Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
Following the Oscar-nominated District 9, Neill Blomkamp’s sophomore effort Elysium proved a major disappointment. Even Blomkamp himself knows it, and his recent admission that he “fucked it up” by pressing ahead with a script that “just wasn’t there” seemed like an encouraging step in the right direction.
But acknowledging your mistakes isn’t the same thing as figuring out how to avoid them. Unfortunately, Chappie indicates that, like the childlike protagonist that gives the film its name, Blomkamp still has a lot to learn. Read our full Chappie review after the jump. Read More »
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Welcome to the 800th edition of Superhero Bits. Thank you so much for taking this ride with me and I’m hoping to keep doing it for 800 more. So what’s in this edition? How would you like to see Avengers: Age of Ultron with Robert Downey Jr.? What did the writer of the Civil War comics have to say about the movie? Just how funny is Ant-Man, really? Could Spider-Man appear in not one, but two movies before his 2017 solo film? Would Hugh Jackman be interested in appearing in Deadpool? What secrets does Clark Gregg have about the new episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Want to see the coolest Kingsman: The Secret Service infographic ever? Read about all this and more in the 800th edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
How did Benedict Cumberbatch respond when asked about the nationality of Doctor Strange? Which TV startlet is the latest to join Supergirl? Want to see our best look yet at the black Daredevil costume? What inspired Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine for longer? Was James Gunn okay with some recent superhero movie bashing? What famous franchise did Joss Whedon compare the opening of Avengers: Age of Ultron with? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Now that Spider-Man and Marvel have been reunited, what about bringing the X-Men and Fantastic Four back into the fold? That is something we’ll probably have to wait a lot longer to see, but Hugh Jackman is as interested as any of the rest of you. He was on camera when he learned about the deal between Sony and Marvel, and you may get a kick out of his reaction to the news.
Along with that, another interview with Jackman plays with the recent talk about Patrick Stewart’s Professor X showing up in the next solo Wolverine movie. Read More »
The X-Men universe is growing on the big screen. Deadpool will be out next year. A Gambit movie is in the works, too. The biggest movies to expand that universe, however, will be X-Men Apocalypse on May 27, 2016 and The Wolverine 2 on March 3, 3017. Today, we continue to learn more about the former film as director Bryan Singer offered a cryptic tease about the movie on Instagram.
In a bigger turn of events, Patrick Stewart suggested there are talks of him reprising his role as Professor X for the sequel to James Mangold’s The Wolverine. Read more about Professor X Wolverine news below. Read More »
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This new Chappie trailer really makes Neill Blomkamp‘s latest film out to look like his own RoboCop. There’s the designer played by Hugh Jackman who is trying to push a new military/police technology, with a design that looks a lot like the ED-209. There’s the advent of a new drone police force, and the one who ends up with a more-human-than-robot consciousness. But is that just an easy sales pitch to hide the film’s true personality? Check out the trailer below and see if you can figure it out. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
Adam Sandler may be hideously overpaid, but there are still a few actors in Hollywood who are very good at making money. The list of 2014’s highest-grossing actors is proof of that. Four big names raked in $1 billion or more at the global box office this year, and one of those will probably continue to cash in in early 2015. Hit the jump to see the highest grossing actors of 2014. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
There will come a day when Hugh Jackman hangs up his Wolverine claws for the very last time. But that day isn’t coming for another couple of movies. Jackman confirmed in a recent interview that not only is he working “really hard” on a new Wolverine, he’s also been in discussions about X-Men: Apocalypse.
Read the Hugh Jackman X-Men Apocalypse comments after the jump. Read More »
Perhaps the first images from Pan weren’t quite what you expected, but we’re trusting in the guy who created a successful new fairy tale in Hanna to warp the Peter Pan story into a new shape that makes sense in the end. This Pan trailer shows a big, bright, and possibly strange take on the J.M. Barrie stories, seemingly with a story structure that doesn’t bother with a “Peter Pan in the real world” setup, but just goes straight for a fantasy tale. There’s a lot of light, pretty stuff here that positions this as a fluffy fantasy, but then there’s a shot of Hugh Jackman towards the end of the trailer that makes us wonder if this has something more dark in mind, too.
Joe Wright directs Levi Miller as Peter, and Jackman not as Hook, but as Blackbeard. Garrett Hedlund steps in as a young, romantically appealing version of Hook, with Rooney Mara playing Tiger Lily. Check out the Pan trailer below. (We’ve also got four Pan character posters, with Blackbeard’s showing that yes, that’s definitely meant to be a bad wig worn by the pirate.)
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