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Sci-fi movies can be a tricky sell, because unless they're part of a franchise (Star Wars) or have a more down-to-earth tone (Interstellar), they can risk being expensive box office disasters rather than mega-hits. For instance, Avatar became the highest-grossing movie ever made without any franchise affiliation, while Disney’s John Carter is one of the most famous box office disasters in history.... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
As Joss Whedon continues to work on his script for his first post-Marvel project, the filmmaker has been chatting to Complex about the comic book movie genre, weighing in with his thoughts on Marvel and DC, as well as the upcoming Wonder Woman movie – a project he spent several years attached to back in the mid 2000s.
“I did not see Suicide Squad,” said Whedon. “I saw Batman v Superman. Everybody’s got their own method. I think Marvel has been more successful systematically. DC has been more cinematic—their stuff looks amazing—but I feel like Kevin Feige [President of Marvel Studios] is a really good storyteller. He really cares about coherence, and I feel like style never defeats substance at Marvel, but a little style creeps in. Ant-Man had some, Doctor Strange might be funky, and they are doing very fun things on TV. The Marvel-Netflix thing is working really well. DC »
- Gary Collinson
There are a lot of celebrity families that dress up each year for Halloween, but just one group can claim the title of most epic group costumes! Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have been going all out with their kids, Gideon and Harper, since 2011 and each year since their looks have just gotten more elaborate and impressive. In 2015, they awakened the force with a dead-on tribute to Star Wars. Keep reading to see all of their costumes over the years, then feast your eyes on even more family Halloween greatness. Related:42 Times Celebrities Dressed as Other Celebrities For HalloweenLook Back at All of Last Year's Celebrity Halloween CostumesThe All-Time Best Celebrities in Pop Culture Halloween Costumes »
- Ryan Roschke
We’re less than two months away from the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first of what Lucasfilm and Disney hope will be many, many standalone films. If you can believe it, there may very well be more riding on this one movie than there was on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Force Awakens had the legacy of decades of films behind it. Even if it didn’t quite live up to the fans’ vision, it still built off a beloved mythology, and was pretty much guaranteed to make money no matter what, thanks to the ten-year drought.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes after many fans have been sated, and as such, demand isn’t as high as it was this time last year. On top of that, Rogue One will be the first movie not to be a part of the main saga. »
- Joseph Medina
Following the announcement of a new live-action film produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and their discussion on the Flickering Myth Podcast, Luke Owen looks back at the Captain Planet and the Planeteers episode “Formula for Hate”…
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, no subject was perhaps more taboo than HIV and AIDS. Though many had died previously, the disease became headline news when actor Rock Hudson died of AIDS in 1985 and it quickly became a hot topic of debate. Most media outlets were afraid to touch or broach the subject because public opinion swayed so much, mostly due to a lack of knowledge. Prolific comedian Eddie Murphy performed a routine about the fear of AIDS on his infamous Delirious show in 1983 where he says, “AIDS is scary because it kills motherfuckers… It petrifies me ‘cos girls be hanging out with them [homosexuals]. One night they could be in the club having fun with their gay-friend, »
- Luke Owen
Marvel’s Star Wars #24 is out this coming Wednesday, and you can check out a preview of the issue here…
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Sergeant Kreel and Scar Squad are on board the Harbinger… and they specialize in taking down rebels – hard! Can Luke and company make it off the Star Destroyer alive?
Star Wars #24 is out on October 26th, priced $3.99. »
- Amie Cranswick
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #7 is out this coming Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here courtesy of Marvel…
Even Resistance soldier Poe Dameron deserves a day off to meet an old friend. But what happens when that old friend is the famed journalist Suralinda Javos with a secret story on the evil First Order? Mayhem ensues when Poe and Suralinda find themselves trapped with a giant First Order target on their backs!
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #7 is out on October 26th, priced $3.99. »
- Amie Cranswick
While promoting The Eagle Huntress. a documentary she narrates and executive produces. the star of the Star Wars franchise revival Daisy Ridley had nothing but praise for the new leading lady about to fly into that famous far away galaxy.
“Felicity needs no advice. She is a phenomenal actress and a wonderful human being,” Ridley, 24, told People at the documentary’s »
- Alexia Fernandez
Simon Brew Oct 21, 2016
Warner Bros continues to slowly edge forward on its new Godzilla film, which needs a new director since Gareth Edwards (currently finishing off Star Wars: Rogue One) dropped out of directing the film.
Right now, the movie is set for release on March 22nd 2019, and then the studio has a Godzilla Vs Kong film earmarked for May 29th 2020. But specifically on Godzilla 2, the studio has now hired Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields – the team who penned Krampus – to put together a Godzilla 2 script.
Furthermore, Warner Bros is said to be considered a writers’ room approach to its upcoming Godzilla and King Kong movie universe. It’s something Paramount employed to get its legion of incoming Transformers films off the ground (and they're going to be coming at a rate »
Simon Brew Oct 21, 2016
Joss Whedon has popped his had back above the proverbial parapet in recent weeks, having been off radar quite a lot following the release of last year's Avengers: Age Of Ultron. In time for the Us presidential election, he’s reactivated his Twitter account. And now he’s given a new interview, where he explains what he’s up to now, and what he plans to do in the future.
Right now? He’s in the middle of a new screenplay. Talking to Complex, he revealed that “It’s definitely a departure from the things that I’m known for. It’s as dark as anything I’ve ever written”.
He teased that “it’s a historical fiction slash horror movie about a time when the world was going insane, »
It sounds like the stuff of fanboy fantasy, but Avengers director Joss Whedon has admitted that he likes the idea of getting behind the camera to helm a movie set in the revitalized Star Wars universe.
Whedon was actually quizzed about this in the past, but always maintained that he’d rather put his own stamp on his projects, as opposed to having to conform to the rules laid out for an established franchise. But, it seems that after watching the recent trailer for Rogue One, he’s had a change of heart.
During an interview with UKComplex.com, the director was asked if he’d ever consider going back to helm another big franchise picture, and specifically mentioned Star Wars as one of the properties that might interest him:
“I mean, it’s a fun thing to do, to put yourself in the service of something if you think you can add an interpretation. »
- Mark Cassidy
Who wouldn't? With the Star Wars machine likely rolling on until long after we're all dead, I'd imagine that everyone who would like to direct a Star Wars film will get their chance at some point. One person who would like to add their name to that list is Joss Whedon. Following the release of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Whedon seemed a little burnt out after working in the Marvel... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
There are lots of Star Wars fans who’d love to see Joss Whedon take a crack at the franchise, and now you can count Joss Whedon among them. The Avengers director admitted he wants to make a Star Wars movie — but not just any Star Wars movie. He would like to direct one of the Star Wars Story spinoffs, like Rogue […]
- Angie Han
The new short film “Le Fantôme” (The Ghost), created for the new Ford Edge SUV, centers around an enigmatic stranger and a couple who no longer exist.
Directed by Jake Scott and starring Mads Mikkelsen, the dramatic eight-minute movie shows the “Hannibal” actor as a hitman in pursuit of a couple starting a new life under witness protection. As he watches the pair closely and is about to attack, he gets distracted after catching a glimpse of the new Ford vehicle from afar.
“Everyday we make choices, choices that shape our lives and sometimes the lives of others,” Mikkelsen says before he breaks into the couples garage and checks out the mesmerizing car.
Shot on location in Croatia, the short also features Barbara Steele, best known for starring »
- Liz Calvario
In the film, Earth is reeling from one too many superhero and super-villain clashes. These face-offs have led to billions of dollars in damages, and forced heroes with superpowers into hiding.
Rannazzisi, best known for his work on the Fxx comedy series “The League,” plays SuperBat, who has lost his fortune, mansion, and the joy he once got from crime fighting. Rex (“Scary Movie” series) will appear as Dark Jokester, a baddie who wants to freeze the world. Michaels, a WWE superstar, will appear as SuperBat’s mentor and the man who whips him into shape. Smart, the star of “Road Trip” and “The Butterfly Effect,” takes on Jean Wonder, SuperBat’s wife and Dark Jokester’s kidnap victim. In order to fight Dark Jokester, »
- Brent Lang
Tribeca Enterprises and Chanel have announced the second annual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program to support new and emerging Us-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films.
Five filmmakers will receive project support and one will be awarded full financing to produce her short film, along with support of Tribeca Studios and Pulse Films to make the project.
The four other projects will each receive grant funds to continue the development of their films.
The initiative runs in New York from October 25-27.
The Visual Effects Society said on Thursday that five-time Oscar winner Ken Ralston will receive the Ves Lifetime Achievement Award “in recognition of his enormous contributions to filmed entertainment.” The award will be presented at the 15th Annual Ves Awards »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Sideshow Collectibles has revealed its limited edition life-size Han Solo in Carbonite from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, which is available to pre-order now, priced at $7499.00 and is expected to ship January – March 2017. A sixth scale version is also available, priced at $249.99.; take a look below…
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This magnificent seven-and-a-half foot tall replica captures every detail of the frozen smuggler with stunning realism, just moments after his affectionate parting words, “I know,” in The Empire Strikes Back. Harrison Ford’s likeness expertly recreated in fiberglass and high-quality materials, film-accurate light effects in the base, side panels, and rear power canisters provide added authenticity to Solo’s carbonite prison. Jabba’s most sought-after trophy can now belong to you, as a truly unique centerpiece in any home theater, mancave or Star Wars display.
The Han Solo in Carbonite Sixth Scale Figure manages to capture (Ha… »
- Amie Cranswick
Not content with creating Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly, nor with bringing Marvel's Avengers together on the big screen for the first time, Joss Whedon has revealed that he has one more ambition that would drive fandom wild: he wants to make a Star Wars movie. The news came from an interview with Complex, where he also discusses his current script ("It's a historical fiction slash horror movie about a time when the world was going insane, World War II," he revealed) and talks about his desire to return to television, saying that he "feel[s] like they've perfected"
- Graeme McMillan
In just a few weeks, the new 3D Collector's Edition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will arrive, and we've seen some new material from this Blu-ray already. A new deleted scene reveals more about Simon Pegg's Unkar Plutt, while director J.J. Abrams shed some light on the scene where Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) kills his father, Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Today we have two brand new commentary clips, where J.J. Abrams offers insight into Rey's (Daisy Ridley flashback scene, and her pivotal battle with Kylo Ren.
The first commentary track comes courtesy of The Star Wars Show. J.J. Abrams reveals that Rey's flashback scene was known as "The Forceback," while teasing earlier incarnations of this scene, that almost featured a pivotal moment in Star Wars lore. Here's what the director had to say below.
"In this scene she is drawn to this place, almost like Cinderella. And she goes to this box, »
It’s been over a year since Joss Whedon delivered “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” a movie he has a complicated relationship with, and in the time since, he’s been putting his head down and writing a new script, described as “historical fiction,” which has shades of Eli Roth‘s “Aftershock.” But would Whedon ever go back to blockbuster land, a world where he had to deal with such intensive fanboys trolling, he quit Twitter?
- Kevin Jagernauth
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