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Woody Harrelson in talks to join Tom Hardy in Venom

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After Venom was woefully mishandled in Sam Raimi's Spider-man 3, fans have long been waiting for the popular character to receive his due on the big-screen. Their dreams may soon be answered as Venom already seems quite promising, despite not knowing a heck of a lot about it. Under the direction of Ruben Fleischer, principal photography on Venom got underway in October, but it's never too late... Read More...
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Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in ‘Venom’

Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in ‘Venom’
Woody Harrelson has joined Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie.

Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate are also on board, with Ruben Fleischer directing.

Although character details are sparse, sources say Harrelson will play a henchman of sorts. Sony had no comment on the casting.

Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) will write the script for “Venom,” with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach producing the movie, along with Amy Pascal. Palak Patel and Eric Fineman are overseeing the project for Columbia Pictures.

Since his inception in 1988, Venom has been one of “Spider-Man’s” most popular characters, making it a top priority for the studio to get the movie off the ground. Venom made his big-screen debut in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 3,” where he was portrayed by Topher Grace.

Throughout the history of Marvel Comics, Venom has appeared alongside Spider-Man, Iron Man, Deadpool, Hulk, and other major characters.

Harrelson has kept
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Venom: Tom Hardy Teases Eddie Brock’s Apartment

If one thing is to be said about Spider-Man, it’s that not only does he have one of the richest rogues galleries Marvel has to offer, but in all of comics as well. Of course, there are those whom True Believers tend to favor over others, but none of us can deny the cult following that Venom has amassed over the years.

Bonded to an alien symbiote that helps in giving him such a badass look, this character has sometimes found himself portrayed as an anti-hero, a practice not uncommon whenever someone normally thought of as being “a bad guy” is the protagonist in a given narrative. Thus, we expect that to hold true with the feature film.

To date, Eddie Brock has appeared in only one previous movie, that being the 2007 mess that was Spider-Man 3. And even though he was shoehorned by the studio into Sam Raimi
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Hugh Jackman & Willem Dafoe Talk Superhero Movies: “A Whole Industry Has Grown Around Marvel And DC”

When it comes to superhero movies, Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe have seen it all. The former said farewell to Wolverine this year with “Logan,” one of the grittiest superhero movies ever made, and one that has already earned some awards season love. Meanwhile, Dafoe has seen it all, having already been through the circus with Sam Raimi‘s “Spider-Man” movies, and getting ready to make a splash in next year’s “Aquaman” (the scenes he filmed for “Justice League” were cut).

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Hugh Jackman & Willem Dafoe on how superhero films changed

David Crow Nov 30, 2017

In a new video, Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe consider how superhero movies have changed since X-Men and Spider-Man.

Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe were there at the beginning of superhero cinema in the 21st century. Before their respective debuts in the genre, 2000’s X-Men and 2002’s Spider-Man, superhero movies were still considered the tacky punchlines set-up by the likes of Batman & Robin. But after their two movies, a genre was reborn, and it has grown ever since—to the point of dominating Hollywood’s entire release calendar each fiscal year.

See related Justice League, Batman's Knightmare & the future of the Dceu

Yet as Jackman and Dafoe are both in contention for awards consideration this year (including for a superhero movie on Jackman’s part), they are now also having the opportunity to look back at how the times have changed since they helped crack this code some 15 years ago.
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Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe Discuss the Evolution of Superhero Films

Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe Discuss the Evolution of Superhero Films
DC and Marvel’s yearly superhero flicks may be all the rage now, but Hugh Jackman and Willem Dafoe were involved when the future of comic book movies was uncertain.

“When ‘Spider-Man’ was proposed to me originally it was like, ‘Really, you’re going to make a movie from a comic book?'” Dafoe, who played the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” and will appear in the upcoming “Aquaman,” said. “It was like I was slumming it, you know? I didn’t see it that way, but some people were like, ‘Really?'”

Dafoe said he believes that part of the success of the superhero film is its international appeal, saying that their “muscular” stories often have cross-cultural appeal and the set pieces are visually engaging enough to continue to draw in audiences around the globe.

Jackman added that superhero films have generally surpassed audience’s expectations. “Ten years ago I remember hearing people say, ‘I
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James Franco’s ‘Multiple Man’ Movie Set For Hard-r Rating

News broke last week that James Franco was set to star in his first superhero movie (since Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man) as Jamie Madrox, aka Multiple Man, in a film of the same name. The film is set in the X-Men universe with their X-guru Simon Kinberg behind the project, and news reaches us today that the movie is set for a hard-r rating, very much like other X-Men-based movies Deadpool and Logan, both of which have done very well for 20th Century Fox. The actor had the following to say to The Hollywood Reporter about the Multiple Man rating and the project in general. Read on.

Multiple Man Rating Set For Hard-r

“Our bottom line Mo is, how can we push this into new ground? A little bit, but still make it entertaining? [But] what I love about what Simon Kinberg and Fox and the X-Men people have done with
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James Franco Confirms He’s Working On A Hard R-Rated X-Men Movie

A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that James Franco was returning to the superhero genre – after playing Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy – to star in a new Fox project based around Jamie Madrox Aka Multiple Man. The film was said to be another spinoff of the X-Men franchise, following Deadpool, Logan and the upcoming New Mutants.

While talking with The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview, Franco was on hand to elaborate on the thinking behind the pic. Though he stopped short of confirming that he would be playing the titular character, his talk of working with producer Simon Kinberg and the X-Men movie team all but confirms it. He also revealed that the film would be another R-rated venture for the franchise.

“I do have a superhero that I am developing. I don’t know how much I can say. But I will say
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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya | Written by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers | Directed by Jon Watts

Obviously, “Homecoming” has multiple meanings, not least of which is Spider-Man’s switch to the cool side of the Marvel fence, outside of Sony’s control. Makes sense. One could argue that the very DNA of the modern Marvel movie machine is based on what made Sam Raimi’s first two movies so successful: larger-than-life characters tackling real-world themes, with a lightness of touch that didn’t undermine the gravity of the drama. It’s a difficult balancing act; one which Marc Webb’s aborted reboot largely failed to replicate.

Today, Marvel is a blockbuster production line of Toyota-like efficiency, and part of its success lies in squeezing the authorship out of its directors. It was too much for Edgar Wright,
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Waxwork Records’ 2018 Subscription to Include Vinyl Scores of Dawn Of The Dead, Night Of The Living Dead, Get Out, and More

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For years they've given new life to the most memorable sounds and songs of horror cinema, but in 2018, Waxwork Records looks to outdo even their own scary high standards with an upcoming vinyl score release slate that honors George A. Romero and celebrates one of the most exciting new voices in horror.

Waxwork Records announced that their 2018 vinyl releases will include the scores for Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The ’Burbs, Drag Me to Hell, and Get Out. Artwork and specific release details have yet to be revealed, but all five vinyl releases are included in the 2018 Waxwork Records Subscription, which can be purchased for $250 in the Us (and $285 internationally) beginning Friday, November 24th. Read on for more details on Waxwork Records' essential and exciting 2018 releases, and keep an eye on their website for more updates.

From Waxwork Records: "Here’s what we have in store
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Waxwork Records Unveils Phenomenal 2018 Subscription Package

Our pals over at Waxwork Records have unveiled their 2018 subscription bundle and it’s packed to the brim with some absolutely fantastic titles! Horror fans who enjoy spinning their music on turntables can look forward to two Romero titles, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Sam Raimi’s […]

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Morbius: what might his Spider-Man spin-off be like?

Rob Leane Nov 22, 2017

Morbius is the latest Spider-Man villain to line up a solo spin-off movie. Here are the basics about the character...

Long-time followers of the comic book movie news cycle will know that Spider-Man spin-off announcements are a fairly common occurrence. While The Amazing Spider-Man franchise was still going, fans were told to expect films focused on everything from the Sinister Six to Peter Parker’s Aunt May. Talk of a Venom-centric movie bubbled away for years, as well.

However, until Sony made a deal with Marvel Studios to share the Spider-Man licence, resulting in the iconic web-slinger’s indoctrination into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony’s spin-off ideas seemed to be just that: ideas, which never actually happened.

But now that Marvel is helping Sony with the Spidey character (Tom Holland’s web-head will next be seen in
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Fox Enlists Wonder Woman Scribe For Multiple Man Movie, James Franco To Star

In the latest round of throwing whatever you can at a wall and seeing what’ll stick, Fox is continuing to expand its ever-broadening X-Men film franchise with an installment that’ll no doubt come as a shock to many. Believe it or not, the latest mutant they intend shining the spotlight on is none other than Multiple Man.


Having been previously played by “McSteamy” himself, Eric Dane, back in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, the self-replicating mutant known to comic book readers as Jamie Madrox will now instead be played by James Franco, who had previously familiarized himself with the superhero film genre via Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Now, this may cause confusion for some, but do remember that recasting various characters has been on the table ever since the timeline was rewritten thanks to 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Also worth noting is that the
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James Franco Leaps Into X-Men Universe With ‘Multiple Man’

For the many hats James Franco wears — Oscar nominated actor, filmmaker, writer, producer, television star — blockbusters haven’t been part of his usual matrix of projects. Of course, he was in Sam Raimi‘s “Spider-Man” series, and popped up briefly in this summer’s “Alien: Covenant,” but now he’s getting right back into the superhero game. This time, with a character to call his own.

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Marvel’s Multiple Man is Getting a Movie, James Franco to Play the Self-Replicating X-Man

Marvel’s Multiple Man is Getting a Movie, James Franco to Play the Self-Replicating X-Man
James Franco made himself known to a generation of movie fans as Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy. Now, he’s returning to the Marvel comic book movie fold. A movie based on the X-Men character Multiple Man is in the works at 20th Century Fox and the Oscar-nominated actor is on board to […]

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James Franco on ‘The Disaster Artist’ and How He Conquered His Fear of Failure

James Franco on ‘The Disaster Artist’ and How He Conquered His Fear of Failure
James Franco is almost over the hill. On a recent Los Angeles afternoon, as he climbs up a steep path on a hike to Griffith Observatory, he starts ruminating about his life. “I realize, ‘James, you’re 40,’” says the actor, who is actually 39. “I have achieved all the things that I dreamed when I was younger. And realizing, ‘Oh, those things are not going to fill the hole.’” As he approaches this milestone, he says he’s not afraid to slow down and focus, after bouncing from one project to the next for most of his life: “Do fewer things, and do things that you really love, and give them the attention they deserve.”

For Franco, a constant state of frenzy has been a shield, to protect him from failure. “It was a defense mechanism,” he says. “If I do a lot of things and one of them comes out and people don’t like it, I’m
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Manster (1959)

I love wordplay, and portmanteaus are my favourite. Come on over and I’ll tell you about The Manster (1959), part man, part monster, all good B movie madness. Two-headed Americans abroad in Japan is a very specific sub-genre, and underappreciated at that.

Originally released in Japan in July but not released stateside until March of ’62, United Artist Japan’s production was filmed there, and they spared every expense by using the same cardboard sets, flimsy, sparse labs and restaged hotel rooms as their American counterparts. (Papier mache volcano included.) But the mix of Japanese, British, and American actors gives The Manster (Aka The Split) a distinct flavor beyond the two pronged noggin. Oh, and the eyeball in the shoulder. Have I mentioned the caged sister with the melting face?

Our film opens on that mountainside by that gurgling volcano at the secret lab of Dr. Robert Suzuki (Tetsu NakamuraThe Last Dinosaur
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J.K. Simmons open to return as J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man

As he prepares to make his first DC Extended Universe appearance in next week’s Justice League, where he’s set to portray Commissioner James Gordon, actor J.K. Simmons has revealed to Et that he remains open to reprising the role of Spider-Man’s nemesis and Daily Bugle editor-in-chief J. Jonah Jameson, should the opportunity ever arise.

“I never say never, ” said Simmons. “Obviously I had an amazing time with Sam Raimi on those movies, and Tobey Maguire and everybody. That was a great great time, and huge for my career and my life, and just pure fun. If there were an opportunity to revisit that…. I don’t know, though… how old is Spider-Man going to be if J. Jonah Jameson is this old?”

Spider-Man is of course now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it would make very little sense if Simmons was to return as Jameson.
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‘The Other Side of the Wind’: All-Star Team of Oscar Winners Set to Complete Orson Welles’ Final Movie

‘The Other Side of the Wind’: All-Star Team of Oscar Winners Set to Complete Orson Welles’ Final Movie
The Other Side of the Wind,” Orson Welles’ unfinished last movie, is nearing completion, Variety reports. Netflix announced in March that it was acquiring the movie and funding the competition effort, which has been overseen by producers Frank Marshall and Filip Jan Rymsza. As the movie enters the post-production phase, Netflix and the producers have brought on an all-star team of Oscar winners to help assist with the movie’s restoration, including Oscar-winning editor Bob Murawski and sound mixer Scot Millan. Negative cutter Mo Henry is also being brought on.

Read More:Netflix Acquires ‘The Other Side of the Wind,’ Orson Welles’ Unfinished Swan Song

After all these years, I can’t quite believe we are starting post production on ‘The Other Side of the Wind,'” Marshall told Variety. “Thanks to Netflix, we have been able to assemble an amazingly talented post-production team to take on the exciting and daunting
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Contest: Win Darkman II: The Return Of Durant and Darkman III: Die Darkman Die on Blu-ray

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Scream Factory has an early holiday treat in store for Darkman fans with their Blu-ray releases of both sequels in Sam Raimi's superhero franchise, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of both Darkman II: The Return of Durant and Darkman III: Die Darkman Die to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.


Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive:

(1) Blu-ray copy of Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1) Blu-ray copy of Darkman III: Die Darkman Die

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