There doesn’t seem to be much excitement over the upcoming Fantastic Four movie. And the past ones were rather blah at best too. Could it be that no one can get that particular family of superheroes right?
Well, yeah, someone could. Brad Bird, director of both animated and live action films, sort of pulled it off with the excellent Pixar film The Incredibles, where a stretchy hero, a strong hero, an invisible/forcefield projecting hero, a younger member who bursts into flames…and a speedster…save the day from a jealous guy who’s power comes only from technology and then go off to fight some guy who popped up out of the ground like some kind of mole. Well, its mostly like Marvel’s FF, and it was a ton of fun. What could make it more fun?
Take this with a huge grain of salt. Or sand. Or salty sand. But Time is reporting that Tom Hardy is attached to three more Mad Max films after this summer’s flaming-tornado-desert-race pic. Director George Miller already has the screenplay for the second and a novelization of the third, which is important because we all know Mad Max films are only as good as their literary origins. The fourth movie? Who knows.
Mad Max Fury Road comes out on May 15 and will have the first Batsoup trailer–which anyone with an internet connection will also be able to watch.
MAY THE SCHWARTZ BE WITH YOU! Yes you heard us correctly, THE SCHWARTZ! Because Mel Brooks is at it again! A Spaceballs sequel was just announced and you know what that means – oh yeah – we’ll finally be able to answer the question of whether your Schwartz is as big as mine. And let’s clarify immediately – yours is not!
Back when George Lucas was making the sequels to Star Wars (the original one), he was able to keep a lot of things secret simply by filming under an alternate title like Blue Harvest (which sounds like the title of a 90’s era softcore porn thriller starring Shannon Tweed). Today, with the interwebs, camera phones, and the hula hoop all the rage, it has gotten a lot harder! Time to bring in the lawyers!!!!