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When Marvel created their plan for a cinematic universe, they had to take the risk making several stand-alone films which, by themselves, didn't have all that much of a business case. We're talking about Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, two titles which had the job to not suck and provide the groundwork for the super-crossover which was the first Avengers movie. And it worked. Some time later, they had to create an even riskier addition to their universe with Guardians of the Galaxy, a little-known title in Marvel's comic archives. I can still remember the discussions in the comments here at Screen Anarchy that year, on how hard it world tank at the box-office. And it didn't. In fact, it was a fun...
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Neca has revealed its upcoming 1/4th scale Spider-Man figure which is based on the likeness of Tom Holland’s webslinger in this summer’s Marvel/Sony reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming. The figure comes with a range of interchangeable accessories and is expected to go on sale on in September; take a look below…
See Also: Spider-Man’s suit upgrades for Spider-Man: Homecoming detailed
In Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, a young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero. This fantastic 1/4 scale action figure is based on Spider-Man’s look in the new movie and features over 30 points of articulation for dynamic poses. Includes 5 pairs of hands, interchangeable eye lenses for different eye expressions, and more!
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man »
- Amie Cranswick
As part of its big summer movie preview, Yahoo! Movies has unveiled a new image from Spider-Man: Homecoming which sees Tom Holland’s web-slinger struggling to hold the Staten Island Ferry together after it comes under attack from The Vulture.
See Also: Spider-Man’s suit upgrades for Spider-Man: Homecoming detailed
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood »
- Gary Collinson
James Cromwell’s character in the upcoming Jurassic World 2 has an interesting link to a key character from the original Jurassic Park. Sitting down with Larry King, he reveals that his character, Benjamin Lockwood, has a through-line all the way back to the 1993 original:
“The character Richard Attenborough played (John Hammond), I’m his partner, Benjamin Lockwood. We developed the technology of being able to clone the genes. And so I’m trying to deal with the blowback from what we have done.”
The sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World is getting very interesting. Recently, we found out that the legendary Jeff Goldblum is returning as the iconic Dr. Ian Malcolm, and now we are starting to see even more connections to the original. It seems that Jurassic World 2 is closely tied to the original Jurassic Park: Chris Pratt has even revealed that the sequel will be darker, and scarier. »
- Jordan Jones
Avengers: Infinity War is only a year and a week away, landing on May 4, 2018, almost ten years from the the day that Iron Man was released in 2008. The nineteenth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Infinity War will be the culmination of the first three phases of Marvel Studios films, featuring the Avengers and the the Guardians of the Galaxy joining forces to take on the mad titan Thanos (Josh Brolin). Thanos' primary interest will be acquiring the Infinity Stones, the first of which was introduced way back in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. Surely, an adventure years in the making.
2012's Marvel's The Avengers was the first of its kind, a team-up film built on four origin films and one sequel (Iron Man 2), for a satisfying crossover the like of which we had never seen. Now, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige tells Fandango that we still haven't »
- Nick Doll
According to Variety The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair has finally found a director, Captain America: The First Avenger and Jumanji helmer Joe Johnston. Looking at Joe Johnston’s credits he could be a good fit for this, although he has had his ups the downs (looking at you Jurassic Park III). The new movie, […]
Read Joe Johnston Will Direct The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair on Filmonic.
Christopher Robin: Ewan McGregor (American Pastoral, above) is in talks to star in Disney's Christopher Robin. The live-action movie tells the story of the boy from Winnie the Pooh, now grown up and with a family and troubles of his own. Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures) has been hired to write a new version of the screenplay. Marc Forster (World War Z) is set to direct. [THR] Narnia: The Silver Chair: Last year we heard that the next installment of The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series about children and a gateway to a magical kingdom would be part of a "brand new franchise." Now Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger; Jurassic Park III, above) has been tapped to direct Narnia: The Silver Chair, based on a script by David Magee (Life of...
- Peter Martin
We’re going back through the wardrobe. Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston has been tapped to helm The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, which we heard was meant reboot the franchise, seven years after the last Narnia film hit theaters. The Silver Chair follows Eustace Scrubb (played by The Revenant‘s Will Poulter […]
- Hoai-Tran Bui
The sequel to Jurassic World is set to include an action orientated underwater sequence.
With the joyous news that fan favourite actor Jeff Goldblum will be returning to the series for Jurassic World 2, word has now arrived that the movie will include an underwater action scene – with a Submarine!
Actor Kevin Lane spoke to Management in Stage and Film about his role in the picture which will seem him portray a submarine pilot.
“I read for two parts, and ended up getting the role of ‘submarine pilot’, which was the role I wanted as it is quite an epic scene. So I should have a nice cinematic moment on screen in a massive studio film. Filming starts in May [so] hopefully I’ll be in one of their amazing contraptions, pretending that there’s dinosaurs around me. I’ve never worked with CGI before so it’s fun and challenging. But »
- Samuel Brace
After announcing last year that the Chronicles of Narnia franchise will be "restarted" with the new movie The Silver Chair, the producers have finally found their director. Joe Johnston has signed on to direct this fantasy adventure, marking his first movie since the 2014 thriller Not Safe For Work. No cast members have been set at this time, but this story will feature characters from the original C.S. Lewis novels, who haven't been featured in any of the previous movies.
Variety broke the news today, which comes eight months after producer Mark Gordon joined forces with Sony's TriStar Pictures, eOne and The C.S. Lewis Company for this restart. David Magee came aboard to write the screenplay in 2013, although the studios haven't set a release date or a production start date at this time quite yet. Here's what producer Mark Gordon had to say about bringing Joe Johnston in to direct The Silver Chair. »
The story follows a man (Pena) trying to save his family from an alien invasion. “Luke Cage” star Michael Colter also recently joined the cast. It is unknown which character Shrapnel will be playing.
The pic bows on Jan. 26, 2018.
Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville, who backed the highly-anticipated live action “Beauty and the Beast,” will produce. Mandeville’s Alexander Young will executive produce, alongside Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe. Anna Halberg will serve as co-producer.
- Justin Kroll
Get ready to jump back in the wardrobe and get transported to the magical world of Narnia! Lions, Witches, Princes, Silver chairs, and now, a new director.
The Chronicles of Narnia oddly enough is a franchise of films that I have really enjoyed. The first film more than the sequels that followed, but still they were all entertaining in their own right. The franchise started out at Disney then as the profits began to drop they let Fox take the reins. After they saw no major profits, they too dropped franchise. Now it looks as if Sony is ready to restart the franchise with a brand new look.
Sony has tasked Joe Johnston, director of Jumanji, The Rocketeer, and McU staple Captain America: The First Avenger to bring the story back to life. Mark Gordon is set to produce alongside Narnia writer C.S. Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, as well as Vincent Sieber, »
- email@example.com (B.C.)
Is “Captain America: The First Avenger” the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies? The correct answer is, of course, “for the first half, yes.” The introduction to Chris Evans’ WW2 super-soldier is an evocative, beautifully realized, rather charming, funny-without-being-quippy joy in its first half, and certainly the most emotionally potent of the Marvel films, before getting quite boring quite fast in its action-heavy second half.
Even so, it remains one of the better McU movies, so it’s a little puzzling that Joe Johnston, the film’s director — who was also behind films including “The Rocketeer,” “Jumanji,” “Jurassic Park III” and, uh, “The Wolfman” (though he only came on to that mess a month before shooting began, so don’t blame him too much) — didn’t get more credit for it.
- Oliver Lyttelton
Author: Scott Davis
It looks like we are going to returning to Narnia very soon with news that a new film based on the works of C.S. Lewis is gearing up for production.The Mark Gordon Company, TriStar Pictures and eOne are setting up the film and have secured a director already in the form of Joe Johnston, the filmmakers behind such classic adventures as The Rocketeer, Jumanji and Captain America: The First Avenger. The new film, which will adapt The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, is the fourth in the film series but will act as a reboot for the series.
The Silver Chair is set decades after “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and sees “Eustace Scrubb and his friend Jill Pole are brought to Narnia by Aslan to find the missing heir of a now elderly King Caspian. The missing Prince Rilian disappeared while on a quest »
- Scott Davis
It seems The Chronicles of Narnia fans will soon be heading back through the wardrobe. Variety has revealed that Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston is set to direct a revival of the Narnia film franchise with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair.
Life of Pi‘s screenwriter David Magee has adapted the script with TriStar Pictures, the Mark Gordon Company, the C.S. Lewis Company and Entertainment One partnering on the project and Mark Gordon, Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber and Melvin Adams producing the film.
The fourth book published in the Narnia franchise, The Silver Chair is about the Pevensie’s cousin Eustace Scrubb, who is called to Narnia by Aslan to save Prince Rilian, the kidnapped child of Prince Caspian.
“Joe is a wonderful storyteller who is equally at home in the biggest franchises and the most intimate character pieces,” Gordon said of Johnston’s hiring. »
- Ricky Church
If The Chronicles of Narnia doesn’t exactly ring a bell, we don’t blame you. Though C.S. Lewis’ novels were hugely popular back when they were published – which was in the 1950s – the feature film adaptations haven’t exactly had the same luck. 2005-2010 saw three movies based on the fantasy world hit theatres in the form of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. While none of them were particularly bad, the quality, and box office returns, certainly dipped as the franchise went on and the plug was eventually pulled after the third outing.
That was seven years ago, but now, there seems to be some renewed interest in the series, as Sony is looking to bring Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair to the big screen, and they’ve hired Captain America: The First Avenger helmer Joe Johnston »
- Mark Cassidy
Stretching his “dangerous fantasy world contained inside a magical wooden box” muscles yet again, Jumanji director Joe Johnston has signed on for TriStar’s upcoming Narnia movie, The Silver Chair. Johnston—whose credits also include Jurassic Park III, The Rocketeer, and Captain America: The First Avenger—will be the first director to helm a film in this latest attempt to bring C.S. Lewis’ beloved religious allegories to the screen, picking up where Walden Media’s lavish Chronicles Of Narnia films left off.
The Silver Chair sees the unfortunately named Eustace Scrubb—last seen looking like Will Poulter in Walden’s Voyage Of The Dawn Treader—return to the fantasy kingdom with his friend Jill, in search of Narnia’s missing prince. Variety reports that Life Of Pi screenwriter David Magee will adapt Lewis’ timeless prose for the screen.
- William Hughes
TriStar Pictures will partner with the Mark Gordon Company, the C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One on the project with Mark Gordon, Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams producing the pic. “Life of Pi” scribe David Magee adapted the script.
“Joe is a wonderful storyteller who is equally at home in the biggest franchises and the most intimate character pieces,” Gordon said. “Because C.S. Lewis’ story is iconic and epic, but also tender, personal, and emotional, he’s the perfect choice to bring ‘The Silver Chair’ to the screen.”
The “Narnia” franchise’s three films — “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Prince Caspian,” and “The Voyage of the Dawn »
- Justin Kroll
Good news for anyone craving a bit of nostalgia for the upcoming untitled J.A. Bayona-directed Jurassic World sequel, as Jeff Goldblum’s classic character Dr. Ian Malcolm is set to make his return to the franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor previously starred in both Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. There are currently no details as to how he’ll factor into the story of the new film, but more news is sure to come out as time passes. Moviegoers will also be able to see Goldblum later this year in Thor: Ragnarok, where he will most likely disclose some minor details about Jurassic World 2 during press interviews.
- Robert Kojder
As we already know, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will be receiving a few costume upgrades for Spider-Man: Homecoming, as Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark kits out the wall-crawler with all manner of gadgetry.
Some of these tech upgrades were showcased in a video back in January, and now The Los Angeles Times has posted a breakdown of the enhancements to the web-slingers classic costume, which include:
Peter Parker’s Little Helper
The detachable chest piece transforms into a drone and sends information back to the suit.
Gps Tracking System
The classic spider tracer has been upgraded with a holographic display and complex Gps system.
Upgraded Web Shooter
Enhanced web shooters with multi-settings, a variety of webbing and a laser targeting system.
Explosive Web Snares
The snares automatically deploy upon approaching targets.
Spider-Man’s web wings act like a glider — a kid’s fantasy come to movie life. »
- Gary Collinson
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