Exciting news for you Sons of Anarchy fans, not only does the official spinoff have name, it also has help from a new co-showrunner.
Deadline announced that SoA creator Kurt Sutter has brought on Hollywood newcomer Elgin James to be co-creator of the series dubbed Mayans MC. Here is what Sutter had to say about bringing on a co-creator for this new series:
I wanted to find a strong, unique Latino voice,” New Jersey-born Sutter said. “Because I didn’t think a white guy from Jersey should be writing about Latin culture and traditions. Elgin is that voice
The one thing that I have always admired about Sutter is that he knows what his shortcomings are and does whatever he can to overcome them and bring his fans the best product he can. The man truly understands that shows only work if the fans support them.
The report gives an overview of James’ past and the kind of outlook he will bring to the show. Whatever it is that he has, Sutter has the faith in him to bring us the best show possible.
No word on when production will start or when it will air. I loved SoA so much, and it will be cool to see that world again from a different perspective. I hope that the new Chibs-run SoA gang will make some appearances. What do you think?
The first trailer for Assassin's Creed has been released! like many of you, I've eagerly been waiting to see the first footage from this film and I think it looks awesome! The tone and style are spot on with the video game and it's visually spectacular. I especially enjoyed seeing the awesome stunt work which was all done with stunt professionals. They could have easily gone with the CGI route with that stuff, but they chose to take the hardcore badass direction.
The film is based on the Ubisoft video game franchise, and the story follows a character by the name of Callum Lynch who, "through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, is able to experience the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day."
The film was directed by Justin Kurrzel (Macbeth) and it stars Michael Fassbender as Lynch and he is joined by Marion Cotillard (Inception), Michael K. Williams (The Wire), Jeremy Irons (Batman v Superman) and Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow).
Assassin’s Creed is set to be released on December 21st, 2016. Watch the trailer and let us know what you think of it.
Fan art can be a fun outlet for people to channel their creativity, but it can also have influence over Hollywood producers. It sounds like Olivia Munn at least partially has a fan to thank for her role in the upcoming mutant sequel X-Men: Apocalypse.
Writer/producer Simon Kinberg told CinemaBlend that an early draft of the script didn't feature the character of Psylocke at all, with Professor Xavier standing in as Apocalypse's fourth Horseman:
The one person we didn’t know was Psylocke, and the reason why is because originally in the script we sort of… I don’t know why we made this decision, but we knew that Professor X was abducted in the middle of the movie, and we thought that almost counted as a fourth Horseman. And so that’s the way we constructed the original draft of the script. There wasn’t going to be a fourth one. The ‘surprise’ was that Xavier was the fourth Horseman. And then when we were working on the script, Bryan and I at one particular point – pretty late in the process – said, ‘He’s not really a Horseman – he’s not doing anything in the third act of the movie.’
So they dove into the history of the comics to see who they should cast instead:
We started talking about who that would be, and just literally looked at the list of different Horsemen over the history of the comics, and Psylocke was the one we thought was the most intriguing. And, ironically, or as fate would have it, I had just met with Olivia Munn about Deadpool - like a week or two before. And Bryan and I were up in Montreal, and I said, ‘You know, Olivia Munn could be an interesting Psylocke,’ so we went on the internet and Googled her images. And one of the first things that popped up was a piece of fan art of Olivia as Psylocke.
Sadly, it's fitting that a piece of fan art effectively sealed the deal for Munn, because she basically plays no more than a piece of walking fan art in the movie itself. (All of that sword training she posted on Instagram unfortunately just didn't translate in the final product.)
I know that Munn is at least a modestly talented actress, even if she hasn't really been given a chance to really show it too much outside of The Newsroom, and I'm not trying to imply that the only reason she got this part was because of a piece of art. Talent is obviously a massive factor in casting someone, as are a million other things. But I'm sure the lesson some of you will take from this is to flood the internet with as much fan art as possible of your favorite actors playing your favorite characters and cross your fingers that someone important notices when doing a Google search. Who knows? It might actually end up working.
From what I've seen in the trailers, the upcoming sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows seems to be leaning more on imagery from the popular animated series than the 2014 reboot did. That's great news for fans who are hoping this entry ends up being more fun, and speaking of fun, editor Jeff Didlick just sent us this footage from the new movie set to the animated show's iconic theme song. He told us it "had to be done," and I agree — if he didn't do it, someone else would have.
TMNT: Out of the Shadows hits theaters on June 3rd.
Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return to theaters this summer to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.
Funny or Die has a pretty great video called Captain America: Civil War Reenactors that stars Veep and Arrested Development'sTony Hale and Happy Endings'Adam Pally as guys who dress up like Iron Man and Captain America. I love their trick for recreating Ant-Man on the end of one of Hawkeye's arrows, and how Hale's character's wife does Nancy Myers movie reenactments.
This is one of those videos that seemed inevitable. It's probably already even been done before, but Weston Wong's recut of Star Wars dogfight footage to Kenny Loggins' iconic "Danger Zone" from Top Gun is the first time I've seen it in full form like this. We've written aboutThe Force Awakens trailer cut to the same music, but this contains clips from the original trilogy, the prequels, The Force Awakens — the whole saga.
If nothing else, this video should remind you (as if anyone needed reminding) that this franchise contains some of the best and coolest-looking space battles in cinema history.
Nearly a year ago, we heard that Warner Bros. was developing a Booster Gold/Blue Beetle team-up movie, and that DC TV maestro Greg Berlanti (the guy behind Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow) was in talks to direct it. The initial report claimed that Zak Penn was in talks to write the film, but new information has come to light that a different Zack will bring the character to the big screen: that'd be Zack Stentz, the screenwriter (or co-writer) of films like Thor, X-Men: First Class, Power Rangers, and last night's episode of The Flash.
Cleats and Capes put the pieces together from a recent appearance Stentz made on Kevin Smith's Fatman on Batman podcast, and BirthMoviesDeath added a few bits of info to clarify.
First up, it's apparently a solo Booster Gold film now, and no longer the Booster Gold/Blue Beetle team-up movie we heard about months ago. Also, as of now Berlanti is producing the movie and might be interested in directing it.
For those who don't know, here's a super quick primer on Booster:
Booster Gold, AKA Michael Jon Carter, was a football hero and celebrity in the 25th Century who became publicly disgraced after he was caught gambling on his own games. With his reputation tarnished, Carter stole super-powered relics from the past and traveled back in time, with the plan to become a famous superhero. Though he began cocky, Booster eventually became a real hero.
Tonally, that sounds about as far away from Batman v Superman as you can get. Expect announcements to be made about this movie (and potentially a TV show as well) very soon.
Warning: potential spoilers for the DCEU coming up.
BMD also adds that while Seth Grahame-Smith isn't directing The Flash movie anymore, the studio is keeping his screenplay in play, and it's "lighter and poppier" in tone than the dour Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Flash and Cyborg apparently become buds in Justice League, and Cyborg plays a supporting role in Flash's movie. Additionally, Wonder Woman's solo film is supposed to be "hopeful," which would also be a nice change in tone from BvS. We'll have to see how all of this plays out, and we'll see if new Batman Ben Affleck, now an executive producer on Justice League, can enact enough changes to that film to course-correct away from what he considered to be a disappointment with Batman v Superman.
According to Reddit (and the YouTube time stamp), it's been 10 years since one of the most annoying geek songs I've ever heard was created. I had completely forgotten and locked away "taking the hobbits to Isengard" deep within my mind, yet it took all of five seconds to resurface the hatred I had for this song. Dammit, I hate this song so much. Seriously, the only reason I'm sharing it with you is the hope that you hate it as much as I do and you will be as angry as I am having it stuck in your head. If you've never heard it, be warned, this song will make you like The Lord of the Rings less.