Wednesday, September 30, 2015

'Civil War' to Conclude 'Captain America' Trilogy

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to steamroll movie theaters every year for the foreseeable future, but Steve Rogers will be starring in his final solo film in 2016, according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

"It's very much, in a certain way, the completion of a Captain America trilogy, Feige told MTV at an Avengers: Age of Ultron press event. "I think one day you’ll look back and watch Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, and it’ll be one of the most unique and different trilogies ever around a single character."

Does this confirm rumors that Cap won't be making it out of Civil War alive, as was the case in the comic books? (Don't worry guys, he got better.)

Avengers: Age of Ultron is now available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, and will hit Blu-ray this Friday. Captain America: Civil War is slated for release on May 6, 2016. For the full story, head over to

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Explore Jakku from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' on Facebook

Who would have thought there'd be this much excited about yet another desert planet in a Star Wars movie?

Today, the official Star Wars Facebook page invited fans to tour Jakku, a new planet from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, through a 360-degree video experience. Visit the starship-strewn wasteland by checking out the video below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 18.

Speed across the Jakku desert from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this immersive 360 experience created exclusively for Facebook.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

New Trailer for 'The Peanuts Movie' is Cute, Contemporary

As someone who capped off his high school acting career as the title character in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, I can't help but feel a special connection to Charles Schulz's iconic blockhead, so I'm naturally pretty interested in The Peanuts Movie, which hits theaters on Nov. 6. Twentieth Century Fox has just released a new trailer, which hints at a plot involving Chuck's not-so-secret crush, The Little Red-Haired Girl.

First off, I love the animation style of this movie, which has a herky-jerky style reminiscent of stop-motion animation, and there does seem to be some genuine charm that captures the spirit of the original comic strip and the various animated TV specials released over the years. I'm less keen on the music choices in the trailer, which take away from the timeless qualities of these characters (when they're not shilling for life insurance, that is). It's entirely likely that none of these songs will appear in the actual movie, but who knows? Maybe we'll watch Lucy and Schroeder Whip and Nae Nae in November. Good grief.

Watch the new trailer for The Peanuts Movie below.

How Old is Marvel Studios' Spider-Man?

In an interview with Empire, director Jon Watts revealed that Peter Parker in the forthcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man reboot will be 15 years old, which is great news for comic book fans that prefer their Webslinger to stay in high school for a while.

This new version of the character, played by 19-year-old Tom Holland will debut in next year's Captain America: Civil War, which will be followed up by Watts' solo Spider-Man flick on July 28, 2017.

For more on the Empire interview, head over to Den of Geek by clicking here.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Disney 'Star Wars' Land Construction to Begin in 2016

Hey guys, it's been a while! Between weddings, work and post-Force Friday toy hunting, blogging unfortunately hasn't been making its way onto the ol' calendar, but I've had a lot of pumpkin iced coffee today, and I think I'm up for some vigorous typing. And since I'm having a hard time concentrating that isn't somehow related to The Force Awakens, let's talk Star Wars!

We already knew that Disney was planning to bring Star Wars theme lands to its parks in California and Florida but Disney COO Tom Staggs revealed at a financial conference in Beverly Hills that construction on the park expansions will begin next year.

Staggs also noted that these are the biggest "single-theme" additions in the history of Disney parks, and that they'll include attractions that invite visitors to the Mos Eisley Cantina and inside the Millennium Falcon.
There's no word as to when these new lands will open to the public.

It's amazing how Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm has benefited the Star Wars brand, with the franchise practically engulfing popular culture months before the release of The Force Awakens. Heck, who doesn't want an interactive Sphero BB-8? If such people exist, I don't want to meet them.

For the full story, head over to The Hollywood Reporter by clicking here.