This week in Superhero Movies: 'X-Force' steals the spotlight on the eve of Comic-Con
The San Diego Comic-Con is almost upon us and that means we're about to be buried under a landslide of teasers, trailers, posters, panels and free stickers related to the myriad upcoming superhero movies. Attendees will no doubt be breathlessly talking about the recently revealed "X-Force" movie, rumors about "Avengers 2" and "Guardians of the Galaxy," and Peter Parker's afterschool activities. Meanwhile, what exactly is DC up to? All this, plus "Red 2" and "The Sword."
First and foremost is the Con. Just days away, the annual San Diego event will bring billions of people (well, it sure feels like billions) to the city to get sneak peeks of movies, TV shows, video games and, oh yeah, comics. Here's a rundown of the movie panels we can't wait to see, from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" to "Veronica Mars."
Could it ever be a big screen possibility? Hugh Jackman wants to see it as much as you do.
Just can't get enough Marvel mutant action? 20th Century Fox has got the cure: A big screen adaptation of the "X-Men" spinoff that could possible reunite Wolverine and Deadpool, with Cable thrown in for good measure. "Kick-Ass 2'" Jeff Wadlow is writing the script as we speak.
"The Avengers 2"
Remember those meetings that Vin Diesel has been having with Marvel? Were they about him appearing in "Avengers 2"?
"Guardians of the Galaxy"
Have the villains of the Marvel sci-fi epic been revealed? Just who do we think Benicio del Toro, Lee Pace and "Doctor Who's" Karen Gillan will play?
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
A new poster for the sequel shows Cap's iconic shield battered and bruised. Uh oh.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2"
Star Andrew Garfield asks a simple question about the hero: Why can't the web-slinger be gay?
"Watchmen" screenwriter David Hayter will adapt the Luna Brothers' comic series.
If Helen Mirren isn't a superhero, then I don't know what is. Watch our interview with her here.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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