There's no way the set of 'The Expendables 3' wasn't a fascinating place to be. After all, you don't put personalities as varied and eclectic as Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford in one place without generating at least a few stories worth sharing. A new batch of images from the set of the upcoming action film makes us wish we could have been a fly on the wall for a few days. What exactly would Antonio Banderas and Wesley Snipes say to each other?
Long before Marvel Studios and 'The Avengers' existed, Marvel Comics sold off the rights to many of its high profile characters to various studios. That's why Spider-Man can't meet Captain America and why the X-Men can't hang out with the Hulk -- Sony and Fox own the big screen rights to those characters and won't allow it. However, something peculiar is happening with the upcoming release of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2': a post-credits scene that teases 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, the great comic series 'Scalped' is heading to television, Mondo unveils some cool new Marvel posters, and 'Batman vs. Superman' may have already found a composer.
When Paul Walker tragically died last November, the world mourned an actor who was not only a welcome screen presence, but a genuinely well-liked and respected guy. It was especially hard to hear the reactions of his 'Fast and Furious' franchise co-stars. This is a series all about friendship and family, so the loss of a key member of that crew hits hard. 'Fast and Furious 7' recently resumed shooting after an extended hiatus to rework the film and fans have been wondering how the production will work around the loss of a major character. Now, Universal hinted at a strange but touching solution.
It's easy to be annoyed that 'Friday the 13th' is being rebooted only five years after its last reboot in 2009, but that would be ignoring the fact that no film franchise has ever been as slapdash, exploitative and generally mismanaged as this one. So, a seemingly terrible move like this is totally in the spirit of this long-running series, which practically rebooted itself with every other entry in the initial 10 films anyway.
Although producer Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes will once again head up the film, they've gone and found an interesting choice for a director: David Bruckner.
When 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' concluded, Caesar had led his army of super-smart apes into the relative safety of the California forest as a deadly virus was starting to make its way across the entire planet. The upcoming 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' pics up some time later, with most humanity decimated while ape civilization thrives. Among the casualties of the epidemic is James Franco's Will Rodman, the human lead from the previous film.
But this is James Franco we're talking about -- he's going to appear in any and every film he possibly can, even if his character is six feet under.
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, an iconic take on Batman returns, 'Sinister Six' really starts to come together, and 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' brings back some big names.
In a move that really shouldn't surprise too many people, the ever-picky David Fincher is out of the director's chair for the upcoming (and untitled) Steve Jobs biopic, scripted by Aaron Sorkin. The 'Zodiac' and 'The Social Network' director has a reputation for being demanding, and it looks like Sony balked at his requested fee and level of control.
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, watch TV spots for three highly anticipated blockbusters, preview next week's episode of 'Game of Thrones,' and see what movie Brad Pitt is looking to make next.
If the original 'Star Wars' defined cinema for countless people, the scene that probably sealed the deal was the Mos Eisley Cantina. Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi arrive in this wretched hive of scum and villainy looking for transport off of Tattooine, but before they meet Han Solo, they rub elbows with all kinds of crazy-looking aliens. Some are humanoid, some are giant bugs. Some are entirely passive and others get their arms sliced off by a lightsaber. It's a sequence so iconic and immersive that it's easy to forget that all of those aliens were designed and built in a shop before being strapped onto an actor's body.