Captain Marvel Director Found?

It seems Marvel has found its Captain Marvel directors, and yes I said directors.

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This just in: Marvel may have found its Captain Marvel director, or should I say directors. Variety is reporting that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been chosen to direct Captain Marvel. Boden and Fleck are best known for writing and directing the 2015 Drama Mississippi Grind Starring Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds, but outside of that the pair aren’t known for much. Not that this should be worrying to anyone. Marvel has a gift for picking out talented directors that aren’t particularly well known and making them into cinematic powerhouses. They did it with the Russo brothers, they did it with James Gunn, and now they’re gonna do it with these two. Now keep in mind Marvel hasn’t yet confirmed this news, so this could be bad info. But I don’t think it is. It’s a bit too random to be fake. But until it’s official, don’t completely take it to the bank.

So thoughts on this choice? Who was your pick for directing Captain Marvel? Talk about it in the comments, and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on the Captain Marvel directors and other things in the world of movies.

Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters in March 8th, 2019.

Movies I’ve Seen – Captain America: The First Avenger

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So I have been slacking. I really have. But rather than just let this die I’m gonna keep trying to get my life together. So this is a little thing I like to call “Movies I’ve Seen”. This is just me reviewing movies (recent and not) that I watch. It’s an easy way for me to get content out without it taking too much time. Hopefully I stick with it. So the movie I’m starting off with is Captain America: The First Avenger because I want to pretend America is as honest and true as Steve Rogers. This is without a doubt my favorite movie. This movie is one of the three dvds I own and this is the only one I legit love (I won the other two in a contest). This movie is everything I love about movies all rolled up in one. That may not be true, but if I could only have one movie on my mantle this would be the one. Now to get into the nitty-gritty.

This movie is just grand. As a diehard patriot and a girl who was the same weight and height as Steve Rogers pre-super soldier serum, this movie speaks to me on a spiritual level. Steve Rogers represents everything you think America is as a kid and everything you want it to be as an adult. If i could just meet one person who is half the man he is, my faith in humanity would grown tenfold. And Chris Evans as Steve Rogers is completely believable. Him as a little guy who can’t say no to a fight is how I will always see Chris Evans (even though I first knew him as Johnny Storm). Most successful actors come to a point in their career where they play a character that is so beautiful and iconic and brilliant tumblr_n2lra2xgwh1r5a08so1_250that they are seen as that forever. I knew in 2011, before the Avengers, before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, before any of that, that Chris Evans would always be Captain America. And I’m pretty okay with that. Captain America isn’t a bad person to be.

Now on to the other characters. Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes is just grand. His friendship with Steve is like the best kind of friendship. They’re like brothers. Seeing him evolve throughout the Captain America franchise is truly extraordinary. While I do find Bucky’s character is best used in Captain America: Civil War, this is a great introduction to the character. Now let’s go on to Peggy Carter, who will forever be goals. She is everything I wish I could be. She is a feminist icon that deserves her tv show back, but I digress. Hayley Atwell was the perfect choice for this part. I didn’t know her when I saw her and by the end I couldn’t forget her. And as for her love story with Steve, it didn’t feel forced. It just organically came about because he was a good, honest man and she recognized that. Gosh, were they good. Also let’s talk about Hugo Weaving, cause this has always ground my gears. His Red Skull is one of the best villains the MCU has ever had. People always complain about these half-assed MCU villains, but when we talk good villains Red Skull never comes up! I mean I love Loki as much as the next teenage girl, but you gotta give the man his props. It is a real bummer though that Hugo Weaving has like no desire to come back to the MCU. Cause he doesn’t die at the end. When I first watched the movie I just assumed the Tesseract killed him, but really it transported him to somewhere in the cosmos. They could bring him back, but Hugo just isn’t about it. A true shame. And the last guy to talk about is Tommy Lee Jones, because that man is a fucking national treasure. Though I have literally never seen him young. Did he become an actor at 50 or something? I mean he is amazing but he has always been old. but his character is Tommy Lee at his finest. I’m not gonna go in depth with this cause you know it’s true. OH SHIT! I forgot to talk about Stanley Tucci!! First things first it took me a few watches to realize that man was Stanley Tucci. It just didn’t connect in my head at the time. But damn is that man great. Erskine was just so lovely and that part when he and Steve are talking the night before the operation is just beautiful. His whole little monologue is just great.

As for story this movie catches my heart everytime, and I’ve seen this movie at least 17 times. This is the movie that when you see it on tv you watch it to the end, even if you start it in the middle. While it is the stereotypical hero origin story, it has more of a heart to it than Thor or Iron Man. You don’t think of it as a superhero movie, you think of it as just a beautiful, patriotic movie. You think of it as a regular person putting himself at risk for the tumblr_ojdbtg5vl91tlgqkgo5_250sake of his country. That’s some fucking beautiful shit man. And that last part when he has to crash the jet, it breaks my heart every time. EVERY. TIME. And another thing that makes this movie great is the period it’s set in. Watching it you feel that patriotism caused by World War II being transferred into you. While this period was not the best, it’s nice to just pretend everything’s okay by watching a nice, mousy white boy become a superhero.

And lastly, I love this movie’s score. It just bleeds patriotism, but the best parts aren’t the uber patriotic ones. My favorites are “Farewell to Bucky” and “This is my Choice”. That’s all I’m gonna say, but listen to them if you have a free minute.

In conclusion, this movie is a great thing to watch to forget we’re living in Trump’s America. And for those living outside of the US, I don’t know if this movie will hit you as hard as it hit me, but who knows? Talk about that in the comments and tell me what I should watch next! The Oscar nominations just came out yesterday and I’m gonna be going through those to prepare for the big night, but I’ll find some time in between if y’all suggest something. Also like this and share it with someone. And if you could follow me I’d really appreciate that. But if not that’s fine, just you reading this is a blessing.

DCEU’s All-Female Villains Movie to be Called ‘Gotham City Sirens’; David Ayer to Direct

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While Suicide Squad wasn’t exactly a critical darling it did have its moments, and if you ask around about what people’s favorite part of many people will say is the characters. Well, more specifically Harley Quinn. This being the first live action film adaptation of the character, Margot Robbie pretty much knocked it out of the park. When that movie ended most people were thinking “What’s next for Harley?” and the studio picked up on that. So not long after the movie came out it was revealed that a Harley Quinn spinoff was in the works. As time went on we got more details about the project, one being that it could star several famous female villains for a Birds of Prey type of movie. Well we have some more official news that confirms this and a bit more.

The Harley Quinn spin-off has officially evolved into a movie of female villainesses 635267fd1f83ae1c99ad9da6bb3cfe86called Gotham City Sirens. David Ayer will be returning to direct this spin-off, which can be taken as good or bad depending on your feelings about Suicide Squad. For those who thought Suicide Squad was a glorified music video may be dismayed by this news. However for those who either did not think that or loved the movie for what is was should be pretty okay with this news. And the title is a pretty cool one, so that’s one more plus. It’s likely derived from the DC comics series Sirens, which stars the famous villainesses Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy. It is unclear is these are the villains they will be focusing on, only Harley is a sure bet. There is no word on the movie’s plot or if any heroes will be appearing in the villain-centric picture.

For those whdeadshot_empire_cover_png_by_messypandas-d9fdc79o are more interested in the other members of the Squad, don’t fear. Suicide Squad 2 is still in development, along with a Deadshot spin-off. GCS is just the furthest along, which isn’t a surprise considering how much everyone loved Harley. This does seem like an interesting idea, however for the whole of the DCEU I don’t know where this is gonna fit in. I wouldn’t seem to follow the storyline set in place so far. This sounds like a
nice one-shot, but just doesn’t work in the DCEU right now. What they need to do is keep focused on the main storyline they have right now. I doubt Gotham CIty Sirens connects to Justice League Part 2 in some big and influential way. But who knows? Maybe they got it all worked out. Maybe…

So do you think they’re finally on the right track? Should the DCEU just focus on the path they’re on rather than deviating? Is Harley Quinn overrated? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Gotham City Sirens and other things in the world that is movie news.

Gotham City Sirens doesn’t have a set date yet, but we’ll be on the lookout for it.

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/gotham-city-sirens-movie-david-ayer-margot-robbie-reteam-all-female-dc-villains-project-

‘Aquaman’ Gets Pushed Back

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The DCEU has been working and working to catch up to the other superhero powerhouses of the age, and they’ve for the most part missed the mark. Their movies have been noted for being general messes that tend to divide their audience into those who hate it with a passion or love it with equal passion. This was evident with their third film, Suicide Squad, which came out this Summer to the admiration or disappointment its audience. But somehow this universe that just can’t seem to get the superhero movie right still has many waiting anxiously for the next installment. With Wonder Woman only months away now and Justice League not long after, the DCEU is something we’re all still crossing our fingers for, and this news may bum you out but it may be for the best.

Aquaman has been moved off its date of July 27th, 2018 to October 5th, 2018. It is unclear why this move has been made for a movie that is still so far off. One plausible theory is to move the film away from Mission Impossible 6. Let’s face it, those movies have had quite a bit more success in the moolah department than the DCEU films. No need for Tom Cruise mv5byjmyzjzmzjitzjywmc00mzqzlwjjymutmji4zdayzdnjyje3xkeyxkfqcgdeqxvymzy0nta5ndu-_v1_uy268_cr1470182268_al_dipping into the DCEU’s money pool. As of right now Aquaman has no competition in its new slot, and October isn’t so bad. I mean as of right now the DCEU films haven’t been doing too well, so why throw it into a Summer that will surely be packed? Not to mention even with khal Drogo himself playing the title role there is still the prejudices attached to Aquaman and in turn an Aquaman movie. They seem to be trying to avoid risk. But as earlier stated, this movie doesn’t come out for almost two years. If the response to him in Justice League is better than expected they might just movie it back up.

So what do you think? Is this a good or bad sign? Do you think Jason Momoa can carry a movie? Is Aquaman just a sea-nerd? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Aquaman and everything else in the movie world.

Aquaman comes to US theaters October 5th, 2018. It is directed by James Wan and will star Jason Momoa as the title character, as well as Amber Heard as Mera and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/jason-momoas-aquaman-gets-release-date-952425

Tim Miller leaves ‘Deadpool 2’ over Creative Differences


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It’s hard to believe that only 8ish months ago the smash hit Deadpool came to theaters. The story of a lovable anti-hero turned the hero stereotype on its head with a mixture of raunchy comedy and breakage of the fourth wall. The idea of a character that no one knew being added into the movie X-Men lore in a solo film successfully is mind boggling, but it was done. That cannot be completely attributed to the film’s quality. Ryan Reynolds made people know about that movie. Thanks to his amazing viral marketing, normal people knew about that movie. So this movie was a bit of the Ryan Reynolds show, but he wasn’t the only thing that made that movie great. Director Tim Miller definitely had his hand in making the movie what it was. I can say without a doubt that movie would have been a different experience with Miller pitching in, so this recent news is a bit worrying.

Yes the title of this is correct, your eyes did not deceive. Tim Miller will not be directing Deadpool 2. While Miller was never officially set to direct the sequel, it was assumed by pretty much everyone that he would be returning. Now I know what you’re thinking, “It’s millerFantastic Four all over again. Miller probably didn’t want to be associated with another Fox trainwreck.” Luckily (?) that is not the case. Turns out the differences are between Ryan Reynolds and Tim Miller, rather than Miller and Fox. According to a report from Deadline, the split was amicable and no hard feelings are harbored between Miller and Fox. Miller will in fact be directing the Fox movie Influx, which is an adaptation of the Daniel Suarez novel of the same name. The movie is set to be the first of a trilogy.

So, what happened? If I had finished this article within a few hours of starting it I would have no answer. Luckily I am lazy and therefore I now have answers. According to TheWrap there were two major differences in the Miller and Reynold’s visions for the 991777541458ac07cc7870691074f81amovie, the first of which being that Miller (being a special effects guy) wanted a more stylized sequel, which Reynolds wanted to focus more on the raunchy comedy that got people in the theaters in the first place. Secondly, there was a disagreement over casting. As anyone who has paid ANY attention to the news of the coming Deadpool sequel (or anyone who stuck around for Deadpool‘s post-credits scene) knows, Cable is supposed make his first appearance in this film. While there has been a lot of speculation over who would take over the mantle, no one has been given the title as far as we know. Apparently Miller was rooting for Bloodline star Kyle Chandler to play the character, however Reynolds was not about him. We don’t know why but I’m sure he had his reasons.

In the end Fox knew that if they couldn’t agree then one of them would have to walk off into the sunset, and that person was Miller. I mean they couldn’t let go of Ryan Reynolds, he is Deadpool. Not like they can just switch him out with Ryan Gosling and hope no one can tell the difference. He made Deadpool and Deadpool made him. Before this one thought of The Proposal at best and Green Lantern at worst when they thought Ryan Reynolds. So while this is a shame it’s better than the opposite.

So what effect will this have on the sequel? Do you think it’ll all workout in the end? Who do you want to see play Cable? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Deadpool 2 and other things in the world of movie news.

Deadpool 2 is set to his theaters sometime in 2018.

Sources: http://deadline.com/2016/10/deadpool-director-tim-miller-exits-sequel-ryan-reynolds-creative-disagreements-fox- , http://www.thewrap.com/deadpool-director-tim-miller-exit-ryan-reynolds-creative-differences/

 

Joe Manganiello to Play Deathstroke in DCEU’s Batman Solo Film

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It has been exciting few weeks for the DC fans of the world. Just over a week ago Ben Affleck gave us the heads up that Deathstroke would be the main villain in the Batman solo movie set to come out in 2018, which sparked a lot of excitement for me and anyone else who is a fan of Arrow or the original Teen Titans cartoon. Deathstroke (aka Slade Wilson) is one of the more known of the unknown DC villains thanks to this popular tv shows. So that news was already something to get me looking forward to 2018, but this is just icing on the cake.

According to The Washington Journal Joe Manganiello has been cast as Deathstroke in this newest iteration. This news came from the mouth of DC executive Geoff Johns himself, so you can take this to the bank. You may recognize this dashing man from the series True Blood and the Magic Mike franchise. Of all the names I heard for this role, Joe’s was the one I most often heard thrown around. So I’m sure quite a few people are having a pretty good day today.

Johns declined to answer if Manganiello’s Deathstroke would make some kind of appearance in the Justice League movie we have coming up soon, however Mr. Manganiello just so happened to be in London not far from where they are shooting so …. Do with that information what you will.

So are you pumped this casting choice? Or did you have someone else in mind? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Deathstroke and other things in the world of movie news.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2016/09/08/joe-manganiello-will-play-deathstroke-in-ben-afflecks-batman-movie/?mod=e2twsy

 

Zendaya’s True ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ Character Revealed?

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Before the dawn of this great era of superhero films few people knew about the heroes of DC and Marvel lore. Of the hundreds of characters created over the decades only a few were known by the common man, and one of these characters is Spiderman. Most commonly known to be the alter ego of mild mannered high school student Peter Parker, Spiderman used the abilities given to him by his mutated DNA to fight crime. When the superhero genre was slowly becoming a thing Spiderman really came into the global consciousness with the 2002 movie Spiderman. With Tobey Maguire playing our friendly neighborhood Spiderman, all the actors from this first franchise became what most people envisioned when they thought Spiderman. In this first film iteration of Spiderman we got to see the wily redhead Mary Jane Watson. The girl next door and the love of Peter’s life, Mary Jane became known for her fiery red hair and her eventual relationship with Peter. Alas that didn’t work out in Spiderman 3, but it seems Mary Jane may be getting another shot at the big screen in the form of Zendaya.

Popular Disney actress Zendaya (Best known for playing Rocky in the Disney Channel series Shake it Up) was cast several months ago in the role of Michelle. The character was given no background but it was speculated that she was to play a version of the character Michelle Gonzalez, who in the comics was Peter’s roommate and love interest. But now according to mary-jane-watson_article_story_largeThe Wrap, Zendaya will be in fact taking up the mantel of Mary Jane Watson in this newest iteration. Now no offense to Umberto Gonzalez or The Wrap, but there is still a possibility that this is not exactly the truth. No one at Sony or Marvel has confirmed or denied these statements, so the validity of these statements is still unclear.

But if Zendaya is Mary Jane, is that a good or bad thing? This is Zendaya’s first major motion picture and she’s to play one of the most beloved characters in Spidey lore? Hopefully she just got stuck in the Disney world and that’s why this is her first movie out. But as for some of the arguments on her not looking like Mary Jane, I know the red hair is iconic but give it a rest. As long as she has the ability to embody the character then it doesn’t matter if she has red hair or brown.

So did you predict this happening? Do you think the reports are legit? Is the red hair really necessary? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Spiderman: Homecoming and other things in the world of movie news.

Spiderman: Homecoming comes to theaters July 7th, 2017.

Source: http://www.thewrap.com/zendaya-spider-man-homecoming-role-reveal-mary-jane-watson/