The biggest brand in comic-book movies right now is clearly Marvel. And the second-biggest is probably DC. But the third-biggest might be Mark Millar, a writer who’s spent time at both Marvel and DC, wrote the ‘Civil War’ storyline that’s going to be the basis for the next ‘Captain America’ movie, and co-created ‘The Ultimates’ comic that served as a heavy inspiration for many elements of Marvel’s movies (including the Chitauri aliens from ‘The Avengers’ and the depiction of Nick Fury as a Samuel L. Jackson look-alike). Most of Millar’s creator-owned comics have been or are in the process of being turned into films. First there was ‘Wanted’ in 2008, then the two ‘Kick-Ass’ movies in 2010 and 2013. Next is ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ which opens in theaters next month, and Millar’s got several more projects (like ‘Nemesis,’ ‘Superior’) in the pipeline behind it.
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Football fans are no doubt excited for the 2015 Super Bowl. Heck, Marvel superheroes Chris Pratt and Chris Evans have a bet riding on it. But, even non-sports fans can find something to enjoy. No, we're not talking about Katy Perry's décolletage, we're talking about the Super Bowl movie trailers that will be airing during the commercial breaks. With the 2015 Super Bowl set to air on NBC this weekend, we thought now would be the perfect time to run through what we know is going to debut during the big game and what surprises could still be in store. We'll continue to update with any last minute surprises, and you can watch all the 2015 Super Bowl trailers in our video hub.
An afternoon update from our We Swear We’re Not Making This Up Desk: TheWrap reports that Kevin Spacey, Oscar-winner for ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘American Beauty,’ will next appear as the star of a comedy called ‘Nine Lives.’ The “high-concept comedy” is described thusly (and, again, we didn’t make this up):
The DC cinematic universe has been abuzz with plenty of ‘Suicide Squad’ developments of late, but the CW’s ‘Arrow’ will beat its silver-screen brethren to the punch once more with another appearance of the deadly team in season 3. Find out what brings “Suicidal Tendencies” to ‘Arrow’ in upcoming episodes, and what DC villains will make up the new roster!
I’m about to say something that I never thought I would say in my entire life. It makes me sick to my stomach to even type such heresy, but here goes: Bill Murray is wrong. I’m getting out ahead of all the impending ‘Ghostbusters II’ hate right now. ‘Ghostbusters II’ is not a bad sequel. It’s not a great sequel either, but it’s a totally satisfying follow-up. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel the way the first film did by blending of horror, science-fiction, and comedy into a unique and irresistible genre hybrid. But it keeps things rolling in a frothy, entertaining, and occasionally profound way. (You heard me.)
We currently live in a world where society has stopped blinking incredulously at the mere idea of major film franchises based on the dumb toys you used to play with back in the ‘80s. So, it’s not too surprising that Hasbro is apparently examining the possibility of a big screen ‘GoBots’ revival.
If you thought the first trailer for Josh Trank’s ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot was suspiciously similar to the trailers for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar,’ you weren’t alone! Although both films couldn’t seem more different on the outside, they both employed their fair share of identical movie marketing tropes ... and it took less than a day for someone to mash them up. Good job, internet!
Have you made up your mind on AMC's 'Breaking Bad' spinoff prequel 'Better Call Saul,' premiering February 8 after 'The Walking Dead' season 5's return? Allow creator and star Vince Gilligan and Bob Odenkirk to make the case for you, with a brand-new behind-the-scenes featurette and trailer for the series, even descriptions of the first 5 episodes!
The latest poster for ‘Insurgent’ continues the trend we’ve seen throughout the all of the film’s marketing: showcase Shailene Woodley and a lot of broken glass and the kids will come. Oh, yeah. And Theo James, too. But c’mon, who really cares about that guy when you have the star of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ doing her best Chow Yun-Fat impression?
Well...not really. But, David Letterman couldn't help but bust Oscar Isaac's chops.