenwriter Gary Whitta is sharing in a new series in Entertainment Weekly that’s all about the development of Rogue One. Spoilers to follow. (more…)
Let’s face it; the most common stereotype in superhero flicks is the damsel in distress. With most superheroes, the conflict between love and their responsibilities as a hero typically sits as the pinnacle of the entire film, and for good reason. After all, who enjoyed watching Gwen Stacy fall to her death in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Still, despite there being a clear pattern in these films, many filmmakers have begun to remove this outdated stereotype and include entirely new images of superheroes. With countless female superheroes finally making their way onto the big screen and plenty of them being different ethnicities, it only makes sense that the modern rendition of The Power Rangers would continue this trend even further. (more…)
While making the publicity rounds for Life, which hits theaters this weekend, the writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick had a sequel update for Zombieland fans. Now there’s nothing wrong with a Zombieland sequel, but shouldn’t they be hip deep in Deadpool 2? Check out the update and the issues a Zombieland sequel faces after the jump. (more…)
We’ve talked so much about Deadpool 2, but it feels like there’s still so little we know about it, especially in terms of who’s going to be in it. Obviously, Ryan Reynolds will be back as the Merc with the Mouth, and so will Colossus, and Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead. It was also recently announced that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz will play Domino in the highly-anticipated sequel, but we keep futzing with the real casting announcement we’ve been desperate to hear about since the post-credits scene of Deadpool: Who the heck is playing Cable?! Well, that answer may be coming soon. (more…)
Beauty and the Beast debuted in it’s opening weekend, smashing box office records and sucking in cash, making it unequivocally the most successful of the Disney live action remakes thus far, and it’s only in its first weekend. Disney has quite a few more of these live action remakes planned, and with the money they seem to be making, why would they stop now?
Despite all the crap dumped on The Phantom Menace, people seem to universally agree that Ray Park as Darth Maul was one of the best parts of the film. It’s probably why he was given a hero’s welcome at Toronto ComiCon Friday night as he was ushered in to “The Imperial March” with an entourage from the charity cosplayers of the 501st Legion (and one little girl in a Wonder Woman costume). (more…)
A few days ago, it was announced that Warner Bros would be returning to one of their most lucrative and successful franchises, The Matrix. The trilogy that centered on a war between machines and humans in a virtual (and real) world was everything we ever wanted in a franchise. Though provoking storylines, kung-fu action, high-quality special effects, even a believable romance were all a part of the trilogy. This past week Warner Bros was considering a reboot of the franchise with actor Michael B. Jordan in consideration for the lead role. Some people were not too excited about the idea of a reboot for the franchise. Looks like some of their fears can be put to rest.
Sony made a trilogy of Spider-Man movies directed by Sam Raimi and starring Toby Mcguire. That series of films ended with Spider-Man 3, which featured the very first live-action version of Venom played by Topher Grace. The movie was so bad that it killed the Raimi/Spider-Man universe entirely. A year or so later Sony rebooted Spider-Man, with The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, starring Andrew Garfield (who, to his credit, played a marvelous Spider-Man). Sony intended for that series to spawn off a “Spider-Man-Movie-Verse,” where villains and heroes would get their own movies, but all be connected much like all the other films by Marvel Studios. Venom, arguably Spider-Man’s most revered villain, was in the mix for a possible Spin-Off, but thanks to the bomb that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the franchise was once again dead and put back in the on-deck circle while Sony tried to figure out how to kick start another set of Spider-Man movies. Then Marvel Studios stepped in and negotiated a deal with Sony to resurrect (and give us an AWESOME) Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War and start production on Spider-Man’s own MCU movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.
With the resurgence of Spider-Man on the silver screen, and given FOX’s latest runs with wildly success R-Rated superhero films like Deadpool and Logan, Sony wants in! They’ve just pushed through their long-conceived plan to make a spin-off film focusing on the villain Venom and plan to release it in Oct 2018. Venom is a fan-favorite character that many have been clamoring to see on the big screen. One major question the Sony should ask first though after considering who Venom is, his history, and how this possibly ties into the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe): “Is a Venom spin-off a good idea?” (more…)
Mads Mikkelsen is a remarkably accomplished Danish actor, and that’s even before you start talking about his most well-known works in Casino Royale, Hannibal, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Doctor Strange. He’s great, he’s gotten great roles, and that doesn’t happen by accident. Indeed, Mikkelsen, while being a working actor, is also a discerning actor, meaning that he’s not about to take roles that don’t fulfill him. To wit, Mikkelsen just confessed that he walked away from a possible role in Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four, which makes you wonder if he knew something no one else did till after the film was released. (more…)