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Batman - Guinness World Record

How much more will be unveiled about The Joker in the third season of Gotham? How did one man’s cosplay Batman suit set a Guinness World Record? Who should play John Constantine in the Justice League Dark movie? Want to hear a radio play version of Batman: The Killing Joke that’s more true to the source material? Would you like to attend a comic convention on a cruise ship? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Planetarium trailer

Natalie Portman has had a busy 2016, starring in Jane Got a Gun and Knight of Cups, as well as her own directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness. And she’s still not done. Next month she has two films debuting at both Venice and Toronto. One is Jackie, the First Lady biopic from Pablo Larraín. The other is Planetarium, an intriguing drama directed by Rebecca Zlotowski (Grand Central).

The latter stars Portman and Lily-Rose Depp (Yoga Hosers) as two American sisters with an unusual gift. The ladies make their way through 1930s Paris and catch the attention of a filmmaker (Emmanuel Salinger) mounting an ambitious new movie. Watch the Planetarium trailer below.  Read More »

the intouchables remake

Neil Burger has been hired to direct The Weinstein Company’s remake of The Intouchables, starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston. Burger directed the 2006 Edward Norton film The Illusionist, as well as Limitless starring Bradley Cooper, and the YA adaptation of Divergent. More details on the Intouchables remake, after the jump.

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Captain America 3 Zombie Storyline

Robert Downey Jr. landed a huge paycheck for Captain America: Civil War. The actor, whose contract had expired before the Captain America sequel, was reportedly paid $40 million upfront and a significant back end fee. This enormous payday, however, almost didn’t happen, so directors Anthony and Joe Russo and all involved had to consider other stories to tell. What was another story that was a viable option for the filmmakers? Cap taking on zombies or, as Joe puts it, infected people that are similar to zombies.

Below, learn more about an early Captain America 3 zombie storyline.

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Artist Andy Fairhurst reveals a new trilogy of Star Wars posters.
  • Carrie Fisher continues to be a national treasure at the Chicago Comic-Con.
  • Star Wars items go up for auction courtesy of Cancer Gets Lost.
  • The story of how the Lucasfilm Story Group was formed.
  • An interview with Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy author Jason Fry.
  • A look at the creation of a Poe Dameron helmet replica.
  • New details on the next batch of Star Wars Battlefront DLC.
  • The latest wacky theory about what’s going on with Rey.
  • Amazing behind-the-scenes images from the original 1977 Star Wars.
  • Updates and insights on Marvel’s Poe Dameron comic series.
  • Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End gets a new release date.

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New Mutants screenwriters

New Mutants is adding to its team behind the scenes. Last year Josh Boone was set to write and direct the X-Men spinoff, and now he’s bringing on a little extra help in the form of screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. The three previously worked together on the teen cancer weepie The Fault in Our StarsRead More »

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Captain America: Civil War had plenty going on as it is, with over a dozen superheroes including a couple of big new ones. But it could’ve been even more crowded. At one point there was speculation that Red Hulk and/or Iron Spider could make an appearance in Civil War, and directors Joe and Anthony Russo have now confirmed that both were under consideration early on — and that they may yet crop up in future Marvel movies.  Read More »

Trick R Treat

Warner Bros. shelved Michael Dougherty‘s (Krampus) Trick ‘r Treat for far too long. As the horror anthology film sat on the shelf, Dougherty believed his dream of releasing a Trick ‘r’ Treat movie every year or two was over. Almost three years ago, however, he announced a Trick ‘r’ Treat sequel. After is directorial debut had found a passionate audience on home video, there was some renewed interest in a sequel, and Dougherty recently told us “Legendary [Pictures] is very committed to making the movie.”

Below, get the latest Trick ‘r Treat sequel update from Michael Dougherty.

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X-Men Infinity War

Now that Spider-Man is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans are dreaming of the day that the X-Men might share the big screen side-by-side with their Marvel comic book brothers and sisters. We’ve even heard rumors of Marvel possibly working with Fox to bring characters to the MCU, and many have wondered if it will be possible to see Mutants in the epic climax event Avengers: Infinity War.

But is it possible? Yes.

Will it happen? Probably not.

Co-director Joe Russo explains why we shouldn’t expect an X-Men Infinity War appearance.

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