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It’s never too early to make movie plans. Especially when you’re a studio with a billion-dollar franchise at stake. 20th Century Fox, which has only recently cast its new Fantastic Four and has another X-Men movie out this summer, has announced release dates for Fantastic Four II, the next Wolverine standalone — and a mystery third Marvel film.
The rebooted Fantastic Four, with Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Miles Teller reportedly aboard, is scheduled for June 19, 2015, but Fox has already penciled in a sequel for July 14, 2017.
Meanwhile, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, who stars in this May’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, will return in another standalone movie, targeted for March 3, 2017. His last solo effort, 2013’s The Wolverine, grossed $414.8 million globally. That film’s director, James Mangold, is attached to the next sequel as well. (Another X-Men all-star movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, will open May 27, 2016.) READ FULL STORY
You don’t want to mess with Liam Neeson.
The tall, hulking Irish actor introduces a new Internet-only trailer for Taken 2, the sequel to his 2008 thriller Taken.
“Check out this exclusive look at Taken 2, exclusively on YouTube,” intones Neeson, starring out and pointing at the viewer, “Or I will come for you, and I will find you.”
The trailer follows Neeson’s Bryan Mills having a happy reunion with his daughter Kim, played by Maggie Grace, and ex-wife Lenore, played by Famke Janssen, in Istanbul. Soon after, husband and wife are, yes, taken, with a black bag cinched around Neeson’s head and neck. There’s a flurry of action after, including Grace driving a car with Neeson, speeding over train tracks and almost getting decimated into nothingness by an oncoming train.
“I have a particular set of skills, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you,” says Neeson, his deep voice booming in an overhead narration, at one point. Indeed, indeed he does.
Check out the trailer, below:
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The just-released official trailer for Taken 2 is pretty similar to the international trailer that leaked (and was quickly taken down) last month. But the new trailer for the Liam Neeson rampage-sequel adds in several bits of new video, which go a long way towards adding shade and dimensionality to the complicated plot. Just kidding! Actually there’s a just a lot of new shots of cars flipping over, guns being fired, and Liam Neeson having extremely serious phone conversations. At one point, he tells daughter Maggie Grace: “Take one of the guns. And two of the grenades.” Words to live by. Watch the trailer:
Three years ago, Taken became a runaway box office success off the strength of a movie trailer featuring Liam Neeson intoning a throwdown soliloquy destined to be memorized in fraternity houses for generations. You see, Liam Neeson has a very particular set of skills. Skills he has acquired over a very long career. Skills that make him a nightmare for anyone who wants to threaten his family. The trailer for Taken 2 confirms that this time around, Neeson’s wife gets kidnapped on a trip to Istanbul, leading to roof-jumping and the decimation of the entire Albanian mob. “What are you going to do?” asks Liam Neeson’s daughter. “What I do best,” he says. Can’t wait for Taken 3: The Albanian Stole Grandma! Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY
In 2008’s Taken, Liam Neeson’s turn as a retired special-ops agent trying to rescue his kidnapped daughter from sex traffickers in Paris did a lot more than scare teens away from ever wanting to visit Europe.
It was also a surprise blockbuster, collecting $226 million worldwide and reestablishing the Schindler’s List Oscar-nominee as a major action star.
In Taken 2 (out Oct. 5), Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the CIA agent with “a particular set of skills” for hunting down bad guys, but this time his daughter (Maggie Grace) has to help rescue him when associates of the villains he killed the first time around decide to get their revenge.
As you will see from EW’s three first look photos, Neeson’s character is not taking his own kidnapping lying down. READ FULL STORY
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