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Nicolas Cage as The Joker could be a masterstroke – or a major mistake

The very good, or very bad actor, depending on your tastes, has said that he would like to play Batman’s nemesis. Will the studios take the bait?

If there were ever a Marmite actor, dividing opinion equally between those who believe he is a maverick genius and those who see him as a giant ham, it is Nicolas Cage. When the part is right, as it was for Cage’s Oscar-winning role as a suicidal alcoholic in Mike Figgis’s Leaving Las Vegas, or as an unhinged cop in Werner Herzog’s mesmeric Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, he is one of the most watchable actors on the planet. When Cage goes too far out on a limb – one need hardly mention his infamous “The bees!” scene in Neil Labute’s horrendous 2006 remake of The Wicker Man – it can feel as if he is not only appearing
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Nicolas Cage Thinks He'd Make a Perfect Joker or Doctor Doom

Nicolas Cage Thinks He'd Make a Perfect Joker or Doctor Doom
Nicolas Cage as The Joker? It probably will never happen, but it's fun to think about. Especially for the actor himself. When looking for a guy who is able to go off-the-rails in weird roles that most actors wouldn't accept, look no further than National Treasure actor Nicolas Cage. Cage has a plethora of movies under his belt, with each movie seemingly growing stranger and stranger. Despite many people not being able to take Cage seriously anymore, the Oscar-winning actor continues to keep working in his career, and has been going strong for decades, proving his talent to viewers with no regard to the haters.

Cage is certainly no stranger to the comic-book genre of movies, with his most notable feat being the titular role in the two Ghost Rider movies. While Cage has seemingly done all he can in comic-book and superhero movies, he has recently revealed what it
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Brooklyn Beckham Kisses Lexi Wood: What About Chloë Grace Moretz?

Brooklyn Beckham Kisses Lexi Wood: What About Chloë Grace Moretz?
It looks like it's over between fan-favorite couple Brooklyn Beckham and Chloë Grace Moretz, as he was photographed kissing another woman. The 21-year-old Kick-Ass actress and Victoria Beckham and David Beckham's eldest son, 19, had dated on and off over the past few years and last rekindled their romance around September 2017. But the two have not been spotted together in recent weeks and on Saturday, Brooklyn was photographed kissing Playboy model Lexi Wood at a tattoo parlor in West Hollywood. He, Lexi and Chloë have not commented. Chloë had last mentioned Brooklyn on social media in March, when she wished him...
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‘Kick-Ass #2′ Review (Image Comics)

Written by Mark Millar | Art by John Romita Jr. | Published by Image Comics

Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. bring us Kick-Ass #2 and my god, comparted to the first issue, this is like night and day… If you read my review for issue one you will know that I wasn’t exactly smitten with the book. Well Millar and Romita Jr. have more than made up for it. Ok, Ok, I know I was maybe a little harsh on the origins side of the first issue but it was just not my cup of tea and thankfully we don’t need to tread those waters anymore and we can get balls deep in some Kick-Ass action.

Last issue we met returning home war vet Patience, upon coming home she finds her husband has left her for his assistant and her home town has become a run down shit hole… Struggling
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The Predator Brings in Captain America: Civil War Composer

The Predator Brings in Captain America: Civil War Composer
Henry Jackman is going to compose the score for Shane Black's The Predator. Black, who starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original Predator, has been hard at work on the reboot/sequel for a while now, but the project is coming together and will be released in theaters this fall. One of the final pieces of the puzzle has been put into place, as the Captain America: Civil War composer has been tapped to score the original soundtrack for The Predator.

As far as composers in the modern landscape of cinema, Henry Jackman may not be the flashiest name, but he's very capable and prolific. Aside from Captain America: Civil War, some of his credits include Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Kong: Skull Island, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Captain Phillips and Disney's upcoming Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet. He's also worked in the video game world,
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Comic Concierge – Episode 10: Weekly Recommendations

Another week down another stack of comics to talk about this week. Starting with the recommendation of the week Kill or Be Killed #17. Also, take a dip into some major Marvel books, ask why everyone loves Ivy and talk about a number of promising indie titles.

This week’s rundown:

(00:02:16) Kill or Be Killed #17

(00:10:04) The Mighty Thor #705

(00:15:35) Thanos #17

(00:18:02) Tales of Suspense #103

(00:23:03) Doctor Strange Damnation #3

(00:25:39) Weapon H #1

(00:29:19) Damage #3

(00:31:11) Batman #43

(00:34:51) Descender #28

(00:38:06) The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson #3

(00:41:51) Kick-Ass #2

(00:45:35) Ninja-k #5

(00:47:25) Quantum and Woody #4

(00:50:02) James Bond: The Body #3

(00:52:29) Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #1

(00:54:46) Infinity 8 #1
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‘The Conjuring’ Scribes Re-Writing ‘Die Hard 6’

Chad and Carey Hayes, the writers behind The Conjuring and the House of Wax remake are rewriting the screenplay for Die Hard 6, the film currently in production with Len Wiseman coming back to both produce and direct. The news comes via The Tracking Board who say that the new movie, which has been in development for quite some time, is rumoured to be an origin story of sorts, in which we see a younger actor portray Jone McClane as a (relatively) regular cop in 1970s New York.

Bruce Willis is said to bookend the movie as present-day McClane, who we’ve all come to know and love in the five movies that have come our way so far.

Related: Kick-Ass creator pitches in on that Die Hard 6 pitch

The brothers Hayes have Amblin Entertainment’s upcoming haunted house movie The Turning starring Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince, due
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‘Kick-Ass #1′ Review

Written by Mark Millar | Art by John Romita Jr. | Published by Image Comics

That is right folks Mark Millar and John Romita Jr have teamed up to bring us a new Kick-Ass story arc. Yes you lucky luck sum-bitches get to enjoy two books a month from this crazy franchise. Speaking of which, you can check out my Hit-Girl #1 review right here.

Kick-Ass is back—ready to wipe out the city’s criminal low-lives, destroy its gangs, and save its communities from decay. But there’s a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure wearing that famous green and yellow spandex. Who is this new vigilante superhero? Who can fill Dave Lizewski’s shoes? Find out in Kick-Ass #1

I don’t really have a history with theses books so its always nice when they break out a new story arc for me to sink my teeth into and
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‘Hit-Girl #1′ Review

Written by Mark Millar | Art by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz | Published by Image Comics

Hit-Girl is back with a new monthly series over at Image and this badass is going on tour… A world tour, as the highly anticipated new story arc from Mark Millar and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz kicks off in Hit-Girl #1.

If your anything like me, and I think there will be a few people reading this article that are, your only real knowledge of the Kick-Ass franchise and his bad ass pal Hit-Girl, comes from the bloody good Matthew Vaughan movies a couple years back. Well I say good movies, the first was excellent and the second was a bit of a let down. This was primarily down to the watered down version of Hit-Girl on offer, yes I know character development, etc., but come on she was awesome in that first movie and not so much in the second.
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Mark Millar Reinvents Hit-Girl As ‘Our F–ed Up Version of Tintin’

This week sees Mark Millar turn up phase two of his relaunch of the Kick-Ass franchise by taking everyone’s favorite preteen assassin on an international crime-stopping spree.

The i-new Hit-Girl #1 arrives in stores today from Image Comics, presenting the first part of a story from the writer along with artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz. And while the first arc of the ongoing series follows up directly on the twist ending of Millar and John Romita Jr.
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Arrow Films acquires Margot Robbie noir thriller Terminal

Arrow Films has announced that it has picked up the UK distribution rights to Terminal, Vaughn Stein’s sexy noir thriller starring Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie (I, Tonya, The Wolf of Wall Street), Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead), Mike Myers (Austin Powers), Max Irons (The White Queen), Dexter Fletcher (Kick-Ass, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Nick Moran (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).

The official synopsis for Terminal reads:

In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, Terminal follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.

Arrow Films are incredibly thrilled to be bringing Terminal to UK and Irish audiences this summer,
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Review: Millar & Romita’s Kick-Ass #1 Doesn’t Totally Kick Ass

There’s a new Kick-Ass in town ,and while she herself kicks many asses, her first issue doesn’t totally hit the mark.

Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., along with inker and colorist Peter Steigerwald and letterer John Workman, are back with a sequel of sorts to their 2008 series Kick-Ass. Instead of a 16-year-old white boy from New York, this rebooted Kick-Ass follows Patience Lee, a Black veteran and mother as she decides to put on a costume and fight some bad guys.
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Kick-Ass Reboot Reveals a More Mature Millar – For Better and Worse

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the new Kick-Ass #1 by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., as well as for volume one of the original Kick-Ass.

After three miniseries starring nerdy teen Dave Lizewski beneath the green mask, Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. had promised an entirely different take on Kick-Ass, one featuring a new hero. Patience Lee is not only a grown-up, she’s an army veteran and a single mother.
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Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson to play jewel thief Doris Payne

Variety is reporting that Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson is set to portray Doris Payne in a new heist film described as “a high-concept action-drama in the vein of Catch Me if You Can and The Thomas Crown Affair.

Payne gained notoriety due to a six-decade long career as a jewel thief, dating back to the 1950s, and was the subject of a 2013 documentary entitled The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne, which detailed her many crimes and her 2011 arrest and trial for stealing a diamond ring from Macy’s.

After chasing Doris and her story for years— and then keeping this secret for awhile— I’m screaming that this dream is coming true. She is a deeply fascinating woman. So pleased to bring this story to the screen with CodeBlack & Lionsgate. Beyond grateful. https://t.co/GMfigAdwy4

— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) February 13, 2018

In addition to starring, Thompson is also set
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Comic Book Review – Kick-Ass #1

Harrison Abbott reviews Kick-Ass #1…

In October 2014, Mark Millar appeared to definitively finish with one his most lucrative properties; Kick-Ass.

Having developed the violent-universe and its larger-than-life characters over the course of 8 years (it started life in 2006 as a completely different project) 23 issues, 2 movie adaptations and a separate spin-off volume, Millar finally reached the logical end of his meta-premise. With no where left to go for the high-concept narrative, Millar wisely concluded the tale in a decidedly finite way. Dave Lizewski retired from the vigilante game, settling down with his new girlfriend and trading in his signature wet-suit for a police uniform. The bad-guys were all defeated, the heroes were granted their happily-ever-after and there was no foreseeable room for a sequel. After all, if there’s no more Dave Lizewski, then there can be no more Kick-Ass.

Or so it would seem, yet evidently Dave’s creator saw things a bit differently.
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Mark Millar Talks Dceu, Explains Why These “Films Aren’t Working”

You don’t have to look far for an opinion about why DC Films and the current Dceu is a disaster (outside of “Wonder Woman“). Everyone has their theory about how and why Warner Bros. has bungled some of the most iconic superhero characters of all time in films that have missed the mark on almost every possible level. Now, comic creator Mark Miller (“Kick-Ass,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service“) also has a few thoughts about where it all went wrong, however, you might be surprised by his perspective.
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Mark Millar Hopes Kick-Ass Comic Reboot Leads to TV Show

Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar is hoping to get in on the comic book/superhero reboot action, via a TV show based on the latest iteration of his Diy costumed hero.

Late last year, Millar announced a new direction for Kick-Ass: a rebooted comic book series starring a black female hero. The latest vigilante to pick up the Kick-Ass mantle, Patience Lee, is a military veteran hailing from New Mexico.
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Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson is “highly interested” playing the new Kick-Ass

Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson is “highly interested” playing the new Kick-Ass
Next week sees the launch of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s new Kick-Ass comic book, which revamps the series and features the introduction of a new female lead, Patience Lee, a mother and military veteran who takes on the mantle of Kick-Ass, inspired by the heroics of high schooler Dave Lizewski.

Last month, Millar revealed that should the new series make it to the big screen, his choice for the role of Patience would be Tessa Thompson, and now the Thor: Ragnarok star has responded to Millar’s comments, stating that she’d be “highly interested” in the role.

Valentines Day can’t come soon enough. Can’t wait to read. Kicking ass is something I’m highly interested in, @mrmarkmillar https://t.co/9aRQQw9KWO

— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) February 8, 2018

It remains to be seen whether the Kick-Ass movie franchise has a future after a somewhat disappointing second episode,
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Tessa Thompson is interested in playing the new Kick-Ass

  • JoBlo
A little under a month ago comic book icon Mark Millar unveiled his new version of Kick-Ass, which replaces the good-hearted but foolish Dave Lizewski with Patience Lee, a single mother with serious combat training. Around the time the news was announced Millar said he sees Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson taking on the role in a movie adaptation, and now Thompson has replied on Twitter saying... Read More...
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Thompson on Millar’s Kick-Ass Casting Comment: ‘I’m Highly Interested’

Mark Millar announced last year that the character who had for years held the mantle of Kick-Ass in the Kick-Ass comic series, Dave Lizewski, would be retiring so that a new character — a black, female military veteran — could take over the role. The comic series has thus far seen two film adaptations, and last month Millar commented on Twitter that, if a third movie ever gets made starring his new Kick-Ass, his ideal casting for the character would be Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Creed).

Related: Millar & Romita “Kick-Ass” Until The Very End
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