In case you didn’t already know, Joss Whedon and the folks at Marvel Studios didn’t make James Spader wear a robot costume on the set of the Avengers: Age of Ultron. Instead, his character, the titular robotic menace, will be brought to life with the magic of performance capture, which means that Spader spent most of his time filming in grey pajamas covered in little ping pong balls.
While Marvel has delighted fans with the return of characters like Iron Man, Thor and Captain America in Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a question that has been repeatedly brought up by fans is, “Where’s Hulk?” The green monster became a fan favorite after Joss Whedon’s The Avengers in 2012, and yet the film studio decided that he would be the only one of the four core team members without a solo movie sequel. Why?
Joss Whedon did something truly incredible at the helm of the first Avengers movie. In unprecedented fashion, he brought together not just a team of blockbuster superheroes, but brought together multiple franchises into one super movie. As impressive as his work was, however, it turns out that what he was really always looking forward to in the future was making an Avengers movie featuring The Vision.
Earth to Echo director David Green has been hired to take over the series. And we can expect Megan Fox to reprise her role as April O’Neil. The movie is looking to meet a June 3, 2016 release date… with William Fichtner back in the fold as the megalomaniac Eric Sachs.
Speaking with the men behind the massive spectacle, it’s clear that they did what they could to keep things light on the set. In fact, while interviewing Edgerton about the scale of the picture, and Ridley Scott’s use of multiple cameras to capture the vast action on screen, he talked to me about stopping in the moment and reminding yourself, “It’s just a movie.”
As Thanos, Josh Brolin is playing one of the scariest, most intimidating figures in the Marvel Universe. Even more than the fact that he is humungous physically and possesses incredible influence throughout the galaxy, the Mad Titan also eventually possess powers that give him the ability of a god. He inspires quite a good deal of fear wherever he goes – and weirdly enough that even extends to Josh Brolin.
In the history of Marvel Comics, the mutant known as Apocalypse without question ranks as one of the most powerful and terrifying villains. He is not only immortal, but possesses powers that go far beyond the comparatively simple mutations and abilities that other genetically gifted individuals possess.
For being movies that most certainly fit within the science-fiction genre, both Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes are surprisingly grounded movies. While the features do have primates that quickly evolve and learn to talk thanks to a rather miraculous serum, everything else about the movies very much reflect our own world.
Much like The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy team from Marvel Comics hasn’t always consisted of the same lineup. Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot have certainly become the most well-known heroes from that pool of characters, but over the years fans have seen names come and go as group dynamics change and plots have developed.
Last week, I sat down with Sam Claflin, who won our hearts in Catching Fire, and now breaks them in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. It turns out, even though Finnick gets his big moment of scorning the Capitol with his carefully collected secrets, there was something the filmmakers cut out of his Part 1 plot.
While talking with Richard King, Mark Weingarten,and Gregg Landaker, the top three men who gave Interstellar its out of this world sound, I asked what they had to say about the public's response to the film's perceived sound issues. As the feature's sound re-recording mixer, Landaker was the obvious expert to question about this particular matter. His answer was fascinating.
This past weekend I had the pleasure to sit down with a couple of castmembers of the soon to explode The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. There was an unmistakable excitement in the air, but there was also something--well, someone--missing. Philip Seymour Hoffman.
If you didn’t know that Walt Disney’s Big Hero 6 shared Marvel DNA, you might not have stayed until the final scene in the hit movie. If so, you missed one of the film’s funniest gags.
It was in late September of last year when reports surfaced saying that Jennifer Lawrence would be making an appearance in the new comedy. When movie-goers go to see the film this weekend, however, they will find that the actress isn’t actually in the movie. So what exactly happened?
Warning! The following article contains some massive spoilers for X-Men: Days of Future Past. If you missed the film in theaters this summer and still wish to not know how the movie ends, please head over to one of our other lovely articles on the site!
The main reason I love Harris’ answer is because it gives us insight into the painstaking process of creating a memorable scene (in a movie that’s packed with them).
X-Men writer/producer Simon Kinberg recently explained that he sees X-Men: Apocalypse as ending a trilogy that began with First Class, “complete the stories” of young Mystique, Beast, Magneto and Professor Xavier. These comments naturally had us worried, fearing that these four integral characters would be somehow walking off into the sunset, but fortunately Kinberg has now set the record straight.
Alexandre Aja's adaptation of Joe Hill's Horns has a lot of things going for it, a good cast included. And at the center of that cast is Daniel Radcliffe, an actor who continues to impress as he steps out from under the shadow that is The Boy Who Lived. So, how did the Harry Potter star land the dark role of the horned Ig Perrish in Horns?
We couldn’t wait to give you the latest on Bored to Death. In short, Schwartzman says the movie's on hold, but he has hopes for the resurrection of season four.
When writer/producer Simon Kinberg signed a three-year deal with 20th Century Fox last year to oversee the future of X-Men and Fantastic Four movies, he acknowledged a pretty straightforward goal: “Be like Marvel.” Referring to the constantly growing cinematic universe at Marvel Studios, Kinberg revealed that he wants to do something massive with his comic book movies – and Deadpool is very much a part of that.
While the characters do have very important ties to the titular doll, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorainne Warren, who were played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in last year’s horror film, don’t actually make an appearance in Annabelle. But that wasn’t necessarily always going to be the case.
While most of the characters in Rogen and Goldberg’s This Is The End find a way to get raptured and taken off to heaven, that was not the fate that wound up being orchestrated for James Franco. Instead, a plan to "sacrifice" himself in the third act of the movie goes horribly awry, and he winds up getting eaten by Danny McBride and his team of cannibals.
When Justin Lin came aboard the Fast & Furious with Tokyo Drift, he pulled off something rather creative. By introducing Han, played by Sung Kang, into the series, the director managed to create a continuity connection between the car racing franchise and Lin’s directorial debut, the indie thriller Better Luck Tomorrow. It was such a fascinating and unique move that it got me wondering if Fast & Furious 7 helmer James Wan would be game to do something similar.
Based on the box office results, audiences were more than ready to see Denzel Washinton kicking ass for his Training Day director. And Sony has said they want The Equalizer 2. It can only be a matter of time until the sequel officially is greenlit, right?
In the year that brought us two "White House in Peril" films, Olympus succeeded in being more memorable that White House Down. It banked $161 million in global receipts, though producers likely assume that the shift in location to the UK for London Has Fallen will help push the sequel to a worldwide market.