I know that you think getting Spider-Man into Fox’s X-Men films is a pipe dream, but Deadpool director Tim Miller and producer Simon Kinberg are actually attempting to pave a way to strike a deal. When talking about the possibility of getting Spider-Man into their universe with SuperHeroHype, Miller said:
“Simon and I have been trying to build bridges.”
Those bridges are trying to be built with Marvel and Sony. Since Sony and Marvel were able to strike a deal, it means it’s not impossible to make deals with other studios. Kinberg went on to say:
“Both of us are close with [Marvel’s] Kevin [Feige], we respect and love Kevin. If it were even remotely possible, we will find a way ’cause we’d would love to see it… “I just don’t know if it would be possible.”
I believe it is possible if everyone is willing to work nice together. This would open doors to so many possibilities! One of the main things that Miller wants to see is a team-up of Spider-Man and Deadpool, which would be AMAZING!
I also think there’s a clever way to play with that with a PG-13 rating. Deadpool could be cracking all kinds of jokes regarding that. The relationship between Deadpool and Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s most popular, so it would totally be worth striking a deal. That’s a team-up that fans would absolutely love to see!
That deal could also open up the door for Marvel and Sony to actually use X-Men characters in their movies and vice-versa. The thought of a full-on connected Marvel cinematic universe with all these studios is exciting to think about!
There’s obviously nothing concrete with this, but to know that Miller and Kinberg are working on trying to build bridges with the studio to make it happen is insanely radical! Let make it happen people!
Jesse Eisenberg told MTV News he has not seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but not because he read Ben’s review and decided against it. He just doesn’t like watching himself on film. He had no reaction to the (mostly bad) reviews of the movie because he lives “in a bubble,” so he didn’t see the movie to form his own opinion, and he didn’t read what anyone else thought of it. He does know that reviews were “mixed” because the British press told him. He says his parents like it though.
The MTV News interviewer also asked Eisenberg if he understood Lex Luthor’s plan and who he was working with in the film. He said that he did and that it made sense while he was filming, but that “certain editorial choices that [he] was not aware of” were put in retroactively. Curious…
The interview was part of the press tour for Now You See Me 2 (which should obviously be called Now You Don’t), so Dave Franco is sitting next to Eisenberg nodding pensively for most of the video. Now You See Me 2 hits theaters on June 10. Batman v Superman is in theaters now, in case you haven't seen it and still want to.
This incredible poster for The Jungle Book showed up in my twitter feed, and I am in love with it. It comes from Poster Posse member Chris Malbon, and it was part of an official collaboration the posse did with Disney. You can check out the other designs here and here, but this one is my absolute favorite. I love the kind of pseudo decoupage style (is that a thing?), and I love the way the jungle is literally sprouting out of the book. You can see more of Malbon’s work here.
Off topic query for our readers:If you have seen the movie, do you think young kids will do okay watching it? I was thinking about taking my son, but I’m worried it will be too intense…
Arrow season five will finally explore Oliver's Bratva connections. CBR says showrunner Marc Guggenheim says the flashbacks will continue as the series heads into next season. Guggenheim says fans who who are tired of flashbacks may be so due to the fact there isn't much of a difference in Oliver past and Oliver present at this point in the story.
Frankly, I have no clue where this show is headed. I haven't heard an utterance of Bratva since early season 2. If I would've seen these flashbacks season one they would've meant so much more, but the Russians literally have no presence in the story currently. For me, I feel like I'm basically going to learn how he got his tattoo. Hooray.
I've been hoping that one day Iron Man director Jon Favreau would return to Marvel to direct another movie someday. Even though he doesn't have any directing projects with Marvel coming up, he still has a home with them, and apparently he's still helping them develop their upcoming projects.
During an interview with Digital Spy, the actor, director, writer, and producer revealed that he'll be back as an executive producer on the Russo Brothers' next two films, Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2. He told them:
"I'm going to be executive producing the Avengers films with the Russo brothers, which I'm very excited about. I talk to them about it all the time. I've worked both in front of and behind the camera with Marvel and I really love what they're doing now. It's a really exciting time to be over there... We're constantly looking for things to do together. And now I'm freed up."
So maybe there's a chance Favreau will come back to direct something for them again somewhere down the line. The director also went on to say that he's seen Captain America: Civil War and that "it's fantastic."
It's not really that big of a surprise that Favreau is coming back to produce another movie. It's just nice to know that he's keeping that relationship alive. Not only did he direct and produce Iron Man and Iron Man 2. He also was an EP on Iron Man 3, Avengers, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Favreau is hot off of his success with The Jungle Book, which he is also directing the sequel to. Who knows, maybe Happy Hogan will show up again in Infinity War!
Universal Pictures has finally hired a director to take on Jurassic World 2. That director is J.A. Bayona, who brought us The Impossible and The Orphanage. Producers Frank Marshall and Colin Trevorrow made the announcement on their Twitter feeds:
Thrilled to announce JA Bayona is on board to direct JW2. Welcome to the team @FilmBayona!
Bayona was rumored to be the frontrunner for the job after he dropped out of Paramount Picture's World War Z sequel. Bayona is a talented director and this will be his biggest movie to date. I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with it.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are expected to reprise their roles, and the sequel is set to be released on June 22nd, 2018.
Lionsgate obviously isn't finished with the magician heist franchise Now You See Me. The studio has just signed Jon Chu to return to direct Now You See Me 3. He directed the upcoming sequel that they attempted to screen for an audience at CinemaCon last week. Unfortunately, after about 15 minutes they turned it off and evacuated the theater due to mysterious backpack discovered in the theater.
I was really bummed out because I was excited about seeing the movie! I'm a big fan of the franchise regardless of how over the top it is. Hell, that's one of the reasons I enjoy it! I liked what I saw in the first 15 minutes, though!
There's no word on what this next film will entail, but you can bet that it's going to include some kind of heist and some crazy cool magic! I also imagine that Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, and Lizzy Caplan will reprise their roles. Who knows, maybe even Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Daniel Radcliffe will come back as well.
The third film was officially announced last year during the development of Now You See Me 2, so I'm sure this third film will be set up in part two. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with these characters over the course of the next couple movies.
This is the coolest celebrity home I've ever seen! Jackie Chan gave a tour of his secret Hong Kong home (now no longer a secret), and it's just as incredible outside as it is inside! For starters, it's in an abandoned warehouse! Then he's walking us through the rooms and revealing secret rooms and chambers containing more secret rooms and chambers! But why would you showcase your secret house to the world!?
I think Chan is bored and is wanting to take on some thieves. Would you be brave enough to invade the home of a martial arts expert with several secret rooms?! I sure as hell wouldn't!
I guess if it wasn't weird it wouldn't be The Twilight Zone! The Wrap is bringing the news this morning that the series will be having an "interactive reboot" headed up by film company Interlude, who is known for their "choose your adventure" style films. Before you ask, yes, I'm guessing this too will be exclusive to their streaming service as I don't know how this would work on television. The idea sounds pretty cool though!
In another cool bit of news, director of the Bioshock video game series Ken Levine is set to direct the pilot episode of the series. I'm open to the idea, provided the decisions actually have an impact on the show's plot. I won't be so keen if either decision ends in the same destination. I'm eager to see how this turns out.