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3:51 PM 3/7/2014 by Jeff Giles
It's been awhile since we've seen Zorro making derring-do on the big screen -- since 2005's The Legend of Zorro, to be precise -- and to be honest, we'd long since assumed the property had returned to the Hollywood graveyard. But where there's a franchise, there's someone waiting to greenlight a new movie, and so we've arrived at the place where Sony has started making preparations for a Zorro reboot.
5:37 PM 3/6/2014 by Jeff Giles
If you prefer your movies served up in black and white with tons of violence and a heaping helping of prosthetics, good news: your long-awaited Sin City sequel is just a few months away, and to help whet your appetite for the second installment in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's neo-neo-noir franchise, Dimension has just released its first trailer.
6:59 PM 3/4/2014 by Jeff Giles
The new human cast is in place, the Dinobots are on the way, and that June 27 release date is looming -- now is the time for Michael Bay to unleash the first full-length trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction.
4:02 PM 3/3/2014 by Jeff Giles
It's March, which means that although winter isn't completely over yet, things are starting to warm up -- both outside and at the box office, where our dark season of studio dregs is giving way to the annual prelude to blockbuster season. For the next few weeks, Hollywood will be flexing its muscles, limbering up for the summer months and putting out a few films that should break the ice before the superheroes take over.
2:17 PM 2/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
We may not know what Jurassic World's plot holds in store for us, but director Colin Trevorrow does, and he's busy assembling a fairly impressive cast to bring the long-delayed sequel to life. His latest addition? Vincent D'Onofrio.
2:58 PM 2/26/2014 by Jeff Giles
We've been playing it cool with the near-constant rumors regarding Star Wars: Episode VII, but this one seems legit: It looks like the next villain to torment the Rebels and their friends will be played by none other than Girls cast member Adam Driver.
9:34 AM 2/26/2014 by Jeff Giles
Way back when Marvel first announced the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and it still seemed like a crazy idea that stood a snowball's chance of succeeding, Jason Momoa reportedly met with the studio to screen test for the role of the surly, vengeance-seeking alien Drax the Destroyer -- and then turned down the opportunity to play the character.
9:24 AM 2/26/2014 by Jeff Giles
We've eyed Warner Bros.' plans to adapt Stephen King's The Stand with plenty of suspicion -- one of King's heftier tomes, it's arguably also one of the least likely to benefit from Hollywood's "slash and streamline" approach, and would seemingly be far better served by the sort of film franchise/TV series hybrid that's reportedly being mulled for an adaptation of King's Dark Tower series.
1:43 PM 2/25/2014 by Jeff Giles
As they're quite fond of demonstrating, Marvel is the type of studio that enjoys keeping secrets until sharing them will create the maximum impact, so we can probably count on not hearing anything definitive about the inevitable Avengers 3 for many, many months to come. Unless, that is, screenwriter Drew Pearce just accidentally let a small (but perhaps crucial) bit of info slip.
1:30 PM 2/25/2014 by Jeff Giles
We've known for awhile now that director Marc Webb is laying the groundwork for something big in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and it's been pretty much everyone's assumption that Sony would like to see him back in the director's chair for the next sequel in the franchise. According to a new report from Variety, the feeling is mutual; in fact, Webb has reportedly already signed on for The Amazing Spider-Man 3.