Early talks does not translate into done deal, but the situation remains the same: at the moment, Shailene Woodley appears to be the front-runner for Mary Jane Watson in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
Judging purely on responses I've seen online, Woodley's possible casting hasn't been universally embraced. Some feel she's too young for the part, while others think she doesn't have the super-model appeal that Ms. Watson is so known for in the comics. Others are very happy with the potential choice — yours truly included — with movies like "The Descendants" proving that she has what it takes to stand shoulder to shoulder with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone on an acting level if nothing else.
But let's hear what you think. Are you a fan of Woodley as Watson? Vote in our poll below and explain yourselves in the comments section!
Just a little bit shy of 20 years have passed since the Sylvester Stallone-starring "Judge Dredd" hit theaters and disappointed die-hard fans everywhere. This past weekend, Karl Urban did his best to do justice to the fan-favorite 2000 AD comic book character with "Dredd," a film that's sitting pretty with a 77% favorable rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Did you get to see "Dredd" this weekend? If so, do you agree with the majority of the critics, or did you think this was just as bad as the Stallone adaptation? Make your voice heard either way in the poll below!
It's perfectly okay if your first reaction to news of a brand new Wonder Woman TV series is not a positive one. After all, as those who got their hands on the David Kelley pilot can attest, the last go around was... not great, to say the least.
But there's reason to believe that The CW's reported take will be something worth watching. For one, Allan Heinberg is involved; anyone who has read his Young Avengers comics knows that this is good news. Secondly, on paper, the idea of young Diana running around Themyscira in all her early Amazon glory has lots of potential if executed properly. Finally, those who've seen the "Arrow" pilot know that The CW has a pretty solid grasp on that character at least — and while Diana and Oliver are apples and oranges in almost every meaningful way, it's a sign that the network is safe place for comic book shows to live.
Then again, it is hard to wash those David Kelley memories away...
Let us know how you're feeling about the potential new Wonder Woman show in the poll below!
Chances are good you've already seen "The Dark Knight Rises" by now. If you haven't, there's no better time than this weekend to check it out. And if you have seen it — well, no time like now to buy a second ticket, right?
Christopher Nolan's final Gotham City epic remains the top dog at the box office heading into the weekend, a position the film isn't likely to surrender what with the only newcomers being "Step Up Revolution" and "The Watch." Smart money puts Batman out in front of the pack for the second weekend in a row — assuming you guys are going to see it another time, that is.
So, are you rising again for "Dark Knight" this weekend? Let us know in the poll and comments below!
The Superman we meet in the first two "Man of Steel" teaser trailers is not one we're very familiar with. But the two voices he has guiding him -- those of Kryptonian father Jor-El and adoptive Earth father Jonathan Kent -- are from characters we've come to know and appreciate over decades of "Superman" comic books, TV series and movies.
Jonathan Kent narrates one of the "Man of Steel" trailers, while Jor-El has a voice over in the other. Each gives us a different perspective on what we can expect in Zack Snyder's latest film. The fact that there are two dueling teasers likely means that Superman will be torn between the differing advices that his two fathers have given him, leading to some of the conflict in the movie.
While we'll need to wait until June 14, 2013 to find out which path Clark Kent chooses to follow, for now we want to know your opinion. Watch both teasers after the jump, and vote to let us know which one you prefer!
"The Dark Knight Rises" has finally landed in theaters! The legend of Christopher Nolan's epic Batman trilogy comes to an end today, and for some of you, it's already ended. Was it worth the wait? Did Nolan deliver the goods? Was this a worthy conclusion to the era of Batman films we've enjoyed over the past decade?
Vote in the poll below and let us know what you thought of "The Dark Knight Rises."
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Judge, jury and executioner — that's all in Dredd's job description, and right now, it's in yours as well.
The first trailer for "Dredd," director Pete Travis' adaptation of the British 2000 AD icon, arrived online yesterday after months — heck, years — of seeing round after round of interviews and promo photos, but not a single eyefull of footage from the film. With two and a half minutes of "Dredd" now out there in all of its Slo-Mo glory, fans have a much better idea of what they can expect from the upcoming flick. Is this the "Dredd" you've always wanted to see? Or does it look like another Sylvester Stallone level disaster? Perhaps the answer is somewhere in between?
It's your turn: tell us what you thought of the "Dredd" trailer in the poll below!
Let's kick Wednesday off with a nice, juicy rumor, shall we? Word on the web is that Marvel Studios is planning a theatrical release of an "Avengers" director's cut for late this summer.
The rumor comes from two outlets — ComicBook.com and Super Hero Authority — who cite sources that such a cut is aiming for an August release, right at the end of the summer season, with the goal of capturing the coveted record for highest grossing domestic release of all time. At the moment, "Marvel's The Avengers" rests comfortably at number three both domestically and internationally, but a director's cut rerelease could certainly push it to the top if played right.
Of course, the question remains — and the answer may be obvious here — is whether or not anyone wants an "Avengers" director's cut in theaters.
After a series of hints and rumors, maybes and could-bes, Joe and Anthony Russo, executive producers and sometime directors of "Community," are in final negotiations to direct "Captain America 2."
The choice isn't an obvious one, but with Marvel's track record for hiring interesting filmmakers, there must be something to it. Fans of "Community" can certainly speak to that show's ability to perfectly parody the most recognizable big-budget genres, so it's not hard to imagine that the Russos will be able to adapt to the style of a Marvel superhero movie.
With "The Avengers," Marvel proved that their model of standalone films made by talented directors that don't always seem like the most obvious choice for superhero movies works beyond a doubt. After all, Jon Favreau had directed "Zathura" and "Elf" before tackling "Iron Man" and eventually joining "The Avengers" as a producer. Not exactly superhero material.
But what do you think about Joe and Anthony Russo directing "Captain America 2"? Voice your opinion in the poll below.
This is a critical moment for Earth's Mightiest Heroes. "The Avengers" have pretty much coasted through three weekends as the most dominant force at the box office, easily handling the likes of "Dark Shadows," "Battleship," "The Dictator," and "LOL" (lolz!), but now it faces real competition from another property inside Marvel Comics.
Early box office estimates predict a $80-$90 million opening for "Men In Black 3," and considering that "The Avengers" only pulled in $55 million last weekend, the weekend is already being called for "MIB3."
But which are you going to see? Can Iron Man, Thor and Cap draw you back for the umpteenth time because maybe you didn't catch every possible Easter egg? Or does the premise of Josh Brolin doing his best Tommy Lee Jones just sound too enticing to pass up?
Let us know what you think in the poll below!