Earlier this month we hear that production on the upcoming ‘Deadpool’ film will be set up in Ryan Reynolds’ home town of Vancouver. Last summer test footage “leaked” online for the long-in-development X-Men spinoff to much acclaim. Closely following the warm reception, 20th Century Fox penciled in the perpetually on/off project for a February 12th, 2016 release date – three months before ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ hits the big screen.
Today Ryan Reynolds has opened up to MTV about the film, saying, “It’s been a long time, but it’s happened in the right way and that’s all that matters. We don’t have the kind of money that most superhero movies do, but that’s great, actually. Necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s why we get to make the movie we want to make.”
The good folks over at Empire have unveiled the covers for their upcoming March issue, providing us with new looks at a number of the key players in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ The issue hits newstands on Thursday, so expect more images and info from the piece shortly. The film itself opens on April 24th in the UK and on May 1st in the US.
“Midnight Is Just The Beginning” TV Spot For Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ – Starring Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett…
Walt Disney Pictures have debuted this latest TV spot for ‘Cinderella,’ the live action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Kenneth Branagh, the film stars Lily James in the title role, Richard Madden as the Prince, Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett as the infamous stepmother Lady Tremaine, and Academy Award-nominee Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother. Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera play Ella’s stepsisters Anastasia and Drisella, respectively. Stellan Skarsgård and Nonso Anozie play the Arch Grand Duke and the Prince’s loyal friend, the Captain. Tony Award-winner Derek Jacobi portrays the King. ‘Cinderella’ will be released on March 13th.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has confirmed on his Twitter account that that Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner, Skins) has landed a leading role in the fifth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.’ Brenton Thwaites has also joined the franchise while Javier Bardem is set to play Captain Brand, a ghost bent on revenge against Johnny Depp’s Capt. Jack Sparrow, who he holds responsible for the murder of his brother. Geoffrey Rush is expected to reprise his role as Barbossa, who could team up with Captain Brand.
Other returning cast members for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ will likely include Ian McShane and Stephen Graham, and there have been rumors that Orlando Bloom might be making a return appearance as Will Turner. Set for July 7th, 2017, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ will be directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki). ‘Catch Me If You Can’ scribe Jeff Nathanson has penned the screenplay.
After recently premiering at the Sundace Film Festival to fantastic reviews, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have unveiled this first clip from director Craig Zobel’s (Compliance) ‘Z for Zachariah.’ Led by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine, Nissar Modi provides the screenplay for the post-apocalyptic thriller, adapting Robert C. O’Brien’s 1974 novel. The film is a psychological thriller set after an apocalyptic event. It centers on a girl (Robbie) who is seemingly the sole survivor until a scientist (Ejiofor) finds her farm, and the two fall in love. Another survivor, a young man (Pine), surfaces, complicating matters. ‘Z for Zachariah’ will be released later this year.
From 20th Century Fox comes this fun set of promo videos for Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ which will arrive in cinemas on February 13th. In ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ which is based on the comicbook created by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, Colin Firth plays a James Bond-like superspy who works for MI6 and takes his slacker nephew under his wing. He mentors his nephew Gary (Taron Egerton) in tradecraft in the hopes that Gary can change and become an MI6 agent. The likes of Michael Caine, Sophie Cookson, Sofia Boutella, Mark Strong and Samuel L. Jackson also star.