Late last year it was announced that Disney now own the rights to future ‘Indiana Jones’ movies. Yet, at this point, they have not officially announced that a fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ film is even in the works. Furthermore, back in August on the promotional campaign for ‘Paranoia,’ Harrison Ford expressed interest in doing another film but as of right now no writers have been set to write a script.
With that said, Latino Review are reporting that while Harrison Ford might still play Indiana Jones in the next film in the franchise, the window of making that happen is getting smaller and smaller. There is a date, and if a fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ movie is not moving forward by then, the studios are prepared to recast a younger Dr. Jones and ready up a new trilogy (Ford is nearing his 72nd birthday). The word is that they are looking at several actors but Bradley Cooper is at the top of the list. Please note, Latino Review were the site that revealed that Cooper was voicing Rocket Raccoon in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ and they add that this news comes from the same sources. The outlet add, “Don’t think of it as a reboot but just recasting the same way the James Bond (Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig) movies have been doing for the better part of five decades.”
After the cataclysmic events in New York with the Avengers, Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America (Chris Evans), lives quietly in Washington, D.C. and is trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon (Anthony Mackie). However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy – the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Set for release on April 4th in the US and March 26th in the UK, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp and Maximiliano Hernández. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
I know you worked extremely hard on ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ How does it feel being an official member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and for fans to finally be able to see your hard work on the big screen?
Anthony Mackie: I should get discounts at the Disney store now, right?
You should get discounts across the Universe.
Anthony Mackie: Touch to that (laughs). Boom! I’m very excited about bringing Sam/Falcon to the big screen. If you look at the Falcon and what Marvel was able to do, they resisted on introducing him until they got him right. So looking at the franchise and adding the Falcon into it, it gives it a completely different feel to it. So I’m excited to see what the third film brings now. The screenwriters did a great job with Sam on this film in giving him his own entity. There’s nothing unforgiving or cheap about him, he’s a stand-up guy and a morally sound guy.
And with this movie I think audiences can expect an action packed thrill-ride. I mean, if you look at movies like ‘Catch Me If You Can’ and those old sci-fi caper movies, those movies work so well because you’re so invested in the characters. And I feel like when you watch this you REALLY invest in the characters. There’s so many great character moments and the action sequences are insane, I think the bar has been raised. And the way it’s written is a very grounded, actual, realistic story with a dude in a blue suit running around with a shield (laughs). I’m loving people’s reaction to the film, the response has been amazing.
Yahoo! Movies has unleashed this clip from ‘The Raid 2,’ which is once again penned and directed by Gareth Evans. The action sequel picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force. In addition to Uwais, the cast includes Tio Pakusadewo, Putra Arifin Scheunamann, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad and Roy Marten. ‘The Raid 2′ opens in the US on March 28th and in the UK on April 11th.
He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen – a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls – rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn’t have been more wrong.
John Boyega Wanted For ‘Terminator: Genesis’; Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke & Arnold Schwarzenegger Star
Earlier this month it was reported that ‘Attack the Block’ and ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ star John Boyega is among the young actors contending for a leading role in J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ Today, The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit has revealed that Boyega is also being eyed for ‘Terminator: Genesis’ in the role of Miles Dyson’s son. The reporter adds that Boyega can’t do both, and is presumably waiting on his status with ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’
In the previous films, Miles Dyson was the original inventor of the neural-net processor which would lead to the development of Skynet, a computer A.I. intended to control electronically linked weapons and defend the United States, but which would later seize control of the world and launch a global war of extermination against humanity. He was the man most directly responsible for Judgment Day, although his work was clearly not intended to bring about that, and Dyson was visibly distraught and disgusted to learn of the Rise of the Machines. Joe Morton played Dyson in ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day.’
Brilliant ‘The Hobbit: There And Back Again’ Artwork Featuring Luke Evans’ Bard The Bowman & Benedict Cumberbatch’s Smaug
Wavesheep has put together this stellar ‘The Hobbit’ artwork centering on Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) and Smaug the Dragon (Benedict Cumberbatch). ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ concludes Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy later this year on December 17th. The three films together act as prequels to Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy. ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continued the events of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ in which the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) travels with the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) and a company of thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) into the Kingdom of Erebor, taking them through Mirkwood, Esgaroth, and Dale to combat with the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumbebratch).
‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Michael Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Ken Stott and Aidan Turner.
According to THR, Kevin Spacey is set to tackle Winston Churchill in ‘Captain of the Gate,’ a film that Sierra/Affinity is producing and fully financing for around $20 million. StudioCanal is in early talks to come on board as a producer. Churchill was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. The film chronicles his rise to power as he stood against Parliament to defend Britain and the world from Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich.
Ben Kaplan, who previously tackled the late President Ronald Reagan for a History Channel film, wrote the screenplay. He also has penned episodes for the documentary TV series ‘Vietnam in HD’ and ‘WWII in HD.’ Sierra/Affinity is currently looking for a director.