Marvel and DC’s roadmap for future films

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With the recent announcement of Marvel Studio’s line up of films for the next 5 years, we thought it would be a good time to compare Marvel’s lineup with DC Entertainment’s plans for their film universe and see which films are going head to head with each other.

The biggest clash of films so far will take place in May 2016 between Captain America 3, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and X-Men Apocalypse (not included in this list as Marvel do not hold the rights). Continue reading

Idris Elba in talks for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur

idris_elba_2391410Following on from his brief performance in the Thor films as sword-wielding Asgardian gatekeeper Heimdall, Idris Elba is following on in a similar theme with Guy Ritchie’s retelling of the King Arthur legend.

The film is currently titled Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur, and Elba is in talks to play a character called Bedivere, who is known in various interpretations of the story as a noble and loyal member of the knights.

Ritchie’s take of the story will present Elba as an older, wiser warrior and right hand man to Arthur’s father who makes it his mission to train the young man for his true destiny.

The film is still in its early days with Ritchie on the lookout for an Arthur and other characters and no details on how each part of the saga will be dealt with. The film is, however, set for a 22 July 2016.

Power Rangers reboot gets writers from X-Men: First Class

power-rangers-movie-2014Heat Vision reported that writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz have joined the project, while Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness) joining as an Executive Producer. 

Orci will also assist Miller and Stentz in developing a story, before the duo go on producing a full script and Orci returns to Star Trek 3.

The project is in its early stages, so no production schedule or release date has been confirmed but its likely that we will get a showcase of giant robots fighting giant and seemingly powerful villains in a Pacific Rim/Transformers like fashion.

What If Trailer

WHAT IF is the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), who’s been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan (Adam Driver) seems to be finding the perfect partner (Mackenzie Davis), Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan) an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall). Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend? The ensemble romantic comedy costars Megan Park and Oona Chaplin.

New images and plot from Avengers: Age Of Ultron

new-images-and-plot-from-avengers-age-of-ultron-frontcoverThe latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has released a bunch of images from the upcoming Avengers: Age Of Ultron, with a first look at villain Ultron on the front cover.

Ultron bears a strong resemblance to the future-Sentinels from the recent X-Men: Days of Future Past and not to mention that this film also has a Quicksilver character not linked to the latest X-men film.

The magazine also reveals the plot which explains the villains motivations, with Ultron being created by Tony Stark as a self-aware robot, designed to relieve him of his duties as Iron Man. But Ultron comes with some radical views.

“Ultron sees the big picture”, explains director Joss Whedon, “and he goes, ‘Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better’; he’s not just going ‘Muhaha, soon I’ll rule!’ He’s on a mission. He wants to save us.”

Directed by Whedon and starring new additions Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth OIsen to the existing roster of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, Avengers: Age of Ultron hits our big screens on 24 April 2015.

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New poster and story for Kevin Smith’s Tusk

New poster and story for Kevin Smith's TuskA new poster and story has been released for director Kevin Smith’s upcoming psychological horror film, Tusk. Smith is best known for making films such as Clerks and Dogma and has been rumoured to be bowing out from directing with the long-awaited threequel to Clerks as his finale. But it seems Tusk is one of many more films before he folds up that director’s chair.

Tusk will be based around a man with a walrus obsession and a journalist who has a very unusual time when approaching  the man for a story. The Walrus Man will be played by Michael Parks, who worked with Smith on his last film, Red State, and Justin Long will play the journalist.

Smith has also written a spin-off to this film, in the form of oddly titled crime comedy Yoga Hosers. “There are two characters in a convenience store in Tusk that you see for five minutes, very much Rosencrantz and Guildenstern,” he says. “I’ve built a whole movie around them and I have brought one of the other characters from Tusk back.”

And Smith is keeping the horror theme going with Christmas-themed horror Anti-Klaus and another unknown project titled Moose Jaws.

New images from Guardians Of The Galaxy

New images from Guardians Of The Galaxy-7New images have served up for us to feast our eyes upon from the upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy. Some of the new images are stills from the film as well as on set/behind the scenes images.

The film will follow brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

The film is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Batista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. Guardians Of The Galaxy will hit our big screens on 1 August 2014.

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