Movie sets. If you’ve watched La La Land or even Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, you know they’re supposed to be glamorous. Bright lights, brighter stars, exotic locales ... So, what am I doing here in an abandoned convention center outside Atlanta?
Three days before Deadpool even hit theaters, 20th Century Fox had already reportedly greenlit a sequel to the Merc With a Mouth’s debut solo outing. The studio had every right to be confident, as Deadpool went on to become the highest-grossing R-rated film worldwide and Fox’s highest-grossing X-Men film to date. Fox hasn’t officially announced Deadpool 2 just yet, but we do know that it’s happening and that X-Force’s Cable will appear in the film. Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have a few details about the sequel, including what makes Cable so special.
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Details were finally revealed about the long-rumored partnership between Stark Industries and Gillette at their World Shaving Headquarters in Boston at an eventful press conference – that included a surprise appearance by Stan Lee – on Thursday in South Boston.
The company that proudly proclaims itself as “the best a man can get” revealed a set of four prototype razors built with “Avengers-inspired technology” which included the Repulsor 1 (inspired by Iron Man), UltraStrike (inspired by Captain America), Thunder (inspired by Thor) and XL Gamma (inspired by The Hulk).
Dangerous kids; over-the-top villains; outlandish costumes; there's a lot to The Hunger Games that feels comfortably familiar to comic book fans! Katniss could probably even teach Hawkeye and Green Arrow a thing or two about being a hero.
To get ready for Digital HD release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 on Tuesday, February 17, and the Blu-ray & DVD release on Friday, March 6, we've set a challenge that you can thankfully overcome without a harrowing battle to the death.
Andrew Wheeler is an expatriate Englishman living in Toronto, Canada. He has written extensive commentary about comics, food, gay culture, and film and television. He drinks about as much tea as a person should...