They still haven't announced the title of Avengers 4.
With more than one meaning, Spider-Man: Far From Home is the official title for MCU's next Spider-Man tentpole. Despite Thanos' universe-cleansing snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, we have a confirmed sequel for Tom Holland's summer hit Spider-Man: Homecoming. In line with his tendency for spoiler, Holland seemingly leaked the title of the movie as Spider-Man: Far From Home.
It seems Kevin Feige must come in for official confirmation and mild damage-control, especially when MCU fans haven't yet learned the title for Avengers 4 but Spider-Man: Far From Home is widely known. The chief of Marvel Studios spoke with Cinema Blend about the title announcement.
[It's] similar [to Spider-Man: Homecoming]. I won't say what the meanings are, but we enjoy that title because, like Homecoming, it is full of alternate meaning. And we liked continuing the 'Home' thing, with the little Spidey symbol in the 'Home.'
The title of Homecoming brought a smile to everyone's face, thanks to its cheerful double meaning after the cinematic rights to the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler returned to Marvel from Sony Pictures. The sequel is set to do the same, but the exact meanings are still in speculation. One of them could be about physical dislocation as Spidey travels away from New York City to a new mission. Maybe to an international locale, maybe into space or another dimension. Those kinds of adventure are expected to mold Spidey into the superhero he's aspired to be, after his growth and "death" in Infinity War.
Gosling looks exceptionally young as the then-39-year-old astronaut.
Ryan Gosling suits up as astronaut Neil Armstrong for flight missions in the first trailer for Damien Chazelle's First Man. Screenwriters Josh Singer adapts the historical biopic from James R. Hansen's book about Apollo 11, First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, and Chazelle takes on the helm after his musical hit La La Land swept through award circuits back in early 2017. First Man supporting cast includes Claire Foy (The Crown), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man), Kyle Chandler (Game Night), Jason Clarke (Mudbound), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods), Shea Whigham (Kong: Skull Island), Jon Bernthal (Punisher) and Christopher Abbott (It Comes At Night).
First Man - Official Trailer (HD) - YouTube
We might overlook the wonder of space travel today, but in 1969 the endeavor was an unimaginable miracle. The trailer presents tons of serious technical problems for the NASA scientists and astronauts to handle--not to mention the shadow of death that awaits people involved. The whole process relies on meticulous methods of trial-and-error before official flight.
In accordance with Chazelle's previous films like Whiplash and La La Land, Armstrong's family is present as a supportive basis, but not without doubt and fear on the part of his wife, Janet Shearon (Foy). That's when Gosling comes in with an inspiring line: "... space exploration changes your perception. It allows us to see things that we should've seen a long time ago." Human aspiration couldn't wait to break free from gravity and step on the moon, but it must be certain--or at least be somewhere closest to certainty.
First Man fits into another piece of the space race narrative, which saw major successes like Apollo 13 and Hidden Figures, but it seems the rise of Flat-Earthers added a comedic flavor into the public discussion. Even though the trailer doesn't pique much interest in terms of thematic significance, Chazelle and Gosling are eager to provide a closer look into one of the most important moment in the histor of science and humanity.
The Mouse House takes on the full potential of owning various popular franchises.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 trailer introduces Ralph and Vanellope's adventure into the realm of websites and social media apps. The duo leaves behind Litwak's Family Fun Center and Arcade, after the criticial and financial triump of the original Wreck-It-Ralph in 2012, and enters the World Wide Web. The new trailer whooses into the marvel of the Internet with colorful tubes (in a Wi-Fi router), brand-modified high-rises, and Daft Punk's "Harder Better Faster Stronger!"
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Official Trailer - YouTube
This time, Ralph (John C. Reilly) has the idea to travel into the interwebs so that he and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) can fix her Sugar Rush game. The trailer also teases their first encounters with new supporting characters like Yesss (Taraji P. Henson), the main algorithm for popular site BuzzTube, and KnowsMore (Alan Tudyk), a goofy-looking search engine with ridiculous, but not unrealistic, auto-guess function.
The sequel will establish a metropolis of Internet giants like Google, Twitter, and Snapchat. If Wreck-It-Ralph is chockfull of references to classic video games, the sequel seems like a self-indulgent display of the modern Internet and Disney's own website Oh My Disney. That is until Vanellope runs into by new Disney properties like Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Her playful nature certainly doesn't sit well with the sight of Disney Princesses, but a key scene later packs many jabs at a history of the writing formula that their princesses must endure.
The story direction taken by Ralph Breaks The Internet is still a secret, but it's certain that co-directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston prepare for Ralph and Vanellope individual character arcs and an endearing relationship that meets rough challenges in this new setting.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is due in theaters on November 21, 2018
Let's hope the production team can deliver Toy Story 4 in time.
According to Toy Story 4 voice for Bo Peep--actress Annie Potts, Pixar abandoned most of the original script, thus delaying the project. The surprise sequel to one of the most beloved and acclaimed franchises was announced in 2014. Due to production problems, it missed the intended 2017 release and was pushed back multiple times until Pixar decided on a June 2019 date, which was confirmed by director Josh Cooley.
Part of the reason for the delay was the nature of creating animated movies, which usually takes years of co-operation. Screenwriters Rashida Jones and Will McCormack left Toy Story 4 last year due to creative and philosophical differences, hindering the movie's development.
Speaking with Radio Times, Potts revealed that the writers' departure led Pixar to discarding most of the script (and to switching the release for The Incredibles 2 to this summer).
[Toy Story 4] was supposed to come out this year and then they threw out three-quarters of it and rewrote. Usually, it takes – from start to finish – two years. But because they threw most of it in the bin and started over [my time on the project has] been extended a little bit. I've done a lot of work on it.
Storytelling is always the focus of Pixar when it comes to their animated marvels. While cashing on sequels in recent years, Pixar has developed more original ideas and broadened their playgrounds with hits like Inside Out and Coco. The studios won't waste their near-perfect trilogy with a mediocre sequel or quick cash grab, even though Finding Dory shows some of the obstacles when Pixar wants to repeat a success. Toy Story 3 brought the story to a satisfying conclusion, so it's understandable that fans are worried by a fourth movie.
Toy Story 4 follows Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) as the duo tries to rescue Bo Peep, who was sold in a yard sale before Toy Story 3.
Spawn creator Todd McFarlane takes charge of the writing and directing.
Jamie Foxx is officially starring as the titular hero in Blumhouse's Spawn. Created by Todd McFarlane in 1992, Spawn comics tells of Al Simmons, an ex-CIA agent who is killed due to peer betrayal before returning to life as a demon warrior and exacting revenge on who wronged him. This origin story was the plot of the critically panned 1997 movie starring Michale Jai White, and McFarlane has been endorsing a reboot for the last decade. Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, Happy Death Day) recently took on the project, moving forward with following details.
According to Deadline, Jamie Foxx will star as Spawn, with McFarlane as the screenwriter and director, for this adaptation. Here's the official statement by Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum:
We are thrilled Jamie Foxx will be playing the title role in our movie adaptation of Spawn. He is an incredible actor and a huge fan of the Spawn Universe that Todd McFarlane created. With the depth of talent Jamie can commit to the role and Todd at the helm bringing the world of Spawn to life, we could not be more excited for this film.
Having obtained an Oscar for his musical biopic Ray, Foxx has his fair share of impressive roles in recent years like the leading man in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and a scene-stealing villain in Edgar Wright's Baby Driver. However, Spawn is a chance for Foxx to make us forget the failure of Amazing Spider-Man 2, in which he plays the main villain Electro.
McFarlane also teased the direction they are taking with Spawn this time. Apparently the writer-director won't be recounting Spawn's last days as a human and first days as a hero, though the prospect of a new origin story might be reserved for a prequel.
If you want to see something creepy and powerful where you go, just what the hell was that? I’m not going to explain how Spawn does what he does; he is just going to do it. We’ll eventually do some of the background if we make a trilogy, but that’s not this first movie. The first movie is just saying, do you believe? And if you believe than that’s good because I’m hoping to take you for a long ride with this franchise.”
It was confirmed this Spawn reboot would take a darker, more mature approach that matches its R-rated psychological horror label, as McFarlane stated, "There wouldn't be a lot of fun, there won't be any stupid lines in it. I never like my hero to make a joke right when the jeopardy was at its highest. If I felt that my hero wasn't afraid right now, why should I be?" The movie can ride on the trend of applying genre flavors to the superhero formula as recent MCU and X-Men tentpoles continued to re-invent themselves for the audiences.
Posing madcap moxie and self-aware sappiness, Deadpool 2 is alternately wilder and tamer than its predecessor.
Deadpool 2 ambitiously tries to juggle three balls. And like that ball-juggling act, the movie always leaves one ball in the air to hold the other two, but that's not the fundamental problem to its self-confidence and self-indulgence. While doubling down on the original 2016 movie's farce (like Hot Shots!, Naked Gun, and Kingsman sequels) and improving on a successful maxim of comic ingenuity (like 22 Jump Street), this antihero of a movie goes deeper into the most grounded and humane aspect of Deadpool/Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds): his admirable relationship with Vanessa (Morena Baccarin).
The romance seems ever more profound in the later scenes where Wade and Vanessa communicate through soulful glances and sweet, confusing silence. Despite the good intention and nuanced development, it falls into a controversial pit of mistreating female love interests. Also, by introducing Vanessa in the mix, these movies anchor and re-contextualize Deadpool, a demented vagabond by nature, in a loving home. Though not without its emotional merit, what Wade and Vanessa share eventually serves as an excuse to provide a framework for saturation comedy.
Three-fourths of the Deadpool creative team—screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, plus star/producer Reynolds now as a co-writer—return in fine forms while David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) fills in the director seat for Tim Miller, whose vision was to utilize the bigger budget and make the sequel much bigger. It turns out Reynolds' resolute guidance is effective and suitable for this story. You'll see drastic changes in the last act, with a set smaller than Miller's semi-Helicarrier locale.
If Deadpool was a fresh breeze smack-dab in a field of repetitive superhero flicks, this sequel comes like a hailstorm of exalting, shamelessly offensive antics. From the spoof intro credits in the artful vein of Bond movies to its brazenly top-notched mid-credits, Deadpool 2 throws in rapid-fire jokes, cheesy flashes, and many cool cameos. Leitch's tonal execution is flawed but acceptable, with the ultra-violence and romantic saccharine emerging from contrasting sources. Many oversentimental moments are drawn out longer than they should be while a few gags land messily.
That said, the comedic quality stays high. Nothing is immune to Deadpool's crass, irreverent meta-humor. Not his creator. Not his fellow mutants and their equipment. Not MCU hero mantles. Certainly not white men of history. Even Fox's beloved Logan, which followed Deadpool's R-rated approach to major success, is poked fun at and, surprisingly, learned from. Reynolds, under light make-up, continues his self-effacing, deadpan voice performance in the narration and snappy, sardonic retorts. But Pool's nutsack face also receives considerable screen time to show Reynolds' emotional chops when Pool runs and pole-dances his way into mishaps. His running gag with "racism" is a smart jab at the petulance of online left-wing activists.
Recent superhero movies fit themselves into various genres that compliment the strong suits of their main cape-and-cowl'd do-gooders while testing the creativity for future expansion. Deadpool movies, however, sarcastically find a common ground between accessibility and R-rated presentation. After the first one—a rom-com and revenge tale, Deadpool 2 is confirmed to be a family movie, which methodically begins with grisly murders. As viewers find out, the excellent marketing hyped the movie to its most optimal by withholding its major conflict.
The gist is that Pool must with badass one-man army Cable (Josh Brolin) from the future and prevent him from killing young mutant Russell aka Firefist (Julian Dennison, Hunt for Wilderpeople) while the mutant-oppressing business DMC runs their operation on the side. That's far from the full picture, which sees Pool seeking a right place for his disturbed heart. The script takes on family movies' plot points and stock characters, then puts a comic book-y spin on life lessons about solidarity, mutual trust, and hope in the direst calamities. The situation shines a light on human-mutant societal relations with the environment in which Russell grows up and a DMC prison called the Icebox.
To save Russell from the mayhem between Cable and the DMC, Pool assembles a variegated group of mutants (plus Peter, played with heedless innocence by Catastrophe's Rob Delaney) via basement interviews. Derivatively named X-Force, the team includes 90s mutants, among which Domino (Atlanta's Zazie Beetz) stands out. Fitting Beetz's strength for playing annoyed at silliness, Domino's personality is driven back to nonchalance—unlike her comic book counterpart, who is more fierce and assertive with her merc background. Her ability to manipulate luck creates more fun action and takes up half of the crowd-pleasing shots of the last act. Yeah, Pool, the power looks and feels very cinematic.
Pool's entourage of old acquaintances is more entertaining. Cab driver Dopinder (Karan Soni) idolizes Pool and aspires to follow his path into merc jobs. The screenwriters must've given this fan-favorite cousin-abductor more screen time after the positive response regarding his goofiness. Blind Al (Leslie Uggams) is still unaware of, eh, the sight and her housemate's invaluable stash under the floor, which is brought in with a hilarious callback to Pool's words in the first movie. And I don't know if it's due to TJ Miller's recent accusations, but his character Weasel is a simple coward outshone by newcomers. As Russell, Dennison is a bit too tense, but his comic delivery opposite Reynolds is laudable.
Like in Guardians of Galaxy and Fast and Furious franchises, a certain F-word appears a lot. Among thematic articulations, the intimacy between Pool and the altruistic Colossus (in the calm voice and facial expression of Stefan Kapičić) deepens itself on their past conversations, sometimes leaning on frisky bromance. Negasonic Teenage What's-her-head (Brianna Hildebrand) won over fans in her first cinematic appearance by angsty reactions to Wade's mean-spiritedness, but now she shares the frame with her girlfriend Yukio (Shioli Kutsuna), a new X-Girl (is it appropriate?) who adorably trades greetings with Pool.
With banal alterations to Cable's backstory, it's intriguing to see how future X-Men installments incorporate him into bigger stories without full-blown outrage from fans. Brolin plays Cable, here a cheeky riff on Terminators, with hard-nosed precision, similar to the way he brought to life Avengers: Infinity War big bad Thanos last month.
The script keeps jokes coming and maintains a flow of levity to ease in the fourth-wall-breaking asides about story structure and mandatory cliches. In a thrilling chase, Pool displays one of the most impressive car-driving showcases since that Mr. Bean episode. Other physical gags are also tastefully handled in harmony with important plot beats, like the times Pool's healing factor kicks in to save him from broken bones or churning intestines. Those scenes unfold superbly in the presence of a straight-faced Cable (plus Domino and Colossus).
While Pool's massacres are fun to watch, Leitch's kinetic eye for shifting action isn't evident. The director employs average choreography and medium/close-up shots for most of Cable's melee fights with the DMC soldiers, which are choppily edited, even though the first act has a hilarious tracking shot of a panicked Russian gangster (an important character) and the elaborate staging behind his back. Jonathan Sela's cinematography captures the production design in an industrially unhindered look that facilitates both natural light and ostentatious colors. Tyler Bates (300, John Wick) replaces Junkie XL to insert a rousing score between eccentric choices of songs by Leitch, who imbued the mood of his Atomic Blonde with 80s pop-rock. The VFX on Colossus is more polished than in the first movie, but rest assured he isn't the biggest CGI lump here.
Even with the most revered films of meta-commentary like Fight Club, there's always a question about the innate reliance on their targets of criticism. Reynolds developed the characters and hit several high notes, but for all of the ribaldly character-driven trashtalk and small-scale determination against a May release date, Deadpool 2 spoils itself on a one-time recipe that isn't as original and easy to refresh as it thinks. Posing madcap moxie and self-aware sappiness, this sequel is somehow alternately much wilder and tamer than its predecessor.
Simple minds and raw grit meet a lucrative invitation of the Gold Rush in this star-studded Western.
The first trailer for Weird Western The Sisters Brothers--starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly, and Riz Ahmed--is released. Directed by acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (Dheepan), the movie is based on Patrick DeWitt's second novel of the same name, following a pair of squibbling brothers (Phoenix and Reilly). They are hired by their boss, Commodore (Rutger Hauer), to hunt down gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm (Gyllenhaal), but when Warm and his partner Morris (Ahmed, reuniting with his Nightcrawler employer) use a new substance to find gold in the riverbeds more effectively, the Sisters brothers start questioning their job at a promise of quick money.
THE SISTERS BROTHERS Official Trailer (2018) Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix Movie HD - YouTube
The trailer offers a look into the gritty world of the 1850s Old-West Oregon. The first spark of humor stems out of our main characters' shared last name, which confuses everyone to the point that Charlie (Phoenix) must spell it out. It's here that we see Phoenix having fun with a comic role--a type he didn't have much chance to stretch his acting muscles between more serious characters. On the other hand, the oft-hilarious Reilly plays against type as Eli, a somber, self-conflicted outlaw.
Under the nuanced directing of Audiard, there are a lot of captivating scenes between the brothers, providing physical humor and dramatic tension. Though the genre has a fair share of comedy classics like Blazing Saddles and Shanghai Noon, funny Western flicks are really rare these days, considering the failure of A Million Ways to Die in the West and Ridiculous Six. Audiard isn't the first name popping up in our heads when it comes to stories about the gunslingers of the West, but the trailer shows he understands his material and actors enough to present a funny genre fare.
The Sisters Brothers is set for a fall release date.
MCU fans are still mournful after Avengers: Infinity War, but prepare to cry even more.
The first Avengers 4 synopsis teases the gist of this already-hyped sequel to 2018 biggest blockbuster. Avengers: Infinity War ends with a cliffhanger where Thanos snaps his fingers, sending half of the universe into oblivion. There are still superheroes left, but it's uncertain how they will pick up the pieces and fight in another day.
Rochi Shion from ComicbookMovie tweeted an extract from License Magazine, which encapsulates the broad strokes of where Avengers 4 is going.
The synopsis reads:
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
"A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it"
MCU fans are expecting and discussing the way original Avengers members, together with Ant-Man, The Wasp, and the like, are going to save the universe from annihilation and insurmountable loss. According to the synopsis, reality is not as durable as we think, and this is proved by Thanos when he uses the Infinity Stones to force a large amount of sentient beings out of existence.
It looks like the "journey" to undo the snap will threaten the fabric of reality and shake the universe to its core while making the audiences weep even more. Heavy prices will be paid in Avengers 4.
The untitled Avengers 4 is due in theaters May 3, 2019.
The plot of Deadpool 2 is mostly in secrecy after two full-length trailers.
Ryan Reynolds asked Deadpool fans to not spoil the movie as a joke calling back to Avengers: Infinity War's #ThanosDemandsYourSilence campaign. Earlier last month, the Russo brothers sent out a plea asking fans not to spoil the twists in Infinity War. Via Twitter, a letter signed by the directing duo is accompanied by the Infinity Gauntlet to imply the in-joke about the villain and, surprisingly, protagonist Thanos, who is played by Josh Brolin. The actor also plays Cable in the Deadpool sequel.
Deadpool 2's leading man, writer, and producer took to Twitter to re-create that letter, though it's peppered with Deadpool-style jokes. Reynolds even put a trademark spin on the hashtag that demands silence.
Deadpool 2 is out next weekend, and most of the plot is still unknown to the public. Though the tease is funny enough to hype us with a Celine Dion song and others of its kind, the trailers and TV Spots reveals little about the actual direction for Deadpool and his new assemble. Brolin's Cable looks like a villain, but we know that he will eventually work out the bad first impression and co-operate with The Merc with A Mouth in the end.
Expect more substantial promotional material for Deadpool 2 next week.
The first movie earned $176 million worldwide against a $30-million budget.
Millennium Films just announced at Cannes Film Festival the sequel to 2017 buddy movie Hitman's Bodyguard, which follows an unlikely pair of allies on their way to the international court to testify against a bloodthirsty dictator. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson carry the subpar action flick to a global success at the box office, and the haul must've initiated the sequel idea.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the new movie is titled The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, suggesting a focus on Salma Hayek. In Hitman's Bodyguard, the Mexican-American actress played Sonia Kincaid, wife of Jackson's hunted assassin Darius. "The hitman's wife" refers to her. With Hayek chewing the sceneries, the character is a fantastic highlight of the movie.
Marketed as "The Good. The Bad. And the Batshit cray" at Cannes, the sequel could easily be Sonia's exploit along with a new character who must protect her. Casting is still in secrecy, but Hayek, Reynolds, Jackson, and also director Patrick Hughes are expected to return. The original's screenwriter Tom O'Connor is working with the new story.