JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens began being tracked by distributors today, and estimates have it grossing anywhere from $170 million to $300 million in its opening weekend. The current highest December weekend opening belongs to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, coming in at $85 million, meaning that that the highly anticipated Star Wars sequel is expected to double the record. However, that doesn’t come close to the highest grossing weekend of all time, which is Jurassic World with $208.8 million. Of course, that film premiered during the summer blockbuster season, when the empty classrooms generally mean more money in studio pockets. (more…)


It’s official- according to a press release from Disney, production has started on Marvel’s Doctor Strange. You’ve probably already figured as much, thanks to the footage seen of stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor on set, but there are some other confirmations in the press release you may not know about. Rachael McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, and Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton were announced as the other major cast members, along with the official description of the movie and members of the crew.  Read on for more details. (more…)


J.J. Abrams has a lot of people excited about his next movie, a small independent feature called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (It’s gonna be huge, I promise!) You may well remember Abrams’ previous directorial effort with the word “Star” in the title, another small film called Star Trek Into Darkness, which was somewhat less than warmly received by Trekkies. Let me rephrase, they hated it! It’s kind of unlike a big Hollywood director to admit when he’s wrong, but Abrams seems to be now admitting he’s wrong, at least about one aspect of Into Darkness, and perhaps the most obvious. (more…)


Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Thor in particular, are furiously nodding their heads in agreement. Chris Hemsworth recently shared his exciting vision for the future of Thor: Ragnarok and it has fans of the mighty Avenger saying, “Verily, we shall align our cause with yours and charge forth with you into the third installment of your flowery speech-saturated franchise, Chris, He-who-is…Worthy of… uh, Being-Hemmed…” (more…)


The internet has been a firestorm of curse words and chimichangas ever since it was announced that Ryan Reynolds would officially don the red-and-black of Marvel’s kookiest superhero, Deadpool, in feature-film form.  Reynolds has been relishing in every opportunity he has given to talk directly to the cameras in promos and give us glimpses of The Merc with the Mouth, and we’ve recently been blessed with a brand-new clip.  In a hilarious new video, Reynolds announces his appearance at the Sao Paulo Comic Con, where 20th Century Fox will be hosting a panel on Friday, December 4th.



It’s been quite a year for Alien developments. Way back in February, we started seeing hints that a new Alien sequel was in development under the supervision of District 9 filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, and then production began ramping up on Ridley Scott‘s sequel to Prometheus. In the last couple of months though it’s Scott’s movie Prometheus 2 Alien: Paradise Lost Alien: Covenant that has taken prescience, while Alien 5 was put on “indefinite hold,” but now “indefinite” seems not so definite. One of the stars of the Alien franchise, Michael Biehn, is saying that his next adventure in the Alien universe merely awaits the release of Scott’s. (more…)


Hollywood Marketing Departments certainly love a good movie contest, hoping to raise awareness and spark some fan interaction across the Internet. This time around War For The Planet Of The Apes director Matt Reeves and motion capture star Andy Serkis want to see your best impersonation of an ape. What’s the prize up for grabs? A part in War For The Planet Of The Apes as one of Caesar’s apes of course! (more…)


This Vin Diesel guy must be contracting out his sleep because I don’t know how else he has the time to do everything he’s got going on lately. Diesel is taking another run at a Triple X movie in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage , there’s the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, the Fast & Furious sequel, and on top of that, he’s helping to launch a new television division for One Race Films‘ production company called MERC CITY which will look into the lives of the Mercenaries in the Riddick Universe. The man is flat-out busy. (more…)


It was about 38 months ago that we first heard that a new Star Wars movie was in development, and now, in less than one month, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be hitting movie screens everywhere. As excitement grows (they’re pegging advanced ticket sales alone for opening weekend to be coming in at $100 million), comes the following news that is both inevitable and exciting: as of 2 am on Saturday November 21, The Force Awakens is complete. As in striking one down with “all of your hatred and your journey to the Dark Side is now complete” complete. (more…)