Saban’s Power Rangers Could Get up to Six Sequels

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Every generation has a thing that they and they alone can truly claim. Be it disco or tie dye, Poodle skirts or Michael Jackson, there are some things that just define a generation. One example of this is none other than the Power Rangers. A staple of 90’s pop culture in America, the series lives on in many forms, one form being the coming movie so modestly titled Saban’s Power Rangers.

The film, set to hit theaters March of 2017, stars a group of fairly unknown young actors and actresses and will be a sort of reworking of the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers’ characters and storyline. Now, I have been quite skeptical of this movie and its possibility for success at the box office for some time now, but it seems Lionsgate (The studio behind this movie) is pretty confident that this movie will be nothing short of a hit.

CEO of Lionsgate Jon Feltheimer recently said some very things regarding this coming movie. “We are really, really excited about the ‘Power Rangers’ movie. We could see doing five or six or seven.” Wow. And I thought James Cameron was crazy saying he was gonna make like three more Avatar movies. This shows that Lionsgate must have a lot of faith in this new property.

But when you think about it, their confidence in this property isn’t totally misguided. The Power Rangers television series has been running for 24 seasons and currently shows no signs of stopping. However, one must remember that the Power Rangers have ventured into the world of cinema before with mixed results. While the 1995 movie made $66 million on a $15 million budget, the second film (titled Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie) only made $9.6 million in the global box office.

So what do you think? Are you down with 6+ Power Rangers movies? Are you even going to see the first movie? Talk about it in comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Saban’s Power Rangers and other things in the world of movie news.

Saban’s Power Rangers comes to theaters March 24th, 2017.

Source: http://screenrant.com/power-rangers-movie-reboot-2017-sequels/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Netflix to Exclusively host all Disney Films come September

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I know this in its simplest from don’t have anything to do with sequels, prequels or remakes (oh my!), but this is big news that I think everyone in the US and Canada needs to hear.

Have you ever been planing to watch a movie or finish that one TV show and then you turn on Netflix and it’s gone. That’s a struggle we deal with all the time, but this new deal with Disney is gonna give us at least a few movies we can be sure to hold on to. This exclusive deal made between Netflix and Disney means all Disney movies to come out post this September will be goinforceawakens-hamill-endingg to Netflix. For all the nerds out there, that includes anything by Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar as well. See, I told ya. Big news! But the small sad part is that it only includes the movies that come out post-September. So no Captain America: Civil War, no Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and no Finding Dory. But don’t be bummed. At least we’ll have Episode 8 and Doctor Strange to look forward to.

As for just Netflix in general, over this Summer they will be adding a bunch of new movies you’ll want to see along with old favorites and that new Adam Sandler movie. Here’s a link to a little video on that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h37iuBD4azI

So what do you think? This seems like all around good news to me! But are you so bummed that TFA won’t be on there that you wanna scrap the idea completely? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Disney and other things in the world of movie news.

This deal goes into place this September. And although this deal does not include Civil War, there’s still time to see it in theaters! You can check out my non-spoiler review for that here.

Source: http://screenrant.com/netflix-marvel-disney-lucasfilm-pixar/

Update on Shazam Movie

10-facts-you-might-not-know-about-dc-s-shazam-779358Yes, it seems this movie is still happening. With the dark demeanor of the DCEU, many a fan has thought this movie just couldn’t happen. But with Geoff Johns saying that he will bring “hope and optimism” to the cinematic universe he now champions, this update from Hiram Garcia, producer of this upcoming adaptation, seems very timely. In talking with comicbook.com, Garcia discussed the progress of the film, along with his personal connection with this character.

“We’re a good way into development. We’re expecting a next draft soon which I think is really gonna put us in the zone that we’re hoping for. The great thing with Shazam for me as a fan, I was always a fan of Superman and his mythology as I grew up. I remember it was Alex Ross’s Kingdom Come that was the first time that ever made me look at Shazam just differently. I just knew of Shazam, you know the name, you knew the word, but I thought Alex Ross… He portrayed him and drew him in that epic kind of conflict that him and Superman ultimately had. It just made me look at Shazam in way like this is a bad motherf***er.”

So for all the people who bet this wasn’t happening, Ha! It seems you haven’t won yet! And to make this even better Hiram talked about how the movie would keep a similar atmosphere to that of the comics.

“Our take on that world is first and foremost, movies like that can be grounded and can have real stakes but can still be fun. That’s the place we always want it to come from. We have a character in Shazam that is a boy who is in this man’s body who is having the ultimate fulfillment that I think all comic book fans and everyone can associate with. Like, what if you wake up one day and you can just do all this great stuff? And then on the other side, you have this force of nature who is really anchored by what he lost in his family and that thread that he’s bringing with him throughout this journey. There’s a real grounding there. That combination of youth and enthusiasm and being in new to a world and then the place that Adam’s coming from. It makes for a great dynamic that not only allows us to have not only real stakes, real story, and real emotion, but a ton of fun in the process. There’s no reason that there should ever be a version of this story told that’s devoid of that. That’s our goal in doing this: following the path of the films that have been coming out and have done such a good job.”

Garcia also talked about how the movie would be tonally, using the MCU as an example, and how the more positive tone of a Shazam movie would fit into the darker universe of the DCEU:

“Marvel has, everyone knows, really locked into that place where they’re able to tell you really grounded, rooted stories that have real repercussions and there’s a real wake that’s left after what’s done but while through the whole process they still acknowledge that, you have a blast while you’re watching that. They find the moments where you’re constantly having fun and you’re able to go on the ride and that’s the place we’re gonna be playing in. I promise you dude, we’re not gonna f*** this up! My vision is so clear for this story and this movie. As story tellers, you sometimes get on projects but this has always been a priority. I’ve been carrying the Black Adam torch for so many years before we finally locked it in and I’m telling you we’re gonna knock this thing out of the park. It’s gonna be a blast and it’s gonna be a dope ride, so get ready!”

It’s hard for one not to be uplifted by Garcia’s enthusiasm over this property. And his willingness to not f*** this up is always a good sign. And as for me, I was never really familiar with the Shazam character, besides the fact that he turns from a boy to a man, so now I am incredibly intrigued. And to top that all off, this movie may just be the ray of light the DCEU needs to may the darkness a bit more bearable.

So what do you think? Are you still anti-Shazam or have you joined me and Hiram on the Shazam party bus? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Shazam and other things in the world of movie news

Shazam comes to US theaters April 5th, 2019.

Source: http://comicbook.com/2016/05/23/the-rocks-producer-promises-shazam-is-a-ton-of-fun/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X-Men: Apocalypse makes $103+ million internationally

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Within just days the final installment of the newest X-Men trilogy hits US theaters and here’s a little taste of what this movie can do. X-Men: Apocalypse made over $103 million internationally this weekend, which is pretty swell. Especially considering this hasn’t even come out in Korea, Japan, and the heavy hitter China. They don’t get the film until June 3rd.

So we still got a bit to see if this really hits it off, although with some off the stuff I’ve been hearing the results may be a bit less than Fox hopes for. I’ll try to see this is soon as possible to give my two cents on the 4th superhero movie of the year.

X-Men: Apocalypse comes to US theaters this Friday, May 27th.

Vincent D’Onofrio Tweet Breaks Our Hearts

spider-man-homecoming-logoNot that it’s his fault. He’s just the messenger. So as we all know Marvel is split up into two divisions: movies and TV. And the people in charge of these divisions just really don’t get along with each other. I personally don’t know why, but it is. Now you’d think that these guys (these guys being Kevin Feige and Ike Perlmutter) could be able to keep their differences from affecting the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Alas, that is not the case. After this split was officially made public, the possibility of the movie and TV sides of Marvel crossing over even just from time to time was shattered. And this has just been further proven by our pal Vincent D’Onofrio.

Vincent D’Onofrio plays Kingpin in the Marvel Netflix series Daredevil, and he is definitely an example of a good Marvel villain. With D’Onofrio’s character being not only a villain of Daredevil but also Spiderman in the comics, there has been much speculation on whether the villain would make an appearance in Spiderman: Homecoming. And this imaxresdefaults where our dreams get crushed. In a tweet that came out just yesterday D’Onofrio addressed the rumors of him being in the film. “Sorry folks but this is news to me. It would be great but I don’t think it will happen. V.” So do not kill him. In another tweet he even addressed
how cool it would be! He is as bummed as us, if not more (but that may because he’d also get payed a bunch if in it. No judgement though).

Another missed opportunity. Why can’t these guys just put aside their differences and let something beautiful happen? We already have fox owned Marvel properties separated from the MCU, why should be separate the heroes we already have? Come on guys.

But what do you think? Do you like the MCU’s separateness? Are you bummed that Kingpin will likely stay on the TV side? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Marvel’s squabbles behind the scenes and other things in the world of movie news.

Spiderman: Homecoming comes to theaters July 7th, 2017. And I know you’re bummed that Vince won’t be hanging with the webslinger anytime soon, but the bright side is his movie The Magnificent Seven comes out september 23rd of this year.

Source: https://twitter.com/vincentdonofrio/status/733702308106768384

Confirmed: Dead Robin From BvS is Jason Todd

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While the highly anticipated and highly disappointing movie Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice was a bummer, the movie did set up some interesting things for the future of the DCEU. One of those things was the fate of everyone’s favorite sidekick, Robin.

While it wasn’t specifically stated in the film, there was a little thing that made us all assume that the boy wonder had bit the bullet. If you don’t remember, let me jog your memory. There was a black suit with the words “HAHAHA Jokes on you Batman” spray painted on the front. That was enough of a hint for us to make the assumption that Robibatman-v-superman-robin-suit-joker-writingn had passed, but ever since seeing that we have wondered which Robin died.

It has been confirmed by Warner Bros that the Robin to have died was Jason Todd rather than Dick Grayson. This news isn’t the most surprising ever but it’s nice to know. Dick Grayson is the most well known of the Robins so I’m not shocked that they’re saving him for later.

But what do you think? Are you shocked they didn’t kill off Dick Grayson? Do you think the Batman solo movie will tell the story of Robin’s death? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more DCEU news and other things in the world of movie news.

Batman vs Superman is out of theaters mostly everywhere, but if its in yours see it if you REALLY want to. Or you can just wait and see something I’m more hopeful about: Suicide Squad , which comes to theaters this August 5th.

Source: http://screenrant.com/batman-v-superman-robin-jason-todd/

Thor: Ragnorak Cast List Comes Out

With a gazillion superhero movies on the horizon, it may be hard to keep track. Civil War is currently ravaging the box office and in less than a week X-Men: Apocalypse will be out. But don’t you worry about keeping track, I got you! I’ll keep you up to date on all the goings on of the superhero world. For example, the cast list for the third film in the Thor franchise has been released. here’s the list:

  • Two time Academy Award actress Cate Blanchett as the villainess Hela
  • My favorite actor from Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster
  • Rising star Tessa Thompson as the heroine Valkyrie
  • Dredd star Karl Urban as Skurge
  • Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/ The Hulk
  • Chris Hemsworth as our favorite alien Thor
  • Tom Hiddleston as our real favorite alien Loki
  • Idris Elba (aka who I think should be the new James Bond) as Heimdall
  • and Anthony Hopkins as the one, the only, ODIN

These are some very exciting announcements, especially that of Cate Blanchett. So many super good actors are in superhero movies these days. But there are a few things about this list to point out. First off, Natalie Portman is missing. Well that one’s easy to explain. Some weeks ago it was reported that Natalie would not be in the third Thor and many speculate that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie will take her place as the main female lead. As for Sif and the Warriors Three, don’t worry. Jaimie Alexander (aka Sif) said herself that we shouldn’t be worried. So I’m gonna trust her.

What do you think about this list? Bummed about Nat not returning for the sequel? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Thor: Ragnorak and other things going on in the world of movie news.

Thor: Ragnorak comes to theaters November 3rd, 2017.

Source: http://marvel.com/news/movies/26203/marvel_studios_confirms_stellar_new_cast_members_of_the_highly_anticipated_thor_ragnarok