Marvel's Inhumans has not been getting a lot of love from the fans. Ever since the first images were released, it seems like the series was doomed. Almost everything released after that has been met with negativity. The series has just been crashing and burning with most fans before the series was even released!
Now, according to a report from Renew Cancel TV, AMC may have already canceled the series before it even premieres on TV. The network is promoting Inhumans as "the COMPLETE series" rather than "the first season". This leads the report to believe that any plans for a second season have been scrapped.
No official announcement has been made yet by Marvel or ABC, but I think most of us assumed that the series would go beyond a first season, anyway. I think we would all be way more surprised if Inhumans did get a Season 2 order! That would be shocking!
Regardless of all the negativity surrounding the series, I'm still going to give it a shot. Marvel should've just stuck with making the movie. Then fans would have got something that they probably would have enjoyed.
Did any of you watch the first two episodes when it was in IMAX theaters? If so, what did you think? I didn't see it, but I haven't heard anything good.
A bunch of new photos have surfaced from the set of Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp. They give us our first look at Evangeline Lilly all decked out in her Wasp costume. She looks great and I can't wait to finally see The Wasp in action! You'll also see photos of Walton Goggins, who plays the corporate villain Sonny Burch.
The movie also stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, Michael Pena as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, T.I. as Dave, Randall Park as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jimmy Woo, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, the wife of Hank Pym, and Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, who was an assistant to both Tony Stark and Hank Pym in the comics. He eventually takes on Pym’s Giant Man abilities and becomes a superhero known as Goliath.
Here's the synopsis:
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: Ant-Man and The Wasp. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.
I'm a big fan of the first movie and I'm so excited to see how this sequel turns out. Peyton Reed is directingAnt-Man and the Wasp, and it will be released in theaters on July 6th, 2018.
A new trailer has been released for director Kenneth Branagh's fantastic looking feature film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. I'm a fan of the Agatha Christie's 1934 novel and I think this movie looks so good! I love this new trailer as it features a ton of new footage and offers up more details on the story. One thing that I absolutely love is the visual style and tone of the film.
The movie also has a star-studded cast that includes Branagh as Detective Hercule Poirot; Penelope Cruz plays Pilar Estravados; Willem Dafoe as Gerhard Hardman; Judi Dench portraying Princess Dragomiroff; Johnny Depp takes on the role of Ratchett; Josh Gadappears as Hector MacQueen; Derek Jacobi is Edward Masterman; Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. plays Dr. Arbuthnot; Michelle Pfeiffer portrays Mrs. Hubbard; and Daisy Ridley plays Mary Debenham.
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Murder on the Orient Express is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 10th, 2017. Watch the trailer below and let us know if you're excited about watching the movie.
During a recent interview with Variety, IT star Jaeden Lieberher, who played Bill in the film revealed an alternate scene at the end of the movie that was ultimately cut from the film. I thought the way the movie ended was great, but this scene actually sounds pretty climatic.
When asked what he favorite scene was that was cut from the movie, Lieberher said:
"I did have this scene where I climb up the tower at the end. When I’m chasing after Georgie, I climb the tower and I’m at a one-on-one confrontation with Pennywise and then I say that I’m not afraid of him, that none of the losers are afraid of him, and that’s how we beat him. But they took those lines and put toward the end, right after our big fight. So I had this whole thing where Bill Skarsgard is grabbing me and pushing me off the ledge, and I had to wear this harness. That was a more difficult scene."
That giant tower of stuff that Pennywise the Clown collected from his victims over the course of his existence in Derry was pretty cool and a little eerie. I'm sure there are a ton of Easter eggs in there that we can find.
I wonder if we will see this scene included the director's cut of the film, which will include 15 extra minutes of extra footage.
The actor was then asked who he would like to see play the adult version of his character in Chapter 2 and I can totally get behind his answer!
"I think Ewan McGregor would be interesting. I don’t want to offend him or anything, but he might be too old. I love Ewan McGregor, and I think he’s a great actor. I think he could play Bill very well."
McGregor seems like a perfect choice to play Bill. It's not hard to imagine him in the role and I know he'd be great. What do you think?
Get Out director Jordan Peele has set up a new drama series called The Hunt. Peele is involving himself in all kinds of projects right now and this one sounds especially interesting because it deals with Nazi hunters in the 1970s.
The series is inspired by true events, and according to Deadline, the story follows "a diverse band of Nazi hunters in 1970s America as they set out on a quest for revenge and justice — tracking and killing hundreds of Nazis who, with the unconscionable help of the U.S. government, escaped justice and embedded themselves in American society."
I remember reading about this years ago and I always thought that the story would make a great film. Now it's getting a drama series and you can bet your ass that I'll be watching it!
The show is being written by David Weil (Moonfall) and as of right now no network is attached. This is a project that is currently being shopped around but it should t be hard for it to find a home.
I'm looking forward to seeing what comes of this series.
J.J. Abrams already ditched Paramount Pictures once to make Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now he's doing it again to direct Episode IX, and the studio is kinda pissed off.
Paramount Pictures has had a terrible year of movies with films such as Monster Trucks, Rings, Baywatch, Transformers: The Last Knight, and mother! all underperforming at the box office.
The studio's new CEO Jim Gianopulos had one positive thing going for him when he stepped in to lead the studio... J.J. Abrams. Paramount has been the filmmaker's home since 2006 and Gianopulos was hoping that Abrams would get back to work and direct a film for them. Those hopes were dashed when Abrams signed on with Lucasfilm to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. Now the studio is forced to wait until Abrams is free again. The film is going to keep him tied up for at least two years.
Abrams was apparently obligated by contract to direct his next film at Paramount Pictures, but a source says that when the director was enticed by a "once-now-a-twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity," and all parties understood and Gianopulos accommodated the move even though he was not happy about it. According to THR:
The studio chief is said to be irked to see Abrams get poached again — this time despite a specifically negotiated obligation. But fighting Abrams would have meant alienating the filmmaker and taking on major adversaries: Lucasfilm, Disney and possibly even Steven Spielberg, who isn't involved with Star Wars but has a long-term association with Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and has taken credit for luring Abrams to helm The Force Awakens in the first place. And then there are Abrams' reps at CAA. With Paramount in need of all the support it can get, Gianopulos had to be realistic.
It seems like they really had no choice. Paramount did end up getting some money in the deal, but it's not revealed how much. I imagine it's not enough to cover a two-year absence. The report goes on to say:
Paramount likely will attempt to renew Abrams' deal; he's valuable enough that two years is not too long to wait for his services. "You might not put him in the pantheon [alongside Spielberg]," says one studio insider, "but he's a writer, producer and director. There aren't too many of those guys." With Star Wars again beckoning, says this person, "You can't be an asshole and say no. You do the right thing, and hopefully people repay that."
Here's the thing, though. The studio shouldn't be putting the success of their company in the hands of a single filmmaker! There are a ton of great filmmakers in the world and many of them are better than Abrams. Paramount's problem is they obviously don't pick good projects to develop! They need to get a good staff of executives and creative talent to develop good quality content that audiences would want to see. Paramount has the means and ability to deliver great content and they can do it without Abrams. They just need to find people to help them develop better marketable movies that will make money.
Gal Gadot is in talks to join Bradley Cooper in a cool sounding ocean exploration adventure thriller called Deeper. The film was written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and it's set to be directed by Kornel Mundruczo (White God). Here's the story description:
A disgraced astronaut embarks on a mission to reach the bottom of a newly discovered oceanic trench, theorized to be the lowest point on Earth. He encounters an increasing level of danger and soon finds himself in a psychological (and physical) fight against mysterious forces.
There's no word on who Gadot would play if cast, but there's no doubt that it will be the lead female role. We just don't know how she will fit into the story.
I'm intrigued by the concept for the film. It sounds like it will be an intense story and I'm curious to see what these "mysterious forces" are. This seems like a fun project for Gadot to be a part of so I hope she is able to work out a deal with them and join the film.
David Goyer (Man of Steel) is also a producer on the project. Other than this project, Gadot is also set to reprise her role of Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman 2.
This fan-made mashup video Independence Day: A Star Wars Story does a great job of editing together a scene in which we see Will Smith's Captain Steven Hiller and Jeff Goldblum's David Levinson being pursued by Darth Vader and a couple other TIE Fighter goons as they embark on a mission to destroy the Death Star. This is one of the best movie mashups that I've seen in a long time and I'm sure you'll all enjoy it!
Netflix has released a new trailer and four new posters for their fantastic looking new film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). The film comes from writer and director Noah Baumbach and it stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Adam Driver, Judd Hirsch, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten and Emma Thompson.
The filmis the "emotional and comic intergenerational tale of adult siblings (Sandler, Stiller, Marvel) contending with the long shadow their strong-willed father (Hoffman) has cast over their lives."
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) looks a wonderful and comical movie that I would enjoy. I've also enjoyed many of Baumbach's previous films which include Kicking and Screaming, The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding, Greenberg, While We’re Young and Mistress America.
The movie will be released on Netflix on October 13th.
Before Matthew Vaughn jumped out of the X-Men franchise to make Kingsmen: The Secret Service, he was developing a sequel to X-Men: First Class. This sequel would not have been Days of Future Past. The sequel Vaughn wanted to direct would have revolved around a younger version of Wolverine and that film would have led into Days of Future Past. During a recent interview with Uproxx, the director explained:
“I didn’t want to do Days of Future Past next. I felt that one should be in a trilogy and Days of Future Past should be the finale of that story. I would have done a film in-between where you meet the young Wolverine and a new character, and then in Days of Future Past became the young Wolverine and the old Wolverine and just really blow it out….So that’s what I would have done, but the studio didn’t agree with me on that. And, to be frank, as I said, it’s not my sandbox so I couldn’t do anything about it.”
That would've certainly been interesting! It's so hard to imagine a younger actor in the role of Wolverine. The film would've taken place in the 1970s and I wonder who Vaughn would have cast in the role. I also wonder how young he would have gone with the character. Late 20s early 30s maybe? Who would you have cast?
Hugh Jackman brought an end to the character of Logan in the best way possible, but one day Fox will reboot the character. We have no idea when, but when asked by Variety if a reboot was possible, 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider told them "Anything’s possible."
Would you have liked to see Vaughn's vision of a young Wolverine for the X-Men: First Class sequel? Or are you happy with what Singer ended up giving us?