Are you feeling oversaturated by all the Detective Pikachu trailers Legendary has been dishing out in recent weeks? How about a change of pace! The latest promotion for the first big, live-action Pokémon movie is less of a trailer and more of a behind the scenes featurette… although it does feature plenty of scenes from the movie. Stars Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, and Kathryn Newton all chime in to give their thoughts on Detective Pikachu ahead of its release.
Minecraft has been one of the most popular video games in the world for years, with over 150 million copies sold. It’s been a decade since it debuted, and it still appears on the top 20 sales chart in numerous countries on a regular basis. Naturally, Microsoft would love to capitalize on that success with a major motion picture. They’ve been trying to get the project rolling for years with no success, and it recently hit another major setback.
As we reported last year, the planned release date of May 2019 was axed in August of 2018 when It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney backed out of his writer/director role. At the time it was unclear where the project would go from there, but Microsoft recently shared a major update.
Peter Sollett (best known for directing Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) will be taking over as director, and Microsoft has also recruited Warner Bros. as a partner. This latest iteration of the film features “the story of a teenage girl and her unlikely group of adventurers. After the malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, they must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld.”
Microsoft also announced a new release date for the Minecraft movie. It’s now expected to launch on March 4th, 2022. That’s about three years away from the previous release date, but it gives Sollett lots of time to figure out the direction he wants to take it. Hopefully, it’s worth the long, long wait.
Legendary Entertainment is keeping their foot on the pedal when it comes to advertising Detective Pikachu. They’ve been pumping out trailers left and right over the past few weeks, and today another sneak peek dropped, courtesy of Ryan Reynolds. The latest look at the upcoming Pokémon movie features shots of the film’s many adorable monsters in their natural habitats set to the tune of “What a Wonderful World.” It all ends with an emotional moment between Detective Pikachu and Tim.
We’re just a few weeks away from the theatrical debut of Detective Pikachu, the first major live-action Pokémon movie. Last year, British singer/actress Rita Ora joined the cast of the film as a scientist, and she’s since released a song (performed with the DJ Kygo) that will be featured in it. Additionally, Ora has released a music video for the song, Carry On, that takes place in some of Detective Pikachu‘s settings and includes clips from the movie.
The original Pokémon movie is getting a CG remake called Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, and it’s headed to Japanese theaters on July 12th. We recently reported that news about the moving was on the way, and that proved true. The Pokémon Company has released an exciting new trailer that focuses on the big showdown at Mewtwo’s lair and gives us our first look at his powerful armor.
Next month, millions around the world will head to the theaters to watch Ryan Reynolds portray a talking, crime-solving Pikachu. If you weren’t already hyped for the first big, live-action Pokémon movie based on that, The Pokémon Company is sweetening the deal. As a special bonus, everyone who sees the movie on opening weekend (May 10th – 12th) gets a free Pokémon trading card.
This special Pokémon Trading Card Game card features Detective Pikachu himself. He’s got 90 HP and comes with a healing move called Coffee Break (how appropriate) and a Corkscrew Punch attack that deals 20 damage. The card depicts Detective Pikachu sipping on a cup of coffee at the Hi-Hat Cafe. It’s nothing spectacular or overpowered, but it’s a fun little treat for fans.
As of today, we’re officially just one month away from the theatrical debut of Detective Pikachu. Based on the 3DS game of the same name, the movie stars Ryan Reynolds as a talking, crime-solving Pikachu that teams up with a young man looking for his missing father. Legendary has been pumping out trailers left and right, and today (via Reynolds himself) they released a “Casting Sneak Peak” that shows off some of the many Pokémon you’ll see in the movie.
Back in February, we finally got our first look at the next Pokémon movie. At that time, Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution was revealed as a CG remake of the very first Pokémon film. There’s been virtually no news since then (although, seeing as it’s a remake, there can’t be that much to reveal outside of new footage), but that will be changing soon.
The ever-reliable Pokémon news site Serebii is reporting that the next update on the movie is coming later this week. During Thursday’s episode of Oha Suta, a Japanese variety show, there will be “brand new world exclusive information” revealed. So far, all that we know is there will be info on guest voice actors, but hopefully there’s a lot more than that.
SEGA’s classic Sonic franchise will be making the jump to the silver screen on November 15th. Reactions to leaked images of Sonic’s new look have been mixed, to say the least, but we’ve yet to see the Blue Blur in action. That could be changing soon, however, as some attendees of CinemaCon 2019 were just shown the first footage.
Two trailers were unveiled at the convention, the first focusing on protagonist Sonic the Hedgehog and the second on the villainous Dr. Robotnik. In the first, Sonic speeds by at 700 miles per hour while listening to Gangsta’s Paradise, apparently on the run from the government. James Marsden’s Sheriff character takes Sonic down with a tranquilizer gun. Sonic asks the Sheriff to help him save his planet, which is under attack by robots. The game’s iconic gold rings are introduced as some sort of teleportation device in this movie.
Jim Carrey then appeared on stage to introduce the next trailer, as he plays the role of Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming film. Robotnik is seen arguing with military officers, saying such lines as “I was spitting out formulas when you were spitting up formulas.” Marsden’s character reportedly replies to this with, “I was breastfed.” Slashfilm describes his scenes as “incredibly over-the-top, and painfully unfunny.”
Early impressions of the humor and story have not been good, but the general public has yet to see the footage. As for the visuals, SlashFilm describes Sonic’s finished look as being similar to Detective Pikachu, but “lackluster” in comparison and with an added emphasis on fur.
We’re less than two months away now from the theatrical release of Detective Pikachu, and the hype is strong! Despite the fact that fan-favorite Danny DeVito didn’t land the titular role, most audiences are thrilled that the prospect of Ryan Reynolds as a talking Pikachu. Reynolds himself has just released another new trailer titled “No Clue” that shows off new footage and packs a few laughs in along the way.
Ever since Detective Pikachu first released for 3DS in Japan, fans have been obsessed with the idea of Danny DeVito being cast as the English voice of the titular detective. A petition gained over 50,000 signatures, and the news eventually reached DeVito himself, who famously asked, “What the **** is Pokémon?“
As it turns out, the team behind the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie also had DeVito in mind as a candidate for the crime-solving Pokémon. Detective Pikachu Producer Cale Boyter recently had a chat with Game Informer, and when the topic of DeVito came up, he confirmed that it was considered.
“We definitely thought about it and how it might inform the spirit of it. Danny is incredible by the way. I am a huge fan of Danny DeVito.” — Cale Boyter
VFX Producer Greg Baxter went even further, stating that the team actually animated Pikachu synced to voice clips of Danny DeVito from past roles. DeVito was one of several actors given this treatment during a testing phase, and the test footage was apparently quite funny. Like Boyter, Baxter talked about the “spirit” of a DeVito-voiced Pikachu impacting the movie.
“It was really very funny, so I couldn’t speak to all the reasons why it wasn’t Danny DeVito cast. I love Danny and some point maybe after the movie comes about, we can share those early tests. It’s absolutely hilarious.” — Greg Baxter
“I can’t give away too much, but in terms of where the story goes and how it evolves, we had to sort of look at everything, including what fans weren’t seeing yet to make the decision. But that spirit of Danny DeVito, I promise you, is still inside of Pikachu.” — Greg Baxter
Eventually, it was decided that Ryan Reynolds, not Danny DeVito, would be playing Pikachu. Baxter joked with Game Informer’s Kyle Hilliard that Reynolds would love the idea of Danny DeVito’s spirit living on in Pikachu. Now if only we could get a look at those test videos…
Last year, Universal Pictures announced plans for a movie based on the long-running Doom franchise. There was already a Doom movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson back in 2005, but since the video game series was successfully rebooted just a few years ago, it looks like the film industry is following suit. The first trailer for Doom: Annihilation is out now, and you can watch it by clicking above.
So far the initial reception is… not good. The first trailer has around 500 likes and 6,000 dislikes, and the official Doom Twitter account has already publicly distanced themselves from the project by making sure everyone knows the game team is not involved. Doom: Annihilation will be a direct-to-video production written and directed by Tony Giglio. It’s slated to release this fall.
A new Mortal Kombat movie (reportedly a reboot) has been planned at Warner Bros. for quite some time, and now it’s finally close to becoming a reality. Writer Greg Russo has confirmed that the project now has “a script, budget, location, director, and cast lists,” and is just waiting on the final green light. If the film moves forward, we may already have a pretty good idea of what to expect thanks to a recent leak.
That Hashtag Show is claiming to have the exclusive scoop on the Mortal Kombat movie reboot, including plot details and a character list. Keep in mind that a synopsis and character list leaked last year, but it later turned out to be an old script that the writing team had since abandoned. However, That Hashtag Show is confident that this updated info is the real thing.
According to their sources the movie “will center around a washed-up boxer (Cole Turner) that is recruited to help protect Earth (and his daughter). He must join forces with a team of fighters that are locked in an eternal battle with killers from another dimension.” It is also believed that Joel Edgerton is being targeted for the role of Kano. That Hashtag Show posted details about Kano and other fighters in their updated character list:
COLE TURNER – A washed up boxer that still puts up a good fight. He loves his daughter Emily and will do anything to protect her. He is recruited to fight in Mortal Kombat and turns out to have a mysterious upbringing.
EMILY – Cole’s 12-year-old daughter who is already a skilled boxing trainer. She proves to be tougher than she looks.
KANO – The large, rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire wanted by Interpol for arms dealing and drug running. He’s killed a lot of people yet still has a goofy attitude.
LORD RAIDEN – The Thunder God leader of the humankind’s contestants in Mortal Kombat. He oversees their training for the tournament.
SONYA BLADE – The tough blonde dressed in military gear and ready to become a stronger champion.
JACKSON “JAX” BRIDGES – With “Arms like cannons” he recruits Cole to the Mortal Kombat tournament.
LIU KANG – A Shaolin warrior from the White Lotus society that has the ability to throw fireballs.
KUNG LAO – A stoic warrior monk who throws his hat like a deadly frisbee.
SUB-ZER0 – The ice ninja with deadly eyes hidden behind a gruesome mask.
MILEENA – The female Outworld assassin dressed in leather armor and wielding deadly sais.
SHANG TSUNG – The ageless Outworld general that oversees the tournament and it’s fighters.
You’ll probably notice right away that some pretty big names are missing from that list, but don’t panic. That Hashtag Show doesn’t believe this to be a comprehensive list of every character in the movie. They noted that there is a “very good chance” of other characters popping up, including Scorpion and Kabal.
As usual, we’d advise you to take this rumor with a healthy dose of skepticism. At this time Russo and others attached to the project have not confirmed any of these details.
Here we go again! The long-expected Sonic the Hedgehog movie is finally becoming a reality on November 15th. Officially SEGA has only released a teaser image showing a shadowy outline of the Blue Blur’s new design, but there have been numerous leaks since then. Recently, some promotional materials gave us a good look (if you can call it that) at Sonic’s redesign, and now another image has surfaced.
The image (below) appears to be Sonic racing along a road, perhaps in pursuit of a vehicle. Tails’ Channel claims they have been able to contact a Paramount employee and confirm that this is a legitimate image from the upcoming movie. The source of the leak isn’t clear, but it appears to be from another promotional document.
SEGA has been planning a live-action/CG movie adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog for years, and it’s now well into production, with a release date of November 15th, 2019. Earlier teaser images hinted at a redesigned, more humanoid version of the titular hedgehog, and fans and developers alike have expressed criticism. Today we may finally have our first full look at the new Sonic.
The Super Sonic Zone has acquired images that they claim come from a (probably leaked) film style guide. The style guide describes the Blue Blur as “irreverent and sarcastic,” “heroic and adventurous,” “confident and competitive,” “likable,” and “mischievous but not malicious.” As previously reported, Sonic is now depicted with two eyes instead of the single, large eye he sports in the games.
Update:The Super Sonic Zone now reports that these images come from Hollywood marketing firm Hamagami Carroll. The page where the images were found was quickly removed. The Super Sonic Zone is fully convinced of their legitimacy. Although there’s no confirmation from SEGA at this time, these appear to be the real deal.
Last Summer, The Pokémon Company teased that their next big movie would be titled MewtwoStrikes Back Evolution. We got a short teaser trailer at the end of last year, revealing a new CG look for the movie. The first full-length trailer just dropped, and as expected, this appears to be a graphically overhauled remake of the very first Pokémon movie.
It’s a great time to be a Pokémon fan! We just learned that we’re getting a Pokémon Direct tomorrow, likely giving us our first look at the eighth generation of Pokémon games, and today we just received a new trailer for Detective Pikachu. This extended trailer is over two minutes long and fills in some more story details while showing off lots of action and previously unrevealed monsters. There’s even a rather grand entrance from Mewtwo.
In less than three months, millions of fans around the world will get to experience a live-action Pokémon movie when Detective Pikachu hits theaters. Ryan Reynolds will be voicing the titular character, and he recently put out a video to give us some insight into his creative process when preparing for a role. In typical Ryan Reynolds fashion… it goes off the rails quick. We won’t spoil the hilarity here, but we will say that a brand new trailer is dropping tomorrow!
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It’s hard to believe that we’re only a few months away from a major live-action (and CGI) Pokémon movie, but that’s where we are! Ryan Reynolds makes his debut as Detective Pikachu on May 10th, and Legendary Pictures is reportedly so confident that they’re already working on a sequel. In the meantime, you can get hyped yourself by checking out the latest teaser trailer.
Back in 2016, we first learned that Capcom was planning a Monster Hunter movie with Resident Evil film director Paul W. S. Anderson at the helm. The project was silent for a long time before being re-introduced with a new plot and Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich as the main character. Filming kicked off late last year with a budget of $60 million, and now it has progressed to the point where Sony Pictures is confident in setting a release date.
According to a Deadline report, Sony Pictures has scheduled the film in for September 4, 2020, or about two years after it began filming. Deadline also notes that this makes it the only movie scheduled for Labor Day weekend 2020 thus far. Here’s the latest breakdown of what you can expect from the Monster Hunter movie.
Behind our world, there is another — a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, terrifying attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man (Tony Jaa) who has found a way to fight back.
Tip “T.I.” Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung and Ron Perlman co-star in Monster Hunter, and Anderson also produces alongside Robert Kulzer, Martin Moszkowicz, Jeremy Bolt and Dennis Berard.