Feature Film

Ruby Rose tapped as Batwoman for CW’s annual DC crossover event
12:30 pm PDT 08/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Australian model/actress Ruby Rose has been roped in to play Batwoman as part of The CW’s annual DC Arrowverse crossover event, between four of the network’s DC shows: The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, in December. (as Deadline reports) After the character’s first appearance at the crossover event, Rose is also set to play the role in the solo Batwoman series, currently the CW has in development for next season. While the project is still in the script … Read More

Netflix acquires Warner Bros.’ ‘Mowgli’, to be released in 2019
3:00 pm PDT 02/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has acquired the latest The Jungle Book adaptation, Mowgli from its original distributor Warner Bros.. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film will be now released both on big screens and on Netflix sometime in 2019. (as reported by Deadline) The film will see a much darker version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic adventure novel The Jungle Book with the adaptation planned to be closer to story’s literary source material, as Serkis had promised. “When I came on the project, the … Read More

‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ and ‘The New Mutants’ set for 2019 release
1:00 pm PDT 31/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Few days later Disney and 21st Century Fox shareholders approved the historic merge, rumors began to make rounds that Fox’s upcoming X-Men-centric movies were being cancelled as Marvel Studios wanted to start afresh with the Mutant-verse. (as CBR reports) The unsubstantiated rumours also suggested the films could be released on home video someday as the Marvel Cinematic Universe wanted to distance itself from them. But all those whispers have taken a back-seat now as X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants … Read More

Johnny Depp made a cameo appearance as Gellert Grindelwald at San Diego Comic-Con
2:30 pm PDT 24/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance as Gellert Grindelwald at San Diego Comic-Con and performed the character on stage. During a panel discussion featuring co-stars Eddie Redmayne, who is reprising his role from the first film as magical creature enthusiast Newt Scamander, and Jude Law, who plays a young Albus Dumbledore, the 55-year-old actor dressed in black and bleached white hair made his surprise appearance addressed the audience at San Diego Convention Center. Depp is supposedly playing the evil wizard Grindelwald, … Read More

‘Aquaman’ trailer makes a splash at SDCC 2018
2:30 pm PDT 23/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The first trailer of Aquaman, the first stand-alone of Justice League’s star was revealed by Warner Bros. at San Diego Comic-Con. Aquaman is the latest entry in the universe of DC films. Alongside Jason Momoa, the film features Amber Heard as Atlantean warrior Mera, Patrick Wilson as Aquaman’s villainous half-brother, Orm, and Nicole Kidman as their mom, Queen Atlanna. Arthur Curry, was a highlight of 2016’s Justice League, this is the first time we’ve gotten to see him in action … Read More

Marvel Studios’ solo ‘Black Widow’ movie to be directed by Cate Shortland
7:30 pm PDT 13/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Cate Shortland, the Australian filmmaker has been roped in to direct Black Widow, an action-adventure film starring Scarlett Johansson from Marvel Studios. The film has been in development for awhile but picked up momentum earlier this year when Jac Schaeffer was brought in to pen the script with Kevin Feige as the producer. The studio met with more than 70 filmmakers for the role before landing on Shortland, who was arguably an early favourite after a promising meeting with Johansson. … Read More

Review: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’—the tiniest yet one of the mightiest superheroes of the Marvel Universe
5:00 pm PDT 12/07/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

2018 is seemingly turning out to be a great year for the Marvel fans. While they are still coping with the temporary doom brought upon by Thanos in MCU’s arguably the “most ambitious crossover ever”—Infinity War, leading to speculations about Avengers 4 reaching heights, here come the studios’ tiniest superheroes who surely steals the show. Directed by Peter Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp is the sequel to Ant-Man (2015) that takes up from the events of Captain America: Civil War, … Read More

Review: ‘Isle of Dogs’ will take you on an emotional ride
5:00 pm PDT 05/07/2018 By Yugandhara Shete

Looking for a cute, furry story? Sorry, you are on the wrong page. Isle of Dogs is something that touches hearts and makes you feel emotional and guilty at the same time. Guilty for not giving the same amount of love your pet has for you. A stop-motion animation feature, Isle of Dogs follows a dystopian Japan which is plagued with dog flu and has led to banishment of canines to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island. The film revolves … Read More

Chucky, the terrorising doll to be back on big screens with a ‘Child’s Play’ reboot by MGM
2:00 pm PDT 04/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Just a week later a new Child’s Play TV series was confirmed by the creator and producer of the long-running Chucky franchise, Don Mancini. MGM is bringing the possessed doll back on big screens in a remake of the 1980s horror movie. The Child’s Play reboot will be produced by It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith with Lars Klevberg, the Norwegian filmmaker behind the horror movie Polaroid, as the director and Aaron Schmidt as the executive producer. The project will head towards a … Read More

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ soars to $932 million worldwide; ‘Incredibles 2’ rakes in $667 million
5:00 pm PDT 02/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues to make a strong run at the box office even in its fourth week, raking in $56.1 million, while the net worldwide collections is just a stone’s throw away from joining the exclusive $1 billion club. JA Bayona’s sequel to the 2015 hit grossed $932 million as the gates of Isla Nublar has seemingly opened up to an unprecedented frenzy that refuses to fizzle out. Three years on from the catastrophic events of … Read More

Valiant Comics’ ‘Faith’ to be adapted on big screen by Sony Pictures
11:00 am PDT 30/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures is coming up with a feature adaptation of Valiant Comics’ Faith which probably brings the first plus-size superhero on screen. The comic book follows an aspiring geeky teen Faith Herbert, obsessed with comics and science-fiction who also happens to possess telekinetic superpowers. Faith marks a step forward towards defying the norms, as men are almost always well muscled and women are modelled thin. Unless she’s redrawn, Faith represents the first plus-size superhero character to be brought on screen.  … Read More

PVR brings a thrilling experience to the Indian audience through a special premiere of ‘Hereditary’
12:30 pm PDT 25/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

PVR Pictures has created an out-of-the-box format for the premiere screening for their film, Hereditary. Touted to be the scariest movie ever, director Ari Aster has attempted to take the words ‘horror’ and ‘thriller’ to another level. Hereditary is a disruptive attempt to bring cinema and content-hungry patrons who aren’t satisfied by just another ‘scary’ horror film. The midnight screening gathered film enthusiasts of this captivating genre to step out late-night and catch a glimpse of this riveting content before … Read More