Rumor du Jour: Idris Elba Coming to ‘Jurassic World’?

- 10-21-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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When you cast Idris Elba in your blockbuster, the badass quotient goes by by at least 25 per cent (just look at this past summer’s Pacific Rim). So keeping that in mind, do you think it’s a good idea to have an Elba-inflated Jurassic World cast? Well, if you do, that’s the rumor of the day, but before you get too excited, some closer scrutiny might indicate that this news will remain firmly in the realm of the rumor.
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More ‘Jurassic World’ Casting – Josh Brolin Finally Onboard?

- 10-18-13Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The return to the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World, is rolling right along and the cast is quickly filling up with faces both familiar and not-so-much familiar.  And the latest potential addition appears to be none-other-than Josh Brolin. (more…)

Brolin Confirms He Was Almost Bat-Cast, Feels for Batfleck Reaction

- 09-09-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Actors don’t normally talk about the roles they don’t get, but let’s face facts, Batman is no ordinary role. The recent casting of Ben Affleck in Batman Vs Superman provoked a – ahem – strong reaction amongst fans, and when the news broke, a lot of people had their own idea about who should have been cast as the Dark Knight instead. One of that names that came up was Josh Brolin, but now Brolin is talking about his own brush with the cape and cowl, and why he does not envy Affleck the daunting task ahead of him.

While talking recently with The Huffington Post, Brolin said that he was indeed under some kind of consideration for the part of Batman in Zack Snyder‘s sequel to Man of Steel. “I didn’t have conversations about it, but Zack, that was part of his idea,” Brolin explains, downplaying just how close he was to actually being cast indicating that it was more a gauging of interest on Snyder’s part.

“It just didn’t turn out. It’s okay. It is okay. You know, another scenario might have worked better, but I’m happy for Ben.”

At the same time though, Brolin says that he knows the type of pressure that Affleck is under now, and it’s a pressure that Brolin himself doesn’t care for.  “I feel for him, truly. I would not want to be him right now,” said Brolin when asked about the bat-lash against Batfleck. “Because of the Internet, man, I just feel for anybody who gets lambasted at that level. I want him to kick ass and I want everyone to love it and kind of eat their words.”

Of course such extreme armchair quarterbacking in the case of casting a superhero movie is not exclusive to either Ben Afflack or the Superman movies. It does raise a provocative point though, how many other actors have been tempted to play a part in a comic book movie, but thought twice because they don’t want to get caught up in an internet hack and slash? Sounds silly, I know, but these are sensitive actor-types after all.

Josh Brolin will next be seen in theaters everywhere in Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy on November 27.

Source: Cinema Blend

Who’s Going To Be The Next Batman in The ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel?

- 08-04-13Comics, Film Posted by NickBungay

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With people losing their minds these last few weeks over the announced Batman vs. Superman movie, the real question isn’t how the movie will do, but rather who is going to be Batman. Man of Steel star Henry Cavill is set to return, but former Batman Christian Bale has decided on a more permanent “eight year break” leaving the cowl open to a new dark knight. Let fly the Hollywood rumor mill!

Last week the L.A. Times posted a popularity contest of stars, each of who have the potential to be the next Batman. The list included actors like Jensen Ackles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It appears, though, a young squirt isn’t quite what Warner Bros. and DC are looking for. Sources say the script, which is in way early development, will be inspired from Frank Miller’s 1980s ground-breaking mini-series The Dark Knight Returns. The Batman featured is older and more rugged. A battle hardened hero.

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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed some top names that are being thrown around to play the tough old bats.  Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Joe Manganiello, Richard Armitage, Max Martini and Matthew Goode are the front-runners.

Alright, Brolin… now that’s a good pick! Regardless of who’s names are surfacing, we’re still in the early stages of development. The script is still being written. There’s no way the casting process has even remotely started. So, take all of this as hearsay. Theoretical casting stories to get your nerd gears moving.

Would do you think would be a good fit to replace Bale as the new Batman? Let’s hear what you think in the comment section below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

‘Oldboy’ Trailer Gets Ready for Revenge Red Band Style

- 07-10-13Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The 2003 Korean version of Oldboy directed by Chan-wook Pak (who just made his American debut with Stoker) is something of a modern classic, as well as being one of the best examples of the new wave of Korean cinema that sprang up in the first years of the century. So how can an American remake do any justice to the original? Good question, perhaps this  will offer a hint…

That’s the trailer for Oldboy directed by Spike Lee. Starring Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, and Elizabeth Olsen, the film follows a man’s quest for vengeance after his daughter is taken by the same man that held him captive for 20 years. The trailer is red band, so react appropriately. Oldboy will be out in theaters everywhere on October 25th.

What do you Bastards think: Oldboy or No-Boy?

Source: Deadline

Rodriguez Tweets Josh Brolin Pics From ‘Sin City’ Sequel

- 02-16-13Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels

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Robert Rodriguez, director of the star-studded follow up to his adaptation of the popular Frank Miller graphic novel: Sin City, is keeping fans abreast of developments via his Twitter account. Above is a shot from Sin City: A Dame To Kill For of Josh Brolin–who has apparently seen better days. Below is the same shot prior to a generous sprinkling of VFX fairy dust.

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stacy Keach, Christopher Meloni, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Jamie Chung. It’s due in theatres on October 4th.

Source: Slashfilm

MiB3: Mr. Sonnenfeld, It’s Not You, It’s Me

- 05-26-12Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Dev Richards

It took mere seconds for the nervous sweats to set in. The stale stench of popcorn mixed with the aroma of shattered hopes, and what I hope is not stale urine. Like walking into the middle of someone elses break up, I instantly knew I shouldn’t be there; there was no way this was going to end well. Why had I thought this was a good idea?! Why had anyone thought this would be a good idea?

Will Smith hasn’t released a film in 3 years, leaving the Earth unprotected for three consecutive summers. His presence in summer blockbusters has been a comfortingly reliable standby, like knowing your grandmother will give you socks for Christmas: not the coolest thing ever, but it gets the job done. Upon hearing the news of Smith’s return to alien slaughtering in Men in Black 3, I became giddy with excitement. There was no logic in this sudden burst of excitement. It was purely guttural, rising from a place of clandestine immaturity and under-developed nerdery. I did not realize it at the time, but I’d been conditioned, from a young age, to associate Will Smith with unbridled fun. Undoing this conditioning, as it turns out, requires one viewing of MiB3 followed by 2 glasses of wine, 3 episodes of Community, and a good, long cry (actual duration of crying may vary from person to person).

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Clips! ‘Men in Black III’ & ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

- 05-10-12Film Posted by Sarah Moran

I must admit, neither of these films have me especially amped. I don’t think they’ll be huge piles of crap, but at the same time they just don’t inspire a lot of excitement. On that rousing note, let’s see some new footage!

First, Men in Black III, that sequel to a sequel we never thought we’d want. There’s really only one reason to see this movie, Josh Brolin‘s uncanny impersonation of Tommy Lee Jones. It’s mind-bogglingly accurate! Check it out in this new TV spot.

In Men in Black 3, Agents J and K are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld MIB III stars Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson, and Michael Stuhlbarg. It releases nationwide May 25th.

Like I said, the movie looks okay and I’m sure I’ll see it, but I don’t really care when I see it. Opening weekend? Probably not. How about you guys? Is MIB III a movie you’re really pumped to see this summer?

Next is Snow White and the Huntsman, another flick that looks cool but I think can easily be overlooked in a summer just brimming with blockbuster potentials. Snow White and the Huntsman‘s got the star power of Kristin Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron plus a more action driven plot, and right there I’m more interested than I ever was for Mirror, Mirror.

In the below clip the Evil Queen offers the Huntsman a job,

Snow White and The Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Graham, Ray Winstone, Lily Cole, Sam Spruell, Liberty Ross and Noah Huntley.

In the film, Stewart (“Twilight”) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.

Okay, I take back some of what I said about not being excited, seeing Theron ham it up as the Queen is going to rock. And I won’t complain about seeing more of Hemsworth, plus the two of them seem to have good chemistry. Now I just wonder what the onscreen chemistry will be like between Hemsworth and Bella, I mean, Kristin Stewart?

What do you think? Will you give Snow White and the Huntsman a shot when it opens June 1st?

Sources: Geek Tyrant, Coming Soon

Fourth TV Spot For MIB3 Is Still Pretty Will Smithy

- 05-08-12Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

…And Josh Brolin is all Tommy Lee Jonesy. Don’t get me wrong, Men in Black 3 does look like it’ll be a fun movie (even with the South Park finger-cuff mobiles). It has wacky aliens and shiny guns and a very MIB plot:

Veteran MIB field agent Agent J learns that Agent K’s life and the fate of Earth are at stake. He must time-travel to 1969 to stop an alien criminal named Boris from assassinating K and changing the course of history of the planet, travelling back from the future to 1969 to team up with the young version of Agent K (Josh Brolin) to stop the alien criminal, while apparently also facing a twenty four hour time limit before he will be trapped in the past forever.

What more could you ask for? Besides for the absence of a Will Smith song on the soundtrack, you know he’s gonna.

Check out the latest TV spot after the jump.

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‘SNL’ Reveals the Mastermind Behind ‘Thrones’ Success

- 04-16-12TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

You ever wonder who’s behind the *ahem* plentiful nudity in Game of Thrones? Saturday Night Live provided insight during a sketch from this past weekend’s Josh Brolin-hosted edition. The answer, should come as no surprise.

Source: Blastr