Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
After a false start with Dracula Untold, the Universal Monsters franchise is ready to get going for real with its first big release, The Mummy. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the film stars Tom Cruise as the hero who gets mixed up in some kind of trouble involving an ancient, wronged, and very pissed-off princess (played by Star Trek Beyond‘s Sofia Boutella).
Today the first The Mummy poster has arrived, along with a little The Mummy teaser for the trailer arriving this weekend. See it all after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
Deadpool‘s record-breaking box office guaranteed a sequel, and while we’ve yet to learn when exactly we might see that sequel we’re starting to get a better idea of its shape. A couple of months ago we heard the character Domino might join the Merc with a Mouth on his next outing. Today a new report reveals which actresses could play her. Among the names on the shortlist are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lizzy Caplan, and Sienna Miller.
UPDATE (10/31/2016): Three more names have been added to the Domino shortlist. Find out who they are below. Read More »
After recycling a little too much of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan for the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, the rebooted franchise based on Gene Roddenberry’s classic sci-fi series needed a new direction to bring some freshness back to the final frontier. Thankfully, with Star Trek Beyond, director Justin Lin has managed to craft a extremely entertaining journey back into space for the USS Enterprise. It’s a sequel that blends some of the signature style of the classic Star Trek series with the action sensibilities of a modern blockbuster.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Now that 2009’s Star Trek re-introduced the classic Enterprise crew and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness did everything in its power to wreck them, Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond has a bold new task before it: introducing new characters and allowing them to stand out amidst a cast of familiar faces and iconic names. We’ll hopefully get a memorable new adversary in Idris Elba‘s Krall and as this new clip from the film seems to indicate, Sofia Boutella‘s Jaylah certainly appears to be a unique addition to the ensemble.
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Last Summer, I visited the set of Star Trek Beyond in Vancouver, Canada. Find out what I learned on set, including how over 50 new alien species were created for this film in honor of Trek’s 50th anniversary, how director Justin Lin has put an end to JJ Abrams’ “camera hand jobs” (yes, you just read that right) and much much more.
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Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
Every cinematic shared universe begins with a single film, and for the prospective Universal Monsters franchise, that’s The Mummy. (Well, at one point it was Dracula Untold, but Universal seems perfectly happy to forget that one ever existed, and to let everyone else forget it too.) Which is why it’s so important for the studio to get it right. So far, things look reasonably promising.
They hired Alex Kurtzman to direct, and convinced Tom Cruise to lend his A-list star wattage as the leading man. They got Sofia Boutella to play the Mummy herself, adding an interesting gender-swapped wrinkle to the project. And now they’re starting to fill up some of the other roles. First up is Annabelle Wallis, probably best known from the U.K. TV series Peaky Blinders. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s a tired habit to describe any reboot as “not your father’s [insert name of property here].” But we can definitively say that Alex Kurtzman‘s upcoming The Mummy will not be your father’s The Mummy. How do we know? Well, for starters, she’ll be a woman.
The really great part, though, is which woman she’ll be. Sofia Boutella, the scene-stealing henchwoman from this spring’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, is in talks to take the title role in The Mummy opposite Tom Cruise. More on The Mummy Sofia Boutella casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
It looks like director Justin Lin is bringing some changes to the Star Trek franchise. A video from the set of Star Trek Beyond reveals Kirk (Chris Pine) in a redesigned Starfleet uniform. In addition, we get a glimpse of Sofia Boutella as a new character who appears to hail from an entirely new alien species. See the new Star Trek Beyond uniforms and character after the jump. Read More »
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Star Trek 3 is ramping up, with a script by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, with Justin Lin set to direct. We know very little about the film at this point, but we can presume that cast members such as Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana will return, and we know that Idris Elba plays a villain. Now the cast has a new member, as Algerian actress Sofia Boutella, last seen in Kingsman: The Secret Service, has signed on to play “a lead role.” Read More »
Want to see the exclusive debut of Dave Perillo‘s Thor poster? Where is the Batman vs. Superman production office? How can you listen to the Thor: The Dark World score? Which actress has joined The Secret Service? When is Justice League: War being released? What happens when Batman gets put into horror movies? How much of X-Men: Days of Future Past is in the future and how much is in the past? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »