After teasing the possibility of an appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming while making a stop at Jimmy Kimmel Live last week, Robert Downey Jr. has been confirmed to reprise his role as Tony Stark in the Marvel Studios collaboration with Sony Pictures. The casting move continues to solidify Spider-Man’s new place in the Marvel cinematic universe following his forthcoming debut, being played by Tom Holland, in Captain America: Civil War next month. Read More »
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Its been a while since we’ve done a proper Theme Park Bits round-up, so we have a lot to share with you. Here are some of the stories we’ll be talking about today:
- A tease of the Na’vi Animatronics from Avatar Land
- See photos of Avatar Land‘s construction
- New Footage and concept art from Star Wars Land
- Watch a preview of Soarin Around The World and learn when you’ll be able to ride it
- Finding Dory characters will be added to EPCOT attraction
- Watch sneak preview of Animal Kingdom‘s new Tree of Life and Rivers of Light night-time shows
- A first look at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, which will include Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman rides
- A look at Universal Studios Japan’s walking dinosaurs from Jurassic Park
- Universal Orlando raises annual price passes
All this and more, after the jump.
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As of now, we’re not entirely sure what to expect from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, arriving on May 5, 2017. We know that Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel are back as the title team of space criminals turned heroes, but it sounds like Benicio del Toro and John C. Reilly won’t be back this time, according to a Facebook Q&A with director James Gunn.
However, in that same session, Gunn discussed a couple of comic book characters from the world of Fantastic Four that he would like to bring into the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise at some point. The only problem is that rights issues might make that a little difficult. Find out more about the Fantastic Four Guardians of the Galaxy crossover that Gunn would like to make happen after the jump. Read More »
This past weekend, The Jungle Book exceeded box office predictions and studio expectations by pulling down over $103 million domestically, marking the second largest April opening ever. And since it’s already been in release internationally for two weeks now, it has nearly over $290 million worldwide. Our own Angie Han found a lot to love in the film, and it sounds like one that demands to be seen on the big screen.
Now Poster Posse has delivered some cool The Jungle Book posters created by various artists, some of them being better than the official posters used to market the film in theaters. Check out a batch of our favorites after the jump. Read More »
We’ve been reporting on Disney’s Star Wars Land for years now, from the rumored development to the official announcement at D23 Expo 2015. But we still don’t know the official name for this “gateway planet located on the outer rim,” which is currently under construction in both Disneyland in Anaheim California and Hollywood Studios in Orlando Florida. Now, however, a good source claims to know what Star Wars Land will be called. Find out, after the jump.
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After the collateral damage caused by the previous efforts of the Avengers proves to be too much for the world’s governments, the United Nations comes together to introduce the Sokovia Accords, a resolution that will turn the superheroes into a task force supervised and directed by the UN itself. But not all our heroes are ready to blindly follow the commands of an organization that could just as easily have an agenda like S.H.I.E.L.D. (or Hydra) before it, and that’s what leads to the titular superhero conflict in Captain America: Civil War.
The result is a sharp, astounding, action-packed summer blockbuster that’s the kind of superhero movie you’ve been waiting to see your whole life. This is a comic book film where the action is just as harrowing as it is entertaining due to the care and respect that we’ve come to have for these superheroes after spending a total of 11 films (not counting Guardians of the Galaxy) with them in the Marvel cinematic universe. Directors Anthony & Joe Russo have pulled together a movie that brings as much hard-hitting drama to the table as much as it does astounding action. It’s the perfect model for what serial comic book movies can be.
Keep reading our Captain America Civil War review after the jump. Read More »
In just under three weeks, fans will begin Phase Three of Marvel’s cinematic universe with Captain America: Civil War. However, even though this new chapter is just beginning, that’s not keeping Kevin Feige from addressing what’s to come in Phase Four. With 11 films listed as part of Phase Three, we have a lot of movies to get through before Phase Four is even on the horizon, but it sounds like the next line-up of movies that follows will offer up something completely different for Marvel fans.
Hear what Kevin Feige had to say about Marvel Phase Four after the jump. Read More »
The end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is such a big tease for what’s to come in Star Wars: Episode VIII. We’re left with Rey (Daisy Ridley) reaching out to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) with his father’s old lightsaber in her hand, waiting for some kind of recognition, reaction, anything. But that scene required some convincing to actually happen.
While speaking at a special event at the Tribeca Film Festival, director J.J. Abrams revealed that Mark Hamill was initially resistant to return for The Force Awakens. However, it didn’t have anything to do with a lack of desire, but rather with the fact that he was worried it would be silly for him to show up and not even say anything. Hear what Abrams had to say about locking down Mark Hamill for The Force Awakens ending. Read More »
It’s no secret that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been criticized for essentially being a remake of Star Wars: A New Hope, just with new characters used to progress the story this time instead of relying only on the familiar heroes from the original trilogy. There’s even a side-by-side comparison video to show how similar the two movies are.
While some have called this narrative decision lazy, others have rationalized this was done as a way to ease us back into the Star Wars universe with something familiar while simultaneously expanding the roster of characters who we would follow for at least the next two films in the new trilogy.
Thankfully, director J.J. Abrams addressed this issue during a special event panel at the Tribeca Film Festival where he sat down for a chat with Chris Rock. The pairing may seem strange, but they’re both filmmakrs, and thus ended up diving into some interesting topics, specifically why The Force Awakens and A New Hope similarities are so abundant. Find out what the director had to say below. Read More »
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