Remember that Blade Runner sequel that always seems to be on and off? Well, some big pieces have fallen into place and now It is most definitely back on!
Alcon Entertainment announced Friday that Harrison Ford has been confirmed to return to the role of Rick Deckard! Securing Ford is certainly the most important step to making a successful sequel.
Original director Ridley Scott will step back and produce Blade Runner 2 (because he will be busy directing Prometheus 2), but he has announced his hand-picked choice to helm this sequel: Denis Villeneuve.
After the release of the newest group poster promoting Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios has been releasing a collection of solo images highlighting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes individually — and they are pretty impressive.
ETA: Hawkeye’s solo poster
A:AoU will be released May 1.
The release of director Josh Trank‘s (Chronicle) reboot Fantastic Four film is fast approaching (for better or worse), so 20th Century Fox has fed some new photos to Empire magazine.
That’s Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as Marvel Comics’ first family.
Trank tells Empire:
There’s the opportunity to make something that is challenging and tragic and dramatic. The opportunity is right there in the material. We’d rather steer it in that direction as opposed to just embracing a tone that comes right off the page.
Writer / producer Simon Kinberg said, “There was an Amblin-style approach to the characterization, and to contextualizing everything in a real world.”
That seems to imply “Amblin” storytelling is somehow grim-n-gritty? Is this Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Entertainment, or something different? Is “Amblin” a British term that I’m unfamiliar with?
As far as I’m concerned, Chronicle was Trank’s Fantastic Four movie, and it was really well-done, so why he would even take this job is beyond me. Unless he felt he was on a mission to completely deconstruct the superhero movie?
The new Fantastic Four hits theaters Aug. 7.