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ANT MAN Needs a New Director

Written by Dave B.    Friday, 23 May 2014 00:00   

UPDATE: Edgar Wright is out as director on Marvel's Ant Man movie. The reason? "Creative differences" which really means "we're not going to tell you why so everyone leaves with dignity." Wright has been working on the script since 2006, so it's a little hard to figure out just where the creative differences came in - it would seem Marvel would know his vision. The release date is not affected, it's still set for July 17, 2015. 

We have to say, Edgar Wright - the director behind Scott Pilgrim vs The World - seemed to have just the right amount of quirk to pull off a superhero film that looked like it could be a little silly. We are glad to hear Marvel say it's a no harm, no foul situation - Marvel and Wright are still friends. 

Jan 13, 2014 - Who is Ant Man?

Hank Pym (aka Ant Man) is one of the earliest Avengers who gained the ability to shrink down to the size of an ant while still holding on to all of his strength. He's also incredibly intelligent, which makes him the perfect partner to Bruce Banner and a crucial member of The Avengers.

Hank will be starring in his own movie in 2015. It was just announced today by Marvel that Hank will be played by veteran actor and Oscar Award winner Michael Douglas. He'll be passing on his knowledge and tech to the newly dubbed Ant Man, Scott Lang, played by the recently announced Paul Rudd.

It's been a fantastic week for Michael Douglas so far, as just last night, he took home a Golden Globe award for best performance by an actor in a mini-series.

Ant-Man is reportedly set up to be a heist movie with a Marvel twist. We can't wait to see how the heroes use their size-altering abilities to pull this one off. Make sure you check out Ant-Man when it lands in theaters on July 31, 2015!

 

 

Watch how Caesar was Brought to Life in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Written by Dave B.    Thursday, 22 May 2014 12:49   

This summer, Earth will no longer belong to man. It's time for a new era, it's time for the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Dawn of the Planet of the ApesYou've seen the trailers - it's enough to send chills through anyone's body. Apes now outnumber the human population, and we are struggling to survive, but who is it really that's bringing these monkeys to life?

In this brand new video featuring a behind-the-scenes look at Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, watch as motion capture actors bring to life some of the key apes who wind up taking over the world.

It's creepy how spot-on these actors can be when performing their roles as apes bent on world domination, but hey, that's what they're best at!

Make sure you're in theaters when a new reign is upon us in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes starting July 11.

 

MALEFICENT's Elle Fanning Always Wanted to Be Sleeping Beauty

Written by Tara the Mom    Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:41   

Elle Fanning plays Princess Aurora in MALEFICENTMany girls would love to grow up and be a princess, especially a Disney princess! For Elle Fanning, this unlikely dream has come true. She plays Princess Aurora in Maleficent and she tells me playing a Disney princess was not only her "biggest goal" as a young actress, but that Aurora was always the princess she wanted to portray. "Sleeping Beauty was my favorite because I looked like her. When you're a little girl, you gravitate toward that," Elle says. "I felt like she was my princess."

Elle wasn't given the top-secret script until after she accepted the role. "I read the script in the car on the way home from Disney studios and I was getting motion sickness reading! But I kept reading because I love the movie!" she says, admitting she did have one concern. "I felt like, 'are we breaking weird Disney rules?' because Maleficent and Aurora aren't supposed to interact."

While Aurora spends most of her time living in the woods with the fairies unaware of her royal lineage, Elle got to jump right into the princess action right away. "The first scene I got to film was the coronation scene," she says, loving that she got to put on the crown right away. But that's not all she loved. "That dress [the coronation gown] was my favorite dress, the one at the end."

Princess Aurora is Cursed to Prick Her Finger on a Spindle in MALEFICENTThe scene she was most looking forward to, though, they didn't film until her very last day of filming. "I loved when I got to prick my finger on the spindle, I was waiting for that! It was my last day on set," she says. "That scene really scared me in the [1959 Disney animated] movie...I wanted to make sure in our film we had that trance and the lights, and wanted to be particular about that."

Because of her childhood love of Sleeping Beauty, Elle wanted to pull part of her performance from the iconic Disney film. "I watched it again before filming to see if I could find something else in that. She's a tad one-dimensional in that film. What I tried to bring out her was more of her physicality, her hand gestures and how she walks, so I wanted to bring that in to my portrayal," Elle says, but adds, "We wanted to spice her up, though!"

MALEFICENT Scene with True Love's KissNow, Elle Fanning will be the Sleeping Beauty children know and love. "A little girl came up to me and said, "Are you Aurora?" It's the first time that happened!" she says, thinking of how many times she'll share a warm princess smile with kids in the future. "I'm glad we made a character that's a little bit stronger."

See the Sleeping Beauty story you don't know when Maleficent hits theaters May 30.

 

JJ Abrams is Offering One Lucky STAR WARS Fan a Role in EPISODE VII for a Great Cause

Written by Dave B.    Wednesday, 21 May 2014 11:56   

Can we just say that all of this Star Wars: Episode VII news has been kind of overwhelming lately? Actors and the beginning of filming, it's all happening so quickly!

Star Wars JJ AbramsWell we didn't expect to see a video from the set of Episode VII so soon, nor were we expecting the news that director JJ Abrams was about to drop.

The brand new Force For Change initiative kicks off with a collaboration with UNICEF's Innovation Labs. United, these two organizations will strive to provide long-lasting solutions to some of the biggest issues facing children in some key areas of struggle.

In the video down below, watch as JJ Abrams gives us a first look at the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, as well as telling us even more about the Force For Change, and how you, yes YOU, could even win a walk-on role to Star Wars: Episode VII where you'll meet the cast and get the full Star Wars experience!

Don't forget, Episode VII debuts on December 18, 2015. We hope to see you in a galaxy far, far away!

 

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is Heading to Theaters in 2016

Written by Dave B.    Wednesday, 21 May 2014 11:38   

Batman v Superman Dawn of JusticWhile The Avengers have had their team assembled for quite some time now, it appears that they'll be getting some competition sooner than we thought!

Warner Brothers has been slowly leaking news about an upcoming movie featuring DC's trademark team, The Justice League. Before it, however, a little setup has to take place in the form of Batman vs Superman.

Good news superhero fans! Because this morning, a brand new title for the upcoming superhero clash was revealed. It looks like we'll be preparing ourselves for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016!

The title is an obvious hint at what's to come in the future with The Justice League, and now we're wondering if we'll be seeing even more heroes than the ones that have been already announced!

Only time will tell when it comes to who else will be starring in the movie. Let us know who you'd love to see in the comments down below.

 


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