Not much is known about the forthcoming sequel to 2004's Pixar animated film "The Incredibles" apart from the fact that it will be released in June 2019 and that "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" director Brad Bird will helm the film. Bird directed his first animated feature, "The Iron Giant," in 1999, and has since developed other animated films like "The Incredibles" (2004) and "Ratatouille" (2007).
The announcement that Disney will be releasing a sequel to "The Incredibles" came in 2014, almost a decade after the original film's director expressed his interest in making a sequel should he ever come up with a great follow-up story. Now, Bird is reportedly working on "The Incredibles" script, telling Collider in 2015 that he has already written "a bunch of pages" of the screenplay and revealing that he had a lot of ideas for the first "Incredibles" that were not used in the film.
"I have ideas that I wanted to pursue a little bit and there wasn't enough time in 'Incredibles,'" the director said. "There are new ideas I have, and I think there are enough of those together to make an interesting movie." more >>
Beloved British actor Alan Rickman, known for roles such as Professor Snape in the "Harry Potter" films and Hans Gruber in "Die Hard," died Thursday from cancer at 69.
His death occurred just days after legendary singer-songwriter David Bowie succumbed to his 18-month battle with cancer, also at the age of 69 on Monday.
When comparing the original "Star Wars" trilogy with the prequels made decades later, people have often noted various discontinuities between the two.
But one man was able to perfectly fuse together a scene from "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" and "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith."
In a video posted to YouTube on Jan. 7, a fellow doting the name Shahan Reviews made a near perfect fusion of two scenes from the two films. more >>
Yuri Luiz, a Star Wars fan from São Paulo, Brazil, has started an online petition called "George Lucas back to the Star Wars movies." The Change.org petition, which is addressed to Disney, LucasFilm, and Kathleen Kennedy, now has over 22,900 supporters.
"Bring back George Lucas for the Star Wars movies," the petition begins. "Put the father of the franchise as director of Episode IX."
In a short note accompanying the petition, Luiz explains that though he and other Star Wars fans have no problem with "Star Wars: Episode IX" director Colin Trevorrow, they don't think that he's the right person to direct the film. According to the petition's creator, having Lucas direct "Episode IX" would be "the perfect way" to end the new trilogy and provide an "epic farewell between the Father of Star Wars and the whole universe of the galaxy far, far away…" more >>
"Captain America: Civil War" directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who have previously helmed "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," have spoken out about how Spider-Man (Tom Holland) will appear in the upcoming film, saying, "We took a very personal approach to the character."
In an interview with ComicBook.com, the Russos explained their inspiration for the character and recounted their childhood love for Spider-Man. "We had thought back to the things that excited us about him as a character when we were younger, and one of the most important components of that was that he's a high schooler burdened with incredible powers and responsibility," Joe said. According to the director, this is what sets Spider-Man apart from the rest of the superheroes in the Marvel universe.
Speaking about how Holland's Spider-Man will differ from Tobey Maguire's and Andrew Garfield's, Joe explained that it was crucial for them that the actor they cast should be very close in age to a high school student, in contrast to the previous films which had adults playing a teenager. The director said that when they were casting for the role, they were looking for - and were very specific about - authenticity. more >>
A leading Roman Catholic exorcist has said that what most Hollywood depictions of demon possession get wrong is that Satan is not a "god of evil," but is a servant of God.
"Satan is not the god of evil against the God of the good, rather he is a being who God created as good and who, with some angels — also created good by God — became evil because they refused God and His kingdom with their free and final choice," Father Francesco Bamonte, president of the International Association of Exorcists, wrote last week in Vatican Newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, as reported by Catholic News Service.
"Satan and the spirits at his service, therefore, are not omnipotent beings, they cannot perform miracles, they are not omnipresent, they cannot know our thoughts or know the future," he added. more >>