Early this year, a rumor popped up that actress Amber Heard would be playing the role of Mera in Warner Bros. and DC's cinematic universe. In the comics, Mera is a badass warrior who becomes Aquaman's wife. The rumor indicated that Mera would first appear in Justice League — Part 1 before playing the female lead in the Aquaman solo film.
Now Heard herself has confirmed all of those rumors, and in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight (via CS), she spoke about her costume:
“It’s interesting. It’s like, half suit of armor, half scales. It’s strange…We’re in the process of building it now, so it’s coming along.”
Sounds like it'll be comparable to what we've seen of Jason Momoa's Aquaman costume thus far. I haven't really been a fan of anything Heard has done in her career thus far, but I'm hoping it's just because she hasn't been a good fit with the material; maybe playing a warrior badass will be more up her alley.
Zack Snyder is directing Justice League — Part 1, which is scheduled to hit theaters on November 10, 2017, and James Wan is directing Aquaman, which will arrive on July 27, 2018.
I stumbled upon a sort of oldish, but not well-noticed horror short today that I think you'll like! You know how people in horror films put themselves in terrible situations? Passenger is the epitome of that! Why in the world would you park your car in the dead of night in an industrial section of town for a quick nap?! Turns out crime isn't the only reason you should be afraid of doing that...watch below.
The Little Prince, the film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s popular novella, opened in international theaters last year and was originally scheduled to be released today in the U.S. by Paramount Pictures. But not long ago, the studio quietly dropped the film from its release calendar, leaving many wondering if we'd ever have a chance to see it at all. Thankfully, Netflix has swooped in and picked up the rights to the film, and the streaming service plans to release it sometime later this year (though it remains unclear whether the streaming release will also play in some theaters, ala Beasts of No Nation).
I was completely spellbound by the trailer, and at the time I thought the film might even end up being one of the best of the year. It has a spectacular voice cast: Riley Osborne as the Prince, Marion Cotillard as The Rose, Rachel McAdams as The Mother, James Franco as The Fox, Jeff Bridges as The Aviator, Benicio del Toro as The Snake, Ricky Gervais as The Conceited Man, Paul Giamatti as The Teacher, Albert Brooks as Businessman, Bud Cort as The King, and Mackenzie Foy as The Little Girl.
At the heart of it all is The Little Girl, who’s being prepared by her mother for the very grown–up world in which they live — only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind–hearted neighbor, The Aviator. The Aviator introduces his new friend to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince. It’s here that The Little Girl’s magical and emotional journey into her own imagination — and into the universe of The Little Prince — begins. And it’s where The Little Girl rediscovers her childhood and learns that ultimately, it’s human connections that matter most, and that what’s truly essential can only be seen with the heart.
I know today is all about getting home and getting as far as we can into season 2 of Daredevil, but let's not forget about Pee-wee! Netflix also quietly released Pee-wee's Big Holiday the same day. Honestly, I might have to watch this first just so I can fully commit to Daredevil! Check out a new clip from the film below:
Here's the first teaser trailer and poster for The Shallows, a film that was originally called In The Deep. The basic premise is pretty simple: it's girl vs. shark.
In the taut thriller The Shallows, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills. It's Jaws for a new generation.
Lively earned the starring role after a highly-competitive casting process, and Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra is behind the camera on this one. Sony is positioning it as a new Jaws, but they'll have to forgive me if I say it's going to take a hell of a lot more than this to convince me that The Shallows is worthy to stand next to one of the greatest films ever made.
We'll find out this summer, when The Shallows swims into theaters on June 24th.
Until now, we've only been given small clips of the much-hyped collaboration between Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL. Now we can listen to the ENTIRE Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice soundtrack! In case the initial tracks you've already heard weren't any indication, the soundtrack is absolutely awesome. Listen to it in full with the YouTube playlist below courtesy of Watertower Records. Here's the track list by the way:
I consider most days I unexpectedly hear a Randy Newman song to be good days. Right now I'm literally crying with laughter on how well "Strange Things" (from Toy Story) works together with this footage from Batman v Superman! Laugh with me, and be sure to follow Bad Movie Drinking Game because they made my day with this!
Looks like Disney has all it needs to bring back a cult series that I personally loved as a kid, but was hated by critics and the studio alike. The Black Cauldron nearly bankrupted Disney after earning back only half of its $40 million budget in theaters, but it inevitably lead to Disney backpedaling away from teens, returning their aim towards children, and making The Little Mermaid, which sparked an animation revolution at the studio!
Variety says Disney has reacquired the rights to The Chronicles of Prydain, which were the original books by Lloyd Alexander that The Black Cauldron was a part of. Another little fun fact about this film: it was the first Disney movie to feature computer animation!
Man, I forgot how awesome this was! Can't wait to see what Disney does with the franchise!
Marvel Comics has released the first look at Alex Ross's cover art for Amazing Spider-Man #15, and as you can see, it features Mary Jane wearing the Iron Spider Armor that made its debut during the first Civil War event series.
If you've been keeping up with the comics, then you know Mary Jane has been working with Tony Stark lately, and Civil War II is coming soon. As ComicBook.com points out, maybe this is a sign of things to come.
Marvel also announced Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man, which is a four-issue miniseries by writer Christos Gage and artist Travel Foreman. The comic obviously ties in with Civil War II, which revolves around a new Inhuman who has the ability to see crimes before they occur. The superheroes are then forced to choose whether or not to use this Inhuman’s power to wield “predictive justice.” Yesterday, Marvel revealed the two opposing teams led by Iron Man and Captain Marvel.
Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #1 goes on sale in June. You can check out cover art by Khary Randolph for that below.