One thing about The Force Awakens that Original Trilogy fans wanted more of, was our favorite Wookie Chewbacca. He and Han Solo came back to help Finn and Rey fight the First Order, showing them the ropes in a “passing the torch” fashion. However, most of the grunt work was performed by Han and he’s the leader of the two. Fans weren’t too happy when Leia hugged Rey instead of Chewie either. Rest assured fans, Star Wars has some Chewbacca action that was unfortunately left on the cutting room floor.
Wading through the critcism of the 2016 sort-of-remake-sort-of-reboot-not-really-sequel to Ghostbusters is the kind of project that takes a real pro to tackle head on. Especially if you want it done right. Between the people who refuse to embrace change and the stuff that is purely sexist vitriol, it has become a herculean feat to figure out what people genuinely like or dislike about the movie when they sit down to watch it and critique it in its own right. That is, when people manage to find it in themselves to ignore the drama. (more…)
Word is making the Internet rounds that the first teasers for James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and James Mangold‘s Logan are only days away from making their way to the World-Wide Web. Trailer Track is reporting that both have been classified, or given a rating, and will soon make their way onto the Internet. Logan‘s production has been posting a lot of pictures lately, building up to the teaser release? (more…)
Almost a year after its release, we’re still talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It changed our lives! It made us believe in Star Wars again! It became another cash cow for Disney! (Good thing too because that company’s been suffering from just regular profits for years, and not super profits.) Taking a page from the Book of Lucas, Disney will be double-dipping for fan dollars next month with the release of the 3D Collector’s Edition of The Force Awakens, but it that there is some insight. Director J.J. Abrams, during his commentary, lends some personal insight into what maybe the most pivotal scene in the entire sequel trilogy. (more…)
Assassin’s Creed is a great video game, taking players back in time to experience historically significant times in an action packed format. Whether the movies can do the same is still up in the air. Michael Fassbender‘s involvement is a plus and will draw in viewers, but will he be enough to turn this game franchise into a movie franchise? Certainly there are great stories that can be told in the Assassin’s Creed Universe as it skips through time, but remove the built-in fan base from the equation. Will those new to the franchise flock to the theater? (more…)
Leonardo DiCaprio is well-known for his environmental activism, flying to places hither and yon to talk to world leaders about how somebody should please think of the children! But if there’s another thing about DiCaprio it’s that he’s not especially well-known for his sense of whimsy, but I guess he might be willing to put that aside for the sake of the planet. Captain Planet, that is. Though it’s surely been in the back of the minds of many Hollywood producers for years, DiCaprio and his Appian Way production company are looking to make a big screen, live-action version of Captain Planet and the Planeteers. (more…)
When it was announced that Ben Affleck was going to play Batman, the internet nearly folded in on itself. Some were willing to give it a chance. If Heath Ledger could come out of no where, why couldn’t Ben Affleck do the same thing. Of course, the doubters out numbered the willing. According to some, Ledger was a once in a million event, or Affleck was just too terrible to be given an opportunity. However, it’s been several years since then. Who knew back then that Affleck would turn out to be a good Batman? And now it’s time to start talking about how his solo Batman film will start filming in 2017.
Two years ago at this time, we sat in the tattered ruins of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Sony Pictures was highly ambitious about what it was going to do with a Spider-Man extended universe, and despite the critical failure of Amazing 2 and the underwhelming box office, Sony was full-speed ahead with Black Cat, Sinister Six, and Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4, all while nobody seemed to care anymore. But now things are different. With the deal between Marvel Studios and Sony, and their mutual agreement to share the character, we’re excited for more Spider-Man after Captain America: Civil War. But what future is there for Spidey beyond next summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming? (more…)
After months of secrecy, the proverbial flood gates have been opened in regards to Logan, the third solo Wolverine film and the final appearance of Hugh Jackman as the berserker mutant who’s the best at what he does. We’ve known for a while who was going to appear in the film, but now we’re finding out who everyone’s playing. The most surprising bit of casting was comedian Stephen Merchant, famous for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais like The Office and Extras, so who could Merchant possibly be playing in the ultra-serious world of the X-Men? It turns out, it’s someone we’ve met in the X-universe before… (more…)
Filming has wrapped on Zach Snyder‘s Justice League and the cast and crew let loose and partied hard. Aquaman (Jason Momoa) posted a bunch of party pictures to Instagram including the one above with Batman (Ben Affleck). There’s still a ton of effects and editing to do, and don’t be surprised when re-shoots are announced in a month or so, it’s just the way things are done in Hollywood these days. Hopefully there will only be one edit of the film and not some cobbled together out of three different versions… yeah we’re looking at you Suicide Squad. Click on through and enjoy the party! (more…)