It’s no secret that one of the bigger emerging trends in Hollywood right now are these shared movie universes, a la what Marvel Studios is doing (see: Avengers: Age of Ultron, in theaters this weekend) and what Warner Bros. will start doing with their own DC movies, beginning with next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
But what we aren’t seeing… Continue reading The Next '21 Jump Street' Sequel May Create a Shared Movie Universe with the 'Men in Black' Franchise
Today we heard talk of two projects in development where characters from one movie franchise could find their way into another. First there was the unconfirmed report that Marvel and Sony have finalized a deal to get Spider-Man into Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1. Then there was the confirmation of a seemingly absurd notion of a mash-up of Jump Street series and the… Continue reading What Movie Character Should Guest-Star in Another Movie Franchise?
Director Marc Webb’s reboot of the Spider-Man film series has been a surprisingly polarizing topic among comic book fans and movie lovers. While 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man was well received and managed a respectable box office gross, some people were left scratching their heads at the idea of a reboot for a successful franchise happening barely a decade after the original series began. Still, Webb’s direction and the… Continue reading Comics on Film: Andrew Garfield and the Tangled Future of the 'Amazing Spider-Man' Franchise
For some fans, Transformers: Age of Extinction will be the best of the franchise. Mainly if those fans are more fond of Mark Wahlberg as an Optimus Prime sidekick than Shia LaBeouf. For others, it’ll be the same as most fourth installments, a sequel that is far enough removed from the favored original that the series seems to be wearing out… Continue reading What Is the Best Part Four of a Movie Franchise?
This week, “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ swoops into theaters and, trust us, it’s a treat (our review will be running later this week). It’s the tale of Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), a young dragon rider who was introduced in the first film, this time dealing with the reemergence of his long lost mother (played by… Continue reading 'How to Train Your Dragon' Facts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Kid-Friendly Franchise