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James Mangold Says ‘Wolverine 3′ Will Shoot After ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
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We all know that 2015 will be a fairly epic year for blockbusters, and the stakes are high for every studio and their superhero brands. While Fox will be unveiling their ambitious Fantastic Four reboot that summer, after this May’s release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, we won’t see the next installment of their X-Men franchise until 2016 in the form of X-Men: Apocalypse.
Fox is ramping up the marketing push for DoFP, with a slew of new images (along with some new plot details on Apocalypse) and a teasing countdown to the film’s second full-length trailer – not to mention speculation around yet another prominent character’s supposed contribution to the film.
Among DoFP‘s expansive slate of mutants – ...
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- Anthony Vieira
Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: March 16th, 2014
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There were some big surprises at the box office this weekend, as the older films capitalized on the struggles of the new releases.
Coming in at number 1 is Mr. Peabody & Sherman with $21 million. As the big budget action flicks jockey for a male-dominated audience, it is once again the animated film that sneaks past them all and takes first place. DreamWorks Animation’s latest is now at $63 million domestic and $148 million worldwide.
300: Rise of an Empire comes in at number 2 with $19.1 million. Although this sequel is well behind its predecessor in terms of overall and second weekend gross, 300: Rise of an Empire is still doing very well with ...
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- Anthony Taormina
Sebastian Stan Talks ‘Captain America 3′ vs. ‘Batman vs. Superman’
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier hasn’t officially released anywhere across the globe, but the film is already tracking by word of mouth as one of the best entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The box office forecast puts it at $80 million in its opening April weekend, and a third film has already been scheduled for May 6, 2016.
Meanwhile, the first film in the rebooted Superman franchise, Man of Steel, although a box office success, received a mixed response from critics. Yet building on the hype of new characters Batman and Wonder Woman, the highly-anticipated sequel, Batman vs. Superman, was recently re-scheduled for the same opening weekend, putting it up against Marvel’s ...
- Araceli Roach
15 Superhero Deaths We Want to See in Movies & TV Shows
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Though it’s more than a little morbid, there’s something elementally satisfying about a well-executed death scene. From the offscreen death of Bambi’s mother to the grotesque bloodbath of the Red Wedding, portrayals of sudden death and dying have provided audiences with a curious mixture of shock, grief, and catharsis. These are often the scenes that stay with viewers long after the projector has stopped spinning.
Superheroes have never been strangers to death (Batman’s first appearance ended with an evildoer getting dropped into a vat of acid, for instance), but it wasn’t until recent decades that caped champions began to get killed off in ...
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- Kyle Hembree
‘Need for Speed’ vs. ‘The Fast and the Furious’ – Which is the Better Car Movie?
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Need for Speed is the latest attempt at adapting a video game for feature film audiences, a feat that has been attempted many times before to mostly disappointing results. Beyond that, though, Need for Speed is a rare entry in the car movie genre, which has been dominated for the last decade by The Fast and the Furious franchise.
We wouldn’t say the two are direct competitors, as both deploy different approaches, but there is no question Need for Speed is going after a similar audience. Considering that, we thought it would be interesting to compare the two ...
- Anthony Taormina
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′: New Image of The Rhino Teases Final Trailer [Updated]
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[Update: A similar image was released featuring the Green Goblin. Scroll to check it out.]
In case you somehow missed Sony’s intense marketing push for its upcoming blockbuster sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the next chapter in the saga of superhero Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) will hit theaters in a couple of months. We’ve seen an amazing amount of PR for this sequel, including a featurette about Garfield’s return to the role and several potentially misleading clips narrated by Stan Lee.
The film’s producers recently spoke about the various planned spinoff films set within the Spider-Man universe, including Sinister Six and Venom, but while actual story details are still apparently in ...
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- Anthony Vieira
Was Halle Berry Almost Entirely Cut from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’?
15 March 2014 12:54 PM, PDT
X-Men: Days of Future Past is an ambitious film. For Fox, it’s their first attempt at a shared universe and will combine all their X-Men movies into one franchise, paving the way for even more X-films – like X-Force and Apocalypse – down the line.
The real draw, however, has been that Days of Future Past sees the return of several characters from Fox’s first trilogy of X-Men films. Storm in particular was a character fans anticipated returning, especially once actress Halle Berry teased her character’s “integral” role, despite her pregnancy keeping her from flying and being as typically “badass” as in previous films.
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- Sarah Moran
‘Hannibal’ Kicks Up The Flavor With A Dash Of Courtroom Drama
15 March 2014 11:00 AM, PDT
[This is a review of Hannibal season 2, episode 3. There will be Spoilers.]
It’s safe to assume that when NBC announced it would be making Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal, most people wouldn’t have thought it would turn a portion of the second season’s plot into a high stakes courtroom drama. It’s also likely safe to assume that, even while locked away amongst the wood paneling and drab gray tones of a courtroom, the show would still find a way to get its characters poking and prodding at some of the most gruesome looking crime scenes ever to be put on television.
In that regard, ‘Hassun’ ...
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- Kevin Yeoman
Sr Geek Picks: ‘Grand Theft Auto’ in Real Life, ‘The Simpsons’ + ‘The Lego Movie’ & More
15 March 2014 9:56 AM, PDT
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find the top 10 movie outbreaks; an Anchorman 2 gag reel; GTA in real life; a fan made Simpsons/Lego Movie couch gag; 10 scrumptious cereal facts; and a mashup of Good Burger and The Man Of Steel. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!
Less Tragic Superhero Origins
Things could’ve gone a Lot differently for Batman, Superman, and Spider-man.
Best Fails of the Week 2 March 2014
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- Justin Vactor
‘Mad Men’ Final Season Promo Images: Leave the World Behind
15 March 2014 9:40 AM, PDT
When we last left Don Draper (Jon Hamm) in the Season 6 finale of AMC’s Mad Men, he had managed to get himself booted from his company and forced on indefinite leave. While Don’s personal life had been a disaster nearly from day one, the seeming destruction of his professional life suddenly stripped him of the persona we’ve come to know and love/loathe.
Our first glimpse at Don for the show’s final season hinted that he’d found a way back from whatever limbo he’s been residing in. As he disembarks a plane, a city skyline comes into view. It’s a mysterious tease, raising the question of whether Don had returned to New York ...
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- Anthony Vieira
Sienna Miller May Join ‘American Sniper’ Opposite Bradley Cooper
14 March 2014 8:56 PM, PDT
After some fits and starts, Warner Bros.’ American Sniper has been steadily gaining momentum. The movie, which stars Bradley Cooper as the late Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, is set to begin filming next month and just added its lead actress.
According to The Wrap, Sienna Miller has joined the cast as Kyle’s wife. Miller beat out strong competition for the part, including Jaimie Alexander (Sif in Marvel’s Thor films). The Wrap notes that Kate Mara was also an early candidate for the role, but dropped out of consideration when she was cast in Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four.
If Miller’s casting sticks, it will be the latest in a string ...
- Rob Frappier
‘Banshee’ Season 2 Finale Review
14 March 2014 8:46 PM, PDT
[This is a review of the Banshee season 2 finale. There will be Spoilers.]
If you’ve been keeping up with Cinemax’s pulpy crime drama Banshee in season 2 (and hopefully you have), you’ve likely noticed that episode-to-episode, the show looked, sounded, and even felt different from the series that may or may not have hooked you as a viewer in season 1. It’s only March, but as its second season comes to a close, with the pivotal and potentially game-changing ‘Bullets and Tears,’ Banshee has easily found itself at the top of the most dramatically improved series of 2014.
In order to climb those heights, season 2 had to be different from its ...
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- Kevin Yeoman
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Walk-On Role Up for Charity
14 March 2014 7:21 PM, PDT
The popular The Hunger Games movie series has received numerous accolades and turned its lead Jennifer Lawrence into a star. In 2013, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the highest grossing movie in the U.S., and a recent Fandango poll has placed The Hunger Games: Mockingjay as the most anticipated movie of 2014.
Now there are only two films left in the franchise, with Mockingjay – Part 1 releasing this November and Mockingjay – Part 2 ending it all next year. They’re currently filming back-to-back in Atlanta and are scheduled to wrap up on April 18, but before production ends, they want to give something back to the fans.
Charitybuzz is auctioning off ...
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- Araceli Roach
‘The Mule’ Stars Talk Drug-Trafficking & the Recipe for Movie Poo
14 March 2014 6:48 PM, PDT
Whannell teamed up with his Insidious co-star, Angus Sampson, to bring The Mule to SXSW. The film marks Sampson’s co-directorial debut and also features him as Ray Jenkins, a rather naïve, doofy guy who’s pressured into swallowing 20 condoms filled with narcotics and attempting to carry them into Australia. Ray gets oh-so close to walking out the airport door as an A+ drug muler, but loses his composure at the very last moment. When Ray refuses to come clean and explain himself, the Australian Federal Police have no choice but to wait him out by confining Ray to a hotel room until he’s got no choice, but to release ...
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- Perri Nemiroff
‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: Lupita Nyong’o in the Running for Lead Role
14 March 2014 4:45 PM, PDT
Disney and Lucasfilm have joined forces to launch a new era in the Star Wars universe, beginning with the Disney Xd cartoon series Star Wars Rebels in Fall 2014, followed by Episode VII in December 2015.
J.J. Abrams is directing the seventh live-action Star Wars installment, drawing from a script draft that he and Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi co-writer Lawrence Kasdan put together – a script that, is turn, is based on the earlier screenplay by Oscar-winner Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).
We spent the entirety of 2013 slogging through what felt like endless casting rumors for Episode VII, but of late we’ve been ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
A Beginner’s Guide to Wes Anderson Movies
14 March 2014 1:15 PM, PDT
Even if your interests don’t tend toward cinema’s indie side, you probably know Wes Anderson’s name; chalk it up to widespread critical praise, awards season recognition, or clever casting, but since making his 1996 debut with Bottle Rocket, he’s gained increasing visibility among mainstream audiences with each subsequent offering.
He’s also been the recipient of in-depth scrutiny, both positive and negative, for his specialized, immediately recognizable, brand of filmmaking. His latest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, has opened wide across the Us, and reignited conversations about Anderson’s very particular approach to making movies.
So, we at Screen Rant saw fit to present a guide to the elements that define his movies from the 90s to today. If you’re just now being introduced to his colorful sense ...
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- Andy Crump
‘Need For Speed’ Director Talks Using Authentic Stunts vs. Special Effects
14 March 2014 1:12 PM, PDT
Disney and DreamWorks’ high-octane video game adaptation Need For Speed hits theaters this weekend and its major selling point – outside of the video game brand recognition and sexy supercars – is what it offers in terms of action. Where the Fast & Furious franchise, and most action-heavy blockbusters increasingly rely on special effects and CGI work to realize exciting set pieces, Need For Speed offers something different.
On our visit to the set of Need For Speed we saw examples of what the film’s stunt drivers, stunt coordinator Lance Gilbert and director Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) in action. Gilbert and Waugh come from stunt-heavy backgrounds and families, making them worthy candidates of bringing the experience of playing Need For Speed games to the big screen, in real and believe way.
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- Rob Keyes
‘Elementary’: Misanthropy Was So Easy
14 March 2014 12:51 PM, PDT
[This is a review of Elementary season 2, episode 18. There will be Spoilers]
Over the last two weeks, Elementary has made some interesting choices with regard to how the show balances its character moments with the standard procedural elements that make up a significant portion of its DNA. The Lestrade storyline was ostensibly split in two halves, affording each episode a chance to approach Sherlock’s relationship with Gareth at a more gradual, deliberate pace, rather than shovel it (and a requisite mystery) into a single hour. By the time ‘Ears to You‘ ended, a significant, satisfying resolution to the two dectectives’ tumultuous relationship had been arranged, making the silly-but-still-fun mystery feel like ...
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- Kevin Yeoman
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is an 80s Period Piece; New ‘Days of Future Past’ Images
14 March 2014 12:50 PM, PDT
In a recent interview, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer said that the movie has 26 main characters, and it’s a statement that’s pretty easy to believe looking at the cast list. The 1970s characters share screen time with 21st century heroes and there are a number of new characters being introduced – both into the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants.
Add to that a time travel/alternate timeline plot that is designed to rectify the continuity errors within the franchise, and X-Men: Days of Future Past is left with a lot to accomplish. This could either be ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
‘Vikings’ Search for a Hero in a Den of Thieves
14 March 2014 12:49 PM, PDT
[This is a review for season 2, episode 3 of Vikings. There will be Spoilers.]
For three weeks now, Vikings has proven itself to be in a season of war. In this week’s episode, simply titled ‘Treachery,’ a war is brewing on foreign soil (Wessex), while back in Scandinavia, Rollo has been tasked to keep the women and children safe.
The newly cast Bjorn, played by The Hunger Games star Alexander Ludwig, will most likely be the main focus of many discussions surrounding ‘Treachery;’ however, writer Michael Hirst (The Tudors) seems more interested in contemplating the various moral choices our favorite characters make. In the classical sense, is there a hero, or heroine to be ...
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- David Griffin
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