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For years we’ve talked about the massive documentary project that was chronicling the production and combustion of the Superman movie that was to be directed by Tim Burton and starring Nicolas Cage. The end result of those efforts, The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?, will be available on VOD this coming July. Along with Jodorowsky’s Dune, which chronicled Alejandro Jodorowsky’s attempt to make a version of Frank Herbert’s Dune in the 70s, there seems to be a trend of making documentaries about movies that never happened. But two films don’t make a trend, so how about three? Straight out of Australia comes word that a new doc is in development, this time the subject is George Miller‘s abandoned Justice League movie Mortal. (more…)

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There’s a two person race in Hollywood to see which actor can play their comic book character in the most number of movies. An unofficial race, mind you, but a race just the same. Robert Downey Jr. has appeared as Tony Stark/Iron Man in six movies so far, but his seventh, Captain America: Civil War, will be released next year. That will tie him with Hugh Jackman, who’s appeared as Logan/Wolverine in five X-Men movies and two Wolverine spin-off films. So the ball is in Jackman’s court to up the ante, and while he doesn’t have as many options as Downey does, he does have options. For example, he could appear in the upcoming Deadpool movie, and if the actor playing the Merc with the Mouth is to be believed, it may actually happen. (more…)

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Production is currently underway on Captain America: Civil War, and since they’re doing a lot of shooting outside in Atlanta, that means set pics, set pics and more set pics! What we’ve seen so far reveals the new Avengers – Captain America, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow and Ant-Man (?) – in action against Crossbones Brock Rumlow in his nouveau Crossbones armor. But the question, in the midst of all this and the rumored cornucopia of heroes and villains in Civil War, is what role Bucky “The Winter Soldier” Barnes plays in the plot. We know that Sebastian Stan is back, though we have yet to see hide nor hair of him on set, so what is Bucky up to in Civil War, and how does he fit into the plot? We may have an answer, and this should go without saying, spoiler alert! (more…)

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Fox‘s Fantastic Four reboot has been a symphony of Hollywood blunders: production problems, fan backlash, and the studio’s inability to properly respond to or market the movie to fans has put a bad taste in just about everyone’s mouth. What’s interesting is that a simple cross promotion video from Movietickets.com handles the marketing of the movie better than those tasked with the job at Fox. (more…)

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It was one of the largest, most hear-warming, and nerdiest acts of altruism ever undertaken. Five-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott wanted nothing more than to be Batman, and it looked like he was on his way to licking the disease that had made him so sick so young, the planning began to turn the City of San Francisco in Gotham City, and to turn young Miles into Batkid. You’re porbably aware of the story, it was national news there back in 2013, but a new documentary called Batkid Begins promises to reveal the story behind the story, as the saying goes. After some initial film festival success, Batkid Begins looks to be coming to a theater neat you later this summer. Want to see a trailer? You came to the right place. (more…)