Who would have guessed that played Cyclops’ mutant cybernetic son from the distant future would end up being one of the most in-demand roles in Hollywood right now? That’s what it’s starting to look like. We know that the leader of X-Force will appear in one way, shape or form in the upcoming Deadpoolsequel, and the most often associated name with the part is Avatar’s Stephen Lang. But lately Dolph Lundgren thew his hat into that ring too, and now Ron Perlman has said “Why not me?” Of course, Perlman is arguably best known for playing comic book hero Hellboy, but if the third movie in that series can’t come to pass… (more…)
Another fan favorite has tossed his hat into the Deadpool 2 Cable Ring, or rather Ron Perlman has tossed his hair into the ring. The Deadpool team has done quite well in casting and marketing Deadpool and fans are expecting no let up from the sequel expected sometime in 2017. The casting of Cable, who was announced as a character for the sequel in the post credits scene in Deadpool is a hot topic across the Internet with fans and actors alike throwing out names to play the man from the future. Click through to see Ron Perlman’s pitch to don the cybernetic arm. (more…)
Even before Deadpool opened to record-breaking box office last weekend, 20th Century Fox had announced that they already had a sequel greenlit for the Merc with the Mouth. Looking back in hindsight, that was a shrewd piece of development, but more important that getting Ryan Reynolds and Co. back for another slapstick, barely appropriate, violent adventure with jokes, there’s an elephant in the room that’s an aged cyborg mutant from the far-future, and his name is Cable. That’s some big boots with a lot of straps to fill, so who could possibly fill those boots? If you’ve seen Deadpool then you know he has some ideas, but another fan choice is once again trying to stake his claim to it. (more…)
Deadpool premiered its theatrical US release this weekend, and it could not be overstated how ridiculously well its doing. It has met the expectations of fans and has performed far better than its movie studio, FOX, could ever have anticipated; having earned in a slot in the top 10 comic book openings of all time, and the highest ever opening for an R-rated film (earning $135 mil). Hard to imagine this was once a comic book property FOX never wanted to make, figuring there wouldn’t be much of a profit in an “R” rated super hero movie. How quickly mindset has changed. With the running success of Deadpool, FOX has gone from having reservations about the character/property is now quickly jumping at green-lighting a sequel.
Of course, for those that saw the movie, a sequel was something teased at the end of the film, as well as where the creative team want to go with it.
NOTE: The following paragraph contains spoilers of the films after credits scene. If you haven’t see the movie yet stop reading now. (more…)
A character actor known for his gruff and authoritarian characters, Stephen Lang stepped away from looking menacing in front of a green screen to talk to a gaggle of reporters on Tuesday and I had the pleasure of being in on the call. I asked Lang‘s about his knack for choosing those previously mentioned authoritarian roles, how he navigates through effects laden projects, his future, and because I’m a lovable scallywag, I asked him about the semi-beloved but now cancelled Terra Nova… which went… un-well.
Nerd Bastards: After some of the effects-heavy work in Avatar, Conan, and Terra Nova — is it a nice change to, sort of, come in from the jungle and do something a little more grounded in reality (In Plain Sight)?
Stephen Lang: Well the first thing I did when I got out there, I said, “Excuse me, where’s the green screen? I can’t work without a green screen.” No, it was nice to get back into this kind of century for one thing and wear something that wasn’t kind of military, and yes, tell kind of a human story — not that the others aren’t, but you know what I mean — it’s kind of on a different scale — an intimate story. I mean, I know it’s a big show and it’s all about witness protection and everything but, you know, (theirs) a sense of — we’re doing a father and a daughter kind of a reunion show — albbe it not a conventional reunion. And so it was great. It’s good to do it.
I’ll be honest, I hadn’t much faith in this movie when it was first announced; the trailers didn’t particularly excite me either. Prior to viewing, I was decidedly against favoring this reboot because I hold such a high regard to the original 1982 Arnold Schwarzenegger version. Arnie’s Conan offered more than gratuitous nudity, tons of violence and oiled musclemen, it was a philosophical epic. It’s a film of great resonance and subtlety. This NEW Conan, directed by Marcus Nispel, does not even come close to matching the grandeur and significance of the original, but I don’t think it was ever meant to. What we have here is an alternative Conan. One that stands on it’s own context and one that is arguably truer to the original Robert E. Howard novels. Much to my surprise, it’s a pulpy piece of action/adventure goodness.
The story is this; as Morgan Freeman tells us: Conan is a young Cimmerian man cast adrift in the world by the brutal murder of his father and the destruction of his village. Driven by the need to avenge himself upon the evil Khalar Zym, Conan learns to steal, seduce, and fight his way to his goals. He soon discovers, however, that there are greater things at stake than his own personal quest: an unearthly malevolence stalks the world, and it may be up to Conan himself to save Hyboria from ruin.
I’ve had a man crush on Jason Momoa since I first saw him as the horse ridin’ Khal Drogo in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Admittedly, my penis instantly inverts into a mangina when I see this man, who IMO is the embodiment of bad-assery. That latter assertion is certainly evident here. He’s lean, mean and he’s no Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Momoa IS Conan the Barbarian. Rough, tough, gruff (goddamn I love rhyming) calculating and cool. Momoa embodies the barbarian and swashbuckling aspects of the character. A worthy successor to the Cimmerian’s throne.
He’s lean, mean and he’s no Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Jason Momoa IS the new Conan the Barbarian. Directed by Marcus Nispel, the latest feature from Lionsgate has released their Red-Band trailer for the sword swinging barbarian and it’s definitely something else. Sword play, violence and no one-liners, it’s almost like heaven, but with liquor and wenches. I for one an amped for this action fest, I think it looks true to the character. Other bastards here DO NOT think the same. Luke Gallagher thought it looked like “Conan got tossed in a blender with ‘The Mummy’ and Van Helsing'”. What do you think? Are you pumping your fist in the air, or do you hold the original Conan flick to such high regard that you cannot allow yourself to enjoy this?
Also starring Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ron Perlman, Leo Howard, Steve O’Donnell, Raad Rawi Fassir, Nonso Anozie, Bob Sapp and Milton Welsh.
Click on the image below to watch the trailer on Facebook, yes you have to watch it on Facebook
The R-rated fantasy action film hits 3D and 2D theaters August 19th.
A new, UK trailer for director Marcus Nispels reboot of Conan the Barbarian has arrived, courtesy of the film’s Facebook page.
Fuck this movie! I’m sorry, maybe I just idealize the original Arnold Schwarzenegger version so much that I’m decidedly against favoring this reboot. I know it’s trying to stay true to the original Robert E. Howard novels, but it looks bloody awful. It’s like Conan got thrown in a blender with The Mummy and Van Helsing. Yea, we all have a hard on for horse guy from ‘Game of Thrones’ (Jason Momoa), but looking past that, does this trailer really excite you?
Hitting 3D and 2D theaters on August 19, the fantasy action adventure stars Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan Sayd Taghmaoui, Ron Perlman, Leo Howard, Steve O’Donnell, Raad Rawi, Nonso Anozie, Bob Sapp and Milton Welsh.
Conan is a young Cimmerian man cast adrift in the world by the brutal murder of his father and the destruction of his village. Driven by the need to avenge himself upon the evil Khalar Zym, Conan learns to steal, seduce, and fight his way to his goals. He soon discovers, however, that there are greater things at stake than his own personal quest: an unearthly malevolence stalks the world, and it may be up to Conan himself to save Hyboria from ruin.
So think 300 but bloodier (if that’s even possible) and you’ve the latest film adaptation of Conan the Barbarian. Being brought to us by Marcus Nispel best known for his 2003 remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre (yes, the one with Jessica Biel and YES she looks super hot) Conan is full of one liners and lots of action. And although I was a fan of TCM I’m not too sure about this blood obsessed Conan. At least lead Jason Momoa is looking pretty damn hot; So if you can stomach all the gore, at least there’s something for the ladies! Conan also stars Rachel Nichols,Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ron Perlman, Leo Howard, Steve O’Donnell, Raad Rawi Fassir, Nonso Anozie, Bob Sapp and Milton Welsh. Check out the trailer here!