Ridley Scott is quite fond of releasing director’s cuts of his films, and while there will be an eventual extended cut of The Martian on DVD and Blu-ray, you can watch one of the scenes that didn’t make it into the theatrical version right now. Released from the “Ares Archives,” the scene above features Matt Damon’s astronaut Mark Watney doing what he does best: science. And jokes. Lots of jokes.
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James Gunn delighted fans by giving Howard the Duck a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy, a move that led to a comic book prequel explaining how the wacky alien wound up hanging out in one of the Collector’s cubes. But if you were hoping that Marvel would take advantage of Gunn’s cute inclusion of the beloved character by giving him another shot on the big screen, we have some sad news for you.
Unlike Marvel, DC’s movie and television divisions aren’t working in tandem with one another for their shared universes, instead offering what’s been described previously as “alternate” reality versions, similar to the way comic books feature multiple versions of heroes existing on different earths or timelines. For DC and Warner Bros., this presents a challenge with at least one of their upcoming films, as The Flash movie will need to differentiate itself from its television counterpart. A new rumor suggests that they’ve figured out at least one way to do that.
Though we lost the incredible, incomparable Robin Williams last year, the actor and comedian remains immortal through his huge legacy of film and television work. And Disney is giving us a little heartwarming gift in the form of new, never-before-seen footage of the late actor via some charming outtakes from the upcoming Blu-ray of their animated classic, Aladdin.
Just as we graduated in our youth from the elementary Goosebumps series to the more tween-oriented chills of Fear Street, so too will Hollywood, as R.L. Stine’s classic YA line of horror novels are getting their very own movie. Although Goosebumps has yet to officially hit the big screen, early word of mouth on the meta-horror-comedy has been largely positive, making the leap over to Fear Street seem pretty reasonable — and kind of exciting.
Here’s your daily rumor to take with a heaping teaspoon of salt: a new report suggests that Marvel Studios may have canceled The Inhumans, the final film in their Phase 3 plan following Avengers: Infinity War Part 2. It’s not entirely implausible, but what makes this rumor a little difficult to swallow is the idea that Marvel Studios has shelved plans for the project due to ongoing conflicts with Marvel’s TV division.
After some highly-publicized and unfortunate drama surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey, screenwriter Kelly Marcel opted out of returning to pen the sequel — that’s bad news for Fifty Shades fans, as Marcel’s script vastly improved upon the source material, but good news for Marcel fans, as the writer is now freed up to pursue non-Fifty Shades projects (it’s for the best), like Disney’s live-action Cruella de Vil movie.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice doesn’t hit theaters until next March (if you can believe it), but we’ve already been inundated with so much marketing, including teasers, trailers, featurettes, photos, et al. Compare that to Disney’s approach with marketing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it seems like a lot — and here’s one more! But this latest feature is pretty interesting, as it gives us a closer look at the new costumes for Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
The Expendables 3 was not a big hit. Despite packing in even more all-star action heroes, the film topped out at just $35 million (down from over $100 million for the original). But, the Expendables franchise is still popular overseas and, as we’ve seen recently with Pacific Rim and Terminator Genisys, sometimes that’s enough to keep sequel hopes alive. To keep The Expendables going, Lionsgate has pacted with SSXH Beijing for investment in The Expendables 4, which is now planned to go into production in 2016 for a release some time in 2017.
After a completely creative reboot, numerous layoffs and a looming release date, first-time director Peter Sohn and his team or artists, writers, designers and technicians had just 21 months to get The Good Dinosaur, literally Pixar’s biggest movie ever, ready for theaters. This is their story.