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What’s in those Ant-Man credits scenes? Which new villain is coming to Gotham? Want to see an amazing fan-made Doctor Strange opening sequence? How about an action-packed Fantastic Four TV spot? How method is Suicide Squad‘s Jared Leto? Will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 be all about Secret Warriors? Could Entourage‘s Aquaman show up in the real Aquaman? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Skydance interview

You probably don’t know Skydance Productions yet, but you probably should. The company is making a major play to become the next Legendary Pictures or Marvel Entertainment, and they already are making the next installments of a number of major franchises on both the big and small screens. Their portfoilo of brands include Terminator, Star Trek, Mission Impossible, World War Z, Jack Reacher, Top Gun, GI Joe and much more.

When I was in Berlin Germany this past week to cover the Terminator Genisys premiere, I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison and Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg to talk about their company and what they are planning for the future. This extensive roundtable interview was conducted over the course of an hour alongside three of my colleagues. Over the course of the interview we talked about a number of topics, including:

  • How Skydance Productions came about
  • Why they decided to plan a trilogy of new Terminator films before the release of Terminator Genisys
  • How will the planned new Terminator tv series connect with the new films, will it be cable or network show?
  • Terminator Genisys: Did they ever consider brining back Edward Furlong as John Connor? How did they recreate young Arnold Schwarzenegger? CG vs. Practicle effects in the new film
  • What kind of television series are they developing?
  • What will the Three Days of the Condor tv series be about?
  • Steve Jobs was Ellison’s personal mentor since childhood, find out how Jobs and Pixar influenced the creation of Skydance.
  • Star Trek 3: Is the movie going to be titled Star Trek Beyond? When does shooting start and where are they filming? What is director Justin Lin and screenwriter Simon Pegg bringing to the sequel?
  • Will they be producing a new Star Trek tv series? What is preventing a new show from happening?
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation: The film test screened even higher than Ghost Protocol. How do get insurance for Tom Cruise‘s crazy stunts? How did changing the release date impact getting that movie to the screen? Did Star Wars: Rogue One cause any title drama? Was any of the movie filmed in IMAX?
  • Top Gun 2: David Ellison’s history flying aerobatics, What is the sequel about? Will Tom Cruise be in the new film? How will modern technology and 3D change the dogfights?
  • Rebecca Ferguson will be a breakout star in MI5 and Skydance is already considering her for another one of their films
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back: What will the sequel be about?
  • How did James Cameron see Terminator Genisys? Was he paid for his endorsement in any way?
  • And some brief words on World War Z 2.

All this and more, after the jump.

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Ant-Man Jumping

It’s been tough to tell what exactly we should expect from Marvel’s Ant-Man. It was an Edgar Wright movie until it wasn’t, and the character isn’t particularly well known outside the comics. Even the marketing has been kind of confused. Sometimes the film is sold as a straightforward superhero drama, and other times as a Guardians of the Galaxy-esque romp.

Well, wonder no more. Marvel has finally started screening Peyton Reed‘s completed Ant-Man, and the first critics’ reactions are in. Read the Ant-Man early buzz after the jump. Read More »

Batman Begins Behind the Scenes

Earlier this month, June 15th marked the 10th anniversary of Batman Begins, the franchise reboot from director Christopher Nolan that launched the most acclaimed film franchise adaptation of The Caped Crusader to date. So what better time is there to dive behind the scenes of the film that gave Gotham the hero it deserves?

A feature-length assembly of special features from the Blu-Ray release of the film is available online to explore various facets of the film at nearly all stages of production, from early development to principal photography and even the final release. Plus, there are some good quotes from Nolan after the jump about how Batman Begins came to be.

Check out the makeshift Batman Begins behind the scenes documentary after the jump! Read More »

Jabba's Rancor Pit action figure

It’s hard to believe, but San Diego Comic-Con is already less than two weeks away, and all of us here at SlashFilm will be running ourselves ragged to bring you all the latest news straight out of the convention center housing the biggest pop culture gathering in the country.

And along with the big news coming out of Comic-Con also comes cool goodies that will only be available for purhcase at the convention, and then eventually eBay for those who weren’t lucky enough to be in San Diego. And for all you Star Wars fans, Toys R Us just unveiled a new Black Series action figure set that Return of the Jedi fans will love.

Check out the Jabba’s Rancor Pit action figure set after the jump! Read More »


Tom Holland

This week it was revealed that Tom Holland is cast as the new Spider-Man. Now that we know who will be playing the webslinger, it might be a good moment to take a look at the instagram videos posted by Holland that some theorize may have helped him land the job. The videos feature the star performing Parkour-level street flips, jumps, and more. Hit the jump and watch videos of the 19-year-old’s impressive amateur stunt which he posted to social media.

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LOL: Amy Schumer Skewers Disney Princess Fantasies

Amy Schumer fairy tale

It seems like everyone’s hopping on the live-action fairy tale bandwagon these days. We’ve already seen a new Cinderella, a new Sleeping Beauty, and two different Snow Whites; the next few years will also bring updated versions of Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, and Mulan.

In fact, even Amy Schumer is getting in on the trend… though in typical Amy Schumer form, her live-action fairy tale turns out to be less “sweet and fanciful” and more “hilarious and upsetting.” Watch the Inside Amy Schumer fairy tale sketch after the jump. Read More »

ant-man photos

Is Ant-Man complete? When does Gotham return? What can Clark Gregg say about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3? Does William Hurt want to play Red Hulk? Will the Collector return in Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Did you catch all the Superman Easter eggs in Batman: Arkham Knight? Which Iron Man star is returning for Captain America: Civil War? What does Jeffrey Dean Morgan think of those Batman v Superman rumors? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Insidious Inside Out

Insidious: Chapter 3 and Inside Out don’t have a lot in common. One is a PG-13 horror film about a teenager terrorized by an evil demon; the other is a kid-friendly Pixar movie about feelings. But they do both start with the letters “insid,” and that was enough to cause a mix-up that left children in one Ohio theater “terrified.”

Parents are reportedly furious after a theater accidentally showed Insidious: Chapter 3 instead of Inside Out. Though the staff caught the mistake early in the screening, one angry mom says “the damage is already done.” Read all about the Insidious Inside Out mix-up after the jump.  Read More »