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James Mangold Talks Alternate ‘Logan’ Opening That Was Axed For Being Too Grim

In the Old Man Logan comic, from which James Mangold‘s Logan borrowed a few ideas, Wolverine killed the X-Men. In a flashback, it’s revealed Mysterio played mind games on Logan and tricked him into killing his family of mutants. Mangold and his co-writers ultimately used the spirit of that scene for Professor Charles Xavier (Sir Patrick Stewart), not […]

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer Breakdown: When a Kid From Queens Becomes a Superhero

This morning, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios released two final trailers (one domestic and one international) for Spider-Man: Homecoming, their collaboration in rebooting the Spider-Man franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and each of them is completely different. Rather than doing our usual frame-by-frame analysis of the entirety of both trailers, we’re just going to […]

Joseph Kosinski the Frontrunner to Direct Tom Cruise in ‘Top Gun 2’

The idea of a Top Gun 2 has been floating around Hollywood for nearly a decade. It flew through a rough patch of air following the 2012 suicide of original Top Gun director Tony Scott, but a couple of years later, Paramount and producer Jerry Bruckheimer hired The Jungle Book writer Justin Marks to rewrite the script. Star Tom Cruise […]

‘The Mummy’ Clip, Featurette, and Poster Further Tease Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’

Earlier this week, Universal threw down the gauntlet. Their new classic monsters cinematic universe was rechristened Dark Universe and next month’s The Mummy will officially be followed by Bride of Frankenstein in 2019. They’re going all-in on a new franchise built around iconic characters like Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, the Invisible Man, the Wolf Man, and […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Trailer: ‘The Great War is Here’

You may recall that the first season of Game of Thrones featured a lead character being awkwardly knocked unconscious as he led his troops into battle because the show’s budget simply couldn’t pay for an action scene larger than a small skirmish. The Game of Thrones season 7 trailer laughs at that scene. Six years later, the […]

‘Deadpool 2’ Casts ‘The Strain’ Star Jack Kesy as a ‘Major Villain’

Deadpool got a lot of mileage out of casting a lesser-known actor as a lesser-known villain and it looks like the sequel will follow suit. Jack Kesy, whose credits include FX’s The Strain and the upcoming Baywatch, has joined the cast of the sequel as a “major villain.” And while Major Villain is a pretty […]

‘Narcos’ Writers to Rewrite Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot

It’s been 14 years since the world witnessed Charlie’s Angels operatives on the big screen in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, but in 2015, Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks nabbed the director’s chair for a film reboot at Sony Pictures. Last year, Banks hired Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn to pen the screenplay, but a new report indicates that […]

‘The Witcher’ Netflix Series Primer: What You Need To Know About Geralt Being Adapted (Again)

Netflix has announced that they’re adapting The Witcher into a new series and gamers around the world rejoiced. But The Witcher was a series of fantasy books written by Andrzej Sapkowskit long before it was a game! With five novels and two short story collections (none of which, humorously, are called The Witcher) set in this world of […]

‘Despicable Me 3’ Trailer: Gru Turns Back to the Dark Side

It looks like Gru, Steve Carell’s reformed villain of the Despicable Me movies, is about to turn to the dark side once again. A brand new trailer for Despicable Me 3 has just been released, and the newest Illumination Entertainment sequel sees Gru meeting up with his twin brother Dru (also voiced by Carell) and […]

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ Revisited: Does the Classic Ray Bradbury Adaptation Hold Up?

(Welcome to Nostalgia Bomb, a series where we take a look back on beloved childhood favorites and discern whether or not they’re actually any good. In this edition: Walt Disney’s live action adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s brilliant novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes.) “My dad disappeared on a trip to the Thousand Islands when I was […]