During the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon we got to see some more new footage from Tom Cruise's The Mummy. I wasn't impressed, but Drew was. You can watch us debate it in our reaction video above.
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
The movie was directed by Alex Kurtzman and also stars Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson), and Russell Crowe (Gladiator).
The Mummy will be released on June 9th, 2017, and it will be followed by modern day reboots of The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, and Van Helsing, which are all in various stages of development.
For those of you who know Oscar Isaac, you may be familiar with his work in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Poe Dameron, a rebel pilot who fights against the very Nazi-like First Order down to the Almost Hitler Salute. Well, now it seems the actor gets to play a Mossad agent who hunts down a real Nazi in the film Operation Finale.
The film is based on the capture of notorious Nazi Adolf Eichmann by Peter Malkin, a Mossad agent, after WWII. Eichmann was one of the worst of the worst in the Nazi regime. He was responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews as one of the architects of the Holocaust. Isaac is set to play Peter Malkin who hunts down the Nazi who is in hiding in Argentina.
The film will be directed by Chris Weltz, who is known for directing and writing About a Boy and also helped in writing Rogue One. I think he is a good choice and that this film could be great. I always enjoy spy films, especially historical spy films, so this could be a dream come true for me. Also, I think Isaac is a great actor who could be great in a piece like this. The film is planned to film in Argentina around the fall and will be produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger at MGM.
We have yet to see a proper feature film adaptation of the classic Marvel villain Doctor Doom. I absolutely hated the version of the character in the most recent Fantastic Four movie. I don't know when or if Fox will ever attempt to try to bring Dr. Doom back to life again on the big screen, but while we wait to see what they do, I have a fantastic fan-made short film for you to check out today!
The unofficial short film is called"Von Doom: A Dr. Doom Origin," and it comes from writer-director-editor Ivan Kandor. This guy actually seems to have an understanding of the villain and the short film he made actually ended up being an impressively made film. As you can already tell by the title of the film, the story revolves around Doom's origin.
If any of you are fans of Dr. Doom, I think you're gonna dig this. Watch it and let us know what you think!
Blade - The Solo Cut is an amusing video that features footage that only has the character Blade in it. Every other person in the film is cut out and it's a really interesting and funny video worth checking out. It's especially funny when he's fighting people because we don't see the people he's fighting. It just looks like he's practicing and at times it looks like he's fighting himself.
This week at CinemaCon we learned that Jeremy Renner would not be reprising his role as William Brandt in Mission: Impossible 6. I wondered why that was, and according to Showbiz411, the reason is because he's too busy playing around in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The site says that he will be shooting the next two Avengers films back-to-back, and after that he will also reprise his role as Hawkeye in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
We got to see Hawkeye and Ant-Man fight alongside each other in Captain America: Civil War, and they made a great team. It was especially fun to see Ant-Man taking a ride on one of Hawkeye's arrows.
Marvel has yet to confirm that Renner will return, so as of right now we should treat this all as a rumor. But it would be awesome to see Hawkeye join Ant-Man and The Wasp on their new adventure.
If you're a fan of Joss Whedon's classic series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you're not going to want to miss these reunion photos from EW. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the series, the entire cast reunited, and it's so freakin' cool to see the whole gang back together again after all these years. This makes me happy.
I also included a video featuring all the actors talking about the show's legacy. It includes Joss Whedon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, David Boreanaz, Seth Green, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, and the rest of the cast. Whedon says:
“The most important thing to me is that I have had people come up to me and say the show made me feel different about what they could be, about what they could do, about how they respond to problems, about being a female leader. People getting strength from my own little terrors is… There is no better legacy than that.”
If you were hoping that Brad Pitt would end up playing Cable in Deadpool 2, I've got some bad news for you. According to director David Leitch, Pitt is no longer in the running. The news that he was being considered first broke about a week ago, and that was followed by some awesome-looking concept art that was created for the film. I was asked to remove that art from the site, so you can't see it here anymore.
I actually really liked the look of Pitt as Cable, and I love the design they've come up with are for the character. When talking about Pitt being up for the role Leitch said:
"We had a great meeting with Brad, he was incredibly interested in the property. Things didn't work out schedule-wise. He's a fan, and we love him, and I think he would've made an amazing Cable."
Kinda sucks that his scheduling didn't work out. It's cool to hear that he was interested in doing it, though. I guess that leave us with Michael Shannon. There's no official word on who will play Cable in the film yet, but we know that the announcement is coming soon. The last we heard Shannon is at the top of the studio's list, and if he's cast in the role I think he'd be great!
HBO has released a hilarious new trailer for Silicon Valley Season 4 that fans are going to love! This is one of the best comedies on TV and if you're not watching you're missing the party! In the upcoming season Thomas Middleditch's Richard Hendricks will embark on a journey to build a new internet.
Season four will consist of ten episodes and will continue the story and crazy adventures of Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) and his friends as they try to build a tech company called Pied Piper in Silicon Valley. It's been an incredibly funny three seasons and looks like season four could be the best season yet. This is one of those shows that just gets better and better with ever season.
The series is inspired by creator Mike Judge's own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s. The series also stars TJ Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer, and Jimmy O. Yang.
Silicon Valley Season 4will premiere on Sunday, April 23rd!
If you haven't watched the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet yet, you've gotta check it out because it's a super entertaining comedic gore fest! I love the concept of the series and the storytelling and writing for it are fantastically executed. It's also very fun and clever and isn't afraid to be bold and try new, crazy, and different things.
I'm happy to report that Netflix has released a fun little promo announcing that they will be developing Season 2. The promo asks if we're ready for seconds, and I've gotta say... yes I am!
In the series, Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant play Sheila and Joel, a married couple, who are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. Things take a dark turn for them when Sheila goes through a “dramatic change” and becomes a flesh-eating zombie. It's explained that "while they tend to their open houses and teenage daughter, the couple must sate Sheila’s unbridled id and undead hunger, first with raw meat and, eventually, the human kind."
Major spoilers for Bates Motel coming up, so turn back now if you don't want to know what happens.
Bates Motel has been a prequel leading up to the infamous shower scene as depicted in Alfred Hitchcock's classic film Psycho for years now, and the show finally caught up to that moment in the timeline. But things didn't play out entirely as fans expected: Marion Crane, the character who dies in the shower in the original movie, actually survived this time because young Norman Bates decided to murder Marion's lover, Sam Loomis, instead.
Uproxx points us to this cool side-by-side video comparing the shower scenes in the film and TV show. Check it out: