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10:30 AM 4/23/2014 by Jeff Giles
It's been quite awhile since the original Jurassic Park trilogy stomped into cineplexes, but Universal never really gave up on the franchise, they just had a hard time settling on a direction after the third installment. Now that director Colin Trevorrow is resuscitating the series with the upcoming Jurassic World, it comes as little to no surprise that the studio is already kicking around ideas for more movies.
10:22 AM 4/23/2014 by Jeff Giles
It's easy to be cynical about Hollywood, and we try to give ourselves daily reminders that there really are a lot of quality original movies being made in and around the studio system, even if it seems like all we get anymore are remakes, reboots, sequels, and superheroes. But those reminders don't amount to much in the face of today's triple shot of tragic development news:
2:50 PM 4/22/2014 by Jeff Giles
Sorry, Admiral Thrawn fans: It looks like all those rumors about the new Star Wars trilogy pulling from the "expanded universe" novels were unfounded. According to screenwriter Simon Kinberg, the new movies are going to follow the old ones -- but go to corners of a galaxy far, far away that we've never seen or read before.
2:28 PM 4/22/2014 by Jeff Giles
Ever since Marvel made the surprising announcement that Captain America 3 would be opening against the Man of Steel sequel on May 16, 2016, we've been wondering how long this head-to-head superhero action might last -- if Marvel was trying to muscle Warner Bros. into blinking first, or if we were really going to witness two blockbuster sequels duking it out for the top of the box office during a shared opening weekend.
6:38 PM 4/21/2014 by Jeff Giles
We know Fox is high on its prospects with the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot -- they've already started making plans for a sequel, after all -- and we know it's going to star Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara (the Invisible Woman), Michael B. Jordan (the Human Torch), and Jamie Bell (the Thing).
6:09 PM 4/17/2014 by Jeff Giles
Imagine how you'd feel if you were a comic book fan and were handed the keys to a big-budget Superman sequel that promised to bring the big guy together on the big screen with Batman and Wonder Woman for the first time in history? That's probably how Zack Snyder feels right now, and in a new interview with Forbes, he opened up -- just a little -- about what's going on behind the scenes of the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.
5:54 PM 4/17/2014 by Jeff Giles
Superproducer Jerry Bruckheimer seems to have landed on his feet since exiting his first-look deal with Disney -- in fact, he's already got himself a new deal at Paramount, where he's working on getting a slew of high-profile sequels off the ground, as well as potentially rolling on another Pirates of the Caribbean movie for his old friends at Disney.
1:51 PM 4/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
In 2009, as the Twilight books were just beginning their billion-dollar assault on theaters and Hollywood's current thirst for YA franchises was still mostly a tickle in Harry Potter's throat, novelist Gayle Forman scored a critically lauded bestseller with If I Stay, the story of a girl who finds herself forced to choose between life and death after her seemingly perfect existence is shattered by sudden tragedy.
2:19 PM 4/15/2014 by Jeff Giles
Between 1988 and 1995, Bruce Willis filmed a trilogy of Die Hard movies, and although each installment in the series amped up the action to progressively sillier levels (an upward curve that broke right off the graph with the belatedly delivered fourth and fifth chapters), those first three films are seen by many fans as the best in the franchise.
1:55 PM 4/15/2014 by Jeff Giles
It's a little hard to believe, but it's been five whole years since Jason Voorhees terrorized a gaggle of nubile teens near the deceptively idyllic shores of Crystal Lake. Platinum Dunes has struggled to do anything else with the franchise since 2009's Marcus Nispel-directed reboot, but you know the drill with Jason: