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 Wear the Cape & Cowl?
It's still unclear how Warner Bros. (WB) plans to proceed with the Batman franchise now that director Christopher Nolan has wrapped up his trilogy. If you've seen The Dark Knight Rises, than you know that Nolan handed the keys to the bat cave to someone from within the universe he created just in case WB wanted to continue the story. However, since the studio announced in June that Gangster Squad scribe Will Beall had been hired to pen a movie based on DC Comics' preeminent super-team, the Justice League — the team's current roster includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg — it seems far more likely that a new Bruce Wayne/Batman will be chosen, one that has nothing to do with Nolan's universe.
It will be tough to fill Christian Bale's Academy Award-winning shoes, but there must be someone out there with the physicality to play a superhero and the acting chops to portray a man driven to prevent the kind of senseless violence that took his parents away from him. Help us choose the new Dark Knight.
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Posted 10.09.12 by BrentJS
Disney's upcoming fable The Odd Life of Timothy Green may be one of the more unusual family movies the studio has released in recent memory, but star Joel Edgerton assured Reelz that the movie is not unlike some of the classic movies of yesteryear.
The Odd Life really harkens back to, like, magic, real movies like E.T., Big and It's a Wonderful Life. It's about a couple who have everything but the thing that they most want which is to have a child. The universe kind of provides that child for them in the form of this boy who grows out of the garden.
While the first trailer of The Odd Life was released a year ago, the cast have not forgotten about how well they got along together on-set. Edgerton admitted that his co-star Jennifer Garner was one of the nicest people that he'd worked with, to which Garner responded that she couldn't "think of anyone" that she'd rather have in that role other than Edgerton. We're sure she thinks the same of C.J. Adams, who plays Timothy in the movie. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.14.12 by Ryan
With his recent success in Warrior and the highly anticipated remake of The Great Gatsby in the making, Joel Edgerton can now add screenwriting to his list of accomplishments. Edgerton just sold a spec script (One Night Stand) to New Regency.
The movie is said to be a realistic drama following a man and woman after a one night stand, with some necessary comic relief. Although there is no talk of Edgerton himself starring in the movie, he plans to be the executive producer.
Besides Warrior, Edgerton also starred in the horror mystery The Thing in 2011 and just completed The Odd Life of Timothy Green alongside Jennifer Garner. Posted 01.19.12 by reelz
Since coming to worldwide attention in last year's Alice in Wonderland, Australian actress Mia Wasikowska has been up for a variety of roles, including the lead role in American remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Amazing Spider-Man, but didn't end up landing the roles.
According to Twitch, the latest part that Wasikowska could land in the female lead role in director Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, which is being offered to the actress. The role was originally offered to Rooney Mara, ironically, the actress that eventually won the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo role over Wasikowska, but turned down the role in October. Eva Green first cast in 300; new recruit for Ender's Game >> Posted 12.20.11 by Ryan
The last time an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of love amidst class warfare hit the big screen was 1974, with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Now, 37 years later, Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan are reprising their roles of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan — and in 3-D.
EW has revealed the first official photos of the two lead actors in character, along with a first look at their co-stars Tobey Maguire, who plays the novel's narrator Nick Carraway, and Joel Edgerton as Daisy's surly husband Tom Buchanan — all looking the height of 1920s decadence. check out the photos >> Posted 12.14.11 by Ryan
The first trailer for Wish You Were Here, the latest movie from the Australian indie directors collective Blue Tongue Films, is now available for viewing online. Written (with Felicity Price, who also stars) and directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith (The Reef), the psychological drama centers around four friends — played by Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Anthony Starr and Price — who lose themselves in a carefree South East Asian vacation. The only problem? Only three of the four return home and one of them may know what happened to their missing friend. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.05.11 by BrentJS
Joel Edgerton proved his acting chops in last year's critically–acclaimed, Aussie import Animal Kingdom, but Stateside, the actor has been cast more in action movie roles such as The Thing, Warrior and the upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Ok, scratch that last one.
Edgerton's latest action role could be in the 300 sequel, 300: Battle of Artemisia (formerly Xerxes). Vulture reports that Edgerton is in talks to play Themosticles, the famed Athenian archon and general who led the Greeks to victory against the invading Persians in the Battle of Artemisium, which again saw a smaller Greek fleet go up against a stronger Persian navy. The fight took place during "the exact same three days" as as The Battle of Thermopylae, which was the inspiration for the first 300.
300 director Zack Snyder and his screenwriting partner Kurt Johnstad wrote the script for the sequel, which is again based on a forthcoming graphic novel by Frank Miller. Israel-born director Noam Murro (Smart People) will direct the movie, while Gerard Butler and Lena Headey will reportedly reprise their 300 roles of Leonidas, king of the Spartans, and Queen Gorgo, respectively. john goodman joins the coen brothers; RZA joins Quentin Tarantino >> Posted 11.03.11 by Ryan
The past few weeks have been very kind to those anxiously awaiting Universal's upcoming The Thing, as they have been treated to several preview clips, a red band trailer, and an international trailer.
Set in the Norwegian camp that was investigated by Kurt Russell in John Carpenter's 1982 The Thing, the prequel is giving fans another opportunity to get quick look at the new movie. This new featurette which answers one of the most critical questions fans have of the prequel: how closely will it adhere to Carpenter's flick?
According to executive producer J. Miles Dale, there was a lot of "reverse-engineering" involved in making the latest Thing match its predecessor. watch the video >> Posted 10.05.11 by Ryan
With less than two weeks before the release of Universal's upcoming The Thing, the marketing for the prequel is clicking into higher gear with the release of both a red band trailer and a preview clip towards the end of last month. Now, another two preview clips and an international trailer have been released, offering more looks into the prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 horror classic, also titled The Thing.
Set in the Norwegian camp that was investigated by Kurt Russell in the early goings of Carpenter's flick, The Thing (prequel) explains how the devastation they found occurred. Last week's preview clip showed that trust was as much an issue in the prequel as it was in the previous movie, with Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), who plays American paleontologist Kate Lloyd, trying to figure out who she and her international crew can trust. One of the latest clips takes place before that, showing Winstead bringing evidence that the creature they have discovered can replicate human beings. watch the clips >> Posted 10.03.11 by Ryan