Heads up, heroes! In today’s Movie Morsels, we’ve got the latest from this year’s two most anticipated superhero slugfests: Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Plus, a new video of Disney live-action The Jungle Book and more!
Captain America: Civil War
Team Cap or Team Tony? That’s the choice all Marvel fans must make when they see the Russo brothers’ Captain America: Civil War, due out on May 6. To help get your further stoked, we’ve got yet another spiffy piece of promotional art from the film, via the Disney Store website, which features its two rival teams of heroes going, quite literally, head to head. A TV spot will air during this weekend’s Super Bowl…
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
What’s this? A megabudget superhero movie advertising on junk food products? Will wonders never cease… Before they wage war on screen Batman, Superman, and their friends and foes will wage war on commemorative cans of Dr. Pepper. You too can be the Man of Steel or the Dark Knight as an unending river of sugar and corn syrup rages through your veins. And you get $5 toward a movie ticket when you purchase three Dr Pepper 12-packs (or three 8-packs of 12 oz. bottles). More details can be found here. And here’s a look at what will soon hit your grocery store…
In case you missed it yesterday, writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dustin Nguyen’s most excellent science-fiction comic book Descender has finally nailed down a screenwriter to adapt it: Jesse Wigutow, who put in some time developing a Tron sequel for Disney and a Crow remake for Relativity, and just recently scripted an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis’ Fire is doing the honors for Sony. For the uninitiated, Descender portrays a future in which all robots and AI are marked for destruction—particularly one, TIM-21, who is believed capable of destroying the galaxy.
The Jungle Book
Mowgli, Balloo, Bagheera, Kaa, and good ol’ King Louie (“the king of the swingers”) are back in theaters in Jon Favreau’s adaptation of Disney’s animated favorite The Jungle Book. A new TV spot for the film will play during this Sunday’s Super Bowl. Here’s a sneak peek at that spot. The film arrives in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D on April 15…
Me Before You
Emilia Clarke’s Terminator film didn’t set the box office on fire, but the Games of Thrones star may have better luck with her next movie: an adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel Me Before You. The Hunger Games‘ Sam Claflin co-stars in this tale of a spirited woman who helps a “a high-profile, successful man who becomes wheelchair bound following an accident” discover that life is still worth living. (Hey, at least it’s not Fifty Shades of Grey.) Thea Sharrock directs the June 3 release, the trailer for which has just landed online…
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