Kids who grew up in the 1990s also grew up with the beloved game series "Pokemon," as well as the animated series that was developed based on the popular game series. This year, the franchise is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the Pokemon Company has a lot of things planned to celebrate this milestone. If reports are true, a live action "Pokemon" movie may be a part of these plans. According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, a bidding war for the movie rights to the intellectual property is already ongoing, and whoever comes out the winner will be the lucky company who will adapt the beloved series to the big screen.
According to the report, there are three major players in the bidding war. These include two big Hollywood studio – Warner Bros. and Sony – and surprisingly, Chinese-backed Legendary Studios. It is reported that all three studios are very interested in the property, with Legendary reportedly trying to "nudge aside" Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. was among the first studios that the Pokemon Company considered in pursuing this live-action project, since it already released the animated movie "Pokemon: The First Movie" in 1999, which was followed by two low-budget animated sequels. more >>
"Ant-Man and The Wasp" director Peyton Reed has revealed that though the sequel to "Ant-Man" (2014) will have a taste of "heistiness," it will also take the superhero's story in a "different direction."
Reed spoke to ComicBook.com during the world premiere of Marvel's superhero brawler "Captain America: Civil War" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 12. When asked whether or not any of the Avengers, who Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) is either fighting with or against in "Civil War," could appear in the "Ant-Man" sequel, the director admitted that it's still too early in the film's writing process to confirm any cameo.
Nevertheless, he did share some exciting tidbits about the film. more >>
"Whiplash" actor J.K. Simmons, who takes on the iconic role of Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming "Justice League: Part One," says that while he has already seen most of the films in which the character appeared, he's not planning on basing his portrayal of Gordon on the cinematic versions of the comic book character.
As Simmons, who voiced the villain Kai in this year's "Kung Fu Panda 3," told Collider, he'd rather learn as much as he can through the DC Comics.
Simmons, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2014 for his role as the intensely demanding conductor Terence Fletcher in "Whiplash," takes over the role of Commissioner Gordon from such actors as Gary Oldman and Pat Hingle. But while his appearance in "Justice League: Part One" marks his debut as a comic book character in a DC film, it's not his first foray into the world of superhero movies. Simmons famously played the Daily Bugle's grouchy publisher, J. Jonah Jameson, in the "Spider-Man" films helmed by Sam Raimi. more >>
Episode 39 of "Dragon Ball Super" was as usual epic and action-packed, highlighted by Goku's battle with Hit reaching boiling point. Goku eventually figured out how to combat Hit's primary ability, which is to make a time jump, but it certainly looked like Hit is still making strides to improve his battle abilities. The episode also showcased something that's seen rarely in Goku, where he had no other choice but to use the Kaioken technique in order to give his Super Saiyan Blue that much needed boost, eventually giving him the advantage at the episode's end.
In the recently released trailer for Episode 40 meanwhile, Goku and Hit face each other in mid-air with their respective powers just waiting to be unleashed. Goku is already in his Super Saiyan Blue mode while challenging Hit to take the fight to him using his full power. And because Hit didn't want anything to be left out on luck, he had no other recourse but to show his most powerful technique. The preview then ends with Goku and Hit on a collision course, leaving everything hanging at that point.
The episode, titled "The Conclusion" will feature the end of the tournament versus Universe 6, with the fate of the Earth hanging in the balance. As expected though, Goku should still have enough tricks up his sleeves to overwhelm and defeat Hit in the last round of the tournament. more >>
The film "The Jungle Book" easily breezed through competing flicks over the weekend, dominating the box office with exact numbers listed at $103.6 million. The Walt Disney Company's latest blockbuster is a sign that the mass media corporation and film studio has no intentions of slowing down in converting their children's animated classics into multi-million dollar hit films.
Based on the collection of stories by author Rudyard Kipling, the film version has reportedly achieved the second-biggest April opening in history, and only "Furious 7" earned more with $147.2 million.
The Jon Favreau-directed fantasy adventure film is the latest addition to Disney's current trend of fairy tales that has the makings of creating their own franchise. Prior to this one, the studio also had huge success in "Alice in Wonderland," "Cinderella," and "Maleficient." more >>
While the people behind the smash hit "Deadpool" have been talking about its much-anticipated sequel for some time, "Deadpool 2" has now been officially confirmed.
On Thursday, April 14, at CinemaCon, Fox co-chairman Stacey Snider announced that "Deadpool 2," the sequel to blockbuster hit "Deadpool," is, indeed, happening.
According to Snider, Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as Wade Wilson/Deadpool in "Deadpool 2," which is slated as the next film in Fox's Marvel franchise. Reynolds will be re-teaming with director Tim Miller, who made his feature film directorial debut in "Deadpool." more >>