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Colin Firth has successfully become the next great aging action star in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Though we’re still waiting to see if 20th Century Fox will give the official green light for a sequel, director Matthew Vaughn already has some plans for it just in case.
While most fans of superhero movies admittedly watch both Marvel and DC films, it doesn't necessarily mean they don't have a strong opinion on their preferred universe. Turns out Samuel L. Jackson also has his own strong opinions on his superhero universe of choice, Marvel, and while he may have a more than a few obvious reasons for this, he definitely still raises a few interesting points.
Samuel L Jackson has teased that his run as Nick Fury might be coming to an end, as he only has two films left on his contract.
Imagine this scenario. You hire Samuel L. Jackson to play the lead villain in your new spy thriller. But then he brings his interpretation of the character to you… and it’s not what you expected at all.
Massive explosions, a terrorist hijacking and lots and lots of gunplay. Big Game screams Die Hard knockoff. But thanks to the trailer with its grandiose speeches on “9/11” and “big game hunting,” we’re on board for its sheer ridiculousness.
The Hateful Eight will be shot for a 70mm release, and The Weinstein Company is promising the widest release this shooting format has been offered in 20 years. TWC will also be offering releases in 35mm format as well as a digital release.
But future films are on notice: it will be forbidden to exhibit films with any bad language. It seems to put the kibosh on Leviathan, a critically-acclaimed Russian film that was a hit at Cannes earlier this year, but might not even reach our shores.
Samuel L. Jackson is certainly no stranger to the role of a hitman, and now he's getting ready to do it all again. The big difference this time will be that instead of gasps, he'll be going for laughs. The Academy Award-nominated star has signed a deal that will see him starring in the new action comedy The Black Phantom, which already has Kevin Hart attached in a co-lead role.
Truth be told, as remarkable as that passage is, the Ezekial speech from Pulp Fiction isn’t even the first dialogue chunk I think of when I recall Samuel L. Jackson’s Pulp Fiction character. I mean, his diner speech with Tim Roth in the closing moments of the Oscar-winning film might be my favorite Jackson scene.
Thanks to his important role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Samuel L. Jackson has spent plenty of time hanging around superheroes in the last few years - but what we've been really waiting for is the return of his own great superhero character.
It’s a good week for Samuel L. Jackson fans, who already got a first look at the actor in the upcoming action comedy Barely Lethal. People looking for something similar but far more extreme are going to be pleased with the above trailer and series of clips from the upcoming action drama Kite, the live-action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu’s 1999 anime A Kite. At least, I think they’ll be pleased.
Yates and Co. are hoping to get a greenlight from Warner after offering the studio a five-minute pre-visualization video detailing how the film could work. Something tells me casting one of the more popular character actors in Hollywood will help that along as well.
We do have to wonder if Jackson is a reliable source in this matter. The reality is that with no real connection to the film he doesn't really have any reason to lie about anything - unless he's been set up to create a smokescreen that will confuse fans and help keep all of Abrams' ideas secret. What do you think?
Harry is a former jazz virtuoso turned unreliable rollercoaster mechanic who lives in a forgotten train caboose in New Orleans. But after a drunken night celebrating an unexpected and massive inheritance, Harry finds he's hired a down-on-his-luck British butler to work for him.
This won’t be the first time Jackson and Cusack co-star in a King adaptation, as they were both in Mikael Håfström’s underseen 2007 horror mystery 1408>, though Jackson’s role was limited to one major scene. I can’t wait to see them share the screen together for most of a feature.
Have you ever dreamed of what it might be like to go camping with Samuel L. Jackson? Of course you have. Well, thanks to the upcoming thriller Big Game, we will all have the chance to experience this dream vicariously.
Though she has spectacular powers that include manipulating probability and creating hexes, Scarlet Witch was initially considered a surprising addition to the Avengers’ crew. Sure, in the comics she has been on the Avengers Unity Squad, but she is more often associated with X-Men comics, as her father is Magneto.
Jackson has signed on to be the villain for Matthew Vaughn’s soon-to-shoot espionage adventure The Secret Service. Based on a comic book series by Mark Millar and David Gibbons, the movie centers on a veteran MI6 spy who attempts to straighten out his screw-up nephew whose gunning for a criminal life in the hood. Millar has described the concept as My Fair Lady meets James Bond.
Samuel L. Jackson's most popular role nowadays is his regularly-recurring part as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but now it appears that he is ready to take on a much different kind of hero. The hard-working actor is now in final negotiations to star in Barely Lethal, a new action comedy has Hailee Steinfeld attached to play a teenage assassin.
In Big Game, the actor otherwise known as Nick Fury finally gets to play the President of the United States of America … only to find himself under attack. Jackson will escape from the downed aircraft in a safety pod, landing in the woods. There, he’ll be discovered and semi-recued by a 13-year-old boy who happened to be camping nearby.