Many famous names have taken to the twitter streams to voice their disdain over Sony’s decision to pull The Interview from it’s scheduled Christmas day release. Here is a sampling of some of the most trending quotes.
All joking aside, we just gave a comfy foothold to censorship & it doesn't get any better from this point on. #TheInterview
Sony has released an official statement regarding the cyber attacks that hacked into their systems. The statement reads as follows…
As is being widely reported in the press, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) experienced a significant system disruption on Monday, November 24, 2014. SPE has determined that the cause of the disruption was a brazen cyber attack. After identifying the disruption, SPE took prompt action to contain the cyber attack, engaged recognized security consultants and contacted law enforcement.
The recent terrorist threats that lead to Sony cancelling the Christmas release of “The Interview”, has now lead to more cancellations. Deadline is reporting that New Regency have cancelled their plans for a Gore Verbinski directed thriller set in North Korea that was being developed for Steve Carell (Foxcatcher). The untitled film, written by Steve Conrad, was set to start production in March. Apparently there are no plans to rework the script with a different location, and the movie has been put basically in to limbo until the foreseeable future, probably never to be produced.
Although I’m not one to accept gossip as anything other than that, I do find this recent post on reddit very interesting. Again, this source is dubious at best, but if the information is legit the possibilities for the future of both Marvel’s cinematic universe, and Sony’s Spider-Man films could be much brighter.
I was recently able to get some juicy details out of a long-time friend, who also happens to be a trusted source of mine, that Marvel and Sony, nothing but a few days ago, held what he described as a “mini-meeting” that only lasted about 40 minutes, where they went over the final kinks of a deal they looked too close to incorporate Spider-Man into the MCU.
After one major theater chain folded under terrorist threats of violence against anyone showing the new Sony Pictures film “The Interview” all the other theater chains seemed to quickly fall like dominoes. This left Sony with very little choice but to delay the picture’s release indefinitely. It’s hard to release a film when no one will show it in their movie theaters.
The serious issue here is that the terrorist group responsible for this threat and the recent hacked e-mails from Sony (most likely a North Korean based group) have just won a major victory. They have succeeded in making us afraid to be Americans. We do not cower in the face of violent threats from those opposed to the freedoms we hold so dear. We cherish our right to free speech, and should defend against anyone who would try to silence it. By buckling under these hollow threats we have as a country just let a bit of our freedom go. We have caved-in, and given a little bit of ourselves away in the hope that it will save us from some unknown possible horror in the future.
Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. Rick’s (Christian Bale) father used to read this story to him as a boy. The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forth?
At a press junket for Tim Burton’s new film Big EyesAmy Adams spoke with ComingSoon.net about her character Lois Lane in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and all the new characters that will be joining the cast in the next DC cinematic outing.
“It’s exciting to get to bring in all these other characters and I was really excited that Gal (Gadot) was involved, because it was a nice to have another girl on set, even if we don’t work together a lot, it was nice to have her there,” she told them.
Marc Singer, best known for his rules in cult films/TV like “Beastmaster” and “V” (1983), is joining the cast of The CW’s “Arrow” . Mark will be portraying General Matthew Shrieve, the leader of the Creature Commandos, a military unit consisting of mythical beasts and classic horror monsters.The official character listing for Shrieve reads as follows:
“In the DC Comics, Matthew Shrieve is the leader of a group known as the Creature Commandos. In ‘Arrow’ he will play a significant role in the latter portion of the season’s flashback storyline.”
Marvel Entertainment officially confirmed the casting of Krysten Ritter in the title role of “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” earlier this week. Ritter has spoken with Cosmopolitan about the role, saying she’s “devouring” the source material and can’t wait to see the series. She went on to say…
“I wasn’t (a fan of comics), but I am now reading the Jessica Jones comics and devouring them. And [I’m] hooked. I don’t think I’ve been so hooked on something since Serial. So now I feel that way about the Jessica Jones series. I can’t wait. I mean, as soon as we’re done today, that’s what I am going to be doing. I’m really excited about Jessica Jones. It’s so f***ing cool. It’s so cool. I can’t wait to watch it.”
Star WarsThe Force Awakens is still a year away, but the recent teaser trailer release has everyone buzzing about the return of one of the most beloved cinematic science fiction sagas of all time. Yahoo Movies caught up with the movie’s star Mark Hamill for a Q & A about Star Wars. They also spoke with Mark about his upcoming role in the NBC stop-motion animated musical Buddy’s Musical Christmas, which is based off of the 2003 Will Ferrell Film Elf. You can read the interview below…