Wakanda Forever pitch

The world is intensely curious about Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever for many reasons, chief among them to find out what kind of story writer/director Ryan Coogler is going to tell without the franchise’s lead actor after Chadwick Boseman’s death. And it sounds like some of his storytelling decisions threw one of the sequel’s supporting actors for a bit of a loop.

Martin Freeman will be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reprise his role as Agent Everett K. Ross, and during a recent interview, he revealed that when Coogler walked him through the beats of the movie, he found some of the film’s beats to be “very odd.”  Read More »

Martin Freeman - Black Panther

Marvel has no shortage of charming guys in suits, and Martin Freeman‘s CIA agent Everett K. Ross was one of those, popping up in Captain America: Civil War before becoming an unexpected part of the Black Panther ensemble. So it was easy to expect that he would return for Black Panther 2 — a return that Freeman himself previously confirmed.

But then Chadwick Boseman‘s death dealt a blow to both the world and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. How would Black Panther 2 move on without Boseman? Would the film be the same as the one that director Ryan Coogler had been planning for the past few years? As far as we know, it will at least have the same cast, and can count on one more returning cast member in Freeman, who once again confirmed his commitment to the sequel.

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A Christmas Carol trailer

There have been dozens of movie adaptations of Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol (with even more to come), but here’s one that puts a new spin on things.

Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), and more are featured in a new reimagining which tells the familiar story through “the magical fusion of modern dance and the spoken word.” And it’s coming to U.S. theaters this holiday season. Check out the trailer below. Read More »

The Social Network Dialogue

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 closer look at the script Aaron Sorkin wrote for The Social Network to see how he uses certain literary devices to give dialogue rhythms and melodies. Plus, watch a wonderful conversation with Ben Stiller‘s late parents, the amazing Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, about their early career in show biz. And finally, listen to actors like Harrison Ford, Jeff Goldblum, Terry Crews, Kristen Bell, and more recalling their first IMDb credit. Read More »

Making of Onward Cinematography

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, the cinematographers behind Pixar’s fantasy adventure Onward deconsrtuct their shot composition, lighting, and more in an extensive featurette. Plus, take a look at nearly four dozen Easter eggs, clues and comic references from the final Black Widow trailer, and listen as The Hobbit star Martin Freeman takes a look back at his career, including the original UK version of The Office. Read More »

breeders trailer

Parenting is hard. Who knew? Apparently not Martin Freeman in his new FX comedy series Breeders, which brings the Fargo star back to the network that earned him an Emmy nomination. But despite the common knowledge of the difficulty of parenthood, a whole FX comedy series about Freeman struggling to raise two kids with his equally tired wife (Daisy Haggard) does sound like the kind of show I want to see. Watch the Breeders trailer below.

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Black Panther 2 Update and Black Widow Cast Addition

Even though Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t include Black Panther 2, we know that there are plans behind the scenes to get the sequel off the ground at some point. Though we’re still very much in the dark about where the sequel will take the African superhero next, we do know at least one cast member who will return from the first movie, and they’re not even from Wakanda. Martin Freeman will return as CIA Agent Everett Ross for the sequel

Meanwhile, Black Widow will be the first movie that officially kicks off Phase Four next year, and even though the project has been filming for a couple months now, we’re just now getting word about them bringing in a massive new cast member who will likely be quite the formidable threat for Scarlett Johansson.

Find out more about this Black Panther update and Black Widow cast addition below. Read More »

Martin Freeman joins Civil War

In this edition of Casting Bits:

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) joins a Facebook Watch show
  • Martin Freeman (Black Panther) will star in an espionage thriller
  • Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter) boards a new drama
  • Eiza González (Baby Driver) signs on for the Kung Fury movie
  • And many more!

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Cargo trailer

Martin Freeman had a quick cameo in Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead, but now he’s headlining his very own zombie movie. We’ve been writing about the Australian film Cargo for years, and this new trailer tells us when we’ll finally get to see Freeman brave a zombie apocalypse in an attempt to save his character’s infant daughter. Read More »

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Black Panther clip

Another day, another exciting Black Panther clip. At this point, it’s almost like Marvel is teasing us. We get it: this movie looks amazing. Just release it now, we’re tired of waiting and need this movie in our lives. In this new Black Panther clip, Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o engage in some banter while taking part in a car chase. Did I mention it looks great?

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