Monday, December 9, 2013

Jupiter Ascending Trailer is Pretty Wachowski Awesome

Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Lana and Andy Wachowski's newest sci-fi movie Jupiter Ascending. Behold, the return of the Wachowski brot....I the world of sci-fi that made them. Just watching the trailer unfold with the fantastical universe of JA, I got chills hoping this will be the followup to The Matrix I always wanted. Yes, even with Channing Tatum starring in it. He's gaining respect with his recent roles and this might be the one that pushes him over the line.

"From the streets of Chicago to the far-flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos."

Friday, December 6, 2013

Drew Goddard Will Direct, Write, and Everything Else on Daredevil Netflix Series

This news just keeps getting better and better. First, I love the idea of Marvel letting Netflix make a series for 4 characters and tie them together for a big crossover series. Just a baby version of the theatrical ones they have going on nowadays. Today's great news is, Drew Goddard will make Daredevil his baby! (hmmm that sounded weird saying that..lets try again.) Drew will get to know Daredevil better than anyone else....lets give up.

Drew Goddard has been confirmed to be showrunner for the Netflix series of the blind lawyer from Hells Kitchen. He will write and direct the first episode and remain with the series until the end. I like the commitment here.

The 13 episode series will air in 2015 and be followed by 3 other series on Netflix featuring Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Teaser Trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is Here

Sony Pictures released the teaser trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 today and I have to say its not as much teasing as it is revealing! My god Sony why ruin some key post credit moments?! Or we all can be freaking out over something that is in the first 5 min...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer shows us a lot more than I thought it would. It plays on the whole having 3 villains thing a lot. Also a shot that looks like a mid-credit scene too!

It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.

Trailer and Still of little easter egg after jump! 

Bryan Singer Announces X-Men: Apocalypse for 2016

Bryan Singer is king of X-Men movies and with good reason. He has started the series off with great characters and a realism factor that hasn't been seen with Superhero movies. So to further the great stuff he does with the franchise, he announced that a new X-Men film will be released in 2016 via twitter. 

He said on twitter "X-Men: Apocalypse” would arrive in 2016." That raises a lot more questions than just when it will be released in 2016!

Fox came back later and gave more info on the project. When I say a more info, I mean just release date... Memorial Day weekend on May 27, 2016. That's not too far away!

The questions that is raises is: Is it based on a crazy epic 90s storyline? The storyline revolved around the first mutant, Apocalypse, who wanted to become the conquerer of the world and more. Now things start to make more sense when you take in consideration that this storyline is based around time travel and an alternate reality.

In this reality Professor X is murdered before he could form the X-Men. So in a turn of events, Mageneto makes a group of mutants and leads them through a post apocalyptic America. Things get pretty cray cray up in there. (Yes, I just said that in a sentence).

More news to come!

Batman vs. Superman Has Its Wonder Woman!

Warner Bros. has announced that actress/model Gal Gadot (Fast and Furious 6) has been cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film.

Director Zack Snyder stated: "Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."

This casting isn't a huge shock because the character has been rumored for the past couple of weeks to be making some sort of appearance in the film. Whether it be a short cameo or a full main character remains to be seen. My guess is a character that comes more into play later in film or next film , perhaps a solo film? ehhh

Gal does have the strong female lead qualities in her, but for Wonder Woman it isn't the worst casting but may not be the best cast. I will reserve my judgement until I see footage of her.

Batman vs Superman will have Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent facing off against Ben Affleck's Batman/Bruce Wayne. Expect the epiciness to hit screens on July 17, 2015.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

R.I.P. Paul Walker Dead at 40

This happened yesterday but we felt we should give our condolences here at TLS to actor Paul Walker, who passed away on November 30th at the age of 40. 

Paul Walker has been a staple of action films since starring in the racing movie The Fast and the Furious with Vin Diesel. The film has garnered 5 sequels with one to come next year. Although, he has been known to audiences for other roles before that including Varsity Blues, The Skulls, and She's All That and many more. 

The production of Fast 7 has taken an extended break in the wake of the tragedy. They will evaluate what to do in the story that will give the film a respectful send off for Walker. No news on what will be changed or how much of his scenes were filmed so far. More news to come on the subject. 

You can soon see Paul Walker in the drama film Hours hitting theaters later this month. 

R.I.P. Paul Walker