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What's All This Then? It's a weekly column where I - Dave "Da7e" Gonzales, a man with many opinions - dissect and report on the news and rumors surrounding superhero megafranchises.
This Week: It's Comic Con Week. Let's look at our superhero megafranchise future. There May Be Spoilers! Just Don't Yell At Me!
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It’s pre-Comic Con and honestly there’s so many little bits and pieces about all our superhero movie franchises that it’s been a full reading schedule of stuff and not a lot of time to focus on what we will or will not be seeing this weekend.
First up, happy National Batman Day.
Ok, there’s a lot of superhero movies on the horizon. A lot. As all the pieces start falling into place over the weekend, we’ll get a clearer picture of the ones we’re closest to and »
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Matthew Vaughn’s big screen adaptation of Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Dave Gibbons’ (Watchmen)The Secret Service has so far been received very well by those who have seen footage at a number of events, and we now have some brand new stills from the movie. It’s hard to tell how much the story has changed in its transition from page to screen, but there do appear to be a few notable character alterations or additions. Regardless, the story – Colin Firth’s Bond-like agent teaches his rough around the edges nephew (Taron Egerton) to »
Matthew Vaughn has become something of a go-to filmmaker for quality comic book movies, having worked on the well-received X-Men: First Class and the adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr's offbeat superhero adventure Kick-Ass.
Now he's back with Kingsman: The Secret Service, based on a concept he and Millar hatched together. Millar and Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons have already published the story as a comic book, and now Vaughn is working on the film version, which is less an adaptation than his own imagining of the original idea.
Vaughn has attracted a top cast, including Colin Firth and Mark Strong (who appeared together in a very different take on the spy genre, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as well as Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine and newcomer Taron Egerton.
The film centres around council estate kid Eggsy (Egerton), a young tearaway bailed out of jail by his late father's »
Comic-Con has become a strange bird to Hollywood studios. Bringing talent and previewing footage can give tremendous hype and word of mouth to eventual blockbusters ("Django Unchained," "Gravity," "Iron Man") or it can end up providing false hope for genre films hope will be smash hits ("Cowboys and Aliens," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"). That means it can be an expensive endeavor if things don't go well and, moreover, you might not realize that until six months later on your opening weekend. 2013 had few outright failures though besides "I, Frankenstein" and the under-performing box office of Edgar Wright's "The World's End." Outside of that? It might have been the most successful Comic-Con on the movie side ever (granted, the embarrassingly delayed "Seventh Son" won't hit theaters until Feb. 2015). This year's run of movie panels on Thursday, Friday and Saturday have some impressive selections from Daniel Radcliffe's first appearance »
- Gregory Ellwood
Last night a rumour emerged that 20th Century Fox would be bringing the cast of The Fantastic Four to San Diego for Comic-Con, but the studio has now released details of its Hall H panel for Sdcc on Friday, July 25th and Marvel’s First Family are nowhere to be seen:
20th Century Fox Comic-Con Presentation
4:20Pm – 6:20Pm in Hall H
Let’S Be Cops
Release: August 13, 2014
It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they’re not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
- Gary Collinson
When the full Thursday schedule for Comic-Con 2014 was announced today, several studios such as Paramount and DreamWorks Animation did not reveal which movies they are presenting in San Diego. 20th Century Fox is trying a more direct approach, announcing that they will present Let's Be Cops, The Maze Runner, The Book of Life, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Hitman: Agent 47 during their Hall H panel on Friday, July 25, although the studio's highly-anticipated superhero reboot The Fantastic Four was not included.
The superhero reboot was rumored earlier today to be a part of 20th Century Fox's panel. Of course, it's still possible that cast members Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm - The Human Torch), Miles Teller (Reed Richards - Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara (Sue Storm - The Invisible Woman), Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm - The Thing) and Toby Kebbell (Victor von Doom - Doctor Doom) may surprise the Hall H crowd by showing up unscheduled, »
Following the first trailer's debut last month, four new photos debuted in the latest issue of Empire Magazine from Kingsman: The Secret Service. Adapted from Mark Millar's comic book, Colin Firth stars as Uncle Jack, a highly-trained Kingsman knight who decides to take his nephew Gary (Taron Egerton), a street punk with no ambition, under his wing and show him the ropes of his secretive trade. These photos include new looks at Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson as Valentine and Sofia Boutella as Gazelle. Take alook at the latest images from director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming adaptation, arriving in theaters October 24.
The world's greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the »
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Matthew Vaughn’s big screen adaptation of Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Dave Gibbons’ (Watchmen) The Secret Service has so far been received very well by those who have seen footage at a number of events, and we now have some brand new stills from the movie. It’s hard to tell how much the story has changed in its transition from page to screen, but there do appear to be a few notable character alterations or additions. Regardless, the story – Colin Firth’s Bond-like agent teaches his rough around the edges nephew (Taron Egerton) to »
Loosely adapted from Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ espionage comic-book, Kingsman: The Secret Service sees Matthew Vaughn finally doing what he so nearly did back in the mid-noughties and making a spy flick. “I had a lot of meetings on Casino Royale,” he reveals of the Bond that got away, exclusively in the new issue of Empire (out Thursday, June 25). “So much so that the head of MGM offered me it. I had a 24-hour period where I thought I was directing Casino Royale.” The whole experience was, he understates, “a bit of a downer”.Any lingering disappointment at being 00-sixed – it was Martin Campbell, of course, who ultimately landed the gig – has been more than salved by an action-thriller that teams up Colin Firth and newcomer Taron Egerton as a kind of Professor Higgins and Eliza Doolittle of fighting, shooting and wearing very smart suits. Firth’s character, Harry Hart, »
Based upon the comic book series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, Kingsman: The Secret Service is written and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class) and scheduled for theatrical release this Fall. Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Jack Davenport, Mark Hamill and Taron Egerton, Kingsman: The Secret Service is scheduled for theatrical release on October 24th, 2014. »
- Pietro Filipponi
Based upon the comic book series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, Kingsman: The Secret Service is written and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class) and scheduled for theatrical release this Fall. Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Mr Porter and director Mr Matthew Vaughn have created a bespoke collection for Kingsman: The Secret Service, to be released autumn 2014. Each piece is crafted in Britain by heritage manufacturers, from the tailoring to the ties. "Men’s style has always been inspired by the look of leading men in film but this is the first time that the »
- Pietro Filipponi
The first "Kick-Ass" feature released in 2010 on a budget of $30 million, earned $100 million world-wide, then sold over 1 million DVDs, scoring an additional $24 million. "Kick-Ass 2" on a budget of $28 million, released in 2013, earned $63 million world-wide plus an additional $15 million in DVD sales.
"I'd always planned it as three books and three movies," said Millar about "Kick-Ass 3".
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Chloë Grace Moretz as 'Hit-Girl'...
- Michael Stevens
Next year will see the release of a live-action version of Cinderella from Thor director Kenneth Branagh, and Disney are already hard at work on bringing another of their classic animated fairy tales to the big screen just days after Maleficent opened to over $170 million at the worldwide box office.
Although The Fifth Estate flopped when it was released earlier this year, Bill Condon helmed two of the best reviewed films in the Twilight franchise (Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2), perhaps explaining why the studio have turned to him to bring Beauty and the Beast to the big screen.
Plot details are currently unknown (Maleficent for example focused on the iconic villain from Sleeping Beauty), but Evan Spiliotopoulos is writing the script with Mandeville Films producing. Spiliotopoulos has penned many direct-to-video Disney animated features, along with Brett Ratner’s Hercules starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the planned sequel to Wanted, »
- Josh Wilding
With the publicity train for Kingsman: The Secret Service finally making a move and providing us with a trailer, we’ve been shown what we can expect. After my initial viewing, I thought would be a good idea to finally get to my review of the source material, and give some thoughts on how it will be transformed into a movie. The Secret Service: Kingsman is a graphic novel collecting six-issues of the comic book together, which gives the origins of the character, exactly what we can expect from the film. With a James Bond style story with just a hint of Avengers extravagance, it will be interesting to see just what will be translated onto the big screen.
- Paul Metcalf
Not much is known about Blanchard’s writing, but he is currently working on a few projects that are in development. He wrote the screenplay for Spyhunter and is working on the film adaptation of Mark Millar’s Kindergarten Heroes.
Roland Emmerich is still directing ID Forever Parts 1&2. Are we still calling the sequels to Independence Day this or not? All I know is, without Will Smith’s involvement, I am not sure how successful the sequels will be. Maybe Blanchard has the skills to keep the next two installments of the Independence Day franchise from falling in the movie gutter. »
- Billy Fisher
Blanchard is expected to introduce new heroes to replace Smith's Captain Steven Hiller.
Michael B Jordan has been eyed for the role of the character's son.
The Independence Day sequel will be released on July 1, 2016. »
With Will Smith no longer set to star in a follow-up to Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day, Carter Blanchard has been brought on board to write a new draft based on James Vanderbilt’s initial screenplay.
Smith’s departure has likely resulted in a number of changes having to be made, which explains why the Glimmer writer is set to rewrite the Emmerich helmed Independence Day sequel which the filmmaker will produce alongside Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser for a July 1st, 2016 release.
Blanchard’s take on the screenplay is set to address Smith’s absence and will introduce new heroes to battle aliens. Some believe that one of those will be Smith’s son, a role that Chronicle and The Fantastic Four star Michael B. Jordan is reportedly being considered for.
- Josh Wilding
The script was originally written by director Roland Emmerich with producer Dean Devlin but the duties were handed over to James Vanderbilt (White House Down) whose script has been the one used for some time. Now it seems the script is to be re-written by Blanchard, but there is no news on whether the plot has changed so presumably will still be about the children of the survivors of the original movie .
Emmerich has said that many of the original cast will be returning, but there is still no confirmation on Will Smith’s involvement who has been on and off the project since it was first announced. »
- Luke Owen
The long-in-gestation Independence Day sequel has an update, as a new screenwriter steps in to provide a rewrite...
It's nearly 20 years since aliens blew up the White House in Independence Day, and Roland Emmerich and his team are quietly readying a two-part sequel. At present, little is really known about Independence Day 2 (or ID Forever Part 1) other than the much-publicised news that Will Smith won't be returning. Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum are thought to be reprising their roles, however.
In interviews, Emmerich has mentioned that the sequel will take place 20 years after the original (appropriate, given that its release date is currently set for summer 2016), and that a new wave of invaders will appear to menace Earth. To balance the odds a little, our armies have harnessed some of the alien technology left behind by the previous incursion, which will be helmed by a new generation of characters »
The long-gestating sequel to 1996's Independence Day is getting a major overhaul from writer Carter Blanchard, who takes over screenwriting duties from James Vanderbilt, the man responsible for the first draft.
Original director Roland Emmerich is returning, though star Will Smith will not be back. Originally titled ID Forever - Part 1, the sequel was supposed to be a two-parter that would be shot back-to-back. That is no longer the plan, with Carter Blanchard's main goal being to find a way to write a story that doesn't need Smith's Captain Steven Hiller present.
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