Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
20th Century Fox is preparing to unleash some mutant mayhem on the small screen. Fox has ordered a pilot for a new untitled Marvel series, which will focus on two parents who discover their kids have mutant powers. Matt Nix (Burn Notice) will write the script, as well as executive produce alongside all the usual names: Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Read More »
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Kingsman: The Secret Service was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2014, a wild reinvention of old school spy movie imagery that never spared the gore while ruthlessly satirizing just about anything remotely connected to modern politics and espionage. It’s a messy movie, but it’s the best kind of messy – it has so much on its plate and so many targets in its sights that it moves breathlessly from one bizarre idea to another.
And it had a high body count, with large swaths of the original cast not living to see the credits roll. And now, a long-simmering rumor associated with the sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, has been seemingly confirmed: a certain dead character will somehow make it back for the sequel. This feels like the kind of reveal that will inevitably surface in a trailer, but proceed with caution and consider this a spoiler warning.
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Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
We’re getting six major superhero movie releases in 2016 (Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, and the upcoming Suicide Squad and Doctor Strange) but at one point we were going to get even more. Gambit was initially slated to open in fall 2016, only to hit a snag when original director Rupert Wyatt walked away. Although Doug Liman eventually signed on to replace him, production had to be delayed and Fox yanked the X-Men spinoff from its 2016 release calendar earlier this year.
Since then, we’ve heard next to nothing about the project, which still has Channing Tatum attached to play the Ragin’ Cajun. But expect that to change in the coming months. Producer Simon Kinberg has revealed that not only is Gambit still on, it’s aiming to start shooting in spring 2017. Read More »
Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
Justin Kurzel‘s Assassin’s Creed adaptation has a pretty killer cast to begin with, and making things even better is the fact that he’s giving us two Michael Fassbenders for the price of one. Well, sort of. Fassbender doesn’t seem to get a whole lot of scenes with himself, but he does play two different characters: modern-day man Callum Lynch, who discovers that he is descended from a long line of Assassins, and his ancestor Aguilar, who was one of said Assassins in 15th century Spain.
A new pair of photos gives us a look at both versions of Fassbender. And while their worlds and costume choices may be very very different, they both look ready to spring into action. Check ’em out after the jump.
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Before they rolled the dice and went it on their own with Jon Favreau‘s Iron Man, Marvel made some crappy deals with other movie studios which to this day prevent a large chunk of their characters from appearing in the now Disney-produced Marvel Cinematic Universe. The most obvious are Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Deadpool, and Spider-Man (Marvel famously made a deal with Sony to produce Spider-Man: Homecoming, allowing Peter Parker to be part of the MCU).
But those rights also include many of the characters from those comic books. The whole thing is very complex, and ownership usually is determined by which comic book series the character first appeared in. For many years we believed the Skrulls rights to be locked up by 20th Century Fox, but apparently Marvel still owns the rights to some of the Skrulls.
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This is a pretty good summer for Danny McBride. He has his latest HBO show, Vice Principals, premiering soon, and he’s currently shooting Ridley Scott‘s Alien: Covenant in Australia. Co-creating another potential success like Eastbound & Down and getting to work on an Alien movie? That’s hardly a bad way to spend the summer. When we heard about McBride’s casting in the sequel, his role was unclear, but the actor says he’s playing the captain of the spacecraft Covenant.
Below, Danny McBride discusses Alien: Covenant.
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Hugh Jackman has been attached to the P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman on Earth for almost seven years. Every once in a blue moon, we’d get an update saying the project, which centers on the founder of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is alive and well. After years of development, the project is maybe more alive than ever, as another actor, Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea), may finally join Jackman in The Greatest Showman on Earth.
Below, learn more about the biopic and who Michelle Williams might play.
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20th Century Fox and the Alamo Drafthouse recently celebrated the Alien franchise with Alien Day, but there’s still more celebrating to be done with this series. July 18th marks the 30th anniversary of James Cameron‘s Aliens. For the occasion, Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, and more will participate in a panel at the quickly approaching San Diego Comic Con.
Below, learn more about the Aliens 30th anniversary celebration.
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Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
Fresh off of producing one movie about a parent’s worst nightmare, James Franco is starring in another. Why Him? stars Bryan Cranston as a straight-laced suburban dad who goes to visit his daughter (Zoey Deutch) at Stanford, and his horrified to discover she’s dating a internet billionaire with tons of ill-advised tattoos and no filter whatsoever. Franco, of course, plays the obnoxious boyfriend. John Hamburg (I Love You, Man) directed. Watch the first Why Him? trailer after the jump. Read More »