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Following the release of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, the studio's Phase Two is now complete, and fans are starting to eagerly await Phase Three. This nine-movie phase gets kicked off next summer with Captain America: Civil War, which will showcase the new Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, for the first time. Black Panther is also getting his own stand alone Phase Three movie, set for release on July 6, 2018, which doesn't have a director in place quite yet. While promoting the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, filmmaker F. Gary Gray was asked about rumors that he is being considered to direct Black Panther. Here's what the filmmaker had to say.
"I would love to direct a superhero movie. We'll see what happens, man. If it's right, I'm there."
It isn't known if F. Gary Gray has even met with anyone at Marvel yet, but if he has, this »
We already know that director J.J. Abrams shot footage for December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens using an IMAX camera, and now the folks at Making Star Wars have some details about the film’s use of the format.
According to the site, the IMAX footage will likely feature the escape from Jakku, and the site has posted a few comparison sceenshots of the sequence from the trailer, showing the standard widescreen presentation alongside 70mm IMAX…
The site goes on to report that “theaters that house a “true” eight story tall IMAX screen will present the film in actual 70Mm film reel; presenting the 70Mm shot scenes in its full screen glory. There will be two 70Mm prints running through the IMAX projector to have the film play in IMAX 3D »
- Gary Collinson
Hot Toys has debuted a batch of images for its 1/6th scale collectible Hulkbuster figurine from Avengers: Age of Ultron, which you can check out here in all its glory…
See Also: Hot Toys’ Ant-Man on Flying Ant miniature collectible
Avengers: Age of Ultron sees Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (Jarvis / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), James Spader (Ultron), Stellen Skarsgard (Erik Selvig), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron Strucker), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Claudia Kim (Dr. Cho), Andy Serkis (Uylsses Klaw), Henry Goodman (Dr. List), Julie Delpy (Madame B) and Linda Cardellini (Laura Barton).
- Gary Collinson
“Zack, listen to me. This is how you direct a movie. I’m Batman.”
That’s the main focus for this August edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show. In it, our esteemed panel debate the San Diego Comic Con 2015 news, picking a definitive (well, kind of) winner of the three-day geek-fest.
There’s also a special chat with Harrison Ford, Jj Abrams, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and more about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a Suicide Squad trailer breakdown (revealing who The Joker Really Is torturing at the end of the teaser) and an exclusive interview with Nat Wolff and John Green about their new movie Paper Towns.
And, as always, the panel pick their movies of the »
- Oli Davis
"He's down there and he's toughing it out. He's a super human being. He's literally lying there making jokes," said Abrams, who was trying to help free Ford from underneath a hydraulic door at the time.
"This door had gone down, and I'm trying to help lift it up – because that's the kind of guy I am. I'm trying to lift up this door and I feel this pop in my back. I'm like, 'Uh, that's weird'."
Abrams found out that the pop meant he'd broken a bone in his back when he went to see a doctor a couple of days later. »
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Acting isn’t always about looking like you. It’s often about the careful way in which a performer is able to carry themselves in body, mind and spirit in order to bring a fictional character to life – even if they happen to share little in the way of physical attributes.
Sometimes, it goes even further – an actor is tasked with trying to convince audiences that they are another creature or strange being entirety, covered beneath layers of prosthetics and/or rendered using lots of CGI. It’s not an easy feat… and not everyone is able to pull it off.
Still, some of the best and most memorable cinematic characters of all-time don’t look anything like the actors who play them: Anthony Daniels as C-3Po and Anthony Daniels as R2-D2, for example. Or how about Andy Serkis, an actor who deserves a whole raft of Oscars, »
- Sam Hill
One obvious large difference between the original "Star Wars" trilogy and the prequels was the latter's use of computer generated visual effects. It wasn't just a case of different technology though as George Lucas used so much CG throughout the prequels that they took on a quite different look and feel to the original trilogy.
Consequently it's hoped that J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will be doing as many practical effects as possible and that seems to be the case according to a new report at MakingStarWars.net.
We know that Abrams and co. went to great lengths to retain the feel of the original trilogy, and so as a result there'll only be a few scenes in the film that don't have some kind of practical effect in them. Today it has been revealed that only 28 shots in total in the movie will be comprised completely of CGI. »
- Garth Franklin
One of the biggest complaints about Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and it's two sequels Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith is that they are grossly drenched in CGI. In fact, a number of scenes in all three movies are completely CGI with no practical element at all. Disney and Lucasfilm have been very adamant about pushing home the fact that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is not following the same path. There are a lot of practical effects on display in the seventh Star Wars movie. And we'll hardly see any scenes that doesn't have some sort of practical element to them.
After the prequel trilogy shuffled off into the dustbins of history, only to be occasionally viewed by fans still upset over the whole ruse, there has been quite a vocal »
Tootsie is the greatest film ever made. Or at least that’s what a group of actors apparently believe.
A poll of 73 stars, including Juliette Binoche, Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson and Andy Serkis, placed the 1982 comedy at the top of a new list, assembled by Time Out New York. The film, which stars Dustin Hoffman as an actor who dresses up as a woman to get a role, is an unlikely winner, towering over The Godfather in second place and The Godfather Part II at No 6.
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- Benjamin Lee
One Star Wars fan has gone to great lengths to show how much the beloved film series has changed over the years.
The changes go as far as back as the beginning of the series, when different versions of Episode IV were sent out to theatres, and further changes have come in the years that followed.
With each home video release, Lucas made alterations, some more noticeable than others. YouTuber Mercelo Zuniga has put together a definitive guide to the changes in an hour-long series of videos.
Arriving next week, Fantastic Four gives us a decidedly different Doom than we've ever seen before. And until now, we still haven't seen much of what this super villain can do. Toby Kebbell, who is following in Andy Serkis's footsteps as one of the go-to motion capture actors, embodies this iconic Marvel character as a stalking mass of glowing green metal. Here, we see his rise before the fall.
These two new Fantastic Four TV spots don't just give us a better look at Doom. We also get to see Marvel's first family discover their superpowers for the first time. The first spot shows Reed Richard (Miles Teller) and his team of scientists heading off on their fateful trip, where an accident exposes them to the dangerous of an alternate dimension. They return to earth transformed, and it's a trying time for these four individuals. Especially Reed, who feels »
Yesterday we were all innocent and naive. Today that is gone. Today we know that Michael Jackson was in the running to play Jar Jar Binks in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” But the real kicker? Does anyone else find themselves asking “What would it have possibly hurt?” Let’s back up for a minute. Vice did an interview with Ahmed Best about his career in Hollywood. If that names doesn’t sound familiar, it’s because most people don’t realize he was Jar Jar Binks actor. Or that Jar Jar Binks Had an actor outside of a voice recording booth. Behest discusses the nascent motion-capture technology used in “The Phantom Menance” that would later be thrust into the national spotlight with Andy Serkis’ Gollum in “Lord of the Rings.” But things get weird once Behest starts down memory lane: George [Lucas] told me [Michael Jackson wanted the part]. [W]e were at Wembley arena at Michael Jackson's concert. »
- Donna Dickens
- From The Inside Out – Making Of The Avengers: Age Of Ultron
– The Infinite Six
– Global Adventure
– Deleted & Extended Scenes [With Audio Commentary By Joss Whedon]
– Gag Reel
– Audio Commentary With Director Joss Whedon
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Avengers: Age of Ultron sees Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (Jarvis / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), James Spader (Ultron), Stellen Skarsgard (Erik Selvig), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron Strucker), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Claudia Kim (Dr. »
- Gary Collinson
And here is some more concept art courtesy of The Force.net Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, Star Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, 2015. »
Last week, a news story on Fox News broke out about a parent who was upset about Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Figure series toy of Princess Leia from Return of the Jedi in her “Slave Leia” outfit. The story was picked up on several news outlets, which has now prompted Leia herself Carrie Fisher to giver her thoughts on the matter.
Taking to Twitter, Fisher didn’t understand why the outfit has caused controversy now when it didn’t “40 years ago” and that while she did have a chain round her neck, she used it to kill the creature than enslaved her.
You can check out Fisher’s badly worded tweets below:
SlaveLeiaDollsR causingOUTRAGE 4Sum parents onFox TV& Im thinking-if folksR outraged Now, shouldnt I have beenOUTRAGED40yrs ago?Maybe I Was!
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) July 15, 2015
That chain only”enslaved”me until I could use the frabjous thing to »
- Luke Owen
According to The Wrap, Lucasfilm has made an offer to Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy, Inherent Vice) to play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII, the 2017 follow-up to J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
As you’d expect with Star Wars, character details are being kept firmly under lock and key, but Del Toro’s character would join the likes of Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux) and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke) as the latest villains to tussle withour heroes in a galaxy far, far away.
- Gary Collinson
While most of us are getting excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it's hard to forget that plans are already underway for its follow-up.
In terms of casting, Episode VIII of the sequel trilogy may have found its villain already in Benicio Del Toro.
According to The Wrap, the actor has been offered a role but discussions are still in the very early stages.
For now the focus remains on Jj Abrams's upcoming instalment in the franchise, which was recently teased at Comic-Con 2015.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is only 5 months away, Rogue One begins filming in a few weeks, but now we're already hearing rumblings about casting for Rian Johnson's Episode VIII! It's a good time for Star Wars fans, and supposedly Benicio Del Toro will be joining up as a villain.
The Disney Star Wars machine is really starting to show how it's going to come around. While fans felt like the wait for The Force Awakens has been a wasteland of waiting, it's all about to change. Next month, (August 3rd or 5th from what we've been hearing), Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One will begin filming. That's Two Star Wars films we'll be getting more information on over the next coupel months, but on top of that, Episode VIII isn't that far behind either.
With a release date moved back into May, it's coming only six months after Rogue One, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
See Also: New Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters revealed on leaked Lego sets
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a »
- Gary Collinson
In 2010, the first TV role British actress Victoria Atkin landed after graduating from London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama was a groundbreaker: transgender teen Jasmine/Jason Costello in Channel 4 soap opera “Hollyoaks.” She auditioned for the role with her naturally brown hair — blonde at the time — pulled up inside a beanie to look more androgynous.
Making A Statement: The 28-year-old says she was nervous to take on the role, but considering Jasmine/Jason was the first transgender character to be featured as a series regular on British TV, Atkin saw it as an opportunity to change the way people think. The character’s storyline broached topics including self-harm and family pressure surrounding transgender issues.
Game On: In the videogame world, Atkin will portray Evie Frye, the first female protagonist in “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate,” the next installment of Ubisoft’s hit franchise, due out Oct. 23. The »
- Seth Kelley
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