There have been a lot of voices and faces attached to the role of The Joker over the years, some of them good, some of them not-so-much. Everyone has a favorite, however, and Mark Hamill is definitely one of the names that shines the brightest when it comes to bringing life to the animated version of one of Batman’s most infamous of villains. And now it looks like he’ll be returning to give it one more go. What’s more, it’s for an animated adaptation of one of the most-praised story arcs in the Batman world – Batman: The Killing Joke. (more…)
If you have a name like En Sabah Nur, you better believe that your decorating theme will be Egyptian. In the case of X-Men: Apocalypse though it also helps that the titular main villain is from Ancient Egypt. Despite the fact that he survived multiple millennia of history, Apocalypse still likes a little piece of home, even in the 1980s. A new photo from the set of Apocalypse reveals a look at En Sabah Nur’s lair, and from the look of it, it’s no X-Mansion. Of course, the first look at Apocalypse himself was less that seriously received by fans, but all things considered, you’re probably going to like his homebase. (more…)
Fox is firing up the preproduction for Gambit, an X-Men-franchise film set to start Channing Tatum in the title role. Taking what had been established in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and likely throwing it all out the window (along with that film’s Deadpool persona, even though that character was played by Ryan Reynolds and will be played by Reynolds again in the Deadpool solo film), the new solo-star film should start shooting in the last few months of this year. Today we get word that a casting call has gone out for several of the film’s main characters.
According to his Spotlight account (an active, online resume for actors), Sherlock actor Jonathan Aris will be joining the cast of Star Wars: Rogue One. BBC News noted that Aris added the role of Senator Jebel, which, if true, means he’ll be joining up with fellow Rogue One cast-mates Felicity Jones, Rizz Ahmed, Diego Luna, and Ben Mendelsohn; and director Gareth Edwards.
While making the publicity rounds for their soon to release Vacation reboot writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein stopped by NPR to chat. NPR asked them the usual Vacation movie questions, but also threw in one last question about the new Spider-Man reboot, asking what fans could expect. (more…)
Hey, why isn’t Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin on Twitter? Because he’s already killed all 140 characters, that’s why! Ah-ha, that’s my favorite internet joke. But seriously, Martin has never been shy about letting his opinions be known, and he recently took to his blog to wax poetic about his displeasure with the current crop of bad guys being portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The last time I paid $10.00 for a magazine, Olivia Munn was naked in it. Empire Magazine asking that same absorbent price for its September 2015 issue would normally be the equivalent of using a $10.00 bill as toilet paper, but this issue features Batman and Superman on the cover. Paying $10.00 for a magazine in this internet age is still dumb, but any time super heroes grace the cover of a popular national mag, it does stand as victory of nerd cultures dominance over society.
This upcoming issues of Empire Magazine gives us another head-on look at Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight and Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel as they’ll appear in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. (more…)
The next film in Fox’s X-Franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse, takes place in 1983, largely utilizing the characters in their X-Men: First Class personas and corresponding actors/actresses. Thanks to the lovely quirk of time travel action, most of the X-Men characters we saw throughout the first three films are now being shown in their more “youthful” versions as we movie-goers are treated to what are essentially prequels in the series. Aside from the “ageless” Wolverine, we won’t be seeing any more of the characters in their “original” forms… or will we?
Are your ears still ringing from the cheers heard around the world once Marvel and Sony announced Spider-Man would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe? It is absolutey understandable if they are. After years of declining box office receipts, Sony finally considered The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the last straw and because The Mouse gets what The Mouse wants, a deal was worked out in which Spidey would finally join Captain America et al. While the world waits with bated breath for the newest, and what some would consider the truest, incarnation of the character, a Twitter account seems to be dropping images that just may include our first look at Spider-Man’s suit, which fans will finally see on screen in Captain America: Civil War. (more…)
The creator of High School Musical, Kenny Ortega, has his latest Disney project Descendants hitting the Disney Channel later this month and now you can check out the first six minutes of the new movie. Descendants is all about the children of Disney’s most evil villains, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians, Jafar From Aladdin, and the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. You can check it out below. (more…)