After news emerged a "Fast and Furious 8" film was in the works, lead actor Vin Diesel has hinted a bigger role for Kurt Russell is in store for the sequel.
"Fast and Furious" mainstay lead, Vin Diesel has confirmed there may be a bigger part for Kurt Russell in "Fast and Furious 8," giving rise to speculations Diesel, who also produces the franchise, is looking to fill in the gap left after Paul Walker's death.
Walker, who made a final appearance in the seventh sequel, "Furious 7," was the subject of an emotional farewell on the film, which has earned over $1 billion in the month since its release. A fundamental part of the franchise since the first movie hit theaters in 2001, the absence of Walker left the future of "Fast and Furious" at a standstill until Diesel announced the planned eighth sequel during the CinemaCon in Las Vegas last week. more >>
Filming and production of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" is set to start soon in various locations in New York City and in order to get fans excited about the upcoming sequel, producer Michael Bay recently shared photos of the vehicles that the crime-fighting turtles will be using in the film.
The first photo he shared on Twitter showed a garbage dump truck with the name "Tartaruga Brothers" on it. According to a report in Deadline, this truck is actually the Turtle's "Battlewagon" which was already shown in the latter part of the first movie. "Tartaruga" is the Italian word for "turtle." The other photo is that of a Polaris slingshot which looks like a sports car but is actually a three-wheeled motorcycle, which according to the report is already outlawed in Texas because it does not meet the state's definition of a motorcycle, nor is a street car.
The movie is being directed by Dave Green, who is known for kids movies. According to the report, it is part of the studio's bid to make the sequel more kid- and family-friendly than the first one. The first movie apparently earned $485 million worldwide despite not so good critical reception. Platinum Dunes is targeting to earn more with the sequel and they are pulling out all stops to make sure this happens. more >>
It was a dream come true for a lot of comic book fans when Marvel Studios and Sony announced that they are now reuniting Spider-Man with his colleagues in the Avengers in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It was further detailed out that the new Spider-Man will be making his debut in the MCU as a teenage hi-school Peter Parker. After his slated involvement in next year's "Captain America: Civil War," the web-slinger will then have his own standalone movie, which is expected to arrive in theaters by 2017.
The said film has been a topic for many weeks already. Previous rumors said that the new reboot film will take on the title, "The Spectacular Spider-Man." more >>
Along with Marvel Entertainment and 20th Century Fox's remake of the Marvel Comics superhero classic, "Fantastic Four," Reed Richards' Mr. Fantastic will also get a reboot of his powers when the film opens on August 7, 2015.
Reed Richards, played this time around by "Divergent" actor Miles Teller, can now warp the space around his mass, appearing to make his body lengthen.
The film reveals his stretching body isn't due to the change in his internal chemistry causing cell malleability, but focuses instead on his ability to manipulate the space surrounding him. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has said that the offended Muslim students from the University of Maryland who last week forced the school to cancel a screening of the film "American Sniper" can "leave America and go to a Muslim country."
"Can you believe that the University of Maryland canceled a screening of the movie American Sniper after Muslim students complained? This afternoon, I'm going to meet with wounded military veterans and their spouses who served this nation with honor — fighting to preserve our freedoms and many times shedding their own blood," Graham wrote on Facebook Friday.
"Shame on the University of Maryland for listening to these voices! If these Muslim students can't support the military members who do their job to protect us, let them leave America and go to a Muslim country." more >>
The British Broadcasting Company confirmed last Wednesday that it is developing a 90-minute documentary drama on the controversy behind the development of the "Grand Theft Auto" series. BBC also announced that "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has signed on with the project, together with actor Bill Paxton, according to reports.
The one-off "factual" drama, which has the working title "Game Changer," will look into how the game came to be and who were the people behind its development and eventual success. Daniel Radcliffe will play Sam Houser, the creative genius behind the game and one of Rockstar's co-founders. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Houser, the British co-founder of Rockstar, is primarily responsible not only for popularizing the game series but also for "amping up the violence quotient."
Being the success that it is, the franchise has also received a lot of criticism from parents, politicians and moral campaigners because of its violence and the values it supposedly promotes. The project description says: more >>