Clint Eastwood’s been a movie star for the better part of half a century, but coming off the shocking success of American Sniper, the biggest domestic hit of 2014, he’s in a rare position of power, even for him. Suddenly, at age of 84, Eastwood’s a hot Hollywood commodity again. He could do anything he wants! A sequel to In the Line of Fire? Sure, why not. A new Dirty Harry? Absolutely! Star in Magic Mike XXXL? Okay, maybe not that. That would be weird. But just about anything else is up for grabs.
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The appeal of superhero movies goes far beyond comic fans. If people who actually went out and bought comic books every Wednesday were the only ones who paid to see The Avengers, it wouldn’t have made over a billion dollars worldwide. Still, with decades of history behind these characters, even the neophytes can stand to learn a thing or two! With Avengers: Age of Ultron officially one month away, it’s time to dive into the strange history of the robotic menace that gives the sequel its title. You up for some Ultron knowledge?
April Fools’ Day is an occasion marked by silliness. Many websites choose to celebrate by tricking their readers with goofy pranks. But for every one of these hoaxes that’s funny, there are ten more that are terrible (plus our budget would not allow us to turn the site into ScreenFlush, the #1 place on the Internet dedicated to movie toilets, for a single day). So instead, let’s honor some humor professionals; the men and women who’ve made the best comedies of the last 25 years.
Earlier today we learned that the next trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will make its debut at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration in California. But that’s not the only major film we’re interested in — unless you went to Comic-Con last year, you didn’t get to see the teaser for Batman vs. Superman, and you’ve been anxiously awaiting your first look at the feuding heroes in action. Turns out, you’ll get your chance much sooner than you realize.
The first teaser for The Connection was released a few weeks ago, and after watching Jean Dujardin smash a bad dude’s face into a pool table (charismatically, of course), we’ve been anxious to see even more. Today brings the first, full trailer for the upcoming film, which tells the French side of William Friedkin’s 1971 film The French Connection, itself based on the true story of the infamous French Connection drug trafficking ring.
In addition to providing motion capture support on Avengers: Age of Ultron, we’ve known for some time that Andy Serkis would also have a live-action part in the film. Serkis’ role in the film has remained mysterious since production began, although it’s been speculated for a while that he’s playing Black Panther villain Ulysses Klaw. You can officially stop speculating now because Serkis himself has delivered confirmation.
Production on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell, maybe) is gearing up, which means we’re going to start hearing some casting announcements — like this one, which should make geeky fans pretty stoked: Arrow star Stephen Amell has just joined the cast of the upcoming sequel, playing the one and only Casey Jones.
It’s probably not easy to convince people to attend their high school reunions without some incentive — who wants to relive the embarrassing, awkward hell of high school over the course of three to four hours? (This is why these events have booze.) In the trailer for The D Train, Jack Black heads up a high school reunion committee which is having a little trouble, until they realize one of their former classmates is a moderately successful actor. Problem solved?
James Gunn is going to be busy for quite a while with Guardians of the Galaxy 2, meaning it will still be some time before we see Gunn direct a non-Marvel project. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t still have some other ideas kicking around, though, like The Belco Experiment, a screenplay Gunn wrote himself. And since Gunn doesn’t have time to direct it, he’s hired someone else to do it instead.
With production on Suicide Squad staring in just a few weeks, David Ayer’s unlikely comic book adaptation has begun filling in the final pieces of its seemingly endless cast. Scott Eastwood, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and boxer Raymond Olubowale are the latest additions to ensemble, taking on the roles of Steve Trevor, Killer Croc and King Shark.