Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler, the star and director of the indie hit "Fruitvale Station," respectively, are riding high. Their true-life tale has been doing exceptionally well in limited release, and it has, more or less, snapped up every festival award it has encountered. With their first collaboration a bona fide success, the duo may have just found their next project, and it is freaking amazing.
According to Deadline, Coogler is set to direct "Creed," a spin-off of the "Rocky" series that would follow Apollo Creed's grandson, and Jordan is now in early talks for the starring role.
The report says that "Creed" is Coogler's dream project, intends to make it his follow-up to "Fruitvale Station," and was the director's own idea.
Pretty cool, right? That's only half of it.
In the years since it began production, we've heard quite a bit about "47 Ronin," the samurai fantasy epic starring Keanu Reeves, but not a lot of it has been good. The film, which was originally set for a November 2012 release, was delayed due to reshoots, and then rumors of editing room drama began to circulate sometime afterward.
But as "World War Z" showed the world earlier this summer, no amount of production trouble can damn a movie entirely, and now that a trailer for "47 Ronin" has hit Yahoo! Movies UK, viewers can judge for themselves whether they'd like to join Keanu on another martial arts adventure or not.
Check out an interview with Reeves about "47 Ronin" and learn more about the film after the jump!
The whole craze around Jennifer Lawrence is that she's just like us... only way, way cooler. And the way she interacts with some of the weirdness of Hollywood makes complete sense to us normals.
That's why it was totally awesome when JLaw ran into Jeff Bridges at San Diego Comic-Con. The two Academy Awards winners were walking the same press line, and it appears that Lawrence couldn't help but run over and say "hello." You can check out the first part of her interview at the beginning of the clip, then skip to 2:30 to see her interaction with Bridges.
She's the best, and so is he, for that matter.
Check out the video (via Extra) after the jump!
The first clip from "Elysium" showed up in partial form in the trailer, but it's worth checking out to see what Matt Damon can do in an insane sci-fi setting. It's pretty great.
Also, Dan Radcliffe is getting back into a tub with Jon Hamm in today's Dailies!
A very big part of the San Diego Comic-Con is obviously the enormous amount of cosplay that goes on over the course of four days. It's impossible to walk anywhere near the convention center without seeing one of your favorite character brought to life by some dedicated fan.
MTV came to you live all weekend from San Diego, and when we weren't interviewing the biggest stars, we were out on the floor capturing all of the cosplaying goodness that Comic-Con had to offer.
You can check out our gallery here, and click past the jump to see our favorites.
To put it simply: we're really freaking excited for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." Fox got a great director, Matt Reeves, to step in for Rupert Wyatt, and as we see in the first image of Caesar from the sequel, this is a different ape than the one we last saw in "Rise."
Plus, he rides a horse.
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz spoke with Reeves and his stars, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, and Andy Serkis, who plays Caesar, at San Diego Comic-Con, a big question was whether the hyper-intelligent chimp would still be a sympathetic character in the eyes of the audience, or whether the power had gone to his head.
Reeves' answer was thorough to say the least. Find out what he said after the jump!
MTV might be back from Comic-Con, but we left our nerdy hearts in San Diego. If you were able to make it out to the con and want to relive your favorite panels, or maybe you missed getting into Hall H by two minutes or 1000 miles, we've rounded up a small collection of videos from Comic-Con's biggest panels this year.
Want to know what it was like in Hall H when they announced Batman and Superman? Or how it felt to join Loki's army? Check out our panel video collection after the jump!
By Ryan Rigley
With the decades old rivalry between "Star Wars" fans and Trekkies, it's hard to imagine sci-fi nerds being okay with "Star Trek" director J. J. Abrams also helming the new "Star Wars" trilogy. However, according to "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, the two franchises may be more closely linked than you think. "'Star Trek' softened up the entertainment arena so that 'Star Wars' could come along and stand on its shoulders," explains Lucas in an interview for "Trek Nation." "The fanbase was primarily the 'Star Trek' fanbase, who understood science fiction, who understood visual science fiction, and was ready for something like ['Star Wars'] to be in the feature arena."
By the looks of it, the animosity between the two fan-bases has slowly subsided throughout the years. But perhaps Abrams' "Star Wars VII" will help mend the gap entirely! Clearly, there are still many questions left unanswered; chief among those questions being which memorable minor characters from the original "Star Wars" trilogy will be appearing in the new films? Take Muftak for instance, a Talz orphan who appears in the Mos Eisley Cantina during "A New Hope."
Did you enjoy our livestream chats with Jennifer Lawrence yesterday? Well, there's more "Catching Fire" goodness where that came from.
On the final day of MTV Comic-Con Live, we'll bring you more of our interviews with the cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," along with interviews with Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, and the rest of the Marvel folks.
It all starts at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET, right here!
Guess what? MTV has been livestreaming from San Diego Comic-Con for two whole days, and we're only now getting to the biggest day of the convention.
And it doesn't get any bigger than this. Tomorrow will bring the casts of "Godzilla," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" to our Comic-Con Livestream. You'll get all of the answers to your burning questions while we ask what you want to know.
It all starts right here at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT and continues for the next seven hours, so get comfortable.