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In just a couple of weeks, Star Trek will return to television for the first time in over a decade with the anticipated new series, Star Trek: Discovery. Set roughly a decade before The Original Series, the new series will explore the Federation’s growing influence in the galaxy as well as the difficult trials they have to face, particularly with the Klingon Empire.
At the Fan Expo convention in Toronto this past weekend, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Issacs, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Shazad Latif and Kenneth Mitchell of the cast sat down with writer/producer Ted Sullivan in a panel to discuss what led them to the new series and how it would honour the legacy of Gene Roddenberry and the franchise.
Martin-Green plays the lead role of Michael Burnham, the first officer of the USS Shenzhou before coming aboard the discovery. She revealed some surprising backstory into her character, »
- Ricky Church
Stan Lee is set to be honoured in Beverly Hills this coming Tuesday at a star-studded event entitled Extraordinary: Stan Lee, and SyFy Wire caught up with the Marvel legend to discuss the upcoming celebration of his life and work, during which Lee revealed which of his characters he’d most like to see in their own movie.
“[Silver Surfer] is the one I want to see more,” said Lee, acknowledging that fans weren’t entirely enthused by Norrin Radd’s appearance in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. “He’s the most philosophical of all the characters I’ve ever worked on. And I have an idea for my cameo in that one!”
Lee also went on to discuss his favourite Marvel cameo, joking that: “Oh yeah, my favorite is when I’m drinking with Thor in [Avengers: Age of Ultron]. When I was with him at the bar and he was drinking a strong drink from Asgard. »
- Gary Collinson
Stan Lee is the Mickey Mouse of Marvel, and has appeared in nearly every big screen outing he had some kind of hand in helping push forward. He's Marvel Studios favorite mascot. And in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it was revealed that he's been playing The Watchers' Informant in every McU movie thus far. So it makes sense that he'd want a Silver Surfer movie to happen. It would give him a chance to expand that role. He does have his cameo planned out, if that ever comes to be. And he insists it should. Even if Marvel doesn't currently own the rights to the character.
Stan Lee recently caught up with SyfyWire.com to chat about his life and times as the comic book industry's favorite son. And he truly believes that Silver Surfer deserves a second change at big screen stardom. He's well aware of how »
We live in a wonderful time. Yes, for decades now, we’ve seen a lot of the big superheroes get their due in movie theaters, but nowadays, the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, Suicide Squad, and Nightwing either already have their own movies or are set to get their own soon. We’ve become so permeated with these films that studios are starting to think outside the box for their next big budget properties. While we’ve had a good number of relatively obscure heroes hit the big screen, there are still plenty who are due for their own films.
One hero that Marvel godfather Stan Lee would like to see lead his own feature is that of the Silver Surfer, as he revealed in an interview with Syfy — especially after the character was given a bit of a disservice in the film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. »
- Joseph Medina
It looks like Julian McMahon will be returning to the Marvel universe. The actor has been cast in Marvel’s upcoming Hulu series Runaways as a man named Jonah. While his origins and ultimate intentions are unknown, McMahon will be a pivotal player in the Runaways’ rebellion against their parents.
“We’re incredibly excited to add Julian to our exceptional cast and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the world of Marvel’s Runaways,” said Executive Producers and Showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
McMahon is known for his roles in Nip/Tuck and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, but Marvel fans will also know him as Victor Von Doom, better known as Doctor Doom, in Fantastic Four and its sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s »
- Ricky Church
Though there are still a number of beloved heroes and villains that fans would like to see adapted to the silver screen, Marvel’s done a pretty good job of bringing a great deal of their most famous characters to life in live-action over the years. However, that doesn’t mean each time has been a success. True, they usually hit a home run, but every so often there’s a character who simply isn’t done justice – be it the fault of the actor playing them or the film they’re stuck in.
One such example is Silver Surfer (real name Norrin Radd). Originally created by Jack Kirby, with Stan Lee helping to develop him, he has been seen on film before, but like so many others, he could really use a redo. As you’ll no doubt remember, Doug Jones played him in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, »
- Matt Joseph
The series follows the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against their parents when the kids discover they are part of an evil underground organization. McMahon will play Jonah. While his origins and ultimate intentions are unknown, he is a pivotal player in the main characters’ rebellion against their parents.
“We’re incredibly excited to add Julian to our exceptional cast and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the world of Marvel’s ‘Runaways,'” said executive producers and showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
This is not McMahon’s first foray into the Marvel world. He previously starred as Dr. Doom in the 2005 version of “Fantastic Four” and its sequel “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” He is also well known for his starring »
- Joe Otterson
Even if you've never seen his face, you've almost certainly seen the work of Doug Jones. He's played Abe Sapien in both Hellboy movies, Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, The Faun & The Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth, and plenty of other roles which frequently call for the lanky actor to be covered in latex. One of Doug... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
We've got late-breaking news, a production update and big-budget action heading for the small screen. Let's get to it! Doctor Doom We first saw the villainous Doctor Doom on the big screen more than 10 years ago in Fantastic Four, portrayed by Julian McMahon (above). McMahon reprised the role in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer two years later. The character returned for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four in 2015, known simply as Doom and played by Toby Kebbell. Now he'll finally star in his own movie, apparently. Noah Hawley (TV's Fargo and Legion) appeared at Comic-Con and announced, per Birth Movies Death: "I'm developing a movie at Fox, and I'll just say two words to you guys: Doctor. Doom." No other details have been...
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- Peter Martin
You never know where you are going to get the next comic book film announcement, especially here at San Diego Comic-Con. On Thursday during the FX Legion panel, the creator of Legion Noah Hawley made a surprise announcement on what comic book character he is working on bringing back to the big screen. Here it is in hos own words:
“I’ll just say two words. The first one is Doctor and the next one is Doom.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hawley is developing a future project that is centered around one of Marvel's most powerful villains. Fox has been looking to revive the Fantastic Four franchise after a few films that did not sit well with Marvel fans the 2005 Fantastic Four and the 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Then there was the reboot in 2015 of the heroes by Josh Trank that did terribly critically and commercially. »
- Emmanuel Gomez
You probably know Doug Jones as the man who played Abe Sapien in Hellboy, the Faun and the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth, and the Silver Surfer in 2007’s otherwise-forgettable Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. But very soon, you might know him best as Lieutenant Saru, a character on the upcoming CBS All Access […]
- Ben Pearson
Long Live The King is a feature documentary about the enduring popularity of the character King Kong, and how the 1933 film has inspired countless artists, writers and filmmakers. The film is now available to rent or buy on Amazon.com.
Check out all the details about this great documentary from the official release below.
About Long Live The King
The 8th Wonder of the World! The name King Kong immediately brings to mind images of the mighty Beast whose legendary love for a Beauty was his undoing. Since 1933, this majestic, tragic character has enthralled moviegoers and inspired creativity.
Long Live The King is a new documentary that explores our fascination with the great ape, and his impact on pop culture throughout the world. Featuring interviews with dozens of celebrated writers, actors, artists and filmmakers, this is a highly entertaining celebration of the greatest monster movie icon of all time. »
We’re in the 30th year of theatrically released adaptations of Marvel Comics properties, making it as good a time as any to rank ‘em all, from “Howard the Duck” to the this year’s very personal “Logan,” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” 47. “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” It’s just a nightmare. A total nightmare. There have been a bunch of bad superhero movies, but this one transcends bad. 46. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” A totally chaotic stir fry of nonsense that tells the story of how Wolverine got his claws. Features a version of Deadpool »
- Phil Owen
We know you are eagerly awaiting to see the full Tubelight trailer, which will release today! To give you a bit more insight, to ramp up your excitement and yes, to hold you over until the trailer hits we have a set of special stills and the story behind the scenes!
As you may know, the backdrop of the film is the Indo-China conflict, and in these stills Sohail, a soldier in the Indian army, puts up a brave front and fights in the unsteady landscapes of Leh and Ladakh.
Director Kabir Khan wanted to keep his locations as authentic as possible and thus chose Leh and Ladakh to shoot the war sequence. The rocky terrains combined with high altitude made it almost impossible to shoot. However, showing unwavering determination, the cast and crew completed the shoot of the film.
Since Tubelight has the Indo-China conflict as its backdrop, Hollywood »
- Stacey Yount
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Comic book. Comic book who? Comic book character that looks nothing like his source material. Haha!
Fine. It’s a super lame joke, but there’s a lot of truth in it. While we’re blessed with an endless plethora of comic book characters on the big and small screen, there’s also a fair amount of them that look nothing like they’re supposed to. In fact, if it weren’t for the name, we’d probably not recognize them at all.
In some cases, the changes have actually been beneficial to the characters and improved their appearances (i.e. the black costumes in the original X-Men). While others have only solidified what we’ve strongly suspected about Hollywood: no one understands the source material, nor do they care.
Without further ado, we’ve done some digging and identified 10 live-action characters that look nothing like their comic book counterparts. »
- Sergio Pereira
If you haven't raced to the local theater for a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 yet, you might want to save this story for later. As it contains Spoilers! Those who have seen the movie, and stayed all the way to the very last of five post-credit scenes, know that Stan Lee's Marvel character has finally been revealed. Yes, his cameos mean something, they're all connected, and he's played the same character in every movie, presumably even those outside of Marvel Studio's cinematic universe including X-Men and Deadpool.
As it stands, Stan Lee has appeared in more Marvel movies than anyone else, including Robert Downey Jr., who reprises Tony Stark for an 8th time in this summer's Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Samuel L. Jackson, who has turned in 7 appearances out of the 9 in his contract. Known for creating some of the greatest superheroes in history and forever the face of Marvel comics, »
Chicago – April 28th marks the birthday of actress Jessica Alba, and what better way to celebrate than publishing, for the first time, an Exclusive Portrait by photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com, taken in 2013 at Anderson’s Book Shop in Naperville, Ill. Alba was representing her book, “The Honest Life” when Arce snapped this photograph of the actress and entrepreneur.
Jessica Alba at Anderson’s Book Shop in Naperville, circa 2013
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
Alba began as a child actress at 13 years old, debuting in the film “Camp Nowhere” in 1994. She worked the same year on the Nickelodeon series “The Secret World of Allan Mack,” but her breakthrough came seven years later when she won the title role on the TV series “Dark Angel.” The show got her noticed, and launched a film career that included major roles in “Sin City” (2005), “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The film — starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Nick Searcey and Octavia Spencer — will hit domestic theaters on Dec. 8. The film is being produced by del Toro and J. Miles Dale.
Hawkins portrays a lonely government facility janitor whose life is changed when she discovers and falls in love with an aquatic man — played by Jones — who is being held captive for testing. Spencer portrays her co-worker. The film has been described as “an other-worldly story set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.”
Jones is a frequent collaborator with del Toro and has starred in “Mimic,” “Hellboy,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Crimson Peak” along with the TV series “The Strain.” He also starred »
- Dave McNary
Marvel Studios has managed to corral a whole bunch of Hollywood's finest under one roof for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But they can't possibly expect that all of these A-list actors won't be offered other great roles in other big movies, even other comic book movies. That recently happened when it was announced that Josh Brolin, who is already playing Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, will be playing the time-traveling mutant Cable in Deadpool 2. Some thought of this as stirring the pot to some degree, but not Kevin Feige. He's all for it.
The Marvel Studios President recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and other various members of the press during a visit to the studio's offices in California. During the visit, Kevin Feige spoke a bit about Josh Brolin's casting as Cable and shared his feelings on the matter, saying that the contracts Marvel Studios »
Filmmakers often plan ahead, and many of the movies which come out each year are designed to be part of a multi-film series. However, it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes, the first sequel bombs and the third movie never gets made. Here are 6 short movie franchises that remained unfinished.
There have been many successful franchises over the years. Franchises are a very hot thing right now. However, for every Star Wars, Dark Knight or Captain America franchise, there is a failed film series. Often these intended series will start off with an excellent movie but the second film will derail any plans for a third movie or beyond.
In no particular order, here are six franchises that never got past a second film.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
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