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Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen founded his career with deeply dramatic roles, from Thomas Vinterberg’s thrilling The Hunt to his more recent stint as Hannibal Lecter on NBC’s eponymous series. How and ever, with a prominent role in the Bond universe under his belt, not to mention an upcoming appearance in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, the mainstream audience are beginning to get a taste of the actor’s versatility, though Scott Derrickson’s cerebral superhero flick isn’t the only 2016 blockbuster to feature Mikkelsen’s name on the call sheet.
Shortly after the release of Doctor Strange we have Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first of Disney’s planned Anthology films that hope to expand the rich universe laying at the company’s feet. At the helm of the galactic heist thriller is Gareth Edwards who, fresh from his stint on Legendary’s Godzilla reboot, is reportedly »
- Michael Briers
A collection of new posters for Marvel's Captain America: Civil War...
As well as the trailer for Captain America: Civil War, that you can find here, Marvel and Disney has also started releasing posters for the movie too.
Click or tap on the gallery widget at the top there, and you can open them up and see them all.
In the meantime, here's the official overview of the film that Disney UK has just released...
Set for release in the United Kingdom on April 29, 2016, “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Community”) from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The Winter Solider,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”). The film returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers »
Marvelously balances the silly and the solemn. There’s almost a whiff of the Coen-esque in its slick sharpness, in its whistling past the graveyard. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
For a prestige drama about one of the more shameful periods in American history (there are a lot of those), Trumbo is surprisingly funny. And thank god for that. It feels good to laugh at the idiocy surrounding the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s, if only so that you don’t have to think too much about how widespread support for the most unAmerican things — all in the name of America, naturally — has been a constant refrain in American public discourse. You have to be a special kind of sheltered not to hear such nonsense demanding to »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Jeff Shell may be one of the most powerful executives in the movie business, but in cliquish Hollywood, he remains something of an outsider. And, for the studio he heads, that’s proven to be a good thing.
Because Shell spent most of his career in television, climbing up the ranks of conglomerates like Comcast and Fox, the industry reaction in 2013 to his appointment as chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group was, “Jeff who?” “I had zero experience,” says the 50-year-old executive, in his first sit-down interview since taking the job. “I didn’t really know the movie business at all, and I have to say, it is the hardest business I’ve ever worked in.”
Art Streiber for Variety; Grooming: Juanita Lyon at Fr8me Management
- Brent Lang
If Lucasfilm has been a thriving hub of activity in recent years since the Disney acquisition, the studio is only set to ramp up production even more so moving forward as its rebooted Star Wars universe begins to take shape. Working in tandem with the House of Mouse, the likes of company president Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm Cco John Knoll remain heavily involved in the new franchise, and as revealed to Wired, it was Knoll who first pinpointed the pitch for upcoming standalone prequel, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
As ardent fans will tell you, the line “Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star” can be glimpsed in the famous opening crawl to Star Wars: A New Hope, released all the way back in 1977. After extrapolating the pitch, Knoll and Kennedy drafted in Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards to take »
- Michael Briers
During the American Film Market this past week, Toho screened an exclusive promo reel from its upcoming Godzilla reboot Shin Godzilla, with a promotional poster revealing the English language title of Godzilla Resurgence.
According to Anime News Network, Godzilla Resurgence “is mainly set in modern Japan, and America is also involved. The new Godzilla will be the tallest one yet, towering over the 108-meter-tall (about 355-foot-tall) incarnation in Gareth Edwards and Legendary Pictures’ 2014 Hollywood film.”
- Gary Collinson
The show - entitled Jean-Claude Van Johnson - is set in a world much like ours, where Jean-Claude Van Damme is a famous action-movie star. Little does the general public know, though, that Jcvd is also ‘Johnson, the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the world,’ on the side.
The show is envisioned as a string of half hour episodes, and is placed very much in the comedy genre. Dave Callaham – who wrote the screenplays for The Expendables and Doom, and the story for 2014’s Godzilla – will write and executive produce the series. At the moment, »
It was recently announced that the long hoped-for remake of the 1962 Kaiju classic King Kong v. Godzilla is in the works. But how could such a film work today, considering subsequent changes in the characters and the jaded skepticism of modern audiences? Let’s take a look and see how this clash of Kaijus could work today. Keep in mind this is all just guess work and speculation.
People love “verses” films. Whether it’s Alien vs. Predator or Jason vs. Freddy or the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans love to see two famous characters thrust together in one film to fight for supremacy. When you talk about Kaiju “verses” films, the ultimate monster battle of all time came in 1962 when the reigning king of giant beasts took on the original creature king. Toho Pictures’ hottest property, the mighty Godzilla, locked up with the ape that »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Vancouver is currently playing host to Nacho Vigalondo’s (Timecrimes, Open Windows, Extraterrestrial) atypical monster movie Colossal, which has Anne Hathaway in the driver’s seat as a young woman caught in the crossfire when a towering, mysterious creature lays siege to Seoul, South Korea.
It’s still early days on Vigalondo’s creature feature, though Variety brings word that Downton Abbey and The Guest alum Dan Stevens has boarded the project. Billed as a cinematic concoction that blends the emotional beats of Lost in Translation with the show-stopping, city-levelling spectacle of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot, it’s a premise that is brimming with dramatic potential.
Upon losing her job and boyfriend in New York City, Hathaway’s protagonist returns to her home town to embark on some soul-searching. Out of luck and out of love, her life is unceremoniously upended once more when a giant monster washes up on Seoul’s shores, »
- Michael Briers
Kong Skull Island movie set to film in Queensland, Australia.
The King Kong Skull Island movie is set to join the likes of Thor: Ragnarok, Alien: Paradise Lost and the next Pirates Of The Caribbean movie by shooting in Australia. The filming will take place at Village Roadshow Studios at Oxenford, near the Gold Coast, and on location throughout south-east Queensland, according to ABC.net.au.
“Kong will spend more than $15 million in Queensland by leveraging our world-class facilities and enlisting cast and crews in all aspects of physical production,” said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
“The production will create 60 local jobs in addition to the Queenslanders who have already been enlisted, with the production manager and art director already confirmed as Queenslanders.”
- Paul Heath
“It’s true. All of it. The Dark Side. A Jedi. They’re real.” Take a deep breath!
The film opens across the galaxy and in cinemas on December 18.
Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) makes an appearance at the 1:40 mark in the trailer.
The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with »
- Michelle McCue
We're all waiting for that third trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens with bated breath, but there's also another movie in development set in a galaxy far, far away. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit theatres next year, under the watchful eye of Monsters & Godzilla director Gareth Edwards. The movie (which stars Felicity Jones & Diego Luna) is a prequel/spin-off of sorts, and follows the group of Rebels who stole the plans for the original Death Star (as seen in A New Hope). Gary Whitta originally looked set to write the Anthology film, but he dropped out and was replaced by Cinderella scribe Chris Weitz. However, according to Latino Review, Edge Of Tomorrow writer & Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie has come on board the spin-off with some last minute script polishes. If the report is true, it's unclear how big of an impact »
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Spectre explodes into cinemas later this month, most likely assailing down the side of the theatre and dressed in an impeccably tailored tuxedo. Now is the time for the film’s stars to ramp up the promotion. Shout its achievements from the tallest structures in the Greatest of Britains. Big Ben. The Shard. Simon Cowell’s waistline. James Bond is soon to be back, »
- Oli Davis
Filming is now underway on the Hawaiian set of Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island – and the first set photos have surfaced to prove it.
Unearthed by Reel Tours Hawaii, the images place the spotlight on the film’s tropical setting, where an early, pre-cg skull is cast astray on the terrain. While these stills are lacking the filmic magic that will no doubt transform the prop into a foreboding set piece, it’s still an interesting peak behind the curtain as production begins on the titular, primordial isle.
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With Jordan Vogt-Roberts behind the lens, Kong: Skull Island will be based on a script by John Gatiss and Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein. It’s understood that the creative team are angling the creature feature as an origins tale, with Tom Hiddleston’s intrepid explorer plotting course for the island in search of an elusive serum said »
- Michael Briers
Everyone has been so excited about the Godzilla Vs Kong announcement made last week that some fans have forgotten a full-blown King Kong movie is about to start production. And it features Samuel L. Jackson! Kong: Skull Island, which is set in the 70s and takes a group of adventurers to the home of the giant ape, is set to start shooting next week in Hawaii. Reel Tours Hawaii has the first set photos, which find the young cast gathering outside of a helicopter. And even Sam Jackson has a special treat for eager audiences awaiting the return of Kong to the big screen.
It's been ten years since everyone's favorite great ape last appeared on the big screen in 2005's King Kong, directed by Peter Jackson. He is now set to return in an all-new adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, best known for his coming-of-age summer dramedy The Kings of Summer. »
Music biopics come in every shape and size, and considering some have earned award season acclaim — “I Walk The Line,” “Crazy Heart,” “Ray,” et al. — they’re not going away any time soon (even when their conventions gets spoofed by films like “Walk Hard”). Late ‘80s rappers N.W.A. got their due this summer, and the next major music biography film is "I Saw the Light," which centers on legendary country western singer Hank Williams. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. It stars Tom Hiddleston (“The Avengers,” “Crimson Peak”) as Williams and Elizabeth Olsen (“Oldboy,” “Godzilla”) as his wife, Audrey Mae Williams. Based on the book “Hank Williams: The Biography” by Colin Escott, the picture tells the story of the legendary performer, who rose high and died young at the age of 29. Many assumed the »
- Edward Davis
Much as Marvel is looking to diversify its superhero lineup . whether or not due to audience pressure . the Star Wars universe is doing the same. With specifics regarding to gender representation, Lucasfilm is looking to feature women more prominently in the galaxy far, far away, including behind the camera. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently spoke with The Guardian at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington. So far, only male directors have been deemed worthy to helm one of the new Star Wars movies . Star Trek.s J.J. Abrams is on The Force Awakens, Looper.s Rian Johnson on Episode 8, Jurassic World.s Colin Trevorrow on Episode 9, and Godzilla.s Gareth Edwards on the first anthology film Rogue One. However, Kennedy said that it.s important for a female filmmaker to take the reigns. There.s nothing we.d like more than to find a female director for »
Now is the era of the versus movie, and not just in terms of those God-awful SyFy movies where increasingly improbable monster animals put their dukes up. In 2016 alone, Batman will fight Superman, Captain America will fight Iron Man, villains will fight other villains in Suicide Squad, and now, thanks to a fan-baiting deal between studios, the granddaddies of the genre are about to get a new movie.
Having reinvented Godzilla in a way that just about pushed memories of Matthew Broderick and his iguana out of memory, Warner Bros and Legendary are set to kick off a giant monster shared universe, with Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla 2 and Godzilla vs Kong all officially on the way.
The new shared universe will reveal the mythology bringing Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong together, as well as more giant super-species as Monarch – the company that uncovered Godzilla in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 film, »
- Simon Gallagher
It has been on the cards for quite some time, though Warner Bros. did not confirm the news until late last night but yes, a Godzilla vs King Kong movie is confirmed and will arrive in cinemas in 2020.
The WB is pressing ahead with Kong: Skull Island set for release in 2017, and they will have a sequel to Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla in 2018, with Edwards stills directing. They will then combine the franchises two years later with the Godzilla vs King Kong movie. The film will be an epic co-production between Warner Bros. and Legendary, who are now set-up at Universal.
Thmoas Tull, head honco at Legendary, released a statement announcing the film, and his excitement in getting these two huge characters on screen together one more time.
“Audiences really responded to Godzilla, »
- Paul Heath
Things have changed quite a bit with the planned King Kong origin movie, Kong: Skull Island, and also with the sequel to Godzilla. Over the past few weeks, the projects have all landed at Warner Bros, and now the plan is - yes! - for a giant monster cinematic universe.
We now learn that this is going to culminate - or, er, at least the first phase is - in 2020, with Godzilla Vs Kong. That'll mark the showdown between characters who thus far have been kept apart.
It also means that the two films coming before it are, we suspect, going to tease this crossover. The first will be Kong: Skull Island, the King Kong origins movie that Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been set to direct for some time. That »
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