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‘Spawn’ reboot film will feature Jamie Foxx in title role

There were previous reports that actor Jamie Foxx was being offered the lead role for an upcoming “Spawn” reboot film. Now it has been officially confirmed that the Oscar winner will take on the title role for the superhero flick. Foxx previously expressed interest in being a part of the movie in the past, but it was unknown if he was still interested in taking on the role now.

 

As Screenrant reported, Foxx will star as the superhero Spawn in the movie which will be written and directed by the comic book’s creator Todd McFarlane. It will be an attempt to revive the franchise based on the Image comic book as there was one movie previously made back in 1997. That original movie had Michael Jai White in the title role with Jon Leguizamo co-starring as the main villain The Violator.

 

For Jamie Foxx, it will be his second attempt to succeed with a superhero film role. Foxx previously took on the role of the villain Electro in the 2014 film, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The film was considered a box office success based on how much money it made, but generally received mediocre or less-than-stellar critical reviews. That included a 52 percent overall approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 53 out of 100 weighted average score on the Metacritic website.

 

The news of Foxx being confirmed for the Spawn reboot movie came via an exclusive statement reported by Deadline on Tuesday. Blumhouse chief Jason Blum said they are “thrilled” to have Foxx in the title role. He added that Foxx is a huge fan of the “Spawn Universe that Todd McFarlane created.” In addition, Blum said having a talent like Foxx in the lead role as McFarlane brings his vision to life on the screen has them very excited about the movie.

 

There are some interesting aspects of the film already being mentioned. One of those is that the Spawn character will reportedly not speak for the entirety of the film. The other interesting aspect is the film’s rating and genre classification. It’s expected to be an R-rated supernatural horror/thriller movie. The film released in 1997 was PG-13 which was part of the attempt to grab mainstream success. With the success of newer films such as “Logan” and “Deadpool” which both did well despite being rated R, having a lead actor like Jamie Foxx certainly can’t help when it comes to a character that audiences aren’t quite as familiar with, yet.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Takes the Series into a New Direction

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom presents more than an ominous title. The new film in the Jurassic series intends to present a brutal world of violent dinosaur mayhem. Early preview reactions now weigh in on the impending new film in the series. Despite the darker tone, the film received solid praise. Sometimes, a “brutal” film delivers what audiences truly want.

 

No, the film doesn’t veer into excessively violent horror territory. The themes of the film, however, do appear to be more mature than what fans expect in a Jurassic Park/Jurassic World film. In the film, the human characters seek to save the dinosaurs from a raging volcano as well as villains interested in capturing the dinosaurs. They don’t want to capture the dinosaurs to save them. Their goal involves selling the dinosaurs to the highest bidder.

 

The film features quite the twist on previous entries in the Jurassic series. In the previous films, the dinosaurs stake out a position as antagonists. They are malicious predators. They threaten humans. This makes the notion that humans try to save the dinosaurs an intriguing concept. Why would humans attempt to save such dangerous creatures?

 

Well, it isn’t fair to blame the dinosaurs for being what they are. Grizzly bears and Great White sharks represent two of the most dangerous predators in existence. The animals aren’t evil. The creatures simply act in accordance with their natural place in the environment. That’s not to suggest humans shouldn’t defend themselves against these creatures. Predators may want to eat humans, and humans want to fight back. Survival of the fittest rules apply. The same is true when humans battle dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Survival instincts kick in. Humans battle for survival against the wild and dangerous predators.

 

The dinosaurs do deserve some sympathy though. Displaced out of time, the creatures lack a true home outside the confines of the park. When threatened, human nature leads some to try and protect them from harm.

 

Taking the Jurassic film series into such interesting territory certainly freshens up the franchise. One problem with the sequels to the original film was the “rehash nature” of the films. They films didn’t seem to add anything new or progress the story. Such doesn’t seem to be the case with the new entry.

Spawn Reboot Slated With Jamie Foxx As The Lead

Good news comic book fans. Well specifically “Spawn” fans. Everyones favorite tortured, ex CIA super agent turned literal demon, Al Newman will be hitting the big screen again in 2019. The essence of the the character will be brought to theaters courtesy of the multi talented Jamie Foxx. It is said that Foxx is a huge fan of the Spawn comic book series and will able to put his own style into the character of Spawn.

 

For those of you that don’t know, Spawn was the creation of comic book creator and director Todd MacFarlane. Created in 1992, Spawn tells the story of Al Newman. And as I mentioned earlier Al is a CIA black ops agent who was set up to be murdered by his own agency. Wanting vengance for those that murdered him and to help protect his wife, Al made a deal with the Devil that turned him into a demon on Earth. This film will offer a different take on a standard first hero movie. There will be almost no back story. MacFarlane is saving that for another movie. And the lead character will not be speaking at all during this reboot.

 

MacFarlane is hoping for big numbers at the release of this movie so it can be made into a trilogy. In the second and third movies, the director will explore more of the backstory and character aspects. Another thing Todd will avoid is any campy CGI effects like in the first big screen release. MacFarlane will be working with a low budget compared to other superhero movies.

 

I am intrigued by the direction that the director and the production company, Blumhouse Productions are going with this film. Blumhouse has already proven they can do dark content with box office hits such as: Get Out, Insidious, and Split. Spawn will be the perfect content for this pairing to explore the complex character that creates Al/Spawn. After all who wouldn’t make a deal for their soul if the conditions were right. To read the full article, please click here.

Action Packed And Resurrected: Jamie Foxx Stars In The New Spawn Movie

Who would have thought the reemergence of the comic book epic spawn wood arrived on the scene today. With such reemergence of the movie who would have envisioned that the star would be Jamie Foxx? Let’s take a look at just what this means for the once comic book classic.

The Creator of Spawn Todd McFarlane offered the lead role to Jamie Foxx but at the time of the offer, it was neither confirmed nor denied if Jamie Foxx would take such a role. Well, that is no longer the case because Jamie Foxx, the Oscar-winning actor, will star in the movie slated to reboot the Spawn character. It should be noted and that Blumhouse Productions the same studio behind the smash box office films Get Out and Split formally joined this Venture last year. It’s obvious the movie genre is about to explode with the presence of Jamie Foxx. This is not Jamie Foxx’s first time in a supervillain role on the big screen. In 2014, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Jamie Foxx starred as the supervillain Electro. So he is no beginner to the necessary characteristics needed for this role.

Keep in mind this is not the first time the comic book thriller Spawn has made its appearance to the big screen. In 1997, the movie arrived in theatres as the origin of Spawn, the transformation of the CIA agent Al Newman. But this reboot will not describe the origins of Spawn but rather takes us on a new twist in the life of the demonic warrior that spawn portrays. With the combination of the production company Blumhouse and the star presence of Jamie Foxx plus and the ingenuity of Todd McFarlane, we are in for a big hit. Box office records are about to be broken.

In conclusion, the movie world is about to receive the resurrection of the character Spawn on the big screen. Films like this with the star power of an award-winning actor are sure to draw crowds the first week out. Todd McFarlane knows just what he is doing and is willing to go the extra mile to do just that. This is a project to be seen and enjoyed by the masses.

Star Wars Character Boba Fett is Scheduled to get his own Film

The Star Wars franchise is constantly growing and expanding. There are 11 Star Wars Films that have been released and Boba Fett’s addition will bring the total up to 12. Boba Fett’s stand-alone film will be a backstory to his life. This film is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2020.

 

If you are not familiar with Boba Fett, he is a bounty hunter. He first appeared in the Empire Strikes Back. He was sent by Darth Vader with another group of bounty hunters to track down Han Solo. After Solo was betrayed by Lando Calrissian. Boba Fett took Han Solo’s body back to his employer who was Jabba the Hutt. Han owed Jabba some money and he wanted compensation.

 

Boba Fett also appeared in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. In this film, Boba Fett was portrayed as a little boy. His father was killed by a Jedi named Mace Windu and Boba watches him die. Young Boba then takes his father’s place and becomes the most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy. This back story about Boba will probably be used in the film. Otherwise they will have to completely reboot the character’s life and his connection to the Star Wars Universe.

 

Huffington Post featured an article about this coming film. In the article it stated that James Mangold will direct this feature. He will use the assistance of Simon Kinberg. Both men have a history and experience with making superhero films. Mangold made the Logan movie and Kinberg was a screenwriter for a few X-Men films.

 

Boba Fett’s inclusion in the Star Wars universe is going to helpful for Star Wars fans. It will provide them with more of an opportunity to better understand the characters within the series. This one of the reasons why Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story was made. These films help people to better understand the events in the original Star Wars films and in the second set of films released in the late 90s and early 2000s.

 

The news of Boba Fett’s own movie has many Star Wars fans happy with anticipation. While Boba Fett is a secondary or minor character within the franchise, his short presence in the series has helped him to become a popular character. Many Star Wars followers cannot wait until his film is released to the big screen.

Disney Admits Solo Underperformed at the Box Office

Disney isn’t trying to spin the news that Solo underperformed at the box office. Solo’s take for its first three days of release was just under $85 million. For a film that cost around $250 million to make, that figure is disastrous. Even worse, Disney can’t look towards the overseas box office to recoup losses. The film underperformed in foreign markets dramatically. How embarrassing was Solo’s performance? The film did worse than the disastrous release Warner Bros. suffered Justice League.

 

Dave Hollis, Disney’s distribution chief, went on the record to address the poor performance. He pointed out that Solo faced stiff competition from still red-hot films Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2. Audiences already spent a lot of money on movie tickets. Some waited for crowds to die down a bit before heading to the movies.

 

Hollis certainly makes a valid point here. Not every audience member has an unlimited budget. Paying $12 for a movie ticket every week isn’t feasible. For families, paying $48 every week for movie tickets is out of the question.

 

Hollis’ comments do not come off as spin since Solo did not receive poor critical reviews. Audiences seemed pleased with the film. While not a classic, Solo was a good film. Consider this a testament to director Ron Howard’s talents. The two previous directors were fired from the project. Howard had to cobble together a finished project based on material he didn’t shoot. That’s an incredibly difficult job. Justice League reflects an example of how disjointed such a film could turn out to be. Solo ended up being a good film. Poor reviews didn’t keep audiences away.

 

A strange question emerges here. Did the Star Wars brand keep audiences away? Film journalists seriously ask this question. In years past, long breaks existed between one Star Wars film and the next. The arrival of Solo comes quickly on the heels of three films: two sequels and a spinoff. Did a fourth film arrive too quickly for audiences? Comic book movies don’t suffer from the same problem. However, superhero movies embrace a variety of subgenres. Unique heroes that live in equally unique worlds contribute to distinct films. Star Wars movies seem too much the same. Maybe Disney need to cut back on its Star Wars output.

Jungle Cruise Movie Filming Start Date Confirmed

Those who are interested in watching the upcoming Disney movie, Jungle Cruise, will be happy to know that the filming start date has been confirmed. Those who have been waiting eagerly for production to start for this film can now relax and know that it will be starting soon. Dwayne Johnson that Jungle Cruise will get started being recorded soon. This is a live action movie and something that many are eager to see. This movie is something that will take some time to film and produce, and it is hopeful to hear that work on it will begin soon.

Jungle Cruise is something that is based on an Adventureland ride. This movie is something that nods to Indiana Jones and is something that might be enjoyed by those who are fans of that movie series. The movie is even being said to be something that might be enjoyed by those who are fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. There are many who feel that the movie will be something that they will love and who are waiting for it to be recorded so that it can come to a theater near them and they can go out and see it.

Dwayne Johnson shared information about the Jungle Cruise film on his Instagram account. He is someone who is popular, and there are many who are waiting eagerly to see him act in another movie. There are people who love any movie that he is in and who are looking forward to this movie just because he is a part of it. He shared that he is excited to work with Disney and that he had been longing for this chance to do that. He also shared that the production of the movie would start up on May 21st. The filming of the movie will get started in Hawaii soon, and it should be something that will be worth the wait for those who are eagerly anticipating its filming and release.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ title confirmed, release date still unknown

Director James Gunn has officially confirmed the title for the third movie in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” series. In keeping with tradition, Gunn has said he will go with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” since the first two films were “Vol. 1” and “Vol. 2,” respectively. This doesn’t come as a surprise to most fans, although some fans had hoped for a different title based on main character Star-Lord and his love of music.

A recent report from ComicBook.com suggests that fans were speculating the third “Guardians” film would be titled “Guardians of the Galaxy.mp3” due to Peter Quill aka “Star-Lord” and his love of music. While Gunn said he knew of those suggestions from the fans, he said it didn’t affect or sway him in terms of deciding on what to call the third film.

As far as when that third “Guardians” film will be released, that is still up in the air. Expectations right now are that the film will follow sometime after 2019’s “Avengers: Infinity War” sequel and conclusion. That movie has a release date of May 3, 2019. Gunn was also part of that project as he was an executive producer on both films and wrote dialogue for the “Guardians” characters. He mentioned in a recent Facebook Live session that the third “Guardians” film would be about two years from now, or “around this time.”

The “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” film will be carrying on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in the wake of any tragic events in the “Avengers: Infinity War” conclusion. The first two “Guardians” films followed the adventures of human space traveler Peter Quill, also known as “Star-Lord,” as he works together with a band of misfit aliens including Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Gamora.

The first two installments in the series were also huge hits at the box office, despite some speculation they could flop based on the comic book characters not being as well know. However, the first movie made over $770 million and the second one made, even more, bringing in over $860 million. It’s no surprise that “Guardians” will be among the films carrying on the Marvel universe once the string of Avengers films have stopped.

Super Villian Thanos Reigns Supreme in New Avengers Movie

While the origins of the Avengers villain Thanos was never reveled, it’s no doubt that Thanos was a force to be reckon with. Set on gaining control of all the planets, Thanos showcased what a bad guy truly is, he heartless. Thanos was so heartless to the point that he was willing to risk his daughter to gain control of what he wanted for the most, power.

While I’m usually not a fan of comic book movies, my wife and kids insisted that I see the newest offering from the Marvel collection of films. I must say that the sheer boldness of Thanos is what impressed me the most. I’m puzzled as to why I was able to relate to the Super villain over the heroes, but I’ve grew accustomed to rooting for the bad guys in films. The personality of Thanos was hard for me to decipher at first. At first, he seemed like your average villain wanting to cause harm and destruction to anything and everybody. As the movie progressed, so did the depth of the Thanos character. Half way through the movie I found myself rooting for him to collect all the Infinity stones that would enable him to have the power he’d always sought. Thanos felt that he was doing a good thing by destroying the people and planets, he felt that it was the only way for him to achieve everlasting peace.

My kids failed to see things from my point of view as they cheered for their dependable set of heroes to win the ultimate fight. Their little minds were unable to be persuaded after Thanos sacrificed his daughter to gain a stone. I tried to convince them that it wasn’t his real daughter and was simple a sacrifice for a bigger mission, however; their minds were unconvinced. Thanos persona was that of a God, he did what he wanted when he wanted. This is what I admired most about his personality, he knew what he wanted and went after it. Although it was simply a movie, it was a movie with meaning. Whether you agree with his mission on not, Thanos never gave up on what he wanted, even if it meant he had to run over everyone else.

‘Deadpool 2’ receives ‘Certified Fresh’ for movie reviews so far

The soon-to-be-released sequel “Deadpool 2” has been making headlines for weeks in funny ways to promote the movie. The hype has been built up using clever clips in which the Deadpool character tries to apologize to soccer player David Beckham, or hanging out with Celine Dion for the “Ashes” music video. The new film has been one of the most anticipated of 2018 along with “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” It appears that the hype may be appropriate for the follow-up to the original “Deadpool” movie too.

That’s because movie review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes has a “Certified Fresh” score for “Deadpool 2,” so far. Based on a Screenrant report, the movie had 93 reviews just days ahead of its official debut in theaters and had received an aggregate score of 84 percent out of 100. For comparison, the original film received an 83 percent score, which it still has to this date. As more movie reviewers score and grade the new film, the Rotten Tomatoes aggregate number will change in one direction or the other. So far, it seems that this film is on track for a successful outing at the box office and will be one of those rare sequels, let alone comedy sequels, that could do as well as its predecessor.

The R-rated film “Deadpool 2” will follow a new adventure involving the title character. In the original, a man named Wade Wilson became Deadpool a Marvel anti-hero with a penchant for quirky humor and violence. In the latest film, he’ll be involved with several other characters from the Marvel comic book world including Cable and members of X-Force. It will bring back Ryan Reynolds in the title role while also adding Josh Brolin in the role of Cable. That gives Brolin two box office smashes in the same month or so, as he also plays the villain Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Speaking of the latest “Avengers” film, it appears that “Deadpool 2” could be the one to potentially take over for the box office leader. However, Wade Wilson and company only have a short bit of time to do so. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” will hit theaters just a week later with a more family-friendly rating of PG-13 rating.