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Trivia is a movie lover's best friend. Seriously, have you ever been to a dinner with other movie lovers chattering about everything from new releases to which movies Johnny Depp is in to how amazing the Marvel Phase 3 movies are going to be? As you might expect, when movie lovers decide to procreate, a whole new generation of movie know-it-alls is born. But they don't get that way on their own.
Oh, no. Family game night is how those little kids blossom from an obsession with "Zootopia" to growing up and watching nothing but Wes Anderson movies. What? You thought showing them movies all the time was enough of an education? No way. You've got to shovel as much movie trivia into their lives as possible. This is where family game night comes into the equation: to groom those kids to be future pub night movie trivia champs.
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- Chelsea Perrotty
Between the tepid response to Spectre and the fact they have a leading man who has expressed a desire to slash his wrists rather than return to the role, you can see why the producers of the James Bond franchise are listening to fans by talking to Tom Hiddleston about taking over as 007. According to Birth.Movies.Death, source close to the British actor have confirmed that he's in advanced talks to take over from Daniel Craig, and while no official offer has been made, The Avengers star wants the role. While some of you may struggle to picture Loki as Bond, The Night Manager and High-Rise have made it clear that the actor would be perfect to take over as the iconic Ian Fleming creation. Whether or not he will obviously remains to be seen, but with Craig sleepwalking through the underwhelming Spectre, this franchise needs some new blood »
According to Birth.Movies.Death, The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston is in talks to take over the mantle from Daniel Craig and play James Bond in the franchise’s next film. The studio hasn’t made any official announcement regarding this just yet, but Birth.Movies.Death cites that sources close to the actor are telling them that he’s currently in “advanced negotiations” to play the iconic role.
Of course, who’s going to be the next James Bond is one of the hottest topics at the moment, and we’ve heard that everyone from Idris Elba to Jamie Bell is being looked at for the part. Hiddleston has always been a top contender and a fan favorite for the role, but without studio confirmation, we’d advise taking this news with a massive grain of salt.
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- Mark Cassidy
Well it looks like it's about that time. Every day gone seems to be another day closer to confirming that Daniel Craig's days as James Bond are numbered. As we mentioned in yesterday's piece, the actor has made no secret of the fact that he's pretty much done with 007, but as of now, everything is still all hearsay. Yesterday, Deadline reported that Craig's increase in commitments indicated his non-involvement with Bond, and that Jamie Bell was in talks to take on the suave agent.
Now, Birth.Movies.Death. is confirming a rumor that's been going on for the past few months -- that actor Tom Hiddleston, who is best known for playing Loki in The Avengers and the Thor films, is deep in talks to play Bond.
Here's what the report said:
- Joseph Medina
An all-female Avengers movie? It would definitely happen if Joss Whedon had his way. Whedon is one of the people that nerds all over the world have to thank for the glorious age of comic book movies we are enjoying right now. No, he wasn't around at the very beginning as a director, but his ability to nail The Avengers, the lynch pin that the entire Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is based on, was a pivotal moment not just for comic book movies but for Hollywood in general. Marvel's grand experiment worked, and Whedon was the guy who made it happen. But not so fast.
As we all know, Whedon has since parted ways with the studio, at least for now. In a recent interview with The Wrap, the director revealed that he would indeed return to direct another movie for Marvel, it would just have to be under the right circumstances. »
It's funny to think of the skepticism that met the announcement of Chris Evans as Captain America. When Marvel Studios revealed that Evans would be playing Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avengers, there was a ton of "But he was already The Human Torch!" combined with "He always plays cool smart asses! That's all wrong for Cap!"
And then a funny thing happened: Not only did he hit it out of the park in that first movie, but he has since become the anchor of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His last two movies are considered to be among the best of Marvel's 13 cinematic entries so far, and his portrayal of Captain America has been hailed as one of the best actor/character combinations in a comic book movie since Christopher Reeve first donned Superman's cape in 1978.
In the months leading up to Captain America: Civil War, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, the status of Steve Rogers has been left somewhat up in the air. While he’s still leading a team of Avengers, the character is no longer wielding the shield, and whether or not the fugitive superhero is going to show up again before Avengers: Infinity War remains a mystery as of now.
As it turns out though, Evans has a few ideas of his own about where Captain America should go from here, and it appears that the actor has his sights set on two very specific Marvel franchises:
“Guardians would be fun, wouldn’t it? But it’s very outer spacey. Cap’s more of an Earth-bound guy. Maybe the next Spider-Mans. Those are going to be fantastic, and I think Tom [Holland]’s just a great actor, so that might be a fun one to pop up into.”
- Josh Wilding
Based on comments we’ve heard from Joss Whedon in the past, he didn’t exactly enjoy the experience of jumping from The Avengers straight into its sequel, Age of Ultron. Much of that seemed to be the result of creative differences with Marvel Studios, but the filmmaker has made it clear that he would be open to working with them again so long as he can take some time to focus on his own projects first.
That’s actually what he’s up to at the moment, but in a new interview, Whedon was asked if he would return to Marvel for a female led Avengers spinoff, and had this to say about it:
“Yeah, of course. Although I tend more towards the Jessica Jones-ey kind of stories than the delightful Supergirl stories that my daughter wants.”
A team of Avengers made up of women is nothing new, »
- Josh Wilding
At this point in its run, the X-Men franchise must be imbibing a little of Wolverine's healing factor.
These movies have been a fixture since the original "X-Men" exploded onto the scene in 2000. They've weathered every misstep and survived the rise of Marvel Studios and the Avengers. And now "X-Men: Apocalypse" is here to introduce a whole new wave of mutant heroes and the biggest, baddest X-Men villain of them all.
To celebrate this big release, we're looking back at the five core "X-Men" movies released so far and explore some of the interesting trivia and hidden cameos you might not know about.
1. Hugh Jackman wasn't the first choice to play Wolverine. Actor Dougray Scott was originally cast in the role, but he dropped out because of a conflict with the filming of "Mission: Impossible II." We imagine he regretted that decision later.
2. Joss Whedon penned a rewrite of the screenplay. »
- Jesse Schedeen
Legends Of Tomorrow ended its first season with a big ol’ hint of things to come. With spoilers, here’s what it meant...
Vandal Savage is dead; murdered at three different points in time. (Even some serious ashes-tampering by Malcolm Merlyn surely couldn’t undo that... could it?) But the story of Rip Hunter and The Waverider crew - now sans Kendra and Carter - is far from finished.
Legends Of Tomorrow will return for a second season as part of The CW’s fall 2016-2017 line up. As such, season 1 ended with a standard-issue tease of things to come. Shortly after Dominic Purcell’s Mick mentioned being hungry for chicken and the gang began wandering away, another Waverider crash landed from the sky in a big puff of smoke. »
Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to some quality Netflix movies and TV shows as they’ll be leaving the streaming service over the course of the next month. So if you have the time, check out some keepers like Groundhog Day, Private Parts, Wayne’s World or Who Framed Roger Rabbit. If you’re looking for something perhaps you’ve never seen before, try The Station Agent. It was written by Tom McCarthy, who later won an Oscar for Spotlight. It features Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage. Following is the full list. If you want to know what’s coming to Netflix next month, check out the list here. June 1 A Wrinkle in Time About a Boy Bounce Bridget Jones’s Diary The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Clear and Present Danger Click Darkman Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows Dude, Where’s My Car? »
- David Eckstein
After the release of last year's Avengers: Age of Ultron, filmmaker Joss Whedon essentially parted ways with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The director made some now-infamous comments about how the production process "broke" him, while not delving into specifics. The filmmaker did tease on numerous occasions that he was going to start writing original material again, and direct a new independent movie. While there is still very little we know about this Untitled Joss Whedon Project, the director offered a few tidbits of information in a new interview.
The Wrap managed to catch up with the filmmaker at the HeForShe Media Summit in Los Angeles, where he was honored for his work in women's rights. The site asked him what he's working on now, with the filmmaker revealing a few details about an original screenplay he's currently writing. Here's what he had to say about this untitled project below.
The Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 finale arrived with a big tease of things to come. With major spoilers, here’s our take...
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has done it again – concluded a season with a big tease about something from the comics. Last year, they had us talking about the Secret Warriors, and this time around it’s Life Model Decoys. Daisy’s fate, the new director, and the double-death of Hive and Lincoln are also hefty talking points. They crammed a lot in didn’t they?
Here’s our attempt to break it all down, and work out what the conclusion of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 means for the future of the show...
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If the ‘six months later’ section was the televised equivalent of an extended post-credits tease of things to come, »
Truly, ever since it became clear that The Avengers was happening, fans had a lot of hope that Spider-Man would be a part of that world, and with the release of Captain America: Civil War, they finally got their wish. Tom Holland has delivered what very well may be the best on screen Spider-Man we have ever seen and he will be getting a big chance to really shine next year when Spider-Man: Homecoming is released and as the film nears production, we have been slowly learning details about the villains and loose plot details. Though it is very early on, it looks like Marvel Studios may be laying the seeds for something much bigger to come with Spidey's arc in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that thing could be The Sinister Six.
For those that may not be as familiar with their Spider-Man history, The Sinister Six is essentially »
Earlier this week, an interesting rumor popped up claiming that Vincent D'Onofrio was being positioned to star as one of the main villains in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The actor would reprise his role as Kingpin from Netflix's Daredevil, marking the first time a character from a Marvel TV show has shown up in one of the McU movies. But apparently their is no merit or weight to this idea. At least according to the actor himself. Answering a question on Twitter about his possible involvement with the Spider-Man reboot, D'Onofrio said this.
"Sorry folks but this is news to me. It would be great but I don't think it will happen. V."
Now, this doesn't 100% confirm that the rumor is false. There is always the change Vincent D'Onofrio simply can't give an honest answer at this point. But a follow up tweet sounds sincere. And most Marvel actors don't usually get fans to bother Marvel. »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, Wolverine 3, Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Iron Man 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, Blade, Justice League, Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Powerless, Batman: The Killing Joke and more…
With X-Men: Apocalypse opening in the UK this past Wednesday [read our reviews here and here] ahead of its Stateside bow this coming week, 20th Century Fox has unleashed some new marketing material in the form of an Apocalypse character promo and international trailer [watch them here], a viral video taking the form of an 80s TV commercial for Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters [watch it here], a new clip featuring Michael Fassbender’s Magneto [watch it here], and a batch of new images from the mutant superhero sequel [see here]. And if you want to revisit the trailer, »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, becoming the twenty-fifth movie to do so, and the first of 2016. By close of the play on Thursday the film has amassed $314 million domestically and $677 million from international markets.
Civil War is the fourth Marvel Cinematic Universe release to pass the $1 billion mark after Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.405 billion) and The Avengers ($1.518 billion). In total, the thirteen McU releases have grossed over $10 billion between them, making it the biggest movie franchise of all time.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, »
- Gary Collinson
Tom Holland just debuted his version of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War and prior to actually seeing the film, many fans were starting to feel some fatigue with two reboots of the franchise taking place very near one another. Though Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield both had their strong points, the consensus now seems to be that Holland is the best version of this character we've seen in a live action adaptation to date. His first solo movie included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Homecoming, is gearing up for production, and the rumors are starting to fly. Be warned, this article may contain information that could be viewed as spoilers, so be warned.
A recent report by JoBlo claims to have a lot of new information about the villains in the film and how they tie into the larger scope of the McU. As has been rumored for quite some time, »
Two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, Carol, Cinderella) joins Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jurassic Park) who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (Creed, Selma) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (Star Trek trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King) who will add his might to the fray as Skurge. Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar-nominee Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight, The Kids Are All Right, Foxcatcher), reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from Marvel's The Avengers and Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here's what producer Kevin Feige had to say about these new cast members in a statement.
"The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, »
Two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Carol, “Cinderella”) joins Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Jurassic Park”) who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (“Creed,” “Selma”) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (“Star Trek” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”) who will add his might to the fray as Skurge.
Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar®-nominee Mark Ruffalo (“Spotlight,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Foxcatcher”), reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from “Marvel’s The Avengers” and Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Producer Kevin Feige
"The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, »
- Kellvin Chavez
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