Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That’s all you need to know about this week. We didn’t expect any new footage to get released, but Disney decided to drop a new international trailer anyway. And what a trailer it was, filled with fresh footage and plenty of new information about the film’s new characters. If you want to be fresh going into the movie, definitely don’t watch the trailer. But I’d recommend giving it a watch anyway.
Outside of that, the first trailer for Warcraft hit, and we got the chance to review Spectre ahead of its release this week. Spoiler: It’s good, but not amazing. What’d I tell you? Mission: Impossible has surpassed the Bond series in terms of quality.
Finally, some new Batman v Superman rumors hit, while the first details of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them were released. Meanwhile, the very first pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch from the set of Doctor Strange began to circulate, giving us a good look at the actor as the mysterious character.
Michael Stuhlbarg joins Doctor Strange
It hasn’t been made official, but The Hollywood Reporter says Michael Stuhlbarg, who played Apple engineer Andy Hertzfeld in Steve Jobs, is going to join Doctor Strange. Filming for the Marvel movie has actually begun already, so it could be that Stuhlbarg is getting a smaller role. Still, his involvement adds to an already packed cast, with stars like Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams and Tilda Swinton already involved. [HollywoodReporter]
Wolverine in X-Men Apocalypse
He wasn’t supposed to be involved, but a new report claims Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine will show up in X-Men Apocalypse. What will he be doing? And how much screen time will he get? If he’s only involved with reshoots, it sounds to us like he was a last minute addition, meaning he’ll get one or two scenes at most, but I suppose we’ll have to wait and see. This one hits theaters on May 27, 2016. [ComicBook]
Hotel Transylvania 3 gets the green light
Shortly after Hotel Transylvania 2 hit theaters, Sony was quick to announce a third movie in the surprisingly delightful franchise. And a release date has been set, too: Sept. 21, 2018. Well, OK, not exactly soon, but soon-ish. I mean, it’s almost 2016 for crying out loud. Even if you don’t like Adam Sandler, Hotel Transylvania is a good time, and features some spectacular visuals. [BoxOfficeMojo]
Wonder Woman adds Nicole Kidman
The Wrap reports Nicole Kidman is set to join Wonder Woman, which is currently set for a June 23, 2017 release. It’s unclear what role she’ll play, but speculation pegs her as Hyppolyta, who is the Queen of the Amazons and also Wonder Woman’s biological mother. That actually sounds like a perfect fit for the respected Hollywood actress, and a great way to add more star power to the comic book world. [TheWrap]
This is how Deadpool spent Halloween
Deadpool took time out of his busy schedule of fighting bad guys to hang out with a bunch of little kids. And, wow, is it hilarious. Ryan Reynolds posted the video to his personal YouTube account, showing the actor in costume and in full Deadpool character. Seriously, how he talks to these little kids is shocking, but not at all surprising considering THIS IS HOW DEADPOOL ACTS. Just watch the video to see what I mean.
New synopsis for Batman v Superman
A cinema chain over in the U.K. allegedly posted a fresh synopsis for Batman v Superman, shedding a bit more light on the events set to take place in the film. We don’t know if this is official or just some clever marketing, but it says that Lex Luthor will be a key manipulator in the fight between Batman v Superman. We kind of already expected him to fit that role anyway, but now we have confirmation (sort of). [Latino-Review]
The Hateful Eight trailer #2
Hate him or love him, Quentin Tarantino is back with another movie, which hits theaters on Dec. 25. I’m a big fan of his movies, and particularly love the sharp dialog, so I’ll be there on opening day when The Hateful Eight is released. And, come on, it has Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson, two grisly veterans who look better than ever. Check out the trailer above to see just how beautiful this Western looks.
The Good Dinosaur gets a fresh clip
I already know The Good Dinosaur is going to be one of Pixar’s saddest movies EVER, and that’s saying a lot considering the movies in the studio’s library. I mean, just watch the trailer and you’ll understand. In this new clip, we get a touching scene between Arlo and his dad, which you just know is buildup for what will no doubt be the death of the patient and loving father. I’m tearing up just thinking about it.
So you thought you were just going to stay indoors until Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out in December? Well, sorry bucko, but there are plenty of other movies to watch before then. Looking through the list, I’m not sure which one I’m most excited about. There are the obvious (Spectre, The Hunger Games) […]
There’s been no formal announcement of a solo Batman movie starring Ben Affleck, but that’s not stopping rumors about the film’s plot. According to JoBlo, Warner Bros. wants to introduce the Red Hood to the big screen, with Jason Todd filling the shoes of the anti-hero. The untitled Batman flick is rumored to take inspiration from […]
ABC has ordered The Muppets to stick around just a little longer. The network has now signed the show for three more episodes, and that means the first seasons has 16 episodes in total. The Muppets won a lot of hearts and minds early with its unveiling and teaser. Its pilot did well with ratings, too. […]
Yeah, J.J., what was the deal with the smoke monster? Vanity Fair had J.J. Abrams answer questions about Star Wars and his career in general from fellow celebrities. Even George Lucas gets some time in the drill of folks flying through. He asks J.J. about Darth Vader’s grandchildren, because, why not? If Jar Jar actually gets […]
Last night during the most recent episode of The Walking Dead, AMC aired a trailer for their next big crack at the comic book world’s transition to television. Preacher received its first trailer. Preacher comes from DC’s Vertigo house, unlike The Walking Dead which calls Image home. This crazy series ran from 1995 to 2000, […]
If you want to make a name for your streaming service, there’s nothing like pulling out a pop culture icon such as Star Trek to do so. CBS has pulled out the big guns and announced that it will launch a new Star Trek TV series in Jan. 2017. The twist comes in that only […]
You always want to take big rumors like this with an extra large grain of salt, but it was too juicy to pass up. The Hashtag Show has revealed new details about the role of Vision in Captain America: Civil War, saying the humanoid, who was only just introduced in Age of Ultron, might eventually […]
A few lucky outlets had the opportunity to visit the Deadpool set while the movie was still filming, and Collider in particular revealed a boatload of new information. The basic gist is that, just as the filmmakers promised, Deadpool is most definitely going to make good on its “hard R” promise, while longtime fans should expect […]
What I find most enjoyable about the Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer isn’t the incredible visuals, or even the ensemble cast of voice actors. What makes this franchise so fun is how it never takes itself too seriously, and perfectly uses the fumbling personality of Jack Black as the goofy panda Po. This is the type […]
We’ve seen the official poster as drawn up by legendary artist Drew Struzan, which gave us a nice glimpse of the overall universe of The Force Awakens. Now get a more intimate look at some of the movie’s new (and old!) characters thanks to some fresh character posters. My favorite? I’m really digging Finn’s, who […]
Entertainment Weekly has provided a first look of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with several pictures of the gang on the film’s set. It’s all very Harry Potter-y, as you’d expect from the prequel, and it has a very throwback feel, capturing the more classic dress and style from the 1920s. […]
Let’s face it: If Batman and Superman were to fight, it would be no contest. Superman is an alien being who has incredible strength, speed and the power of flight. Batman, meanwhile, uses cunning, hand-to-hand combat, and his infinite wealth to help him fight crime. So it stands to reason if Superman really wanted to, he’d […]
The next big team up between Marvel and Netflix is almost here. Jessica Jones, the Netflix original series based the super hero by the same name, debuts on November 20, 2015 as all episodes of the first season are made available. As that date draws near, Netflix has released a fresh pile of production images, which […]
I caught an early screening of “Spectre” last night and decided to share my thoughts. I really liked parts of it, but thought the movie tried and failed to do something new and potentially impressive with the Bond series. Read on for the full review. It’s spoiler free for the most part, but if you’re determined to […]
If yesterday’s glimpse of Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange didn’t do it for you, get a load of the photos above. A few of them may as well have come from Marvel Studios, as they’re pretty terrific quality. There’s no doubt that is indeed Cumberbatch roaming the Nepalese streets while wearing a fantastic beard. There’s […]
Here’s something a little different. With production on Doctor Strange now underway, a video straight from the film’s set in Nepal has been released, showing Benedict Cumberbatch in a full nomad state. He is bearded and dirty and unkempt, but quite clearly on a journey to find something, or someone. Who and what, we do […]
Surprise! A brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has arrived. You didn’t even have to sit through a whole half of Monday Night Football before checking this one out, either. This is the international trailer for the upcoming flick, and it provides a ton of never before seen footage. We have more dialogue […]
Well that was a nice surprise. And you thought Disney wasn’t going to release any new Star Wars footage until the film releases next month. Early Friday morning, a new international trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released, and it was chock-full of brand new footage. Most of it was just a different […]
Enemies will unite for the greater good when Warcraft hits theaters next summer. The first trailer for the movie based on Blizzard’s massively popular MMO has been released, giving us a pretty comprehensive look at what to expect. There will be fighting, drama, family and plenty of pretty visuals. Oh, and a lot of angry Orcs, too. […]
I don’t think we’ll be seeing The Witcher again any time soon in video game format, but that’s fine. Geralt will be bringing his fantasy swagger onto the big screen in a new The Witcher film that has a global release date of 2017. The film was greenlit for production last year, but we now […]