Kate Beckinsale Finally Reveals Why She Passed On Wonder Woman Several Years Ago

Right now, Gal Gadot is the only Wonder Woman the world knows. She killed it in the role, and the movie has made almost $800 million worldwide. It’s a huge success and all parties involved must be extremely pleased with how everything turned out.

But back in the mid-2000s, there was a different Wonder Woman project floating around. The script for the unmade film was written by Joss Whedon, and at one time, Kate Beckinsale’s name was attached to the project.

She decided to decline the offer, though. And during a recent interview with Yahoo Movies, the actress explained why she passed, and she came pretty close to throwing some major shade.

“The incarnations that I was seeing were…they weren’t this one,” she said, clearly trying to censor herself. She also admitted to not being crazy about the outfits…

“I don’t know if I was desperate to be in a leotard. I’d already done the rubber trousers. You have to take in that you have a child at some point and how much could you possibly embarrass them.”

It’s worth noting that Whedon’s script leaked earlier this year, and fans of the franchise were slamming it for its treatment of the character.

Looks like Beckinsale made the right choice.

Zack Snyder Is Stepping Down From ‘Justice League’ To Deal With A Horrific Family Tragedy

First of all, before we report this news, we just want to say our thoughts and prayers go out to Zack Snyder and his family. We can’t even begin to imagine how difficult this must be for them.

For those who don’t know, Snyder’s 20-year-old daughter Autumn committed suicide back in March. Her death was being kept private, even when filming for Justice League entered an unexpected two-week break, those involved managed to keep the news private.

But now Snyder and his wife Deborah are ready to talk, and they realized they both need a break. Snyder has decided to step away from the movie, which is currently in post production. All directing duties will be sent to Joss Whedon, who is more than capable of handling the filming of additional scenes.

And thanks to Whedon, the film is still expected to be released on Nov. 17, 2017. During an interview on Monday from inside his office, Snyder talked about how much his family needs him right now.

“The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming. And in the last two months, I’ve come to the realization … I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time.”

And obviously Warner Bros. understands why Snyder had to step away, the studio president Toby Emmerich told reporters, “What they are going through is unimaginable, and my heart — our hearts — go out to them.”

Yeah, our hearts go out to them as well. Not much else you can say in a situation like this.

Joss Whedon Will Direct A Solo ‘Batgirl’ Movie, We Got The Details Inside!

Well, this is exciting. There are multiple reports flying out of Hollywood, and they’re all saying the same thing. Joss Whedon is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl movie for Warner Bros.

Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, reportedly made a lot of progress with the project this month. It’s all happening kinda fast right now, so there hasn’t been a lot of information released.

Batgirl first appeared in DC Comics back in 1967, and even though she’s one of the most popular superheroes, she’s never gotten her own movie. That’s changing now.

Another interesting thing about this move is the fact that Whedon will be leaving the Marvel Universe to work with the DC Extended Universe. As most of you know, Whedon wrote and directed The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In addition to this new Batgirl project, Warner Bros.’ DC Universe is also developing a sequel to Suicide Squad, as well as a spin-off featuring Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn character. You also have ‘The Batman‘ film with Ben Affleck coming up as well.

We’ll keep you posted as more information is released about this Batgirl solo film.

Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron – Easy, Stupid Fun With A Ridiculously High Budget

The summer movie season rolled out with the first big blockbuster of the season. The much anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron is finally out. While not the best in the series, it certainly looks like the most expensive.

The premise is this. Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) has created a villain. Ultron was initially designed to protect the planet earth. Of course, because it’s artificial intelligence, it immediately becomes an evil robot bent on world domination.

When will people learn?

The avengers, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) all get together to save the day. As if there weren’t enough main characters to remember, be prepared for a couple more including Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and sister Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).

The humor that made the first few movies good is still there and fans of the comic books series will appreciate some of the tongue in cheek comments, like why Thor is the only one who can lift his hammer. There’s a few side stories going on where the writers try to inject some humanity into their characters, by showing the burgeoning love affair between the Black Widow and Hulk, as well as Hawkeye’s rural life.

Despite that, this movie is nothing you don’t expect. It’s easy, stupid fun with a ridiculously high budget. Everything unfolds as you’d expect and it’s pretty much a paint by numbers big budget action movie. They didn’t climb too far out of the box on this one.

It’s absolutely CGI heavy, with extensive battle scenes filmed from impossible angles, with people doing impossible things. While visually stunning, it feels a bit like the battle scenes were padded out for the purposes of fleshing out a simplistic script.

Everyone reprises their characters with the same enthusiasm as they had in the first few movies. That’s a feat in and of itself, as they’ve all been at this for a while. Iron Man is still charming, the Black Widow is still creepy, and everyone still wonders why Hawkeye is even there.

This is Joss Whedon’s last direction go around with this franchise, and I will say he went out on a high note. The movie is well done, fun to watch and easy to follow. It’s exactly what a big budget blockbuster should be, and Whedon has managed to keep it going for awhile now. Here’s hoping when someone else takes the helm, it will be just as good.

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There’s already a new one planned, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, that is expected out in 2018. This is a franchise that has still managed to not lose its steam and will probably be around for a long time to come…as long as they keep making money.

While a bit heavy on battle scenes and CGI, it’s still a commendable effort and was the perfect start for the summer movie season. If you’re looking for fun that won’t make you think so much, this one is worth the watch. .

WE GAVE IT: 4 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

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Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ Script Was The Best Marvel Ever Had, According To Joss Whedon


It’s clear Marvel fans are super excited about Ant-Man after seeing the insane trailer released last week, but Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon believes it could have been even better.

As some of you may know, Shaun Of The Dead director Edgar Wright was originally signed on to helm the Ant-Man movie for Marvel Studios. He worked extremely hard on the project for a long time, and after getting pushed back for several years, Wright started to focus on other things.

Then in 2012 he finally got the green light. Ant-Man was going to happen; however, it wasn’t going to be with Wright. He walked away from the film in 2014 due to creative differences.

And according to Joss Whedon, we all should be disappointed that his original script was abandoned. Why? Because it was freakin’ marvelous.

He told Buzzfeed the following…

“I thought the script was not only the best script that Marvel had ever had, but the most Marvel script I’d read. I had no interest in Ant-Man. [Then] I read the script, and was like, ‘Of course! This is so good!’ It reminded me of the books, when I read them. Irreverent and funny and could make what was small large, and vice versa. I don’t know where things went wrong. But I was very sad.”

Geez. Now I am a little sad. Still excited to see this “updated” version of Ant-Man, but it does make you wonder what could have been.

And while Whedon made it clear how much he loved Wright’s script, he also wanted to make it clear that he wasn’t picking sides in this battle.

“Whatever dissonance that came, whatever it was, I don’t understand why it was bigger than a marriage that seemed so right. But I’m not going to say it was definitely all Marvel, or Edgar’s gone mad! I felt like they would complement each other by the ways that they were different. And, uh, somethin’ happened.”


Lionsgate And Joss Whedon Slapped With Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘The Cabin in the Woods’


Remember the 2012 thriller The Cabin in the Woods? Of course you do. It was a freaking fantastic movie. It scored a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, made over $65 million on a $30 million budget, and managed to scare you and make you laugh at the same time.

Superhuman Joss Whedon produced and co-wrote the script for the film with director Drew Goddard. Like we said, it was a huge hit and they should be proud of what they created.

But wait, did they create it? Or did self-publishing author Peter Joseph Gallagher create it? That’s what he claims in his complaint, which was filed earlier this week in California federal court. Whedon, Goddard and Lionsgate are all defendants in this copyright lawsuit.

Gallagher claims Goddard and Whedon stole the idea for the movie from his 2006 novel The Little White Trip: A Night In the Pines. He’s asking for $10 million in damages.

Why? Because he feels there are a lot of similarities between his novel and the film. For example, both feature a group of young people who take a trip to a remote cabin. While staying at the cabin the group is terrorized, and they are unknowingly playing characters in a real-life horror show.

And the lawsuit even points out that the names of the characters are similar…

“Even the names of the lead characters are similar. In the Book, the lead female blonde and brunette characters are named Julie and Dura respectively, whereas in the Film they are named Jules and Dana. Similarly, the cabin in the Book is called the “Brinkley Cabin,” whereas it is the “Buckner Cabin” in the Film.”

Gallagher admits his book didn’t sell a lot of copies; however, he points out that he sold the novel on the Venice Beach boardwalk and on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade.

“[The defendants] currently reside and operate out of Santa Monica, California, a short distance from where the Book was sold.”

So why is he just now coming out with this lawsuit? We are not sure, but it seems a little strange to us. Both Whedon and Goddard have been extremely successful in Hollywood. Stealing some idea from a novel being sold on the street doesn’t sound like something they would need to do.

We’ll see what happens.

Introducing the Marvel Movie Marathon and the Avengers: Age of Ultron Marathon Trailer (Video)!

58921LThis is the type of news we like to start the week with.  This is the season where Marvel fans go completely out of their minds with anticipation.  I would have to say this is pretty cool for just movie fans in general.

How does 29 hours of all 11 Marvel movies released since 2008 sound?  To my girlfriend that probably sounds like a nightmare, but to my collegeroommate (who is now 34) it sounds like two amazing days off of work.  This is all going to go down at AMC and Regal Movie theaters located around the country.

Fans who actually manage to stick around for the entire thing will be rewarded with the first showing of Avengers: Age of Ultron!

So far Regal movies have identified 4 locations and AMC theaters have many more locations but will not be showing all eleven Marvel films.  Here is how they breakdown:




They will be showing all 11 films.  If you live in the following cities you are in Luck:

Ontario, CA,

Atlanta, GA

King of Prussia, PA

Houston, TX


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Amc will be showing only 6 but they have many more locations, including some that are very close to me.  Here is their list of cities:

Atlanta, GA,

Baltimore, MD

Boston, MA

Chicago, IL

Cincinnati, OH

Dallas, TX

Denver, CO

Detroit, MI

Hosuton, TX

Indianapolis, IN

Jacksonville, FL

Kansas City, MO

Los Angeles, CA

Miami, FL

Minneapolis, MN

New Orleas, LA

New York / New Jersey

Philadelphia, PA

Phoenix, AZ

San Diego, CA

San Francisco, CA

Seattle, WA

Tallahassee, FL

Tampa, FL

Toronto, ON

Washington, DC


I advise you to visit both sites for the latest most up to date information and Advance ticket sales.



I can’t believe you don’t know what a marathon trailer is!  And you call yourself a movie fan?  Of course you don’t know what it is because I made the term up.  It sounded much better than a “mashed up, long ass” trailer, but that’s exactly what it is.

A Youtuber by the name of JohnnyB2K (cool name), has decided to take all three Age of Ultron trailers and link them together in chronological order.  I think he did a pretty good job despite all of the petty Youtube comments on the sound quality.  To those people pressing thumbs down I say, “Where’s your trailer”.

JohnnyB2K tried to put everything in chronological order to the best of his ability.  The order dictates a lot of the story so it will be interesting to see how close he got.  People are complaining about spoilers from this trailer.  Maybe they missed the part where he just used the EXISTING TRAILERS. People, it’s not that serious.

Maybe I will see some of you on April 29th.  I will be the guy wearing one of those hats that holds the drinks on each side and an adult diaper on.  Can’t afford bathroom breaks.  Enjoy the trailer!