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Last night, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn held an impromptu Q&A session on his Facebook page, where he answered questions for nearly an hour through a live video feed. We know production will begin soon in Atlanta, with Marvel already setting a May 5, 2017 release date. There is very little we know about the story thus far, but one of the most interesting tidbits he shared is that there will be no Infinity Stones featured in the sequel.
"We're not really so much about the Infinity Stones in Guardians 2. Is that a spoiler? It's not really a thing."
As of now, four of the six Infinity Stones have been revealed, but it isn't known when the last two will come into play. The Space Stone was the Tesseract, which is currently housed in Asgard, with the Mind Stone currently serving as a power source for Vision. The »
Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.
For Part 1 of our 2016 Oscar Previews, click here.
Best Actor Nominees
Previously Best Known For:
Walter White - TV’s Breaking Bad
Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:
Interesting Fact: Became an ordained minister while he was in college as a part-time job.
Previously Best Known For:
Jason Bourne - The Bourne Films
Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:
Nomination - Best Actor in a Leading Role 1998 - Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting
Won - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen 1998 - Good Will Hunting
Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2010 - Francois Pienaar in Invictus
Interesting Fact: Started a bowling league in Berlin while making The Bourne Supremacy.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
Back in August, Warner Bros. issued a December 15, 2017 release date for Ready Player One, which has Steven Spielberg set to direct. At the time, this highly-anticipated adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel didn't have any direct competition, but last month, Disney and LucasFilm announced that it was moving Star Wars: Episode VIII from May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017, to give writer-director Rian Johnson more time to work on the script. As expected, Warner Bros. has now shifted Ready Player One's release out of 2017, issuing a March 30, 2018 release.
As of now, Ready Player One's only direct competition will be an unspecified Universal Monsters project, which has been rumored to be a remake of The Wolf Man. Warner Bros. also shifted the release date for their superhero adaptation The Flash, moving it up one week from March 23, 2018 to March 16, 2018, giving it some separation from Ready Player One. The Flash doesn't have any »
A sheltered young woman abandons the safe certainty of her upbringing for life with an alluring aristocrat on a remote English estate in Crimson Peak, a visually stunning and intensely disturbing thriller from writer and director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), is available now on Digital HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on February 9, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures.
Brilliantly unforgettable visuals and an atmosphere steeped in dread make Crimson Peak an elegant, gorgeously realized and completely original horror mystery that has been declared “a masterpiece” by Fox-tv. The Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with more than an hour of bonus features that reveal some of the terrifying secrets hidden behind the doors of sinister Allerdale Hall.
- Movie Geeks
“Ready Player One,” the director’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best-selling fantasy novel, will move to March 30, 2018, which allows the film to steer clear of “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” Last month, Disney announced it was shifting the Star Wars sequel from May 2017 to Dec. 15, the same date as “Ready Player One.”
The Warner Bros. release may have blinked, but insiders insist its not running scared. The new date coincides with Easter and there are no major movies scheduled to open in April 2018, save for an animated film from Laika, giving “Ready Player One,” a wide berth. It also comes between the conclusion of the Winter Olympics and the start of World Cup, two events that can erode the movie-going audience.
- Brent Lang
The ghosts of Allerdale Hall will be unleashed tomorrow with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures' Blu-ray / DVD release of Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, and we've been provided with five Blu-ray / DVD combo packs to give away.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject "Crimson Peak Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on February 14th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
Previous Press Release: Universal City, California, December 8, 2015 – A sheltered young woman abandons the safe certainty of her upbringing for life with an »
- Derek Anderson
Tom Hiddleston is maybe the best thing to come out of Britain in forever. He took over the world -- and our hearts -- as Loki in "Thor" and "The Avengers," and the internet has been obsessed with him ever since. Who can blame them? He's got the accent, he's incredibly witty, and he cleans up nicely. He gives us heart eyes.
To celebrate his birthday (and his overall existence on this earthly plain), here are 17 times we couldn't get enough of him. »
- Rachel Horner
A new trailer for Captain America: Civil War has been revealed during the Super Bowl! In November, Jimmy Kimmel unveiled the first trailer for the film, which is set for release on May 6 and stars Chris Evans as Captain America and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. The Avengers are now on opposite sides of a war, so prepare for an epic battle. The new teaser just might give you chills! Watch the trailers now, and then check out all the reasons why Chris Evans is the sexiest Avenger. »
- Monica Sisavat
With an estimated $1.76 million yesterday, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the only film to cross $900 million domestically and it has achieved that milestone in only fifty days. In addition to this watershed moment, by the end of today, Saturday, February 6, Star Wars is expected to become only the third film in history to cross the $2 billion mark worldwide and it will have done so in only 53 days. Considering how quickly Force Awakens has achieved these accomplishments, putting them into any kind of comparable context is nearly impossible. It took Star Wars only 20 days to beat the previous all-time domestic record of $760.5 million held by Avatar. It took Avatar not only 318 days to achieve that number, but two separate releases. As for the worldwide number, Star Wars and Avatar are the only two films to actually cross $2 billion worldwide upon their initial release while it took Titanic two separate releases to cross $2 billion. »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Back in 1998, comic book legend Stan Lee formed a startup company entitled Stan Lee Media, to manage a growing list of new characters that were being created. Shortly thereafter, Stan Lee himself cut ties with the company, before it went bankrupt in 2000. While that would normally be the end for a company like this, the defunct Stan Lee Media went ahead and sued Disney several times, starting in 2007, claiming they owned the rights to superhero characters created by Stan Lee, such as Spider-Man. Disney won every time, but now, according to Pirated Thoughts, the studio is now suing Slm, over nearly a half million dollars in unpaid legal fees.
Stan Lee Media never claimed that they owned the rights to several characters until the bankrupt company started filing lawsuits against Disney in 2007, at least six of them. The lawsuits claimed that Stan Lee transferred the rights to beloved characters like Spider-Man, »
Gloriously off-message and packed full of punky insouciance, the current crop of superhero films suggests we’re entering an era in which even the silliest of source material can shine
In The Dark Knight, which arguably ushered in the modern comic-book film era, the Joker’s “Why so serious” refrain is a call to arms in the face of mankind’s refusal to buy into his distinctive brand of psychopathic glee. Why bother with the burden of the human condition, wonders Heath Ledger’s killer clown, when it’s far easier to freewheel murderously through life without a care in the world?
Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy is often seen as the dark, brooding counterbalance to the cheerier Marvel movies that followed it. And yet in many ways, Ledger’s cackling, sociopathic performance supercharged the trilogy’s 2008 middle instalment in the same way as Joss Whedon’s diamond-cut dialogue rocket-fuelled 2012’s The Avengers. »
- Ben Child
When it comes to Lego games they are pretty reliable. They have that humour that we can expect, they understand the audience they are catering for and they know how to treat the licenses they are entrusted with well… Which is exactly what they have done with Lego Marvel’s Avengers.
While we’ve seen Marvel characters in Lego games before, they’ve not been based on the popular movies and not had a focus on The Avengers. This has changed with Lego Marvel’s Avengers as we play through the first film, and Age of Ultron with all the characters we expect from the movies. After these have been completed we are then offered a few extra levels based on the movies that have led up to, and followed the Avenger movies.
If you’ve played a Lego game before you know what to expect. You’ll fight waves of enemies, »
- Paul Metcalf
Just yesterday, I was browsing the Internet when I came across The Incredible Hulk Slot game. In that moment, I began to think about the breadth and the appeal of the Hulk character, and how Marvel has successfully turned him and similar superheroes into international brands and franchises.
With this in mind, it is worth noting that many Marvel fans have been holding their breath waiting for an announcement concerning a new Incredible Hulk film. After all, a revitalised Hulk and Bruce Banner stole the show in the Joss Whedon-directed Avengers, and many felt that the time has come for a new solo adventure.
In terms of a brief history, the Hulk’s appearances in The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron came on the back of two failed solo instalments for the Jade Giant. Ed Norton failed to shine in the role, with many citing the portrayal of »
This summer, Captain America: Civil War kicks off Marvel Phase Three, which culminates with the epic two-part adventure Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II, arriving in 2018 and 2019, respectively. One of the biggest pieces of the Marvel Phase Three puzzle is Thanos (Josh Brolin), although we don't know when we will actually get to see him next. While doing press for his new movie Hail, Caesar!, Josh Brolin teased that he's about to meet with Marvel's Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito and Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, where they will hash out Thanos' future in the McU.
"So Kevin [Feige], Louis D'Esposito - who I've known for a long time, since he was a First Ad that I worked with on Hollow Man with Paul Verhoeven - and then the brothers... the Russo brothers. I get together with them next week, maybe the week after, »
In a new interview, screenwriter Justin Theroux has weighed in on the mixed reaction to the Jon Favreau helmed sequel, revealing that while he doesn’t regret certain parts of Iron Man 2, there are plenty of good reasons why it didn’t quite live up to expectations. However, perhaps hoping that he’ll get another chance to work with the studio, Theroux makes sure not to lay the blame for that at anyone’s feet in particular.
“You know, as happens very often, it is not easy to live up to expectations. And after the first ‘Iron Man,’ those for the sequel were extremely high. [You] go to see [the film] with a wealth of expectations…and »
- Josh Wilding
Michael Peña (The Martian, Ant-man, Fury) has signed on as the starring lead in the action-thriller The Worker for Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield’s production outfit, The Combine, and Content Media. Dan Bradley (Red Dawn) is directing the film from a screenplay by Kyle Rankin.
Producers are The Combine’s Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Avengers, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation) and Don Handfield (The Founder, Knightfall, Kill The Messenger) and Content Media’s Tom Butterfield. Peña will executive produce through his Strata Films banner, with Philip G. Flores.
Content Media will handle international sales for The Worker and introduce the project to distributors for the first time at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin next month. CAA will represent the film’s N. American distribution rights.
The Worker is Taken meets Bourne – equipped with spectacular gun fights, car chases and lethal hand-to-hand combat, »
- Joseph Medina
Marvel stars Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man”), Mark Ruffalo (“The Avengers”) and Gwyneth Paltrow (“Iron Man”) are leaving their management company Brillstein Entertainment Partners to follow their longtime manager Aleen Keshishian to Lighthouse Management, TheWrap has learned. Keshishian spent ten years at Brillstein, where she built one of the company’s most impressive client rosters and eventually was named a partner. She decided to strike out on her own, and Brillstein has been supportive of her decision. “After a very productive ten years, we wish Aleen all good things and while we will miss our camaraderie, we are looking forward to working together on. »
- Jeff Sneider
Iron Man 2 is one of Marvel's more divisive movies, and the crammed screenplay is perhaps the reason for that. Introducing new characters, villains, an arc about Tony Stark dying, and lots of nods to The Avengers, there was just way too much going on. That's something screenwriter Justin Theroux seems to agree with as he acknowledged in a recent interview that things on the sequel didn't quite go the way they were hoping. "You know, as happens very often, it is not easy to live up to expectations," he said. "And after the first ‘Iron Man,’ those for the sequel were extremely high. [You] go to see [the film] with a wealth of expectations…and the film had a release date even before we started working on it so we had to work fast. And I will not complain about anything or anyone, mind you…It was a team effort and I »
It's been over five years since Iron Man 2's release, a film that was something of a bump in the road for Marvel. Whilst it made no shortage of cash, the movie remains one of the firm's more disappointing. We'd still argue that the opening 40 minutes or so are very good mind, it's just it never quite gels after that.
Justin Theroux was one of the screenwriters on Iron Man 2 (that was directed by Jon Favreau and, of course, starred Robert Downey Jr), and he's on the promotional trail for Zoolander 2 right now, which he's also penned. And he's been chatting about where Iron Man 2 went wrong.
"You know, as happens very often, it is not easy to live up to expectations", he told Bad Taste. »
With Thor: Ragnarok set to start production this summer in Australia, there have been no shortage of rumors swirling around the project over the past few weeks. A report surfaced last week that the villain of this story is Hela, who may be portrayed by Cate Blanchett. And we also know that Mark Ruffalo is returning as Hulk. Ray Stevenson, who played Volstagg in Thor and Thor: The Dark World, recently revealed in an interview with Geeks Worldwide that he still isn't sure yet if he is returning as this character.
"I'm still in the dark in regards to that, but I'm absolutely blown away to be apart of something that so influential and integral in a part of our generation in regards to movie watching and this Marvel Universe. Its absolutely incredible and if there's a place for Volstagg then great, but right now I don't know. He was great to play. »
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