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Marvel Studios released the first trailer for Captain Marvel. Fans are hopeful for the movie, in general. Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie will undoubtedly be compared to WB/DC’s Wonder Woman which was a hit with fans. Captain Marvel has a lot to live up to. If the trailer is any indication, Captain Marvel is set to exceed expectations. Aliens, super-suits, and Guardians of the Galaxy references all have fans hyped. But adults nerds are on the lookout for all those sweet, sweet 90s references. Between the promotional photos and the trailer, did you spot all the 90s references?

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Disney and Pixar‘s Incredibles 2 has exceeded all expectations by not only being the #1 movie upon release but by scoring an estimated $180.2 million on its opening weekend.  Finding Dory previously held the largest opening weekend for an animated film with $135 million.

It also passed Disney’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast to have the biggest opening of a non PG-13 rated film (it pulled in $174 million).  It is the 47th film to earn an A+ CinemaScore.

The original The Incredibles earned $70.5 million its opening weekend (the original film also has an A+ from Cinema Score).

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After Disney/Pixar released the original Incredibles in 2004 and pulled in over $633 million at the worldwide box office fans were all anxiously waiting for a sequel. It’s been a long 14 years, but at last, we are getting closer to seeing it… and not much has changed. No real passage of time, just a different role for Mr. Incredible, whose now playing Mr. Mom to a freshly powered baby Jack-Jack while Elastigirl gets to be a worldwide hero thanks to an image-conscious new character (voiced by Bob Odenkirk) who wants to “bring supers back into the sunlight”.

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After what can charitably be described as “a carreer lull” (and can uncharitably be described as “The Crappening”), M. Night Shyamalan is enjoying an impressive resurgence, with many seeing his recent work, particularly, this year’s Split, as a remarkable return to form. Fans are excited then that his next project, Glass, will combine the universes of two of his most beloved films: Unbreakable and Split. According to reports, the much-anticipated project could start shooting as early as next month. (more…)

It was almost a year ago when Marvel Studios first announced that Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson would portray the titular Air Force officer turned superheroine in Captain Marvel. The hire represented the final piece of major casting for Marvel’s third phase, so perhaps it’s fitting that when Captain Marvel hits theatres everywhere, Carol Danvers will be joined on screen by a character that’s been around since the very beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Making the rounds at the Hollywood rumour mill this week: Samuel L. Jackson will be joining Larson in her Marvel solo debut.  (more…)

It’s been 17 years since M. Night Shyamalan‘s Unbreakable quietly began building a cult following. The under the radar superhero movie is a classic look at the origins of both the hero and the villain with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson delivering stellar performances as David Dunn and Elijah Price/Mr. Glass. Shyamalan did it again with James McAvoy in Split which connects with Unbreakable… opps… spoiler warning. You can check out Shyamalan’s twitter announcement below. (more…)

Holy Hellicarrier! It looks like Captain America and Nick Fury will face off over Super Bowl LI. Super-Falcons-Fan Samuel L. Jackson popped champagne last night when the Falcons won the NFC Championship game in a decisive 44 to 21 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. That means Fury vs Psylocke (Olivia Munn) leads us to Captain America (Chris Evans) vs Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in Super Bowl LI. Check out the tweets below. (more…)

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The second trailer for Kong: Skull Island has hit the Internet and it’s action packed and delivers a big wallop as John Goodman proves that monsters do exist. The cast is slammed packed with fan favorites including Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, and John C Riley in a role that he seems born to play. If you thought you were done with childhood giant monster movies, you were mistaken. (more…)

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Samuel L. Jackson is having none of your Mace Windu is Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Supreme Leader Snoke fan theories. Jackson has his own theory that Windu wasn’t killed by Palpatine and survived that long fall (and losing his hand) because Anakin had the same things happen to him as well as other Jedi and they lived. Jackson makes a good case and fans would go crazy to see Windu return to the big screen, or to the animated side on Star Wars Rebels. Lucasfilm and Disney should make that happen. Until then, check out Jackson’s Mace Windu thoughts in the video below. (more…)

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A lot of Spider-Man movies have been released in the past fifteen years. Andrew Garfield’s incarnation of the web-slinger launched just four years after Tobey Maguire hung up the cobwebbed cowl. Instead of finishing The Amazing Spider-Man series, the iconic character has instead swung into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with yet another reboot now due for 2017. While it’s easy to see why some fans would be reluctant to get excited about another retelling of the same story so soon, a lot of the criticism already levelled at Spiderman: Homecoming has nothing to do with the potential lack of originality. (more…)