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, watch as VFX artists react to the movie magic of all three installments of the Lord of the Rings trilogy as we get closer to the 20th anniversary of Peter Jackson‘s adaptation. Plus, see how glorious life is when you’re not a Star Wars fan and don’t care what anyone thinks about the movies, and listen as Michael B. Jordan takes a look back at his career so far. Read More »
In Just Mercy, Michael B. Jordan is a young attorney looking for justice. Based on a true story, the film follows Jordan’s Bryan Stevenson as he attempts the clear the name of Walter McMillian, played by Jamie Foxx, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to death row. Brie Larson also stars in the drama, which got a good deal of attention when it premiered at TIFF this year. Watch the new Just Mercy trailer below.
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Michael B. Jordan has upheld the legacy of Apollo Creed and taken on the king of Wakanda, and now he’ll dive into the world of Tom Clancy in Without Remorse, an adaptation of the book of the same name that focuses on one of the author’s recurring characters. The first Without Remorse teaser trailer has arrived, and while it doesn’t really feature much footage, it does promise an intriguing mystery set in the heart of the military. Watch below. Read More »
Four years ago, writer Dennis Liu published the comic book Raising Dion, which told the story of a single black mother raising a son who begins to develop superpowers. A year later, Liu turned that comic book into a short film that caught the eye of Michael B. Jordan, himself a silver screen superhero in Fantastic Four (and eventual supervillain in Black Panther). Jordan acquired the rights to the short to develop into a Netflix series, which is finally hitting the streaming platform next month.
Jordan produces and stars in Raising Dion as the father of the titular Dion, who disappears shortly before his son discovers his superpowers. Watch the Raising Dion trailer below.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Update: Variety reports that Queen and Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith has also been added to the cast. She’ll play Karen Greer, “a possible love interest to Jordan’s character.” In the Tom Clancy literary universe, Admiral Greer (played by James Earl Jones in three movies and Wendell Pierce in Amazon’s Jack Ryan series) recruited both Jack Ryan and John Clark/John Kelly. Karen Greer could be a relative, although she doesn’t appear in the books or previous movie/TV adaptations. Our original story from September 17 continues below.
While most of us would probably rather forget that Fox’s 2015 Fantastic Four film exists, we’re about to see two of that movie’s cast members reunite. Former Ben Grimm/The Thing actor Jamie Bell is the latest to join the Without Remorse cast, meeting up with former Johnny Storm/The Human Torch actor Michael B. Jordan, who’s leading the new spy thriller for Paramount. Learn about Bell’s role in the upcoming film below. Read More »
Before Destin Daniel Cretton heads to Marvel to helm the highly anticipated Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the Short Term 12 director is squeezing in one last dramatic stunner. This time, Cretton teams up with Michael B. Jordan to tell the true story of attorney Bryan Stevenson’s fight for justice for a criminal on death row (Jamie Foxx), in Just Mercy. Watch the Just Mercy trailer below.
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MGM is working on an upcoming slate of remakes from their own film library, and they’ve hired Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony & Joe Russo to oversee their production. The multi-film non-exclusive creative partnership will have the duo co-developing, co-producing and co-financing a handful of upcoming movies through AGBO Films, and they’ll be starting with the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair starring Michael B. Jordan. Read More »
Update 2: Deadline reports that Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts is set to helm Methuselah. Our original article follows.
Update: After the publication of this article, we were told that Tony Gilroy wrote the latest draft of this film’s screenplay. Our original article follows.
It’s been ten years since we first wrote about Hollywood’s attempt to make a Methuselah movie. There have been a few peaks and valleys over the ensuing decade, but today comes perhaps the most interesting news yet: the project is now being totally overhauled with a new leading man. Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) will star in the story of the oldest man in the Bible, a guy who supposedly stayed alive for hundreds of years. Catch up with the latest Methuselah details below. Read More »
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Here’s an unexpected but exciting pairing: director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) is teaming up with Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan to make a monster movie. Plot details are hard to come by, but read on to find out what we know so far.
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Denzel Washington has found his next directorial project, and he’s bringing in a heavy-hitter to star. Michael B. Jordan will play the lead in the Washington-directed Journal for Jordan, based on the memoir by Dana Canedy. Canedy’s book told the story of the love affair between herself and First Sergeant Charles Monroe King. King began writing a journal for his son Jordan while deployed, but was killed during the war in Iraq.
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