Michael B. Jordan Joins ‘Black Panther’!!

According to sourced at The Hollywood Reporter Michael B. Jordan is set to reteam with Ryan Coogler, who directed him in Creed, for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther movie.

This would be the 3rd time that Jordan is directed by Coogler, who is both writing and directing the Marvel Movie.  The first time was in the indi drama Fruitvale Station, and the second time in the aforementioned Creed.

In the report it also mentioned that Academy-Award winning Lupita Nyong’o may join the film as well, but is still in negotiations. Continue reading “Michael B. Jordan Joins ‘Black Panther’!!”

An ‘Alice in Wonderland/Peter Pan’ Prequel? What?!?

I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t read it.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Director of the Academy-Award Winning animated film Brave, Brenda Chapman, will be making her live-action directorial debut with Come Away.  A film that is set as a prequel to “Alice in Wonderland” and “Peter Pan.”

Just for clarification, this is not the Alice I Wonderland or Peter Pan Disney versions; but the versions based off of Lewis Carroll‘s 1865 published book “Alice in Wonderland” and J.M. Barries first Peter Pan appearance in 1902 novel “The White Bird.”

Come Away is from Marissa Kate Doodhill‘s written script that deals with Alice and Peter being brother and sister who have to deal with their older brother perishing in an accident and their parents’ despair over the tragedy – leading them ultimately to journey to Wonderalnd for Alice and Neverland for Peter.

This seems really weird.  However, Chapman seems to think differently.

“I had never really considered directing live-action – animation has always been my genre,” Chapman said.  “But when I read Marissa’s fantastical script, I felt that little tingly feeling run up my spine.  I thought, ‘Wow! I’ve changed my mind.  I want to do this!’.”

I’m glad to Chapman is excited to be doing her first live-action project. However, I’m not yet convinced.  I heard someone say once, “I like mashed potatoes, and I like ice cream – but I wouldn’t like them together.”  I have to say this situation fits that perfectly.

 

Fantastic 4 Sequel to be “Brighter”

But wait! Didn’t Fox take the announced Fantastic 4 sequel off their schedule?

Yes they did.  But that doesn’t seem to have stopped the creative teams at Fox from trying to make a sequel to the 2015 abysmal box office bomb, Fantastic Four.

Writer-Producer, Simon Kinberg, who wrote the screenplay for the 2015 Fantastic Four, spoke with Den of Geek about several matters surrounding the franchise.

Kinberg is done defending the 2015 movie and admits:

“We didn’t make a good movie,” Kinberg said, “and the world voted, and I think they probably voted correctly.  And you can’t make a good movie every time out – not everybody does.  We actually have a pretty good batting average all things considered.  But I think we bade many mistakes when we made that movie – mistakes that we learned from and we wouldn’t repeat.”

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Jumanji Remake Adds Jack Black!

There have been reports of a Jumanji remake in the works for the past several years, and it looks like the ball is rolling in full force on the remake.

Jumanji has just added comedian actor Jack Black to the film.  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson went to his Instagram account on Wednesday to announce the news.

Johnson, who was cast in the movie a few weeks ago alongside Kevin Hart, said about the movie: “In our reimagining of the story of Jumanji, Jack brings that rare balance of cool with funy and edge with childlike joy.  The ‘Jumanji Breakfast club’ is coming together….myself, Jack (mf’n) Black and Kevin Hart.”

 

Johnson also noted that there are still two roes that have yet to be cast: “One bad ass girl.  One semi-sorta bad ass dude.”

The reveal for this came shortly after Johnson assured the fans that that the new Jumanji remake will indeed honor the late Robin Williams, who was the star of the original 1995 film.

Johnson told fans: “An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams…The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of Alan Parrish.”

“I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud,” the star added. “I also think Robin is somewhere lookin’ down and laughing, remembering the first time we met backstage and I (for the first time ever) was a star struck bumbling idiot.”

Some people are still very skeptical of the project, and think that it should still be left alone.  I am not among that group.  I am very much looking forward to this movie.  Everything that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has touched over the past several years has turned to gold.  And I am expecting the same with this Jumanji movie.

The Jumanji remake is set to be releases on July 28, 2017.

 

Wolverine 3 is R-Rated

After the success of the last Wolverine movie, The WolverineHugh Jackman is ready to put back on the claws for one last round!

Jackman has been playing the character since X-Men back in 2000, and it looks like the 47-year-old actor is about ready to retire from the character, but not before going out in an R-Rated Wolverine 3!

At a press junket in London for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, Collider got a chance to sit down with producer Simon Kinberg who teased that maybe Patrick Stewart will co-star in the movie and confirmed an R-rating by saying: Continue reading “Wolverine 3 is R-Rated”

Costumes for feature ‘Power Rangers’ movie revealed!

It was announced nearly a year ago that Lionsgate would be creating a live action, modern, version of the 90’s hit series, Power Rangers.  And after a year of speculation, and small nuggets of news here and there we finally have a look at what the costumes of these teenage heroes will be.

The image was first reported by Entertainment Weekly Thursday morning and showcasing the five rangers – Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, singer Becky G. as the Yellow Ranger, RJ Cyler as the Blue Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, and Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger – in their new costumes.  Despite criticisms that are already happening, one thing is certain – the new costumes will definitely protect the rangers better than the 90’s spandex costumes. Check out the new costumes below!

Power Rangers

Director of the film, Dean Israelite told Entertainment Weekly that, “These suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit.” Continue reading “Costumes for feature ‘Power Rangers’ movie revealed!”

Tony Stark Will Appear in Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Its been rumored for a while that we would be getting characters form the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Sony’s new Spider-Man film.  When hearing this I, and many others, assumed that it would be a small cameo from someone like Jeremy Renner‘s Hawkeye or Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow.  If reports are to be believed I, and many others, are very wrong.

According to Variety Robert Downey Jr. will be appearing as Tony Stark in Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. However at this time it is not known just how big Downey’s role will be. Continue reading “Tony Stark Will Appear in Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’”

Bryan Singer Defending X-Men Movie

Almost a year ago Entertainment Weekly released some photos of the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie that featured a few of the X-Men and Apocalypse himself.  And with the release of the those photos came an outcry from all over the internet that shredded the look of the first mutant.  Saying that he looked like the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers villain Ivan Ooze (check out a picture of Ooze here).  It looks like Bryan Singer, director of X-Men: Apocalypse heard the millions of voices crying out in terror.

In an interview with IGN Singer explained his choice for selecting Oscar Isaac for the part of Apocalypse.

There was an image released on Entertainment Weekly, where the effect hadn’t been put in yet, so everyone was – the effect has a pink light on it, and everyone got lit up pink, so people thought Apocalypse was going to be pink.  I was like, ‘No no, they’re all pink. Take a look.’ I’m going to take some blame for that.  My fault, not Entertainment Weekly’s.  That’s the picture I game them.

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‘The Flash’ & ‘Aquaman’ Directors Scramble!!

According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Flash director Seth Grahame-Smith is leaving the scarlet-speedster project due to “creative differences.” Grahame-Smith, who was the screenwriter of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was suppose to make his directorial debut with this movie. However, with his departure he will only be receiving a screenwriter credit, having already penned a draft of the movie.

The Flash has a release date of March 16, 2018 and will be staring Ezra Miller as “the fastest man alive.” So while it never sounds good to have a director leave a project they still have a lot of time to find a new director. Also, looking at the resume of Grahame-Smith I am not too broken up about his departure.  I do not doubt that he can make good movies, but after the critical failure of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. can not afford another flop, so getting a more seasoned director for such a beloved property would be the better idea.  However, this story seemed to have started up the rumor mill in other places.

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The New Lara Croft Has Been Cast!

After several months of speculation, MGM and Warner Bros. have finally found their new Tomb Raider! Unfortunately it is not Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley as I had previously speculated, however this new casting news is just as interesting.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander has been cast as the video-game icon, and will be joining director Roar Uthaug who has already been attached to the movie.

According to the report the new Tomb Raider will “tell the story of a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure.” This seems to draw inspiration from the 2013 Tomb Raider game which focuses on a young Lara Croft and her first adventure. Continue reading “The New Lara Croft Has Been Cast!”