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Next year, Superman and The Lone Ranger are teaming up to fight an international enemy in the adaptation of the classic TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement). Henry Cavill plays CIA agent Napoleon Solo while Armie Hammer plays KGB agent Illya Kuryakin, and the two must put aside a rivalry to stop the evil THRUSH, an organization opposed by Russia and the United States. Now we have a first look at the film, and it looks rather stylish. However, I can't help but be reminded of films like The Avengers (1998) and Get Smart as mediocre TV spy adaptations. Look below!
We've already seen Amy Poehler and Tina Fey make a splash on "Saturday Night Live" but their team-up on the big screen in Baby Mama left something to be desire, despite being moderately amusing. But their next project coming next winter might be just what the doctor ordered. Formerly known as The Nest, the comedy is now called Sisters, and follows the comedienne duo as thirtysomething sisters coming home to find their parents’ house has been put up for sale, so they decide to spend one more wild weekend together there, bonding, feuding and finally growing up. And today, we have the first photo from the film. Look now!
Mostly because the special effects on the film are still being done, we haven't yet seen any real first look photos from the forthcoming sequel Ted 2. There was a trailer that leaked briefly awhile back, but it was chock full of unfinished visual effects shots and it was taken down very quickly. However, we finally have the first official photo from the comedy that made it on our list of the 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015. This time Morgan Freeman is coming along for some fun as a high profile civil rights lawyer, though we don't see him in this first look photo. Instead, it's Mark Wahlberg and the title bear getting ready to dive.
In case you didn't know, Tom Hanks is reteaming with director Steven Spielberg for a fourth time after previously working together on Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal. Two out of three isn't bad, and now the next film on the way is something completely different, a Cold War drama that has been referred to as St. James Place but is officially untitled as of now. The film follows the negotiation to recovering a captured pilot from behind enemy lines. But it's not a battlefield drama as this particular fight was waged by lawyer James Donovan. That's who Hanks is playing, and we have a first look below.
If the blockbuster action of giant monsters fighting human-controlled robots didn't do anything for you in Pacific Rim, then you might be a little more interested in director Guillermo del Toro returning to the horror genre with Crimson Peak. Taking the terror back to a period setting, this haunted house tale is one of our 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015. And now we finally have a first look at the film with a photo featuring star Jessica Chastain. The film looks gothic through and through, and if you saw del Toro's tour of the gallery experience at Comic-Con over the summer, that should come as no surprise. Look below now!
Plenty of people were either freaked out, confused or just furious when they saw Chris Pratt riding his motorcycle with a pack of velociraptors at his side in the first trailer for Jurassic World. The shot basically confirmed that these particular dinosaurs have been tamed. While some think that goes against the principles of evolution and their position as unpredictable animals from the past, I'm betting they're not just flat out "good guy" dinosaurs in the end. Either way, as a treat before the holidays, director Colin Trevorrow has revealed a photo of Pratt on the set of Jurassic World with one of his raptor pals. Check it!
On Monday, we got a look at the first piece of concept art and the title treatment for The Jungle Book after Disney unveiled it over the weekend. Production is underway on the adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic book, and director Jon Favreau has been posting some cool photos from behind the scenes, both in the sound booth for recording cast members like Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray and Christopher Walken, and on the set with Mowgli (played by newcomer Neel Sethi, the only actor who will actually be seen on screen). Can't wait to see what the visual effects are like to bring the animals to life. Look below!
"Bye, bye, Bilbo!" There is no bigger J.R.R. Tolkien fan than Stephen Colbert. He hosted the Hall H panel for The Hobbit at Comic-Con this summer, and appears in small cameo roles in the recent three movies (not to mention he can out-trivia anyone). With the grand finale, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, arriving in theaters in just another week we're getting the last marketing push and this one takes the cake. Entertainment Weekly has made three different covers for their latest issue featuring Stephen Colbert in full make-up/costume as three characters: Bilbo, Legolas and Gandalf. These are perfect, Colbert gets my respect for doing this. I'm excited for this last movie, one final adventure in Middle Earth.
Just last week, we learned that the next adventure in the long-running James Bond franchise would be titled Spectre, and fans of 007 know why it's a pretty big deal (if you want to know more, check out Alex's piece on the evil organization right here). Well, production on the film from director Sam Mendes officially began today across the pond, and will continue with shooting locations in Mexico City, Rome, Tangier & Erfoud, Morocco, Sölden, Obertilliach and Lake Altausee, Austria. We thought we'd show off the first slate from production on the film bringing Daniel Craig back as 007, mainly because it's a fun tease for the film coming next fall, and it shows that cute little Union Jack porcelain pup. We can't wait to see a real first look!
Since Hercules didn't work out too well this year for Dwayne Johnson, fans will have to look forward to 2015 for the action star to redeem himself. Furious 7 arrives in April, and then the month after, Johnson takes the lead in San Andreas. The action thriller from Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton sees Johnson as a special ops firefighter working with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) as they attempt to leave Los Angeles and head to San Francisco in order to rescue their daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after a massive earthquake strikes California. A trailer is coming soon, but first, here's some new photos.
There's a certain amount of nostalgia that fans of The Dark Knight will always have when it comes to the original 1989 adaptation of Batman from director Tim Burton. That film and the sequel paved the way for more mature comic book movies, even if they don't hold up quite as well with the passage of time (though I still love them). Well, here's something cool you may not have known about Batman Returns. In what feels like perfect mimicry of the real world, there was once a plan for Batman Returns to feature a scene that took place in a Batman store, right in Gotham City. It was scrapped, but here's proof it existed.
We've seen plenty of the superhero team assembled in The Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer, including new faces like Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver respectively. However, we've yet to really get a good glimpse at Paul Bettany as The Vision (though he can be seen in one of the Comic-Con posters from the summer). A piece of promotional art popped up online earlier in the fall, but it looked more like a poster for a kids' room. Now a much better piece of promotional artwork has surfaced at some sort of international Disney event, and it gives us a solid look at how badass this new character is going to be next summer, especially with all The Avengers surrounding him. Look now!
There's no doubt that Jake Gyllenhaal is enjoying a career boom much in the same fashion that Matthew McConaughey has over the past few years. And just like McConaughey underwent a drastic transformation for his Oscar-winning role in Dallas Buyers Club, the Nightcrawler and Brokeback Mountain star has done something similar, but on the complete opposite end of the body spectrum. A first look photo from Antoine Fuqua's boxing drama Southpaw has just emerged, in which Gyllenhaal plays Junior Middleweight Champion Billy “The Great” Hope, and as you can see, the Oscar nominee is absolutely ripped. Look below!
It's Star Wars mania today with the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving. Now that we've all had a quick glimpse at 88 seconds of footage, what else is there to talk about? Well, we can't forget that The Force Awakens (directed by J.J. Abrams) will have at least one major action scene presented in full IMAX 1.43:1 ratio. It was revealed back in July that it was filming in IMAX (remember this?) and while it was confirmed a few months later that it would only be one action scene, the good news is that it will involve the Millennium Falcon. How do we know? Because Disney has sent out a full shot with the Falcon.