Mary Poppins Returns First Look

It seems like everyone in Hollywood is in the nostalgia business right now, with more remakes and reboots and reimaginings coming out than you can shake a stick at. But no one’s better at this game than Disney, who’s been revisiting what feels like every single feature in its catalogue — usually to warm reviews and smashing box office. And one of the many on their upcoming slate is Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to their 1964 hit.

Emily Blunt replaces Julie Andrews as the practically perfect nanny, who’s reunited with the Banks family 20 years after the events of the original film. The Great Depression is at its nadir and the Banks kids are grown-ups now (played by Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer), with children of their own. But in their time of need, Mary comes floating back in their lives to help them rediscover joy and wonder. See Blunt in a Mary Poppins Returns first look photo below.  Read More »

Han Solo Michael K Williams

As shooting gets underway, the Han Solo sequel is making room for a last-minute addition. And he’s definitely worth the wait. Michael K. Williams will be shooting off into that galaxy far, far away, joining a fantastic cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover.
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Beauty and the Beast review

Disney’s live-action-remake obsession continues this month with Beauty and the Beast, and it might be one of the trickiest adaptations they’ve tackled so far. Oh, sure, it’s an easy sell: the 1991 animated feature is one of the most beloved films in the studio’s catalogue, and nostalgia alone would’ve been enough to get some butts in seats. But on the other hand, how do you live up to near perfection? What’s the point in redoing something that good? How do you make a movie that satisfies fans of the original, while adding enough of a twist to justify redoing it in the first place?

We don’t have all the answers — if we did, we’d be running Disney, not blogging for /Film — but the first reactions to the first screenings offer some clues as to how the studio tried to address these challenges. See the first Beauty and the Beast reactions below, as well as our own brief Beauty and the Beast review. 
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Logan Producers Interview

If Logan really and truly is Hugh Jackman‘s last Wolverine movie — and so far, everyone’s still insisting it is — it’s tough to imagine a better way for him to go out. After 17 years, this is the finale he deserves: intense, emotional, and perfectly true to the character. Which isn’t to say we won’t miss him. To date, Wolverine’s appeared in every single X-Men movie but Deadpool. His absence is sure to be felt as the franchise moves forward, with more core X-Men movies and more spinoffs like Deadpool 2.

So during a recent press day, I sat down with producers Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker to talk about all of that. We discussed the pressures of giving Jackman a proper sendoff, the intricacies of X-Men continuity, the likelihood of more R-rated spinoffs, and status of the next X-Men movie (which may or may not be a Dark Phoenix adaptation). Read our Logan producers interview below.
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Transformers Bumblebee

The Transformers movies released so far have been a linear series of sequels, but a little while back we heard they’d be branching out into spinoffs — and now one of those spinoffs is taking a massive, alien-robot-sized step forward. The Bumblebee movie has reportedly found a director in Travis Knight, who last helmed Laika’s Kubo and the Two StringsRead More »

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Ego

The latest Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer offered our first look at Kurt Russell‘s Ego the Living Planet in real, live, flesh-and-blood form. As we’ve known since Comic-Con last year, Ego is the biological dad that Peter has been searching for. But now that the mystery of Star-Lord’s parentage has been solved, we’re left with still more questions about the guy. Like: why is he here? What does he want with Peter? For that matter, do we know Ego is Peter’s dad? All we have to go on right now is his word, and we don’t know how trustworthy this guy is.

While combing through the new promo, we started to form some ideas about the role Ego could play in the movie, based on the footage we’ve seen so far, the interviews conducted with the cast and crew, and the character’s comic book history. Learn more about him below.  Read More »