If you’re reading this and you haven’t seen Disney’s The Jungle Book, do yourself a favor and check it out. I had no intentions of checking it out myself but after seeing it a few weeks ago I’m very glad I got the chance to check it out. Not only is the story fun and engaging but the animation is incredible.
Check out the stories below to see what you might have missed from this week.
Despicable Me 3
Gru will be back for Despicable Me 3 and, this time, he’ll take on Balthazar Bratt, a former 80s child star voiced by South Park’s Trey Parker.
— Despicable Me (@DespicableMe) April 14, 2016
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Channing Tatum is “about to get all up in that Golden Circle. The actor this week said he’ll be in the upcoming Kingsman sequel, sharing a poster that revealed he’ll play someone from the south.
— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) April 14, 2016
Avengers: Infinity War
Joe and Anthony Russo, the duo behind Captain America: Civil War, were asked whether or not any of the Guardians will appear in Avengers: Infinity War, another movie the brothers are directing. Here’s what the two had to say:
The movies are intended to be a culmination of everything that’s happened before in the MCU so you don’t want to get into spoilers but I’m a big fan of what James Gunn has done. Star-Lord is a fantastic character and Chris Pratt is an awesome performer so you’d be very excited. [Comicbook]
Kong: Skull Island
Some behind-the-scenes footage from Kong: Skull Island was shared, giving us our first glimpse at the cast together. The video reveals some details, too, teasing some exciting things to come.
The Jungle Book 2
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2
According to Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2 will feel like different movies. Speaking to io9, the two brothers explained the two parts will feel distinct from one another, describing them as “different expressions.” [io9]
Not to be confused with the recent Godzilla movie directed by Gareth Edwards, Toho has made a Godzilla movie of its own. The trailer has zero dialogue, instead focusing on the King of Monsters invading a small Japanese town backed by a dramatic score.
The Neon Demon
Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives) is back with his new project, The Neon Demon. The movie is an Amazon Studios release and focuses on an aspiring model in Los Angeles and, well, just see for yourself. It’s moody and stylish, just like his other movies. Let’s hope it’s more on the side of Drive than Only God Forgives.
Star Wars trilogy
Alamo Drafthouse is going to play the original Star Wars trilogy for audiences in August, including at theaters in San Francisco, New York, San Antonio, and Miami, among others. Entertainment Weekly has the full list of locations. [EW]
Ahead of its release in June, some concept art for Finding Dory has been released. [Collider]
Tessa Thompson, know for her role in Creed, has signed a multi-picture deal with Marvel and is set to make her first appearance in Thor: Ragnarok. The actress is said to play Thor’s new love interest, essentially replacing Natalie Portman. [TheWrap]
We’ve already seen a trailer, now check out this clip from AMC’s upcoming show Preacher. If this is the kind of intensity we can expect, sign me up. May 22 can’t come soon enough.
— PREACHER (@PreacherAMC) April 11, 2016
50 years since Disney brought Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book to the big screen, Disney is taking another stab at the beloved coming-of-age adventure. Filmed entirely on a lot in Los Angeles, The Jungle Book tells the story of Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a young boy orphaned after Shere Khan (Idris Elba) kills his father. Mowgli is […]
Suicide Squad may be in the middle of reshoots, but judging by the newest trailer, are they even necessary? The movie looks just as fun, exciting, and entertaining as the earlier footage led on, suggesting this bad guy team-up is going to be the gem of Warner Bros.’ DC Cinematic Universe—at least for the time […]
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter may be the newest attraction in Hollywood, but it’s Newt Scamander who is making his presence felt. At the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, a new trailer was shown for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and it looks like the most fun movie in the Potter universe […]
A day after HBO held a premiere for Games of Thrones season 6, the premium cable channel released a brand new trailer full of new footage. If you’ve been following along up until this point, there’s a lot to unpack, not least of which is seeing Jon Snow’s lifeless body at the Wall. There’s not […]
While the next Indiana Jones is still several years away, Disney pretty much knows how the upcoming movie will play out—and some details earlier this week. Speaking to Variety, producer Frank Marshall revealed Indiana Jones 5 will be a continuation of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the maligned installment that came out in 2008. Marshall […]
Marvel has been more than willing to share trailers and brief TV spots for its upcoming superhero epic, Captain America: Civil War, but we have yet to see any actual clips. That is, until now. Ahead of the movie’s world premiere on April 12, two clips from the movie were shared, including one of Ant-Man […]
Based on the most recent trailer for Suicide Squad, you wouldn’t think Warner Bros. is worried about the movie’s tone, but according to recent reports, the film was undergoing extensive reshoots to add more jokes—a knee-jerk reaction in response to Batman v Superman’s glaring lack of humor. According to director David Ayer, however, the “reshoots […]
You know that solo Batman movie Ben Affleck seems so hesitant to commit to? It’s happening, according to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who didn’t provide many details beyond that. The news comes on the heels of an earlier report that said Affleck was already working on a script. “We’re working with Ben Affleck on […]
Just a few days after filming wrapped in up New York City, Marvel has released the first teaser trailer for Doctor Strange. Wow, Benedict Cumberbatch couldn’t be any more perfect as Stephen Strange. The studio already warned the film would be weird and psychedelic, and after seeing tonight’s footage, I can see why. After getting […]
Last we heard, Sony was mulling over a few different titles for its standalone Spider-Man flick. As it turns out, when a big studio starts snatching up suspicious domains, one of them could be the name of an upcoming movie. Yes, Sony on Tuesday announced the upcoming solo flick will be called Spider-Man: Homecoming. As […]
What a bizarre world we live in sometimes. Rumors of a crossover between Men in Black (MIB) and 21 Jump Street have been circling for a while now, with early speculation suggesting Sony was interested in tapping James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords, The Muppets) to direct. Sony recently confirmed the title will actually happen, believe it […]
With a title and release date already confirmed, Marvel is apparently looking to fill out the cast for Spider-Man: Homecoming. So who is going to join Tom Holland? According to the Hollywood Reporter, Michael Keaton is currently in talks to play the villain, which could line up neatly with a recent rumor claiming Vulture will […]
One of the weird, tiny details in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was C-3PO’s arm. The once entirely golden droid now featured a red left arm. Its presence was never explained in the film, leaving the most diehard among fans wondering about why it was there at all. Now we know what’s up. The story behind […]
Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K. News surfaced recently that there’s going to be a third Bill & Ted movie, and it’s already well on its way to your eyeballs. “We’ve been working on it for, like six years,” actor Alex Winter told Forbes in a recent interview. “We’re knee deep in the script, it’s […]
Benedict Cumberbatch has been tapped to play the role of The Grinch in the 2017 animated movie that will carry the same name. The Grinch producer Chris Meledandri broke the news during CinemaCon this week. The Grinch, for audiences who might be too young or who never read the book in their youth, is based on […]
Looks like moviegoers will soon have a whole new cinematic universe to explore on the big screen. According to ComicBook, Warner Bros. Animation is exploring the idea of branching out from a 2018 Scooby Doo reboot, dubbed S.C.O.O.B, and starting a whole series of fresh takes on classic cartoons, essentially “unlocking the whole Hanna-Barbera Universe.” Hanna-Barbera […]
Disney has been carefully looking at a small group of young actors to take on the Han Solo role for the character’s standalone movie, and Deadline reports there may be a favorite. According to the site, Alden Ehrenreich, who was a standout in Hail, Caesar!, is apparently leading the pack for the coveted role. It […]
Ryan Reynolds will return as the fourth-wall breaking, chimichanga-loving Weapon X mutant for the upcoming Deadpool sequel. 20th Century Fox, in an announcement surprising absolutely no one, confirmed the news at CinemaCon on Thursday. The studio also said Tim Miller will be back to direct. While people loved Deadpool for its crude humor and violent […]
Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope‘s latter half was rather good. The bit with the Death Star, Han showing he’s not so bad after all and, of course, Obi-Wan sacrificing himself to become a higher power in the Force. That last bit, the part about Obi-Wan dying? That wasn’t originally written to happen in A […]