ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Channing Tatum can’t find a director for Gambit, Frank Grillo wraps on Captain America: Civil War, and something strange shows up on the Suicide Squad set.
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Plenty of mystery surrounds The X-Files’ event series revival on FOX, one that grows even deeper by the latest confirmed return. The iconic sci-fi procedural has confirmed that William B. Davis will reprise his role as the enigmatic Smoking Man, while David Duchovny discusses the possibility of the revival graduating to a second season.
Despite only lasting a single season, the animated series Jonny Quest has become immortal in our collective pop culture memory. Even those who aren’t familiar with the series are familiar with the tropes (and parodies) it has inspired. Warner Bros. is apparently counting on everyone who can afford a movie ticket having a basic familiarity with this property because they’ve redoubled their efforts to get a big screen version off the ground and they’ve hired Robert Rodriguez to make it happen.
It's easy to draw up comparisons to Fury Road, but this guzzoline-fueled trailer for Mad Max's upcoming game is a completely different trip through the wasteland.
Whether or not you subscribe to the theory that NBC’s Heroes Reborn revival is anything more than an elaborate prank on all television (and how could it not be?), its purported casting has been solid. Fresh off Orphan Black Season 3, Dylan Bruce is the latest to join NBC’s questionable Heroes reboot, in you guessed it, a mysterious role.
It’s hard to imagine anyone else besides Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner. Even Philip K. Dick, who wrote the novel the film is based on said, “If Harrison Ford had not played that role, Deckard would never become an actual person.” But, it almost was not Harrison Ford. Director Ridley Scott was in talks with Dustin Hoffman to star in the film (alongside Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry), before both were recast, just three months before shooting began. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which tracks down replicants with Blade Runner!
This past Sunday’s latest Game of Thrones installment “The Gift” blew past one of the most long-anticipated pairings of even George R.R. Martin’s books, but how will it change the series? Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss discuss the potential for Daenerys and Tyrion’s pairing, and what it means for fans of Martin’s literary saga.
Yes, Channing Tatum is still planning to make that Gambit movie. He just needs a finished screenplay. And a director. And an angle that helps us forget that Gambit is one of the lamest X-Men to ever achieve inexplicable popularity. Casting the intensely likable and charismatic Tatum goes a long away toward achieving that last goal and in a new interview, the Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street star revealed that the first draft of the script has been turned in ... and that the movie will be an origin story, albeit one that won’t play by the normal superhero movie rules.
Let me tell you something, brother: Hulk Hogan wants to star in the next Expendables movie.
Set photos of Ben Affleck in costume already confirmed the reports that Batman/Bruce Wayne would be making an appearance in Suicide Squad, but if you needed any further confirmation, we’ve got that for you. Over the weekend, Suicide Squad was shooting a massive chase scene between Batman and Joker (in their respective vehicles) on the streets of Toronto, and we’ve got the video to prove it.