Because box office is king, we’re getting another Pirates of the Caribbean movie whether we like it or not. The jury is still out as to whether this will be the last film in the franchise or if Disney is just on the verge of relieving Johnny Depp of his nautical duties as Captain Jack Sparrow and handing the film series off to new blood instead. All we know is Jack Sparrow’s past comes to haunt him when a pirate hunter (Javier Bardem) he cursed in his younger years comes back to get revenge on the rum-soaked pirate.
A new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer surfaced online this weekend, and while it features some bits that we already saw in the most recently released theatrical trailer, it also gives us some new moments with franchise newcomers Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites, as well as some information on where pirates fall on the necessity of pants.
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Last week brought the tiniest of updates regarding the Star Wars spin-off film that will focus on Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo. Not only did we learn the name of the character that Woody Harrelson will be playing (which didn’t really tell us anything), but Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed some vague details about what we’ll see unfold in the movie. But today, the Han Solo spin-off also gained a new cast member.
Ian Kenny is probably best known for playing the bully in last year’s musical gem Sing Street, but pretty soon he’ll be even better known by millions around the world having just been made part of the Han Solo spin-off cast. Read More »
Following a barrage of new posters and trailer teasers, the new Justice League trailer is finally here.
Zack Snyder is back as director to bring DC Comics’ biggest superheroes together as a team for the first time on the big screen. Though Superman (Henry Cavill) is still in the ground, we know at some point he’ll be back to join the rest of the superhero squad. In the meantime, Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) are left to face threats to the world themselves, and according to Bruce Wayne’s Knightmare vision from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, eventually that will include Superman himself.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Watch the new Justice League trailer after the jump. Read More »
The first Justice League trailer arrives tomorrow and Warner Bros. has spent the past two days making sure the entire internet knew about this. A wave of character posters arrived one-by-one and with them, a wave of brief teasers showing each member of this superhero team in action. We have now gathered all of them in one place so you can peruse them at your leisure. Enjoy.
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One day, we will run out of news concerning what could have been in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But that day is not today. Star Wars fans are as interested in the making of these movies as they are in the movies themselves, which makes the production of Rogue One so very fascinating – the first of the saga’s spin-off movies was massaged into many different positions during development and the alternate versions make for a great game of “What if?”.
That’s what makes actor Riz Ahmed‘s audition tape for the film especially interesting – he’s literally trying out several completely different characters for director Gareth Edwards.
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Looks like even our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man isn’t above lying down on the job once in a while. Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have just unveiled two new posters for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and one of them sees Tom Holland’s web-slinger taking a break and listening to music as Avengers Tower looms in the background. We also have a look at some photos of a Spidey toy that gives us our best look yet at the primitive, homemade version of his costume he was rocking before Tony Stark hooked him up with a better suit. Read More »
The release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is still over a month away, but Marvel Studios knows you can’t wait to see this team of misfits back on the big screen, so tickets are now on sale today. In order to convince you to get those tickets immediately, they’ve released an extended TV spot with new footage from the sequel, which sees Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) taking flight in a jetpack, Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) living up to his namesake by flying alongside Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) sitting on the shoulder of Gamora (Zoe Saldana). If that’s not enough hype for fans, there’s also a set of character posters that kinda look like trading cards.
Watch the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 TV spot and check out the posters below. Read More »
This Kurt Russell interview is worth your time.
Well, of course it’s worth your time. This is Kurt Russell we’re talking about! However, on-set interviews are usually not great. They usually happen under the worst possible circumstances, on a soundstage between set-ups when a tired actor has an 8 minute break. Told by the publicists not to reveal anything (even though we are embargoed and the interview won’t run until a couple months before release), the actor is forced to field questions from journalists who are just trying to get a sense of the movie and the role without having seen much at all.
It’s much easier and usually more rewarding to interview an actor at a junket after you’ve seen the movie and the talent is allowed to give substantial answers. As a result, set interviews often come off as journalists trying to pry any detail an actor will share, while the star recites the same four talking points that we’ve heard in our other interviews from the day (likely because they were on a list of talking points given by the unit publicist on the way over from the trailer).
Our interview with Kurt Russell on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 happened on the exact same circumstances, and like a few times before, we got the exact opposite result. I repeat: this Kurt Russell interview is worth your time.
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My favorite thing about the Fast and Furious series at this point is not how insane, outrageous and impossible the action sequences have become. My favorite thing about the Fast and Furious series at this point is how the characters tend to react to those insane, outrageous, and impossible action sequences – they are usually only a little perturbed and often barely react at all. This is just life, man. This is what you do between Coronas. This is what family is all about!
So as you watch this new The Fate of the Furious clip, feel free to concentrate on the nutty car chase. That’s fine. But also slow down to appreciate how Vin Diesel is treating this sequence as if it’s the most normal thing in the world. Movie magic.
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With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story available for digital download, we have been learning a lot more about John Knoll‘s original pitch for the film, Gary Whitta‘s original screenplay, and the pre-reshoots cut of Gareth Edwards‘ movie. The latest bit of trivia gives us some insight on who Riz Ahmed‘s character, Imperial pilot Bodhi Rook, was in the original plans for the movie.
Let’s run down the details about Riz Ahmed’s original Rogue One character and how/why the story evolved to what we saw on the big screen.
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