A bunch of new photos have surfaced from the set of Marvel’sSpider-Man: Homecoming and these ones feature Tom Holland wearing his Spidey underoos. It looks like our hero will be hitching a ride on the back of a semi-truck hauling some concrete tubing. We can only guess what he’s up to, but the backpack suggests that maybe he was called into action before, during, or after school. Looper offers the following details:
We know this: according to our source, Holland arrived on the set in Atlanta, Georgia, at around 7 a.m. on June 27 to film two scenes, shooting for about 12 hours that day. The first was a bus scene, where the kids take a trip to Washington D.C. These photos, however, come from the second scene, in which Spider-Man runs alongside a cement truck and jumps onto it. The running scenes reportedly will be completed using CGI, but the action scenes where Spider-Man jumps onto the truck were pure Holland, and not a stunt double. This is even more impressive considering that the temperatures in Atlanta hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit during filming.
So whatever is happening here is happening in Washington, D.C. Even though we don’t really know what is going on here, one thing we do know is Spider-Man’s costume is slick as hell. Check out the photos below! To see some previously released set photos that aren’t as cool, click here.
FX has a really awesome show in Fargo. The last two seasons have told excellent stories that feel less like serialized TV and more like one giant nine hour film that you can’t help but marathon on a day off.
The only thing that’s really tough is the uneven schedule. The wait between the first and second seasons was about a year and a half. And if rumors are to be believed we won’t see a return to the Midwest until sometime in 2017. But the reasoning behind it is solid enough that I’m willing to give it a pass.
Vulture recently spoke with showrunner Noah Hawley and asked him if he feels like he might write himself into a circle come the fourth season or later. Here’s what Hawley had to say:
I guess that’s assuming there are going to be more than three years of it or more. Every time I’m in the middle of one I go, I don’t know if there’s another one. I know that big corporations don’t usually do a mic drop after a success, but one of the things I really respect about John Landgraf and FX is we did the first one and it was a huge success, and we wouldn’t have done another unless we both felt like we could equal it or top it. It was the same with this one — the bar is very high, and I don’t think there has to be ten years of something to make it great. If usually you get, what, five seasons in five years? I’ll probably have three seasons in five years given the first one was 16 months between seasons and this one will be 18 or 20 months between seasons. So at that point … I don’t know. I mean it’s gotta work. But the other thing is, maybe then you go, “Okay, great, we had three, those came relatively easily,” and you do the Louis C.K. thing and say, “Hey, it’s four years later, I have another one,” and then you just make that. If it isn’t an anthology or a limited series in that way, you can event-ize it and not stick to that TV schedule.
I like that Hawley doesn’t want to rush into things unless he has a real good story. For most shows that do a serialized story that demands attention be followed taking a two year break would kill it’s momentum. But with Fargo being a time-traveling anthology (Season One took place in 2006, Season Two followed a younger version of a character from S1 in 1979 and Season Three is reportedly in 2010) it could easily take a good long break and when it finally comes back it could be treated like a huge special event.
Even if we don’t get a fourth season I’ll be happy revisiting the previous seasons we’ve already been blessed with. At this point I’d rather have to wait two years for a quality ten episodes than get a half-assed story that contradicts the quality that has come before it on a clockwork schedule.
Not everything is rife for adaptation. Certain pop culture icons just shouldn’t cross over from their current state into film, but that doesn’t stop Hollywood from trying to make the blocks fit.
And it’s fitting that I use an interlocking blocks metaphor for this story, as it was just confirmed that the Tetris film announced a few years back will actually be a trilogy.
Producer Larry Kasanoff spoke with Empire confirming the film being three parts and why it’s not the usual marketing ploy that every other three-part film series seems to be:
That’s correct…purely because the story we conceived is so big.
This isn’t us splitting the last one of our eight movies in two to wring blood out of the stone. It’s just a big story.
I’m still calling shenanigans. What kind of story can you do for three films that comes from a video game about falling blocks that disappear once you create a full line across? I can’t think of anything.
At this point nothing is known about the story (so I may have to eat my words later) and Kasanoff is actually pretty happy about that:
We want the story to be a surprise, but it’s a big science-fiction movie. I came up with the idea as I was thinking about ‘Tetris’ and the theme of creating order out of chaos…we’re not going to have blocks with feet running around the movie, but it’s great that people think so. It sets the bar rather low!
Glad to know the public openly mocking your film gives you hope that anything you can do that isn’t blocks running around will be a step up! (I’ll end the sarcasm there). Hopefully Kasanoff has some epic sci-fi concepts to back up his enthusiasm.
Tetris starts shooting in China next year as one of Threshold Global Studios – a joint U.S. and Chinese venture – first films.
Screenjunkies’ new Honest Trailer for Steven Spielberg’sJaws name-drops his new movie The BFG as the ostensible reason they’re giving this 1975 shark thriller the Honest Trailer treatment now, but there are a couple more reasons the timing works out pretty well. It’s almost July 4th (the movie takes place on Fourth of July weekend), and there’s also a new shark movie in theaters right now (the Blake Lively film The Shallows, which is silly, but decent overall). In any case, check out their take on Jaws, which makes a fairly salient point about the film’s success being largely responsible for the sequels and franchising that dominate our modern box office. (Sequels existed before, sure, but Jaws was an all-out smash hit that defined blockbuster culture.)
If you’ve been yearning for the ability to drink your favorite beverage out of a goblet shaped like Deadpool’s head, today’s your lucky day. Technically won’t actually be able to drink from Entertainment Earth’s Deadpool goblet today because it isn’t scheduled to ship until sometime next month, but you could still consider today a lucky day because today’s the day you found out your dreams could come true without you having to build your own goblet from scratch.
This piece of ceramic ridiculousness costs $16.99, and you can pre-order it here. Bottoms up!
This week, we discuss more news from E3 including the new Zelda game having hidden messages through the Hylian text in the game, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 received ratings recently (could there be an HD release??), Superman is…Listen on PodTyrant
Does this Death Star toaster contain the ultimate power in the universe? That remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: it will actually brand the Star Wars logo onto every piece of toast that you…well, toast. And this is an officially licensed product, too — none of that amateur sh*t around here. This bad boy has a reheat, defrost, and quick-stop function, and it will set you back around $67. It ships in September…just enough time for you to forget you ordered it and be pleasantly surprised when it arrives. Check out some photos below:
We’re less than a month away from San Diego Comic-Con 2016, and Marvel/Netflix are gearing up to reveal their new series Luke Cage at the geekfest convention. Deadline has heard that the studio and network intend to show preview footage from the show at SDCC with stars Mike Colter and Alfre Woodard and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker in attendance before the September 30th premiere. That’s not particularly surprising, but one thing is sort of a surprise: as of right now, Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) reportedly won’t be there on stage with them.
Since Comic-Con is only a little over two months before the show’s real premiere, I half expect them to do a sneak debut of the full pilot episode for fans right then and there. When else will they have such a captive audience who would be so receptive to something like that?
Are you excited for Luke Cage? To learn everything we know about the series so far, click here.
Justin Lin has been making some slick films for quite a while now. Way back in 2002 he blipped on the radar with A Better Tomorrow, an enjoyable film about over-achieving Asian-American high school students who start to dabble in criminal enterprise. After that it was all systems go with a surprisingly enjoyable entry on a franchise that appeared as though it might be on fumes with Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, the first entry without Paul Walker and Vin Diesel (basically). After that Lin directed the meat (and best) films of the Fast and the Furious series, directing the fourth, fifth and sixth entries, helping shape that series into the juggernaut that it’s become. Lin isn’t given enough credit for this, most likely because Vin Diesel represents that all the success is thanks to him. (I say carry something that’s not Fast and the Furious and maybe we’ll talk.)
Next up for Lin is the third entry in the Star Trek reboot universe, Star Trek Beyond, following up J.J. Abrams’ first two entries in the series. Lin and actor/writer Simon Pegg seem to be really embracing the original series and giving us something fun and playful (with presumably less lens flares). We’ll have to wait and see how it turns out but the trailers have looked promising.
Beyond Star Trek it looks like Lin could be heading back to Tokyo for a big screen adaptation of what is possibly the most popular manga/anime of all time, Akira. On the most recent episode of Meet the Movie Press, Jeff Sneider dropped the news that Lin is the guy that Warner Bros. wants in the director’s chair if and when Akira goes before cameras. Presumably Lin would be working from a script written by Daredevil season 2 co-showrunner Marco J. Ramirez from about a year ago. Warner Bros courting Lin isn’t a total surprise considering that he has been a driving force in pushing Space Jam 2 forward at the studio. Perhaps Warner Bros. is looking to quid pro quo by moving forward with SJ2 if Lin will take on Akira?
As of right now nothing is official, but Lin certainly would have the chops to take on a large action project like this. The studio could certainly do worse.