Jason Momoa discusses Aquaman at Sundance

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Upcoming Aquaman star Jason Momoa, who will be making his debut as the character in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fielded a few related questions during a panel at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was promoting his SundanceTV series The Red Road. While you can listen to the full audio of the panel, here are the relevant bits pertaining to his role as Orin:

Report: Disney have their hearts set on Chris Pratt as the next Indiana Jones

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Between Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie, Chris Pratt was probably THE action/adventure star of 2014. With Jurassic World coming up in June and The Magnificent Seven about to begin shooting, that momentum doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. If Disney has their way, we may very well see Pratt attached […]

Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spin-off gets a new writer

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The amount of pressure on JJ Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens is starting to reach a fever pitch. One of the factors that Disney is counting upon is its ability to launch a number of spin-off films that will fill the year-long gaps between this newest installment, the upcoming Rian Johnson helmed Episode VIII, and the eventual Episode IX. Gareth […]

The first teaser trailer for Fantastic Four drops, places its science at the forefront

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  It’s finally here. We now have our first look at the ultra-secretive Fantastic Four reboot, and as promised, there’s a good deal of Cronenberg and a sense of scientific discovery in the scenes presented. We don’t really get a great look at the team members utilizing their powers beyond a few brief glimpses, but […]

Josh Trank and Simon Kinberg discuss The Fantastic Four’s influences and secrecy

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More so than any other comics-based film, the Josh Trank-helmed reboot of The Fantastic Four, has been a divisive prospect for fans. The veil of mystery and the lack of anything official emerging from production – not even a set photo – coupled with many out-of-context descriptions (ex: Doctor Doom is an angry blogger!) have led […]

Joss Whedon returning for Avengers: Infinity War is “very doubtful”

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For a few months now, rumors have floated around that Avengers: Age of Ultron would be Joss Whedon‘s final bow with the franchise. Said rumors were quickly followed with reports that Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) would step up to direct Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2 for a 2018 […]

Entertainment Round-up: Gorilla Grodd, Dollmaker on Gotham, Daniel Bruhl in Captain America: Civil War

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With warm wishes for our friends getting snowed upon in the Northeast, here’s a few items that have crossed the newswires this Monday morning: – The Flash is, on balance, probably my most looked-forward to superhero series each week (give or take Agent Carter), but nothing about that show excites me more than the upcoming […]

Phoebe Gloeckner’s Diary of a Teenage Girl wows them at Sundance

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But this year, The Diary of a Teenage girl, based on the hybrid novel/comic by Phoebe Gloeckner, and directed by Marielle Heller is getting very strong reviews. The film stars 22-year-old Bel Powley as Minnie Goetz, a teenage girl whose emerging sexuality finds an outlet in an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. (Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgaard play the mother and boyfriend.) Strong reviews have led the way to the film being picked up by Sony Classics already.

Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm cast in X-Men: Apocalypse

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We reported on this topic just a few weeks back, but now according to Variety, Bryan Singer has settled on his three younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm for the 1980’s set X-Men: Apocalypse. Playing Cyclops will be Tye Sheridan, who blew my socks off in Mud and the recent David Gordon Green […]

Simon Pegg to co-write Star Trek 3

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It has only been over a month since Roberto Orci walked away from the director’s chair on the upcoming Star Trek threequel, with Fast & Furious series director Justin Lin taking over the job not long after. With Orci’s script for the film (which he co-wrote with John D. Payne and Patrick McKay) being tossed, […]

X-Men: First Class writer attached to Fables screenplay

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Comic Book Resources recently learned in an interview with producer David Heyman that Jane Goldman is currently working on the script for a Fables feature film, based on the Bill Willingham comic about fairy tale characters living in New York City. Goldman’s previous writing credits include co-authoring the scripts for X-Men First Class and Kick-Ass […]

Tom Hardy drops out of Suicide Squad, Jake Gyllenhaal a possible replacement

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David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is now a man down (I wonder how many puns like this are being formulated across the blogosphere). Tom Hardy, thanks to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant going over schedule into March, and his already existing promotional schedule for Mad Max: Fury Road, has been forced to drop out of the super-villain […]

Once again, it’s time for the “nerd categories” of the Oscar nominations

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There’s quite a bit of discussion today regarding today’s Oscar nominations (I remain very sad for Ava DuVernay’s snub in the Best Director category), but let’s talk about the stuff that’s collectively of greater interest to the readership of The Beat, because there’s great work to celebrate there too! Here are the nominations that include […]

Review: Justice League Throne of Atlantis Animated Goes Deep

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Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is the animated film follow up to last year’s Justice League War that introduced the New 52 to DC Animation. The last few movies have been a roller coaster of quality. Flashpoint Paradox was excellent while War and Assault on Arkham suffered from execution problems. While the film has a few standout moments Justice League TOA doesn’t quite parallel the emotional strength of its Geoff Johns Aquaman source material.

Rumor: Is Spider-Man finally headed to Marvel Studios?

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Take this report with a grain of salt until something is officially announced, but if it pans out, this could be the moment Spidey-fans have waited for: Latino Review (possible spoilers at the link) is reporting that Marvel and Sony have worked out a deal that would land the film rights for Spider-Man back with Marvel, or […]

Voice Cast announced for Batman vs. Robin

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Via The Hollywood Reporter, WB Animation has unveiled its cast for the upcoming feature Batman vs. Robin, which despite sharing a title with a Grant Morrison arc, is actually based on the Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo “Court of Owls” storyline that opened up their run in the New 52 era. The film will act […]