Mike Sampson Biography

Mike Sampson is the Editor-in-Chief of ScreenCrush. He studied to become a lawyer and worked as an architectural planner after graduating college but neither of these professions afforded him the opportunity to watch movies and TV for a living. He previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of JoBlo.com for 10 years. He lives in New Jersey and probably spends too much time playing video games and overthinking things.

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Filming a Big Funeral Scene; Which Major Marvel Character Is Going to Die?

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by Mike Sampson May 14, 2015 @ 8:37 AM
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Captain America: Civil War has been filming on the streets of Atlanta this month with nothing too exciting to report so far from the star-studded cast. That’s about to change as reports have come in that yesterday’s scenes include a major funeral set at a downtown church. So, which Marvel character is about to bite the big one?

Brie Larson Talks ‘The Gambler’ and About That Time She Was Cast in ‘Bridesmaids’

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by Mike Sampson May 12, 2015 @ 4:23 PM
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I’m not sure when we stopped talking about The Gambler, the movie now on DVD and Blu-ray that we’re both here to promote, but somehow actress Brie Larson and I have spent the past five minutes or so talking about mushrooms and sex. I’ll admit that I...

After Dropping Out of ‘Suicide Squad’ Tom Hardy Is Developing Another DC Property

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by Mike Sampson May 8, 2015 @ 10:14 AM
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Tom Hardy was all set to star in Suicide Squad, the first DC movie to hit theaters after Batman vs. Superman. He was going to be the star of the movie, in a movie filled with stars like Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. But, just a few months before filming, he abruptly dropped out of the production and was later replaced by Joel Kinnaman. Hardy, however, says he has plans to return to the DC universe and he’s already working with Warner Bros. on a new secret project.

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Will Be the First Hollywood Movie Shot Entirely in IMAX

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by Mike Sampson May 7, 2015 @ 7:57 AM
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Avengers: Infinity War, the two-part conclusion to the current Marvel Cinematic Universe, promises to be one of the biggest movie experiences in recent memory. And to make it even bigger, Marvel and Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo have announced that both installments of the finale will be shot entirely in IMAX, a first for a Hollywood feature film.

Final ‘Ant-Man’ Poster: Heroes Don’t Get Any Bigger Than This

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by Mike Sampson May 6, 2015 @ 8:19 AM
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With Avengers: Age of Ultron out of the way (but, based on the heated debates online, not entirely out of people’s minds), Marvel has turned their attention to that other superhero movie coming out this summer. A little movie called Ant-Man (we promise you, that is not the last size-related pun). Today, we have our first look at the film’s final poster, which brings the whole cast together to stare at things way off in the distance.

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Casts ‘Hobbit’ Star Martin Freeman in Secret Role

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by Mike Sampson May 5, 2015 @ 1:20 PM
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Despite a cast that is pretty well jam-packed, Captain America: Civil War is not quite done. The upcoming Marvel sequel — jokingly codenamed Avengers 2.5 — has now added Emmy-winning actor and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman to the cast in an unspecified and secret role.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy Confirms ‘Indiana Jones’ Reboot Is Coming

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by Mike Sampson May 5, 2015 @ 8:43 AM
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When the rumors began to spread that Lucasfilm wanted Chris Pratt to star in a new Indiana Jones reboot, many “insiders” tried to refute those claims by saying an Indiana Jones reboot would never happen. But now, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that a new Indiana Jones movie is on the way, saying it “will one day be made” at Disney.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Photos Reveal Kylo Ren Unmasked, Lupita Nyong’o and More!

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by Mike Sampson May 4, 2015 @ 7:09 AM
It's a Star Wars tradition to participate in a splashy Vanity Fair cover shoot by famed photographer Annie Liebowitz and Star Wars: Episode 7 is no different (although it almost was: rumors were that J.J. Abrams wanted to buck that tradition, but Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was able to talk him into it). The cast and crew of The Force Awakens are on the cover of the upcoming June issue and while even more photos will be revealed, we do get our first look at Adam Driver without his Kylo Ren mask and Lupita Nyong’o’s motion-capture character!