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With sometimes sneaky appearances in three Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and counting, it’s only a matter of time until Thanos’ plan to seize the Infinity Gems and their power come to fruition, and that time is the release of Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in May 2018. The assumption has been that in terms of villainy, although he may have his lackies like the dear departed Other, Thanos is a one-man band, but there’s a rumor out this morning that the Mad Titan may be getting an assist from another big bad in his quest for the Infinity Gems. Hint: the villain in question is connected, deeply connected, to a Marvel cosmic hero that’s been often discussed in relation to the Infinity Gauntlet, Adam Warlock. (more…)

Ben Affleck To Direct ‘The Batman’?

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Years ago, there was a tiny comic book called Detective Comics.  In issue #27 of the series, readers were introduced to a character that, at the time, was called Bat-Man.  Over the next 75 years, the character would be portrayed on both the small and big screens, beginning with Lewis Wilson back in 1943, and most recently portrayed by Christian Bale.  It’s been about three years since Bale’s last outing as the Caped Crusader in The Dark Knight Rises but, as the entire planet knows, it won’t be too much longer before we see another actor, Ben Affleck, don the iconic cowl in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.  But what of another solo outing?  If the rumor of the day is correct, it appears that Affleck may get his stand alone shot in November of 2018. (more…)

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Attack on Titan may not mean much to North American movie goers or cultural connoisseurs, but it’s a pretty big deal in Japan. It started out as a best-selling manga in 2009, became a much-loved anime series, spawned four different video games, and will soon be a big, live-action movie. So far, our looks at the upcoming film have been light on action, focusing more on the human characters and how they’re reacting to their giant tormentors. What if the effects weren’t up to snuff? What if the Titans looked terrible? Well, lay those worries aside because this new trailer posted blow looks pretty damn good. Attack on Titan may end up being the attack on the senses we’re clamoring for (assuming we se it here in North America). (more…)

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Oh, the Paranormal Activity films…Either you love them or you hate them, there really is no in between.  After five successful entries in the series, it appears that the found footage franchise is finally hanging up its hat, and if the trailer for the next chapter of the story is any indication, Paranormal Activity is about to go out with a scream. (more…)

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Now that we know that Tom Holland (The Impossible) is the new Spider-Man, all the Internet’s attention has turned to figuring out when and how big his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be. Since part of the casting decision was based on Holland’s screen test with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. one can easily, and quite correctly, expect that Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man will show up in Captain America: Civil War. That leaves the question, how big an appearance will he make? (more…)

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It seems that the somewhat convoluted history of DC Comics’ Green Lantern can be a blessing as well as a curse. When you say the name “Green Lantern” the exact character you might be referring to may depend on your point of reference. The most famous may be Hal Jordan, the character who’s been the center of the Green Lantern mythos since the 1960s, and was the subject of 2011 Green Lantern movie. There’s also John Stewart, the African-American Green Lantern introduced in the 1970s, and was the GL included amongst the animated Justice League. Alan Scott, Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner… So many possibilities. But now, when it comes to the next Green Lantern movie coming out in 2020 from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, the popular opinion seems to be why have one Lantern when you can have two? Or three? (more…)

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After having overseen the destruction of the western seaboard, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wants to do a little more hands-on mayhem. Hollywood Reporter announced today that Johnson has been attached to a big screen adaptation of a classic video game has it all: giant monsters eating destroyed cities, and glorious 8-bit graphics. That’s right, Rampage is coming to theaters sometime in the not-so-distant future.  (more…)

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After months of guessing and rumor mongering, Sony and Marvel have made their choice and it is sure to be controversial. Or at least second guessed by the fickle comic book movie nerd crowd. In a press release this morning, the combined franchising power of two big companies announced the future of Spider-Man, with 19-year-old actor Tom Holland now taking up the mantle of your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler, and up-and-coming filmmaker Jon Watts, of the recently released Sundance hit Cop Car, taking up the reins of the as-yet-untitled Spider-Man movie coming out in 2017. Can these two untested people now rise to the occasion and deliver the Spider-Man everyone’s pegging their hopes and dreams on? Who can say, but the powers that be are certainly stoked. (more…)

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Right up front I have to say that I haven’t really been a Hitman franchise fan. Neither the video game or the first movie really rocked my world. I wasn’t a hater though, it just couldn’t seem to grab and hold my attention. When the first trailer for Hitman: Agent 47 hit the Internet I enjoyed it, it was a fun trailer, but I wasn’t on board the band wagon, I could easily see myself skipping it and waiting for it to hit cable. This latest trailer however seems to have a combination of action, humor, and an additionally interesting story line that has captured my interest enough to want to see it on the big screen. Will it capture yours? (more…)

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There’s no question about it anymore: nostalgia sells.  Things that make people reminisce about their younger days have been absolutely killing it for the entertainment industry as of late.  A look at any TV station’s lineup will likely reveal a show or two being re-booted, re-imagined, or spun-off from an earlier series; some of the biggest draws in the music world are bands that have gotten back together for a new album or a “reunion” tour; and of course, big-budget films love to take existing storylines or universes and live in those worlds some more.  On the latter front: it seemed almost inevitable, and now it’s official: Jurassic World has become the fastest movie in history to reach the $1 billion plateau.  (more…)