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Mark Millar Wants Tessa Thompson To Be The New Kick-Ass

Netflix bought comic writer Mark Millar‘s Millarworld company last summer, but two Millar properties were not included in that deal: Kingsman (which saw a movie sequel released last year) and Kick-Ass. The latter is getting a new monthly comic series in 2018 with a brand new protagonist: the mantle of Kick-Ass will pass from Dave Lizewski to Patience […]

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Mark Millar Wants Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson As The New Kick-Ass

Mark Millar’s successful Kick-Ass comics have already spawned two live-action movies starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the ad-hoc hero Dave Lizewsky. However, an upcoming follow-up comic from the writer is set to bring in a second version of Kick-Ass, with single mother Patience Lee taking on the mantle and donning the familiar green and yellow suit. So, who could play Patience if there was a Kick-Ass 3? Well, Millar himself has an idea.

The creator took to Twitter to clear up a common question that fans ask him by naming Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson as his top pick to play the new Kick-Ass on the big screen, describing the actress as the “one choice [that] really jumps out.”

A lot of fans asking who I'd want as this new Kick-Ass. To be honest, one choice really jumps out and that's @TessaThompson_x. https://t.co/h3llrt75qO

— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar
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Mark Millar Offers Details on His New Kick-ass Comic and Wants Tessa Thompson To Play Her

As you may have heard, comic writer Mark Millar and artist John Romita Jr. are rebooting the Kick-Ass series with a brand new character. That character was revealed to be an African-American single mother and a former veteran named Patience Lee. She will wear the iconic green and yellow costume and if a movie gets made, there's one actress that Millar wants to play the character. That actress is Tessa Thompson, who played Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok. You know what? You won't get any complaints from me! I love Tessa Thompson and she would be awesome as the new Kick-Ass!

A lot of fans asking who I'd want as this new Kick-Ass. To be honest, one choice really jumps out and that's @TessaThompson_x. https://t.co/h3llrt75qO

— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) January 17, 2018

I have no idea if a movie will ever get made. Kick-Ass 2 didn't do too well at the box office,
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'Hit-Girl' Covers "Glamour"

Sneak Peek images of actress Chloë Grace Moretz aka 'Hit-Girl' from the "Kick-Ass" movie series, in "Glamour" magazine:

"The way I look at it is, I’m trying to start conversations," said Moretz. "You might not agree with my opinions, and that’s great—I would love to talk about it."

"With movies like 'Kick-Ass', 'Carrie' and 'Let Me In', I was able to push boundaries at a really young age. Now that I’m able to get projects funded, curate scripts, and make movies, it means a lot to me to go against gender norms. My biggest thing now is making gender-equalizing movies, where you can put a male actor or a female actor in that role, and it would work the same way.

"The word 'feminism' meant something very different when I was 13. I had four older brothers and a single mom,
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Millar Wants Thor: Ragnarok’s Thompson To Play New Kick-Ass

Mark Millar knows who should play the next Kick-Ass, and the answer shouldn’t come as a surprise. According to a recent Twitter post, the comic book writer wants Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson to play the titular ground-level superhero onscreen.

A lot of fans asking who I'd want as this new Kick-Ass. To be honest, one choice really jumps out and that's @TessaThompson_x. https://t.co/h3llrt75qO
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Bruce Timm is Looking To Develop Superman: Red Son as an Animated Film

Bruce Timm has been overseeing a ton of DC animated films and series since Batman: The Animated Series. He's now looking at another DC animated film project that is going to excite Superman fans!

During a Q&A at the premiere of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Timm said the next story he would like to adapt in the fan-favorite Elseworlds Superman story arc is Superman: Red Son. The limited three-issue comic series was written by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Old Man Logan).

Red Son tells a story that shows us what would have happened if Kal-El's ship landed in the Soviet Union instead of Kansas. This brings huge changes to the DC Universe. If you've never read it, you should; it's an intriguing story.

Here's the official synopsis for Superman: Red Son:

"Imagine a reality where the world’s most powerful super-being does not grow up in Smallville, Kansas – or even America,
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Lyndsy Fonseca in First Trailer for Time Travel Indie Film 'Curvature'

"Why do you think Wells was so secretive about his work?" Screen Media has unveiled a trailer for indie sci-fi thriller Curvature, which premiered at the Sitges Film Festival last year. This time travel film follows a young engineer named Helen Phillips, played by Lyndsy Fonseca (who you will recognize from Kick-Ass or "Agent Carter"), distraught by her husband's suicide. He had been developing a time travel prototype. She wakes up one morning and gets a phone call from herself, which sets things in motion as she tries to figure out what's going on. Co-starring Linda Hamilton, Glenn Morshower, Alex Lanipekun, Zach Avery, Noah Bean. I saw this at Sitges and unfortunately it's not good. It has all the right ingredients, including a cool-looking time travel machine, but just doesn't amount to much and is instantly forgettable. Check it out. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Diego Hallivis' Curvature,
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Florence Pugh and Josh O’Connor lead the 2018 BAFTA Rising Star nominees – see the full list

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Author: Zehra Phelan

This morning, at BAFTA headquarters, Edith Bowman and 2013 Ee Rising Star Award winner Juno Temple revealed this year’s coveted list of nominees for the 2018 Ee Rising Star award.

Let’s face it, competition has been pretty tough from the numerous outstanding performances delivered in 2017. The judges – which included jury chair Marc Samuelson, actress Georgina Campbell, broadcaster Edith Bowman, BAFTA award-winning director, Philippa Lowthorpe, casting director Lucy Bevan and other leading industry specialists and entertainment journalists. – had an unenviable job whittling down the list of five actors and actresses who have shown exceptional talent on the big screen over the past 12 months and have captured the attention of the public and film industry alike.

The nominations for the 2018 Ee Rising Star Award is as follow’s;

TIMOTHÉE Chalamet

Chalamet wowed critics last year in his standout performance in the rustic and beautiful gay love story Call Me By Your Name,
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Entertainment Predictions for 2018: Best Picture Winner, B.O. Rebound, Netflix’s Ambitions

Entertainment Predictions for 2018: Best Picture Winner, B.O. Rebound, Netflix’s Ambitions
For sheer head-smacking shock value, how do you top a year that saw Rupert Murdoch become a seller, Harvey Weinstein become an irredeemable pariah, Bill O’Reilly become unemployed, “Wonder Woman” become the superhero box office champ and the president of the United States become the nation’s most widely read media critic?

Yes, 2017 was a roller-coaster ride from start to finish. And the year ahead promises to be shaped by plenty of fallout from the previous 12 months. We’ll learn the fate of At&T and Time Warner’s merger — probably to be decided in a Washington, D.C., courtroom. We’ll find out if the Disney brand can coexist under the same enormous roof as Fox. We’ll undoubtedly be astounded more than once by Twitter missives from the commander-in-chief. And we’ll likely be reeling from further examples of digital giants muscling into the content business, as audiences embrace an ever-growing number of providers and platforms
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Mark Millar Talks About Matthew Vaughn's Scrapped "Massive" and "Hopeful" Superman Trilogy

Director Matthew Vaughn has made quite a lucrative living out of making comic book movies. With films like Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, and the Kingsman under his belt he's been wanting to jump into the world of DC. We know that he's in talks to direct Man of Steel 2 along with several other possible properties. It seems like he's on a mission to want to save the DC movie universe.

Before all this came about, Vaughn and his frequent collaborator Mark Millar had plans for a Superman trilogy. They pitched their idea to Warner Bros. back in 2008, but it was ultimately scrapped.

Mark Millar was recently a guest on El Fanboy Podcast (via JoBlo) where he opened up about their Superman film concept for the first time saying:

“It was actually a massive, uplifting, hopeful thing. There’s no point doing Superman unless you feel good. You should walk out
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Matthew Vaughn’s Original Superman Pitch Described As A “Big, Fun Epic”

It’s going on 10 years since Mark Miller and director Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman) collaborated on Kick-Ass, the subversive, hyper-violent comic book movie designed to flip the bird at the entire genre.

But in between orchestrating scenes of Red Mist and Hit-Girl shooting the shit, Vaughn confided his original Superman pitch to Mark Millar circa 2008, one which has now been described as an “epic” and “fun” take on the Man of Steel.

Word comes by way of Mario-Francisco Robles (via JoBlo), who interviewed Millar on the latest episode of the El Fanboy Podcast. At the outset, the decorated scribe addressed the latest developments between Warner Bros. and Matthew Vaughn, who would rather pump fresh blood into the fledgling DC Extended Universe than collaborate with Marvel, whose McU continues to go from strength to strength.

He and I are massive Superman fans. I mean, we worship Richard Donner. We love the Christopher Reeve movies.
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Matthew Vaughn Has Been Talking To DC About Multiple Film Projects and He Wants To Save in The DC Universe

We've already heard that Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kingsman, Kick-Ass) has been in talks with Warner Bros. to possibly helm Man of Steel 2. Now in a recent interview with IGN, we've learned he's actually talking with them about multiple projects, and he wants to come in while the DC franchise is down so that he can save it. He explained:

"I do love the world of DC, and I’ve been talking to them at the moment about a few things. It’s more fun getting involved with franchises when they’re on the down, because then it’s easier to make a good film. So if I got involved with a few of the superhero films out there that have been disappointing, it’s going to be… if I do Ok, it’ll probably be better."

That's definitly an interesting perspective on things. He went on to talk
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Kingsman Director Is Ready to Save the DC Movie Universe

Kingsman Director Is Ready to Save the DC Movie Universe
Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn seems poised to direct a DC movie in the not-too-distant future. The question remains, what movie? Vaughn admits he's met with Warner Bros. to discuss a "few things," but remains vague. However, in a new interview, he says he loves DC and would rather take on a franchise that's on a bit of a downswing, for reasons that actually make quite a bit of sense. Here's what he had to say about it.

"I do love the world of DC, and I've been talking to them at the moment about a few things. It's more fun getting involved with franchises when they're on the down, because then it's easier to make a good film. So if I got involved with a few of the superhero films out there that have been disappointing, it's going to be... if I do Ok,
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Matthew Vaughn Interested In Dceu Because His Movie Will “Probably Be Better” Than The Disappointments So Far

While Matthew Vaughn‘s career has almost exclusively been blockbusters and tentpoles (“Kick-Ass,” two ‘Kingsman‘ movies, “X-Men: First Class“) he has always been cagey about sequels. This fall he talked about why he bailed out of making “X-Men: Days Of Future Past,” and though he his name has been linked to a followup to “Man Of Steel,” nothing has moved much beyond speculation.

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Old Man Logan Writer Mark Millar Explains How The Disney Merger is Bad For Fox But Good For The X-men

Comic book writer Mark Miller, who is best known for writing Old Man Logan and the creator of Kick-Ass and Kingsman, had been a consultant at Fox for a few years. He's helped out with the development of some of the Marvel properties at the studio. After the Disney and Fox merger deal closed, he discussed the pros and cons of it on Twitter.

He said that the deal was good for Disney, but bad for Fox because of all the extra levels of bureaucracy that will creep into the creative aspect of the films they make. He also touches on the X-Man franchise and says that it's good that Disney and Marvel could help give it a fresh start.

Millar makes some really good points in his little rant. One of the biggest things that he mentions is that he doesn't see Marvel or Disney making big gambles on
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‘Kingsman’ Creator Says Disney Merger Bad For Fox, Ok For ‘X-Men’ Reboot

Now safely ensconced at Netflix, Kick-Ass and Kingsman creator Mark Millar today took aim at the $66 billion mega-merger between The Walk Disney Company and 21st Century Fox for the latter's film and TV assets, including those lucrative Marvel licenses to the likes of Deadpool and The X-Men. In a twitter storm, the one-time writer for The Avengers, Civil War and X-Men comics bluntly said that he thought the deal was "good for Disney, bad for Fox as extra levels of…
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‘Kingsman’ Creator Says Disney Merger Bad For Fox, Ok For ‘X-Men’ Reboot

‘Kingsman’ Creator Says Disney Merger Bad For Fox, Ok For ‘X-Men’ Reboot
Now safely ensconced at Netflix, Kick-Ass and Kingsman creator Mark Millar today took aim at the $66 billion mega-merger between The Walk Disney Company and 21st Century Fox for the latter's film and TV assets, including those lucrative Marvel licenses to the likes of Deadpool and The X-Men. In a twitter storm, the one-time writer for The Avengers, Civil War and X-Men comics bluntly said that he thought the deal was "good for Disney, bad for Fox as extra levels of…
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Chloë Grace Moretz "Wanted to Hide" After Past Split From Brooklyn Beckham

Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz is opening up about her past breakup with on-again boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham.  The 20-year-old Kick-Ass actress and Victoria Beckham and David Beckham's eldest son first sparked romance rumors in 2014 and have dated on and off over the past couple of years. Chloë and Brooklyn, 18, last broke up in summer 2016 and rekindled their romance a year later, around September, after he moved to New York to study photography. "I went through a hard year and I'm not going to hide that," the actress told Australia's Daily Telegraph's Stellar magazine in comments posted on Saturday U.S. time. "I...
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The Best Movie Action Scenes of 2017

Harrison Abbott on the best movie action scenes of 2017…

It’s that time again. That’s right, it’s time for arbitrary lists that subjectively rank the best/worst things of the year! This one is about 2017’s decent catalogue of cinematic action scenes, which means there’s likely a lot of omissions to piss you off.

With that in mind, remember to post your baffling vitriol and inexplicable anger in the comments.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Taxi Chase

Irrespective of its less-than-stellar narrative and apparent script problems, this polarising spy flick did at least confirm that Matthew Vaughn is in a league of his own when it comes to spectacle. No matter what material he’s working with, the British director can always be depended upon to pull off a killer set-piece or two. From Stardust’s inspired voodoo sword fight, to Kick-Ass’ unbelievable strobe-light rescue (and of course
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Bryan Singer Was Replaced on Bohemian Rhapsody By Director Dexter Fletcher

Following the big fallout between director Bryan Singer and Fox, the studio has officially replaced Singer as the director of Bohemian Rhapsody. Singer was fired from the production earlier this week and now director Dexter Fletcher will finish the film.

Fletcher is an interesting choice. He directed the wonderful film Eddie The Eagle and has also acted in a couple Matthew Vaughn films such as Kick-Ass and Stardust. Fletcher was also one of the original directors in the running to helm the Freddie Mercury biopic before Singer was involved. Maybe they should have gone with him in the first place. Deadline goes on to explain:

The studio began canvassing for replacement directors even before Singer went Awol after Thanksgiving, sources said. Fox denies this, and the studio denies that anyone but Fletcher was offered the job once Singer was sacked. My sources said that the film didn’t appeal to everyone.
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