The marketing for the upcoming Deadpool movie has been the most brilliant advertising campaign for a movie ever, bar none. Whichever presidential candidate ends up snatching this advertising team away from 20th Century Fox is the one that will win. From romantic comedy posters to the 12 Days of Deadpool to poo emoji billboards, the marketing for Deadpool is on point! This trend continued recently when Deadpool took over the Twitter account of Fandango for a little fan Q&A. Check out some of the highlights below!
Although Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters with four female comediennes has been on the receiving end of its own fair share of excitement and intrigue, but more often than not, some fans have been critical. That’s putting it mildly actually. From those that think this is a black mark against the original, to those that think Feig is playing political correctness in making this film, the haters have come out in droves. Well haters gonna hate, hate, hate, right? So the response is just shake it off. Actually, in Feig’s case, the response now seems to be to go on the attack on Twitter. (more…)
Hugh Jackman wasn’t the first choice to play Wolverine when X-Men was made over 15 years ago, but after six (and next maybe seven and eight) film appearances, it’s hard to imagine another actor stepping into those metal claws and mutton chops. Still, it’s likely a reality that we’ll have to embrace in the next couple of years as Jackman’s repeatedly stated that the upcoming third Wolverine solo movie will be his last as the mutant who’s the best at what he does. So what will this last Wolverine story be about? Well, that’s the question that Jackman is putting to you, the fans, in this first teaser image for the film. (more…)
To all you Hannibal fans out there (myself included) it seems like nothing but bad news lately, and not to add insult to injury, but I’m about to add insult to injury. To recap, NBC decided to cancel Hannibal about three episodes into its third season, but since Hannibal isn’t a wholly owned product of NBC, and the network merely licensed the internationally-made series to air in the U.S., there was a very good chance that Hannibal could be picked up elsewhere. In fact, show producer Bryan Fuller was absolutely certain of it. Well, those odds got slightly more narrow today as Fuller tweeted that neither Netflix nor Amazon, the two likeliest candidates for a Hannibal reprise, have passed on picking up the show. (more…)
Twitter was sent atwitter this week when Joss Whedon left Twitter. The Avengers: Age of Ultron writer/director might be forgiven for deleting his account after a hectic few years of making and promoting a huge studio-driven blockbuster; the job was done, so the feed is dead. But something slightly more insidious entered the picture. Rumors started flying that Whedon had left the social media platform after being inundated with death threats and other negative posts concerning developments in Ultron, specifically the depiction of its lead female character as a damsel in distress. But did so-called “Militant Feminists” push Whedon to leave Twitter behind? The director himself says no. (more…)
Ryan Reynolds has not had the best of luck with comic book movies. Clearly, he’s a fan of the genre, and he’s the kind of guy that gives 110 per cent to the part once he’s cast, but it’s been one swing and a miss after the other when it comes to his big screen superhero ambitions. Deadpool got dissed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Green Lantern was dead on arrival, and the less said about R.I.P.D. the better (and Jeff Bridges would thank you never to mention it again). For all appearances though, this solo Deadpool looks like it may be Reynolds chance through. Like Chris Evans before him, he’s found his comic book muse. Or maybe this is just a picture of a guy on a toilet. (more…)
Twitter has become the preferred source to release big movie news for a lot of actors and directors. There are pros and cons in using this particular media; on the one hand it’s direct and immediate, but on the other hand social platforms can turn into wretched hives of scum and villainy so quickly that you regret the day you ever heard the word tweet (even in a bird context). But the following looks like news that will definitely get fans of a certain persuasion excited. To put it this way, if you’re one of those people that was pissed that the Deadpool you saw in X-Men Origins: Wolverine bore no physical resemblance to the Deadpool you know and love from the comics, prepare to flip your lid. (more…)
There was once a time that Guillermo del Toro was attached to make another film version based on the Disney theme park attraction, The Haunted Mansion. I don’t know what del Toro had planned for that movie, or even if he’s still involved in it in some capacity, but I know one thing, and that’s if del Toro had decided to make Haunted Mansion instead of Crimson Peak, he probably wouldn’t have just won praise from Stephen King. An absolute horror icon who can, without any hesitation, be considered an authority on the genre, King’s praise is gold.. Well, he’s seen Crimson Peak, and he’s very excited about it.
The best for last? I’m not sure you can say that since these posters are pretty much all the same, but I must admit, Marvel Studios has certainly laid out an interesting way to release all these various images. Once again, a new character poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released today, and once again it came from the Twitter feed of the cast member in question. I’m not sure if Captain America has a Twitter account, but actor Chris Evans certainly does and he merrily posted the lastest image from the movie in his feed today. So how concerned does Captain America look about the Ultron invasion? Let’s take a look. (more…)
Look at that picture above. Seeing Jared Leto all regal and serene with his long brunette hair, joking comparisons to the traditional image of Jesus Christ are going to happen. You know who has almost nothing in common with Jesus? The Joker. They both have names that start with a ‘J’ and some would argue that they’re both fictional (Hey, I’ve seen the Joker numerous times at comic conventions!), but that’s about it. So one of the questions before Leto in taking up the role of the iconic Batman villain in Suicide Squad is whether or not Leto would cut his lovely hair to play the Clown Prince of Crime? Do we have an answer now? (This may be a slow news day.) (more…)