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Remember that opening scene from Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula in which we see Vlad "The Impaler" curse God and damn himself to walk the Earth as a vampire? Well, add a few things here and there, extend it to 90 minutes and you have Dracula Untold. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing mind -- especially if you're a fan of the mythology. In what is apparently now being touted as the first movie in Universal's planned series of rebooted "Monsters" flicks, we find reformed murdering bastard Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) attempting to live the good life as Prince of Wallachia with his adoring wife (Sarah Gadon) and son (Art Parkinson). When the Sultan Mehmed II (Dominic Cooper) arrives on his doorstep demanding 1,000 young boys (including Vlad's) to train as soldiers, Tepes turns to an ancient horror lurking in the mountains (Charles Dance) to harness the power to »
Fans who head to the theaters for Dracula Untold next weekend will reportedly be treated to a tie-in scene at the end which connects the film to Universal Pictures' sprawling classic monsters reboot franchise.
A new report from Badass Digest reveals that reshoots were conducted a few months back, which include a scene at the very end that reveals Dracula (Luke Evans) in a modern-day market.
Here's what Badass Digest's Devin Faraci said about the scene in a tweet from earlier today.
"The Dracula Untold 'tie in' scene is at the very end, Dracula in a market in the modern day.
When Universal launched this franchise in July, the studio announced that the Untitled Mummy Reboot will be the first official project, but this Dracula Untold scene is believed to be a prologue to the whole initiative. The scene in question isn't largely important, so if Dracula Untold tanks at the box office, »
Welcome To Issue 65!
If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie/TV news, rumors, and speculation.
That’s what this all is based on, right?
As some of you might know, I’m a Spider-Man fan and over at Marvel we’re leading up to a Spider-Man comics event called Spider-Verse. Put simply, every Spider-Man across the multi-verse is actually connected to a spider-totem and web of life that makes them the target of an ancient race of...you know, comics are complex.
The cool thing about it is that they’re running a series called “Edge of the Spider-Verse” where we get to spend »
Dracula Untold is certainly one of this month’s most anticipated films; not just because it retells Dracula’s origins by way of a stylized big-budget war epic, but also since it could be the first brick in Universal’s rebooted Shared Monster Movie Universe. However, before we carry on about sequels and/or related upcoming monster movie reboots, we first need to see if Dracula Untold goes over well enough to warrant this iteration of the Dracula mythos being continued.
Luke Evans headlines Dracula Untold as Vlad Tepes, a noble warrior in 15th century Transylvania, who strikes a deal with dark supernatural forces in an attempt to protect his kingdom from an invading sultan (Dominic Cooper). The latest featurette for the movie focuses on the character of Mirena (Sarah Gadon) and her relationship with her husband, Vlad. In other words, if we’re being ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
For the last while now, we’ve been drowning in a sea of vampire movies. Arguably one of the greatest cinematic monsters of all time, the whole Dracula thing has been done to death. However, it’s mildly refreshing to get an origin story, which sees Luke Evans assume the role of Vlad the Impaler. Vlad, after spending his childhood being trained as a great warrior by the local Sultan, is all grown up now and has returned to his people. When the new Sultan (Dominic Cooper) decides he wants 1000 Transylvanian kids as conscripts for his army, including Vlad’s own son, things take a turn for the worse for the local Transylvanians. Out numbered, out speared and out sworded, Vlad strikes a deal with a Vampire (Charles Dance), after stumbling upon him in a cave previously. Drinking a skull cup of his vampire blood, Vlad finds himself bestowed with »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
Horror cinema has a long tradition of creating iconic characters and none more so than those borne in the early days of the genre: characters such as Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and, of course, Dracula – the king of horror. A character who, despite his many cinematic deaths, always returns to the silver screen for one more bite of flesh… As he does this week in Dracula Untold, which features Luke Evans as the evil Vlad Tepes.
With that in mind we thought we’d rundown the ten best unforgettable Dracula performances in cinema. Check them out below and let us know in the comments if you agree or disagree!
Dracula (1958) is the first in the series of Hammer Horror films. Directed by Terence Fisher, Dracula (1958) stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Melissa Stribling, Carol Marsh and Michael Gough. Retitled Horror of Dracula »
- Phil Wheat
Sneak Peek new footage revealing actress Sarah Gadon as 'Mirena', the wife of 'Vlad The Impaler', plus all the footage released to date from director Gary Shore's upcoming IMAX feature, "Dracula Untold", opening October 17, 2014, based on the novel "Dracula" by author Bram Stoker:
Sarah Gadon is 'Mirena', the wife of Vlad...
Other cast members include Charlie Cox, William Houston, Ferdinand Kingsley, Noah Huntley, Dilan Gwyn, Zach McGowan, Ronan Vibert, Diarmaid Murtagh, Noah Huntley, Thor Kristjansson, Joseph Long, Matthew Nesbitt and Ash Cook.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Dracula Untold"...
- Michael Stevens
Marvel is bringing back Howard Stark and has announced that Dominic Cooper will return to reprise his role on ABC's new midseason drama “Agent Carter.” Hayley Atwell stars on “Agent Carter” as Peggy, the titular agent who was integral to the foundation of the agency that would ultimately become Shield. Also read: ‘Boardwalk Empire's’ Shea Whigham to Star on ‘Marvel's Agent Carter’ “Agent Carter” takes place in 1946, with Peggy Carter picking up the pieces of her life after having lost Steve Rogers in World War II, a plot which played out in the movie “Captain America: The First Avenger. »
- Linda Ge
There’s nothing new under the moon in “Dracula Untold,” a decorous but dull origin story that attempts to turn history’s most famous vampire into a kind of male Maleficent — a misunderstood husband/father/ruler who turned to the dark side out of the noblest intentions. What next? “Freddy Krueger Meets Dr. Freud?” Lavishly mounted by first-time feature director Gary Shore, minus the cheeky good humor that propelled his 2006 creature-feature short “The Draft,” this Legendary-Universal co-production (which opens today overseas, 10 days ahead of its domestic bow) looks to scare up only modest Halloween-season biz amid competition from Warners’ “Annabelle” (out Oct. 3) and U’s own “Ouija” (out Oct. 24).
Like Bram Stoker before them, screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (the forthcoming “Gods of Egypt”) take their inspiration from the real historical figure of Vlad Dracula (aka Vlad the Impaler), a 15th-century Transylvanian prince, taken hostage as a teenager »
- Scott Foundas
It’s a sad day for Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell. It’s been reported that the actress and her boyfriend have split. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck opens up about doing fully frontal in Gone Girl and Michael Phelps was arrested for a DUI — all that and more in Last Lap.
Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell and her boyfriend Ryan Silverstein split after dating for nearly a year. [Us Weekly] Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence — his second offense in 10 years. [TMZ] Ben Affleck opens up about going full frontal in Gone Girl. [MTV] Watch Jeff Goldblum’s amazingly real Ge light bulb ad. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star Kaitlin Olson advises fans not to drink and act. [Vulture] When it comes to stuff, Mindy Kaling and Elmo are really enthusiastic about it. Vanity Fair has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Questlove’s food salon. [Vanity Fair] Dominic Cooper is officially »
Over the past month Marvel has been assembling the supporting cast to feature alongside Hayley Atwell in the upcoming ABC TV series Agent Carter, and now it has been confirmed by Marvel that Dominic Cooper is set to reprise the role of Howard Stark, having previously portrayed the character in Captain America: The First Avenger as well as the Agent Carter Marvel One-Shot.
Atwell and Cooper are set to be joined in the cast of Agent Carter by Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire) as Roger Dooley, head of the Strategic Scientific Reserve (Ssr), along with Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) as Agent Daniel Sousa, Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) as Agent Jack Thompson and James D’Arcy (Let’s Be Cops) as Jarvis.
Agent Carter is set to get underway on ABC in January and will air during the midseason break of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
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- Gary Collinson
Following last week's featurette that explores Vlad Tepes history in Universal Pictures' Dracula Untold, the studio has released a new behind-the-scenes video that showcases Vlad's better half, Milena, played by Sarah Gadon.
This upcoming adventure blends both fact and fiction, combining the legacy of Bram Stoker's classic vampire Bram Stoker with the real-life figure Vlad Tepes, a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler, whom Dracula was loosely based on. In the film, Vlad's relationship with his loving wife Milena is the reason he goes down this path to becoming the legendary vampire Dracula.
Sarah Gadon explains how she tried to define a real relationship in her rehearsals with co-star Luke Evans, while stating that the actor was born to play this iconic character. We also hear from Luke Evans, who praises Sarah Gadon's performance and director Gary Shore in this behind-the-scenes featurette for Dracula Untold that includes plenty »
Dracula Untold is all about Vlad’s (Luke Evans) choice to become a vampire so that he can defend his people against Mehmet’s (Dominic Cooper) threat, but one of the main reasons he makes that decision at all is due to his undying love for his wife, Mirena (Sarah Gadon). Clearly Dracula Untold will be loaded with fangs, bats and epic battles, but it’s also a movie rooted in romance and family. Hit the jump to find out more about Mirena’s effect on Vlad in a brand new Dracula Untold featurette and if you’d like even more information on the character, click here to check out my interview with Gadon from our set visit. Dracula Untold hits theaters in 2D and IMAX on October 17th and also stars Charles Dance, Noah Huntley and Art Parkinson. Here’s the synopsis for Dracula Untold: Almost an entire »
- Perri Nemiroff
In not remotely surprising but nevertheless very welcome news, Dominic Cooper has just been added to the cast of Marvel’s upcoming ABC series Agent Carter. Cooper, you’ll recall, played Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger and reprised the role for the Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter. He joins Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, plus […]
- Angie Han
Cooper played Tony Stark's father in Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger" and then returned for a cameo at the end of the "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter" which led to the creation of this limited series.
Atwell returns as Peggy Carter who has to deal with being marginalized once WWII ends and Steve Rogers is gone. Enlisted to the Ssr, the earlier incarnation of what we now know as S.H.I.E.L.D., she does administrative work and goes on secret missions for Howard Stark.
Source: EW »
- Garth Franklin
Marvel’s Agent Carter might be the first title produced by the studio to have a female lead, but the supporting cast is very testosterone-heavy. Enver Gjokaj, Chad Michael Murray, Shea Whigham and James D’Arcy have all joined Agent Carter in recent weeks, and Captain America: The First Avenger star Dominic Cooper has long been expected to reprise his role as Howard Stark, the father of Iron Man.
This makes sense in light of the official synopsis for Agent Carter, which describes protagonist Peggy Carter (played once again by Hayley Atwell) finding herself “marginalized” after America’s fighting men return from abroad following the end of World War II. Refusing to stay stuck in her administrative duties, Carter takes on ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
While there was never any real reason to seriously doubt that he would do so, it’s now been made official that Dominic Cooper will return as Howard Stark in Marvel’s upcoming Agent Carter TV series. Cooper first played the Stark family patriarch in Captain America: The First Avenger and had a cameo role in last year’s Agent Carter One-Shot short film.
Marvel announced the news early Tuesday morning, but did not include any indication of how large Cooper’s role will be. My guess is that he’ll be a recurring character on the series, thanks to his involvement in the early days of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the inclusion of “secret missions” that the titular Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) will be tasked by Stark to accomplish.
Tell us, are you excited to see Dominic Cooper don the mustache of Howard Stark once more? Let us know in the comments below. »
- James Garcia
It's been officially confirmed by Marvel that Dominic Cooper will reprise his role as Howard Stark in Marvel and ABC's upcoming series Agent Carter. Cooper played the character in Captain America: The First Avenger, and it's awesome that he'll be coming back for the series. I was hoping that they'd be able to bring him back into the fold.
Marvel's Agent Carter, starring Captain America's Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--Steve Rogers.
The series is set to premiere in »
- Joey Paur
Dominic Cooper gave a memorable performer as Howard Stark, Tony Stark's father, in Captain America: The First Avenger, and it looks like he will be returning as Mr Stark for the new television series Marvel's Agent Carter.
The synopsis from Marvel:
"Marvel's Agent Carter," starring Captain America's Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," along with the short "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter."
In addition to Atwell and Cooper, »
- Philip Sticco
The last big missing piece in Marvel's Agent Carter has been put into place with today's news that Dominic Cooper is set to reprise the role of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-founder Howard Stark in the period TV series.
Agent Carter will mark Cooper's third turn as Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) father in Marvel's live-action properties. He first appeared as the brilliant inventor in Captain America: The First Avenger, and was on-hand for the experiment that turned Steve Rogers into a super soldier and eventual Avenger. Cooper also had a brief cameo as Howard Stark in the Agent Carter Marvel One-Shot for a pivotal scene that marked the formal beginning of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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