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Along with secretly handing out books on the London Underground, talking to politicians around the world about the issues affecting women and young people and generally being an amazing role model for everyone, Emma Watson has spent her time being the face of Disney‘s new live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Taking on the iconic role of Belle, her modernised portrayal of the classic love story promises to be a piece of history for Disney specifically and cinema in general. This film could be a bench mark for Disney’s live action revivals, for the merge between CGI and live action movies and for the way that classic love stories evolve. (more…)

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While it’s true that sometimes movie rumors are proven correct in time, the overwhelming number of them are almost always false, and that goes doubly true for rumors about Star Wars movies. If we had a nickel for every false rumor about the prequel trilogy and The Force Awakens, we could make our own Star Wars movie (with Black Jack and hookers, or not), but this is the rare case where rumor is based on something resembling fact. For months we’ve heard that Darth Vader will be returning in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now we’ve got the official word that yes, he is indeed back. (more…)

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Following up on the first official image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange released earlier today, now’s the time for your first at another highly-anticipated upcoming adaptation featuring a beloved and talented dramatic actor in a high-profile film meant to launch a profitable new franchise. In this case, it’s Michael Fassbender in the upcoming adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, based on the popular Ubisoft game. This attempt will once again try to turn a lucrative video game series into a lucrative movie series, and while the below official image doesn’t reveal much about the action being made for the film, Fassbender still looks as bad ass intense as always. (more…)

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Sure, August isn’t even half over yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to the fall. Or December for that matter. Of course, it’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens that we all want to hear about, see footage from, and digest every morsel about, and as luck would have it, Entertainment Weekly‘s Fall Movie Preview arrives this week to fill that gaping void in new Star Wars news that just wasn’t filled by that two seconds of the new footage from the international trailer. Are we spoiled? Absolutely. Do we want more? You’re gosh darn right we do! So get ready for some cool new photos from the biggest film yet to be released in 2015. (more…)

Deadpool

He’s everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth and now he’s taken the first shot at conquering SDCC 2015 with his cover shot on Entertainment Weekly‘s Special SDCC 2015 edition. I predict that Deadpool will be breaking the fourth wall at SDCC this year and might just surprise a few Hollywood folks by knocking more than one upcoming superhero film right off their pedestals and onto their butts. Check out the full cover after the jump. (more…)

‘Supergirl’ Talks About Making Women Proud and Pressure

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Anyone that’s ever made a superhero movie or TV show can tell you about the thunderous and often unfair criticism received from fandom before even one second of a production ever screens. That’s the kind of pressure that can ruin you. So now imagine being the first brand name female superhero to enter the current, crowded TV superhero landscape. When the first six-minute trailer for Supergirl hit the web last month, the reaction was, let’s just say, less than kind. Unfavorable comparisons were made to a certain Saturday Night Live sketch feature Scarlett Johansson in a Black Widow solo movie, but Supergirl herself, Melissa Benoist, says that your fears are ungrounded. (more…)

EW Profiles ‘X-Files’ Return with a Cover Story

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So you might have heard that The X-Files is returning for a six-episode season starting this January on Fox. It seemed to come together pretty quick when the possibility was first raised back at the Television Critics Association press tour back in January and now the series is in front of the cameras in the show’s old stomping grounds in Vancouver. (The abnormally hot and sunny Vancouver, that is.) There’s been a lot rumor and speculation about the new series, and a lot of excitement too as fans watch closely for any news or updates. If that describes you, then you might want to pick up this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly. (more…)

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If you’re a fan of this site, then you’ve probably heard of the Force, but how about the Speed Force? You may not be so steeped into the comic lore of the original Flash books to know anything about the Speed Force, so you might not have gotten too excited when it was name dropped on last night’s episode of The CW‘s The Flash. That’s okay because executive producer Andrew Kreisberg is going to explain it to us. Out of what have looked like, on the surface, as another “freak of the week” episode, we were instead given a fairly big piece of Flash mythology and it was just dropped in a manner akin to the way we learned what Cisco wore to work on his first day at S.T.A.R. Labs. Spoilers ahead obviously. (more…)

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Although you can’t shoot a green arrow without hitting a TV show based on a DC Comics property these days, only two – Arrow and The Flash – have any kind of established connectivity with each other. Since it looks like all the DC Universe characters will be on TV at some point now, either introduced in an established show or are being launched into their own series, it begs the question whether or not there will be more crossover potential. Supergirl is an interesting case. Based on the comic book about Superman’s cousin who also finds herself on Earth after Krypton’s explosion, the idea of an alien woman with incredible powers may be too much for the Arrow/Flash-verse and have no place in the gritty realism of Gotham or the supernatural realm of Constantine. Or maybe – maybe – we have that wrong. (more…)

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If it’s a Hobbit movie, and there’s “Battle” in the title, you better believe that it’s going to be an eeeeeeeeeeepic battle. In both scale and duration. In an new look inside the final Hobbit movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, director Peter Jackson laid out just how big a battle with five armies can look like and some of the logistic challenges he faced creating, what looks to be, the most epic battle yet ever to take place on screen in Middle Earth. Of course, interest in The Hobbit isn’t as strong as it was before the trilogy began in 2012, but maybe with this we’re all interesting in going back to Middle Earth one last time… (more…)