Black Panther

The second half of Marvel’s Phase Three is starting to come into clearer focus. Black Panther is reportedly closing in on Joe Robert Cole to write the script, with Chadwick Boseman already on board to star as the Wakandan superhero. Learn more about the Black Panther writer after the jump. Read More »


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Ellen Page Flatliners remake

Ellen Page may be this generation’s Julia Roberts. The Freeheld star could lead a remake of Roberts’ 1990 sci-fi thriller Flatliners, about a group of medical students who experiment with near-death experiences. (Because what could possibly go wrong?) Niels Arden Oplev, of the Swedish The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo adaptation, is directing.

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Marvel Eyes F. Gary Gray for ‘Black Panther’

Black Panther

Amid the flurry of excitement over the possibility of F. Gary Gray directing Furious 8, a potentially major update on a different gazillion-dollar franchise almost slipped by unnoticed. Gray is also said to be in the running to helm Black Panther, Marvel’s first solo superhero film starring a non-white lead. Read about the Black Panther F Gary Gray report after the jump.  Read More »

Jessica Jones teaser

Does anyone in Hell’s Kitchen sleep at night? Daredevil sent Matt Murdock — who, let’s remember, has a full-time day job — trawling the streets at odd hours, and now the latest Jessica Jones teaser has its eponymous superheroine-turned-P.I. (Krysten Ritter) walking to work at midnight. No wonder the lady has so much trouble getting out of bed in the morning. Watch the latest Jessica Jones teaser after the jump. Read More »

Jake Gyllenhaal in Enemy

Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho pulled together an all-star lineup for his first English-language film, Snowpiercer, and got some of the most memorable performances of the year out of them. No surprise, then, that heavyweight talents are eagerly lining up to join his new film Okja. Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Kelly Macdonald, and Bill Nighy are looking to board the multilingual monster pic, joining Tilda Swinton.

Read more about the Jake Gyllenhaal Okja casting after the jump. Read More »

Spartan Batman

Is Marvel launching another Civil War? Does Dave Bautista want an Avengers / Guardians of the Galaxy crossover? What would Batman look like as an old-timey Spartan warrior? Which Earth-2 villain is coming in The Flash Season 2 premiere? What’s the next stage in the S.H.I.E.L.D. / Carter Dubsmash War? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Fantastic Beasts book

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them just keeps digging up more stars. Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, and Gemma Chan are the latest to board the Harry Potter spinoff, which stars Eddie Redmayne as the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist. Wondering what the heck a magizoologist is? You must be a Muggle. More about the latest Fantastic Beasts casting updates after the jump. Read More »

Mad Max Fury Road

That Warner Bros. wants more Mad Max is no surprise, considering Fury Road has grossed $374 million in theaters and is currently killing it on home video. But the really good news is that there may be not one… but two Mad Max sequels ahead of us. Director George Miller has confirmed he’s in talks with the studio about two more Mad Max movies. Read Miller’s comments on the Mad Max sequels after the jump.  Read More »

Bridge of Spies trailer

In Bridge of SpiesSteven Spielberg‘s new Cold War drama, Tom Hanks plays an upstanding American civilian defending a Soviet spy caught on American soil. At a time when even being suspected of having Communist sympathies could ruin one’s personal and professional life, his assignment is an unsavory, even dangerous one, and there would be good reason for him to feel conflicted about doing his job.

The film doesn’t really explore that ambivalence, though. Bridge of Spies is more interested in telling a tale of crystal-clear heroism, which would be fine if it weren’t so disinterested in digging into the murky atmosphere surrounding it. Instead it feels disappointingly thin, even as it does a great job of demonstrating that James B. Donovan was a pretty swell guy. Read More »