Though audiences won't get a chance to see The Maze Runner until September, director Wes Ball revealed at Comic-Con that development of the sequel The Scorch Trials is already underway with an eye towards shooting at the end of the year, at least if the first film turns out to be a hit. The footage shown off in Hall H, which included a new trailer and a scene where lead character Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) was chased by a creature called a Griever, was thoroughly impressive, and it looks like an intense action adventure. And as a tease for where this franchise could go, a piece of concept art was revealed. Look now! ›››
Continue reading Comic-Con 2014: 'Maze Runner' Sequel 'Scorch Trials' Concept Art
To promote the upcoming (epic) two-part finale of The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay Part 1 & 2, at Comic-Con 2014, Lionsgate has built a massive Hunger Games "Samsung Experience". The interactive event is designed for fans to customize their own swag, delve into the universe more, see some new footage and promo material for Mockingjay, ending with a special teaser trailer debut exclusive to Comic-Con (it will be online Monday). It's a big promotion partnered with Samsung (we covered details here) meaning fans get to watch the teaser trailer on a Samsung tablet, which is amusing, but to us it's all about the movie. ›››
Continue reading Comic-Con 2014: Samsung 'Mockingjay' Experience + Teaser Debut
Anyone who has been worried about Daniel Radcliffe shedding his Harry Potter image will have their concerns washed away. Or more accurately, they'll be scorched from the Earth as the British actor throws on a grizzly American accent and a pair of devilish accessories in Horns, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, son of master of suspense Stephen King. Radcliffe seems incredible in this film that has a truly twisted sense of humor and an interesting mystery at the center as Radcliffe plays a man trying to figure out who killed his girlfriend (Juno Temple) as he causes chaos in a North Pacific town. Watch it! ›››
Continue reading Watch: Daniel Radcliffe Causes Chaos in First US Trailer for 'Horns'
This news isn't entirely official since Marvel hasn't even announced a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy just yet, but if the buzz on the film leading up to its release next week is any indicator, the comic book studio has another franchise hit on their hands. Now The Wrap has learned that James Gunn will return to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and that's an announcement that will probably be made at the Marvel panel tomorrow here at Comic-Con. Gunn's co-writer Nicole Perlman said, "James will be directing Guardians 2, so he would also be writing Guardians 2.” So that sounds like a sure thing. ›››
Continue reading James Gunn Already Set to Write & Direct 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'
The excitement just keeps growing for whatever Marvel has in store for their panel tomorrow evening here at Comic-Con in San Diego, and while we're sure that we'll be getting footage from The Avengers: Age of Ultron, there's no guarantee of what else to expect. Will Joaquin Phoenix be on hand to be officially named Doctor Strange or will someone else take the role? What are all of Marvel's future mystery projects set through 2019 or their recent 2018 date? What we do know is a couple of goodies have appeared at the Marvel booth. Today, the comic book studio unveiled Black Widow's new motorcycle, a prototype from Harley-Davidson called Project LiveWire, and a familiar weapon from a mischievous bad guy. Look below! ›››
Continue reading Comic-Con 2014: Loki's Staff & Black Widow's Bike at Marvel Booth
Though director Edgar Wright may have left Marvel's Ant-Man behind, he found another project with an insect title to replace it. Deadline has word that in addition to making Baby Driver his next project at Working Title, he's also been hired by Sony Pictures to direct an adaptation of Andrew Smith's young adult novel Grasshopper Jungle. And the story absolutely sounds like the perfect young adult story for Wright to bring to the big screen as it's a coming-of-age tale with a cool sci-fi twist as it follows a teenager in Iowa dealing with hormones and sexual frustration who suddenly have to deal with an army of giant insects. ›››
Continue reading Edgar Wright Ditches 'Ant-Man' for Young Adult 'Grasshopper Jungle'
We don't officially have a category for "swag", but this falls into that classification. As a big space nerd and sci-fi lover, I can't help but share this nifty bit of swag from Comic-Con that I picked up today. During the Paramount panel yesterday, where they surprised fans in Hall H by bringing out Interstellar director Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey (read our full recap of that panel), the studio handed out tickets to be redeemed for a "prize". That prize? The mission patch from Interstellar, for the "Endurance" Space Exploration mission. It's small piece of swag, it's nerdy, but it's also kind of awesome. In full below. ›››
Continue reading See the Mission Patch from 'Interstellar' Given Out at Comic-Con
What would happen if you found a time machine when you were in high school. What would you change? How would you use it? And what would be the ramifications of its use? These are some of the questions that a new film called Project Almanac tries to address. Following in the footsteps of the found footage film Chronicle, this film has a similar style and feel, but is about a group of teens who discover plans for a time travel device and put it together on their own (like Primer). They start testing it, using it, and improving its powers, until everything starts to go wrong. It's a blast, an original and energetic creation with a few issues. ›››
Everyone is eagerly awaiting the Marvel panel this Saturday at Comic-Con, but it sounds like some news might be leaking a little early. The Wrap reports that Walk the Line and The Master star Joaquin Phoenix has been mentioned over and over again for the role and that the actor is currently in consideration and may already be in discussion for the film. He was once wanted for a role in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, specifically the role of Lex Luthor, so it seems like he's keen to take on a comic book role of some sort, and a character like Doctor Strange seems like a perfect fit for the gifted and sometimes odd actor. ›››
Continue reading Joaquin Phoenix in Consideration to Lead Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'
Later today we'll get to see some footage from 20th Century Fox's franchise sequel Hitman: Agent 47 during the studio's Comic-Con panel in Hall H. This time it's not Timothy Olyphant in the role, but rather Rupert Friend as the bald, genetically engineered assassin from the video game series of the same name. There are no story details just yet, but we do have some first look photos of Friend in action with co-star Hannah Ware as Katia van Dees. But as of now, no sign of Zachary Quinto in the film. We're not excited about the film yet, especially with a February 2015 release, but maybe some good footage can convince us. ›››
Continue reading First Look: Rupert Friend is Double Armed & Dangerous in 'Agent 47'
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Imagine what she could do with 100%. Now in theaters is Luc Besson's Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson as Lucy, a woman caught in a dark deal who ends up gaining incredible powers when a drug gives her 100% brain capacity superpowers. Morgan Freeman also co-stars as a Professor explaining what's going on with her, and how/why she's gaining these powers. Choi Min-sik, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Pilou Asbæk are also in the sci-fi action movie. Is it any good? Did Luc Besson get his groove back? Once you've seen it, post a comment with thoughts on Besson's Lucy. ›››
Continue reading Sound Off: Johansson in Luc Besson's 'Lucy' - What Did You Think?
Anyone who loves Superman knows that director Tim Burton almost followed up his successful adaptation of Batman by bringing The Big Blue Boy Scout to the big screen as well. Nicolas Cage was once meant to play the superhero with a script from fanboy favorite filmmaker Kevin Smith. It was a weird production with the likes of Chris Rock playing Jimmy Olsen and Kevin Spacey once on board as Lex Luthor, way before Superman Returns came knocking at his door for the same role. Now the documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (which we featured as a Kickstarter film in the beginning of 2013) explores what went wrong with the film, and we have the first trailer. Watch it below! ›››
Continue reading 'The Death of Superman Lives' Trailer Explores Tim Burton's Failure
Following The Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art posters for Iron Man and Scarlet Witch on the first day of Comic-Con and two more with Captain America and Black Widow, yet another two posters have revealed Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). The speedster looks pretty wild-eyed as he speeds around fighting Ultron's robot army, while Hawkeye is relegated to hand-to-hand combat instead of his bow and arrow. But what's really cool is our first look at Vision (Paul Bettany) flying in the background of Quicksilver's poster, so it seems he'll have a big part of this battle. ›››
Continue reading Hawkeye, Quicksilver & Vision Get 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Posters
During the Paramount Pictures panel at Comic-Con, where Christopher Nolan made his Hall H debut with Interstellar, we were also given a first look at a film on the completely opposite end of the spectrum: SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water. While this isn't a film we're particularly excited about, the footage shown at Comic-Con was so weird, even by normal "SpongeBob SquarePants" standards. SpongeBob and his friends end up heading into the real world, but in the form of Avengers style superheroes. But they're in a very lifelike computer animated form, and it makes for a strange aesthetic. ›››
Continue reading First Look: 'SpongeBob' Becomes a Live-Action Superhero in Sequel
"Rage, rage against the dying of the light." The eagle has landed. Paramount Pictures' panel inside the legendary Hall H at Comic-Con 2014 today ended with an epic discussion on Interstellar, a surprise to everyone as the studio brought along Oscar winning star Matthew McConaughey and the man himself, Christopher Nolan. Both are first time Comic-Con attendees, making an appearance at this geek mecca to promote the sci-fi epic that many of us are already anxiously anticipating (see the latest trailer). To top it off, they shared the incredible, brand new trailer with those in Hall H, and it will be online sometime soon. ›››
Continue reading Comic-Con 2014: Nolan & McConaughey Tease 'Interstellar' Journey
Whether suiting up as Black Widow or luring oafish, young men to their otherworldly demise in Under the Skin, or wrangling Joaquin Phoenix with her voice alone in Her, Scarlett Johansson appears to be the ideal choice to play the next-level woman, a female character made supernatural with all the powers she beholds. So thank goodness writer/director Luc Besson has her front and center in Lucy, his latest sci-fi, evolutionary actioner that promises to blow your mind as well as your entertainment meter. Without Johansson, the film would slip by as pretty thin on both excitement and existentialism. Thankfully, Lucy doesn't fail in either department, but the frustration that the whole, messy ordeal leaves behind is far too noticable. Not quite as noticable as someone as stunning and talented as Johansson, but it's there. Read on! ›››
Continue reading Review: Luc Besson's 'Lucy' Wastes Big Ideas on Blockbuster Action
"Why mess with a winning formula?" Paramount Pictures surprised everyone with the first footage of their comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2, which arrives just in time for everyone to catch the family friendly comedy at Christmas. But seriously, don't watch this with your family, and don't watch the first red band trailer with them either. We get to see what Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke are up to now that they have knowledge of the future, and the murder of Corddry's internet mogul character sets them off on another time traveling adventure to the future, the past and much more. Looks like a lot of fun with a feel that is almost like a raunchy version of It's a Wonderful Life for the holiday season. Watch now! ›››
Continue reading 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Red Band Trailer is Just Like 'Terminator'
Wise man say: "Forgiveness is divine, but never pay pull price for late pizza." Truer words were never spoken, and thankfully, the pizza arrived right on time at Comic-Con in San Diego with Paramount Pictures making a big push for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Today the Comic-Con Interactive Zone set up our heroes pizza box couch with the film's trailer conveniently playing on a flatscreen. Thankfully, there weren't only empty pizza boxes as Pizza Hut handed out slices in a box designed by illustrator and designer Scott Derby. But the real action came from the turtles' signature pizza thrower, a big pie-flinging tank. Look! ›››
Continue reading Comic-Con 2014: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Fling Pizzas Around
"That there is a dame to kill for." If there is a movie perfect for Comic-Con it's Sin City, adapted from Frank Miller's beloved graphic novel by genre mastermind Robert Rodriguez. Among the many promotions at Comic-Con 2014 is the "Sin City Experience" connected to the upcoming sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which finally hits theaters this August after being delayed for years. The experience features a background skyline display, DJ booth, giveaways but most importantly - a selection of six classic cars from the movie. We stopped by early on to snap a few photos of the sleek vintage vehicles parked in San Diego. ›››
Continue reading Comic-Con 2014: See the Vehicles from 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'
Right now production is underway on Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and while we've only seen photos of Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman, the latest photo to come from the set is mindblowing. That's mostly because we're not sure why it exists. Director Zack Snyder took to Twitter with a photo featuring Cavill as Superman, but he was also wearing a cloak and wielding a red lightsaber. All he included with the photo was the hashtag #SuperJedi, which seems a little weird since the photo looks pretty dark, and we've never seen a Jedi with a red lightsaber, but there you have it. Look below now! ›››
Continue reading What!? Director Zack Snyder Reveals Henry Cavill as a Jedi Superman