‘Can’t You Be a Friendly, Neighborhood Spider-Man?’

So this new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming is really fun, and makes the movie feel a lot like the classic Spidey comics, in which ol’ Webhead is a wisecracking hero having the time of his life stopping street-level crime in New York City. This is a good thing. A very good thing.

Who wouldn’t want to watch that movie? I think Homecoming has a lot of potential to appeal to non-superhero fans, which could really boost its box-office numbers. And that’s not even factoring in fans of Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark/Iron Man.
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Why Bill Murray Finally Agreed to a ‘Ghostbusters’ Redux

busters01Just about everyone was floored by the news that Bill Murray had agreed to appear in the so-called “all-female” Ghostbusters reboot after so many decades of refusing to associate himself with any of the long-mooted attempts at making a third film in the franchise.

Well, newsflash folks: Murray has not only agreed to make a cameo in the new flick — he has already shot his role (as a ghost debunker). So there’s no turning back now.

Vulture asked Murray why he did it, and he replied:

“I thought about it for a very long time. Like, many, many months. No, that’s not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really… It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn’t do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval [on my part].”

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“He slimed me.”

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New Footage Doesn’t Help ‘Fantastic Four’ TV Spot

How does one make the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot seem even less enticing than it already does? I know, it’s a difficult task, but it is possible. Witness this clip, set to music by Mr. Kim Kardashian…

 

If you care, the movie opens Aug. 7.

‘Terminator: Genisys’ Character Posters Are Incredibly Bad!

Paramount Pictures made the huge mistake yesterday of releasing five character posters to promote its big summer movie, Terminator: Genisys, but they feature cliche poses and odiously horrible Photoshop effects!

I was getting psyched to see this movie, but now I’m back to maybe waiting for Netflix.


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New ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Photos

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.

Meet the (Probable) Cast of the ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot

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(From left) Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell

Deals are not yet signed with anyone, but it looks like 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank have picked a cast for the 2015 reboot of The Fantastic Four, according to Deadline.

In addition to Fruitvale Station’s Michael B. Jordan (who has been the only consist name associated with this picture) as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Fox is said to be finalizing deals with Miles Teller (Divergent, The Spectacular Now) to play Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic; Kate Mara (House of Cards) as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman; and Jamie Bell (Nymphomaniac, King Kong), who would take on the role of Ben Grimm/The Thing.
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