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As a part of Entertainment Weekly's extensive Comic-Con preview, Fantastic Four director Josh Trank has offered new details about his upcoming superhero movie reboot. Marvel's first family is much younger in this version, with Miles Teller portraying Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman and Jamie Bell as The Thing. The director burst onto the scene with 2012's Chronicle, and he reveals that, while his first movie explored a group of youngsters discovering their powers, Fantastic Four takes a very different approach.
"The audience should expect an epic, »
Deadpool is coming to Comic-Con 2015. As part of their Comic-Con preview, Entertainment Weekly has featured a first look at Tim Miller's Deadpool movie. The film has been shooting up in Vancouver and is being readied for release in early 2016, and it's likely they'll make a big show of things at Comic-Con next week (during the 20th Century Fox panel on Saturday). Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds as the infamous "merc with a mouth", and it sounds like they're not holding back with his mouth in this movie. It will be hard R - producer Simon Kinberg: "It's graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don't." Take a look at a few new photos below prior to Comic-Con. Here's the new set of photos from Tim Miller's Deadpool, debuted by various sources - click for original: For more updates on Deadpool, »
- Alex Billington
There have been promises before that "Deadpool" will be a different breed of superhero movie, and that includes the film's rating. Star Ryan Reynolds has said in the past that the flick will be rated R, and now, producer Simon Kinberg is doubling down on that declaration.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, in which he also debuted a new "Deadpool" photo (see below), Kinberg said that audiences would not be disappointed in the colorful, foul-mouthed hero's onscreen representation.
"'Deadpool' is a hard R," Kinberg told EW. "It's graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don't."
In fact, the flick is so dark that its director, Tim Miller (making his feature debut), linked it to a surprising source of inspiration.
"I felt 'Fight Club' and Tyler Durden were good corollaries," Miller told EW. "We are in »
- Katie Roberts
Pending its first public airing at Comic-Con next week, Bryan Singer has taken to the social medias with a brief, busy teaser for the new Rogue Cut of X-Men: Days Of Future Past. See how many new bits you can spot."This is not just an extended edition of X-Men: Days Of Future Past," says the director, "but an all-new version of the film." Writer/producer Simon Kinberg said previously that “We want to give fans the fullest picture of the film – behind the camera, and in front of it. Every movie has scenes that are cut out, but not every movie has scenes cut out with such a beloved character.”[Here be possible spoilers]. Empire has seen it, and we can confirm that it's 18 minutes longer than the theatrical version, and despite the Anna Paquin-centric title, surprisingly Rogue-light. "She gets resuced from the X-Mansion," says our man Nick De Semlyen, "but only »
Arriving in cinemas next February is the long, long-mooted X-Men spin-off Deadpool, which sees Ryan Reynolds reprising the role he took on in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Tim Miller is directing the film, and the movie also features Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano and Brianna Hildebrand.
Deadpool is expected to be unveiled to some degree at San Diego Comic-Con, but ahead of that, 20th Century Fox has firstly released a new image from the film. Let's start with that...
Furthermore, the film's producer, Simon Kinberg, has removed any residual doubt over just what kind of rating the Deadpool team are targeting. "Deadpool is hard R", he told EW. "It's graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don't". Tim Miller added the film was "far away »
As Marvel Studios continues to sell tickets and challenge box office records, other studios are looking at not only how they market their movies, but how they have created their cinematic universe in hopes of mimicking their success. Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has already embraced social media to not only keep fans interested throughout production, but even before the film was greenlit he was actively supporting it and generating fan interest. Does this mean the film will somehow be any betterc No, but I will say I do believe that had something to do with the fact this film will be released with an R-rating. Speaking to the effect the Internet has had on the film, in an interview with EW, Reynolds comments on the leaked test footage that found its way online. The response the footage received helped the film get its eventual green light and Reynold says he'd »
- Brad Brevet
Given the big platform that is next week’s San Diego Comic-Con, Fox will naturally be taking the chance to hype Deadpool, which has Ryan Reynolds finally getting a proper crack at the wise-cracking, violent character. Entertainment Weekly has a new picture of the main man, with commentary from producer Simon Kinberg and director Tim Miller.Deadpool features former Special Forces warrior-turned-mercenary Wade Wilson, who undergoes a rogue experiment as part of the Weapon X plan that leaves him brutally scarred but also boasting Wolverine-like healing powers. Armed with his new abilities and his pitch-dark sense of humour, he hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life, while taking on other bad guys as he does so. And according to Kinberg, it will, as Reynolds and the rest have been saying, stick to the mantra of grown-up (if not always mature) storytelling. “Deadpool is a hard R,” he says. »
While X-Men: Apocalypse has already been confirmed as part of 20th Century Fox's epic Hall H panel on Saturday, July 11, we have not yet heard who else is participating in Comic Con 2015. Well, Ryan Reynolds is a safe bet. And he'll probably be bringing the very first official footage from Deadpool. Perhaps we'll even see the first trailer. To celebrate the impending event, we have a brand new look at the actor in costume, courtesy of EW. We also have three Funko Pop exclusives that will be available only at Comic Con in anticipation of this Marvel mutant spinoff. Folks who attend the panel might find themselves getting a little extra attention from Ryan Reynolds, who wants to plant a giant kiss on all the fans that made this possible. He expresses the following.
"And not just a little kiss, but full on the mouth, sloppy, with tongue, for two straight minutes on live television, »
Not to be outdone by his costumed comic book counterparts appearing all over the net today, Deadpool stars front and center in a new image from the Ryan Reynolds-starrer. It finds the Merc with a Mouth standing amidst some general chaos - a flipped car, a flailing pedestrian, Deadpool poised with guns drawn. It's a pretty standard action shot as far as these movies go, and lacks the humorous touch of what has been an excellent marketing campaign for the mercenary movie so far. That being said, Comic-Con is almost upon us and this image is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg for the 20th Century Fox property's push as it rolls out over the next six months or so. And if the film's rating was still in question, Deadpool producer Simon Kinberg answers it beautifully: “Deadpool is a hard R. It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo. »
- Dave Trumbore
With shooting on the “Deadpool” movie wrapped and the release date still in the distant future of 2016, fans may have thought they’d be suffering through a Deadpool drought. But fear not! Entertainment Weekly is here with all your Merc with a Mouth needs, including this never-before-seen photo: Along with the photo of Reynolds in full Deadpool regalia, EW also got reassurance from producer Simon Kinberg that the film won’t disappoint. “Deadpool is a hard R […] It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don’t.” “Deadpool” snarks into theaters on Feburary 12, 2016. »
- Donna Dickens
EW premiered the still and an accompanying article in which producer Simon Kinberg spoke about the film's tone: “Deadpool is a hard R. It's graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don't.”
The film itself is slated to open February 12th next year. »
- Garth Franklin
In addition to the image, EW has now posted an interview with both the movie's director Tim Miller and producer Simon Kinberg. “Deadpool is a hard R,” assures the latter. “It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don’t.” Miller also reveals that he was influenced by a classic David Fincher movie when setting out to create a world that exists in the X-universe, but couldn't be more different at the same time. “I felt Fight Club and Tyler Durden were good corollaries,” he says. “We are in strip clubs and dive bars and crappy apartments and far away from the shiny X-Men world.” More at the link below. Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment »
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch, Jamie Bell as The Thing, and Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev/Doctor Doom. Directed by Josh Trank and written by Simon Kinberg, Fantastic Four is set to be released on August 7th, 2015! What do you guys think about this latest look at the movie? Sound off below! »
A spark of rebellion grows into something much more in Star Wars Rebels Season 1, the Lucasfilm animated series on Disney Xd set roughly five years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. If you missed the fun first season on cable TV then set your calendar for September 1st as that is now the official Star Wars Rebels Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD release date.
Star Wars Rebels introduces us to Ezra Bridger, a force-sensitive orphan living on the Empire-controlled planet of Lothal. Ezra steals to survive and ends up crossing paths with a Jedi in hiding, Kanan, and his band of rebel fighters including the hilariously grumpy droid, Chopper. As Ezra joins the group and they strike against the Empire, bigger forces on both sides take notice of their handy work.
The safe handling instructions printed on the inside of these egg cartons are there for a reason. Neca's Xenomorph Egg Set is due out in September. Also: a Dude Bro Party Massacre III clip and Star Wars Rebels Season 1 home media release details.
Alien Xenomorph Egg and Facehugger Set: The Xenomorph Egg and Facehugger Set comes with a total of 9 items and includes a collectible carton for storage.
According to Neca, “New from Weyland-Yutani, these eggs are sourced directly from Lv-426, where Xenomorphs are allowed to roam freely without being confined to cramped cages. Buy cage-free and support our efforts to study and protect this gentle, misunderstood species. Warning: see packaging for safe handling instructions. Weyland-Yutani is not responsible for any spaceship infestation or planetary destruction that may occur.”
"From the terrifying Alien movie series, this set includes 6 Xenomorph eggs and 3 facehuggers with bendable tails. They make great diorama pieces »
- Tamika Jones
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »
- Michelle McCue
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed today a list of 322 artists and executives who have been invited to join. These selections are people that have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the world of film, and those lambasting the Academy for being full of old white men will be happy to see it’s a pleasantly diverse list. Assuming they all accept the invitation, of course. On the actor side of things, highights include David Oyelowo, Tom Hardy, Rosamund Pike, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Carroll Lynch, Emma Stone, Jason Segel, Martin Freeman, and last year’s Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne. As for directors, the Academy is expanding its reach to a much broader group with selections like Edgar Wright, James Gunn, Lynn Shelton, F. Gary Gray, Ira Sachs, Joe Wright, and Whiplash helmer Damien Chazelle. [caption id="attachment_310166" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via PBS[/caption] Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have »
- Adam Chitwood
Fans of Star Wars Rebels don't have to wait much longer to get their hands on the Season 1 blu-ray, as Lucasfilm/Disney have now officially announced the set is coming in early September. Come inside to check out all that's coming on the disc.
Season two of Star Wars Rebels technically started the other week, with the hour-long premiere "movie" event of The Siege of Lothal...If you missed it, it was pretty damn spectacular. While we still don't know when the regular episodes will begin to air, Disney has revealed exactly when we'll get to re-live the show's incredible first season: September 1st. Check out all the details below:
Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One delivers all 15 action-packed episodes plus never-before-seen bonus material and cast/crew interviews revealing the magic behind the making of the hit series. Releasing on Blu-ray and DVD on September 1, this is a must-add collection to the library! »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club. »
- Gregory Ellwood
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