The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert is a self-described J.R.R. Tolkien fanatic. To help celebrate the impending release of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies in theaters next week, the comedian invited the dragon Smaug onto his show for an unprecedented interview. And it may be one of the show's highlights before Colbert moves himself into David Letterman's chair on Late Show in 2015.Smaug made an epic entrance, with the villain and his interviewer discovering quite quickly that they had a lot in common. They bot live in gated communities.
- FirstShowing.net: Watch: Stephen Colbert Interviews Smaug from 'The Hobbit' Trilogy
- JoBlo: Cool Videos: Stephen Colbert interviews Smaug
- Vulture: Stephen Colbert’s Interview With Smaug Is Fire
- We Got This Covered: Watch A Middle Earth Recap With Final Trailer For The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
- Variety: ‘The Hobbit’ Finale Opens Strong Internationally with $11.3 Million
- Hollywood Reporter: Box Office: 'Hobbit: Five Armies' Opening to Huge Numbers Overseas
- The Playlist: Watch: Final Trailer For 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Brings You There And Back Again
- Latino Review: Final Trailer and IMAX Featurette Hit for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'
- MovieWeb: 'The Hobbit 3' Trailer Revisits the Entire Trilogy
- SlashFilm: One More ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Trailer Offers Story Overview
- The Wrap: ‘The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies’ Opens No. 1 in 11 Overseas Markets
- FirstShowing.net: Watch: The Trilogy Trailer for 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies'
- Comic Book Movie: New Tauriel Vs. Orcs Clip - THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
- Comic Book Movie: BOX OFFICE: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Is Already Busting Blocks
The folks over at Stitch Kingdom have come across an updated synopsis for Marvel's Ant-Man adaptation which has revealed not only supporting character names, but also a new cast member.
- Digital Spy: Pan release moved to avoid Ant-Man clash
- MovieWeb: 'Pan' Release Date Moves to Avoid Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
- Comic Book Movie: PAN Changes Release Date To Avoid Marvel's ANT-MAN
- FirstShowing.net: Joe Wright's 'Pan' Moves Away from Marvel's 'Ant-Man' by One Week
- ScreenRant: ‘Ant-Man’ Updated Synopsis Reveals More Cast & Character Names
- MovieWeb: 'Ant-Man' Announces More Cast and Character Names
Warner Bros. You really don’t need to watch this second trailer for next year’s Mad Max: Fury Road. You’ll want too of course, especially after the magnificence of the first trailer that premiered this past summer, and we honestly can’t blame you. But you still don’t need to watch this new one. The problem isn’t that this latest trailer underwhelms — on the contrary as it’s loaded with awesomeness that makes the wait for the film’s release next May even more of a struggle.
- USA Today: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' trailer is absolutely nuts
- Horror-Movies.ca: New Fiery Trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road
- SlashFilm: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Photos – Let’s Over-Analyze the Trailer
- Filmonic: The World Goes Mad in Mad Max: Fury Road
File this one under "Long Shot," but there's currently a groundswell movement to get Jonathan Frakes into the director's chair for Star Trek 3. Frakes is mostly known for his role on the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, where he played Commander William Riker.How far has this little movement gone? Well, Frakes revealed to Komo News Radio that he has contacted J.J. Abrams himself, while his agent has gone to Paramount to try and make a deal. Oh, and there's also a hashtag (of course): #BringInRiker"I'm all over it.
- Dark Horizons: Frakes Wants To Helm "Star Trek 3"
- Digital Spy: Jonathan Frakes wants to direct Star Trek 3: 'It's a long shot'
- IGN Movies: The Latest on Star Trek 3
- Comic Book Movie: Jonathan Frakes Reached Out To J.J. Abrams About Directing STAR TREK 3
- Empire Magazine: Jonathan Frakes After Star Trek 3
- Empire Magazine: Jonathan Frakes Wants To Direct Star Trek 3
- JoBlo: Jonathan Frakes has contacted J.J. Abrams about directing Star Trek 3
- FirstShowing.net: 'First Contact' Director Jonathan Frakes Wants a Shot at 'Star Trek 3'
Shortly after the first trailer was released last month for Jurassic World, director Colin Trevorrow offered a detailed breakdown of the first footage. That breakdown revealed that Irrfan Khan's character, Masrani, is the park's new owner, whose company Masrani Global bought Jurassic Park from InGen and re-opened the attraction in 2005. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Irrfan Khan offered new story and character details, revealing that Masrani is rather flamboyant, but not that wise."I'm playing the park owner, a very flamboyant person.
- ScreenRant: ‘Jurassic World’ Actor Provides More Story Details
- Shock Till You Drop: Irrfan Khan Talks Jurassic World, His Character Simon Masrani
- Collider: Irrfan Khan Discusses His JURASSIC WORLD Character; Calls Simon Masrani a “Very Flamboyant” Park Owner with Good Intentions
- Shockya: The Daring Post-apocalyptic Love Story of Turbo Kid to World Premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival
- Collider: John Lee Hancock in Talks to Tell the Story Behind the McDonald’s Expansion with THE FOUNDER; Tom Hanks and Michael Keaton Eyed to Star
- Comic Book Movie: Irrfan Khan Says JURASSIC WORLD Is Going To Be A "Scary Adventure"
- JoBlo: Irrfan Khan says Jurassic World will be a "scary adventure"
Last week it was rumored Roberto Orci won't be helming STAR TREK 3, and in a post on TrekMovie.com's message board (which he's done in the past), Orci confirmed he will not be directing the film, saying he "will be very involved" and he and Paramount are looking for “the right director." It was also rumored the reason why Roberto Orci... Read More...
- ScreenRant: ‘Star Trek 3′: Roberto Orci Talks Script Rumors, Says He’s Still ‘Very Involved’
- Cinema Blend: How Roberto Orci Feels About Star Trek 3, Now That He's No Longer Directing It
- MovieWeb: Roberto Orci Comments on Exit as 'Star Trek 3' Director
- Screen Crush: Former 'Star Trek 3' Director Roberto Orci Breaks Silence on His Departure, Really Enjoys Emoticons
- Dark Horizons: Orci Responds To "Star Trek 3" Rumors
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- Cinema Blend: Watch Marvel Get A Big Middle Finger In This Guardians Of The Galaxy Honest Trailer
- Digital Spy: Guardians of the Galaxy gets the honest trailer treatment
- SlashFilm: Watch the Honest Trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy:’ “They’re the Space Avengers”
- Bleeding Cool: Honest Trailer For Guardians Of The Galaxy
- MTV Movies Blog: The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Are Really Just The Space Avengers, And This Honest Trailer Proves It
- Cinema Blend: This Week In Home Entertainment: Guardians Of The Galaxy And More
- ScreenRant: Michael Rooker Talks Yondu’s Role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2′
- Comic Book Movie: GIVEAWAY: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Pinball Game (Xbox Codes) & Signed Poster
- MovieWeb: 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' May Bring Yondu Back to Earth
- FirstShowing.net: 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Frozen' & More Get 2015 Grammy Noms
- SlashFilm: Superhero Bits: Batman, The Flash, Guardians of the Galaxy, Stan Lee, Batkid, Deadshot
- USA Today: 'Guardians' are basically just 'Space Avengers'
One of the biggest and most surprising films of the year, Guardians of the Galaxy, comes out on Blu-ray on Tuesday. It’s a fun occasion for Marvel fans because the studio’s Blu-rays are always so much fun. We covered some of what makes this release so cool in the past, but we also talked to James Gunn about it. Gunn is the co-writer and director of the film and, on the occasion of the Blu-ray release, we got to talk to him about the surprising success of the film.
- Collider: James Gunn Says GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 Is All About “Moving Forward”
- Empire Magazine: James Gunn Talks More about Guardians Of The Galaxy 2
- Latino Review: James Gunn Talks 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Sequel
- Hollywood Reporter: James Gunn Pledges That 'Guardians' Sequel Won't Be More of the Same
- Rotten Tomatoes: News: New on DVD & Blu-Ray: Guardians of the Galaxy, Dolphin Tale 2, and More
- ScreenRant: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2′ Will Show Its Heroes Are ‘Worse Than Fans Think’
- MovieWeb: 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Shows Heroes at Their Worst
- JoBlo: This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Guardians of the Galaxy, Frank
- Dark Horizons: "Guardians" Sequel To Be Quite Different
That's a wrap on Marvel's Ant-Man. Director Peyton Reed made the announcement via Twitter (see below). The movie shot in San Francisco and Atlanta, and stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, and Corey Stoll as Darren Cross. And that's it! Principal photography on ANT-MAN is now complete. The ants have left the building. Stay tuned... pic.twitter.com/xj5h9qFyo6 — Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) December 6, 2014 Ant-Man is scheduled to hit theaters July 31, 2015. Continue reading…
- Rotten Tomatoes: News: Ant-Man Wraps Filming
- Screen Crush: 'Ant-Man' Has Officially Completed Filming, Marking the End of Marvel's Phase Two
- Collider: Marvel’s ANT-MAN Wraps Filming
- Bleeding Cool: Ant-Man Has Wrapped Principal Photography
Marvel Studios' newest star opens up about playing the Sorcerer Supreme — but only barely.
- Hollywood Reporter: Benedict Cumberbatch on Playing Doctor Strange: "It's a Thrilling Gig to Get"
- Comic Book Movie: POLL: How Do You Feel About Benedict Cumberbatch Playing DOCTOR STRANGE?
- Comic Book Movie: Benedict Cumberbatch Talks DOCTOR STRANGE For The First Time Since Being Cast
- Fandango Movie Blog: Live Stream Q&A with Benedict Cumberbatch
- Comic Book Movie: Joaquin Phoenix On Almost Playing DR. STRANGE & Still Being A Marvel Movie Fan