Earlier this month John Boyega shared the first image from Pacific Rim: Uprising, director Steven DeKnight’s upcoming follow-up to the cult Guillermo del Toro sci-fi actioner, and now he’s given us another look at his character Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker from the first movie…
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Pacific Rim: Uprising is set for release on February 23rd, 2018, with Steven DeKnight (Daredevil) directing a cast that includes John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Adria Arjona (True Detective), Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad), Cailee Spaeny (Counting to 1,000), Levi Meaden (Aftermath), Karan Brar (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Nick Tarabay (Spartacus), Zhang Jin (Ip Man 3), Mackenyu (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) and Jing Tian (Police Story: Lockdown). Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman also reprise their roles from the first film. »
- Amie Cranswick
Kate Winslet, luckiest woman alive, got to make out with Idris Elba, hottest man alive, on the set of The Mountain Between Us in Canada on Tuesday. The actors, who play strangers that survive a plane crash and need to depend on each other to survive, were snapped really depending on each other, sharing a steamy embrace and passionate kiss while shooting scenes in downtown Vancouver. The film adaptation of the bestselling romance novel hits theaters in October - so we'll hopefully get a glimpse at even more hot set photos and see Idris and Kate's offscreen chemistry when they promote the film on the red carpet. Related:19 Books to Read Before They're 2017 Movies »
- Brittney Stephens
Ever since production started on Pacific Rim 2, we've seen a number of photos from the set, many of which have come from one of the sequel's stars, John Boyega. Today we have yet another glimpse at his character Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost from the original Pacific Rim. While this image doesn't reveal much about the story, we do get a new glimpse at Jake, seemingly lost in reflection, as filming continues on this highly-anticipated sequel.
The actor posted this latest image on Instagram, which comes just a few days after director Steven S. DeKnight shared the official logo for the sequel. We also recently got a glimpse at some of the new Jaeger robots teased in promo artwork, with one slightly resembling the Gipsy Danger Jaeger from the first movie. John Boyega already shared that the original Gipsy Danger is returning in previously-released concept art, »
How does one follow in the footsteps of the great, apocalypse-cancelling Stacker Pentecost? That’s a question that will no doubt factor into the storyline of Pacific Rim: Uprising, as John Boyega’s budding Jaeger pilot Jake fights to uphold his family name.
But Idris Elba’s Ppdc (Pan Pacific Defense Corps) chief leaves some mighty big boots to fill, and though it’s impossible to gauge the context of this scene based on Boyega’s latest Instagram post alone (via Polygon), it’s safe to assume that the pensive Jake Pentecost seen below is reflecting on his father’s legacy – not to mention the new wave of kaiju clawing their way back through the Breach to wreak havoc.
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- Michael Briers
Whenever Taika Waititi is asked about his upcoming entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok, he usually goes on record saying that the blockbuster will also feature his unique flavor of comedy previously seen in critical hits such as What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
Falling in line with these statements is a video posted by Fandango where Tom Hiddleston is at a press event promoting the upcoming March blockbuster Kong: Skull Island. He talks about the tone of the Marvel threequel, stating the following:
“At the end of The Dark World, Loki is on the throne. At the beginning of Ragnarok, Thor has a few questions, Loki is endearingly enigmatic about providing answers. Taika Waititi is such a spirited, hilarious individual, and he and Chris Hemsworth became very fast friends. What was great for me to see was to see their friendship kind of blossom, »
- Robert Kojder
The future of the James Bond franchise is a bit uncertain right now, but we can be certain it will continue. Currently, Daniel Craig is still the man playing 007 until he officially declares that he won't be back for the next installment. That being the case, he just hit a major milestone today, becoming the second longest-serving actor to play James Bond in the history of the franchise.
According to NME, Daniel Craig has now been playing James Bond for 4,147 days. That puts him just ahead of Pierce Brosnan, who played 007 in four movies, which spanned a grand total of 4,146 days. Craig first played the iconic spy in 2006's Casino Royale, which served as a total reboot of the franchise and is considered by many to be one of the best James Bond movies ever made. The 48-year-old actor also has the distinction of starring in the only Bond movie »
The future of the James Bond series remains uncertain, with actors ranging from Idris Elba to Gugu Mbatha-Raw rumored to take over the role. (We’ve suggested a couple possibilities already ourselves. Steve Buscemi can do anything, right?) It’s certainly time for a left turn, or at least a move away from “traditionally handsome white dude.” But as of today, Daniel Craig is still the traditionally handsome white dude we officially associate with Ian Fleming’s classic character, which puts him at 4,147 consecutive days in the role—exactly one more than Pierce Brosnan’s run, moving Craig into second place overall.
If you’re bothered, today is the day that Daniel Craig becomes the 2nd longest-serving #Bond actor. pic.twitter.com/sEjehwAmw2
— Adrian Stirrup (@adrianstirrup) February 20, 2017
Craig’s first of four Bond films was 2006’s Casino Royale, kickstarting a run of prestige-picture action flicks ...
- Clayton Purdom
Coinciding with the New York Toy Fair, Funko has unveiled its upcoming Pop! Vinyl figures for the hotly-anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy epic The Dark Tower, featuring miniature Pop! versions of The Gunslinger (Idris Elba) and the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey); take a look below…
The Dark Tower is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and stars Idris Elba (Luther) as Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar) as the Man in Black, Tom Taylor (Doctor Foster) as Jake Chambers, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Tirana, Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) as Richard Sayre, Michael Barbieri (Little Men) as Timmy, Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Arra Champignon and Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) in an as-yet-unrevealed role. It is set for release on July 28th. »
- Amie Cranswick
Jon Favreau, who directed last year’s live-action/CGI “The Jungle Book” movie, with voice actors that included Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o and Giancarlo Esposito, is currently prepping his next film, another live-action adaptation of a beloved work of animation, “The Lion King,” which tells… Continue Reading → »
The surprise announcement came Friday evening, thanks to a mystery image posted on the official Twitter account of Abrams’ company Bad Robot. The tweet signaled fans to a trailer for the series, titled “Castle Rock,” an ode to the fictional town in Maine, which is a popular setting in many of King’s novels.
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) February 18, 2017
The trailer winds a path past many famous locations found in King’s books — like ‘Salems Lot, the Shawshank State Prison, Pennywise (the clown from “It”), the name Annie Wilkes (the crazed uber-fan in “Misery”) and more — before zooming out on a map of Maine.
- Jacob Bryant
After unveiling their concept art for The Mummy Pop! vinyl figures, Funko's Toy Fair reveals continue with Pop! vinyls based on The Dark Tower movie that comes out later this year.
The box art and release date for these collectibles has yet to be announced, but with The Dark Tower movie (based on the epic Stephen King book series) slated to hit theaters this summer from Sony Pictures, you can expect to see these Pop! vinyls available soon, and attendees at New York City's Toy Fair should keep an eye out for them at Funko's booth.
- Derek Anderson
Boyega unveiled the new logo on Twitter (and director Steven S. DeKnight did the same on Instagram), less than two weeks after tweeting an image of his character with the caption "I am Pentecost," confirming that he will play the son of Idris Elba's kaiju-fighting character from the 2013 film. Further plot details are being kept under wraps.
Produced by Guillermo del Toro (who directed the first film in the franchise), Pacific Rim: Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Netflix’s Daredevil) from a screenplay by Derek Connolly (Jurassic World), with an earlier draft written by Jon Spaihts (The Mummy, Doctor Strange, Prometheus).
- Derek Anderson
“When alien life entered our world it was from deep beneath the Pacific Ocean – a fissure between two tectonic plates…a portal between dimensions.” Charlie Hunnam and his dubious accent may not be returning for Pacific Rim: Uprising, but his description of The Breach, that interdimensional portal connecting Earth with the kaiju world, still carries a lot of weight going into the release of Steven S. DeKnight’s blockbuster sequel.
Yes, Gipsy Danger and the gang managed to seal off The Breach at the tail-end of Guillermo del Toro’s original creature feature – at the expense of America’s greatest weapon, mind you – but if there was ever any lingering doubt that the kaiju are set to stage a resurgence in 2018’s Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel’s official logo has arrived, and it essentially puts those rumors to bed.
Unveiled via DeKnight’s Instagram feed (with a tip of »
- Michael Briers
Last week, fans finally got their first official look at John Boyega in Pacific Rim: Uprising as Jake Pentecost, the young son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) from the original Pacific Rim. Since we haven't been given any official plot details thus far, as production continues on this epic action sequel, photos will have to suffice for now. Today director Steven S. DeKnight unveiled the official logo for the sequel. There isn't much to be gleaned from this logo, as far as plot details go, but the blazing streak of fire between the Pacific and Rim hints that this sequel certailny won't skimp on the action.
Director Steven S. DeKnight took to Instagram today to unveil this official logo, although he wouldn't offer any further details, as production continues. This image comes just a few days after a new poster teased new Jaeger robots, one of which resembles the iconic »
Many hardcore Marvel fans did not like Thor: Darkworld, and while it did have it's moments, it was definitely a subpar film. So when I heard that Thor: Ragnarok may be based on Planet Hulk, I completely flipped out. In the books, sometime around the Skrull War, Hulk was stranded on a gladiator type planet and became more of an intellectual force of nature as opposed to the typical lower intelligence Hulk (with the exception of the Grey Hulk) we have always known. I had to wonder just how they would handle the duo of Thor and Hulk in space. Would this be just another dull Thor flop?
Executive producer Brad Winderbaum thinks not.
"It's going to have some of the wildest, craziest, most amazing action you've ever seen in the McU, the Thor / Hulk relationship is one that is incredible."
Also, if you know anything about the Ragnarok story in the comics, »
- Drew Carlton
On the Phase Three bonus featurette for the Doctor Strange Blu-ray, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) has discussed what he hopes to bring to the table for his addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in terms of the film’s tone.
Via Comicbook, Waititi states “I want to take people on an adventure that keeps people laughing along the way, but also has the spectacle,” which is in line with what to expect from the director based on his previous work.
Producer Brad Winderbaum also offered a comment, saying: “It’s going to have some of the wildest, craziest, most amazing action you’ve ever seen in the McU.”
- Robert Kojder
With Greg Berlanti’s latest DC television project securing a pilot order from The CW, The Hashtag Show has reportedly secured a synopsis for the potential Black Lightning series, along with breakdowns for the title character and three of the show’s leads.
“Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.”
And the rumoured character breakdowns are as follows:
Jefferson Pierce: Male, African-American, late 30s to 50. Handsome, fit, with an athletic build. Former 3-time gold medal decathlon winner who is now principal of a high school in South Central Los Angeles. A father figure to his student and hero to the local community. »
- Gary Collinson
Sneak Peek footage, plus images and promotional illustrations supporting Marvel Studios "Thor: Ragnarok", adapting Marvel Comics' "Planet Hulk" storyline, showcasing 'Bruce Banner' aka 'Hulk' as a gladiator on the planet 'Sakaar':
"...to get back to 'Asgard' to stop 'Ragnarok' — the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization — at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless 'Hela'.
"But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger — the 'Incredible Hulk'..."
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- Michael Stevens
Marvel Studios really likes to keep the conversation raging for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so they never go too long without releasing something to keep fans excited and talking about their future releases. This year, for the first time, they are releasing three movies starting with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, then Spider-Man: Homecoming and last but most certainly not least, Thor: Ragnarok. In order to tease fans a little bit with what's to come in Thor 3, Marvel has released some brand new concept art, which gives us a look at the villain and an epic duel.
The newly released concept art from Marvel comes as part of the digital HD release of Doctor Strange, which arrives today. As part of the "Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look," some new art from Thor: Ragnarok was released and it is extremely encouraging. One of the shots features Thor and Loki seemingly in New York city, »
To coincide with the home-entertainment release of Doctor Strange, Marvel has released one of the bonus features, Team Thor: Part 2, which follows on from last year’s Comic-Con promo for Thor: Ragnarok and features the return of Thor Odinson and his New Zealand roommate Darryl Jacobson! Check it out below, and watch the original short here…
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk. »
- Gary Collinson
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