Doctor Doom is one of Marvel Comic's greatest creations: a regal, awe-inspiring monarch whose thirst for world domination is so potent you almost get the sense he deserves it. Although Doom has faced off against most of Marvel's finest heroes at one point or another, his chief foe has always been the Fantastic Four, so nobody was surprised when Josh Trank announced that Doom would be the villain in his upcoming "gritty, grounded" reboot of the franchise that went belly-up in 2007. Toby Kebbell (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will portray the mad doctor, but according to a new interview, Trank has made some slight modifications.
There’s a mild change…He’s Victor Domashev, not Victor von Doom in our story. And I’m sure I’ll be sent to jail for telling you that. The Doom in ours—I’m a programmer. Very antisocial programmer. And on blogging sites I’m ‘Doom.’”
Huh. Well, angry Internet trolls are certainly aggravating, if not quite fearsome threats to our entire way of life. We'll have to wait till next year to see if our new Fantastic Four's incredible powers are any match for "a very antisocial programmer," but the gauntlet has been flung ... Discuss
Just when you thought studios had completely run out of every possible comic adaptation idea, Sony is apparently now considering making a Spider-Man spin-off that will tell the origins story of Aunt May. Finally, a movie that will answer the question that comic book fans have always wanted to know: How did a mild-mannered, good-natured elderly woman with no superpowers, extraordinary traits or particularly sharp perception about the life of a close relative living in her own home, come to be? According to the rumor, which was first reported by Latino Review, the film will be set in Mad Men-era American depicting young Aunt May as a heroic spy ... Discuss
The Wrap is reporting that Jared Leto is in talks to be the next Joker in the DC Comics’ big screen universe. After Ryan Gosling reportedly turned down the project, Warner Bros. has turned to Leto to star in the movie adaptation of the supervillian-centric comic Suicide Squad. The movie will tell the story of a group of villains being tapped to work for the U.S. government as a bid to win back their own freedom. Along with Leto’s Joker, Jesse Eisenberg will reprise his role as Lex Luthor in the film, with Margot Robbie, Tom Hardy and Will Smith also possibly on board. The David Ayer-directed film hits theaters in 2016 ... Discuss
The first trailer for Selma, Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King Jr. biopic is here and the film's early Oscar buzz appears to be justified. It stars Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon Johnson, Oprah Winfrey as famed civil rights activist Annie Lee Cooper and David Oyelowo as MLK himself ... Discuss
The Toy Story trilogy represents one of the true marvels of cinema—a note-perfect run of movies that your great-grandchildren will enjoy watching as much as you did. And if history has taught us nothing else, the best possible thing to do to a perfect trilogy is keep milking it for more money. Pixar aims to do just that, and today announced plans for Toy Story 4. It's coming in 2017, when you will be old and gray, and it will be directed by John Lasseter, who directed the franchise's first two installments. That's about all we know. If it ain't broke, keep fixing it till it is, Pixar ... Discuss