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"The DC Extended Universe is in trouble." That’s a lot of the narrative surrounding this universe from Warner Bros that began with Man of Steel in 2012 and continued in 2016 with Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. Frankly, a lot of fans don’t seem to like these movies, and some have seen the last two films on the slate as a desperate attempt to catch up to Marvel’s own Cinematic Universe before they’ve earned their place alongside them.
But is that really the case? Do they really deserve all the naysayers surrounding them these days?
We believe the answer is twofold, as in "yes, and no."
First, let’s start by getting the negative press out of the way. The Flash lost two directors in a year, and The Batman lost Affleck at its helm, seeming to imply a lack of faith in the project. Meanwhile, they »
- Joseph Medina
Conventional wisdom says no way the writers of this show kill off Joe Miller. How could they?
No. Freaking. Way.
No way would they throw down the gauntlet on the tragically hip ex-cop turned space cowboy with the boxing pedigree of Mickey Rourke's "Barfly" and the deadliest one-liners since Chevy Chase's "Fletch." Miller's the guy fans of this show tune in to see every week — the guy we all ask: what's he gonna do or say this week?
But after watching The Expanse Season 2 Episode 5 — a heart-rending, gut-wrenching tear-jerker if there ever was one — what else are we to think, after watching the sentient asteroid he hitched a ride on, with the only love of his life (or at least her consciousness) at the controls crash and burn on Venus?
Miller has already cheated death a bunch of times, so maybe, just maybe (fingers crossed), it's premature to »
- Gil Griffin
Shared universes, man. They’re both a blessing and a curse. Look to a film like Captain America: Civil War, and they’re a blessing, but look to a film like Iron Man 2, and they’re a curse. Balancing the integrity of a standalone story with the world-building of an entire universe is a delicate art, and one that’s almost impossible not to get wrong. Marvel had a couple of stumbles, and DC is still trying to make things work.
However, if there is one universe that seems to be getting things right from the get-go, that’s the King Kong/Godzilla universe. Love or hate the human scenes, Godzilla was ultimately a successful film in how it re-introduced the Japanese monster to Western audiences. It was a mostly positive experience, and Warner Bros and Legendary knew they’d be onto something if they also allowed King Kong to play in that sandbox. »
- Joseph Medina
Here’s some new sales art for Beyond Skyline, the sequel to Colin and Greg Strause’s Skyline that’s directed this time by Liam O’Donnell, who worked on some effects in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and Iron Man 2. He co-wrote the screenplay with Joshua Cordes. The duo wrote the first film, too. The Purge: Anarchy‘s Frank Grillo stars in the film as […] »
- Brad Miska
Simon Brew Feb 14, 2017
Since she debuted the character back in Iron Man 2, there’s been chatter about Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow getting a standalone movie of her own. And whilst Marvel is finally pressing ahead with a female-led comic book movie with 2019’s Captain Marvel, there’s still no sign of that standalone Black Widow adventure.
“I’ve talked to [Marvel Studios boss] Kevin Feige about it”, she said. “We’re creatively really compatible. I think we both agree that the character is right for a standalone, it’s just a case of timing at this point for both Marvel and myself. Marvel has a really huge roster. They »
If there’s one character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe who seems perfect for a spinoff film, it’s Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. I know I’m not alone when I say that before the character was first introduced in Iron Man 2, I didn’t think Johansson’s portrayal of the the femme fatale would come across well. Heck, even after Iron Man 2, I wasn’t sure. Sure, the film managed to convince that she could kick some bad guy ass (that much they were able to accomplish), but could I imagine her actually standing up in her own film?
Not just yet.
The Avengers was the first movie where I started to legitimately buy into her take on the character. That’s not to say that she was ever bad. For some reason, I had it in my mind that she wasn’t as great as she could be, »
- Joseph Medina
Black Widow has been a fixture of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2010 when Scarlett Johansson first played the character in Iron Man 2. That being the case, many have expressed desire for a Black Widow solo movie and it is something that Marvel Studios is "committed" to doing at some point, but when will that be? Scarlett Johansson has offered an update which is somewhat encouraging, but doesn't make it seem as though the movie is going to be happening anytime soon.
Scarlett Johansson is set to appear on the cover of the latest issue of Total Film Magazine, with a feature story about her upcoming Ghost in the Shell movie inside. Games Radar was able to release a little bit of the interview where the actress offers an update on the status of the Black Widow movie. Here is what she had to say about it.
"I've talked to Kevin Feige about it. »
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One of the most beloved early classics by Hot Toys, the original 1/6th scale Mark V armor has long been a most sought-after and treasured collectible item for Iron Man fans and collectors. Today, we are proud to introduce a brand new diecast version of the Mark V with upgrades in every aspect, and mark the milestone of Hot Toys’ 400th Movie Masterpiece Series collectible figure!
Based on the appearance of Mark V in Iron Man 2, the new and highly detailed “Suitcase Armor” is given a major overhaul with a more precise proportion and parts made of diecast material. Standing over 32cm tall, it features enhanced articulations especially in the arms, legs and waist for higher poseability, »
- Amie Cranswick
Note: Comments from Paul W.S. Anderson are taken from Lights, Camera, Game Over!: How Video Game Movies Get Made, which is available for pre-order now.
Regular listeners to the Flickering Myth Podcast will know that my movie tastes aren’t the norm when it comes to being a paid ‘film critic’. I have little interest in The Godfather or Citizen Kane, but will happily talk ad nauseam about the Child’s Play series or Friday the 13th. When it comes to Spielberg I’m more Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark than Jaws and Schindler’s List, and I loathe the works of Woody Allen and Wes Anderson. I’ve not seen any of the films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. Not one. Come to think of it, I didn’t see any of last year’s either. »
- Luke Owen
Rob Leane Feb 10, 2017
More often than you might think, scenes that appear in movie trailer don’t turn up in the finished film. This can leave trailer-loving audience members confused as the credits roll, wondering if they dropped off and missed something important.
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A couple of massive movies have done this recently, and the internet has been quick to fill in the blanks with speculation. Fingers have been pointed at tinkering studio bigwigs and extensive reshoots, when the reality is often a little less dramatic: filmmakers always chop some footage in the edit, and they rarely have much involvement in the trailers. »
Bluefin has revealed Tamashii Nations’ S.H.Figuarts 1/12 scale Doctor Strange & Burning Flame Set which is available to pre-order now, priced at $84.99 and is set for release this June.
You might think you’ve entered the Mirror Dimension when you see these out of this world accessory parts included in the S.H.Figuarts Doctor Strange & Burning Flame Set. The array of interchangeable flame and magic effect parts allow you to truly bring to life the fantastic world of superhero sorcerer Doctor Strange. The set includes interchangeable head part, interchangeable hand parts, interchangeable hand parts for effects, effect parts, and several burning flame effects.
Along with the Doctor Strange piece, Bluefin also unveiled the Iron Man Mark VI and Hall of Armor Set was also unveiled, standing at 7 inches tall, the collectible is available to pre-order, priced at $119.99 and is expected to ship in April.
Recreate Tony Stark’s lab with the S. »
- Amie Cranswick
The new adaptation of Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of Nimh, that classic piece of children’s literature about animal experimentation, has settled on a human to lead its intelligent lab rodents, according to Variety. The publication reports that James Madigan will make his directorial debut helming the film, which is being called simply The Rats Of Nimh. Madigan is a veteran of visual effects departments, having clocked time on Iron Man 2. He also has served as second unit director on projects.
This new take on Robert C. O’Brien’s book will combine live action and animation. Ice Age 5’s Michael Berg is writing the project, which may be the start of a franchise if all goes as MGM planned.
- Esther Zuckerman
Nearly two years after first being set up at MGM, the long-awaited adaptation Rats of Nimh finally has a director. James Madigan, a visual effects specialist who has worked on Iron Man 2, The Da Vinci Code and HBO's Rome, just to name a few, has come aboard to direct Rats of Nimh. This adaptation will mark the feature film directorial debut for James Madigan, after spending the past 16 years working in various areas of visual effects. He recently transitioned to second unit director, and worked on the giant shark thriller Meg.
When MGM first picked up the rights to this adaptation in March 2015, we reported that the movie will be an origin story about an "imperiled mouse protagonist" who befriends a group of lab rats as they become "hyper-intelligent." The story will follow these rats as they escape a secret laboratory and become great minds in their civilization, as »
Standalone monster movies are all well and good, but we all know it’s twice as fun if you have double the monsters. Luckily for us, Legendary and Warner Bros have decided that today — with our mastery of CG and proliferation of cinematic universes — is the perfect age to see these oversized creatures go head to head.
But if you were hoping to see it sooner rather than later, you may be in for a bit of a disappointment. These two won’t be sharing the screen for some time now. Rather than jump straight into a one-on-one melee, the filmmakers decided to give King Kong his own movie, then Godzilla one more before the two titans collide. But just because they won’t be sharing the screen anytime soon, don’t think the studios won’t lay some breadcrumbs for us along the way.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, the film’s producer, »
- Joseph Medina
7. Inglourious Basterds – Release Date: June 2009
Quentin Tarantino has the ability to evoke passion from audiences. Love him or call him a hack that repeatably steals the visions of other directors for his gain, this auteur has a style all his own…. In his first movie since 2003/2004’s Kill Bill, Tarantino heads to Germany. Nazi Germany.
Starring Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Samm Levine, and Mike Myers (yes, that Mike Myers), Tarantino’s upcoming World War II movie centers on a group of Jewish-American soldiers who scalp and barbarously slaughter Nazis. If that doesn’t say “fun”, I’m not sure what does.
8. Sherlock Holmes – Release Date: November 20, 2009
Coming off two brilliant performances in Iron Man and Tropic Thunder, Robert Downey Jr. will be Sherlock Holmes next Thanksgiving. From director Guy Ritchie (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch), the legendary detective and his faithful partner Watson (played by Jude Law) must »
The film will mark Madigan’s directorial debut.
The movie is based on the successful Newbery Medal-winning series by author Robert C. O’Brien. The book was previously made into the 1982 motion picture “The Secret of Nimh.” The pic became a cult hit and featured the voices of Dom Deluise, Shannen Doherty, and Wil Wheaton.
The story revolves around a group of rescued lab rats that are recruited to save a rodent family.
Madigan comes from a VFX supervisor background, working in TV and features, and transitioned to second unit directing. He recently wrapped directing the second on upcoming Jason Statham action/thriller “Meg.” His most notable VFX work includes “Iron Man 2, »
- Justin Kroll
Sneak Peek actress Gwyneth Paltrow, aka 'Pepper Potts', the girlfriend of 'Iron Man' in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe', posing for the January 2017 issue of "Elle" (Spain) magazine, photographed by Xavi Gordo:
"In 2007, she joined the 'Fifty State Initiative' under the codename 'Hera'.
"In 2009, she assumes the identity of 'Rescue' after being given her own suit of 'Iron Man' armor by 'Tony Stark'.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Gwyneth Paltrow...
- Michael Stevens
Doctor Strange was finally released in Japan this weekend, and it debuted there with an impressive $4.5 million. This was the final territory that the Marvel Studios movie had to debut in, and as a result, it's now reached the $664 million mark worldwide ($433 million of that has come from overseas). That's a great result for Doctor Strange, and you have to believe we'll now end up seeing a sequel. The movie passing $700 million would have been nice, but considering the fact that it was produced for around $165 million, it's earned more than enough to justify a follow-up in the very near future. After all, don't forget that Doctor Strange has passed the worldwide cumes of The Incredible Hulk ($263 million), Captain America: The First Avenger ($371 million), Thor ($449 million), Ant-Man ($520 million), Iron Man ($585 million), and Iron Man 2 ($623.9 million). Long before the Sorcerer Supreme returns in a solo outing, however, he'll soon return »
Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “12 Years a Slave”), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” upcoming “All Eyez on Me”), Martin Freeman (“Hobbit” trilogy, “Sherlock”), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming “Get Out,” “Sicario”), with Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “London Has Fallen”), with Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“Rogue One: AStar Wars Story,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), and Andy Serkis (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).
Additional cast members include Letitia Wright (“Urban Hymn,” “Glasgow Girls”), Winston Duke (“Person of Interest, “Modern Family”), Florence Kasumba (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Emerald City”), Sterling K. Brown (“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and John Kani (“Captain America: Civil War, »
- Michelle McCue
Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War, Get on Up), Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Fruitvale Station), Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 12 Years a Slave), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, upcoming All Eyez on Me), Martin Freeman (Hobbit trilogy, Sherlock), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming Get Out, Sicario), with Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett (American Horror Story, London Has Fallen), with Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Lee Daniels' The Butler), and Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
Additional cast members include Letitia Wright (Urban Hymn, Glasgow Girls), Winston Duke (Person of Interest, Modern Family), Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War, Emerald City), Sterling K. Brown (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and John Kani (Captain America: Civil War, »
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