has received the treatment, but with a 1990s twist in some newly released fan-art. Directed by the partnership of Half Nelson's Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the blockbuster starring Brie Larson in the title role isn't due to hit screens until 2019. But that hasn't stopped some fans from already humorously envisioning how that might look.It's no secret that Captain Marvel will be set in the early-'90s, which was even . Featuring some earlier iterations of such established characters as Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), and Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), the film is set to offer a glimpse at a never-before-seen time-period within the MCU, particularly when Carol Danvers finds herself at the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien races. It's a plot that could potentially be adapted from the Secret Invasion story from the comics. And now, fans are already starting to imagine what the movie's '90s-themed promotional material would look like.Related: Reddit user, , edited a promotional to demonstrate what else Captain Marvel (and audiences) could be confronted with over the course of her adventure, featuring such nostalgia-bait as Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Nirvana performing at MTV Unplugged, Friends, and even Tamagotchis. Check it out below.Pop culture references are nothing new to the MCU, with Tony Stark offering everyone a nickname, from Thor's Point Break to Hawkeye's Legolas; even Steve Rogers manages to understand some of them. Most notably, the references come into play in , when the titular captain maintained a helpful list of movies, music, and television shows he needed to catch-up on.The parallels between Captain Marvel and Captain America will undoubtedly not end there, especially with the former rumored to be assuming a more of . Comparisons between Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman are equally inevitable, since both films portray strong, female leads outside of the established era of the wider franchises as they deal with otherworldly threats. It's a fact that will no doubt fuel further debate and arguments between those who insist on pitting Marvel and DC against each other.With wildly differing tones, however, both movies and heroines are sure to be distinct. And, though there is nothing to suggest that Captain Marvel will be as similarly displaced in time as Steve Rogers, it's hard to imagine that the filmmakers will pass on such an obvious opportunity to for all its comedically and nostalgically worth.More: Source: The post appeared first on
June 20, 2018
The world of the X-Men, filled with mutants with extraordinary powers, has been the cornerstone of the Marvel Comics universe for decades. With its varied characters and deep plotlines, the franchise has remained a favorite since its launch by the creative mind of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby back in 1963. Over the years, Marvel ran into some financially tough times and had to find a means to save its struggling company from bankruptcy. Since the company could not afford to create its own superhero films, they sold the rights to the X-Men characters to 20th Century Fox in 1994.Since then, the X-Men have gained a new audience through numerous animated series and the launch of the live-action X-Men film franchise in 2000. After the debut of the series, Marvel Studios decided to partner with Tribune Entertainment and Fireworks Entertainment to create its own world of mutant superhumans: Mutant X.However, since its initial pitch and conception, the Mutant X TV series has been bombarded with numerous lawsuits and restrictions. Despite the drama, series creators developed their own unique world where humans had their DNA genetically modified after birth, resulting in 4 main categories of mutants.Set in a format that tackled a new villain each week, Mutant X soon gained a unique fan base of its own outside of the Marvel world.In the article, we will explore some of the untold secrets behind the Mutant X show - from the original concept of the show to the fans’ fight to bring back the series.Here are 21 Crazy Facts About The Forgotten Marvel Show, Mutant X. The post appeared first on
June 20, 2018
Not unlike the game's committed fanbase, even the developers behind want a sequel to the video game. That said, the likelihood of a sequel remains to be seen. Released in 2010 by Remedy Entertainment, Alan Wake is a psychological action-adventure video game based around the title character's attempt to solve his wife's murder.With a unique gaming and narrative structure that divides the plot into six different episodes, Alan Wake thrusts Alan into a mystery that utilizes darkness, light, and a survival horror approach that incorporates a blend of reality and events stemming from his latest novel that seemingly come to life. Though there has been talk of a sequel to the game (with the developers going so far as to use the foundation of a scrapped sequel for another one of their games, , which itself ), nothing official has been set in motion. Now, the developers have said that they want a sequel to Alan Wake just as eagerly as the fans.Related: During the PlayStation showcase at E3 2018, spoke with Remedy Entertainment's Mikael Kasurinen about the company's latest game, , a supernatural third-person action-adventure. The conversation eventually turned to past games from Remedy, leading to a discussion about a potential Alan Wake sequel. Kasurinen explained that, even though Remedy owns the rights to Alan Wake and is excited about the prospect of a sequel, he can't confirm or deny any details regarding the series' future. He said:“So, we own the Alan Wake IP, yes. I just want to say right away that it’s very dear to us and close to our hearts. We all love Alan Wake at Remedy and I think all of us want to see a new Alan Wake game. I just want to say that out loud. Unfortunately, I can’t speak to it anymore than that. We’ll see what happens with Alan Wake next, but we all want to see it happen, absolutely.”While there have never been any official sequels to Alan Wake, that's not to say that the story has ended completely. Following the initial release of the game, two additional episodes were released as downloadable content to continue the story, as was a live-action web series titled Bright Falls (named after the town in which the game is set). There was even a novelization of the game written by Rick Burroughs, a book called The Alan Wake Files included in limited editions of the game, as well as an in-univere spinoff game called Alan Wake's American Nightmare. That said, the supplementary material did not fully satisfy the game's cliffhanger ending.Remedy is currently focusing all of their attention on Control right now.However, the upcoming game appears to be following a similarly mind-bending aesthetic to Alan Wake, which might be enticing for gamers looking to fill that void. But still, an Alan Wake sequel has been a longtime coming, so, hopefully, Control's potential success might convince Remedy Entertainment to give their original blockbuster game another shot.More: Source: The post appeared first on
June 20, 2018
Danish developer Playdead confirms that two of the best video game platformers of recent years are headed to the Nintendo Switch next week. These ports are representative of the widespread availability of Limbo and Inside on modern gaming platforms, with versions currently available for multiple devices, including iPhone, Xbox One, and PS4.Inside first released on PC and modern consoles in 2016, with one-week exclusivity on Xbox One. It’s the follow-up to Playdead’s critically acclaimed Limbo, a black-and-white 2D platformer that originated on the Xbox 360’s Live Arcade. Limbo set sales records and was eventually ported to virtually every platform available, inclusive of Linux and Android versions.Related: While the developers made fans wait an impressive seven years for a follow-up game, Inside was welcomed with open arms by gamers and critics, who praised the art direction, puzzle-platforming, compelling yet muted plot, and dramatic presentation of a dystopic world featuring themes of mind control. Japanese gaming magazine posted a tweet this morning stating that the games were priming for release on the Nintendo Switch, and themselves followed up to confirm the news.Numerous debuts and upcoming games were announced for the Nintendo Switch during and following E3 2018. While it still seems that the lauded on the platform, as a free download and a (the full game releases on June 22) were some notable highlights.Unbeknownst to gamers, news of Playdead’s own ports were following close behind. Limbo’s distribution history might make the port sound significantly less surprising than that of Inside, which is available on far fewer platforms. However, it should be noted that, since coming out in 2010, Limbo has actually never been released on any version of Nintendo’s hardware, marking these ports as the first Nintendo appearances for the studio.As for Playdead’s newest untitled game, little information has been revealed since its announcement last year, aside from a few images depicting a lonely, snow-covered environment. With this most recent news, at least a precedent will exist and the game may share its release on the Switch platform.Inside and Limbo’s murky, downcast themes introduce some well-needed variety among Nintendo’s sunnier options, and will hopefully lead to strong sales. The two games are set for release on June 28, so interested gamers should mark their calendars.More: Source: Playdead/ The post appeared first on
June 20, 2018
The writers of have spent years teasing MODOK in the MCU - and they're not done suggesting the villain. As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand on the big and small screen, almost all of the classic heroes and villains have appeared in some form or another. But one major rogue who's yet to arrive has two very vocal champions. Back in 2011, Captain America: The First Avengers co-writer , allowing Steve Rogers to battle one of his most iconic foes.Though the design of MODOK is quite unusual, Markus and his writing partner Stephen McFeely still think he could easily fit into the grounded world of the MCU. After all, the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise has greatly expanded the aesthetic palette Marvel can work with. Regardless of any obstacles, however, the duo have remained insistent about the character's involvement in a future film. In 2014, the was almost in the movie and reaffirmed their desire to bring him aboard someday. Could 2019 be the year?RELATED: The podcast, hosted by Kevin Smith and Marc Bernadin, spoke with Markus and McFeely about which villains they still want to bring into the MCU, and who almost made the cut for . According to Markus, MODOK was once again in contention, but the prospect of introducing the unique villain was too much to deal with.I've wanted to put M.O.D.O.K. in, and it's very hard to go 'here's the supporting character the giant head'.' And then we're going to get on with the story. We just came to him for information. Like you kind of have to design the whole movie around the guy with the giant head.Avengers: Infinity War was a busy film, but its balance of characters and story kept it from feeling bloated. Part of that was due to a main focus on Thanos and some periphery attention given to the Black Order and the mindless Outriders. Still, a return for the Red Skull was worked in, though that didn't require nearly as much explanation as setting up a whole new villain. But to plague the Avengers during their darkest hour, with Thanos only coming into play later in the film. If that's the case, then the creepy MODOK could emerge from the chaos. Markus said:I have love for M.O.D.O.K. and I still think properly done he'd be terrifying. Like you look all the way down the hall and like this huge head comes around the corner and starts coming and...oh, it would be awesome.MODOK would certainly be a frightening presence if executed properly, and Avengers 3 opened up all sorts of doors for the MCU. The "grounded" nature of the universe has expanded to include a lot of fantastical concepts, and A.I.M. already exists in some form. With that in mind, the science terrorist group could reform after their defeat in Iron Man 3 and use the loss of Earth's heroes to create MODOK. The villain and his creators could then be explored further in a future Iron Man, Captain America, or Avengers film, any of which Markus and McFeely would likely be happy to write if it includes MODOK. We'll have to wait and see if that happens, but Avengers 4 isn't far away now and could finally make the writing duo's longtime dream come true.MORE: Source: The post appeared first on
June 20, 2018
Over the years, there have been several attempts to create crossovers between Marvel and DC characters, resulting in some pretty epic clashes. However, there is one fight that superhero fans are despiarate to find out the outcome of: who would win in a a fight between Black Panther and Batman?These characters are an ideal match-up due to the many similarities between the two. Both are extremely wealthy, they are some of the most intelligent characters in their respective universes, they are practitioners of virtually every form of known martial arts, and they possess an arsenal of weapons, gadgets, and vehicles at their disposal.However, while they both heroes may share some similarities, they are also polar opposites in other ways. One of the biggest differences is that they each follow their own moral code. As king of Wakanda and an Avenger, Black Panther is often makes tough decisions for the safety of his people and by extent the world. This also means taking the lives of criminals to save the lives of innocent people.Batman, on the other hand, refuses to take a life, no matter the reason. As a result, it is not surprising that he and T’Challa would clash over something like this. Moral code aside, there several other reasons that could justify a potential clash between these two.Fortunately, fans can depict clashes between them through the creation of memes.Here is a list featuring 20 Batman Vs Black Panther Memes That Will Make Fans Choose. The post appeared first on
June 20, 2018
The CW Fall 2018 premiere dates revealed including new Sunday schedule has released the premiere dates for its upcoming this fall. As previously announced, the schedule now includes an extra night of programming as the network expanded to include Sundays into a six-night schedule. The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival will kick off The CW’s fall schedule on Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8. The Flash and Black Lightning’s season premieres will air back-to-back on Tuesday, October 9. On Wednesday, October 10, the Riverdale season premiere will air followed by the series premiere of All American. On Thursday, the 14th season of Supernatural premieres followed by the encore premiere of All American. Friday, October 12 will see the season premieres of Dynasty and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend before the season premiere of Supergirl on Sunday, October 14 followed by the series premiere of the Charmed reboot. Arrow’s season premiere is scheduled for Monday, October 15. On Thursday, October 18, after a new episode of Supernatural, the network will air an encore of the Charmed premiere. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will have their season premiere on Monday, October 22, following a new episode of Arrow. And finally, on Thursday, October 25, Supernatural will air another new episode followed by the series premiere of Legacies. THE CW’S FALL 2018 PREMIERE DATE SCHEDULE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 78:00-10:00 PM 2018 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL, NIGHT ONE MONDAY, OCTOBER 88:00-10:00 PM 2018 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL, NIGHT TWO TUESDAY, OCTOBER 98:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH (Season Premiere)9:00-10:00 PM BLACK LIGHTNING (Season Premiere) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 108:00-9:00 PM RIVERDALE (Season Premiere)9:00-10:00 PM ALL AMERICAN (Series Premiere) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 118:00-9:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)9:00-10:00 PM ALL AMERICAN (Premiere Encore) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 128:00-9:00 PM DYNASTY (Season Premiere)9:00-10:00 PM CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (Season Premiere) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 148:00-9:00 PM SUPERGIRL (Season Premiere)9:00-10:00 PM CHARMED (Series Premiere) MONDAY, OCTOBER 158:00-9:00 PM ARROW (Season Premiere) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 188:00-9:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (New Episode)9:00-10:00 PM CHARMED (Premiere Encore) MONDAY, OCTOBER 228:00-9:00 PM ARROW (New Episode)9:00-10:00 PM DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season Premiere) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 258:00-9:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (New Episode)9:00-10:00 PM LEGACIES (Series Premiere) The post appeared first on .
June 20, 2018
Lucasfilm is reportedly putting future installments of the spinoff line on hold. When Disney acquired the studio, it was revealed that in addition to a sequel trilogy in the Skywalker saga, there would also be standalone anthology films that further fleshed out the universe and told narratives the mainline movies couldn't get into. The first of these, 2016's , was a tremendous success, receiving widely positive reviews and grossing over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Unfortunately, the success of this initiative was short-lived.Back in May, Lucasfilm released , their second spinoff. Despite receiving and featuring well-known characters from the lore, the film tanked at the box office. To date, it's earned just $341.9 million globally and will go down as . This unprecedented development led many to believe Lucasfilm would reevaluate their plans for the franchise, and it sounds like that's exactly what's happening.Related: According to , Lucasfilm has pumped the brakes on in-development spinoffs and will instead concentrate their efforts on next December's and plotting the course for the next trilogy after that. This means , which had director Stephen Daldry attached, has been shut down. will likely also be off the table in the wake of Solo's commercial performance.Smartly, in retrospect, Lucasfilm never announced projects like Obi-Wan and Boba Fett, so they aren't pulling the plug on anything that was actually official. Works the studio has confirmed, such as and are still actively in development, so it'll be interesting to see what becomes of them down the line. Lucasfilm has yet to schedule any release dates for Star Wars beyond Episode IX, but that will likely change in the near future. , and that would be an ideal venue to reveal an upcoming slate and provide clarity on what's next for the galaxy far, far away. It's unknown if this trilogy Collider mentions is the same as Johnson's project (which is currently being worked on) or something else entirely, like an Episode X of the saga.It is worth mentioning that Solo was largely undone by its ballooning production budget, which . If it had stayed on course and was made for its original price of $125 million, the spinoff would have turned a minor profit via worldwide grosses by now. That being said, its figures are nowhere near Rogue One or , which made it seem like there isn't that large a market for spinoffs that focus on individual original trilogy characters. Perhaps, in order for Star Wars to thrive into the next decade, they need to let the past die and move forward with new stories that have no connection to the Skywalkers.MORE: Source: The post appeared first on
June 20, 2018
star Josh Brolin reads some of U.S. President Donald Trump's tweets in the voice of his villain character, Thanos, while appearing on . Brolin appeared as the Mad Titan earlier this year in the massive blockbuster from Marvel Studios. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Infinity War is expected to be the beginning of the end for the story of the franchise so far. As such, Brolin brought Thanos to, an antagonist that Marvel has been teasing since 2012's The Avengers.Brolin is quite the actor about town these days, known for his slow-talking and intense delivery of his characters. Following the actor’s recent success, it's no surprise why this season may be referred to as the “summer of Brolin.” His latest roles include the upcoming as well as , in addition to his part as Thanos in Marvel’s box office smash Avengers: Infinity War. Brolin himself (as well as some moviegoers) have compared Thanos to U.S. President Donald Trump - and now he takes that comparison one step further.Related: Brolin appeared on to plug the new Sicario movie, and the full interview can be viewed in the video above. The best segment occurs towards the end of the interview (around 7:20) when Josh adds a few points comparing Thanos to President Trump. He claims the similarity stems from Trump's callousness, particularly concerning children. He finishes the interview with some hilarious voice acting (around 10:10), reading some of Trump’s well-known tweets using the voice of his sinister Infinity War villain.Undoubtedly, those who have made the comparisons between Trump and Thanos will be entertained to hear Brolin read some of the president's tweets in the villain's voice. Brolin made an impact on Infinity War viewers with his portrayal of a three-dimensional antagonist, so much so that the actor helped cement a place for Thanos in the pop culture lexicon. It also helped Marvel overcome one of the franchise's recurring problems, which is a lack of well developed villains.Of course, this isn't the first time an actor has used the voice of a villain to read the tweets of President Trump. Mark Hamill has read multiple tweets from , a classic DC Comics antagonist who regularly faces off agains Batman. Hamill has portrayed the character in a number of animated DC properties, so his performance as the Joker is well known. Now, between Brolin's Thanos and Hamill's Joker, there's a trend of Hollywood actors lending their villainous voices to the words of President Trump, though it remains to be seen who will contribute next.Related: Source: The post appeared first on
June 20, 2018
Season 3 of Netflix’s royal family drama, , will bring a former exorcist into the mix with the casting of Ben Daniels as the new Lord Snowden. The role of Tony Armstrong-Jones was played by Matthew Goode in season 2 of the series. It was part of a significant subplot that saw Armstrong-Jones, a photographer, bring a whirlwind romance to fruition by marrying Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby), only to watch as the union quickly became fraught with difficulties, the impact of which will surely be explored when the series returns with a new cast following a lengthy time jump in season 3. The idea of a time jump has been baked into the series from the beginning, with the plan being for the series to explore many decades in the lives of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family, beginning with her coronation in season 1 to what will presumably be very near to present day when the series reaches its conclusion. That structure has allowed the series to bring in a number of new actors to fill roles previously played by the likes of Claire Foy and Matt Smith, as well as the aforementioned Kirby and Goode. More: So far, The Crown season 3 has brought on Broadchurch star Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II and ’s Tobias Menzies as her husband, Prince Philip. Meanwhile, star Helena Bonham Carter will take over for Kirby as Princess Margaret, and now we know she’ll be joined by Daniels as Armstrong-Jones. In all, despite the uncertainty that comes from casting shake-ups (deliberate or otherwise), this is, on the face of it at least, an incredibly strong and likable new cast. How these new actors and interpretations of real-life characters will be received by audiences is really the million dollar question being asked by The Crown. While sidestepping the rarely successful process of aging actors through layers of prosthetics and makeup is almost certainly the right choice, it’s still something of a risk to replace a well-liked, critically praised cast, even when called for by the narrative’s efforts to move forward in time. For his part, Daniels is coming off two seasons of the well-liked but low-rated on FOX. While shifting gears from a supernatural genre series to a big-budget period drama spanning decades of fictionalized real-life events is a big move, Daniels’ resume suggest he’s more than capable of adjusting to the change. In recent years he’s been seen in Starz’ Flesh and Bone, The Hollow Crown, , and even Netflix’s . So, Daniels’ casting in The Crown is a homecoming of sorts, and one that will make the series’ big casting change all the more interesting to watch. Next: The Crown season 3 is expected on Netflix in late 2018 or early 2019. Source: The post appeared first on
June 20, 2018
Westworld season 2 finale photos: The Passenger Following the release of for the season two finale this Sunday night, has revealed the first photos for Westworld Episode 2.10. Titled “The Passenger,” the next episode — written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and directed by Frederick E.O. Toye — is set to air on Sunday, June 24 on HBO. Check out the season two finale photos now in the gallery below! A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth, the Emmy-winning Westworld was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are also executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Richard J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham and Ben Stephenson. Westworld comes from production companies Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is based on the film written by Michael Crichton. The returning cast includes: Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), Thandie Newton (Maeve), Ed Harris (Man in Black), Jeffrey Wright (Bernard), James Marsden (Teddy), Tessa Thompson (Charlotte), Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Armistice), Clifton Collins Jr. (Lawrence), Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs), Louis Herthum (Peter Abernathy), Simon Quarterman (Lee Sizemore), Talulah Riley (Angela), Rodrigo Santoro (Hector Escaton), Angela Sarafyan (Clementine), Shannon Woodward (Elsie), Ben Barnes (Logan), Jimmi Simpson (William), Leonardo Nam (Felix Lutz) and Ptolemy Slocum (Sylvester). New cast members for the second season include: Fares Fares (Antoine Costa), Katja Herbers (Grace), Gustaf Skarsgård (Karl Strand), Hiroyuki Sanada (Musashi), Peter Mullan (James Delos), Rinko Kikuchi (Akane), Zahn McClarnon (Akecheta), Tao Okamoto (Hanaryo), Betty Gabriel (Maling), Jonathan Tucker (Craddock), Julia Jones (Kohana) and Kiki Sukezane (Sakura). The post appeared first on .
June 20, 2018
It would appear that cameras have started rolling on season 2 of Marvel’s . Although it was initially reported that , there has been no confirmation of this from Hulu or the showrunners.We’ve all felt that our parents were evil at some point, right? Well, Runaways takes that concept quite literally. The show follows a group of teens who team up to stop their parents from hatching rather nefarious plans. Adapted for television by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The OC, Gossip Girl), the series is based on the comic of the same name, which was created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. The book debuted in 2003, but was canceled after a mere 18 issues. However, high numbers in digest sales prompted Marvel to resurrect Runaways less than a year after its cancelation and the characters have continued to endure ever since. The Hulu series has garnered positive reviews but is taking its time, with the kids finally running away in the first season finale.Related: , who portrays Karolina Dean, posted an Instagram story of her and her costars throwing loaves of bread at each other. The actors appear to be on a soundstage, with several of their chairs visible, which would imply that filming has officially begun. Although the show back in January, this is the first proof of production that we have seen.The Hulu series has been a slow burn thus far, but there are plenty of exciting places that the story could go when Runaways returns. There are new characters that could be added, , and if the show chooses to follow the book, . However, Runaways quickly established itself as being a completely different entity from the comics, using the source material as little more than a basic blueprint - although thankfully, the writers chose to include .Schwartz and Savage have proven themselves quite adept at creating shows about teens that resonate with viewers of all ages. In the comics, the kids’ parents were straightforward villains, but the show takes a far more nuanced approach. This is why the titular runaways take so long to actually leave home, as opposed to the comic, where everything happens at a much quicker pace. More than likely, Runaways will continue to only loosely base itself on the book and that’s okay. The comic was undeniably one of Marvel’s best. Runaways was smart, funny and unlike any other superhero story. However, television is a completely different animal and the show has made some very smart changes, while still managing to keep the comic’s essence intact. There is so much rich material to mine from the comics, but there are new avenues to explore as well. Cloak and Dagger showrunner, Joe Pokaski, would even . Very little has been revealed about what’s in store for the kids in season 2 and with Runaways diverging so much from the comics, it’s anybody’s guess what will happen next. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long to find out.More: Source: The post appeared first on
June 20, 2018
George Clooney is reportedly in the early stages of negotiations to direct forthcoming Sci-Fi thriller, . Originally a script by Christopher MacBride (The Conspiracy), Echo was snapped up by 20th Century Fox back in 2013 with Shawn Levy set to act as producer via his 21 Laps production company. Although the project remains in the very early stages, it is known that Echo's plot will focus on a CIA drone specialist who begins to question his own sanity, believing himself to be the victim of a conspiracy in which his own wife may have been replaced. Initial reports suggested that MacBride himself was expected to direct, but now it appears that a far more famous name could be behind the camera.Clooney carved out an A-List acting career in movies such as Three Kings, and Syriana as well as in the TV series ER. However, Clooney has also become known for his work behind the camera, making his directorial debut with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind in 2002. In recent years, Clooney has been more prolific as a director, with 2014's and in 2017. The actor is also set to direct two episodes of upcoming series .Related: It now appears that Clooney's next directing gig could be within the realm of science fiction, as is reporting that he is in early talks with Fox to helm the forthcoming thriller, Echo. Of course, the future of Fox has an air of uncertainty at present as the company is the subject of a bidding war between Disney and Comcast, however the report expects Clooney to land the job regardless.At the present time, there's no word on whether Clooney's interest in Echo is purely as a director or whether he would also appear in the movie. Like many actor/director combos, the man has pulled double duty on a number of occasions (The Monuments Men, Catch-22) and with Echo still in the early stages, the chance to nab Clooney as a lead actor as well as a director could prove too tempting for Fox to turn down.Despite his name being synonymous with the movie industry, hiring Clooney to direct a sci-fi thriller would represent somewhat of a risk. Clooney is still relatively new to the directing game and his work has received mixed reviews thus far. Echo would also represent a departure for Clooney in terms of style and genre, as the man's directorial past has largely focused on , with the exception of the black comedy Suburbicon.More: Echo is currently without a release date. More news as it arrives.Source: The post appeared first on
June 20, 2018