James Gunn has got to be riding high, with his newest movie Brightburn releasing and being reinstated as director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3. But let’s not forget that he’s also helming Suicide Squad 2. Lots of rumors surround the movie. Is It a reboot or a sequel? What characters will be in it? How short will Harley Quinn’s shorts be? With the departure of Will Smith, other actors have spoken up about their roles in the movie. And it begs the question – if you have returning actors playing returning characters, can it really be a reboot?
A lot of Spider-Man movies have been released in the past fifteen years. Andrew Garfield’s incarnation of the web-slinger launched just four years after Tobey Maguire hung up the cobwebbed cowl. Instead of finishing The Amazing Spider-Man series, the iconic character has instead swung into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with yet another reboot now due for 2017. While it’s easy to see why some fans would be reluctant to get excited about another retelling of the same story so soon, a lot of the criticism already levelled at Spiderman: Homecoming has nothing to do with the potential lack of originality. (more…)
Thor: Ragnarok started shooting this week in Australia and star Chris Hemsworth is on set ready to work. He’s very happy to show us some of his favorite contract riders, those things he requires to be on set for him to be happy in his work. Just like many musicians who want a bowl of M&M’s backstage, but only want green ones. Some of these contract riders can be very specific and demanding, just Google what Barbara Streisand‘s contract riders are and you’ll be amazed. Hemsworth’s aren’t as numerous, but are quite as demanding on the production team as Streisands. Check out Hemsworth’s video to find out why. (more…)
Every once in a while, casting decisions, or even rumors of casting potentials, lead fans of a franchise to run to their keyboards in outrage, so that they can post their (generally negative) opinions all over the internet for anyone willing to read them. Sometimes, the fans are completely off the mark, such as the anger with Health Ledger’s assignment as The Joker in The Dark Knight, and other times, such as with the excitement to see Daniel Craig pick up the role of James Bond, those fans are spot on. Recently, fans of Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower, were ecstatic to learn that the long awaited big screen adaptation of the series was finally on its way. Information on the project has been sparse since the announcement, to say the least, but rumors of Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba being eyed as the series’ stars managed to slip, though their involvement remained unconfirmed. Until now. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, author Stephen King managed to confirm that maybe those rumors aren’t so crazy after all. (more…)
The Jungle Book has not seen a live-action adaptation for at least two decades. Since the original 1994 Disney release, which tried to shed a few shadows into the light-hearted cartoon classic in an attempt to stay true to the source material, the studio has seemed content to leave well enough alone. However, the newest TV trailer for the film that was aired during Superbowl 50 has given us a greater insight into the newest movie and it seems like the studio has chosen to stick closer to its own tradition…
After years of speculation, a TV series forever languishing in development hell, along with fan outcry over the inherent troubles with creating The Dark Tower adaptation in the first place, the Stephen King fantasy epic seems to be finally be making a beeline for the silver screen. For anyone that’s still new to the fantasy genre, The Dark Tower is a western fantasy series written by horror mega-author Stephen King, spanning across seven books. It tells the story of Roland Deschain, son of Steven and last gunslinger of Gilead, as he crosses the Wastelands of Midworld in search of the titular Dark Tower, the absolute center of every world in the universe.
The story features a very large and impressive cast of characters and is presented in a very non-linear fashion by the author, which makes an exact adaptation a doozy for the uninitiated, to say the least. However, movie director Nikolaj Arcel believes that it can be done. But until we get some solid info on what the final product is going to look like, the development team have decided to weigh in on some of their more important creative choices…
[WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS CONSIDERABLE BOOK SERIES SPOILERS TOWARD THE END. DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T WARN YOU] (more…)
The Star Trek Beyond trailer was all set to debut at Star Wars: The Force Awakens across the world, but someone in Germany, or at least someone who got their hands on the German language version of the trailer, leaked it onto the Internet. Paramount decided to just post the official English version instead of trying to track down all those sites posting the leak and sending C&D letters so we got an early look at the new film. That was when, for many Star Trek fans, the wheels fell off the trek. (more…)
Well, that didn’t take long. Shortly after the German language version of the new Star Trek Beyond trailer leaked out to the Internet, Paramount has released the full English language version. Now I am sure that there will be a lot of moaning and groaning from the old school trekkers. I find myself wondering what happened when faced with all that music and action filled scenes laced with slightly forced humor. Many folks will be asking if this is their father’s Star Trek, or my Star Trek as the age case may be. (more…)
It looks like the Dark Tower production is heating up. Last month word was making the Internet rounds that Matthew McConaughey had his choice of roles for the series, either as the Gunslinger Roland, or the Man in Black Roland chases into the desert. Perhaps McConaughey has made his choice because now the latest word is that Idris Elba is the front-runner to strap on the Gunslinger’s six shooters. (more…)
With the pending release of Spectre, the 24th James Bond film, and the fourth to feature Daniel Craig as Her Majesty’s bestest spy, there has been none too idle speculation about who might take up the mantle (and the tux) next. Might the producers go for a Jane Bond? A James Bond of color? Or the inevitable stick with a white guy in his early 40s casting call that has worked so well thus far for the franchise? One name that constantly gets mentioned as a potential next Bond is Idris Elba, but according to one author who picked up Ian Fleming‘s pen to continue the written adventures of Bond disagrees, and his words may not be without some controversy. (more…)