Tim Miller leaves ‘Deadpool 2’ over Creative Differences


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/


X-Men: Apocalypse Non-Spoiler Review

Hello! I am your hopeful reviewer Jada and this is my review of X-Men: Apocalypse. For all of those who didn’t feel like reading the title today, you’re in luck! This is my non-spoiler review for this movie. So you can continue on unspoiled. Enjoy!

Background: X-Men: Apocalypse stars James McAvoy (Victor Frankenstein, Wanted) as Professor X, Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, Steve Jobs) as Erik Lensherr/Magneto,  Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Joy) as Raven/Mystique, Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Hank McCoy/Beast, Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Inside Llewyn Davis) as En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse, Rose Byrne (Neighbors, Insidious) as Moira Mactaggert, Evan Peters (Kick-Ass, American Horror Story) as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones, Barely Lethal) as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Mud, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse) as Scott Summers/Cyclops, Lucas Till (Walk the Line, The Spy Next Door) as Alex Summers/Havok, Kodi Smit-McPhee (Paranorman, Dawn of the planet of the Apes) as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Ben Hardy (Eastenders) as Angel, Alexandra Shipp (Straight Outta Compton, Drumline: A New Beat) as Ohoro Munroe/Storm, and Olivia Munn (Iron Man 2, Deliver Us from Evil) as Psylock. Wow, talk about a mouthful. I almost gave up on that half way through, to be honest. This is the final film in the second X-Men trilogy.

This movie was great. I enjoyed every part of it, which makes me wonder what all the legit critics are complaining about. But they were right about that slamming beginning. So let’s get down to it.The set up to this movie was glorious. The way each character new and old was introduced for this new installment was just great. I think the introduction I liked best was when we first see Magneto. No spoilers of course, but it’s a doozy.

Of the original cast I think the stand outs of this movie are of course Professor X, Magneto, and Quicksilver. These three have always been amazing and their roles in this movie is no exception. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender’s portrayals as always bring the kind of gravitas one expects from the X-Men franchise, and Quicksilver brings the small bits of comedy that help bring us out of some dark moments. This movie isn’t exactly funny, but there is laughter. It’s all intentional, don’t worry, but it’s just lovely to have a bit of comedy. Of the new characters (well, new portrayals of characters), I think Nightcrawler was my favorite. But all the new characters were amaze, don’t get me wrong. Nightcrawler was just such a kid even though he’s blue and has a tail. He also added a bit of comedy to this, mostly because he’s very different from the the other gifted youngsters. He’s nice but an odd fellow. But lovable. And Tye Sheridan’s Cyclops was lovely. And Sansa Stark as Jean Grey was a very good choice. I should probably use her real name, Sophie Turner, but she will always be Sansa in my heart. I never really got attached to the original Jean Grey, the first X-Men trilogy was just before my time enough for me to have never really got into her. So I’m happy that this is a Jean I can really grow with.I wish I saw a bit more of these kids. I thought Jubilee was more of a character in this movie than she was, so that was a bummer.

As for Apocalypse, I wasn’t that into him. At times he was a cool villain, but in the pantheon of villains he is not that one we will put in the top five. For a guy they call Apocalypse you’d think he’d be more …. not exactly scary but intimidating. I never got that fear that the world was gonna end. As for his horsemen, they were pretty cool. Angel was super cool. He was very hardcore and I appreciated that. Storm actually stuck with her accent. Yes, shade is being thrown to Halle Berry. Thank you for noticing. And I did like Alexandra Shipp in the role. I am ready to see her carry on with this role, whenever that happens. Psylock actually seemed to be barely in this. I wasn’t really interested in her anywho, so no harm done I suppose.

All in all, I liked this movie. It wasn’t up to the caliber of the other movies in this trilogy, nor was it the strongest finish, but it was a good movie. And enjoyable even if you haven’t seen the other movies. It’s a fun blockbuster worth taking your buds to.

So that’s our non-spoiler review of X-Men: Apocalypse! Look out for the spoiler review of this movie and all the other stuff Sprom will be doing in the coming days. I hope you enjoyed this and I hope you enjoy X-Men: Apocalypse!


What’s Out?

This is a little thing I’m gonna start doing to just inform y’all of all the stuff coming out in theaters each week. Hope you enjoy!


So the first movie we’re gonna talk about is the superhero epic, X-Men: Apocalypse. This movie will finish off the new X-Men trilogy that started with X-Men: First Class in 2011 and continued with X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014. Here’s the official summary:

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

This movie stars returning cast members Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Evan Peters, along with the new cast members Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Ben Hardy (Angel), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), and Lana Condor (Jubilee). This movie currently has a 47% on Rotten Tomatoes from the critics and a 73% from the audience. I haven’t seen the movie yet, so it’s up to you whether you see this or the other movie coming out this weekend.

alice_through_the_looking_glassAnd that movie is Alice through the Looking Glass. The sequel to the 2010 movie Alice in WonderlandAlice through the Looking Glass is another example of Disney’s current obsession with live action versions of Disney classics. Here’s the summary:

Alice returns to the magical world of Underland, only to find the Hatter in a horrible state. With the help of her friends, Alice must travel through time to save the Mad Hatter and Underland’s fate from the evil clutches of the Red Queen and a clock like creature, known as Time.

This movie stars Johnny depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, and Sacha Baron Cohen and isn’t doing too hot critically. The movie has an absimal rating of 29% on Rotten Tomatoes from the critics and a decent rating of 64% from the fans. I also haven’t seen this yet so you decide which you wanna see this weekend.

With no official opinions on either of these movies, I suggest you go see The Nice Guys with Russel Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Just trust me.

So what are you gonna see this weekend? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on what’s coming each week and other things in the world of movie news.

X-Men: Apocalypse makes $103+ million internationally


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.

X-Men: Real Talk with J. Law on the End to Her Contract


Don’t you just love Jennifer Lawrence? She just seems lovely. I mean i’ve never met her, but let a girl dream. While she really broke out in the leading role of Katniss in The Hunger Games,  Lawrence joined a group of pretty much unknowns for X-Men: First Class. This 1960’s set superhero movie not only brought back the X-Men franchise, but helped make superstars of many of its main actors. Now the final movie in this trilogy looms overhead like a dark cloud and with it the end of the contracts of James MacAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and yes Jennifer Lawrence. The actors only signed on for a three movie deal, so after Apocalypse they all can jump ship if they so choose. In an interview with EW , J. Law discussed the possibility of her sticking with the franchise.

“I would love to come back,” says Lawrence. “I love the fans and I love the character. But then you realize how important your year is, like how important three months out of your year is. I don’t know. I shouldn’t be that honest.”

This points out a think a lot people don’t think about. These are busy people. Jennifer Lawrence is one of the biggest stars in the country, and even if she does love this franchise surely this isn’t all she wants to do. We can’t all be Hugh Jackman. It’s sad, but it’s true. Spending several months every like two years for the next X-Men movie is a lot of time out of her life. So let’s just consider that. In this interview J.Law. also mentions something interesting that came up with McAvoy and Fassbender.

“Fassbender and McAvoy and I were all talking,” she says, “Like, ‘Will you come back?’ ‘I dunno.’ ‘I’ll come back, if you come back.’ Fox should be terrified because the deal we made was like if one of us doesn’t come back, none of us are.”

I enjoy that they sound like a couple of high school kids deciding whether they’re gonna go to a party or not. These guys love the franchise, but it seems to me that what they really enjoy is hanging out with each. Why join a film if you know your buds are gonna be off doing Assassin’s Creed 2 or some drama. So while I understand what she’s saying, this looks like it could turn out really well or really bad. All or nothing is a scaring proposition, but sometimes you gotta take the risk.

So what do you think? Is J. Law. gonna come back for another X-Men trilogy? Or do you think the gang is done and its time for Tye Sheridan and Sophie Turner to step up? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Jennifer Lawrence and other things in the world of movie news.

X-Men: Apocalypse comes to theaters May 27th, 2016. It stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and some other people I don’t feel like listing. It’s directed by Bryan Singer.

Source: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/19/x-men-will-jennifer-lawrence-return

X-Men Apocalypse Post Credits scene to include New Character

What a time to be alive. In less than three weeks, X-Men: Apocalypse comes to US theaters and with it a post credits scene. Post credits scenes at this point aren’t exactly news in the world of comic book movies (unless of course you’re DC), but Simon Kinberg has given us some insight in a recent interview with Collider.com about this bit of extra content.

“It’s a nod toward potentially a lot of different movies. I mean certainly the Wolverine movie is related to what happens at the end of it, but there’s also another character that’s introduced, at least in name, in the tag and he could show up in any host of different X-Men films. Maybe a Gambit movie, maybe another X-Men movie.”

As you can see he’s not giving us too much to go on, but that’s probably best. Would hate to be spoiled three weeks before seeing the movie. So who do you think it could be? The long awaited Gambit? Or perhaps even a character from the coming New Mutants movie? Talk about it in the comments and make sure like, share, and follow Sprom for news on this and other stuff in the world of movie news.

X-Men: Apocalypse comes to theaters May 27th, 2016 and New mutants doesn’t currently have a release date but will possibly start shooting in early 2017.

Source: http://collider.com/x-men-apocalypse-post-credits-scene/

Dear moviegoer, A Million is a lot

The blockbuster hit Captain America: Civil War just premiered in US theaters this weekend and it only made $179.1 million. I know, what a failure. A real disappointment.

I hope you all can read the sarcasm in my voice. It seems movie fans are losing sight of the fact that a million is a lot of money, and this is just another example. Sure, we all hoped and maybe even expected this movie to make over $200 million opening weekend, but 179.1 isn’t that bad. It actually isn’t bad at all. that is more money than many of us will make in our entire lives. This might be a bit of a bummer, but come on guys. This movie was great and it made great money. Let’s all be happy for it.

Captain America: Civil War is currently in theaters