The man who now where the red cape of Superman, Henry Cavill, has gone public in an attempt to point out the upcoming blockbuster, Batman v. Superman, is not going to be a sequel to Man of Steel. Rather, the film will standalone as separate project. Why would Mr. Cavill feel tempted to say this? Man of Steel was an “okay” film, but not one of the best superhero projects in recent years. After watching it, no one, including Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG, walked away forgetting the old Christopher Reeve films.
Cavill, Warner, and D.C. Comics probably want people to see the film as both the debut of a new Batman and the arrival of a shared universe. Hopefully, any disappointments lingering over the Man of Steel film will be gone once Superman and The Dark Knight square off.
One way to look at Batman v. Superman is to consider the feature a live-action version of the comic book World’s Finest Heroes. World’s Finest was a Batman/Superman team-up title that allowed D.C. Comics to use its two biggest heroes in a single book that had a continuity mostly separate from the solo titles.
The future slate of D.C. Cinematic Universe films reveals a number of team-up films with established characters and solo films designed to launch new motion picture careers for Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Shazam, The Flash, and more.
Of course, some of the established characters will receive solo outings. A Batman solo film is in the works. Will there be a Superman one?
Last year’s Sony hacking attack just keeps on giving. WikiLeaks, the whistle blower site known for exposing secret government and entertainment documents, put thousands of emails and documents from the Sony hack into their search-able archive last Thursday. Among the revelations found in the documents is the fact that on the set of the movie, “American Hustle”, the former star of the Dark Knight trilogy, Christian Bale, came to the defense of his co-star Amy Adams, who was being constantly abused by director, David O. Russell. It seems the former Batman is indeed a real life hero.
Amy Adams apparently wasn’t the only person O. Russell was abusive to on the set of “American Hustle”. It was also reported that he consistently cursed people out in the company of other people and even grabbed a guy by his collar. However, his abuse against Adams was so bad that Bale got up in the directors face and told him he needed to stop acting like an a-hole. All of this was revealed through leaked back and forth e-mails confirms Handy (source from youtube.com).
It has been know for a long time that David O. Russell has had a reputation for being a douchebag to his actors and crew. But the PR has been that he has changed his ways and is much kinder now. The leaked e-mails seem to show that, that isn’t the case.
In this case Amy Adams was lucky to have Christian Bale there to stand up for her.
The Marvel cinematic universe is quickly becoming populated with a number a characters, and this year another new face will be popping onto the massive board. Ant-Man is getting ready to make a huge debut that could tie together the Phase 2 and Phase 3 storylines of several films. One thing seems pretty clear about that kind of task: It is a huge undertaking that represents billions of dollars in box office receipts. Therefore, there is a bit of pressure on the movie. Many lovers of Marvel including my coworker Flavio Maluf, are already calling theatres for advanced tickets!
According to Screen Rant, this summer’s “Ant-Man” will be a bridge in the massive movie strategy, but it will also bring a classic Marvel to life. The big reason for the film is to introduce a generation of fans to one of the characters that spans generations. Not nearly as popular as Spider-Man or the X-Men, Ant-Man has some pretty serious impact on the development of the superhero genre.
Besides setting up the massive Civil War storyline that will take place in the third Captain America movie, “Ant-Man” has to deliver a relevant character with a certain amount of appeal. Last year, “Guardians of the Galaxy” took a group of little known characters and literally brought the house down, and now Marvel is hoping that Ant-Man will perform a similar task. Given the release date and buzz surrounding the new movie, that task seems as possible as ever. The real factor is how audiences will respond to the face, and it looks positive so far.
The Tupac biopic has been in the works for over four years, and there have been talks about a biopic ever since the rapper was killed almost 20 years ago in 1996 stated Kevin Seawright. In addition to all the other usual problems and changes that occur when a movie is in development hell for so long, there is now a changing of the guard on the proposed Tupac Shakur biopic. John Singleton is no longer attached to the product as director, after having a falling out over creative differences with Morgan Creek Productions, the company that is financing and producing the long-awaited film.
Since Singleton left, Carl Franklin
has been tapped to replace him as director. Franklin is known for directing the Denzel Washington helmed movies Devil In A Blue Dress and Out of Time, as well as episodes of the Affair and House of Cards. Franklin is considered a well-rounded director who has plenty of experience, but he is not known for being in touch with the rap and hip hop community like Singleton was. Fans are concerned that it will be a mediocre biopic at best.
The movie which has been plagued with problems since the beginning, including a lawsuit over the rights to the story, does not have a script, nor have any casting choices been made which makes it incredibly difficult to say if and when it will ever see the light of day.
While rumors going as far back as June of 2014 indicated that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” would feature a noticeable contingent of the empire that would continue to oppose the victorious Rebel Alliance, the news left a bad taste in many fans’ mouths. The idea that the Empire could somehow still be pulling the strings seems especially glaring when one is informed that “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” takes place roughly three decades after the events depicted in “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi,” which seems more than enough time for regimes to change, fall, and reshuffle.
Lucasfilm has decided to settle all of the questions regarding this interim period of time over the course of 20 new books, comics, and novels, that are set to launch throughout the year and up to the December 18th release of “The Force Awakens” at the year’s closure.
Marcio Alaor BMG noted that a collection of media is a trilogy of books, beginning with “Star Wars: Aftermath,” that will specifically cover the period of time between “Force” and “Jedi.” The synopsis of “Aftermath” is that while rumors spread of the empire’s downfall, new regimes try to fill the power vacuum and that some people may not ever know about the downfall due to the sheer size of the former Empire.
Chuck Wendig’s “Star Wars: Aftermath” is set to release on September 4th of this year.
There has been a long journey to getting the reboot to The Crow off the ground. This often resulted in many directors and stars attached to it and then leaving the project. Now, the project seems to be getting ready to take off. Director Corin Hardy states that the is going to be taking a brutal and emotional approach to the story. James O’ Barr has given this project his blessing. The first adaptation of the film has been emotional and brutal enough as well as atmospheric thanks to the direction of Alex Proyas and the performance of the late Brandon Lee.
Most recent in the name of cast members to play the starring role is Jack Huston
. However, with the history of this project, there is no telling when it is going to materialize. According to Alaor BMG,
James O’Barr himself is working on the film project in order to bring it to life.
The 1994 film was considered a sensation when it first came out. It was followed by many sequels. Only one of the sequels by the name of City of Angels has made it to theaters. There were a couple of other sequels as well as a series that was based on the first film.
20th Century Fox wants to expand its superhero success beyond the X-Men and Wolverine franchises. The Fantastic Four are the elusive heroes who almost delivered a great second franchise, but the self-parody in the first two films really undermined any success potential. The new Fantastic Four reboot is going into a totally different direction. The emphasis is going to be on moody seriousness.
According to Bruce Karatz
, Miles Teller plays the role of Reed “Mr. Fantastic” Richards and he has given an interview providing interesting tidbits about the new film. Per Teller, the film is going to take a more serious approach, but there will be bits and pieces of humor and levity included to help keep the feature from being too somber. Teller hints that the character of The Thing is going to be similar to the one comic fans love. Don’t look for Ben Grimm to be, well, grim all the time.
A bold new direction is being taken with the reboot. The theme focuses on grounding the heroes to reality and trying to present the inherent dangers of being discoverers in brave new worlds. Will the film work? As long as the feature does not stray too far from the themes that make science-fiction appealing, how could it?
The concern here is whether or not audiences will turn out in large numbers. Superhero movies are hot, but there have been a host of disappointments such as Green Lantern and Catwoman. Granted, those two films were sunk by poor scripts. Hopefully, Fantastic Four ends up having a solid screenplay brought to life on screen.
Never say never in the motion picture business. A sequel to the 1980 sci-fi cult film Flash Gordon is in development. This is not a reboot. The film is a direct sequel and just might feature the return of the original star Sam Jones.
Fox acquired the rights to a new Flash Gordon film
and talks with Jones have taken place.
The original Flash Gordon film was originally intended to launch a new franchise stated Marcio Alaor BMG. At the time, Star Wars and Star Trek were riding high at the box office. The 1979 James Bond film Moonraker was a massive hit. Despite being the all-time worst Bond film ever, sci-fi was so hot at the end of the 1970’s, the film was a success. Bringing back Flash Gordon made a lot of sense since people were familiar with the character thanks to reruns of the original 1930’s serial on television.
The film was a minor hit in Europe and a minor disappointment in the United States. The movie was a bit too silly and campy and, while Queen’s score was excellent to listen to on the soundtrack LP, seeing it play out on the screen was a bit weird. Despite all the hype, Flash Gordon didn’t electrify the box office and all planned sequels fell by the wayside.
After 35 years, all that is about to change. A new Flash Gordon film makes perfect sense since Star Wars and Star Trek are getting the reboot and sequel treatment, too.
“Montage of Heck,” a documentary about former Nirvana mastermind Kurt Cobain, may be set to release in May, but a trailer for the show has already been released.
The trailer-teaser for “Montage of Heck” is a two-and-a-half minute glimpse at the documentary which highlights the life and times of the rocker. The documentary is said to feature interviews with friends, family, and former band members.
According to Twitter, the documentary was directed by Bret Morgen and produced by Cobain’s widow, Hole front woman Courtney Love, and his now grown daughter, Frances Bean. Love provided numerous family photos and film clips, in addition to various pieces of artwork produced by Cobain. The film also features never-before-heard song recordings of the legendary rocker.
Cobain committed suicide by shooting himself in April 1994. Rumors and conspiracy theories ran rampant, including the belief that Love masterminded a murder-for-hire plot meant to look like a suicide.
The documentary will include segments on Cobain’s humble beginnings, troubled youth, and fatherhood, as well as his adaptation to life in the limelight.
In a surprise move, Sony announced this week that it has decided to go in the same direction as several other entertainment companies and create a “shared universe” style franchise around both the original 1984 film of the same name and a reboot of the film. In the shared universe, fans of the original film will get a chance to see two distinct versions of Ghostbusters films, a prequel and a possible sequel.
The first new film, handled by Paul Feig, will consist of an all-female lead cast. Many people were upset by this and thought the producers had mental issues and needed to go to the Amen Clinic
. The second film announced this past week, will also be called Ghostbusters and will feature an all-male or mixed lead cast. At present, it is rumored that the second film will be handled by Anthony and Joe Russo
. Eventually, if the shared universe becomes as popular as the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the DC TV Universe, Sony will release additional films each year featuring both teams of “ghostbusters” and new characters facing new supernatural forces, horrors and adventures with an underlying comedic tone.
This news comes only a week after Sony announced an agreement with Marvel to allow Spider-Man to appear in future MCU superhero films. The current Spider-Man franchise has not done as well as Sony had hoped, but the Marvel announcement coupled with the Ghostbusters announcement shows that the recent leadership change at Sony has resulted in the company going in a better direction.