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2:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Rogue gets to be in X-Men: Days of Future Past after all

With the seemingly endless amount of big name stars and characters in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, it's hard not to believe some of those characters would be left on the cutting room floor. One of those chara...

Nick Valdez


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12:00 PM on 04.15.2014

Hans Zimmer returns for Batman vs. Superman

In news that should shock no one -- he scored Man of Steel, all three Nolan Bat films and probably enjoys getting payed money -- Hans Zimmer has confirmed that he'll be returning for Batman vs. Superman. The prolifi...

Matthew Razak

10:23 AM on 04.11.2014

New details on X-Men: Apocalypse from Brian Singer

In the world of the comic book movie it's become a game of "on to the next one." We're not even done with X-Men: Days of Future Past as it doesn't come out for another month, and here we are talking about X-Men: Apo...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 04.08.2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past gets the worst posters

Fox has always had the worst luck with promoting its X-Men films. From X-Men to X-Men: First Class, they can never seem to put an adequate poster together. With Days of Future Past bringing the largest cast in the franchise, ...

Nick Valdez

9:59 AM on 04.02.2014

Toby Kebbell to play Dr. Doom

Fantastic Four is a movie already full of people who have a solid chance of being Hollywood A-listers in a few years. The casting has been young and aggressive for the superhero reboot and the news that Toby Kebbell will...

Matthew Razak

1:31 PM on 03.27.2014

See Captain America: The Winter Soldier early and free

OK, folks. If you're reading these words and haven't grabbed the passes yet then they're probably gone. We've got a limited number of passes to a screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier next week in Washington D...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Second Days of Future Past trailer arrives

Usually once the first trailer for a film arrives we get a glut of new stuff after that, but X-Men: Days of Future Past dropped its first trailer and then went all super tease. All we got were small clips and images to ...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Lauren Shuler Donner talks Deadpool script

So it turns out that our favorite merc with a mouth (who had his mouth surgically shut in X-Men Origins: Wolverine) has a script out there and Producer Lauren Shuler Donner says its "really good." Here is why you sh...

Michael Jordan



Fox has chosen their Fantastic Four reboot stars photo
Fox has chosen their Fantastic Four reboot stars
by Matthew Razak

Update: All the actors have confirmed their casting via Twitter.

Fox seems to have finally, finally nailed down actors for their upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four. We've heard rumors and speculation for forever now, but rewrites and problems casting have delayed the film. Now we finally have our four stars: Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch; Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing; Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic.

We all knew Jordan was attached for a long while now, as he's teaming up again with director Josh Trank (Chronicle). The rest of the casting is more of a surprise. While Mara and Teller had had their names pop up Jamie Bell is very out of left field as he was only chosen after a plethora of other actors failed to connect with the part. He's also not very large or craggly, though I suppose with CGI that doesn't matter. 

It's definitely a young cast, and there are no big names, but a lot of up and comers. It will be very, very interesting to see where Fox takes this as the casting choices are nothing like the comic book characters. Also, to be clear, THR is reporting this like its a done deal, but Miles and Teller haven't signed on yet.

[via THR]

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1:00 PM on 02.18.2014

New images and 15 sec. tease for Guardians of the Galaxy

Before tonight's big premiere of the full trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy the fine folks at Marvel's PR department have been dripping out tease. Thus we see some brand new images from the film and the first 15 secon...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 02.07.2014

Paul Bettany will play the Vision in Avengers 2

I think we all assumed that with Ultron being the big bad in Avengers: Age of Ultron that the Vision was going to show up. After all Vision is an android created by Ultron for evil, but turns good and he's awesome so the...

Matthew Razak







Jessie Eisenberg is Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred photo
Jessie Eisenberg is Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred
by Matthew Razak

Today is the day you can point to when the Internet blew up. We were close to it when they announced Ben Affleck as Batman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, but the surprise casting of Jessie Eisenberg as Lex Luthor is probably going to destroy everything. Deadline has the press release in which the casting is announced along with Jeremy Irons playing Bruce Wayne's dutiful butler Alfred. 

I can live with Irons as Alfred. He's old and looks good in a tux so those boxes are checked.

Eisenberg as Luthor is a bit harder to swallow. This is mostly because of his age, which is far younger than I ever pictured Luthor being. In fact the casting seems entirely out of left field, but if you think about it a bit it maybe could work. Eisenberg can definitely pull of megalomaniac as we saw in The Social Network, and he's almost always cast as a self centered genius thanks to that role. He's also a really great actor.

Still, he's so much younger than Luthor and we haven't really seen him take on a role as big and bombastic as Luthor should be. It's hard to wrap my mind fully around it, though I'm not entirely against it. It will definitely be interesting to see what direction they're taking the character after this news. One does wonder why they didn't force Brian Cranston to take the role at gun point, though. 

[via Deadline]

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UPDATE: Marvel confirms Paul Rudd is Ant-Man photo
UPDATE: Marvel confirms Paul Rudd is Ant-Man
by Matthew Razak

UPDATE: Marvel confirmed Rudd's casting through a press release. Greatest bit is when it states Rudd is the actor Marvel had in mind from day one. Paul Rudd is joining the Marvel universe in a movie directed by Edgar Wright? I'll be there day one. Original story below

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” has found its hero in Paul Rudd, who will star in the new film from director Edgar Wright hitting theaters July 31, 2015!

The casting of Rudd represents the actor that Marvel had long ago identified as its first choice to play Ant-Man, continuing the studio’s desire to cast actors that bring several dimensions to its onscreen heroes.  The film’s plot is being kept under wraps.

As we reported previously Paul Rudd has been on the short list of people to play Ant-Man in the aptly named, upcoming Ant-Man. It seems now that he is indeed going to tackling the part. Among reports that he is in final negotiations it seems pretty much confirmed that Rudd will start lifting weights and not being a flubby every man soon.

As for the casting choice, I think he's got the jaw for it and can play nerdy scientist well enough. He's definitely proven he can bring some drama to his characters and since a ton of the action will probably be CGI I'm not too worried about his ability to leap through the air. This could definitely play out quite well with Edgar Wright directing. 

Now the final step is for the Internet to stop posting "exclusive clips" and showing the one from Mac and Me that Rudd always shows on Conan. It's funny when Rudd does it. It is not funny when everyone else does. 

[via THR]

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Apocalypse showing up in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse? photo
Apocalypse showing up in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse?
by Matthew Razak

UPDATE: According to Twitter, Fox's next X-Men movie is titled X-Men: Apocalypse and is releasing May 27, 2016. No other details have been released at the moment. Original story below.

Are somewhat obscure Tweets a valid news source? It seems like we're getting bigger and bigger stories that way as directors and actors Tweet whatever they want without any care to the fanboy pandemoneum it may cause. Case in point, Zack Snyder's recent Tweet that read: "#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!"

I mean, this one isn't too hard to figure out, cut come on! That's just mean. Snyder is most likely telling us that the next X-Men film will release in 2016 and that Apocalypse will be in it. It's weird, though, that two big announcements (three if you count Snyder possibly confirming himself as director) like this landed in a simple Tweet. Villains are usually especially hidden until closer to the film's completion to help drive up speculation and interest. Wonder if the Fox people are scrambling like mad.

Then again, maybe Snyder is just Tweeting his dream for the next film.

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First official trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 photo
First official trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2
by Nick Valdez

After The Amazing Spider-Man provided a serviceable first effort given the fact Sony had only made the film to avoid losing the rights, fans have been waiting anxiously to see what Sony could pull off for the sequel. The hype leading up to this has been slightly unbearable as we were treated to several trailer teases, banners that make the movie seem terrible, news of possible spin-offs, and pictures of Spider-Man in funny hats

But now that we have the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, what does everyone think? I'm game for it because Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHaan are in it (as Electro, Rhino, and Harry Osborn respectively), and they're fine actors. At least it seems like a good webswing in the right direction.

Besides even if no one likes it, two more Spider-Man flicks are happening anyway. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 spins a web, any size, catches theaters like flies May 2nd. 

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Gal Gadot confirmed as Wonder Woman for Bats vs. Supes photo
Gal Gadot confirmed as Wonder Woman for Bats vs. Supes
by Matthew Razak

Rumors have swirled. Fans have shouted. People have said things on the Internet in all caps.Wonder Woman appearing in Batman vs. Superman has been a steady rumor since the film got announced and now it is 100 percent confirmed along with the news that Gal Gadot will be playing the heroine. 

Not sure who that is? You may recall her as Giselle from the Fast & Furious series and director Zack Snyder says, "Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."

Gadot did fine in the Fast & Furious films, but aside from having the body and the face I can't really tell you how good she'll be as Wonder Woman. It's definitely a major step up from a supporting role in an ensemble action franchise, especially if, like Snyder is hinting, there's going to be a Wonder Woman film down the line.

In other news, it seems the villain is closer to being cast with Callan Mulvey (Zero Dark Thirty, 300: Rise of an Empire) reportedly in the lead for tackling the role. No word on what that role is yet, though he could do Luther for sure. 

[Variety, via /Film]

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8:00 AM on 11.11.2013

Batman vs. Superman is already casting for...Nightwing?

I remember sitting through Man of Steel and thinking, "This is close, so another movie could probably iron out these problems and give me a good Superman." Not once did I think, "You know what'd be great in this Superman movi...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 11.08.2013

Marvel's Netflix series could become movies

You've probably heard by now that Netflix announced a deal with Disney/Marvel for four new TV shows. If you haven't, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones will all be getting shows on Netflix that will culminate i...

Matthew Razak

4:47 PM on 11.06.2013

Four Marvel films in development at Fox

The Fox/Disney/Sony split up of the Marvel franchises has meant that three different production companies are pushing three different universes all at once. Marvel is doing the best job of it, and Fox appears to want some of ...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 10.30.2013

See Thor: The Dark World early and free

Update: Passes are now gone. Have fun if you snagged one! The holidays, they approach and that means blockbusters! Thor: The Dark World ushers in the superhero part of the holiday film releases with a return to the ...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 10.18.2013

Rumor: Michael B. Jordan cast as human torch

Word is coming down that Michael B. Jordan, who might be next years Benedict Cumberbatch in terms of hot actors, has just signed the deal to play the Human Torch/Johnny Storm in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, reunit...

Matthew Razak



Superman 75th short screened at NYCC photo
Superman 75th short screened at NYCC
by Matthew Razak

At the Superman 75th Anniversary panel most of the discussion was on the legend of Superman and the comic book itself, but we got to check out two things from the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of Man of Steel, which lands on November 12. Despite what you think about what Man of Steel did to Superman it sounds like there’s going to be some great stuff on the release of the film for home viewing.

The awesome starts with a quick short that Zack Snyder and the creator of DC animated properties Bruce Timm put together. We got to watch it and it’s basically every bit of Superman awesomeness condensed into one minute of animation. The short starts with a pull out from Action Comics #1 and then dramatically flows through every iteration of Superman there’s been. It’s really cool to watch the animation styles sort of fade into one another as you go through the eras, and their take on all the live action portrayals is pretty spot on. I’m sure there’s a ton of head nods to Superman history that I didn't pick up on, but there are definitely nods to notable moments like when Superman boxed Muhammad Ali or less notable ones like Turtle Boy Jimmy Olson.

The other part we got to check out was a bit of documentary, which was pretty much the talking heads you've come to expect from special features on DVDs. Nothing actually special there and considering the short will be broadcast on TV and most likely eventually viewable on YouTube I don’t think either are worth buying the Man of Steel Blu-ray for if you weren't planning on it anyway. Definitely worth going out of your way to see the short, just not worth laying down money.

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