Movie News and Rumors for 1-16-15
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
So far there’s been one teaser for the upcoming film, and it did not include Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, or Carrie Fisher to much dismay. According to Latino-Review, we now know that the next teaser trailer will be available with the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1st. This doesn’t come as a big surprise, considering Disney owns both Marvel and LucasFilm, with more trailers likely to come between May and the December release date.
Speaking of upcoming trailers, the reboot of Fantastic Four starring Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Kate Mara (Shooter, 127 Hours), Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent), and Jamie Bell (Snowpiercer, Jumper) is set to release with Kingsman: Secret Service sometime next month. There have also been rumors of a re-shoot, but producer/screenwriter Simon Kinberg calmed fans down by explaining they will be doing three or four days of additional shooting, and that most major blockbusters go through this process. This news comes courtesy of CinemaBlend.
Captain America: Civil War
Keeping with the superhero theme, directors for Captain America: Civil War have confirmed that Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will be in the film, per SlashFilm. It was previously announced that Robert Downey Jr. and Chadwick Boseman would also join the film as Iron Man and Black Panther. Producer Kevin Feige said in a statement that Black Widow has a primary role in Age of Ultron and further develops her character as the Marvel phases move forward.
The Big Short
In non-superhero news, Steve Carell is slated to join Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt in a film about the events leading up to the U.S. stock market crash in 2008. Carell will play FrontPoint Partners money manager Steve Eisman, Bale as Scion Capital’s Michael Burry, Gosling as Deutsche Bank trader Greg Lippman, and Pitt as Cornwall Capital’s Ben Hockett, according to ComingSoon. The film is based on Michael Lewis’ best-seller The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine published in 2011, and is being adapted and directed by Adam McKay.
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