There’s a terrific scene in GoldenEye where we are introduced to Judi Dench’s M, James Bond’s first female superior and the first sign that the series has officially moved on from its boys’ club Cold War origins. After Agent 007 wantonly disrespects his new boss, she coldly gives him a dressing down decades in the making: “I think you’re a sexist, misogynist dinosaur. A relic of the Cold War, whose boyish charms, though wasted on me, obviously appealed to that young woman I sent out to evaluate you.”
Thanks to the most recent round of Bond news, I can’t get this scene out of my mind. With the rumor mill churning out report after report about whether or not Daniel Craig will return for the twenty-fifth James Bond movie, Susanne Bier has reportedly emerged as one of the contenders for the director’s seat. A female character forced audiences to reflect on 007 back in 1995 with intriguing results – imagine how a female filmmaker could dissect one of pop culture’s most enduring characters.
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I’ve got a bad feeling about this. Well, at least a worried feeling. Most fans were riveted by the first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first spin-off film that takes place outside of the traditional trilogy narrative. However, if a new rumor is to be believed, now that Disney has seen the first cut of the movie, they’re not very happy with the what director Gareth Edwards has done. In an attempt to repair the movie, some “expensive reshoots” have been planned. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming is gearing up for production, but that’s not the only Spider-Man project in the works. Yes, the yet-to-be-titled Spider-Man animated movie from Sony Pictures Animation is scheduled to hit theaters in 2018, a year after Jon Watts’ live-action movie.
I’m sure The LEGO Movie/21 Jump Street helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have tried in many ways to differentiate their animated movie from the MCU entry coming in 2017. Now a new rumor claims that one of the ways they are approaching the franchise differently is in the identity of the webslinger. That’s right, the latest claim is that the animated Spider-Man movie will not focus on Peter Parker but instead Miles Morales, the teenage half-black half-Puerto Rican Spider-Man who was created in 2011. More details on the possible Miles Morales Spider-Man animated movie after the jump.
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Movie fans with long memories may recall that Alita: Battle Angel was once known as Battle Angel Alita and that it was supposed to be James Cameron‘s next film after Avatar. Then Cameron decided to make Avatar movies until the day he dies and the Hollywood adaptation of the popular manga was handed over to director Robert Rodriguez last year. Now, after years of existing primarily as the second-to-last question in James Cameron interviews, this project is finally starting to take shape. If the latest report is to be believed, we’ll see Rosa Salazar in Alita Battle Angel. Read More »
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No movie series in history inspires tabloid-y reports and rumors and mass pop culture hysteria quite like the James Bond films and that hysteria always reaches peak levels of crazy when it’s time to recruit a new actor to slip on that tuxedo. Right now, the future of 007 is awash in rumor and mystery – it’s almost impossible to tell what is true, what is false, and what resides in that gray line separating them.
But the rumor mill has been busy. First, it claimed that Tom Hiddleston was being eyed by the Bond producers to take over the role. Then, it claimed Daniel Craig turned down $100 million to return for his fifth (and presumably final) Bond movie. Now, we’ve come full circle with an intriguing report that says Hiddleston isn’t just on a wish list – he’s in “advanced negotiations” to play the most famous action hero of all time.
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Just over a week ago, we learned that Warner Bros. Pictures was considering expanding their future roster of DC Comics films with a spin-off that would focus on Margot Robbie reprising her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn. Instead of being a solo outing for the villain, the movie would feature a new ensemble of characters with Batgirl and Birds of Prey mentioned as possibly appearing. However, she might not be the only Task Force X member getting a spin-off.
A new rumor reveals that Warner Bros. is also considering other Suicide Squad spin-offs for the other members of the villain team being assembled on the big screen for the first time this summer. Find out more below. Read More »
It’s starting to look like the goal of the currently filming Wolverine 3 is to send Hugh Jackman‘s adamantium-clawed superhero out with a bloody bang by throwing as many villains at him as possible. We already know that Narcos star Boyd Holbrook will play the lead villain, an original character reportedly created specifically for this film and that Richard E. Grant will play a “mad scientist” of some kind. Even the post-credits scene in X-Men: Apocalypse appears to be setting up a future villain whose identity will lurk behind this link for those who wish to know.
Now, a new report claims to know about another group of villains that will menace Wolverine in his cinematic swan song and fans will be pleased to note that they have been ripped straight from the comics. Some of you may find this to be a minor spoiler, so feel free to stop reading now if you don’t want to know about the Wolverine 3 villains.
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Here’s the thing about rumors that begin with The Daily Mail – you probably shouldn’t believe them. This is an outlet that tends to get things wrong, to exaggerate, to paint inaccurate pictures, etc. They have a long history of this, especially when it comes to the James Bond movies. For every accurate morsel, there are a few stories that feel completely fabricated by sources who actually know nothing.
With that said, it’s time to address the latest James Bond rumor sweeping the internet like a wildfire started with a Q Branch gadget: certain people are now saying that Daniel Craig is done playing the character and has turned down a gigantic payday to return as 007.
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Willem Dafoe has one of the most interesting faces in the history of cinema. Capable of showcasing extraordinary kindness and demonic malice, his distinct look has allowed him to play everyone from Jesus Christ to the Green Goblin. The man is a treasure and his presence in any movie is gift.
So him being cast in Zack Snyder’s Justice League (alongside fellow national treasure and fellow Spider-Man alum J.K. Simmons) is only a good thing. No matter how this film turns out, it will still have had the good taste to have cast Dafoe and that’s something. But we have gathered here today because a few details about the role Dafoe is playing in Justice League have come to light. So, who or what is he playing?
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Shortly after the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans were surprised to see that Warner Bros. quickly released a deleted scene from the movie. The scene in question revealed just how Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) came to be apprehended and imprisoned for the later scene when he’s confronted by Batman. However, it also raised more questions because it featured a previously unseen character with some levitating Mother Boxes briefly appearing before disintegrating and flying away from the scene. But if a new rumor about who the Justice League villain will be is true, we now know who this mysterious character is. Read More »