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The Martian continues to collect A-list talent for its ever-growing ensemble, with Deadline reporting that Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan have signed on to join the production. The new film will star Matt Damon as an astronaut who finds himself marooned on Mars after his crew believe him to have died while out on the planet’s surface. According to the report, Ejiofor will play Venkat Kapoor, the Director of the mission to Mars, while Stan’s role remains unconfirmed. Producer Simon Kinberg is suitably enthused about the...
- George Wales
Sebastian Stan ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave") and Mackenzie Davis ("Halt and Catch Fire") have joined the cast of Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller "The Martian" at 20th Century Fox.
Matt Damon plays an American astronaut stranded on Mars after the rest of the crew members believe he is dead. He must struggle to survive until Nasa can launch a rescue mission to bring him back home.
- Garth Franklin
Ridley Scott just scored two more industry heavyweights for The Martian, 12 Years a Slave star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Sebastian Stan. They join Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Michael Pena, Kate Mara and Sean Bean in the November 25, 2015 release about an astronaut who winds up stranded on Mars. Filming is set to begin in Budapest this November. In addition, we also just got word that Robert Budreau’s Chet Baker biopic, Born To Be Blue, began filming in Ontario with Ethan Hawke leading as the legendary jazz trumpet player. Carmen Ejogo (The Purge: Anarchy) and Callum Keith Rennie (Battlestar Galactica) also have roles in that one. Hit the jump for more on both films. According to Deadline, Ejiofor will play Venkat Kapoor, the Director of the Mars Mission. Damon is set to lead as an astronaut who gets stuck on Mars after his crew »
- Perri Nemiroff
The story centers on an American astronaut named Mark Watney (Matt Damon), who is stranded on Mars after the rest of his crew members believes he is dead. He must struggle to survive until Nasa can launch a rescue mission to bring him back home. No details were given for Sebastian Stan, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mackenzie Davis' characters, but they join a cast that also includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean and Donald Glover.
Ridley Scott is directing from a script by Drew Goddard, which is adapted from Andy Weir's best-selling novel of the same name, with Simon Kinberg producing. Here's what the producer had to say about the project in a brief statement.
"This is one of »
The cast of The Martian is getting even starrier: EW has exclusively confirmed that Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, and Mackenzie Davis are the latest to join in director Ridley Scott's The Martian, due in theaters November 2015. They join previously announced cast members Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Michael Pena and Jeff Daniels. The Martian, adapted from the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, is about Mark Watney (Damon), an astronaut who gets left behind on Mars when his crew mistakenly believes him dead. "It's quintessential Robinson Crusoe," Ridley Scott tells EW. Drew Goddard »
- Sara Vilkomerson
As production creeps closer, more and more is being confirmed about the next X-Men instalment, Apocalypse. Bryan Singer, working again alongside Simon Kinberg, is finessing the script ready for an early 2015 shoot. And with the focus truly on the First Class crew, Singer’s second unit director Brian Smrz says that we can expect Evan Peters’ swift mutant Quicksilver to return.“Well, there will be another Quicksilver scene, which I’m looking forward to; that’ll be fun,” Smrz tells Newsarama, while discussing the fact that he and the rest of the team are about to start kicking off pre-production on the film.The new film will be set a decade after Days, in the 1980s, and chronicles what happens when the powerful mutant Apocalypse – as glimpsed in the credits sting for Future Past – causes trouble for our heroes. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence are all contracted to return, »
The critically-acclaimed epic adventure Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, which delivered 6.5-million viewers in its premieres on Disney Channel and Disney Xd around the world , will air on Sky1 this coming Monday with an Extra scene not seen in the recent DVD release. Executive Producer Dave Filoni states:
We wanted to do something special. We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones.
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion is set between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV, the Star Wars Rebels story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost – cowboy Jedi Kanan, »
- Phil Wheat
Damon plays an astronaut stranded on a Martian colony who struggles to survive long enough for Nasa to organize a rescue mission. Bean plays a Nasa flight director.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot finished shooting awhile back, but we have barely seen anything from the film. This is incredibly surprising, especially when we see stuff from Batman v Superman and Star Wars: Episode VII leaking almost every day. Fox must actually threaten to kill people if they leak anything. I got banned from Facebook for three days because of a set photo of Thing that I posted. I'm really curious to see what Trank and the studio have done with this classic Marvel superhero team.
In a recent interview with producer Simon Kinberg, we learn the reason why we haven't seen anything official yet. This is what he said to ComicBook.com:
"We’re putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a different tonality and vibe from those other films, we want to make »
- Joey Paur
Writer-producer Simon Kinberg has spoken about the upcoming reboot The Fantastic Four whilst promoting the home entertainment release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, specifically when we might expect to see the first footage from the film…
“We’re putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a different tonality and vibe from those other films, we want to make sure that the first thing we put out really expresses the voice of the movie, and isn’t compromised by not having visual effects ready, or anything like that. I don’t actually know when [a trailer is] coming out, but I’ve seen all the footage from the movie. I was there for pretty much the whole shoot. It is a very different film from the others, and one that I think is very different from other superhero movies. It’s a very emotional, »
- Thomas Roach
Matt Damon stars as an American astronaut who finds himself stranded on a Martian colony as he struggles to survive long enough for Nasa to rescue him. Sean Bean will play a Nasa flight director, joining a cast that already includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña and Jeff Daniels.
It hasn't been confirmed when shooting will begin, but we reported back in June that production will start sometime this fall.
"Star Wars Rebels" continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion. Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and IV as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy and a rebellion begins to form. Executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman. »
Writer-producer Simon Kinberg is currently in post-production on the 20th Century Fox superhero adventure The Fantastic Four, and everything we've heard about the reboot thus far makes it clear that this is vastly different than any other incarnation of these superheroes that have come before it. With the release less than a year away, many fans have been wondering when the first footage will debut. When asked that very question in a recent interview, Simon Kinberg reveals that he doesn't known when the first trailer will arrive. But he has a good reason why we haven't seen anything yet.
"We're putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a »
The Fantastic Four had no presence at this year's Comic-Con, and apart from a handful of leaked images (which may or may not be legit), we've seen literally nothing from the Josh Trank helmed reboot. Comments from the actors have received mixed responses from fans, and even a single official still would surely help win a lot of sceptical comic book readers around. Talking to ComicBook.com recently, writer and producer Simon Kinberg had this to say in terms of an explanation for the lack of official material. "We’re putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a different tonality and vibe from those other films, we want to make sure that the first thing we put out really expresses the voice of the movie, and isn’t compromised by not having visual effects ready, or anything like that. »
In case you missed any story about director Josh Trank's reboot of Fantastic Four superhero franchise for Fox since it got pushed back to next August 7th, the new line when talking about this film is: this version is different, this version has real characters, this version is real, this version has real characters.
"We’re putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a different tonality and vibe from those other films, we want to make sure that the first thing we put out really expresses the voice of the movie, and isn’t compromised by not having visual effects ready, »
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, studios strutted their upcoming projects across the stage of Hall H, and began building marketing momentum. It’s a key date in the movie calendar that the entire year hinges upon, prompting fans to ponder many film-related questions. Will we see footage from a new Marvel flick? Are we likely to hear some insane casting news? Or failing that, will be granted a look at a murky, pixellated behind-the-scenes photo? So, bearing in mind the importance of the event, there was one noticeable absence from this year’s proceedings – Fox’s The Fantastic Four reboot.
There’s been a number of speculative reasons put forth for the movie’s absence, but none have stuck. The lack of anything promo-related is rather baffling, especially when you look at the pile of promotional teases other studios have stacked in their favour. Marvel will usually drop »
- Gem Seddon
The Fantastic Four reboot is a pretty crucial project for the folks over at 20th Century Fox. Right now the X-Men franchise is on a very good path, but if the studio really wants to expand their in-house comic book movie world, then that means Fantastic Four needs to work with both critics and audiences. As a result, there is going to be a great deal of pressure on our first official look that the new film - and that's exactly why we haven't gotten one yet. While speaking with ComicBook.com, producer Simon Kinberg revealed why we have yet to actually get our first look at the new Fantastic Four, and the basic reason is just that the movie just isn't ready to be seen yet. Touting the fact that he was on the set of the movie almost every day of shooting and has already seen all of »
As we laid out recently, there are a lot of superhero movies coming up; the year 2016 will bring us seven such films alone. One of the biggest question marks in the near future, however, is The Fantastic Four reboot. It’s not so much that there’s doubt about director Josh Trank (Chronicle) rebooting the material, or that fans are unsure about the casting—Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, and Tobey Kebbell is a really solid lineup. It’s that we haven’t seen a single thing from this movie yet. Granted, it isn’t set to hit theaters until next August, but by this point we’ve usually seen something from a property of this scale. Marvel released the first Ant-Man image and poster the week that filming began. Warner Bros. has been rolling out a number of promo images for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, »
- Adam Chitwood
2015 is so packed with big movies, getting any one to stand out is important. Films like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World and Terminator Genisys have all released information and a photo or two to whet the fan appetites. Even Star Wars Episode VII put out very cryptic videos teasing returning vehicles and characters. […]
The post Simon Kinberg Explains the Delay of ‘Fantastic Four’ Promotion appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
It looks like Suicide Squad isn't the only comic book movie that Tom Hardy is up for. According to The Wrap, the British actor is also up for the role of the villain Apocalypse in director Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse!
At one point Hardy was rumored to be up for the role of Doctor Strange, but it seems like that ship has sailed, and he's not on it. One thing for sure is, it looks like he's going to be attached to another comic book project in the near future. This wouldn't be the first time either, as he also played Bane in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises.
I think Hardy would be great in both Suicide Squad and X-Men: Apocalypse. But if I had to choose to see him in one of those it would have to be as Apocalypse, because he would freakin' be awesome in that role! »
- Joey Paur
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