Twenty years after the events of the first film, the international community recovers and the United Nations creates the Earth Space Defense (ESD), a united global defense program that serves as Earth’s early warning system and the main defense force using technology salvaged from remains of the alien forces, with some military forces assembled on the Moon, Mars andRhea. However, the aliens were able to send a distress signal to their other battalions before their final defeat while others went into hiding elsewhere around the world. The aliens in deep space received the signal and sent a larger and more powerful battle fleet, threatening the human race once more, this time, with an extremely powerful gravitational machine.
Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red (Jason Sudeikis), who just can’t get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb. Red becomes even more agitated when his feathered brethren welcome green pigs to their island paradise. As the swine begin to get under his skin, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb to investigate the real reason behind their mysterious arrival.
At Bird Island, an island inhabited by flightless birds, reclusive, grumpy clown Red is sentenced to anger management class after his temper costs him a customer. One day, a boat docks at Bird Island, carrying pigs from Piggy Island led by Leonard. Claiming to be peaceful explorers bringing offerings of friendship, the pigs are accepted on the island.
More pigs arrive on Bird Island and seemingly adjust to society, but Red becomes suspicious of their motives. He recruits his classmates Chuck and Bomb to help him find Mighty Eagle, a giant bald eagle said to be the protector of the island, and the only bird that can fly. They find him on top of Bird Mountain. However, they discover that Mighty Eagle is largely in retirement, and hasn’t flown in years. Later, Red’s group sees the pigs planting explosives around the island while the birds are at a party. They realize the party was a ruse to steal the birds’ eggs. Red and Bomb attempt to retrieve the eggs, but the pigs escape and their explosives destroy the village. When the birds realize what happened, Red rallies them to let their anger loose and take back their eggs.
Aykroyd conceived the film as a project for himself and fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus John Belushi, with the “Ghostmashers” travelling through time and space in the future with magic wands. He and Ramis dramatically rewrote the script following Belushi’s death and after Reitman deemed Aykroyd’s initial vision financially impractical.
On February 25, 2014, Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell joined the film. On March 5, it was revealed that director Greg McLean said, “The story is based on a true story that was relayed to me first-hand many years ago about an actual haunting.“On April 11, David Mazouz was added to the film. On May 6, Ming-Na Wen joined the cast of the film. On May 7, Lucy Fry was added to the cast to play Stephanie in the Taylor family. Trian Long-Smith also joined the film on the same day to play Sammy Levin, the savvy, bright and flirtatious intern working for Peter Taylor’s character. On May 9, Matt Walsh joined the cast of the film, to play Carter’s family member as Gary Carter. Parker Mack also joined the film. On May 14,Jennifer Morrison was added to the cast to play Joy Carter, Gary’s wife and also a mother of a child.
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life inLondon as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the corrupt Belgian Captain Léon Rom (Christoph Waltz).
Alexander Skarsgård as Tarzan / John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke. On his character Tarzan, Skarsgård said, “This is about a man who’s holding back and slowly as you peel off the layers, he reverts back to a more animalistic state and lets that side of his personality out.” To get in Tarzan shape, Skarsgård spent four months in a training regimen before principal photography started.
The film was announced by Singer in December 2013 with Kinberg, Dougherty, and Harris attached to develop the story. Casting began in October 2014 while principal photography commenced in April 2015 in Montreal, Canada, and ended in August of the same year. X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016, in North America in 3D and 2D.
Since ancient times, the first and most powerful mutant, Apocalypse—immortal and invincible—has been worshipped as a god. But when Apocalypse awakens from hibernation of thousands of years and decides to end humanity and to take over the world, Raven and Charles Xavier lead a team of young X-Men to face Apocalypse and defeat him.
As of April 26, 2016, The Huntsman: Winter’s War has grossed $22.5 million in North America and $79.1 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $101.6 million.
In the United States and Canada, early tracking suggested the film would open to $24–30 million, which was significantly lower than its predecessor’s $56.2 million opening in 2012. The film opened in 3,791 theaters and grossed $7.3 million on its first day, including $1 million from its early Thursday night previews. In its opening weekend, it grossed a lower-than-expected $19.4 million, which was about 64% less the original film’s opening.Due to its poor opening weekend, the film is projected to lose Universal $30–40 million, with some estimates having the total losses at up to $70 million.
Internationally, The Huntsman: Winter’s War will be released in a total of 65 countries. Box office pundits believe the film will end its run at about $150 million internationally which is quite lower than its predecessor’s total of $240 million ($190 million in today’s exchange). And the one notable difference is that while Winter’s War has secured a release date in China, Snow White and the Huntsman didn’t have this benefit, as a result analysts believe this could make some difference. It was released in 18 countries, two weeks ahead of its U.S. debut, earning $19.1 million from 3,969 screens and had No. 1 openings in eleven of them and second overall at the international box office charts, behind the superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In its second weekend, it added 7 new markets and grossed a total of $17.8 million, falling only by 8% from its previews weekend and still remained at No. 2 in behind The Jungle Book. It was still No. 2 in its third weekend. Its top openings occurred in China ($10.4 million), the United Kingdom and Ireland ($4.2 million), Brazil ($3.1 million), Mexico ($2.8 million), France ($2.6 million), Korea ($2.1 million), Russia ($2 million), the Philippines ($1.6 million), Malaysia ($1.6 million), Spain ($1.4 million) and Thailand ($1.2 million). In China, it landed in third place behind local pic Yesterday Once More and the continued run of The Jungle Book. There are three more territories to open: Greece on April 28, Panama on May 5 and Japan on May 27.
Favreau, Marks, and producer Brigham Taylor developed the film’s story as a balance between Disney’s animated adaptation and Kipling’s original works, adapting elements from both into the film. Principal photography commenced in 2014, with filming taking place entirely in Los Angeles. The film required extensive use of computer-generated imagery to portray the animals and settings.The Jungle Book was released in North America in Disney Digital 3D, RealD 3D, IMAX 3D, D-Box, as well as premium large formats, on April 15, 2016.
Development of Civil War started in late 2013 when Markus and McFeely began writing the screenplay, which borrows concepts from the 2006 comic book storyline Civil War. The Russo brothers were brought back to direct in early 2014 after positive reactions to test screenings of The Winter Soldier. The film’s title was revealed in October 2014 and Downey was added to the cast, with additional cast members joining the film in the following months. The film began principal photography in April 2015 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia and the Metro Atlanta area, before concluding in Germany in August 2015.
Captain America: Civil War held its world premiere in Los Angeles on April 12, 2016 and is scheduled to begin its international release on April 27, with a release in North America on May 6, in 3D and IMAX 3D.
Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.