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Remember last year when you could Shazam the music after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and watch a video revealing the Sinister 6? Well, Shazam is at it again with Ant-Man, which is due to hit theaters next week. Not only will the new abilities to "shazam" with your camera let you explore the miniature world of Marvel's Ant-Man, from Scott Lang's perspective, but it will also let you take a selfie with Ant-Man. I obviously need to learn how to take better selfies, based upon my Ant-Man selfie below, but you get the idea. Heroes don't get any bigger. #AntManSelfie #AntMan I'm getting the hang of this "selfie" thing! pic.twitter.com/vPGXip3Dap — Nathan Best (@Nathan_Best) July 4, 2015 "Shazam" one of the posters below and it will launch the Ant-Man experience on your mobile device. The posters look familiar, don't they? Download and install the Shazam app Launch the »
As anyone who followed the arduous casting process held by Marvel and Sony in the search for their new Spider-Man knows, locking in a Peter Parker for the 2017 reboot wasn't an easy task. But earlier this week, the two collaborating studios finally announced that Tom Holland had won the job. And almost immediately after being hired, the actor is being flown to Atlanta, where he will film his first ever scenes opposite the cast of Captain America: Civil War. He will make his Marvel debut alongside the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. But he shouldn't be nervous. He already tested on set with both actors. And now, Chris Evans shares his reaction to the news, congratulating the newly anointed Spider-Man.
"Huge congrats to @TomHolland1996!!! Well deserved. We're lucky to have you."
Tom Holland is only 19 years old, and will play a Peter Parker that is still in High School. »
When news broke of Tom Holland's Spider-Man casting yesterday (June 23), the initial response was a push-back against the Brit actor. "Cbbc does Spidey." / "'Spider-Child' might be a more apt title…" / "He looks about 12!?" were just some of the comments on Holland, who at 19 is the youngest actor to take on the Peter Parker role by some distance.
Resistance is understandable - change is always hard and Andrew Garfield was well-liked in the role (even if his films were spotty) - but the complaints seem at odds with who Peter Parker actually is. Or, more specifically, the divergence between the web-slinging comic hero created by Stan Lee and his subsequent portrayals on the big screen.
First published in a 1962 issue of Marvel's Amazing Fantasy, Peter Parker was a classic audience surrogate, a figure whose high school exploits comic readers could easily identify with. Prior to Spider-Man, younger heroes had traditionally been sidekicks (Robin, »
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has announced HBO's The Leftovers Season 1 Blu-ray release date, as well as DVD and Digital HD, is scheduled for October 6, ahead of the impending Season 2 premiere. Full details about the upcoming release including the high resolution cover art are ahead.
The Leftovers was conceived by Damon Lindelof of Lost fame and novelist Tom Perrotta. Though the series about a vanishing similar to that of the Rapture and those who survive aired on HBO, it was developed and produced by Warner Brothers and is the first WB series to ever air on the pay cable channel.
The Leftovers stars Justin Theroux (Mulholland Drive), Amy Brenneman (Private Practice), Christopher Eccelston (Thor: The Dark World), Liv Tyler (The Lord of the Rings films), Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Margaret Qualley (Palo Alto), Carrie Coon (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Emily Meade (Gimme Shelter), Amanda Warren (The Closer), Ann Dowd »
[Press Release] Burbank, CA (June 18, 2015) – From Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of the hit series Lost, and acclaimed Oscar®-nominated novelist Tom Perrotta, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings the thought-provoking new HBO series The Leftovers to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time. Renewed for a second season,, this enticing new series captivated audiences with one of HBO’s strongest premieres of 2014. The series averaged over 2.5 million total viewers* and is the first Warner Bros. Television show ever to air on the HBO network. With the stellar starring cast of Justin Theroux (Mulholland Drive), Amy Brenneman (Private Practice), Christopher Eccelston (Thor: The Dark World), Liv Tyler (The Lord of the Rings films), Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Margaret Qualley (Palo Alto »
- Pietro Filipponi
Paul Feig put together a top-notch cast of leading ladies for his upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, including Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. But now, while the high-profile reboot rolls cameras in Boston, it’s been revealed that Feig had another A-list actress in mind at one point: Easy A breakout Emma Stone.
It makes a ton of sense that Sony, which worked with Stone on the Amazing Spider-Man series and saw her become one of that superhero franchise’s most acclaimed elements, would want her for the Ghostbusters remake. When you add in that original Ghostbuster Bill Murray (who starred opposite Stone in Zombieland way back in the early stages of her career) personally pushed for the actress to have a role, it seemed like a done deal. However, Stone recently went on record to say that there’s one big reason she’s not in Ghostbusters – and that’s that she turned it down. »
- Isaac Feldberg
When Sony Pictures finally found an “in” for a new Ghostbusters movie with Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig at the helm of a female-fronted reboot, casting rumors immediately began swirling. Feig eventually filled the ensemble out with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and now Chris Hemsworth, but there were a number of other different names that were bandied about, including Emma Stone. Stone is one of the most popular and talented actresses around, so of course Sony would be interested in having the actress star in the Ghostbusters reboot. Plus, she already had some practice in Zombieland and Bill Murray personally championed her for a role. Ultimately she’s not in the film, but in a new interview with WSJ, Stone reveals that she actually turned it down: “The script was really funny. It just didn’t feel like the right time for me. A »
- Adam Chitwood
Stone is used to supernatural action comedies thanks to her role in "Zombieland," while former Ghostbuster himself Bill Murray personally championed her for a role. Ultimately though Stone wasn't a part of filmmaker Paul Feig's ensemble which includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth.
In a new interview with The Wall Street Journal though, Stone reveals that she was offered a role but actually turned it down as she'd just come off from doing "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and wasn't prepared to make a huge commitment like that again right away:
"The script was really funny. It just didn't feel like the right time for me. A franchise is a big commitment - it's a whole thing. I »
- Garth Franklin
By now, the entire world knows that Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are back on. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-stars have a brown paper bag to thank for that. In early April, sources said the two were taking a break. But just a few weeks later, Stone emerged from their shared stylist's office carrying a bag labeled with Garfield's name. Was that her way of addressing the split rumors? As she says in the July/August issue WSJ. Magazine, "See, I never talk about this stuff for this exact reason—because it's all so speculative and baseless. Once you start responding—once you're like, 'No, that's not true'—then they're like, 'Well, if we push enough, we'll get a comment, »
After "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" ended up the worst-performing "Spider-Man" film, Sony Pictures reached out to Marvel for help with the superhero. Marvel agreed to oversee the reboot, but only if Spider-Man can be used in the "Avengers" films and spin-offs. Sony agreed. Both studios want Peter Parker to be a high school student and that his first appearance will be in Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War," which is already in production. But the big problem is that Sony and Marvel have yet to hire an actor to play Spider-Man. There have been rumors that Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland, Charlie Plummer and Matthew Lintz are being considered, but the studios can't agree on who should be cast. It's being reported that Sony likes Holland, while Marvel likes Plummer. And that Butterfield is no longer in talks at all. A decision will be made soon. Stay tuned. »
The thriller is Imax’s biggest global day-and-date release, appearing on 364 domestic and 445 overseas screens – about 100 ahead of the previous record-holder: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And Jurassic World‘s roaring initial sales helped to lift Imax’s share price by 2% in afternoon trading — after touching a 52-week high of $42.60. It’s closing in on the all time high of $43.75 in May 1997. The movie could set a June opening record across all domestic theaters, my colleague… »
If you see a movie for the first time and swear you've heard the score before, it may not be your imagination...
Last month, the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (Afm) sued six major studios for reusing film soundtracks in other films without paying the appropriate compensation. It's the kind of news that will make people roll their eyes. Ah yes, they'll say after seeing the headlines. Typical Hollywood. Not even the music's original any more.
But go beyond the headlines about reusing the same music too much and delve into the lawsuit and it reveals an interesting insight into the kind of situations where music does get repeated.
The lawsuit, it soon becomes evident, isn't about the use of music in itself (a quick browse through the soundtracks for the titles in question, such as This Means War or Argo, reveals that they have »
Steven DeKnight, showrunner on the first season of Marvel's "Daredevil" for Netflix, has joined the massive Transformers writers room that's being assembled. Christina Hodson and Lindsay Beer where the previous additions to Akiva Goldsman's efforts alongside Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man 2), Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man) and "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman. A report from Forbes says the writers are responsible for writing treatments and pitching their stories to the producers suggesting up to twelve pitches will likely be under consideration. So far we've heard rumors of a Bumblebee origin story, an origin story focused on the Transformers home planet of Cybertron and "Beast Wars" movies. There's even a behind-the-scenes video from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 of a character dressed up as Bumblebee in the film during a parade scene suggesting not that the actual Bumblebee shows up, »
- Brad Brevet
Fresh from his exploits in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it has been announced that former Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight has become the latest name to join the Transformers writers room over at Paramount Pictures.
Headed up by Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), the studio’s writers room now includes Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Christina Hodson (The Eden Project), Lindsey Beer (Dig), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Hibernation).
In addition to Transformers 5, the writers will all be pitching ideas for various spinoffs set in the Transformers universe, which will subsequently be turned into treatments should they meet the approval of Paramount, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.
- Gary Collinson
The folks behind Transformers have spent the last few weeks assembling a writing team that will guide the franchise into the future, and while there are already some big names involved, today the group got just a little bit bigger. This is because new reports have identified Daredevil Season 1 showrunner Steven S. DeKnight as the latest writer to join the brain trust. News of this new addition comes to us from Deadline, which adds that DeKnight will be the final writer added to what is expected to be a rather influential group. Unfortunately, no further details are available about this development - though he joins a long list of other talented names. In addition to the newcomer, the assembled group includes: Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man) Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2) Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) Christina Hodson »
Stuntman, actor and dead-ringer to Hardy, Jacob Tomuri shared snaps of himself with the 37-year-old star on his Instagram page after completing scenes for George Miller's fourth instalment of the post-apocalyptic drama.
So proud of this guy. Never scared to bring something new. Brilliant man. Brilliant Actor. #madmaxfuryroad #tomhardy #jacobtomuri #stuntdouble
A photo posted by Jacob Tomuri (@jaketomuri) on May 14, 2015 at 6:11pm Pdt
We're seeing double as we bring you more stars and their stunt-performing shadows below:
On Set ! !!!! Rosie Mac Official Daenerys Double for #GameOfThrones Season 5
A photo posted by Actress Model Dancer »
A couple of days ago Paramount announced that screenwriters Christina Hodson (The Eden Project) and Lindsey Beer (Dig) have joined their Transformers “writer’s room”, and now it’s been announced that the studio has added another two scribes in Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Hibernation).
See Also: Disastrous Masterpieces in Disguise? Examining the Transformers’ Cinematic Future
The new names join the previously announced Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as part of Paramount’s writing team for an expanded Transformers universe, which is being headed up by Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind).
“There is such reciprocity between TV and movies now, that we’re borrowing this from TV,” Goldsman tells Deadline. “I got a taste of this from J.J. Abrams when I came in to write an episode of Fringe, »
- Gary Collinson
Paramount is keen on making their Transformers franchise just as big as the Marvel Cinematic Univserse. To that end, they've put Akiva Goldsman in charge of a think tank of writers to develop ideas, outlines and continuity between multiple spinoff films. Rumors currently speculate that the spinoff films could star Bumblebee and be Cybertron based. Today's latest development centers around the latest addition of Nolan and Robertson-Dworet. The two join a think tank that already includes: Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk) writing team Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man) Jeff Pinkner (Fringe, Lost, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) writing team Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man) Lindsey Beer (Dig) Christina Hodson (Shut In) These days, every studio needs a Cinematic Universe. Disney has Marvel and Star Wars. Universal has Fast & Furious and mythological monsters. Warner Bros. has the budding DC Cinematic Universe. »
It looks like Paramount and Hasbro is moving full steam ahead with its plans to extend its Transformers universe. Last week it was revealed that Ant-Man scribes Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari had signed on to develop what is believed to be a Cybertron-set prequel, and now comes word that Christina Hodson (The Eden Project) and Lindsey Beer (Dig) have joined the Transformers “writer’s room”.
The shared Transformers universe is being steered by Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Akiva Goldsman, while other writers on board include Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2).
See Also: Disastrous Masterpieces in Disguise? Examining the Transformers’ Cinematic Future
As yet there’s no concrete word on the studio’s plans for its upcoming Transformers slate, although it’s said to encompass both sequels to the first »
- Gary Collinson
Andrew Garfield makes a deal with the devil in a trailer for the drama 99 Homes.
Andrew Garfield features in first 99 Homes clip
When Dennis (Garfield) goes to work for Carver after being evicted from his family home, he soon has to kick others out of their own houses on a daily basis.
99 Homes is out on September 25 in the Us and October 16 in the UK. »
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