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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.

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.

‘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.

Zombieland 2 – Hope for Release in 2019

Fans of the original movie Zombieland will be pleased to hear that Zombieland 2 is possibly set for release in late 2019. The original film was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. These same writers also wrote both Deadpool movies. Zombieland’s original director has yet to confirm his involvement, but there’s no evidence that he wouldn’t be a part of the sequel. Some sources do say he will be involved though. However, all the original cast appears to be onboard with Zombieland 2.

Zombieland premiered in 2009 and was a huge hit with fans. It has since become a cult classic. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic zombie-infested world. The main character, (Played by Jesse Eisenberg) is alone and has a strict set of survival rules. He encounters many characters along his journey to find his parents. These include characters played by Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and even Bill Murray. It’s a wild, fun, quirky, action-packed, and gore-filled adventure! This left fans wanting more.

Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been wanting to create a sequel since the success of the first film. On the other hand, they were tied up with writing such successful films as the Deadpool movies, the G.I. Joe sequel, and Life. This has led to a happy coincidence of the sequel possibly being released on the ten-year anniversary of the original Zombieland.

The actors have also been in high demand. Emma Stone and Jesse Eisenberg’s careers have bloomed over the last ten years. Both actors have appeared in popular feature films. Jesse Eisenberg was nominated for an Oscar for his role in 2010’s The Social Network, while Emma Stone was nominated as well for her role in La La Land. Woody Harrelson went on to star in numerous films and shows. He appeared in all four of The Hunger Games movies, as well as his most recent project called Venom. Notably, Woody Harrelson worked on Venom with Zombieland’s director Ruben Fleischer.

The plot has yet to be released, but some sites claim that the script is already completed. If it’s anything like the original Zombieland, fans are in for a wild ride. Followers can hope to see Zombieland 2 in theatres within the foreseeable future.

Final Deadpool Trailer Drops a Month Ahead of Its Release

When Deadpool hit theaters two years ago, it proved to be an overwhelming success, smashing box office records and becoming the second-highest grossing R-rated movie of all time. And now everyone’s favorite merc with a mouth is back for his second big screen outing which is sure to be a big hit with critics and audiences alike. Just a month ahead of its release, the final trailer for Deadpool 2 had dropped and promises even more violence and hilarity than we got in the first film. The franchise is known for making various pop culture references and homages such as Cocoon and Say Anything. The film is set to introduce a fan-favorite character, Cable, as well as set up a spinoff film for the X-Force.
Although not much is known about the plot of the newest installment in the X-Men franchise, we do know the film will see Cable travel from the future to collect some kid named Russell and the merc with a mouth will be forming his own team to protect him. The X-force will consist of such heroes as Domino, Bedlam, Shatterstar and some guy named Peter. Black Tom Cassady was set to be the villain of the sequel but, for some unspecified reason, that character will no longer be involved in this film. So while it’s unclear who the main villain will be, it still looks to be a fun time for superhero enthusiasts and fanboys alike.
The film is riding high off the success of its last movie and, while some critics believe Deadpool’s time has passed, I am fully confident that the film will be every bit as a big of a success as its predecessor. Josh Brolin has currently signed a four-picture deal to play the Chosen One so expect to see more of Cable in the future. Of course, the film production hasn’t been all fun and games as a stuntwoman died in a motorcycle accident during shooting of the sequel but, for the most part, they’ve been able to film without many hiccups. With much hype surrounding the film, it’s poised to do quite well at the box office during its opening weekend. The highly-anticipated sequel will be hitting theaters Friday, May 18 and we wish them much success.

Lucasfilm Promotes New Film Worldwide

Lucasfilm has recently been promoting their new movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, which will be released in the United States on May 25th. The Hollywood Reporter recently announced that the movie will be releasing on May 25th in China as well. In an effort to promote the movie in China, Lucasfilm has renamed it Ranger Solo, omitting the “A Star Wars Story” portion of the title.

A new poster for the movie was also released in the UK today, where the release date for the movie is one day ahead of the US and China release dates. The poster features the heroes, as well as notably displaying two villains who have not been given much advertising as of yet – Enfys Nest and Dryden Vos, the first of whom continues to be seen only in her armor. So far, the announced cast includes Alden Ehrenreich as the dashing title character, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson as Beckett, and Emilia Clarke as Kira, all of whom appear on the poster as well. Ehrenreich, Glover, and Clarke all have prominent roles on the new poster, as well as Chewbacca, Solo’s lovable and monstrous furry companion. The marketing so far for Solo: A Star Wars Story, looks very exciting, and it’s projected to earn $10 million in its opening weekend in the US.

The official trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story was released earlier this month on the 8th. It takes a somewhat different tone from many of the other Star Wars movies, appearing to be much more lighthearted than movies such as Rogue One and even more lighthearted than the main movies such as The Force Awakens, although it does highlight the dramatic nature that is common to all Star Wars movies. In it, the villain Enfys Nest asks Solo if he’s after revenge, as Solo removes the safety on his pistol. The trailer also highlights the relationship between Chewbacca and Solo, with Solo learning the true age of his companion and commenting that he looks great for 190 years old. The trailer also links to the main franchise, with Beckett instructing Solo to assume everyone will betray him.

The “Wrinkle in Time” Powerhouse Team that Carried the Movie

There are a lot of people that are looking for a chance to take their children to a movie. This is one of the main reasons that movies like “A Wrinkle in Time” have become so popular for the spring. This “Wrinkle in Time” film is something that has become a big deal because there is a lot of star power behind the film.

When people hear the name Oprah Winfrey they are going to gravitate towards it. This is what she made people do with this movie when she decided to promote it. With an all-star cast that also includes Mindy Kaling and Reese Witnerspoon this movie was going to draw in a huge crowd. Each of these stars have their own fan base. This allows the movie to span across a wide spectrum of people that may have never considered the movie if one of these stars was not in this movie. This is what Oprah knew when she was going in so it was a good choice to incorporate women that were Indian, Caucasian and African American. There is also a bi-racial actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw that is in an interracial relationship with Chris Pine. This cast covers a whole lot of ground.

The film was directed by Ava DuVernay. This was a big deal for a black director to have access to this type of big budget. Ava had a big budget to work with because she had already proven herself in “Selma.” She had also become someone that was making a mark in Black Hollywood and a female director that was taking the center stage. What the “Wrinkle in Time” essentially represents is another step in the powerful movement of women. This is really the message that goes forth when people look at this movie.

This is a film that is an adaptation of a book, and it is perfect for present day times. There are issues about self-esteem that are discussed. There are concepts about conquering your fears. It is the perfect movie for kids, but parents will also be able to get something out of this movie as well. That is why it makes it easy for families to embrace the movie. It pulls in a diverse moviegoer crowd.