Well it looks like Marvel Studios will not be holding a monopoly on the expansion of their cinematic universe for too much longer. Fox has plans of its own for its X-Men and Fantastic Four properties. As you recall, the movie rights for these two franchises are currently owned by Fox; and unlike Sony are not ready to play nice with Marvel Studios. Honestly, besides the possibility of some amazing crossovers, why should they? The X-Men franchise is as popular as ever and later this summer the new Fantastic Four reboot debuts. Unsurprisingly, the Latino-Review is reporting that Fox has its own plans for expanding its branch of the Marvel Universe with a X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover in 2018!
Sometimes you see so many Black coming of age stories that you think you have seen them all. You know what I am talking about. Growing up in a Cali ‘hood, gang banging, struggling single mothers, fatherless sons, and most of all drugs! Well you are right this movie has all of that with some surprises that set it aside from others in its drama. So let’s learn about Dope! Dope is the story of Malcolm (Shameik Moore) a high school senior, considered a nerd by his classmates, due to his deep love of nineties rap/hip-hop culture. He and his two friends Diggy (Kiersey Clemmons) and Jib (Tony Revolori) are very close, sharing his love of the nineties and desire to leave the hood of Inglewood via college. This unpopular trio even dress in nineties attire! We are talking MC Hammer pants, retro Jordans, box haircuts, watching reruns of nineties TV, and an encyclopedic knowledge of music from the era.
Naruto grew up, got busy, and had a son! Yep, the kick ass clans of ninjas we grew up with are back with the next generation of students and their coming to a theater near you. Naruto is one of the most popular and beloved anime series in the world. It makes total sense to keep the series going with a character who is pretty much an update of him. This is eerily reminiscent of the route Dragon Ball took when it introduced Goku’s son, Gohan, in Dragon Ball Z.
As the release date for the film draws near, Masashi Kishimoto, the creator has drawn a promo poster with the new generation of characters and it looks awesome! The characters really look like a solid team ready to take down any threat. Just check out those poses. The film will follow Boruto’s journey as attempts to leave his father’s shadow and create a larger legacy of his own. On the way he meets friends, and foes, ultimately seeking the help of Sasuke to achieve his goals. Honestly this movie could be about sawdust and I would watch it, it looks amazing! Check out the trailer below, and snatch you a copy on August 7, 2015!
Twenty years in the entertainment industry is a milestone I think every artist wants to reach and for Tyrese, this year he will meet the mark. In preparation for what is to be his last and final album, Tyrese plans to release a double-album and to do that he rented out a mansion in Arizona, where he and a selected group of songwriters and producers organized what he referred to as an “R&B Bootcamp,” that resulted in the creation of over 150 songs.
Disney definitely scored a major hit with its live action rendition of Sleeping Beauty in Maleficent. In fact the film was so successful that the company has decided to release a sequel! Yep, you heard right, everyone’s favorite dark fairy will be returning to theaters soon! Disney has rehired the original writer of the previous film, Linda Woolverton to pen the sequel and has hopes Angelina Jolie will reprise her role as the Mistress of Darkness. Angelina has yet to discuss deals with the studio, but things look promising. Additionally, there has been no mention of Elle Fanning reprising her role of Princess Aurora.
One has to wonder what the sequel will about and who the new villain will be. As you recall, in the first film the villain turned out to be Princess Aurora’s father, King Stefan. Pitting Maleficent against another magical powerhouse threatening the land of The Moors. Maleficent regained her wings, so some head to head sky battles would be awesome too. Let’s just be glad we will be seeing more of our favorite characters! There is no tentative date for a release for the sequel, but we will keep you posted!
It looks like Disney is moving forward with a live action version of the Gargoyles series and has even begun checking out a few tall and hunky candidates for the role of Goliath! As you recall, Goliath is the leader of the Manhattan Clan of Gargoyles and the series’ protagonist. When casting him, the creators seem to want someone who with a little movie makeup magic and CGI can fit the part. Check out the three surprising candidates below!
Adewale seems like the most likely candidate for this role. Does anyone remember HBO’s OZ? Then you know he has already proven himself to be quite the monster. His height, size, and physique can definitely make him a ferocious figure. Remember one of Goliath’s advantages is that he is bigger and stronger than most of his kind. Currently, Adewale is also portraying another reptilian character in Suicide Squad, Killer Croc!
What was bigger than the ferocious Barney’s and Baby Bops running around in the new “Jurassic World” movie? The money it brought in that damaged the freaking box office, that what! Jurassic World took a big bite out of the box office that landed them beyond #1 and broke some records.
The fourth addition to the Jurassic Park legend had the biggest worldwide opening weekend ever! The film brought home $511.8 million in its debut around the world putting it at the all-time highest gross in its debut weekend. This, of course, puts it at the top of the list in every country it premiered in. I guess everyone was completely satisfied with dinosaurs walking the earth again this weekend. “Dinosaurs are fascinating to everyone,” said Nick Carpou, president of domestic distribution at Universal. “It’s cross-cultural.”
Domestically, Jurassic World grossed $207.4 million breaking every box office record in the month of June and already made a profit in its first weekend off of the $150 million it took to make the film. It also had the second biggest domestic debut in history only trailing the $314 million racked up by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.”
Chris Pratt and the crew will go from running from Raptors to running to the bank after this massive blockbuster.