The Big Screen Bulletin 4.07.14: Captain America Storms the Box Office! Posted by Steve Gustafson on 04.07.2014
News and thoughts on Marvel having a plan for all their films through 2028, Gremlins getting a remake, a Goonies sequel being in the works, new footage from Godzilla, who's set to replace Dave Letterman, the Expendables 3 trailer and more!
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Have you seen the new Captain America movie? Did it leave you wanting more? Look no more as Captain America XXX: An Axel Braun Parody is available online at vivid.com and will be in stores nationwide on April 15.
Legendary director Axel Braun and adult powerhouse Vivid Entertainment have brought plenty of joy to adult entertainment fans with their best-selling superhero parodies, and now they're tackling the quintessential American hero: Captain America! Braun wrote an original screenplay for Captain America XXX, in which Cap fights for the Cosmic Cube against Baron Zemo, Sin, Crossbones and Batroc, with the help of Sharon Carter, Diamondback, Falcon and Quicksilver. The result is an epic sexy spoof that once again has better costumes, more geek cred, and definitely bigger boobs than the original.
"It's almost too much awesome in one movie," said Braun, who recently won his fourth consecutive AVN award for Director of the Year. "Call me nostalgic, but I like to see my superheroes in their classic costumes, especially if they've never been portrayed in a live-action movie…and in my adult spoof I was able to really go all out, so I'm one happy fanboy!"
Aaron Wilcoxxx plays Captain America, Phoenix Marie reprises her Avengers XXX role as Sharon Carter, Claire Robbins is Sin, Kleio Valentien is Diamondback, Jessica Ryan is Hellcat, Britney Amber is a hot USO Girl, Ryan Driller is Baron Zemo, Tyler Knight is Falcon, Bill Bailey is Quicksilver, Derrick Pierce is Crossbones, and Giovanni Francesco, who previously played Batman in Braun's highly successful The Dark Knight XXX, steals every scene he's in as the mustached French villain Batroc!
BOX OFFICE BREAKDOWN
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - $96.2 million ($96.2 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
2. Noah - $17 million ($72.3 million total)
3. Divergent - $13 million ($114 million total)
4. God's Not Dead - $7.7 million ($32.5 million total)
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel - $6.3 million ($33.4 million total)
6. Muppets Most Wanted - $6.3 million ($42.1 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
7. Mr. Peabody & Sherman - $5.3 million ($102.2 million total)
8. Sabotage - $1.9 million ($8.8 million total)
9. Need For Speed - $1.8 million ($40.8 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
10. Non-Stop - $1.8 million ($88.2 million total)
Box Office Survey!
Instead of me just repeating what you can see, how about we ask some questions about the weekend box office? Answer in the comments!
* Is Captain America: The Winter Soldier the BEST Marvel movie ever?
* Where does Arnold Schwarzenegger go from here?
Aint It Cool News reported that a remake of Joe Dante'sGremlins is now on the fast track at Warner Bros. There have been rumors of both a remake and a sequel over the years, but nothing substantial has ever been announced.
You'll read below that a Goonies sequel is also in the works.
Casting of the Week!
This isn't movie news but big enough to be included. The Wrap has a report that states that E! talk show host Chelsea Handler, according to sources, was in in negotiations with CBS to do a late night show and would possibly replace Craig Ferguson in the 12:30AM slot. This was before David Letterman announced that he would be retiring from The Late Show in 2015, and now Handler is rumored to be eyeing Letterman's spot.
Handler was said to be contacted following her announcement that she would finish up her E! contract at the end of the year with the option for a syndicated show or the 12:30AM nightly slot. According to the report, with Letterman stepping down, she might try to take over Letterman's slot. Handler will reportedly be meeting with CBS CEO and chairman Les Moonves in order to discuss the options soon.
The report also indicates that handler has a number of possibilities on her plate and is looking at offers from Sirius, CNN, and Netflix. In order to get the Letterman slot, she would have to convince CBS that she can gain a more mainstream audience than the one she has on E!
In addition, Craig Ferguson apparently has the right to first refusal to take Letterman's slot. However, there is no guarantee that CBS wants to offer him the gig because The Late, Late Show has not done very well against its competition in the 12:30 slot, including Seth Meyers' recent replacement of Fallon as the host of NBC's Late Night.
Digital Spy reports that Lindsay Lohan has claimed that she was nearly cast in The Avengers.
Let that sink in.
She makes the claim in the latest episode of her OWN documentary series, Lindsay. Lohan reportedly blamed her manager for not pushing her hard enough when auditioning for the part, and she said she lost out on the apparent role to an "unknown" actress. The part and unknown actress were not named.
Do I need to write a diatribe about how bad this is? Does Lohan honestly believe she ever had a serious chance at appearing in The Avengers? The only role I could think of her auditioning for is Agent Maria Hill played by Cobie Smulders.
As part of the promotions for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel invited Bloomberg up to their head office. Here's what came from that. According to Kevin Feige, the Marvel plan now runs to 2028. Things can change, especially if they start producing movies that don't make the profit they're looking for. But this is pretty impressive that they are putting this much thought and planning into their movie universe. The Bloomberg reporter also quotes Disney's Robert Iger in saying that the studio consider spin-off movies for Star Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket and Groot to be real possibilities.
Also, production continues on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron in Seoul, South Korea. News outlets in the area have released videos featuring a stunt by Chris Evans' stunt double.
TMZ caught up with director Richard Donner when he was signing autographs in Beverly Hills, and he mentioned that he's making a sequel to The Goonies. You can watch a video of the chat in the player below.
Donner also mentioned that he wants to bring back the entire cast.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released an extended look at Godzilla, which reveals new footage. The film will be released in 3D, 2D and IMAX on May 16. It was directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.
Here's a synopsis: An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Lionsgate debuted the new trailer for The Expendables 3. It's packed. Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Jet Li, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger are all back again. Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes and Kesley Grammer are on board too.
Don't forget Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell and boxer Victor Ortiz.
What do you think?
Before I say GOODBYE!
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