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Some casting information has been surfacing over the past week regarding the comedy sequel Ted 2, and that's mostly because the comedy sequel is currently in production over in Boston right now. However, we've yet to see any photos from the set and no plot details have surfaced at all (beyond Morgan Freeman playing a successful civil rights lawyer who helps Ted with some legal trouble). But now we get a hint of what could be going on in the film set for release next summer as star Mark Wahlberg posted a photo from the set on Twitter for everyone to see. Not only does he show off his ripped arms, but it seems his character John Bennett also has a slick new ride inspired by his hero and wedding officiator, Flash Gordon.
For some reason, there was a rumor that a Batmobile had been stolen from the set of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Bleeding Cool picked up the story from CBS News of all places, but it turned out to be completely false. How do we know? Well, aside from the official confirmations that not even one of the several Batmobiles on set had been stolen, director Zack Snyder decided to continue his Star Wars photo gags (previously seen with a Jedi Superman and Batman on Tatooine) by having another recognizable character from a galaxy far, far away apprehended by police for trying to steal Batman's ride.
Production has resumed on Star Wars: Episode VII, but after some big leaks hit the web before the project went on hiatus for a few weeks, it seems the lid is even tighter on mystery box of the sci-fi sequel from director J.J. Abrams. So since we don't have any new stuff about Episode VII (besides some aerial photos of the Millennium Falcon and X-Wing making the rounds), it's never too early to start talking about Episode VIII. We already know that Looper director Rian Johnson is writing and directing the next installment of the new Star Wars trilogy, and one of his former stars is already lobbying for a part. Read on!
D'après le Best-Seller! We're getting closer and closer to the October release of David Fincher's latest film, adapted from Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name which it seems that everyone is reading nowadays. Gone Girl has already been marketed with trailers and TV spots and posters, but we have even more to add into the mix. An international poster from France has appeared putting Amy Dunne's character (played by Rosamund Pike) front and center, with Ben Affleck's Nick Dunne behind her. Meanwhile, a new Pinterest page for Amy's character has appeared, which is the best movie marketing use of that site so far. See below.
Now that is a Batmobile! Oh yes! In response to the first sneaky fan-taken set photos leaked to the web this week, Zack Snyder has taken to Twitter to reveal an official and spectacular first look at the Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Filming is now underway, and the photo was taken by Snyder's goto set photographer Clay Enos, who also tweeted some particulars. This shot they've revealed makes it look a lot more suped up than any of the set photos from around Detroit, or the one in the background of that first Batman shot, and I can't wait to see it in action. Is this everything you wanted? Or is it too much?
We've already gotten one look at Keanu Reeves in the forthcoming action thriller John Wick, and this Friday the first trailer will debut. In the meantime, we have the first teaser poster that takes the titular character, an ex-hitman on an adrenaline-fueled path to revenge, and his namesake very literally. There's actually a wick leading to the head of Keanu Reeves, implying that he might explode. From another perspective, he also looks like some kind of firework balloon. We're not sure what to expect from this flick, but it will debut at Fantastic Fest later this month, so stay tuned to see if we like it or not. Look below now!
If you've been paying attention to our coverage, you know it's fall festival season. We've checked out Telluride and the Toronto International Film Festival this year, and we'll have coverage of Fantastic Fest soon as well. But coming up later this month is also the New York Film Festival, with a whole slew of great films, some of which have already premiered at the aforementioned film festivals, along with Cannes. But there's some films premiering in the Big Apple that no one has seen yet, including Paul Thomas Anderson's anticipated Inherent Vice, and some brief footage from the film has popped up in a trailer for the festival, along with footage from many more of the fantastic festival selections as well. Watch below!
After turning her back on The Capitol in the most recent teaser poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, this time we get to see Jennifer Lawrence in all her rebellion glory on the fiery poster for the first chapter in the two-part finale. She's all decked out in rebel gear, armed with her trusty bow and arrow, and situated perfectly in front of the Mockingjay wings she's helped spread as more and more of the districts turn on President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and his tyrannical ways. A new trailer for the film will arrive in just five days, and we've included a tease of that below for those who can't wait.
Plenty of films have enjoyed premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival this month, from Kevin Smith's messed up horror thriller Tusk to Jason Reitman's poignant Men, Women & Children. Some promising films like Noah Baumbach's While We're Young and Anna Kendrick's musical The Last 5 Years have already been picked up from the fest too. And now we have a bit of hype for another film that debuted at TIFF a few days ago, Andrew Niccol's timely drama Good Kill, which examines the current state of war through the eyes of a drone-pilot. That pilot also just happens to be played by Niccol's Gattaca star Ethan Hawke and we have a teaser poster straight from TIFF, though it doesn't feature the actor. Look!
Toke and Tusk! This might be one of the craziest, coolest, wildest movie promotions I've ever seen. Over the weekend, Kevin Smith's wacky new cult horror comedy Tusk premiered at the Toronto Film Festival (read my review) and is hitting theaters in just a few weeks. As explained by Kevin Smith: "This movie was born in a blaze, and will be released in a blaze," referring to the inception of the film during the recording of one of his SModcast episodes (during which he is usually stoned). A24 Films, releasing the film, has partnered with pot shop Buds & Roses to release two special strains of herb: Mr. Tusk and White Walrus. I can't believe this is an official promotion, but believe it or not, it totally is real and it's awesome. I love it. Can I get a sample?
We've already seen what kind of provocative racial satire will be on display in the Sundance selected comedy Dear White People. Now we wanted to call your attention to a cool new poster for the film, if only because it's one of those indies that we think you should go out of your way to see. What's really cool about the poster is that it was designed by a fan of the film, 29-year-old architect Nikkolas Smith with a day job working on theme parks and roller-coasters for Disney Imagineering. He just felt inspired after seeing the movie at the Los Angeles Film Festival screening. It features Tyler James Williams as gay nerd Lionel, enduring the hands of one of the many white people who want to touch his big afro. See the poster below!
During the summer, we learned that Marvel's Thor and The Avengers villainous star Tom Hiddleston would head into completely different territory by playing country music legend Hank Williams in a biopic called I Saw the Light. Some fans of the legendary musician and singer have been rather skeptical about Hiddleston taking the role, so he decided to try his hand at singing as Hank Williams in front of an audience at the Wheatland Music Festival up in Remus, Michigan. Thankfully, someone was smart enough to grab video of one of the performances (he did several over the weekend) and we're pretty impressed. Watch it!
Though Bill Murray hasn't been all that interested in strapping on a proton pack again for Ghostbusters 3, he actually likes the sounds of the latest idea for a franchise reboot/sequel. Following the passing of Ghostbusters writer and star Harold Ramis earlier this year, the script for the film was going to be reworked in his absence. However, more recently, news surfaced that Columbia Pictures was looking to Bridesmaids director Paul Feig to be at the helm of a completely different Ghostbusters film, one that would put an all-female cast in the roles of the paranormal investigators. And Murray says, "I would go to that movie."
Following a batch of posters showing off the resistance in District 13 and another batch highlighting the rebel warriors of the revolution against The Capitol, it's finally time for our Mockingjay leader to take the spotlight. Jennifer Lawrence gets her own poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, but her face is nowhere to be seen. Taking a cue from what little footage of Katniss we see in the teaser trailer, the tagline simply uses her proclamation of loyalty to fight with the rebels when she arrives in the lost District. This could be seen as a statement of the former tribute turning her back on The Capitol completely, or she could just be facing her followers. Either way, it's another cool poster to hype the fall release. Look!