“This isn’t a hospital, it’s a haunted house!”
Directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), New Mutants boasts an all-star cast of talented rising actors including Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, The Witch‘s Anya Taylor-Joy, and Stranger Things‘ Charlie Heaton. But it won’t be your standard superhero flick of the month — Boone promises a claustrophic, horror-inspired spin-off film centered around some of the lesser known X-Men characters. Hey, going different worked for Deadpool.
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While hand-drawn animation seems to be all but extinct in the feature film business, claymation will make one last gasp for relevancy with a new film by the talented creators and animation studio behind the still-great Wallace and Gromit.
Lo and behold Early Man, the stop-motion animated film from Aardman Studios about a caveman who discovers that civilization has quickly advanced all around him — immediately making him and his tribe endangered. Wow, it sounds like they’re sending some kind of message here…
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(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, despite Pixar’s track record, a video essay explores how they think Finding Dory went wrong. Plus, check out a slew of Easter eggs and comic book references you might have missed in The Defenders, and watch Sansa and Arya Stark (Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams) from Game of Thrones in their own Carpool Karaoke segment from the Apple original series. Read More »
Every time a comic book movie director claims that his movie will be “very different” from other superhero movies, an angel loses its wings and gains heat vision.
But New Mutants director Josh Boone swears that his X-Men spin-off will forego all those costumes and supervillains, and go “full-fledged horror movie” instead — because horror is the new trend now. To be fair, the source material for New Mutants, the 1984 Marvel Comics storyline “The Demon Bear Saga,” lends itself to the horror genre, and we are already greatly anticipating the spinoff film anyway with the casting of Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams and Split‘s Anya Taylor-Joy. But Boone wants you to know that New Mutants isn’t like other X-Men films.
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For the first time in a long time, the X-Men movies are starting to get us excited again. Even if you ignore the brilliant Legion on FX (and you most certainly should not), Logan and Deadpool suggest a wild and exciting path ahead for the mutant superheroes. Hopefully, the upcoming New Mutants movie continues the trend.
It certainly helps that two very talented young women have officially joined the cast: Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and Split‘s Anya Taylor-Joy have signed up for Josh Boone’s movie, which is due out next year.
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Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Aardman Animations may have entered the crowded CG animation world with films like Flushed Away and Arthur Christmas, but the creators of Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep, and Wallace and Gromit will forever be known for their stop-motion movies. Their latest project, Early Man, looks to be very much in line with their most popular work, taking their instantly identifiable style and applying it to a tribe of none-too-sharp prehistoric people. The film doesn’t hit theaters until next year, but the first trailer has arrived to announce the film’s existence to the world.
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Production on the X-Men spin-off New Mutants is rumored to begin in April or May this year with The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone at the helm. 20th Century Fox hasn’t made any official announcement about the project, but there have been plenty of details that have surfaced. Now one of those details seems to have been confirmed by Josh Boone himself.
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has been linked to the cast of New Mutants, though no word on her involvement has been confirmed by anyone. Josh Boone may have just done that though by sharing a piece of art featuring the actress as Rahne Sinclair, the mutant who comes to be known as Wolfsbane, due to the fact that she can transform into a wolf.
See the art of Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane in New Mutants after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
While Game of Thrones season 6 was home to its fair share of horror and misery, it was downright merciful compared to previous seasons, allowing many of the main characters to actually get on the path leading toward their future goals (instead of, you know, pushing them off the path with a bloody bludgeon comprised of war and intrigue). In a new interview, series star Maisie Williams, who plays the increasingly dangerous and weary Arya Stark, pretty much says we can expect the same thing from season 7 – we’ll see some victories, but also some crushing defeats.
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Posted on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 by Angie Han
Rumors that Maisie Williams will be in New Mutants remain unconfirmed for now, but we can say for sure she’ll be starring in an upcoming superhero film. Sadly, it’s not as the superhero. Instead, iBoy has her as the BFF / love interest to Tom (Bill Milner), a teenager who gains superpowers after a violent attack leaves him with bits of smartphone embedded in his brain. It all sounds pretty silly, but then again so does “teenager gains superpowers after radioactive spider bite.”
Netflix has just unveiled the first iBoy trailer for you to judge, and you can check it out after the jump. Read More »
As we get closer to the end of the year, we’re starting to get trailers for movies that are getting unceremoniously dumped in January so as to have little to no competition with early spring blockbusters, the prime summer tentpoles or the previous month’s awards contenders. One of those is a new comedy that played at Tribeca under the title The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, but now it has a new title and a telling release date.
The Book of Love has a promising cast featuring Jason Sudeikis and Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams in the story of a widower who sets out to help a young homeless girl build a vessel so she can literally set sail on a metaphorical new path for her life.
Watch The Book of Love trailer after the jump. Read More »