Paramount Announces ‘Transformers’ New “Brain Trust” of Writers

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

When it was announced that we’d be getting more Transformers films, a collective groan was heard from fans worldwide. Even with the news that we’d get a crew of writers to oversee a unified universe, it was going to take a lot to get people back into the fold. With each movie decreasing in quality and critics bashing every subsequent installment, could this Titanic be saved from sinking?

Paramount is taking a step in the right direction with the announcement of the new “brain trust” of writers that will take over the overall storyline duties of the upcoming films. Deadline reports that this is the new crew in charge of Transformers:

  • Robert Kirkman (co-creator of numerous comic franchises, including mega hit The Walking Dead)
  • Zak Penn (writer of the pretty good Incredible Hulk, but also responsible for X-Men: The Last Stand)
  • Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man)
  • Jeff Pinkner (Lost)

Not exactly a murderer’s row of talent but some good names. Obviously Kirkman, Marcum and Holloway are the shining stars. Penn is hit-and-miss and Pinkner is just…there.

Hopefully this crew can turn this series around and bring it to being at least watchable again. I remember seeing the first film twice in theaters and even though it wasn’t and Oscar contender, I still liked it. After seeing the fourth one (under duress) I was almost ashamed to be seen walking out of the theater. I just want to enjoy giant robots fighting each other. It shouldn’t be that hard to do.

Momoa OUT Sarsgaard IN on Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Magnificent Seven’

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

Antoine Fuqua’s Magnificent Seven remake grew by one but also shrunk by one as well.

Variety is reporting that Peter Sarsgaard is in final talks to play the villain, a robber baron that takes over a town with his gang of thugs. I like that casting. Sarsgaard is a versatile actor with a great range when given good material to work with. If he can play it almost over-the-top without tipping into cheesy, this could be awesome.

But with the good news comes the bad. Deadline is saying that, even though the studio is denying it, Jason Momoa has left the project. Apparently it had something to do with the part not having enough to do and say to make it worth his time.

That’s too bad. I like Momoa’s work. I keep trying to pimp Wolves to anyone I can because I liked Momoa’s role as the big bad in that film.

Fuqua’s remake of the 1960 classic western is set to start Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt and a slew of other top names. Westerns are a tough sell in this day and age, but there are some good ones to come out in recent years like 3:10 to Yuma and Slow West. With a cast like that and a script that was originally worked on by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto, it’s hard to not get excited for a flick like this.

‘Blade Runner 2′ Nabs Cinematographer Roger Deakins!

 

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

When the Blade Runner sequel was announced, the fanbase was more than a little apprehensive. Sure Harrison Ford was slated to reprise his role as Rick Deckard, but that wasn’t enough. The news of Ryan Gosling being added to the cast was met with general apathy. Director Denis Villeneuve definitely has his work cut out for him.

His work may have just gotten a little easier. Announced at Cannes, cinematographer Roger Deakins has signed on to shoot the film.

He has his work cut out for him, as Jordan Cronenweth’s captured some of the most breathtaking shots in sci-fi history. If anyone can come close to matching Cronenweth though it could be Deakins. There’s no contesting that Deakins has an amazing eye, in particular I love the work he’s done over the years with the Coen brothers.

Deakins has a dozen Academy Award nominations under his belt, but unfortunately he’s never taken Oscar home with him. The press release had this to say in part:

Twelve-time Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will join director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) on Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to BLADE RUNNER, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson…

…Deakins received his latest Academy Award nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. He was previously nominated for Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo, The Man Who Wasn’t There, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men and True Grit; Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption; Martin Scorsese’s Kundun; Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; Stephen Daldry’s The Reader, which he shared with Chris Menges; and, more recently, Prisoners and Sam Mendes Skyfall.

Film is scheduled to start principal photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard…

…Kosove and Johnson state: “Roger is an extraordinary talent and we are very excited that Denis and Roger have chosen to continue their collaboration in bringing the sequel to BLADE RUNNER to the big screen.”…

This will be the third film Villeneuve and Deakins have shot together. The duo previously on Prisoners and the Cannes-premiered drama Sicario, which is in competition at the film festival.

Could this be the film that finally brings Oscar gold to Deakins’ mantle?

Trailer: See Amy Winehouse’s Rise and Tragic Fall in ‘AMY’

From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.

A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era.

Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel. Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.

A24 will open AMY in New York & Los Angeles on July 3, 2015 And Nationwide July 10, 2015

WEATHER ALERT: A ‘Sharknado’ is Bearing Down on Riverdale!

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

First, Archie Andrews met The Punisher. Then, this year, the crew from Riverdale went up against the Predator. Now it looks like Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe is about to get hit with a bit of bad weather…a Sharknado to be exact.

Coming this summer we get an all new adventure from the Archies – Archie vs Sharknado.The comic will hit shelves on July 22, the same day the new movie, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No, premieres on SyFy.

The one-shot will be co-written by veteran Archie scribe Dan Parent and Sharknado director Anthony C. Ferrante. Parent will also take over the art chores alongside Rich Koslowski. The official description from Archie teases a fun little read:

It’s that time of year in Riverdale! The end of the school year. Time for beaches, barbecues, fun in the sun and… SHARKNADOS!?! That’s right, get ready as Archie and the gang brave the storm of a tornado full a sharks that riffs off the pop culture phenomenon known as Sharknado! The story unfolds as sharknados are spotted on the “Feast” Coast! Our heroines have to figure out how to get back to Riverdale, where the storm is about to hit next. Soon Archie and the gang go, go, go as they battle the Sharknado-ravaged Riverdale! Who will live? Who will die? Will this take a BITE out of the end-of-the-year prom? Uh….probably!

The issue will have three covers: one from Parent, one from Afterlife With Archie artist Francesco Francavilla and the third by Chilling Adventures of Sabrina artist Robert Hack. The Hollywood Reporter got a look at the Hack cover and it looks pretty funny.

The gang at Archie have been taking big risks these last few years – marrying Archie to both Betty and Veronica, mixing in some horror in Afterlife & Chilling Adventures and even killing Archie in an alternate universe timeline. This is just another fun little pit stop. I’ll be picking this up before I sit down to watch the cheesefest that will be Sharknado 3.

Ed Zwick to Take on ‘Jack Reacher’ Sequel

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

Tom Cruise is reteaming with his Last Samurai director Ed Zwick on the sequel to his 2012 action flick Jack Reacher.

Deadline is reporting that Zwick will not only helm the film but he’s going to take a turn at re-writing the Ed Zwick Tom Cruisescript (by Equalizer scribe Richard Wenk) with Marshall Herskovitz. Christopher McQuarrie, writer and director of the first film, will return in an executive producer capacity.

Jack Reacher is based on the Lee Child series of novels starring a former Military Policeman of the same name. The first movie was based on the ninth book, One Shot. It’s being said the the second installment will be based on the 18th novel, Never Go Back. Deadline described the story the following way:

In it, Reacher heads back to his old military base in Virginia to take a woman to dinner who is now the commanding officer. By the time he gets there, she has been arrested, and Reacher finds himself being charged with pummeling one guy and fathering a child with a woman. He can’t remember either transgression but gets to the bottom of it with cunning and sometimes brute force.

Even though the film only grossed $80M domestically on a $60M budget, it garnered another $138M worldwide for a total of $218M. So, although a lot of people said they had problems believing Cruise as the main character, he made them believers to the tune of a sequel commitment from Paramount. Having never readthe books, I thought the film was solid. Cruise was suitably charming and badass and I loved Rosamund Pike and it’s one of the few times I didn’t dislike Jai Courtney. I mean, I still disliked him, but he suited that character perfectly.

I can’t wait to see Cruise step back into Jack Reacher’s shoes, how about you?

Chris Pratt Talks His Future With Marvel, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters and the Other Million Projects He’s Been Linked To

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

We all knew Chris Pratt was funny when he was playing Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation. Then he went and became an action star when he played Peter Quill, a.k.a. StarLord, in Marvel’s sleeper hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Ever since his GOTG success, it seems as though Pratt has been offered every new action flick under the sun.

Beyond the newest Jurassic Park film, Jurassic World, and the upcoming Magnificent Seven remake, it’s not too clear as to what he has on the horizon in the immediate future.

In an interview with GQ, Pratt cleared the air and told us just what the future holds for him.

As far as Marvel goes, it looks like he may be in more than just Guardians movies:

I’m tied to doing three more, or five more, Guardians of the Galaxy or whatever it is, you know, two more Guardians plus another couple.

So if he signed a six picture deal (which is the norm for Marvel Studios to do with their leads), this pretty much says that he’ll be in other Marvel films. He’s already got the first GOTG down and the second one is slated for 2017. That’s two. If the second film does well then a third is a no-brainer.

The other one to three films, are pure speculation. Since Star Lord and friends inhabit a different corner of the MCU, it’s a little tough to see them dropping by on Iron Man or Thor any time soon. The two Avengers: Infinity Wars films seem like a lock, since they did take down Thanos’ henchman Ronan and discovered an Infinity Stone. He could also show up in the space-faring Inhumans or Captain Marvel. Or maybe he comes home and shows back up on Earth. Anything is possible.

In regards to other action franchises, Pratt was pretty straightforward:

Indiana Jones: (Quoting the article) The truth, as far as he is concerned, is that someone high up at Disney did mention to him a while back that they were picking up the rights to Indiana Jones, to which Pratt commented that his action-adventure card was fairly full.

Ghostbusters: “No one has ever even spoken to me about that. Never. I’ve even seen Channing a couple times. As far as I know, that’s complete bullshit.

Knight Rider: Knight Rider—bullshit. All of them.”

Now, even if Pratt had signed on for these films, he may be unable to say so and is just playing it safe. But he did say this in the interview:

“I have a feeling I’ll be tested and I’ll have to prove to him [his son, Jack] that he’s more important to me than show business,” says Pratt, “and I feel I’ll be ready to pass that test. You know, if it means not being Indiana Jones or if it means turning down a big paycheck so that I can go camping for the weekend, being difficult with my contract so that I can be let out, and it means the quality of the film goes down because I’m not there to give everything, then so be it.”

That tells me I can probably take it at face value when he says his dance card is a little full and he won’t take on anything extra. Pratt is well known for being fairly transparent in interviews. He doesn’t seem to play games, so I’d take him at his word.

But this is Hollywood, and if they can accommodate him…well, never say never.

Check Out a Spy Video of a Key Scene From ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Being Shot!

 

by: Jay Carlson

Get a look before it’s gone!

Looks like this scene is the one we see in the second trailer, so there’s nothing new. I’d bet there are a lot of these video’s out there from people who worked on the film and wanted a personal memento. Though I’d hope none would be dumb enough to put it on YouTube. On second thought, I hope they do.

Force Awakens Battle

TFA

 

What do you think? Kind cool, right?

New Trailer for ‘Pixels’ Starring Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan

 

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

Which Flash Will Ezra Miller be Playing When he Races onto Movie Screens?

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

It was recently announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creative minds behind The LEGO Movie and the Jump Street series, were tapped to write the upcoming Flash film for Warner Bros. With those two behind the story of the Fastest man Alive, I’m sure we’ll get a movie filled with action and humor.

But just which version of the Flash will actor Ezra Miller be playing?

In a podcast interview with /Film, Lord told us what we can expect in terms of which character we’ll see on the big screen:

“We’re trying to break a story,” says Lord. “It’s interesting, because there’s a really popular TV show out there, and we’re trying to carve out space for the movie that’s apart from that. I think we’re doing alright. …I believe [our Flash] is going to be Barry Allen. …We’re more trying to stick with the cinematic universe… It really is its own thing and is kind of a stand-alone movie. We’re just trying to think of the best story. I think you guys will like it, it’s kind of a different take on superhero stuff. I’m optimistic!”

While I’m behind Miller and Lord, I’m also a huge fan of the CW’s Flash TV show. For now, the only Barry Allen / Flash for me is Grant Gustin. Ezra Miller is set to bring the Scarlet Speedster to life in the Justice League film and maybe even a cameo in Superman V Batman: Dawn of Justice before getting his own solo film. But I still feel it’s a bit of a slap in the face when Gustin is doing such a great job fleshing out the character on the small screen.

Maybe the writing duo will bring me around. We’ll find out when The Flash hits theaters March 23, 2018.

Is The Black Panther on the Hunt in ‘Captain America: Civil War’??

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

It’s not a secret that T’Challa a.k.a. The Black Panther will make his big screen debut for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. But exactly what his involvement will be is still shrouded in mystery.

Heroic Hollywood dropped the bomb today that apparently this big cat is out for a hunt. And he’s chosen some big prey – Bucky Barnes a.k.a. The Winter Soldier.

Just why is the Panther after Bucky? Did Bucky attempt to take a life on Wakanadan soil or of a Wakandan native? Did The Winter Soldier help Ulysses Klaue steal the vibranium that we saw in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Or did Bucky attempt to enter Wakanda, a scientifically advanced nation, for help with his robotic arm? And could Bucky’s arm be made of vibranium and the Panther just wants his stuff back?

So many questions that need to be answered!

Chadwick Boseman will don the traditional garb of Wakanda’s greatest hero in Civil War when it hits theaters May 16, 2016. But just what he’s after may remain a mystery until then.

Forget a Three Piece Suit, Lex Luthor Might be Wearing Something VERY Different in ‘Batman V Superman’

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

So far we’ve only seen one image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Superman V Batman: Dawn Of Justice, to show us his bald dome. Perhaps the reason we haven’t seen more is because director Zack Snyder doesn’t want to ruin any surprises.

JoBlo is reporting from “a very trusted and reliable source” that when we see Lex on the big screen he may be donning something very familiar to comic book fans. Apparently we’ll see the man of industry wearing the classic purple and green armored suit that comic fans are familiar with in the upcoming superhero flick, the one he’s used in the past when he’s gone head-to-head with Superman.

Snyder has been vague about what we’ll see of Lex Luthor in the new movie, but he did say that we’d see a different Lex than what we’ve seen on celluloid before:

“He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure. Other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course. Our Lex is disarming and he’s not fake. He says what he believes and he says what’s on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there.”

This could mean that we’re going to see the Man of Steel and Lex Luthor get physical. That’s something that we haven’t seen yet (at least with Supes at his regular power level), so I’d totally be down for that.

We already know from the trailer that Batman will have the mecha suit, he had in The Dark Knight Returns, to fight Superman. Luthor is pretty much just as rich as Bruce Wayne, so why couldn’t he have a warsuit.

If this does turn out to be true, I have a feeling that Zack Snyder will have a hard time keeping this under wraps for long. We may be finding out sooner rather than later whether or not we’ll see Lex Luthor go mano y mano with Krypton’s Last Son.

Frank Grillo is in the House! Crossbones Looks Ready to Kick Some Ass!

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

So there were pictures circulating recently with Frank Grillo’s stunt double walking around in the Crossbones outfit on the set of Captain America: Civil War. Word was that Grillo himself would show up on set sometime this week. Well the wait is over and Just Jared managed to get some pics of Grillo in costume but unmasked:

Not too shabby. Crossbones doesn’t look to be in a mood to play any games. And those scars around his eyes seem to say that he and the Falcon have a score to settle from The Winter Soldier. Either way, Frank Grillo looks like one bad, bad man.

SPOILER: Whose Funeral was Filmed for ‘Captain America: Civil War’??

by: Jay Carlson

There have been a ton of images popping up online as Captain America: Civil War films down in Georgia, revealing Crossbones, Falcon, Scarlet Witch and more.

One hot spoilerific image comes from a funeral scene that was being shot. Who was the funeral for?? Has a hero fallen?   Don’t read any further if you’d like to be surprised…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It looks as though Agent Carter has fallen.

Keep in mind we’ll be seeing more of the ravishing Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter as ABC has picked up Season 2 of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff. The present day Peggy Carter is an elderly woman. The question is, did she pass away of natural causes? Or does Frank Grillo’s Crossbones, who has been recently spotted on set, have anything to do with it. Is he exacting revenge as a way of getting back at Cap for disfiguring him?

I can’t wait to see what the Russo Bros have up their sleeve with this one! What do you think?

Marvel Phase 3 kicks into gear when Captain America: Civil War opens on May 6, 2016.

 

Lawrence Kasdan Discusses Lando and the Runtime of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

Star Wars news seems to trickle out little bits at a time, but when it does it always seems to be significant no matter what it is.

Recently The Force Awakens co-writer Lawrence Kasdan sat down for a talk with Vanity Fair and had some pretty tempting teases to drop.

First up is news about fan favorite Lando Calrissian. While we know Lando won’t be in Episode VII, Kasdan didn’t rule out an appearance in any future installments:

Right now, there’s no Lando Calrissian in this movie. But Lando I don’t think is finished in any way, shape, or form.

Billy Dee Williams stated that he really didn’t know if Lando would appear again in an upcoming film, but it would be great to catch up with an older, wiser Lando in a future Star Wars film. Kasdan could also just be talking about Lando’s upcoming comic book from Marvel or his spot on the cartoons. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Another interesting talking point was about the length of The Force Awakens and the state of the current blockbuster film:

This new movie, first of all, it’s turning out really great. J.J. directed it so beautifully, and it’s so exhilarating and everything. It’s a big movie. It’s full of wonderful stuff, incident and character stuff and jokes and effects. One of the things that we always refocus on from the get-go was that it not be one of these very long, bloated blockbusters. A lot of very entertaining movies lately are too long. In the last 20 minutes, you think, why isn’t this over? We didn’t want to make a movie like that. I mean, we were really aiming to have it be—when it’s over you’ll say, “I wish there’s more.” Or, “Wait, is it over?” Because how rarely you get that feeling nowadays, and I think we’re headed there. But it means that there will be constant critical looking at it from now to the end, saying, “Do we need this? Do we need that? Is it better if this comes out, even though we love it?” Killing your darlings.

I hope they aren’t shooting themselves in the foot. I know I don’t like it when a film overstays its welcome and feels like a chore to sit through it. But I want a full movie, and based on how great everything we’ve seen looks, I’d be happy to spend three hours in that universe.

We’ll have to see if they got it right when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters this Christmas season.

George Miller’s Revelaed the Name to his Next ‘Mad Max’ Film

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

As you can tell by the pair of reviews, Indierevolver writers were huge fans of George Miller’s latest epic, Mad Max: Fury Road. It was a high-octane, smash-mouth ride through the desert wastelands. And that’s exactly what Miller wants to name his next Mad Max film.

In an interview with The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith (via The Playlist), Miller talked about the next film in the series, and he’s titled it Mad Max: The Wasteland.

Miller also talked about what he wrote in the down time during Fury Road:

We’ve got one screenplay and a novella. It happened because with the delays [on Fury Road], and writing all the backstories, they just expanded.

It was rumored that the original plan was going to be Mad Max: Furiosa. With a title like that we could only assume that the sequel would focus on Charlize Theron’s character. But things change and Miller may have had an epiphany as to where he wants to take this series. Or we may get both characters heading up films for a “universe” of Mad Max films.

We already learned that star Tom Hardy is already signed on for a bunch of sequels should Fury Road make bank at the box office. While Pitch Perfect 2 bested Max in ticket sales this weekend, the movie did gross $110M worldwide on a $150M budget. Not too shabby for an R rated opening weekend. Add to that the film is miraculously sitting at 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and you have to figure Warner Bros is very excited to bring us more Mad Max films.

I would definitely jump on board for another trip through The Wasteland. How about you?

New Set Photos From ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Show Frank Grillo’s Crossbones!

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

With Captain America: Civil War currently filming, it was just a matter of time before some really cool photos leaked from the set.

Just Jared had managed to snag some really nice pics of some filming that just recently happened, including our first look at upcoming villain Crossbones. Frank Grillo will play Crossbones in the film, hut the man in the suit is actually Grillo’s stunt double as the actor isn’t expected to report to the film until sometime next week.

We also get a look at Sam Wilson, a.k.a. The Falcon in what looks like a newer outfit as well as some cool action shots. Take a look below.

The more I see and hear the more I get psyched. Even though Age of Ultron wasn’t the be-all, end-all I hoped it would be I’m still a big supporter of Marvel Studios. With Ant-Man quickly approaching to close out Phase Two and Civil War now less than a year away to kick-off Phase Three, it’s a good time to be a Marvel fan.

Will Bruce Banner Make the Hulk Pick a Side in ‘Captain America: Civil War’?

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

When we last saw the Hulk, he was flying away on a Quinjet at the end of Avengers: Age Of Ultron to an undisclosed location to keep the jade giant away from anyone that he could hurt. But it sounds like Hulk may not stay hidden for long.

A tweet from actor Mark Ruffalo hints that we may get to see Bruce Banner and his alter ego in next year’s Captain America: Civil War:

The link leads to Ruffalo’s official TUMBLR with the logo and release date for Civil War.

While this isn’t set in stone yet, it is pretty fun to think that the Hulk could show up during the Civil War. Incredible Hulk actor William Hurt will be returning as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, so could we see Ross using the Hulk and his rampage in South Africa in Age Of Ultron as an example as to why superhumans need to be regulated? And could that lead to Banner / Hulk returning to clear his name?

And if he does pick a side, which side would he choose? If Iron Man and Captain America stick to the comics on which way they lean (IM is pro registration while CA is against) we could see a potentially funny situation. While Banner would side with his fellow Science Bro, Tony Stark, the Hulk may still remember the beating Iron Man and his Hulkbuster suit delivered and side with Steve Rogers when he goes all Jolly Green Giant on the MCU.

Ruffalo said he has another four (or so) films on his Marvel contract. With the two Avengers: Infinity Wars films and no solo flick on the horizon anytime soon, this means we get at least another two Hulk appearances in the future. Civil War could be one of them.

Will Sam Jackson get Eaten by ‘The Blob’?

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

You know that joke about how Sam Jackson is in everything? Well it’s pretty much true and now the actor has another film to add to his ever-expanding resume.

In a press release from Goldcrest Films it was announced that Jackson would join the upcoming remake of The Blob, which is set to be directed by Simon West. The actor will play a biochemistry professor who will try and stop the otherworldly gelatinous creature from destroying mankind. West said in a statement “I have been waiting to work with Samuel L. Jackson my whole career.”

West has said that his take on the creature will be more of a monster movie than a horror film:

Yeah, it’s definitely going to be on a much bigger canvas than the originals, which were much more small, niche genre horror movies. My version of The Blob’s going to be more sci-fi.

The blob itself will be more sophisticated, more along the lines of Alien and Predator and things like that – much more science-based, the way Jurassic Park made you believe you could bring back dinosaurs with a bit of DNA from a mosquito. This will be much more explained on where the blob comes from and how it works. It’ll be a much more sophisticated creature – because it is a monster movie rather than a horror in that sense.

The 1958 original, which starred Steve McQueen in an early role for the actor, is considered a B-movie classic and even spawned a remake in 1988 that is also well received by fans. This third take has been in the works since 2009 and originally had Rob Zombie attached to it.

Shooting on The Blob begins this fall.

It’s Back On! David Lynch Will Return for Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

Fans rejoiced when David Lynch announced that Twin Peaks would be returning to TV after all these years. But then the rug was pulled out from under everyone when, in what may have been a bout of public negotiating, Lynch announced that he would be exiting the show. But the powers that be have seemingly heard the public outcry because Lynch is now back on Twin Peaks.

The director sent out an announcement via Twitter:

Lynch will be directing every episode and co-writing the series alongside Mark Frost. And it won’t just be the original nine episode run. Apparently Showtime ordered some extra installments of the show when they brought Lynch back into the fold. Showtime head honcho David Nevins released the following statement:

This damn fine cup of coffee from Mark and David tastes more delicious than ever. Totally worth the extra brewing time and the cup is even bigger than we expected. David will direct the whole thing which will total more than the originally announced nine hours. Preproduction starts now!!

Could the extra episodes be why Lynch left in the first place? We may never know, but really does it matter? All we should care about is that the right director will be behind the camera, the scripts are already written and turned in and preproduction is under way. As long as all the ink is dry on all the contracts we should be seeing a return to Twin Peaks sometime in 2016.