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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Disney Orders Reshoots For Star Wars: Rogue One


Earlier today, it was reported that Disney had ordered extensive reshoots on Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Since then, sources have informed The Hollywood Reporter that this is indeed the case, but not for the reasons initially thought.

Much of the cast and Edwards will regroup in mid-June for a round of shooting. This move is happening after executives screened the movie and felt it was tonally off with what a “classic” Star Wars movie should feel like.

Not because the studio is in a state of panic, or unhappy with Edwards' vision for the film.

Thus, the goal of these reshoots will be to lighten the mood of the film, bring some levity into the story and restore a sense of fun to the adventure. The trade adds that while the first cut was a solid showing, it didn’t measure up to the bar set in terms of four-quadrant appeal and the studio doesn't want anything less than extraordinary for this one.

The reshoots will not impact the scheduled release date for the film.

The next chapter of the iconic saga follows a group of Rebel Alliance operatives attempting to steal the plans to the first Death Star seen in 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope.

Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and hits theatres on December 16th.

Source: THR Heat Vision

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Transformers: The Last Knight Villain Revealed


The viral marketing for Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight continues with a new video teasing the identity of the movie's villain.

Check it out below...


As can be seen, the teaser highlights a redesigned Megatron as the villain of the film.

Given his fate at the end of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, the new look makes sense, but we're really interested in seeing how he ends up rebuilding himself after assuming the form of Galvatron in Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

It should be interesting.

Transformers: The Last Knight stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel and Isabela Moner.

The battle between the Autobots and Decepticons continues on June 23, 2017.

Source: Movie Maniacs

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X-Men Spinoff Legion Gets A Series Order


FX has given a series order to X-Men television series Legion.

The first season of the highly anticipated show will run for eight episodes and will debut early in 2017. Noah Hawley wrote the pilot and is serving as an executive producer on the show.

Legion will follow David Haller, a mutant with a form schizophrenia where each one of his personalities controls a different mutant power. Haller has heard voices since he was a boy, but a strange encounter with a fellow mental patient leaves him wondering if the voices are real.

In the comics, Haller is the son of Charles Xavier, however it is unknown if the new show will explore David's connection to the X-Men founder.

Marvel has released the first official image of the show's main character, which can be seen below.


The series stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, Aubrey Plaza as Lenny, Jean Smart as Melanie and Rachel Keller as an as yet unknown mutant said to be a mixture of Spyke and Rogue.

“We’ve come to expect excellence from Noah Hawley and with Legion he has delivered another major creative achievement,” said FX original programming president Nick Grad. “Just as he did in reimagining Fargo, he is bringing an entirely new aesthetic and sensibility to the enormously popular and richly represented X-Men world. The pilot episode is stunning, driven by incredible performances from Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Rachel Keller and the rest of the cast. We join our producing partners at Marvel in congratulating the creative team for what they’ve accomplished and are as excited as the fans for the premiere of Legion’s first season.”

Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jon Cameron and Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will also serve as executive producers on Legion.

Source: Marvel

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Dan Aykroyd Praises Ghostbusters Remake


Few films have been so aggressively hated on as Paul Feig's Ghostbusters remake.

Ever since the film was announced, fans have taken to cyberspace to voice their displeasure over everything from the all-female cast to the poorly executed and confusing trailer - which recently became the most disliked movie promo on YouTube.

With all this poor press, even before the film hits theaters, one can only wonder if the new Ghostbusters is even worth buying tickets for. Well, interestingly enough, original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd has seen the film recently and he had nothing but good things to say about the Paul Feig remake.

"As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I'm paying to see that and bringing all my friends!"

Honestly, could you get a more definitive opinion?

The man who helped bring this franchise to life has defied the storm of negative ire and actually found himself enjoying the movie. He even mentions that the new film will have a cameo from fellow Ghostbuster Bill Murray and if that's not enough reason to get a ticket, we don't know what is.

While we will agree that the trailer for the film could've been much better, we don't feel Ghostbusters deserves all the heat it has been getting. The movie hasn't even hit theaters yet. As always, we encourage our readers to ignore the opinions of others and to check out this film for themselves before making a final decision on the matter.

Ghostbusters rides into theaters on July 15th.

Source: Dan Aykroyd

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The Most Talked About Film Of 2016 Is Suicide Squad


We're not even half way through the year yet and already we've been treated to four really awesome comic book films - from the hilarious Deadpool to the visually stunning Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Marvel's blockbuster Captain America: Civil War and action-packed X-Men: Apocalypse.

Next up, DC fans will be treated to another chapter in the ever growing DC Expanded Universe with David Ayer's Suicide Squad, a film that has been generating plenty of positive buzz across social media over the last few months. In fact, Ayer's film has officially become the most talked about film of the year!

According to Twitter, the movie garnered 1-Million tweets between March 1st and May 26th. Online conversation was boosted around the movie thanks to a Joker Twitter emoji with the hashtag #JokerWasHere — shared by the new Joker, Jared Leto, to his 2.27-Million followers — and an April trailer that had more than 130,000 retweets and 170,000-plus likes.

Not too bad for a band of supervillains.

Following behind in the same time frame were: the upcoming Pixar sequel Finding Dory (June 17) with 869,000 tweets; Paul Feig's all-female Ghostbusters (July 22) with 565,000 tweets; the romance Me Before You with 329,000 tweets; the sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (June 3) with 251,000 tweets; and the fantasy video-game adaptation Warcraft (June 10) with 244,000 tweets.

Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Karen Fukuhara and Ben Affleck, Suicide Squad hits theaters on Friday, August 5th and is believed to be the mega blockbuster hit DC has been searching for.

Source: USA Today

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Disney Reportedly Unhappy With Rogue One


This certainly sounds surprising.

According to Page Six, Disney is apparently unhappy with what they've seen of Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and have scheduled four weeks worth of expensive reshoots for this July ahead of the movie's December release.

An additional source informs the site, who broke the news of Alden Ehrenreich being cast as Han Solo in the upcoming spinoff before the trades, that the film falls short of the high bar set by The Force Awakens and the studio isn't going to be taking a back seat to Edwards' artistic vision on this one.

Very surprising indeed.

Honestly, take this as a rumor for now. While there have been a few flops in the past, Disney isn't really known for misfiring with their big budget blockbusters and that teaser trailer from a few months back was downright awesome!

Additionally, reshoots are common and should be no cause for alarm. Even The Force Awakens underwent a few weeks worth of reshoots before hitting theatres last December.

Here's hoping Disney and Lucasfilm issue a statement of some kind soon.

Source: Page Six

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Sequel Coming?


Well this is certainly interesting.

French website, Gameblog.fr, is reporting that a sequel to the 2013 DC Comics-based fighting video game, Injustice: Gods Among Us is in development and will be announced soon.

According to their sources, the game will either be unveiled in the next few days or just before E3, which starts on June 14th in Los Angeles, California. The game will apparently use the same engine as Mortal Kombat X, be released in March 2017 and be available for the PS4, Xbox 360 and PC.

Injustice: Gods Among Us told the story of The Man Of Steel turning evil and setting up a totalitarian regime after The Joker tricked him into killing his beloved Lois Lane and their unborn child. Batman would then go about forming a team of heroes to help topple this new government.

When released in April 2013, it sold 424,000 copies in its first month and earned the Best Fighting Game Of The Year award from the likes of IGN and Game Informer among others.

Fans have been clamouring for a sequel since the game's initial release, so here's hoping something comes of this rumor in the next few weeks.

Source: ComicBook.com

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Monday, 30 May 2016

Han Solo Spinoff To Film In January


A few weeks back legendary screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan was given the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival's first Icon Award for Contributions to the Cinematic Arts.

Before accepting his award, Kasdan took part in a Q&A with the media, with the conversation eventually turning to the upcoming Han Solo spinoff from Chris Miller and Phil Lord.

When asked if fans should be excited about the movie, Kasdan said: "Oh, I think so! You know, Chris Miller and Phil Lord are going to direct it. They’re great, funny and imaginative and we’ve had a great time together. My son [Jon] and I wrote the script and Chris and Phil are working on it and they’re about to move to London to start shooting in January. And it should be fun."

He went on to confirm that the film will arrive in 2018.

"They’re actually scheduled for May. The [other Star Wars films] are falling on Christmas — Rogue One and Episode 9. Han will come before Episode 9."

Directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the Han Solo spinoff stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and is based off a screenplay from Lawrence and Jon Kasdan.

Source: Star Wars News

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Storm Collectibles Reveals Mortal Kombat Sub-Zero


Storm Collectibles has released a look at their next 7" Mortal Kombat action figure - Sub-Zero.

Based off his appearance n the classic 1992 Mortal Kombat arcade game, this figure comes hand painted, features over 30 points of articulation and include everything from interchangeable hands to ice effects pieces.

From Storm Collectibles:

Mortal Kombat Klassic is the first game in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. It was released in arcades in 1992, and it has been one of the most popular combat game over the world.

 Storm Collectibles proudly present our second “VS Series” - 1/12 scale high quality action figure, Klassic SUB-ZERO, one of the original and most iconic character in Mortal Kombat series.

 Klassic Sub-Zero feature a brand new developed body, 100% hand-painted, over 30 points of articulation, 7” tall, 2 masks, 1 skull, 1 spinal cord, 9 pcs of palms and ice-effect on his two trade mark special moves: his ice blast and sliding kick.

Release date: Q4 2016
License rights: Only in Asia (excluded Japan )












A great addition to any collection or gaming room, the Storm Collectibles Mortal Kombat Scorpion figure is set for release later this year.

Will you be adding it to your shelf?

Source: Storm Collectibles

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Additional Images Of Evangelion Godzilla Released


Tamashii Nations has updated their official website with the product page for the upcoming Monsterarts Evangelion Godzilla figure, which we got our first look at a few days ago.

This truly unique figure uses the1994 based Godzilla vs Destroyah mold and will feature the colors of the Evangelion Mech EVA-01. The figure was created as an homage to Hideaki Anno. Not only is he the director of the upcoming film Godzilla Resurgence, but also one of the creators of Neon Genesis Evangellion.

Check out some new images of the figure posted below...








As can be seen in the above images, the Monsterarts Evangelion Godzilla figure will stand 6" tall, feature multiple points of articulation and will come complete with a atomic breath effects piece and a stand to hold it in place.

The figure is scheduled for release in January 2017 for 9,936 Yen (about $89 USD).

Here's hoping news of a North American release arrives soon.

Source: Tamashii Nations

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Chronicle Reveals Final T-Rex Breakout Diorama


Chronicle Collectibles has released additional images and info for their next Jurassic Park collectible. The T-Rex Breakout diorama measures 24″ long x 16″ tall and 12″ wide and is inspired by the main road attack scene in the original Jurassic Park film. Each piece features a numbered base and an included certificate of authenticity.

From Chronicle Collectibles:

Jurassic Park T-Rex Breakout Diorama will be available for Pre-Order Friday June 3rd at 5pm CST.
The Breakout Rex is 24" long x 16" tall and 12" wide.

The Base is inspired by the shape of the T-Rex Paddock from the Jurassic Park Map. We plan to make one change during production, the use of real braided cable for the safety lines.
Pre-Order price is $500 for the first 30 days and $550 regular price.

ES will be set after the first 30 days and a full COA and hand numbered base will come with every Breakout Rex.








Pre-orders begin June 3rd with the piece priced at $500 for the first 30 days. Following this, the  T-Rex Breakout diorama will go up to $550.

Will you be adding this amazing piece to your Jurassic Park collection?

Source: Chronicle Collectibles

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