I don’t even know where to begin. Following a big Star Wars spread in Vanity Fair, we saw a ton of awesome Suicide Squad photos, giving us a more detailed look at Harley Quinn, Deadshot and Killer Croc. It got better, though, with news that a new Indiana Jones is on the way, and, on the Marvel front, the full cast and plot synopsis for Captain America: Civil War was revealed. No rest for the weary.
For TV fans, we saw news of a Supergirl show coming to CBS, and a trailer for Sense8, a Netflix original from the minds of the Wachowskis (The Matrix).
Age of Ultron was only the beginning of a big summer, and an even bigger next few years. It’s never been a better time to be a comic/sci-fi/horror fan. That said, are we reaching peak superhero? Civil War is seemingly Avengers 2.5, what with Black Panther, Baron Zemo, Ant-Man, Vision, Scarlet Witch, and others set to appear. And the movie is only a year away.
We’ll have plenty more in the coming days and weeks. While we catch our breath, check out some of the rumors, announcements, and trailers we didn’t get a chance to check out.
Say hello to Cyclops’ parents in X-Men: Apocalypse
Director Bryan Singer has been slowly revealing concept art and behind-the-scenes photos from his new movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, and this latest image shows off the parents of Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Havok (Lucas Till). They look concerned—and in need of a good interior decorator. [BryanSinger]
John Wick 2 is a go
John Wick was a sleeper action movie that took a lot of people by surprise. Keanu Reeves isn’t exactly young anymore, but he proved he can still churn out a solid leading man performance. To capitalize on that momentum, a sequel has been confirmed, which is awesome considering how much we loved the first film was. You’d think by now, though, that people would know not to mess with John Wick. [ComingSoon]
Boba Fett origin story
Everyone’s favorite bounty hunter is getting his own origin story. We’ve been hearing for quite a while that Boba Fett would get his own stand-alone movie, and The Wrap is reporting it’s pretty much a done deal. Now if Disney could just find a director; also, I wonder who will be chosen for the leading role? I choose me. [TheWrap]
Spider-Man is close to getting a director
Like its list of actors, Marvel Studios apparently has a short-list of potential directors for the upcoming stand-alone Spider-Man movie. Who are they? It’s quite the mix: Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Vacation), and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite). Diverse, and a little unexpected. Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) is also mentioned, though only as a cursory suggestion. [Latino-review]
Infinity War gets its writers
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who wrote Captain America: The Winter Soldier, will return for both parts of Avengers: Infinity War. That means the two scribes are teaming up with the Russo brothers, who were confirmed to direct the two-part finale. [HollywoodReporter]
Vacation gets a red-band trailer
Listen: I think another Vacation movie is a bad idea. Chevy Chase isn’t funny, and his aloof shtick ran its course many, many eons ago. Luckily, this is only a Vacation movie in spirit, instead moving to a new family and a new cast. This time it focuses on Rusty Griswold (the son) and his family, who decide to go on a road trip to Walley World. It sounds awful, but it looks a lot better than I thought it would. And its self-awareness is just perfect.
Three Stooges sequel
Speaking of movies that should never happen, the Three Stooges reboot is getting its own sequel. The old Three Stooges TV show will never stop being funny. But the slapstick formula is only tolerable in small doses. In a more contemporary setting, and over a full-length film, the charm is lost, and the more vulgar approach of the reboot just isn’t as funny. But it’s happening, for better or worse. [HollywoodReporter]
Joss Whedon for Star Wars?
Now that Joss Whedon is no longer tied up with Avengers duty, Lucasfilm is apparently eyeing him for a Star Wars job. With Josh Trank abandoning his untitled Star War spinoff, could Whedon be a front-runner? It’s a tantalizing prospect, but probably won’t happen.
Over the past few months, Marvel has slowly revealed which characters will feature in Captain America: Civil War. It recently confirmed roles for Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo and Martin Freeman. But the studio on Thursday released the full cast list (along with an official synopsis), and it’s even more star-studded than we thought; it’s essentially […]
A third DC show is coming to The CW—and it features several familiar faces. The CW on Thursday announced its fall 2015-2016 lineup additions, and among a trio of new shows is Legends of Tomorrow, a completely fresh series based on characters from Arrow and The Flash. So, essentially, this is a spin off, and […]
Netflix keeps turning out hit after hit, and its latest original series, Sense8, looks like another winner. Albeit one that’s a lot more daring than the streaming service has ever put out. Directed by the Wachowskis, the show focuses on eight people who are inexplicably connected through a unique ability. These people are somehow reborn […]
Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, is being added to CBS’s 2015-2016 season. A series order of the superhero is coming to primetime TV, with the adaptation being handled by Greg Barlanti, a respected producer in Hollywood circles that works on shows such as Arrow and The Flash. Glee’s Melissa Benoist will don the superhero outfit when […]
There are still artifacts in the world that only one man can recover. And his name is Indiana Jones. Speaking with Vanity Fair recently for the feature on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that another Indiana Jones film is definitely being discussed. The quote only appears in the print edition […]
San Andreas looks like your typical disaster flick, save for one big difference: this one stars The Rock, who is probably causing these earthquakes because his muscles are so big. Instead of going up against mere mortals, The Rock finds himself against his biggest foe yet: Mother Nature. And what a foe she is. Los […]
This is suspiciously convenient. Following last night’s official Suicide Squad family photo, a series of set images have hit the Internet, giving us an up-close look at Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc, El Diablo and Captain Boomerang. Additionally, we get a quick look at actor Scott Eastwood, who we hadn’t previously seen; rumors claim Eastwood […]
It’s May the 4th, and Vanity Fair is celebrating by publishing some new images and information from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Be warned, there are some definite potential spoilers here if you read between the lines. Vanity Fair sent acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz to the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and came back […]
The Suicide Squad has been revealed, and for a lot of fans, most importantly we have our first image of Harley Quinn. Director David Ayers is using his Twitter account to show off his upcoming Suicide Squad movie. So far he has shown us Jared Leto as the Joker, and now we see the entirety […]