A Former Ghostbuster Defends New ‘Ghostbusters’

Lately it seems that the most popular thing to do on the Internet these days is to hate on the upcoming rebooted Ghostbusters movie staring Kate McKinnon, Mellissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones.  And while the first trailer for the movie was not at all a well made trailer, I have to say it doesn’t deserve the hate that it has been received as it currently sits as the most disliked movie trailer in YouTube history.

With all of the hate the film has been getting stars of the film a director Paul Feig have been on “clean up” duty for the film ever since.  And now you can add a new name to the group of defenders.

Original actor and writer of the 1984 Ghostbusters film, Dan Aykroyd, took to his Facebook page a few days ago and said the following:

As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I’m paying to see that and bringing all my friends!

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‘Rogue One’ is in a crisis!?!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is in trouble and is going into expensive reshoots over the summer! 

What does this mean for the franchise?

According to a source talking with Page Six the executives at Disney are not pleased with the first cut of the film by director Gareth Edwards.

According to the source, “The execs at Disney are not happy with the movie, and Rogue One will have to go back into four weeks of expensive reshoots in July.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, and Diego Luna.  And this is going to be the first of several spinoff films that take place in various times in the Star Wars timeline.

So is it time to start screaming all is lost for Star Wars? Is this the return of the prequels?

No it isn’t.  Calm down. Continue reading “‘Rogue One’ is in a crisis!?!”

Harley Quinn Getting Her Own Movie?

Its still a few months before  Harley Quinn’s big screen debut in Suicide Squad, however actress Margot Robbie seems to have impressed Warner Bros. enough to begin talking with her about a Harley Quinn movie.

According to a report that comes from The Hollywood Reporter, Margot Robbie is now attached to reprise her role as the character in the future as well as produce the currently untitled spinoff.

But don’t start screaming, “Harley Quinn solo film!!!” because that is not the case.

Birds_of_Prey_(Injustice_The_Regime)Although details are still being very closely guarded, the rumored project is not going to be a solo film, but rather a film that focuses on several of DC’s female heroes and villains.   Maybe involving Batgirl or Birds of Prey?

I am all for this! The DC hero and villain lineup has a very strong female base.  Characters like Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Katana, etc. I really hope this becomes a reality and that we get more of Robbie’s Harley Quinn because everything I have seen so far from the trailers show that she kills it as the psychologist turned psycho.

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’”