There’s no real way to put it politely: Pan is bad. It’s enjoyable on some level, but this is almost exclusively due to the fact that it’s tied to a bigger mythos, one that most of us grew up with, that of the original Peter Pan legend. But as this film stands, it’s a poor addition to the bigger universe.
From the get-go, it seems like the movie has a tough time finding its “voice,” what it wants to be presented as: is it a grandiose spectacle of visual imagination? Is it a touching tale about the power of family and belief in yourself? Is it a tongue-in-cheek action/comedy? It tries so hard to smush all of these tropes into one hour-and-fifty-one-minute film that it effectively manages to fail to excel at any of these options effectively.
If you’ve ever thought that Peter Pan’s story had more to tell, specifically from before he became the Pan, then Joe Wright‘s Pan is for you. We all know J.M. Barrie‘s story of the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, and now, thanks to writer Jason Fuchs, who is also writing a script for Warner Bros. Wonder Woman, we’ve got a very detailed look at Peter, before he became the Pan. (more…)
TRON 3. No, wait! Don’t run away! Look, I think many us might concede that TRON: Legacy was a bit of a disappointment; 18 years of hype will do that. You may recall that at the time there were all these great expectations about TRON becoming Disney‘s next great franchise: movie trilogies, animated series, theme park rides, video games and merch, merch more. However, that’s not how it all turned out, and since those early days following TRON: Legacy‘s release in December 2010, the idea of a third TRON has been more or less speculative as opposed to being something in actual development. But is that about to change? Film location insiders in Vancouver are saying, it might be. (more…)
It’s one of those weeks, a week when we seem to get a whole bunch of trailers in one go because with the holiday weekend approaching it’s presumed that a lot of us are going to spend it in a movie theater. We’ve already got Jurassic World, we’re going see Star Wars: The Force Awakens either at the end of the week or before, so now it’s time for Pan, the latest in a line of movies aiming to turn well-established fairy tales on their head. Will Pan do for Peter what Oz: The Great and Powerful did for the Wizard, or what Maleficent did for the Sleeping Beauty villainess? Unknown, but I’ll say this: it’s a damn good looking trailer. (more…)
Most actors would kill for this kind of break with only four credits to their name. But then again, most actors Levi Miller‘s age don’t have four credits to their name. The young actor has been cast in Joe Wright‘s new retelling of Peter Pan’s origin in the simply titled Pan alongside Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, and Garrett Hedlund. (more…)
Obviously the answer is yes.
With a release date of August 1, 2013 breathing down their necks, it seems that Marvel Studios is putting their casting list together for Guardians of the Galaxy. Today, Deadline published a short(ish) list of candidates that the studio is looking at for the James Gunn adaptation of the Marvel space-superhero team.
So who’s on the list? How about Joel Edgerton (Uncle Owen in the Star Wars prequels), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies), and Eddie Redmayne (My Week with Marilyn). They’ve all been confirmed by Deadline as testing for the part.
However, there are three other candidates who have expressed interest in one way, shape or form. One is Garrett Hedlund, star of TRON Legacy who didn’t exactly leave fans wanting more from his performance in that movie. Two is James Marsden, who maybe going after Chris Evans’ record for most number of comic book characters played considering he’s most well-known for playing Cyclops in X-Men 1-3 and Richard in Superman Returns. And third is Sullivan Stapleton, who’s well-known for a lot of Australian TV.
No mention of Nathan Fillion, who’s worked with Gunn in the past, and is a top fan pick for, well, anything. But Fillion’s already said he’s too busy with his series Castle to take part.
How about you Bastards? Who’s your pick for Star Lord: one of the people named above or someone off the mark?
Lionsgate hasn’t found the “perfect” Finnick Odair for their film adaptation of Catching Fire just yet, but some names are being thrown around right now as potential
Sources are saying that the three potentials are Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund, although the studio may also be considering some unknowns for the part. What we do know for sure, however, is that Robert Pattinson is not in the running regardless of whatever rumors are being bandied about. In any case, chances are we’ll hear about the official casting decision now long from now, and we’ll all rest easy knowing which actor will be wielding a trident in the next film.
Catching Fire will hit theaters on November 22, 2013 and filming will start in the fall of this year.
Who would you rather see portraying the District 4 victor? I guess it doesn’t matter unless the dude has got “incredible green eyes” or whatever the hell it says in the books.
Source: Comic Book Movie