When Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced Avengers: Infinity War, it was positioned as a two-film epic crossover event that would be the culmination of everything Marvel had planned up to that point. So with both films about to start shooting concurrently, I thought it might be fun to take a look at all the characters confirmed or rumored to be part of Avengers: Infinity War, and theorize how they may play into this story.
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It’s unfortunate to report Terry Gilliam‘s longtime passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has been delayed again. The writer-director was going to start shooting the film (for the second time) next week, but another unexpected curveball has been thrown in this troubled project’s direction. Gilliam called the most recent delay of his fantastical adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ novel “slight.”
Below, find out the reason behind the latest The Man Who Killed Don Quixote delay.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
Without going too much into spoilers, the ending of Captain America: Civil War left us wondering where Sebastian Stan‘s Bucky Barnes (a.k.a. Winter Soldier) might turn up next. Marvel isn’t ready to say just yet, but a new report suggests that if nothing else, we can expect to see him in Avengers: Infinity War, out summer 2018.
And of course, Winter Soldier isn’t the only MCU supporting player who might resurface for that giant team-up. While actor Stellan Skarsgård, who plays Dr. Erik Selvig, has said he won’t return for Thor: Ragnarok, he may be called back for Avengers: Infinity War. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The blockbuster as we used to know it died in 2008 when the credits rolled on the first screening of Jon Favreau’s Iron Man. When Samuel L. Jackson popped up as Nick Fury to recruit Tony Stark into the Avengers, the shape of mainstream, populist cinema changed. The shared cinematic universe became the thing every single movie studio chased. Marvel Studios has created the new blockbuster template.
While Jackson was the initial spurt of glue that held the Marvel Cinematic Universe together, Stellan Skarsgard‘s Dr. Eric Selvig has been equally important. He’s the vital stitch that keeps the fantastical world of the Thor films tethered to the Earth and its mortal heroes, the guy who steps in to explain a bunch of wacky nonsense to everyone in the audience. And now, we’ve learned that we won’t see him in Thor: Ragnarok.
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Although the adaptation of John le Carré‘s spy thriller Our Kind of Traitor has been in the can since 2014, the film has taken a little while to make it to the big screen. But our friends across the pond will finally get a chance to see it this spring, and the first trailer finds Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris (Skyfall) in the wrong place at the wrong time, suddenly caught up in a struggle between a Russian mafia money launderer (Stellan Skarsgard), a ruthless MI6 agent (Damian Lewis) and the British government.
Watch the Our Kind of Traitor trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
One of the biggest victims of Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s overstuffed narrative was Thor. The god disappeared into a seemingly out-of-nowhere side quest that didn’t raise a whole lot of interest or make a whole lot of sense, raising the question of why the film bothered giving him a subplot at all.
The answer, as you may have already read, is that Thor was originally supposed to have a much meatier subplot to himself. Unfortunately, with the film threatening to go over the three-hour mark, something had to get cut, and that something was Thor. But thanks to the film’s upcoming Blu-ray release, we can finally see what we was missing in the film. Watch the Avengers Age of Ultron Thor deleted scene after the jump. Read More »
Last night, Walt Disney Pictures released the second trailer for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. You can watch that trailer here, in case you haven’t seen it already. And for those of you who really want to take in all of the visuals revealed in the new Avengers 2 trailer, we have compiled a batch of high resolution images from the film to let you take in all the goodness one shot at a time, complete with an image by image analysis by me. Hit the jump to see over 60 Avengers 2 photos now.
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We didn’t know how big it would be, but when news broke that Stellan Skarsgård was returning for Joss Whedon‘s first Avengers film, we knew it was a big deal. Skarsgård’s character, Dr. Erik Selvig, appeared in the Thor post-credit scene and was a key piece in Loki’s plan to take over Earth. The question now is, if he comes back for Avengers: Age of Ultron, would it be for a story role that is equally as important?
We’ll find out soon, because in a new interview Skarsgård confirmed that he is indeed coming back for the May 1, 2015 sequel. Read the Stellan Skarsgard Avengers: Age of Ultron news below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
Over three years ago, we saw the first trailer for Frankie & Alice, a fact-based drama about a ’70s stripper suffering from dissociative identity disorder. And then… nothing. Aside from a brief, barely publicized awards-qualifying run in late 2010 (which didn’t get star Halle Berry any Oscar love, but did earn her a Golden Globe nomination), the picture never received a theatrical release.
But it looks like someone has finally taken the film off the shelf and blown off the dust. Frankie & Alice is now headed for a spring opening, and there’s a brand-new trailer to prove it. Hit the jump to check it out.
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Posted on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
If Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty had been a little less daydream-y and a little more British, it probably would have looked a lot like Peter Chelsom‘s Hector and the Search for Happiness. Both films center on middle-aged men who, unsatisfied by their dreary professional lives, decide to embark on whimsical adventures around the globe.
To be sure, there are a few differences. The man in this movie is played by Simon Pegg, not Ben Stiller, and he’s a psychiatrist, not a photo editor. But there are more similarities, from the sweeping shots of snowy mountains all the way down to the plaid scarves that the characters don for their travels. Watch it after the jump.
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