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won’t hit theaters until later this year, but that hasn’t stopped the film’s star Jason Momoa from pitching the first scene of a potential sequel. “I definitely have an opinion,” Momoa told TotalFilm about the direction of the series going forward. “Even when we were shooting Aquaman, I have the opening of Aquaman 2 ready. I went in and pitched it to [producer Peter] Safran, and I pitched it to [Warner Bros. chairman] Toby Emmerich. They loved it. It’s awesome…But yeah, I have plans for Aquaman 2.” RELATED: In the same interview, director James Wan explained how Aquaman lays the groundwork for other stories, saying, “There’s definitely stories, even within the world we’ve created, that you can actually see other storylines [spinning off from] as well. There’s the Aquaman story, but then there’s the stories of the seven different kingdoms as well. I think those would be very fun to explore.” An Aquaman sequel is by no means a foregone conclusion at this point. The film’s performance at the box office later this year will play a major role in how DC Films chooses to go forward with its DC Extended Universe. has been positive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that fans will turn out to see it. However, Momoa seems confident in the chances of Warner Bros. greenlighting a follow up movie, and the the positive reactions of Safran and Emmerich to the actor’s pitch mean that his idea might just make it into the film. RELATED: From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king. Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry and Dolph Lundgren as Nereus. The film opens on December 21. (via ) The post appeared first on .
October 20, 2018
Director Gareth Evans has several surprising sources of inspiration for his planned solo film. While promoting his Netflix original film Apostle, Evans revealed that his take on the DCEU project would be influenced by Korean neo-noir films including Park Chan-Wook’s universally acclaimed 2003 film Oldboy and Kim Jee-Won’s 2011 thriller I Saw the Devil. RELATED: “I was interested in following a sort of Korean new wave of noir films as a sort of influence and touchstone for the kind of style and tone the film could take,” explained Evans in an interview with . “We were really interested in origin stories that could be told.” A Deathstroke solo film was reportedly greenlit by Warner Bros. following the character’s appearance in the post-credits scene for last year’s Justice League with Joe Manganiello expected to reprise his role as the villainous DC Comics mercenary. Evans has since clarified that while he has spoke to the studio about the project, to helm it. RELATED: “It’s been a good, good, good while since I’ve had any conversations about that project. I don’t know what’s gonna happen, or when, with me or without me,” Evans reiterated. “I had a follow-up call with Joe Manganiello, who is the most dedicated and passionate person you could hope for to play Deathstroke. But in terms of my involvement, it never went further than that. I haven’t heard anything since.” The post appeared first on .
October 19, 2018
Tom Holland has officially revealed what appears to be his main costume in , the sequel to 2017’s Marvel/Sony cinematic collaboration, . It all took place on the October 18 edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live. During the host’s opening monologue, the head of his security detail, Guillermo (Rodriguez), ran out wearing what appeared to be a movie-accurate Spider-Man mask, while inexplicably shouting “pew pew” rather than the trademark “thwip” noises most commonly associated with Spidey’s web-shooters. RELATED: Guillermo was followed in short order by another individual, dressed in the rest of the new suit from Far From Home, thus making its official debut outside of leaked on-set photos. The New York City traffic cone on his head, which has not not been confirmed to appear in the film, was removed to reveal Tom Holland, in character as Spider-Man. RELATED: When Kimmel pressed Holland’s Spider-Man about how Guillermo could possibly sneak up on the hero to steal his mask, citing his spider sense, he revealed that the lovably buffoonish guard was “not really all that threatening” and wouldn’t trigger the power. This, of course, confirms the long-debated fan theory that Guillermo is actually Venom. Kimmel also asked whether the new Spider-Man movie would be a prequel, noting that the character was turned to dust at the end of Infinity War as a result of Thanos’ universe-halving snap. Feigning a superhero emergency — Thanos robbing a bank — Holland’s Spidey made a speedy exit, making one of his now trademark flips on his way out. Holland, of course, is infamous for his tendency to — accidentally or otherwise — leak unreleased elements about his films and those within the wider MCU, as he did with the title of the Spider-Man sequel and certain elements of Infinity War. Spider-Man: Far From Home, starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton, is scheduled for release on July 5, 2019. The post appeared first on .
October 19, 2018
SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Halloween, in theaters now. director David Gordon Green has revealed that the film’s final shot was deliberately left open-ended to make you question yourself as to the fate of Michael Myers. When asked about the scene, which leaves it obscure as to whether or not Myers’ body is seen being burnt to death in Laurie Strode’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) death-house, Green said to , “In that shot that you’re referring to, if you [could] linger it for another three seconds, you see him.” RELATED: “Or you don’t see him, you’re more confident in what you’ve seen,” he teased. “I’ll say, it’s a two second shot, which is not enough for you to be confident in what you saw.” This final shot is overlaid to the audio of someone breathing, which fans assume to be , as they left the compound, barely alive after a brutal final showdown. However, Green indicated the breathing could well be , hinting that he does survive, paying tribute to the ending of John Carpenter’s original film from 1978. RELATED: ”That, to me, is the fun. When you see the original film, you hear him breathing and you know that he lives on,” he emphasized. “Here, when we see the burning house, we actually hear Allyson breathing from the truck where she’s flagged off of a truck driver and she’s breathing heavily, turns, and then we go into the answer to that house and it’s burning, but we’re hearing her breath over it, which depending on what theater you hear it, it’s super subtle.” Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle, Jefferson Hall, Rhian Rees, Toby Huss and Haluk Bilginer is currently in theaters. The post appeared first on .
October 19, 2018
After initially declining to return to write or direct the sequel to this year’s critically acclaimed horror film , filmmaker John Krasinski confirmed he is indeed returning to pen the screenplay while explaining what brought him back to cinematic property. While at a Q & A at the Silver Screen Theatre in Los Angeles, Krasinski explained he initially turned down offers from the studio to sign on for a sequel because he had intended the first film to be a special project between him and his wife and co-star Emily Blunt and preserve that experience rather than revisit it. RELATED: “Then I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn’t think it would go anywhere. So, I said to the studio, ‘Just go do the movie with somebody else,'” revealed Krasinski during the Q & A. “They heard some pitches, and I told [producer] Drew [Form] about this little idea. And he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’ So, I’m currently writing the sequel.” Immediately upon its wide release this past April, the horror film earned universal acclaim and went on to earn $334.5 million on a reported production budget of $21 million. Krasinski turned down offers from Paramount to return to the franchise but eventually changed his mind and . While there is currently no director officially attached to the project, Krasinski is expected to return to helm the upcoming film. RELATED: Written by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place 2 is scheduled to be released on May 15, 2020. (via ) The post appeared first on .
October 19, 2018
As both a producer and a director, James Wan has given fans new reasons to fear the dark over the past few years. After birthing The Conjuring shared universe of horror movies, Wan is now producing first-time director Michael Chaves’ The Curse of La Llorona, a film based on the frightening Mexican legend of La Llorona, the Weeping Woman. The first trailer for the New Line Cinema film was released earlier today, giving fans a taste of the ’70s-set film, and a first, frightening look at its titular monster. RELATED: Here is the full synopsis for The Curse of La Llorona: “La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying. In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.” Chaves first impressed with his short film “The Maiden,” which, in 2016, won Shriekfest’s Best Super Short Film. Now, the director is at the helm of a full movie, and it looks like he will deliver plenty of scares with his first film. RELATED: Directed by Michael Chaves, The Curse of La Llorona stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, and newcomer Roman Christou. The film hits theaters April 19, 2019. The post appeared first on .
October 18, 2018
Trouble has hit the franchise as the spinoff has been hit with a lawsuit. According to , franchise producer Neal Moritz filed a lawsuit against Universal for breach of oral contract and promissory fraud after he was booted from the franchise’s first spinoff. Attorney Dale Kinsella called it a “classic example of Hollywood greed.” RELATED: Filming kicked off early last month with a behind-the-scenes look at Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the characters of Hobbs and Shaw respectively, as well as the first look at Idris Elba’s new villain. The lawsuit says Moritz was removed from the project just days before cameras began rolling. Moritz is currently seeking to be reinstated as lead producer on the film, or to be paid “tens of millions dollars in damages in lost compensation.” According to the complaint, which can be read by going , Universal presented Moritz with the chance to either amend his oral producer deal and, in doing so, accept substantially inferior financial terms or be cut from the project altogether. Because Moritz refused to amend his contract, Universal forced him off the project. “Remarkably, despite Moritz having complete Pay-or-Play protection on all of his last several deals on the FF Franchise and having relied on Universal’s oral promises, Universal also took the extraordinary position that it was free to exploit Moritz’s ideas for Hobbs and Shaw, and his work product over an approximately year-and-a-half period, without honoring its oral producer agreement,” the filing states regarding Universal’s blockbuster franchise. RELATED: Universal is said to have made its new offer to Moritz over the summer and then officially acted on its decision on September 7, when it cut Moritz out of Hobbs and Shaw. Per the filing, Universal has reportedly claimed it can move forward on the project without Moritz’s inclusion. And as we’ve seen courtesy of those behind-the-scenes photos, filming is still very much underway and has been since Moritz’s ousting. The decision to amend his contract was said to be due to an “increased budget” on the film, although Moritz and his legal team refute those claims, stating that at the time of the offer the budget on the flick was actually $15 million under budget. We’ll have to wait and see if the lawsuit heads to trial, or if both parties will settle. As it stands right now, Hobbs and Shaw is still slated set to hit the big screen next summer. Directed by David Leitch from a script by Chris Morgan, Hobbs and Shaw stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. The film will be released on Aug. 2, 2019. The post appeared first on .
October 18, 2018
With the new a day away from its wide release, the latest featurette provides a behind-the-scenes look at recreating slasher Michael Myers’ iconic mask. “The Michael Myers mask is so iconic, it was very important to be authentic and honorable to [John Carpenter’s] original Halloween,” explained director and co-writer David Gordon Green. “Let’s not put our spin on it, let’s recreate the mask.” RELATED: Drawing heavy visual influence from the original 1978 visage, the new incarnation of The Shape was then intentionally weathered to reflect the 40-year passage of time since the events of the first film. “There’s something about the simplicity of the first mask that I think just makes it timeless,” admitted co-writer Danny McBride. RELATED: “The most important thing for it was to scare the shit out you,” declared original Halloween filmmaker John Carpenter. Debuting on October 19, the latest Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script written with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak with Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney sharing the role of masked killer Michael Myers. The film is executive produced and scored by original filmmaker John Carpenter. The post appeared first on .
October 17, 2018
Sony’s next Marvel antihero film, , may have just found its primary villain. According to new reports, The Living Vampire will take on friend-turned-enemy Loxias Crown in the planned solo film. Michael Morbius’ old friend will reportedly suffers from the same blood disorder as the title character and uses the experimental blood serum developed in the film to transform into a bloodthirsty, superhuman creature of the night with Morbius tasked to stop his sanguineous rampage once and for all. RELATED: Crown was created in the pages of 1997’s Spider-Man #76 written by Howard Mackie and illustrated by John Romita, Jr. Taking on the villainous alter ego Hunger, the comic book incarnation of Crown was a vampiric mutant that forces Spider-Man to team up with Morbius and Blade to take him down. While no rumored shortlist of actors for the role has been mentioned, if reports of the film are true, casting news should follow shortly. RELATED: Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Life) from a script written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Lost in Space), Sony’s Morbius stars Jared Leto. A release date for the film has yet to be officially announced. (via ) The post appeared first on .
October 16, 2018
Fans of Warner Bros.’ so-called DC Extended Universe of films may have to get ready to move on. When it first launched, the shared cinematic universe of superheroes was built around Henry Cavill’s Superman, who debuted in 2013’s Man of Steel, and Ben Affleck’s Batman, who clashed with the Last Son of Krypton in 2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, now that the studio’s first milestone has been reached with 2017’s Justice League, it now appears as if it will be cleaning house in order to start fresh. Following weeks, if not months of conflicting reports, it now appears as if Warner Bros. is ready to move on from the two actors who helped launch the DCEU. Yesterday, a report by surfaced confirming that the production of the long-gestating Flash movie starring Ezra Miller had been . But that wasn’t the only important news to be found in the report. RELATED: In fact, this report from Variety went on to confirm that Warner Bros. is effectively done with Affleck and Cavill. “The studio is not moving forward with Batman and Superman movies featuring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, respectively,” the article reads. “It is expected to recast the Dark Knight with a different actor.” Last month, it was announced that , but it was also never confirmed by either party. However, it now appears that we simply won’t see the actor don the red cape of Superman again. While another Superman film was never even announced by Warner Bros., writer/director Matt Reeves has been working on a solo film for a long while. , but whether Affleck would actually star in Reeves’ film or not was anyone’s guess up until now. With rumors that the Batman film will feature a younger Bruce Wayne and this new report, it looks very likely that . RELATED: Matt Reeves’ Batman solo film still does not have a production start date, nor does it have an official cast or release date. The film is expected to arrive sometime in 2020 at the earliest. Next up on the DCEU docket is James Wan’s Aquaman, which is slated for release Dec. 21, David F. Sandberg’s Shazam!, which hits theaters April 5, 2019 and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, which drops Nov. 1, 2019. The post appeared first on .
October 16, 2018
Barry Allen will be late yet again, as the upcoming solo movie won’t go into production until late next year. reports that the Ezra Miller-led superhero flick has to accommodate for the actor’s schedule, which mostly includes the third Fantastic Beasts film, itself beginning to shoot starting in July. The movie was expected to begin shooting in March for a 2020 release, but now, it looks like The Flash won’t happen until 2021. The issues don’t just lie with Miller’s schedule, as apparently the script still needed some fine-tuning before getting Warner Bros.’ full approval. RELATED: Miller first came into the DC Extended Universe with cameos in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and later Suicide Squad, and then he had a starring role in last year’s Justice League. There have been rumors that his film would fully, or at least partially, adapt the 2011 comic book storyline Flashpoint, which later led to DC Comics rebooting with the New 52. Originally, the Flash movie was going to be directed by Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, but has since been taken over by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, writers of last year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. The post appeared first on .
October 16, 2018
Although there’s some doubt about whether a follow-up to 2017’s will happen, Zachary Levi — who will play the titular character in David F. Sandberg’s upcoming film — hopes Shazam himself might some day join the team, which is a possibility given the character’s history in the comics. In an interview with , Levi stated that he was “one hundred percent” looking forward to the possibility of joining the Justice League, which he was excited for before even landing his role as Shazam. “I’m looking at these posters going, ‘If this all goes well, and I get this job, and we go make this movie, and it does well, and this does well then I’ll be, theoretically, I’ll be on that next billboard with all those characters,'” Levi revealed. “So I haven’t just been thinking about it since I’ve been the character, I’ve been thinking about well before I got the job!” RELATED: In the comics, Shazam (originally called Captain Marvel) joined a new version of the Justice League during the Legends crossover event. During the New 52 reboot, writer Geoff Johns brought the character back to the team and had him strike up a friendship with Cyborg. If the Shazam! movie does well, and if more Justice League movies enter production, it would be interesting to see how Billy Batson interacts with the rest of the team, especially when the group learns one of the world’s most powerful heroes is only fourteen years old! While the cinematic debut of the World’s Mightiest Mortal is still seven months away, showcased a more lighthearted entry in the DC Extended Universe, showing what would happen if a young boy was given supernatural powers. RELATED: Arriving April 5, 2019, director David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi as Shazam, Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, Djimon Hounsou as an ancient wizard named Shazam, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick “Freddy” Freeman, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Cooper Andrews as Victor Vásquez and Marta Milans as Rosa Vásquez. The post appeared first on .
October 14, 2018
The multiverse of comics has lent itself to boundless crossovers over the years, even across publishing lines. Nothing like that has played out yet between the respective film universes, but ‘s Zazie Beetz would like to see her character, Domino, team up with none other than DC’s Harley Quinn. Beetz was at ACE Comic Con where she was asked about potential crossovers in lieu of the Disney-Fox merger. Of course, she would be restricted to other Marvel characters when the deal goes through, but Beetz mused about the possibilities of Margot Robbie’s Harley showing up side-by-side with Domino. “I just thought Harley Quinn, but she’s not Marvel,” Beetz said with a laugh. “But I feel like that could be such a fun combination.” RELATED: In terms of Marvel Studios, assuming Domino and Ryan Reynolds’s Deadpool make the jump to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Beetz is also intrigued by the kind of fun the two could have with Iron Man. “I just think it’d be fun to do a movie with Robert Downey, Jr,” she said. “I feel like a Deadpool-Iron Man thing could be fun.” The jury is out on how introducing Fox’s cast of X-Men characters will play out or affect plans for an X-Force movie. Beetz, who is signed to a three-picture deal, is expected to return as Domino alongside Reynolds as Wade Wilson and Josh Brolin as Cable for the film. David Leitch’s Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as Colossus, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Julian Dennison as Russell and Josh Brolin as Cable. RELATED: (Via ) The post appeared first on .
October 14, 2018
For a while now, we’ve known that the still untitled film was in the midst of reshoots. For the past few weeks, we’ve seen actors officially wrap their filming, like Chris Evans who, a few days ago, after more than eight years. As we know, the film is set to mark the end of Marvel’s Phase 3 of movies, and it’s meant to be the final film for many of the original Avengers. Well, as they say, all good things must come to an end. Last night, the directors of the film, Joe and Anthony Russo, released a tweet that confirmed that they had officially wrapped on Avengers 4. Therefore, filming is officially done, and they are now ready to go into post-production, where they will polish and put the finishing touches on the film to get it ready for release next year. RELATED: — Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) The Russo brothers’ tweet was accompanied by a mysterious picture that features a rectangular light. There is actually not much we can theorize from the mysterious picture, given that, for all we know, it could simply be a close-up shot of a filming light. This isn’t the first time the Russos have released puzzling pictures from the set of the film. In fact, the directing brothers have become known for giving fans miniscule teases of what they are working on, challenging their followers to unpack the possible clues withheld in their pictures. Although filming has now officially wrapped, the actual title of Avengers 4 has yet to be revealed. Now that the directors of the film move to the post-production phase however, the wait might soon be over. After all, the first trailer for the film should be released very soon now… and by then, we will finally be able to theorize as much as we want until the film releases in 2019. RELATED: The sequel to Avengers: Infinity War will release on May 3, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The post appeared first on .
October 13, 2018
Director John Carpenter has shared his opinion about the upcoming sequel starring Dwayne Johnson, and he’s not happy. Speaking to during a roundtable discussion, Carpenter — who was asked his opinion on the trend towards follow-up films rather than remakes — revealed his annoyance at Johnson’s Big Trouble in Little China. “They want a movie with Dwayne Johnson,” he said. “That’s what they want. So they just picked that title. They don’t give a shit about me and my movie. That movie wasn’t a success.” RELATED: Carpenter directed the original version of the film, which released in 1986. The movie, which starred Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall, initially flopped in theaters, earning approximately $11.1 million against a budget of over $19 million. The film later became a cult classic. Johnson signed onto a continuation of the series in 2015. This is just the most recent of Carpenter’s films to be remade or receive sequels over the years without his involvement. Others reboots of Carpenter’s films that didn’t involve him include Assault on Precinct 13 and The Thing. Carpenter is, however, involved in this year’s sequel. RELATED: With Johnson’s incredibly busy schedule, which includes Hobbes & Shaw, Jungle Cruise and a sequel to Jumanji, it’s unknown when Big Trouble in Little China will officially begin filming. The post appeared first on .
October 13, 2018
New videos from the New York City set of show the web-slinger in a new black-and-red costume. The videos, which capture the same scene from different angles, depict Spider-Man with Zendaya’s Michelle, across the street from Madison Square Garden, as they swing through the air. from The hero is, of course, clad in a new costume with black underlays and redesigned white logo. It’s unclear if this sequence takes place before or after Peter Parker and his classmates spend their summer vacation abroad. RELATED: The new videos follow at . View this post on Instagram A post shared by (@comicgodz) on Oct 12, 2018 at 7:14am PDT RELATED: Helmed by returning director Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Remy Hii, and Tony Revolori. It is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2019. The post appeared first on .
October 12, 2018
SPOILER WARNING: This article contains potential spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, in theaters Nov. 16. Johnny Depp seems to have confirmed his involvement in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3. The actor, who plays the dark wizard Grindelwald in the series, casually revealed his involvement to the next chapter in the Harry Potter universe during an interview for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. RELATED: Speaking to , Depp said that he enjoyed playing the character, and the freedom the world allows him to explore characters. Depp explained, “I loved it because that’s really an arena where you can fly around and try different things and approach a character… who is teetering on being a fascist, yeah he’s a fascist,” he continued, “but to play him as a sensitive, concerned yet manipulative and powerful wizard. The possibilities in that world are wide open, so you can really try anything.” Depp then casually dropped the fact that he’s slated to appear in the next film, saying “So it was a gas and I look forward to the next installment, which I think we start the middle of next year.” According to the lore of Harry Potter, the character of Grindelwald is eventually beaten by a young Albus Dumbledore during the heyday of World War II. Grindelwald is imprisoned for decades and eventually killed by Voldemort during the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Depp’s commitment to the next Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel makes sense within the context of the series and the history of the franchise. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as a spin-off series is slated to run for four films. However, the that has surrounded Depp following domestic assault accusations from his ex-wife Amber Heard still hangs over the series, with many calling for Warner Bros. to separate from the actor. As it stands, it seems like Depp will be keeping the roll going forward, and is expected to return to the role for the next film regardless of the events of the next chapter. RELATED: Directed by Potter film alum David Yates, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second installment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. It stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Eddie Redmayne and Callum Turner. The film hits theaters on Nov. 16. The post appeared first on .
October 12, 2018
Comic book movie fans can get a first look at Vin Diesel in the title role of director Dave Wilson’s Bloodshot. Valiant and Sony hope to craft their own superhero movie universe to rival both Marvel and DC, and are starting the ball rolling with Bloodshot. The Internet has been swirling with fan renditions of what Diesel could look like as the meta-morphing soldier, but the official first look at what the actor will look like as the character has arrived from an unexpected, yet totally logical source. RELATED: In conjunction with Microsoft, Paul Walker’s Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) charity is auctioning Bloodshot-related merchandise during the livestream event. A variety of items are on display, but of particular interest is a copy of Bloodshot Salvation #12 that features variant cover art by Lewis LaRosa. As well as being signed by Diesel, it gives an idea of what he’ll look like in the movie. If nothing changes, it looks like Wilson is going for a comic book-accurate Bloodshot and the movie will prominently feature his signature red spot. RELATED: As it stands, Bloodshot is scheduled to be the focus of Valiant and Sony’s first two movies, followed by a pair based on Harbinger and a fifth that will feature a crossover between the two franchises. Diesel is currently filming Bloodshot with a 2020 release date in sight. The movie also stars Eiza Gonzalez, Guy Pearce, Toby Kebell and Sam Heughan. October 11 is the fourth Game4Paul event, taking place on what would have been the late actor’s 45th birthday. As part of the organization’s work, ROWW is auctioning the Bloodshot merchandise to raise money for the cause. The Game4Paul livestream begins at 4pm ET and can be viewed on the official Xbox Twitch channel. The post appeared first on .
October 11, 2018
A leaked piece of artwork purported to be the card for a Thor and Rocket Raccoon action figure two-pack reveals a new look for Marvel Studios God of Thunder and the small-in-stature, large-in-attitude Guardian of the Galaxy. The images, shared on Twitter by Discussing Film contributor , show Rocket and Thor in new, matching uniforms. Rather than wearing their now-iconic outfits, the pair are suited up in what appears to be black and grey space suits, with red highlights. On the left chest is the Avengers iconic A, indicating that Rocket will officially join the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes when the sequel arrives. And while it’s just a thumbnail, you can see Captain America wearing a similar outfit in the thumbnail image on the lower right. RELATED: It’s real.. —
October 11, 2018
Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming film adaptation. Co-produced by Sony and Blumhouse Pictures, the film will be directed and written by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2). Michael Peña (Ant-Man and the Wasp) is currently set to star as Mister Roarke, the mystical owner of the mysterious island. Jimmy O. Yang (Crazy Rich Asians) is also slated to appear in the film. RELATED: According to , the character Bautista is set to play is a former guest of the island who is still being held there against his will. The character will serve as an enemy to Mister Roarke throughout the film. The original series, which aired on ABC for eight years after premiering with two TV movies, centered around Mister Roarke providing elaborate fantasies to the guests who came to his island, but often with a surprising twist. The new film has been described as taking a cue from Westworld and Cabin in the Woods and will bring a more modern sensibility to the concept. Fantasy Island is slated start production sometime in 2019. The post appeared first on .
October 11, 2018