Joss Whedon ended decades of being criminally underappreciated in spectacular fashion this summer, delivering the biggest superhero movie ever made and, with $1.46 billion earned globally, the third highest-grossing film of all time. And he did it without his signature nimble wit and eye for character. It looks like he'll be doing it again, as Whedon is officially signed on to write and direct a sequel to The Avengers.
So Marvel Studios is moving into Phase Two of its grand plan, having paid off Phase One handsomely with The Avengers this summer. As its slate of sequels moves ahead, Marvel has made unconventional directorial choices, just as the studio did all the way up to and including The Avengers. Perhaps no choice surprised fans more than the hiring of sibling directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo to helm the next adventure of the star-spangled Avenger, which we recently learned will be titled Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Jamie Foxx has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest directors, won an Oscar and has done the rare feat of also winning a couple of Grammys over the years. Yet, it was his experience on the Quentin Tarantino set of Django Unchained that may sit at the top of his life experience list. Foxx sat down with Movie Fanatic and iamROGUE.com at Comic-Con recently to take us inside the powerful story of a slave seeking justice.
Comic-Con 2012 is in full swing down, and some new information from next year's RoboCop remake has emerged from the biggest annual pilgrimage of nerds anywhere on the planet. Specifically, a new, relatively specific synopsis of the remake's story has landed online. Much of it covers the familiar story of good cop turned robotic supercop/shell of a man/corporate product Alex Murphy. Along with this week's Omnicorp viral video, though, it suggests that a big update in Jose Padhila's new version is a fixation on drone warfare.
A viral video from next year's RoboCop remake introduces curious consumers to Omnicorp's line of municipal defense products. The fictitious corporation's advertisement provides a clear look at the updated version of ED-209, the beastly machine never designed to handle staircases, and it also gives a thoroughly teasing close-up look at some surfaces from the redesigned RoboCop, to be played by Joel Kinnaman.
A new extended television spot for Django Unchained has sidled up online. The spot, which clocks in at sixty seconds, is basically a quicker version of the first theatrical teaser unveiled damn near a month ago, but it does have some new stuff, including our first listen to Samuel L. Jackson delivering actual dialogue written by Quentin Tarantino yet again.
You really have to hand it to Marvel Studios and Disney. Not only is The Avengers now the third-biggest movie of all time, but they know how to maintain interest and continue building hype. A day after unveiling the first teasery teaser for the mammoth "Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One: Avengers Assembled" ten-disc, six-movie Blu-ray set, Marvel has officially announced the September 25th release date for The Avengers on Blu-ray, DVD, digital download, and 3D Blu-ray.
It's not often that high-profile casting news hits for a movie that has released both a domestic and international trailer. Yet here we are with word that writer-director Quentin Tarantino is adding a familiar face to Django Unchained, his Spaghetti Western-influenced tale of retribution in the Antebellum South. That face belongs to none other than Jonah Hill, who has been associated with this film before.
A week ago, the first domestic trailer for Django Unchained debuted online. The reaction to this first look at Quentin Tarantino's latest was summed up by Leonardo DiCaprio's mean sumbitch plantation owner Calvin Candie as he said, in the trailer, "Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. Now you have my attention." A new trailer from the United Kingdom confidently assures audiences that their attention is well-earned.
The first Django Unchained trailer hasn't simply arrived online. No, the trailer for Quentin Tarantino's latest didn't arrive, it paraded onto the interwebs while waving at adoring crowds from the backseat of a classy convertible amidst a celebratory digital ticker tape. Not really, but if it had, the Django Unchained trailer would've deserved it. Put simply, there's more fun and style in this trailer than in the entirety of most movies.