Well, that was fast! Shortly after it was revealed that Jude Law was in negotiations to take on a lead role opposite Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, Variety updated their post revealing who he will be playing!
In the original report, they said not much was known about who he would be playing. Now they are saying that he will play Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell! He becomes a mentor of sorts to Danvers is learning about her new crazy powers. This confirms previous rumors that we reported on in the past. It makes sense that Captain Mar-Vell would be in the film because In the comics, Danvers is saved by Mar-Vell after a Kree machine explodes and exposes her to Kree radiation. In the process, Danvers is infused with Mar-Vell’s superhuman powers. Here’s what the previous report said:
Though we don’t know if we’ll be seeing him on Earth as Dr. Lawson, we are told to expect to see a version of the Psyche-Magnitron accident from the comics and that accident will be responsible for altering her DNA and giving her powers. Furthermore, we are told that her unique half-Kree/half-human DNA will be used to explain why she hasn’t appeared to age since her disappearance, meaning they won’t need to age/de-age Brie Larson. Just like Thor and the Asgardians before her, Carol won’t necessarily age in the MCU.
The report also added that early drafts of the script “include references to her functioning as Ms. Marvel and that there will be a version of her early Ms. Marvel costume seen onscreen.”
Lots of cool stuff to look forward to! I love that Captain Marvel is going to include Mar-vell! Law is going to be great in the role!
Anyone who was a fan of Steve and Dustin teaming up in Stranger Things will be very excited watching this video. Joe Keery and Gaten Matarazzo (who actually pitched the characters teaming up) have just as much fun goofing around off-screen as they did on the series.
Watch the two answer the web’s biggest questions regarding the show and their lives, and get super impressed at the level of knowledge Gaten Matarazzo has on 80s horror films!
HBO has released an intense trailer for their upcoming three-part miniseries called Gunpowder, which tells the story of British activist Guy Fawkes. The series follows Fawkes and his team of provincial English Catholics as they plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century.
This miniseries looks really good and it has a solid cast that includes Kit Harington, Peter Mullan, Mark Gatiss, Derek Riddell and Liv Tyler.
Even though Guy Fawkes has become the main name associated with the Gunpowder plot, thanks to V for Vendetta, he actually played a minor role in it. The main guy who led the charge was Robert Catesby, and that is who Harington is playing. For some additional information on the Gunpowder treason plot Wikipedia says:
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby. Although anti-Catholic legislation was introduced soon after the plot’s discovery, many important and loyal Catholics retained high office during King James I’s reign. The thwarting of the Gunpowder Plot was commemorated for many years afterwards by special sermons and other public events such as the ringing of church bells, which have evolved into the Bonfire Night of today.
Gunpowder already premiered on the BBC One in the U.K. and now it’s headed to HBO on December 18th, 2017 at 10pm.
Blade Runner 2049 is by far one of my favorite movies of this year. The story was compelling and the world that was created for the movie was solid and believable. The only faults that stood out to me were the long establishing shots seemed too long and Dave Bautista’s storyline as Sapper Morton was far too short. Both of these things can be excused:
The long establishing shots are in the DNA of the first movie and it is only fitting that they be in the second movie.
Bautista’s performance was so amazing that they didn’t want to dilute it with any more scenes than necessary. The pain and pride that you see in his eyes for the job he was left with was overwhelming. I hope that someone picks up his story and makes a movie or short story based on Sapper Morton.
Despite how I feel about the movie, it didn’t do as well domestically as was expected. Director Denis Villeneuve doesn’t understand what went wrong either. This is what he had to say to Yahoo! Entertainment about how such a critically acclaimed film could do so poorly at the box office:
“Honestly, I don’t know because we had the best critics. I’m still digesting it. I had the best critics of my life, I’ve never had a movie welcome like that, okay? At the same time, the box office in the United States was a disappointment, that’s the truth. Because those movies are expensive, and it will still make tons of money but not enough. I think the thing is that it’s maybe because people were not familiar enough with the universe, and the fact that the movie’s long. I don’t know, it’s still a mystery to me.”
With the money not rolling in like was expected, there is a silver lining to all of this. If you remember, the original film didn’t do as well as expected in its theatrical debut. It was only afterwards that it become the cult classic that we all love. Here is Villeneuve’s outlook on that:
“That’s the first thing one of my sons told me: ‘Papa you honor the first movie until the very end.’ Because the first movie had the same fate. The original Blade Runner when it came out wasn’t a success, and through time became was it is today. I was not looking for that. But what I really am at peace with is the hard core fans that love the first movie really welcome this one, and that for me it means the world.”
I loved the film. I can’t wait till it comes out for me to own. In the theater that I saw it in, there were two couples that saw the original movie together in the theater, seated in the row right in front of me. It was awesome to see the movie through their eyes and get their perspective once they were done watching 2049. It just added to the film’s legacy. If you haven’t seen it yet, please take the time to watch it while it is still in theaters. You won’t regret it.
Jude Law is in negotiations with Marvel to join Brie Larson in Captain Marvel. According to Variety, if he’s cast, he will take on the male lead role. Not much is known about who he will be playing, but according to the report, he will play a character that is “a mentor of sorts to Danvers as she tries to figure out her new powers.”
Law will also join Ben Mendelsohn who has been cast as the main villain in the story. That story follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight.
We also know that the film is set in the 90s, it would involve a war with the Skrull alien race, and Nick Fury will also be in the film. Samuel L. Jackson is expected to reprise his role, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Half Nelson directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are helming the film from a script written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy).
Jude Law, who will next star as Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is a wonderfully talented actor and It’s pretty awesome that he will be joining the MCU party! He’s going to fit right in.
The movie is set to be released on March 8, 2019. Who do you think Law will end up playing in the film?
We already know that Netflix’s massive hit Stranger Things is greatly inspired by many classic films from the 1980’s. Even though the writing and characters are great a lot of the show’s popularity is built on the foundation of familiarity. Season 2 follows a lot of the same patterns. IMDB has put together a pretty amazing video that compares shots from the series and the cinematic shots that inspired them. To name a few of the films, Ghostbusters, Aliens, E.T., Poltergeist, and Gremlins among others.
There was really only one scene in Justice League that gave us a taste of what fans could expect to see in James Wan‘s Aquaman film. Turns out one thing in particular featured in Justice League will not carry over to the solo film. That thing is how the characters talk to each other underwater.
The underwater action was really cool, especially with how Amber Herd‘s Mera was fighting. But, things get a little weird when Mera and Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman had to have a conversation. If you don’t want to know how this aspect of the film was handled, don’t read ahead.
In Justice League’s one Atlantis-set scene, Aquaman and Mera have to talk to each other after Steppenwolf steals the Mother Box that Atlantis has guarded for thousands of years. Mera uses her water-bending abilities to form a bubble pocket of air around herself and Aquaman, and it’s there that they talk about his past.
I thought that was a weird way to have these characters talk to each other and wondered if the Aquaman movie was going to be using these air bubble pockets throughout the course the film for conversations that need to take place. Thankfully, that’s not the case. Director James Wan tweeted out:
Now that that’s cleared up, I can’t wait to see how Wan is going to handle these Atlantian characters talking underwater. Could it be telepathically? Because that would be kind rad! Or will they just talk like they aren’t underwater? We’ll just have to wait and see!
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for the upcoming war film 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers.The film is set after the events of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center as a team of elite soldiers are sent into Afghanistan to retaliate. These soldiers end up fighting a war on horseback. It looks like a great movie and I’m excited about watching it. The film is also filled with an amazing cast!
The movie looks great and it comes with an impressive cast that includes Chris Hemsworth (Thor),Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), Michael Peña (Ant-Man), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Geoff Stults (Only the Brave), Thad Luckinbill (The Young and the Restless), Austin Stowell (Bridge of Spies), Ben O’Toole (Hacksaw Ridge), Austin Hebert (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), Kenneth Miller (Whiskey Tango Fotxtrot), Kenny Sheard (13 Hours) and Jack Kesy (The Strain). Here’s the synopsis:
12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Nvid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.
The film is based on the book by Doug Stanton and it was directed by Danish filmmaker Nicolai Fuglsig from a script by Ted Tally (Silence of the Lambs) and Peter Craig (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay).
I hate that I have to start with this, considering what the title of this post is. However, for those of you who need a warning, here it is. This post may contain spoilers that will ruin your day. If you are choosing not to learn anything about the upcoming Star Wars film, I know there are a lot of you out there, STOP READING! Spoilers ahead.
The holiday season is here and the blockbusters are ready to hit us all in the face. The most anticipated movie of the year Star Wars: The Last Jedi is almost here. The world is buzzing with rumors about what this episode will have in store for us. Will Rey join Kylo Ren? Is Luke playing both sides? So on and so forth. I personally don’t want to know. I want to have no preconceived notions of how this movie will play out. The one thing I did hope for was a cameo of one of my favorite Star Wars characters, Lando Calrissian. Well, the small hope that I held in my heart has been dashed.
The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has confirmed that we will not see Lando in this movie. This is what he said about the subject while talking to EW:
“No, and I don’t want fans to get their hopes up,” writer-director Rian Johnson tells EW. “He’s not in the film and it was never really something that came up. I mean, I loved that character. It would have been fun to see him, but it’s just not something that ever really had a place in the story.”
As disappointing as it is that Lando will not be in the movie, I am glad they didn’t compromise the movie just to get him in there. The Galaxy is a very large place and you know that he isn’t sitting still. The old gambler is always on the move. Maybe we will see him in Episode IX.
While films like Justice League are opening to $96 million, Disney is betting big on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Opening weekend expectations are high according to Coming Soon with Dinsey planning for a $200 million opening weekend. That’s pretty conservative considering The Force Awakens opened to $248 million, but it’s probably best to keep expectations lower to better impress investors.
Obviously given the franchises success this number is realistic, and it’s fair to say if this film pulls in any less than expectations there will be quite a few unhappy campers in the Disney camp. Do you think there’s any chance this film doesn’t hit the $200 million mark opening weekend? Personally, I think there is too much hype for it not to.