Here’s How Dan Aykroyd Feels About The New Ghostbusters Cast

GhostbustersTo say there’s been a lot of talk about the cast of the new Ghostbusters is putting it mildly. Ever since we learned the Paul Feig-directed film will be a female-fronted reboot there’s been chatter, and now that we know who the four primary players are going to be—Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon—the intensity has ratcheted up a few notches. A couple of the original Ghostbusters have already sounded off on the subject of a female-centric cast, and now Dan Aykroyd has added his two cents.

Bill Murray threw his support behind a female team of paranormal investigators early on, while Ernie Hudson made his displeasure with the set up known. Over the years, Aykroyd has always been one of the big proponents of a Ghostbusters 3, and any time the topic cropped up his name was always in the mix somewhere as one of the people pushing for more. Because of this, I didn’t expect him to be super supportive of the new film, not necessarily because of the gender of the heroes, but because his vision of the future of the franchise was always tied to its history, and this is very, very different. But I was wrong.


Terminator Genisys Super Bowl Trailer Is Full Of Crazy Stunts And Liquid Metal

Even for those who don’t care a whit about the vagaries of sportsball, Super Bowl Sunday is still a time to be planted in front of the TV. You get to see the ads various companies have blown their entire quarterly budget on, and you get to see new trailers for the most-anticipated movies of the coming year. Except these days you don’t even have to tune in to the big game because the trailers usually wind up online days before. Case in point, the new Super Bowl spot for Terminator Genisys, which you can check out below.


David Tennant Is Joining The Marvel Cinematic Universe

TennantDavid Tennant will forever be associated with his role as the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who, but he’s already added several memorable performances to his resume in the years since he left the TARDIS. He was the best part of the Fright Night remake, and he played the lead in both the British original and American version of the same show (Broadchurch, resurrected on Fox as Gracepoint). Now he’s checking another huge item off his bucket list: he’s joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and in a very un-Doctor-like role.

Marvel has announced that Tennant will be joining A.K.A. Jessica Jones, the upcoming Marvel/Netflix series starring Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter. Ritter is playing the titular lead, a former superhero turned private eye, and Colter will romance Jones as Luke Cage before stepping into his own Netflix series later. So who is Tennant going to be? He’ll be playing Zebediah Killgrave, a.k.a. the Purple Man. And if you read Brian Michael Bendis’ Alias run, on which the show is based, there’s a good chance you just involuntarily muttered, “Holy shit!”


Comic(s) Relief: Re-Animator Re-Animating As A Four-Issue Miniseries

ReanimatorDirector Stuart Gordon burst onto the horror scene back in 1985 with Re-Animator, an instant cult classic based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft. As the name suggests, the flick focused on freaky experiments to resurrect dead tissue, and gave us one particularly memorable sequence which put an all too literal spin on the phrase “giving head.” Now Dr. Herbert West, the mad genius at the core of Re-Animator, is returning to stir up trouble again in a four-issue comics miniseries from Dynamite Entertainment.

Here’s the official series synopsis from Dynamite:

In Re-Animator, Dr. Herbert West heads to New Orleans to continue his life’s work: the revival of the dead by purely chemical means. To accomplish this task, he recruits Susan Greene, a young and wide-eyed pharmacologist fascinated by his macabre experiments. Initially unfazed by West’s unorthodox practices (including how he funds his research — by selling zombie brain fluid as a narcotic), Susan may regret her scientific curiosity as sinister forces — those aligned with Elder Gods and Haitian Voodoo — begin to align against the Re-Animator.

Writer Keith Davidsen and artist Randy Valiente will be teaming up for the Re-Animator series, which ships in April. You can check out preview art from Re-Animator below, followed by this week’s new comic picks.


Tomorrowland Captures A Sense Of Wonder In This Super Bowl Preview

One of the 2015 movies that we’re super excited for, yet know almost nothing tangible about, is Disney’s Tomorrowland. We know that the film played a big factor in director Brad Bird not helming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which seems like a pretty big deal, and though we’ve just seen the teasiest of teaser trailers, it looks mysterious and full of adventure. We’ll get another good look at the film during the Super Bowl on Sunday, and because this is the world we live in, we’ve got a quick look at this upcoming quick look.

In recent days, the Super Bowl has become the de facto marketing kick off for the upcoming slate of summer blockbusters (and as we all know, according to the studios, summer now runs from March or April to the first week of August). We know that we’re going to get fresh new looks at Jurassic World, Furious 7, Ted 2, Insurgent, and likely many more, including Tomorrowland.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Goes Neon, Needs Pink Floyd Soundtrack

As the film with the most-watched trailer of all time, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has spawned a plethora of fan-made knockoffs. Some of them aimed for superhero crossovers, while others shoot for something more comedic. This latest one just wants to make your eyes go gaga as much as the original trailer did. I present to you The Force Awakens…in neon.