Thursday, August 21, 2014

Director David Yates is in talks to direct the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!


It appears that a familiar name to the Harry Potter franchise may be returning!

Director David Yates is quite familiar with the franchise having directed four of the eight films; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Variety is reporting that Yates is now in talks to return to the franchise to direct the upcoming spin-off trilogy Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. There is currently no word if an agreement has been made.
 
The script for Fantastic Beasts is currently being worked on by book series author J.K. Rowling and it will follow the Hogwarts textbook of the same name. The film is said to follow the adventures of the fictional textbook's author, Newt Scamander.

If Yates agrees to sign on to the film he will join it once his commitments with Tarzan are finished this November. Are you excited to see David Yates possibly return to the franchise?

The first film of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trilogy is set to be released on November 18, 2016.

Source: Variety

Fantastic video gets fans caught up on Doctor Who seasons 6 and 7! [video]

In honor of the upcoming eighth season of Doctor Who, The Fine Bros (Benny and Rafi) have created a new video in which they explain the events of seasons 6 and 7 in full spoilery detail! The Fine Bros do these video in a single take and in order to get this video done it took 28 attempts!
"Doctor Who returns for Series 8 on August 23rd. We present a recap of Series 6 and 7 so you can be fully caught up to watch and enjoy the Series 8 premiere with your friends and make them think you actually know the series when in reality you just spent 9 minutes watching this video. This is part of our SPOILERS brand of content."
Sit back and enjoy seasons 6 and 7 of Doctor Who!



Source: YouTube - TheFineBros

Pierce Brosnan reveals that he turned down the role of Batman from Tim Burton!


Actor Pierce Brosnan has revealed some surprising information in his recent Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything"). The actor may be best known for playing the British spy James Bond but it appears that he could have also been the Dark Knight in Tim Burton's original Batman film!

Director Tim Burton offered Brosnan the role however for the 1989 film but Brosnan thought that the character would never be taken seriously on the big screen. Here is what Brosnan had to say about turning down the role as Batman:
"Yes, I did. I went and met with Tim Burton for the role of Batman. But I just couldn't really take it seriously, any man who wears his underpants outside his pants just cannot be taken seriously. That was my foolish take on it. It was a joke, I thought. But how wrong was I? Don't get me wrong, because I love Batman, and I grew up on Batman. As a kid in Ireland, we used to get our raincoats and tie them round our neck and swing through the bicycle shed..."
How do you think Brosnan would have effected the film and the fans' reactions to it? Can you see a younger Pierce Brosnan as Bruce Wayne/Batman?

Source: Reddit

Watch as Harry Potter is explained in just 2 minutes! [video]

If you are a huge fan of the Harry Potter franchise but do not have time at the moment to sit and read the books or watch the films then I have just the video for you! Sit back and enjoy Mashable's video that explains Harry Potter in just 2 minutes! This summary of the franchise is extremely funny and will certainly entertain all fans out there. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Mashable

Image of Henry Cavil on the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set shows off the new Superman suit!

Straight from the Detroit, Michigan set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes the first set photo of actor Henry Cavill in his new Superman suit! We have of course seen the official image of Cavill as Superman but until now images of Cavill from the set of the film have either had him dressed as Clark Kent or the large black cloak you see in this image was closed over his Superman suit. All that is in the past though. Take a look at the image below to get a look at the new Superman suit. 
*Open image in new window for the largest view.


Source: MTV News

New extended UK trailer is released for Gotham! [video]

An all new extended trailer for Fox's upcoming show Gotham has been released for the UK and it gives fans some great new footage! Watch as Detective James Gordon meets a young Bruce Wayne and comes across individuals who will become some of Gotham's most feared villains.
Show Synopsis:
"Gotham is the origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), this one-hour drama follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the genesis of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. Brave, earnest and eager to prove himself, the newly minted detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), as the two stumble upon the city's highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes' hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy's profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer. As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham's criminal justice system, Gordon encounters imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), and many of the characters who will become some of DC Comics' most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor). Although the crime drama follows Gordon's turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, it also focuses on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, Alfred (Sean Pertwee) - a friendship that will last them all of their lives and will play a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he's destined to be."
E



Source: YouTube - Warner Bros. UK

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jimmy Fallon plays GoldenEye 007 with Pierce Brosnan! [video]

GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 is marked as one of the  best video games of all time and is loved by gamers all over the world. Last night on The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon had actor Pierce Brosnan (the star of the film and game GoldenEye) on the show and he took the opportunity to do something every gamer would jump at the chance to; play GoldenEye 007 with Pierce Brosnan! The result is truly funny!



Source: YouTube - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Premiere dates for Star Wars Rebels are released!


The premiere date for the highly anticipated Disney show Star Wars Rebels has officially been released! Star Wars Rebels will be airing first with an one hour special titled "Spark of the Rebellion" on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9pm ET on the Disney Channel! (Fans however can catch this special on September 29, 2014 on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app.) When the show airs worldwide it will be airing in 33 languages and in 163 countries around the world!

The show will then have its series' premiere date on October 13, 2014 on Disney XD at 9pm ET.
"Set between the events of Star Wars: Episodes III and IV, the story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost — cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper — is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures, and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion."
Furthermore StarWars.com released the official Star Wars Rebels release timeline for the various outlets that fans can watch or purchase the show.
"The multi-platform schedule in the US is: 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion one-hour movie will be available on Disney Channel SVOD and to verified users on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app for smartphones and tablets. 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
Television premiere of one-hour movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel. 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion will be available for purchase through Apple iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and Disney XD VOD. 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion (8:00 p.m. ET/PT) premieres on Disney XD. 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13
Star Wars Rebels (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) series premieres on Disney XD. 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion will be available on DVD in retailers nationwide."

Who else is really excited for this show?

Source: Star Wars

R+L=J: Who are Jon Snow's parents in Game of Thrones? [video]

There are a lot of fan theories out there about who Jon Snow's real parents are in the books A Song of Ice and Fire and show Game of Thrones. Let's take a look at one theory that makes a whole lot of sense that uses the fan favorite equation R+L=J.

*This video has spoilers for Book 1-2/Seasons1-4. (*Book 2/Season 2-4 spoilers are minor.)



Source: YouTube - Alt Shift X

5 ways Batman could beat Superman in a fight (without kryptonite)! [video]

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being filmed, the debate of who would actually win in a fight between the two characters has once again been given new life. The fans are widely split on what the answer is. Superman's strength clearly gives him the edge but then again we have seen Batman take him downa  few times. So lets take a look at five ways that Batman could defeat Superman (without the use of kryptonite).



Source: YouTube - Mr. Sunday Movies

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Jurassic Park featurette shows off the "before and after" aspects of the film's visual effects! [video]

Jurassic Park will always be one of my favorite films. I remember seeing it in theaters as a child and I grinned ear to ear throughout the entire film and beamed with excitement. (I was/am a big fan of dinosaurs.) One of the truly amazing things about this film is how well the visual effects have stood up after all this time.

Take a look at this really cool Jurassic Park featurette that focuses on mixing the live action elements of the film together with the visual effects elements. This "Before and After" video is really cool to watch and makes you appreciate the work that went into creating such an amazing film.

Enjoy!



Source: /Film

This LEGO Ghostbusters fan film is a lot of fun! [video]

Check out this really fun LEGO Ghostbusters fan film that recreates the first quarter of the original film.
"This is an homage to the 30th anniversary of the Ghostbusters movie made with everyones favorite toy... LEGO bricks. With the LEGO Ideas set 21108 that came out this year, I had to do a brickfilm to make the Ecto-1 shine again.
Or course, I had to put a lot of ghosts into it, so I added some famous movie "ghosts" as well as a new one. There is no LEGO "Slimer", so I found someone else (who eat a lot) to fill in."
Enjoy!



Behind the scenes:



Source: YouTube - MonsieurCaron
Source: YouTube - MonsieurCaron

Adrianne Palicki cast as Bobbi Morse / Mockingbird in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!


Actress Adrianne Palicki first popped on our television screens on the show Friday Night Lights and recently almost returned as Wonder Woman in NBC's failed pilot. All that is behind her now as she is ready to burst back onto our screen as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

It has been confirmed that Adrianne Palicki will be joining the ABC show Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird! Agents Koenig and Koenig (actor Patton Oswalt) of S.H.I.E.L.D. shared the announcement of Mockingbird during a San Diego Comic Con announcement video but did not share who would be playing her.

It is being reported that Mockingbird will appear in the fifth episode of the second season with potential to return to the show.

The character will appear in the fifth episode of the second season with the potential to return. It is also said that "the episode will find her popping in perhaps not as an ally to Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team." It would be really cool to see this appearance turn into a reoccurring role for Palicki and Mockingbird. I think they did a great job on this casting and cannot wait to see what the character brings to the show!

Agent Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return for an all new season on September 23, 2014 at 9 p.m. on ABC.