I feel like Prometheus was the victim of a vocal minority, meaning, a lot more people liked it than hated it, but the voices of dissent were much, much louder than those of us that realized its greatness. Needless to say, I'm very psyched for director Ridley Scott's sequel Alien: Covenant.
Once again we get a ship's crew in deep space who come into contact with some alien beings who are less than hospitable, but why are they even in space to begin with? The crew of Prometheus was looking for nothing less than the origin of human existence. Will it be the same for the crew of Covenant? Let's see what the ship's pilot has to say.
- Philip Sticco
Production is well underway on Ridley Scott's follow up to Prometheus and proper Alien prequel, Alien: Covenant. Given the way that Scott likes to work, and the nature of the movie, we know very little about specific details regarding the plot and characters in this sci-fi thriller. We do know that Danny McBride is in it, and he just revealed who he is playing.
McBride is currently out promoting his new HBO show Vice Principals, and in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, he finally gave some details about Alien: Covenant. In the interview, McBride revealed that he is playing the pilot of of the Covenant spacecraft. Here is what he had to say.
"I'm the pilot of the spaceship Covenant, which is a colonization ship, searching for a planet where we might start life anew. I run the ship."
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With the vague exception of the Deacon from Prometheus, it’s been quite a while since we’ve seen an honest to goodness Xenomorph on the big screen. Thankfully we won’t have to wait much longer, with Alien: Covenant bringing back the sleek, terrifying killing machines in a big way. Even better, Ridley Scott seems to be going old school, with a brief behind the scenes video teasing not only a return to practical effects, but also a creature design that echo’s H.R. Giger’s original iconic design. A CGI Xenomorph never really sat right me, I always found a guy in a suit a lot more scary than something created on a computer, so this turn of events is something I’m incredibly psyched for. Where it all begins. #AlienCovenant pic.twitter.com/X0aGEEtH3P — Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) July 6, 2016 Released: 4th August 2017 Synopsis: Ridley Scott returns »
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Early on in development, it was as if Neill Blomkamp’s proposed Alien 5 and Alien: Covenant – then known as Prometheus 2 – were competing with one another to enter production. But it wasn’t long before Ridley Scott assembled a crew of deep space explorers, effectively placing Blomkamp’s follow-up on ice for the time being.
And sure enough, production is well underway on the set of Covenant, with set photos already beginning to emerge online for Scott’s long-anticipated sci-fi pic. Given the events that transpired in Prometheus, the director is in need of a new pilot for his latest galactic expedition, and it appears Vice Principals star Danny McBride will be the one calling the shots from behind the wheel, presiding over a crew that includes Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, and Amy Seimetz.
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- Michael Briers
Aliens is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, and that being the case, a lot of the cast and filmmakers who worked on the movie have been reflecting on it recently and looking ahead to the future of the franchise. Sigourney Weaver is pretty much the most consistent player in the Alien franchise, and she isn't quite done with Ripley yet. She has plans to play the character one more time in Neill Blomkamp's proposed Alien 5, and she recently shared some details on what to expect from the movie.
Speaking with EW about the recently announced Aliens reunion that will be taking place at San Diego Comic Con this month, the subject of Blomkamp's sequel inevitably came out. The movie appears to be on hold for now, but Weaver is talking about it as though it is still very much alive, and she clarified some things about the timeline of the movie, »
Alien: Covenant is set to hit the big screen on August 4, 2017, and many fans wonder how the film will compare to its predecessor. Director Ridley Scott (who also helmed Prometheus) said that the movie will receive a "pretty hard R" rating, which leads us to believe that we'll see a lot of blood and gore! Not much is known about the newest chapter in the "Alien" franchise aside from that, however, a few behind-the-scenes images, and a brief synopsis, have provided us with a decent idea of what to expect. The film will star the returning Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, along with Katherine Waterston, Demien Bichir and Danny McBride. The latter recently spoke to Rolling Stone about the upcoming sci-fi chiller, and revealed that he will indeed play the pilot of the Covenant. "I’m the pilot of the spaceship Covenant, which is a colonization ship, searching for a »
The official Alien Anthology Twitter account just teased another behind-the-scenes look at Alien: Covenant, this time with a brief, looping video that shows a special effects technician working on what appears to be a xenomorph claw: Where it all begins. #AlienCovenant pic.twitter.com/X0aGEEtH3P — Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) July 6, 2016 While the appendage in question certainly looks like the hand of a xenomorph, Bloody Disgusting notes that the extraterrestrial killing machines we've seen in prior films actually have six fingers, not five -- which would seem to indicate a perhaps more-human version of the beasts we've seen previously. For his part, Ridley Scott promised the return of the creatures in the forthcoming Prometheus followup/Alien prequel, telling The Wrap: "We’ll have them all: egg, face-hugger, chest-burster, then the big boy." Alien: Covenant is slated for release on August 4, 2017. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Full props to Ridley Scott, the filmmaker is one of those directors who won't get lazy with CG if he can help it and will do stuff practically where possible. It's a rule he's bringing to the currently in production "Prometheus" follow-up "Alien: Covenant".
Speaking with Rolling Stone, actor Danny McBride spoke about his role in the film and talked about what it was like to shoot a movie where it was basically all right there on-set as opposed to a bunch of green screen:
"I'm the pilot of the spaceship Covenant, which is a colonization ship, searching for a planet where we might start life anew. I run the ship. I didn't know if it would be all green screen, but most of the stuff is practical effects: when you're running from an alien it's really a dude in an alien suit coming after you! The sets are incredible »
- Garth Franklin
Following on from yesterday’s news about the addition of Cagney & Lacey star Tyne Daly, Deadline is now reporting that Garcelle Beauvais (Hollywood Today Live) and Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets) have both joined the cast of Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is currently shooting in Atlanta. As ever, character details are being kept under wraps.
Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May, alongside Marvel veteran Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton (Birdman), Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Donald Glover (Community), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger), Hannibal Buress (Broad City »
- Gary Collinson
Fans who are looking forward to returning to the world of Kaijus and giant robots will have to wait a little under 2 years.
Universal Pictures and Legendary have announced that the Pacific Rim sequel will hit theaters on February 23, 2018. According to Deadline the upcoming sequel has that post-Presidents Day frame to itself for the time being; it’s between the openings of two Marvel movies: Blak Panther on February 16 and an untitled Fox/Marvel pic on March 2.
Steven S. DeKnight will make his directorial debut with Pacific Rim 2, replacing original director Guillermo del Toro. DeKnight will direct the giant monster/robot film based on a script by Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts about a world overrun by giant monsters or 'Kaiju' who ravage cities in a post-apocalyptic Earth. »
- Kellvin Chavez
Deadline reports that Pacific Rim 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on February 23rd, 2018. The film had previously been slated to come out in April 2017 and eventually in August of 2017 before being temporarily pulled off of the release calendar.
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Attack the Block) recently signed on to the sequel to play the son of Stacker Pentecost, the character portrayed by Idris Elba in the original film. In addition to playing the lead role, Boyega's UpperRoom Productions will co-produce the sequel with Legendary.
Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Netflix’s Daredevil) will helm the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film. Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) was recently brought on to work on the screenplay for Pacific Rim »
- Derek Anderson
Despite the fact that filming is well underway, Spider-Man: Homecoming continues to add to its cast, with Tyne Daly – best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Detective Mary Beth Lacey in Cagney & Lacey – signing on to appear in the Marvel and Sony reboot. As with the rest of the newcomers to the cast, details of her role are being kept under wraps.
Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May. They’ll be joined by Marvel regular Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, alongside Michael Keaton (Birdman), Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Donald Glover (Community), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger »
- Gary Collinson
In addition to playing the world-straddling leader Kublai Khan in Netflix's big, expensive period action series, Marco Polo, Benedict Wong has carved out a niche in quality UK sci-fi films. He followed Danny Boyle's Sunshine with Duncan Jones' Moon, worked twice with Ridley Scott in The Martian and Prometheus, and recently came aboard Alex Garland's next picture, Annihilation. Before that comes to cinemas, he'll be seen alongside the UK's other acting Benedict in Marvel's Doctor Strange.
Many, of course, will fondly remember Wong as Errol, the optimistic innocent to Sean Lock's cynical misanthropist Vince in cult BBC comedy series 15 Storeys High, or even for a one-time appearance in The It Crowd.
We chatted to him about playing the would-be CEO of the world in Marco Polo, »
A couple of weeks ago we got some rather unrevealing set photos from Spider-Man: Homecoming featuring Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and Zendaya’s Michelle [see here], and now some new spy photos have surfaced, which sees Holland’s Peter in full costume as Spider-Man; check them out here…
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Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May. They’ll be joined by Marvel regular Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, alongside Michael Keaton (Birdman), Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest »
- Gary Collinson
This November Benedict Wong (Prometheus, The Martian) is set to team up with fellow Brit – and fellow Benedict – Benedict Cumberbatch, as he portrays Dr. Stephen Strange’s sidekick Wong in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
During an interview with Den of Geek, the appropriately named actor has revealed some details on the direction Marvel is taking with the character:
“I’m certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant. We’re heading in a different direction,” said Wong. “He’s more of a drill sergeant. There isn’t any martial arts for Wong in Doctor Strange actually, he’s more of a drill sergeant to Kamar-Taj. He’s one of the masters of sorcery.”
“Doctor Strange follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, »
- Gary Collinson
Any horror fan knows that for a lot of movies in the genre, it can be hard to sell non-enthusiasts on having the wits scared out of them. Thankfully, the genre covers so much ground and incorporates so much of the best of other kinds of film that it’s not hard to find something that can appeal to everyone while still satisfying those looking for scares. These are a few of the best movies that combine our favorite aspects of both action and horror.
James Cameron took Ridley Scott’s tense and atmospheric 1979 thriller and put his own spin on it by applying his successful trademark Terminator-style action sensibilities. The result was an action-horror classic that holds up incredibly well today and remains wildly influential across pop culture. Aliens introduced the concept of the space marine as we know it today and paved the way for countless future science-fiction franchises. »
- Jerry Smith
20th Century Fox has released the official trailer for Morgan.
A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.
Morgan opens in theaters on September 2, 2016.
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I still haven’t seen Independence Day: Resurgence, and there’s a good chance I won’t. When 20th Century Fox made the decision not to screen the film for Us press in advance of the film’s opening, they sent a very clear message to anyone paying attention, and it’s a message that I believe more and more studios would love to send to critics, especially on their giant event films: not only do we not need you, but we don’t want you. At all. And it’s true. Studios don’t really need to screen movies for critics. It’s a professional agreement that we all participate in, but more and more often, studios screen later and almost begrudgingly. I am amazed how many times this year alone I’ve had to basically beg to even find out when or if a screening is happening. The »
- Drew McWeeny
Though a certain other Benedict will take top billing in Scott Derrickson’s mystical origins story come November, Benedict Wong – star of Prometheus and The Martian – has been dropping hints regarding his own Doctor Strange character, and just how he differs from the original comics.
Set to play the part of Wong (the character), the actor was quizzed about his upcoming McU role during an interview with Den of Geek, where he revealed how Marvel is primed to steer his sorcerer “in a different direction.”
In fact, unlike the “tea-making manservant” found in the Doctor Strange comics, it seems as though Wong will have a much more hands-on approach as right-hand man to the Sorcerer Supreme.
Per Den of Geek:
“I’m certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant. We’re heading in a different direction,” the actor says. “There isn’t any martial arts for Wong in Doctor Strange actually, »
- Michael Briers
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…We’ll kick things off this week with the news that Prometheus star Noomi Rapace is set to return to the Alien universe as a part of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. According to Deadline, the actress is currently on the set of the film in Australia, where she will shoot “weeks worth of scenes.” The size of her role is unknown at the time, but you can check out a new behind the scenes image featuring co-star Danny McBride here…
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