HBO has cast Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon in its film adaptation of “Fahrenheit 451,” TheWrap has learned. In this future America, people have adapted to a faster lifestyle, tuning into TV to dull any pain. Jordan will star as Montag and Shannon will star as his mentor Captain Beatty.
Will Morpheus get his own movie? ‘The Matrix’ isn’t being rebooted after all. Instead, it looks as though Warner Bros. is going to be expanding ‘The Matrix’ universe… and it could be starting with a young Morpheus movie.
With Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ shaping up to be a far more serious outing than what Marvel fans are used to, its star Chadwick Boseman has revealed more about the dark tones of the character. When the actor spoke to Entertainment Weekly, Boseman didn’t shy away from expressing the way he and director Ryan Coogler (’Creed’) are approaching the story and all who inhabit the fictional kingdom of Wakandu.
The hugely anticipated ‘Black Panther’ is arguably the one Marvel film everyone’s looking forward to, and lead Chadwick Boseman says it’s going to go down the dark and gritty route. Firstly, after we were introduced to Boseman’s awesome character in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ earlier this year it was apparent that Black Panther was one of the more straight-up, serious heroes to grace the MCU. Speaking to CBR News (via MCU Exchange), Boseman offered some interesting insight into how director Ryan Coogler (’Creed’) and the cast and crew were approaching the film.
Michael B. Jordan’s role in Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ movie has finally been cleared up, with details emerging at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. While the ‘Creed’ star, as well as a number of other actors, have been confirmed for the Ryan Coogler-directed movie, Marvel hadn’t said who they’d be playing, so it was left for fans to speculate. Now, during the weekend mayhem that is SDCC, we’ve finally learned Michael B. Jordan will play Erik Killmonger, a supervillain nemesis to Black Panther.
If you thought this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was all about DC movies, then think again. Marvel have not only confirmed that Brie Larson’s playing Captain Marvel, but we’ve learned about a new addition to the ‘Black Panther’ cast too. It’s been revealed that ‘The Walking Dead’ star Danai Gurira has joined the ever-expanding cast for the Ryan Coogler film set in the kingdom of Wakanda.
‘Black Panther’, Marvel’s upcoming solo film starring Chadwick Boseman, has acquired another cast member, in the form of ‘Creed’ star Michael B. Jordan. THR reports that Jordan will board the project, but his role is at present undefined - he could even be the film’s villain, which would be an interesting role for the actor. Boseman will, quite clearly, front the movie as the intimidating Black Panther - a character we sa introduced in ‘Captain America: Civil War’.
It may be in its extremely early stages of production, but it’s been confirmed Michael B. Jordan will star in a remake for ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jordan will team up with MGM and feature as the movie’s leading man, after he and the company worked together to make ‘Creed’, the ‘Rocky’ sequel that was lauded by critics and did modestly at the box office. This will be the second time ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’ has been remade.
In the midst of celebrations over a slew of awards wins for his latest movie ‘Creed,’ Sylvester Stallone has also had to say a few words of apology. The ‘Rocky’ spin-off from future ‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler - which was among the films of black origin controversially snubbed by the Oscars, outside of a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Stallone - pretty much swept the board at Friday’s NAACP Awards. Unfortunately, marking the event on Instagram, Stallone misspelled NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) - as well as misspelling the name of his director and co-star.
‘Creed’ star Michael B Jordan has responded to the furore surrounding 2015′s ‘Fantastic Four’ which tanked at the box office after it was slammed by critics and publicly denounced by its director Josh Trank. Talking to Yahoo Movies, the actor who played Johnny Storm called making the movie “an experience” saying that everyone involved had good intentions, but that things outside of their control didn’t fall into place. ‘Fantastic Four’ was Jordan’s second movie with Trank following 2012′s superhero sleeper hit ‘Chronicle’, but where their first effort was warmly received all round, their sophomore film was beset with problems from the start.
‘Creed’, the much-vaunted ‘Rocky’ spin-off that hits UK cinemas today, has already been a huge hit in America earning Sylvester Stallone an Oscar nomination, so it’s no surprise people are already talking about a sequel. Variety broke the news that MGM is already aiming for a November 2017 release for ‘Creed 2′, but this could cause problem for director Ryan Coogler who’s just been announced as the director of Marvel’s Black Panther due July 2018. “Ryan has some ideas of going forward and backward and actually seeing Rocky and Apollo together,” Stallone revealed to Variety.
In it, Michael B Jordan’s Adonis Johnson (this is before he assumes his father’s name) takes on Leo ‘The Lion’ Sporino in a two-round boxing match that’s captured in one fluid take, without any cuts, also known in the industry as a “oner”. We’d blow a punch here, or we’d bump into the camera but eventually we started nailing it after lunch.
After picking up a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor, the 68-year-old actor soon came under fire – not because fans thought he wasn’t worthy of the gong, but because he neglected to thank director Ryan Coogler or the real star, Michael B. Jordan. Taking to the stage to pick up the award, Stallone thanked just a handful of people, including his wife and children, his agent and even his ‘best friend’ Rocky Balboa… and while he may have been caught up in the moment, he didn’t quite get round to thanking those who worked on the film alongside him. “#waitwaitwait, Ryan Coogler & Michael B Jordan, Thanks for acting with me!!!” said Samuel L. Jackson via Twitter.
Sylvester Stallone has revealed that a ‘Creed’ sequel is on the cards… and could bring back the fictional boxing legend, Apollo Creed. During an interview with Variety, the 69-year-old ‘Rocky’ star explained how ‘Creed’ director Ryan Coogler might approach their planned sequel. “Ryan [Coogler] has some ideas of going forward and backward and actually seeing Rocky and Apollo together,” Stallone revealed.
‘Fantastic Four’ star Michael B Jordan could be heading to the galaxy far, far away… as rumours suggest he could star as everyone’s favourite bounty hunter. According to Jeff Sneider on Meet The Movie Press, the 28-year-old actor is tipped to be up for the role of Boba Fett in his very own ‘Star Wars’ spin-off. “I do think that Boba Fett will be African-American,” he said.
As the release of 20th Century Fox’s ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot approaches, the super-team’s creator Stan Lee has voiced his opinion on the casting of Michael B Jordan as the Human Torch. Jordan himself had already made it known that he and director Josh Trank had Lee’s blessing, but now the comics legend himself has addressed the matter in some detail to Entertainment Weekly.