When Star Wars Episode VII was announced, everyone was hopeful for the return of the three main protagonists of the first trilogy, but it doesn’t seem like such a sure thing anymore. Harrison Ford’s casting in Star Wars Episode VII was up in the air in a while (it’s finally been confirmed), but now, Mark Hamill‘s status as Luke Skywalker is in question, according to Samuel L. Jackson. (more…)
The second trailer for Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop reboot has hit the Internet. All those folks that were so upset when the reboot was announced might have to un-bunch those panties. This trailer looks fantastic! (more…)
The water is starting to simmer in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier marketing pot. Yesterday there was a new movie poster, today there’s two new production stills, and tomorrow there’s a teaser trailer hitting. (more…)
Marvel has just tweeted the official movie poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and announced the arrival time for the movie’s first teaser trailer. Wanna know when? (more…)
When the man himself, Samuel L. Jackson, speaks, people listen, unless you’re a kid that won’t Go-the-F*@K-to-Sleep. Jackson was talking with the Wall Street Journal about his recent Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cameo and also dropped an Avengers: Age of Ultron Scarlet Witch bomb. Or did he?
So we got the trailer for the RoboCop remake last week, and if it taught us anything it’s that the original Paul Verhoeven movie was so perfect that the only way they could remake it in any kind of original way was to do all the things the original movie didn’t, like involve Alex Murphy’s wife, and make Murphy self-aware about being RoboCop, and saving one of Murphy’s arms…
It looks like the one thing they kept though was the catchphrase, “Your move.” Of course, since this is the remake, they dropped the “creep” because that would be too obvious that this is a remake. But hey, RoboCop is black now so these are clearly inspired thinkers behind the film.
By the way, here’s the new poster for RoboCop 2.0-why bother courtesy of The Film Stage,
The first trailer for director Jose Padilha‘s reboot of the much beloved Robocop franchise has finally hit the Internet, now we just need to see how hard the Internet hits back. I’m truly conflicted when it comes to rebooting the Robocop franchise, the first movie has always been a favorite of mine. Will it stay true to the roots of the character or just change everything? If it does change significant aspects, will it still be good or just another mess like Total Recall?
The cast looks great on paper, in fact it blows away a point by point comparison with the original cast. The only questionable casting is the lead Joel Kinnaman. I just don’t know his work well enough to have confidence in his carrying this movie. The rest of this cast is a slam dunk, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman is a grouping that inspires confidence and trust. How Padilha puts it all together could be the tipping factor.
Take a look at the trailer and then let’s talk about what we’ve just seen.
Hmm, I find myself liking the look of the sets and effects shown so far. Oldman’s line about “the illusion of freewill” is an interesting take that I look forward to seeing more about. It looks like in this version the wife is the one that makes the decision to allow the OmniCorp to put Murphy into the Robocop program. Will Murphy know about his family at that point or have to discover it like the original.
Seeing Jackie Earle Haley toward the end was great. His role as Maddox should be fantastic, I’ve always loved his work.
Well, what did you think? Are you more open to this reboot or did this trailer just set your disillusions in concrete? Will this movie do better than Dredd?
Robocop hits the big screen on February 7th.
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Superheroes continue to be a hot ticket item, even if their hold on the box office is slipping. And as another summer movie season comes to an end it’s time to look towards what new superhero feature films are coming our way. It’s time for another superhero movie news round-up!
Jeff Wadlow, writer/director of this weekend’s Kick-Ass 2, already has another superhero team-up on the docket – the big screen adaptation of Rob Liefeld‘s X-Force. The popular 90s comic series that gave the world Deadpool is another film in FOX‘s efforts to build their own shared Marvel universe; one populated by mutants and with absolutely no connection whatsoever to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers.
While out and about promoting Kick-Ass 2, Wadlow chatted with Den of Geek who invariably asked about X-Force. Here’s what Wadlow had to say,
All I can say is this: I bought X-Force #1 when I was a kid, I’ve read the recent run of Uncanny X-Force which I thought was fantastic, but other than that I just can’t comment on the line-up or anything yet.
Oooh, let’s see, what can I say? Let me put it like this. It will seamlessly exist in the X-Men cinematic universe, but it’s not a sequel.
So no confirmed line-up, but Wadlow did also hint at including team staples: Cable, Domino, and perhaps Sunspot (who’s also appearing X-Men: Days of Future Past). The concept of a shared universe with the X-Men films is, at this point, a no brainer. Marvel and Disney have already proven this to great success, and now DC and Warner Bros. are hoping to continue that trend.
Speaking of shared universes, you better count on including the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot into FOX’s Marvel universe, as their creative consultant, Mark Millar explains below the cut.
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?
The Graham Norton Show is a fantastic talk show that always seems to bring out the crazy in its guests. Samuel L Jackson was recently on the show and told the story of how he talked George Lucas into creating Mace Windu for him and how Windu ended up with that iconic purple lightsaber blade. It seems that Jackson wanted people, and himself, to be able to pick Windu out of the huge, crowded fight scene amidst all those green Jedi blades.
Jackson goes on to describe some changes he made to the lightsaber prop, the addition of the inscription: “Bad Motherf**ker.” That makes sense though it has to match the wallet he carries around.
What do you think? Did he live up to the inscription? Many fans are of the opinion that Mace survived the fall in that final battle. Anyway you look at it, he was a bad mother . . . Shut your mouth . . . I’m just talkin’ bout Windu.