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.
Remember when Disney bought Lucasfilm a few years back? You probably do; after all, it has resulted in the massively successful relaunching of Star Wars, including The Force Awakens, Rebels, and the upcoming Rogue One. But Disney didn’t just acquire a galaxy far, far away when they bought Lucasfilm. They also acquired one much closer to home—a world of nazi punching, tomb raiding, pistol slinging, and whip cracking; a world where magic is real, adventure is alive, and anything worthwhile “belongs in a museum”. I mean, of course, Indiana Jones. Now it seems Disney is looking to continue the success they’ve had with Lucasfilm properties, and ‘Indy’ is up to bat. (more…)
You may remember when, back in February, JK Rowling crushed the dreams of many a Potterhead by denying that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would be adapted for the big screen on her personal twitter. The story, which has written primarily as a stage production, was also confirmed to be given the book treatment (though still in script form). However, some interesting developments have recently taken place that have started up the engines of the Hogwarts Express once again, as fans are now whispering rumors of a movie being possible after all.
Ever since actress Sharon Stone announced that she had a “wee part” in a Marvel movie, it left fans speculating as to who she could actually be. Many had speculated purely for nostalgic reasons that she would reunite with her Basic Instinct cast mate Michael Douglas and be in Ant-Man and the Wasp as Hank Pym’s long lost wife Janet van Dyne. However, it has never been confirmed that she was going to appear in the Ant-Man sequel. Recently Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn posted on his “What We Shot Wednesdays” Facebook posts was a sketch of a face surrounded by fire. Combined with the fact that Sharon Stone also said in another interview that she will have heat powers, this added “fuel to the fire” that perhaps Stone will be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 instead. So who on Earth (or elsewhere) could Stone be playing?
If you missed the foreshadowing in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice then you weren’t really paying attention because they were laying it on a little thick. Okay, a lot thick. A lot of that was for the benefit of the upcoming Justice League – Part One, setting up a bad guy so big that it will require the epic team up of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash. The assumption has been that said villain was Darkseid, ruler of the war world Apokolips, but what if it isn’t? What if the villain teased in BvS is a warm-up act for Darkseid? (more…)
With a movie like Black Panther, Marvel obviously wants to make sure that they “get it right.” The film is expected to be a major tentpole for the overall plot arch of Phase 3 for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and just as importantly, this is a key opportunity for the company to show their dedicated interest to diversity in their major characters. It’s no surprise, then, that we’ve heard several names bandied about to direct the film; the latest rumor is that Marvel has now officially landed on their man.
With sometimes sneaky appearances in three Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and counting, it’s only a matter of time until Thanos’ plan to seize the Infinity Gems and their power come to fruition, and that time is the release of Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in May 2018. The assumption has been that in terms of villainy, although he may have his lackies like the dear departed Other, Thanos is a one-man band, but there’s a rumor out this morning that the Mad Titan may be getting an assist from another big bad in his quest for the Infinity Gems. Hint: the villain in question is connected, deeply connected, to a Marvel cosmic hero that’s been often discussed in relation to the Infinity Gauntlet, Adam Warlock. (more…)
With a little under seven months till its release, it’s telling that we have yet to see a single frame of footage from the new Fantastic Four movie. We know that it wrapped principal photography last summer, and we know that any sneak peak or hint that’s been leaked out onto the internet has been smacked down by the iron hand of
Doctor Doom the 20th Century Fox legal department, and we know there’s been absolutely no official image from the film of any kind. (Hence the image used above.) Keep your secrets, Fox! But if the potential shabbiness about the upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four by Josh Trank has got you twisted up in knots, then we’ve got good news, and not in a Professor Farnsworth kind of way. Matthew Vaughn is giving FF two thumbs up! (more…)
So the amount of faith invested in Warner Bros.’ handling of its DC Comics properties can be measured in a thimble, but that’s not to say there’s no hope at all. As Warners gambles on Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice to establish its own expansive and interconnected universe in one ambitious movie, they also have several follow up projects scheduled for release in 2016 and beyond. One of them, of course, is Wonder Woman, who, as we already know, appears in Batman V. Superman. The solo Wonder Woman film based on the comic about the powerful Amazonian warrior now has a star (Gal Gadot), a director (Michelle MacLaren), and a release date (June 2017), but what it still lacks is a script. Good thing then that the studio is reportedly working on six of them. (more…)
Let’s be honest, if you’re a Hollywood casting director and you need a villain, your first call is going to be to Christoph Waltz. Waltz’s ability to be be bad will be on display once again in the comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2, which comes out in theaters this week, but when it comes to the upper strata of super-villainy you have two ways to get there: fighting Batman or fighting James Bond. On the subject of the latter, it’s long been supposed that Waltz will be joining the cast of the 24th as-yet-untitled James Bond film, but more than that, rumor has it it will be playing the pivotal role of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the Joker to Bond’s Batman. (more…)