Mike Sampson is the Editor-in-Chief of ScreenCrush. He studied to become a lawyer and worked as an architectural planner after graduating college but neither of these professions afforded him the opportunity to watch movies and TV for a living. He previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of JoBlo.com for 10 years. He lives in New Jersey and probably spends too much time playing video games and overthinking things.
Spider-Man Fights Winter Soldier in New ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Footage
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters in just over a week and, to date, we’ve seen precious little footage of Spider-Man in action. Besides the “underoos” scene from the final trailer, Marvel has kept Spidey out of the spotlight, even erasing him from scenes that are in the commercials...
‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Casts Nathan Fillion as Wonder Man
James Gunn and Nathan Fillion have worked together on a number of projects from Slither to Super to the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Fillion has become the John Ratzenberger of the works of James Gunn. That collaboration is set to continue in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol... Read More ...
Willem Dafoe Joins the Cast of ‘Justice League’ in Mysterious New Role
The Batman vs. Superman follow-up, Justice League, quietly began filming in London last week, and while there wasn’t a big splashy announcement, we do have a new and interesting bit of casting. In addition to all the many known cast members both returning — Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams — and new — J.K. Simmons, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller — there’s one more good guy joining the film: Willem Dafoe.
Animated ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Movie Officially Rated R
After teasing that they were planning the movie with an R rating in mind, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has confirmed that the upcoming animated film Batman: The Killing Joke has officially been rated R by the MPAA.
‘Ghost in the Shell’ Begins Filming, See First Photo of Scarlett Johansson
One of the things we just didn’t have time or space to get into in our Captain America: Civil War review, is just how great Scarlett Johansson is in the film. Black Widow is so dynamic and exciting to watch, it’s almost a crime Marvel hasn’t given Johansson her own action movie yet...
‘Captain America: Civil War’ Review: A Superhero Movie That Lives Up to the Hype
When Marvel Studios began ambitiously building towards the first Avengers movie, many openly wondered: how can they do this? Many times over the years, notably in Sam Raimi’s bloated Spider-Man 3, too many characters had clogged up the screen, diluting those films of any real focus. This was a legitimate concern for Marvel and for The Avengers, a movie that was going to star not one, but seven superheroes. Flash forward to 2016 and seven superheroes suddenly seems like an intimate gathering. Now Marvel has arrived with Captain America: Civil War, the latest in their progressively expanding franchise, with a lineup that includes 12 superheroes and three villains. Have we reached peak superhero? Is this finally, once and for all, just too much? NOPE.
From Used Condoms to Dead Pigs, a List of All the Creepy Things Jared Leto Sent His ‘Suicide Squad’ Co-Stars
The Suicide Squad cast assembled at CinemaCon yesterday to introduce their upcoming movie, and as they walked the red carpet prior to their big presentation the cast all reminisced fondly about all the creepy junk that Jared Leto sent them during filming.
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Officially Announced, New Logo Revealed
Last week came word that Sony Pictures may have inadvertently tipped their hand to the official title of the upcoming Spider-Man reboot by registering a few telling web site URLs. Late last night that speculation was confirmed at a CinemaCon panel when star Tom Holland took the stage and announced that the film would officially be called Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Has the ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Villain Been Revealed?
Marvel formally introduced the new Spider-Man, as played by Tom Holland, in Captain America: Civil War. After his rumble with Captain America, Iron Man and crew, he’ll have to return to Queens to fight some of his own villains in the forthcoming Spider-Man reboot...
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Writers Tease Thanos’ Big Introduction
This is not a surprise to anyone who has been paying any attention, but Thanos will be the big villain in Marvel’s two-part Avengers: Infinity War finale. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building up to this ever since that Mad Titan’s debut in the Avengers post-credits scene back in 2012. He’s an evil, powerful supervillain who has the power to destroy the entire universe. Despite that, at this point he has appeared on screen for less than one minute and has a grand total of zero of the six total Infinity Stones (Time, Space, Mind, Soul, Reality, and Power). James Gunn has already said Thanos will not return for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, so Avengers: Infinity War is going to have to do a lot of heavy lifting when it comes to properly introducing audiences to the big man.