What famous comedian helped convince Hugh Jackman that it was time to retire as Wolverine? What will Justice League‘s final box office total actually be? Who does Wesley Snipes think should be the next Blade? Who is Riz Ahmed playing in Venom? Who is Mad Max: Fury Road star Riley Keough interested in playing in the DC Extended Universe? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
The end is nigh – the end of 2017, that is. As is the case every year, top 10 movie lists are popping up everywhere. The Internet Movie Database – IMDb – has their own top 10 list as well, and it’s a doozy. While other best-of lists tend to lean towards more independent and critically acclaimed fare, the IMDb list is loaded with blockbusters, and a few surprises. Read on for the IMDb Top 10 of 2017 list.
The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society put their heads (and votes) together and announced the winners of their 2017 awards. This is the inaugural year for the LAOFCS (/Film’s own Peter Sciretta is a member), which was formed in late 2016 with the hope of creating a critics group that was “as diverse as the city in which it is based.” Guillermo del Toro‘s The Shape of Water won big this year, with other awards going to Lady Bird, I, Tonya and more. See the full list of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Award winners below.
Any day now, we’re going to find out if the Disney-Fox deal will actually happen, possibly resulting in Disney buying a large chunk of Fox. When and if that deal goes through, there’s going to be a lot of questions about all kinds of moving parts, but all anyone on the internet seems to really care about is the prospect of Fox’s Marvel properties finally interacting with Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well, there’s one Fox/Marvel player who says to count him out of the whole thing: Hugh Jackman. Jackman recently revealed that even if the Disney-Fox deal goes through and creates the opportunity to see Wolverine in the MCU, his time as the character is still over.
Will Avengers: Infinity War have any impact on Agents of SHIELD? Will Nightwing be shooting on location in Detroit? Is Jon Hamm in the running to replace Ben Affleck as Batman at some point? Will there be an extended cut of Justice League released on home video? What kind of announcement is coming this weekend about the animated Spider-Man movie? Want to read the Logan screenplay? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Where can you see Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter again? How much has Thor: Ragnarok made at the worldwide box office now? How many trailer views did Avengers: Infinity War get in 24 hours to set the new record? Does DC Comics have a superhero problem that extends beyond the DCEU? Is there a rough cut of Zack Snyder‘s version of Justice League after all? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, take a much closer look at the Easter eggs in the Deadpool 2 teaser trailer. Plus, watch a Thor: Ragnarok featurette showing off the amazing work that Weta Workshop did in creating the various pieces of armor and weapons and watch a video essay examining how Logan and Children of Men treat their protagonists on the path to redemption.
First up, since the footage in the Deadpool 2 trailer goes by so quickly, Mr. Sunday Movies takes a deep dive into all the Easter eggs and details that you might have missed the first time around. There are very small hints of what’s to come in the sequel and several references for the more hardcore fans out there.
Next up, the talented folks at Weta Workshop put together a featurette detailing the work that went into creating the armored wardrobe and weapons for Thor: Ragnarok. This included making armor for the Hulk and a big foam suit for director Taika Waititi to wear on set so he could get into character as the rock warrior Korg.
Finally, Lessons from a Screenplay takes a closer look at Logan and Children of Men, showing how each of the movies features a reluctant hero pressured into a dangerous journey in an environment where there seems to be no hope for the future from the very beginning. By starting the story at what appears to be the end for these characters, the films establish where our characters will end up at the conclusion of the movie.
Logan was as much about bringing a satisfying end to the long and hard journey of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine as it was about the beginning of Laura’s (Dafne Keen) story as the fierce runaway X-23 clone.
Keen stole the scenes as the stoic and bullish Laura, who becomes a surrogate daughter to Logan, and was implied at the end of Logan to shoulder his burden as the next Wolverine. The open ending to James Mangold‘s film would have been powerful enough, but we’re in the superhero genre — the story never ends. Mangold is already working on a spin-off to Logan, centered around Keen’s Laura. And it’s largely thanks to Wonder Woman that an X-23 spin off could happen.
Will the Nightwing movie in the works make reference to the character’s past? Did you know Billy Ray Cyrus was once given his own comic book? Is Marvel Comics finally done with the evil Captain America? Will Justice League have any post-credits scenes? Did you know Marvel once wanted Liam Hemsworth to play Thor more than Chris Hemsworth? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Will Deadpool 2 also feature a younger version of Cable? Want to watch the entire first episode of Marvel’s Spider-Man series on Disney XD? Will the Hellboy reboot be another origin story? What disguise did Ben Affleck wear while appearing at San Diego Comic-Con? Has the final Guardians of the Galaxy Easter egg been found? Who is Katee Sackhoff playing in The Flash? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »