Marvel/Fox DEADP00L Test Footage revealed (Updated)

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Ever since Ryan Reynolds first appeared as the Deadpool character in the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I been wanting Fox studios to give him a solo movie. I thought he was that good. But as I explained in a posting a few months ago, it’s very difficult to get a character like him as a solo movie in today’s industry. Deadpool’s true nature is R rated for his violence and language. That reason by itself made the studio hesitant for years to green light, despite Reynolds enthusiasm and support for the project.

Despite the demand, for awhile it seem like an R rated Deadpool movie was never making any progress. That is until I came across a test footage reel for what looks to be Deadpool movie. I later learned the test footage below was from 2011, when Director Tim Miller signed on to the project and actually made this for the studio.

In case you didn’t notice the voice work in the video is in fact actor Ryan Reynolds. I absolutely love what Miller and Reynolds have done here. It’s so on point with the character, from the dialogue to the intense action. Unfortunately, this is a footage reel from 2011 and the way Fox is focusing on making PG-13 movies for their comic book properties tells me a solo movie is, if anything a ways off.

X-Men Days of Future Past producer Lauren Donner confirmed that she is in fact trying real hard to get Fox to green light an R rated Deadpool movie. In fact the producer went as far as saying that Reynolds is still till this day attached to the project.

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So basically it’s on us now Movie Talkers to spread the buzz about this awesome Deadpool test footage. Is it a coincidence that this footage was leaked during Comic Con weekend? Maybe. Or maybe Fox wants to see how fans respond to this. Word of mouth can do wonders. But for now let’s just enjoy this really cool video.

 

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Teaser Trailer #1

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The first teaser trailer for Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is here. Following two very well done viral videos for the upcoming film, we get our first footage of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) after the events of Catching Fire. Looking exhausted as ever, she walks around what looks to be the hidden District 13. All eyes are on her as Districts everywhere look at her as the leader of the Mockingjay rebellion.

 

Speaking of leaders, we get our first footage of new comer Julianne Moore as President Coin of District 13. She is seen talking to former Head Gamemaker turned rebel Plutarch Heavensbee, (the late Philip Seymour Hoffman). Sharing her concerns with Heavensbee, President Coin has little confidence in Katniss as a leader for the rebellion. It’s a fair assessment when looking back at the girl on fire and what the events of the previous Hunger Games did to her. Katniss speaks to the people of District 13 who ask if she’ll fight with them, “I am. I will” she says. Determined not only by helping the people who suffer, but for her own personal reasons in saving Peeta. I have not read the third book yet, so I’m guessing over here. As for President Snow (played by Donald Sutherland), he looks to have had enough with the Mockingjay rebellion and forbids any association with it.

Overall Hunger Games is doing what many young adult genre films fail to do. It’s making better and better films. I enjoyed Catching Fire more than I thought I would and have liked what I seen so far from the marketing for Mockingjay Part 1.

 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens in theaters on November 21st, 2014.

 

Thoughts on the first trailer? Any concerns for the film considering many fans thought the third book was the weakest? Express them below! Thanks for reading.

1st Poster revealed for Marvel’s Ant-Man

For awhile it look like Marvel’s Ant-Man film was on the fast lane toward becoming another big hit for the Disney owned studio. Edgar Wright was set to direct the solo superhero film and talents like actors Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, and Patrick Wilson were signed on to the project. Then suddenly after 8 years committed toward making his vision for the Ant-Man character a reality, Director Edgar Wright completely dropped out over creative differences. For weeks, movie sites were reporting rumors over potential Directors taking over the project, some close to signing and others who weren’t even in the discussion. Eventually, Marvel announced that Director Peyton Reed will take over the project with Adam McKay as a screenwriter. Aside from the test footage shown at Comic Con a few years back, we now have our first look at Ant-Man. Here’s an official pre-production poster released by Marvel Studios (courtesy of Entertainment Weekly) exclusively for Comic Con.

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You know for studio that many comic book fans claimed as one that’s against creativity and one that doesn’t know what they’re doing, this is a great looking poster. Highlighting Ant-Man’s size shifting abilities will give people a visualization of what the character is capable of. The miniature size Ant-Man seen riding a flying ant, with others surrounding him hints at the characters communication abilities with the insects. Though the superhero may look tiny at times, he still packs a powerful punch. In the background are the faces of Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, who in this version of Ant-Man will be playing characters Scott Lang and Hank Pym.

In the comics, Hank Pym (Douglas) is the original creator of the Ant-Man suit and a main player in founding The Avengers. However, in this version Hank Pym is the creator of the suit and Scott Lang (Rudd) is a thief who steals the suit for selfish, yet honest purposes. Seeing the good in Scott Lang, Hank Pym gives him the suit with the condition being to put it to use for good. The film will revolve around Scott Lang and his adventures as Ant-Man.

The release of this poster hints that we may see more as Comic Con enters the weekend. With a July 2015 release date, this is Marvel Studios chance to make a statement toward a crowd full of their most loyal fans.

What do you think of this poster for Marvel’s Ant-Man? Hate it or Love it? Express your thoughts in the comments. Thanks for reading.

“Hot Tub Time Machine 2″ Trailer #1

I don’t think any fan of the first Hot Tub Time Machine movie was expecting there to be a sequel. Regardless, 4 years later and here is the sequel. Good news, from the looks of this first trailer it’s gonna rock. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 returns most of the main cast, with the exception of John Cusack and Lizzy Caplin. The film picks up literally after the events of the first film. Nick Webber (played by Craig Robinson) and Lou Dourchen (played by Rob Corddry) are enjoying their successful careers they got from changing the past in the first film. Nick has remade any successful song he wants into his own and Lou has taken the name Father of the Internet after (re)inventing it. Suddenly, Lou gets shot at his own party. The group comes up with a plan to prevent Lou from getting shot when his son Jacob (played by Clark Duke) reveals a secret Hot Tub Time Machine. However, this time the group rather than going into the past again they end up in the future. Once more they go on an adventure this time to stop Lou’s shooter and change the past, Terminator style.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is pretty much the same film as the first. That’s not a bad thing because the first one in my eyes was so good. I like the chemistry between the group of friends. The jokes shown in the trailer recall back to the first film’s jokes, only not entirely the same. Fans of the first film can definitely find humor in this trailer. For those who haven’t seen the first film I definitely encourage you to watch it. It’s a great comedy with plenty of funny moments.

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I am definitely seeing a trend with these comedy sequels being the same movie as the first. I saw it with 22 Jump Street and it worked great. Horrible Bosses 2 looks to do the same thing as the first one, based off what we seen in the first trailer. Then there’s this movie, which may not look like it needed a sequel, but it could still be great. Joining the cast is actor Adam Scott and returning for the sequel is Chevy Chase. Check out the trailer below.

 

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 will release in theaters THIS CHRISTMAS.

 

What do you think of the new trailer? Express your thoughts in the comments below! Thanks for reading.

Ben Affleck’s Batman – Why So Sad?

A brand new image has been revealed at the San Diego Comic Con for the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The image comes as a celebration for the 75th anniversary of the Batman character and shows an up close shot of Ben Affleck in the Batsuit. As DC Comic fans eagerly wait for Saturday’s Warner Bros. panel in hopes to see some BvS footage, this image should suffice for now. Check out Affleck as The Dark Knight below.

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I know what you’re thinking, Why so sad Batman? But I don’t think his facial expression is particularly that. Now, I’m no art critic, but what I see a weary, seasoned, battle tested Batman. One who is facing something he’s never faced before and knows what he has to do. Of course I’m talking about him confronting Superman here. This image perfectly fits what Snyder and Co. are trying to do with this character. Once again I’ll state that I think Ben Affleck will surprise us all with his take as the Caped Crusader. I’m with you in hoping that we see some footage of Batman in action come Saturday at Comic Con.

 

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice releases in theaters on May 16, 2016

 

What do you think of this image of Affleck as Batman? Express your thoughts in the comments below! Thanks for reading.

Adam Sandler’s Pixels – Donkey Kong, Pac-Man & others confirmed

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The last Adam Sandler movie that I enjoyed was the 2009 comedy Funny People. Since then, Sandler has had more misses than hits with me. That could change (and I hope it does) with his next film Pixels. Directed by Chris Columbus, Pixels is the story of a small group of 80’s arcade champions who (decades later) are called upon to help defend earth from alien invaders, who misinterpret our classic arcade games as a declaration of war. They call themselves The Aracaders.

The new logo above for Pixels has been released by Sony Pictures at the San Diego Comic Con. It’s only a teaser logo that reveals nothing about the film, but I do like the design of the title. Sony has also revealed that Pixels will feature a collection of popular video game characters. Those characters are Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders. So far these are two positive updates for a comedy/adventure film with a fun plot (that’s based off a hugely succesful short film), starring a few actors that make me nervous. Come on Sandler, even after your recent stinkers I’m still pulling for you to deliver. Here’s your chance man!
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Pixels is based off the successful same titled short filmThe film stars Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monoghan, and Kevin James…. as the President of the United States (see what I mean?).

 

Pixels invades theaters on May 15, 2015

New Poster for Director Neil Blookamp’s Chappie

If a film happens to have Neill Bloomkamp’s name attached, immediately it catches my attention. As a Director, Bloomkamp has given us an incredible film in District 9. While his follow up film Elysium wasn’t as great, I still look forward to seeing what other sci-fi films he’s currently working on. His next sci-fi film Chappie is a story about a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen at birth and raised by two local gangsters. Not much else is known about the sci-fi film due next year. That being said, a brand new poster has been released for Chappie at the San Diego Comic Con.
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Chappie boasts an incredible cast led by Hugh Jackman and featuring Sigourney Weaver, Dev Pateland Sharito Copley who was the lead actor in District 9. X-Men: Days of Future Past Producer Simon Kimberg is producing Chappie and calls it the most provocative studio movie you’ll ever see. 

The District 9 director making another sci-fi action thriller about an intelligent robot stolen by gangsters, starring Hugh Jackman? Count me in. Hopefully we get some footage to go with this poster later into Comic Con.

 

Chappie releases in theaters on March 27, 2015

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