Thor The Dark World 0
Who is not anticipating this Movie? At this point we are hoping that if Marvel is going to do an action movie and a love story they are going to get it right before we move into the next collection of Marvel Movies slated for 2014. This one may be the one that has the winning formula that will please the audiences and hopefully the hard core fan who has been, let's say a little more than disturbed about the last few movies, where a few too many liberties were taken from the original essence of how the hard core fan believed things should have gone. Anyway we digress the point of this is Thor and the new trailer that seems to have received a positive reaction for those we have spoken with that have seen it. Here's to hoping that the year ends on a positive Movie note with audiences pleased everywhere! Also remember membership has it's privileges so join our Weekly Jack Newsletter and you can be taking advantage of this weeks discounts on all Thor gear right here on our site!
Carano Would Consider Wonder Woman 0
Wonder Woman is a symbol of strength. She has to be tough, independent, and must have those amazing Amazonia features. In short, Gina Carano would make an amazing Wonder Woman, and hers is the first name that tends to pop up when speaking of the right actress to play the Amazon goddess.
Rumors and speculations surrounding the part that Carano might play in an upcoming film have been circulating long before the actress caught wind of such things. Would she even consider stepping into a superhero suit to play Wonder Woman? ‘Collider Magazine’ asked Carano how she felt about playing the part of Wonder Woman, and here’s what she had to say:
“That’s a dream to put on a costume and be a whole other level of character…there’s always the possibility that some day I will be a comic book character that I’ll play and I’m not sure who that’s going to be. It would be fun and fascinating. We’ll just have to see where my career is going to go. There’s so much I want to do. I’m…putting myself out there and seeing what’s attractive to me.”
Carano hasn’t been cast as Wonder Woman in any film yet, but she’s clearly open to the idea. It seems as though she’s also ready to don a costume and let the world know that she can pull off the part of Wonder Woman (we have no doubt!). Right now, Carano is working on promoting ‘Fast and Furious 6,’ though we certainly haven’t seen the last of her yet.
We’d also like to point out that we are behind Carano’s taking on the role of Wonder Women 100% -- and we love the fact that Carano and Cavill are dating in the real world (check out our post here). It is also rumoured that Carano will make an appearance in ‘Man of Steel’ as (what else?) the Amazonian woman.
This MMA fighter turned serious actress was BORN to play the part of Wonder Woman! Don’t you agree?
Modern Lois Lane Is No Damsel In Distress! 1
Now that all the hype from 'Iron Man 3' and the new 'Star Trek' has worn off (slightly), we can turn our attention to future films. Next up is 'Man of Steel,' but rather than focus more on Cavill's character, let's discuss the modern role that Amy Adams will play.
Ever since Adams was first cast as Lois Lane, she's received a fair amount of criticism. Some felt that she wasn't a good fit for the sexy Lois Lane, and others feel that she's the perfect fit. No matter what side of the fence you're on, you can expect this year's Lois to be a completely different kind of woman -- a thoroughly modern one, in fact.
Right in line with current mantras like "Strong Is the New Skinny" and "Female Power," the newest Lois Lane isn't a damsel in distress by any stretch of the imagination. 'US Weekly' recently interviewed Adams to see what her role was all about - you may find yourself a tad bit surprised.
US Weekly tells us that the new Lois Lane "prefers business casual, is cell obsessed, and fights with her boss." Today's Lois Lane is social media savvy and comes with all the perks of being a modern day journalist (laptop, smartphone, and practical clothing included).
First look pics show Adams dressed in winter hats, pants, and baggy jackets. The days of Lois Lane in pencil skirts and heels are long gone, it seems. US weekly bills her as a "modern day business woman," and that certainly doesn't include any red lipstick or too-tight blazers.
Adams has entirely revamped the role of Lois Lane to fit today's woman, but some fans aren't thrilled about this modern twist. Then again, it's not necessarily all about male viewers - plenty of females will flock to theatres to see the new 'Man of Steel,' and those females want to see an empowered woman...not a flailing female.
How do you feel about the new Lois Lane? Take a look at the pics below and let us know what you think!
Has Marvel Lost Its Marbles? 0
Can we talk for a minute about the RDJ/Marvel dispute? There are rumors flying around that RDJ might not return to reprise his role as Iron Man in the next installment of the film due to contract differences. Really? Is there any debate here? Can anyone else step into RDJ's shoes? It's not likely.
But it is likely that Marvel (now owned by Disney) will take the Iron Man franchise as far as possible. Disney reps have been quoted as stating that the company is seeking to push Iron Man to Harry Potter proportions. In short: Disney isn't going to stop producing Iron Man films with or without RDJ.
It's amazing to think that Disney purchased Marvel for $4 billion, and the Iron Man franchise alone has already grossed $3 billion including 'The Avengers' - which might not include any of the former cast if Disney keeps haggling over contracts (we wrote about this yesterday here).
Analysts estimate that Disney could lose around 9% of its total earnings if RDJ walks away. That’s a lot of money when you’re talking billions. Does Disney have any real negotiating power here?
Here's a Marvel/Disney wake up call: Iron Man cannot exist without RDJ! RDJ is Tony Stark. The part was practically made for him.
Has Marvel lost its marbles? Maybe; or, maybe Marvel is willing to take the risk. Just look at the number of James Bonds we’ve gone through in the past. Is RDJ replaceable?
Comments? Thoughts? Can you really see someone else playing the part of Tony Stark? Heck, can you see someone else stepping into Pepper Pott's shoes (heels)?
“Avengers 2 : Diss-Assembled ?!?” 0
Trouble is brewing before ‘The Avengers 2’ has even made it to pre-production. Over what? Money, of course! Sources say that the cast of ‘The Avengers 2’ wants more money, but the studio isn't budging.
The devil, as they say, is in the details, and this is the case with ‘The Avengers 2.’
According to ‘Deadline Magazine’ the "…upfront pay, backend compensation, break even points and box office bonuses aren’t pinned down yet for several big stars and castmates…" Not knowing where the money will be coming from is a big deal to any contractor, including actors.
Each cast member of ‘The Avengers 2’ is asking around $5 million upfront, and more on the back end. But, Marvel isn't backing down on this one. Just like the studio didn’t let Chris Hemsworth out of his role as Thor in ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ Rumor has it that Hemsworth didn’t want to reprise the role, but the studio reminded him of his contract resulting in a new Thor movie that will debut on November 8th.
It has also been stated that Marvel has threated to sue the cast of ‘The Avengers 2’ if they don’t honor contract details. Some sources state that the collective response to this threat was a “so what?” Whether or not these rumors are true remains to be seen.
What will happen to the cast of ‘The Avengers 2’ if they don't receive payment details soon? Marvel might replace the cast if they strong-arm the company further. Or, the cast might quit. Either way, an ‘Avengers 2’ may never surface if money gets in the way.
Sources also state that the entire case of ‘The Avengers 2’ is looking up to RDJ. Iron Man 3 has already made RDJ around $35 million and climbing, and RDJ is said to be leading this fight, with his fellow cast members standing behind him.
Will there be an ‘Avengers 2?’ Not if Marvel and the cast of this film can't come to some kind of compromise! We'll keep you posted!