If you just directed the number one movie in the world, a film that grossed well over its initial goals to set an all-time August opening, how would you spend your weekend? James Gunn spent it working on the sequel.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy grossed an estimated $94 million on its opening weekend. That’s the all-time August record for an opening weekend, and a good $30 million over early estimates for Guardians. It was a time to celebrate for the film’s writer/director and everyone else involved in the film, but Gunn took to Facebook to thank his crew and producers, and to tell fans he didn’t spend the weekend celebrating. He spent the weekend working on the sequel. Read his Guardians of the Galaxy opening weekend thank you note below. Read More »
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For a massive superhero reboot, Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four had one of the quietest shoots in recent memory. Sure a few photos of the stars leaked here and there, and maybe even a glimpse of the Thing, but for the most part nothing has been spoiled by the press or paparazzi during filming. Which, these days, is a rarity.
So it’s exciting when one of the film’s stars, Kate Mara (who plays the Invisible Woman), jumps on Twitter not only to announce the film is finished, but post a photo of herself with her three co-stars: Mr. Fantastic played by Miles Teller, the Human Torch played by Michael B. Jordan and The Thing played by Jamie Bell.
They’re all in street clothes unfortunately, so no reveal of the Fantastic Four costumes just yet, but it’s a great shot none the less. Check out the Fantastic Four cast photo below. Read More »
Though most know him as a supporting actor and goofy guy, this weekend the world will be introduced to Chris Pratt, the leading man. Guardians of the Galaxy opens this week, and marks Pratt’s official transition from Andy Dwyer of Parks and Recreation to full on, action-star bad-ass Peter Quill. (aka Star Lord.) Like any good rising star would, the actor has his next big role all lined up. He’s the star of Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World.
With so many people seeing Guardians of the Galaxy on Thursday night, the director took to Twitter to reveal a new image of Pratt in the film. Check out the new Chris Pratt Jurassic World photo below. Read More »
As we’ve previously discussed, John Boyega‘s Twitter account, @jboyega, is awesome. The Attack the Block turned Star Wars Episode VII star has been tweeting daily about his excitement being part of a galaxy far, far away including cool pics and intriguing teases. Earlier this week though, the actor started some gossip when he put up a series of tweets appearing to angle for a Marvel movie. On their own, it looked like Boyega might have signed up to play Black Panther or Nova. But, in context, it was probably just a nerd geeking out. Read the John Boyega Marvel tweets below. Read More »
Many of us are huge Star Wars fans, and the mere thought that there’s a new film being shot right now is enough to give chills. Now go beyond that thought and daydream about visiting the set. Seeing the Millennium Falcon, touching it, learning a few pieces of information, would be a feeling that’s almost too wild to imagine. Most fans would probably have an emotional breakdown right there at Pinewood.
Kevin Smith is a long time Star Wars fan. Since Clerks, almost every one of Smith’s movies and projects has talked about the franchise, or featured some kind of fleeting reference to or influence from Star Wars. So it must have been pretty awesome for the director to travel to London and visit the set of J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars Episode VII. How awesome was it? Smith broke into tears. Read More »
It’s not quite as exciting as our first look at Superman in Man of Steel or Batman and his Batmobile, but we now have an semi-official look at Henry Cavill as Clark Kent in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
While the actor has been caught in a few fan and paparazzi photos, a new image has just gone online from the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. Cavill supports the charity, which helps the families of serving and retired Royal Marines, and posted a photo to help raise awareness. It just so happens, in this photo, he’s on the set of Zack Snyder‘s upcoming sequel and dressed in his work clothes as a Daily Planet reporter. Check out the Clark Kent Batman v Superman photo in full below. Read More »
Tuesday night’s story about Max Landis potentially doing a polish on Ghostbusters 3 was debunked pretty fast by the screenwriter, but it also lit a fire under his ass. In the hours since since the story broke, was debunked and then deleted, Landis revealed he obviously had been thinking about Ghostbusters 3 a lot. And since he’s not going to actually be writing the screenplay, he decided to lay his ideas out on Twitter.
Landis’ Ghostbusters 3 story isn’t a simple passing of the torch we’d been hearing about for nearly a decade. Instead, it’s a global Ghostbusting affair with franchised teams from all over the globe, one of which goes bad. It’s then up to the main heroes to save the world. It would also explain who Slimer is, work in the mythology and villains of the first film, and more. In short – it sounds really awesome.
Read Max Landis’ Ghostbusters 3 story below. Read More »
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There’s lots of Star Wars Episode VII rumor and speculation, along with merchandising and original trilogy memories, in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:
- The Episode VII Millennium Falcon dice were reportedly bought for $37 on eBay
- Daisy Ridley comments on her role in Star Wars Episode VII.
- John Boyega tweets about Star Wars character names.
- More rumored details leak about sets being built at Pinewood for Episode VII.
- Star Wars Rebels producer Dave Filoni seemingly confirms a Comic-Con appearance.
- Watch John Ratzenberger talk about his role in The Empire Strikes Back.
- Multiple new licensing partners will be making Star Wars merchandise.
- How many Lightsabers are bought per year?
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