The first Crimson Peak trailer is here and it showcases a side of director Guillermo del Toro that we haven’t seen in far too long. Before Pacific Rim and Hellboy and even the dark fantasy of Pan’s Labyrinth, he made horror movies. Now, del Toro has returned to the genre where he made his name and the first footage from the resulting film looks as gorgeous and creepy as you’d imagine.
You may or may not have noticed, but there’s an invasion afoot in Hollywood, and many of this past year’s most talked-about stars during awards season have been—gasp!—British. To celebrate the amazing performances delivered by these fine actors, Vanity Fair has delivered a three-part vintage-style short film, in which Keira Knightley, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch and basically every other beloved Brit actor invade Hollywood to recreate some of our most classic moments in film.
Part of the fun of watching a new Marvel film is figuring out how one movie connects to another in the Cinematic Universe, whether it’s a tiny Easter egg or the descendent of a character from another film. Like the recent ‘Ant-Man’ prequel comic, which revealed how Agent Carter fits into that movie, Marvel has released the official prequel comic for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ revealing how Loki is involved in the upcoming sequel.
Casting for Legendary’s ‘Kong: Skull Island’ (previously titled ‘Skull Island’) has been a little slow-going. For several months, the only actor confirmed for the upcoming prequel was Tom Hiddleston, followed recently by J.K. Simmons. As if the cast wasn’t already shaping up to be particularly awesome, Legendary is now in talks with Michael Keaton to make it even cooler.
Just a few weeks ago, we got our first official look at Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming ‘Crimson Peak’ via a photo of Jessica Chastain looking very romantically gothic. Today brings another look at the spooky horror flick with a photo of Tom Hiddleston. But he’s not the only interesting part of the photo—just take a gander at this huge, beautiful set. Can we get a trailer for this thing already?
Warner Bros. has been trying to adapt Neil Gaiman’s classic ‘Sandman’ graphic novels into a film for years with little success, but now that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to direct and David S. Goyer is involved, the project is picking up steam. Gaiman himself has been working closely with Gordon-Levitt, Goyer, and writer Jack Thorne on finally bringing ‘Sandman’ to the big screen, and he thinks Tom Hiddleston would be the perfect leading man.
J.K. Simmons may not be a household name (yet), but he’s certainly a household face. His mere presence in a movie, whether it be a major character or brief cameo, is enough to bring any audience to attention. Few modern character actors are as good as he is and, as one of the frontrunners for a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his terrifying work in ‘Whiplash,’ he’s about to get some well-deserved recognition. So it shows a great deal of taste on the part of director Jordan Vogt-Robers that he has cast Simmons in the upcoming ‘Kong: Skull Island.’ Seriously, the mere presence of Simmons is just as exciting as a mystical island full of giant apes and dinosaurs.
One of our most anticipated upcoming, big budget projects is ‘Skull Island,’ the Legendary Pictures film which will take place on the fabled island that King Kong once called home. For fans wondering if Kong himself will be making an appearance in this epic new movie, it seems like we have an answer: Legendary has re-titled ‘Skull Island’ and pushed the release date back from 2016 to 2017, but we have a feeling the wait will be worth it.
‘Avengers 2’ director is reassembling almost his entire cast for two weeks in January to film reshoots for ‘Age of Ultron’ and this, in and of itself, is not particularly interesting. It used to be that reshoots were indicative of a larger problem—”the movie isn’t working, so we need to go back and fix it”—but that simply isn’t the case anymore. Every big-budget blockbuster budgets time and money for reshoots into the original production schedule these days. But, what’s interesting in the case of ‘Avengers 2' isn’t that they’re filming something, it’s what they’re filming and who is involved.
Just a little while after we reported the awesome news that Tom Hiddleston's Loki will be featured prominently in both 'Thor: Ragnarok' and both parts of 'Avengers: Infinity War,' we have another 'Avengers' and 'Thor'-related bit of news for you: Idris Elba has confirmed that not only will he be making an appearance in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' but so will the mischief-making Loki.