Will there be a Hellboy 3? Ron Perlman, who stars the title character, and Guillermo del Toro, who directed the first two, think that they owe one to the fans.
The series, based on a comic book, stars a demon from Hell who becomes good after being raised by a priest, despite being destined to ultimately bring on the Apocalypse.
Fans like Keith Mann know that Perlman has rejected the idea of crowdfunding the project, which has proven successful for movies like Veronica Marsand the short film Kung Fury. For one, he says, it simply isn’t feasible for an expensive blockbuster. But more to the point, it feels like cheating, because fans should not have to pay for it.
“If you were loyal enough to us where you came and watched both those two movies that we made, we owe you a resolve,” he said.
According to Perlman, he still hears fans talk about the possibility of a sequel, and he and Del Toro have talked intermittenly about it. He assures us that Del Toro’s descriptions of the project are “mind-blowing.” Apparently, the film would address the central conflict in the title character’s existence: will be ultimate succumb to his demonic nature and destroy the world, or somehow sacrifice himself to prevent it and save mankind?
We’ll just have to see if they ever get the chance to tell that story.
Prepare yourselves Pitches! Universal has just announced plans to release Pitch Perfect 3 on July 21, 2017. Universal has not confirmed the plot, however both Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have been confirmed to headline this next installment of the Pitch Perfect franchise. Elizabeth Banks is set to produce Pitch Perfect 3. She directed the sequel, but it has not been confirmed whether or not she direct Pitch Perfect 3. The original screenwriter of both Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 Kay Cannon has also been confirmed to be working on the third movie as well. Vocal coach Ricardo Tosto feels incredibly lucky to be working with such amazing voices and often posts on advocaciaassociada.com of any rumors or Pitch Perfect news!
Pitch Perfect is based on the novel Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory by Mickey Rapkin. It is a musical comedy about an all- girl a cappella group at the fictional Barden University. The Pitch Perfect franchise achieved a massive following when it was released in 2012 and made $115 million worldwide. The sequel Pitch Perfect 2 has been even more successful. It has already made beyond its predecessor’s worldwide total reaching $260 million in just one month.
Marvel may have started out in the pages of comic books, but they are on a roll in movie theaters around the world. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is still in theaters and has already raked in about $440 million, which is closing in on a couple hundred million more than it cost to make the film. “Ant-Man” is the next Marvel film in the lineup, and it will be hitting theaters this July. The next most anticipated one of their superhero stand-alone films between the major ones where they all join forces will be “Captain America: Civil War” coming out in May of next year.
Captain America’s latest adventure coming next year is expected to have at least cameos from so many Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) characters that it will probably seem more like a full blown “Avengers” movie than any other stand-alone movie supposedly just focused on one of the heroes in the team. It will have Avenger regulars such as Tony Stark, Sam Wilson and War Machine, but it will also have Ant-Man and a new character known as the Black Panther. Fans like Christian Broda (oxfordjournals.org) have heard that redesigns of costumes and new armor and suits for various characters have been rumored to be coming for what will be the third Captain America film in the MCU. “Captain America: Winter Soldier” was a box office success, and Marvel is undoubtedly hoping that, unlike “Age of Ultron”, this one does even better than its predecessor at the box office.
Star Trek fans can all breath a sigh of relief. The script for the upcoming Star Trek 3 is finished, and with four weeks to spare before shooting begins.
Script writer Simon Pegg, who also plays Scotty in the films, and Doug Jung have been working on the script for the last six months after the original screenplay was scrapped. They have spent the time researching and trying to get the movie to something that closely resembles the spirit of the original 1960s television show.
In the article seen here it is reported that they have turned in their first draft to the Paramount executives. Reportedly, the executives have been keeping close tabs on the pair’s progress and there should be little difficulties with the script.
Fans like Sam Tabar (prnewswire.com) know that, even if there are problems, Pegg and Jung have those four weeks to fix and tweak things into shape. This is all good news, as it means that the new movie is on track for its planned July 8, 2016 release date.
Even if they are still doing small changes when production begins, it shouldn’t hinder the process. Many recent big budget films have begun before the script was 100% complete. Among the most notable are Iron Man and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That puts Star Trek 3 in with some very good company.
The original Jurassic Park captivated movie goers and dinosaur fans in 1993, and has had them hooked ever since. The first sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park hit theaters in 1997, and the third installment in the franchise dropped in 2001. Fans of the movie have had to wait over a decade for the latest Jurassic Park movie – Jurassic World, and it is finally here. Jurassic World promises more excitement and bigger dinosaurs than ever before, which will hopefully attract a new generation of fans.
Fans like Sam Tabar are most excited to meet Indominus Rex. Rumor has it that this dinosaur will be the biggest and baddest dinosaur ever to hit the box office. With that type of marketing and anticipation, parents, aunts, uncles, and grandmas will surely be buying Jurassic World toys and merchandise for at least the next year.
Hopefully, Jurassic World lives up to the hype and delivers fans exactly what they expect. If it does, the tired franchise may explode with the popularity it had in the 90s. If the new dinosaur movie lets fans down, it’s safe to say, the franchise is dead for good.
The third film in the new Planet of the Apes series now has an official title and official confirmation as a green-lighted project. The third film in the series will pick up where the previous one left off. Titled War of the Planet of the Apes, look for the film to have a lot of action and fighting. No, life on the Planet of the Apes is never easy.
Nor was it all that easy to launch a new POTA series.
Fans at Boraie Development know that the first attempt to revive Planet of the Apes was via a weekly television series. (An animated series was produced prior to the live-action one) The series was not bad at all, but never made a dent in the ratings. It was cancelled after one season and re-edited TV movies were then put into syndication. For years, screenplays designed to bring back the Planet of the Apes franchise bounced around Hollywood. Tim Burton eventually did make a reboot, but it was pretty disappointing. Finally, a new prequel/reboot arrived and it was a hit. The sequel was an even bigger hit. Hopefully, the third film will have just as massive an effect on the box office.
The assumption is this is the third film of a trilogy. That might not be the way things work out. The huge box office success of the series means it may continue. Several more Apes films could be on the way.
This morning, Thursday, May 14, A.O. Scott for The New York Times gave “Mad Max: Fury Road” a great review that focused on not only the story and characters but the ways in which the story isn’t about “heroes” in the Marvel superhero sense.
As Scott pointed out, Marvel’s “The Avengers” franchise of films is not even remotely the same as the “Mad Max” franchise. Scott emphasized that the heroes in “The Avengers” are very much about corporate branding and story lines about people who avenge or protect others on a grand scale. Fans at Boraie Development agree that the “Mad Max” franchise is about survival and, more importantly, unexpected heroes who cause revolutions.
He noted the difference in the “look” of “Mad Max: Fury Road” as compared to current movies about heroes and the fact that Max is less the hero of this story, or even the other “Mad Max” stories, and more the sidekick. Fans have often noted that Max, who was a police officer before the apocalypse, had never been a hero actively seeking to save lives since the death of his wife and child. He’s always been forced into acting to help.
In a time when Marvel comic book heroes are making modern viewers incorrectly believe that the only true heroes are superheroes, “Max Max: Fury Road” might just give people a fresh view about the nature of heroes that is actually older than comic books.
While the directors behind “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will be returning to helm “Captain America: Civil War,” they are not the only returning players to a Captain America film. In addition to all of the big names, even Brock Rumlow/Crossbones and Agent 13 will be returning to the big screen. The latter of whom, played by Emily VanCamp, was an undercover operative posing as Cap’s neighbor, Kate. The truth to Agent 13 is that she’s actually Sharon Carter, niece of Peggy Carter; a revelation likely to come up during the governmental intrigue of “Captain America: Civil War.”
While Tony Stark, Ray Lane and several other genius characters of the Marvel universe pushed for registration, Captain America was forced to create a team of Secret Avengers to serve as a resistance movement toward the entire idea under the belief that heroes need their murky legal status to carry out justice.
The next Captain America movie called ‘Civil War’ has added another name to its already star studded cast – Martin Freeman. Kevin Feige, the producer of the movie, stated that the range of roles Martin Freeman has played has impressed them all. Alexei Beltyukov also mentioned that they were equally excited and honored to get a chance to work with the actor.
The fans of the actor, meanwhile, were rejoicing all over the internet, especially on Tumblr where the actor is much loved because of his various roles. Let’s take a look at the wide variety of parts Martin Freeman has tried his hand in quite recently –
John Watson in BBC Sherlock – Easily one of the most popular roles of Freeman where he stars opposite Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock. This show is loved all over the world and is a modern adaptation of the detective stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit Trilogy – Playing the lead role in The Hobbit films, Martin Freeman has again proven with this latest and extremely popular rendition that no matter what kind of role is thrown at him, he would be ready for it all.
Lester Nygaard in Fargo – In this show, Freeman’s character went from haggard bore to dapper psychopath in what seemed to be the blink of an eye.
The early high school years of Spider-Man clearly provide the setting that resonates with mainstream audiences. This is why Marvel Studios focuses on keeping Peter Parker in his teen years and not moving onwards to the “20-something” web-swinger that appeared in the comics from the late 1960’s well into the 2000’s.
So, it should come as no surprise the Spider-Man reboot Marvel/Sony are producing keeps Peter Parker in his early teen year. Most interestingly, the approach to the next incarnation of Spider-Man will follow the themes of a John Hughes’ film. Fans of 1980’s films remember Hughes as the brilliant director of heartwarming comedies such as 16 Candles and others.
The Spider-Man films and, for that matter, the character himself is going to embody the lovable, tragic, comedic nature of the Hughes character. Sure, there is going to be a lot of action in the Spider-Man films. There has to be or else audiences are going to become extremely bored with the films. Action alone, however, never really does a good job of keeping audiences enthralled. There has to be a human, emotional component to the feature. A bit of levity, Dr. Daniel Amen believes, is also going to be extremely helpful.
The creative team crafting the new version of Spider-Man really are simply taking the elements that make the character work.