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Who needs box office numbers when you’ve got mostly positive early reviews and a kick-ass marketing scheme?  Not the folks at 20th Century Fox, apparently, as according to a new report, they have already given the green-light for a Deadpool sequel, days before the first film has even been released to the public. (more…)

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For much of North America, this past weekend it was the end of daylight savings time, so could their be a better time to promote through puns the return of one of fantasy literature’s greatest heroines to the big screen? Of course not. Early Sunday morning, the Walt Disney Company released a teaser for one of there upcoming, big budget sequels (although probably not the one that fans are especially interested in seeing). No, it wasn’t the trailer for the next Captain America, it was the Alice in Wonderland sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. Not much is revealed but as the pun infers, there is a fall… (more…)

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Talk of Ghostbusters III was one of those things would spring up from time to time. It was always in some form of development, it was always just around the corner in terms of being ready for production, and it was always a sure thing that all the key players would be back in the roles they were known and loved for. And then it was 25 years later, and Paul Feig started putting together his all-ladies Ghostbusters. Still, because “shared universe” is the phrase of the day, there continues to be rumors of more Ghostbusters movies either involving a new group of men, or the surviving original actors. But one of the key people involved, Ivan Reitman himself, has said that right now, there is only one Ghostbusters in the works. (more…)

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Hugh Jackman wasn’t the first choice to play Wolverine when X-Men was made over 15 years ago, but after six (and next maybe seven and eight) film appearances, it’s hard to imagine another actor stepping into those metal claws and mutton chops. Still, it’s likely a reality that we’ll have to embrace in the next couple of years as Jackman’s repeatedly stated that the upcoming third Wolverine solo movie will be his last as the mutant who’s the best at what he does. So what will this last Wolverine story be about? Well, that’s the question that Jackman is putting to you, the fans, in this first teaser image for the film. (more…)

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Millions of fans reached the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and thought, “I wonder what comes next for Harry and friends?” The book’s epilogue offers some insight, but there was still an 18 year gulf between the Battle of Hogwarts and the gang seeing their kids off on the Hogwarts’ Express. Pottermore‘s tried to fill in some of those blanks a couple of thousand words at a time, but let’s cut the chase, wouldn’t it be nice to have another Harry Potter movie with an adult Harry, Ron and Hermoine having an adventure as twentysomethings? It turns out that filmmaker Chris Columbus has had the same thought. (more…)

There’s a scene in one episode of Community where Abed is analyzing a fight amongst the study group in the meta-contextual way only he can. As Abed explains the situation, as he sees it, Jeff cuts in infuriated and says, “Why do you have to take everything that happens to us, and shove it up its own ass?” (Or words to that effect.) That thought came to mind while watching Terminator: Genisys, the third attempt by directors who are not James Cameron, to find a way to continue a story that James Cameron so thoroughly and soundly concluded at the end of Terminator 2: Judgement Day. To its credit, Genisys does it better than either of the previous attempts, but it also proves that the idea is a fool’s errand. (more…)

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Colin Trevorrow hit the jackpot. He directed one very well-received, low-budget indie movie, and he was rewarded with the chance to helm the next chapter in one of the most popular film franchises of the last 20 years. How do you cope? How do top what’s come before and offer something new and enticing for the future, especially when you’re following in the footsteps of none other than Steven Spielberg? Such was the plight of Trevorrow, and this weekend we’ll finally be able to see if it was all worthwhile as Jurassic World hits theaters everywhere. In a recent interview, Trevorrow offered insight into how he shaped Jurassic World, why he won’t be back for a sequel and why it’s good to have Spielberg in your corner. (more…)

Smith Confirms That His ‘Mallrats 2’ Tease Is Legit

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Normally when you say “I smell a rat,” that’s a bad thing. Of course, no one’s ever going to accuse Kevin Smith of doing the normal thing, or even doing what’s expected of him, or even on following through on his promises. Hey, remember when Smith was going to retire? No, neither does he, and he’s got a whole slate of movies on his plate to keep him busy through to the end of 2016. And then, last week, he teased about a new project. A sequel. Granted Smith’s been talking for long years about making Clerks III, but the new sequel idea he had was for another project, Mallrats. Now nearly 20 years after the fact, Smith confirmed, he’s ready to go back to the mall. (more…)

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Not just a big box office performer, but Academy Award-winning too, Big Hero 6 was a huge win for the folks at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Disney, as a company, is no stranger to animation domination, but this is the second year in a row where they’ve had a huge international smash hit that was also critically well-received and further lavished with the most prestigious movie trophy in Hollywood. So keeping all that in mind, Disney would have to be crazy not to green light a sequel to Big Hero 6, right? After all, all the live-action comic book adaptations are getting more than one. Well, according to one of the voice actors on the original Hero, there are rumblings… (more…)