Every year at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. shows up for their annual Saturday morning panel in Hall H with a ton of new footage, and 2017 is certainly no exception. The studio has a number of high-profile projects on their slate, and they kicked things off this morning with the first look at Steven Spielberg’s anticipated adaptation of Ready Player One.
San Diego Comic-Con is currently in full swing, and Netflix took the stage in Hall H yesterday to surprise fans with the first episode of The Defenders, which finds Daredevil joining forces with Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist to combat a threat lurking in the shadows of New York City.
Netflix has steadily been ramping up its original film slate, and Bright may be its boldest offering yet. Working from a script by Max Landis, End of Watch director David Ayer is at the helm for this tale of an alternate reality, where a veteran LAPD officer (Will Smith) teams up with an orc (Joel Edgerton) to investigate a series of strange occurrences.
Every year, San Diego Comic-Con provides a venue for studios to release new footage of their most anticipated offerings – usually in the massive 6500-capacity Hall H. But even though 20th Century Fox has a panel scheduled for later today, they’re jumping the gun a bit by dropping a brand new red-band trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Twenty years after The Fifth Element became a critical and commercial success, Luc Besson is back for another wildly imaginative sci-fi romp through a galaxy of eye-popping character and production design with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Based on the long-running French comic series Valerian et Laureline, which ran for more than four decades and influenced a host of sci-fi properties, the film follows a pair of intergalactic spies in the 28th century as they investigate a sinister threat aboard the colossal space station Alpha.
Last weekend, Disney fans from across the globe descended on Anaheim, California for the 2017 D23 Expo, and one of the biggest attractions was the promise of more news about the Star Wars-themed expansions to the Disney parks, currently under construction in California and Florida. Fans may not be able to enter the galaxy far, far away until 2018, but D23 attendees got their first glimpse of what lies in store thanks to an enormous scale model of the new expansion, officially dubbed “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” The immersive creation is set in a remote trading post, where the conflict…
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a wondrous achievement in film, the likes of which previously were only the stuff of a comic book lover’s dreams. Even with this incredible accomplishment in story telling, something was missing – an integral piece of the Marvel Universe that was long overdue for a reunion. Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the full debut of ol’ webhead in the MCU and it’s a joy to watch, while proving once again that nobody does Marvel better than Marvel Studios.
Kumail Nanjiani is one of the funnier names working in comedy, but yet many probably don’t recognize his face aside from his wonderfully dry character on HBO’s Silicon Valley. The show’s role is fitting since much of his early comedy career specialized in the “nerd” or “geek” realms of entertainment. Now with the somewhat autobiographical indie flick The Big Sick hitting theaters nationwide, Nanjiani is making the leap to a starring role in a possibly career-defining turn for his sweet (and sometimes bitter) story of love and family.
Premiering at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival ahead of its August release date, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver nearly blew the roof off the Paramount Theater last night as the rowdy Austin, Texas audience reveled in the prolific director’s latest masterpiece. Part intricate heist film and part star-crossed romance, it’s the action-movie version of La La Land, a feel-good musical where the singing and dancing has been swapped out for car chases and shootouts, all set to the pulsing beat of an eclectic soundtrack.
After delivering a stunning and emotional sequel in 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, director Matt Reeves returns to close out the series with a final chapter even more powerful and poignant than its predecessor. War for the Planet of the Apes is the most atypical summer tentpole in recent memory, a somber and melancholy rumination about the choices we make and the often painful task of living with the aftermath, told from the perspective of the most convincing digital creation ever committed to film.