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Steven Spielberg is always ready for his close up!Here's a 39-year-old version of the "Goonies" god at an old school Hollywood event back in 1985 (left) and nearly 30 years later ... the movie making mogul -- who celebrated his 68th birthday earlier this week -- at a fancy Washington D.C. party earlier this month (right)."Transformers"The question is ... Read more »
- TMZ Staff
2014 was an incredibly rewarding year to be a comics reader. Veteran creators, like Grant Morrison, Kurt Busiek, and Matt Wagner continued to churn out some of the best work of their career while new creators, like Noelle Stevenson, Babs Tarr, and Tula Lotay had very strong starts. Marvel and DC published their fair share of events, including Original Sin, Multiversity, Spider-Verse, and seemingly a half-dozen Green Lantern crossovers, but they also took risks with new characters like Ms. Marvel, a mysterious female Thor, and the cast of Gotham Academy. Marvel and DC artists went far away from any semblance of a house style from the tapestry-like spreads of Elektra‘s Michael del Mundo, the Silver Age revivals of Silver Surfer‘s Mike Allred and She-Hulk‘s Javier Pulido, and the stylish character designs and Instagram-style layouts of Babs Tarr’s Batgirl among many others.
But Image Comics was the real »
- Logan Dalton
"Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more," he told MTV.
"You know I can't speak for Mr Bay, but something tells me [that] we'll be on the set soon."
The fourth instalment in the franchise - which stars Wahlberg as Cade Yeager - has made more than $1 billion (£640 million) in worldwide ticket sales.
The next Transformers film is scheduled for 2016.
Transformers: Age of Ultron -- er, wait that ain't right. Let's start over. Transformers: Age of Extinction -- ah, that's better -- is still the highest grossing movie of 2014, raking in nearly $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office, so of course there is going to be a fifth film in the series. Although it seems franchise helmer Michael Bay is looking to pass off the series to a new director, we now know one person intends to be back for the followup, and it's none other than star Mark Wahlberg. "I committed to doing a couple more," Wahlberg told MTV, before going on to say, "I can't speak for Mr. Bay but, you know, something tells me we'll be on the set soon." No word exactly on what he means by "soon", but Ehren Kruger is back writing the script, so I guess "soon" is basically however long it »
- Jordan Benesh
Michael Bay was planning to quit the "Transformers" franchise after the third installment, but ended up returning for the fourth film, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," which was released in June and grossed over $1 billion in theaters. It was recently reported that "Transformers 5" is being planned and that Bay may once again return to direct. And now that "Transformers: Age of Extinction" star Mark Wahlberg is promoting "The Gambler," he revealed that he'll return for "Transformers 5" as well. "Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more," Wahlberg told MTV. "You know I can't speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we'll be on the set soon." »
Back in October it was confirmed that Michael Bay will not return to the director’s chair for the fifth instalment of the Transformers franchise, but it seems that Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg will be back for the next movie, and the one after that too…
“Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more,” Wahlberg told MTV during a promotional interview for his new film The Gambler. “I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon.”
Previous reports have suggested that Paramount has set a 2016 release date for Transformers 5, so if that’s the case you’d have to imagine the project will need to come together quickly… beginning with a new director.
See Also: Paramount campaigning for a Best Picture nod for Transformers: Age of Extinction
Who would you like to see taking over the reins on Transformers? »
- Gary Collinson
The biggest box office hit of the year on planet Earth has been Michael Bay's Transformers: Age Of Extinction. The widely-maligned Transformers 4 may have seen its Us takings fall after the previous film, but the fact that it was such a huge hit in China helped power it to a $1.087bn gross. Second place Guardians Of The Galaxy sits a long way behind on $772m worldwide.
While on the promotional trail for his new film, The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg was asked if his appearance in Transformers: Age Of Extinction was to be his only one. Or would he be returning for Transformers 5?
"Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more", he confirmed to MTV. As for when? "I can't speak for Mr Bay, but something tells me we'll »
With the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction this past summer, the giant fighting robot franchise did a bit of rebooting work. While it wasn't overall job, audiences did say goodbye to the likes of Shia Labeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and others as new human characters played by Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Reynor were introduced. Now that the franchise is moving forward with a fifth Transformers movie, many have been wondering if the new gang will be carrying over to the next sequel - and now we know the answer is yes for at least one of them. Mark Wahlberg is currently out promoting his new film The Gambler, and while speaking to MTV he confirmed that he is locked up in a long term contract with Paramount Pictures that will see him starring in Transformer movies for many years to come. Asked if his time being »
It’s been a rough month for Sony Pictures Entertainment, to say the least.
First came the calamitous hack, then came damaging leaks, which were amplified by massive media coverage and, finally, the withdrawal of “The Interview” from theaters (and any other kind of release).
All of this was unavoidable. But what came next wasn’t.
News of the pullout was greeted by a flurry of derisive tweets from high-profile talent who ripped the decision for many different reasons. Comedy stars should know a thing or two about bad timing, but it came across as insensitive given that the studio — as well as the exhibitors — were trying to do the right thing.
Take your pick of the nitpicking (some excerpted below): An act of cowardice. A victory for censorship and a loss for freedom of speech. A bad setting of precedent that invited other terrorists to do same.
They’re entitled to their opinions, »
- Andrew Wallenstein
After the disaster that was Transformers: Age of Extinction, we know you're just chomping at the bits to get Mark Wahlberg back on the big screen as an inventor and friend of the Autobots. Well, the good news is that the actor is currently making the publicity rounds for this month's release of The Gambler, and of course he was asked about the future of the toy-selling franchise. MTV asked if he was coming back for the inevitable Transformers 5, and Wahlberg said, "Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more… you know I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon.” Wait, what's that about Bay now? Back in 2012 we heard that Age of Extinction would be the last Transformers movie that Michael Bay would direct (though he said that for Dark of the Moon too). However, just this past spring, »
- Ethan Anderton
Despite a spate of negative reviews, and with just a few weeks left in 2014, Transformers: Age of Extinction remains the only movie all year to crack $1 billion at the box office worldwide, even though it is in fifth place on the domestic charts. With grosses like that, Transformers 5 is likely not too far behind. Though, it still isn't known who will direct, since Transformers franchise director Michael Bay revealed in August that he is not coming back. Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg has confirmed that he is committed to doing "a couple more" Transformers sequels, with the next movie shooting soon. He even hints that Michael Bay may be returning after all.
"Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more. I can't speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we're going to be on the set soon."
Despite being one of the more underwhelming films released this year (though not as bad as Need for Speed), the fourth Transformers movie made a lot of money. Like, over $1 billion worldwide a lot. Needless to say, Paramount Pictures will be making Transformers 5; that much was never in doubt. What is up in the air is whether Michael Bay will return to direct. Paramount and the producers will be doing everything they can to get Bay back (after all, under his stewardship this franchise has made them insane amounts of money), but Bay has yet to officially commit to returning. He recently entered talks to helm 13 Hours, a film about the embassy attack in Benghazi, but the filmmaker has yet to announce his next movie. Though Bay may or may not be back, it appears that the franchise’s new star, Mark Wahlberg, will indeed be returning for Transformers 5, »
- Adam Chitwood
Did America just lose its first cyberwar?
Sony announced Wednesday that The Interview will not be released after a hack leaked embarrassing executive emails, full-length movies and threatened Americans in theaters with 9/11-like attacks if they went to see it.
The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, and in the comedy, North Korea's Kim Jong-Un is assassinated. But the actors need not worry as their famous friends are standing up for them and their right to creative expression.
News: Here is Sony's statement about canceling 'The Interview'
I think it is disgraceful that these theaters are not showing The Interview. Will they pull any movie that gets an anonymous threat now?
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 17, 2014
This only guarantees that this movie will be seen by more people on Earth than it »
Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth installment in Paramount's billion-dollar Transformers franchise grossed over $1.08 billion at the box office, easily making it the highest grossing film of the year. Following its success, plans for the fifth and sixth installments were set in motion with Paramount setting an expected 2016 release date for the fifth film. After Michael Bay, director of the first four films, chose to just produce and not direct the fifth film, it was uncertain whether or not star Mark Wahlberg, who played Cade Yeager, would return to the franchise. While promoting his upcoming release The Gambler, Wahlberg spoke with MTV about the future of the Transformers franchise and seemingly confirmed his involvement in the upcoming sequel as well as possibly another sequel or two: "Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more... you know I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be »
Following news that Sony Pictures had canceled the December 25th theatrical release of The Interview, it was still unclear if the film was simply postponed until a later date while authorities investigate the veracity of the hacker group's threats of terrorism or if it would instead be released via video-on-demand or DVD. Now it appears that Sony Pictures might be shelving the film for good.
"Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film," the studio told Deadline when asked if a home release for The Interview was in »
Sony Pictures bowed to pressure yesterday (December 17) and pulled The Interview from its December 25 release.
The big movie chains in the Us gradually dropped the controversial film, following a terror threat from a group known as 'Guardians of Peace', which previously claimed responsibility for the cyber attacks on Sony Pictures.
However, Hollywood has largely expressed disappointment and concern with the decision. Digital Spy rounds up some of the reactions from the stars below:
Wow. Everyone caved. The hackers won. An utter and complete victory for them. Wow.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 17, 2014
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 17, 2014
Let's be real here. No One wanted to see "The Interview" to begin with. It's most likely a crappy movie. Now that it's gone, you want it.
— Lamarr Wilson (@LamarrWilson) December 17, 2014
Cancelling "The Interview »
Sony Pictures gave in to demands today and pulled The Interview from theaters, after hackers threatened a 9-11-style attack on any theater showing the film. Despite the fact that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a statement stating there was no evidence of a terrorist plot against U.S. movie theaters that are screening The Interview, Sony gave theater owners the option to break contractual agreements and pull the film, most of which chose to do so. Later, Sony said they were choosing to cancel The Interview "in light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors to not show the film."
"Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business. Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale - »
Reaction from the show business community to Sony scrapping the theatrical release for The Interview has been swift and largely negative. Judd Apatow took to Twitter to vent his outrage over the move, calling it “disgraceful,” and Jimmy Kimmel replied to that tweet, calling the decision to pull the pic was “an un-American act of cowardice.” Steve Carell, who saw New Regency cancel his North Korea-set movie project today, said it’s a “sad day for creative expression.”
No shortage of other Hollywood types are airing their views in 140 characters or less. We’ll update this post, so refresh for the latest:
All joking aside, we just gave a comfy foothold to censorship & it doesn't get any better from this point on. #TheInterview
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 18, 2014
Really hard to believe this is the response to a threat to freedom of expression here in America. #TheInterview
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) December »
- The Deadline Team
Unless you're dead, you probably know that Sony Pictures has officially pulled the theatrical release of "The Interview" following threats of terrorist action by the Sony hackers (who, according to a number of media outlets including the New York Times, have been linked to the North Korean government). Needless to say, America isn't happy about this and Hollywood especially isn't happy about this, judging by responses from a number of entertainment luminaries on Twitter. Below you can find a roundup of snap reactions to this complex, unprecedented situation by Tinseltown's elite. Judd Apatow: I think it is disgraceful that these theaters are not showing The Interview. Will they pull any movie that gets an anonymous threat now? — Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 17, 2014 Jimmy Kimmel: . @JuddApatow I agree wholeheartedly. An un-American act of cowardice that validates terrorist actions and sets a terrifying precedent. — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) December 17, 2014 Rob Lowe: Wow. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Sony pulled the Christmas Day release of “The Interview” on Wednesday after hackers levied threats to attack theaters showing the comedy, causing a slew of exhibitors to say they wouldn’t screen the movie.
The decision has already sparked a large variety of opinions, with many angry at the studio and exhibitors for pulling out of the film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as a duo on a mission to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Industry figures including Judd Apatow, Rob Lowe, Jimmy Kimmel and more have taken to social media to weigh in, with several slamming Sony for the decision.
Read a list of tweets below, which will be updated as more come in:
I expect The Interview to turn up online. Because, dig it, you can knock the rock but you can't stop the rock.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 18, 2014
I have enjoyed movies that offended me deeply. »
- Variety Staff
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