One of the craziest rumors to come out of the Sony hack was that the company was considering a 21 Jump Street / Men in Black crossover to give each franchise a kick in the ass. In an odd way, the end credits of 22 Jump Street made it seem possible as directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller made a huge joke about Schmidt and Jenko (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) jumping across genres with the series. Why not recruit them to battle aliens, opening the series up to innumerable crossover jokes that would keep the self-referential tone intact?
What seemed like a crazy rumor is now a little bit more than that. Lord and Miller were recently interviewed and admitted this idea is definitely a possibility. Read more about the Jump Street Men in Black crossover below. Read More »
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UPDATE: As expected, Sony denied this rumor. Disney wouldn’t comment. Read more below.
Today’s juicy rumor comes from the land of Marvel. We all know about the talks Sony and Marvel Studios had over the last year about what to do with Spider-Man. Marvel wanted him back. Sony was open to sharing after The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Both sides discussed it, but as far as we know an agreement could not be reached. The original plan was for the web-slinger to appear in 2016′s Captain America: Civil War. For now, as far as we know, Spider-Man remains at Sony, maybe appearing in The Sinister Six or The Amazing Spider-Man 3, if those movies even happen.
Well, the latest rumor doesn’t know what’s happening with Spider-Man at Sony but believes the company was able to work out a deal with Marvel. But since Captain America: Civil War will be in production very soon, the next opportunity for the character to appear is Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018. Which, supposedly, is what’s going to happen. Read more about the Spider Man Avengers 3 rumor below. Read More »
Last week, Sony released the new trailer for Neill Blomkamp‘s Chappie. For this film, the director of District 9 and Elysium is back with another tale about both the dangers and positive potential of technology. This time, the film stars Sharlto Copley (District 9) as a newly created artificially intelligent robot who has the potential to save, and to scare the world. Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Dev Patel are among the co-stars.
The latest trailer was kind of divisive. There was plenty of cool action and an obvious focus on the emotion and characters of the film, but some felt that maybe it was all a bit much. Maybe Blomkamp was biting off more than he could chew. Would the slow motion action scenes feel right after spending time with a robot who is basically a small child? Would that growing up stuff fit in a movie where Hugh Jackman pilots a massive robot?
A new UK trailer has now been released and while it won’t answer those questions just yet, it definitely leans heavier on the emotional side of the film. Check out the UK Chappie trailer below. Read More »
Edgar Wright is getting ready to make his next movie and he’s in talks with a new leading man. The film is called Baby Driver, and Wright is writing and directing. Now Ansel Elgort, of The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent fame, is in early talks to star. Read more about the Edgar Wright Baby Driver casting below. Read More »
It will come as a surprise to no one that Paul Feig is considering Melissa McCarthy as the likely lead for his all-female Ghostbusters team. Though McCarthy has been working for years, with a role on over 150 episodes of Gilmore Girls acting as her first major calling card, it was the Feig-directed Bridesmaids that really made her a major player. The pair have since done two more films: The Heat, and the soon to be released Spy. So McCarthy is at the top of Feig’s list — but scheduling and creative questions still have to be worked out before we’ll see Melissa McCarthy as a Ghostbuster. Read More »
This new Chappie trailer really makes Neill Blomkamp‘s latest film out to look like his own RoboCop. There’s the designer played by Hugh Jackman who is trying to push a new military/police technology, with a design that looks a lot like the ED-209. There’s the advent of a new drone police force, and the one who ends up with a more-human-than-robot consciousness. But is that just an easy sales pitch to hide the film’s true personality? Check out the trailer below and see if you can figure it out. Read More »
The Interview was a pretty solid success on VOD, with Sony calling the film its best-ever digital performer, but what will that mean for studio VOD films, especially the concept of day and date releases, going forward? Probably nothing, say analysts, so long as theater chains continue to be resistant to day and date schedules that put films in theaters and on VOD at the same time. Read More »
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Earlier this week, Sam Mendes went back to work on the 24th Bond movie, Spectre. We knew this from a Tweet that showed the camera slate in a mysterious, snowy location. We now know the details on that location: it is Sölden, Austria, where Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux and Dave Bautista posed for some promotional photos as the film sets up to shoot there. See a few of the Spectre set photos below. Read More »