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Whether your were a fan of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad or not, a lot of people were hoping that 2017 might be a clean slate for Warner Bros., DC Entertainment and the DC Extended Universe. There are two new items up for bids this year – Wonder Woman and Justice League – and while the latter is still an artifact of Zack Snyder’s influence, the former’s got new blood in the form of Patty Jenkins, not to mention the fact that it features one of the more popular aspects of BvS: Gal Gadot‘s Amazonian warrior. And that’s why it’s so difficult to announce the following… (more…)

For the most part, Hollywood has struggled with anime adaptation for US audiences. For every Edge of Tomorrow: Live Die, Repeat, you can get a Dragon Ball Z. Many films have heavily drawn influences from anime. Take The Matrix, for example, has taken anime influences and delivered a great original product. However, with Scarlett Johansson appearing in this year’s live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, it looks like US audiences are gearing up for anime’s to be taken seriously and done well. Next on the plate, Attack on Titan.

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While Deadpool and Ryan Reynolds didn’t pick up wins at the Golden Globes, the nominations started some serious conversations about where superhero movies, truly excellent superhero movies (Think Dark Knight/Deadpool) belong when it comes to Hollywood awards. The Golden Globe nominations also kicked up discussions about possible Oscar nominations that began as humorous promoting and morphed into something much more serious. Reynolds is now promising a ” f—ing crazy reaction video” if Deadpool gets the Oscar Nom. (more…)

We’ve already talked this morning about Black Panther, but let’s consider for a moment a more immediate Marvel movie: Spider-Man: Homecoming. Once upon a time, the man playing Homecoming’s main villain, Michael Keaton, was the star of the biggest, and really the only, major superhero franchise: Batman, and Batman suffered in the latter films from too many villains who too often took the focus away from the titular character. So Keaton knows that pain, which begs the question, how does he feel about diving back into comic book movies this time playing the bad guy? Well, he’s got an answer for that too.  (more…)

The plot of Captain America: Civil War hinged in large part on the Black Panther played by Chadwick Boseman, but there wasn’t a lot of time in the film to go into the character’s origin or what he was doing before that first scene at the signing of the Sokovia Accords in Germany. Obviously, it was always the plan to go deeper into that with Black Panther, the solo movie about the character from writer/director Ryan Coogler, which is now prepping for principal photography. From that prep comes word about one scene in particular, and it involves public transit in the Bay area in the 1990s. (more…)

The nerd community took a major hit with Ryan Reynold’s Green Lantern in 2011. Reynolds even took some pot shots at the flick in last year’s Deadpool, but all jokes aside, will the upcoming Green Lantern Corps be any good? It’s already coming into a questionable cinematic universe alongside DC’s lackluster releases of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad so hopes are high and fingers are crossed that the next venture into the world of Hal Jordan and company fares better than it did the last time. Fellow nerd and filmmaker Duncan Jones has gone to Twitter to share his opinions on what we should get when Green Lantern Corps hits theaters in 2020.

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Kimi no Na Wa (Your Name) was released last year to critical acclaim all over the world. Since its release, it has risen to become the 3rd highest grossing film ever released in Japan where it earned an estimated $192.5 million. The worldwide box office take for Kimi no Na Wa has reached $290 million and continues to rise.
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We haven’t heard a lot  about James Bond since the last chapter in the venerable franchise, Spectre, opened to decent box office but disappointed fan and critical appraisals back in November 2015. Not only have we not heard anything about what should be the slam-dunk Bond 25, we don’t know if the current Bond, actor Daniel Craig, will be returning for it. Craig has said some things that indicate he’s in no mood for more spy stuff, so in lieu of confirmation, we’ve been forced to speculate about who might play Bond next. That’s a long list, and it looks like it might be a little longer. (more…)

While we’ve all been told to Let the Wookie win, because he’ll rip your arm off, we’ve only had Han Solo’s warning as proof. Now, thanks to some unused footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens we can rest assured that Han Solo’s dire prediction of amputation was quite correct as Unkar Plutt (Simon Peg) finds out that Poking a Wookie needs to be added to the Let the Wookie win list. (more…)

One of Deadpool’s best partners in the comics is Cable, the time-traveling, techno-organic virus, take no prisoners, leader of X-Force (who is also the son of Cyclops and a clone of Jean Grey). The two have a unique relationship and have gone on many adventures together throughout the comics. The stinger at the end of Deadpool was that Cable would be featured in the sequel and also have a significant role in the film. Although we still don’t know who will be playing Nathan Summers just yet, the screenwriters are now trying to give him a coherent origin story to translate to film.

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