Today’s Movie Morsels is stuffed, stuffed, I tell ya! So before you start your weekend, let’s get Morselin’… First up, photos, and lots of ’em, from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and X-Men: Apocalypse. Then we’ve got the first clip from Fantastic Four, an update on the Ghostbusters spinoff films, new trailers for Black Mass and American Ultra, and lots more!
Who wants to see more X-Men: Apocalypse photos? Answer: everyone. Director Brian Singer’s eagerly awaited epic — starring every mutant actor in the known universe (including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Lucas Till, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, and Ben Hardy) — lands on May 27, 2016.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
What’s that? Marvel movie photos not enough for you? Ah, you must be hungry for more Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice pics then. Oookay, open wide. It’s feeding time, courtesy of Empire magazine!
While Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation screenwriter Drew Pearce has said he’s writing a Ghostbusters spinoff/sequel to be directed by the Russo Brothers and possibly star Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt, the original Ghostbusters director, and the producer of next summer’s Paul Feig-helmed reboot, is denying that another film is in the works. Hmmm….
Here’s what Ivan Reitman has said:
There has been a lot of excitement recently about what is happening with the ‘Ghostbusters’ franchise. As the producer of the new ‘Ghostbusters’ film, I feel the need to clarify. There is only one new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie and that is the Paul Feig directed version coming next July, presently filming and going fantastically. The rest is just noise.
After plenty of teasers and trailers, we’ve finally got a clip from the Fantastic Four reboot! Starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell, the Josh Trank-helmed film hits theaters August 7th.
Hitman: Agent 47
No, it doesn’t have the 2007 Hitman‘s Timothy Olyphant, but according to its latest featurette, the Hitman: Agent 47 reboot features the “Ultimate Hitman”. Due out on August 21st, the video-game-inspired actioner stars Rupert Friend in the title role alongside Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann, and Angelababy. Aleksander Bach directs.
Director Patrick Osborne has been in serious demand ever since winning an Oscar for his adorable animated short Feast (which played before Big Hero 6 in theaters). Now we hear that the filmmaker is slated to helm the adaptation of Paul Pope’s hit graphic novel Battling Boy for Paramount. Osborne will take on the project after directing an animated adaptation of cartoonist Noelle Stevenson’s graphic novel Nimona for Fox.
The third trailer for Black Mass has arrived, again featuring Johnny Depp as cold-as-ice Boston mobster Whitey Bulger. Co-starring Kevin Bacon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Sienna Miller, and Dakota Johnson, Scott Cooper’s gangster saga opens on September 18th.
Slackers, drugs, and super spies, Nima Nourizadeh’s American Ultra looks like it has something for everyone! Watch Jesse Eisenberg get “activated” in latest trailer for the film. Co-starring Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, Walton Goggins, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, and Tony Hale, America Ultra comes to theaters on August 21st.
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