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There was some confusion at the Marvel Hall H panel this weekend, when the studio presented their Ant-Man test footage. Studio president and producer Kevin Feige announced that Evangeline Lilly will be playing Hope Van Dyne, which was also stated in their press release. She is actually playing Hope Pym, who eventually turns into a character known as Red Queen in the MC2 Universe. She is the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, and its unclear why or how Marvel mixed the name up.
Here is the re-issued press release:
Lilly will play Hope Pym, the daughter of Hank Pym, while Stoll will play Darren Cross, a.k.a. Yellowjacket, the antagonist of the film. The two join stars Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) and Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), along with director Peyton Reed, for the size-changing super hero’s first cinematic adventure.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige said:
"We’ve been fans of Evangeline for years, and couldn’t be more pleased that she’s agreed to join us on Ant-Man’s journey to the big screen. We look forward to audiences learning more about her character when she joins forces with Hank Pym and Scott Lang in 2015."
"Corey brings depth to every role he plays. As a major part of the Ant-Man ensemble, »
- Kellvin Chavez
The big show in Hall H for this year's Comic-Con is all done, and the day closed out with the signature Marvel panel. While no new projects were announced, we did get some tasty footage from The Avengers: Age of Ultron (more on that in our Marvel video blog coming soon). But everyone is already on board with the superhero ensemble sequel, and Marvel really needed to make some waves to show the crowd that Ant-Man could stand on its own. In order to win over the crowd, they brought the charming Paul Rudd and veteran Michael Douglas, not to mention confirming two stars who weren't officially announced yet. Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige brought out Evangeline Lilly and revealed that she will be playing Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym (Douglas). And they also introduced Corey Stoll (Non-Stop), who is playing Darren Cross, a corporate figure who will »
- Ethan Anderton
Marvel just kicked off its massive Hall H panel at Comic-Con, and the first news to come out of the convention center is the confirmation of two Ant-Man characters played by Corey Stoll and Evangeline Lilly.
Corey Stoll will be playing bad guy Darren Cross, aka Yellowjacket. While Evangeline Lilly is the leading lady of the movie, Hope Van Dyne, who is being set up as a love interest for Paul Rudd's Scott Lang, and is the daughter of Michael Douglas's Hanky Pym, both actors who were introduces on stage as The Ant-Men.
We'll have more from the convention center as it breaks.
Here is the official press release:
Lilly will play Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym, while Stoll will play Darren Cross, »
Looks like we weren’t the only ones impressed by Edge of Tomorrow. Recently, it was revealed that Dante Harper, the first screenwriter to work on the Tom Cruise sci-fi action-adventure, has been hired by Warner Bros. to pen the script for a live-action Akira adaptation.
The troubled project currently has Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra set to helm, who previously said he’d backed away from the adaptation over concerns with the script. Evidently, Warner Bros. is still invested in moving Akira forward, and the studio has opted to stump up the cash to hire a red-hot writer to do just that. Edge of Tomorrow was a terrific, extremely well-written film, so I’m hopeful that Harper has what it takes to finally get this project off the ground.
- Isaac Feldberg
The live-action adaptation of Akira has just received a new writer. Deadline reports that Dante Harper has been brought on to work with director Jaume Collet-Serra on the latest draft of the script. Ironically, Harper's biggest credit as a writer is one he doesn't get...credit for. It was Harper's spec script, based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's "All You Need Is Kill" that gave us the wonderfully under-appreciated gem Edge of Tomorrow. Despite his script being what created that film adaptation, he got passed over in the credits by the three writers that took later passes at the screenplay.
Regardless, Harper is now set to collaborate with Collet-Serra on a new take of the beloved title Akira. The property began it's pop culture life as a Japanese manga by Katsuhiro Otomo back in 1980. In the years to follow, it would get an anime adaptation, and video games based on it. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Taking on the role of U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks in Non-stop, it’s a suspense thriller played out at 40,000 feet in the air during a transatlantic flight from New York City to London. During the journey that’s set to become unlike any other, Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into a numbered account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes.
Struggling with personal demons, Marks is left drained of any passion for the heroic calling of his profession. He has come to view his important assignment as merely a desk job in the sky. »
- Dan Bullock
Warner Bros. has acquired North American rights to the project, which is being produced by Joel Silver. “Nice Guys” re-teams the studio with Black and Silver, both who rose to prominence nearly three decades ago via the “Lethal Weapon” franchise — followed by Silver’s public split with Warners two years ago.
The script, co-written by Black with Anthony Bagarozzi, is set in Los Angeles during the 1970s and centered on a pair of detectives investigating the seeming suicide of a female porn star whose career was on the decline — leading to the uncovering of a criminal conspiracy.
The script has been in development for several years. In 2011, the Austin Film Festival held a staged reading, with Black directing, and offered this logline:
“In smoggy 1970s Los Angeles, Jackson Healy (muscle-for-hire, »
- Dave McNary
There’s a hint of trepidation any time a new series lands on the small screen. Censorship limitations, fiscal restrictions and an abundance of writers and directors can easily serve as points of distraction for promising concepts.
Sometimes there are just too many chiefs and not enough Indians, and when you’ve got too many chiefs attempting to hold rule over a tribe with the barest of necessities, things can head south in an instant. That’s the law of the land.
Ultimately, the legitimately scintillating concepts tend to succeed, assuming the funds are there to capitalize on and the featuring network is lenient enough to truly push the envelope, if the idea in question calls for the courageous, that is.
FX’s new monster, “The Strain” (which premieres on July 13th), calls for the courageous, unquestionably. A brilliant interpretation of one of history’s most-beloved classics (more on that, »
- Matt Molgaard
Luke Graham with five essential airplane movies…
Disney’s Planes (2013)
This spin-off from Pixar’s Cars is definitely a must-see…
Or not. I’m joking. It’s actually pretty unpopular, at least with critics, although it did manage to gross over $200 million. Did you know it’s getting a sequel?
5. Flightplan (2005)
Now this is actually worth seeing. Jodie Foster plays Kyle Pratt, an engineer who must frantically search for her daughter who goes missing during a flight, but everyone on the plane denies the daughter exists! This twisty thriller is an exciting watch.
4. Con Air (1997)
- Luke Graham
★★☆☆☆Competing for the record number of red herrings in a single motion picture, Non-Stop (2013) initially teases ninety minutes of high-concept fun, but quickly gets bogged down in a mire of tired clichés, laboured characters and distracting plot-holes. A huge waste of star Liam Neeson, Jaume Collet-Serra's airborne whodunit is reminiscent of the kind of disposable cinematic fodder so often churned out during the late-nineties. Neeson plays Bill Marks, an ex-cop turned ostracised Us Federal Air Marshal who is first introduced sat in his car, sloshing whisky into a coffee cup and delicately stroking the photo of his late daughter (he may as well be holding up a placard inscribed with 'tortured hero').
- CineVue UK
Liam Neeson has become the go-to asskicker of late. Even more so than Jason Statham, audiences have responded to Neeson’s world-weary charms and commanding presence. So it should be no surprise that Jaume Collet-Serra’s Non-Stop was a modest hit earlier this year. Neeson stars as air marshal Bill Marks, who is forced to act when he’s contacted on an international flight to deliver a $150 Million ransom or a passenger will die every twenty minutes. My review of Non-Stop follows after the jump. The film starts by showing that Marks is a burnout, as it opens with him having a large covert drink and a smoke. As should be obvious because it’s a movie, the reason for his depression will be made evident during the film during a critical third act reveal. The film then introduces a number of the people on his flight. Before he boards »
- Andre Dellamorte
According to a new report from Deadline, The "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" movie peeps have hired former Argo actor, Scoot McNairy (left), to come on and portray a new male character. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. Pictures would not confirm nor reveal his role,so for now, his character will have to remain a mystery. Scoot is repped by Wme and The Group. His acting resume also includes roles in 12 Years A Slave, the just-opened The Rover, and Non-Stop. As previously reported, Batman v Superman is currently filming in the Detroit area, and just completed a Daily Planet scene yesterday, June 25th. They will also be filming a big scene tomorrow, June 27th, that's going to require medical vehicles, A Swat team, and more, so it's sounds like it'll be a pretty dramatic. The movie is still due to show up in theaters, nationwide, on May 6th, 2016. »
After starring in Non-Stop earlier this year, and having a small role the Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave last year (not to mention Oscar winner Argo the year before), character actor Scoot McNairy is stepping into comic book territory. Deadline has word that the star of Monsters and Killing Them Softly is taking a role in the DC Comics blockbusters Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, the actor's role is being kept under tight wraps for now, so we don't know if he's playing a character who has roots in the DC Comics universe, or someone created just for the film like Christopher Meloni's character in Man of Steel. We wouldn't count on McNairy taking of the remaining hero roles in Justice League since he doesn't really seem like a good choice for The Flash or Green Lantern (or Nightwing if that character is in the mix »
- Ethan Anderton
The Academy has announced the new class of invited members for 2014 and, as is typical, many of which are among last year's nominees, which includes Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb in the Actors branch not to mention curious additions such as Josh Hutcherson, Rob Riggle and Jason Statham, but, okay. The Directors branch adds Jay and Mark Duplass along with Jean-Marc Vallee, Denis Villeneuve and Thomas Vinterberg. I didn't do an immediate tally of male to female additions or other demographics, but at first glance it seems to be a wide spread batch of new additions on all fronts. The Academy is also clearly attempting to aggressively bump up the demographics as this is the second year in a row where they have added a large number of new members, well over the average of 133 new members from 2004 to 2012. As far as »
- Brad Brevet
Pop quiz: What do Chris Rock, Claire Denis, Eddie Vedder and Josh Hutcherson all have in common? Answer: They could all be Oscar voters very soon. The annual Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences invitation list always makes for interesting reading, shedding light on just how large and far-reaching the group's membership is -- or could be, depending on who accepts their invitations. This year, 271 individuals have been asked to join AMPAS, meaning every one of them could contribute to next year's Academy Awards balloting -- and it's as diverse a list as they've ever assembled. Think the Academy consists entirely of fusty retired white dudes? Not if recent Best Original Song nominee Pharrell Williams takes them up on their offer. Think it's all just a Hollywood insiders' game? Not if French arthouse titans Chantal Akerman and Olivier Assayas join the party. It's a list that subverts expectation at every turn. »
- Guy Lodge
While production on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been under way for well over a month, it's never too late to add new cast members, with Scoot McNairy signing on. Deadline reports that no one at Warner Bros. will confirm the casting or reveal which character he is playing.
The actor joins a star-studded cast including Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth) and Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Ray Fisher and Tao Okamoto in unknown roles.
Now here’s some news that has me excited. Deadline is reporting that Scoot McNairy, one of the most under-appreciated actors out there, has joined Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in an undisclosed role. It will likely be a supporting part, but to see him boarding a film as high profile as this one has me very pleased.
McNairy has cut his teeth in strong supporting parts for years now, and recently did some great work in Non-Stop and The Rover. Of course, he’s also shown up in films like Argo, 12 Years a Slave, Monsters and Killing Them Softly, leaving his mark with memorable performances each and every time. He’s definitely an actor set to break out onto the A-list quite soon, and joining Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero pic will no doubt help get him there that much faster.
- Matt Joseph
The Wimbledon Championships are well underway! The third Grand Slam tournament of the year began this week, and several celebs have already been spotted taking in the intense tennis action in London! One Direction's Liam Payne and Niall Horan were all smiles as they attended Rafael Nadal's match versus Lukas Rosol on center court during day four. Pippa Middleton was also on hand to watch the second-seeded Spaniard advance. The 30-year-old brunette was stylish per usual in a black and white floral-printed dress. Hugh Jackman, Non-Stop's Michelle Dockery and Ellie Goulding have also made appearances at the All England Club! »
School’s out, so it’s no surprise that Warner’s “The Lego Movie” shot to the top of both national home video sales charts its first week out.
First-week sales were so strong that the animated comedy, which grossed more than $256 million in U.S. theaters alone, outsold its nearest competitor, Universal Studios’ “Lone Survivor,” by a margin of 13 to 1.
Of course, “Lone Survivor,” a $125 million-grossing actioner with Mark Wahlberg as a Navy Seal who with his team sets out to capture a notorious Taliban leader, has been in stores three weeks. So its distant-No. 2 finish for the week ending June 22 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert Sales chart – which tracks overall disc sales, DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined – and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart is not unexpected.
- Thomas K. Arnold
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