Justice League Villain Apparently Darkseid, And All New Man of Steel Poster Released

The news on DC and WB's planned Justice League film has been all over the place with rumors, jumping from Tahmoh Penikett's mysterious casting into the Man of Steel, to rumors that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be returning as John Blake and the new Batman. But now we're finally hearing about something other than casting rumors, and probably just as important if not more; who is the films villain. Well Latino Review seems to have the scope on just who exactly it is, and along with that we also get a new poster for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Check it out below.

To start off, we have a new Man of Steel photo, showing Superman in handcuffs. I find this somewhat ignorant due to the fact that Superman can rip metal like we rip paper. In a sense it is cool to see Superman this way, almost in every movie to come out we see him with some sort of glory and praise, but with handcuffs it almost takes away his heroism and gives him a darker more powerful look. What this says about the movie, may be that there will be a minimal amount of joking and a lot of serious business.
Now the main news pertaining to DC is the new possible villain for the Justice League movie and it's none other than Darkseid. In a sense, if DC decides to go this route, they will have to make a lot of alterations in terms of plans for the Justice League and they will have to bring their A-game. By using Darkseid as the main villain for the Justice League movie they run into a huge problem. This problem being that Marvel's "The Avengers 2" will be featuring Thanos as their main villain. If DC were to use Darkseid as their villain for the Justice League movie, it would be extremely difficult to introduce characters. Unlike Marvel's superhero setup, the Justice League movie is starting from scrap. What this means is that they will either have to sacrifice some key action sequences in order to show character chemistry, sacrifice chemistry to show key action sequences, or just flat out make a long movie that gives us something that should've been done over the course of previous years.
Choosing Darkseid as a villain is a super risky move and will leave DC no breathing room, in terms of trying to build up upon each superhero and their personalities. In a sense they would have to start off the movie with the justice league already formed because it will take too long in order to show character chemistry. The rumor comes interestingly enough, because about a year ago rumors had emerged that Darkseid would be featured in Man of Steel, since he technically really starts out as just Superman's enemy. The rumor had stated that late actor Micheal Clark Duncan was being looked at to voice the role, but now that the rumor has reemerged it will be interesting to see who they get to voice him. Michael Ironside, who originally voiced Darkseid in Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, and Justice Unlimited, is always available.
Since Marvel's "The Avengers" has already dealt with character introduction, team assembly, chemistry, and what not; they are all clear to take on a bigger and more devious villain. With Iron Man 3, Captain America: Winter Solider, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Antman to add extra heroes, a deeper story line, and better preparation for Avengers 2, the Justice League movie may simply end up looking like child's play due to the fact that it comes out the same year as The Avengers 2.

What do you think of the new Man of Steel movie poster or the possibility of Darkseid being in the Justice League movie (2015)?

Pacific Rim: Giant Monsters Versus Giant Robots,You Can't Go Wrong

What do you get when you cross giant destructive monsters and put them in a battle against giant war mechanisms meant to destroy them? Pacific Rim. On paper, it may sound like a typical Michael Bay or Peter Berg type film, but it's actually coming to us from visionary director Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pans Labyrinth), who is here taking on a different type of film, that so far seems to be a pretty impressive and creative blockbuster.Now the designs for the films "Jaegers" have been released, take a look below.
To make a long story short, Pacific Rim is a movie about a massive release of Kaiju (Giant mythical monsters) in San Francisco. In response  to this outbreak, the government creates enormous robot suits in order to take them down called Jaegars. These Jaegars are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. The main two pilots will be played by Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Rinko Kikuchi (Brink), an impressive cast joins them that includes Idris Elba (Thor), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy). Recently we learned that Pacific Rim would be converted into 3D. Here are the designs for different types of Jaegers including the Eureka Striker (The one included on the poster above), Gipsy Danger, Coyote Tango, and Crimson Typhoon. Some have blue prints in Chinese and others are in Russian showing the origins of each robot.

Those robot designs put Michael Bay's Transformers to shame, not to mention that they'll be much larger in stature. Pacific Rim has also started a viral website, which show vague videos of the Kaiju from the film, very similar to J.J. Abram's marketing strategy for Cloverfield and Super 8. Below is a news coverage video of the Kaiju attacks, apparently before the Jaegers and the governement step in to protect the civilians and fight off the Kaiju:

Pacific Rim opens on July 12th, 2013, with Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr. and Diego Klattenhoff.

What do you think of the Jaeger designs? Are you excited for Pacific Rim?

Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen Officially Returning for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Hugh Jackman In Talks To Join

With the recent new that original X-Men director Bryan Singer is now replacing Matthew Vaughn as the director of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the movie is starting to sound a lot more like a sequel to the original X-Men trilogy, and not of X-Men: First Class. None the less, Singer has confirmed that First Class stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, and Jennifer Lawrence are all returning for Future Past, but the surprising news is Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen have also signed in for the film, as well as Hugh Jackman.

As many may no Stewart and McKellen played the original older Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr in Singer's X-Men trilogy. Now while McAvoy and Fassbender played the younger version of the characters in First Class, the Days of Future Past storyline calls for time travel, which is why it makes sense that both set of actors will be featured in the film. it is very likely that what we will be seeing as a team-up/crossover of the X-Men characters from First Class and the ones from the original trilogy. While the past version of both Xavier and Erik where not a part of the original X-Men storyline, modifications were expected to fit better Fox's current X-Men universe.
 Jackman's involvement comes as a bit less of a surprise, although there were some theories that he may not be returning do to how close the filming for both The Wolverine, which Jackman has just finished up, and Days of Future Past are so close together. Future Wolverine was originally a part of the Days of Future Past comic storyline, along with Kitty Pride, who was previously played by Ellen Page in The Last Stand. There is still no word on whether Page will be returning as Pride, but look out for either her joining the cast or declining her involvement some time soon.
The modified version of the Days of Future Past storyline is rumored to involve the X-Men from these two different time periods teaming up to undo the fatal (And poorly fan received) events of Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand, which involved the death of many key characters. The general concept is over all similar to the comics, in which the present day X-Men has teamed up with the X-Men of an apocalyptic future including Cable and Bishop. There is still no word on whether these X-Men members will also be featured in the film, but is highly unlikely since it seems Fox has replaced these X-Men in the storyline with the First Class X-Men.
For what it's worth here's a little overview of what exactly happened to the X-Men in the comics. In Chris Claremont’s Days of Future Past arc, an alternate future saw surviving mutants held in concentration camps while giant robot Sentinels patrolled the land; most of the X-Men had been killed. It fell upon heroes of a prior timeline to stop a key event from happening that would lead to the alternate future. Now whether this will be the same problem we will see in this movie is still a mystery, especially if The Last Stand timeline is what the X-Men are trying to prevent, there wouldn't really be reason for another future apocalyptic timeline. It's still very Singer and writer Simon Kinberg will find away to incorporate some of this into the film, especially since a villain will still be needed. Could we really finally see the Sentinels face off against this whole team up of X-Men, it would be a fans dream come true.
What do you think of all the lastest cast additions? Are you excited for Days of Future Past?

Matthew Vaughn Seemingly Confirmed To Be Directing Star Wars: Episode VII

And so the Star Wars: Episode VII directors search continues, with the latest rumor being that Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class), who was said to be Disney's top choice to direct the film a few weeks back, may be taking on the job after all. With previously rumored director Colin Trevorrow, now announced to be writing and possibly directing Disney's Flight of the Navigator remake, Vaughn is once again the top name up for the job.

Just a week ago the main word on Star Wars: Episode VII was that director Colin Trevorrow had confirmed his involvement with the new film as back as in June in an interview for his film Safety Not Guaranteed. Although very vague about what his next project was, many had automatically assumed he was talking about Star Wars, especially considering how many Star Wars refrences there were in Safety Not Guaranteed. But it looks like we were all off on that one, because Disney has just tapped him and Derek Connolly for their Flight of the Navigator remake. Now the number one name that had come up to be a frontrunner before the Trevorrow thing had started was Matthew Vaughn, who unlike other directors whose names have been attached to the project (J.J. Abrams, Brad Bird, Steven Spielberg) never denied his involvement with the film.
Well now the chances of him directing seem more fact than fiction, considering what Jason Flemyng had to say in an interview when asked about the new Star Wars film. Fleymings has been a frequent collaborator of Vaughn's for quite some time now, and they have done nine films together, so it's safe to say he has a heads up on just what Vaughn is doing next. Flemyng seemingly confirms the Vaughn/Star Wars rumor when talking about if the director would find a role for him in the new Star Wars film. Check it out at the 1:10 mark:

Vaughn has recently been making some odd moves as far as his future films, which further supports the rumor of his plans to direct Star Wars: Episode VII. First the director had dropped out of the Kick-Ass sequel to work on the sequel to X-Men First Class; X-Men Days of Future Past. But recently Vaughn also dropped out of Days of Future Past and was replaced by Bryan Singer, apparently to work on an adaption of Mark Miller's Secret Service comic, which ironically has Mark Hamill attached to star. Now Vaughn has certainly proven through his track record that he can put together great films, and mainly his film Stardust embodied some the very elements needed to make a great Star Wars movie. That plus the many talented actors that Vaughn has worked with, thtat would personally fit well in the Star Wars universe, such as Aaron Johnson, James McAvoy, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong, and Michael Fassbender make him a pretty exciting choice for Disney to go with.

As for the other news on Star Wars Episode VII, writers Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes) and Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Raiders of the Lost Ark) had been officially been set on writing duties for Episodes 8 and 9, after Michael Arndt was recently confirmed to be working on the script for 7. But now THR is reporting that Kasdan and Kinberg may not be necessarly working on Episodes 8 and 9, but rather character spinoff films. While this has yet to be confirmd, it's safe to say that this rumor fits with statements by Michael Iger stating that Disney plans on releasing a new Star Wars film every two to three years, as well as a recent staement my Kathy Kennedy herself that they plan on producing a few LucasFilm movies per year.
While that isn’t necessarly limited to just Star Wars, it’s currently LucasFilm’s most active franchise. The rumor also states that Disney and LucasFilm are planning on modeling the Star Wars universe after Marvel’s own Cinematic Universe (Who isn’t these days). Whether this means that we will be seeing origin stories of some of our favorite characters, such as Joe Johnston’s proposed Boba Fett film, or that we will just be seeing spinoffs of the new trilogies characters has yet to be revealed. The expaneded universe of Star Wars has already been shown in books, video games, and comics, so maybe we’ll be seeing adaptions of those some time soon. Force Unleashed movie anyone?
What do you think of Matthew Vaughn directing Star Wars: Episode VII? What do you think of the plans for an expanded Star Wars universe?

Star Trek Into Darkness Synopsis Revealed As Well As Possible Villain

J.J. Abrams is well known for keeping things pretty tight lipped about his films until they reach their release, and the sequel to his 2009 Star Trek reboot 'Star Trek Into Darkness' is no exception. While little has been known about the film so far other than casting and speculation, we finally have an actual plot released for the film, which also gives hints as to who really is the villain Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing in the film.

The release of information on Star Trek Into Darkness doesn't come as much of a surprise, considering the fact that a nine minute prologue to the film will be shown before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 500 IMAX theaters, similar to The Dark Knight Rises prologue before Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Here is Paramount official synopsis of the film:

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes ‘Star Trek Into Darkness.’ When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Now the plot obviously doesn't get to in depth on anything, but it does give a base to start on especially for what exactly Kirk and his crew will be facing this time around. Now Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch was casted in the villain role way back when, and automatically the first villain that he was rumored to be playing was none other than Khan, from the famous Star Trek film The Wrath of Khan. While many other actors that fit the Khan part had been up for the villain role such as Benecio Del Toro and Edgar Rodriguez, Cumberbatch really doesn't fit the bill in comparison to Ricardo Montalbán who orginally played the role back in 1982.
But these rumors of "an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization" sounds a lot like the most recent villain Cumberbatch was rumored to play, a character named Gary Mitchell. Mitchell is a well known Star Trek baddie for being a member of the Star Fleet gone rogue, here's a little more information on him put together by Screen Rant's Kofi Outlaw:

Gary Mitchell appeared in the original Star Trek TV series, in an episode titled “Where No Man Has Gone Before.” It is the third episode in the original series (but was made as a second pilot), and chronicles a tale in which the Enterprise crew discover the record log of a long-lost ship at the (literal) edge of the universe. While there, the Enterprise experiences a strange phenomenon that transforms two crew members – one being Kirk’s longtime friend from the academy, Gary Mitchell – into beings of immense psychic ability. These new powers quickly corrupt Mitchell, who proclaims himself a god; when Kirk and Spock try to strand the power-crazed crewman on a remote planet, it results in a confrontation that claims lives, and forces Kirk to kill his old friend to save the universe.

Now the character sure as hell fits the description given in the plot summary, as not only did Mitchell come from their own organization (We've also seen set photos of Cumberbatch wearing a Star Fleet uniform fighting Zachary Quinto's Spock which further supports this theory), but he also convey well be considered a one man weapon of mass destruction given the powers he is given. Even Star Trek star Karl Urban who played Dr. Bones McCoy a few months back had let slip the Mitchell was the villain, although it's been said Urban has a knack for misleading the media.
A couple of other things worth noting from the revealed plot is the line about Kirk's crew being his only family. Now as we saw in the first film, Kirk's father played by a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth was killed in a space ship crash during James Kirk's birth. While Kirk's mother was still alive in the film, she didn't play a very large role, but this synopsis seems to apply that she has died between the two films or will die in Into Darkness. There's also the line about a war zone world where Kirk will be facing the villain, which could be the volcanic type land we've seen in set photos and Abram's seconds of Into Darkness footage. In the original Star Trek TV show, Kirk confronted Mitchell and a baron planet, which while not volcanic (Something that just could've been done for a more cinematic and exciting feel for the film) could very well be a version of it.
So while we wait on more information for Star Trek Into Darkness after its nine minute prologue hits IMAX theaters December 14, here's a cool fan-made trailer featuring Cumberbatch as Khan:

What do you think of Cumberbatch as Gary Mitchell?Who do you think he's playing?

Tahmoh Penikett Joins Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, But Who Is He Playing?

These past couple of days (And even hours) have been pretty crazy for DC Comic films. Just hours ago a rumor had broke the actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, Looper, The Dark Knight Rises) was set to return as the new Batman for a Justice League film, only for the rumor to be debunked by JGL's reps just a few hours later. There is also Man of Steel director Zack Snyder's seemingly confirmation the his Superman will be part of an expanded universe of characters, similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that will be connected to WB's Justice League film. And amongst all these rumors a new actor has joined Man of Steel, but who is he playing? Could it be Batman himself?

Well lets start of with the JGL/Batman rumor and sort of work our way to how the Penikett casting fits in with this. Earlier today Hitfix.com has broke news that Levitt was already in negotiations with WB to join Justice League as the new Batman, as well as an appearance in Man of Steel. Now for those who haven't seen The Dark Knight Rises yet, beware because there are SPOILERS ahead. Okay so as we all know Levitt played a character known as John Blake in TDKR, a version of Robin from the Batman comics, and at the end of the film we saw him enter the Batcave under Bruce Wayne's wishes. Now Nolan has time and time again stated this was the last film in the series, and Levitt himself had said that this was the conclusion and he had no plans to return to the role. But ultimately it's WB's decision as to whether they want to continue the Blake character as their new Batman, and in that case connect Man of Steel and Nolan's Batman series to their Justice League film. The rumor had also said one other actor was set to return to keep the continuity from the previous films, that speculators believed to be Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon. Now while Levitt's reps are saying this isn't true, there is always still a chance that they are trying to turn the media in the other direction, but there is really a small chance of this being true at this point.
Now to Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse), he was just recently confirmed to have joined the Man of Steel cast, which he has announced via his Twitter. IMDB has Penikett listed as a character named Henry Ackerdson, a name very similar to Henry Ackerson, a name used by Superman's enemy Metallo in the animated film Justice League: Doom. Now IMDB isn't exactly the most trust worthy source, and it would be odd that the character would be going by the name Henry Ackerdson as opposed to his real name John Corben. For those who don't know, Metallo is a Superman villain very similar to Terminator, and he's basically an experiment of the military who was turned into an android that runs on kryptonite. Now since the military has been said to have a heavy involvement in Man of Steel, Metallo doesn't seem a far fetched villain to make an appearance. But that really doesn't confirm that Penikett is the one that will be playing the role, and when asked if he was playing Ackerdson on Twitter he refused to confirm or deny that that was the role he was playing.
Now the only other role that Penikett has been rumored to be portraying in the film in none other than Bruce Wayne/Batman himself. The rumor comes off a bit more realistic than the Levitt/Blake/Batman rumor, considering that WB has announced they want a full on Batman 'reboot' which sounds like they want to bring the character back to square one, with not connection to the previous Nolan films. Penikett's casting confirmation comes in pretty late in comparison to the other cast members, which further supports the idea that Batman will be making an appearance in Man of Steel to emphasis on the expanded universe Man of Steel is set to start. But any word of Penikett actually playing Batman is strictly rumor, although he does seem to be a good fit for the part if I say so myself.
Here is Zack Snyder's apparent confirmation of a plan for a DC expanded universe that connects Man of Steel to Justice League:

“I don’t know how ‘Justice League’ is going to be handled. Honestly, I don’t… But ‘The Man of Steel’ exists, and Superman is in it. I don’t know how you’d move forward without acknowledging that.”

And when asked to go a little more in detail about Man of Steel's Justice League connection Snyder said:

“Um, how can I answer that?… I can’t really say anything to that, because that’s a big spoiler. I will say, yeah, they trust me to keep them on course.”
So it does sound like Snyder does have a sort of plan to incorporate hints to this universe in Man of Steel, and if they are spoilers then they may just be bigger then hints (Which would mean of course appearances).

What do you guys think of Penikett as Metallo or possibly Batman? How would you feel if JGL was our next Batman?

Adam Baldwin to Replace Titus Welliver in 'Last Ship'

Guest post by Ralph Villanueva. TNT will be coming out with a new drama, "The Last Ship" in 2013, and new casting details have been released. Titus Welliver was supposed to be playing the role of Mike Slattery but had to pull out unexpectedly due to family health emergencies. So, actor Adam Baldwin will take the reins. Mike Slattery is second in command to Captain Tom Chandler on the USS Nathan James, a naval destroyer. The crew on the ship find themselves in a post-apocalyptic world where they're among some of the last people on Earth.

The new TNT drama is based off the '88 novel by William Brinkley and will be produced by none other than Michael Bay. I guess he has recently found time to focus his efforts on a few potential TV series. Well, he won't actually be focusing too much attention on the new series, but director Michael Bay is using his clout to executive produce an eight-episode prequel so far.

A well-rounded cast will join the show, including writer Hank Steinberg, known for creating "Without a Trace," and producer Steven Kane, well-known for working on "The Closer."

'The Last Ship' Crew

Rhona Mitra: Mitra will play Rachel Scott, the strong-willed and fearless microbiologist specialist. Mitra is a badass English actress with plenty of silver screen skills, starring in "Doomsday," "Shooter" and “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.” Her TV list is just as impressive: "Nip/Tuck," "Boston Legal" and "The Practice."
Eric Dane: He will play Captain Tom Chandler, the captain of the USS Nathan James. Chandler gets word from his family that they're still alive, but there are militias everywhere, jeopardizing their lives. It's up to him to figure out how to save the last of humanity. Dane became a household sensation for playing Dr. Mark Sloan on the medical drama television series "Grey's Anatomy." He was also in the films "Marley &Me," "Valentine's Day" and "Burlesque."
Adam Baldwin: He will play the character of Mike Slattery, second in command to Captain Tom Chandler. Baldwin is most known for his role in "Independence Day" and several TV series including "Leverage," "Castle" and "Chuck."
Charles Parnell: He will be playing the role of Commander Master Chief Hugh Jeter aboard the USS Nathan James. CMC Jeter runs a tight ship and even threatens to shoot a sailor who attempts to leave the ship without permission, according to i09.com. Parnell is a television actor and has made appearances on "Bones," "Fringe," "CSI: Miami," "All My Children" and "Law & Order."
Michaela McManus: Michaela McManus will be playing Lt. Jackie Mckenna, who runs the Combat Information Center and is in charge of missile deployment. She is dating Danny Green, the leader of a group of SEALS. McManus has experience in short film and television, making appearances in "Cosa Bella," "One Tree Hill," "The Vampire Diaries" and "CSI: Miami."
Christina Elmore: She plays Lt. Alisha Granderson. Lt. Granderson co-steers the ship and is an emotional wreck. Elmore will make her television debut with this series. She is a stage actress from San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater.
Sam Spruell: He will play the character of Quincy Tophet, a paleomicrobiologist who's the assistant of Rachel Scott's assistant. He helps her dig for ice samples in the hopes to find a cure for the mutating virus. Spruell has been featured in British series "Spooks" and "P.O.W." and is most recently known for his role in "Snow White and the Huntsman."
Travis Van Winkle: He will play Danny Green, the leader of a small group of Navy SEALS. Van Winkle is an experienced actor in both the television and film world, most known for his works in the Michael Bay Transformers project, "Friday the 13th," "Two and a Half Men" and "Law & Order."
Author: Ralph Villanueva A sci-fi Fanatic, Ralph is first in line for Comicon, Batman movie releases and everything "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" related.

Review: Does Red Dawn Make For A Worthy Remake of the Original Classic?

Red Dawn. A remake of the 1984 film with the same title starring some big names including Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, it was bound to do better because of an all -star cast, a whole bunch of action, and a cool story line, right? WRONG. Instead what we got was a rushed storyline, characters that didn't really seem interesting, and an overall remake that doesn't meet the standards of the original.

In the beginning of  Red Dawn we pretty much learn of a problem starting with North Korea kinda saying they're immature and how they are planning something big, which kinda seemed cool. Then we switch over to the main storyline with our main characters; Thor, Josh, Peeta...oh wait that's not right. But that how the movie starts to feel. Chris Hemsworth starts to loose the sense of his character and as a fan I start to see more of  Thor than I do of Jed. Same thing happens with Josh Peck playing Matt, I begin to get tired of his whining and start seeing him as more of chubby adorable Josh from the TV show Drake and Josh than some harden teen who just saw his dad get killed.
Same goes with most of the other characters, and after a while you notice that you dont really form a connection with any of the characters at all. SPOILER: Some of the characters die in the film, but in a way you dont care. I mean their not even on the movie's promotional posters so that kinda throws a sucker punch. One reason for the lack of character depth and relation is because of a rushed storyline.
One second they're waking up in bed, next second they're running from explosions. I mean really, do you seriously think that North Korea can just tip toe into American Airspace and no one notices. At least have the characters get a bowl of cereal and check their facebook in the morning before everything happens, but no, it's just kind of thrown onto you and you have to deal with it.
The action scenes weren't too bad, but seemed repetitive. Wolverines ( school mascot/ what they call themselves) shoot at the North Koreans, North Koreans fire back, random explosion happens, Wolverines win and take some free stuff. After a while it's like, wait. didn't you guys just blow up some cars and what not, why are you doing it again.
After a few action scenes here and there you get tired of the movie, I mean it seems that the entire army went on Christmas break for some reason in that movie and all hope is left upon a girl scout troop with Thor, Peeta, and Josh. Could the movie have been better? Yes. Should it have been better? Probably. Would I recommend you go see Red Dawn in theaters? It depends , if you wanna kill time and watch a quick action flick where you don't really care for the characters and just wanna see stuff blow up, then be my guest.
To conclude, Red Dawn isn't a bad movie but there are many things that could've been done differently/adjusted in order to make it a stronger and more memorable movie. But overall it has potential and can lead into possibly a trilogy of films showing improvement.

I give Red Dawn 3 out of 5 stars:

And here's the trailer:

What are your thoughts on Red Dawn?Are you going to go check it out?

Sony Pulls Out New Set Of Actors Being Eyed For Harry Osborn

Just a few days ago we learned that Sony had a shortlist of just three actors up for the role of Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which included Brady Cobert (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures), and Dane DeHaan (Chronicle). It was said that Sony would be taking a more classic approach to the character rather than similar to the version in the Ultimate comics or James Franco's in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. But now it seems Sony has had a change of heart, and are looking for a more 'better looking' and 'athletic' actor for the role. The new shortlist now includes Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman), Eddie Redmayne (My Week With Marlene), Douglas Booth (LOL), and Boyd Holbrook (The Host).

The news comes a bit surprising as just earlier today, paparazzi got photos Dane DeHaan and Andrew Garfield arriving at director Marc Webb's house. While the original thought was that this may be a sign DeHaan was locked in, apparently the actor may not be up for the role anymore. Sony had previously said that they wanted a 'darker and edgy' version of Harry, a part that DeHaan fit like a glove. But now it seems the new set of actors are quite different from the original three, and fit more Sony's new description.
Dane DeHaan arriving at Marc Webb's house
As for whether DeHaan, Ehrenreich, and Cobert are still in the running, it has yet to be said. Both Ehrenreich and Cobert can still slightly pull of this new version of Harry, but DeHaan is the one that really might've been the most impacted by the studio's change. Of the new shortlist, Sam Claflin is the most recognized (And probably best choice) as he starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White and the Huntsman, and will just recently be starring as Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It seems odd for Claflin to be taking on another role in a big blockbuster, especially if the Hunger Games films will be filming so close together.
As for the other choices, Eddie Redmayne is an up and coming British actor (Sound familiar-Andrew Garfield) who starred in My Week With Marilyn and will be in this years' Les Miserables. He too would be an interesting choice, and is a strong actor for the part who could work well with Andrew. Both Douglas Booth and Boyd Holbrook I am not familiar with, Booth has received a role in Darren Aronofsky's Noah, while Holbrook will be starring in the adaption of the Stephanie Meyer's book The Host.
In my opinion, I was very excited to see a new and more classical take on Harry Osborn, having him as a social outcast like Peter kind of similar to the Spectacular Spider-Man version. I was all for DeHaan getting the part, although my original choice was Ehrenreich. I still think Ehrenreich can work out for this different version of Harry (Maybe even better actually), but the other actors I've thought of for the role no longer fit such as Anton Yelchin and DeHaan no longer fit the bill. Some people that I can think of off the top of my head for this more popular rich kid and athletic version of Harry would be Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), or Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy, although save him for Eddie Brock). The choice I'd really like to see for this version of the part would have to be Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin), who just barely lost out to Garfield for Spider-Man and would work great along side him, as well as blending some of the element of classic Harry into the version Sony is now going with.
Who do you think should play Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?

Colin Trevorrow Rumored To Be Front Runner To Direct Star Wars Episode VII

Ever since Disney's purchase of LucasFilm and the announcement of an all new Star Wars trilogy coming up starting with Episode VII in 2015, things have been quite crazy. First we found out George Lucas would not be directing or writing the films, then we learned that Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine writer Michael Arndt would be writing the script (I fantastic choice if I say so myself), and rumors have been tossed back and forth on whether the original characters and their respective actors will be returning for the new series. But the main buzz about the film has definitely been who will be taking on the challenge of directing, and just about every big name in the business has been brought up for the role, but now it seems the director that might be getting the gig isn't who most people expected.

Such names as J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Zack Snyder, and Sam Mendes have all declined involvement in the film, with fan favorite for the job Brad Bird recently dismissing any rumors of his involvement as well, choosing to focus on his new film 1952. But many other names are still in contending, such as Matthew Vaughn (X-Men First Class), Jon Favreau (Iron Man), Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy), Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), who have all said they'd be interested in the job. In the mean time other names being brought up are Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings), Duncan Jones (Source Code), Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy), Joss Whedon (The Avengers), Rian Johnson (Looper), Andrew Stanton (John Carter), Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Man), and even Christopher Nolan (Although that is strictly his fan base speaking). But it may seem that you can cross these big names of your list, cause the main guy up for the job is indie director Colin Trevorrow who just released his first film Safety Not Guaranteed.

While it may come as a surprise to many, Trevorrow is said to have even met with George Lucas, and Safety Not Guaranteed included quite a few Star Wars references from it's main characters. Trevorrow being a fresh name may fit more with what Disney/LucasFilm is looking for to fit well with Michael Arndt style of story telling, and judging by Arndt's previous works, the two seem to be a good collaboration. Not only do these thing point to Trevorrow being up for the job, but he may have confirmed it as early as in June, during a promotional interview for Safety Not Guaranteed. When asked what he'd be doing next he described that he'd be "tackling a beloved mythology" and will "try to make it not suck". See for yourself at the 21:50 mark:

It sure sounds a hell of a lot like Star Wars to me, and with his name already having come up on the directors shortlist, and his supposed meeting with George Lucas, the pieces of the puzzle fit. Now it still remains to be revealed if the new trilogy will follow the same formula as the original, in which a different director came on board for each film. If Trevorrow is in fact directing Episode VII, he may or may not be sticking around for the whole series. While I was personally rooting for Brad Bird, I don't mind Trevorrow getting the job, as it seems he is a big fan of the Star Wars franchise. To his credit while Safety Not Guaranteed may not be a very well known film, it was praised critically and really told a great story with a lot of heart, something the George Lucas' original Star Wars trilogy had, but his prequels seemed to be lacking. The team up of Trevorrow and Arndt sounds like an exciting route for Disney to take.
What do you think of Colin Trevorrow possibly directing Star Wars Episode VII?

RoboCop Remake: Set Photos And Concept Art Look Promising

RoboCop. A movie produced around 1987 about a cop who died and was kinda put back together Dr. Frankenstein's Monster Style using robotic pieces. The original was not bad but the action seemed a little slow paced. There was a scene where he walks into a drug lords operating plant and shoots up everybody, and it seemed like he was going for a stroll in the park. Well now RoboCop is getting second chance to wow a new generation on the big screen come 2014.

The film will star The Killing's Joel Kinnaman in the lead role of Alex Murphy/RoboCop, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as Dr. Robert Norton the man who created RoboCop, and Michael Keaton (Tim Burton's Batman) as the films villain Raymond Sellars who is the CEO of OmniCorp. The film as includes a strong supporting cast such as Samuel L. Jackson, Jay Burachel, Abbie Cornish, and Jackie Earl Haley. The film is directed by Jose Padilha, famous for his work on the Elite Squad series which ironically also focus's on police officers.

But now in 2012 we have learned that not only is RoboCop being remade, but the concept art behind it looks beautiful. Rumor has it that the new RoboCop remake will feature four suits. So far the suit we see in action mostly is the new all black suit. A recent leaked sizzle reel for the film which included lots of concept art has shown the first suit Murphy uses as RoboCop in the film which is very reminiscent of the one in the original. Two other suits have also been leaked, one that is a silver combat suit, and the other a Transformer like suit that can transform itself. Did I also mention that RoboCop will be getting a set of RoboWheels. In the new RoboCop remake, Alex Murphy (RoboCop's real name) will be riding on a custom police motorcycle which looks sick based upon photos released online.
If the new RoboCop plans on having about the same or even more action scenes in it, than we can probably expect a pretty awesome action movie. Things that can possibly go wrong with the RoboCop film go as follow:

1.The movie comes out too much like Terminator/ Iron Man and people begin to loose interest in the main storyline and just want to see RoboCop shoot people and ride his bike.

2. RoboCop starts acting like RoboCop from the 80's where he walks all stiff like and acts like a toy robot instead of a one man army.

3.They give him a dumb villain, someone who nobody cares about, one of those people who's main plan is to take over the city/ get rich quick blah blah blah. Been there, done that, we want something new. Look what happened to Judge Dredd, ended up like Judge Judy because it followed an over used storyline.

One of the four suits in the film claimed to be the transforming suit

The recently leaked silver combat suit spotted on set in Toronto
Concept art of RoboCop's first armor (Click to enlarge)
Concept art of the ED-209 (Click to enlarge)
My expectations are actually pretty high for the upcoming RoboCop film, hopefully they want mess it up, kind of like they do with other old movies the revive , but nobody goes out to see it because you already know what's going to happen. But with the right storyline, awesome action sequences, an explosion here and there, RoboCop may be able to come out with another two movies (at max). RoboCop is set to hit theaters February 7, 2014.

What would you like to see from the new RoboCop film?