Mad Max: Fury Road Shares First Poster, Hi-Res Images


One of the titles flying under the radar as we head into San Diego Comic-Con is George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, which is kind of insane given the reasons why fans should be amped up for this return to Max Rockatansky’s post-apocalyptic world. True, Mel Gibson is sitting out a Mad Max movie for the first time in franchise history. But he has been replaced by all-around badass Tom Hardy, who turns his back on us in the first official post from next summer’s blockbuster. Max (Tom Hardy) isn’t even on …
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The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies Shows Off Gandalf, Bard And Smaug In New Images


This winter will see the final installment of The Hobbit film series released in theaters with The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. But with Comic-Con hitting this week, Peter Jackson is eager to start sharing some images from the highly-anticipated completion to his latest trilogy. That includes the poster above, which shows Smaug spitting fire and bearing down on the village of Lee Evans’ Bard the Bowman. Bard stands in the foreground with his back to us. (Classic). And let’s get real, if we were him, we’d bolt. That’s one big, scary dragon. Posted on Peter Jackson’s personal Facebook, …
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Here’s Why Hollywood’s In A Record-Setting Box Office Slump


You might not have noticed it, if you have attended movie screenings on opening weekend and muscled through packed houses to find great seats in your neighborhood multiplex, but Hollywood is in the midst of a record-setting slump. No film released this season (this year, in fact) has crossed the $300 million mark at the domestic box office. Only one film – Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction — reported an opening weekend north of $100 million (and that’s only if you believe the studio accountants, who may have fudged a decimal point.) And almost every movie that …
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Star Wars’ John Boyega Wants To Be Marvel Studio’s Black Panther


John Boyega is destined to become an icon of pop culture when Star Wars: Episode VII hits theaters in 2015. But the Nigerian-Brit who drew international notice with his lead role in the 2011 sci-fi adventure Attack the Block is looking to another universe for his next role - more specifically, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. San Diego Comic Con kicks off today, so maybe that’s what inspired a string of Tweets all about how John Boyega would like to be fit into the Marvel Studios film franchise. The first of the social media posts simply expressed the 22-year-old’s desire to land a …
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The Fantastic Four Will Not Be Appearing At San Diego Comic-Con 2014


This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is going to be jam-packed with all kinds of huge comic book movie news. While nothing has been officially confirmed, fans around the world are expecting to hear big announcements from both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros./DC Comics, whom we expect to confirm new projects and perhaps even reveal a few new casting choices. Unfortunately, there is at least one 2015 superhero flick that we won’t be seeing anything from at this year’s big expo: Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four. Speaking with Latino-Review, producer/writer Simon Kinberg confirmed that next year’s big Fantastic Four reboot …
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Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Now Has A 2017 Release Date


Disney has refused to get their ducks in order with regards to Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The last film in the series, the not-well-regarded Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides nonetheless made literally a billion dollars more than your favorite indie movie this year, but aside from hiring new directors and keeping up appearances with Jerry Bruckheimer, this franchise has stayed dormant. Until now… set sail for 2017, scalywags. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has a release date of July 8th, 2017, says the Twitters! Yo ho, yo ho…box office plundering …
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Media Piracy Is Being Decriminalized In The UK


Piracy: a scourge so great, there are not one but two (sometimes three) separate warnings when you rent a film to watch in the privacy of your own home. As if that weren’t enough, there’s always the scattered news stories of criminal proceedings being leveled against some of the field’s greatest offenders. Not to mention, there once was a time where theaters would run PSAs before the movie that interviewed industry professionals about the direct effects of piracy efforts on their jobs. One could say that piracy is one of our greatest digital concerns worldwide, which is why the UK’s …
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Sinister Six And The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Announce Release Dates


The great Spider-Man experiment continues! Sony isn’t going to go down swinging in regards to the under-performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Nope, they’re reloading and diversifying, re-writing their entire release schedule to spotlight The Sinister Six. Thank you for reading CinemaBlend, Sony. Your gift bag is in the mail. Via Deadline, Sony has announced that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has fled 2016, giving way to The Sinister Six, which will bow on November 11th, 2016. Following the villain team-up, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will debut in 2018 – no date is specified, though it will probably occupy the May 4th, 2018 slot reserved for The Amazing …
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Kevin Feige Teases The Potential Return Of The Actual Mandarin And Red Skull


Between a new Thor and new Captain America, Marvel’s comics have been going through some big changes in their superhero lineup of late. But with Guardians of the Galaxy just around the corner, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is winning back our attention with some possible news about upcoming—or returning—movie villains. Speaking with IGN, Feige teased the possibility that Iron Man might meet the real Mandarin, and that Captain America may not have seen the last of Red Skull. Of course fans got a polarizing plot twist in Iron Man 3 when The Mandarin played by Ben Kinglsey was revealed to …
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Robert Downey Jr. Weighs In On The State Of Iron Man 4


Right now, Robert Downey Jr. is the man with one of the most powerful franchises in his hand. If it were up to Marvel, they would have a new Iron Man film out every year, since the last film was a billion dollar hit. But for now, all parties involved are holding steadfast on Downey Jr.’s contract, which stipulates two more Avengers films and no further solo Iron Man adventures. Could Downey possibly change his mind about not coming back to the solo films? In an interview with Entertainment Weekly (who seriously have the Marvel hookup), Downey reveals that …
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One Stuntman Has Played Batman, Thor, Captain America, Green Lantern & James Bond


The name Bobby Holland Hanton may not ring a bell. Even the face of the strapping spokesman for Dove Men+Care might not clue you into his incredible onscreen career. But this British gymnast has lived the dream of countless fanboys. As a hotly sought stuntman, Hanton has stepped into the boots, suits and capes of such superheroes as Batman, Thor, Captain America, Green Lantern and James Bond. With San Diego Comic Con about to kick off, we wanted to get to know the man behind some of modern superhero movies’ most exhilarating moments, and learn how some of these …
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Unfurls Creepy Character Portraits Of Capitol Captured Peeta And Johanna


Poor Peeta. Despite Katniss’s best efforts to keep him safe in the Quarter Quell, he was left behind in the arena when she was rescued by rebel forces. And now look at him. A gleaming symbol of Capitol propaganda. In this motion poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Peeta looks healthy and unafraid. However, there’s something sinister about his being rained down on by white rose petals. These and the all white wear—as well as the Capitol signet at his back—all tie to the influence of the cruel President Snow. But at least Peeta’s not all alone. Behold …
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Gwendoline Christie May Play A Gender-Swapped Villain In Star Wars: Episode VII


Star Wars Episode VII is currently filming with a better than expected cast. This has gotten Star Wars fans excited, but it’s also led to more speculation and confusion. Much of it has centered on newcomer Gwendoline Christie of Game Of Thrones, who has landed a major role. Now, if sources are to be believed, Christie may be playing one of the film’s major villains. Badass Digest claims to have uncovered the nefarious past of Christie’s character as well as her relationship to John Boyega’s character. Needless to say, these are potential spoilers, so STOP reading now if you don’t …
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Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Bringing Cult Show Manimal To The Big Screen


Adam McKay and Will Ferrell know how to make unusual situations funny – from reading the news (Anchorman) to NASCAR (Talladega Nights). So when we hear that they are tackling the short-lived and completely bizarre NBC drama Manimal for a potential feature, we hardly bat an eye. You didn’t watch Manimal? I can’t say that I blame you. The television program only ran from September 30 to December 17, 1983 – amassing only eight episodes. Can that be right? The description on Wikipedia is so perfect, I just want to share it with you in its entirety. The show …
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Joss Whedon Absolutely Hated The Original Draft For The Avengers


You know you’ve officially arrived in Hollywood when a biography is being written about you, and if that’s truly the case then Joss Whedon has finally made it. Officially. Joss Whedon: The Biography is set to hit bookstores on August 1st, and among the stories it contains is a detailed account of circumstances that Whedon entered into while working on The Avengers. The interesting part of the whole scenario is reading how harshly Whedon panned the pre-existing Zak Penn draft that was in play before he decided to re-write it. Business Insider tells the story of …
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