Michael B. Jordon


Word is making the Internet rounds that Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed) is in talks to take the director’s chair for Marvel’s Black Panther. There have been a number of well-known, successful directors in talks with Marvel about Black Panther, but Ava DuVernay (Selma) turned down the job due to creative control issues and F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) went on to take the Furious 8 job that took him out of the Black Panther running. Either would have made a fine choice, but perhaps Coogler is an even better choice. (more…)


No matter how you feel about the Fantastic Four reboot, it’s on its way.  If you already have some preconceived notions, however, the fact is that they are simply based on the actors that have been cast as the superhero quartet rather than any substantial information about the movie itself.  How can I be so certain?  Simple – there has been almost no substantial information regarding the reboot ever since the cast was announced.  Sure, there’s been a possible leaked pic here or there, and writer Simon Ginsberg mentioned that it would be more scientific than its FF predecessors but that’s about it. After months of speculation, we may finally be getting some real details about the project. (more…)


Sylvester Stallone is the reigning champion of dramatic franchises that also bring the pain.  Between the Rambo and Expendables franchises alone, the body count could populate a small country.  Arguably, the Rocky franchise is the best of the bunch.  A series that was built on a foundation of a never-give-up mentality, Rocky has made generations of fans cheer in their seats (and maybe shed a tear or two) for their favorite underdog boxer.  2006’s Rocky Balboa was a perfect farewell to the character that made Sylvester Stallone a household name.  However, if the rumor is to be believed, it may not be the last time we see The Italian Stallion near the ring. (more…)