Captain Marvel screenwriters

We just talked about the fact that Captain Marvel didn’t make an appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, in part because the character isn’t cast or quite defined yet, and over the weekend we reported that the Captain Marvel screenwriters would be announced soon. Now we’ve got the names Marvel is trying to lock in, and they make an interesting new team: Nicole Perlman, who wrote the draft of Guardians of the Galaxy that got that movie on track, and Meg LeFauve, who co-wrote Pixar’s Inside Out. Read More »

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Ian McKellen Sherlock Holmes

You wouldn’t think that playing a household object would be a prestigious gig. But apparently it’s good enough for the likes of Emma Thompson and Audra McDonald, and now Ian McKellen and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are getting on the action as well.

McKellen and Mbatha-Raw are set to play Cogsworth the clock and Plumette the feather duster, respectively, in Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast. More on the Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Ian McKellen Beauty and the Beast casting after the jump.  Read More »

Steven Spielberg disney

Over the decades, Steven Spielberg has created his own personal brand. A brand of quality entertainment for all ages. And while he’s worked with almost every studio in Hollywood in almost every genre, one studio he’s never directed for is another big-time entertainment brand: Disney.

Well, Spielberg has just begun shooting the Roald Dahl adaptation The BFG and Disney has joined the project as a co-financer. That means, though he’s produced several films under the Disney banner, The BFG will be the first Steven Spielberg Disney movie.

Below, read more from Spielberg about this historic turn of events, as well as a few new cast members including Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall and Penelope Wilton. Read More »

Robert Downey Jr Twitter Photos

Tony Stark might joke that he’s not the boss of the Avengers, but Robert Downey Jr. is certainly the leader. The actor was in classic form at the Avengers: Age of Ultron junket over the weekend and used his Twitter to document the whole thing. He took photos with almost all of his co-stars, joked about Captain America: Civil War, and basically just gave fans what they wanted – access to one of the most anticipated films of the year. Check out some of the awesome Robert Downey Jr Twitter photos below. Read More »

See New ‘Ant-Man’ Footage in Trailer Tease

new Ant-Man footage

The new Ant-Man trailer will be online tomorrow, Monday April 13, but you can see some new Ant-Man footage right now thanks to a thirty-second trailer tease.

As the length suggests, there’s not a lot here, once you account for logo screens and such, but most of what we do see is new, and with far more polished effects than were featured in the last footage. This trailer went over big when debuted at the end of the recent Age of Ultron press conference, and this new Ant-Man footage gives you a clue as to why.  Read More »

Ant-Man duo

An Avengers junket wouldn’t be an Avengers junket without a big surprise. In 2012, it was the reveal that the cast was filming one more scene. In 2015, for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Kevin Feige premiered the new trailer for Ant-Man, which went online Monday. Watch it here.

Now that you’ve seen the new trailer, we talked to the Marvel Studios President about the Peyton Reed film. With a slot after Avengers: Age of Ultron but before Captain America: Civil War, many fans have wondered what – if any – significant Ant-Man would have in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well, according to Feige, a lot. He says the film is actually a “different kind of culmination to Phase Two” and is quite important in setting a tone that links Age of Ultron and Civil War. Read the Kevin Feige Ant-Man Marvel Cinematic Universe quotes below. Read More »

disneyland hatbox ghost

It was just yesterday afternoon that we learned that Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro‘s long-in-development big screen adaptation of Walt Disney’s classic theme park ride The Haunted Mansion. When del Toro announced the film at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con International, he revealed that the Hatbox Ghost would be a pivotal character in his adaptation. The hatbox ghost is a Disneyland legend, a character that appeared originally in the attraction but mysteriously disappeared shortly after the attraction’s debut. Good news for Disneyland fanatics like me, the Mouse House have confirmed rumors that they will be bringing the Disneyland Hatbox Ghost back to his home starting in May, seemingly as part of the theme park’s 60th anniversary diamond celebration.

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new star wars fox fanfare

Over the decades, the 20th Century Fox fanfare has become synonymous with Star Wars. It’s so intrinsically part of the feel of those first six movies that some versions of the soundtracks actually include it as the first track.

That’s going to change. When Disney purchased Lucasfilm, it was pretty obvious no future Star Wars movies would have those recognizable drums and horns in front of them. So one of the first questions (literally) we asked after hearing this news is what would Lucasfilm do without that music? We now know.

Though 20th Century Fox still owns the rights to the first six films, most of the new digital releases remove the Fox logo and fanfare, going instead with a John Williams-penned riff over the Lucasfilm logo. Listen to the new Star Wars Fox fanfare below. Read More »

Avengers Age of Ultron Poster header

The first screenings of Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron took place Tuesday night for press in New York and Los Angeles. So, the big question, how is it? Sounds like it’s very, very good. Full reviews can’t go up until April 21 but, below, read an updated list of reactions to Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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