One holiday passes and a new one awaits.. In today’s Movie Morsels, we’ve got more evidence that Deadpool might be the Valentine’s Day gift you’ve been waiting for. Plus, the latest on Doctor Strange, High-Rise, and the sequel to Creed! Read on, young lovers…
Though Deadpool arrives on Valentine’s Day weekend, the Merc with a Mouth’s story is hardly one of romance… Or is it? During this week’s episode of The Bachelor, Fox aired a new TV spot for the Marvel Comics adaptation, which finds Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson in the mood for love. Also, Negasonic Teenage Warhead is looking more and more like this film’s big scene stealer…
Hey, speaking of the House of Ideas… On Monday, Marvel released some concept art from its oh-so-highly-anticipated Doctor Strange, featuring the Sorcerer Supreme’s Sanctum Sanctorum. Yesterday, the studio’s co-president, Doctor Strange producer Louis D’Esposito, tweeted the first photo of the set’s iconic window. Just in case Benedict Cumberbatch wasn’t enough to entice you to see the November 4th release, now we’ve got another draw…architecture!
— Louis D’Esposito (@louisde2) January 5, 2016
Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of acclaimed author J.G. Ballard’s cult novel High-Rise won praise when it played at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. Since star Tom Hiddleston has yet to deliver a performance that’s anything less than first-rate, you can be sure we’ll be first in line when the British thriller—co-starring Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, and Luke Wilson—makes its U.S. debut later this year. Here’s its intriguing new Mad Men-esque poster…
There was once a time—a time not so long ago, in fact—when Sylvester Stallone never met a sequel he didn’t like. These days, however, with Oscar buzz amounting for his performance in Creed, Sly is being a bit more selective in the projects he takes on. As such, he’s saying a polite “no” to Rambo V. But Stallone will, rest assured, be back for Creed 2. With Ryan Coogler in talks to helm Marvel’s Black Panther, we wonder if the boxing film move forward without the 29-year-old director. “There’s a diminishing time acceptance of a sequel. Three years is a little much,” says Stallone of the potential wait for Coogler. Stallone also teases the film’s plot: “You’ll have him face a different opponent, which I would say is a more ferocious, big Russian. There’s a lot there.”
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Want to experience the dizzying heights reached by French high-wire artist Philippe Petit when he walked between the towers of the World Trade Center in 1974? Thanks to a new VR app—the release of which coincides with the Blu-ray debut of Robert Zemeckis’ film adaption of Petit’s story, The Walk—you can! Used in conjunction with the Merge VR Goggles, the app is available for free from the Apple App store, and from Google Play, and can be used on iOS and Android devices.
Finally, in case you missed it yesterday, we have news that casting has taken way on Annihilation, director Alex Garland’s follow-up to last year’s sublime Ex Machina. Creed‘s Tessa Thompson is in talks to join Natalie Portman on the film. Check out our full story here.
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