Warner Bros. just went a long, long way towards distinguishing its nascent DC Cinematic Universe from the party over at Marvel.
The studio just announced the all-star cast playing supervillains in Suicide Squad, confirming a whole host of rumors, including the big one that Jared Leto is playing the new iteration of Batman's nemesis, The Joker.
How all-star are we talking here? Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, and Leto have all signed up to play DC bad guys for writer-director David Ayer.
Source Code appeared to be self-contained, wrapping up tightly in just over ninety minutes.
Turns out that clever little scifi thriller is, in fact, caught in a franchise loop, playing out the same basic scenario in a sequel much like Colton Stevens relived the same eight minutes in someone else's life.
Yes, Source Code 2 is one step closer to happening, with Anna Foerster signing on to direct.
Next summer's Terminator reboot/quasi-sequel now has a goofy motion poster to go with that goofy title.
Oscar campaigns are already underway and the months-long slog through accolades and back-patting that is awards season has commenced.
We're still months out from the sort of ceremonies that inspire red carpet spreads in People magazine, but the 23rd annual Gotham Awards went down in New York City last night, acknowledging some damn fine independent cinema and spurring on prestige season with a hearty shout of "Yo, Birdman!"
In Wild Card, Jason Statham stars as a rough and tumble guy named, no joke, Nick Wild.
That fact alone probably tells you pretty clearly whether or not you're going to like Wild Card.
Before you judge based on Statham and his character's fantastically on-the-nose Stallonian moniker, though, you might want to take a look at the first image, a delightfully cheesy poster, and even a spirited international trailer that'll help you bone up on freshman French.
Jean-Claude Van Damme has joined the remake of Kickboxer, which is still a remake even though it now features the original Kickboxer star.
Production on the remake kicks off this week, but filmmakers faced a last-minute obstacle: the loss of Tony Jaa (Ong-bak), who bailed after briefly being on board to play Xian Chow, the master who mentors Kurt Sloane on his way to avenging his bro.
Kickboxer faced down this obstacle, dipped its waxy fists in glass shards, and punched the obstacle right in its face, hiring JCVD himself to play Master Chow.
Another year, another awards season, another New York Film Critics Circle Awards ceremony.
Boyhood emerged as the big winner at this year's NYFCC Awards, winning the big prize for Best Film, as well as Best Director for Richard Linklater and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette.
Early in 2015, Earth's Mightiest Heroes will reassemble for additional photography on Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Sometimes, when you hear about reshoots, it means a project needs extensive reworking. That was the case with World War Z, which needed a whole new third act a few years back.
At Marvel Studios, however, extra shooting days well after principal photography are part of each and every production, with reshoots baked right into the budget and shooting schedule. This allows the studio to iron out any kinks, or course, but it also creates opportunities for new crowd-pleasing moments or Easter Eggs.
In Nightcrawler, for which he just received an Independent Spirit Award nomination, Jake Gyllenhaal is unnervingly gaunt.
The first image from next year's Southpaw reveals a pretty staggering physical transformation for the erstwhile Donnie Darko.
This first look reveals that Southpaw-Gyllenhaal is just as unnerving as Nightcrawler-Gyllenhaal, but for the opposite reason: this Gyllenhaal is shredded like lettuce, ripped and aggro as all hell.