According to Screen Rant, “Ant-Man” may still feature a female superhero — just probably not the one that folks are expecting. While discussing the film, director Peyton Reed confirmed that Scott Lang’s daughter, Cassie (also known as Stature), will play a role in the film.
“In the comics, Scott Lang has a daughter, and that’s part of the movie, too,” Reed said.
Opens July 17, 2015
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
The official Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” Facebook page has revealed a new look at Lady Gaga as Bertha.
Opens August 22
The Hollywood Reporter has posted a story saying Vin Diesel may be at it again, perhaps revealing Marvel’s plans for a new film franchise. This is a huge long shot, and Diesel has been known to give a few red herrings to fans in the past, but on his Facebook page, Diesel posted a photo of Groot with the following caption:
Take that as you will.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
IGN has posted a new extended scene from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” that furthers the encounter between Robert Redford and Scarlett Johansson.
Hits stores on DVD/Blu-ray September 9
BATMAN V SUPERMAN
The Asbury Park Press spoke with “Batman V Superman” executive producer Michael Uslan about the lasting legacy of the Dark Knight, as well as what to expect from Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne.
“Every time a director makes a creative, out-of-the-box-thinking decision on casting, it tends to get this. I remember even the ‘Iron Man’ (2008) guys got it on Robert Downey Jr. initially,” Uslan told APP. “Of course, we got it intensely when another genius, Chris Nolan, chose Heath Ledger to play the Joker (in 2008’s ‘The Dark Knight’). And it was a huge outcry: ‘How can a guy who just played a gay cowboy (in 2005’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’) play the Joker? You’re going to destroy the greatest villain ever, this is going to be a laugh.’ So, this has happened time and again, and it happened with Affleck. To go back to the original thought of Bruce Wayne in his mid-40s, I think he’s going to be extraordinary.”
The New York Post has posted a number of photos of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne on the set of “Batman V Superman” looking somewhat worse for the wear.
Opens March 25, 2016
According to The Hollywood Reporter, DC television veteran Clancy Brown has been cast as the newest “The Flash” recurring role. Brown is set to play General Wade Eiling, better known as The General, who leads a black ops team that seeks to capture Plastique and use her as a weapon. Brown also voiced Lex Luthor on “Superman: The Animated Series” and “Justice League” for years.
Debuts October on The CW
THE WALKING DEAD
Andrew Lincoln spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the ending of “The Walking Dead” season four, saying that he fought hard to change the final line to contain more explicit language.
“The gloves certainly came off this season with Carol’s episode, Carl, losing Hershel and now this. I thought it would be an incredible moment to see the moral cop lay that one down,” Lincoln told THR. “I think we’re going to save that for the hardcore fans. I did a few takes and said, ‘It’s done!’ and [showrunner] Scott [M. Gimple] said we had to do the other one. I said, ‘It’s amazing, we have to leave this in!'”
The alternate ending will be contained on the home video release as a bonus feature.
Returns this Fall on AMC
For those hoping for a “Kick-Ass 3” film, it’s far from a done deal. “Kick-Ass 3” creators Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. spoke with CBR about the future of the series following the finale, and Millar was up-front about the possibility of a third film.
I can tell you exactly where we’re at. I’m always 100% straight up with these things — to the point where I’m always revealing stuff two or three years before it’s supposed to get out. I know I told you immediately after we got the first weekend after “Kick-Ass” came out that we were doing “Kick-Ass 2.” And Matthew had engaged Jeff [Wadlow] by the following September, but no official announcement was made until the following year. But what you can always do is look at the opening box office to see how much money it’s going to take in and see what the development possibilities will be.
With “Kick-Ass,” it was a no brainer. It was made for $28 million and made $100 million back and then made another $140 million on DVD. So for the money guys, it was a $28 million investment that made $240 million. That’s a slam dunk. You’re getting your sequel. The second one didn’t make as much. It cost a little less at around $24 million, made $61 million and made about $100 million again on DVD and TV rights. It was still profitable. It was by no means “The Lone Ranger.” But does that mean we’ll make another one again? I don’t know. It’s definitely up in the air, and we’ll just have to see. Matthew is a guy who I trust to make that decision. If he decides he does want to do it, I know he’ll get it done well. And he’s got the movie rights, so it’s ultimately his decision. I speak to Matthew every day, and we haven’t discussed “Kick-Ass 3” so who knows? The option is always open.
STAR TREK 3
Simon Pegg spoke with the BBC about the upcoming “Star Trek 3” film and the transition from J.J. Abrams directing to screenwriter Roberto Orci.
“I’m really happy he’s doing it as it’s kept within the family kind of thing, it’s not somebody coming in from outside,” Pegg told the BBC. “Bob’s been there since the first Star Trek — by that I mean the 2009 one — so it seemed to make perfect sense that he come in as a director on this one because he gets it. He was always the most Trekkie of all of those guys anyway, he’s always understood the story the best so it’s great that he’s going to be involved in the writing and directing.”
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2
Well, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” did well enough at the box office that a sequel has already been greenlit. Reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Bay will continue as executive producer for a script written by “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” screenwriters Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec.
“Launching a new take on the Turtles into the feature film world was a daunting task because as fans of them ourselves, we felt a great responsibility to ensure audiences were going to experience everything they loved about the Turtles, while also getting to see them brought to life in a way they had never been seen before,” president of Paramount’s film group, Adam Goodman said in a statement. “The result exceeded our high expectations and the response to the film is beyond great, making it all the more fun to get started on the continuation of their story.”
Opens June 3, 2016
BIG HERO 6
Comic Book Movie has posted a new “Big Hero 6” TV spot featuring Scott Adsit as Baymax with some ocean tips.
Opens November 7
“Assassin’s Creed” film star Michael Fassbender spoke with IGN about the respect the new film will have for the game.
“You know, we absolutely want to respect the game,” Fassbender said. “There’s so much cool stuff in the game that we’re actually spoiled for choice in terms of what we can use and what we can’t, but we also want to bring new elements to it and perhaps our own version of things that already exist in the game. But we’re definitely making a feature film, and we’re approaching it as a feature film, as opposed to approaching it as a video game. But I love the world. I don’t really play that many video games, but when I met up with the guys from Ubisoft and they started to explain this whole world and the idea of DNA memory — you know, I think it’s a very feasible scientific theory. I just thought, ‘This is so rich,’ and about the possibility of it being this cinematic experience. So I’m really excited about it, and we’re working very hard to make sure that we’ve got the best and most exciting, original package.”
STAR WARS REBELS
“Star Wars Rebels” has debuted a special 3-minute short, “The Machine in the Ghost,” online in full. The rebels’ Ghost starship is under attack by a wave of TIE fighters, which gives the series a chance to help introduce a few key characters.
Debuts on Disney XD this Fall.
BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM
Debuts on DVD/Blu-ray on Tuesday
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