This week in Superhero Movies: 'Man of Steel' takes center stage with trailer and photos
Another week, another batch of superhero new, rumors, photos, trailers, box office reports, and more. Now that "Iron Man 3" has had its moment of box office glory ($1 billion and counting), it's time for a new hero to emerge and rule movie screens. Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Superman reboot "Man of Steel" fits the bill. Meanwhile, in the Marvel universe, there seems to be a tug-of-war going on over the relatively obscure hero Quicksilver. We he pop up in "Avengers 2" or "X-Men: Days of Future Past"? Or both? All this, plus "Timecop." Yep, that "Timecop."
"Man of Steel"
In the last seven days, fans have been inundated with new promotional material, including a killer new trailer, tons of new photos, and an in-depth behind-the-scenes video in which star Henry Cavill and director Zack Snyder discuss the film. Hurry up, June 14.
What comes after "Man of Steel"? Why, a big screen Batman-Superman team-up, of course. At least, that's what Cavill would like to see. Would you?
"Avengers 2" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
Here's where comic book rights get complicated. Marvel and Joss Whedon plan to feature the Marvel character Quicksilver in "Avengers 2"...but Bryan Singer just announced he's wedging the hero (a mutant who is Magneto's son) into the already-crowded "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Drew McWeeny has the details on The Tale of Two Quicksilvers. Furthermore, rumors indicated that Saoirse Ronan is being eyed to play Quicksilver's sis Scarlet Witch in "Avengers 2."
Speaking of mutants, Hugh Jackman flexes his muscles in Japan in yet another new trailer. What's with the excess amount of trailers? Both "Man of Steel" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" released five or so, and this is No. 138 for "The Wolverine."
"Iron Man 3"
Not much new to report, except $$$$$$.
Marvel wants to reboot the vampire hunter-hero for the big screen. No offense to Wesley Snipes, but here are our humble casting suggestions.
Will Universal really remake the silly 1994 Van Damme sci-fier based on the Dark Horse comic? Only time will tell.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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