Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
Captain Marvel was first announced in 2014, but it won’t hit theaters until 2019, which is why progress on the film has felt like such painfully slow going. Still, Marvel took a very encouraging step forward this summer when they confirmed Brie Larson as the lead superhero. Now the next big task will be locking down a director, which Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige says they’ll do by the end of the year.
In a new interview, he explains why it’s taken them so long to find a Captain Marvel director, and what to expect from the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first solo leading female superhero. Here’s a hint: he describes Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel as “by far the strongest character we’ve had.” Read More »
Last weekend at Comic-Con, the hype centered around the likes of the first trailer for Power Rangers, the teaser trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2, the first trailer for Marvel’s Iron Fist series, and news of Sigourney Weaver being the villain for The Defenders. But one cool little tidbit flew under the radar until after the dust had settled.
Kong: Skull Island gave attendees of San Diego Comic-Con their first look at the classic monster reboot from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer) with a teaser trailer, and now a poster handed out to some lucky folks at New York Comic-Con teases the release of the giant ape a little more. Upon first inspection, it’s just an innocent teaser poster with a grid map of the mysterious Skull Island. But when you take a black light to it, some interesting secrets are revealed. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
The third-act shootout is a staple of a certain kind of film, but in Ben Wheatley‘s Free Fire it’s essentially the entire movie. Against all odds, it works. Wheatley stages a never-ending knock-down-drag-out fight, trapping one woman and about a dozen men in an abandoned warehouse and then inviting us to sit back and watch as the bullets and the jokes ricochet off one another. The result is a furiously entertaining exercise that left me buzzing with energy long after I’d left the theater. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The impending arrival of new Ben Wheatley movie is always a cause for celebration. The genius (yes, I’ll break out the “G” word) behind films like Kill List, Sightseers, and High-Rise has been a favorite of mine for years, leaping between genres while maintaining his signature dark comedy and unflinching ability to sell genuine pain and terror. His new film, Free Fire, is built around a premise that is simultaneously old school and high concept: two groups of criminals in 1970s Boston arrange an arms deal in an old warehouse, things go south, guns are drawn…and they proceed to engage in a gun battle that plays out over the course of the entire movie, mostly in real time.
The first Free Fire trailer has arrived (in bloody, NSFW red band form!) and you can check it out below.
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Posted on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Captain America: Civil War had one of the biggest casts in Marvel movie history. Not only did it bring back nearly all the Avengers, it also unveiled Spider-Man and Black Panther. And Joe and Anthony Russo‘s next film for Marvel looks even bigger. Avengers: Infinity War promises to bring together the Avengers, the Guardians, and literally dozens of other existing MCU characters. But apparently, there’s still room for more. The directors say the film will introduce yet another new character to the Marvel cinematic universe. Read More »
Now that Brie Larson has been officially announced to take the lead role in the forthcoming cosmic superhero flick Captain Marvel, we can start talking about the finer details of the movie. The good news is we’ll get to see Captain Marvel in action in The Avengers: Infinity War, something that was accidentally revealed by Anthony & Joe Russo awhile back. But what about the hero’s own film? What can we expect from her first solo adventure? Well, for one thing, she’ll have a different origin story.
Find out why we’re getting a new Captain Marvel origin story after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
You can always count on Marvel Studios to put on a grand show in Comic-Con’s Hall H, and this year was no exception. Among other things, the studio talked a bit about Captain Marvel, their first solo female superhero movie. For weeks now Brie Larson has been rumored to be the frontrunner for the title role, and at Comic-Con today Marvel Studios finally confirmed the news.
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The development of Kong Skull Island has been a staple of Comic-Con for a couple years now. The project was first announced as a surprise back in 2014, and now the film is coming to theaters next spring. Now here we are, two years later, and Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have unveiled the official teaser trailer, showing off the new version of the giant ape in all his glory.
Watch the Kong Skull Island trailer after the jump. Read More »
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If a new rumor is to be believed, Marvel Studios has finally found its Captain Marvel. It seems that newly minted Oscar winner Brie Larson is the frontrunner for the coveted role, although it’s not clear just how close she is to signing on the dotted line. In any case, if this is the quality of performer Marvel is pursuing for the star of their first solo female superhero movie, it certainly looks like everything is in good hands.
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Ben Wheatley is one of the most exciting filmmakers working today and I look forward to each of his movies like a kid looks forward to Christmas. I named Kill List one of my fifteen favorite movies of all time. I think High-Rise, which is currently available on VOD and hits theaters this week, is an astonishing (if divisive) achievement. I have a Sightseers poster on my office wall. I’m in the tank for the man.
So yes, I’m very much looking forward to his next film, Free Fire, which is finished and awaiting a release date as we speak. In the meantime, we can enjoy the first image from the movie, which shows off the awesome ensemble in some colorful duds.
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