Djimon Hounsou

Behold, the Pulp Masterpiece That Is the Final ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ Trailer

by Matthew Monagle April 1, 2017 @ 11:53 AM
Warner Bros.
Popular culture travels in waves. A decade or so ago, when every studio was trying to copy The Matrix and start their own action franchises dripping with self-serious stylization and slow-motion fights, I would’ve killed for a summer movie that took a grounded approach to heroes and villains. Now, after several years of Marvel movies and grimdark blockbusters, the pendulum has swung back the other way. It’s not that Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword looks like a good movie, per se. It’s just that I’m in a place where I can really appreciate its goofiness.

‘The Vatican Tapes’ Trailer: Michael Pena Does the Exorcism Horror Thing

by Britt Hayes March 6, 2015 @ 5:16 PM
If you thought movies like The Devil Inside and Deliver Us From Evil had effectively ended the renewed trend of exorcism horror flicks, think again. It’s Michael Peña’s turn to get in on the demonic horror genre in the trailer for The Vatican Tapes, in which the actor plays what Djimon Hounsou (looking pretty sharp in that priest garb) describes as a “warrior for God.” It basically looks like The Devil Inside meets Deliver Us From Evil, but I get the feeling it’s not combining the best of both films.

'Seventh Son' Trailer: Legend and Nightmare Are Real!

by Nick Romano August 28, 2014 @ 11:59 AM
Legendary, Universal
Remember that Jeff Bridges movie 'Seventh Son'? It was supposed to hit theaters this year, and we even got a Comic-Con 2013 panel from the film, but Legendary and Universal pushed it to 2015. Now, a new 'Seventh Son' trailer has been released to pretty much remind us all that it's still happening ... and that it kinda looks like what 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' would've looked like without that R rating.

New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Posters Spotlight the Bad Guys

by Jacob Hall July 17, 2014 @ 11:32 AM
If you thought the heroes of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' were an odd bunch, just wait until you get a look at the bad guys! Continuing this week's onslaught of new character posters, new one-sheets for the characters of Ronan the Accuser, Nebula and Korath the Pursuer have arrived, giving us great looks at the trio Big Bads working to defeat the ragtag Guardians in the upcoming film.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Empire Covers Roll Out Our New Heroes and Villains

by Nick Romano June 23, 2014 @ 9:08 AM
Marvel Studios
The Marvel Cinematic Universe will soon blast off into the farthest reaches of outer space for the studio's most ambitious film yet, 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' and Empire immortalized the new band of heroes -- and villains -- with their own magazine...

'The Walking Dead' Creator Robert Kirkman and Norman Reedus are Bringing 'Air' to the Big Screen

by Damon Houx February 18, 2014 @ 7:20 PM
Millennium Films/AMC/Kevin Winter, Getty Images
'The Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman has conquered the small screen with the AMC adaptation of his comic book, and now he's looking to bring his talents to the big screen as he's set up to make 'Air,' a film he'll produce and which will star Djimon Hounsou, and 'TWD' regular Norman Reedus.

Exclusive: Djimon Hounsou Downplays Comedy in 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' Says There is "Quite a Bit of Action"

by Todd Gilchrist September 27, 2013 @ 12:00 PM
Millennium Films/Marvel
Djimon Hounsou isn’t playing the first black superhero put on film, but he’s determined to make sure that he isn’t the last. At the 2013 Comic-Con panel for 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' Hounsou recalled the time that his son wished he could be light-skinned so he could play Spider-Man, and the sobering anecdote inspired him to play Korath for writer-director James Gunn – and further, to introduce a character that would give comic fans of color a hero to aspire to, impersonate and admire. With filming almost completed on the adaptation, Hounsou seems pleased with his work, and appreciative of the opportunity to play in the toy box of the Marvel Universe – as much for fun as the chance to create a role model for his son.
At the recent Los Angeles press day for 'Baggage Claim,' in which he plays a successful hotelier who attempts to woo flight attendant Montana (Paula Patton), Hounsou sat down with ScreenCrush to discuss his work in the upcoming comic book movie. In addition to talking about what prompted his recollection about his son, he observes some other hard truths about the moviemaking business, and reveals a few details about the kinds of challenges he tackles in the film.

Comic-Con 2013: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Casts Cate Blanchett, Kit Harington and Djimon Hounsou

by Britt Hayes July 18, 2013 @ 3:14 PM
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We've already seen a teaser trailer for 'How to Train Your Dragon 2,' but we've known little about the voice cast this time around. During DreamWorks Animation's panel at Comic-Con this afternoon, the studio made a big casting announcement for the sequel, with actors Cate Blanchett, Kit Harington, and Djimon Hounson joining the line-up.