Hollywood has been getting plenty of flack, and justifiably so, for the whitewashing of roles that should be meant for actors and actresses of different ethnic backgrounds. From Gods of Egypt to most recently Ghost in the Shell, plenty of minorities, especially the actors within these groups, are upset at the lack of diversity in mainstream Hollywood. Therefore, some might not be happy with the proposed concept art for a live-action adaptation of Akira that has been circulating.
Concept artist Ruairi Robinson was once working on one of the many iterations of the gestating live-action adaptation of the classic manga that Hollywood has been trying to get off the ground for years. In a couple pieces that have surfaced online, Captain America franchise star Chris Evans and Looper star Joseph Gordon-Levitt were depicted in the lead roles as Kaneda and Tetsuo respectively.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
Earlier this month, our own Peter Sciretta visited the set of Warner Bros.’ Justice League and returned with hopeful reports of a movie with more heart and a more colorful personality than the divisive Batman v Superman had. But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. So today, we’ve got some art for you to feast your eyes on.
A new bit of Justice League concept art has been revealed thanks to the digital HD release of the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition, and it offers a better look at the whole gang: Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Check it out below. Read More »
Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 4 is one of my all-time favorite “What If?” movies. I’m in the small fan club of weirdos and losers that enjoys the heck out of the completely batty and bonkers Spider-Man 3, but it’s no secret that Raimi was dissatisfied with how that film turned out. With one more good movie, he could have redeemed the series and sent Tobey Maguire’s Spidey out on a high note. Spider-Man 4 could have been the one that redeemed all of Peter Parker’s (hilarious and great, if you want my dumb opinion) dancing.
But then things went wrong. Raimi abruptly walked away from the film in 2010. Sony moved ahead with The Amazing Spider-Man and we all know how that turned out. Spider-Man 4 was kaput. However, a few very cool pieces of art have surfaced online, giving us a glimpse at what could have been.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
Alien Day may be a fake holiday cooked up to promote Alien-related products and projects, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate and enjoy it. Director Neill Blomkamp, for one, got in on the festivities by unveiling a bit of concept art from his delayed Alien sequel that Sigourney Weaver says is still happening. It’s especially intriguing because it shows an adult Newt, fitting with earlier reports that the film would ignore the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. Check it out below. Read More »
Last month, I traveled to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to talk to Andrew Stanton and the filmmakers of Pixar’s upcoming Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory. On my visit, I got to preview 30 minutes of the upcoming film and chat with many of the filmmakers at Pixar who are creating Dory’s next adventure. But not only that, I got to learn how Pixar took multiple research trips to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which served as inspiration for the Marine Life Institute seen in the final film.
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Okay, now that 10 Cloverfield Lane has been out for a few weeks, the filmmakers have begun taking about spoilers. Want to hear about the thought and planning behind the ending of 10 Cloverfield Lane? We have some cool concept art to show you, some comments from director Dan Trachtenberg on not only the film’s ending, but deleted scenes and an IMAX-style aspect ratio expansion that was planned but abandoned during post production. So if you’ve seen the movie, hit the jump to learn the secrets behind the 10 Cloverfield Lane ending. Insert super obvious spoiler warning here.
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Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
With a summer 2017 release date already locked in, Kingsman 2 is slowly starting to take shape, and today we have some more details on the upcoming spy sequel. Like, for starters, the title: Kingsman 2 is officially called Kingsman: The Golden Circle. What exactly the Golden Circle is remains mysterious at this point, but you can start piecing together your guesses based on the new concept art and story details that have come along with that new name. Read More »
Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) has released 45 pieces of Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art images, some of which show a very different movie than ended up on the screen. Hit the jump and let’s take a look at some of the unused concepts. I’ll try to add some background information as well.
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Posted on Sunday, February 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s been about six months since Star Wars Land at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts was first announced at D23, and in that time we’ve come up with tons of questions and not very many answers. That didn’t exactly change with tonight’s big Star Wars Land preview on ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 special — we still don’t know when exactly it’ll open, and we don’t know that much about what rides, stores, etc. to expect — but we did get a better sense of what the themed area will look like.
A whole bunch of new Star Wars Land concept art was revealed during the show, teasing a Millennium Falcon attraction, a Star Wars-themed street market, a cantina, a dinner club, and much more. Flip through the gallery of Star Wars Land concept art, and watch a video of the Star Wars Land presentation after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Last night, The CW aired the awkwardly titled DC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League, which existed for one reason and one reason only: to get you and everyone else excited about Warner Bros.’ new superhero universe.
And did it work? Well, we got that wild and lively Suicide Squad trailer, our first glimpse at footage from the still-filming Wonder Woman, and a whole bunch of co-host Kevin Smith mugging for the camera, so you be the judge. Overall, we’d say whole presentation left a positive taste in the mouth, which is more than we can say for most of the recent Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailers.
The special also teased superheroes who will be introduced further down the line, offering a fresh glimpse at Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash via some new new Justice League concept art.
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