Archive for the ‘Sequels’ Category
Michael Bay Adds ‘Resident Evil’ Actress Li Bingbing to ‘Transformers 4′ Cast
May 21st, 2013 at 2:30 pm | |
You Stay Classy Internet Because Here’s The Latest ‘Anchorman 2′ Teaser Trailer
Casting for director Michael Bay‘s upcoming Transformers 4 continues, with the announcement of actress Li Bingbing.
Bingbing is a Chinese actress who has appeared in a number of titles over the years, including The Forbidden Kingdom, 1911, and her recent jump to Hollywood for Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil: Retribution, where she played Ada Wong. [...]
May 18th, 2013 at 3:54 pm | |
‘Superman IV’ Was A Disaster From The Start, According To Co-Star Jon Cryer
“Jesus….MacArthur….Jay-Z….the great ones….always return.”
The four dots are meant to represent dramatic pauses. Work with me here, people.
Paramount Pictures has unveiled the latest trailer for the highly anticipated comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. You can check it out here below.
When I saw that a new trailer for Anchorman 2 had hit today I tracked it down with the hope that we would finally get a first look at scenes from the sequel that has been in the works in one form or another for nearly a decade. No go friends. Instead we once again get the Channel 4 News Team – lead anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), sports anchor Champ Kind (David Koechner), and weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell) – giving direct-to-camera quips, showing us that the team chemistry is still there despite having been mothballed since Bush II ran for reelection [...]
May 14th, 2013 at 5:30 pm | |
“They were gonna reboot the franchise, and resurrect it for everybody after the debacle that was Superman III. Little did we know that we were actually going to be working on the debacle to end all debacles.”
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace is a bad movie. It is legendary in its badness. It’s not just one of the worst comic book movies of all time, but truly it is exists a few meters above the bottom of the cinematic barrel, dipping to the bottom on occasion for scrapings to keep its putrid reputation alive for a little while longer.
It was a movie made with the purest of intentions; star Christopher Reeve, the iconic final piece in the puzzle that was the long-gestating Superman: The Movie from 1978, had envisioned The Quest for Peace to be both a spectacular superhero adventure with plenty of thrills and laughs for the summertime moviegoing audience and a thought-provoking social commentary about the destructive nature of the nuclear arms race. The final film proved to be neither, and in fact was the first movie in the franchise to actually lose money for its financiers. [...]
New Photos Of Professor X and Wolverine From ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Released
May 14th, 2013 at 12:45 pm | |
Jim Carrey, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson & More To Cameo In ‘Anchorman 2′
Director Bryan Singer tweeted a pair of new photos from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past featuring a shaggy-looking Professor X (James McAvoy), a de-Beast-ified Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult), and – of course – Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) being the laconic badass as usual.
You can check them out here below [...]
May 13th, 2013 at 4:00 pm | |
“Rule number one: no touching of the hair or face. AND THAT’S IT!”
Remember that scene from the original Anchorman?
The Atlanta, GA set of Anchorman: The Legend Continues has been overflowing with highly recognizable celebrities in the past few days for the filming of a massive battle between network news personalities that promises to dwarf the one from the original movie, at least in terms of sheer scope and star power.
The first Anchorman featured a fierce and hilarious street brawl between the Channel 4 News Team – lead anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), sportscaster Champ Kind (David Koechner), and weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell) – and a host of their television rivals played the likes of Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, Tim Robbins, and Ben Stiller. The battle was glorious and rife with quotable non sequiturs and loony sight gags, and it has enhanced the movie’s growing cult following in the near-decade since it was originally released. Naturally the sequel has to go bigger for the inevitable redux, but the question of if it will be funnier remains to be seen [...]
Does Marvel Studios Want Saoirse Ronan To Play Scarlet Witch In ‘The Avengers 2′?
May 13th, 2013 at 1:11 pm | |
First Photo Of Paul Giamatti As The Rhino In ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′
The Avengers 2 writer-director Joss Whedon revealed a few weeks ago that the classic Marvel characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch – the rights to whom are shared by both Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox with conditions – would figure heavily in the highly anticipated sequel. One of many lingering questions now is: Who will be playing those particular roles?
The script is nearing completion, but no actors have met with Whedon or the producers as yet to discuss joining the cast. Of course now that hardly means that certain actors cannot be at least thought of for these integral roles, and if the rumor going around proves to be accurate, Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is at the top of Marvel’s list to play the Scarlet Witch [...]
May 13th, 2013 at 11:01 am | |
The “S” Marks The Spot In This New ‘Man Of Steel’ Poster
Marc Webb, the director of next year’s web-slingin’ sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, has done a stand-out job keeping us posted on the production of the film via Twitter. Recently we’ve seen the first photos of Jamie Foxx as the villain Electro. Inevitably we would soon get a glimpse of Paul Giamatti as the second half of the movie’s super-powered baddie tag team, the Rhino.
True to form, Webb has now granted us the first photo of Giamatti in character and in action as the Rhino. You can check it out here below [...]
May 11th, 2013 at 6:41 pm | |
No Surprise: Tom Cruise Reaches Deal To Star In ‘Mission: Impossible 5′
Oh wait, it’s not an “s”. It’s the Kryptonian symbol for hope. My bad.
The latest – and most likely final – poster for Man of Steel has been released. You can check it out here below.
It’s big, loaded with celebrity names, and is awe-inspiring. It also unsurprisingly recalls the iconic theatrical release for 1978′s Superman: The Movie, which featured the classic “S” shield displayed against a cloudy backdrop with a red, blue, and yellow streak blasting through it. The Man of Steel poster has Big Blue soaring to the top, but in the 1978 poster we already knew who was responsible for that rainbow-colored streak of life and light [...]
May 7th, 2013 at 11:00 am | |
Check It Out: The Unused ‘Iron Man 3′ Opening Credits Sequence
In a movie that will shock absolutely no one, Tom Cruise has officially signed on to star in and produce Mission: Impossible 5 movie. The news has been confirmed by Paramount Pictures and co-financier Skydance Productions.
No writer or director have been announced for the project as of yet, but late last year there was speculation that Christopher McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning writer of The Usual Suspects who also wrote and directed the surprisingly good Jack Reacher starring Cruise that was released back in December, would be taking the big job of directing the latest big screen adventure of Cruise’s globe-trotting superspy Ethan Hunt. The series is the second longest-running film franchise based on a television series, Star Trek naturally being the first. [...]
May 6th, 2013 at 8:29 pm | |
Over the weekend, Iron Man 3 grossed over $175 million at the box office. I guess it’s safe to say that the latest installment in the franchise that launched Marvel Studios as one of the dominant forces in the entertainment industry is a bonafide blockbuster – Our own FamousMonster shares his opinions on the movie here – and we shall see more adventures of Tony Stark and his armored alter ego on the screen in the years to come. Hopefully, star Robert Downey Jr. will be there most of the way.
That’s just groovy. After the overhyped wet noodle that was Iron Man 2 – a heavily compromised production that also served as an abject lesson for how Marvel prioritizes its future cinematic projects from there on – it was great to see an Iron Man sequel that not only held its own with the spectacular 2008 original, but even managed its own sizable share of epic action sequences to rival the finale of last year’s The Avengers. Fanboys cried foul over how certain characters were handled, but on the whole I thought director Shane Black was the perfect person to resurrect ol’ Shellhead as a force to be reckoned with among modern movie heroes. I will say no more because right now you should drop what you are doing and go see Iron Man 3.
Recently an unknown source posted screen grabs from an beautiful animated opening credits sequence that was created but ultimately discarded from the final cut of Iron Man 3 in favor of opening with narration from Downey. You can view a complete gallery of those grabs here below [...]
Kelsey Grammer To Play Human Villain In ‘Transformers 4′
May 1st, 2013 at 6:30 pm | |
Robert Downey Jr. Says He’s Renegotiating His ‘Iron Man’ Contract
Director Michael Bay has scored quite the actor to play the main human villain in his next installment of the Transformers franchise.
It’s being reported that Kelsey Grammer, star of such titles as Cheers, Frasier, Boss, and Toy Story 2, has signed on for the role, which will see him playing a “counter intelligence guy” named Harold Attinger in the movie, which is currently known as Transformers 4. [...]
May 1st, 2013 at 5:00 pm | |
With Iron Man 3 set to arrive in theaters at the end of the week (stay tuned for our review), fans are wondering what the future holds for Mr. Tony Stark, who’s played, of course, by Robert Downey Jr., who’s lengthy contract with Marvel is coming to a close.
Recently Iron Man co-star Gwyneth Paltrow said that there would not be an Iron Man 4, and though this is by no means an official, it does have everyone wondering what the future holds. We all know The Avengers 2 is on the way, and though not yet confirmed, it’s assumed that Downey Jr. has to be involved one way or another. But the actor also confirmed recently that he was paid a mind melting $50 million for playing Stark in the first Avengers, so he obviously does not come at a price that makes it easy for the studios to keep him locked up. Basically, the man has lots and lots of leverage right now.
Downey Jr. visited Jon Stewart on The Daily Show this week and the host asked about where things stood on the future of Iron Man. Continue below now to find out what he said and to see a video of the chat. [...]
‘The Wolverine’ Trailer: The Legendary Mutant Versus The Legendary Samuari
May 1st, 2013 at 2:00 pm | |
Video: J.J. Abrams Thinks John Williams Will Score ‘Star Wars Episode 7′
If there’s any movie superheros that needed some bolstering, it would be Wolverine. The first chapter in his origins story failed to live up to expectations, but James Mangold’s upcoming The Wolverine will try to rebuild the legendary character’s name. We’ve already seen the first trailer, and this new trailer isn’t what you could call a typical trailer in sense; it was edited for those who attended Cinema Con, and although there is some familiar footage, there is a key scene in it that could make the film worth your while.
Two key scenes in this trailer to focus on are the overwhelmingly amount of ninjas that nearly bring Wolverine to his knees, and the Silver Samurai tease that I’m sure we’ll get to see more of when another trailer comes out.
Hit the jump to check it out. [...]
April 30th, 2013 at 10:09 pm | |
Joss Whedon Gives ‘Avengers 2′ Update; Describes New Characters As “Brother-Sister Act”
During a Berlin press conference for Star Trek Into Darkness, director J.J. Abrams was asked about Michael Giacchino’s score for the movie, as well as who might be scoring his next movie, Star Wars Episode VII.
While it’s very early in the process still, Abrams did say that he believed that the man you’d most expect to be scoring the movie, John Williams, would be the man that does score the movie.
Continue below to see a video of the press conference. [...]
April 25th, 2013 at 4:00 pm | |
While attending the Hollywood red carpet premiere of Iron Man 3, Yahoo Movies caught up with Joss Whedon, writer-director of Marvel’s The Avengers to discuss the status of the highly anticipated 2015 sequel.
In the video, which you can see below, Whedon confirmed that he recently finished a first draft of the script for The Avengers 2, and that “we’re in a really good place.”
And then, Whedon dropped this little bit of info [...]