Jacob Hall Biography

‘The Fugitive’ Is Going Back on the Run, But Will Harrison Ford Return?

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by Jacob Hall May 12, 2015 @ 12:52 PM
Warner Bros.
It should come as no surprise that Warner Bros. is planning to resurrect The Fugitive in some capacity. After all, a major film studio returning to the well of the comfortably familiar for a remake or a reboot (or a reboot of a remake) is pretty par for the course these days. What makes this news ever-so-slightly interesting is the suggestion that this may be a continuation of some kind, featuring the same characters that Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones played in the iconic 1993 film.

Kevin Feige Promises the Marvel Cinematic Universe Will Never Have a 'Dark Turn'

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by Jacob Hall May 12, 2015 @ 10:14 AM
Marvel
That first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice made one thing very clear: Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero throwdown is not a Marvel movie. Not in character and especially not in tone. It was the latest punch thrown in the not-so-secret war between Marvel and DC, as Warner Bros. gears up to challenge Marvel Studios at the “shared universe” game. Whether intentional or not (and we’re betting on intentional), recent statements from MCU mastermind Kevin Feige feel like a direct jab at that Batman v Superman trailer and its dark, dreary tone.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Reveals First Look at Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata

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by Jacob Hall May 11, 2015 @ 3:11 PM
Lucasfilm
When Vanity Fair released all of those incredible Star Wars: The Force Awakens photographs, one of the most intriguing images features Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o in a motion capture rig. This sight, not uncommon for major talents in the wake of Andy Serkis, confirmed a bunch of old rumors: the 12 Years a Slave star is playing an alien in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film. Now, a piece of concept art supposedly depicting Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata has appeared online and, well, let’s just say that mo-cap may have been the way to go with this particular alien design.

Comic Strip: What Ultron Almost Looked Like in ‘Avengers 2’

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by Jacob Hall May 11, 2015 @ 12:35 PM
Marvel
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, check out Marvel and DC movie concept art, get your first tiny glimpse at Captain America 3, and gaze at Suicide Squad set footage.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Avengers 2’ Leaves ‘Hot Pursuit’ in the Dust

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by Jacob Hall May 10, 2015 @ 12:51 PM
Marvel
As expected, Avengers: Age of Ultron dominated the box office for the second weekend in a row, pulling in numbers that would be the envy of most summer blockbusters’ opening three days. And while the only new release of the week faltered, it was a surprisingly strong week overall, with many of the films in the top 10 faring well despite facing one of the biggest movies of the year.

SNL Forces the Cast to Apologize to Their Actual Mothers

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by Jacob Hall May 10, 2015 @ 8:45 AM
Last night’s generally unremarkable episode of SNL peaked early when it took advantage of its proximity to Mother’s Day to do something kind of remarkable. As part of her opening monologue, guest host Reese Witherspoon declared that the show was going to mark the occasion by bringing each cast member out with his or her mother...and then forcing them to apologize for their childhood transgressions.

‘The Following’ Has Been Canceled By Fox After Three Seasons

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by Jacob Hall May 8, 2015 @ 5:32 PM
Fox
Fox has canceled the grisly police procedural series The Following, which officially makes the upcoming season finale a series finale. Although initially a hit that quickly became known for its dark subject matter and violence that pushed the boundaries of network television, the show’s dwindling audience ultimately doomed the series, which will not return for a fourth season.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Confirms the Big Death in ‘Avengers 2’ is Permanent

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by Jacob Hall May 8, 2015 @ 3:44 PM
Marvel
Since Avengers: Age of Ultron is already well on its way to making $1 billion worldwide, chances are strong that you’ve already seen Marvel’s latest adventure and won’t need a spoiler warning about the apparent death of a main character. Still, just in case, here’s a spoiler warning, because Marvel President Kevin Feige has officially confirmed that the character in question is no longer among the living and won’t be coming back to life.

Everything You Need to Know About ‘Captain America: Civil War’

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by Jacob Hall May 8, 2015 @ 2:52 PM
Marvel
Captain America: Civil War is in production, and it has the official synopsis and cast list to prove it. The film, which will see Captain America come to blows with Iron Man, already feels like one of the boldest entries on the Marvel horizon. Can it make Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s infamous series work within confines of the MCU? Can it effectively juggle a cast list that seemingly grows bigger with each passing week? Whether you’re a hardcore fan nitpicking every decision or a casual observer trying to figure out what the hell is going on, don’t worry. We’ve got this. If you only know your Marvel heroes through the movies or never got around to reading 2007’s Civil War series, we’ve put together a primer on everything you need to know. SPOILERS for the comic (but not necessarily the movie!) lie ahead.

WookieeLeaks: Joss Whedon May Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Is Your Crazy Rumor of the Week

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by Jacob Hall May 8, 2015 @ 12:19 PM
Marvel
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From Star Wars: Episode 7, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Joss Whedon is the latest name tied to Star Wars, a new Boba Fett movie raises all kinds of canonical questions, and those The Force Awakens images prove and disprove several story rumors.