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Aww, poor Hawkeye. Working on a team with a bunch of enhanced superheroes with superpowers must be kind of tough. In the first Avengers film, Hawkeye felt like the odd man out — even though Black Widow doesn’t have powers either, we were all already well-versed in her badass physical abilities. Jeremy Renner doesn’t think you should underestimate Hawkeye’s value, though, which is why he decided to sing a song about it.
We know there are lots of great options at the movie theater next month, but when you’re not busy seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron or Mad Max: Fury Road, you might want to take in a movie in the privacy of your own home. You’re in luck because there are just as many great options hitting DVD and Blu-ray in May. Read on for our guide to what’s hitting shelves next month.
Much like the casting of Philip Seymour Hoffman in a key role for the final installments of The Hunger Games franchise, Lionsgate has cast another older, distinguished actor to play a crucial part in the final parts of the Divergent series. Jeff Daniels has joined the cast of Allegiant – Part 1 and 2 in a fairly important role.
Just last week, it was rumored that Sony and Marvel had their eye on a handful of young male actors to take on the role (and great power and responsibility, etc.) of Peter Parker in their upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. Among the names on that list was Ender’s Game star Asa Butterfield, whom many fans feel has the perfect look to portray the nerdy appearance of Parker. Those fans may get their wish, as it’s now being reported that Butterfield is the top contender for the part.
Just a couple of weeks ago, it was announced that James Wan is producing a remake of ‘80s horror treasure The Entity, and now another beloved vintage horror classic is getting a redo: Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film Don’t Look Now. We seem to be in a new era of horror remakes, in which directors and studios are choosing cult titles and those which appeal to the more discerning crowd. We may finally be out of the slasher reboot woods.
Your knee-jerk reaction to the words “ballet drama” may be to avert your eyes, but like Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, upcoming Starz series Flesh and Bone promises to deliver on some very dark aspects of the world of ballet. The first trailer for the series definitely doesn’t play down that comparison, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as the series likely hopes to draw a similar audience — especially with the help of acclaimed Australian director David Michod.
Earlier today, it was rumored that both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Wolverine 2 will mark the end of Bryan Singer’s X-Men Cinematic Universe (or XCU, sure, that can be a thing). That makes Apocalypse even more exciting, as the film promises to raise the stakes considerably, taking the the super-team around the globe. New concept art not only shows off an Egyptian location, but a little bit of the film’s ‘80s tech, giving us a peek at the early iteration of Cerebro.
Now that Avengers: Age of Ultron is arriving this weekend, we can start focusing more of our excitement (if even possible) on Mad Max: Fury Road. We’ve got one final trailer for the film, and it features perhaps the most dialogue and exposition yet — that’s definitely quite a change from previous trailers for the film. What hasn’t changed: fire, blood, monstrous vehicles, and that lovely day Nicholas Hoult has been going on about.
We were a little confused by the lack of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ most notorious villain last year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, but have no fear: the upcoming sequel is finally adding Shredder to the mix…along with BeBop, Rocksteady and Baxter Stockman. That’s a whole lot of villains, but there’s none more iconic or imposing than Shredder, who will be played by Brian Tee, one of Hugh Jackman’s co-stars in The Wolverine.
Chris Evans is preparing to head into production Captain America: Civil War this year, but since Marvel has all their films mapped out through Phase 3, he’s also got to start thinking ahead to what’s next — namely, Avengers: Infinity War. That film is going to tie the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe together in truly epic fashion, so epic that they needed to divide the film into two parts, which will apparently shoot back to back.