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Fresh out of the rumor mill comes some big news for the future of the rebooted webcrawler franchise. Currently, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is shooting in New York City, and we already know that the primary bad guys will be Jamie Foxx as Electro and Paul Giamatti as The Rhino. In addition, Chris Cooper has been cast as Norman Osborne, though there's been no indication of any Green Goblin activity just yet. However, Comic Book Movie is reporting a huge new rumor that will make the next film in the series packed full of bad guys. First of all, supposedly the already cast Colm Feore will play The Vulture.
Back in April, Sylvester Stallone himself entertained the idea of bringing Mel Gibson on to direct The Expendables 3. That never came to fruition since Red Hill director Patrick Hughes is behind the sequel now. However, it sounds like Stallone might have locked down Gibson for The Expendables 3 in a different role. Showbiz 411 is reporting that Gibson is being lined up to take the villain role in the action ensemble sequel which just recently confirmed Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Jackie Chan, not to mention adding Milla Jovovich into the mix as the new bad ass female. Could this be some kind of a comeback for Gibson?
Considering that Sam Mendes was just reported to be taking on James Bond 24, and perhaps even James Bond 25, we're going to take this next casting report with a grain of salt since it still seems way too early to start down that road. However, Yahoo UK isn't one for unfounded gossip, and they have word that the lovely Spanish actress Penélope Cruz is already in talks to play one of the iconic Bond girls in the next 007 sequel starring Daniel Craig. By the time production begins (sometime in 2014), Cruz will actually be 40 years old, making her the oldest actress to play a Bond girl in the long-running spy franchise. More below!
"I love Bond... I love him." I might have landed a pretty big scoop, if a big smile is any kind of confirmation. At the end of the Cannes Film Festival, I was invited to interview Danish writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Drive), who was there with his divisive new film Only God Forgives. At the end of the interview (being posted soon), I asked him about a project I heard he might be involved in - the next James Bond movie. His reaction is very interesting to watch, as his body language and big smile seem to indicate he might be a top contender, however he doesn't actually say yes at all. View the clip below.
After the swarm of rumors that circulated about who might be behind the camera for Star Wars: Episode VII, before J.J. Abrams was officially announced as director, it sounds like the casting rumors are heating up again. We've already heard plenty of talk about Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford reprising their roles from the original sci-fi saga, but now we have a rumor on a new young cast member for this sequel that will follow Return of the Jedi. Latino Review reports that Abrams' Mission: Impossible III star Jonathan Rhys Meyers is currently in talks for an unknown role in the anticipated sequel. More below!
Another day, another remake. We've been reporting rumors and news and bits of updates about a remake of the lovable monster classic Gremlins for many years. In January we wrote about Warner Bros starting active development on the remake/reboot, however there is a quote from last year that is still relevant: "it can't be remade without Steven [Spielberg's] permission." Well, our friends at Bloody-Disgusting are now reporting that WB is moving forward and they've assigned Seth Grahame-Smith (of the Pride, Prejudice & Zombies novel, plus Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) to work on developing the film.
Just a little while ago, Kick-Ass 2 and The Call star Morris Chestnut was a little vocal on Twitter and Facebook with implications that he might be up for the lead role in Marvel's potential adaptation of Black Panther. There were rumblings last summer that the adaptation of the comic might be coming sooner than later, but there have been no solid developments on that front yet, so Chestnut's now-deleted comments seemed interesting but uncertain. Now another name has been mentioned for the same role as Latino Review has heard that 42 star Chadwick Boseman is at the top of a short list to take the part. Read on!
We already know that there's a lot riding on Man of Steel for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. In addition to rebooting the Superman franchise, the probability of Justice League actually getting off the ground rests on the shoulders of this new film from Zack Snyder. However, the future of Justice League might rely even more on the talents of the director. Empire recently published an issue examining Man of Steel, and while it does have a direct quote from anyone at Warner Bros. or Snyder himself, they say that if Man of Steel does well enough, then Snyder will be asked to direct the DC Comics superhero ensemble.
So, what would you think if Peter Jackson was directing one of the new Star Wars movies? Because I wouldn't be surprised if Lucasfilm/Disney is trying to make it happen. Hidden in that funky new behind-the-scenes The Desolation of Smaug teaser video released by Peter Jackson yesterday, on April 1st, is what could potentially be a huge movie geek Easter Egg / April Fools joke, or a massive tease at what's to come. Many fans noticed that at one point near the end, around 4:51, Jackson fumbles around his desk for artwork and a Star Wars script briefly falls out. We took a closer look ourselves and it's definitely there. See below!
Everyone put your rumor hats on, this one is going to be bumpy. After hearing many threads of rumors surrounding Warner Bros. seemingly unfocused attempts to get a Justice League film off the ground, no real solid information about the film or its direction have surfaced. From talks of Joseph Gordon-Levitt taking on the role of Batman following the conclusion of The Dark Knight Rises to script troubles, it sounds like the studio has no idea what to do. Well, they might finally have a solid idea if the latest scoop from Latino Review is true. Their source is saying that Warner Bros. is hiring Christopher Nolan to oversee any project from the DC Comics universe, and all things related to those superheroes, goes through him.
Wait - so what exactly is this movie about? Does anyone really know the truth? There's another rumor going around, a supposed plot description from a new casting breakdown, about the concept for Brad Bird's 1952 written by Damon Lindelof. A month ago it was officially retitled by Disney to Tomorrowland, referring to one of the areas of Disneyland, or so everyone thinks. While we did report on another rumor involving aliens and government cover-ups, this new plot description involves "a teenage girl, a genius middle-aged man" and Tomorrowland itself existing "in an alternative dimension." Say what now? This is getting crazy.
First of all, let's just all agree that any information about this story should be considered hearsay. Having said that, we're pretty disappointed with this recent rumor control update. Earlier this month, Latino Review had a big scoop about the plans for The Incredible Hulk in the wake of The Avengers 2. After all, Phase Two is already planned, but talk of another standalone Hulk movie would fit perfectly in Phase Three. The rumor was that at the conclusion of The Avengers 2, the superhero ensemble would send Hulk to space, thinking him too dangerous to keep around, and that would lead into Planet Hulk. More below!
The name's IMAX, 3D IMAX. Where do they go next after blowing up the box office? James Bond's Skyfall, during the Bond franchise's 50th anniversary year, went on to earn a massive $1.1 billion at the box office worldwide. They've released all 23 films on Blu-Ray, held conventions and exhibits around the world, now what? But of course - 3D. There's a rumor originating from Bleeding Cool today (via Collider) hinting that we might just see Dr. No, the original Bond movie, in IMAX 3D sometime soon. All based on breadcrumbs found around the web, starting with the Taiwanese Blu-ray 3D re-release of the movie (cover teased above).
Though this isn't entirely unexpected, if this rumor turns out to be true, it's just good news and helps make Star Wars: Episode VII even more of a reality. The trustworthy scoopers over at Latino Review have decided to jump from the comic book movie news game into the world of Star Wars, and they've learned that Harrison Ford is already signed for the first film in the new trilogy. Considering we heard that Ford, along with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, were all open to reprising their original trilogy roles as of last November, this isn't groundbreaking, but it's just good to hear that Han Solo will be around. More below!