It sucks that Will Smith won’t be in the Independence Day sequel—but wait ‘til you hear the random explanation for his character being gone. Alas, this is standard practice. When stars decide not to come back, movies come up with rationales for writing them out, that go beyond “dog ate my homework.”
Joss Whedon is really done with Marvel movies. Get a better look at some mysterious Star Wars characters. Will Smith reacts to the next Independence Day. A Flash character makes an intriguing return. Plus more details on Alien: Covenant, and new looks at Agent Carter and Moana. So many Spoilers!
This is ... unexpected. Radiohead had been asked to write the theme song for the latest James Bond film, Specre. According to the band, it didn’t work out, but they recorded it anyway, and released it to the web.
One of the least crazy rumors about The Force Awakens was that somehow, James Bond actor Daniel Craig had filmed a cameo. Now we know it’s true, and who he played, so more spoilers for The Force Awakens! Also Daniel Craig, guess.
It’s Screenwriting 101. When you’re taking a beloved character, who’s lasted decades or even centuries with a simple, streamlined origin, the first thing you do is add something terrible to his or her childhood. Because why would you ever want to preserve the character’s classic simplicity?
The James Bond movies and novels aren’t exactly short on weirdness—Bond’s villains tend to hatch crazy schemes that revolve around hypnotizing women to love chickens. But if you want real insanity, you have to reach beyond the movies and books.
Ian Fleming didn’t really set out to be a great writer when he first sat down to type what would eventually become Casino Royale—and create the pop culture icon in James Bond that we still experience to this day. It turns out his great reason was a bit more banal: he wanted something to do to take his mind off…
Spectre, the latest James Bond movie, had everything it needed to work. Including the decision to cast the usually amazing Christoph Waltz as its main villain. Too bad some unfortunate choices turned Waltz’s villain into one of the film’s main liabilities instead. Spoilers ahead...
Will some people reunite in the next season of Game of Thrones? No, Amazon didn’t accidentally reveal a Force Awakens character’s surname. Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi deny scary Doctor Who rumors. Plus, Superman returns to Supergirl, new Warcraft pictures, and Sam Mendes may leave James Bond. Spoilers!
James Bond movies are generally ridiculous, although they run the gamut from Casino Royale to Moonraker. Spectre, the new one that’s out today, is definitely one of the more ridiculous of the bunch—but holds itself with a kind of overly grim dignity, like a teenage executioner. The good news? The action sequences are…
James Bond is known for his insane gadgets, but also for his totally unglued villains. When it comes to Rube Goldberg schemes, James Bond’s enemies reign supreme. To prove it, we’ve got a clip where Blofeld hypnotizes a woman to love chickens. It’s just one of the most insane James Bond villain plots of all time.
Want to spend a few minutes living vicariously through a multimillionaire whose 007-inspired villa feels like the awesome digs of a real-life Spectre villain? Then scope out VisaJet CEO Thomas Flore’s Swiss villa, which appears in the new issue of T magazine from the New York Times.
James Bond is back! And not just on the big screen—Britain’s most famous spy has returned to comics after decades away in today’s release of James Bond #1 by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters. To mark the release of issue one, we spoke Ellis to discuss how he brought Ian Fleming’s classic hero to life.
Spectre is already doing very well in Mr. Bond’s home country. THR is reporting that the movie has broken a bunch of records in the UK following a successful release. It’s the biggest seven-day opening in the UK ever with $68 million in ticket sales, and the largest opening to boot, showing at 2,500 screens.
When the new James Bond movie Spectre debuts next month, it’ll join a select club—movies that have gone way over budget. And when you look at history, there are a lot of sad cautionary tales about films that spent way too much. Here are 13 movies that went disastrously over budget.
If you think the posters Mondo releases are cool, wait until you see the ones they can’t. For every poster that makes it to print, several alternate versions are canceled, for a slew of different reasons. Once a year, Mondo pulls back the curtain on its most beautiful failures.
A tuxedo, a martini, and a gun. Good looks, charm, and always so impossibly cool. That’s James Bond. Also James Bond: a dude who totally abuses his license to kill and offs a lot of people in his movies. Auralnauts did their always fun kill count and showed all the deaths that all the James Bond have caused.
I cannot imagine a better media campaign for an upcoming film than having the star repeatedly talk about how tired he is, how little he cares about the next film, and how he’ll only do it again for the money. Daniel Craig is the best possible salesman for Spectre.
We’re just about a month away from the newest James Bond film, Spectre, and Sony figured we could use one more trailer to raise our collective excitement just a little higher. It worked.
Lego is making two new shows for Netflix. George Miller denies he’s involved in Man of Steel 2, while Daniel Craig says there’s at least one more Bond movie left in him after SPECTRE. An animated Ghostbusters film may be in the works. Plus clips from Doctor Who, and Agents of SHIELD. So Many Spoilers!