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“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”: Rick Moranis Returns for Disney Reboot

"Honey, I Shrunk the Kids": Rick Moranis Returns for Disney Reboot "Shrunk"

It's been 23 years since Rick Moranis physically appeared in a feature film. The 66-year old actor-comedian will finally make his live-action big-screen return the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids reboot Shrunk for Disney, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Moranis' Recent Work Moranis will reprise his role as Wayne Szalinksi, which he first played in […]



The Rocketeer To Finally Take Flight Again

The Rocketeer is finally coming back to the big screen. Based on the Dave Stevens comic book, The Rocketeer was a 1991 release directed by Joe Johnston. Starring The 4400's Billy Campbell and Jennifer Connelly, it did modest business. But it was also fondly remembered by those who saw it during that busy summer. The […]

Dwayne Johnson Joins Jumanji

Dwayne Johnson announced via his Instagram account that he will be joining the cast of director Jake Kasdan's Jumanji remake. Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, Jumanji has become a film before under the direction of Captain America: The First Avenger's Joe Johnston. Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst starred as players of a mystical board game […]

Jake Kasdan Races To Remake Jumanji

According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Jake Kasdan has signed on to helm the remake of Jumanji. The original film starred Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst as players of a mystical board game that transports people to a jungle realm. Williams, trapped in the game for twenty years, must re-acclimate to the normal world and […]





Rocketeer Reboot On The Blocks At Disney? Isn't The Timing All Wrong?

We could argue about the success or failure of Disney's attempt to recharge the Tron franchise with big-screen sequel Legacy and TV series Uprising, but that plan certainly didn't face some of the problems the studio will encounter if trying to relaunch The Rocketeer. Still, that's what Vulture say the studio are planning: a do-over […]

Joe Johnston Recruits A Howling Commando For His Not Safe For Work Thriller

Alasdair Stuart disagrees with Brendon Connelly's appraisal of Joe Johnston for Bleeding Cool. I've been a fan of Joe Johnston's work since The Rocketeer made me want to strap a jet pack on and fight Nazis to win Jennifer Connelly's heart. He's got a lightness of touch and has always been adept at couching action […]

Captain America – The First Avenger: The Bleeding Cool Review

Michael Moran writes for Bleeding Cool: Most people who read comics know at least the basics of the story. A puny 90lb weakling is transformed by a unique scientific process into a near-perfect human being. With a unique combination of casting, pacing and effects Joe Johnston has transformed a solid if fairly unremarkable comic book […]


International Poster For Captain America

If this poster tells you one more thing about Captain America: The First Avenger that you didn't already know, I'd love to know what that thing is. I won't accept "That it has an international poster that looks like this" as an answer. Coming Soon got the premiere.

New Poster For Captain America

Art class 101: put your subject in profile to lend them some authority. Bash the stars and stripes up in the background for a quick shot of patriotism. Use George Hamilton skin tones to suggest toughness, moodiness, a long time spent whupping Hydra minions in direct sunlight. A new trailer will be along later. Watch […]

Captain America's Shield Explained

Let's explore the practicality, the origins and the subtext of Captain America's big shiny shield with… Norton Virus protection? Seems like there's subtext to be had even in corporate partnerships. Note that Kevin Feige promises in that clip – mild spoiler alert – that we'll learn in the film how Tony Stark got his hands […]

LOOK: Captain America In His USO Costume

The first red, white and blue costume that Chris Evans will be wearing in the upcoming Captain America movie will he his USO stage outfit. As you can see from this image, it's a pretty clear echo of a familiar design. I think that's what they call "Sexy", right? I can't wait to hear the […]

New Captain America TV Spot Features One Heroic Jump Every 8.25 Seconds

Captain America does more jumping than anything else in his new TV spot. There's a total of four airbound maneuvers from him here, which works out at an average of one every 8.25 seconds. Stick that in your warp pipe and smoke it, Super Mario. Having seen this spot, I now think the term Superman […]

Joe Johnston's Wolfman Is Getting A Sequel – Anybody Want It?

I didn't want the first one (not in the watered down, battered up state they were offering it) so I'm not really in the target audience for another, but Universal are plotting a sequel to their recent Wolfman movie. Perhaps ironically, I'm also ready to believe it could well be a nice little corker. Why? […]