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Before Chris Hemsworth was cast as Thor, you may recall that wrestler Triple H was rumoured to be in line for the role of the God of Thunder. You only need to watch Blade: Trinity to be thankful that never came to pass, but there are plenty of former WWE Superstars who have proven themselves to be solid actors, with perhaps the two best known examples being Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and John Cena. Could Charlotte Flair be next? The daughter of the legendary Ric Flair, Charlotte expressed an interest in playing the female version of Thor during a Twitter Q&A today, and honestly, it would be a great fit should Marvel Studios ever decide to go down that route (a real possibility considering the fact that Hemsworth's contract is close to running out). Praised for her athleticism and promo skills, Charlotte has become a huge star and recently »
Deadline reports that Posey (Scream 3, Blade: Trinity, Louie, Clockwatchers, Best in Show) will play Dr. Smith, a character who was the initial antagonist and (eventual) source of occasional comic relief portrayed by Jonathan Harris in the original series, which aired from 1965–1968 on CBS. Fans of the show will remember Dr. Smith as someone who set out to sabotage the Robinson family on their space voyage aboard the Jupiter 2 (originally referred to as the Gemini 12). No specific details about Posey's version of Dr. Smith have been revealed at this time.
- Derek Anderson
Aside from playing the lead in "Deadpool" (2016), Reynolds is noted for his role as 'Michael Bergen' on the ABC sitcom "Two Guys and a Girl" (1998–2001), 'Billy Simpson' in the Ytv Canadian soap "Hillside" (1991), as well as Marvel Comics characters 'Hannibal King' in "Blade: Trinity" (2004) and 'Wade Wilson'/'Weapon XI' in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (2009).
He also also starred as 'Hal Jordan' in "Green Lantern" (2011), as "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" (2002), and played the lead in "The Amityville Horror" (2005), "Definitely, Maybe" (2008), "The Proposal" (2009), "Buried" (2010), "Mississippi Grind" (2015) and "Woman in Gold" (2015).
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Ryan Reynolds as "GQ" Man Of The Year"...
- Michael Stevens
Hollywood is a big fan of May-November relationships. The first weekends of those months is when studios look to launch top franchise films and get a head start on the season. Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” (Disney) leads a trio of potentially strong releases that includes the animated “Trolls” (20th Century Fox) and Mel Gibson’s World War II story “Hacksaw Ridge” (Lionsgate).
Last year at this time, the combination of the James Bond entry “Spectre” and “The Peanuts Movie” led to a Top 10 total of just under $150 million, the best figure since mid-July at peak summer. More than 75 percent of that came from the two new releases; they went on to gross more than $100 million, as did that November’s final “Hunger Games” entry, “The Good Dinosaur,” and “Creed.”
Combined, expect this week’s debuts to amass »
- Tom Brueggemann
The parties have agreed to an exclusive two-year first-look TV deal that sees Goyer already on board as executive producer on previously announced I, Rebel as well as Golden State.
I, Rebel is a sci-fi series created by Dana and Siavash Farahani about a lost astronaut who returns to Earth after eight years and leads a rebellion against humanoid alien masters.
Golden State (working title) is also in development with Goyer and is a seasonal anthology series that tells the story of the Los Angeles Police Department over 150 years from the 1850’s culminating with the La Riots in 1992.
Jake Lee Hanne is set to write the series, with Turen and Linne Radmin of the Radmin Company attached to produce.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
During this past weekend's New York Comic-Con, Underworld: Blood Wars star Kate Beckinsale said that plans for a crossover between that franchise and Blade were quickly dropped after Marvel Studios made it clear that they're "doing something" with the vampire hunter. He was last seen on the big screen in Blade: Trinity, and while there have been rumours about what's next for him since then - mostly from Wesley Snipes - nothing solid has been revealed since Marvel regained the rights in 2012. Talking to reporters following a sneak peek of Doctor Strange, Kevin Feige offered an upate on where things currently stand with Blade, and it definitely doesn't sound like they have anything concrete in place. In fact, he doesn't even appear to be sure about whether he'll end up in a movie or on TV! "They did ask a long time ago and I think our answer was, ‘No, »
During an appearance at New York Comic-Con to promote “Underworld: Blood Wars,” actress Kate Beckinsale was asked whether her vampire warrior character of Selene might ever cross paths with Snipes’ Blade, to which she responded that a new “Blade” project is already in the works, The Independent reports. Unfortunately for fans hoping to see both characters in the same film, Beckinsale said she is not involved in the upcoming “Blade” project.
This isn’t the first time talks of a fourth “Blade” film have been swirling around, as Snipes himself told attendees at Comic-Con last year that he had “a really productive and a wonderful meeting” with Marvel in which they discussed making another “Blade” movie. »
- Graham Winfrey
Back in 2013, Marvel Studios re-acquired the rights to three of its beloved superheroes, Blade, Ghost Rider and The Punisher. The Punisher was integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe earlier this year with Jon Bernthal playing Frank Castle in Daredevil Season 2, while the new Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) made his McU debut on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4. Marvel has still not made any formal announcements for a Blade project, but it seems that may be in the works, according to Kate Beckinsale.
Kate Beckinsale isn't exactly someone you'd think of to break Marvel news, since she hasn't starred in any of the McU movies thus far. The actress was part of a panel at New York Comic Con today for her new movie Underworld: Blood Wars, where she was asked if anyone had considered a crossover between the Underworld franchise and the beloved vampire hunter Blade. As it turns out, »
“7th Heaven” debuted on The WB exactly 20 years ago today.
The hour-long drama was the cornerstone of the now-defunct network, spanning 11 seasons and 243 episodes (its final season aired on The CW).
“7th Heaven” chronicled the lives of the Reverend Eric Camden, his wife Annie, and their seven children. Despite it’s faith-based theme, the show tackled controversial subjects including drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy and racism.
Jessica Biel, who played eldest daughter Mary Camden, is widely considered the breakout star of the show. The actress went onto star in teen and horror fodder including “Summer Catch,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” and “Blade: Trinity,” before taking on dramas such as “The Illusionist” and “Home of the Brave.”
Biel began a high profile relationship with pop star Justin Timberlake in 2007, and the two wed in 2012. The couple welcomed a son, Silas, in 2015.
Stephen Collins, the veteran actor who played patriarch Eric Camden, shockingly »
- Lawrence Yee
The original “Who Am I,” directed by Baran bo Odar, centered on a computer hacker group in Berlin that gears towards global fame. It was shot in Berlin and Rostock, starred Tom Schilling and Elyas M’Barek and screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Goyer has also directed “Zig Zag, »
- Dave McNary
One of the many properties that Marvel didn't once have the rights to make films of but now does again is Blade. Following Blade: Trinity just over a decade ago, there's been no new film in the series, and little sign of there one coming.
That said, Wesley Snipes is keen to return to the role. It's just a case of Marvel wanting to do something with the character. There have been rumours of Blade heading to Netflix, for instance, but nothing concrete has happened.
When it comes to another Blade, there's always a possibility. %uD83D%uDE01#SharpeningMyTeeth
— Wesley Snipes (@wesleysnipes) May 24, 2016
Balls in Marvels court...
— Wesley Snipes »
The Marvel Cinematic Universe officially kicked off in 2008 with Iron Man and honestly, the rest is history. However, that was far from the first comic book film to ever race the big screen in the modern Hollywood landscape. Even before X-Men or Spider-Man, there was the vampire hunter Blade, and there is still hope for another movie in that series according to star Wesley Snipes.
Wesley Snipes recently took to Twitter to answer some fan questions and as it often does, the subject of him returning to the Blade franchise came up. Snipes has talked about the prospect of a return to the character for Blade 4 before, especially in recent years as Marvel has been expanding their brand quite a bit. His most recent comments echo things that he has stated previously, but apparently the decision is in the hands of Marvel Studios at this point.
"When it comes to another Blade, »
Folks, it has begun.
As stated in the original report, Geoff Johns is stepping in as co-runner of DC Films, and that deserves your attention. Read the original report to find out why I think he deserves your forgiveness for past transgressions, and your patience. For now, Vulture has offered two new nuggets.
Johns was asked about the reports that say that he and Jon Berg are the new leaders of DC Films and will help shape the future of the Dceu after Warner Bros. seemingly lost faith in Zack Snyder following the response to Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. While he didn't want to directly address the reports, he did say, "You can connect the dots," which all but confirms that they're true.
But where things get really promising is when he was asked about where he thinks DC needs to go from here. While Vulture didn't publish the entire quote, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Since today is 4/20 a.k.a. National Marijuana Day (or just another Wednesday, if you're Woody Harrelson), we've decided to rank the Top 10 performances by actors who were allegedly high on weed or other drugs. Some of these are well-known, like Wesley Snipes being blazed out of his mind while filming for Blade: Trinity, but I think there are few on here that might surprise. So sit back, relax, light one... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
When I asked a number of box office experts last week how those scathing reviews would affect Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's opening weekend gross, all of them agreed that the effect on the film's commercial prospects would likely be negligible (at least in the early going). And guess what? They were right! Despite a dismal 28% "Rotten" score on Rotten Tomatoes, the superhero film felled a number of box office records in its debut. Still, 28% is a truly awful score, and so I got curious: what previous superhero films have an even lower percentage on Rotten Tomatoes than the Zack Snyder-directed mashup? After a quick scan, here's the abysmal list I came up with: Fantastic Four (2005) 27% Punisher: War Zone (2008) 27% Ghost Rider (2007) 26% Green Lantern (2011) 26% Blade: Trinity (2004) 25% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) 21% Spawn (1997) 19% Judge Dredd (1995) 18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) 17% Superman III (1983) 17% Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie »
- Chris Eggertsen
If that names sounds familiar, it’s because Chan previously helped out another Netflix show, Marco Polo, with its dependably awe-inspiring fight sequences. Besides that series, Chan has a history of working on films like X2: X-Men United, Blade: Trinity, and even in the small-screen DC universe with Arrow.
For those who aren’t sure who Iron Fist is or what his powers are, here’s a quick snapshot of Netflix’s upcoming superhero show. Suffice it to say, it sounds »
- Mitchel Broussard
The truth is, it started with Blade, and it ended with him. The rest of us were just along for the ride.
I won’t try and pretend that Blade: Trinity is anywhere as good as its predecessors—it simply isn’t. What I will say, though, is that it is still a decent sequel that squanders a lot of potential but ultimately has a few cool tricks up its sleeve, which has made me a longtime defender of this often-maligned third installment in the Blade franchise.
In Blade: Trinity, our titular hero has more to contend with than just bloodsuckers, as he’s quickly become a vigilante in the eyes of humankind. City officials and other governmental agencies have refused to publicly acknowledge the existence of vampires and have targeted everyone’s favorite monster hunter. During the film’s opening chase sequence, Blade has the misfortune of mistakenly killing »
- Heather Wixson
The success of 20th Century Fox's Deadpool this weekend is sure to send shockwaves throughout the industry, as the film shattered certain preconceived notions. I think we need to take a few moments to really digest exactly what's gone down here, as it's fairly remarkable.
Let's stack up where Deadpool stands compared to the first films of Hollywood's other modern day favorite superheroes, in terms of opening weekends.
[Bar Graph That Annoyingly Doesn't Show On The Mobile Version of The Site That Demonstrates The Things I'm Going To Mention Below. Long Story Short: Deadpool did better than everyone you can think of in their modern era debut films.]
Yes. You're seeing that correctly. Deadpool did better business in its opening weekend than pop culture icons like Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man- all considered to be among the most recognizable fictional characters on the planet earth. And in terms of the vaunted faces of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you'd have to add up two of their Phase One solo films (three if you exclude Iron Man) to top Deadpool.
But that's not all...
The figures for Fox's flick are even more stunning »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
It seems the comic adaptation "Deadpool" treated the box-office this weekend the way its title character was treated by his girlfriend on International Womens Day in the film itself.
20th Century Fox's release, budgeted at an economical $58 million, absolutely smashed the President's Day Weekend box office and continues to surpass all expectations. Yesterday, after the opening day figures came in, the film was on track to make around $117 million over the three-day and $130 million over the four-day holiday weekend.
Those estimates have again been revised considerably upward. The three-day estimate now stands at $135 million with the four-day total now looking to hit as high as $150 million. That not only easily surpasses the previous record for this holiday, but it's also the biggest ever opening for an R-rated film - shattering the long held $91.8 million three-day record that "The Matrix Reloaded" did in 2003.
The success also is a much welcome relief »
- Garth Franklin
The New Year is just now starting to feel for real. Folks are remembering to write 2016 on the check they sign and, who knows, maybe even starting to pay attention to the upcoming election season. Well, maybe. But before we get too serious about life let us savor some silliness. Deadpool is a film about a seriously messed up dude named Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds). He was a soldier. Then he was a mercenary. Eventually he becomes the superhero called Deadpool – beloved by geekdom the world over. This film is his origin story.
Deadpool was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, best known for Zombieland (2009), so they know the funny. It is based on the popular comic character work created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicleza. Tim Miller makes his feature film directorial debut here.
A story about a superhero that not only hates other superheroes but is also »
- Steven Gahm
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