Fresh off the news that Michelle Pfeiffer will be playing Janet Van Dyne in Marvel/Disney’s upcoming Ant-Man sequel Ant-Man And The Wasp, we have learned that Judy Greer will return to reprise her role in the sequel. Greer played Scott Lang’s ex-wife, Maggie Lang, so her return indicates there will still be some family drama for our hero moving forward.
There has never been a better time for campy shows starring unencumbered male bravado than the 80s. Shifting easily between light-heartedness and ultimate danger, a perfect balance of sweat and body hair was achieved in shows like MacGyver, Miami Vice, Hawaii Five-O, The A-Team, and Knight Rider. But there was one show that excelled at the genre, one show that made mustachioed car jumps over the other ones; that show was Magnum, P.I., starring Tom Selleck. It’s no wonder then that FX‘s Archer, a show satirically steeped in that same overwhelming male bravado, would choose Magnum, P.I. as the template for a promo spot. FX has released a new teaser for Archer‘s upcoming seventh season. It’s a shot-for-shot remake of the opening credits of Magnum, P.I. and it is glorious. Check it out below!
The Ant-Man trailer was classified last week, which means there’s a good chance we are going to see it premiere soon – word on the street is Marvel Studios are going to debut it during the premiere of Agent Carter, which starts on January 6. So what do we expect to see? Paul Rudd as Ant-Man is a good call, possibly some Michael Douglas action as Lang’s predecessor and mentor Hank Pym, maybe Pym’s daughter played by Evangeline Lilly and perhaps even Corey Stoll as Yellow Jacket? Giving that Yellow Jacket is the main villain and he’s going to change progressively throughout the movie, it would make more sense if we see less of Stoll’s villain before the release of the film. However, going by the new banner, that might not be the case. (more…)
When Edgar Wright left Marvel‘s Ant-Man, the prospect of keeping the production on schedule seemed improbable; what, with the film looking for another director to fill Wright’s shoes, compounded by the rumors that changes had been made to the original script (apparently the straw that broke the camels back and finalised Wright’s decision to “part ways” with Marvel). It just seemed like everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. But, low and behold, Peyton Reed jumped on board and re-wrote the script along with the help of Paul Rudd, and things started moved along rather nicely. Thusly, production has now wrapped on the filming, and it is headed into post-production with its original summer 2015 release date still intact. (more…)
The hype around the next big Planet of the Apes sequel has been building steadily in the months since the announcement of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Much of the human cast has already been hired, including leads Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Kodi Smit-McPhee, but the only “ape” role confirmed so far is the return of Andy Serkis as Caesar.
Now with the casting of actress Judy Greer we might have what we hope is the first of many announcements for the New Ape Order.
According to Vulture, who originally broke the story, the veteran actress will play Cornelia, a female chimp and possible love interest to Caesar fifteen years after the fall of human civilization that occurred in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. And for someone like Greer, whose husband is a big Apes fan, it’s quite the experience. She had this to say regarding her involvement:
“For so long I haven’t been able to say anything about it, so this is exciting!…It’s a very different kind of work than I’m used to, I’m not going to be wearing Manolo Blahniks in this one.”
As for the casting itself, Judy may have Serkis to thank for convincing her to lobby for the part, having met with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves and revealing the depths of her Apes fandom. Even if, according to Judy “I think I might have freaked him out a little bit”, she must have done something right. She got the part, which will include some motion capture and focus on an interweaving storyline around Caesar’s struggle to maintain control of his species, as well as the survival of the remaining scientists and other humans in San Francisco.
Shooting is is scheduled to start on North Vancouver Island around the beginning of of April with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes scheduled for theaters sometime in May of 2014.
The first teaser trailer for the remake of Stephen King‘s classic story Carrie has hit the interwebz. The very same teaser that was shown over the weekend at New York Comic Con.
Screen Gem and MGM certainly wasted no time in getting this to the masses. *shakes head* They obviously do not care about a little thing called “convention exclusivity.” I want to talk about this for a minute…
Online reveals like this are bad and studios should feel bad. I mean come on, what’s the point of attending conventions -spending loads of money, standing in long lines- if all the visual treats are blasted on the net the following day or two? It’s completely unfair to loyal fan-boys/girls!
The adaptation was directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), and it stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde and Ansel Elgort.
Talent wise, I’m all thumbs up (love Chloë Moretz). However, based on this brief tease, I feel this is going to be an over produced, watered down, PG-13 version of King’s prom horror classic. Check out the preview below and lemme know what you think.
Carrie opens on March 15. Here’s the synopsis:
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White and her daughter Carrie. Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson, but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell, regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.