Who Should Play the Ant-Whispering Founding Avenger?
Comic book movie fans were treated to some great news yesterday, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. In addition to announcing that Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World will be released in 3D, Marvel Studios' parent company finally put co-writer (with Joe Cornish) and director Edgar Wright's (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) Ant-Man adaptation on its slate of upcoming superhero movies, revealing the movie will be released on November 6, 2015, just six months after The Avengers 2 hits theaters.
Despite being a founding member of The Avengers in the Marvel comic books, Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man, has yet to make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This could be due to Ant-Man's lack of popularity or because Marvel "reserved" the character for Wright, who has been working on his Ant-Man script for years, but the most likely reason is that Wright's Ant-Man won't be scientist-turned-superhero Hank Pym at all, but some other hero, a "bad-ass secret agent" with size-changing powers. Help us cast the Ant-Man movie by telling us who you think has what it takes to play a mini-James Bond with a kookie helmet.
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Posted 10.17.12 by BrentJS
Johnny Depp is undoubtedly a huge movie star, but after the box office disappointment of Dark Shadows, Warner Bros. reportedly decided to slow down development on Depp's remake of The Thin Man. It probably didn't help that The Rum Diary was also a box office dud and that reports have surfaced that Depp's next movie The Lone Ranger is running over budget and requiring last minute rewrites. The Thin Man is one of a few projects Depp is developing with his Infinitum Nihil production company — another is an adaptation of 1970s ABC TV movie The Night Stalker and subsequent 1974-75 TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker with director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) — but those projects will have to wait as Depp has agreed to work on Moonrise Kingdom director Wes Anderson's next movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Deadline reports that Depp has signed on to star in the movie, which will be Anderson's next directing project. The move is a smart one for Depp, as Anderson is coming off of the second-most financially successful movie of his career ($45 million worldwide so far in limited release). more about The Grand Budapest Hotel >> Posted 07.17.12 by Ryan
Adrien Brody's career after he won the Best Actor Oscar for the The Pianist has been . . . interesting.
In recent years, he's appeared in the campy sci-fi movie Splice and tried to be a action star in Predators. Lately, people have seen Brody in commercials for Gillette and Stella Artois. But Brody is back on the big screen and this time it's a role of a drugged out pot dealer in the stoner movie High School.
Here's the movie's synopsis:
The day after soon-to-be valedictorian Henry Burke (Matt Bush) takes a hit of the chronic for the first time, his school principal (Michael Chiklis) institutes a zero tolerance drug policy and administers a mandatory drug test for all students. Henry has two options: fail and lose his college scholarship, or team up with his stoner friend Breaux (Sean Marquette) to beat the system. They steal a high powered ganja from law student-turned-drug-dealer Psycho Ed (Brody) and spike the school’s bake sale brownies, getting the whole school–faculty included–completely stoned out of their minds. But with the student body getting higher and higher with every brownie, and a pissed-off Psycho Ed on their tails for stealing his stash, they must find a way to keep their half-baked plan from going up in smoke. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.07.12 by Chris
Adrien Brody stars as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher and lost soul grappling with a troubled past, in Detachment. Barthes finds himself at a public school where an apathetic student body has created a frustrated, burned-out administration. Barthes inadvertently becomes a role model to his students, while also bonding with a runaway teen who is just as lost as he is.
Called a "harrowing depiction of the American educational system" by The Hollywood Reporter, Detachment is the long-awaited movie from director Tony Kaye (Amercian History X). Its stellar ensemble cast includes Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, James Caan, and newcomers Sami Gayle and Betty Kaye. Watch the exclusive clip & vote on movies set in schools >> Posted 02.21.12 by reelz
When it came to male stars with their abs on display, 2010 was a very good year for movie fans — of all genres. Even a movie aimed at kids got in on the six-pack parade. We did the heavy lifting and rounded up a gallery of the beefy glory. You can thank us by casting your vote for the top 10.
Vote for Your Favorite Movie Beefcake >> Posted 12.31.10 by reelz
Not much has been released about the thriller Wrecked, until MTV released the movie's first trailer. Adrien Brody stars as a man who finds himself the victim of a car crash with no memory of how he got there and has to fight off a band of alien hunters. Sorry, that sounds like Predators, Brody's other woke-up-in-a-bad-place movie. A synopsis of Wrecked has been released, just to clear things up. see the trailer and synopsis >> Posted 10.15.10 by Ryan
Weeks before the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, dozens of rumors began circulating about which actors would be cast in which superhero roles. Would Edward Norton be back as the Hulk? (No, that went to Mark Ruffalo). Is Jeremy Renner in talks to play Hawkeye in The Avengers? (Yes, that turned out to be true). Is Nathan Fillion up for the title role in Edgar Wright's Ant-Man adaptation? (No, he's too busy and would rather play The Greatest American Hero).
Another rumor about the Ant-Man movie that was circulating at that time had Adrien Brody's reps pursuing the role of Ant-Man for him, but there was never anything more heard about it until now. During an interview with ScreenRant at this past weekend's New York Comic Con, Brody was asked whether his reps were still going after the role and he seemed surprisingly in the dark about the matter. what was Brody's confusing reply? >> Posted 10.11.10 by BrentJS
Now that Fox has its principal actors in place and is preparing to go into production in a little over one week on X-Men: First Class, the studio is apparently turning its attention toward putting together a new cast for its other major Marvel Comics property, the Fantastic Four. Though both Fantastic Four and its sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, turned a profit, both movies were heavily criticized and neither managed to strike a chord with die-hard comic book movie fans. The third movie, tentatively titled Fantastic Four Reborn, will be a complete reboot of the franchise, with all new cast members portraying the famous family of superheroes.
In recent weeks, both Alice Eve—who was recently connected to First Class, but apparently passed on it because of her displeasure with changes to the script—and Amber Heard have been rumored to be up for the role of the matriarch of the team, Susan Storm, aka Invisible Woman, previously played by Jessica Alba. Now, ScreenRant is claiming to have some inside information about the actors on deck to play Sue's husband, Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic. The site claims that Fox is pursuing Oscar-winner Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers to step into the role played by Ioan Gruffudd in the first two movies. what's the deal with Mr. Fantastic? >> Posted 08.23.10 by BrentJS
The first trailer for writer-director Paul Scheuring's (A Man Apart) new movie, The Experiment, is now online and it is gripping. A remake of the German Das Experiment, which was based on a real-life experiment conducted at Stanford University in 1971, has test subjects isolated in a mock-prison environment where they take on the roles of either prisoners or guards.
Academy Award-winning actors Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker play test subjects on opposite sides of the experiment, who quickly find themselves at odds in an experiment that is spiraling out of control. The Experiment also stars Maggie Grace, Cam Gigandent and Clifton Collins Jr. Posted 07.11.10 by BrentJS
The nationwide opening of Predators is today and, though the alien hunter has appeared in one sequel; two team-up movies with the Aliens franchise; and countless comic books and video games, for many fans this movie is the long-awaited sequel to the one true vision of the character, director John McTiernan's 1987 Predator.
Predators ignores Predator 2, which moved the action from the jungles of South America to near-future Los Angeles, a decision that producer Robert Rodriguez said that 20th Century Fox had already made way back in 1995 when they originally contracted him to write the movie. In a recent interview with Collider, Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal discuss the importance of the jungle environment to the movie and the casting of Adrien Brody and Alice Braga as butt-kicking killers stranded on a planet designed by the Predators for hunting humans. Read more of the interview with rodriguez and antal >> Posted 07.09.10 by BrentJS