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Marvel Fresh Start

What was the alternate ending for Black Panther? What is this “Fresh Start” that Marvel Comics is kicking off this year? Why didn’t Ruth Wilson take a Marvel Cinematic Universe role that she was being considered for? What villains does Jon Bernthal want to show up in The Punisher‘s new season? When can we expect the first look at Shazam? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

On the February 21, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including James Bond 25, Dungeons and Dragons and live-action Pinocchio directors, Netflix acquires more talent, Disney plans to reboot the Muppets and Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Jurassic World 3 announced, and what Donald Glover did on Black Panther.

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Red Sparrow clip

Depending on which critic you ask, Red Sparrow is either a surprisingly good adult drama or a slog to sit through. Either way, there’s some buzz behind the Jennifer Lawrence spy-thriller. A new Red Sparrow clip offers a dramatic-yet-subdued look at the film.

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Untangling the Marvel Studios Phase 3 Timeline

Marvel Phase 3 timeline

While the first batch of Marvel Studios films were relatively easy to track on a timeline, it’s become increasingly difficult to keep everything neatly aligned in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But do these little details even matter anymore? Join us as we attempt to untangle the Marvel Phase 3 timeline below. Read More »

Duplass Brothers Netflix Deal

Indie directors and mumblecore royalty the Duplass Brothers are the latest filmmakers to jump to Netflix. The streaming service, which produces original content faster than the speed of sound, just inked a four-picture deal with Jay and Mark Duplass.

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Bond 25 Screenplay

Danny Boyle may be the frontrunner to helm Bond 25, and if he takes the gig, it could reunite him with Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge. More on the Bond 25 screenplay below. Bond Watch!

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Tomb Raider clip

How important is accuracy to a film adaptation of a video game? This new Tomb Raider clip from Warner Bros.’ upcoming movie reboot proves that director Roar Uthaug has absolutely nailed the visual aesthetic of the 2013 video game, but is capturing that aspect enough to pull off a successful adaptation? Check out the new clip below.
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Sonic the Hedgehog Movie release date

When you gotta go fast, you gotta go fast.

Sonic the Hedgehog is living up to its name, with the mixed live-action and CGI film racing toward a November 2019 release date.

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Honey I Shrunk the Kids Remake

Disney already has all hands on deck for live-action remakes of their classic animated movies. We’ve already seen the likes of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book hit theaters and Aladdin, Dumbo, Mulan, Pinocchio, and The Lion King are on the way. But it sounds like Disney is running out of animated movies they want to remake, because now they’re turning their attention to their live-action catalog for remake opportunities.

Buried in the recent news of Disney planning their Muppets reboot for their streaming service, three other projects are mentioned as being in development for the forthcoming subscription service…and they’re all reboots. Apparently, Disney is looking at potentially rebooting (the fancy word for remaking) Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Father of the Bride and The Parent Trap. Read More »

Ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the company has been trying to reinvent the vast, fluid, and beloved Star Wars Expanded Universe. For those of us who loved the EU, it was an upsetting decision, but one that made a whole lot of business sense. Disney is a corporation who likes to control the narrative, so it’s unsurprising that they want to stay on top of the new Star Wars canon.

It’s been six years and Disney has actually done a pretty fantastic job of diversifying and solidifying the greater world of Star Wars outside of the movies, with a huge selection of novels and comics that expand the universe of the new films. It can be a little overwhelming working out where to start, but these fantastic Marvel and IDW comics offer the best possible entry point for the updated Star Wars galaxy.

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