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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.
Over the summer, we learned that Hugh Jackman completely shaved his head in order to play the villainous pirate Blackbeard in Joe Wright's new adaptation of the classic tale of Peter Pan. The new fantasy adventure is simply called Pan, and it definitely offers a new spin on J.M. Barrie's classic characters. This version finds Peter as a young orphan in World War II who never grew up. He ends up getting kidnapped by Blackbeard's pirates and taken away to Neverland. And while this Neverland is still full of pirate ships, this time they also happen to fly. And we have a first look at the title hero, Jackman wearing an unconvincing wig (though we think that's the idea) and these cool flying ships. Look below!
Just a few weeks ago we learned that Patrick Stewart would play a white supremacist in Green Room, the next film from Jeremy Saulnier, the indie director behind the fantastic thriller Blue Ruin (now available on Netflix Instant). Production is already underway on the film, and thankfully, Stewart was given the honor of debuting a first look at his character in the film, complete with his Neo Nazi gang. Honestly, he looks a little Heisenberg-esque with that sweater, beard and glasses, and that's pretty cool. No shots of Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots yet, but surely we'll see them sometime down the road. Look below!
With some major films hitting theaters over the next month of holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, we're starting to get a slew of new photos and trailers offering a first look at some of the early releases in 2015. The latest is the comedy Get Hard starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, and this certainly looks like it's going to stretch the limits of the big screen. Ferrell is a pretty tall guy, and Hart is one of the shortest comedians today, and these first look photos clearly show their size difference, even using it for comedic effect as one photo shows Ferrell bench pressing Hart. Expect the first trailer sometime soon. Look!
Back in the spring, we got our first look at Blue Sky Animation's adaptation of the classic Charles Schulz comic strip Peanuts. It wasn't much except a glimpse at Charlie Brown with his loveable and occasionally mischievous dog Snoopy. But now some new images have surfaced showing off the rest of the gang, including Lucy, Linus, Sally, Peppermint Patty and more. No sign of Pigpen, but it does appear we get to spend Christmas with the gang. Could there be a new tale based around the holiday outside of the famous "A Charlie Brown Christmas" animated special that will be playing on TV again soon? It would seem so. Look!
After tackling political drama and comedy with the likes of Recount, Game Change and The Campaign, director Jay Roach is heading further into the past for a historical drama called Trumbo. The title refers to screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a real-life Hollywood screenwriter who defied the House Un-American Activities Committee by refusing to testify regarding accusations of ties to communism. Trumbo ended up being blacklisted and sentenced to nearly a year in prison but never stopped writing movies, and now this first look photo shows the Oscar winner brought to life by "Breaking Bad" Emmy winner Bryan Cranston.
After making a splash with the indie Concussion recently, director Craig Zobel is stepping up to a bigger film with Z for Zachariah, an adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's 1974 novel of the same name. Now the first look at the film has just arrived with a promotional shot featuring the principal cast of Margot Robbie, Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film follows a small-town girl (Robbie) who lives alone on a farm in the only valley with breathable air in the wake of nuclear war wiped out everyone else in her family. Suddenly, her world is turned upside down when two strangers wander in from the forest. Look!
Though we're pumped to see Kurt Russell in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, we'll get to see the Escape from New York and Death Proof star saddle up in another western too. Russell is the star of Bone Tomahawk, which in addition to being one of the coolest movie titles ever, will tell the story of a sheriff who sets out to rescue a group of captives from a band of wild cannibals. And sweetening the deal is the presence of Richard Jenkins, Patrick Wilson and Matthew Fox in the cast too. Now if you're not excited at that premise, then you should check out the first look photo showing off Russell and his jowls.
While Columbia Pictures has struggled for years to get the original cast of Ghostbusters back together for a new feature film, Entertainment Weekly was able to round them up for a much less daunting task: a photo shoot. Yes, the surviving principal cast members of the 1984 classic assembled for a special reunion issue that magazine is having for various other films and television series. Sadly, Harold Ramis is no longer with us, so he doesn't appear with the group, but it's cool seeing Bill Murray finally hanging out with Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver again. We just wish Rick Moranis was there too. Look!