The addition of Kurt Russell to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the stuff dreams are made of. Specifically, the dreams of Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, because Russell plays his long lost father Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
There’s a snazzy new Blu-ray of John Carpenter’s monster classic The Thing coming out in October. One of its new features is a commentary track with cinematographer Dean Cundey—who reveals a sly lighting technique used throughout the film to indicate when a character has become no longer human.
Given that Star-Lord spent the entire first Guardians of the Galaxy searching for his father, it seems appropriate that, for the sequel, he would pick his own daddy out of a line-up.
Kurt Russell is one of the most fascinating actors in the world. From his start at Disney, to his background in baseball, his wacky comedies, insane list of cult classics, and current resurgence, it feels like there’s nothing he can’t do. So who better to be the subject of their own art show than Jack Burton, Snake…
When someone thinks of John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China, they think of the image above. It’s from the theatrical one sheet that was originally drawn by iconic artist Drew Struzan and now, it’s being re-released in a whole new way.
Since the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, everyone has been asking one big question. Who is Star-Lord’s father? That answer was revealed last week not in a movie theater, but at San Diego Comic-Con. His dad is the living planet Ego and director James Gunn told us why he revealed that info now, and why it’s so damn…
The world may be full of bad news, but here’s a glimmer of joy, especially if you’re a fan of Kurt Russell and John Carpenter’s cinematic collaborations. Cult antiheroes Jack Burton and Snake Plissken will meet on the pages of a comic from Boom! Studios, and with the full approval of Carpenter.
As the Fourth of July approaches, you’d be hard pressed to think of a more patriotic symbol than the Statue of Liberty. And that’s why this new poster for John Carpenter’s Escape from New York is so good. It takes everything we love about America and subverts it. Just like the movie itself.
John Carpenter’s The Thing is a perfect example of a movie ahead of its time. When it opened in 1982, it was the same weekend at Blade Runner’s release, Star Trek 2 and Poltergeist were in theaters and ET was number one at the box office. The competition lead to the film bombing; only later did it become such a…
Sorry, William Shatner and Harrison Ford. There might be hundreds of action figures of Captain Kirk, Han Solo and Indiana Jones—but you don’t even rate a place in this particular action figure hall of fame. When it comes to playing the most different characters who got an action figure, the prize goes to some other…
Are you ready to be hooked on a feeling again? James Gunn has just officially confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 has begun filming, with a confirmed cast list and a great, shadowy picture of the team. Oh, and yes, Kurt Russell has officially joined the film!
We don’t know who Star-Lord’s father is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe quite yet, but we may know who’s playing him—the current rumor is that director James Gunn wants Kurt Russell to play the mysterious sire of Peter Quill for the much-anticipated Marvel sequel.
What you see above is just one of the many, many exclusive posters the fine folks at Mondo will have on sale at San Diego Comic-Con. This is the variant edition of Escape From New York by artist Ken Taylor, revealed exclusively here on io9.
How did Escape From New York become one of the greatest cult movies of all time? It was sheer luck that this film even got made — and a similar amount of luck was involved in Kurt Russell surviving the filming. Here are all the weirdest secrets, and wildest adventures, from the making of John Carpenter's classic film.
I was never much of a Stargate SG-1 fan—just wasn't the same without Kurt Russell—but if the TV series is as good as this short film (by a completely unrelated, yet similarly-named company), I'm going to need to clear some space on my Instant Queue.
Two weeks ago, I was watching Big Trouble In Little China with my brother, who hadn't seen the movie in years. "Man," he noted. "Kurt Russell really loves shouting nonsense at no one in particular."
Okay, so the "Have you tried not being a mutant" scene from X-Men 2 was pretty squirm-inducing (in a good way). But when it comes to uncomfortable "coming out" scenes in superhero movies, you can't really beat this moment from Disney's Sky High. In which the dad — Kurt Russell! — gets so pissed he practically…
Director Breck Eisner is itching to work with his Crazies lead Timothy Olyphant again, but does this mean there's a spot for him in Eisner's upcoming Escape From New York remake? Sounds like there's a chance.
Kurt Russell will always be a bad-ass in our eyes, so we're happy that he's continuing his "take no shit" legacy in the movie Undying, where he plays a private dick who's forced into a strange dimension.
We knew Kurt Russell was up for the role of Han in Star Wars, but this hilarious audition video managed to sneak under our radar. It's strange and almost wrong, watching Russell's take on a good-guy Han Solo. [via Cinematical]