Fantastic 4 Trailer and Poster Released

The whole world is going crazy for trailers these days. Another one to add to the collection is this great Fant4stic trailer. It Gives us our first real look at the movie as a whole.

This will be a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team. The movie centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

In the new trailer we finally get to see Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny take on their "fantastic" forms. We even get a peek at the legendary Doctor Doom and some clues as to how this darker take on the Fantastic Four will play out. 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer

Warner Bros officially released the Batman v Superman trailer for all of the world to see. This is our first look at Ben Affleck as Batman. He was never a particularly a small man, but he has become an absolute tank for this role. 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters everywhere March 25, 2016. I am eager to hear what the world thinks of this trailer, so let me know in the comments below. 

Star Wars Digital Release to hit Xbox First

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Today Disney announced the availability of the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection – all six epic Star Wars films for the first time on Digital HD – and Microsoft confirmed that Xbox is a digital distribution launch partner. They're offering exclusives for customers who purchase the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection on Xbox Video, the digital service for new movies and next-day air  from Microsoft.

Disney, Lucasfilm, and Twentieth Century Fox announced the availability of the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection, being released on April 10th – available for pre-purchases on Xbox Video now. For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, plus all new never-before-seen bonus material, will be available as a complete collection or individually digitally on April 10.th “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones,” “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” “Star Wars: A New Hope,” “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” and “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” are now available for pre-purchase on Xbox Video. Enhancing the movie collection are a host of never-before-seen special features including Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and insightful Conversations between key contributors from across this celebrated film franchise, plus a curated collection of classic Star Wars extras from each film.

Microsoft is offering two exclusives for fans who purchase the six-film bundle on Xbox Video: everyone’s favorite scrappy astromech droid, R2-D2, via Xbox Live avatar companion, and the action-packed Star Wars Pinball Pack for the free-to-play game “Pinball FX 2” for Xbox One or Xbox 360. In addition, Disney is offering an exclusive Star Wars featurette only on Xbox Video; only by pre-purchasing the Saga on Xbox Video will you receive an exclusive early look at the bonus material included in the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. Customers will receive the Xbox-exclusive featurette when they pre-purchase the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection bundle on Xbox Video on or after April 6th, then all six epic films in the Saga will be added to their collection in their high-def. glory on April 10.th

Spider-Man is Now Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Spider-Man is officially going to part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

A brief background story may be required for some of our readers. Sony owns the rights to Spider-Man and have since the movie franchise took off with Toby Maguire. This unfortunately meant that no reference to Spider-Man could be made in a Marvel movie, as they simply did not own the rights. However, now a deal has been announced between Sony Pictures and Marvel that will see a new version of the web slinger appear in an as-yet-unspecified movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — the same universe that contains Iron Man, Thor, and the rest of the Avengers.

It would be logical that we see him in Captain America: Civil War as he plays such an important role in that comic book. 

The agreement doesn't mean that Sony is giving up the movie rights to the character. In fact, they are gaining some rights in the process. The studio will continue to finance, distribute, own, and have "final creative control" of standalone Spider-Man films, but Marvel Studios will be coming in to co-produce the next entry, now slated for July 28th, 2017. Sony Pictures said it was also "exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe into future Spider-Man films."

Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.

Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films.

The new relationship follows a decade of speculation among fans about whether Spider-Man – who has always been an integral and important part of the larger Marvel Universe in the comic books – could become part of the Marvel Universe on the big screen. Spider-Man has more than 50 years of history in Marvel’s world, and with this deal, fans will be able to experience Spider-Man taking his rightful place among other Super Heroes in the MCU.
— Marvel

The downside is, of course, that a new actor will be selected to play Spider-Man in the upcoming Marvel role. We, however, would LOVE to see Andrew Garfield take up the role. Whether or not he will continue as Spider-Man at all is unclear, but it is likely he won't be put in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Marvel has changed their entire schedule in the wake of the news, fitting the untitled new Spider-Man film where the next Thor film had originally been scheduled. While it's not clear who will be playing Spider-Man in his first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance, in a statement Sony does refer to him as "the new Spider-Man,". Should we get an entirely new Spider-Man, it'd be the third movie reboot in fifteen years for the superhero.

First Look at Sir Ian McKellen as Mr. Holmes

Sir Ian McKellen has just debuted the first teaser poster from the upcoming Mr. Holmes. McKellen stars as an aging Sherlock Holmes.

The film, based on the novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin, was adapted for the screen by Jeffrey Hatcher and starts in 1947 when an aging Holmes returns from Japan, where, in search of a plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now in his remote seaside farmhouse Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits an unsolved case which forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.

Check out the image below and look out for the movie this summer.

Hunger Games Prequel and Sequel Possibilities

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer has confirmed that the studio are actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities for the Hunger Games franchise.

It is unclear what this means for the future of the books, or the future of the franchise itself, but more will be announced soon. In the meantime, you can see The Hunger Games: Mockingly - Part 2 in the cinema on November 20th. 

Part 2 is the final part of the story (for now, possibly), with the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

Angelina Jolie in Talks to Direct Captain Marvel

Marvel have announced Captain Marvel recently as part of their next phase of movies, marking the nineteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and the seventh installment of Phase 3). 

It is still pure rumour at this point, but Angelina Jolie was offered to direct Captain Marvel. According to the leak, Jolie is seriously considering the offer, but no deal has been reached as of yet.

Once we hear more about this we will let you know. 

 The movie is set for release on July 6, 2018

6 Great Actresses Up for Deadpool Female Lead

With Deadpool ready to film, Fox setting up test deals with several actresses to play the female lead in the comics adaptation opposite Ryan Reynolds.

Ryan recently spoke out about how Deadpool won't be the same on the same path as Green Lantern. You can read about that here.

The potential female roles to star in the movie are Morena Baccarin (Homeland, Firefly, Gotham), Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf, Crush), Rebecca Rittenhouse (The Red Band Society), Sarah Greene (Vikings, Noble) and Jessica De Gouw (Arrow and Deadline Gallipoli).

The movie is set to begin filming soon. You can see pictures of the actresses, below. 

Crystal Reed

Taylor Schilling

Morena Baccarin

Jessica De Gouw

Sarah Greene

Rebecca Rittenhouse

Christ Pratt Lives Up To Bet With Chris Evans

As some of you may know, Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Chris Evans (Captain America) made a bet on the Super Bowl. They each bet on a team and whoever lost had to go to a children's hospital dressed as their respective characters, Star Lord and Captain America. Pratt rooted for the Seahawks, while Evans sided with the winning Patriots.

After the bet went viral, fans of the two Marvel Chrises raised a total of nearly $27,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital and Christopher’s Haven.  

Pratt made good on his bet by visiting Christopher’s Haven in his Guardians Of The Galaxy Star-Lord ensemble. Evans went along with him, and both Pratt and the hospital shared the adorable photos on Facebook. You can check out the pictures below. 

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Trailer Released

Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for their upcoming sequel, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

Kevin James reprises the role of security guard Paul Blart and heads to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he discovers a heist – and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.

Paul Blart 2 will be released on April 17, 2015.

Focus TV Spots Shows Will Smith/Margot Robbie as Con Artists

Warner Brothers has released an extended TV spot for Focus, coming to theaters on February 27.

Focus stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie and is about Nicky (Smith), a seasoned con artist who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame–now an accomplished femme fatale–shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. Not long after he reunites with her, trouble ensues. 

Check out the trailer below. 

Hobbit Actor Joins Pirates of the Caribbean 5

Three more have joined the cast of the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, including Adam Brown (Ori of “The Hobbit” films), along with Delroy Atkinson (Still Crazy) and Danny Kirrane (I Shouldn't Be Alive).

Johnny Depp is once again reprising his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow, while Geoffrey Rush will be returning as Captain Barbossa. Javier Bardem is set to play the film’s villain, Captain Brand, Brenton Thwaites will play British soldier Henry in the film, and Kaya Scodelario will play Henry’s love interest. Unconfirmed rumours also indicate the return of Orlando Bloom’s William Turner.

The fifth installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise will be directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg. The film is slated to be released in theaters on July 7, 2017. 

Ryan Reynolds Says Deadpool Won't Be Like Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds has spoken out about the upcoming Deadpool movie, and has said that it will not take the path that Green Lantern has. Reynold's then admitted that a major part of Green Lantern's problem was the lack of a screenplay from day one.

Fortunately, Deadpool has a script that has been leaked online and embraced by fans, alongside some test footage. 

When we shot Green Lantern, nobody auditioning for the role of Green Lantern was given the opportunity to read the script, because the script didn’t exist. I’m not complaining about it — it was an opportunity of a lifetime, and if I were to go back and retrace my steps, I would probably do everything the exact same way.

We’ve had a [Deadpool] script for three years. The script got leaked, and people even loved that. That says a lot — if you can create a script around a comic-book character that is directly within the canon of the character and be embraced. That’s a huge step in the right direction. I’ve since learned that a lot of superhero movies don’t really have a fully functioning draft of the screenplay ready until they’re already well into shooting.
— Ryan Reynolds

Deadpool will be directed by Tim Miller and Reynolds will be returning to play the role he first debuted in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The movie will begin filming in Vancouver next month. For now, though, you can see some test footage below. 

Netflix to Launch in Japan, New Zealand and Australia This Year

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Netflix announced today it will expand this fall into Japan, New Zealand and Australia, as part of their goal to complete their global takeover by the end of 2016.

Australia and New Zealand should have access to Netflix this coming May, whilst Japan will have to wait until Fall this year.

Netflix users in the new countries added to the roster will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a large selection of popular movies and TV shows in HD and 4K, including the Netflix original programming such as Marvel's Daredevil and Marco Polo. 

Netflix hopes to be global by the end of 2016, giving users around the world access to their premium service and content. 

Felicity Jones Cast in Star Wars Spin Off

After a series of readings and tests, Lucasfilm and Disney have zeroed in on Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Jones for the female lead in the Star Wars stand-alone film. 

Jones is now in talks to star in the project, which Gareth Edwards is directing and Chris Weitz is writing. Weitz is replacing Gary Whitta, who came up with the first draft. It is believed that Edwards' film will focus on either Boba Fett or Han Solo.

At this point it is even unclear which character the stand-alone is focusing on, and Disney has had no comment at this time, however, the movie has a release date of Dec. 16, 2016.

New Minions Trailer Shows Off New Villian

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have released the new trailer for Minions, the prequel to the hit movie Despicable Me.

The movie will land on the big screen on July 10, 2015. This Despicable Me prequel is the most extreme prequel ever, as begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters–from T. Rex to Napoleon, the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he, alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob, ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind… from annihilation.

Check out the trailer below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

 

The Lazarus Effect Trailer Shows Undead Olivia Wilde

The first trailer for this month’s horror thriller The Lazarus Effect has just arrived.

The movie stars Olivia Wilde (Rush, TRON: Legacy), Sarah Bolger (“Once Upon a Time,” “The Tudors”), Mark Duplass (“The League,” The One I Love), Evan Peters (Kick-Ass, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Donald Glover (“Community,” Mystery Team) and is directed by David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi).

The Lazarus Effect follows a group of researchers led by Frank Duplass and his fiancée Zoe (Wilde,) who’ve achieved the unimaginable – bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated.

Frank, Zoe and their team take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate their experiment, during which things go terribly wrong and one of their own, Zoe, is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: attempt to resurrect their first human test subject.

Initially, the procedure appears a success, but the team soon realizes something is wrong with Zoe. As her strange new persona reveals itself, the team quickly becomes stuck in a gruesome reality. They are no longer faced with the question of whether they can bring someone back to life- but rather, the wrath of her return.

The Lazarus Effect is in theaters February 27th.

Charlie Hunnam Lands a Lead Role in The Lost City of Z.

Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy) has taken a lead role in director James Gray’s The Lost City of Z. Previously-announced stars for this movie include Sienna Miller (Foxcatcher, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga). Hunnam is set to play Col. Percival Fawcett in the adaptation of author David Grann’s best-selling book.

The Lost City of Z follows Fawcett, a British colonial who disappeared in the 1920s while searching for a mythical city in the Amazon jungles of Brazil that he believed he discovered on a prior expedition.

Production on the film is set to commence during the summer of 2015.