Bond. James Bond. The film franchise spans 54 years and has given us 6 different actors portraying the agent known as 007. Continuing the legacy of Ian Fleming’s beloved British character, EON Productions intends on making what is being called ‘Bond 25,‘ aptly named for this becoming the 25th film in the franchise. But a brouhaha has developed as to just who will portray the smooth, martini-drinking, super spy with all the cool gadgets.
Sources close to actor Tom Hiddleston are confirming that he is in “advanced talks” to take over the role of James Bond from Daniel Craig. Talk of a new 007 have been swirling with everyone from Hiddleston, to Idris Elba, to Gillian Anderson throwing their name in as interested in the super spy role. (more…)
When Daniel Craig was announced as the new James Bond in 2005 he was mostly known for his ensemble work in films like Layer Cake, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Munich. He wasn’t the most obvious leading man material, and some people said he was too “rugged” to play the dashing 007, which was really a nice way of saying that he was “too ugly” to be Bond. A couple of shirtless scenes in Casino Royale changed that a bit, but Craig’s total refreshing portrayal of a more gritty Bond won him praise and made his era as the super-spy one of the most successful in franchise history. Still, it seems when Craig is done with Bond, he’s really done. (more…)
Although Spectre was greeted somewhat middling fanfare back in November, it seems more and more likely that it will be Daniel Craig‘s swan song as James Bond 007; so now speculation has turned from “Will Craig return?” to “Who will succeed Craig?” in the role. Homeland’s Damian Lewis and the consistently busy Idris Elba were the obvious candidates, but soon a dark horse emerged, and if U.K. bookies are to be believed, the dark horse is now the safe bet, and his casting could go from speculation to announcement in a “matter of days.” Are you ready to see the rightful King of Asgard serve on Her Majesty’s Secret Service? Because that’s where the money is. (more…)
This year’s MTV Movie Awards revealed all sorts of secrets. From additional glimpses at the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, MTV did not disappoint. (One can argue MTV not playing music videos continuously disappoints.) A behind the scenes look reared its head for Kong: Skull Island. Set in the Vietnam conflict era, it has a star cast including Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman. For people interested in an origins story this movie might tickle their fancy. This film is rumored to honor Kong films of the past and create a new distinct timeline. Check out the video below to catch a glance of of the cast and crew of this film. (more…)
Waiting for April Fools Day to pull a prank is an amateur move for a God of Mischief such as Loki. Tom Hiddleston, who plays the aforementioned MCU villain (and sometimes reluctant good guy), paid a surprise visit to Fox 32 in the Chicago area on Thursday, the day before shenanigans are to be expected, to deliver the weather report. Meteorologist Mike Caplan felt it was only natural that, as the brother of Thor, The God of Thunder, Loki should shed some light on the storms happening in the Midwest. (more…)
Marvel‘s quiet strength has been the incredible casting of many of their most iconic heroic characters, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, among many others. The villains however, have often stolen the show right out from under those heroes. Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki quickly became a fan favorite in Thor in 2011 and crushed it in The Avengers in 2012. It’s hard now for most fans to think that anyone else might play those parts now or in the inevitable future, but most are resigned to the fact that sooner or later, someone else will be taking the reins of one of our favorites. The question of when isn’t really the burning question though, but who. (more…)
After the not-quite-blockbuster box-office success of Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, Cronos) middling foray into big-budget spectacle (Universal recently put a planned sequel on indefinite hold), it was all but inevitable that del Toro would scale back his ambitions, budgetary and otherwise, and return to his horror roots, a return welcomed by del Toro’s relatively small, loyal, vocal fanbase. Return to his roots del Toro indeed does with Crimson Peak, a hyper-stylized Gothic horror-romance/homage that never quite rises to the level of del Toro’s earlier, more accomplished efforts like the aforementioned film trio, but it still offers an abundance of sensory pleasures (albeit less so where narrative ones are concerned) drawn directly from del Toro’s fertile, fervid imagination and his unabashed, love of Gothic horror-romances. (more…)
Remember when the internet was set a flutter in the months before the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron with all the news about all the cameos that will be found there in? Of course you don’t, you’re still wallowing in the disappointment over the finished film. One of the things you may be disappointed about is the lack of appearance of Loki, the villain of the first Avengers film played by Tom Hiddleston. While talking about his new film, Crimson Peak, Hiddleston was asked about what happened, and why it turned out that Loki was cut from the film. The actor gave the following honest answer. (more…)
There are few movie makers in Hollywood who are capable of weaving an unsettling tale quite like Guillermo del Toro. From his wonderfully creepy film, The Devil’s Backbone, to his adult fairy tale, Pan’s Labyrinth, to his family thriller Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, the writer/director has made a career of inspiring plenty of people across the globe to sleep with one eye open. His latest offering, Crimson Peak, has just released a couple of new trailers and, oh man, it appears that del Toro has made yet another movie scary enough to call “horror” and mean it. (more…)
We’ve heard why Joss Whedon ended up cutting the filmed scenes of Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki from Avengers: Age of Ultron, but now Joss has spelled out where and what the sequence would have looked like on the big screen.