Over the summer, a live streaming press conference introduced everyone to the cast of Independence Day 2, officially titled Independence Day: Resurgence (or IDR for those who were a fan of the ID4 shorthand for the original 1996 blockbuster). In that little event, we also learned some key details about the setting for the sequel, but with regards to the plot, we’re still largely in the dark.
But hopefully we’ll learn a little more about IDR this winter as director Roland Emmerich recently revealed in an interview that the Independence Day 2 trailer release will be right around Christmas. But that’s not all the director had to say about the sequel. Read More »
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Fans have been waiting for a Deadpool movie for over a decade. Ryan Reynolds became attached to play the Merc with a Mouth as far back as 2004 when a solo film about the meta mercenary was in the works at New Line Cinema, but he didn’t end up playing the character until a bastardized version of him arrived in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
After the disappointing spin-off mistreated the character on the big screen, rumors of a solo film persisted and finally came closer to reality after a pitch reel was made by visual effects wizard Tim Miller. Thankfully the pitch reel was leaked and fan reaction was finally enough to convince 20th Century Fox to make the movie.
Now that the film is in post-production, Ryan Reynolds talks Deadpool, opening up a bit about the thrill of finally getting to make this movie after 10 years and why now is the perfect time to make it happen. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
As Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials lands in theaters this weekend, Fox is racing ahead with plans for the next installment of their hit YA franchise. Wes Ball has been set to direct Maze Runner: The Death Cure, after steering the first two films in the series. More about the Death Cure Wes Ball news after the jump. Read More »
The Fox movie Gambit, which is set to star Channing Tatum as Marvel’s Cajun mutant, needs a new director. Rupert Wyatt, who did Fox’s successful film Rise of the Planet of the Apes and was set up to direct the film earlier this summer, has walked away from the movie. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Over the past year, Marvel Studios has plucked the Inhumans from relative obscurity to give them prime placement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only are they getting their own feature film in 2019, they’re the subject of a major ongoing arc on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Essentially, they serve as a stand-in for the X-Men, since 20th Century Fox still holds the rights to Marvel’s mutant roster.
But replacing the X-Men with Inhumans in the movies and TV shows is one thing; now, that offscreen rivalry appears to be spilling over into the comics. Previews of the upcoming Extraordinary X-Men #1 tease a storyline in which the Inhumans’ expansion is literally killing the X-Men. More about the Inhumans killing X-Men after the jump. Read More »
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Pitch Perfect leading lady Anna Kendrick has been situated to lead DreamWorks Animation’s musical adaptation of the Danish toy known as Troll dolls for over a year now. The project is simply called Trolls, and sees the Oscar nominee playing a relentlessly upbeat character named Princess Poppy.
Now Kendrick finally has some company on the animated adventure as recording star turned actor Justin Timberlake (The Social Network, Runner Runner) has just signed on to voice a lead character. And since this is a musical, it’s likely safe to assume that he’ll be doing some singing as well. Read More »
Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, True Detective) has signed on to join Matt Reeves‘ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sequel War of the Planet of the Apes. Harrelson won’t have a small role in the film, he will be playing the human villain of this third film in the rebooted series. Hit the jump to learn more about the Woody Harrelson Apes casting.
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What if Star Wars hadn’t been the first film of 2015 to create a cute soccer ball-like droid that rolls around with a sphere as its primary body? We thought we’d seen the end of the “this is what could have been” info about Fantastic Four, but now there’s some concept art for the FF’s robot HERBIE.
Circa 2013, the ‘bot was still possibly to be included in Josh Trank‘s feature, and the HERBIE concept art features a design wildly similar to BB-8 from The Force Awakens, a character who, at the time, had not yet been revealed. Check out the concept art below. Read More »
Normally voice casting for animated movies is done far in advance, mostly because sometimes the performance from each actor voicing the characters informs how the animators will bring the character to life. And because voice recording is done in advance, it’s a rarity to hear of someone being replaced with just under five months before the film’s release.
But that’s exactly what’s happening with Kung Fu Panda 3. Previously, Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson was slated to voice a character named Mei Mei, a ribbon-dancing panda who is romantically obsessed with Po. However, Almost Famous star Kate Hudson has now been hired to replace her on the film. Read More »