Marvel’s Black Panther is currently in production, that doesn’t mean we can’t get a glimpse of what we can possibly expect for the upcoming movie.
Chadwick Boseman will be getting his own superhero film, reprising his role from Captain America: Civil War as (now) King T’Challa, who after returning home after the events of the third Captain America to assume the throne, only to find out old enemies challenging his leadership. The movie featuring such names as Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Andy Serkis, and countless others, doesn’t hit theaters until Feb. 16, 2018, some concept art has been unveiled in the upcoming Doctor Strange DVD/Blu-Ray release showcases concept art for the upcoming film. Giving us a great look at what we can expect when we go to Wakanda.
This is the first triple-hitter year for Marvel Studios. In May, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will arrive, followed in July by Spider-Man: Homecoming and then Thor: Ragnarok in the fall. So far, we’ve gotten a pretty good look at GOTG2, we’ve gotten some initial glimpses at Spider-Man, but unless you were at San Diego Comic Con, the most of Ragnarok you’ve probably seen is either that “documentary” about Thor’s downtime, or the post-credits scene from Doctor Strange. Well, look for no trailer here, that will be in another couple of months, but below there’s some art you’ll definitely want to see. (more…)
Whatever else you might say about the movie, Suicide Squad – for better or worse – definitely had a distinct look. The bubblegum splashes of colour dance across a grim background of crime and depravity creating a juxtaposition that has definitely captured the world’s attention. As well as standing out from the other films released at the time, it also had enough of a visual personality to be fairly distinctive when surrounded by the other superhero movies in the limelight round about now. (more…)
When Deadpool opens in less than two months, it will be the first time in 15 years that 20th Century Fox has tried to diversify its big screen mutant universe by making a movie featuring a non-X-Men character. It’s success will determine whether or not Fox can engage a wide-variety of Marvel mutant-based pictures, including, not-coincidentally, X-Force, for whom Deadpool has been both antagonist and ally. We don’t often hear a lot about that X-Force movie that’s in development, but now a piece of concept art has floated to the surface of the internet as if to say, “Yes, this is still a thing.” So are we looking at the line-up of the movie X-Force here? (more…)
You may remember the mysterious appearance on Instagram some concept art by Neill Blomkamp for something very… Alien. Of course, alien is a concept not unfamiliar to Blomkamp whose breakthrough film was 2009’s District 9, but tackling one of the biggest sci-fi franchises of the last 40 years seems a little bit outside the norm. How can Blomkamp, who seems to have the rare privilege to make big-budget high-concept *original* films, throw himself into a movie series that’s more often than not the subject of such stringent studio interference? But it’s all legit. Blomkamp has admitted it now in a new interview, and more than that, he says that the only thing that’s holding up any real progress on making it a reality is he, him and himself. (more…)
In 2009, Neill Blomkamp made a science fiction movie about aliens called District 9. It was grounded and realistic. A straightforward, albeit allegorical, dramatic film about a what if scenario where an alien ship arrived in the skies over Johannesburg and its crew had no way to get home. It’s a somewhat disturbing vision of what first contact might look like. And speaking of another disturbing look at first contact, there’s the Ridley Scott film Alien. Many filmmakers have had their shot at putting their own twist on the Alien story, and many more have had fantasies about taking theirs, and it looks like Blomkamp is among them. That is, if the internet can be believed. (more…)
If it’s a Hobbit movie, and there’s “Battle” in the title, you better believe that it’s going to be an eeeeeeeeeeepic battle. In both scale and duration. In an new look inside the final Hobbit movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, director Peter Jackson laid out just how big a battle with five armies can look like and some of the logistic challenges he faced creating, what looks to be, the most epic battle yet ever to take place on screen in Middle Earth. Of course, interest in The Hobbit isn’t as strong as it was before the trilogy began in 2012, but maybe with this we’re all interesting in going back to Middle Earth one last time… (more…)
This is puzzling. I mean literally, not as in I’m confused about what’s happening here. As we hit the halfway point of Day 1 at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Marvel is slowly peeling away this excellent concept art image from Avengers: Age of Ultron. When fans assemble for the Marvel Studios panel on Saturday, there will likely be some kind of Avengers news in the form of a reveal or a teaser trailer, but in the meantime, you can enjoy this slow reveal of the coming fight against the sadistic robot Ultron. (more…)
Just in case you didn’t think it was enough that director J.J. Abrams has managed to assimilate both the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises, it seems that he also came quite close to adding Superman to his list of conquests. (more…)
The upcoming Warcraft film adaptation (based on the absurdly popular computer game series) has been more forthcoming with details about it’s production than other high-profile genre films currently in the works (Star Wars: Episode VII and Batman Vs. Superman spring to mind). (more…)