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Inhumans vs X-Men

When does the Inhumans vs X-Men comic book event begin? Will Punisher be part of The Defenders? Which Marvel movie director does Grant Gustin want to direct an episode of The Flash? How does Baby Groot‘s memory work in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Why did Jai Courtney put cigarettes out on himself while Skyping with Suicide Squad director David Ayer? All that and more on this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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I’ve gone on the record about not being a particularly big fan of Warcraft, but that doesn’t change the fact that I still believe in Duncan Jones. After all, how could you possibly write off the man who made Moon and Source Code? And for its many faults, Warcraft is still a work of passion that is too weird to be dismissed completely.

So I’m choosing to look to the future and toward Mute, the science fiction noir Jones has been teasing since 2009, when it was supposed to be his sophomore feature. Although this project isn’t an a direct sequel to Moon, it is apparently set in the same near-future world. So of course Jones would re-team with composer Clint Mansell, who wrote the score for Moon.

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‘Jason Bourne’ – What Did You Think?

Jason Bourne

2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum brought Jason Bourne’s saga to a tidy conclusion, but left the door open for a potential return just in case. Nine years later, Universal has finally convinced Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass to fling that door open and reveal exactly what our favorite amnesiac spy has been up to. The answer? Brooding, boxing, and still not knowing a whole lot about his past.

The film is clearly intended a course correction after 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, which tried to replace Jason Bourne with a new hero played by Jeremy Renner. Jason Bourne was going to restore the franchise to its former glory, by reuniting two of the men that had mad the original trilogy so beloved. At the same time, the changing times would thrust Bourne into “an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world,” as Damon put it. So, did the reunion of Greengrass and Damon do the trick? Is Jason Bourne a thrilling first chapter, or a limp, belated epilogue? Join us after the jump to let us know what you thought, but be warned that MAJOR SPOILERS lie ahead and in the comments.  Read More »

Star Trek crossover

The original Star Trek series crew and the characters from the Abramsverse (i.e., the Kelvin timeline) will collide in a new two-part comic book storyline. This was one of the moire interesting comic book stories we missed during San Diego Comic-Con International 2016. Learn about the Star Trek crossover storyline, after the jump.
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Thor Ragnarok Comic-Con Footage

Marvel Studios put on a great show in Comic-Con’s Hall H last weekend, sharing new footage from Doctor StrangeGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming, and trotting out the exceptionally talented cast of Black Panther. But they didn’t have a ton to show from Thor: Ragnarok, for the very simple reason that the film had only started shooting a few weeks earlier. Instead, the cast and crew sent over a mockumentary short revealing just what Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor was up to during the events of Captain America: Civil War.

The video likely won’t be released with Thor: Ragnarok itself; it seems more likely to pop up down the line as a Blu-ray bonus feature or something like that. To tide you over in the meantime, though, Taika Waititi has shared a little glimpse at the short, and it suggests Thor is just as frustrated and confused by Thanos’ extremely slow progress as the rest of us are. Oh, and if you’re not here for jokes, there’s also a less goofy behind-the-scenes peek at Valkyrie’s sword.  Read More »

Stephen Lang as Cable

Even though we know Deadpool 2 is officially in the works with director Tim Miller getting back behind the camera, there’s no official release date announced for the sequel just yet. However, the last update we got on Deadpool 2 was that the script was expected to be finished sometime soon with an eye towards production beginning on 2017. That means the sequel will likely end up hitting theaters in 2018, but it likely won’t have one cast member who was campaigning for a major role earlier this year.

Avatar star Stephen Lang previously took to social media to express his desire to play the mutant known as Cable in Deadpool 2, a character who has been a key rival and ally to the Merc with a Mouth at different points in the characters’ history. However, in a recent interview, the actor cast some doubt on whether he’ll actually end up with the role. Find out why we likely won’t see Stephen Lang as Cable in Deadpool 2 after the jump. Read More »

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The Get Down

Baz Luhrmann was on a panel before the Television Critics Association for his Netflix series The Get Down. The show tells a fictional story about the birth of hip-hop in New York in the 1970s. After the panel, he spoke with reporters more. Grandmaster Flash, who is a producer on the series, is portrayed onscreen as a character and there are disco and early hip-hop hits. There is also original music in the style of ’70s crooners. Luhrmann’s films like Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge! are famous for incorporating anachronistic music. There will be influences of modern music in The Get Down, but only as original music the characters perform.

“We use absolute classic needle drops,” Luhrmann said. “For example, there’s a very famous track that we’ve taken and then we’ll do like a retooling of it. Because they’re mythical characters with a mythical disco style and the boys become a band, so they create their own music. So I do weave some contemporary references or performers in and out of classics, and then sometimes there are just lots and lots of classics. That’s because I wanted to show the point between DJs then and now. I mean, Nile Rodgers works with us on making the disco music so we have the greats in disco as well.”  Read More »

uncharted movie

Many brave souls have set out to make a film adaptation of the popular video game series Uncharted, and each of them has fallen by the wayside. To put it in terms that those who have played the games will understand, a number of writers and directors have tried to pillage this particular ancient city, only to be repelled by a bunch of irritating blue guys. Uncharted is already cinematic and character-driven in game form (it’s essentially a modern Indiana Jones riff!), but it’s been taking filmmakers out of the picture left and right.

The latest creative to bravely volunteer for Uncharted duty is Joe Carnahan, who has been brought on to write (but not direct) the project. Does anyone want to make a wager about if he’ll come out of the jungle alive?

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Wagner Moura, Narcos‘ Pablo Escobar, was at the Netflix presentations for the Television Critics Association to discuss the second season. We got to speak with Moura in a roundtable about the show, which will portray the final year of Escobar’s life in season two. Moura described the differences between the first and second seasons.

“I think the first season is more epic,” Moura said. “I think Narcos has this balance of the epic and the dramatic. The first season is very epic in terms of we really explain to people how the drug trade works. We have the voiceover, the real footage. We still have the same thing. It’s the same style but the second one, given the fact that it covers only one year of Pablo’s life, it’s very focused on Pablo so it’s more dramatic than epic.”  Read More »