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Of course, Carl Weathers, the man who brought Apollo to life, won't be present in the film (unless there's a Burgess Meredith-like spectral reappearance!), so we've taken some time out to celebrate the man behind the original Creed.
Rocky & Apollo Forever
Weathers played Apollo Creed in the first four Rocky films, duelling with Balboa before the pair eventually become brothers in arms. A thunderous punch from Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) shockingly killed Creed, prompting Rock to vow revenge in the ring.
The handshake to end »
Since his role in the blockbusting ensemble piece The Expendables, Dolph Lundgren has been somewhat of a tour-de-force in the world of direct-to-market action flicks. From straight forward action movies like Hard Rush and A Certain Justice, to more fantastical films such Battle of the Damned and Legendary, Lundgren has been tolling away in the genre starring in films that, whilst not all are entirely successful, are ways apart from his pre-Expendables career.
The reason for his recent success, in this reviewers opinion, seems to be his willingness to share the limelight. Where once he may have demanded the mot screen time, a headline on the poster etc., these days his films are more about the ensembles within them. He’s starred alongside the likes of Vinnie Jones, Randy Couture, Cung Le (an underrated action star »
- Phil Wheat
Tom Holland (“The Impossible”) will be Marvel and Sony’s new Spider-Man, and “Cop Car” helmer Jon Watts will direct Sony’s stand-alone film featuring the webslinger, it was announced Tuesday. As TheWrap exclusively reported, Holland had been on a shortlist with Nat Wolff, Asa Butterfield, Timothee Chalamet and Liam James, among others. In recent weeks, Holland’s name remained in the mix even as others fell in and out of conversation surrounding the role. Also Read: The Evolution of Marvel Movies: From Dolph Lundgren's 'Punisher' to 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' (Photos) The new “Spider-Man” movie has been shrouded in secrecy, »
- Linda Ge and Jeff Sneider
Dolph Lundgren will star in the action-heist thriller “Larceny,” Variety has learned exclusively.
R. Ellis Frazier (“Misfire”) is directing from a script by Benjamin Budde (“Misfire,” “Dead Drop”), which follows a former-operative-turned-professional-thief (Lundgren) contracted by the CIA to break into the safe at Mexico’s top secret Guantanamo Bay-style prison facility and steal sensitive information being stored there.
All hell breaks loose when the local cartel boss, whose millions in confiscated cash is also being stored in the safe, sends waves of thugs and professionals to siege the facility and steal back the money.
Producers are R. Ellis Frazier, Justin Nesbitt and Geoffrey Ross for Badhouse Studios Mexico. Executive producers are Michael Tadross Jr. of Tadross Media Group, Danny Roth and Damiano Tucci of Parkside Pictures, and Richard Rionda Del Castro of Hannibal Pictures, which has acquired the worldwide sales rights to the project.
- Dave McNary
The story follows a former-operative-turned-professional-thief (Lundgren) contracted by the CIA to break into and take information from the safe at a top secret Mexican prison facility. One problem though, a local cartel boss sends professionals to siege the facility and take back his money which is also in said safe. [Source: Variety]
Miracles from Heaven
Queen Latifah and Martin Henderson have joined Patricia Riggen's faith-based drama "Miracles From Heaven" at Sony Pictures. Based on Christy Beam's book of the same name, the film is slated to open March 18th next year.
The story recounts how the author's young daughter miraculously overcame an incurable, life-threatening digestive disorder. Jennifer Garner plays the mother, Henderson will play the father, and Latifah will play »
- Garth Franklin
This Week: No big releases this week, but you can catch up with Workaholics, revisit The Fisher King and Dog Soldiers in slick new editions, and discover a German war classic. ► For Season 5, the slacker gang of Workaholics create their own public access wrestling show, strive to win an office blood drive in order to meet Dolph Lundgren, and have... Read More »
- John Law
Sir Roger Moore wants former James Bond actors to star in an action movie.
The 87-year-old star revealed he’s been approached by a film studio to develop a movie starring several former 007 actors including Sean Connery, 84, George Lazenby, 75, Timothy Dalton, 71 and Pierce Brosnan, 62.
Speaking about the concept, he insisted: “I’d be up for it.
“But I’d need about ten stunt doubles.”
According to The Sun newspaper, the film would be similar to ‘The Expendables‘ franchise, which has brought together movie legends including Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren and Bruce Willis for a series of action-packed blockbusters.
However, Sean, who retired in 2006, is not convinced by the idea and is currently refusing to engage in discussions for the movie. »
- Paul Heath
Stars: Scott Adkins, Dolph Lundgren, Yi Huang, Nathan Lee, James Lance, Lydia Leonard, Geng Le, Murray Clive Walker, Viktor Sobtchak, Tom Austen, David Thomas Jenkins, Li Shengye, Yang Caiyu, Paul Philip Clark, Ivan Kotik | Written by Andy Briggs | Directed by Eric Styles
Take one 80s action star and one current kick-ass action movie icon and throw in a strange, mythical creature and you get Legendary (aka Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon, aka Legendary 3D). A family-friendly, Indiana Jones-style monster movie that follows cryptozoologist Travis (Adkins) who, after the death of one of his team whilst chasing down an undiscovered prehistoric bear, travels to China in search of what isn’t supposed to exist: a mythical creature, a Cryptid, which is wreaking havoc in a remote village where a new pipeline is being laid. However standing in their way is bounty-hunter Harker (Lundgren) whose plan – as it was when he teamed »
- Phil Wheat
Anghus Houvouras on why the Punisher works better as a supporting character…
I don’t know about you, but I’m excited. The first season of Daredevil was a gift. The best thing Marvel Studios has put out to date. An almost perfect interpretation of the character in a world where he feels outgunned, under-powered, and fighting a perpetual uphill battle. I’m also excited for all the rumors and announcements for season 2. Jason Statham taking a villainous role? Turkish as Bullseye? Sign me up.
Then this week we heard that the Punisher will be rearing his ugly mug back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be played by John Bernthal. It just keeps getting better. I’m excited about the casting, but I’m more excited about how the character is being re-introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Punisher is a character that has been adapted about »
- Anghus Houvouras
We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...
This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator.
If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...
The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.
So: a hit book, another techno thriller, »
Rome – Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, Patricia Arquette, Rosario Dawson, and Dolph Lundgren are among Hollywood stars booked to make the trek to Italy’s Taormina Film Fest, the Sicilian shindig mixing movies and glamour where Warner Bros. president of worldwide marketing and international distribution Sue Kroll will be feted with a Taormina Arte Award.
As previously announced, Disney/Pixar’s 3D “Inside Out” will open Taormina’s 61st edition in the seaside town’s 8,000-seat open-air ancient Greek theater, segueing from its Cannes world preem, on June 13, ahead of the hot summer pic’s U.S. release June 19.
Pic made a splash in Berlin.
More than one hundred titles will be sandwiched in-between, including a selection of recent U. »
- Nick Vivarelli
However, this is far from the first time that The Punisher has appeared in live action – and it might not even be his first appearance in Marvel's shared film universe.
1. His origin story was truly explosive
The story of Frank Castle began to unfold in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man in February 1974, as a creation of iconic Marvel writer Gerry Conway, art director John Romita Sr and artist Ross Andru. »
Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil has been a butt-whupping success, and producers aren’t slowing the momentum for the upcoming second season.
Major character The Punisher/Frank Castle is to join the urban mayhem, with Jon Bernthal just announced as the Diy death machine. Bernthal became familiar to small screen audiences via his roles in The Walking Dead and Mob City.
Bringing vigilante Castle to life has been a slow process to date, with a handful of feature films to his name starring the likes of Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane. Showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez are hoping a team up/face off with Charlie Cox‘s Matt Murdock will rock fans’ boats, leading presumably to a Punisher series somewhere down the line.
- Steve Palace
Over the past decade, Marvel has taken big steps towards bringing their superheroes to the big screen, with 2012 bringing about a teamup of individual heroes in one movie in the form of The Avengers, a hitherto unseen cinematic event. With 2015 seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron continuing to bring the studio commercial success and Ant-Man on the way, Marvel shows no signs of slowing down.
This has expanded, over the past few years, onto the small screen as well, culminating in the first series from Marvel dedicated to a superhero in the form of Netflix’s Daredevil. With the first season having been released in its entirety two months ago, work is already underway on the show’s second season, and now news has been released that Frank Castle, also known as The Punisher, will be making an appearance on the series.
The character will be played by Jon Bernthal, whose »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The character was tantalisingly teased during the All Hail The King One Shot (some of his rogue's gallery could be seen in a fleeting shot), but now he will appear as a regular recurring character in Hell’s Kitchen.
Donning the skull T-shirt and shooting people will be Jon Bernthal, a familiar face to fans of The Walking Dead, in which he played Shane for the first two seasons. Additionally, he’s also had roles in The Wolf Of Wall Street and Fury in recent years.
While we can only speculate at the majority of the heroes and villains we are going to see in season 2 of Netflix's "Daredevil," we now can confirm one supporting character we can expect. According to Marvel, Jon Bernthal ("The Walking Dead", Fury) has been cast as The Punisher in season 2. Bernthal will portray Frank Castle, who after the tragic death of his family, takes on the identity of The Punisher and becomes a one man army against crime. Unlike Daredevil and most of the Marvel superheroes, The Punisher is known for his willingness to kill any enemy who crosses his path. Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television, says, "Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences. Castle's appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same. »
- Charles Dean
Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane, and Ray Stevenson have all portrayed one of the most gritty anti-heroes in comic book history, and now Jon Bernthal will add his name to the list, as he will play The Punisher on season two of Netflix's Daredevil series.
Marvel announced the Daredevil Season 2 casting news today. Like Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), aka Daredevil, The Punisher wants to clean up crime in New York's Hell Kitchen, but his methods are more extreme:
"He is a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results."
Bernthal left an indelible mark on The Walking Dead fans with his phenomenal portrayal of Shane, a former police officer who didn't shy away from making controversial choices to keep his group alive in the zombie apocalypse.
- Derek Anderson
With production set to begin on the second season of Netflix's "Daredevil," we've had a slew of casting rumors, but now something fun has actually been officially revealed: Marvel announced on Tuesday (June 9) that "The Walking Dead" veteran Jon Bernthal is joining the "Daredevil" Season 2 cast, playing one of the most iconic characters in the publisher's arsenal. Bernthal will play oft-filmed vigilante Frank Castle/The Punisher on "Daredevil," following in the live-action footsteps of Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson. "Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences," blurbs Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. "Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same." "Marvel's Daredevil" returns to Netflix in 2016. In addition to his run as Shane on "The Walking Dead, »
- Daniel Fienberg
“The Walking Dead” alum Jon Bernthal will play The Punisher on Season 2 of Netflix’s Marvel series “Daredevil.” Charlie Cox stars on the series as Matt Murdoch, the blind lawyer by day, superhero by night who seeks to save New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, has the same goal, though he’s willing to do it by any means necessary. Also Read: The Evolution of Marvel Movies: From Dolph Lundgren's 'Punisher' to 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' (Photos) “Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, »
- Linda Ge
In the show, The Punisher is a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results. The character will make his first appearance in the soon to shoot second season of the series.
Ray Stevenson, Thomas Jane and Dolph Lundgren have played previous big screen versions of the character which were produced by other studios. The rights to The Punisher reverted back to Marvel Studios several years ago.
Source: Marvel.com »
- Garth Franklin
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