The Maze Runner 3

In just over a couple weeks, the sequel Maze Runner: Scorch Trials hits theaters, picking up exactly where the first film left off with Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and the surviving members of the Gladers escaping the maze and being escorted to “safety” in a helicopter. However, when it comes to the second film leading into The Maze Runner 3, it won’t be the same kind of transition.

In a recent interview, franchise director Wes Ball revealed that Maze Runner: The Death Cure will actually pick up one year after the events of The Scorch Trials, which is quite a departure from the source material. Read More »

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The Martian Neil deGrasse Tyson video

There are plenty of people who are already sold on The Martian, the latest sci-fi drama from Ridley Scott. It’s one of our 30 Movies to Be Excited for Before the End of 2015, and the most recent trailer really showed how good it looks.

But 20th Century Fox still has a little over a month to go before the film hits theaters, and they’re continuing their impressive viral marketing campaign with yet another cool video focusing on the crew of the Ares 3, another manned mission to the surface of Mars. This time, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson examines the upcoming mission in the style of the recent Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey series.

Watch The Martian Neil deGrasse Tyson video after the jump! Read More »

Prometheus

It’s been known for a while now that Ridley Scott wants to make a Prometheus 2. The question has been when he’ll do it. He’s got several projects brewing currently including The Cartel, which he picked up just a few weeks ago. And on top of that there are all the projects he’s producing, like Blade Runner 2 and Alien 5.

But Scott has now confirmed, once and for all, that Prometheus 2 will indeed be his next movie. Read the Ridley Scott Prometheus 2 quote after the jump.  Read More »

Fantastic Four concept art

There’s a typical cycle for many major summer films, where the initial marketing gives way to a deluge of last-minute materials, with the post-release zone made interesting by the reveal of concept art and, frequently, alternate designs for various elements of the movie. We see this for Marvel movies all the time, and for many others as well.

Which is to say that, even if Fantastic Four had been a big hit without any tales of backstage drama, we’d be in the place now where we’d start to see concept art like the pieces below. In this case, it just happens that this Fantastic Four concept art, by Steve Jung, features one element many people would have liked to see in the film: the castle home of Doctor Doom. Read More »

Fall of Gods movie

20th Century Fox hired Wes Ball to direct The Maze Runner, and that film did well, with Ball rolling straight into making the sequel to that film, The Scorch Trials. Fox evidently wants to keep Ball around, and has just set him to direct Fall of the Gods, an adventure story based in Norse mythology that first had life as an illustrated fantasy book backed by a successful Kickstarter campaignRead More »

Gabriel Chavarria in East Los High

Fox’s Planet of the Apes prequel series is really all about the apes, but said apes still need some humans to butt heads with. And they’ve just found one for the upcoming War of the Planet of the Apes.

East Los High actor Gabriel Chavarria has just been cast in the film, which brings back Dawn of the Planet of the Apes helmer Matt Reeves. More on the War of the Planet of the Apes Gabriel Chavarria casting after the jump. Read More »

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Lea Seydoux in Sister

Gambit has found his cherie. Léa Seydoux has reportedly been offered the role of Bella Donna Boudreaux in the upcoming X-Men spinoff, joining Channing Tatum as the titular mutant superhero. Rupert Wyatt is directing. Get all the details on the Gambit Léa Seydoux casting after the jump.  Read More »

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Wraps Principal Photography

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May 2016 is going to be a big month for superhero movie releases, and that means August 2015 has been a big month for superhero movie wrap parties. X-Men: Apocalypse has just completed first unit shooting, as confirmed by director Bryan Singer. The news comes hot on the heels of a similar reveal from the Captain America: Civil War team. See the X-Men Apocalypse wrap announcement after the jump.  Read More »

Fantastic Four script

There will be questions about Fantastic Four for years to come: what happened, what could the film have been, what comes next? We don’t have all the answers now, but even as we hear some of the stories behind scenes that were cut from the film, there’s talk of early material that was trimmed long before the movie got to the production stage. At one point, the 2015 film featured not only Doctor Doom, but more of the FF’s classic villains, like Galactus and the Mole Man.

A breakdown of an early script draft is online, and while much of this draft was destined to be cut before the film got out of the development phase, it’s interesting to see what the early ambitions were for the movie.  Read More »