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With the release of Deadpool exactly a year away (February 12, 2016,) and the films star Ryan Reynolds already saying that it will be the movie fans want it to  be, maybe it’s time the man playing the merc put his money where his mouth is. Reynolds took to Twitter this morning to tease and early look at the Deadpool costume and by the looks of things fans should be happy. Check it out below. (more…)

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Social media has been a great tool in general, but where as once getting in touch with our favorite artists and celebrities required writing a letter, sticking it in the mail and a) hoping that it makes it to its destination in tact, b) somehow managed to get read and c) said person is able to find the time to write back. But now it’s as easy as sending a Tweet, and as three recent Harry Potter fans learned, sometimes it is just that simple. While considering some of the lingering mysteries of the book and film series, inquiring minds decided to go to the source. author J.K. Rowling, and by the miracle of Twitter Rowling provided some insight into those mysteries. (more…)

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With Netflix/Marvel Studios’ Daredevil now having an actual factual release date, excitement for the series is hitting a fever pitch. With just about three months until fans and the curious will be able to see all 13 episodes of the first season, the truly anxious are eager to get answers to a whole whack of questions concerning what the show will look like, what all we might expect, and what role the Man Without Fear might play in the broader context of Marvel’s series and films. Thank God for Twitter then. Recently, Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus) responded to fan questions on the social media site, addressing all manner of queries about his show, and his thoughts on the last attempt to make project based on Hell Kitchen’s antihero of choice: 2003’s Daredevil released by 20th Century Fox. (more…)

Neill Blomkamp Has ‘Alien’ Concept Art? Say What?!?!

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In 2009, Neill Blomkamp made a science fiction movie about aliens called District 9. It was grounded and realistic. A straightforward, albeit allegorical, dramatic film about a what if scenario where an alien ship arrived in the skies over Johannesburg and its crew had no way to get home. It’s a somewhat disturbing vision of what first contact might look like. And speaking of another disturbing look at first contact, there’s the Ridley Scott film Alien. Many filmmakers have had their shot at putting their own twist on the Alien story, and many more have had fantasies about taking theirs, and it looks like Blomkamp is among them. That is, if the internet can be believed. (more…)

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Good news, everyone. It’s true. The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released this weekend. And in the tradition of Professor Farnsworth, the term “good news” also has a downside, because there are only so many theaters in the country that plan on showing it. As per our report on the weekend, 100 movie theaters in the U.S. this Thanksgiving weekend will show the 90 second teaser for The Force Awakens in front of every single movie, all weekend long. What theaters, you may ask? How long a drive will it be for those of you anxious to chase the Star Wars dragon? Read on… (more…)

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Let’s be honest, Star Wars Episode VII really doesn’t need any advanced hype, the first three screening of the film at every theater are probably going to be sold out when this thing finally opens next December. More then that, I’ll bet there are people at Disney banking in the idea that this thing is going to steal the all-time box office crown from James Cameron’s Avatar. Not that they’ll say that in public, of course, but between Avengers: Age of Ultron and Episode VII, I think there are a lot of Walt Disney Company executives betting on great big bonuses in 2016. So when a member of the original cast of Star Wars implies that Episode VII is going to be better than any Star Wars that’s come before, you better believe everyone’s going to listen. (more…)

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Marvel Entertainment’s mission to overthrow DC’s domination of the small screen keeps putting fans first, especially where Steven Deknight is concerned. The showrunner for next spring’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ series has no idea how to keep quiet about their plans. Time and time again, he’s stepped in front of cameras, microphones or keyboards to whet our appetites about Matt Murdock’s most exciting live action adventure yet. This time we have Twitter to thank for Deknight’s approach to sharing is caring. Having a severe case of “diarrhea of the tweets,” the tattooed top gun informed us about ideas for Elektra, the show’s rating, and more. Proceed without fear! (more…)

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Today started off as a relatively slow news day. And then the ship hit an iceberg and all of a sudden a bunch of rich people started screaming. They’re being extra vocal about the superhero movies they’re making, and I’m just the poor shlub down in the bowls of the boat, feeding coal into the fire. The fire is the internet and the coal is these words – we all know that Jason Momoa is set to bring Aquaman to the screen, and most of us are stoked about that. Since his days as Khal Drogo on ‘Game Of Thrones,’ I thought this dude had a great screen future in front of him. DC Entertainment thinks so too, and Warner Bros. has scheduled a solo flick just for him to surface in 2018. And we might know what characters are with him. (more…)

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I don’t know how it all started but somehow Stan Lee’s fame increased beyond nerdom and into the mainstream because of his Marvel film cameos. Now…movie cameos aren’t a new thing. Alfred Hitchcock made them popular when he started furtively inserting himself into his own pictures. He’s had a couple speaking parts; other times he’d stroll through so casually that you’d miss him if you blinked. I’m almost positive Stan Lee has spoken in every appearance, and it doesn’t matter if I’m wrong. What matters is which of these cameos is Stan-The-Man’s favorite? That is, it mattered to someone – a big fan of his asked that very question via Twitter and we’ve got the answer! But first, a short video of all Stan’s showings just to rev you up to speed. (more…)

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I can’t say that Groot was my favorite character in that stellar opus ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy,’ but I’d love to have him as a friend. I imagine he’d be a fantastic listener. Reaching out to the happening sapling would be easy as pie. He could nod in understanding, give my shoulder a good pat and respond with kind eyes. Our timbered comrade is the type of guy who won’t screen my calls. He’d pick up asap because he genuinely values friendship as a priceless gift. In a perfect world, cell phone towers would sprout from the moon and bridge signals across planets, allowing me to give him a shout with no dropped calls! I could text him a simple, “hey buddy!” whenever I felt like it and he’d immediately respond back with an epic: “I am Groot.” In fact, he just did. (more…)