1-20 of 106 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Watchmen, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Teen Titans Go!, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Batman: The Animated Series, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Avengers Assemble, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and more...
In a week that's seen Bryan Cranston (Godzilla, Breaking Bad) confirming that he was never approached about the role of Lex Luthor for Batman vs. Superman, director Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder have spoken about leaks, with Deborah stating that: "Things get leaked so often these days, it's a shame because even casing announcements, or whatever, you're in the middle of a process and sometimes they're so off base -- and then it gets picked up by »
- Gary Collinson
"Fantastic Four" movie producer Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass"), was recently interviewed about his developing "Fantastic Four" feature, to be directed by Josh Trank ("Chronicle"), following the Fox release of 2 films directed by Tim Story.
"It's a total reboot, that's for sure," said Vaughn about the new film. "It's got nothing to do with the other bloody ones."
"It's not stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it's made polystyrene. And its not a comedy."
Aiming for a more "...grounded superhero and sci-fi..." action adventure, the screenplay by Jeremy Slater is being 'polished' by best-selling author, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter").
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the team's original comic book characterization was initially different from all other superheroes, because they did not conceal their identities, leading the public to be both suspicious and in awe of them. Also, they frequently argued and disagreed with each other. »
- Michael Stevens
★★☆☆☆ It's hard not to think of those classic Eddie Murphy cop films when watching Ride Along (2014), the latest film to see Kevin Hart flex his comedic muscles. There are many similarities between the two loquacious humorists, and while there is no denying Hart's leading man potential he is still in search of a project that can fully utilise his talent. An uninspired buddy cop comedy, Ride Along means the wait continues. Directed by Tim Story (perhaps best known for Barbershop and Fantastic Four), Hart plays Ben, a garrulous video-game enthusiast with dreams of graduating from high school security guard to full-fledged cop.
- CineVue UK
The Fruitvale Station actor has put most of the controversy over his role as the Human Torch down to fans' concerns about continuity.
"It was expected," he told Cinefilos. "You kind of know going into it that people are used to seeing something one way.
"It's a continuity thing more than anything. People don't like change too much.
"But annoyed? Eh, just kind of accept it. It is what it is. You can't make everybody happy. You just got to accept that and know.
"I'm an actor. I have to do my job. I'm going to do my job the best I can and the way I've been doing it my entire life, my entire career.
"I grew up a comic book guy. I read comic books as a kid growing up, and the Human Torch is one of »
During Sunday night's broadcast of the Academy Awards there was a two-minute "Heroes" montage. It was presented by Chris Evans ("Fantastic Four"). Something seemed a bit off when the actor walked onto the stage with the theme music of The Amazing Spider-Man playing. That's cause Andrew Garfield, Spider-Man himself, was supposed to be presenting the montage but was a last minute scratch and Evans filled in on the fly. Producers of the telecast had hinted to EW that this segment would have an emotional surprise up its sleeve. image credit AGarfieldmylove That surprise? San Francisco's own, Batkid, aka Miles Scott was to make an appearance, but his portion of the segment was ditched at the last moment. As for the Oscars on Sunday, the family didn't know exactly what Miles was going to do, only that he would be with other actors as part of a segment based on heroes. »
We're still yet to get official confirmation from 20th Century Fox as to the cast (even though it seems all but assured at this point), but with The Fantastic Four gearing up to go into production this month, producer Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) has spoken briefly about the reboot to Empire, during which he made sure to distance it from Fox's previous Ff movies.
"It’s a total reboot. It’s got nothing to with the other bloody ones," said Vaughn, referring to Fantastic Four and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, both of which starred Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis as Marvel's First Family. "It’s not a stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it’s made of polystyrene. And it’s not a comedy."
Let's hope that they do stick with some of the source material, »
- Gary Collinson
Three exciting new images have arrived for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, showing Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke and Joseph Gordon-Levitt looking suitably moody and ready for the dark adaptation of the graphic novel. After the massive success of the incredibly visceral first outing, fans of the Frank Miller stories should be excited to see both the return of some characters and the introduction of some new ones.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, the film boasts an impressive cast list which also includes Josh Brolin, Juno Temple and Bruce Willis. Lionsgate UK will release Sin City: A Dame To Kill For in cinemas nationwide on 29 August 2014. Check out the images now:
Nine years after the box-office smash Sin City, the stories of the notorious city dwellers resume in the hugely anticipated sequel Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Boasting an all-star cast led by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, »
- Amanda Keats
There is a new Fantastic Four cast in town. And according to director Matthew Vaughn, they are nothing like the last. Taking on the producer role in Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four, the X-men: First Class and Kick Ass director spoke about the new film in this superhero franchise:
“It’s a total reboot that’s for sure. It’s got nothing to do with the other bloody ones. It’s not a strechy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it’s made of polystyrene. And it’s not a comedy.”
If anything, it seems that Mr Vaughn’s views on the previous two Fantastic Four films, starring Jessica Alba and Chris Evans, are pretty clear. And so are his aspirations for the new reboot. Let’s hope his dreams can become a reality. With a cast including Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. »
- Tina Baraga
The 32-year-old actress is content with the fact that she has worked in a family film that she could finally watch with her children, the Daily Express reported.
'The Fantastic Four' star said that seeing her kids every morning and evening was a novel experience for the actress.
Alba further asserted that since she is a mother now, and the hardest part for her was having to spend time away from her family, adding that she will think twice before she agrees for films that might take eight. »
- Abhijeet Sen
Vaughn says: "It's a total reboot that's for sure. It's got nothing to with the other bloody ones. It's not a stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it's made of polystyrene. And it's not a comedy."
- Garth Franklin
Michael B. Jordan arrived in style for the Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday, showing off his pearly whites and chatting with Lupita Nyong'o on the red carpet. At one point, Lupita made Michael chuckle as they held hands. The actor was nominated for the best male lead award for his portrayal of Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station, but lost to Matthew McConaughey. Michael recently hit the red carpet for the NAACP Image Awards, where he mingled with other hot Hollywood stars like Lupita and Kerry Washington. In addition to being nominated for his first-ever Spirit Award, Michael is also likely riding high, thanks to exciting recent casting news. It was announced last week that Michael landed the role of the Human Torch in a new reboot of Fantastic Four. Scroll down to see Michael's latest snaps! View Slideshow › »
- Brittney Stephens
The 2005 film starred Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis as four friends who gained superpowers after exposure to radiation. The cast returned for 2007 sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer.
"It's a total reboot. It's got nothing to with the other bloody ones," Vaughn told Empire.
"It's not a stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it's made of polystyrene. And it's not a comedy."
Fantastic Four is due to hit cinemas on June 19, 2015. »
20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank surprised a lot of people with their bold casting choices. Invisible Woman/Sue Storm will be played by House of Cards actress Kate Mara. Chronicle actor Michael B. Jordan is Johnny Storm/The Human Torch. The kid who couldn't stop dancing in Billy Elliot, Jamie Bell, is Ben Grimm/The Thing, and Whiplash actor Miles Teller is Reed Richards a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic. While the memories of Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis and Ioan Gruffudd from Tim Story's mediocre Fantastic Four franchise are still fresh in our minds it will be interesting to see Trank's take on these beloved Marvel characters. Producer Matthew Vaughn weighs in: "Its a total reboot, that's for sure. It's got nothing to do with the other bloody ones. It's not stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it's made polystyrene. »
Director: Tim Story; Screenwriters: Greg Coolidge, Jason Mantzoukas, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi; Starring: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Laurence Fishburne; Running time: 100 mins; Certificate: 12A
Whatever happened to the buddy comedy? We're now 30 years removed (or near enough) from '80s classics such as Lethal Weapon, 48 Hrs and Midnight Run, and nobody's really managed to get close to those action-comedies in the decades since.
Ride Along, the genre's latest offering, could sure do with some of the tack-sharp writing and punchy character work from the likes of Shane Black and Walter Hill. Though it's sporadically amusing - thanks in main to a motor-mouthed turn from comic Kevin Hart - it's not really a patch on any if its livewire predecessors. At best it's in line with the ropey Rush Hour sequels.
Marvel Studios has Kevin Feige serving as the “chief architect” for its movie universe, while Simon Kinberg is currently shepherding the Fox side of the Marvel film world with the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties. In the meantime, director Marc Webb has become a key creative force behind Sony’s rebooted Spider-Man universe.
Ever since the 2012 release of The Amazing Spider-Man, the filmmaker has been entrenched in Spidey’s world, prepping this summer’s sequel as well as laying groundwork for future installments and spin-offs. While we’re not sure exactly how long Webb will remain onboard as captain on the franchise (we now know that he ...
- Robert Yaniz Jr.
The infographic at the bottom of this post (via Lee & Low) is nothing new. In 2012 the "Los Angeles Times" published a report telling us 94% of Oscar voters were white and 77% are male with a median age of 62. Lee & Low's numbers match that exactly. Whyc Well, because as the fine print on the bottom says, they used that very article from the Times to aid in their research. Of course, this year the Academy demographics may be looked at a little closer, especially with Steve McQueen's slavery drama 12 Years a Slave being a major contender for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actress and Adapted Screenplay. Just yesterday I wrote about how one awards publicist said several Academy members she spoke with wouldn't even watch 12 Years a Slave (I wonder if those same people have seen Schindler's List or even Braveheart). This can (and will be) looked at as a race issue, »
- Brad Brevet
As we wrap our coverage of X-men: Days Of Future Past from last summer’s set visit in Montreal, we save one of the best and most informative interviews for last. Lauren Shuler Donner has built as successful career and reputation for producing some of Hollywood’s top grossing flicks, including two of my favorite classics Pretty In Pink and St. Elmo’S Fire. Although her name has been attached to to a whole slew of other hits, Shuler-Donner hit the jackpot after attaching her herself to the X-men franchise, which have grossed over 3 billions worldwide to date.
In our sit-down interview with the knowledgable and creative mega-producer, she enthusiastically talked about her involvement with all seven X-men films, the inception of First Class and filming its sequel, filiming in 3D, casting Peter Dinklage, working with Hugh Jackman aka Wolverine, working with Bryan Singer again, what’s next for Fox and much more. »
- Jenny Karakaya
Nine years will have passed between the theatrical release of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s original Sin City movie (based on the latter’s neo-Noir graphic novels) and the upcoming sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The comic book film landscape has very much changed and evolved since the mid-aughts – a time when director Tim Story’s Fantastic Four harkened back to the comic book genre’s past, while Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins was an harbinger for its future.
Point being, it remains to be seen if A Dame to Kill For will make a strong impression on moviegoers like its predecessor did – the latter being a creative landmark for the comic genre, in terms of its heightened ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Last week, it was announced that Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller would be taking on the roles of Susan Storm, Ben Grimm, Johnny Storm, and Reed Richards in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. The initial reaction to this news went something like “Say What?!,” mainly due to the unlikely casting of Jamie Bell as rock-faced loudmouth “The Thing.” Though 20th Century Fox are clearly going for a new direction here… seriously: Billy Elliot?
Still, now that we’ve had time to adjust to this news, you can kind of see where the studio are headed with this one; we’re looking at a cooler, sexier Fantastic Four – a crimefightin’ team who will presumably enjoy snarky pop cultural references and Twitter mentions just as much as they’ll enjoy facing off against… well, Doctor Doom, presumably? Though it hasn’t been officially announced yet, it’s »
Later this year we're getting a comedy called The Interview focusing on an attempt by the CIA to have a TV producer (Seth Rogen) and his talk show host personality (James Franco) being trained to kill the leader of North Korea under the guise of a high profile interview (it's one of my most anticipated films of 2014). Now THR has word that Ride Along and Taxi director Tim Story (who also directed the two terrible Fantastic Four movies) will direct another comedy called Diplomats, inspired by former NBA player Dennis Rodman's relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, song of the late, diabolical Kim Jong-il. Rodman's two trips to North Korea have made headlines, and this video from one of them went viral: The trips have been dubbed "hoops diplomacy," though it just seems like Rodman is enjoying being idolized by this creepy, powerful man who is still »
- Ethan Anderton
1-20 of 106 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners