Furious 7 Honest Trailer

The Fast and Furious films are essentially superhero movies at this point, with Dominic Toretto and his family as the Avengers, if the Avengers’ one shared superpower was the ability to break the laws of physics in really expensive cars. So it was probably just a matter of time before they borrowed another page out of the superhero movie playbook. Specifically, the one titled “Marvel-style shared universes.”

Star Vin Diesel has revealed that the team behind the franchise is in the early stages of developing prequels and spinoffs. But the focus for now is on getting three more proper sequels out (including Furious 8, to be directed by F. Gary Gray). More on the Fast and Furious shared universe plans after the jump.  Read More »


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Michael B Jordan as Boba Fett

Due the box-office fallout and reported behind-the-scenes trouble on the reboot of Fantastic Four, director Josh Trank ended up being removed from the next installment of the Star Wars Story spin-off series of films. The film was rumored to focus on Boba Fett, but it has now been pushed back in favor of Phil Lord & Chris Miller’s spin-off following Han Solo instead.

However, that doesn’t mean that Disney has given up the hunt for someone to step up and replace Trank in the director’s chair for the project being developed by Simon Kinberg. Reportedly, Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray (who just signed on to direct Furious 8) was being considered for the Star Wars Story, and along with that, he said there’s a possibility of seeing Michael B. Jordan as Boba Fett.

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Furious 8 director

This year’s Furious 7 pulled in over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office, but Furious 8 has yet to find a director despite a release date set for April 14th, 2017. But a director for the eighth installment of the popular car heist series has been hard to nail down. Earlier this we reported that Universal Pictures had narrowed their Fast and Furious 8 director search to three finalists. But now Straight Outta Compton filmmaker F. Gary Gray confirms he has signed on to direct Furious 8.

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Black Panther

The second half of Marvel’s Phase Three is starting to come into clearer focus. Black Panther is reportedly closing in on Joe Robert Cole to write the script, with Chadwick Boseman already on board to star as the Wakandan superhero. Learn more about the Black Panther writer after the jump. Read More »

Marvel Eyes F. Gary Gray for ‘Black Panther’

Black Panther

Amid the flurry of excitement over the possibility of F. Gary Gray directing Furious 8, a potentially major update on a different gazillion-dollar franchise almost slipped by unnoticed. Gray is also said to be in the running to helm Black Panther, Marvel’s first solo superhero film starring a non-white lead. Read about the Black Panther F Gary Gray report after the jump.  Read More »

Straight Outta Compton

Devindra chats with Wilson Morales, editor of Blackfilm, and Guardian contributor Ben Westhoff about Straight Outta Compton. Spoiler: It’s one biopic you won’t want to miss. Check out Ben’s pieces on the inaccuracies of the film (with a little help from Ice Cube), as well his book, Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop.

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Straight Outta Compton

F. Gary Gray‘s Straight Outta Compton has been getting great reviews from just about everyone, and now you can add Ava DuVernay to its growing list of admirers.

The Selma director is uniquely qualified to critique the film. Not only is she an accomplished filmmaker in her own right, and a tireless advocate of diversity in Hollywood, DuVernay actually grew up in Compton as the events depicted in Straight Outta Compton were unfolding. Read the Ava DuVernay Straight Outta Compton review after the jump.  Read More »

Straight Outta Compton trailer

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for F. Gary Gray‘s Straight Outta Compton, the true story of the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A. You might have already seen the Red Band trailer that hit last month. O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell star as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. Hit the jump now to watch the Straight Outta Compton trailer and see the Straight Outta Compton  character posters.
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straight outta compton trailer

This first Straight Outta Compton trailer, which dramatizes the rise of the rap group N.W.A, comes complete with a long intro featuring founding members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.

In the film, Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. plays his father, while Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell are Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E respectively. The film follows the late-’80s rise of the group, set against the conservative climate that was freaked out by the vivid portrayal of urban life, and goes at least up to the 1992 riots that were sparked by the beating of Rodney King. This Straight Outta Compton trailer is a full-on red-band edit, with some nudity and the hint of violence, but all the language necessary to represent N.W.A in their prime. It’s a great trailer, watch below.  Read More »