There's No Point to Marvel's Phase Four - but It Doesn't Need One
SPOILER ALERT: This story mentions a few plot developments for projects in Marvel Studios' Phase Four. To get a sense of just how much Marvel Studios content there has been in the past two years, consider that almost every month between January 2021 and November 2022 has included a new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During that period, the superhero storytelling behemoth debuted 18 productions across feature films, streaming series and special presentations, unfurling what it has deemed Phase Four: a superabundance of content that some fans have found exhilarating, but many others found exhausting.
Joey King's Role In The Dark Knight Rises, Explained
At such a young age, Joey King has already built a strong filmography full of blockbuster hits and Netflix staples, and yet one of her earliest and still most important performances is in The Dark Knight Rises. King started her screen career at just seven years old, playing child roles on TV shows, but it didn't take long for her to become a major actor, rubbing shoulders with seasoned elites. She became a certified action star in 2022 with both The Princess and Bullet Train, and she's now producing her own movies, including the Kissing Booth sequels and the sci-fi movie The Uglies.
Aaron Taylor Johnson Does A James Bond Screen Test & 3 Meetings Reportedly, Do We Finally Have Daniel Craig's Successor?
Aaron Taylor Johnson Has Had A Successful Meeting With The James Bond Producers In The Past ( Photo Credit - Instagram; Movie Still ) The world is highly invested in knowing who the next James Bond will be for the past year. It was in 2021 that Daniel Craig decide to end his 15-year-long stint as the iconic British spy and vacated the mantle that he rightfully owned for that long. Ever since that happened, the curiosity to know more about his successor will be at its all-time high. While there have been high-profile names including Henry Cavill, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Tom Holland, and more in contention, the most latest strong contender turned out to be Aaron Taylor Johnson.
How Two Batman Films Adapted the Same Classic Story
Matt Reeves' The Batman and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight are two separate incarnations of the Caped Crusader. Both of them carry a dark tone, but neither share much in common besides the source material on the surface. On a deeper level, however, they share traits through their adaptation of one of Batman's most famous comic book stories, albeit in differing ways. Batman: The Long Halloween (written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Tim Sale) is an influential story in the Batman mythos following the development of Batman's career.
Rocky, Willow & Other Films & TV Shows on Disney+ & Paramount+ This Weekend
Paramount+ and Disney+ added various films and series to their platforms this week. Paramount+ provided a few more classic films to their library, including Clue and multiple franchises like Underworld and Rocky. Disney+ added a new documentary series titled Chasing Waves that features members of Japan's surfing culture. The platform also released Willow's season finale, bringing one of the most-streamed seasons of December to an end. Relive the Humor and Mystery of Clue The black comedy Clue was a memorable film for its over-the-top whodunit narrative that sparked humor in audiences worldwide.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes: William H. Macy Joins Cast
The upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes continues to grow its star-studded cast, with Deadline reporting that William H. Macy has signed on to join the project. Macy will join a film that already features the likes of Owen Teague, Freya Allen, and Peter Macon in the Wes Ball-directed film. It's unknown who Macy will be playing, however, with casting still ongoing and information about the project scarce as is. The latest entry in the Planet of the Apes franchise will stem from a screenplay written by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison.
Justin Timberlake Made Another Box-Office Flop After Auditioning for 'Green Lantern'
Although Justin Timberlake is probably best known as a singer and songwriter, he also made the move to acting over two decades ago. As he worked to establish himself in Hollywood, he almost committed to a movie that went on to be a huge flop. But although he managed to dodge that catastrophe, the movie he chose to do instead was also a failure. Justin Timberlake auditioned for 'Green Lantern' Justin Timberlake attends the Los Angeles Premiere FYC Event for Hulu's 'Candy' at El Capitan Theatre on May 09, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Jake Gyllenhaal & Conor McGregor Look Fierce in First 'Road House' Remake Images
New photos were shared of the remake of Road House, featuring Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal and former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor. Production began on the reboot of the 1989 classic in August, and although no release date has been announced, moviegoers have been receiving snippets of what they can expect. Road House marks McGregor's first stint as an actor, and he posted images via Twitter of himself in the crystal blue waters of the Dominican Republic where the movie is filmed.
Nicolas Cage's New Movie Marks A Franchise First (Not Renfield)
While much of the focus is on Nicolas Cage in Renfield, the premiere of The Old Way marks a franchise first for the prolific actor. Cage has been acting for over four decades and has appeared in everything from superhero movies like Ghost Rider to playing a hypertrophied version of himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, but portraying ruthless gunslinger Colton Briggs offers Cage a challenging opportunity. Cage has experienced a renaissance in his career of late, but there are still genres that he hasn't ventured into for his own personal reasons.
Hunters Season 2 TV Review
Plot: After an accident derails their exploits in Europe, The Hunters must band back together to hunt down history's most infamous Nazi-Adolf Hitler-who's hiding in South America. Meanwhile, a look to the past reveals Meyer Offerman (Al Pacino) encountering a dangerous threat that could unravel his secret and expose his true identity, with explosive reverberations for our Hunters. Review: It is rare to see a television series go out on its own terms after such a short time on the air. Despite premiering three years ago, the second season of Hunters was delayed due to COVID-19.
Paramount+ Executive: Tulsa King Could Be the Next Yellowstone
To quote Dwight "The General" Manfredi: "The answer is always 'no' until you ask." Critics have described Paramount+'s Tulsa King as "The Sopranos meets Yellowstone." And like Paramount Network's record-breaking flagship series - which has so far spawned four spin-offs, including the Sam Elliott-led 1883 and 1923 starring Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford on Paramount+ - executives believe Sylvester Stallone's crime dramedy is franchisable. Created by Yellowstone co-creator Taylor Sheridan and showran by Sopranos writer Terence Winter, the series helped drive a record number of single-day subscriber sign-ups on the streaming service and was renewed for a second season after debuting as the #1 new series of the year.