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New details about the upcoming “Spider-Man” reboot continue to emerge.
He added that Spidey’s age will set him apart from other Marvel characters. “Some of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it. We want to explore that. That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the McU, which is something else we want to explore: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters.”
In an interview with Collider, Feige elaborated on the idea of pitting Parker against the other superheroes. Holland read against Robert Downey, »
- Marianne Zumberge
Filming on "USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage," the upcoming historical biopic about the famous ship sinking incident during WW2, has been halted temporarily due to problems with one of the vehicles.
A vintage Navy Pby plane used during filming landed offshore and began to take on water, no-one was injured and the pilot and co-pilot were rescued safely. However, production was halted temporarily during efforts to save the flying boat that ultimately broke apart during salvage operations.
The film's producers say the have enough footage captured from this and additional footage to be shot at nearby Wolf Bay will allow completion of the necessary scenes.
Nearly three hundred went down with the ship and another six hundred died »
- Garth Franklin
DuVernay confirmed today (July 3) that she has passed on the superhero movie, which will introduce the African nation of Wakanda into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"I'm not signing on to direct Black Panther," she told Essence. "I think I'll just say we had different ideas about what the story would be."
The filmmaker continued: "Marvel has a certain way of doing things and I think they're fantastic and a lot of people love what they do. I loved that they reached out to me."
The discussions between DuVernay and Marvel Studios apparently broke down well into the creative process.
"I loved meeting Chadwick and writers and all the Marvel execs," she explained. "In the end, it comes down to story and perspective. And we just didn't see eye to eye. Better for me to realise that now than cite creative differences later. »
Anghus Houvouras with the five most anticipated All New, All Different Marvel titles…
The comics industry has been relaunch heavy of late. The last few years brought comic fans a number of shake-ups, reboots, and re-imaginings to help bolster interest in everybody’s favorite funnybooks. DC started this trend with the New 52, and Marvel quickly countered with Marvel Now. Apparently, the New 52 got old quick and Marvel decided that ‘Now’ wasn’t soon enough. DC once again took great liberties with their characters as part of the new DC You line, and Marvel has retooled the vast majority of their titles with the ‘All New, All Different’ moniker. These editorial shake ups and games of creator musical chairs have been met with some resistance of late, but the truth is there have been some really interesting books spinning out of these frequent realignments.
With their announcement this week of so »
- Anghus Houvouras
In exactly two weeks, Marvel's Ant-Man will hit theaters, but for those who can't wait that long, the studio has released a final trailer with plenty of brand new footage. The trailer includes a scene where Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) name-checks The Avengers, who he thinks they should call first before he tries on the Ant-Man suit, while Scott's mentor Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) has some negative comments about Tony Stark's Iron Man suit, calling it "cute technology." It makes one wonder if Scott will bring this line up if he ever interacts with Robert Downey Jr.'s character in Captain America: Civil War.
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios' Ant-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must »
This week marks the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future, which seems like a perfect time to wonder if Hollywood has any plans on remaking it. Ask Robert Zemeckis, and the answer is a flat out “no”. We groan about remakes, but your childhood isn’t sacred, and there’s a fine line between a remake that’s worth your time and attention and one that’s just out for your money. We also dig into PTA’s weird new job writing Robert Downey Jr.’s Pinocchio script, as well as look at some anticipated fall trailers.
Paul Thomas Anderson to write Robert Downey Jr.’s Pinocchio Official trailer released for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs film Rocky spinoff Creed, with Michael B. Jordan, gets a trailer Secret in Their Eyes, American remake of Oscar winner, gets a trailer New Projects: The Birds remake and Monopoly
- Brian Welk
Illustrator Andy Park has given us a peek at some of his early concept designs for the titular villain in Marvel’s blockbuster sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, posting the following images to his Facebook page…
“These are some initial passes done for the big baddie, Ultron. What a crazy fun project to work on,” states Park. “I don’t get to do the more robotic designs that often here given our resident robot experts in Ryan Meinerding, Phil Saunders, along with Josh Nizzi and Josh Herman. But when I do get a chance I just savor the moment. Too much fun!”
Avengers: Age of Ultron is out now and sees Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill »
- Gary Collinson
"I wanted to make something my kids could see." Ah, if I had a dollar for every time I've heard that phrase, I could retire comfortably by now. It's a common refrain because many artists start their careers with a kind of ferocity, unafraid to explore any topic, unwilling to compromise, and determined to demolish taboos in every form. But like everyone, when they have kids, they are changed by that experience, and it makes sense that when those kids start asking about what their parents do, those parents get real motivated real fast to be involved in something that they can share with their kids. There's nothing I've made that I can show my own kids any time soon. "Cigarette Burns," "Pro-Life," and "Skin and Bones" are all horror with some truly nasty and dark little corners. I'm not even sure how I'd preface screening any of those for the boys. »
- Drew McWeeny
"These are some initial passes done for the big baddie, Ultron. What a crazy fun project to work on," Avengers: Age of Ultron artist Andy Park says on his Facebook page about the following pieces of artwork. "I don't get to do the more robotic designs that often here given our resident robot experts in Ryan Meinerding, Phil Saunders, along with Josh Nizzi and Josh Herman. But when I do get a chance I just savor the moment. Too much fun!" Do you think these designs are better than what ended up in the sequel? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the usual place. Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson and hits DVD and Blu-ray this year. »
Marvel is in Atlanta right now about half-way through filming Captain America: Civil War, but talk as of right now isn't about Captain America. The talk isn't even about Robert Downey Jr. co-starring in the film as Iron Man. Nope, the talk is all about Tom Holland who was just cast as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man. We don't know exactly how much of a role Spider-Man plays in Civil War, but we know this will be the first time we see the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As a result, all eyes are going to be on Tom Holland, and IGN spoke to the cast of Marvel's Ant-Man to see if they might have some advice for him. Michael Pena, who plays Luis in the film, says, "I think it's just, like, being relatable. I think Tobey Maguire did an absolutely fantastic job where he just played like a »
- Charles Dean
The Locarno Film Festival's announced that it'll screen Hong Sang-soo's Right Now, Wrong Then and Andrzej Zulawski's Cosmos in competition. Also in today's roundup of news and views, the new Film Comment is out, featuring Kent Jones on Pedro Costa's Horse Money, Amy Taubin on Marielle Heller's The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Richard Combs on Richard Lester and more. The Chiseler's posted pieces on Patricia Highsmith, Clifton Young and the late Christopher Lee. An Audrey Hepburn exhibition opens in London today. And Paul Thomas Anderson will write—and may end up directing—a live-action take on Pinocchio starring Robert Downey Jr. » - David Hudson »
The most exciting thing about a new Marvel movie being released isn’t the movie itself; it’s the press tour that the actors – and more specifically Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige – embark on a few weeks before it reaches the big screen. Ant-Man, the studio’s latest venture is no different, with the Us press tour resulting in some fascinating (and spoilery) Marvel movie details being revealed.
It’s almost as if Feige uses these press junkets as a chance to also promote Marvel’s upcoming releases.
That’s good news for fans, especially as new details about the future of the Ant-Man franchise, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man have all been revealed. From major plot details to simple hints and teases about what’s to come, Feige has been generating headlines all week, creating buzz for Ant-Man and Phase 3. Here, you will »
- Josh Wilding
Here’s a filmmaking trio we’re not sure anyone could have predicted, even if they’d stapled Nostradamus’ skull to Paul the football result-predicting octopus’ memorial: Paul Thomas Anderson. Robert Downey Jr. Pinocchio. Yet they are indeed being brought together as Anderson is now aboard to rewrite and potentially direct the latest take on the puppet story.Robert Downey Jr. and producing partner/wife Susan Downey have been trying to get this one to screens for years now, setting up the project with the idea that the once and future Tony Stark will play Geppetto, the woodcarver whose puppet boy is granted the gift of life. Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller, Kick-Ass co-writer Jane Goldman and The Giver’s Michael Mitnick are among those who have completed drafts based on Carlo Collodi’s book, but Downey hasn’t yet found what he’s looking for, even tweaking the script himself in recent months. »
A new live action take on Pinocchio has been talked about for some time now, and more recently, it began to gain some traction when it was revealed that Robert Downey Jr was set to take on the role of Geppetto in the movie. Furthermore, he and Susan Downey are set to produce the movie through their production company.
Over the past few years, a variety of people - including Bryan Fuller and Jane Goldman - have taken a pass at the Pinocchio script. Meanwhile, potential directors have included Tim Burton and Ben Stiller. But now, the project appears to have landed at the door of Paul Thomas Anderson.
Disney may be the king of the jungle when it comes to turning classic animated movies into live-action box office titans, but they're about to get some very stiff competition from Warner Bros.. The Hollywood Reporter is sharing news that Robert Downey Jr.'s previously-announced Pinocchio movie has just attracted some serious A-list talent in the form of writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson. Yes, the guy who made Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood is working on a live-action Pinocchio movie. This is a real thing. According to THR, Anderson is only writing the project for now and then will decide later if he also wants to direct. Downey Jr. would star as the toy maker Geppetto who creates the titular wooden boy. Apparently the two have been friends for some time...
- Peter Hall
Well this is certainly...interesting news; Paul Thomas Anderson, yes that Paul Thomas Anderson, has stepped in to write a new draft for Robert Downey Jr.'s long-in-development Pinocchio film. The pair have apparently been wanting to work together for a while now, in fact Robert Downey Jr. was attached to Anderson's Inherent Vice but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
In news that should warm the balls of your feet all the way up to the tip of your noggin, cinematic luminary Paul Thomas Anderson is working on Disney.s live-action version of Pinocchio. To make matters even more scintillating, Robert Downey Jr. is already keen on playing Geppetto. Now try and tell me that your Wednesday didn.t just get exponentially better. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to reveal this surprising but welcome news, reporting that Paul Thomas Anderson has been brought on board to write a draft of the upcoming Pinocchio adaptation. It is also possible that he could wind up directing as well. But how did Robert Downey Jr. and Paul Thomas Anderson get paired together on such a peculiar project for both of them? Well, it.s quite simple really: Downey, Jr. and PTA are old friends. In fact, Rdj was the first choice to »
Paul Thomas Anderson has signed on to write the screenplay and possibly direct Warner Bros.' Pinocchio. The project has been in development since 2012, when Robert Downey Jr. signed on to produce and star as Geppetto, the woodcarver who creates the iconic title character. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Downey Jr. and Paul Thomas Anderson are longtime friends and have been trying to find a project to work on for many years now. The actor was initially attached to star in the director's last film, Inherent Vice, but he had to pass due to scheduling conflicts with Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Michael Mitnick (The Giver) wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, which Robert Downey Jr. has been been quietly working on for the past six months. Bryan Fuller and Jane Goldman wrote previous versions of the script, with Tim Burton attached to direct at one point. The »
Say what? Yep, it's actually true! THR is reporting that critically acclaimed filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson is the latest to get involved in the developing the live-action Pinocchio project at Warner Bros. Actor Robert Downey Jr. has been attached to star (as Geppetto) and produce for a few years, but now it seems Warner Bros and Downey are looking at PTA to write the script - and potentially direct as well. I don't know if I can really imagine it - Paul Thomas Anderson's Pinocchio. Wow? I guess it will certainly be one-of-a-kind. Thanks to the success of films like Disney's recent live-action Cinderella, they're pushing forward on this with more momentum. And this is one of the next steps after Downey has been working on it quietly. Our most recent update before this pegged Ben Stiller as possible director, but that was in 2013 a few years ago. Now »
- Alex Billington
Well, here’s some surprising news…
Warner Bros. and Robert Downey Jr. have enlisted a new screenwriter for their planned live-action Pinocchio movie, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, Inherent Vice) has signed on to pen the script with a view to directing.
The project – which will see Downey taking on the role of Pinocchio’s creator Geppetto, as well as producing – has been in development for a number of years now, with previous drafts from Bryan Fuller (Hannibal), Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Michael Mitnick (The Giver).
- Gary Collinson
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