In the latest chapter of “Disney Owns Everything,” rumor has it the company is in talks to acquire Hasbro, the world’s largest toy and game company. Hasbro brings with it a significant amount of licences in addition to the lucrative merchandising, such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, Monopoly, Magic The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Tonka, Nerf, Clue, Candyland, My Little Pony and almost everything you can imagine.
According to MTV, who first reported the news, “serious discussions are happening at the highest levels” between the two companies. Not to mention, Hasbro already has a relationship with Disney, developing toys and games based on several of their properties (Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel etc.) and has a long standing, albeit it rocky, relationship with Hollywood (Transformers, Battleship, etc.). Read more after the jump.
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In an alternate timeline where Jon M. Chu‘s G.I. Joe Retaliation wasn’t delayed to get a 3D overhaul, it would probably already be on Blu-ray. As it stands, though, the director is still working on making the conversion worth the wait. Audiences are about five months out from finally seeing some fulfillment of the action-packed promise we got when the first trailer was released in April.
A new edit of that original trailer has recently come online and while it has the exact same opening, and many of the exact same shots later on, there’s enough new stuff in there to warrant a look from any G.I. Joe fans rabidly awaiting the film.
G.I. Joe Retaliation opens March 29, 2013 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, RZA, Joseph Mazzello, Elodie Yung, and Walton Goggins. Check out some new footage below. Read More »
Director Jon M. Chu has quickly become one of those directors whose quotes you need to read. After gaining notoriety with the Step Up movies and Justin Bieber documentary, Paramount entrusted him with one of their marquee franchises: G.I. Joe. Then Sony handed him the reigns to another potential franchise, Masters of the Universe. That’s a nice step up (pun intended) from dance TV shows.
In a new interview, Chu offered some significant updates on the status of G.I. Joe Retaliation, which was delayed so that (reportedly) the director could convert the film to 3D, as well as on Masters of the Universe, which is based on the popular Eighties cartoon and toy line . Read his quotes after the jump. Read More »
Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg just finished working together on Pain and Gain, Bay’s “little movie” based on a true story about psychotic gym rats in Miami who get into kidnapping and murder.
And now there’s a chance that Bay will turn to Wahlberg for the fourth Transformers film. While that would seem to fully put to rest rumors that Transformers 4 would feature a female protagonist, (Wahlberg has had many high-profile female co-stars, but you’d think he’d play the protagonist in T4) but recent casting breakdowns suggest otherwise. So will we see Wahlberg in an important supporting role in the movie? Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 by Angie Han
We call it Sequel Bits, but technically speaking, two of these items are about prequels, not sequels. After the jump:
- Watch a short animated prequel to The Man with the Iron Fists
- Star Trek Into Darkness will get a prequel comic book miniseries
- Is Michael Bay planning to shoot Transformers 4 in London?
- Latest Skyfall clip has 007 and Q meeting for the first time
- Which Skyfall stars are already signed on for future Bond films?
- Zach Galifiankis goes for an eventful drive in The Hangover Part III set video
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So a new He-Man movie is really in development. Why? Great question. The property was never anything other than a method to pander toys — pretty weird, goofy toys, at that. Yet there is a company ready to pour millions of dollars into revitalizing a sales pitch that is best remembered by guys in the 30 to 40-year old age range. And Jon M. Chu, who made the yet-to-be-released G.I. Joe: Retaliation, is going to direct it. He spoke about his reasons for making the movie, which you can read below.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 by Angie Han
Michael Bay‘s Transformers film franchise has always been pretty upfront about its male-centric perspective, right down to the totally gratuitous opening shot of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s ass in Dark of the Moon. But now that Transformers 4 is looking to pick up an all-new human cast, it appears that they’re getting ready to shake things up in a big way.
A casting call making the rounds suggests that the upcoming sequel could actually have a female protagonist, with a car-loving male as her love interest. Imagine that. Read more after the jump.
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Day after day, fans demand we post more information on Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. The simple fact of the matter is, there isn’t any. Warner Bros. is keeping the lid super tight on the June 14 release that will mark not only the return of Superman (Henry Cavill), but their first DC Comics film after the end of Christopher Nolan’s Batman series. It’s an important movie on many levels, and the studio knows it.
That’s why all we’ve seen from the film are two exciting, yet unrevealing teaser trailers and a special look at Comic-Con. We’re sure to see more soon but as of now, even the question of who the film’s main villain is has yet to be officially acknowledged by the filmmaker or studio (star Michael Shannon has no problem saying he’s Zod, though, so it’s no secret.)
All that leads to today where we have two concept commercials for new Man of Steel toys. Neither has any new footage and, in fact, they mostly are populated with placeholder footage from 2006′s Superman Returns. But this does mark the first time something official has confirmed Zod is the bad guy and, adding to that, it reveals part of his evil scheme. Check them out below. Read More »
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