Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

When David Bowie died in January of 2016, director James Gunn expressed his grief and also mentioned that there was once an idea tossed around to have the iconic musician make a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Unfortunately, at the time, Bowie’s health was already keeping him from doing things like that.

The first Guardians of the Galaxy featured the track “Moonage Daydream” from David Bowie, and following Bowie’s death, James Gunn said he was trying to get another song off the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. It appears we may know what that song is thanks to a new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 TV spot, which you can watch below. Read More »

avengers infinity war

Marvel Studios and Disney have released a featurette for Avengers: Infinity War which gives us our first glimpse of this upcoming epic crossover event. The featurette not only shows us behind the scenes footage from the first couple weeks of filming, but also provides some clues as what we should expect from the story.
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Deadpool 2 Fan Poster

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 test screening score

Crank up the hype machine: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is shaping up to be an even bigger crowdpleaser than the first one, at least if test audiences are to be believed. The James Gunn-directed Marvel sequel has scored a perfect 100 in an early test screening — an extremely rare feat and the highest ever number for a Marvel movie. However, there are a few caveats. More about the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 test screening score below. Read More »

michael douglas ant-man and the wasp

When most actors join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they sign a contract with their own blood, binding their soul to the franchise until they fulfill their number of movies or sacrifice That Which They Love The Most before the statue of Stan Lee hidden in crawlspace under the McGraw Hill Building in New York City. But not Michael Douglas. Oh, no. When the Academy Award-winning living legend signed on to play the aging former superhero Hank Pym in Ant-Man, he only signed on for a single movie, leaving his involvement in the upcoming sequel a big question mark.

Well, it’s time to straighten out that question mark into an exclamation point because Douglas has now confirmed that he’ll be back for Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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Ben Affleck's Batman Movie Release Date

From the outside looking in, just about every major film production looks like a total disaster. The world of movie news isn’t always kind to films that showcase growing pains as they come together – when you don’t have the full story, everything is a sign of serious trouble to come. This was the case with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last year and it’s now the case with Warner Bros.’ The Batman. We still don’t know exactly why Ben Affleck vacated the director’s seat, but the internet immediately assumed the worst because that is what the internet does.

So how about some positive buzz for once? Specifically, it seems that the latest draft of The Batman has arrived and everyone is happy with what they’re seeing.

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runaways cast

Marvel’s Runaways has one of the greatest high concepts in modern superhero comics: what if a group of kids learned that their parents were all members of a super villain group known as The Pride? And what if they fled their homes and decided to use their inherited abilities for good? Originally created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Adrian Alphona, the series was short-lived in its original incarnation but has only grown in popularity over the years as more people realize just how good it is. It was inevitable that it would become a television show and Hulu was lucky to get there first.

Now, shortly after the core cast of kids was announced, we know who will be playing their parents.

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coolio batman

I’m not going to turn this post into a defense of Joel Schumacher‘s much-maligned Batman movies, but if someone cut me a check with the appropriate number of zeroes and asked me to defend them, I could do it! Few movies are so unique in their terribleness, so astonishingly wrongheaded as to cause migraines amongst fans 20 years later. I could talk about these movies all damn day. They are as fascinating as they are misguided, which means they’re reeeally fascinating.

And they could have been even more fascinating/misguided, because rapper Coolio says that Schumacher promised him the role of the Scarecrow in next movie, which never got off the ground.

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The LEGO Batman Movie Prank Call

This weekend brings The LEGO Batman Movie to theaters, and you can finally see if it’s worth all the hype that’s been tossed around. Personally, I found the movie to be a blast, but I will concede that it starts to lose steam towards the end, and it just might be a little too self-aware for its own good. Still, it’s a great time for children and adults alike.

If you’re not seeing The LEGO Batman Movie in theaters immediately, that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with the dulcet tones of Will Arnett‘s voice bringing the building block version of The Dark Knight to life. The folks at BBC Radio 1 had some fun in the studio with the Arrested Development star by having him call a toy store as LEGO Batman. But that’s not all, because each sentence he said had to begin with the next letter of the alphabet, starting with “A” and going all the way through “Z” at the end. Can he pull it off?

Check out the LEGO Batman Movie prank call after the jump. Read More »

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