It was a fairly quiet week, only interrupted by a few juicy rumors. Of course, when Apple holds an event, it’s difficult to get a word in edge wise. But, by and large, a lot of the reports we saw this week were a little too wild and crazy to run.
That being said, we did some good content, such as the first trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and more details about the main villain in Captain America: Civil War. There was even a report that claimed Warner Bros. wants to create a shared monster universe, culminating in a battle between Godzilla and King Kong. Awesome!
We’re in a kind of box office lull at the moment, but we should start seeing some big trailers soon. We’re expecting one final trailer for The Force Awakens, while it’s likely we’ll also get one for Civil War. We also know one is coming for Warcraft and probably even X-Men: Apocalypse.
Mads Mikkelsen’s Rogue One character
While he prepares for his villain role in Doctor Strange, Mads Mikkelsen is apparently going to play an important role in Star Wars: Rogue One. Just who might that be? Well, Mikkelsen recently autographed a poster on a promotional tour, and the actor made sure to sign the name “Galen” under it. The character name is best known for appearing in The Force Unleashed. [StarWars7News]
Apocalypse looks different
UPDATE: The new image of Apocalypse has been removed by request of Fox.
People were not happy with the way Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse looked in X-Men: Apocalypse promotional images. Some fans even hilariously called out his resemblance to the Power Rangers baddie Ivan Ooze. A recently leaked photo, however, appears to show that dear old Apocalypse has undergone a minor transformation, making him appear much more menacing. Definitely much better than the purple monster he appeared to be in earlier images. [X-Men: News]
Transformer 5 headed to space
As Paramount aligns Transformers into a huge universe of sequels and spinoffs, it sounds like the studio’s immediate plans are to send Optimus Prime to space. The details are pretty sketchy, but it sounds like filmmakers want to take the famous Autbot to the Quintessons, which are god-like entities who created the Autobots and Decepticons. [ScreenCrush]
Rebecca Ferguson as Captain Marvel
Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation was pretty great, no? Tom Cruise ran a lot. There were cool gadgets. And stealing the show was Rebecca Ferguson, a relative newcomer to the Hollywood scene. Apparently her performance was so great that folks over at Disney want her to play Captain Marvel. How’s that for a meteoric rise? [HeroicHollywood]
New Spectre TV spot
Action, mystery, explosions. All in a day’s work for Daniel Craig’s James Bond. At this point we already know we want to see Spectre, so we’re just waiting for the movie to come out.
Hilarious new Deadpool image
Ryan Reynolds this week shared a new image from the set of Deadpool, showing the Merc with a Mouth attempting to “connect” by reading a Judy Blume novel. Based on the trailer, Deadpool is going to be as faithful a recreation of the character as we’ve seen. The movie hits theaters on Feb. 12, 2016.
Star Wars: Episode VIII filming
Earlier this week, an Entertainment Weekly article claimed that reshoots for Star Wars: The Force Awakens were going to take place in Ireland. But Lucasfilm flatout said that isn’t true. Instead, it’s where filming for Episode VIII is going to take place later this month, which means we can probably expect to see the usual dose of set leaks fairly soon. [EW]
Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet
When Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was announced, Marvel actually showed off a short teaser that ended with a shot of Thanos in possession of a completed Infinity Gauntlet. The same teaser is apparently part of the Age of Ultron DVD and Blu-ray release, giving us the gem you see above.
It’s hard enough keeping up with the different locations, characters and events that take place across Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. But throw in the Infinity Stones, and things can get downright confusing. Since Iron Man hit the big screen back in 2008, Marvel has slowly been building toward a larger shared universe, one that will ultimately culminate […]
In an effort to raise awareness for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney will allegedly attach a post credits scene to Episode VII teasing the spinoff film. This would be the first Star Wars movie to include an end credits scene, but given how popular the practice has become, it’s not all that surprising. The […]
The King of the Monsters is going to face off against the 8th Wonder of the World. Deadline reports Legendary Pictures is moving Kong: Skull Island from Universal Pictures to Warner Bros. Pictures with the plan to eventually have the two clash in a shared universe. Everything is a shared universe these days, but you […]
In all fairness, I have’t seen the recent Hitman: Agent 47 flop, but by having a reputation worse than that of Pixels, I think it’s safe to say that nobody needs to see it to assume the worse. The producer behind the film isn’t done yet either, threatening to bring his brand of awful Hollywood […]
We know all about the Avengers set to appear in Captain America: Civil War, from their motivations to what side they’ll fall on. But we still don’t really know who the main antagonist will be. Will it just be Iron Man fueled by his belief that signing up for the Superhero Registration Act will fix […]
A glass of whiskey, a camera, and a the familiar look of a detective agency front door. This is our first glimpse into the world of Jessica Jones, Marvel’s next project coming to Netflix on November 20. It’s hard to really get a feel for the show’s tone and style by this trailer alone—there are […]
Want to be one of the first to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens? You can start waiting in line now to ensure you get a spot. Or you can simply move to France, where the film is being released a full two days ahead of the movie’s debut here in the U.S. on Dec. […]
I was looking at the release schedule of movies coming out this month, and it’s slim pickings. There’s no real standout, which means this will be the perfect month to catch up on anything you didn’t get a chance to see over the summer; I still haven’t seen Inside Out, or Ant-Man, or Fantastic Four. […]