Here's a rundown of the best new movies and TV shows heading to Prime Video UK in May 2023, from James May: Oh Cook! S2 to The Suicide Squad.
'Avengers: Endgame' directors open up about how they turned to Robert Downey Jr for approval ahead of filming Tony Stark's arc for the big screen.
Exec for Fox wing of Marvel movies says Deadpool and Cable will be part of movie that will launch X-Men offshoot X-Force — but won't say if he'll direct it
Since Hugh Jackman first teased he was to hang up Wolverine’s adamantium claws for good and step away from the role he first played 17 years ago, many naturally wondered what drove him to making the decision. With Jackman’s final outing as the famed X-Man approaching in March’s ‘Logan’, Jackman has revealed it was comedian Jerry Seinfeld who drove the decision, after talking to him about leaving his hit US sitcom Seinfeld on a creative high. “He doesn’t particularly like parties, and I’m a little the same,” Jackman told Empire Magazine in this month’s (issue 333) cover feature.
2017 looks set to be a banner year for superhero cinema, so here are 10 of the biggest blockbusters based on comic book properties set to dominate over the year ahead.
Jessica Chastain is at last taking on a comic book role – but it might not be one that all readers are immediately familiar with. Deadline report that the Oscar-nominated star of ‘The Help’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is set to take the lead in ‘Painkiller Jane,’ which she will also produce. The experience somehow leaves her with superhuman regenerative powers (a la Wolverine/Deadpool), which Jane goes on to use as a vigilante crimefighter.
Comic book movies may have become the dominant form of blockbuster entertainment in cinemas worldwide, but taking super-powered characters from the printed page to the big screen isn’t always as neat and tidy a process as film studios might like.
This week has seen the first major casting announcement for Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League: Part 1’, with Oscar-winner JK Simmons taking on the role of Batman’s long-time ally Commissioner Jim Gordon.
‘Hannibal’ star Mads Mikkelsen might just be joining the world of superheroes… as he enters talks for a villainous role in ‘Doctor Strange’. According to Variety, the 49-year-old Danish actor is currently being pursued for a villainous role in Marvel’s upcoming movie… but will he take the role? “Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks to play one of the villains in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ opposite Benedict Cumberbatch,” they revealed.
It turns out that ‘Suicide Squad’ star Margot Robbie had a bit of a close call… after almost landing the female lead in the critically-panned ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot. During an interview with NY Daily News, the 25-year-old actress revealed that she came very close to playing Sue Storm in the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot. Of course, the creative differences between director and studio have been widely rumoured… and while it seems unlikely that we’ll ever get to the bottom of what happened on ‘Fantastic Four’, one thing’s for certain – it failed to ignite the box office.