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18 items from 2014


Chris Hemsworth to Lead 'The Huntsman' Prequel for April 2016

31 July 2014 11:11 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Last month came word that a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman was in the works with Frank Darabont behind the camera, but without Kristen Stewart in front of it. Instead, the follow-up at Universal Pictures was going to focus solely on Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman. Now we have confirmation from a press release by the studio that Darabont will definitely direct the film, simply titled The Huntsman, and the film will arrive on April 22nd, 2016. The film will be a prequel revealing "how the fates of two characters, The Huntsman Eric and Ravenna, intersected before they met Snow White." So there you go. Now we know why it was previously said that Charlize Theron might return, despite her fate in the original 2012 fantasy. We're not sure of any specifics regarding the story, but the current script was rewritten by Darabont himself with previous drafts by Craig Mazin (The Hangover III, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Shawshank and Green Mile Filmmaker to Direct - and Write? - Swath Prequel

31 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Frank Darabont to direct ‘The Huntsman,’ formerly known as ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2′ Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman 2, now retitled The Huntsman, already has a 2016 release date. Huntsman Chris Hemsworth and Evil Queen Charlize Theron are in; Snow White Kristen Stewart and apparently Prince Charming — aka Prince WilliamSam Claflin are out, unless they show up in star cameos. And as reported a few weeks ago, former The Walking Dead executive producer Frank Darabont (he was fired from the show in July 2011) has been set to direct the prequel to Rupert SandersSnow White and the Huntsman. Darabont reportedly beat Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) and Andy Muschietti (Mama) following a pitch focusing on Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman character. Thor in tights and with a Scottish burr? Frank Darabont movies Besides his The Walking Dead gig, Frank Darabont also happens to be the director of two major blockbusters »

- Zac Gille

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Snow White & The Huntsman Sequel Announced–Guess Who Isn’t In It?

31 July 2014 7:03 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron will star in the follow-up the 2012 film “Snow White and the Huntsman,” but Kristen Stewart was conspicuously absent from the official announcement from Universal Pictures. The new film will be fashioned as a prequel that will focus on the relationship between Hemsworth’s character and the wicked queen Ravenna. Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) directs and wrote the current draft of the screenplay, with earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team. ...Read More »

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'Snow White' Prequel 'The Huntsman' Swaps Release Dates with 'The Mummy'

31 July 2014 5:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures announced today that their Snow White and the Huntsman prequel The Huntsman will be released on April 22, 2016, while confirming that Frank Darabont is set to direct with Snow White and the Huntsman stars Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron returning. The studio has also moved their Untitled Mummy Reboot from April 22, 2016 to June 24, 2016.

Take a look at the studio's official statement, which makes no mention of Kristen Stewart returning as Snow White.

"The fantastical world of 2012's global hit Snow White and the Huntsman expands to reveal how the fates of two characters, The Huntsman Eric and Ravenna, intersected before they met Snow White. Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron return to their roles in a new epic action-adventure, The Huntsman. Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) directs and wrote the current draft of the screenplay, with earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. »

- MovieWeb

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Snow White Prequel (Stupidly) Drops Snow White, Gets New Title and Release Date

31 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

‘The Huntsman’ release date announced as ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2′ drops Snow White aka Kristen Stewart (photo: Chris Hemsworth in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’) Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has a new title, as the "sequel" to Rupert Sanders’ 2012 fantasy adventure Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled to arrive on screens in 2016 without Snow White — played by Kristen Stewart as an armor-clad Joan of Arc-ish heroine (minus the burning at the stake) in the original film. So, Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has now been renamed The Huntsman. Now, does it sound idiotic to drop Snow White from what was purportedly going to be a Snow White movie sequel? Well, it does — and that’s because it is. So, instead of calling Snow White and the Huntsman 2, or rather, The Huntsman, a "sequel," the film is now being referred to as a "spin-off" — or, to be more precise, »

- Zac Gille

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Snow White Spin-Off Gets New Title, Release Date - But (Stupidly) Lacks Snow White and Stewart

31 July 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

‘The Huntsman’ release date announced as ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2′ drops Snow White aka Kristen Stewart (photo: Chris Hemsworth in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’) Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has a new title, as the "sequel" to Rupert Sanders’ 2012 fantasy adventure Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled to arrive on screens in 2016 without Snow White — played by Kristen Stewart as an armor-clad Joan of Arc-ish heroine (minus the burning at the stake) in the original film. So, Snow White and the Huntsman 2 has now been renamed The Huntsman. Now, does it sound idiotic to drop Snow White from what was purportedly going to be a Snow White movie sequel? Well, it does — and that’s because it is. So, instead of calling Snow White and the Huntsman 2, or rather, The Huntsman, a "sequel," the film is now being referred to as a "spin-off" — or, to be more precise, »

- Zac Gille

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New Release Date Announced for The Mummy Reboot

31 July 2014 3:42 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Yesterday we reported that The Mummy reboot was finally starting to emerge from its cinematic tomb with a new director, Alex Kurtzman, announced at the helm. Originally slated to come out in theaters on April 22nd, 2016, Universal Pictures has already revealed a new release date for the upcoming Mummy movie that will have fans waiting just a bit longer to see this monster in action.

Deadline reveals that The Mummy reboot will now hit cinemas on June 26th, 2016. Since the release has only been delayed by about two months, there shouldn’t be any major holdbacks in production.

The reason for the move comes from another big Universal property that filled in the abandoned April 22nd slot: The Huntsman, the prequel to 2012′s Snow White and the Huntsman that will be directed by Frank Darabont (showrunner on Season 1 of The Walking Dead, director of The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption »

- Derek Anderson

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The Huntsman Prequel Set For April 2016, The Mummy Moves to June

31 July 2014 3:31 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I never saw Snow White and the Huntsman, it just didn't seem like my thing.  Which makes it kind of hard for me to be interested in a followup or spin-off aside from the fact that one of my favorite directors, Frank Darabont, will be helming it (he also did the newest draft of the script).  But it's coming anyway, and now we get the news that this new film, called The Huntsman, is actually a prequel (which makes more sense).  And yes, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron will be returning (although Kristen Stewart won't).  The new film hits on April 22nd, 2016. Yesterday we also got the news that Alex Kurtzman would be directing The Mummy reboot, part of a larger cinematic universe for Universal.  That film has now moved to get out of The Huntsman's way and will come out on June 24th, 2016.  Hit the jump for more on »

- Evan Dickson

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Universal Reveals "Huntsman 2" Details, Date

31 July 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal has officially confirmed that Frank Darabont is set to direct the freshly titled "The Huntsman," the follow-up to 2012's "Snow White And The Huntsman".

A press release issued by the studio confirms Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are set to reprise their roles of The Huntsman Eric and Ravenna respectively.

It also confirms this isn't a sequel, it's a prequel as the film "expands to reveal how the fates of two characters, The Huntsman Eric and Ravenna, intersected before they met Snow White."

Finally they've set an April 22nd 2016 release date. Darabont penned the most current draft of the script following earlier work by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos.

Source: Universal Pictures »

- Garth Franklin

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'Snow White and the Huntsman' prequel has release date but no Kristen Stewart

31 July 2014 2:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Snow White may be out of the picture, but "The Huntsman" is ready to return in 2016. The prequel will take place before 2012’s "Snow White and the Huntsman" and will reveal how Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and Ravenna (Charlize Theron) first crossed paths. Kristen Stewart, who played Snow White in the first film, won't be returning. Universal has announced that "The Huntsman" will open April 22, 2016, which will push the studio's reboot of "The Mummy" to Jun 24 of that year. For the prequel, "Snow White" director Rupert Sanders is being replaced by Frank Darabont, the Oscar-nominated helmer of "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile," who was also the original showrunner on "The Walking Dead." Darabont is also re-writing the screenplay, originally written by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Joe Roth ("Maleficent," "Alice in Wonderland") will once again produce. Summer 2016 is filling up fast, although there are no other major films yet »

- Dave Lewis

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Good Reads: Superheroine Edition

23 May 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

With various X-Men smearing their mutant DNA all of your movie screens this weekend, it's become painfully obvious that movie studios are still terrifed of superheroes with vaginas. Storm continues to be the single most-wasted ineptly-transferred great character from the comics but Kitty Pryde has an even sadder story. "X-Men Days of Future Past," one of the most famous and influential comic arcs of all time, originally granted the phasing young mutant (played by Ellen Page in the movies) the starring role. We all knew they would find a way to sideline her.

I lurve Hugh Jackman but one of my biggest disappointments about the X-Men movies continues to be the way the team aspects are muted in order to make it all about the charismatic clawed one. The Avengers figured out a way to balance multiple headliners but the X-Men movies haven't been that inspired. So here are two »

- NATHANIEL R

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Hulk Smash! Stan Lee speaks out about David Goyer's She-Hulk comments; podcast host also responds

23 May 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

If you’ve been following the She-Hulk controversy that’s erupted over the past few days, you know that Man of Steel writer (and DC visionary) David Goyer had some pretty negative things to say about Jennifer Walters’ big, green alter ego in a recent podcast — things like “I think She-Hulk is the chick that you could f–k if you were Hulk, you know what I’m saying?”

Goyer’s comments were not only unfounded (She-Hulk is actually a cousin to Bruce Banner, a young and shy girl who was never intended to be any kind »

- Andrea Towers

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Now Is The Perfect Time For Marvel To Make A She-Hulk Movie

23 May 2014 2:05 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A couple of days ago, screenwriters Craig Mazin and David Goyer raised the ire of fans by saying derogatory, borderline inflammatory statements against the character of She-Hulk. Lambasting the character is one thing: most people, however, are upset with the coded terms both men used to address the hero, reducing her history to sex appeal and power fantasies. Their statements were steeped in ignorance. As a result, everyone's had a response, an answer to their ill-advised comments. But what should happen is the most obvious response, the one we haven't heard yet. There needs to be a She-Hulk movie. Marvel's got four more films on their schedule: this summer's Guardians Of The Galaxy, next year's Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Ant-Man and Captain America 3 in 2016. Beyond that, there's only two more release dates and no more titles, with those slots rumored to go to Thor 3, Dr. Strange or even Black »

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David Goyer Calls She-Hulk a "A Giant, Green Porn Star" Stan Lee Defends

22 May 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Is Marvel's She-Hulk "a giant, green porn star"? Dark Knight and Man of Steel screenwriter David Goyer seems to think so. He recently was a guest on John August's Scriptnotes podcast. While on the show he shared his theory about the character She-Hulk saying,

“So the Hulk was this classic male power fantasy. It’s like, most of the people reading comic books were these people like me who were just these little kids who were getting the shit kicked out of them every day…. And so then they created She-Hulk, right? Who was still smart, so it was like, I think She-Hulk is the chick that you could f--- if you were Hulk, you know what I’m saying?… She-Hulk was the extension of the male power fantasy. So it’s like if I’m going to be this geek who becomes the Hulk, »

- Joey Paur

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David S. Goyer Calls She-Hulk A “Classic Male Power Fantasy,” Talks His Version of DC’s Martian Manhunter

22 May 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Even though he’s one of the main influences behind the modern comic book film as we know it, David S. Goyer consistently seems less and less enamored with shepherding DC in configuring their vast universe of characters for the big screen. As his “Man of Steel” sequel, “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” tried to dominate the news yesterday with its title announcement, the focus turned instead to a more critical direction—Goyer’s misjudged comments regarding two DC superheroes, in particular, She-Hulk and Martian Manhunter. During a guest appearance (via Nerdist) on the screenwriting podcast Scriptnotes for their “Summer Superhero Spectacular," Goyer joined host Craig Mazin, Andrea Berloff (“King Conan”), Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) in discussing the upcoming slate of comic book films hitting theatres. His most puzzling moment came when Markus in conversation noted that She-Hulk “has the worst, most demeaning character name. »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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David S. Goyer Dismisses She-Hulk As 'A Giant Green Porn Star'

22 May 2014 7:39 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The rivalry between Marvel and DC runs deep, and has for decades. So when a creative voice associated with one party comments on record about a character in the other company.s stable, you know that their words are going to be picked over and analyzed by both fervent fan bases. particularly when the comments can be interpreted with sexist and borderline misogynistic undertones. David S. Goyer has a long history with DC Comics, having penned screenplays for motion pictures based on iconic DC characters like Superman (Man of Steel) and Batman (Christopher Nolan.s Dark Knight films). That doesn.t mean Goyer doesn.t pay attention to the Marvel stable of heroes, and he commented on one . She-Hulk . during an appearance on screenwriter John August.s ScriptNotes podcast. Goyer was one of several panel members recording in front of a live audience, including co-host Craig Mazin, as well as »

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David Goyer Calls Marvel's She-Hulk 'A Giant, Green Porn Star'

21 May 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Just because David S. Goyer is currently hard at work on DC Entertainment properties in both film (Batman V. Superman) and television (Constantine) doesn’t mean he doesn’t have any opinions about Marvel characters -- even though many fans of Marvel may wish differently. During an appearance on screenwriter John August’s Scriptnotes podcast alongside Andrea Berloff, Craig Mazin and Captain America: The Winter Soldier screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Goyer talked about his theory about the character She-Hulk. Story: David Goyer Joins James Cameron for ‘Fantastic Voyage’ (Exclusive) “So the Hulk was this classic male power fantasy,” he said.

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- Graeme McMillan

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David Goyer Calls She-hulk A Porn Star & Also Knocks Martian Manhunter

21 May 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

First off, thank to themarysue.com for coming across this. John August and Craig Mazin host Scriptnotes Podcast, and on last night's broadcast they interviewed writers: Andrea Berloff, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely and David Goyer. the discussion was centered on adapting superheroes for film, and this is when Goyer chimed in with some unflattering comments regarding Martian Manhunter and She-Hulk. Let's first look at his comments about Martian Manhunter, aka J'onn J'onzz. As many of you know, he's the green alien that is part of the Justice League. He conceals his identity on Earth by posing as a Lieutenant Homicide Detective for the Metropolis police department under the identity of John Jones. When Goyer was approached about adapting the character for film he harshly criticized the character, implying that Martian Manhunter was too obscure for the general audience. “How many people in the audience have heard of Martian Manhunter?” After »

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