Last week, Marvel Studios released its first official trailer for next May’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. (Well, “Hydra” leaked it, leading Marvel to say, “Screw it” and officially debut it.) Now, with the Internet abuzz and clamoring for more Ultron-everything, Mr. Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., is dropping hints that the dark tone that echoes like James Spader’s silkily menacing voice throughout that initial trailer to the Avengers sequel might just be the tip of the iceberg. (more…)
Did anybody watch ‘Star Wars Rebels’ the other night on ABC, where Darth Vader ordered an Inquisitor to murder children? And how about that Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff that’s been in the news recently? There’s been a whole lot of Star Wars buzz going around, but not much about Episode 7 until today. Thank goodness someone is working on better SW movies to take the bad taste of the recent trilogy out of our mouths. But if the rumors are true, there will definitely be some elements involved that I wholly disapprove of. But I’ll be there right first in line anyway, because I’m a long-time fan. And as far as I’m concerned, the trailer for the first entry in a brand new trilogy can’t come fast enough. (more…)
While it wasn’t the first role that Jason Momoa played on television, his portrayal of Khal Drogo in HBO‘s Game of Thrones is truly the role that thrust him into the public conscience. Now the creative mind behind that character George R. R. Martin is ready to share his thoughts on Momoa’s latest casting success as Aquaman in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and his own stand alone movie Aquaman. (more…)
Considering all the attention the Internet has given the lack of a stand alone movie for a female superhero one would think that when Warner Bros. finally announced the 2017 release date for a stand alone Wonder Woman movie that Marvel would soon follow with an announcement of their own. Kevin Fiege has talked about why Marvel doesn’t have one planned.. yet. Rumors though persist and one leading contender for fans and the Internet is Captain Marvel. Now there’s some interesting news that most fans wouldn’t even know about unless they tracked comic book sales and series cancellations. (more…)
Kevin Smith is a successful writer, director, podcaster and traveling story teller. He is all those things, yet, most folks just think of him as that funny fat guy who talks a lot and made those Jay and Silent Bob movies.
If you’ve been paying attention to Smith these days, you may have noticed that he’s done a complete 180. Not only has he jumped film genres, but the sharp tongued funnyman has lost a tremendous amount of weight.
Now, Smith has taken things a step further. Kevin Smith’s Twitter feed shared a photo, showing that the actor/director has shaved his beard off for a “green screen shoot” that has something to do with the director’s latest film project Yoga Hosers. (more…)
Marvel‘s been looking for a Master of the Mystic Arts, a Sorcerer Supreme for months. It looked like Joaquin Phoenix had the inside track on the Doctor Strange role until talks broke down, most likely over the number of additional movie appearances that Marvel contracts are famous for. Once Phoenix was out the hunt resumed and a number of names have been bandied about the Internet. Now word is working its way around the Internet Water cooler that Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch is in serious talks to take on the role. (more…)
If it’s a Hobbit movie, and there’s “Battle” in the title, you better believe that it’s going to be an eeeeeeeeeeepic battle. In both scale and duration. In an new look inside the final Hobbit movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, director Peter Jackson laid out just how big a battle with five armies can look like and some of the logistic challenges he faced creating, what looks to be, the most epic battle yet ever to take place on screen in Middle Earth. Of course, interest in The Hobbit isn’t as strong as it was before the trilogy began in 2012, but maybe with this we’re all interesting in going back to Middle Earth one last time… (more…)
Once we saw the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer and heard that haunting Pinocchio music and lyrics, we knew there would be mashups, the only thing missing was Sean Bean’s Eddard Stark warning us that the Mashups were coming. We’ve gathered a few to take the edge off until we get Tuesday’s new Avengers: Age of Ultron footage during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (more…)
Once again, we’re getting some rumors coming from the Warner Bros./DC camp of super hero films. This time around, it involves the ongoing casting for DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie. We’ve already heard some crazy rumors about DC trying to get some seriously big-name stars to fill out the Squad. Now it looks like audiences may be seeing a lot more of Lex Luthor (aka Jesse Eisenberg) than they first suspected. (more…)
One might think that the powers that be over at Marvel would have been as bummed out as the Avengers in the picture above when their big Avengers: Age of Ultron marketing crossover plan for this Tuesday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode blew up in their faces. Nobody expected the trailer to be leaked almost an entire week early. At best we were hoping for a leak on Tuesday morning, wink-wink, say no more. We discussed what they might do in the trailer leak aftermath yesterday and it looks like we were right! (more…)