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Hot Toys has unveiled the first of its upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming 1:6 scale collectible figures, featuring Tom Holland’s wall-crawler in his prototype homemade costume; take a look at the promotional images here…
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“This is my chance to prove myself.”
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is officially home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! The young Peter Parker was introduced in Captain America: Civil War last year and his surprising appearance has made fans hungry for more. This summer, the webslinger will swing back into action, juggling his budding superhero career with frantic high school life in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
As fans everywhere are counting down to the release of the movie, Hot Toys is excited to announce the 1/6th scale collectible figure of the beloved Spider-Man wearing his homemade outfit!
Expertly crafted based on Tom Holland’s appearance in the movie, the Spider-Man (Homemade Suit Version »
- Amie Cranswick
You may remember Evans’ interview with Esquire from last week, in which the Captain America star hinted that his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was drawing to a close. Indeed, the actor’s hesitancy sparked rumors that the Powers That Be were ready to pass over the iconic shield to Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), much like the same transition seen in Marvel’s original line of comics. And though Chris Evans will have fulfilled his contract by the time Avengers 4 crashes into theaters in May of 2019, the actor-cum-director is keeping an open mind when it comes to his potential future in the McU.
When asked if he’s set to hang up the shield following Infinity War and its untitled sequel, Evans told Collider that:
- Michael Briers
It’s hard to pinpoint when Dax Shepard’s “Chips” takes a sharp turn into indefensibly racist humor, but one place to start would be a passing reference to Michael Peña as “the little brown one.” It’s not the only cringe-worthy moment.
It may be unfair to pigeonhole Shepard as endorsing ugly stereotypes, even if he did write, produce, and direct a movie that derives 90 percent of its humor from gay jokes, race jokes, and punchlines about attractiveness that basically amount to a beta version of the pre-Facebook website “Hot or Not.” But they’re all there, in this overblown and completely baffling adaptation of a 1970’s TV series that literally nobody asked for.
Shepard plays Jon Baker, a former professional motorcycle racer who joins the California Highway Patrol »
- Jude Dry
Rounding up yesterday’s big news stories…
Be Careful Not To Choke On Your Aspirations
Disney and Lucasfilm delivered one of – if not the – greatest Darth Vader moments with his final scene in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and screenwriter Gary Whitta has revealed that his original draft of the script featured an alternative scene, where the Dark Lord of the Sith punished Director Krennic for failing to secure the Death Star plans. Read Whitta’s comments here.
Ewan McGregor Really Wants Obi-wan Return
In other Star Wars news, Ewan McGregor has once again expressed his interest in reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, stating: “I have been asked about it a lot, to the point where it looks a bit like I’m sort of touting for work. I’ve been very open to say I’d be happy to do it, if they want to do it. »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel Japan has released a new piece of promo artwork from July’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, which sees Tom Holland’s Spider-Man swinging through the streets of NYC and gives us a new look at Spidey’s upgraded costume; check it out here…
See Also: Reshoots reportedly underway on Spider-Man: Homecoming at Disneyland
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, »
- Amie Cranswick
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It might be difficult to remember, but Robert Downey Jr. is not just Tony Stark. For the last decade the actor’s filmography has been dominated by the role, with a little Sherlock Holmes thrown in for good measure, but other than that there have been very few gigs the actor has taken outside the franchise world.
But now there comes word, via THR, that Downey has booked his first major non-Marvel role in a little bit, and it’s quite the departure: Doctor Doolittle.
You know the good Doctor, he who can communicate with the animals and uses this power to, I don’t know, doctor them? Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady) first brought the character to life on the silver screen back in 1967, and of course there’s the Eddie Murphy franchise complete with a couple spinoffs that started in 1998, but if the »
- H. Perry Horton
Author: Zehra Phelan
From egotistical flying superhero to animal whisperer – is there nothing Robert Downey Jr. cannot do? Yes, that’s right the Iron Man stalwart is hanging up the lycra to take on the part of the beloved Doctor Dolittle in the upcoming The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.
You’ve guessed it; it’s yet another reboot which Universal has gotten their mitts on. Doctor Dolittle is the age old story of a Doctor who can talk to the animals. It saw its first adaption from Hugh Lofting’s series of books, which were published nearly a century ago, back in 1967 as a musical with Rex Harrison as Dolittle and also starred Richard Attenborough. For younger audiences, you may be more familiar with Eddie Murphy’s venture back in the 1998 remake which subsequently saw a sequel released in 2001.
- Zehra Phelan
Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to play the classic and beloved animal healing and communicating Doctor Dolittle in a new film from Universal Pictures titled The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, according to Variety.
Robert Downey Jr. will be the third actor to play the character based on British author Hugh Lofting’s series of children’s books, following up Rex Harrison in 1967’s Oscar-winning musical and Eddie Murphy, who played the role twice over the course of his career. Oscar-winning writer and director Stephen Gaghan (Traffic) will be performing both tasks for The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.
- Robert Kojder
Robert Downey Jr is set to star in The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle for Universal Pictures. The new film will be based on the 1920s series of children’s books by Hugh Lofting, and will be adapted for the screen by Stephen Gaghan, who also directs.
The Hollywood Reporter reports the news of the plans for a new film, which was the subject of a huge bidding war in Hollywood over the past couple of weeks. This could be a new franchise for Downey, who will also produce the film through his Team Downey banner, along with Susan Downey, Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the source material:
Together with Jip the Dog, Polynesia the Parrot, and 9-year-old Tommy Stubbins, the good doctor sets off in search of a missing colleague. This Newbery Medal–winning adventure recounts the hunt for Long Arrow, the world’s greatest naturalist, »
- Paul Heath
With Robert Downey Jr. returning as Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War next year, and another Sherlock Holmes movie in the works, the actor has still found time to pick up yet another potential franchise. Universal Pictures has landed the rights to Doctor Dolittle, bringing Robert Downey Jr. in as the title character in a new project entitled The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. The studio picked up the rights to this franchise in a competitive bidding situation, with a number of studios vying for this film package last week.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Stephen Gaghan (Gold) has signed on direct and write the script, which had an earlier draft written by Tom Shepherd. The story will be based on the series of children's books by Hugh Lofting, which followed the title character who could speak with animals. The book series kicked off in 1920 with Doctor Dolittle, and was followed »
Tony Sokol Mar 21, 2017
Robert Downey Jr. will grunt, squeak, squawk and talk with the animals in Universal’s upcoming The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle. The film will be directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Gold) based on a screenplay he wrote that had an earlier draft written by Tom Shepherd. Universal won the rights to the film after a competitive battle for the project.
The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle is based on the character from Hugh Lofting series of children’s books from the 1920s, The Story of Doctor Dolittle, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle and Doctor Dolittle's Circus.
The story was first made into a film in 1967 when Richard Fleischer directed the musical Doctor Dolittle starring Rex Harrison. Eddie Murphy played the eccentric former physician in the 1998 Dr. Doolittle and its 2001 sequel, Dr. Dolittle 2.
Robert Downey Jr. was »
As speculation continues to swirl regarding his future with that iconic shield – incidentally, his Civil War co-star Robert Downey Jr. just sealed a deal to headline The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle for Stephen Gaghan – Chris Evans has officially climbed aboard Red Sea Diving Resort.
First reported by Deadline, the Captain America actor has agreed terms to spearhead Gideon Raff’s period pic as Ari Kidron, a “charming Israeli agent who assembles a ragtag team to help with the exodus on the ground.” No further casting details were disclosed, though it’s understood Kidron’s admirable efforts to bring home Ethiopian Jews from Sudan circa 1981 spawned a grueling mission that took place over the course of multiple years. Bron Studios has pledged financial support to Red Sea Diving Resort, with Gideon Raff on board to direct from his own script. Elsewhere, Alexandra Milchan has signed on to produce the period pic. »
- Michael Briers
Evidently jealous of his friends in The Avengers who actually have superpowers, Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to star in The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle, a reboot of the classic character created by author Hugh Lofting in the 1920s. Rex Harrison starred in a 1967 movie version of the story that won a couple Oscars, and Eddie Murphy starred in a reboot and its sequel in 1998 and 2001. And this new movie will, presumably, be another total reboot that’s designed to reintroduce the “guy who talks to animals” story to a new generation.
This news comes from Variety, which adds that Gold director Stephen Gaghan will direct from his own screenplay. Gaghan previously wrote both Traffic and Syriana, and he won an Emmy for his work on NYPD Blue, so this sounds like a weirdly prestigious lineup for a Doctor Doolittle movie, but that probably doesn’t ...
- Sam Barsanti
New The Dark Tower poster, The Boss Baby trailer, and more make our daily roundup!New The Dark Tower poster, The Boss Baby trailer, and more make our daily roundup!Adriana Floridia3/20/2017 3:23:00 Pm
The Dark Tower has been highly anticipated ever since it was announced. After all, it stars Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba in a film adapted from the popular Stephen King novel. The film has just released its first, beautiful, poster. Check it out below and look for The Dark Tower when it hits Cineplex theatres on July 28th.
Pilgrim, there are other worlds than these. Come with us on the adventure. #DarkTowerMovie pic.twitter.com/0h0UnMq39i
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 19, 2017
The Boss Baby looks like some absurd fun at the movies, »
- Adriana Floridia
So Robert Downey, Jr. has been tapped to play Doctor Dolittle in the remake/reimagining/fart noise The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle. No word yet if this will be set in Victorian times (like the Rex Harrison original) or modern times (like the first remake, starring Eddie Murphy). However, it does sound like it'll be a bit of an origin story, possibly about him discovering his animal gifting powers. The... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
Though the past decade or so of his career has been spent teaming up with the likes of Thor, Captain America, the Hulk and more in order to protect Earth from all kinds of different threats, Robert Downey Jr. still finds time for non-Marvel projects. Admittedly, they’re few and far between, given that his commitment to the superhero franchise is so large, but as his involvement in the McU starts to wind down, he’s now looking to diversify a bit.
We haven’t seen him in a role other than Iron Man since 2014’s The Judge, but that’ll change soon as according to The Hollywood Reporter, Downey Jr. has signed on to star in Stephen Gaghan’s The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. Yes, the same Dolittle who talks to animals. We’ve already seen the character on screen before, both in the 1967 original, and the 1998 remake with Eddie Murphy, »
- Josh Wilding
Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to star as Doctor Dolittle in an adaptation of The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle for Universal. Learn more details about the Robert Downey Jr Doctor Dolittle movie, after the jump. Stephen Gaghan, who wrote and directed Gold and Syriana, and wrote Rules of Engagement, Traffic, The Alamo and Havoc, is […]
- Peter Sciretta
In The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, the Iron Man star will follow in the footsteps of Rex Harrison and Eddie Murphy in the role of a physician who lives with a variety of animals that he’s able to talk to. There was a competitive battle for the project with Universal ultimately winning out.
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- Guardian staff
If you’re wondering what happens when you go from being the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind “Traffic” to the filmmaker responsible for the critically manhandled box-office flop “Gold,” look no further than Stephen Gaghan. The man once carrying the brand for prestige drama is going to make a Doctor Dolittle movie.
THR reveals that Robert Downey Jr.
- Kevin Jagernauth
The studio, which acquired the project following a heated bidding war, has set up “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle” with producers Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum through their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, alongside Susan Downey for Team Downey.
British author Hugh Lofting created the Doctor Dolittle character in the 1920s series of children’s books, in which a Victorian-era physician opts to treat animals instead of humans because he’s able to speak with them.
- Dave McNary
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