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.

Let the Countdown to ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Begin!

by Mike Sampson April 1, 2015 @ 6:29 PM
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters one month from today, which is crazy. Crazy because it seemed liked just the other day we were at Comic-Con in 2013 when Joss Whedon showed up, announced the Age of Ultron title and revealed the film's first teaser. Crazy also because we still have one more month to go?! Yes, this month leading up to Avengers 2 is going to feel like an eternity. We're here to help. Enter: Countdown to Ultron.

Going Behind the ‘Age of Miracles’ With Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver on the ‘Avengers 2’ Set

by Mike Sampson March 30, 2015 @ 11:57 AM
We presume you know all about Ultron by now. He's big and shiny and angry. But, what of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch? In the trailers and posters we see them fighting alongside both Ultron and The Avengers. Are they good? Bad? Who are these guys?

‘The Daily Show’ Names Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s Replacement

by Mike Sampson March 30, 2015 @ 7:18 AM
The Daily Show and Comedy Central have announced that, after a long search with many rumored candidates, Trevor Noah will succeed the retiring Jon Stewart as the host of the late night program. Noah, a 31-year-old stand-up comedian, has served as a correspondent for the show but, so far, has only made three appearances.

‘Deadpool’ First Look: Ryan Reynolds Reveals the Movie Costume

by Mike Sampson March 27, 2015 @ 11:07 AM
20th Century Fox
Deadpool has finally begun filming after over 8 years in development. It's been a long time for Ryan Reynolds and fans of the merc with a mouth, but to help thank you for your support (and help getting this movie made), Reynolds has tweeted out the first look at his new costume in the film.

Ludacris Wants to Star in a ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff With Tyrese, But Needs Your Help

by Mike Sampson March 27, 2015 @ 9:48 AM
Universal Pictures
Increasingly the Fast and Furious franchise has felt like a superhero franchise. A group of heroes with seemingly infinite strength and abilities taking on the bad guys and becoming a family in the process. It's like Avengers meets the Fantastic Four, but with a lot of cars. With the movies already up to Part 7 and Paul Walker sadly gone, the series can't go on forever. So, how do they continue the brand? Just like the superheroes do: with spinoffs.

The Thing Revealed on New ‘Fantastic Four’ Billboard

by Mike Sampson March 25, 2015 @ 11:03 AM
The Fantastic Four marketing campaign so far has been a little unusual. The movie doesn't look that bad, but it almost seems like Fox is scared of it. So far, they skipped Comic-Con, waited until February to release a teaser trailer and yesterday's poster was just a rehash of a previously released publicity still. So, we guess it shouldn't be at all surprising that our first look at The Thing in full on “clobberin time” mode is from someone's Instagram page.