Briefly: Warner Bros. is beefing up its holiday film presence this week. The studio just dated and/or moved two of their heavy hitters. First up, the Ericson Core remake of Point Break has been pushed from summer to Christmas Day. More interestingly, though, the Ryan Coogler-directed Rocky spin-off Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, will be out even quicker. It’s currently filming but is now slated for release on November 25, 2015. [Box Office Mojo]
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Interviews with Paul Thomas Anderson are still cropping up left and right as he’s out in the public eye doing promotion for Inherent Vice, and we’re not complaining. In a couple of new talks, the director expressed his enthusiasm for Edge of Tomorrow, a film we felt strongly about last year, and also talked about the process of choosing the excellent collection of music that brings additional life to Inherent Vice. Read More »
Superman‘s on-screen history is fascinating. There was the early TV show, the Christopher Reeve films, the rumored curse around the role, several failed reboots, including one that made it to the big screen, and now a successful reboot that’s playing into a bigger DC universe.
Adding even more myth to the role, the last two cinematic iterations of the character, Brandon Routh in Superman Returns and Henry Cavill in Man of Steel, each almost put on the “S” several years before. Both actors auditioned for one of the failed reboots, Superman Flyby, which was to be directed by McG from a script by J.J. Abrams. It’s a pretty fascinating coincidence and you can link to photos of their Superman Flyby auditions, including a very different Superman costume, below.
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When Warner Bros. announced their major plan for the DC Universe, one of the biggest surprises was The Flash. For the lead role they’d cast Ezra Miller, an extremely talented young actor known specifically for odd roles in independent films like We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being A Wallflower.
Since that announcement, Miller has been mostly off the radar but his latest movie, The Stanford Prison Experiment, just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. And with that, the actor finally talked about accepting the role as the speedster superhero. Below, find out how Ezra Miller joined The Flash cast, as told by Ezra Miller. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Jimmy Olsen is a character most often associated with Superman, but he’ll be logging time with Superman’s less famous cousin for CBS. Supergirl has just cast True Blood alum Mechad Brooks as Jimmy. Brooks joins Melissa Benoist, who was cast last week as Supergirl. More on the Supergirl Jimmy Olsen casting after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
If all had gone according to plan, we would have seen Andy and Lana Wachowski‘s Jupiter Ascending last summer. But Warner Bros. postponed the sci-fi epic at the last second, so this weekend’s Sundance secret screening was the very first public unveiling of the movie.
While Jupiter Ascending reviews won’t be out for another few days, reports from the event offer some hints about what we’re in for when the film opens next month. And they are… not good. Get the Jupiter Ascending early buzz after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Warner Bros. put a bunch of Suicide Squad rumors to rest last month when they officially announced the cast. Since then, though, a bunch of other Suicide Squad rumors have sprung up.
The latest indicates that Karl Urban, Ed Harris, and Jason Clarke are also in the mix for various roles, while Gary Sinise‘s character (if indeed he is involved) might not be who you think it is. Plus, Margot Robbie talks about Brooklyn girl Harley Quinn. Get the latest Suicide Squad casting rumors after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Some actors play coy or stay vague about the roles they hope to win, but not Tyrese Gibson. The Furious 7 star really, really wants to play Green Lantern in Warner Bros.’ DC franchise, and he’s very eager to let the world know it.
Gibson has started posting pictures of himself as the superhero, including several pieces of fan art. Check out the Tyrese Gibson Green Lantern campaign after the jump. Read More »
The first comments I heard from people about Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper, after the film’s premiere at AFI Fest in Los Angeles last fall, were about the baby. If you’ve seen the film, you’ve noticed the baby. If you haven’t seen the film you’ve probably still heard people talking about it. During a scene in which Chris Kyle is at home, Bradley Cooper has to hold a very obviously plastic baby for over a minute. Sure, joke about the scene being the one to lock Cooper’s latest Best Actor Oscar nomination, but for real, why the plastic baby?
Turns out there’s no grand concept behind using a prop rather than a real baby for the scene — it was a purely practical decision. Read More »