Last week in film: Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-man: Homecoming, Wonder Woman, Hellboy, New Mutants, and more
It’s been an exceptionally quiet week on the news front for film, and we’ve already shared the latest trailers for Blade Runner: 2049, Stephen King’s IT, and Wonder Woman, as well as a sneak peek for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
However we have the updates for the following:
New image from Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, production stills for Spider-Man: Homecoming, a new poster for Wonder Woman, New Mutants casting news, Hellboy reboot updates, and a film adaptation of Everette Hartsoe’s Razor comic book series.
New Thor: Ragnarok image from Empire magazine
Empire magazine have released an exclusive image of Chris Hemsworth in his role as Thor for the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok film. From director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows), the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch. The image caption reads:
Here we see Chris Hemsworth returning as the God Of Thunder for a fifth time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, now sporting a radical new haircut and some colourful new battle gear. As we see him here, he’s on the weird trash-planet named Sakaar ruled over by Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster, about to embark on a gladiatorial battle to the death.
Thor: Ragnarok is in UK theatres in October and US theatres on November 3rd, 2017.
New production stills from Spider-Man: Homecoming
Several new productions stills have been released for Spider-Man: Homecoming (via SMTVreports) from Sony’s Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios. The images show Peter interacting with friends and classmates as well as mentor Tony Stark. Homecoming stars actor Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, who previously appeared in the role for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. Marisa Tomei will also reprise her role as Aunt May, and Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark/Iron Man will appear in the film as Peter’s mentor. The film is directed by Jon Watts and in addition to Holland and Downey stars Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Angourie Rice as Betty Brant, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes/The Vulture, Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason/Tinkerer, and Bokeem Woodbine as Shocker. The film will also include new characters, most notably Peter’s classmate named Michelle portrayed by Zendaya. The synopsis:
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man, who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into theatres on July 7th, 2017.
Lead image credit: Sony, Marvel Studios
New Wonder Woman poster from IGN
IGN recently shared an exclusive poster from Warner Bros. upcoming Wonder Woman film featuring Chris Pine as Steve Trevor and Gal Gadot as Diana. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg. In addition to Gadot and Pine, the film stars Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Netflix’s House of Cards), Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (Harry Potter franchise, The Theory of Everything), Connie Nielsen (The Following, Gladiator), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Ewen Bremner (Snowpiercer), Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead), Lisa Loven Kongsli (upcoming Ashes in the Snow), Eugene Brave Rock (Hell on Wheels) and Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle). The official synopsis:
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman will arrive in theatres on June 2nd, 2017.
X-Men New Mutants spinoff casts Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams
According to THR, the highly anticipated X-Men spinoff New Mutants directed by Josh Boone has begun casting. Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split) and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) are on board to star in the superhero film. Boone co-wrote the script with his writing partner, Knate Lee. Producing are Simon Kinberg and Karen Rosenfelt. The article shared the following details:
The pic will focus on the angst-driven adventures of a diverse group of teens that include Native American Danielle Moonstar, Scots girl Wolfsbane, Brazilian ladies man Sunspot, a Kentuckian code-named Cannonball and Russian teen Magik. Also in the mix will be an alien named Warlock.
Taylor-Joy will play Magik, a girl who has learned sorcery and uses teleportation discs to travel. She is also the sister of Colossus, an X-Man who appeared in Deadpool.
Williams will play Wolfsbane, a girl struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power to turn into a wolf.
New Mutants has an expected release date of April 13, 2018.
Hellboy reboot in the works with David Harbour to star
THR report that a Hellboy reboot is in the works with actor David Harbour (Stranger Things) to star in the titular role. Previous installments of the franchise were directed by Guillermo del Toro, who will not be returning to the helm. Actor Ron Perlman, who portrayed the main character in past films, will not be involved with the reboot. The project will instead see Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) directing the film, which has a working title of Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen and is expected to have an R-rating. The script is written by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. The fan art pictured above was created by BossLogic art with comicbook.com and imagines what Harbour would look like as Hellboy.
Hellboy was created in 1993 by Mignola and became an indie comic hit as it told of a demon, raised by a professor, working to fight supernatural evildoers for an organization called Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
We’ll update readers with news as it becomes available.
Female superhero film Razor to be directed by Rob Cohen
According to The Wrap, director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, XXX) is set to direct an upcoming film adaptation for Everette Hartsoe’s Razor comic book series. The screenplay is written by Cohen, who is teaming up with The Crow producer Jeff Most to produce. The article included the following details about the project:
Created by writer Everette Hartsoe, Razor tells the story of Nicole Mitchell, a young woman who loses her father and sister to violent crime and vows to rid her city of crime. Mitchell adopts the superhero name “Razor” (after blades worn on her arms), and confronts the crimelord who killed her family, with unforeseen consequences both earthly and mystical. Introduced in 1992, comics featuring the character Razor have collectively sold over 6 million copies worldwide.
“I have loved ‘Razor’ since its first publication. It has operatic themes, female empowerment, revenge, action, a love story, all shrouded in a delicious darkness that fits our time,” said Cohen.
Most added, “Rob is one of the great visionary action directors of our time. There’s no one better to deliver the visceral and resonant character of ‘Razor’ and her triumphant story of becoming a dark heroine to the big screen.”
No further information is available at this time, however we’ll update readers as news becomes available.
That brings our film related news for the week to a close, but we welcome you to check back next Sunday for the latest updates!