Friday Film News Roundup

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  • 12:00 on 24th Jan 2014
  • By Kieron TownendKieron Townend
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After Batman Vs Superman was moved back to 2016, with Warner Bros citing various reasons for its delay, Marvel has seized the opportunity to move the release of their very own Ant-Man up by two weeks and will take the caped crusaders place on our cinema screens. Ant-Man will now go up against Warners other big release, the Peter Pan reboot, Pan.THR

In other Pan related news, Garrett Hedlund has been cast as Captain Hook. In this version of events, Hook does not start off as Peter Pan's nemesis, instead that role falls to Hugh Jackman's Captain Blackbeard. Hook & Pan actually start off as friends in this film, and it is only towards the end of the story that they become enemies. Deadline

Rumour has it that the long in development Assassin's Creed movie has finally found a director in Daniel Espinosa (Safe House). With Michael Fassbender attached to the lead role, and with 20th Century Fox already setting a release date of August 7th 2015, Espinosa needs to get a move on with this one. Twitchfilm

With one of the least fondly remembered superhero franchises due for the reboot treatment, the Fantastic Four could well have found its Mr. Fantastic. In a recent interview with Collider, actor Miles Teller has seemingly leaked a little bit of info regarding the Josh Trank directed reboot; "I think, you know, if that were to happen, I think the characters would be taken in a different direction than the kind of blue suits and stuff from the franchise that had previously been done, which you’d have to if you’re gonna reboot something, you really got to kind of put your own spin on it. But with that being said, all I need is like, a couple weeks to just get my body back in shape. So the answer to that is yes, I could get back in shape." So, Teller could be getting back into shape for the role, and speculation could well lead to the dropping of the famous blue suits as well. Collider

With the Super Bowl taking place on February 2nd, films fans will be able to get their first look at some of this summers biggest movies. Trailers will air for Transformers: Age Of Extinction, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 & Draft Day, while Disney are currently deciding which of their movies to promote. The studio is currently having to decide between Need For Speed, Captain America: The Winter Soldier & Guardians Of The Galaxy, if Guardians gets the nod ahead of the others it will be the first footage that anyone has seen of the film. It is also reported that the cost of these 30 seconds spots that air during the worlds biggest sporting event is a massive $4.4 million. THR

At The Cinema This Week

August: Osage County
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Grudge Match
Inside Llewyn Davis
The General (re-release)

This Weeks Trailers

Stylised CG abs in the new 300: Rise Of An Empire trailer.



The Raid 2 shows off some spectacular action in the new trailer for the sequel to one of 2011's biggest surprises.



Sam Rockwell shows off his moves in the trailer for Better Living Through Chemistry, which see's him play a local pharmacist who embarks on an affair with Olivia Wilde's trophy wife.




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