The Transporter is back, but this time it’s not Jason Statham behind the wheel. Instead, Ed Skrein has stepped into the role of a former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin, who ends up being thrust into danger at every turn thanks to his job transporting classified packages for questionable people, with no questions asked.
We’ve already seen the first trailer for the franchise sequel/reboot The Transporter Refueled, but now we get to see more of the story in a second trailer. This time Frank is interrupted during time with his father (Ray Stevenson) when one of his jobs gets him in deep with the wrong people. Watch the The Transporter Refueled second trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
We’ve known what Ryan Reynolds would look like as Deadpool for quite a while — since the leak of the test footage that ultimately helped green light the film, and pushed away the image of the character from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But it’s only now cameras are rolling on Deadpool that we’re getting to see some of the other colorful characters who populate his world.
Now we have the first official look at the delightfully named Negasonic Teenage Warhead, played by newcomer Brianna Hildebrand. Meanwhile, set photos have surfaced of Colossus, which is interesting because no actor has been announced for the role as of yet. Click through for the Deadpool Negasonic pics and more. Read More »
Want to see the brand new Avengers: Age of Ultron TV Spot Robert Downey Jr. has been teasing? Who is Ed Skrein playing in Deadpool? What does the Russo Brothers directing Avengers: Infinity War mean for Marvel at large? How does one of Robin’s alter ego’s play into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? When does Batkid Begins hit theaters? Is the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron coming to late night TV? Which villains are possible for the second season of Daredevil? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Jason Statham may be done with the Transporter series, but as they say in showbiz, the extremely lucrative action franchise must go on. So EuropaCorp is pressing onward with The Transporter Refueled, starring what they hope will be the next Jason Statham. His name is Ed Skrein, and you might remember him as Daario 1.0 from Game of Thrones. Check out The Transporter Refueled trailer after the jump.
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Now that Deadpool has an official 2016 release date, the film revolving around the mutant mercenary character created by Rob Liefeld can begin to assemble a cast in earnest. Ryan Reynolds stars, having been attached to the role for several years. Now you’ll see TJ Miller in Deadpool, and Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones, and The Transporter Legacy reboot) amongst the cast ranks as well. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Thought shark-tornadoes were a ridiculous idea? Wait til we send them into outer space! Or at least, that’s what the artwork on the new Sharknado 3 seems to be saying. Also after the jump:
- Tina Fey says it’s “too late” for a Mean Girls sequel
- Bette Midler is totally up for a Hocus Pocus sequel
- John Lasseter explains why they’re making Toy Story 4
- Jason Statham is returning for a sequel to The Mechanic
- The Transporter Legacy sets a summer release date
- Rumors has it Sam Smith will sing the Bond 24 theme
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Posted on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
Sequels, spinoffs, and reboots aplenty after the jump.
- Samurai Cop 2 is happening with Tommy Wiseau
- Caity Lotz will return for The Pact 2
- Mark Ruffalo offers a Now You See Me 2 update
- The third Sharknado will hit Washington DC
- Ghostbusters producer Joe Medjuck talks threequel
- Woman in Black 2 will open in January 2015
- Watch another Drumline: A New Beat preview
- See another trailer for the Veronica Mars spinoff
- Conjuring spinoff Annabelle gets a creepy TV spot
- Get your first look at Transporter Legacy
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There’s a new Transporter series in production. The picture being made now is called Transporter Legacy and stars Ed Skrein as the character originated by Jason Statham in 2002. Game of Thrones fans will recognize Skrein as the original actor who played the mercenary Daario Naharis in the series’ third season. In fact, this new Transporter series is the reason Skrein dropped out of Game of Thrones.
The new film is planned as the first chapter in a new trilogy. Luc Besson’s company EuropaCorp is behind the new series (the company also made the original films) and a deal is in place with Relativity Media to release the film and theoretical sequels in the US. Read More »
Part of the formula that made the original Transporter films work was the mystique of main character Frank Martin. Played by Jason Statham, this was a man with no moral compass, who drove and killed people as long as he was properly compensated. Over the course of three films, we definitely learned more about what made him tick but with Statham leaving the franchise, producers decided to look back for the sequels.
Last week, news broke that Transporter 4 would start a new trilogy focused on Martin’s past. That makes it a prequel, which means they’d need a new, younger version of Statham. And they’ve found just that. Ed Skrein, who plays Daario Naharis on Game of Thrones, will be playing Frank Martin in the fourth film and beyond. Read More »