‘Assassin’s Creed’ Breaks New Record With 125Ft Leap of Faith

If you have ever played any of the games from the long-running Assassin’s Creed franchise then you are no doubt familiar with all of the parkour and acrobatic stunts the characters do throughout in the various games.  Top among these maneuvers is the iconic leap of faith, which involves leaping off a very tall building and plunging safely into a bale of hay.

One thing that fans of the games have wondered about the upcoming  Assassin’s Creed movie, set to come out this December, is if we would get to witness the famous leap of faith jump – it looks like they got their answer! Check out the video below!

The featurette above, released by 20th Century Fox, shows Damien Walters, Michael Fassbender‘s stunt double, performing a leap of faith from a starting point of 125 feet in the air – in the process breaking a free fall that has not been beaten in nearly 35 years!

The film is directed by Justin Kurzel, the director of Mecbeth, and is starring both Fassbender and Marion Coillard.

Whether or not Assassin’s Creed is able to make big box office returns or not – it is clear we will get a plethora of awesome stunts to look forward to.

 

‘Suicide Squad’ is setting itself up for Box Office Success

Currently Suicide Squad is battling very low critic reviews, however that doesn’t seem to be keeping the film down!

According to a report from Variety the film has already been able to bring in $8.1 million across seven international markets, which includes South Korea’s $2.9 Million and France’s $2.7 Million. Looking at these numbers it is already set to pass box office jugernauts Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool – and it shows no signs of slowing down.

The film set to release in another 57 international markets and is tracking to bring in more than $100 million in those markets.

Warner Bros. has got to be happy with the film tracking like this in the international market because they spent a reported $175 Million in making the movie.  So if the film performs as well here in the U. S as it seems to be in the rest of the world then they will be in the black. Continue reading “‘Suicide Squad’ is setting itself up for Box Office Success”

‘Suicide Squad’ Fan Attacks Rotten Tomatoes With Online Petition

It looks like DC fanboys/girls have had it with critics giving their movies bad reviews!

A fan mad petition was created on change.org  to shut down the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes over the fact that the last three DC comic book based movies received poor critic scores.  2013’s Man of Steel received a overall critic rating of 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, this year’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice received a very low 27% critic rating, and the soon to be released (August 5, 2016) Suicide Squad at the time of writing is sitting at a surprisingly low 30% with early critic screenings.

The creator of the petition is identified as a fan from Alexandra, Egypt, and argues that the bad reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are negatively affecting people’s opinion on the DC movies, even if they’re “really great.”  The unnamed organizer says:

We need this site to be shut down because It’s Critics (sic) always give The DC Extended Universe movies unjust Bad Reviews, Like 1 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 2- Suicide Squad 2016…And that Affects people’s opinion even if it’s a really great movies (sic)”

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More ‘Pacific Rim 2’ casting news and released date announced

Over the past few months, news has been slowly rolling out about Pacific Rim 2. We know that Daredevil: Season 1 showrunner Steven S. DeKnight would be taking over directing duties from Guillermo del Toro with Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly penning the script. And a few weeks back, we learned that John Boyega had been cast in the lead role as Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost’s son. Now, add a release date on to the news. Yesterday, Universal and Legendary Pictures announced that Pacific Rim 2 will open on February 23, 2018.

Over the past few months there has been lots of news pouring out about the upcoming Pacific Rim 2.

From those past news bits we have learned that Steven S. DeKnight, best known as the Daredevil: Season 1 showrunner, would be taking over directing duties from Guillermo del Toro with the Jurassic World co-writer Derik Connolly writing the script.  We also learned that Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Attack the Block actor John Boyega had been cast in the leading role as the son to Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost’s son.

Now for the most recent news – Yesterday, Universal and Legendary Pictures announced that Pacific Rim 2 would be released into theaters on February 23, 2018.  This means that it falls in-between the release dates of Marvel’s Black Panther (February 16) and Fox’s currently untitled project that is speculated to be either Deadpool 2 or New Mutants.

Later yesterday, after the release date announcement, the Hollywood Reporter reported that Scott Eastwood, Clint Eastwood’s son, is in early talks to star along side Boyega in the sequel to the 2013 sci-fi action picture.

If for some reason you can not wait until 2018 to see the young Eastwood in action, you can catch him this August in the much anticipated Suicide Squad movie.

No Opening Crawl Text for ‘Rogue One’?!?

We are just under 6 months away from the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first Anthology film out of Star Wars lore that depicts the events leading up to the rebels stealing the first Death Star Plans.  The film promises to show a different side to Star Wars not yet seen, while still having plenty of familiar elements from the classic Saga.  However, there is one change that may happen that could be unforgivable in the eyes of some die-hard Star Wars fans.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly the president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, discussed some of the differences that we could see in this film from the traditional Star Wars Saga and the topic of the iconic crawl text came up.  When talking about those differences she said:

The crawl and some of those elements live so specifically within the ‘saga’ films that we are having a lot of discussion about what will define the [stand-alone] Star Wars stories separate and apart from the saga films. So we’re right in the middle of talking about that.

If Lucasfilm lands on the side of not putting the iconic crawl text in the film then it will probably set a precedence for the other Anthology films to come.  Meaning no opening crawl text for the young Han Solo coming out in 2018 or for the still rumored Obi One Kenobi trilogy. Continue reading “No Opening Crawl Text for ‘Rogue One’?!?”

‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Is On Its Way!

Hold on people, Axel Foley is coming back!

It is being reported by Deadline that Paramount has just signed on Belgian directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah to direct Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop 4 – and only two decades after the third film’s release of 1994.

The powerhouse producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, will be producing this film as he did on the first two Beverly Hills Cop films that were released in 1984 and 1987.  This is a very promising move because most people that are fans of the Beverly Hills Cop movies tend to agree that the third was the weakest.  So it’s great to see Bruckheimer back. Continue reading “‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Is On Its Way!”

All Female ‘Ocean’s Eleven’s’ Cast Continues To Grow

It has been confirmed for several weeks now that Warner Bro. is in fact working on an Ocean’s Eleven film and that it will be supporting an all female cast.

Last week Showbiz 411 reported that Academy-Award winning actress Cate Blanchett would be joining Sandra Bullock for the reboot.  They also reported that they were hearing whispers that Elizabeth Banks may be in the film as well.  But as of now, that is still speculation.

However, they are currently reporting that it has been confirmed that Mindy Kaling and Helena Bonham Carter have sign on for the heist film as well. With The Hunger Games director, Garry Ross, set to direct and produce. Continue reading “All Female ‘Ocean’s Eleven’s’ Cast Continues To Grow”

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn teases ‘Thor’

[This article may contain small spoilers for Guardian of the Galaxy 2]

We are a little less than a year away from the release of Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2 but that hasn’t stopped the internet from speculating on who will show up in the film.  It seems that in every interview with the director James Gunn he is asked if we will see an appearance of any of our favorite Avengers in the sequel to the 2014 surprise Marvel hit.  And so far he has claimed that we would not.

Has this maybe changed?

On Friday while on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Gun posted on his Facebook page a picture of him holding up Thor’s famous hammer, Mjolnir, with the caption “Getting ready to hang a painting.”

As soon as this picture hit the internet speculation began that we would actually be seeing an appearance from the hammer wilding Avenger in Guardians of the Galaxy.  And in response to the internet catching on fire over this Gun later took to his Twitter account commenting on the picture that “My statements I’ve made a hundred times are still accurate.”

So which is it Gunn? Will we not be seeing Thor in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and you just like watching the internet burn?  Or is he actually showing up in the film, and you like watching the internet burn?

What do you think?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be hitting theaters everywhere May 5, 2017.

Sir Anthony Hopkins Joins Transformers 5

All aboard the Transformers hype train!

The next film in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight, just scored huge points by casting Sir Anthony Hopkins.

The film series announced on Friday via its Facebook page that the Academy-Award winning actor had sign on for the fifth film in the series in a currently unspecified role.  Fingers Crossed that its the voice of a Decepticon.

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Ben Affleck Adapting Original Story For ‘Batman’ Film

So who remembers when Ben Affleck being cast as Batman in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was on of the most controversial topics being discussed during that time. Funny how now that the movie as been out the “Batfleck” has gone on to be the only unanimously praised aspect about the film. Now Affleck has been chosen by Warner Bros. to write, direct, and star in the next Batman solo film.

Since the announcement fans have been wondering which classic Batman comic book storyline Affleck will adapt for his solo script.  And it looks like we may now know the answer to that question – none of them, at least not verbatim. Continue reading “Ben Affleck Adapting Original Story For ‘Batman’ Film”