Chuck Liev Schreiber

I’ve seen all of the Rocky movies a handful of times, but I’ve somehow never thought to do any research into writer/star Sylvester Stallone’s inspiration for his underdog boxing story. Sly apparently wrote the script in three and a half days after watching an unknown fighter named Chuck Wepner beat the odds and miraculously go 15 rounds against one of the greatest boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali, and now IFC Films is telling Wepner’s story in a new biopic starring Liev Schreiber. Check out the Chuck trailer below.
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hellboy 3

UPDATE: Hellboy creator Mike Mignola has spoken about what went down and why there won’t be a third Hellboy movie. We have added his statement to the article below.

Everyone fought the good fight, but the war is over: according to director Guillermo del Toro, Hellboy 3 is officially dead and not going to happen. And that’s that.

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Guillermo del Toro directing Hellboy 2

The last update we got on Hellboy 3: Don’t get your hopes up. Director Guillermo del Toro has had trouble finding financing for the film, which is bigger in scope compared to the previous Hellboy movies. Hellboy II: The Golden Army got made because a studio head was a fan of del Toro’s and the first movie performed so well on DVD, a market that died around the time the sequel hit home video. Since the movie’s release in 2008, every once in a while del Toro, Ron Perlman, and Hellboy’s creator, Mike Mignola, will discuss the chances of a third installment.

There are no significant or minor developments regarding the project, but del Toro still absolutely wants to make the film and, if enough fans want him to, he’ll meet with Mignola and Perlman to talk about it again.

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Trollhunters Featurette

It feels like it’s been too long since we’ve gotten a new project from Guillermo del Toro. That might be because Crimson Peak was a bit of a disappointment last year, and we’ll be waiting until sometime next year to see his next movie, The Shape of Water, which started filming just a few months ago. But in the meantime, we’ll have a little something to hold us over.

Guillermo del Toro has been working with Netflix on an animated series called Trollhunters, adapted from a book he wrote himself with Daniel Kraus. While it’s clearly geared towards kids, it has some stylish animation and fantasy action that should keep his adult fans entertained until his new movie arrives. You can see what we’re talking about in a new Trollhunters featurette with new footage and some insight from del Toro himself. Read More »

Fantastic Beasts Clips

We’re just a few days away from seeing if Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them lives up to the rather positive reviews that surfaced over the weekend. With that in mind, Warner Bros. Pictures is making one last push to drum up interest in the Harry Potter spin-off, though we’re pretty sure there’s already plenty of interest from the wizarding world fans out there.

Two new Fantastic Beasts clips have been released online by the studio, and they both offer up some interesting new details about our lead character, magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), as well as one of the creatures in his possession. Plus, we get to see Mr. Scamander engage with Colin Farrell‘s character Percival Graves, an Auror for MACUSA’s Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and Ron Perlman as a goblin that is basically a 1920s gangster.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Character Poster - Percival Graves

Were just over a month away from the expansion of the wizarding world on the big screen with the arrival of the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The most recent trailer is what finally got me excited about what this franchise starter has to offer, and now a new batch of character posters offer some interesting details that provide some insight into the new characters we’ll be meeting, including Eddie Redmayne as New Scamander. Some offer little plot details while one in particular features a certain symbol that Harry Potter fans will recognize immediately.

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Trollhunters cast

It’s going to be a while before we see Guillermo del Toro‘s next movie, which hasn’t even started shooting yet. But in the meantime, he’s got a new small-screen project coming our way, the Netflix animated series Trollhunters. And in typical del Toro fashion, he’s managed to round up quite a cast. Kelsey GrammerRon Perlman, and Anton Yelchin will all lend their voices to the fantasy adventure, which is produced by DreamWorks Animation.  Read More »

Ron Perlman as Cable

Another day, another name attempts to campaign for the role of Cable in Deadpool 2. The Marvel Comics character was teased as an addition to the sequel by The Merc with a Mouth himself in a closing credits scene that parodied Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and since then the likes of Stephen Lang and Dolph Lundgren have thrown their hats in the ring. Now one more actor has revealed his desire to play the role, and he’s no stranger to comic book action.

Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman has taken to social media to convince everyone how perfect he is for the role of Cable, and when you see a piece of artwork featuring the actor as the character, it’s hard to argue with him. See Ron Perlman as Cable after the jump. Read More »

hellboy 3

When the superhero movie boom eventually ends and a historian sits down to write the big book recounting the history of this genre and its impact on popular culture and the film industry, the chapter of Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy films should make for an interesting read. Here are two films directed by one of the most beloved filmmakers working today that limped out of theaters following disappointing theatrical runs, only to find their their true audience on DVD. Here are two films that demand a sequel, a conclusion, but won’t get one because a passionate online following doesn’t always translate to actual money at the box office.

Now, series star Ron Perlman is admitting that Hellboy 3 probably won’t happen. It’s time to put this pipe dream to bed.

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justice league dark casting rumors

The mere fact that a Suicide Squad movie is coming out next year is proof that Warner Bros. isn’t afraid to dip its toe into the weirder corners of the DC comic book world. And that’s great news because the weirder corners of the DC universe are where the best characters tend to hang out. Forget about Batman and Superman and their dawn of justice – let’s see the dark and magical likes of John Constantine and Deadman and Swamp Thing and Zantana team up on the big screen.

While we’re bummed that Justice League Dark will no longer be a Guillermo del Toro joint, we’re excited that it’s still in the works and is still utilizing many of the characters and concepts from del Toro’s screenplay. The film is far enough along in development that the names of certain actors and actresses are starting to come crawling out of the rumor mill. So who’s in contention for Constantine, Swamp Thing, and Madame Xanadu? And who apparently the frontrunner to play villain Anton Arcane? Let’s dive in.

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