What's Popping: 'Hulk 2', 'Lone Ranger', '47 Ronin', 'Pacific Rim', 'Manimal'
Even after the two Hulk movies underperformed at the box office, Marvel is not ready to give up on the green giant just yet. Marvel's Kevin Feige believes the green giant can carry a movie by himself, and he lists Planet Hulk and World War Hulk as possible story lines, but the studio won't attempt another one until after The Avengers 2, which will come out on May 2, 2015.
A staff working on the set of Disney's The Lone Ranger died from an apparent drowning on Friday. The news was reported by TMZ and was confirmed by Disney. The unnamed staffer was doing some prep work in a large water tank when someone noticed something was wrong and pulled him out of the tank. According to an update, he may have a heart attack while in the tank.
Things are not looking good for Universal's Keanu Reeves-starrer 47 Ronin. Director Carl Rinsch has been kicked out of the editing room and is replaced by a studio exec to oversee the final cut of the movie. According to TheWrap, the budget for the movie has ballooned pass its original $175 million figure and may have surpassed $225 million mark. The movie will now have to make over $500 million at the global box office just to break even.
When Variety reported that Guillermo del Toro was strong-armed into doing a post-3D conversion on his alien invasion movie Pacific Rim, I was skeptical. You don't strong-arm someone like del Toro and expect him to remain with the studio after his deal is up. It turns out I was right. Del Toro simply changed his mind about the conversion process. “What can I tell you? I changed my mind. I'm not running for office. I can do a Romney,” del Toro told Shocktillyoudrop.
A Manimal movie is coming to a theater near you, and if that name doesn't ring a bell, you're not alone. Manimal is an 8-episode TV series from the '80s that centers on a wealthy doctor named Jonathan Chase who can transform into any animal he wants. Why? Because why not?
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