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Matthew Vaughn's comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service had a strong opening weekend in China, taking $24.25 million in its opening three days, boosted by a visit by the movie's top spy, Colin Firth. Directed, co-produced and co-written by Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass), Kingsman also features Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill and Sofia Boutella. The movie had 116,819 screenings and 4.55 million admissions in its opening three days, according to data from the research group Entgroup. Read More Colin Firth Knocks Out People's Teeth in New 'Kingsman: The
- Clifford Coonan
The two biggest additions to the "Avengers" ensemble in next month's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" are Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. They play a key role in the mega-sequel, and they manage to create some interesting tensions for both the heroes and the villains in the film. Olsen was the first to sit down with us on the set, and we jumped right in, having already heard a number of things about her character from the rest of the cast. Can you talk about your Eastern European accent? (looking at the Marvel producers) Can I talk about it? We know that we're from Eastern Europe, so, okay, so, yeah, it’s something that we got to create. It's a make believe place, so it's something that Aaron and I, with the dialect coach, kind of created together. What's the name of the fake country? That I can't talk about, but it's, »
- Drew McWeeny
Two brand new actors are joining the ranks of the Avengers in the upcoming Age of Ultron. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen team up with Robert Downey Jr. and co. as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in the new superhero film from Joss Whedon.
The characters are twins whose skills and personality complement one another, adding a new layer to the established Avengers team. Taylor-Johnson is no stranger to playing the hero. The actor starred as the titular Kick-Ass in both Kick-Ass movies, and of course, appeared briefly in an uncredited scene as his Quicksilver character next to Olsen’s Scarlet Witch in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film will be Olsen’s first outing as a superhero since the actress’ filmography typically skews indie however she and Taylor-Johnson both shared screen time in last summer’s blockbuster Godzilla.
We spoke with the two newest recruits at Comic-Con where Olsen »
- Rachel West
Joining a team as closely knit and unforgettable as "The Avengers" has got to be something of a challenge, even for an actor like Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who has gamely appeared in "Kick-Ass" (and its follow-up) and last year's mega-successful "Godzilla" reboot. "Avengers: Age of Ultron," after all, is the sequel to the most successful superhero movie of all time, and one that stars a chummy group that includes Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner.
Add to that the additional pressure of playing Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver, a super speedy Marvel character that audiences had just been introduced to the previous summer in Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and it sounds like a pretty daunting proposition. (He'll appear alongside his "Godzilla" co-star Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Quicksilver's twin sister, Scarlet Witch, as the two new kids on the block.) Not »
- Drew Taylor
Mark Strong (August 5, 1963-) is an English film and television actor. He’s known for his work on the television series Our Friends in the North, which featured many breakout performances, and films including Tristan & Isolde, Body of Lies, Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass, Robin Hood, Green Lantern, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty, The […]
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- Ryan McDonnell
Universal Pictures has snapped up the rights to Chrononauts, the new comic book series from Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus), which launched this past week courtesy of Image Comics.
See Also: Read our review of Chrononauts #1 here
The studio has tapped Chris Morgan (Furious 7) to produce the adaptation of the time-travelling adventure tale, which revolves around two scientists whose research leads them to a time-travelling adventure, where they have to decide whether to use their knowledge for the good of mankind, or use the space-time contiuum for their own ends.
- Gary Collinson
What Mark Millar comic book hasn.t been optioned into a movie? Actually, there are a lot .cause the man just can.t stop churning out new comics. But we.ve seen two Kick-Ass movies, one Kingsman: The Secret Service, the Angelina Jolie-led Wanted, and plans for a movie version of his Star Wars-esque Starlight. Now another one of his recent creations, Chrononauts, is being groomed for the big screen. Millar.s latest focus is on two brainiac bros, Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly, traveling through time together and the adventures that ensue when things go wrong. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie version is happening through Universal Pictures with Chris Morgan, screenwriter behind the last few Fast and Furious movies. Millar and his Chrononauts artist Sean Murphy are also on board to supervise as executive producers. This property is still stretching its legs in comic book form, »
Universal Pictures has optioned Mark Millar's comic book Chrononauts for a feature film adaptation, with Chris Morgan set to produce through his Chris Morgan Productions banner. It isn't known if Chris Morgan will also write the screenplay adaptation, since he is best known for writing the last five Fast and Furious movies, including the upcoming Furious 7. The Image Comics title, created by Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy, debuted its first issue this week.
The story centers on Dr. Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly, who become the first two men to ever travel back in time, an event that is broadcast live around the world, as the scientists plant an American flag on the shores of the New World in 1492. The story follows Quinn and Reilly as they continue their time travelling adventures. Just before the comic's debut, Mark Millar revealed in an interview with Comic Book Resources »
After the likes of Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service all received stellar film adaptations, another of Mark Millar’s original comic book tales has now been earmarked for the same treatment. And it’s not even hit shelves yet.
Chrononauts, the first issue of which lands on newsstands next week, has been snapped up by Universal with Fast & Furious writer Chris Morgan attached to produce through his production label. It tells the story of two time traveling astronauts whose jaunts into the vast expanse of space and time lead the pair into a series of adventures. Millar created the series along with artist Sean Gordon Murphy, both of whom will executive produce the movie.
Here’s the full synopsis for the book, which we can assume will also be the story outline for the movie:
Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two red-blooded American guys who also happen to be scientific geniuses. »
- Gem Seddon
Even if you don’t read comic books you probably know comic creator Mark Millar from his many film adaptations such as Wanted, Kick-Ass and most recently Kingsman: The Secret Service. It seems like almost every Millar comic book gets optioned for the big screen these days, the last being Starlight, which has Star Wars spinoff screenwriter Gary Whitta […]
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- Peter Sciretta
This story follows a scientific duo who become the first to travel back in time.
Millar created some of Marvel’s biggest-selling titles of the last decade, including “Civil War,” the basis for the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” movie, before leaving to form Millarworld, where his creator-owned titles have been adapted into films for Universal and others, including “Wanted,” his first collaboration with Chris Morgan, “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
Murphy is best known for his New York Times best-selling comic “Punk Rock »
- Justin Kroll
Fast becoming his own comicbook movie mogul to rival Marvel and DC, Kick-Ass and Kingsman creator Mark Millar has just sold yet another property into screen development. His Chrononauts series has just been nabbed by Universal, to be produced by Fast & Furious honcho Chris Morgan.Not to be confused with the card game, Millar's Chrononauts (Sean Gordon Murphy is the artist) involves a pair of scientists who become the first ever time travellers. There's not much else to reveal about it at this point, since the first issue has only just been published by Image Comics.Along with Kick-Ass and Kingsman, Millar was the man behind Timur Bekmambetov's Wanted, and wrote the Civil War arc that's the basis for the next Captain America film. His work on The Ultimates has already been much plundered by Marvel too. Fox are currently at work on his Starlight and Superior comics.Morgan, »
If there is something that Kingsman: The Secret Service proved, it is that there it potential for the teen spy movie. Seeing young people kick ass is something that Matthew Vaughn has proven in everything from Kick-ass to X-men: First Class. Unfortunately, Barely Lethal does not succeed in the same manner that Vaughn did. In fact, this movie seems more like a cross between Mean Girls and Spy Kids. The closest this movie gets to Kingsman is the inclusion of Samuel L. Jackson. With a cast »
- Alex Maidy
Zeb Larson reviews Chrononauts #1…
From Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus) comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They’re also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man’s first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process.
With Chrononauts, Mark Millar has managed to inject a bit of energy into the otherwise tired premise of time travel, namely by putting the time-travel action on TV. This is a fun book. Sure, you have to accept all of the plot holes and close your eyes to the inconsistencies or scientific fallacies. But if you’re the kind of person who »
- Zeb Larson
Chrononauts is the latest series from Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service creator Mark Millar, and he will be joined by A-List artist Sean Gordon Murphy (The Wake). The first instalment goes on sale this Wednesday, but a clever optical illusion on the cover of the first issue is getting everyone on Twitter talking! I'm not sure about you guys, but all I see here is a broken clock face with no hands. However, as you can see below, a very small percentage see something else entirely. Which side do you fall on? Check out the Tweets below for the image and explanation, then let us know your thoughts in the usual place. Chrononauts features a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They're also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their »
Nemesis has been floating around for years now with various figures attached at different stages, and through a sly post to his social media hub, Millar has kickstarted that craze again.
Post by Mark Millar.
Post by Mark Millar.
For those who are unaware, the comic revolves around a philanthropic billionaire who uses his technological prowess and bags of cash to fight for what’s right! And what’s right to him is pretty much pursuing every violent and sordid whim to its fullest, without any regard for who gets in the way of his selfish endeavors. There’s a reason the character has been dubbed “Batman meets the Joker.”
At one stage, Joe Carnahan was incredibly interested in directing. He even penned a script that Millar himself showered with praise. »
- Gem Seddon
"Nemesis", the 4-issue Icon comic book series, written by Millar and illustrated by Steve McNiven, will be the next film from a screenplay by Joe Carnahan ("Narc"), that Millar describes as "fantastic."
"Morrow has his family put in protective custody, as Nemesis hijacks 'Air Force One' over the District of Columbia, taking the president hostage..."
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- Michael Stevens
According to the Atanta Journal Constitution, a casting call for the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" sequel "Captain America: Civil War", is seeking background performers shooting @ Pinewood Atlanta Studios, April 27, 2015:
"...casting for Southeast Asian men and women (Thai, Indonesian, Cambodian, Malaysian, Filipino, East Indian, Vietnamese, Singaporean, etc…). Ages 21 to 75 for an upcoming movie working in Fayetteville, Ga. The pay rate is $64 for 8 hrs with Ot after that. Work date is tentatively April 27th, however please submit asap for photo selection in advance..."
"The new element in this film," said co-director Joe Russo, "is that 'Captain America' and 'Iron Man' get into a fight with each other."
With the working production title Sputnik", the new film will be based on the 2006–2007 Marvel Comics' crossover, built around a seven-issue limited series written by Mark Millar ("Kick-Ass") and illustrated by Steve McNiven, also running through other titles published by Marvel at the time. »
- Michael Stevens
Here’s something to kick your weekend off on the right foot, superhero-movie geeks. The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Facebook page unveiled the official U.K. character posters for Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver on Friday, offering a further glimpse of the Marvel epic. Elizabeth Olsen (“Kill Your Darlings”) is handling the role of Scarlet Witch, a mutant with the ability to alter reality. See video: Final ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Puts the Blame on Iron Man “Kick-Ass” veteran Aaron Taylor-Johnson, meanwhile, tackles the role of Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch’s brother, who’s renowned for his ability to move and think at superhuman speeds. »
- Tim Kenneally
Production has started on the biopic Eddie the Eagle, with star Hugh Jackman commemorating the first day on set by sharing a photo with his co-star Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) on his official Instagram account. It isn't known where exactly shooting is taking place at this time, but our report from January indicated that shooting may take place in Cheltenham U.K.,where the real Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards grew up. Although he is not seen in this photo, Timothy Spall was being courted to play father of Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards (Taron Egerton), but it isn't known if he has signed on.
Hugh Jackman is playing Chuck Berghorn, a Lake Placid ski jumping expert who helps Eddie train for the Calgary Olympics in 1988. Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards was the first British ski jumper in Olympic history, and, although he took last place in both of his events, »
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