Earlier today we learned that Captain Marvel will no longer be the first female superhero credited in a Marvel movie title, as Wasp will be given a co-credit in the Ant-Man sequel, titled Ant-Man and the Wasp. The announcement of that film switched up Marvel’s schedule a bit, with Black Panther hitting theaters a little earlier, and Captain Marvel now arriving in 2019. We have a little under four years before we see this highly-anticipated hero in her own solo film, but co-screenwriter Meg LeFauve has opened up (just a tiny bit) about her plans for the character.
We had a chat with Roger Deakins last month, in which the famed cinematographer spoke briefly about re-teaming with Prisoners and Sicario director Denis Villeneuve for Blade Runner 2, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi masterpiece. Deakins couldn’t tell us too much, but he did get us a bit more excited about the upcoming sequel. Your excitement may vary based on the latest from Deakins, who reveals that Blade Runner 2 will probably be post-converted to 3D.
Although Star Wars: The Force Awakens is “officially” hitting theaters on December 18, most fans will be able to see it the night before, when theaters begin screening their Friday releases early — usually around 10PM, but sometimes as early as 7PM. But if you’re one of the select few and privileged, you could see this highly-anticipated event film a little earlier…if you make it into the world premiere. Which isn’t likely, but you sure could try.
To most, MacGruber was a flop. The movie opened to terrible reviews and made almost no money. To the rest, the enlightened, MacGruber is a bonafide comedy classic. (Yes, a group of writers voted it the fifth funniest movie of the past 25 years in our...
Disney announced a slate of 19 upcoming films with release dates through 2020. In addition to Marvel’s Ant-Man 2, three untitled Marvel movies and the release date for The Incredibles 2, Disney also revealed dates for four new live-action fairy tales. According to Variety, the untitled fairy tales will be released on December 22, 2017, November 2, 2018, March 29, 2019 and November 8, 2019. But what could these untitled movies be?
Superhero movies are notorious for their secrecy. Plot details are closely guarded, scripts are printed on dark red paper and actors are shuffled to and from set in long cloaks to prevent paparazzi photos. But, as has been proven, leaks will happen, often from the least likely of places. In a related story, the plot of X-Men: Apocalypse has been revealed…by M&Ms.
Everyone knows the main demon from Hellraiser as “Pinhead.” But did you know that was never he intended name? In Clive Barker’s original Hellraiser screenplay, the character was referred to as “Lead Cenobite.” Pinhead was just a nickname that stuck — and one that Barker himself never really liked. In his later Hellraiser novels he gave him a proper name: “The Hell Priest.” That’s just one of the many facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which will peer inside the puzzle box to bring you fascinating behind-the-scenes trivia about the original Hellraiser.
The countdown is on to Incredibles 2.
When Marvel originally revealed their plans for Phase 3, conspicuously missing was a date for Ant-Man 2. There was some concern that Ant-Man may never get his sequel and would have to be content appearing in other Marvel things (like Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War), but those concerns have been allayed by Marvel who officially announced Ant-Man and the Wasp will open in theaters in 2018!
As we wait patiently for the next Batman vs. Superman trailer, we have a little something to tide us over until then. While Batman vs. Superman doesn’t have any official presence at New York Comic-Con, an upstart new tech company, LexCorp is an official sponsor of the #NYCC Wi-Fi and even has a booth on the show floor. In addition, a new LexCorp web site has launched that teases “We’ve Got a Lot to Show You” this winter.