Well this is kind of a bummer. It’s been reported for some time that Marvel was considering Selma director Ava DuVernay to helm their Black Panther film (other reports suggested they were also considering her for Captain Marvel). DuVernay herself recently added to the speculation with a tweet referencing the superhero, while Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that he had met with the director and would have an announcement by the end of July.
Although it was only a matter of time, it seems a bit crazy that it’s taken this long for Japanese mega-brand Sanrio to begin developing a Hello Kitty movie. Everyone’s favorite friend turned 40 last year and Sanrio recently established a U.S. subsidiary to globally expand the beloved brand (as if they need additional help). That subsidiary will be in charge of the upcoming Hello Kitty film, which has an incredibly large budget.
Superman Lives is one of those great projects that might have been, like Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune or Richard Stanley’s The Island of Dr. Moreau — like both of those films, Superman Lives now has its very own documentary examining the film that never was and the speculation surrounding it. A new clip from The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? features never before seen footage of Nicolas Cage’s costume test in which the actor wears a version of the Superman suit.
The CW’s epic Legends of Tomorrow hasn’t even gone before cameras yet, though the initial teaser presentation certainly gave us a taste of the out-there action. Now, a new piece of concept art puts Firestorm at the center of a huge battle, while new showrunner Phil Klemmer talks the spinoff’s complicated relationship with time travel.
Marvel has released the final trailer for Ant-Man following the reveal of the first in a planned series of viral videos connecting Scott Lang to the larger MCU. Hopefully when the next video hits next week, we’ll have a bit more to go on, but until then we have the final official trailer for Marvel’s latest superhero adventure — and it looks pretty fun.
The 1940s timeline of Marvel’s Agent Carter makes Peggy’s adventures seemingly difficult to connect to the present-day MCU, though the first season finale certainly suggested that Arnim Zola might take a larger role in Season 2, potentially exploring The Winter Soldier’s origins. Not so, according to showrunners, who tease that new recognizable Marvel baddies lie in store for Agent Carter Season 2.
Reality TV always ends up trending toward the sensational, but Discovery in particular has drawn flack for its infamous Shark Week dialing up the terror in recent years. Now, a new reports suggests that the celebrated lineup will scale back its focus on shark attacks, instead focusing on the “glory” of the creatures themselves.
Screen Gems is taking Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to Hall H next week at Comic-Con, where we’ll likely see the first trailer from the upcoming period horror flick. Ahead of the studio’s appearance at the con next week, they’ve released a batch of new photos from the film, which is based on the Seth Grahame-Smith mashup novel of the same name.
Just yesterday it was being reported that J.K. Simmons has signed on for a couple more Terminator sequels, should Genisys do well enough to warrant them, of course. Aside from seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger fight himself, Simmons is easily one of the only enjoyable parts of the film. Another one of the enjoyable parts is Matt Smith’s character, who was hidden in promotional materials — for good reason.
Yesterday we got an awesome new look at Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, in one of the most faithful costumes for a comic book movie we’ve ever seen. Following that photo, 20th Century Fox has released two more of the Merc With the Mouth, and in one of them he’s not alone — he’s joined by his super-powered pal, Negasonic Teenage Warhead.