When it was revealed that the directors most famous for directing the television comedy Arrested Development were going to direct the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, it was met with a healthy dose of skepticism. However after knocking it out of the park with Captain America: The Winter Soldier they earned some breathing space and trust from Marvel fans. The next film they were given was the megahit Captain America: Civil War which has received critical, fan, and commercial praise. Now the Russo Brothers have effectively taken over Joss Whedon as the showrunners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and will be directing the next two Avengers sequels: Avengers: Infinity War and the Untitled Avengers film (formerly known as Avengers Infinity War Part 2). The two brothers are currently preparing for a nine-month shoot for the two upcoming Avengers sequels but had the chance to promote the Captain America: Civil War DVD/Blu-Ray release.
Back in 1989, Paramount Pictures released the fifth movie in the Star Trek film series. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier was even more anticipated than usual for a Star Trek movie, coming hot on the heels of the highly-successful Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, at the time, the most popular and profitable Star Trek film released. Paramount, feeling cocky we assume, let a first time feature director named William Shatner take the helm of the new movie, and the result was, shall we say, disastrous. But several years, and several movies later, Shatner can now talk candidly about his mistakes, and frankly, it was all Paramount’s fault, for letting him spend their money badly. (more…)
One only has to look as far as Transformers and G.I. Joe to see how movies based on popular toys are all the rage these days. Even board games like Battleship and Clue have made it to the big screen. So even though we haven’t heard any recent updates, it makes complete sense that the live action movie Max Steel dropped a trailer today. The last we had heard, Taylor Lautner had been tapped to play the titular hero, however, this trailer clearly shows that some things have been changed.
Shooting on Thor: Ragnarok continues Down Under, and by that we mean Australia obviously. Production on the film has been proceeding for over a month now, but much of that seemed to be in studio; shooting out and about on the streets among the public is usually where the leaks happen. But taking social media promotion to the next level, the crew of Thor is leaking stuff themselves from the streets of Brisbane, which is presently subbing for the streets of New York City. And that’s where we catch up with Thor as he wanders the streets looking for a… very specific address. (more…)
For years and years, talk of a Beetlejuice sequel kept happening with absolutely no indication that it was any closer to becoming a reality. It’s a blessing and a curse because honestly who wants to see a sub-par sequel to Beetlejuice? On the other hand, who wouldn’t want to see more Beetlejuice? Perhaps this solution is the best of both worlds. Evidently, there’s a Beetlejuice musical in development to make its Broadway bow sometime in the 2018/2019 season, part of a never-ending trend now of turning beloved and popular movies into lavish stage musicals. (more…)
It has been confirmed by none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson himself, that the upcoming Jumanji movie will not be a reboot or a remake. The new board-game-gone-wild flick will be a continuation of the first film, thus making it a sequel. Fresh off the heels of shooting Fast and Furious 8, The Rock quickly took to Instagram to praise most of his previous co-stars (Vin Diesel is not mentioned at all). He also goes on to say that he is looking forward to reuniting with Kevin Hart and Jack Black in Jumanji. (more…)
When Marvel first announced in 2014 that they were going to be making yet more Avengers movies, they originally said that the next two Avengers movies would be filmed back to back and be titled Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1 and Part 2 respectively. Now it seems that they have changed gears. IGN spoke with Joe and Anthony Russo about the upcoming films to explain, at least in part, the reason for the change. (more…)
The expansive cast of Marvel Studios and Sony‘s Spider-Man: Homecoming has been known for some time, but their exact roles have been left to the realm of mystery and conjecture… Until now! A tweet has lent some insight into who might be playing who in the Spider-Man movie, their relation to comic book counterparts of the same name, and even their connection to the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe. As revealed yesterday, we know that Zendaya is portraying Mary Jane Watson but what other revelations await fans when the amazing wall-crawler returns to the big screen in his next solo adventure next summer. (more…)
When it was revealed yesterday that Zendaya‘s role in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming may in fact be as Peter’s number one gal, Mary Jane Watson, people on the internet reacted with wildly different opinions; some of them, of course, were unfortunately similar to the reactions some had to John Boyega in The Force Awakens. Regardless of your own personal opinion, people are bound to have different views—this includes people from the comics industry, as one might expect. One of them has taken to Twitter to lend his opinion on the matter. (more…)
A few weeks ago at San Diego Comic Con, it was announced that Brie Larson would be taking up the mantle of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Studios film of the same name. But there’s more than enough room in the Marvel Universe for another female superhero, right? So when Anna Kendrick took to Twitter earlier this summer, and said, “Hey, why don’t I be Squirrel Girl?” at the behest of her brother, and the reaction was positive. But if Kendrick wants to be Squirrel Girl, she’ll need support from inside Marvel Studios, people of esteem and influence, like Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo. (more…)