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The actor could star as the late Northern Ireland first minister in The Journey, about Paisley's unlikely friendship with Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness, Deadline reports.
Novelist Colin Bateman is writing the screenplay for the project, which is expected to begin production this September.
Paisley passed away in September last year at the age of 88.
Taylor famously took over the Marvel superhero franchise from Sir Kenneth Branagh, with his movie going on to make $644 million worldwide.
In a new interview with Uproxx about his latest movie Terminator Genisys, Taylor acknowledged that he had trouble complying with Marvel's hands-on style of filmmaking.
"I've done two [blockbusters] and I've learned that you don't make a $170 million movie with someone else's money and not have to collaborate a lot," Taylor explained. "The Marvel experience was particularly wrenching because I was sort of given absolute freedom while we were shooting, and then in post it turned into a different movie.
"So, that is something I hope never to repeat and don't wish upon anybody else."
Taylor seems more content with Terminator Genisys, despite complaining about its advertising campaign giving away too many story twists. »
2017 is going to be a big year for Marvel Studios, serving as the first year the studio will release three films. For the last few years, Marvel has been content with two films a year, but with fan enthusiasm and ticket sales at an all time high, might as well go to three, rightc That means Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige, is going to be a very busy man. During the press junket for Ant-Man, Collider asked him about the upcoming production schedule and he said, "We literally just crossed the halfway mark on Captain America: Civil War last week, it's day 42 or 43 of 80. We start filming Doctor Strange in London in November. We start shooting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in February-March 2016. We start filming Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man around the same time, around June of next year." Considering he can't be in two different places at the same time, »
- Charles Dean
Those of you who were dreaming that Kenneth Branagh might be making a triumphant return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Thor: Ragnarok are set to be severely disappointed. That's because Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has dismissed the recent speculation linking the English director with the upcoming blockbuster. During a recent discussion with Collider to promote the pending release of Ant-Man, Feige was asked about the plans for Thor: Ragnarok, specifically whether Kenneth Branagh could be on the brink of ordering around Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston again. But the producer/executive was adamant in his response, and it seems like it.s just not going to happen. Said Feige, Not true. I don.t know where that came from. Short and sweet then. It had previously been teased that Marvel really wanted Branagh to direct Thor: Ragnarok, but they faced a battle to convince him as he was »
A few weeks ago, a rumor surfaced that had Thor director Kenneth Branagh potentially returning to helm Thor: Ragnarok. The reception was mostly positive even if it seemed like a long shot. Now, we have confirmed that this will not be happening. Speaking with Collider, Marvel's Kevin Feige has said there is no truth to the rumor of Branagh's return. In fact, Feige doesn't know... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
More updates keep coming up regarding various Marvel movies in the works thanks to the early press rounds for July's release of "Ant-Man". Today comes word from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige who explains to Collider the studio's planned filming schedule for its projects:
"We literally just crossed the halfway mark of 'Captain America: Civil War' last week, it's day 42 or 43 of 80. We start filming 'Doctor Strange 'in London in November. We start shooting 'Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2' in February-March 2016 [in Atlanta]. We start filming 'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Spider-Man' around the same time, around June of next year."
"Certainly we could [set another one in the past]. There are no rules. I think the majority of them will be chronological, but not all of them necessarily."
- Garth Franklin
Kevin Feige has been a busy man lately. Marvel Studios’ head honcho has been promoting the imminent theatrical release of the McU’s next movie Ant-Man and during the press day Feige also revealed a bunch of information about some other upcoming Marvel flicks.
After officially announcing Tom Holland as the new Spider-Man and that he will appear in Captain America: Civil War, naturally lots of folk wanted to know more about his role. Feige talked openly about what to expect from the McU version of Spider-Man and more importantly how he will interact with other superheroes.
Feige also discussed the upcoming Scott Derrickson directed Doctor Strange and answered questions about Black Panther too. But one movie that hasn’t really been talked about that much is Thor: Ragnarok. Recent rumours suggested that Kenneth Branagh – who directed the first Thor movie back in 2011 – might be making a return, however when »
- Gavin Logan
The third Thor movie is currently set for release in November 2017 (the date's changed since the publicity logo was issued), and the script was being put together by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost when the project was initially talked about. However, the hunt is on for a new director. Alan Taylor, who helmed Thor: The Dark World, didn't appear to be toeing the Marvel party line too much in the press junket for the movie, and he went on to make Terminator: Genisys. He's not expected back for Thor 3.
There had been talk that Kenneth Branagh, who made the first Thor film, »
While just about every Marvel character will be suiting up for Captain America: Civil War, it’s a near-certainty that Thor won’t be joining the party. That means we may not seem him again until his next solo film, Thor: Ragnarok, which opens on November 3, 2017. While that’s still five films away, Marvel is getting the wheels moving faster than you might think. Steve recently spoke to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige at the press day for Ant-Man, and they touched on Thor 3. Feige says, “probably towards the end of the summer we would announce a filmmaker and a writer. May be the same person, I don’t know, may be two different people.” [caption id="attachment_451351" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Marvel[/caption] Having it be one and the same person, would be a change of pace for Marvel. Now that Joss Whedon has left, James Gunn is the only writer-director left working for the studio. »
- Matt Goldberg
Jurassic World continues its nationwide box-office domination. After surpassing a number of records, including highest-grossing opening weekend of all-time, the resurgence of the Jurassic Park franchise has trampled over Avengers: Age of Ultron and Furious 7 to become highest-grossing domestic release of the year. It sounds farfetched when you think about how quickly the latest chapter of the Fast and Furious saga raced up the box-office ladder, but, according to Box Office Mojo, Jurassic World is, indeed, at the top of this chart. Coming in second is Age of Ultron, the last of the Joss Whedon-directed Avengers films, with Furious 7 coming in third. Rounding out the last two spots of the top five are Kenneth Branagh.s live-action Cinderella for Disney and Pete Docter.s emotionally charged and hilarious Pixar movie, Inside Out. But even though Inside Out was considered another success for the animation giant, according to critics, »
More often than not, when people think of an artist adapting a work from the legendary Bard himself, William Shakespeare, they conjure up visions of stilted costume pictures with more interest in production values than truly getting to the heart of Shakespeare’s tale they are adapting. And then there are the films of Matias Pineiro.
Pineiro, a young filmmaker from Buenos Aires, has become known as much for his dream like visuals and sensual storytelling as he has his brilliant re-imaginings of Shakespearean comedies. With a short film Rosalinda and his last feature, Viola, he has begun a new project of sorts, adapting As You Like It and Twelfth Night respectively, bringing his quiet and heady filmmaking to the works of Shakespeare.
That’s where his new film comes into play. Building off of this short and feature project, Pineiro is back with one of his greatest works to date. »
- Joshua Brunsting
Marvel's dominance of the superhero movie game will face stiff competition next year when Warner Bros. kicks off their DC film slate with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner film chief Greg Silverman caused a stir when he said that WB, unlike Marvel, is letting their directors fulfill their visions, and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige took exception to the idea that Marvel isn’t being fair to its filmmakers. Countering Silverman’s comment, Feige told THR that if you watch the McU movies, it’s obvious that each film has the mark of their respective directors, and the studio is not giving these filmmakers the shaft. As Feige put it: Iron Man and Iron Man 2 are as Jon Favreau films as you can see. Kenneth Branagh has his stamp all over Thor. Captain America: First Avenger is very much a Joe Johnston »
Whenever interviewers have a chance to sit down with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, they take the opportunity to ask him every question they can think of. So when I read the interview posted by The Hollywood Reporter, it didn't surprise me how many topics they cover in a short amount of time. Other than the obvious questions about Ant-Man and how important it is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (a lot, apparently), he goes on to cover everything including diversity in Hollywood, Spider-Man, and creative control. Marvel Studios doesn't allow creativity Earlier in the month, WB executive Greg Silverman discussed the differences between WB/DC's strategy and Marvel. He stated WB hires "master filmmakers" that are going to make their own movies with creative control, and suggested it is in some way different than what Marvel Studios does with their films. readmore postid="179084" In response to this, Feige says, »
- Charles Dean
If you told me in the '90s that Shakespeare loving Kenneth Branagh would be directing comic book movies and tentpoles, I would've said you're crazy. He might've said that too. But the 2010s have seen Branagh jump with both feet into the waters of multiplex fare with "Thor," "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," and "Cinderella." And now Marvel is eyeing the director to return to their Cinematic Universe. Chatting on Popcorn Talk, Heroic Hollywood head Umberto Gonazalez revealed that Branagh is someone Marvel is looking at for "Thor: Ragnaork." "I was hearing that Marvel wanted Kenneth Branagh back for ‘Thor 3′. But, he just got an offer to direct ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ at Fox. So, I don’t know if it is going to happen or not. They’re thinking about bringing him back into the fold," he said. Read More: Kenneth Branagh To Solve 'The Murder On The Orient Express' Indeed, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Selma director will reportedly become the first black female director to take charge of a Marvel superhero film as the franchise continues diverse recruitment
The Selma director has long been rumoured to be a strong candidate, and would follow in the footsteps of Kenneth Branagh, Jon Favreau and Joss Whedon as a high-profile, but counter-intuitive, director of a big-budget superhero film.
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- Guardian staff
Heroic Hollywood founder Umberto Gonzalez was on Popcorn Talk and briefly mentioned a possible return for Kenneth Branagh to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Branagh directed (in my opinion) one of the most fun, entertaining and unique movies in the McU, Thor, and Gonzalez says Marvel may be looking to him to return to direct Thor: Ragnarok. "I was hearing that Marvel wanted Kenneth Branagh back for Thor 3," Gonzalez said before adding, "But, he just got an offer to direct Murder on the Orient Express at Fox. So, I don't know if it is going to happen or not. They're thinking about bringing him back into the fold." I don't know how much of an impact Branagh, or any director working for Marvel for that matter, had on the first Thor, but the film managed to make a universe-sprawling story feel small and personal. It had a healthy focus on »
- Brad Brevet
After Ant-Man hits theaters Marvel will kick off its massive Phase Three slate with Captain America: Civil War, arriving in theaters next May. One of the nine Phase Three movies is the third Thor adventure, Thor: Ragnarok, which is set for release on November 3, 2017. The studio has not announced a director for the sequel at this time, but, during an appearance on the Marvel Movie News podcast on Youtube, Heroic Hollywood's El Mayimbe revealed that the studio is considering bringing back original Thor director Kenneth Branagh for Thor: Ragnarok. Here's what El Mayimbe had to say below.
"I was hearing that Marvel wanted Kenneth Branagh back for Thor 3. But, he just got an offer to direct Murder on the Orient Express at Fox. So, I don't know if it is going to happen or not. They're thinking about bringing him back into the fold."
This isn't the first time »
Hey, guys. These are the top 10 movies of the 2015 year so far, based on box office total worldwide gross. Coming in at number 1, is: "Avengers: Age of Ultron" with $447,288,953.00 Plotline: When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. Dir: Joss Whedon With: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi 141 minutes. Number 2: "Furious 7" with $351,032,910. 00 Plotline: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother. Dir: James Wan With: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson Action | Crime | Thriller 137 minutes. Number 3: "Jurassic World" with $325,212,000 Plotline: Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, »
- Andre Braddox
Marvel brought the God of Thunder into their cinematic universe back in 2011 with Thor, starring Chris Hemsworth as the son of Odin. At the helm of the film was Shakespearean filmmaker and actor Kenneth Branagh, and if a new Thor 3 director rumor is to be believed, it sounds like Marvel Studios might want […]
- Ethan Anderton
The Important News Box Office: Jurassic World had the best opening of all time. Director Hirings: Rupert Wyatt will helm Gambit. Kenneth Branagh will remake Murder on the Orient Express. Mark Romanek will direct a Norco Bank Robbery movie. Eli Roth will helm a giant prehistoric shark movie. Rob Zombie will make a Groucho Marx biopic. Casting: Katherine Waterston joined Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Forest Whitaker joined Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. Woody Harrelson will portray Lbj. Tom Hanks will portray Captain Sully. Vin Diesel will still play Kojak on the big screen. Franchise Resurrection: Kindergarten Cop is getting a reboot. Halloween is returning with a retconned reboot. Maleficent is...
- Christopher Campbell
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