How is Robert Downey Jr. training for Avengers: Age of Ultron? Want to see some new images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? How long is Rhino in the film for? Is Batman vs. Superman filming in Michigan already? What do Patrick Wilson and Michael Pena have to say about Ant-Man? Has more footage from Captain America: The Winter Soldier been released? How will Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg adapt Preacher? What was Miles Teller‘s reaction to reading Fantastic Four? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Disney fans everywhere were excited when news broke Jon Favreau was making a film called Magic Kingdom. Described as “Night at the Museum at Disneyland,” the film would tell a story where all the characters inside the Happiest Place on Earth come to life at night.
The last update on the film was in mid 2012. Since then, Favreau went off an to make Chef and will follow that up with a live-action version of The Jungle Book. Finally, at SXSW, Favreau offered an update on Magic Kingdom. The writer/director/producer/actor said he thinks he’s got a strong story to go along with the concept and it might come to fruition after The Jungle Book is done. He said films like The Lego Movie and The Avengers, which combine dozens of franchise characters like this would, have helped the cause. Read his quotes below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
When Jon Favreau released the first Iron Man, he was still seen as an exciting young director on his way up despite having credits like Made, Elf, and Zathura. Then came Iron Man 2 and Cowboys & Aliens, and his name started to elicit more eye-rolls than smiles. But at SXSW this year, he unveiled what seems to be a return to form: a crowd-pleasing indie called Chef.
In it, Favreau plays a once-acclaimed chef rebuilding his life after a heavily YouTubed incident sends his career on the skids. He’s also dealing with a gorgeous ex-wife (Sofia Vergara) and an adorable moppet of a son (Emjay Anthony). So how does this latest effort stack up against some of Favreau’s critically scorned tentpole output? Get the word from SXSW and check out some first-look photos after the jump.
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Nic Pizzolato has revealed a kernel of the central plot of True Detective season 2. The show’s writer and creator is doing interviews about Sunday’s HBO Go-crashing, season one finale. In one he mentioned the second season is still in the early planning stages, but it’ll be about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.” Very interesting.
Below, read some more about that as well as Pizzolato’s thoughts on the season one finale – fan expectations, conspiracies and a comic book reference. Read More »
The LEGO Star Wars line just revealed its next monster set: The Jawa Sandcrawler. A 3,296 brick set will be available in May and features seven minifigures including Luke Skywalker, Uncle Owen, C-3PO, R2-D2 and several other droids. It’s a massive, beautiful, detailed LEGO Star Wars set and you can check out a bunch of images below. Read More »
The team behind Guardians of the Galaxy spent their weekend pumping up the film, which doesn’t open until August 1st. Star Chris Pratt, writer/director James Gunn and producer Kevin Feige sat down for a cool 30 minute interview to discuss the trailer, the comic book influences, the tone, potential crossovers…pretty much any question they can answer at this moment was addressed in the discussion. Below, watch a 30-minute, very early Guardians of the Galaxy interview. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we get blamed for indirectly killing a guy, have our sexuality come into full bloom, hunt down a guy for funsies, get fake blood on everything, and try to make a kid with two women.
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How can you hear James Gunn, Chris Pratt and Kevin Feige talk Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend? When can you see a Captain America double feature? What’s revealed in three new clips from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Want to learn more about Black Widow in a Captain America: The Winter Soldier featurette? Did Chloe Bennet reveal the connection between The Winter Soldier and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Has a Guardians of the Galaxy post-credit scene been revealed? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »