Alien: Covenant Honest Trailer

This summer brought us Alien: Covenant, but so much time has passed, so many movies have come out since then, and the movie was so subpar that it feels like it could have been years ago. While the movie attempted to get back to the roots of the Alien franchise with a parade of blood and gore brought on by new creatures called neomorphs, which are merely predecessors to xenomorphs, it also went back to the freshman philosophy class roots of Prometheus, making for one confused sci-fi story.

The Alien: Covenant Honest Trailer doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to poking fun at director Ridley Scott‘s latest film, including calling him both one of the greatest and one of the worst filmmakers of our time. And that’s just the beginning. Read More »

Malignant Man director

Rebecca Thomas, the filmmaker behind Electrick Children and a season two episode of Stranger Things, is attached to direct an adaptation of  Boom! Studios’s Malignant Man. Director James Wan, co-writer Michael Alan Nelson, and illustrator Piotr Kowalski tell the story of a man who believes he has cancer, but who really has an alien parasite providing him with powers to defeat an army. The Wan-produced project has set up shop at 20th Century Fox.

Below, learn more about the Malignant Man director.

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avatar stephen lang

Avatar is the franchise that keeps threatening to coming back and it looks like its dead characters are undergoing that same fate.

Not only will the heroes played by Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver be returning, but so will the much more memorable but much less alive villains played by Stephen Lang and Matt Gerald. And if you weren’t spoiled by the news that they died at the end of Avatar (the movie came out in 2009, keep up with the times) James Cameron revealed that Lang’s Colonel Quaritch will be the Big Bad for all four sequels.

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Kingsman The Golden Circle TV Spot

Even though summer may be over in a few weeks, September will be bringing us a blockbuster sequel that looks to be worthy of the season, but smart enough to avoid getting lost in the shuffle with the rest of the studio tentpoles.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the sequel to the original Kingsman: The Secret Service, an adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic book of the same name, published by his own Millarworld banner, which just got picked up by Netflix this week. This time, the British secret agents must seek the help of their American cousins, known as the Statesman, as their own headquarters has been blown off the map by a new threat. A new TV spot shows more of the action from the comic book sequel, including Taron Egerton and Colin Firth back in action together, this time fighting alongside each other as equals.

Watch the extended Kingsman The Golden Circle TV spot below. Read More »

marvel canceled fantastic four

With a box office bomb and a canceled comic book series, Fantastic Four has a less-than-fantastic future ahead of it. But the only thing that could have sabotaged the fate of Marvel’s first family is a lack of audience interest, according to Marvel. Right?

Wrong, says Fantastic Four comic book writer Jonathan Hickman. Hickman is lauded comic book writer whose work at Marvel includes titles such as S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers, and Secret Wars, but he is probably most known by superhero fans for bringing the Fantastic Four into the modern era with his 2009 run. But the Fantastic Four comics were suddenly canceled in 2014, leading to a wave of rumors that Marvel Studio’s inability to reclaim film rights from 20th Century Fox led to the comic book’s demise. And Hickman says those rumors were correct.

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josh brolin as cable

He’s no Keira Knightley, but Josh Brolin does look plenty proud as Cable in the upcoming Deadpool 2.

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool marketing machine extraordinaire, posted two first looks at a heavily scarred and cybernetically enhanced Josh Brolin as Cable on his Twitter. And true to form, he threw in a “premium Cable” joke too.

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Split Honest Trailer

In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Author Meg Cabot on hoping The Princess Diaries 3 would honor the late Gary Marshall.
  • Karl Urban is ready to play Bones again whenever he gets the call.
  • M. Night Shyamalan is looking to some of the best for inspiration for Glass.
  • Weta has begun work on Avatar 2.
  • And more!

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Zazie Beetz as Domino

Update: Another photo of Zazie Beetz as Domino has been revealed and you can check it out below. Our original article follows.

Ryan Reynolds continues his streak as Deadpool 2‘s one-man marketing machine with the first look at Zazie Beetz as Domino, the mutant assassin frequently paired with Josh Brolin‘s strongman Cable.

Beetz’s depiction is a departure from the comic book in the best way, forgoing Domino’s alabaster skin and straight black hair, and going for a Misty Knight-inspired afro look, with the character’s trademark tattoo on her left eye.

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neill blomkamp to direct the gone world

After temporarily setting aside his film ambitions to focus on his experimental Oats Studios, Neill Blomkamp is set to return to the feature film world to helm an adaptation of the sci-fi thriller The Gone World.

Blomkamp is making a faster return to the feature films than I initially thought. It seemed like he was going through some sort of spiritual rediscovery, reminiscing over his missteps with his latest film Chappie and focusing all his creative energy on the short films and experimental projects of Oats Studios. But it seems that the allure of The Gone World is too strong, and Blomkamp is being pulled back into feature film directing.

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CCH Pounder Avatar 2

Remember the character Mo’at from James Cameron‘s Avatar? Of course you do! It’s Mo’at! You know, that one character…who does that thing…Okay, so I don’t remember Mo’at at all. But maybe some super fans will recall that Mo’at is a Na’vi spiritual leader and the mother of Zoe Saldana’s character, Neytiri.

Why does this matter? Because Mo’at is back, baby. Cameron has hired actress CCH Pounder to reprise her role in Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5.
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