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Some potentially big news landing late on Friday night, thanks to a report from Jeff Sneider at The Wrap. He says a source from Warner Bros "familiar with the project" has revealed that Jared Leto, coming off of his Academy Award win for Best Supporting Actor earlier this year, is "circling a key role" in David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad that might actually be – drum roll – The Joker. Wait, what? Yea that's what it says, which makes some kind of sense considering Suicide Squad is a DC villain round-up movie and it did occasionally include The Joker in the comic it's based on. But casting isn't confirmed yet, it's only a potential for now.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Meet Baymax. Now in theaters is Disney Animation's latest feature Big Hero 6, based on a Marvel Comics series, about a robot named Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. The voice cast includes Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez and Alan Tudyk. How is this one? Disney Animations best movie yet, can it top Frozen? Or is it a let down? Is it as fun as it looks? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your own thoughts on Disney's Big Hero 6.
Which side do you fight for: the Horde or the Alliance? With BlizzCon down in Anaheim kicking off today, Blizzard has started the marketing machine for the upcoming Warcraft movie directed by Duncan Jones (of Moon, Source Code). There was an early preview of footage at Comic-Con in July, and we expect there to be a big tease at BlizzCon this weekend, but in the meantime a batch of new posters has debuted in the form of choosing your side. This is exactly the kind of marketing they need to launch, because the entire story really is Horde vs. Alliance, and they're going to be playing that up right from the start. The two posters connect to websites where you can sign-up for your allegiance and display their emblem everywhere online.
Some news for fans of Russell Crowe, as the actor's directorial debut has finally secured US distribution from Warner Bros. The movie studio has announced (via Crowe himself) that they will be releasing The Water Diviner, directed by and starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe, in April of 2015 after its initial debut in Australia later this year. The film tells the story of an Australian man who travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. We've already featured one official trailer as well as an early featurette for this film, but expect to see more marketing closer to release. Curious to see it.
There used to be a time when we would look up at the stars and dream. We would wonder what it was like out there, what we might find out amongst the endless black of space. But then things changed, we became obsessed with ourselves again, with battling each other for money and power, and we forgot how to dream. Along comes Interstellar, an exhilarating science fiction creation that once again reminds us that we can dream, that we get to breathe this fresh air on this beautiful planet, that we get to smile, cry and laugh. And it's those feelings that matter the most. It reminds us that the desire to connect is one of the most important aspects of humanity and that nothing–whether it be time or space or others–can break those bonds of love.
Nazis on the moon was just scraping the surface. Nice tagline. If you caught the wacky indie creation Iron Sky a few years ago and actually enjoyed it, we have some good news - the sequel is currently in the works. And we have a crazy trailer for it already. Titled Iron Sky: The Coming Race, this sequel is set twenty years after WWIII (the war shown in the first Iron Sky). The survivors must join together to fight against Adolf Hitler & his army of dinosaurs. Yes, you read that right. The reveal in the trailer is kind of awesome and although we've already spoiled it, you just have to watch this anyway. The film is also looking for more money on Indiegogo to begin production, if you'd like to support an indie film about Hitler's dinosaur army.
"What happens when a man stands up and says enough is enough." Paramount has officially debuted the first trailer for Ava DuVernay's Selma, one of the last films we're waiting to see for the awards season, as it hits theaters on Christmas Day just in time for a qualifying theatrical run. Telling the story of of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic march that started in Selma, Alabama in 1965, this powerful portrayal of the civil rights movement is lead by David Oyelowo. He looks exceptional as Martin Luther King, even putting on a bit of weight to complete the appearance, and I can't wait to see the entire thing. The cast includes Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson and Dylan Baker as J. Edgar Hoover. Don't ignore this film.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "We must confront the reality of interstellar travel." It's time for launch. Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated space exploration movie Interstellar has arrived in theaters, opening Tuesday night in 70mm IMAX & 70mm/35mm film cinemas, before going wide this weekend everywhere else. Matthew McConaughey stars as Cooper, who commands a mission through a wormhole near Saturn that takes them to another galaxy. The rest of the crew includes Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley and David Gyasi, along with robots TARS and CASE. So how is it? Does it live up to very high expectations? Nolan's best yet? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Interstellar.
"Where were you when you first saw Birdman Returns?" Hitting theaters everywhere next May is the highly anticipated sequel to Birdman, starring Riggan Thomson as the badass bird superhero. Yes, we've seen plenty of comic book movies already but another one can't hurt, especially when it's another one as dark, brooding, and spectacular as Birdman. I love that first one and I've been anxiously awaiting this sequel. It's only a quick tease with some glimpses that give us a feeling of the atmosphere and serious, dark tone of this follow-up, but I'm still excited to see it. Nothing like seeing Riggan put on that Birdman mask again. Enjoy!
"We're gunna make you cool, and tough!" Yesterday Sony debuted the first trailer for the new movie from Neill Blomkamp, titled Chappie, which tells the story of a young robot being brought into a brutal world. Fans of this music group may have already spotted them, but for everyone else, it's time to introduce you to Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er from the South African group Die Antwoord. We've known they were in the cast since they were included in the early production announcements last year, but it's good to see them in the trailer and it seems they are main characters with a key role in the plot. View even more photos below.
"Rage, rage against the dying of the light." It's almost time. Christopher Nolan's Interstellar arrives in theaters this week, and I hope that means that everyone has space exploration on their mind. If not that, at least some crazy theories about relativity and gravity and how the universe works. To give you brain an extra spin, Nelson Carvajal has cooked up a video called ASTRO//SPLICE, sort of a mesmerizing five minute combination of footage from Contact and archival space exploration/NASA footage. If anything, I hope that Interstellar does fuel the discussion on space exploration and get more people to dream and wonder about our place in the universe. More content like this will only keep the discussion going. Check it out and enjoy.
Oh boy, what will Lars von Trier say about this? A promotional poster has debuted online for a project in the works by controversial Argentinian director Gaspar Noé, who last challenged audiences with the ambitious film Enter the Void. This time he's going all out sex, in a film called Love that seems to be inspired by Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac meets Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Color. Described as a "sexual melodrama" about a boy, and two girls, the film "celebrates sex in a joyous way." But of course, it shouldn't be celebrated any other way! It's a very enticing, raunchy design, I wouldn't expect anything less from Noé.
"I brought you into this world... a machine that can think and feel." Yes! It's time for our first look. Sony Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Chappie, a story about a boy, his robot, and the big, bad world he brings him into. Dev Patel stars as the creator of Chappie, a robot who will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. Sharlto Copley voices our new friend Chappie, and the cast includes Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver. This trailer is really something, everything I was hoping for and more from Blomkamp. I love the worlds he creates, and the characters he introduces, I'm always excited for more. "People are always fearful of something they don't understand."
"Why is he still here?!" Another great short film to feature for your viewing pleasure, this one a comedy from writer/director Nathaniel Lindsay. This first premiered at Fantastic Fest last year and after playing at festivals for a while, it has finally hit the web and can be viewed for free in full below. Titled Green Eyed, the short film (via Short of the Week) is about a successful yuppie whose life is turned upside down when a "Nosferatic ghoul" starts showing up at his parties. I really dig the score (which kind of reminds me of The Guest, same 80's vibe) and the make-up work is cool, but it does run a little long for a rather simple concept. That said, I laughed quite a bit at this, solid execution overall. Nice work. Have fun, my friends!