George Lucas was heavily criticized for his work on the Star Wars prequel trilogy. And rightly so. Had Lucas not sold Lucasfilm to Disney, he may very well have made his version of The Force Awakens. However, there have been interviews that have surfaced which provide some insight as to what a George Lucas helmed Episode VII would have looked like. (more…)
While it is hard to get any kind of expectations up for a video game related movie, having Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) in the directors chair for Warcraft raised the bar on what people were expecting. Unfortunately, or fortunately as the case may be for the studios bottom line, Warcraft only matched those expectations in China. US moviegoers bailed on the whole thing only shelling out $47 million at theaters on a big budget movie with a $160 million dollar budget. Worldwide the movie took in $386 million, mostly from China, saving Universal from a huge loss. Now we’ve got the Honest Trailer on Warcraft and as one would expect, the movie takes a Rocky like beating. (more…)
For 30 years now, The Tick has existed on the periphery of comic book culture in the realm of cult appreciation, but near mainstream obscurity. Sure, there have been attempts to create a successful transition to other media, but The Tick’s cult status has been one that’s difficult to shake, especially for ratings hungry TV networks. But in the era of Peak TV, you don’t need millions of viewers to be a successful series, and in the same way that streaming video sites have saved numerous cult-favourite IPs, The Tick was chosen for resurrection by Amazon, and now, you’re guaranteed to get at least one full season of the new Tick. (more…)
With Stranger Things being greenlit for a second season, production is about to begin for the fan favorite show. The producers have already started releasing a few details about the show, including the titles for the upcoming episodes. Due to the critical and fan praise for the show, they know that expectations are high and producer/director Shawn Levy promises that season two will be “next-level” and fans will be happy with where everything’s going.
Over the next month, we will be hyped to the max in anticipation for the release of the next Marvel Studios movie, Doctor Strange, and because this is a Marvel movie, we know that this is only the beginning for big screen adventures involving the Sorcerer Supreme. There have been suggestions that Strange will appear in Thor: Ragnarok, but a lot of people are looking further a field to the next Avengers, Infinity War. We’ve been promised about 65 main characters in the film, and it’s presumed that Strange will be among them, and now Dr. Strange himself is confirming that he’ll be there for Infinity War, if they can get the timing right. (more…)
At first glance, John Cena is a bit of a physical enigma. The man has the upper body of a Silverback gorilla, but legs of a 12 year old boy in middle school. Still, it hasn’t’ stopped people from recognizing his small talent for acting. He’s been in recent movies such as Sisters (staring Amy Poehler and Tina Fey) as well as Trainwreck (starring Amy Schumer). In fact it was his role in Trainwreck where he played Steven, a gym addict who dated Schumer’s character, which has recently caught the attention of writer, Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service) who has requested that Cena be in his upcoming adaptation of Superior.
Only one cast member from the original Jurassic Park turned up in last year’s Jurassic World, and that’s B.D. Wong, who played the suddenly Machiavellian Dr. Henry Wu. Wong’s screen time in the first Jurassic checked out at about two-minutes near the beginning of the film, but what happened to all those other characters 20 years later? What happened to chaos enthusiast Ian Malcolm, or legacy kids Lex and Tim? How about Dr. Alan Grant, how is he coping in the Jurassic World world? While the production of Jurassic World 2 would probably love getting any one of the old cast in the sequel, the man that played Alan Grant has a grim perspective on where his character would be today. (more…)
Netflix and Marvel‘s Luke Cage is almost here, by the end of the week we’ll all be binge watching the latest in a string (Daredevil, Jessica Jones) of highly entertaining and critically acclaimed Marvel television series. If only ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. could get on the band wagon. Mike Colter‘s Luke Cage first appeared in Jessica Jones and now he’s got his own problems to sort out. Will there be some hints or even a cameo of the upcoming Iron Fist? Maybe, but even if there isn’t Marvel has set a high bar and it will be interesting to see if Luke Cage can maintain that high standard. (more…)