"None of you are safe."
Since the first trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel Star Trek Into Darkness was rolled out, fans have been wondering what villain Benedict Cumberbatch's (BBC's Sherlock; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) would be playing. While Trekkers kept their Vulcan fingers crossed Cumberbatch was playing a reinvention of the titular antagonist from 1982's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, it was eventually revealed that the character had the less interesting name of John Harrison, described by Cumberbatch as a "one-man terrorist, who does despicable things for a noble cause."
That is certainly on display in the newly-released, international trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, which gives its focus to Cumberbatch's Harrison, who starts out the trailer by attacking Starfleet, immediately prompting Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) into action. Also revealed is the first look at Peter Weller's (Robocop, Dexter) character as well as a more, um, let's say revealing look at Alice Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.22.13 by Ryan
"I am more excited than I can tell you." — J.J. Abrams
Can't get enough of Star Trek Into Darkness's trailer and Super Bowl spot? Neither can we, which is why we're glad Paramount Pictures has released a new featurette about the upcoming sequel, which reveals new footage from the movie along with interviews with Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Uhura (Zoe Saldana) and director J.J. Abrams. watch the video >> Posted 02.20.13 by Ryan
"You think you're safe? You are not."
A lot has changed since the first "announcement" teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. For instance, we now know that Alice Eve's (She's Out of My League) mystery character is, in fact, Dr. Carol Marcus, a love interest of Captain Kirk (Chris Pine). The character first appeared in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, which did little to quell the rumors that Benedict Cumberbatch's (BBC's Sherlock, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) villain character was indeed Khan. Then again, those rumors refuse to die even after Cumberbatch revealed that he is playing John Harrison, a "one-man terrorist, who does despicable things for a noble cause," whatever that means. Also, nine minutes of the movie were revealed during select IMAX screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey over the weekend.
So, with all that information, how much do we know now that a second trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness has been released? The answer is (still) not very much. the wrath of the latest trailers
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The Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer hit the interwebz today and it looks like Captain James T. Kirk will have a "personal score to settle," with a "one-man weapon of mass destruction" (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) which may not be hard to believe when one looks over Kirk's history in Starfleet, particularly when you consider the lengthier history of the Captain Kirk from an alternate timeline (William Shatner). Starfleet has a list of malfeasance by their most roguish member as long as a Bajoran wormhole and he is wanted in the better part of three quadrants for various crimes. Following is a list of Kirk's crimes, if you encounter said individual, you would be better off hitting warp 9 in the opposite direction. check out Captain Kirk's rap sheet >> Posted 12.06.12 by Ryan
Which Actor Should Play the Last Jedi?
Ever since the announcement that George Lucas had sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney and that the studio was making plans for a new Star Wars movie, the internet has been flooded with so many rumors masquerading as news that it's become nearly impossible to know which of them, if any, are true. The general consensus among the more reputable of news sources is that Star Wars: Episode VII will see the return of the majority of the characters from the original trilogy, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo, with Luke's efforts to rebuild the Jedi a primary focus of the plot.
Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, revealed shortly after the announcement that he had been told by Lucas that a new trilogy was in the works a year before the sale, and he later expressed interested in being involved with it — Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are also interested in reprising the roles of Solo and Organa, respectively — but it's hard to imagine a 60-something Jedi kicking off a new trilogy (of course, Yoda was closing in on a millenium and that didn't stop him). If Hamill is not going to be headlining the franchise, then who will? Assuming Disney doesn't pull a Clu — Jeff Bridges was digitally rejuvenated to play a younger version of himself in Tron: Legacy — a younger actor will need to be brought in take up the mantle of the last Jedi. Who do you think has what it takes to play Luke Skywalker?
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Posted 11.14.12 by BrentJS
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
Who Should Ride the Lightning?
For a time, it appeared as if “The Fastest Man Alive” would be the next DC Comics superhero to get his own feature film. After initially commissioning Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) to pen a script for a live-action The Flash movie, Warner Bros. (WB) ended up passing on Mazeau’s script and hired Green Lantern writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to write the screenplay. That was over a year ago, however, and WB appears to have put the brakes on all of their planned solo superhero movies as they strategize their next movie in the wake of the end of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Some industry insiders have suggested that WB plans to copy Marvel Studios’ formula for The Avengers, but in reverse — first releasing the super-team movie and then spinning off individual characters into solo movies — which would mean that the Flash's first big screen appearance would be in the Justice League movie.
There have been several superheroes called the Flash, but the current incarnation, and the one that WB is likely to go with in the Justice League movie, is Barry Allen, who works as a forensic scientist when he's not circling the globe looking for trouble. Who do you think has what it takes to play a fast-talking speed freak who is also a detail-oriented detective?
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Posted 10.15.12 by BrentJS
After hiring director Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet) in March to replace the departing Jack Bender (Lost) on the Untitled Jack Ryan Movie — Bender exited the project to work on a SyFy pilot of all things — Paramount has finally found the actor to portray the movie's villain: director Kenneth Branagh.
Variety reports the studio is in negotiations for Branagh to not only direct the movie but play the main adversary for young CIA analyst Jack Ryan, played by Chris Pine. He will be fourth actor to play the Tom Clancy-created Ryan since the franchise began with 1990's The Hunt For Red October. Ben Affleck last played the character in 2002's The Sum of All Fears. what will Jack Ryan be about? >> Posted 07.20.12 by Ryan
The drama People Like Us was released this weekend and is a semi-Star Trek reunion between actor Chris Pine and Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote the Star Trek reboot and makes his directorial debut with People Like Us. While doing press rounds for the movie, Kurtzman and Pine had to face tons of questions about the upcoming Star Trek 2, including ones about the sequel's villain, played by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), who is still unidentified and rumored to be Khan, mostly by Star Trek ravenous fanbase.
In a few recent interviews, both Kurtzman and Pine were asked about the evolution of Captain Kirk, who was finally validated as the ship's leader in the 2009 reboot. As Kurtzman told THR, Kirk and the rest of his crew still won't be the "well-oiled machine" of the original incarnation. read the comments from kurtzman and pine >> Posted 06.30.12 by Ryan
Even though production on the highly anticipated sequel Star Trek 2 recently wrapped, fans still have a long wait before they'll see anything from the movie — it's not releasing in theaters until May 2013 and director J.J. Abrams and company won't bring any Star Trek 2 footage to Comic-Con this year. That leaves questions about the sequel's story and villain very much unanswered.
Rumors and excitable fans have placed their bets on Khan Noonien Singh, the genetically augmented superhuman originally played by Ricardo Montalbán in a 1967 episode of the original Star Trek TV series and again in the 1982 movie sequel Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. However, cast member Simon Pegg has refuted Khan's presence in the movie and maintains that the villain won't be "another disgruntled alien."
One thing's for sure: British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) will be at the center of the Enterprise's problem. Who he is playing, though, is still the subject of debate. All we know is that Chris Pine recently told E! Online that Cumberbatch will play "one mean dude." what did pine and alex kurtzman say about cumberbatch? >> Posted 06.20.12 by Ryan