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The Hulk has come so far from the earliest days, when television producers slapped green makeup on actor Lou Ferrigno and asked him to run around in pre-shredded shirts and shorts. And every time the green giant returns to the screen, his look improves. The latest incarnation, which will be seen in Joss Whedon.s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, promises to be the most intricate, personable version of The Incredible Hulk that we have ever seen. and we have Muse to thank. What is Muse? It is an innovative new motion-capture performance system invented by Ilm that apparently is being used to perfect the capture of Mark Ruffalo as he works on Joss Whedon.s Avengers: Age of Ultron. IGN learned about the system while attending the launch of the new Ilm studio facility in London, where work is being done on Marvel.s latest, on Star Wars: »
Pretty good update this week as we kick things off with J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year and its R rating, the only "R" rating among the notable titles this week as fellow Oscar contender, Angelina Jolie's Unbroken comes in with a PG-13 rating, though by the sounds of it it's a pretty strong one. Possible foreign language contender, Two Days, One Night from the Dardennes and starring Marion Cotillard scored a PG-13, as did the upcoming Poltergeist remake. Also in the bulletin today is Bill Pohland's Love & Mercy starring Paul Dano as reclusive Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson. And, finally Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb takes home a family friendly PG. Oh, and as for The Scorpion King 4: Quest For Power, it's coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on January 20, 2015, and you won't believe it, but on top of starring Victor Webster »
- Brad Brevet
We hope you.re ready for more of The Incredible Hulk, because today.s rumors hint at not only another movie, but a brand new television series as well. Actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno dropped these bombshells at Wizard World Comic Con over the weekend during a brief interview with blog Film Fad. During the course of the chat, the original Green Goliath mentioned that he "think(s) down the road, I think in another year, they.re going to film a solo Hulk movie." He then asked if he thought there.d ever be another Hulk television show, and if there was, who would don the green body paint and purple pants. Here.s Ferrigno.s response: "Well to tell you the truth, they plan to do a TV series someday, and it will probably be CGI. I don.t think you.ll ever see a human Hulk again. »
After the Hulk became one of the highlights of "The Avengers," we started hearing numerous rumors of the character once again getting his own movie and possibly a TV series. Those rumors were later confirmed by Guillermo Del Toro, who revealed that he's working on a new "Hulk" TV show. Since then, Marvel has been silent, except for hints that a Hulk movie is being considered. Now, in a new interview with Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk"), the actor revealed that the series is still in the works. "They plan to do a TV series someday and it will probably be CGI, I don't think you.ll ever see a human Hulk again," he explained, adding: "That's a long way from now because I think in another year, they're going to film a solo 'Hulk' movie." »
With the possibility of a new Incredible Hulk movie and TV series on the horizon (if you ask Lou Ferrigno anyway), Bruce Banner himself Mark Ruffalo may find himself being busy over the next year or so. But that hasn’t stopped the actor from dreaming about other roles. In fact, he’s looking to head to a galaxy far, far away – but not with J.J. Abrams for Star Wars: Episode VII and instead with Rian Johnson and Star Wars: Episode VIII.
In an interview with Collider about his upcoming movie Infinitely Polar Bear, Ruffalo said that he has reached out personally to Rian Johnson saying he’s “desperate” for a role in Star Wars: Episode VIII. The actor said, “my e-mail to Rian after all these years was ‘Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars, please, »
- Luke Owen
Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and now the Guardians of the Galaxy are all international movie stars, but one Marvel staple hasn’t had as much success as his comrades. That would be Bruce Banner/The Hulk, whose two solo outings have been a mixed bag in terms of critical and commercial reception. Ang Lee’s 2003 version grossed just $132.1 million in the States, while Louis Leterrier’s 2008 reboot (part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon) didn’t fare much better at $134.8 million – and it cost about $20 million more.
Those numbers are a far cry from similar genre titles, whether they come from Disney, Fox, Sony, or Warner Bros. ...
- Chris Agar
With several of Marvel’s Phase Three movies yet to be announced, there’s been some speculation as to whether The Incredible Hulk could find himself heading up another solo movie following his showstealing turn in 2012’s The Avengers. The character is said to have an expanded role in next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and now Lou Ferrigno – star of the 1970s TV series, and vocie of the Green Goliath in the McU – has suggested that another Hulk movie is in the works…
“That is a long way from now because I think down the road, I think in another year, they’re going to film a solo Hulk movie,” Ferrigno told FilmFad when asked about the chances of another live action Hulk TV series. “But I think the series can happen if they finish doing the Avengers or the Hulk movie, that’s my guess for now. »
- Gary Collinson
Lou Ferrigno is a legend in the bodybuilding industry for his sheer size and tenacity. A man who had a hearing impairment that affected his speech. He grew into popularity as the fan favorite to win Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe in 1975 against Arnold Schwarzenegger and one of the main subjects of the documentary titled Pumping Iron. While he didn’t take the win from Arnold he continued in that career alongside any film and television series roles he gained. Most popularly known to us as the one and only Incredible Hulk. After sitting with Lou and having a wonderful chat, I can say he is no doubt still the Incredible Hulk! I will be sitting with him throughout the weekend but for now here are a few things we spoke about over a hearty craft beer. Cbm Manny: How has it been overcoming a hearing impairment in this industry »
Richard Kiel, the 7-foot-2 actor who played Jaws, the James Bond villain with the teeth of steel, died at a California hospital on Wednesday after being admitted for a breaking his leg. He was 74. Kiel's character appeared in the Bond films "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and "Moonraker" (1979). The actor also played an alien in the 1962 "Twilight Zone" episode "To Serve Man," a hitman in the Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor comedy "Silver Streak" (1976) and Adam Sandler's boss in the classic golf comedy "Happy Gilmore" (1996). The actor also played bad guys in such TV shows as "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," "The Wild, Wild West" and "Kolchak: The Night Stalker." He also auditioned for the role of the green monster in "The Incredible Hulk." It eventually went to Lou Ferrigno. In total, his career spanned more than 50 years. »
Actor Richard Kiel has died at the age of 74. The 7'2 tall, Detroit-born actor had been admitted to a hospital in Fresno after breaking his leg last week.
Kiel starred in numerous films and TV shows over the years including "Happy Gilmore," "Tangled," "Force 10 from Navarone," "The Longest Yard," "The Nutty Professor," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "The Greatest American Hero," "Starsky and Hutch," "Kolchak: The Night Stalker," "The Wild Wild West," "The Twilight Zone," "I Dream of Jeanie," "I Spy," "Daniel Boone," "Simon and Simon" and more.
At one point he and Arnold Schwarzenegger were the original choices to play the title character in the 1977 TV series "The Incredible Hulk". Kiel was cast and shot the pilot, but was ultimately replaced by Lou Ferrigno.
It is, however, one role in two films that Kiel will always be remembered for - the iconic steel-toothed henchman Jaws in the Roger Moore-era »
- Garth Franklin
The towering actor who played the mercenary assassin Jaws in a pair of Roger Moore-era 007 movies and the enigmatic alien in one of the most famous episodes of The Twilight Zone died today. Richard Kiel would have turned 75 on Saturday. His agent of 35 years, Steven Stevens Sr, told Deadline that Kiel died this afternoon at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, CA. The 7-foot-2 actor with the crooked smile got his start in early-1060s TV, appearing in such series as Laramie, Thriller and The Rifleman. He appeared in the 1962 sci-fi feature The Phantom Planet before landing the chilling Twilight Zone role. In “To Serve Man,” he played a representative of an advanced, giant alien race called the Kanamits, who alight on Earth amid what seems to be peace and good will. Kiel delivers a mysterious encrypted book to a meeting of the United Nations, and the episode soars from there. »
- Erik Pedersen
Richard Kiel, whose towering height and distinctive baritone voice defined his nearly 50-year career in television and films, most notably as the steely toothed James Bond villain Jaws, died Wednesday afternoon in Fresno, Calif. at the age of 74, TMZ reports. The actor had been hospitalized after breaking his leg earlier in the week, but it is still unclear if that was related to his death.
Kiel’s rep did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
The Detroit-born Kiel, who grew to be 7 feet 1.5 inches, worked various odd jobs, including cemetery plot salesman and nightclub bouncer, before making »
- Lindsey Bahr
On Monday, September 1, Lifetime ushered in a new generation of unauthorized biopics with its behind the scenes look at what really happened on the 1990s hit Saved by the Bell. The cast has largely disavowed themselves from the project and/or Dustin Diamond’s scandalous memoir Behind the Bell, and considering that the movie is based on that biography, it’s safe to say most of the things that happened in this movie didn’t really happen that way at all.
But still, we watch. We learn. We cringe. We tweet.
Here are 100 things that Apparently happened, if we’re »
- Marc Snetiker
Social satire horror film L.A. Slasher is opening and closing the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con, running September 4-6; and if you'll be there, we have all the details you need right here, including a look at the Con's guest list, which is pretty impressive considering it's only their second year.
L.A. Slasher, directed by Martin Owen and produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (Girls Against Boys, The Alphabet Killer), will have a special advance screening to open the festival and a midnight screening to close it out.
Salt Lake Comic Con 2013 was the largest first-year comic convention in North American history and the largest convention ever to take place in Utah. This year’s event will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Debi Moore
Menahem Golan, who died Aug. 8 at age 85, loved movies, perhaps too much. At its height, Cannon Films — the Hollywood studio Golan ran with his cousin, Yoram Globus — was releasing nearly one film per week: an eclectic bounty of awards bait and bottom-drawer schlock, all foisted on the public with a mix of carnival-barker rhetoric and vaudevillian flair. In the 1980s, the Cannon logo was unmistakable, along with its promise of cut-rate adventure starring Chuck Norris, Charles Bronson, Lou Ferrigno or an up-and-coming Jean-Claude Van Damme. (That Golan never managed to team these signature Cannon brands in a single movie — an “Expendables” — boggles the mind.)
“It was an extraordinary experience to have a man who made decisions without thinking for three minutes,” recalls Andrei Konchalovsky, the Soviet emigre director who made four films for Cannon, including “Runaway Train” (1985). “That was the quality that also ruined the company, but it left me with carte blanche doing films. »
- Scott Foundas
“Twenty five years. Makes a girl think.” So said Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot, and she was rarely wrong about anything, except maybe her taste in husbands. Cinematically, an awful lot can happen in 25 years and Hollywood as we know it today, emerged from seismic developments that took place a quarter of a century ago. 1989 was a game-changer; an absolutely pivotal year in the evolution of 21st century Hollywood. Chances are, whatever you watch at the multiplex this weekend will be genetically traceable to that dark, iPad-less, internetless, Jedwardless time. For those of us who are not going gentle into the dark night of their forties, the specific date of this Big Bang was August 11th 1989. That was the day that Batman finally opened in the UK.
I had never seen a line of people actually queuing around the block, except in vintage documentaries about Star Wars, but »
- Cai Ross
The filmmaker behind the Death Wish sequels and such 1970s and ’80s Cannon Group actioners as The Delta Force the Lou Ferrigno-led Hercules died today in Jaffa, Israel, Haaretz reports. Menahem Golan was 85. The big-personality Israeli producer, writer and director was behind dozens of films during a nearly half-century career, featuring stars including Charles Bronson, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. He also directed many of the films, including 1986’s Delta Force with Lee Marvin and Norris, and Stallone’s Over The Top the following year. Those and many others were produced by Cannon Entertainment, which Golan started with his cousin Yoram Globus. Cannon’s output also included such decidedly non-action fare as Bolero (1984), starring Bo Derek and George Kennedy; the Mario Van Peebles starrer Rappin’ (1985); A Cry In The Dark (1988), starring Meryl Streep and Sam O’Neill; and Jean-Luc Godard’s King Lear (1987). But the action »
- The Deadline Team
The filmmaker behind the Death Wish sequels and such 1970s and ’80s Cannon Group actioners as The Delta Force the Lou Ferrigno-led Hercules died today in Jaffa, Israel, Haaretz reports. Menahem Golan was 85. The big-personality Israeli producer, writer and director was behind dozens of films during a nearly half-century career, featuring stars including Charles Bronson, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. He also directed many of the films, including 1986′s Delta Force with Lee Marvin and Norris, and Stallone’s Over The Top the following year. Those and many others were produced by Cannon Entertainment, which Golan started […] »
As a Comic Con regular, it’s easy to spot patterns while you’re there. From popular costumes to the people you expect to go to each event, there are definite predictable patterns at Comic Con. That’s why it makes it all the more fun to play Comic Con Bingo!
It’s not quite the same as playing on famous bingo site luckycowbingo.com, or play on bingo hall for that matter, Comic Con Bingo doesn’t even involve numbered balls or a bingo caller. It’s much more fun than that – you get your bingo card full of predicted Comic Con happenings and then score each off as you see it unfold.
There are many types of Comic Con Bingo to partake in – here’s a list of just some of the versions and how to play:
Comic Con Clothing Bingo
Keep your eyes peeled at Comic Con »
- Gary Collinson
Hollywood loves bringing big brawny Greek warriors to life, especially the iconic hero Hercules. Consider this: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Twilight’s Kellan Lutz have all flexed their muscles as the demigod on the big screen. And in Hercules, in theaters now, manly man Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson takes on the role under the direction of Brett Ratner (of Rush Hour and X-Men: The Last Stand fame). While these movies can be great fun for grown-ups and teens who love a good Greek tragedy, some adaptations aren’t ideal for younger viewers. Those ancient Greeks could get pretty dark, what with the depictions of murder, sacrificial acts and beheadings of hydra. So if your kids loved the latest Hercules, or they’re too little for the PG-13...
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