I am Groot - frame from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer I got the chance to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 yesterday at Dolby's London in-house theater. I was particularly keen to catch this one, not just because I'm a massive fan of the first movie, but also because this film represents a technological shift that I'm fascinated by. The film is great by the way and tech fans will unleash a hearty laugh toward the end of the movie. But this isn't a film review as such, and there will be no spoilers within. In the UK there is virtually no commercial way to watch a movie in Dolby Vision, which is the company's digital projection system that allows for high dynamic range presentations.
Only seven MCU movies will be on Disney Plus at launch. With Disney this week revealing what it will and won't have when it launches its streaming service Disney Plus next month, it's become apparent that there are a few Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) titles missing. As reported earlier Tuesday by Digital Spy, while Disney Plus tweeted out what seemed like a never-ending list of launch titles Monday, there were scant MCU movies to be seen. At launch, Disney Plus tweeted it will have Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Captain Marvel, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. Beyond the MCU movies, animated series including X-Men: Evolution from 2000, Wolverine and the X-Men from 2009, Guardians of the Galaxy from 2015 and Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors from 2018 will also be on the platform.
Sometimes, actors will try to convince you that making big budget movies is a difficult, rough job that is emotionally and physically exhausting, and that they suffer in the name of our entertainment like celluloid saints. As you can see, I've got my hands full. As we all gird our loins and other body parts in anticipation of Comic-Con International next week, here are the highlights of this past week's superhero movie news. In a movie filled with villains and anti-heroes, who is the big bad of David Ayer's Suicide Squad? We already know that there's a villain called the Adversary at the root of the team's troubles, but now it's beginning to look as if the Adversary is a shared identity of some sort.
In a world… where artificial intelligence seems unstoppable, one studio has developed algorithms that can predict what kind of audience will go to see a movie when it is released just by analysing film trailers. Working out who will find a movie appealing is not an easy task. Film companies get anonymised data on who watches a movie after the fact, but by that point trailers to run alongside it have already been selected.