Fans of the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man now have a reason to be very excited. During a recent presentation for Sony Pictures' upcoming slate of animated movies, the studio finally revealed details about their upcoming CG Spider-Man adventure. The most important detail the studio divulged is that Miles Morales, not Peter Parker, will indeed be the focus of this standalone adventure.
The event isn't being streamed to the public, but the Sony Pictures Twitter account has been posting updates from what they are calling Sony Animation Day. The account sent out a couple of updates related to next year's Spider-Man cartoon, which confirm Miles Morales, as well as some other details. Here is what they had to say about it.
"@PhilipLord and @ChrizMillr are bringing the Miles Morales story to the big screen in all-new animated stand-alone Spider-man feature. Experience the upcoming stand-alone animated Spider-man feature, directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey, »
Season 7 of “Portlandia” kicked off earlier this month, with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein returning to entertain audiences with a wide variety of characters. Among their new personas are mens’ rights activists Drew (Armisen) and Andy (Brownstein).
Viewers were first introduced to the two men in the music video “What About Men?” which was released back in October.
In a new satirical clip for the upcoming episode “Friend Replacement,” airing February 9, Drew and Andy host the first ever Men’s Film Festival and take movie suggestions from the marginalized males in the crowd. Naturally, the films chosen have to be directed by a man.
“We’re in a crisis you guys. I’m sure you know that,” says Andy in the preview, with Drew adding, “We have to preserve films made by men. A lot »
- Liz Calvario
18 January 2017 11:13 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
We have all been there. You are jonesin' for some Star Wars, but you only have a moment. Well, now you are covered.
Some creative YouTuber going by the name of Lord Aussem posted A New Hope in its entirety, only the pace speeds up every time a laser (either from a ship or person) is fired.
Needless to say, pretty much right from the start, when Stormtroopers are making their way onto Leia's Tantive IV, the film is already zooming by. And by the time of the firefight in the Death Star detention center, forget about it.
It's a fun idea and is already gaining »
- Ryan Parker
18 January 2017 11:01 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Miles Morales is Sony Pictures Animation's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Though there was speculation that the untitled Spider-Man animation film would focus on Morales, the news is now official thanks to an announcement made by Spa president Kristine Belson at an Spa slate presentation on Wednesday morning.
The feature was written by Phil Lord, who will also executive produce the project alongside his Lego Movie co-director Chris Miller. (The duo will soon begin production on the Han Solo Star Wars stand-alone, which they are directing).
"What inspired us the most is that anyone can wear the mask. You can be any race, »
- Mia Galuppo
Mark Hamill, the beloved Star Wars actor, is taking a little time out to voice an animated Lovecraft feature. He, along with Jeffrey Combs (Transformers Prime), Christopher Plumme and Doug Bradley (Hellraiser) have been set for the voice cast in the upcoming animated feature Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom from Shout! Factory and Arcana Studios. Written, directed and produced by Sean Patrick O'Reilly, the film is the adaption of Bruce Brown and Dwight L… »
Disney Xd has released a clip from this Saturday’s upcoming Star Wars Rebels episode. Titled ‘Trials of the Darksaber’, Kanan trains Sabine in the ways of the lightsaber in order to win the allegiance of her fellow Mandolorians. Check out a clip and several images from the episode, as well as an official synopsis, below…
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In an effort to recruit her people to join the rebels, Sabine reluctantly agrees to learn to wield an ancient Mandalorian weapon, but soon finds the challenge more difficult than expected.
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Star Wars Rebels airs on Saturday nights on Disney Xd. »
- Ricky Church
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This is one comic book film that doesn’t revolve around super serums, gamma rays or the stolid ambitions of a billionaire with a grudge. Instead we’ve got a misanthropic man who finds out he has a teenage daughter he never knew existed. The only powers he possesses include an almost total lack of tact, and a willingness to say whatever is on his mind, blind to the feelings of others. This is Wilson.
Based on the 2010 Daniel Clowes graphic novel, director Craig Johnson has enlisted Woody Harrelson (soon to be mentor to the iconic sci-fi character Han Solo in the new Star Wars spin off movie) as the emotional sledgehammer that is the title character. Laura Dern, shortly to be seen in season 3 of Twin Peaks (and another soon-to-be Star Wars actor) plays Wilson’s estranged wife and mother to his daughter.
- Jon Lyus
This April, one of the biggest films of 2016 becomes one of the biggest comics of 2017 as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere. Written by Jody Houser (Max Ride) with art by Emilio Laiso (Star Wars Annual), join the harrowing group of Rebels as they embark on a life or death mission to save the galaxy.
All appears lost in the fight against the tyrannical Galactic Empire. The Rebellion has discovered the existence of the Empire’s ultimate super-weapon. The Death Star. With the power to wipe planets from existence, the Death Star’s existence spells doom for those seeking freedom. All hope now lies in the hands of new heroes Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor. Their last ditch gambit to steal the Death Star plans are all that stands in the Empire’s way!
Plus – this 6-issue adaptation of the blockbuster film »
- Phil Wheat
Luke Owen reviews WWE #1…
Seth Rollins. Roman Reigns. Dean Ambrose. Together they formed The Shield, one of the most dominant factions in WWE history—until the ultimate opportunist Seth chose to betray the group at the behest of Triple H, the “King of Kings” who has cemented himself as the authority in control of WWE. Now, eager to prove himself, Seth is on the hunt for the WWE Championship, a journey that will send him on a collision course with his former brothers…
You’d think it would be pretty easy to adapt a comic based on the exploits of World Wrestling Entertainment as not only do you have all the characters created for you and fleshed out, you also have the storylines penned. Well, at least to a certain extent. You have the matches and outcomes from those involved in the story, but there is some creative freedom in »
- Luke Owen
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Remade Trailer of the Day: Want to see what an old school Spider-Man: Homecoming video game would look like? JoBlo redid the movie's trailer in that style: Mashup of the Day: We would love an all-kid remake of Star Wars starring the kids from Stranger Things after seeing this poster by Michael Maher Jr. (via Geek Tyrant): Fan Theory of the Day: Is Harry Potter the biggest Dark Lord in the Harry Potter movies? MatPat goes deep to tackle this theory: Fake Movie of the Day: In her Saturday Night Live hosting gig, Felicity Jones plays the star of a movie called Hot Robot 3: Journey to Boob...
- Christopher Campbell
In this edition of Star Wars Bits: A deep dive in the other secret history of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s aliens. Did composer Michael Giacchino hide one of John Williams‘ most famous tracks in Rogue One? Mark Hamill is reunited with one of the original trilogy lightsaber props. Check out concept art from […]
- Jacob Hall
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Original Music: John Cameron
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Today’s filmgoers say they want more cerebral science fiction films, and some moviemakers make an effort to comply. This year’s Arrival is quite ambitious, and last year’s Ex Machina is as good as any sci-fi movie since 2001.
But back in the 1950s producers quickly discovered that the audience wanted little more than monsters and mounting disaster in their sci-fi. Although some wonderful work snuck through, killer robots and alien invaders became the norm. From the 1970s forward, even with Stanley Kubrick aboard, »
- Glenn Erickson
It is unbelievably exciting that we're now living in a world where new Star Wars movies are being made. But for hardcore fans, movies are just part of the experience. That being the case, Marvel Comics is currently working on an adaptation of Star Wars: Rogue One, which is set to come out this April. Now, the writer of the upcoming comic book adaptation has revealed that there will be some new scenes not seen in the movie in this Rogue One comic.
Speaking with Marvel.com, writer Jody Houser talked about bringing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to the world of comic books, and what her approach is. During the conversation, she revealed that some scenes director Gareth Edwards conceived that didn't make it into the movie will wind up making their way into the comic book version. Here is what she had to say about it. »
Throughout the history of major motion pictures, action movies have been major grossing vehicles for big stars both male and female, often beating out all other genres. For example, Of all the highest-grossing pics of all-time, the majority were action pics, like all of the “Star Wars” movies, “Batman” movies, and “Avengers” movies. We’re talking billions in grosses here. And, 2016 was no different. Overall, the majority of the highly anticipated action movies in 2016 were big hits at the box-office, from “Suicide Squad” to “Jason Bourne”, audiences flocked to the theaters to catch a glimpse of their fave action
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- Nat Berman
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Although it may ultimately fall short of The Force Awaken’s final box office gross, we can probably all agree that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a resounding financial success and instilled confidence in moviegoers when it came to the quality of the franchise’s spinoffs.
As such, it comes as a most welcome surprise that Marvel has just announced that Rogue One will be the subject of a six-issue adaptation that comes to us by way of an incredible creative team in writer Jody Houser (Max Ride) and artist Emilio Laiso (Star Wars Annual).
Houser herself had this to say to Marvel.com about the new comic:
“[Director] Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm had a number of ideas for moments that didn’t fit in the film that I’m working with. »
- Eric Joseph
Star Wars’ “Imperial March” is one of the most recognizable pieces of music in cinema, at this point a shorthand for anything ominous and evil. Your dad has probably prefaced the arrival of a visiting in-law with it, to no one’s delight. You only need to hear the march’s opening notes to immediately know it’s coming.
Interestingly enough, we all heard it tucked away in Rogue One, which was ostensibly last year’s introduction to the new series of one-off “anthology films” but is serving more, at this point, as an endlessly refractive hall of mirrors forecasting possible future editions, alternate-reality versions, and references to previous films. As Gizmodo points out, a few Redditors and musicians have already picked into the way the March can be heard vaguely within the Rogue One cut “Hope,” but it wasn’t until Portland Mercury writer Bobby Roberts mashed them up »
- Clayton Purdom
We all know that plenty of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ended up on the cutting room floor, and it seems we’ll soon to get to see some of the deleted material, albeit in comic book form, thanks to Marvel’s adaptation of the blockbuster Anthology movie, which is set to get underway in April.ick
EW has revealed that Marvel is set to publish a six-issue miniseries from writer Jody Houser and artist Emilio Laiso, which which “explore other facets of the story” and feature things “that didn’t make it into the film”.
“The comics will definitely expand on what was seen in both Rogue One the film and the novelization,” states Houser. “Lucasfilm and Gareth Edwards had a bunch of ideas for extra scenes and character moments that didn’t make it into the film. I’m having a lot of fun playing around with those. »
- Gary Collinson
The 2017 calendar year has gotten off to an interesting start at the box office, with the inspirational drama Hidden Figures pulling off surprise wins over the past two weekends, while La La Land continues to expand and climb up the charts after its impressive sweep at the Golden Globes. This weekend, four new releases will hit theaters, Paramount's XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage, Universal's Split, The Weinstein Company's The Founder and High Top Releasing's The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, with A24's 20th Century Women also expanding nationwide. When all the dust is settled, we're predicting that XXX: The Return of Xander Cage will come out on top at the box office.
Box Office Mojo reports that, while those aforementioned films will all be released wide, there will be quite the large discrepancy between their theater counts. Both XXX 3 and Split are expected to open in roughly 3,000 theaters apiece, »
The American Cinema Editors organization has announced that veteran cutters Janet Ashikaga and Thelma Schoonmaker will be honored with Career Achievement awards at the 67th annual Ace Eddie Awards later this month.
Ashikaga has won four Emmys throughout her career for work on multi-camera series like “Seinfeld” and “Sports Night.” She has been Ace-nominated seven times, for those series as well as “The West Wing” and “My Name is Earl.”
Schoonmaker, meanwhile, has been tied to filmmaker Martin Scorsese for most of her career, winning Oscars for “Raging Bull,” “The Aviator” and “The Departed.” She won Ace awards for those three films as well as “Gangs of New York,” and was nominated by the organization four times besides.
Schoonmaker and Scorsese’s latest collaboration, “Silence,” is currently in theaters.
- Kristopher Tapley
There are few film franchises that are as iconic and beloved as the Star Wars cinematic universe, and now that Disney is busy expanding that universe to encompass new saga instalments, and new anthology stories, we’re seeing a great deal of new life being breathed into the forty year old series. Part of that new life is new onscreen talent, and the studio has so far been successful in finding young performers that are unfazed by the size of this awesome celluloid behemoth. The latest of these hirings is Golden Globe winner Donald Glover, who will play Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo movie.
The thing that must be remembered about those newly recruited to the galaxy far, far away is that – like everybody else – the original Star Wars characters are those they grew up adoring, as heroes and iconic villains. So, to assume the mantle of either »
- Sarah Myles
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