“They call it the Death Star” the trailer begins in the breathy, intense tones of Jyn Erso, played by Felicity jones. So these are the stakes: men in dark costumes are pressing glowing buttons and there’s a great deal of dust and lasers. We’re watching the new Teaser for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first standalone film from the Star Wars universe which tells the tale of how the plans for the Death Star first fell into the hands of the rebellion. The last teaser was jam-packed with action, this time around we’re getting a bit of heart as well. (more…)
The audience for AMC’s The walking Dead is huge. Bigger even than the shambling multitude of corpses that chase its protagonists around our screens every Sunday night. Now that the show has earned its well-deserved eighth season renewal, there’s no reason to think that the end is in anywhere near in sight. The story of the intrepid band of beleaguered survivors battling undead hordes can’t be contained in a paltry eight seasons. In fact, as Show runner Scott Gimple recently hinted, It can’t even be contained by the small screen.
Ten billion dollars. No, that’s not a line from the inevitable Austin Powers remake/reboot. That’s the amount the Harry Potter franchise made for Warner Bros. during an extremely lucrative run over the better part of a decade. Even after the last two-part entry in the series came and went – and with it the heightened Potter mania that inevitably accompanied each release – it was abundantly clear that Warner Bros. wasn’t done with Harry Potter and neither was its core audience. With writer J.K. Rowling and director David Yates both back onboard, less cynical moviegoers could hope that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them wasn’t just another shameless cash grab, but a welcome return to the deeply imagined world- and universe-building that made the Harry Potter series so addictive in the first place. We won’t keep you in suspense any longer: Minus one or two minor issues, it’s the best we can and should hope for from a prequel/spin-off.
If you’ve been following J.K Rowling and all her magical stories, you know that her whimsical world is coming to life again on the big screen this fall in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Warner Bros. has already released a couple of trailers for the film that confirm that it will carry over the look and feel of the eight previous Harry Potter movies, but we haven’t really seen much about these titular Fantastic Beasts yet. In the midst of a summer trend with a video game that lets you seek out various creatures and capture them, let’s see what Rowling has in mind when she sends Newt Scamander out to “catch ’em all” later this year
Last summer it was unofficially announced that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was locked into play super villain Black Adam in an adaptation of Shazam! based on the classic DC superhero. Unofficially, meaning Shazam! was not, at the time, listed as part of DC/Warner Bros. slated of upcoming movies. Everything regarding a Shazam! movie was coming straight outta The Rocks mouth, with the larger than life action star voicing his excitement for the role, that he’s had multiple talks with the studio, and that they almost rolled him out to announce a Shazam! movie at San Diego Comic Con 2015 but backed out last minute. It’s been discussed that Shazam! and other DC superheroes that have been sitting in the Warner Bros. bullpen had been waiting on reception/performance of Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad. With the success, or, not so successful (according to critics) recent DC films, people are unsure of where to stand in their views of the DCEU future. It has been confirmed, however, that a Shazam! movie is moving forward and will, in fact, take continuity within the other DCEU films! (more…)
Getting into the groove of how 2016 has not only become popular for its reboots, but also its gender-swapped roles, we have to look at a new film with an open mind. The all female Ghostbusters by Paul Feig became quite a hit at the box office, although people went in with the worst intentions, but it looks like the pattern is falling into place again, because Ron Howard has decided to come back and produce a remake of his 1980’s hit, Splash. As if that’s not exciting enough, Channing Tatum will be a part of the cast and he will be playing the mermaid! From Magic Mike, to merman? Sounds like this may be a really interesting concept. (more…)
If you’ve been following the upcoming Suicide Squad film, then you know there were a LOT of costume trails and errors to be had to come up with the perfect fit for one Harley Quinn. As we have seen, the ‘Daddy’s Little Monster’ baseball style tee and sequined daisy dukes, took the cake for the look they were trying to portray. Now, Warner Brothers has released behind-the-scenes footage that is over 9-minutes long and it reveals the classic jester costume! Costume designer, Kate Hawley had her own input for fans. (more…)
After Disney bought Lucasfilm, Star Wars has come back full force (excuse the pun, it was unintentional). There’s been a plethora of comic books, video games, merchandise, theme park additions, novels, a new tv show, and most importantly, movies. Last year we got The Force Awakens—the movie we had been arguably waiting for since Return of the Jedi in 1983. This year we’re getting Rogue One, which we’ve more or less been waiting for since A New Hope in 1977. Now, the follow-up to Force Awakens (which is currently untitled) has wrapped up on production. (more…)
Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic Park series (that largely ignored the previous two sequels, especially the third), was a smash success at the box office when it was released in June of last year. The movie was able to domestically gross $652,270,625—and even more impressively $1,670,400,637 worldwide. All of this profit was based on a 150 million dollar budget, so yeah. They made money. A lot of money. Not that it was undeserved, because general consensus was that both critics and audience liked it. It’s not surprising, then, that word has gotten out of the inevitable sequel going into pre-production. (more…)
The movie adaptation for Ernest Cline‘s novel Ready Player One has been in the works since before the book had even been released. Warner Bros bought the film rights on the same day as the published deal with Random House was finalised. Published in 2011, it has drawn a lot of attention to itself. Between Wil Wheaton’s narration of the audiobook and Steven Spielberg signing on as director in March 2015, the news surrounding the movie keeps getting bigger and better. (more…)