It looks like the Terminator will be back. During an interview with Channel Nine's Weekend Today over the weekend, Arnold Schwarzenegger says that there will be another Terminator movie. When asked about it the actor said:
“I am looking forward to it, absolutely.”
There are no details on when this will happen. The last we heard, the sequels for Terminator: Genisys had been moved off Paramount Picture’s release schedule leading us to believe they may have been cancelled. That must not be the case because Schwarzenegger is obviously under the impression that he will make another one. So that’s a good sign... if you liked Terminator: Genisys.
I enjoyed the last film for the most part, but it didn’t do as well at the box office as the studio would have hoped. A lot of the fans didn't seem too happy with it either. There was definitely room for improvement, but I’m up for another Terminator movie, so if it is getting made, I’ll watch it.
Want to see four minutes of some really cool behind-the-scenes footage from Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Well, we've got a video featuring some B-roll footage that Warner Bros. has released. It contains a bunch of quick shot showing how various scenes from the film were shot. I thoroughly enjoy watching this kind of stuff, and there’s a lot of extremely cool footage in the video that is worth checking out. The movie making process has always fascinated me.
I also included a few other things for your viewing enjoyment, including new images of Wonder Woman and Superman, a new TV spot called "You've Lost", and a featurette that puts the focus on Superman.
Batman v Superman hits theaters on March 25th, 2016.
Beat Down Boogie has released their latest cosplay music video featuring some incredible cosplay at MAGFest 2016. MAGFest is a music and gaming festival that features a huge arcade, competitive gaming, music concerts, a game-focused film festival, and of course cosplayers paying tribute to their favorite characters. I’ve never been to this festival, but it looks like it would be a ton of fun.
One thing I’ve always noticed in the films that Stanley Kubrick has made in his career are the eerie and powerful gazes of his characters. When these characters look at the camera, it’s like they are looking through your soul!
We have a fast-paced video supercut of these shots that were compiled by Jorge Luengo Ruiz. I love how some of these looks make me feel a little uneasy. The creator of the video says:
There are a typical shot in the filmography of Stanley Kubrick where the characters looks in a similar way almost breaking the fourth wall...
Casting a movie isn’t an easy process. Directors and studios are looking for the person who perfectly fits they characters they are trying to bring to life on the big screen. Over the years, there have been a lot of controversial casting decisions that some fan weren’t too happy with...at least at first.
ScreenRant compiled a list of ten actors who were cast in movies that didn’t go over very well with the initial announcement. Some of the actors mentioned in the video are Heath Ledger as The Joker, Michael Keaton as Batman, Daniel Craig as James Bond, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Topher Grace as Venom, and more.
Casting is arguably the most important aspect of a film. It’s extremely pertinent to find the right actors for each role, and in the age of social media, everyone thinks they have what it takes to be a casting director. When the actual filmmakers go the other way and pick a choice out of left field, they can draw the ire of fans before even a frame of footage is shown. Here are Screen Rant’s 10 Most Controversial Casting Decisions in Popular Movies.
The Iron Giant is my number one favorite animated film of all time. To me, everything about that movie is absolute perfection. We’ll never see anything quite like that again. It was one of the last great traditionally animated films before CG animation took over the business.
After all of these years, The Iron Giant is finally getting an art book! Usually animated films get a “art-of” book before the film even opens, but it’s been 17 years since The Iron Giant was released.
The Art of The Iron Giant was written by former Animation Magazine editor Ramin Zahed and will be released by Insight Editions. According to Cartoon Brew:
The 160-page book promises lots of development artwork and storyboards that are standard for these type of books, as well as new interviews with Bird and other key members of the film’s creative team. The book will also include artwork from the newly restored scenes in the “signature edition” that debuted last year.
Below you’ll find some preview images from the book giving us a little tease of what it entails. Before you get to that, here’s the official description of the book:
Director Brad Bird's (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) acclaimed film The Iron Giant is considered by fans, critics, and animation historians to be one of the best hand-drawn animated features of the past fifty years. This beautifully illustrated book revisits the classic, with unprecedented access to rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives.
Artist Simon Lee is in the process of creating a hilarious statue that features a Predatoralien creature visiting the dentist. I love the comedic twist that this offers. You never think about Predator having to go to the dentist, but here it is with some brave soul. Working on the Predator's teeth probably isn’t the safest thing to do. It seems to have a Norman Rockwell kind of vibe to it. Make sure to check out some of the artist's other work here.
Lionsgate has released four new character posters for their upcoming magical heist thriller Now You See Me 2. I love the style of these posters, as they were inspired by the vintage magician promotional posters of the early 1900s. The posters feature Jesse Eisenberg as J. Daniel Atlas, Woody Harrelson as Merritt McKinney, Lizzy Caplan as Lula, and Dave Franco as Jack Wilder. As ridiculous and silly as the first movie was, I still enjoyed the hell out of it. It was a lot of fun, and this sequel looks like it will be just as entertaining. If you haven't seen the latest trailer, make sure you check it out here!
The Four Horsemen return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
The movie was directed by Jon Chu and it also stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Jay Chou, and Daniel Radcliffe. The movie hits theaters on June 10, 2016.
I think the theme song for Batman: The Animated Series is one of the most iconic theme songs to ever appear in an animated series. The Warp Zone has released a video that features the song being performed acapella style and it’s pretty impressive. Check it out!
Universal Pictures has released a new TV spot and four new character motion posters for The Huntsman: Winter's War. The promo post is called “I Am Stronger,” and it offers a bit of new footage from the film. The character posters include Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, and Jessica Chastain showing off their weapons and powers.
I wasn’t a big fan of Snow White and the Huntsman, but this prequel/sequel looks a helluva lot better! This one will focus on all the other interesting characters that don’t include Snow White, who was the least interesting character in the first film, so it was smart to move on without her.
When Freya (Emily Blunt), a young queen who can freeze her enemies in ice, learns of the demise of her sister, the evil Ravenna (Charlize Theron), she summons her soldiers to recover the Magic Mirror. After resurrecting Ravenna, the two wicked sisters amass a seemingly indestructible army that threatens the kingdom. Only the skills of Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara (Jessica Chastain), two warriors who defied Freya by falling in love, can save this enchanted land from the forces of darkness.
The movie is being directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, and it’s set to be released on April 22, 2016.