Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford Reunite for Indiana Jones 5 in 2019!

Indiana Jones

We all knew it would be happening at some point, but today Disney made it official after a couple years of speculation… Harrison Ford will be back to play Indiana Jones for director Steven Spielberg once more! Not only that but the as-of-yet untitled film has a release date:

July 19th 2019!

I’m so glad that everything worked out and that it will be Ford and not Bradley Cooper or Chris Pratt or someone else taking up the fedora and bullwhip. There really only is one Indiana Jones.

Press Release:

Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.

“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”

Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.


Final Kickass Trailer for DAREDEVIL Season 2

"I fear the path you've chosen, it's not going to be an easy one."

Marvel has released the final trailer for Daredevil Season 2 and it sure did a great job of getting me even more pumped up to watch it! This next season looks absolutely insane! This trailer teases some incredibly badass looking fight sequences as well as some pretty heavy intensity.

Daredevil is not only going to war with the Hand this next season, but he also has to deal with his deadly ex-girlfriend, Elektra, and a new ruthless vigilante in Hell's Kitchen known as the Punisher.

Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios. Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.

Daredevil Season 2 premieres on Netflix on March 18th and there will be 13-episodes of awesomeness. 

INDIANA JONES Sequel Officially Coming to Theaters in 2019, Spielberg and Ford Returning

Indiana Jones is swinging back into theaters in just over three years, and fans will probably be pleased to know that Steven Spielberg is directing and Harrison Ford will be donning the iconic fedora once again.

Disney just announced that a still-untitled fifth Indiana Jones film will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019, with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall producing. One name noticeably absent from the press release? George Lucas. Lucas co-created the character and wrote the stories for all of the Indy films thus far, but since he's now retired, it seems like he's sitting this one out. I feel like if he were involved, his name would be among those listed in the press release. I know he's buddies with Spielberg, but even the director has essentially blamed the worst aspects of Kingdom of The Crystal Skull on Lucas, so as much as I respect Lucas as a major player in the success of this franchise, I'll be excited to see what an Indy movie looks like that doesn't have his name on it (if that truly is the case here).

When Disney bought Lucasfilm, we knew it was only a matter of time before a new Indian Jones movie was going to arrive in theaters, and discussions about it have ramped up over the past year or so. Marshall and Spielberg both said they wouldn't be recasting the role, and we knew Ford was up for reprising it once more, so if you've been paying attention, this announcement isn't much of a surprise. But here's a theory: Ford will have just turned 77-years-old in 2019 (!), so my guess is that they're bringing him back to play an older Jones while also introducing a younger actor to play him in flashbacks. That way it can serves as one last hurrah for Ford, paying respect to the man who originated the role, while also providing Disney/Lucasfilm with a new actor to play the iconic character in future movies. (Because we all know there are going to be more movies after this one, whether Ford or Spielberg are involved or not.)

Read the full press release below:

Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.

“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”

Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.

First Look Photos: Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman in BEN-HUR Remake

Timur Bekmambetov, the director of movies like Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is adapting the story of Ben-Hur for the big screen. The 1880 novel has already been adapted multiple times before, twice as silent films and once as the 1959 Charlton Heston movie that won eleven Oscars, but the bombastic filmmaker is hoping that modern audiences take a shine to the story as well.

USA Today has a couple of first-look images from the new film, which stars Jack Huston as Judah Ben-Hur, the role Heston made famous, and Morgan Freeman as Ilderim, who trains the hero for the climactic chariot race, which Bekmambetov calls "truly the crown jewel of the film." Huston and co-star Toby Kebbell, who plays Messala, trained for two and a half months for that sequence and eventually got to the point where there were 32 horses racing around the course at one time.

“You get in with two horses on a chariot, which blows your mind, and then you put four horses on the end of your reins,” Huston recalls. “It would be the equivalent of a Formula 1 race.
"It's overwhelming and incredibly scary," he says. "But after the first day where you think every second, ‘I’m gonna die, I’m gonna die, I’m gonna die,’ you decide to put that out of your brain for good and it becomes just part of the job.”

Huston clearly knows that many cinephiles are wary of this remake, but he's giving us the benefit of the doubt and thinks we'll do the same: “I hope people will go into this with a very open mind and realize the beauty’s very much in the story.”

Ben-Hur hits theaters on August 12.

Patrick Stewart Looks Terrifying in New GREEN ROOM Trailer

Jeremy Saulnier made a big impact on the indie scene with his debut feature film, Blue Ruin, and he's secured an excellent cast for his second movie, Green Room. Patrick Stewart stars as the terrifying leader of a Nazi skinhead gang, and a punk band consisting of people like Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots get mixed up with them and basically have to shoot their way out of a venue in order to survive. It looks like a heart-pounding thriller, and from what I've heard, Stewart gives an amazing performance. Since he's played so many iconic heroes in his career, it'll be great to see him dive back into playing a ruthless villain again.

Green Room hits limited theaters on April 15 and goes wide on April 29.

Learn What It Felt Like To Be a Stormtrooper in The Original STAR WARS Trilogy

GreatBigStory runs a bit too many advertisement stories on their channel for my tastes, but when they aren't doing that, their content is phenomenal! Take this for example. They found a Stormtrooper from who was in Star Wars Episodes V (Empire) and VI (ROTJ) and got his story about the entire experience!

Suddenly I want to be a Stormtrooper a lot less...hopefully they've made the suits a bit more comfortable since then!

Todd McFarlane Teases His R-Rated SPAWN Movie Script in Video Update

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Last month, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane brought up his long-awaited new Spawn movie again. He's been working on this thing for years. McFarlane said at the time he was finished with the script and went on to describe it as containing elements of horror, suspense, and supernatural thrillers. He also described it as Paranormal Activity meets The Departed, and explained:

"In the background, there’s this thing moving around, this boogeyman. That boogeyman just happens to be something that you and I, intellectually, know is Spawn. Will he look like he did in the first movie? No. Will he have a supervillain he fights? No. He’s going to be the spectre, the ghost."

McFarlane isn't done talking about his movie! He recently did a live Facebook video in which he gave another update on the project. This is obviously a project that he's not going to give up on. Seeing his determination to make this thing, I actually believe that he won't stop until he's done it.

In the video, he teases the script that he's written, which currently sits at 132 pages. There's a little bit more editing that needs to be done, but there are goals in place. I think seeing the success of Deadpool really lit a fire under McFarlane's ass to get this thing done. 

The first Spawn film was rated R, but it failed miserably because it sucked so bad. This new film version of Spawn will be a hard R movie, but it sounds like this one is headed in a much better direction. It's great to know that the movie is still in development and moving forward to production. As a long-time fan of Spawn, I can't help but be excited for this and seeing how it turns out.

Watch McFarlane talk about his film in the video below:

Yes... The Spawn Movie Is Happening.

LIVE update on my Spawn movie script....

Posted by Todd McFarlane on Monday, March 14, 2016

Don’t Have Time To Read CIVIL WAR? Watch This Short Animated Breakdown!

Look, you don't have to justify why you don't have the time to read the Civil War comic. I get it! You're busy! You have A LOT on your plate. I COMPLETELY understand why you don't have the time at all in the next 2 months to read one of the most critically acclaimed comics of the past 15 years.

Because you're SOOOO busy, I embedded this animated short which breaks down the entirety of Civil War as it happens in the comics. Obviously a bit of it will change in Captain America: Civil War, but you'll get the gist of it from watching this!

All my patronizing aside, thanks to Noah Sterling for making this for people who are too busy to read the series.