With movie reboots becoming a fashion these days, another superhero movie is heading that way. The "Fantastic Four," the first superhero team that Marvel Comics introduced in 1961 and had two previous film adaptation and a sequel, will undergo a makeover and will be released in theaters on August 7, 2015.
The reboot will be helmed by "Chronicle" director John Trank, with new actors cast for superheroes. A younger actor, Miles Teller, was cast for the role of the team leader, Reed Richards or Mr. Fantastic. Kate Mara plays Sue Storm or the Invisible Woman. Probably one of the more controversial castings ever done in movies, according to some reports, is that of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm or The Human Torch, who is also Sue Storm's brother. The character in the comics is portrayed as Caucasian, but Trank opted to cast Jordan, who is an African-American. Actor-dancer Jamie Bell, best remembered as litte Billy Elliot, was surprisingly cast as Ben Grimm or The Thing.
Trank said he wants to avoid the "cartoonish" tone of the first two films in the Fantastic 4 universe. more >>
Marvel's upcoming blockbuster, "Avengers: Age of Ultron," is one of the reasons to look forward to this summer. Set to reprise MCU's all-time favorite characters like Thor (Chris Helmsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), and many others, talks about the upcoming film are currently focused on its primary antagonist, Ultron.
Director Joss Whedon shed some details about the villain saying that the character, along with its powers, will have a different origin as opposed to the comic book canon.
"They reinvented him in Ultimates and stuff. At one point he was a beautiful woman … I'm not doing that one!" he told SFX magazine. "I loved him when I read the comics as a kid, because of the scope and the sci-fi and what the team was going through, but I never looked to Ultron himself in the comics for why I love Ultron." more >>
After the huge success of the first film in 2014, Marvel fans are eagerly anticipating the next installment "Guardians of the Galaxy 2." As early as summer 2014, the film's writer and director James Gunn, announced that a sequel was in the works and is set for release on May 5, 2017.
Even if the sequel is still at an early development stage, numerous reports about plot details and new characters have been released. Some if not most of these plot details, according to some reports, were shared by director James Gunn himself, either through interviews or through social media posts.
The report in Screen Rant claims that it is almost certain that the entire cast of "guardians" will return in the second film – Peter Quill, Gamora, Groot, Drax and Rocket Raccoon – alongside Yondu and Kraglin. The villains who are returning are Nebula and The Collector. It is said that Thanos, Gamora's adoptive father, may make an appearance or two. Gunn also revealed that there will be two female characters among the guardians in the sequel and some reports are speculating that it may be a new Marvel hero that will be introduced in the film. The director himself teased this in a tweet, saying that he will definitely introduce a new hero. more >>
Pixar Studios' president, Jim Morris, has announced the upcoming "Toy Story" 4 will be a romantic comedy instead of a continuation of the previous film.
"Toy Story 4," scheduled to hit theaters in June 16, 2017, is geared to being a rom-com, focusing more on the characters romantic story arcs, instead of their relationship with human children. Jim Morris, Pixar Studios' president revealed the primary focus of the upcoming film in the franchise during an interview with Disney Latino.
"It will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy," Morris said. "It will be a romantic comedy." more >>
A new faith-based film "Beyond the Mask" is coming to theaters on April 6 bringing history to life with a talented cast, powerful script and high-quality special effects.
The greatly anticipated adventure film follows a British East India Trading Company assassin searching for redemption by thwarting a plot against a young nation's hope for freedom. Written by Paul McCusker with help from "Courageous" scriptwriter Stephen Kendrick, "Beyond the Mask" celebrates grace, liberty, and true freedom that can only be found in Christ.
"It's unlike just about any movie I've ever seen," Kendrick said in a press release. more >>
Slated to hit the theaters in March 20, 2015, the highly anticipated Divergent series sequel "Insurgent" promises more action scenes and shocking revelations.
Speaking with People magazine, the franchise's lead star Shailene Woodley reveals that fans will see her Dauntless character, Tris, getting "fueled by demons" in the upcoming sequel and that it will be "notably different" from what they've seen of her in the first title.
"We find her a little bit numb and confused. She doesn't know who she is. In this film [Insurgent], Tris is fuelled by the demons that haunt her from Divergent," Woodley explained to the publication. "The loss of her parents and her friend make her feel like she is unstoppable in her quest for justice." more >>