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Michael Chiklis comes to “Gotham” in Monday’s episode, playing Gcpd Captain Barnes who comes in to help protect the city after the Villains have decimated the department. Chiklis is no stranger to police roles and comic book roles, having famously played Det. Vic Mackey on the FX drama “The Shield,” and Ben Grimm, a.k.a The Thing, in the 2005 version of “The Fantastic Four” and its 2007 sequel. “ sort of felt like Cinderella’s slipper,” Chiklis told TheWrap. “It’s cops and robbers, which I’ve done a ton of that kind of stuff, meets comic book world. So »
- Joe Otterson
20th Century Fox's Escape from New York remake has been gestating for a while, but now it is officially moving forward with a script from the creator of hit BBC crime series Luther. Neil Cross has been tasked with creating the foundation for a reboot that is comparable to 20th Century Fox's Rise of the Planet of the Apes franchise, which continues in 2017 with War of the Planet of the Apes. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing this revamped version of Escape from New York.
Escape from New York is in development under The Picture Co. banner. The movie will be based on John Carpenter's seminal 1980 cult hit of the same name. The genre director co-wrote the original screenplay with Nick Castle. The story follows Kurt Russell's iconic character S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken. It is set in an apocalyptic future where Manhattan has been turned into an island-sized maximum security prison. »
Late last week, the folks over at Bleeding Cool announced that their sources at Marvel had told them that the studio was looking to shut down Inhumans as it was only put in place so Kevin Feige could get his pet projects Black Panther and Captain Marvel off the ground. Well, they’ve now got a new rumour that Iron Fist is going to meet the same fate as Inhumans.
According to Bleeding Cool, Iron Fist is being micro managed by Marvel Studios, and the copious amounts of notes being sent back to the TV team (which they still have final sign off for) is “killing” the show. There were reports earlier in the year that Marvel were struggling to work out how to incorporate Iron Fist into the Netflix side of the McU, because his supernatural powers didn’t fit with Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Although in »
- Luke Owen
Bleeding Cool - the site that first reported on those Fantastic Four behind the scenes troubles, something which was scoffed at by a number of other sites at the time - have expanded on their recent report about Inhumans with a troubling new update. Their film and comic book sources have apparently reached out to them about their claims, with one telling them that Inhumans was only announced as part of Phase 3 on the isistence of CEO Isaac Perlmutter. In return, Kevin Feige was able to give the green light to his own pet projects, Black Panther and Captain Marvel, but now that he's reporting directly to Disney, the plan is apparently to "de-prioritise it. Let it fall down the soldiers until, eventually, it’s said that they could never find the right people for it." Here's where things get really worrying though. Iron Fist, a series we've already heard »
Yesterday, it was reported by Bleeding Cool that Marvel Studios may have scrapped their Inhumans movie due to a conflict between the film and TV divisions stemming from Kevin Feige and Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter’s recent split. That came after Feige decided that he would rather report directly to Disney instead of the frugal Perlmutter, and as hard as the report about Inhumans was to believe, it did make at least some sense.
Now, a number of other sites have weighed in on the initial report, and they counter it by saying thatInhumans is very much still on. HitFix, for example, reports that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is limited in what they can and can’t do with the Inhumans because Marvel Studios are still developing the movie – currently set for a 2019 release – while Birth.Movies.Death state that, “If Inhumans was canceled, no one would be more surprised than Marvel Studios. »
- Josh Wilding
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain Marvel, Thor: Ragnarok, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, The Sinister Six, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Damage Control, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four 2, Wolverine 3, Huck, New Mutants, Gambit, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel 2, Suicide Squad, Watchmen, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Vixen, Supergirl, Batman: The Animated Series, Powers, Heroes Reborn and more…
To promote the home entertainment release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel debuted a second gag reel from the Joss Whedon-directed superhero sequel, while the folks at Screen Junkies also gave it the Honest Trailers treatment. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has been very busy this week on the press tour for the release, discussing virtually every aspect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. »
- Gary Collinson
Just three months after signing on to direct 20th Century Fox's highly-anticipated superhero spinoff Gambit, filmmaker Rupert Wyatt backed out of the project two weeks ago. The departure was attributed to a shift in the Gambit production schedule, which was supposed to begin in November, but was then changed to March 2016, which reportedly conflicted with an unspecified project. Today, The Hollywood Reporter claims that the split happened because 20th Century Fox started questioning whether or not the filmmaker was truly committed to the project.
Ironically, just weeks before Rupert Wyatt signed on this past June, a report surfaced that actor/producer Channing Tatum was having trouble finding a director for Gambit. He reportedly approached his Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller, along with Darren Aronofsky (Noah), Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption) and J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year). All of those filmmakers passed on the project. But even after Rupert Wyatt signed on, »
Even the least educated hillbilly living under a rock in Dierks, Arkansas, knows that this summer's Fantastic Four reboot was a monumental bomb. Because of that, many have speculated that the rights to the franchise might revert back to Marvel Studios and Disney. While we have yet to hear that's the case, it sounds like Marvel already has a strong plan in place on how they would utilize their first family of superheroes. In fact, it sounds like they know what they want to do with all of their exiled Marvel titles, should they revert back to the mouse house.
As you can probably tell from the front page of our site, Kevin Feige held a press conference yesterday to celebrate and promote the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron on Blu-ray and DVD next week. He had a lot to say about nearly every aspect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. »
I attended a Q&A with Marvel head Kevin Feige last night which you can read about elsewhere on the site (Infinity Stones/Infinity War and the future of the Marvel Universe). One quote in particular no one seems to be focusing on is something Feige said when answering my question about how they can insert a […]
The post X-Men? Fantastic Four? Marvel Has Contingency Story Plans In Case They Get Character Rights Back appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
In looking at the future of comic book movies, what will the landscape look like in 10 years? The Dceu is just getting off the ground with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. A slew of films are planned to follow but if Dawn of Justice disappoints, WB may elect to scale back its aggressive slate. 20th Century Fox is steady with its X-Men franchise but Hugh Jackman is preparing to hang up the claws and Gambit looks to have about a 50/50 chance of getting off the ground. Lets not even discuss Fantastic Four. We could easily have a future where WB and Fox fail to rise up and challenge Marvel for box office supremacy. Would that cause Kevin Feige and company to feel "bullish" and increase their output of McU films past three-a-year? Perhaps say, one per quarter? Speaking to /Film, Feige stated that he's not sure that they'll ever »
1963 #1-6 (1993)
Written by Alan Moore
Colors by Marvin Kilroy and Tony Tollin
Published by Image Comics
If such a thing could be called it, 1963 is minor Alan Moore. In 1993, Image Comics was still a very young company created by the “hot” artists of the time when Jim Valentino, always the most old timey alternative rebel of the Image crew, got Moore, Steve Bissette, Rick Veitch, John Totleben and a bunch of their friends to create 1963, a pastiche on the early days of Marvel comics. The Fantastic Four becomes Mystery Incorporated. Iron Man becomes the Hypernaut. Spider-Man becomes The Fury, and the Avengers become The Tomorrow Syndicate. Image’s slick and calculated characters took a backseat to Moore and company’s retro insanity. To create a whole package, even the ads and editorial pages recreate the feeling of a bygone age. »
- Scott Cederlund
With at least a dozen film and TV projects in development based on his own books and characters, Mark Millar is fast becoming his own comicbook behemoth to rival Marvel and DC. But he remains a creative consultant for the Marvel projects still residing at 20th Century Fox, and as such has just weighed in on the Fantastic 4 debacle. "Everything's open to discussion," he says, addressing where the franchise could possibly go from here."It's a shame," he tells IGN, regarding Fantastic 4's reported production problems and box office underperformance. "I think elements of it were good. The first half in particular works well. [Director Josh Trank] is brilliant. Chronicle was my favorite superhero movie in 2012 - and be reminded Avengers was out that year. Sometimes things just don't work out as planned. Everybody is trying their best and those guys worked their asses off. It just didn't quite come together. »
Mark Waid is a living legend in the comic book industry. His career began with DC Comics in the 1980s with runs as editor on titles from Action Comics and Doom Patrol to Secret Origins and Wonder Woman. He eventually left his role as editor in favor of freelance writing for DC, specifically their Impact line, before settling in on an eight year run on The Flash. In the 90s, Waid worked for Marvel Comics on the X-Men series before heading back to DC to produce Kingdom Come with Alex Ross. He has worked on a number of Justice League titles for DC as well as Superman, Legion of Super-Heroes, and the Brave and the Bold. His work for Marvel includes stints on Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man, The Indestructible Hulk, Daredevil, and several others. He has served as editor-in-chief of Boom! Studios and has launched his own digital publishing website, »
- Merriell Moyer
Handsome star Chris Evans first hit the Hollywood scene back in 2000, and since then, he's won over fans with his acting, his charm, and - of course - those biceps. Over the years, he's starred in movies like Not Another Teen Movie, Fantastic Four, Captain America, and more, and he's among the sexy stars named Chris stealing the spotlight lately. Meanwhile, off screen, he's made headlines with his musical talents and his work as a real-life superhero alongside Chris Pratt. To celebrate Chris Evans's career, take a look back at his Hollywood evolution, then check out the Avengers blooper reel and what Chris recently had to say about his romantic side. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Plus, as an added bonus, here are shots from her Allure Magazine photoshoot: Marvel Comics' first family of superherodom, the Fantastic Four, hits the big screen in a light-hearted and funny adventure. It begins when down-on-his-luck genius Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd) has to enlist the financial and intellectual help from former schoolmate and rival Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon) in order to pursue outer-space research into human DNA. Also on the trip are Reed's best friend, Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis); his former lover, Sue Storm (Jessica Alba), who's now Doom's employee and love interest; and her hotshot-pilot brother, Johnny Storm (Chris Evans). Things don't go as planned, of course, and the quartet becomes blessed--or is it cursed?--with superhuman powers: flexibility, brute strength, invisibility and projecting force fields, and bursting into flame. Meanwhile, Doom himself is undergoing a transformation. Fantastic Four featured: Director: Tim Story Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mr. »
August usually is the month with the highest Korean Cinema Box Office activity ,and this year there was no surprise.
More than 30 million people went to the South Korean cinemas with a total sales that reached the $ 200 million dollars. Since February the foreign films gather most of the audience but this month things changed. Korean Films were watched by more than 21 million people (68 % of the market) with sales that over pass the $130 million dollars. On the other had Foreign Films were watched by 9.7 million people and got sales for $ 63 million dollars. The big change in the audience distribution can be attributed to the highly awaited films release this month.
Compared to last year there were a small decrease (-4.61 %) of the total admissions. Korean films also show a decrease of -16.48 %. On the other hand Foreign Films show an increase on the total admissions. Sales compared to last year »
- Sebastian Nadilo
When Joaquin Phoenix turned down the lead role in Doctor Strange, it was because he couldn't handle the multi-picture deal enforced by Marvel Studios. But a plethora of other actors and actresses are turning down certain roles in these superhero adventures for a completely different reason. They're afraid a better character might come along. And it would be impossible to play two different characters in the McU, right? Well, maybe not. Zachary Levi, who plays a smaller, yet very important role in Thor: The Dark World, posed this question to Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige. And his answer may surprise you.
Some where surprised to see Chris Evans win the title role of Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger. Simply because he'd already played Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch) in both 2005's Fantastic Four and the 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Some felt it »
Zachary Levi was supposed to play Fandral in the first Thor movie, but his commitments to Chuck meant that Marvel had to instead cast Josh Dallas. Funnily enough though, when Dallas was too busy to return for the sequel, Levi got a call from Kevin Feige to take over the role he was supposed to have back in 2011.
What kind of part The Warriors Three will play in Thor: Ragnarok still remains to be seen, and Levi is currently in the dark about his Marvel Cinematic Universe future:
“I have no idea. They have not told me anything. I hope so. I think that’d be pretty fun to get the gang back together, the Warriors Three. But there’s a reason why the movie’s called Thor and not The Warriors Three. They’ve got to do what’s right for Thor. I think they’re shooting for next »
- Josh Wilding
When Chris Evans was sought after and eventually won the role of Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avengers, some fans were a little bent out of shape about that because the actor had already played the Human Torch in 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four. To some, it just seemed like overkill to have […]
The post Can Actors Play More Than One Character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
★★★★☆ There was a shot in Joss Whedon's box office behemoth Avengers Assemble (2012) which set fan's tongues a-wagging when it popped up in a trailer. The camera panned around the team of superheroes as they regrouped against an overwhelming alien hoard. If sequels are supposed to be bigger and better, then its lucky that the equivalent shot in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) is not just superior, not just more impressive, but arguably the most spine-tingling visual interpretation of the comic book form ever committed to celluloid. Earth's Mightiest Heroes are back and it's with a right-hook that floors the competition. Chris Evans' Captain America would be oh-so proud.
With Warner Bros' DC Universe gearing up for its big push next year with Batman v Superman and Marvel's own the Fantastic Four back on screens in July, Whedon has delivered a film that outdoes his own previous offering and sets »
- CineVue UK
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