Remember a few years ago when Warner Bros. announced that Ben Affleck would be playing the Caped Crusader in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice? The reaction was not overly heart-warming. Even though Affleck had done a lot of growing in the decade after Daredevil, there were a lot of us who could not accept Batffleck until we saw the finished movie and realized, “Hey, he’s not bad.” (Because nerds play it cool.) So now we’re all eagerly anticipating the next Batman movie, and even though Warner Bros. doesn’t even have it scheduled yet, Affleck is already diligently working on the script in what he calls “full-on Batman research mode.” (more…)
As many of you already know, director Tim Miller abruptly stepped down from directing the Deadpool 2 movie several days ago. However, no one really knew why he did, especially considering the success of the first film. And now reports are coming out as what really happened. As it turns out, the tipping point eventually came over the decision as to who would play Cable. In short, Miller was in favor of Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), but Ryan Reynolds wanted to go another route, although there are no specifics as to who he wanted to play the role.
There was once a time that everything George Lucas touched turned to gold. That time has past. It was to the relief of many Star Wars fans that Lucas had almost nothing to do with the development of The Force Awakens, especially after the litany of missteps (crimes in the opinion of some) that the filmmaker took with the prequel trilogy. But then Disney picked up Indiana Jones, and announced that they were making a fifth movie in that franchise, like Star Wars, fans were concerned that the comeback would be shaded by the continued involvement of Lucas. Well, the man penning the script for Indy 5 says relax, he’s not answering to the flanneled one. (more…)
For a movie that’s been playing things so mysteriously, there sure has been a lot revealed about Logan in the last couple of weeks. Hugh Jackman‘s curtain call as Wolverine has long been the subject of a number of rumours and potentialities, not the least of which is that the Old Man Logan inspired story would introduce us to a new Wolverine. That idea has basically been confirmed now because, as many of you may have guessed already, the character being played by young Dafne Keen in her big screen debut is indeed Laura Kinney, AKA X-23, Wolverine’s daughter and the inheritor of his mantle. (more…)
There was a time when FOX never wanted to bring Marvel’s Merc with The Mouth to the big screen. After sitting on the shelf for a few years, some “leaked” test footage of a CGI Deadpool voiced by Ryan Reynolds beating up some dudes in a car, made its way to onto the web. The Internet, as Legend would have it, went nuts for it. Thusly, forcing the Studio to say “Alright, we don’t understand it, but give these guys some money and let’s get this movie made”. A year or so later, Deadpool: The Movie hit cineplexes and delighted audiences with its quick-witted humor, charming romance, and sweet ass action scenes. Deadpool exceeded the Studios expectations, netting $500-mill in its first 2 weeks, a massive amount of money given it only cost a mere $58-mil to make. Deadpool went onto the earn the coveted spot as the “Highest Grossing Rated-R Movie Of All Time”. All this, thanks to the vision and perseverance of star Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller, both of whom, spent years campaigning and downright harassing the studio in an attempt to get this movie made. They delivered, big time! Now, of course, the Studio and the film’s talent are sitting on a big pile a money, with everyone now in a rush to get a sequel made.
However, there is trouble brewing. Deadpool 2 has lost a key player/supporter… they’re without a director. Oh, noes! (more…)
It was just a short while ago that Donald Glover‘s (Community) name had been dropped as a front-runner to play a young Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars Han Solo Spin-off. At the time, most shrugged it off as an Internet rumor. Glover himself even acknowledged it saying ” Yep. There are rumors”. Turns out, he was playing coy, and the Internet, in its Magic 9-ball knowledge, got this one right. Star Wars.com confirmed, that yes, Glover will playing smooth-talking smuggler, Lando Calrissian.
You hear that? That’s the sound of a billion nerds jizzing themselves in unison.
Tone. It’s the word that’s been haunting any and all discussion about the DC Extended Universe since Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice came out back in March. With the critical blowback, not to mention the weaker than expected box office, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have gone on a charm offensive as if to say, “Don’t worry! The rest of these movies won’t be as dark as this!” While we may be dubious of the intentions of Zack Snyder with Justice League, perhaps other filmmakers will have better luck convincing the audience that the DCEU can be bright and shiny too. James Wan, for instance, he has some very particular inspiration in mind for his Aquaman movie. (more…)
With the pending release of the 3D Collector’s Edition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens we’ve already had one revelation and it was about Kylo Ren’s character defining scene in the film thanks to a preview of the commentary by director J.J. Abrams. Now, in a new preview, Abrams is offering a glimpse behind the scenes of a key moment for Ren’s equal and opposite, the heroic Rey played by Daisy Ridley. You’ll of course recall the moment in the film where Rey’s finds an important artifact from the past, which led to a little self-discovery for the Jakku scavenger, but as Abrams explains, there was an art to getting that “Forceback” just right. (more…)
We’re still two weeks away from the November 4th release date for Marvel‘s latest Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch, but it premieres over in the UK this weekend so we’re sure to see some of the stars making the talk show rounds. Jimmy Kimmel, as usual has first dibs on the Marvel stars appearances and hired Doctor Strange for his kid’s birthday party. Things didn’t go as planned. (more…)
It certainly has been a while since we’ve last heard from the Avengers: Age of Ultron director, and many have wondered just what is next for the man who brought the likes of Thor, Hulk, Captain America and Iron Man together on the silver screen. Well, ponder no longer. It looks like the man himself has filled us in on his next possible project. (more…)