The comedy trio behind Step Brothers and Talladega Nights might soon be reuniting. Filmmaker Adam McKay—who directed both films—is currently in the early development stages of a new comedy starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. In a discussion with Paul Thomas Anderson on The Director’s Cut podcast, McKay explained, “I’m actually talking with [Will] Ferrell and John C. Reilly about doing a comedy about two guys who go down to defend America’s borders.” Even though it will likely be an insane comedy, McKay is no stranger to tackling contemporary social issues. His latest film about the housing market crash, The Big Short, has been nominated for both Best Picture and Best Director. Discuss
In Tuesday's "Dawn of the Justice League" special on CW, the studio teased a first look at the new Wonder Woman movie. The film, which is set to release June 23, 2017, shows Wonder Woman's origin story and delves deeper into the strong, yet caring heroine. If you're having trouble waiting until next year, don't forget you'll get a little glimpse of her in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.Discuss
Famed filmmaker Werner Herzog (the man behind films including Into the Abyss, Rescue Dawn, Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo, as well as a creepy Parks and Rec cameo), has released the trailer for this new documentary Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Like all Herzog documentaries, it features the filmmaker exploring a new, strange world—this time, one full of robots, artificial intelligence and computers. Discuss
Alan Rickman, one of the world's most beloved British actors, died this morning according to multiple sources. The 69-year-old had battled cancer for years. In addition to his notable stage career, Rickman played some of the greatest movie villains out there, like Hans Gruber in Die Hard, the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (remember, Kevin Costner was Robin Hood?) and—most memorably for anyone born after about 1985—Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise. In the wake of his death, co-stars and friends took to the Internet to express sympathies for the actor. Actor James Phelps, who played Fred Weasley in the Harry Potter films, said on Twitter: "One of the nicest actors I've ever met. Thoughts and prayers with his family at this time." His twin brother Oliver Phelps, who played George Weasley, added: "Terribly sad news about the passing of Alan Rickman. A funny and engaging person who put a shy young actor at ease when I was on Harry Potter." He is survived by his wife, Rima Horton. Discuss
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder dropped by Conan last night and unveiled a new look at the upcoming movie. The clip is essentially just an extended version of the 30-second spot released over the weekend, but in this one, Superman straight-up threatens the Dark Knight. The new footage is actually only the second biggest Dawn of Justice news on the Internet this morning.
[Warning, spoiler ahead] According to some new rumors, Doomsday isn’t the only super-villain that will appear in Dawn of Justice. Several reports claim that Bizzarro—an evil Superman clone created by Lex Luthor—will also be prominently featured in the movie. Finally, a classic Seinfeld reference will be relevant to a new generation. Discuss