Suicide Squad may recruit Lex Luthor – Jessie Eisenberg in talks

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Warner Bros is looking to add another major casting to their super villain team up. Deadline is reporting that the studio is looking to bring Jessie Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor character into their Suicide Squad film. The report doesn’t mention what exactly Lex Luthor’s role will be. Should negotiations for the role strike a deal; Eisenberg could potentially be joining a cast that includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Tom Hardy. 

The studio seems confident in what they’ve seen so far in Eisenberg’s portrayal of Lex with their attempts in adding him more into their growing cinematic universe. If audiences end up liking this Lex Luthor character, then this will be a great addition to Suicide Squad. As far as his role is concerned, I don’t necessarily see this version of Lex out there fighting with the team. I imagine him being more a side character pulling strings in the background.

I have a lot of conifidence in Jessie Eisenberg giving us a great Lex Luthor. The actor currently is filming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and is expected to appear in Justice League Part I & II, along with Now You See Me 2 which starts filming at the end of the year. Would this casting make you excited for this film?

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Suicide Squad will be directed by David Ayer and is set to open on August 5, 2016.

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Batman V Superman – Reports of a teaser trailer coming soon?

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Batman V Superman is well into shooting as I’m sure you’ve seen leaked set photos and poor quality fan videos hit the web.  The March 25, 2016 release date is still a year and a half away, so we’re about six months away from even a teaser trailer right? Well that may not be the case.

Batman-on-film is claiming that “the teaser will be revealed this Fall along with a November or December film release.” Now to me this seems a little too soon for even a teaser trailer, but that isn’t the case with Warner Bros.

So which film could this teaser trailer be attached to? The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies? Interstellar? Most movie sites believe that it’ll be the former, but lets not forget that Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. are in good relations, and Nolan’s name itself could draw a wider audience.

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The report also claims that the teaser trailer will be “Batman Heavy”, which is something I wouldn’t mind for several reasons (sorry Superman fans). One, Ben Affleck is hot off his latest film Gone Girl, also a heavy dose of Affleck’s Batman should ease the worrisome fans out there, and also Batman is recently a more popular character thanks to the Nolan films. This will show audiences that BvS will feature a much different Batman; who will of course be a feature character in what is still Superman’s film.

There’s still no word on how much footage will be shown in the teaser, but with Affleck filming  hug portion of his scenes I’m sure we’ll get enough to ease the painful wait.

What do you think, too soon for a trailer? What would you like to see in the teaser?

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be in theaters on March 25, 2016.

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Fury Review

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April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. (Sony)

Fury is directed by David Ayer, who is known for his directorial work in films like End of Watch and this year’s Sabotage. I personally think Fury is Ayer’s best work to date. The story begins with a brief word description of what’s going on in the war, and immediately afterwards the film jumps right in and takes off. Right from the start the war settings look absolutely amazing, and are probably some of the best that I’ve seen in a long time. From the firefights to the soldier’s attitude, and even the prisoners of war. Ayer understands how brutally violent and ugly World War II was, and he shows it in Fury.

The whole idea of having a war film based on the story of five soldiers and a Sherman tank may not sound interesting at first. However, Ayer is somehow able to make some great action sequences when they go into battle. I never would have thought these slow moving heavy warfare vehicles could be so awesome to watch in action. What I also found great is seeing the five main characters led by Brad Pitt all operate the tank together.

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Speaking of Brad Pitt, something about him and killing Nazi’s just works. Pitt plays Wardaddy, a character who has led his crew across many battle fields in different countries. As leader of the crew, Pitt must keep himself together through the hardships of war. I thought he did a great job playing that role, and at times when he struggled mentally are some of the films more intense human moments. I still think he gave a better performance in Inglorious Bastards, but we all know how great he was in that film.

As for his crew, I give all positives across the board for Michael Pena, Logan Lerman, John Bernthal, and Shia LaBeouf. These characters and their backstory’s don’t get too much explanation, but by their attitude and actions you can tell they been in this war too damn long. Speaking of Shia Labeouf I know he’s given us plenty of reasons to not like him, but in this film he’s really good. Logan Lerman is the outsider who steps into this sort of battle tested family, and really struggles to understand that he’s in their world now. There’s a absolutely great scene between Pitt and Lerman when Pitt’s character tries to teach Lerman a lesson involving a war prisoner. You have to watch the film to know what I’m talking about.

This whole movie is just well done and beautifully shot. A couple shots brought me back to Saving Private Ryan as far as the action and character dialogue. There are a couple moments where you ask yourself would that action sequence really happen that way, but that’ll be later on think about it because in the moment you are locked in.

Highly recommend Fury. I give it a 9.25/10

Discuss Fury with us in the comments if you seen it.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron – Teaser Trailer (Official)

Marvel has released the official trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron after it leaked online.  Check it out in all it’s glory, then watch it again just because.

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige. (Marvel)

Initially after the trailer leaked online, Marvel decided to be good sports about it and tweeted the following.

Dammit, Hydra.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” releases in theaters on May 1, 2015.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron – Leaked Stills show Ultron & Hulkbuster Ironsuit

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Just in case you’re like me and can’t want to wait till next week’s Agents of SHIELD episode to get our first trailer of Avengers: Age of Ultronsomeone out there was kind enough to give us a some new leaked images. The leaked image not only shows us Tony Stark’s highly anticipated Hulkbuster suit, but we also get a first look at the big baddie Ultron himself.

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The Hulkbuster suit is what I call the muscle of the Iron Legion, which a group of Iron Man suits created by Tony Stark to handle threats and dangerous situations around the world. The word on Age of Ultron is that The Hulk loses his mind at some point in the film (Scarlett Witch?) and goes on a rampage, and Stark in his normal Iron Man suit flies into this gigantic suit to battle The Hulk (Suitception). The concept art which was released last year shows Hulkbuster and Hulk battling, and also showed us that Stark designed the suit to be bigger (more powerful?) than The Hulk.

 

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Here’s the money shot in Ultron played by James Spader. What we know so far is that Ultron is the creation of Tony Stark that goes horribly wrong. Throughout the film we know that Ultron will attempt to upgrade himself, so there’s no telling which stage he’s at in the picture. I will say that Ultron looks every bit terrifying in a sequel that will be a lot darker than the first film.

UPDATE: The trailer has leaked online. I’m trying really hard to get it here for you guys.

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So what do you think of these images Movie Talkers? I’m way more excited for the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, and don’t forget that will air during next week’s Agents of SHIELD episode.

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‘Arrow’ Review: Season 3 Ep. 2- “Sara” (Spoilers)

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Last week we faced a tragic event on ‘Arrow’ and now we get to see the beginning of those repercussions, which should last all season long.  Those of you who are big fans of ‘Arrow’ know the significance of the Sara character and I’m sure most of us were happy to see her return at the end of the season premiere.

However, that excitement was ended shorty after her appearance when we saw her get blasted with at least three arrows to the stomach by an unknown archer.  The second episode of ‘Arrow’ season 3 continues with this story line of the main characters coping with Sara’s death, as well as trying to find out who did it.  Without discussing too many spoilers (for those of you who aren’t caught up) let’s take a look at some of the positives and negatives of the second episode of season 3.

Positives:

  • Flashback scenes to Hong Kong- When they first introduced the Hong Kong aspect into the flashbacks I wasn’t sure how I felt about it but this week on ‘Arrow’ we had a special guest appearance that made the flashbacks so much more exciting.  We saw the return of one of my favorite characters Tommy, who was Oliver’s best friend that died at the end of season 1.   This alone made the flashbacks much more enjoyable for me.
  • Felicity & Diggle’s Reaction to Sara’s Death- a huge problem for me on TV shows or movies is that when somebody significant passes away, the characters seem to move on way too quickly and it seems as if the deceased never even died.  Well trust me, you feel it in this episode as Emily Bett Rickards gave one of her best performances as Felicity Smoak.  Diggle also reacted very strongly to Sara’s death since he decided to help Oliver find her killer rather than stay cooped up with his girlfriend and new born daughter.

Negatives:

  • Thea Queen (Oliver’s sister) and Malcolm Merlyn- While I enjoy aspects of each of these characters, the story line that is developing with both of them has me concerned. Last season we discovered that Merlyn is Thea’s biological father and she ended up leaving with him at the end of season 2.   In this season she is supposedly “training” with her father to become some ninja assassin and if you’ve been watching this show thoroughly than you know it is highly unlikely for her to become such a thing.
  • Oliver and Laurel’s Reaction to Sara’s Death- While I understand that Laurel has just lost a sister, I still can’t stand the way she is reacting to it.  The writers went way too far with her overly dramatic breakdowns and they still are heavily hinting towards her become a super vigilante herself, they really need to stop this.  As far as Oliver’s reaction, he didn’t really have one.  He seemed really upset with his facial expressions and he even explains that he needs to be strong so everyone else can grieve Sara’s death.  However, this is a woman that he loved and had been through a hell of lot with.  They should have at least had him crying on his own or something more believable.

This third season of ‘Arrow’ has got me hooked so far and I will continue to cover each episode as long as it stays good.  Well there you go, our thoughts on ‘Arrow’ season 3 episode 2.  What did you guys think of the episode? Express your thoughts!

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Director James Wan on Fast and Furious 7

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“It doesn’t matter how big or small your film is, you still don’t have enough money. You don’t have enough time to shoot it. When you’re making a bigger movie you have much bigger set pieces that require more time and more effort and more people. But Fast 7 is definitely the hardest movie I’ve had to do in my career.” 

That quote was from Director James Wan in his interview with Collider on shooting Fast and Furious 7. The passing of Paul Walker who was arguably the franchise’s star was (still) tough for his family and his fans, but I can only imagine what it was like for those involved in Fast and Furious 7. I’m sure a lot of people have read interviews, and seen photos and videos of the film’s co stars Tyrese, Vin Diesel, and Dwayne Johnson express the difficulties of losing someone so suddenly who was less like a friend and more like a brother. Then for Director James Wan to step in as the franchise’s new director and work diligently took a toll.

” It’s the hardest film I’ve ever had to make but it’s also the one I’m proudest of. I’m really proud of this film.”

Somehow the cast and crew were able to pull together like a family, and finish what they started. That reason alone I think is worth a $10 ticket to see the final product.

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Fast and Furious 7 opens in theaters on April 3, 2015

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