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A reboot of the perennial 1980’s cartoon favorite Masters Of The Universe has been in development for years, working it’s way through multiple scripts and writers until this year when it was announced Sony Pictures appointed director McG to helm the new live-action film about the most powerful man in the universe. Yes, the same movie studio that brought you the failed Ghostbusters reboot and all those terrible Spider-man (though Andrew Garfield was a bomb as Spider-Man) and Ghostrider movies, tapped the guy that’s responsible for Terminator Salavation. While the groans of fandom here and wide can still be heard at the involvement of McG, there is a recent word from the director himself that may give some fans a moment of pause. (more…)

Kellan Lutz

A lot of folks out there grew up with The Masters of the Universe as one of their staple cartoons. And though it was originally conceived as little more than a way to sell some toys, the franchise has taken on a life of its own and continues to adapt and adopt into the present day. The latest attempt at bringing the muscle-bound He-Man back into the limelight involves a second attempt at the big screen. Now, it seems as if Sony Pictures may have their eyes on the guy they wish to play the lead – Kellan Lutz. (more…)

Ghostbusters cast

The reboot of Ghostbusters featuring an all-female cast has been a point of contention ever since Sony Pictures announced plans to bring the hit 1984 film into the 21st century. Many fans of the original 80’s Ghostbusters starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Rick Moranis, question as to why attempt to reboot a film that was beautifully and cleverly created by Ivan Reitman.  Others are chiming in by comparing the 80’s version with this latest. There are even a small group of misogynistic individuals attacking the movie for making the four lead characters women. Regardless where it comes from, the fact is director Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, arriving in theaters on July 15th, is not getting the press it would like prior to its release. Enter Sony domestic marketing President Dwight Caines. (more…)

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Sonic the Hedgehog has become a household name since he sped onto the SEGA scene. His legacy took a turn for the worse, however, when last year’s Sonic Boom title took a hard nose-dive as the worst-selling game in the franchise. Sonic may be down, but don’t count him out. SEGA has teamed up with Sony Pictures in hopes of creating a live-action hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog movie, which might hopefully help reverse this tail-spin. (more…)

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Pitch Perfect 2 was one of the hits off summer, and though it hardly scored Jurassic World numbers, it has collected almost $184 million domestically since its May release and has a passionate fanbase. Not bad for a first time director. Elizabeth Banks is very well-known for her work as an actress in flicks like The Hunger Games, Role Models, The 40 Year Old Virgin and the recent Love & Mercy, but now she’s making a play to be a well-known director. Her next project, apparently, is a remake of the 1970s TV hit Charlie’s Angels, but the more compelling question is what direction is she going to take the franchise in? (more…)

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A new live action He-Man and The Masters of The Universe movie – based on the 80’s Toy/Cartoon property of the same name –  has been in Hollywood’s orbit for some time. Over the last decade or so, the project has changed studios and a number writers and directors, eventually landing in the pocket of Sony Pictures. It seems that after years of cycling through talent, they’re finally ready to push forward with an adaptation. While a search for a director and actors are whispers in the wind, they’ve found their scribe. (more…)

spider-man

After months of guessing and rumor mongering, Sony and Marvel have made their choice and it is sure to be controversial. Or at least second guessed by the fickle comic book movie nerd crowd. In a press release this morning, the combined franchising power of two big companies announced the future of Spider-Man, with 19-year-old actor Tom Holland now taking up the mantle of your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler, and up-and-coming filmmaker Jon Watts, of the recently released Sundance hit Cop Car, taking up the reins of the as-yet-untitled Spider-Man movie coming out in 2017. Can these two untested people now rise to the occasion and deliver the Spider-Man everyone’s pegging their hopes and dreams on? Who can say, but the powers that be are certainly stoked. (more…)

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Well, that was a fun 24 hours there. There were reports yesterday that got fans excited about the possibility of Spider-Man coming home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as of 2018, and an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, but rumors of Your Friendly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler joining Earth’s Mightiest Heroes seems to have been somewhat exaggerated. According to Sony, anyway. In the back and forth of will-they or won’t-they, a Latino Review column made it sound like a solid “they-will” after a firm “they-won’t” back in December. There’s been a lot of talk about the idea of getting Spider-Man in a Marvel movie since the disappointing critical and audience reaction to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and while the movie gods answer all prayers, at this moment the answer, it seems, is “no.” (more…)

chappie

When the first teaser arrived earlier last year for Neill Blomkamp’s (District 9, Elysium) Chappie, it appeared as if the movie was going to be Short Circuit for a more adult based audience, hinting at a touching, humorous adventure from the visionary director. However, going by the new trailer, there appears to be a far more serious side to the story, hinting that there’s a serious topic at the centre of the film. (more…)

Marvel and Kirby Family Settle Long-Time Legal Dispute

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Marvel Comics, after making billions and billions of dollars based on the works of Jack Kirby, appears to have become magnanimous to the Kirby family, who have now achieved at least a small victory in its intense legal fight with Marvel and their owners at the Walt Disney Company. Just as the case looked to be heading to one final trial at the Supreme Court of the United States, both sides have come out today to say that their differences have been settled and all systems are go for comics, movies and other media to me made about the characters co-created by Kirby at Marvel during his legendary Silver Age run at the publisher. (more…)