White Men Can't Jump Remake

Since Hollywood is remaking and rebooting everything else that hit the big screen in the 1980s and 1990s, it was only a matter of time before they started digging deeper into sports territory.

White Men Can’t Jump is one of the best comedies to come out of the 1990s. Written and directed by Ron Shelton (Bull Durham), the film follows Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as two hustling street basketball players who are either trying to swindle each other out of money on the court, or working together to swindle other players out of theirs. Now the 1992 film is getting a remake from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, and he has a couple of professional athletes helping to make it happen. Read More »

Logan Score Preview

It’s no secret that a new Logan trailer is coming soon. 20th Century Fox is sending out the frames of the trailer to some lucky fans to assemble online (they’re on the way already), and the new glimpse at the Wolverine sequel should be coming shortly thereafter.

In the meantime, director James Mangold is holding fans over with some new images from the set featuring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and franchise newcomer Dafne Keen as X-23. Plus, he’s also release a snippet of the score from The Wolverine composer Marco Beltrami (not Cliff Martinez), and it sounds rather haunting and frantic.

Listen to the Logan score preview and see the images after the jump. Read More »

Cable origin story

Rob Liefeld advised against using Cable in Deadpool. The character’s creator thought the time traveler with a bionic arm and a glowing eye was unnecessary for Wade Wilson’s origin story. The filmmakers considered Cable for the film, but ultimately he was left out and saved as a tease for the end credits. The character is next up at bat, though, as he plays a prominent role in David Leitch‘s (John WickDeadpool 2. Cable has a complicated backstory in the comics, which the real heroes of Deadpool, screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, plan on distilling down to its bare essentials.

Below, the screenwriters discuss writing the Cable origin story.

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deadpool oscar campaign

Oh, to be on the internet in 2008, when The Dark Knight was released and everyone decided that this was Peak Superhero Movie and that it was going to shatter that last barrier and get nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. And while Christopher Nolan’s (still pretty great!) Batman sequel did get its fair share of Oscar nods, it was shut out of the top prize. Oh, to be on the internet in early 2009, when all of the nerds lost their damn minds in the general direction of Academy voters.

With a few noteworthy exceptions (i.e., James Cameron movies), Academy voters have traditionally relegated more mainstream movies to technical categories. Comic book movies, by their very nature, don’t break through. So the fact that I’m writing a news post about Deadpool‘s Oscar chances blows my brain right out the back of my skull.

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Deadpool 2 Cast

Just yesterday, we learned that Deadpool 2 would still very much be a solo adventure for the Merc with a Mouth. But co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick did promise that it would still be populated with “a lot of characters.” We know that a couple of those characters are supposed to be Marvel Comics favorites Cable and Domino, but there’s also room for some of the characters from the first movie to return. So which of Deadpool‘s supporting cast members will make a comeback in the sequel? Find out below. Read More »

Gambit movie

About three years ago, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed once and for all that Channing Tatum would be playing Gambit for a standalone film. And for a while, it all seemed to be coming together nicely. A release date was announced, a director was summoned, casting got underway. Then it lost its director and had to find a new one and the whole thing got delayed.

In recent months, there’s been speculation in some corners that Gambit might not happen at all. But Donner insists that’s not true. In an appearance at the TCAs, she stated that the project is still happening with Tatum.  Read More »

X-Men Apocalypse Sequel

20th Century Fox has a lot of irons in the fire when it comes to their comic book movies. Deadpool 2 is on the way, following in the surprisingly successful footsteps of the first film, and there’s also New Mutants from director Josh Boone introducing a new team of young mutants to audiences. Beyond that, there’s the hope of a Deadpool and Wolverine crossover to follow Logan at some point. But what about the primary X-Men franchise?

Not too long ago, there was talk of some trouble behind the scenes at 20th Century Fox and rumors that there might be a soft reboot of the primary X-Men franchise. We still don’t know what’s happening on that front. But it appears that the title for the next sequel in the X-Men film series has been revealed, and it corroborates some previous details we had heard about the project.

Find out about the X-Men Apocalypse sequel title after the jump. Read More »

Deadpool sequel

The Deadpool sequel is going to be bigger than its predecessor, but not too much bigger. Star Ryan Reynolds and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have stressed the importance of not forgetting what makes the first movie work — character. Thinking about Deadpool, the set pieces aren’t what immediately come to mind; it’s the foul-mouth, flawed hero and the small group of people he surrounds himself with. It’s a superhero movie with plenty of interior scenes and only a handful of main characters. With the sequel, Deadpool is going to have to make a little more room for “a lot of characters.”

Below, learn more about the Deadpool sequel, Cable, and Reese and Wernick’s thoughts on an X-Men crossover.

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Rust Animation Test Footage

A live-action adaptation of Royden Lepp‘s family-friendly graphic novel Rust has been in the works since the summer of 2011, a few months before it was even available to purchase. A year later, Attack the Block director and The Adventures of Tintin co-writer Joe Cornish was attached to direct the film, produced by Simon Kinberg, with a script by The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna. Since then, we haven’t heard anything about the project, but that changes today.

Sadly, there hasn’t been any update on the development of Rust, but it appears there may have once been an idea to turn the movie into an animated adaptation instead of a live-action movie. Some Rust test footage has been discovered online, created by animator Ryan J. Woodward, the same guy who has worked on movies like Space Jam, Osmosis Jones, The Iron Giant and Tomorrowland.

Watch the Rust animation test footage below. Read More »

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