Deadpool movie coming in 2016, Internet near implosion

It would be easy to understand if Ryan Reynolds never went near another comic book movie again. Blade: Trinity? Green Lantern? “R.I.P.D,” for Pete’s sake! Deadpool, Marvel Comics’ fourth-wall breaking mutant mercenary, seemed like the character Reynolds was born to play. Then X-Men Origins: Wolverine released. It left me questioning my love of Deadpool, Wolverine more »

It’s official: “Supergirl’ series headed to CBS

The superhero surge has hit CBS, as it has given a series commitment to Warner Bros’ Supergirl pilot. Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler (New Normal) will join Sarah Schechter to executive produce. Arrow has done very well for CW, and early word on Flash is positive. CBS seems confident Berlanti can hit more »

Choose your own NPH: Trailer for Neil Patrick Harris’ book

You may have heard Neil Patrick Harris has an autobiography coming out, and you may have also heard that it will take the form of a choose-your-own-adventure book. Now, the former Doogie Howswer and Barney Stinson has released a “trailer” for the book, one that in less than three minutes touches on many of the things more »

New Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer gives a two-minute glimpse of fall blockbuster

The Mockingjay lives, and she is about to tear some stuff up. The latest trailer offers up nearly two minutes of dystopian society goodness. In Part I of Mockingjay, Katniss reluctantly leads the people of District 13 in open rebellion against the Capitol. While Katniss is the symbol for the rebellion, the Capitol has its more »

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass coming home to ‘Bourne’ franchise

Director Paul Greengrass had previously stated he was done with the Bourne franchise. He believed there was no place for the character to go after he regained his memory. Universal respectfully disagrees, and according to Deadline is finishing deals to bring both Greengrass and Matt Damon back for a third film. The actor has always more »

End of “Adulthood?” More like the loss of personal responsibility

In his long overview of contemporary popular culture published over the weekend, ‘The New York Times’ primary film critic, A.O. Scott, has decided to “celebrate” the end of the patriarchy and, with it, the death of “adulthood,” as he would have us believe. His proposition is clear – with shows like ‘Breaking Bad,‘ ‘The Sopranos,’ more »

Dwayne Johnson confirms he’ll play DC’s Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson has been dropping hints about playing a costumed character for months now. Yesterday on his Twitter feed, Johnson made it official. "Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 3, 2014 He’s the arch nemesis of DC hero more »

Rumor: Joaquin Phoenix still in negotiations to play Doctor Strange

Rumors that Joaquin Phoenix would step into the role of Marvel’s Sorceror Supreme, Doctor Strange, have swirled for a while now. Now Badass Digest are reporting that negotiations are stalling. The site says Marvel had hoped to introduce the actor as at Comic-Con in July, but couldn’t finalize the deal by then. It says Phoenix more »

“The Tick” to return, as Amazon pilot

Ben Edlund’s superhero satire The Tick has a devoted following as a comic book, Fox cartoon and short-lived live action show. But it’s hard to kill a superhero, especially one who’s well-nigh invulnerable. Amazon will bring back the blue-skinned, dimwitted superhero as a pilot according to The Wrap. Sony Television has held the rights since more »

Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ coming to the big screen with Hanks and Howard on board

Without explaining why they are skipping over the third book in Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series, ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels and Demons’ producer Brian Grazer has confirmed that actor Tom Hanks and filmmaker Ron Howard have signed on to bring ‘Inferno‘ to the big screen. The two time Oscar winner will be back more »

A Robin Williams biography is in the works. Already

Robin Williams has been dead for exactly 17 days, and there’s already a deal in place for a major biography of the late actor/comedian. Dave Itzkoff, a staffer in the New York Times’ arts and entertainment section, is the author of the thus-far untitled and undated book. According to the press release: ‘Robin Williams was more »

Spielberg will transform ‘Minority Report’ into TV series

Spielberg’s Minority Report featured a society that arrested people thinking about committing a crime before they actually did. There are no telepaths able to stop acclaimed directors from turning feature films into TV projects. So Minority Report is joining the ranks of films spinning off into TV shows. If this project sees daylight it will join the likes of “12 Monkeys,” “Fargo,” and “Parenthood” as current film-to-TV projects.