UPDATE: Sony has officially announced a release date for their animated Spider-Man movie, along with another director and confirmation that Miles Morales will be the main character. You can find the details below.
Even though Sony Pictures appears to have Spider-Man back on track thanks to their collaboration with Marvel Studios to bring the webslinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio is still working on a completely different version of the wallcrawler.
An animated Spider-Man movie was first announced at CinemaCon back in April of 2015 with The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller producing alongside Avi Arad and Amy Pascal. The movie was originally slated for a release in the summer of 2018, but has since been pushed back to Christmas. However, we still haven’t heard how this animated Spider-Man movie will be different from the new live-action Spider-Man franchise, other than breaking new visual ground.
That changes today if a new casting call is to be believed, as it indicates that we might finally see a version of Spider-Man that fans have been clamoring for since The Amazing Spider-Man was in development a few years ago. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Angie Han
Of all the films on the upcoming DCEU slate, Green Lantern Corps might be the most mysterious. Yes, it’s got a release date — and, as of last week, screenwriters — but not much more than that. We don’t know who’ll direct it, who’ll star, or what the story will be.
In the absence of any concrete information, then, let’s engage in the time-honored traditions of wishful thinking and wild speculation. First up, actor Sterling K. Brown has also noticed Green Lantern Corps has yet to cast any leads, and would like to throw his hat into the ring. And next, director Duncan Jones — who, to be very clear, is not officially associated with the film in any way that we know of — has some thoughts on how to make the story interesting. Read More »
One of the selling points of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was that there would be no sequel. This was a one and done movie that wasn’t trying to build a new franchise within the Star Wars brand. And while the fates of the heroic group of Rebel operatives has been solidly established in the movie, that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of Jyn Erso and crew. Forest Whitaker’s Saw Gerrera has already appeared in the DisneyXD animated series Star Wars Rebels, and he won’t likely be the last.
Before Rogue One hit theaters, we heard reports that the Rogue One stars were signed to multi-picture options. We had initially heard rumors that Alden Ehrenreich would be making a cameo as Han Solo in Rogue One, and that didn’t pan out. But maybe it will actually be the other way around? Could we see characters from Rogue One in Phil Lord and Christopher Miller‘s yet-to-be-titled Han Solo standalone movie? If you ask Diego Luna if his character Cassian Andor may appear in the second Star Wars Story, he suspiciously avoids answering the question.
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Posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 by Angie Han
With occasional exceptions for an Avatar or a Lord of the Rings, December has not traditionally been a boom time for blockbusters. More often, summer is when the big-budget spectacles come out in full force. But you may have noticed that the past two winters have been absolutely dominated by Star Wars — and we have every reason to believe Episode VIII will repeat the trick in 2017.
No surprise then, that a new rumor claims Disney is thinking of sticking with that Christmas corridor, instead of shifting to summer with 2018’s Han Solo spinoff as originally planned. More about the Han Solo release date rumor below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
This week brought the news that Suicide Squad‘s David Ayer would be directing Gotham City Sirens, a female DC supervillain team-up. Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn is slated to return (and Robbie herself is an executive producer on the project), but the question now is which other characters could join her — and who might play them.
Well, it should come as no surprise that Harley Quinn’s BFF Poison Ivy is believed to be involved in the movie, but what’s more interesting is who’s rumored to play her. According to a new report, Megan Fox might be circling the role. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
Now that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has introduced Young Grindelwald, the race is on to guess who’ll fill the role of Young Dumbledore in the sequel. And one name that’s come up again and again in that conversation is Jared Harris, in part because he’s about as close as you can get to a younger clone of the existing Dumbledore — he’s the son of Richard Harris, who played Old Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter movies.
Well, it turns out Harris has heard about all that speculation too. In a recent interview, he addressed the Dumbledore Jared Harris fantasy casting talk, warning that the decision is not his to make. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
New Mutants has been in development at 20th Century Fox for a little while now, and so far progress has looked steady but slow. Writer/director Josh Boone signed on last year and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber came aboard this past summer. The studio still hasn’t announced any stars or an official release date, and we’ve heard next to nothing about the plot. But as that planned 2017 start date gets closer, more and more info is coming out.
A new animatic showcases the film’s antagonist, and offers a little taste of the film’s overall vibe. In addition, there’s another new casting rumor floating around, as well as word of the film’s targeted release date. Click through to get all the latest on New Mutants. Read More »
Remember when George Lucas and Steven Spielberg predicted Donald Trump would win the election and the United States would fall into a post-apocalyptic state of hell? Okay, maybe that wasn’t exactly what happened.
A few years back, the two legendary filmmakers predicted that some huge megabudget movies would come crashing to the ground causing an implosion of the Hollywood movie industry that would probably result in movie theaters moving to the “Broadway model” with moviegoers being charged more of a huge tentpole film than a smaller dramatic film. I’m not sure we’ve hit the implosion point that they theorized about (although this Summer had its fair share of box office bombs),
I don’t think we’ve hit the implosion point that they theorized about (although this Summer had its fair share of box office bombs), but big movie theater chains like AMC are beginning to consider this variable ticket price model. Find out the details, after the jump.
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We’re still over a year away from Star Wars: Episode VIII, yet I feel like we are much more in the dark about Rian Johnson‘s of the Star Wars saga than we were about JJ Abrams film this far before release. When Star Wars 8 began production back in February 2016, it was announced that Oscar winner Benicio del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran were joining the cast in undisclosed roles. We’ve heard rumblings over the past year and a half about del Toro’s villain role, but we really haven’t heard anything substantial from the rumor mill, until now. Hit the jump to find out what we learned from the rumored Star Wars Episode 8 character details.
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Rumors have pegged the actress/singer Zendaya as playing Peter Parker’s usual love interest Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the name Michelle that she’s been given on call sheets and by director Jon Watts has been deemed to be nothing but misdirection. However, for those who don’t buy the overt cover-up, Zendaya has just thrown out more details about her character that certainly don’t make her sound like the Mary Jane Watson we know. And to go along with these new details, a rumor has surfaced pegging who might actually be Peter Parker’s love interest in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Honestly, when word came that Zendaya could be playing Mary Jane Watson, I was a little disappointed. No, I wasn’t upset because a traditionally white character may be played by a black actress, because that’s ridiculous. But I was disappointed to hear that Mary Jane was going to end up becoming the Spider-Man Homecoming love interest again so soon. However, if Zendaya’s statements from yesterday are to be believed, that might not be the case.
Find out more below, but beware of potential spoilers. Read More »