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When we featured our list of the 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015, one of the comedies on the list was the reboot of the 1983 classic comedy National Lampoon's Vacation. Now the film is simply called Vacation, but there are still solid ties to the original franchise with Ed Helms leading the film as a grown up Rusty Griswald, getting ready to take his own family out on a vacation just like his father (Chevy Chase) and mother (Beverly D'Angelo) did when he was a kid. The two original stars of the four-film comedy franchise reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold, and now we have an official first look at the film.
Production is underway for Zoolander 2, the sequel to the 2001 comedy starring Ben Stiller as the titular really, really, really, ridiculously good looking male model. The original film had the unfortunate task of opening in theaters just a couple weeks after the attacks on 9/11, and it's been a long road to get a follow-up off the ground, but it's finally on the way. We've gotten some teases of the film with a big announcement at fashion week in Paris followed by a real photo shoot with Zoolander himself, as well as Owen Wilson has Hansel. And now we have a glimpse at a new character, Zoolander's teenage son, played by Cyrus Arnold.
Ever since production on Deadpool began, we've gotten little tidbits of information on the Marvel film from 20th Century Fox starring Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with the Mouth. The first photo showed off Deadpool in an alluring pose, Reynolds revealed the film is R-rated, and co-star Ed Skrein confirmed that he's playing the villain Ajax. And now we have another glimpse at the forthcoming comic book flick, and it reveals a character that comic book fans should be excited to see. Brianna Hildebrand plays Negasonic Teenage Warhead, a telepath with precognitive abilities, named after a song by Monster Magnet. Look now!
For those who didn't know, Sylvester Stallone is heading back to the big screen as the iconic fictional boxer Rocky Balboa. But this time, he's not putting on the gloves himself for another fight. Instead, the spin-off Creed focuses on Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson, son of the late world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), as he attempts to follow in his father's footsteps by asking Rocky, who is now retired, to be his trainer and help lead him to a title of his own. The film shot on location in Philadelphia, and now Stallone has unveiled the first photo from the film with himself and Jordan. Look!
Hahaha! Oh, how David Ayer teases. The next photo from Suicide Squad has appeared on Ayer's Twitter, following the group shot of the cast yesterday. It addresses the question of "where is Jared Leto?" The actor was noticeably absent from a cast shot that included everyone else, from Will Smith to Margot Robbie to Joel Kinnaman to Viola Davis. The new photo shows Jared Leto, with short green hair preparing to play The Joker, hiding behind half a camera. At what first seems like a bad shot, is actually a reference to the cover of the acclaimed Joker graphic novel The Killing Joke, written by Alan Moore & Brian Bolland. Nice one, Ayer. It's a cool shot, I just wish we'd get more than this tease and the hair shot from before. In time…
After revealing a new piece of concept art from X-Men: Apocalypse last month that showed off Angel, director Bryan Singer has given us another look at the winged mutant, along with confirmation that Ben Hardy will indeed be playing the comic book character in the film. What's interesting though, is this new piece of concept art also seems to confirm that Angel will indeed become Archangel at some point, because the character has metal wings that are completely different from the regular, feathered wings we saw in last month's art. So it sounds like Angel will become a villain in Apocalypse, but will he stay that way in the end?
Just last month, we got our first good look at the front of The Thing in an international banner for Josh Trank's comic book reboot of Fantastic Four. But the photo wasn't very good quality, so we're happy to point your way to three new photos from the late summer release, one that gives us a much better glimpse at Jamie Bell as the rocky hero. Honestly, he doesn't look too far removed from the version Michael Chiklis played in Fox's old Fantastic Four franchise, though he looks more jagged and less rubbery. In addition, there's a new photo of the team as astronauts, and Miles Teller as Reed Richards getting stretched a bit.
Here they are…! Get your first look, sort of, at the cast of David Ayer's Suicide Squad for Warner Bros, featuring one hell of a line-up of actors for a one-off DC romp. The photo was tweeted out by writer/director David Ayer today, since (bring it on) production is about to begin on this, and it shows Ayer plus twelve other actors gathered for a "read through", meaning they read through the script to get a feel for their roles. It features everyone from Will Smith to Margot Robbie to Joel Kinnaman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, Jim Parrack (looking a lot like Tom Hardy) and even comedian Ike Barinholtz. Oddly, Jared Leto is missing, but I think we'll be seeing more of him soon enough.
So far, we've only been given glimpses of Paul Bettany's new character Vision in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. It appears they're saving most of his action for fans to see in the big screen (could he be the scene staler like Quicksilver was in X-Men: Days of Future Past?). But now we finally have a shot of the pink and green superhero with all the rest of our Avengers and even the title robotic villain. The only downside is that it's one of the most heavily Photoshopped images I've ever seen, and it has so many perspective problems. In looking at this image, you'd have no idea Hulk was supposed to be bigger than any of them. Look below!
Following the recent new trailer for Paul Feig's comedy Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, now we have another look at the future Ghostbusters star's next comedy coming next spring. Michelle Darnell follows McCarthy as the title character, a titan of industry sent to prison after she’s convicted of insider trading. Once released, she aims to be rebranded as America's next sweetheart. And the first photo from the film features McCarthy working to restore her image as she leads a troop of girl scouts called Darnell's Darlings in a scheme to sell brownies. And Kristen Bell is also there alongside the troop as Darnell's assistant.
Last year, director Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir) brought the ambitious live-action, animated hybrid film The Congress to the big screen, and now he's doing something else innovative with animation for his next project. Folman is currently working on an animated drama that tells the story of Anne Frank with a blend of stop-motion and traditional 2D animation. The filmmaker is using stop-motion backgrounds while the characters themselves are 2D animated. The film has been in production since last winter, and now we have some photos showing off the style of the film along with some behind the scenes shots. Look!
Last month, director Bryan Singer revealed some concept art from the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, seemingly showing off the title villains ship and a shadowy figure. Now the filmmaker is teasing more of the mutant sequel, this time with a little less mystery. The artwork in question looks to be in a theater with a caged attraction, a winged man that must be none other than Angel. It looks like he's become a sideshow attraction of sorts, but we can't imagine he'll be there for long and will end up crossing paths with the X-Men. But will we get to see him become Archangel this time? That would be cool. Look!
Production on the anticipated 20th Century Fox adaptation of Deadpool just officially began last week as Ryan Reynolds and some of his co-stars revealed some photos from behind the scenes, mostly of the chairs they sit in on set during production. But now we finally get some good stuff as Reynolds has just taken to Twitter to post the first official photo of himself in wardrobe as Deadpool. And in perfect Merc with a Mouth fashion, he's posing on a bear rug in front of a fireplace, not unlike one of Jack's French girls from Titanic. At least we know that Deadpool will have his signature sense of humor for this feature film. Look!
Earlier this month, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson made a surprise appearance at the end of the Valentino fashion show during Fashion Week in Paris, each in character as Derek Zoolander and Hansel for the forthcoming comedy sequel Zoolander 2. But the fun with the male model duo isn't over yet as some new photos have surfaced from Valentino's Facebook page. Production hasn't officially begun yet, but surely these photos could be used in some capacity for the film, perhaps in some kind of photo montage. What's cool is that they're actually wearing real clothes from Valetino's fashion, just like real models. Look below!