Talk of a movie based on Marvel superhero Gambit has been going on for about four years now, and it looks like filming is scheduled to begin soon. The still-untitled project is expected to feature actor Channing Tatum playing the lead role but will need a director to guide the movie. However, filming seems to have been confirmed, as well as a tentative release date for the latest superhero flick.
A report from Screenrant indicated that the movie based on the X-Men superhero will start filming this summer with actor Channing Tatum still considered the actor playing the lead. As of right now, they are hoping to attach a director to the project soon. In addition, the planned release date for the film is the summer of 2019, which would actually come shortly after the release of Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” sequel. That movie hasn’t received an official title yet either.
The movie already had a few directors attached to it previously, but they each exited for different reasons. One of them was Rupert Wyatt who had to leave the project due to having a schedule conflict. Gore Verbinski was also going to direct, but it turned out he had “creative differences” which caused him to leave the project.
There are still rumors that “Kong: Skull Island” director Jordan Vogt-Roberts could be under consideration to direct the Gambit film. Director Ben Wheatley also dropped a recent hint that he was working on “a big Marvel film.” However, it’s unknown if he was referring to the Gambit project.
In the Marvel comics, Gambit was a mutant who was often associated with the X-Men. His powers included the ability to converting potential energy from inside an inanimate object into “pure light kinetic energy.” This could allow him to make explosives out of objects. He was also able to throw playing cards, use a hypnotic charm on others, and could perform acrobatics as well as martial arts.
The Gambit character made a big screen debut in the 2009 film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” However, Gambit was portrayed by Taylor Klitsch in that movie. Gambit hasn’t appeared in any other X-Men films yet, so it’s possible that those behind the project are looking to make sure he really makes his impact when this film finally rolls out.
Deadpool 2 is getting ready to hit the movie theaters. However, there has been word from Ryan Reynolds that there might not be a Deadpool 3. The funny thing is that this was hinted in the trailer with Deadpool talking about leaving it at 2. Given that Deadpool is going to be part of the X-Force, the studios might see it as unnecessary to make a Deadpool 3. This would be similar to Iron Man being in Avengers, a Captain America movie, Spider-Man and then a solo Iron Man movie. While Iron Man is a good character, he gets a lot of screen time in other projects. A similar thing could happen with the X-Force, especially if they make Deadpool the main focus. As a matter of fact, X-Force could be considered Deadpool 3.
Plans could change if Deadpool 2 turns out to be a success with fans and critics alike. However, it might not be as well received this time. People might find a few things wrong with the film compared to the first one. Fortunately, for those that are interested in reliving the experience of catching Deadpool in theaters, some multiplexes are running a double feature for Deadpool and Deadpool 2.
Also, given that Disney is in talks to acquire Fox, there is a chance that Deadpool is going to be brought into the MCU, most likely as is. They are not going to reboot the character. That would be unwise for them. Instead, they will just continue it off and have Deadpool wise cracking about the sudden injection in the MCU. As of right now, Deadpool is waiting to be released behind Infinity War which has turned out to be a phenomenon. One thing that can be said about Marvel is that all of the Marvel properties have found their legs. The MCU is taking a cosmic turn and is growing in other ways too. One thing that can be said about comic book movies is that they are slowly but surely starting to resemble the comic counterparts.
With ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ currently ripping a hole through the record books of box office history, it seems only fitting to look back in time at the character that got the entire MCU off to a hot start: Iron Man. Tony Stark, played to perfection by Robert Downey Jr, is inarguably the heart and soul of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The billionaire-playboy-philanthropist has turned into one of the most iconic characters in comic book history and his continued growth up to and into ‘Infinity War’ serves to reminds viewers just how powerful the character’s arc has been. For fans not looking to read spoilers about ‘Infinity War’ now is your one and only warning.
May 2nd, 2008 was the start of Tony Stark’s journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the now-legendary ‘Iron Man’ standalone film. With little more than the bare bones of a script and a slate of talented actors, including Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, ‘Iron Man’ opened up the MCU with a bang and a flourish. Now, a decade later, Stark is at the center of the biggest comic book event of all time: the Infinity Wars featuring Thanos, the Mad Titan.
In ‘Infinity War’, Stark takes on a major role as the leader in bringing the fight to Thanos himself. Alongside Doctor Strange and Spider-Man, Stark presents himself as once more the savior of mankind — willing to put his life on the line in order to put Thanos’ away for good, echoing the events of the first ‘Avengers’ film and the attack on New York. Stark is still, at heart, much the same character as he has always been but now there is a layer of responsibility and gravitas that permeates every action he takes. No longer is he the carefree, happy-go-lucky bringer of technology and death. Every move is calculated, every word is weighed, and each action he takes is predicated on saving his home from Thanos. It’s this ability, making a flamboyant comic book character into a true hero, that has given Marvel and Tony Stark the edge over any other competitive options in the comic book world.
The as yet untitled “Star Trek 4” could break barriers in the blockbuster film industry with insiders revealing female director, S.J. Clarkson is slated to helm the iconic TV and film franchise. News of the rumored directing gig for Clarkson comes as more positive noises were heard regarding the chances of director Quentin Tarantino creating a stand-alone “Star Trek” movie which has yet to be given an official release schedule.
The arrival of S.J. Clarkson has been praised by most movie industry insiders who believe her work with some of the top TV franchises in the world could stand her in good stead for her role as the first female director of a “Star Trek” movie, according to the Variety. Despite the fact the arrival of S.J. Clarkson as the director of the latest science fiction installment of the franchose has become something of an open secret Paramount Pictures has yet to make any comment on who will officialy take charge of the J.J. Abrams produced movie.
Fans had been hoping for news of the Tarantino planned project but were instead given the news two new movies in the franchise are currently being planned, one of which is thought to be Tarantino’s stand-alone project. Rumors of the content of the latest installment in the “Star Trek” franchise include a return for Chris Hemsworth as the father of Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk who would come face to face with his son in a time travel-based plot.
Many industry insiders believe the move of S.J. Clarkson to the movie industry big time has been earned with a large amount of work already being completed on some of the world’s biggest TV shows including “Dexter”, “Heroes”, and “Orange is the New Black”. While welcoming the rumors of the arrival of “Star Trek’s” first female director, “Den of Geek” editor Simon Brew also stated his sadness that announcing a female director of a major Hollywood blockbuster franchise was something of a sad day as it had taken until 2018 for a woman to reach this creative pinnacle.
Actor Jamie Foxx has reportedly been offered the title character role in a reboot of the “Spawn” movie. The superhero film is set to be made by Blumhouse and begin filming in August but has yet to officially get their preferred actor in the title role. However, Foxx has previously expressed interest in portraying Spawn and has experience in another superhero film which could sway him towards the reboot role.
A report from Screenrant indicated that this reboot film has a “low-budget superhero take” as the theme behind it. That would seem similar to the previous “Spawn” film that used a budget of just $40 million over 20 years ago. Most likely, the budget for this movie would eclipse that, but as of this report, the budget amount is unknown.
The Spawn movie would be based on the popular Image comic book series from creator Todd McFarlane. The first issue of the comic debuted in 1992 and enjoyed popularity as it sold over one million copies based on McFarlane’s name being attached to the exciting new project. The only other film adaptation of the comic was released in 1997 and starred actor Michael Jai White in the title role. John Leguizamo portrayed the movie’s main villain The Violator. While the movie went on to gross $87 million, which seemed like a box office triumph, critics generally gave it poor reviews.
It’s been mentioned in reports that this won’t be an origin story, meaning very little face time for Foxx on screen. That could be somewhat similar to the role Ryan Reynolds plays in the “Deadpool” films where his voice and one-liners are what makes the masked superhero popular with audiences.
Should Jamie Foxx decide he likes the new reboot “Spawn” film’s script and how he’ll be portrayed in the role, it could be a double-win. He’s an Academy Award-winning actor with plenty of different roles on his resume and is capable of giving new life to the anti-hero in a reboot. Having a star of his caliber in the main role could also convince those unfamiliar with the character to go see it at the theater. With how popular “Black Panther” was at the box office, it may very well be worth a shot for Foxx to attach himself to this project.
There has been a lot of hype around Infinity War, The Avengers and the overall MCU. One thing that is certain is that Avengers: Infinity War has lived up to the hype brought forth by the marketing and the fans. One of the aspects of the hype is the title of the upcoming Avengers 4 which was original referred to as Infinity War Part 2. They changed the title into something that they have not released to the public yet. One of the reasons behind this is that the title would be a spoiler to Infinity War. Now that a good number of people have seen the movie, there are more educated theories on what the title of Avengers 4 could be.
One title that people are thinking it can be is Infinity Gauntlet. Even though this title is denied, it does make sense because the Infinity Gauntlet comic book series involves a version of the events that happened in Infinity War (although it has played out differently in a lot of ways).
Another title that people are bouncing around is The Secret Wars. This involves time travel and many people think that a lot of what has happened at the end of Infinity War is going to be reversed with the time stone.
The Russo brothers have stated that the title of the film will deal with the heart of the story. Therefore, some people are suggesting that the title might be Avengers: Endgame for many reasons. One reason is that this comes from a line spoken by Doctor Strange where he said that they were in the endgame. This is also partially because the people responsible for the MCU have suggested that this next Avengers movie is supposed to be the end of the MCU as everyone knows it. Another title that has a similar effect is Avengers: Rebirth, which plays with the idea of bringing the MCU into a new era with new characters.
Captain America. Thor. Doctor Strange. Thanos. Tony Stark. Spider-Man. Ten years of work has led up to the release of the most ambitious crossover film of all time, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. With some of the most recognizable names in nerd-culture anchoring the film, and some of the most charismatic actors in the world representing them, it is the unassuming (but beautiful) Zoe Saldana that steals the show. Saldana plays the complex-yet-fearless Guardian of the Galaxy, Gamora, and she sets the tone as the heart and soul of the ‘Infinity War’ film — and that’s just fine by us. If you have not seen ‘Infinity War’ you might want to turn back now for there are spoilers coming your way.
Gamora is the Daughter of Thanos. Stolen from her home planet after her mother was killed, Thanos made her into something of his personal pet-project. He raised her to be the perfect killer and credits her as being the most dangerous ‘woman in the galaxy’ because of his upbringing. There is true love and pride in Thanos’ voice when he says this and Gamora, despite herself, feels something in return. Unfortunately for Gamora, the complex and Stockholm-like feelings that she has for Thanos end up undoing her. It is revealed, roughly 2/3rds of the way through ‘Infinity War’, that she must be killed in order for Thanos to acquire the Soul Stone. Thanos does the deed in one of the most powerful moments in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and fans everywhere are left shocked to their core.
While Gamora has to die for Thanos to succeed and, ultimately, push the story forward, it is what her character did in life that will be remembered. Gamora elevates the stakes for everyone involved while giving Chris Pratt’s character, Peter Quill, one of the most beautiful and frustrating character arcs in the entire film. Gamora’s presence looms large over every sequence, from Titan and Knowhere all the way back to Wakanda on Earth, and that is by design. She is the fabric by which the MCU has pulled itself together and we praise the Russo Brothers and James Gunn for handling her growth so well.
Disney and Marvel’s team-up brings box office gold. Each institution of entertainment is a mega hit all on there own but when they collaborate like with Avengers: Infinity War. The end product brings in millions. This particular movie has already brought in over $800 million globally and is quickly approaching the billion dollar mark. It ties with another little box office smash from Disney, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Both are films that hit 300 million in U.S. sales in 5 days.
This is another Russo brothers directorial and is believed to be one of the biggest gathering of superheroes in one movie. The casting of stars for Avengers: Infinity War surpasses Black Panther, Iron Man, and Thor. With everything going for it, this movie can’t lose. It’s grabbing records along the way like Biggest Domestic Opening of All Time, Biggest Worldwide Opening of All Time, Biggest Superhero Opening of All Time, Biggest Saturday and Sunday of All Time in North America. It had its world premiere on April 23, 2018, for a limited engagement in L.A. and was released nationwide on April 27, 2018.
Avengers: Infinity War was the second most expensive film made coming in at $321 million to produce and boasts of 16 writing credits to its title. The film is based on Marvel Comic’s Superheroes gathering their strength for the worst threat yet, Thanos. As he takes possession of the Power Stone from the planet Xandar, mayhem ensues. Thanos’s grand plan is to kill half of the life in the universe. Of course, this is not going to sit well with our superheroes.
Here are just some of the star names in the main cast for Avengers: Infinity War
Robert Downey Jr.- Tony Stark / Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth- Thor
Mark Ruffalo- Bruce Banner / Hulk
Chris Evans- Steve Rogers / Captain America
Scarlett Johansson- Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Don Cheadle- James Rhodes / War Machine
Benedict Cumberbatch- Doctor Strange
Tom Holland- Peter Parker / Spider-Man
Zoe Saldana- Gamora
Karen Gillan- Nebula
Tom Hiddleston- Loki
Paul Bettany- Vision
Elizabeth Olsen- Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
Anthony Mackie- Sam Wilson / Falcon
Sebastian Stan- Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
Idris Elba- Heimdall
Danai Gurira- Okeye
Peter Dinklage- Eitri
Benedict Wong- Wong
Pom Klementieff- Mantis
Dave Bautista- Drax
Vin Diesel- Groot (Voice)
Bradley Cooper- Rocket (Voice)
Gwyneth Paltrow- Pepper Potts
Benicio Del Toro- The Collector
Josh Brolin- Thanos
Chris Pratt- Peter Quill / Star-Lord
William Hurt- Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross
Letitia Wright- Shuri
Terry Notary- Cull Obsidian / On-Set Groot
tom Vaughan-Lawlor- Ebony Maw
Carrie Coon- Proxima Midnight
Michael Jame Shaw- Corvus Glaive
Stan Lee- Bus Driver
….and many more.
Do you ever wonder how the people on top made it up there? Well, through the study of some prominent people in the society, we may learn what mechanisms they use to get there. Louis Chenevert is among the recognized individuals who have surprised the world with the legacy he left in UTC. Louis Chenevert voluntarily retired in 2014.
Many questions came with his retiring. Why would he leave at a time when UTC was doing so well? It is worthwhile to note that no scandals or disagreements prompt his retirement. Chenevert wanted to have to time off from the busy cooperate world. He now has time for his family as well as attending to his interests like designing yachts.
Here are some factors that led to the success of Louis Chenevert;
Louis Chenevert is known as the king of acquisitions. When he was working at Pratt & Whitney, he observed the GTF engine and knew it had a great future. He organized the purchase of the engine immediately he became CEO of UTC.
The GTF engine is now being used in more than 70 aircraft and 14 airlines. It is preferred because it is eco-friendly and reduces the consumption of fuel.
Louis Chenevert also made history by closing the most expensive aerospace deal in the USA. He bought the Goodrich at $16 billion.
These acquisitions have significantly contributed to the prominence of UTC. It led to the firm being listed as the most profitable company in the state.
Investing in the Future Technology.
Louis Chenevert is a visionary. He led UTC to invest in the future. He argued that investing in the high innovation future technology would help avoid future economic problems in the state.
The future investments worked as Chenevert expected. The UTC is approximated to accommodate 25000 more employees and has more than 5000 new slots of innovation.
He was also concerned with the human capital. He says that one can only be successful if the team they are working with is aligned with the vision of the company. He advises other investors to focus on empowering their teams because as much as they may have great ideas, they need their team to evaluate them.
If you have not read the ‘Infinity War’ comic book arc or if you have not seen Marvel’s recently released super-blockbuster by the same name, turn back now — you have been warned. Still here? Good. Marvel Studios recently released the most ambitious blockbuster movie of all time with ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and the critical and commercial reception could not be better. The super-superhero movie is currently shattering box office records in every corner of the globe while fans and critics alike rave at the quality. Directed by the Russo Brothers, the film is uniquely dark and ambitious in its approach, and resolution, to the first half of the story. Despite the cliffhanger ending, the Marvel Universe must go on and this means that guys like writer/director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) have their work cut out for them.
Again, we warn you that if you have not seen ‘Infinity War’, you need to turn back now. Okay. Spoilers time. The first half of the two-part ‘Infinity War’ saga ends with half of all existence completely wiped away as if they were never there. With a snap of his fingers, the Mad Titan Thanos destroys what Marvel carefully took ten years to build. In doing so, Thanos also completely wrecks the Guardians of the Galaxy, of whom only Rocket Raccoon manages to survive. Peter Quill, as it turns out, is the downfall of his own team as his own reckless anger, incited by the revelation that Thanos had killed Gamora, leads Quill to abandon a carefully constructed plan to remove the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos’ hands. Quill and everyone he loves ends up dying as a result.
Well, dying isn’t the right word — this is a comic book movie, after all, so we know that many characters will be back. Picking up the pieces will be James Gunn, who recently revealed that all hands are on deck for filming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’. The film will have to be set after the culmination of ‘Infinity War’ but a unique set of problems have presented themselves. How can Gunn balance the quirky humor that his stories are known by without completely handwaving away the utter devastation of ‘Infinity War’ and the loss of Gamora? Is the funniest superhero team in the galaxy due for a serious personality change?