New Fantastic Four title?

Although it will feature one of the most well known superhero teams, the reboot won’t be have this group’s name in the title – or at least this is what writer Simon Kinberg is hinting at: “This ‘Fantastic Four’ movie is in some ways a reboot and in other ways just a stand-alone origin story. By the end of the movie, we don’t call them The Fantastic Four, they’re not celebrity superheroes.

This would be quite a bold marketing move for a movie which is already derided by the fans for the casting choices and, basically, everything it is known about it.

The writer further explains that, “the tone of the movie is much more grounded and real and gritty – more in the direction of ‘Chronicle’ than in the direction of the original ‘Fantastic Four’ movies.” Even more, he adds that they aren’t even considering a shared universe with the X-Men franchise, since this will crumble the entire realistic approach the film has in mind: “In the ‘Fantastic Four’ world, it’s a contemporary world – there’s no mention of mutants because otherwise they wouldn’t be that ‘fantastic’. And in the ‘X-Men’ world, as we’ve seen, there aren’t famous, celebrity-superhero Fantastic Four.

Galactus concept art

Galactus concept art

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Michael Bay compares the new Transformers to Nolan’s Dark Knight

Although none of Bay’s films to date have been loved by the critics, the director has said that bringing the new Transformers to screen is much like having a new Batman trilogy: “It’s like when you get the new Batman franchises, things get dressed up in a different way. I think the franchise still has a lot more to offer.

From this perspective, he may have found the similarity to Nolan’s acclaimed trilogy and the Transformers trilogy: they star different actors. And that is about all of it.

The director added: “I’ve been doing these movies a long time. When all is said and done maybe 3500 people will have worked on this movie. It’s one day at a time. You can’t panic. My pep talk to everyone is: This is when the pro s*** starts and separates the men from the boys.

We really don’t know why he compared the two franchises, since they don’t have anything in common. Moreover, this comparison is totally useless, since everybody will go and see the new Transformers: it is the guilty pleasure of each one of us and it is expected to be one of the biggest box-office winners of the year.

Just like Batman

Just like Batman

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New Sin City: A Dame To Kill For trailer

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller’s 2005 groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

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Michelle Rodriguez on the set of Fast & Furious 7

Everybody knows that Michelle Rodriguez has a stunning body and that she doesn’t shy away from showing a little skin – this time, she posted some pics on the set of Fast & Furious 7, in one of them doing a headstand in front of a Bugatti.

The caption read: “I’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to drive a Bugatti…Too bad I’m a practical Prius driving humble biatch, maybe I’ll get to one day in a sexy ass movie.

Check out the pics below!

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez

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UPDATE: Robert Downey Jr. tweets the first pic on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron

Robert Downey Jr. is still learning how to keep his thoughts to a maximum of 140 characters or less. However, his latest tweet is a picture from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron, with producer Jeremy Latcham. Check him out, in full Tony Stark mode!

Robert Downey Jr. on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron

Robert Downey Jr. on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron

UPDATE: MORE PICS!!!

ScarJo on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron

ScarJo on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Scientists on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Scientists on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

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Spin-offs for Guardians of the Galaxy?

Guardians of the Galaxy was and will always be the craziest Marvel feature, since it tries to replicate the success of Avengers but in the exact opposite direction: they are first introducing the team. This alone would make everybody ask themselves whether we will see origin stories for all the 5 characters…

According to Bloomberg Business Week this is exactly the plan for Marvel – Disney CEO Bob Iger even says that this is a strong possibility to introduce new heroes in the expanded Marvel Cinematic Universe. So seeing Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon in their own solo films wouldn’t be impossible, and it is actually desirable.

Even more, this is just the tip of the iceberg, since Avengers: Age of Ultron will introduce even more characters, with the most expected being Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch – and if we are to believe the same CEO, everything is possible in the MCU, even seeing the twins in their own stand-alone film.

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Disney might steer away from the Batman vs. Superman release date

This is actually like a game of chicken and it is meant for one of the studios to change their release date. And the single reason for doing that is that, even if one film makes more than the other, both studios will lose money.

So the 6th of May won’t be the day when Marvel and DC will clash.

Marvel has all things planned until 2028, so it is quite obvious that a change in the release date will tamper with this entire schedule. DC might have known this when they announced they are moving in on this date for our first glimpse at the Justice League universe. There was no way that Marvel would have thrown the untested Dr. Strange in the mix, just like no one would have anticipated the success of Captain America: the Winter Soldier – and this is the only reason why Captain America 3 was announced to be released in the same day as Batman vs. Superman.

However, no matter what kind of momentum Cap has right now, it is still plenty of time until 2016 – who knows what will happen until then? For some of us, however, this still would seem like a rush job written all over Captain America 3, since Chris Evans has to do Avengers: Age of Ultron and then jump immediately into the finale of his solo franchise. And this alone would make us think that it is impossible to trump the behemoth coming from DC.

The fact that Marvel will lose money in either way (since a good portion of the audience won’t come at the premiere) concerns plenty of Disney executives. Alan Horn, the CEO at Disney, said at the Tribeca Film Festival that they are still struggling with the release date – and this is the first (and quite unsurprising) sign of weakness in this chicken game. One thing seems to be certain: with all the buzz surrounding Batman vs. Superman (on the principle negative publicity is still good publicity), DC won’t budge. And it will still make a ton of money.

On the other hand, if Disney moves the release date for Captain America 3, it will be a sure winner.

What do you think?

Uneven fight

Uneven fight

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Resident Evil Rising

At the Beijing International Film Festival, Paul W. S. Anderson said that he wants to shoot a segment of his next Resident Evil film in China. Speaking about that, the director also gave a few details about the plot of this next installment, as well as the new title. Check it out below.

Actress Bingbing Li will reprise her role as Ada Wong for the next installment of “Resident Evil,” according to director Paul W.S. Anderson. “Resident Evil 6″ or RESIDENT EVIL RISING will follow Alice (played by Milla Jovovich) and her crew as they rush to The Hive, where The Red Queen plots total destruction over the human race.

The last installment of the game-inspired franchise amassed about $240 million worldwide. It was expected for another sequel to come.
Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil

Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil

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The production for Terminator Genesis has begun

Even if there is no official cast or synopsis released for the moment, Skydance Production has announced that Terminator Genesis‘s production has begun.

For the moment, all we know is that Alan Taylor (from Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World) is directing, and that Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, and Jason Clarke have already signed to star in it.

::SKYNET preparation routines complete.
::Initialization sequence complete.
::Reboot initiating in 03m00s.

The film is set to be released on the 1st of July 2015.

Arnie on the set of Terminator Genesis

Arnie on the set of Terminator Genesis

Arnie on the set of Terminator Genesis

Arnie on the set of Terminator Genesis

Terminator Genesis

Terminator Genesis

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