This Week in Superhero Movies and TV: 'Thor,' 'Ant-Man,' 'X-Men,' and more
Now that ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has been around a few weeks, we've decided to make a slight alteration to This Week in Superhero Movies. But such upcoming epic, colon-happy films as "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Thor: The Dark World" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" certainly aren't going anywhere. There's even room this week for a couple of smaller titles that don't feature traditional superheroes, but nonetheless factor into the list. Let's get it started...
"Thor: The Dark World"
HitFix's Guy Lodge visited the Marvel sequel's elaborate set, and interviewed all the film's principles, including star Chris Hemsworth. There's also a new poster featuring Ray Stevenson as Volstagg.
"The Avengers: Age of Ultron"
If Samuel L. Jackson says it, then it has to be true. The star confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen ("Martha Marcy May Marlene") is playing the Scarlet Witch in the Marvel sequel.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past"
James McAvoy promises that the new film will be the biggest "X-Men" outing yet. With that cast -- including Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen -- it better be epic.
Nope, we still don't know who will play the Marvel hero, but director Edgar Wright ("The World's End") was still able to tweet a pic from the set.
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Fan reception seems to be mixed, but the new ABC show may win over some viewers with cool comicbook cameos. Will Robert Downey Jr. pop up next?
"The Amazing Spider-Man 3"
If it ain't broke...hire the same writers again. And Paul Giamatti, who plays Rhino, says he'll live to fight another day.
Charles Burns' dense cult comic has been slated for a big screen adaptation for years, and it seems that David Fincher ("Fight Club," "Zodiac") is still on board to direct, according to producer Brad Pitt.
Joe Carnahan's ("Narc," "The Grey") adaptation of the cult comic has the blessing of creator Mark Millar ("Kick-Ass")
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
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