Superhero movies are in an interesting place right now, omnipresent and almost their own distinct genre in their own right like action movies or horror movies. What’s interesting is that movies like Logan, Deadpool, and Wonder Woman are now experimenting with the genre, testing it, seeing how far filmmakers can go with the rules and conventions before audiences rebel, and so far these experiments seem largely a success. But consider this: if someone made a Superman movie with a very different Superman, would the people still come out to watch it? (more…)
After enjoying box office successes with The Book of Eli and Rogue one, Gary Whitta is a pretty hot screenwriting property right now. His next project is an adaptation of Mark Millar’s six-issue miniseries Starlight. News about the Sci-fi project has been scarce up to now, but rumours about FOX’s favourite to play the lead have begun to circulate, and let’s just say that lead character Duke McQueen’s day is going to get off to a Rocky start… (more…)
The untitled sequel being dubbed as ‘Wolverine 3‘ is currently shooting in Louisiana and some newly revealed snapshots may give some insight into the film’s story. Hugh Jackman has gone on record saying that this new film, which will be Jackman’s ninth X-flick he has appeared in, will indeed be his last. Many fans have hoped that the farewell movie for this iconic character adapt the fan-favorite story-line Old Man Logan as part of its plot. (more…)
Remember Fantastic Four? I know it was terrible, but it came out barely two months ago, so you must recall just how harshly and disappointingly it was received by critics, fans, and audiences. Considering how horribly the movie went off the rails, it almost seems like Twentieth Century Fox should have somebody – a creative consultant, if you will – to make sure these kind of mistakes don’t happen. Wait a minute, doesn’t Fox have a creative consultant for their Marvel movies? They do, and it’s Mark Millar, a comic book writer that had no small role in creating Ultimate Fantastic Four, which influenced heavily the direction of the recent movie. So Millar, explain. (more…)
It was with great regret that Hugh Jackman told fans a little while ago that Wolverine 3 would be his last turn at the mutant hero who’s the best at what he does. The news was understandable just the same though because by the time that Wolverine 3 will be release, Jackman will have played the part for nearly 20 years. Wolverine maybe ageless, but Jackman is not, and since he’s a talented actor, he’s probably interested in doing more with his time, career and clout than playing an angry berserker with metal claws every couple of years. So with all that in mind, what could Wolverine 3 possibly be about? What would make a satisfying endgame for Jackman’s tenure as Wolverine? Your comic collection may have the answer and it’s called Old Man Logan. (more…)
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Back in 2002, Vin Diesel re-teamed with his The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen to make xXx, a so-called spy-thriller meant to upset the stiff, upper-crusty world of James Bond with a down and dirty modern riff full of nihilists, tattooed bad boys and extreme sports freaks. Of course, Pierce Brosnan‘s final Bond movie, Die Another Day, came out later that year and by box office proved handily that the gentleman spy was in no danger of being usurped by those that think a tux and a t-shirt with a picture of a tux on it are roughly the same.
That, shall we say, populist view of modern spy war by xXx was on my mind after watching Kingsman: The Secret Service, the new movie by Matthew Vaughn that is very much of the opinion that “manners maketh the man.” Basically, if you can kick ass with an umbrella, you can kick ass with just about anything, and while anyone can be a thug, it takes a rare kind of man to react to any situation with calm, rational composure. And what is the more dangerous: someone who flies off the handle, or someone who can keep their head even as all around them are losing theirs? (more…)
You’d think that the man FOX put in charge of their comic book movies might have some things to say about Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot, but you’d be wrong. Last week Matthew Vaughn tried to reassure fans that the movie was in good hands and that he liked what he has seen. Millar on the other hand, dances around the subject like Fred Astaire’s electronic ghost in a vacuum cleaner ad. Why would he do that? Because he hasn’t even seen it yet. (more…)
While the hub-bub of that incredible Mad Max Fury Road trailer continues to blow up the Internet, Fox‘s upcoming spy thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service also released its Red Band Trailer. Starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Taron Egerton, Kingsman is a fast paced, hard-hitting, in your face violence action movie that we’ve come to expect from director Matthew Vaughn. (more…)
A new trailer hit last night for Matthew Vaughn‘s Kingsman: The Secret Service featuring a brand new track from Iggy Azalea along with singer Ellie Goudling. Based on The Secret Service comic book created by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. All indicators point toward a fun super secret spy agency type movie, although I do have to say that when I saw this trailer my first thought was, Harry Potter goes to Spy school. Give the trailer a go and then let’s discuss it below. (more…)