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Could Benedict Cumberbatch actually be in Batman v Superman? What big purchase did Kevin Feige just make? Which character was deleted from Guardians of the Galaxy? Was Donald Glover in The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Want to know what The Incredibles would look like if Christopher Nolan directed it? What are the latest memes based on Groot? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Avengers Hawkeye

Blame Jeremy Renner for the fact Hawkeye wasn’t in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. From the earliest days of development, the character was supposed to be in the sequel but the actor’s busy schedule didn’t allow him to be part of the film. So the screenwriters and directors worked around it and turned in a fantastic movie even without the Avengers’ best archer.

Still, there were plans of him being in the movie and now Anthony and Joe Russo have revealed not only how Hawkeye fit into the larger narrative, but also details of a specific action scene they had worked out. Read about the Hawkeye Captain America Winter Soldier deleted scene below. Read More »

Back to the Future Secret Cinema

Normally, U.S. film fans have it pretty good. The events and festivals that take place between the Atlantic and the Pacific are pretty much unprecedented. There are rare exceptions, though, and one is Secret Cinema. The UK company plans movie experiences where you not only see a movie, you live it. For example, when UK fans went to see Back to the Future they did so in a full recreation of Hill Valley. Dozens of working stores, the school, the clock tower and 74 actors made the movie itself almost a secondary thing.

Well, it turns out the United States is getting that experience soon. Secret Cinema has revealed that they’ll bring their Back to the Future screening to Los Angeles in 2015 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film. Read More »

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Rumors exploded all over the internet Tuesday that the legendary HBO series, The Wire, was being remastered into high definition for an upcoming marathon. Well, sorry to burst the bubble of all you Bubbles fans out there, but the statement is only half true. HBO has confirmed that, yes, the David Simon series – which originally aired and was released on DVD in standard definition, full screen –  is in the process of being remastered for high definition widescreen. Unfortunately, that process is still ongoing and will most certainly not begin airing later this month as rumored. Read More »

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The best thing about the ABC’s of Death franchise is they have 26 chances to get it right. Twenty-six short films, combined into one, offering up the most brutal, disgusting, disturbing or hilarious methods of death imaginable directed by a laundry list of talented directors. If you don’t like one letter, there are plenty more to go and even if one or two really stick with you, the film has done its job.

The sequel ABC’s of Death 2 comes to iTunes and On Demand October 2 before hitting theaters October 31. Directors such as Alejandro Brugues, Bill Plympton, Larry Fessenden, Rodney Ascher and Vincenzo Natali are just a few of the filmmakers who are part of the fun this time around and a brand new red-band trailer is out, showcasing their madness. This is as red-band as red-band gets, with some absolutely stomach churning violence. It’s not safe for work, but it’s a lot of fun if you like this sort of thing. Check out the new ABCs of Death 2 Red Band trailer below. Read More »

Super Mario Bros Movie

The 1993 Super Mario Bros movie is infamous for many reasons. Mostly, we know it because the film is based on a hugely popular video game property, and the resulting movie is so, so bad. It’s also significant because the film was such a miserable experience for everyone involved — most of all the people at Nintendo — that we’ve since been denied films based on some of Nintendo’s other fantastic properties.

So, what exactly went wrong? I found out recently by reading the book Console Wars by Blake J. Harris. The book, which tells the story of the war between Sega and Nintendo in the 1990s, has a chapter dedicated to the film and it’s absolutely fascinating. Names like Dustin Hoffman and Tom Hanks are mentioned. Dozens of screenwriters are discussed. Terrible on-set feuds led to abysmal behavior. It’s all there.

After reading the chapter I thought you, the /Film reader, would find it just as fascinating as I did. So I contacted the publisher HarperCollins and got permission to reprint the chapter on the Super Mario Bros movie just for you. Read it below.

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Batman V Superman Wonder Woman

Though Zack Snyder wowed San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer with footage from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans were expecting something else. They were expecting an outline of what Warner Bros. has in store for their DC Comics movies over the next few years. Instead, a version of that announcement came a few weeks later when the company announced release dates for nine upcoming DC Comics movies. Unfortunately, those dates were all for untitled films.

If we’re to believe the wonderful world of domain registration, those titles should be coming soon. Warner Bros. just registered websites for four DC Comics movies we’re all been pretty sure are coming: Justice League, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Shazam. Read More »

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Marvel Studios has been under fire lately for its lack of female superheroes. Yes the studio has Black Widow, Gamora and the upcoming Scarlet Witch, but none have had their own solo film, and there’s no solo movie on the books yet. This has people questioning the gender balance in the Marvel Universe. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn think he has an answer.

Gunn appeared at at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA this past weekend and said he plans on adding more female members to the Guardians of the Galaxy as soon as he can. Maybe even in the sequel. However, he doesn’t think Carol Danvers, originally Ms. Marvel and now Captain Marvel, will appear as he wants to keep the cosmic and Earth-bound heroes separated… at least for now.

Below, read about the possible Guardians of the Galaxy female additions as well as a rejected Stan Lee cameo. Read More »

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