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Sebastian Stan Talks Captain Amercia: Civil War!

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Having already played the Winter Soldier last year, Sebastian Stan has been a nice entry into the MCU.  While I do wish we could of seen him a bit more in the film, I respect the Russo brothers for not sacrificing the rest of the movie just to shove his character in where it he wasn’t needed.  Stan seemed to agree now that he is in the upcoming sequel and in a much bigger role.

“They gave me a lot more dialogue, and I thought, “Oh my god, it was so much better when I didn’t have to say things! “The look of the Winter Soldier is a very specific look. There was something very specific in how the guy looked and behaved and I felt like the more I stepped back and I just kind of let that do the work, the better it was gonna be. In a situation like that, you’re trying to guess where the guy’s at in his mind, and that certainly continues in the Civil War movie.”

“You’re always trying to guess what side is he on or … because he can go both ways. That’s me being really lucky with a character like that where you can kind of … I mean they could write something for him tomorrow where he could be the worst assassin, the worst terrible villain, killer, whatever, or he could be this guy who is endearing, who is trying to rebuild his life so there’s a lot of places to go with the character and that’s exciting.”

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Ever since the lines have been drawn in the sand and the sides have been revealed many have complained because Iron Man’s side seems too overpowered with Vision, Black Panther, and War Machine, just to name a few.  Leaving Captain America with Hawkeye, Falcon, Agent 13, and Ant-Man, but Stan likes the odds.

“Yeah, it’s awesome, and I kind of like that he doesn’t really have super powers. He’s got this metal arm and stuff, sort of the serum situation, but he’s sort of just a dude. It’s funny placing him next to the Scarlet Witch or something where she’s got all the stuff— [waves his hand, imitating Wanda doing magic] I’m going, “What is he going to do? He’s just going to sort of block a lot of stuff with his metal arm.” But I think it’s good, it’s relatable. He could die at any point.”

Since the film in indeed a Captain America sequel, whether Cap’s team wins or loses, you have to make it difficult for them otherwise what is the point?  After the fantastic Captain America: Winter Solder I can’t to see what the Russo brothers churn out with Captain Amercia: Civil War which hits theaters May 16, 2016!

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Pacific Rim 2 Has Been Placed On An Indefinite Hold!

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Well this is unfortunate, Guillermo del Toro, has the worst luck with projects.  Despite pulling in over $400 million worldwide, it appears that the sequel to the 2013 Kaiju vs. giant robots film isn’t as guaranteed as we thought.

Reports are coming down that the film has been put on a hold, possible forever.  The film was slotted for August 4, 2017 but it was pulled from the schedule much like Tron 3 was pulled by Disney.  The reasoning behind this is rather strange since it’s being produced by Universal, which just came off the highest grossing year for a studio ever with Disney just behind them.  It seems it boils down to Toro’s upcoming Crimson Peak, which apparently carries a hefty budget for an R-rated film and Universal isn’t too keen on pushing out a $160+ million budget for a movie starring that guy from Sons of Anarchy.

I really enjoyed Pacific Rim, to me it was a good interpretation of an anime.  I did have an issue with the way the Jaegers went out like a bunch of punks in the middle of the film, but it had enough to make me have more of a positive feeling towards the movie then a negative one.  While I see the business side, as stated before, Universal had a HUGE year, you’d think they would be willing to take a chance or two on other films such as Pacific Rim.  I really hope this gets worked out because I would love to see more of this world del Torro built because you can say what you want about it, it was still a better movie then the recent bore-fest Godzilla.

Drew Goddard Talks Cancelled Sinister Six Film!

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Drew Goddard (Daredevil, Cabin in the Woods), who helped write the fantastic Daredevil Netflix series, actually left the show to write and direct the Sinister Six film that was being produced by Sony until they signed over a deal with Marvel to have Spider-Man appear in Marvel films which called for a complete reboot with new actor, new director, and an entire new route for the franchise.  Drew Goddard took a moment to talk about the cancelled project.

“It’s not happening right now, but Hollywood is very volatile so you never know,” Drew Goddard said when Crave Online. “On the off-chance we actually get to make it one day I want to keep it sort of quiet, but it was the epic Spider-Man movie of my dreams. Yeah, no, look, I loved it. We were deep in pre-production when the Sony hack happened and it was sad to see everything go down. But welcome to Hollywood.”

Later Goddard was asked about departing from the Daredevil series as show runner and he also confirmed working on season 2. “I’m still there, we were just in the writers room the other day, talking about season 2.  The good news is just I wasn’t the show runner, but all my friends are – we turned over season 1 to Steven Deknight and now Doug and Marco are doing season 2. And it’s a joy because I just get to show up and talk about Matt Murdock which is what I love to do. The show’s in great with those guys and when they need help, I fly on in.” 

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Despite having some cool stuff throughout both films I was never a fan of the rebooted Spider-Man franchise, you could just tell there wasn’t any love for the characters.  It just never seemed real to me but I was hoping we could get something amazing (pun intended) with the Sinister Six film and when Drew Goddard was brought on-board it looked like we actually would but it doesn’t look like that will be happening for a while.  Marvel has a lot of dam

Simon Kinberg Is Sticking To A Fan4stic Sequel!

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It’s easy to say that from the very beginning you knew Fan4stic would be an awful movie, but that group is very small compared to the rest of the world.  We all hoped the film would be, at the very least good, but it wasn’t.  The truth of the matter is movies are very hard to make, it’s a lot of very long hours, lack of sleep, constant stress, even some of your favorite movies has had issues behind-the-scenes, some famously so, some you’ll never hear about.   Producer and writer Simon Kinberg confirmed that they are “Figuring Out” the sequel.

“I’m really focused on the next one,” writer and producer Simon Kinberg told MTV News. “I do believe there is a great ’Fantastic Four’ movie that we’ve made with that cast. So I’m gonna figure out what that is. We’re figuring out what that movie would be. I’d like that to happen.  I’ve been on plenty of happy movies that don’t turn out to be very good movies, I’ve been on a lot of unhappy, difficult sets that turn out to be great movies. There was a lot of attention on the process of making that movie. It’s hard, when you’re making a movie, movies are hard to make. It’s just the reality.” So while I understand the movie making process is a grinding experience, that still doesn’t change the fact that so many of their ideas were just so horrible that you could tell there wasn’t a love for these characters or property, this movie was made to fill in a spot in a spreadsheet.

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Kinberg went on to reveal how he feels about letting the fans down with the reboot. “I was obviously disappointed,” he continued. “I was most disappointed that fans didn’t like it. I care more about them than I do anyone else. But I haven’t done a full deep dive on it. Do I think it was unfairly treated? I don’t know.”

My biggest problem with the reboot is they tried to revamp a product they couldn’t get right the first two times.  The first two films never fully committed to the FF4 lore and so when they came with these new idea for a reboot, many fans immediately jumped ship because we have yet to get that good Fantastic Four movie.  So it really doesn’t matter what they do at this point, nearly everyone stayed away from this train wreck of a film.  I believe Kinberg and Fox are just remaining as positive as possible since the film still has to be released in other territories overseas and they’re trying to recoup as much as possible before they leave this franchise in the dumpster for another seven years.

Ridley Scott Confirms, Prometheus 2 Will Start Production In February!

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Prometheus was a very mixed bag for me.  On one hand I was completely enjoying everything about it but as the film went on many of it’s glaring problems began to rise to the surface and really hurt the film overall. Despite those problems I did want to see more, I wanted to know what was out there, which is so fascinating about outer space to begin with.  Who created us?  Why did they create us?  There were some very intriguing ideas flourishing in the film, ideas Ridley Scott plans on continuing with the sequel to his sci-fi/horror prequel which is set to go into production this February.

Prometheus 2 will continue Shaw’s mission to seek out the Engineers’ home world in order to find out why they created humanity and then wanted to snuff us out. “You can either say, leave the first film alone and jump ahead, but you can’t because it ends on too specific a plot sentence as she says, I want to go where they came from, I don’t want to go back to where I came from,” Scott explained. “I thought the subtext of that film was a bit florid and grandiose, but it asks a good question: who created us?”

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The biggest question many of use want answered is Michael Fassbender, who played David the android in the 2012 film, will return for the sequel. “Oh, yes, Fassbender will do this one with me, and it’s meant to start production in February. I’m in prep, now. I’ll either shoot in Aussie, or here.”

I’m really eager to see more, but Ridley has to up his game on the sequel and not repeat the same stupid things he had in the first film.  Anyone else excited for Prometheus 2?

Mark Ruffalo Reveals Why He Isn’t In Captain America: Civil War!

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The second sequel to Captain America’s solo features is jammed back with characters from Iron Man, War Machine, Ant-Man, and the debut of Black Panther.  The Falcon himself, Anthony Mackie, described it as Avengers 2.8, so we know we’re getting a huge cast of our favorite characters coming together or fighting each other given the films plot.  Hulk was rumored to be a part of the film for months but Mark Ruffalo, who has played the character in two Avengers films now seems to kill any question whether he’s in the film or not.

“The reason is too great to be revealed in this movie [Civil War]. I was in the script but then they removed my character. They don’t want to reveal where is he and why. I don’t even know if Hulk will be back soon.”

Makes many wonder on what they’re going to do with the character that they’ve decided to completely pull him from script and keep his whereabouts unknown. SPOILER!: Hulk left the team at the end of The Avengers: Age of Ultron after Scarlet Witch turned him on an entire city of innocent people which resulted in a very cool action scene involving him and Tony Stark taking on the green Goliath with the newly manufactured Hulkbuster.  What plans could Marvel have for Hulk they they jettison him out an entire script?  Only time will tell.

James Bond Writer Says Idris Elba Is ‘Too Street’ To Play James Bond!

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Many people have been pushing for the next Jame Bond to be black, even star Daniel Craig has mentioned that he’d like to see them change James Bond and the one name that consistently comes up is, Idris Elba who starred in the BBC series Luthor, Pacific Rim, and The Wire.  I for one think it’s a fabulous idea to cast the actor as the new James Bond.  However, there are some who are against the casting including the newly minted writer for the James bond books,  Author Anthony Horowitz who has given his opinion on the casting of James Bond after Daniel Craig exits the franchise, saying he does not think bookies’ favorite Idris Elba is right for the part.

“For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too “street” for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah,”

Horowitz, who is currently writing the next James Bond novel ‘Trigger Mortis’  also revealed that he disliked Sam Mendes’ widely-acclaimed Skyfall movie, picking apart its plot.

“Quantum of Solace just went wrong. Skyfall is my least favourite. I know it is heresy to say so, but it is the one Bond film I have never liked,” he said.  “Bond is weak in it. He has doubts. That’s not Bond.  Secondly, the villain wins. The villain sets out to kill M. The film finishes with the villain killing M. So why have I watched it?  And if you have to protect the head of MI6 from a madman, do you take her to a Scottish farmhouse with no weapons? And tell your bad guy where you are, so he will arrive with six people to kill her? … It’s that sort of thing that made me angry.”

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I can go with Horowitz on some of his points with Skyfall, the film was pretty good until that last part of the film where is inexplicably decided to just go off into rural Scotland, with hardly any weapons, and lets Silva know where he was heading just so he could take him out himself and ended up getting M killed anyway.  That did bother me but the part about Bond being weak I just can’t get behind.  He’s a man, he has doubts, and having the character be the same for decades is boring.  I liked the new approach they took with Craig’s Bond.  I’ll even defend Quantum of Solace, to an extent because it definitely is the weakest of Craig’s Bond films, in it shows the natural progression of a man dealing with actually being hurt and betrayed by someone he loved and I felt it was important for him to deal with that, but the rest of the film was lacking.

Back to Elba, I have to wonder if Horowitz has actually seen  the Luthor star in…anything.  The man is a fantastic actor.  I had no idea he was British all those years I was watching The Wire until he said it in an interview and his role of John Luthor in the BBC series is nothing but a low rent James Bond anyway.  Just is just another example of someone talking out their ass and I for one would like to see a Idris Elba take over the Bond mantle for a while.

UPDATE: Horowitz recently back-peddled and tried to say he chose the wrong word but it’s a bit to late, you’ve made your bed, now lay in it.

Josh Brolin Takes A Moment To Talks About Thanos!

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At first I was worried about such a big actor as Brolin joining the MCU and if he would be willing to stay the extra mile for the role but he seems happy exactly where he is. “I love going into a comic book store and a guy connecting me with Thanos, and seeing the incredible regressive awe that happens. Like you see them lose 30 years in can’t-breathe awe. That’s fun, and I have a lot of respect for those fans. I’m excited about doing it, I really am.”

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Brolin once declared Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man as the Avenger he especially wants to go toe-to-toe with but it appears his path of destruction doesn’t stop there. “I don’t have a favorite because it’s me against all of them,” he said. “I think the entirety is what I’m most looking forward to. Each and every one. I’m bringing the wrath.”

With principal photography scheduled to begin next year and last over the course of nine months, Avengers: Infinity War – Part I and Part II will both be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, while also being scripted by screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Part I opens May 4, 2018, and Part II May 3, 2019.

Ubisoft Releases First Image Of Michael Fassbender In Assassin’s Creed!

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Ubisoft has released the first image of Michael Fassbender for their upcoming adaptation of their insanely popular video game series, Assassin’s Creed.  The film will be set in Spain, but will follow an entire new story line, rather then try and adapt one of their video game properties.

“Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain,” reads the official synopsis, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies UK.

assassin's creed, michael fassbender, video game movie, ubisoft, film monster, chad posey“Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.”

The film will be directed by Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel, whose latest film Macbeth stars Fassbender in the leading role. Marion Cotillard, who also stars as Lady Macbeth, will be joining Fassbender in the adaptation.

The synopsis borrows the key elements of the series’ plot – Assassins versus Templars, the Animus device which recreates deeply-embedded genetic memories, but Spain was never visited in the game series and it’s good to see that Ubisoft is trying to branch out and tell a different story.

Assassin’s Creed is set to go into production soon and will be released on 21 December 2016!

Quentin Tarantino Critiques It Follows!

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It Follows was a film that just kind of showed up and caught the attention of horror fans almost overnight.  The film followed a young girl who contracts a sort of supernatural STD, when she sleeps with a man she goes out on a date with then is told that ‘It’ will continue to follow her until she slept with someone else and passes it onto someone else.  I really liked the film but I did have some problems with it, the same problems Quentin Tarantino confessed during an interview with Vulture.

“It’s one of those movies that’s so good that you start getting mad at it for not being great. The fact that he didn’t take it all the way makes me not just disappointed but almost a little angry.  Mitchell broke his mythology left, right, and center. We see how the bad guys are: they’re never casual. They’re never just hanging around. They’ve always got that one look and they always just progressively move toward you,” he continued.

“Yet in the movie theater, the guy thinks he sees the woman in the yellow dress and the girl goes, ‘What woman?’ Then he realizes that it’s the follower. So he doesn’t realize it’s the follower upon just looking at her? She’s just standing in the doorway of the theater, smiling at him, and he doesn’t immediately notice her? You would think that he, of anybody, would know how to spot those things as soon as possible. We spotted them among the extras.”

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This was just the beginning of some of the problems with the film as the The Django Unchained director then went on to his issues with the story line that didn’t add up.  “The movie keeps on doing things like that, not holding on to the rules that it sets up. Like, okay, you can shoot the bad guys in the head, but that just works for 10 seconds? Well, that doesn’t make any fucking sense. What’s up with that? And then, all of a sudden, the things are aggressive and they’re picking up appliances and throwing them at people? Now they’re strategising? That’s never been part of it before. I don’t buy that the thing is getting clever when they lower him into the pool. They’re not clever.”

Tarantino then concluded by pointing out the flaws in the main character too, and the decisions she made towards the end of the film. “Also, there’s the gorgeously handsome, geeky boy — and everyone’s supposed to be ignoring that he’s gorgeous, because that’s what you do in movies — that kid obviously has no problem having sex with her and putting the thing on his trail. He’s completely down with that idea.”

“So wouldn’t it have been a good idea for her to f*** that guy before she went into the pool, so then at least two people could see the thing? It’s not like she’d have been tricking him into it. It’s what I would’ve done.”

As I’ve stated, I really did enjoy the film but I also had to warn people that it was an art house horror film and quite frankly many just wouldn’t get it, but the issues QT had I carried myself.  It was frustrating the way David Robert Mitchell breaks his own rules and doesn’t seem to have a firm grasp on his world and rules.  If you love scary movies and are just a movie buff in general I do recommend checking it out you won’t hate yourself for the time spent watching the film, but you do wish it had just been a better then the final product.

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