Back at the beginning of the month, a rumor swirled that predicted plans for the future of The Incredible Hulk within the Marvel cinematic universe. Obviously, the big guy will be an integral part of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but what about after that? Will Marvel Studios give him another standalone film? Mark Ruffalo believes they're working it out, and then we got word that Hulk might end up crossing over with Guardians of the Galaxy in a sequel that would see the cosmic superhero team encountering the mean green machine. However, director James Gunn has now denied those rumors, but we're not surprised.
With the beginning of Comic-Con just a couple days away, the influx of news about forthcoming comic book movies (like what titles Marvel has planned for release through 2019) will increase exponentially. And there's no official word on DC Entertainment having a presence at Comic-Con, we're betting the Warner Bros. panel on Saturday will have a couple of surprises, and one of them just might involve Dwayne Johnson. The actor has been teasing involvement in some kind of DC Comics property, and while past stories have linked him to Lobo, it sounds like our answer might have already come from the past. Read on!
First of all, we just want everyone to know that we're not going to post every single story detail about Star Wars: Episode VII that hits the web. There are too many unsubstantiated rumors out there to sift through all the garbage and truly know the real details of the sci-fi sequel. Plus, because of the profile of this project, everyone is going to be skeptical anyway. Having said that, there are some things that we know about the project, but aren't at liberty to divulge, and we're not going to be posting spoilers at all. But the basic storyline of the film has just been leaked, and it's pretty spot-on with what we've heard. More below!
Without a doubt we'll be getting a whole slew of updates from Marvel Studios later this week when Comic-Con gets into full swing in San Diego beginning with the convention's preview night on Wednesday, July 22nd. And before the big show begins, we've got a tease of what we might hear about when Kevin Feige takes the stage in Hall H on July 26th. Marvel has just announced release dates for five new films to hit theaters from 2017 through 2019, but it's no surprise that no titles have been revealed for these projects. And they join two other projects that already had release dates announced, but no titles revealed. Read on!
After finding success with Mr. & Mrs. Smith, superstars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reteaming again, but on a completely different kid of film. In fact, this time Jolie will be directing the project called By the Sea, in addition to writing the script and starring in the film. However, there are absolutely no plot details on the film as it is simply called, "an intimate, character-driven drama" in which Pitt will also star. This will mark the third film Jolie has directing following In the Land of Blood and Honey and this year's Oscar contender Unbroken, the story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini (watch the trailer here).
It's been over three years since the last update on a film adaptation of the 80s video game Space Invaders surfaced, and at the time, Lorenzo di Bonaventura (behind such toy adaptations as the Transformers franchise and G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra) and Gigi Pritzker of Odd Lot Entertainment had picked up the rights. But it sounds like they couldn't get the project together as The Wrap reports Akiva Goldsman, director of A Winter's Tale and producer of Lone Survivor and Hancock, is now behind a new initiative to adapt the game at Warner Bros. Pictures now. And if you know the premise of the game, the story could be anything.
There was a time back in the early 2000s when Hollywood was obsessed with remaking Japanese horror films, thanks largely to the success of The Ring directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. The film focused on one woman's encounter with a video tape that cursed its viewer to death after seven days. That was all the way back in 2002, and The Ring Two arrived a few years later in 2005. Now it's 12 years since the first film hit theaters, and Paramount Pictures thinks the time is now for a third film in the series. THR reports The Crow remake director F. Javier Gutierrez has been tapped to direct the film. Read on!
After getting involved and falling away from various studio projects like Disney's new Cinderella, Universal's The Wolfman, and an adaptation of Dan Brown's The Last Symbol, director Mark Romanek is going to try his hand at another big studio film. Variety reports the Never Let Me Go and One Hour Photo director is in talks to be at the helm of The Overlook Hotel, the prequel to The Shining being set up at Warner Bros. With a script from "The Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara, and a classic predecessor from Stanley Kubrick, this is a hot commodity, but there's no telling whether Romanek will stick with it.
Last month, following the debut of the very British teaser trailer for the upcoming family holiday release of Paddington, about the bear, we learned that Colin Firth would not be providing the voice of the title bear due to "conscious uncoupling." But now the film has a grand replacement as The Daily Mail has learned that Skyfall and Cloud Atlas star Ben Whishaw will lend his voice to the film instead. Much like Firth, Whishaw wasn't sure it was for him, "I resisted a little bit, because I had a bad experience doing this kind of work in the past and I thought I was no good at it. But I was persuaded to go, slightly grudgingly." Read on!
While Lionsgate might not be bringing a panel to Comic-Con for this fall's release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, that doesn't mean the film won't have a presence at the convention in San Diego. The studio just announced a big trailer launch from Samsung where fans can check out the trailer on the company's new Galaxy Tab S before it's release online to everyone else. Unknown cast members will be on hand to debut the trailer on Friday, July 25th at 12:00pm PT. Now we're not sure how long the trailer will be exclusively available to Samsung consumers, but we'll post right away as soon as it's available for everyone.
Briefly: There's been some recent buzz about Kevin Smith's odd horror movie Tusk since the first trailer will be unveiled at the filmmaker's annual panel at Comic-Con next week with stars Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment in attendance. So far we've only seen some pictures from the set and the teaser poster, and now we know when A24 will unleash the walrus. The distribution company has revealed that Tusk will arrive in theaters beginning on September 19th this fall. We'll be sure to post the trailer as soon as it's available online following a debut in front of the Hall H audience on Friday, July 25th. #WalrusYes
Just earlier today, Guillermo del Toro opened up a bit about the haunted house and ghosts in his forthcoming horror film Crimson Peak. And it sounds like he's keen on tackling something more familiar to horror audiences. Collider chatted with del Toro for a little chat, and this was before yesterday's news about Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan rebooting a bunch of the classic movie monsters at Universal Pictures, crafting them in a cohesive interconnected universe. The discussion turned to Frankenstein, and del Toro commented, "It's like the dream project so I'm a little, you know, I'm a chicken shit, you know?" Read on!
Next week at Comic-Con, we'll have a much better idea of what to expect from Guillermo del Toro's next horror film Crimson Peak. But until then, some interviews with the director from the set of the film have surfaced where he talks about the haunted house at the center of the story and how they're bringing some of the ghosts inside the house to life by doing more practical effects. The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam, and some of the plot and details on their characters have been revealed. Find out more about the film and the terror that del Toro has in store below.
Back in May, one of three competing Jesse Owens biopics made some progress by casting up and coming star Stephan James in the film called Race directed by Blown Away helmer Stephen Hopkins. Now that film is looking even better as Focus Features has just picked up the US distribution rights to the film, and added two more cast members. Jason Sudeikis (We're the Millers) and Jeremy Irons (Beautiful Creatures) have both landed roles in the film about the iconic African-American track-and-field star who competed in the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany and won four gold medals to rub Adolf Hitler's face in. More below!