Thursday, February 28, 2013



Production on Anchorman: The Legend Continues is poised to get underway in Atlanta next week, as fans are understandably eager to find out what kind of shenanigans the Channel 4 news team will find themselves in.   

The entire team from the first film returns, with Adam McKay and Will Ferrell writing the script, McKay directing.

Kirsten Wiig
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate reprising their roles.  New additions to the cast include Kristen Wiig as a love interest for Carell’s Brick, Tamland and James Marsden as a fellow anchorman and “Ron Burgundy’s nemesis,” but plot details thus far have been few and far between.

We previously learned that the story of Anchorman 2 will revolve around the characters dealing with the 24-hour news cycle, and McKay explained to Empire that Ron’s personality will but heads with the 24-hour mentality:

“If he wasn’t a giant A-hole, everything would be okay. By the end he’s got to be a little less of an A-hole, but that’s still a little hard for him to do.”

The director also revealed that the film’s setting maybe moving from San Diego to New York City:

Talking about the move to New York city, McKay went on to say that, “San Diego is too close to Ron’s heart to go away, but we feel that New York City is the holy grail for all newsmen.”

Finally, McKay touched briefly on Wiig’s character and her relationship with Brick:

“Brick’s so far gone that you can’t have a relationship with him,” [McKay] laughed, admitting that Kristen Wiig’s character will be tempting him to do just that. “It takes a special someone to get a rope snare around his heart. She is dangerous!”

Anchorman: The Legend Continues opens on December 20th, this yea

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (McAvoy Dashes Dreams)


When we first got wind of the story that both the young and old incarnations of Professor X and Magneto will be featured in the highly anticipated X-Men Mega film, Days of Future Past, fans started speculating that we just might get to see all four actors cross paths in the film. Sadly young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) has crushed that idea.

Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy
In an interview with Empire, he said that he doesn't "think we get any scenes together, sadly. I don't think there's any future self talking to past self."

This could be miss direction by McAvoy as Bryan Singer doesn’t like to convey to many plot points to audiences until they have seen the film. Maybe its just to early to tell, as things might change moving forward, who knows.

Set for release on July 18, 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past features a script by Simon Kinberg and is said to be inspired by Chris Claremont and John Byrne's comic book storyline that ran in "Uncanny X-Men" #141 and 142 back in 1981. "Days of Future Past" introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel's mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.

The film's cast continues to grow, but thus far includes Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, and Peter Dinklage.

GODZILLA (Cast news)


Juliette Binoche is the latest name said to be in talks to join Gareth Edwards' reboot of the Godzilla franchise. Variety reports that the Three Colors trilogy star will potentially join Aaron Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen for the May 16, 2014 release.

Juliette Binoche
Godzilla is one of the most widely recognized movie monsters worldwide, having been featured in more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series. Legendary, which has been developing the film project, and its partner Warner Bros. is planning to return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner.

Binoche most recently appeared in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis and can soon be seen in the upcoming French project Camille Claudel, 1915.

This epic adventure film is expected to be filmed in 3D.



Fantastic Four - Fan-Tastic Art

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter writer Seth Grahame-Smith has reportedly polished up the Jeremy Slater’s script for Fox's Fantastic Four reboot, Fantastic Four Reborn.

The Hollywood Reporter, reports that the film will be taking the "grounded superhero and sci-fi approach to the heroes and will tap deep into the comics mythology, which featured not just the better-known villains such as Doctor Doom and Galactus but also alien races the Kree and the Skrull, and the anti-matter universe known as the Negative Zone."

Well it certainly sounds as if this Fantastic Four film will be on sure footing, seeing as how X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn has signed on to produce the film, we cant help but be a little optimistic for what’s in store.

This is definitely an indication that Fox wants to go bigger and more expansive with the superhero characters it has the rights to. Seeing as how the Fantastic Four are basically Space Adventurers, there are a ton of different worlds and adventures to be written for these heroes.

Josh Trank, the man behind the awesome superhero film, Chronicle, will be directing the film.

HERCULES (released Date)


MGM and Paramount Pictures announced recently that the Brett Ratner-directed Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, has been moved up from August 8, 2014 to July 25, 2014.

Dwayne Johnson to star as Hercules
This means the film will be released in between The Hobbit: There and Back Again and X-Men: Days of Future Past, both set to be released on July 18, 2014, as well as Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy, opening in theaters on August 1, 2014.

Hercules is based on the Radical Publishing "Hercules" comic books of which there were two series, "The Thracian Wars" and "The Knives of Kush," both written by Steve Moore with Cris Bolsin on art.

Dwayne Johnson recently spoke about his admiration for the Greek mythological hero, describing this film as his passion project.

I really hope that the film does well, and seeing as how the studio moved its released date between two mammoth franchises, I can only assume that they have faith in the star as well as script. However, seeing as how Brett Ratner will be directing this film, I’m concerned that The Rock wont be getting the type of film that he has been so passionate about for so long. Hopefully the studio’s faith in Brett Ratner will be rewarded, we will just have to wait and see.