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Mondo Debuts Teaser Poster for New ‘Heavy Metal’ Movie

July 23, 2014 - 11:00pm

This new poster for Heavy Metal, designed by Swedish artist Killian Eng and set for release at Comic Con, doesn’t seem to have much relation to the 1981 film of the same name. The poster is fantastic (and would pair well with Eng’s great poster for Jodorowsky’s Dune) but doesn’t feature any elements of the animated anthology film. In fact, it looks a lot more like it could be a cover for an issue of the magazine from which the film drew stories, artists, and inspiration.

In truth, the current owners of Heavy Metal are looking to make a bit of a scene at Comic Con this year. This poster by Eng and Mondo is billed as the teaser for a new Heavy Metal film. And while we don’t have any details on the movie, we’ve got the Heavy Metal teaser poster below.

Variety debuted this poster, quoting Heavy Metal publisher Jeff Krelitz saying “This is an opportunity to connect with the fans and listen to what they want to see as well as presenting them with our vision.” The trade also says one of Krelitz’s Comic Con initiatives was “partnering with Mondo to create a teaser poster for the reboot of the “Heavy Metal” movie.”

Is it weird that news of a reboot of Heavy Metal that is current enough to warrant a Comic Con teaser poster is buried at the bottom of a Variety article? Yeah, a bit. We’re looking into more info, but will take the trade’s word for the situation now.

This poster will actually be animated in some fashion, with that animation done by the Heavy Metal organization and set to debut later this week at the Con. As for the movie, we know nothing about whatever new incarnation the company has cooked up. Various attempts to make a new Heavy Metal film have been announced over the years, but none have come to fruition. (Yet.)

We don’t have specs on that poster, but there will be a variant with a Japanese title treatment.

Along with the poster, the Heavy Metal booth on the Con floor will feature displays of single-edition action figures based on characters from the ’81 film, including Taarna (below), Harry Canyon (YES), and the B-17 Gunner. We don’t know if those will ever go up for sale.

Here’s Taarna.

So what’s the deal with Heavy Metal now? Variety says the company is looking back at the original film, and looking forward with designs such as the new poster, to “showcase its love of its history as an art and comics touchstone, as it moves into its evolutionary phase as an all-media company.” What does that mean? Good question. We’ll have more info as it becomes available.

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Ben Affleck’s Batsuit From ‘Batman v Superman’ Revealed [Comic-Con 2014]

July 23, 2014 - 10:54pm

Batman has gone through many different looks over the years, and he’s about to get one more in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Today, we got a good close-up look at the latest version of his Batsuit thanks to San Diego Comic-Con. Check out some photos after the jump.

DC Entertainment displayed the new Batman costume, which will be worn by Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, on the Comic-Con exhibition floor. To clarify, it’s not the full costume (as seen in the still above) but just the cape and cowl.

Though Batman’s costume has incorporated shades of gray and blue from time to time, the new cape and cowl are very clearly black. The photographs also don’t do justice to the cape. It was made of leather (or leather-like material at least), with a rough texture that made it look both elegant and tough. In short, it was just the kind of material a billionaire vigilante might pick out for himself.

The costume also comes with angry eyebrows etched right into the cowl, so that Batman can express his righteous fury even when most of his face is covered up. Which is kind of funny, when you think about it. Just imagine Batman designing his costume and realizing that he’s so constantly unhappy, there’s no point in even giving himself the option of putting on a happy face.

Then again, when you’ve been at it as long as he has I suppose you just know what you like. The Ben Affleck Batsuit was part of a mini-exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s debut in the comics, with the Michael Keaton, George Clooney, and Val Kilmer Batsuits also on display.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens May 6, 2016. Zack Snyder is directing, with Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, and Jesse Eisenberg also staring.

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Concept Art Posters Arrive at Comic Con

July 23, 2014 - 10:30pm

Marvel Studios often drops concept art for its movies as posters at Comic Con, and this year is no different. The studio has released the first two of what will obviously be a series of posters featuring concept art from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Today’s posters show Iron Man and Scarlet Witch doing battle against a horde of Ultron replicas.  They’re by two different artists, Ryan Meinerding (Iron Man) and Andy Park (Scarlet Witch). We’ll update with additional posters in the Avengers 2 concept art collection as they become available.

Marvel.com has the images.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1, 2015. It features Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Don Cheadle, James Spader, Cobie Smulders, Thomas Kretschmann, Paul Bettany, Kim Soo Hyun, Hayley Atwell, Josh Brolin, and Andy Serkis.

There’s no official synopsis as yet, but EW recently published the following description of the plot, which serves pretty well.

For better or worse (trust us, it’s worse), his Tony Stark has devised a plan that won’t require him to put on the Iron Man suit anymore, and should allow Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk to get some much needed R&R as well. His solution is Ultron, self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence designed to help assess threats, and direct Stark’s Iron Legion of drones to battle evildoers instead.

The only problem? Ultron (played by James Spader through performance-capture technology) lacks the human touch, and his superior intellect quickly determines that life on Earth would go a lot smoother if he just got rid of Public Enemy No. 1: Human beings. “Ultron sees the big picture and he goes, ‘Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better’; he’s not just going ‘Muhaha, soon I’ll rule!’” Whedon says, rubbing his hands together.

 

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‘Warcraft’ Movie Weapons and Logo Revealed Including The Doomhammer [Comic Con 2014]

July 23, 2014 - 10:18pm

In advance of their panel on Saturday, Legendary revealed a few small glimpses into the world of Warcraft. Directed by Duncan Jones, the film hits theaters March 11 2016. Above, you can see the logo. Below, check out some of the Warcraft movie weapons on display from the film including one of the most famous: the Doomhammer.

Here are some images of a huge shield, sword and hammer from Warcraft.

Warcraft movie weapons

The sword and shield are weapons of the Alliance. As for the hammer it is, of course, the legendary Doomhammer. It’s a weapon so iconic, it has its own Wikipage. You can read it there. Legendary also released these official descriptions:

  • Doomhammer A savage orc weapon unleashed in the name of the Horde
  • Dragon Sword This gleaming blade is wielded in the name of the Alliance
  • Lion Shield Symbol of the strength of Azeroth

Little is really known about the film, except that it’s supposed to focus on the first times humans and Orcs meet. The primary factions in the film will be the Alliance and Horde with lots of locations and characters from the game in the movie. You can tell that from the fact these iconic weapons are in the film.

A few months back Ben Foster, one of the stars of the film, talked a bit about Jones’ take on the popular game:

What’s exciting about Duncan Jones’ take on this video game is that it shows both sides of the war. It shows both sides of a conflict, which is exciting to me. It’s not just a video game turned into a movie. It’s asking, hopefully, an important question of, where do we limit our compassion for what we consider to be the bad guys?

Legendary showed a pretty awesome demo reel at Comic-Con 2013 and now, a year later, even though the film is still over a year away, Jones is done filming. We expect quite the show Saturday when Legendary takes the stage in Hall H.

Warcraft stars Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown. The script was written byCharles Leavitt and rewritten by Duncan Jones. It’s set to be released in 2D and 3D on March 11th, 2016.

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‘Better Call Saul’ Billboard and Voicemail Now Active

July 23, 2014 - 8:00pm

In trouble? Better Call Saul. Bob Odenkirk‘s Breaking Bad character Saul Goodman, soon to get his own spinoff show Better Call Saul, got his start on a billboard. It’s one of the first places audiences were introduced to the character in the Emmy winning series. Now, the billboards that are a part of the spinoff have begun to pop up in Albuquerque. Check out the Better Call Saul billboard, and listen to the attached voicemail, below.

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly for the heads up. Here’s the billboard via Instagram

Better Call Saul billboard

And Vulture has the voicemail:

For more on Better Call Saul, click here.

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‘Ant-Man’ Comic Con Poster Revealed

July 23, 2014 - 7:08pm

San Diego Comic-Con opens in mere minutes and Marvel has just jumped the gun and revealed their Ant-Man Comic Con poster. Check it out below.

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly. This will be available at the Marvel booth at Comic Con.

Ant Man Comic Con

According to the article, this is a piece of “Pre-Production Concept Art” by Andy Park. Here is some more info:

As this poster makes clear: That’s Paul Rudd taking on the central role of Scott Lang, a thief who, according to the comics, stole the technology behind the shrinking suit from the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym.

And there’s Michael Douglas, joining the Marvel universe as Pym, a scientist with Tony Stark-levels of ingenuity. He not only builds a miniaturizing mechanism, but also constructs a method of communicating with tiny creatures. (Better to have them on your side than trying to eat you.)

Although Lang only steals the suit to make it easier to lead a life of crime—it’s simple to sneak in and grab other things of value when you are microscopic—he inevitably follows a reluctant hero arc.

Ant-Man directed by Peyton Reed opens July 17, 2015.

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Was ‘Star Wars’ Star John Boyega Teasing A Marvel Role On Twitter? Nope.

July 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

As we’ve previously discussed, John Boyega‘s Twitter account, @jboyega, is awesome. The Attack the Block turned Star Wars Episode VII star has been tweeting daily about his excitement being part of a galaxy far, far away including cool pics and intriguing teases. Earlier this week though, the actor started some gossip when he put up a series of tweets appearing to angle for a Marvel movie. On their own, it looked like Boyega might have signed up to play Black Panther or Nova. But, in context, it was probably just a nerd geeking out. Read the John Boyega Marvel tweets below.

Here’s how it went. Boyega was talking about the the news of Sam Wilson become Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy, and then posted these tweets which got the ball starting:

Marvel role? ….hehehe … I'm dam right aiming for it

— John Boyega (@JBoyega) July 22, 2014

Currently booking flight to wakanda

— John Boyega (@JBoyega) July 22, 2014

But many people ignored the next week, which puts that second one in context:

Civil war comic! Killed me!

— John Boyega (@JBoyega) July 22, 2014

So he was just reading a popular Marvel Comics run. But, he started engaging with fans:

@jodybuston: @JBoyega Or to this guy pic.twitter.com/Y4WdO5gQRj” he is cool too!

— John Boyega (@JBoyega) July 22, 2014

Then, earlier today, the star retweeted this tweet:

These @JBoyega Black Panther tease articles are lazy BS click bait. They guy was reading Civil War, not hinting he was in the BP movie

— Supernovaa30 (@Supernovaa30) July 23, 2014

And yes, I get the irony here.

So is John Boyega going to be Black Panther? Probably not. From what we hear, he’s got another role in a semi-popular franchise that he’ll be part of for the next, oh, 10 years or so.

The lesson here is two fold. 1. John Boyega is awesome and we’re lucky to have such an enthusiastic fan in a franchise like Star Wars. 2. Twitter doesn’t always mean news and people need to look at a series of tweets instead of a single one. Hasn’t Patton Oswalt taught us anything?

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Here We Go Again: Dan Aykroyd Claims ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Will Shoot Next Spring

July 23, 2014 - 6:30pm

Dan Aykroyd is never ever giving up on Ghostbusters 3. Though the project suffered yet another big setback earlier this year when Ivan Reitman decided not to direct, Aykroyd is nevertheless optimistic that the sequel will be ready to shoot by next spring. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

Aykroyd recently appeared on Today (via JoBlo) to talk about the 30th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters. Naturally, the subject of Ghostbusters 3 came up. “It looks like we’ll be in production, pre-production in the spring now, from what I’m hearing,” Ayrkoyd said. “It should be good.”

On the one hand, if anyone would know it’d be Aykroyd. He’s been a driving force behind the project for many years, pushing for it behind the scenes and talking it up for the public. He’s also set to reprise his starring role as Dr. Raymond Stantz.

On the other… we’ve heard this from Aykroyd many, many times before. It seems like Ghostbusters 3 is on track to shoot “next year” every year. Each time he says it, it gets harder to believe. Eventually he’s bound to be proven right — I do believe that someone, somewhere, someday will make a third Ghostbusters movie — but he’s probably being optimistic about the timeframe.

Ghostbusters 3 still has a ways to go before it’s camera-ready. Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson are apparently willing to return, but Bill Murray has made it clear he’s not interested, and Harold Ramis has since passed away. Meanwhile, no new stars have been confirmed at this point even though many have been rumored over the years.

On top of all that, the movie still needs a director. Phil Lord and Chris Miller have already turned down the job and nothing has come of those Ruben Fleischer rumors from a while back. It’s not inconceivable that Ghostbusters 3 could pull together a cast and crew in the next nine or so months, but their track record so far doesn’t inspire much hope.

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Marvel Studios Steals ‘Spider-Man 4′ Release Date: Adds May 4, 2018 To Their List

July 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

Five brand new untitled films weren’t enough. Marvel just made it six. After announcing five untitled movies in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Marvel Studios has just added one more date to the mix. They’ve taken the slot vacated earlier Wednesday by The Amazing Spider-Man 4 and now a new, untitled Marvel Studios movie will hit theaters May 4, 2018. That’s three years after Avengers: Age of Ultron, which itself is three years after The Avengers. So is May 4, 2018 the day we’ll see The Avengers 3? Let’s discuss below.

Marvel announced the date on their Twitter. That means, this is now the Marvel upcoming slate.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015
  • Ant-Man on July 17, 2015
  • Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016
  • Untitled on July 8, 2016 (which we think will be Doctor Strange since that film has a director attached, putting it next in line).
  • Untitled on May 5, 2017
  • July 28, 2017
  • November 3, 2017
  • May 4, 2018 (NEW)
  • July 6, 2018
  • November 2, 2018
  • May 3, 2019

That is a lot of Marvel. And to recap, Sony had previously set The Amazing Spider-Man 3 for 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 for May 4, 2018 but that changed Wednesday. That’s why Sinister Six was slotted into November 2016 and Part 3 was bumped to an unspecified date in 2018. It literally took hours for Marvel to swoop in and snag the prime date, meaning they now open the summer in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Discussing those recent release dates with us Sunday afternoon, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told us the following:

[We announce dates earlier] because of the competitive landscape. It’s because if we don’t announce dates soon, somebody else is gonna announce and then the weekends will be gone. So that was really the onus….In the big picture, we just need to get those flags planted.

It’s funny then that days after saying that, Marvel proved just how competitive those days are and grabbed up the prime earlier day vacated by Spider-Man.

So, the question again is, is this Avengers 3? I have a feeling Marvel Studios isn’t even sure. Ideally they’d want a new Avengers movie out as soon as possible so, maybe, they want it to come out May 4, 2018. But if some of their newer, more riskier movies, pan out – like Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange and Ant-Man – they now have back to back May’s locked up to give them some wiggle room. Maybe we get a Guardians sequel on that date and Avengers 3 in 2019 if Guardians works. If it doesn’t, now Avengers can come out sooner.

Also worth noting, Box Office Mojo pointed out that Disney (that’s Disney proper, Pixar and Marvel) now have 11 untitled movies set for release in 2017 and 2018. And that doesn’t even count the Star Wars movies in those years.

What do you think Marvel is going to do?

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Mad Max: Fury Road Poster: “What A Lovely Day”

July 23, 2014 - 5:30pm

Warner Bros has released a new Mad Max: Fury Road poster just in time for 2014 San Diego Comic Con International. The Fury Road panel happens on Saturday in Hall H at 10am giving fans a preview of the latest installment in George Miller‘s Mad Max series. The poster features Tom Hardy as the titular character peering out at the post apocalyptic desert wasteland. Hit the jump to see the whole Mad Max: Fury Road poster.

Mad Max: Fury Road Poster

Here is the official plot description for Mad Max: Fury Road:

“Mad Max: Fury Road”–the fourth in the franchise’s history–stars Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) in the title role of Max Rockatansky, alongside Oscar(R) winner Charlize Theron (“Monster”, “Prometheus”) as Imperator Furiosa.

According to Miller, “Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.”

“Mad Max: Fury Road” also stars Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: First Class”) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (“Mad Max,” “Sleeping Beauty”) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (“Conan the Barbarian”) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoe Kravitz (“X-Men: First Class”) plays Toast, Riley Keough (“Magic Mike”) is Capable, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”) is Splendid. They are joined by supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw as The Dag and Courtney Eaton as Fragile, both of whom are making their big screen debuts. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior.

Mad Max: Fury Road is set to hit theaters on May 15th, 2015.

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/Film Is Covering San Diego Comic Con 2014 This Week [Sticky'd]

July 23, 2014 - 5:00pm

The following post will be sticky’d at the top of the site until Sunday.

The /Film crew is gearing up for San Diego Comic Con 2014, which officially begins Thursday morning (but has a show floor preview night on Wednesday). Traveling to San Diego will be Russ Fischer, Germain Lussier, Angie Han, Christopher Stipp and myself – Peter Sciretta.

Coverage: We’ll be covering all the interesting movie and tv events at the convention, so stay tuned to /Film for extensive coverage. Here is a list of things we plan on covering and what to watch out for:

  • Wednesday Night: The Flash, Constantine and iZombie pilots, showfloor and san diego display photos
  • Thursday: 24, Dreamworks Animation (Penguins of Madagascar and Home), Sony Pictures (Pixels and Goosebumps), The Giver, Paramount Pictures (Ninja Turtles and more), Hannibal, Star Wars Rebels and some secret screening reactions
  • Friday: The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Horns, Everly, 20th Century Fox (Birdman? The Maze Runner, Fantastic Four? and more possibly, Tusk
  • Saturday: Warner Bros (Jupiter Ascending, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hobbit, Batman v Superman), Legendary Pictures (Dracula Untold, As Above So Below, Warcraft, Crimson Peak and possibly more), The Boxtrolls, Sin City 2, Marvel Studios (Avengers 2, Ant-Man and probably more surprises), Fight Club

Note that the dates listed are for the presentations or screenings, we may be posting coverage for some of these the next morning. Also its Comic Con so there is likely to be a bunch of announced surprises, so keep checking /Film from Wednesday to Sunday to find out what happens.

Meet-Up: We unfortunately don’t time to do a meet-up at this year’s con, but catch for updates on our twitter feeds (mine is @slashfilm). If you see us running around San Diego, come up and say hello!

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Page 2: Star Wars, Twin Peaks, Alice in Wonderland, Goonies, He-man, The Doors, Doctor Who, GoT

July 23, 2014 - 4:00pm

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.

Header Photo: Hoth sweater

7 reasons we can’t wait for Star Wars: Episode VII

Here’s Proof That Michel Gondry’s New Film Is the Michel Gondriest Film Ever

Buzz Aldrin Has a “Get Your Ass to Mars” T-Shirt

I Origins Went To Insane Lengths To Get Its Science Right

Three Possible Directions for the Next Planet of the Apes

When Muppets Meet Twin Peaks, Magic Happens

WhyApes’ Won’t Be Enough to Turn Around the Summer Box Office

Why There Should Be More Puppets in Prime Time TV

Extra Large Han Solo in Carbonite Deluxe 10? Silicone Mold

Writers Guild Sets Awards for Feb. 14

“How To Film The Impossible” – 1985 short doc on Industrial Light and Magic’s amazing special effects techniques

Dumb and Dumber’ Producers Withdraw Racketeering Claim Against Red Granite

Perspective of Alice t-shirt

Five TV Shows That Deserve (Ironic) Remakes

Continue Reading Page 2 >>

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Comic-Con Poster

July 23, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Hunger Games marketing train continues to chug along with the first reveal of a limited edition Comic-Con poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Created by street artist WK Interact, it’s got a bold, street-art-y aesthetic that looks like it could have come straight out of rebellion HQ in District 13. Check it out after the jump.

Lionsgate revealed the poster online today.

If you like it, you can sign up for the chance to win a signed copy over at TheHungerGamesExplorer.com.

The poster’s anarchic feel is perfectly appropriate for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, in which Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) helps District 13 lead an uprising against the Capitol. Since Panem isn’t exactly big on First Amendment rights, the rebels have had to resort to doing things like cutting into the Capitol TV feed.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 on November 21. Francis Lawrence returns as director, along with stars Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, and Donald Sutherland. Julianne Moore also joins in as District 13 leader Alma Coin.

Look for the first The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer to drop later this week.

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

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Robert Downey Jr. Open To ‘Iron Man 4′

July 23, 2014 - 2:30pm

Here are the facts when it comes to Robert Downey Jr. and Iron Man. The trilogy of films concluded with Iron Man 3, and he began renegotiating his contract with Marvel. That contract was then revealed to be only for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers 3, but not Iron Man 4. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige long discussed the potential of recasting the role too. But, over the past two years, Downey has been the highest paid actor in Hollywood, earning $75 million per year. That’s a tough number to ignore and now, a new quote leaves the door open for Downey to return for Iron Man 4.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Downey said the following:

It’s down to Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] and Ike [Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment] and Disney to come to us with what the proposal is, and that’s on us to agree or disagree. When things are going great, there’s a lot of agreement.

Right now, [filming Avengers 2] has just been swell, hasn’t it? This has been a really good one and it feels good and we’re having a good time.

It’s that thing of: Why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed? Most people are saying that right when they get knocked out. The future is, as usual, uncertain.

Lots of vagueness there but it seems pretty obvious Downey is interested in playing Tony Stark long into the future. The question becomes “When?” He’s said in the past age would be a factor and with Marvel dating films into 2019 now, it seems like a fourth Iron Man movie could almost be into his 60s.

What do you think about Robert Downey Jr Iron Man 4? Should he return? Will he die? When could it happen?

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Poster Promises “The Defining Chapter”

July 23, 2014 - 2:00pm

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros Pictures have released the first poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. This comes in advance of the San Diego Comic-Con presentation for the Peter Jackson threequel this Saturday, July 26th 2014 in Hall H. See the full The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster after the jump.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Poster

The poster depicts Luke Evans‘ character Bard the Bowman looking up at Smaug the dragon. The poster uses the often used movie poster design cliche of having a hero, back to the audience, looking up at the film’s main challenge:

Official Plot Synopsis:

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is set to open on December 17th 2014.

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Seth Gordon’s Uncharted Movie Release Date Set For June 10, 2016

July 23, 2014 - 1:13pm

Nathan Drake will be in theaters during the summer of 2016. In addition to changing their Spider-Man release dates, Sony slotted the adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted for June 10, 2016. Seth Gordon (The King of Kong) is directing from a script by David Guggenheim. Read more about the Uncharted movie release date below.

Variety posted the news. This is in line with the recent news the film, which has yet to cast the lead, would start filming early next year.

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‘Sinister Six’ Set For 2016; ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3′ Moved to 2018

July 23, 2014 - 1:01pm

Anyone wondering what would happen with The Amazing Spider-Man franchise now has their answer. Sony has moved The Amazing Spider-Man 3 back two years to 2018, while set the Drew Goddard‘s Sinister Six release date for November 11, 2016.

Variety broke the news. There’s no specific 2018 date set for Amazing Spider-Man 3, but it won’t be the May date that was originally set for The Amazing Spider-Man 4.

As previously revealed, Sinister Six will be written and directed by Drew Goddard and the president of Sony seems very high on both him and the movie. “With Sinister Six in the hands of writer-director Drew Goddard, we feel extremely confident placing the film on a prime date in 2016,” said the president of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, Doug Belgrad.

It’s not specified, but based on the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sinister Six would likely star Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti and Dane DeHaan as Electro, Rhino and Green Goblin, respectively. Previous clues as to the identities of the rest of the characters are still up in the air.

What’s not mentioned in the release is the team behind The Amazing Spider-Man 3. It’s safe to assume Marc Webb will be back, as he’d been pretty vocal about wanting to continue the franchise. But this shake up might suggest Sony is going to wait and see what happens with Sinister Six.

What do you think will happen with Sinister Six? What do you think of the Sinister Six release date? Will Spider-Man appear?

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If I Stay Trailer #2: Chloe Grace Moretz Is Caught Between Life and Death

July 23, 2014 - 1:00pm

If you still have any tears left to spare for fictional adolescents after seeing The Fault in Our Stars, If I Stay would like to lay claim to them. The weepie stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Mia, a talented young musician who suffers a terrible car accident. She’s left in a coma, while the rest of her family is killed.

Mia is now faced with an impossible decision: follow the rest of her family into death, or survive and struggle through a difficult life. Jamie Blackley plays her boyfriend Adam, who is definitely rooting for her to pick the latter. Watch the latest If I Stay trailer after the jump.

Warner Bros. premiered the new If I Stay trailer on YouTube.

I have neither seen the movie nor read the book, but is there really any chance she’s going to up and die when handsome, sensitive Adam is waiting for her? The trailer does a far better job of selling their romance than it does her bond with her family.

Whether If I Stay looks moving or just cheesy probably depends on your tolerance for melodrama, but at the very least, Moretz deserves credit for mixing things up. Mia might be an obvious role for most actresses of Moretz’s age, status, and talent, but she’s an unexpected choice for a star who got famous playing a foul-mouthed kid vigilante.

If I Stay lands August 22R.J. Cutler directed from a script by Shauna Cross, which in turn was adapted from the book by Gayle Forman.

Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. “If I Stay” is based on the best-selling novel of the same name.

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‘Out Of Print’ Trailer and Poster: Documentary on Preservation Of 35mm Film

July 23, 2014 - 12:00pm

Two years ago, Julia Marchese had an idea and a job at a movie theater. Today, she’s got a movie. Out of Print, a film about the preservation of 35mm at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, CA is about to hit the festival circuit and now has an official trailer and poster.

With the help of a Kickstarter campaign, Marchese was able to score interviews with the likes of Patton Oswalt, Edgar Wright, Rian Johnson, Joe Carnahan, Kevin Smith, Seth Green, Joe Dante, Mark Romanek, John Landis, Lloyd Kaufman, Fred Dekker, Richard Kelly and more. They all talk about memories made at the New Beverly as well as the important of 35mm film. Plus, for when it finally starts screening, Marchese actually had a 35mm print of the film made. How cool is that?

Check out the Out of Print trailer and poster below.

Here’s the trailer for Out of Print.

And here’s the poster:

You can read much, much more about the film on its official site and find all the social media connections. That’s where you’ll soon read about which festival accepted the film and when you can see it yourself. Personally, I know I can’t wait to actually watch the movie at the New Beverly itself, one of my favorite theaters in the world.

Here’s the official description of the film:

Out of Print” is a documentary by Julia Marchese about the New Beverly Cinema and the mission to keep 35mm films available to the public!

The New Beverly Cinema is a movie theater in Hollywood, CA that has been showing revival (not first run) double features 7 nights a week since 1978.

Theaters like the New Bev are well-loved treasures that need to be preserved right along with the films that they show, but there’s a threat on the horizon… The digital revolution might end revival cinema as we know it.

Revival cinema is vital to the art of movies! And audiences and filmmakers love revival cinema at the New Beverly.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ Release Date: Captain Jack Sparrow Returns Summer 2017

July 23, 2014 - 11:30am

Briefly: Disney has finally announced a Pirates of the Caribbean 5 release date. Captain Jack Sparrow is set to return to the seas in the Summer of 2017. Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the Pirates sequel will hit theaters on July 7th 2017. Pirates of the Caribbean 5rumored to be called Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is currently set to do battle with Fox’s July 14th release of Fantastic Four 2 and the June 30th release of Despicable Me 3. The project has had a number of delays, but directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg  will direct the fifth film in the mega-blockbuster franchise starring Johnny Depp. 

 

 

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