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As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
Spoilers for the post-Avengers Marvel Cinematic Universe, I guess, but if you haven't seen Iron Man 3, I don't know what to do with you.
IGN got the chance to talk to Ben Kingsley, who will be voicing the villain in Laika Films' stop-motion animated The Boxtrolls, about his role in Iron Man 3 and the Marvel One Shot All Hail The King. The arc of the character is that The Mandarin is revealed to be an actor named Trevor who goes to jail as a celebrity only to be broken out by henchmen of someone claiming to be the real Mandarin.
Comic book purists did not like the plot twist about Trevor in Iron Man 3 and seemed to be made a bit happier by the revelation that Mandarin and the 10 Rings are still out there, being terrorists in the Marvel world.
Well, Ben Kingsley hasn't given up on »
While promoting "The Boxtrolls," Ben Kingsley once again spoke about "Iron Man 3" and his Mandarin character, which was later revealed to be an actor named Trevor Slattery. While Kingsley claims that he doesn't know about the future of Trevor, it seems that there have been numerous discussions about bringing him back and finally revealing who the real Mandarin is, possibly in "Iron Man 4." "Has the Mandarin invented Trevor or has Trevor invented the Mandarin? Which is which?," said the actor. "The Mandarin could be so supremely intelligent that he could have said, 'You know what? I'll invent this actor and he will be my mask.' You know, which is which? Who's pulling the strings." He continued: "Now, this is me just free-thinking here, but I would love to revisit that world. But Trev, bless him, may have made an indelible mark on that world. So everyone might say, »
"Iron Man 3" Spoilers Ahead
So just who is The Mandarin?
As we saw in "Iron Man 3," Ben Kingsley played Trevor Slattery, a failed British actor who was pretending to be The Mandarin - the most dangerous terrorist in the world and the leader of the mysterious Ten Rings organisation.
While Slattery's take on the Mandarin was an apparent smoke screen thought up by Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), the Ten Rings is a real group in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the subsequent short film "Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King," we see an incarcerated Trevor Slattery broken out of jail by a minion of the 'real' The Mandarin.
"Has the Mandarin invented Trevor, or has Trevor invented the Mandarin? »
- Garth Franklin
Want to see some cool new concept art from Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past? Which star of The Wolverine is joining Arrow? Have photos of Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four hit the net? Does Ben Kingsley have some thoughts on the future of the Mandarin? Which superhero does Jessica Chastain […]
- Germain Lussier
After months and months of teasing the fulfillment of The Mandarin/Ten Rings storyline first hinted at the start of the franchise, Iron Man 3's revelation that The Mandarin was actually just an act portrayed by a washed up stage actor either pissed you off or really entertained you. Regardless, the character that we thought was the head of the Ten Rings terrorist organization turned out to really only be a threat to himself, and he (real name Trevor Slattery) was thrown in jail for his connection to Aldrich Killian's evil plans. While we presumed the story ended there, the Marvel One Shot Hail To The King changed our perceptions yet again, revealing that the real Mandarin was still out there somewhere. The twists and turns keep coming, and you should prepare for more, as we now have yet another knot of uncertainty. IGN has Sir Ben Kingsley on »
We know some of your are waiting for Netflix, so if you still haven't seen Iron Man 3 yet, you may want to stop reading, because this story contains Major Spoilers.
One of the lingering mysteries left by Iron Man 3 is the true identity of the evil Mandarin. In the film, Ben Kingsley plays Trevor Slattery, an actor pretending to be the most dangerous terrorist in the entire world. He is soon discovered to be working as a media smokescreen for Aldrich Killian. The character went onto appear in Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King, where he is incarcerated with a group of true sycophants. He is eventually blasted out of jail by a minion of the 'real' Mandarin. But who is the 'real' Mandarin?
In fact, he »
Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings opens this December, and the casting for the film has been controversial to say the least. Although Ancient Egypt was a racially diverse society, the lead cast — Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Ramses, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya, and Aaron Paul as Joshua — is as white as it gets. That's unfortunately standard for a Hollywood movie, but things took a turn when the above photo hit the Internet. As you might have noticed, the important people are white, the slaves and servants are black. People had a problem with that, especially when they found that black and non-white actors were mostly credited with roles like "Egyptian Thief" and "Egyptian Lower Class Civilian." Yikes. Scott recently spoke to Yahoo Australia, and this is what he said about casting the film.
“Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result »
- Mily Dunbar
We are past the one year mark since the release of Iron Man 3 so I will dispense with the spoiler warnings on this article. We are going to discuss The Mandarin. Yes, I mean the version played by Ben Kingsley and not the fire-breathing villain Guy Pearce played who called himself The Mandarin at the end of the film. We all went into Iron Man 3 expecting Kingsley to bring the comic character to life only to have the rug pulled out from under us when he revealed himself as failed actor »
- Alex Maidy
Last year, Shane Black kicked the hornet’s nest with his contribution to the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Iron Man 3 might be the studio’s second highest grossing release to date (right behind The Avengers), but to this day it’s easily the most controversial. If you’ve seen the film, you already know why. If you haven’t, well, you’ve probably tangentially gained knowledge on the fracas through the magic of pop culture osmosis. The truth of Iron Man 3‘s midpoint twist is old hat by now.
But like all good geek disputes, tussles over the nature of The Mandarin just won’t die. (On that note, for anybody who has yet to watch the film, be warned of spoilers ahead.) ...
- Andy Crump
While the bulk of modern cinematic animation lives inside computers, with Pixar-style CG characters dominating the box-office, Laika has carved out its own creative space, with advanced stop-motion animated films like Coraline and ParaNorman that are breathtaking to behold. With The Boxtrolls, the old-school technology is as pristine and delightful as ever, and author Alan Snow’s literary characters spring to vivid life. Game of Thrones’ Isaac Hempstead Wright voices Eggs, an orphan human child who is raised by a band of trash-collecting underground creatures, and Ben Kingsley gives the proper snarl to Archibald Snatcher, who wants to exterminate the »
- Jeff Labrecque
20th Century Fox has released some more new photos from director Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Sir Ben Kingsley.
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is set to hit theaters on December 12, 2014.
Have a look at the photos below. »
- Kellvin Chavez
The new issue of Empire brings the latest report from Ridley Scott's none-more-epic Exodus: Gods And Kings, with Aaron Paul and Sir Ben Kingsley talking to us about their roles as we watched the director part the Red Sea. Check out the pictures and read a little taster below. Aaron Paul plays Joshua, a Hebrew held in bondage by the Egyptians. In this month's issue Paul tells us, "Moses is an Egyptian general, and Joshua tends to stay away from those types of people. It's not appropriate to approach them or talk to them or even make eye contact. But then Nun [Joshua's father, played by Kingsley] persuades Joshua to give Moses a note saying Nun would like to speak to him. Later we find out that Moses is a very special human being. Moses is the one who can bring us to salvation. It's a wild, messy ride."Kingsley tells us that Nun »
Titled Aftermath, the album contains the solo track 'Push the Button', and was released earlier this week.
"It's very different for me, it's electronic," Lee told MTV. "I did it all myself, which was crazy, because I'm used to engineering and writing and mixing demos in my house, but being responsible for that being the end product was a new challenge for me. It was like, 'This is it, I'm mixing this'."
Speaking about creating something different to her usual output, she told Rolling Stone: "I wanted it to be completely different. I didn't want it to be like Evanescence just because I've flexed that muscle so much, I wanted people to see different sides of me.
"It's one of my »
If you haven't noticed, the rivalry between Disney and Warner Bros. has grown beyond the comic book brands Marvel and DC and spilled onto the pages of classic literature. Not only are both studios developing “Beauty and the Beast” movies, but they're also stockpiling A-list actors for rival adaptations of “The Jungle Book.” Also read: ‘What's the Deal?’ With Toronto Film Fest: Jeff Sneider Picks 10 Must-See Movies (Video) Jon Favreau is directing Disney's take on the timeless tale, which stars Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong'o, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Giancarlo Esposito and newcomer Neel Sethi. Across town in Burbank, »
- Jeff Sneider
It was so eerie discussing Lord Richard Attenborough and "Gandhi" with Sir Ben Kingsley on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, and then hearing of Attenborough's passing on Sunday, just five days before his 91st birthday. Attenborough was the first director I ever interviewed as a senior at Cal State Northridge, and I couldn't resist revisiting the breakthrough, Oscar-winning performance with Kingsley. I recalled how Attenborough was bursting with excitement about his lifelong pet project, which was still in pre-production in 1978 when we met, describing the lynchpin scene in which the young British-trained lawyer was tossed off the train in South Africa, and how the young actor, Ben Kingsley, was going to be amazing. “Wonderful man,” Kingsley beamed. “And it’s interesting that he alluded to that scene because, for me, that was the engine of the whole performance. And after he’d seen the film, Peter Brook, a colleague and another great director, »
- Bill Desowitz
Richard Attenbourough has died at the age of 90. He is an actor and director that spanned six decades, including his most famous role in “Jurassic Park.” The British actor is probably most well known for his role as John Hammond, the visionary behind the dinosaur park in the film “Jurassic Park.” But Attenborough is also well known for his directorial turn in “Gandhi,” starring Sir Ben Kingsley as the title character. Kingsley said to the BBC, “Richard Attenborough trusted me with the crucial and central task bringing to life a dream it took him 20 years to bring to fruition. When he gave me the part of Ghandi it [ Read More ]
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Dennis Lehane, who wrote the novel Shutter Island is based on, will write the pilot script, with Martin Scorsese set to direct the first episode. The series is tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the name of the isolated mental hospital where the book and film are set, with the story to take place before the events of the movie. The show will focus on the hospital's past, and the sinister secrets of the facility's founders in the early 20th Century, who developed methods of treatment for the mentally ill.
The series was initially thought up by Paramount TV executive Amy Powell. She brought the idea to Martin Scorsese and Dennis Lehane, who loved the idea of expanding the story of his novel. Tom Bernardo is working as a co-writer with Dennis Lehane on the pilot. »
With the Emmy Awards tonight (and no, I won’t be predicting them…I don’t watch nearly enough television to know what I’m talking about), I figured this was an interesting subject. It came out earlier today that HBO and Paramount were working with Shutter Island filmmaker Martin Scorsese and original novel writer Dennis Lehane to turn that movie into a television series. The TV show is potentially going to be called Ashecliffe and is chock full of potential to me. Frankly, I think it could be television’s next big thing, perhaps even on the cinematic level of True Detective. That show could be on the verge of winning some Emmys in a few hours, so could this new one in development possibly be in the running at some point in the future? I think it’s the involvement of Scorsese specifically that has me excited. While »
- Joey Magidson
By sheer coincidence, I interviewed Sir Ben Kingsley on Saturday and the first thing we discussed was "Gandhi" and Lord Richard Attenborough. I explained that he was the first director I interviewed when I was still in college and how lucky I was to start off with this prince among men. Although the interview was ostensibly about "Magic," Sir Richard regaled me with plans for his lifelong pet project, "Gandhi," explaining how it starts off with this riveting scene in which the young British-trained lawyer is thrown off a train in South Africa for sitting in a first-class compartment, thus beginning his legendary path as the leader of Indian independence, and how this amazing young actor, Ben Kingsley, was going to dazzle us and become a major star. Sadly, the beloved actor-director and two-time Oscar-winner died on Sunday, five days short of his 91st birthday. “Wonderful man,” Kingsley beamed. “And »
- Bill Desowitz
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