There are a number of movie related stories that are popping up around the Internet, and while they are interesting, I don’t think they warrant their own posts…
Father and son Smith play father and son Raige in M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi tale of survival on an abandoned and hostile future Earth. Smith movies are generally pretty good, and M. Night has, in the distant past, made good movies too. Is this a match made in the stars? (Spoilers: Not really)
The big Smith and Smith film has opened in the United States of America, and we want to know what you think!
A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.
Did you see After Earth? Use the comment section below to share your thoughts on the movie, and let us know if this is a must see, or a must avoid film.
Columbia Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming Will Smith feature, After Earth. We’ve reviewed the comic on the Major Spoilers Podcast, now it’s time to check out the feature and see how well the two align.
Are you ready for another Will Smith music video extolling the virtues of being an undercover agent working to protect the planet from forces outside the solar system?Â It looks like Sony pictures is moving ahead with a third installment of the popular Men in Black franchise with Barry Sonnenfeld returning to direct the new movie.Â The Hollywood Reporter has pegged Etan Cohen, of Tropic Thunder fame, to write the picture, but as of this writing, no deals have been finalized.
The addition of Cohen, who is said to be deep into his draft, signifies theÂ studioâ€™s intention to continue the franchiseâ€™s top-tier status.Â The CAA-repped writer is a hot commodity, penning the sequel toÂ â€œMadagascarâ€ and the Will Ferrell-toplined Sherlock Holmes project, thje latter also for Sony, as well as â€œThunder.â€
So where is Will Smith in all of this?Â The MIB is MIA as there has been no commitment from the box office star.Â Without Smith, the project might find itself DOA, PDQ.
The Will Smith superhero movie, Hancock,Â is indeed headed back to the big screen, and Columbia Pictures has hired Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara to write the sequel.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the scribes will work with Smith and director Peter Berg to build on the world hinted at in the first movie.
While the first Hancock movie took 12 year to get to theaters, the sequel is being put on the fast track, so expect it to fly into theaters sooner than you might think.
Kyle Baker posted this image of Isaiah Bradley from Baker and Morales’Â Truth: Red, White & Black series.Â Baker tagged the image with “For an upcoming Marvel gig”.Â Could this be the answer to the big secret of Reborn #1 and Captain America #600 that has everyone in a twitter lately?Â There has been a lot of speculation about a black Captain America since the first star-on-black-background image was pushed out from the House of Ideas a couple of months ago.
The speculators have further claimed the July 13 early release date is also going to tie into the announcement that Will Smith will play Cap in the coming Captain America movie.
Interestingly no one has made any mention to the publicity bit featuring Rikki Barnes.Â Maybe she’ll be the new sidekick? And what if all of this plays out to be true, what then of the current Bucky Cap?
It’s all rumor and speculation, mixed in with a bit of truth that gets everyone up in arms.Â All of the hints being dropped about is a great example of viral marketing.
It’s just too bad all the chatter is being bandied about throughout the comic book Intardwebz, and not in other media.Â This kind of speculation and talk could have a lot of positive long term impact for comics in general, instead of the the two day coverage coming from one select mass media outlet on July 13, 2009 to get one company a crap load of money in the short term.
The real story in all of this is, “Who is Marvel teaming up with for this “breaking” story?” Newsweek, The New York Times, Steve Colbert?
I’ll let the Major Spoiler Legion use the comment section below to shout out their thoughts, rants, and ideas.Â Keep it civil.
The Brain Trusts in H’wood are at it again announcing a remake to the most awesome Karate Kid movie from 1984.Â Now I love’s me the original movie, as I try convince the wife we need to watch it at least once a year (I think I have a secret Elizabeth Shue in a tight sweater complex).Â I was okay withÂ The Next Karate Kid as it wasn’t a remake of the original, and featured hottie Hillary Swank in a tight sweater.
But remaking the classic Ralph Macchio/Pat Morita film just because the Brain Trusts can come up with an original idea simply sucks.Â Ralph Macchio has finally aged, so bringing him back as the young lad who gets beat up on is out of the question, so the Brain Trusts are tapping Will Smith’s son Jaden for the part.Â The only bright shining moment for this remake is the announcement that Jackie Chan is being courted to play the role of the zen master of karate – Mr. Miyagi.
I mentioned this remake to my wife last night, and knowing she isn’t the biggest fan of the movie, made the surprise comment of the week when she said, “This is our movie from our time.Â Why would they remake this?”
The remake could begin shooting this year in Beijing.
This week, on a very special Invincible…
What a world of difference a couple of years make.Â Back in the day, youâ€™d open up a copy of Invincible and see bashing and smashing, intrigue, and teenager trying to live a normal life with super powers.Â But our Mark Greyson has grown up, and as he comes into his own, heâ€™s got to face a lot of adult situations.Â Situations like premarital sex, a sibling that needs an intervention, and domestic violence.Â Heady topics, indeed.
Seriously, when Christopher Nolan hasn’t even signed to direct the third film, and while no announcements have been made about Warner even greenlighting another Batman movie, did you really think the reports about Philip Seymour Hoffman playing the Penguin were true?
This is one of those silly rumors that have been around for a many years, and it took a quick interview with Hoffman to put it to rest.
â€œNo one has talked to me about it ever â€” never,â€ replied Hoffman. â€œIt happened, like, five years ago, too. It was a rumor back then and itâ€™s still a rumor. [laughs] Itâ€™s just in the press. Itâ€™s funny.â€
We reported on this rumor up a couple of years ago, and learned our lesson from it.Â There’s a reason why we haven’t been running all those wild rumors lately- because that is exactly what they are – wild rumors, that serve no purpose but to further push nonsense.Â Sure, it’s fun to speculate, or to get a really good laugh, but too many surfing the webs believe everything they read.Â I would have thought people would have learned their lesson after all those insane Justice League movie rumors IESB was link baiting to all those months ago.Â And for those who still think Johnny Depp will play the Riddler and Cher is set for Catwoman, I have a Will Smith Captain America movie script I’d like to sell you.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army came out on the top of the heap this weekend, bringing in an estimated $35.9 million at the box office.Â I went to check the movie out on Friday, and while it was a very good movie, I still like the first Hellboy flick better.Â The acting was great, the makeup and special effects superb, but for some reason Hellboy II felt a whole lot like the first Men in Black movie.Â I think it had something to do with the background gags and music.
Speaking of Will Smith, Hancock slipped 47% from last week, but was still able to bring in $33 million.
Will Smith’s Hancock landed at the number one spot at the box office this past weekend, bringing in $66 million in ticket sales.Â This brings the five day run, including a major holiday weekend,Â to $107.3 million.
Regardless of what Diddy thought of Hancock, I rather liked it – not as a superhero movie, but as a superhero movie with a major twist that changes the direction and meaning of the whole story.Â Apparently, a lot of movie goers thought the movie was good enough to see it too.Â Did it have its flaws?Â Yes, there were some a few questions that popped up that didn’t make sense, but then again, what comic book doesn’t suffer from many of the same failings?
We’ll see if Smith is able to keep his status as “Mr. July” after the box office score is tabulated next weekend.