Knights of Ren in The last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a very expansive movie, full of multiple characters stretched across multiple storylines. But one set of characters who didn’t make an appearance were the Knights of Ren. These characters, teased in The Force Awakens, had been expected to appear in the highly anticipated sequel, but they were a no-show. Now, director Rian Johnson explains his reasoning for not using The Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi.

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justice league blu-ray features

The Justice League Blu-ray has just been announced, packed full of special features, none of them the Snyder Cut. Yes, despite petitions and online outrage, Warner Bros. is just going to go ahead and plop the regular theatrical cut of Justice League on Blu-ray in March. See the full Justice League Blu-ray special features below.

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Pacific Rim Uprising Images

Pacific Rim Uprising, the highly anticipated (?) sequel to Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim, is about to unleash more giant robot mayhem on audiences. Ahead of the film’s March release date, a new set of images have arrived showing off star John Boyega along with some sword-wielding robots. See the Pacific Rim Uprising images below.

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Spider-Man Appearing in Venom

UPDATE: The source for this rumor has clarified what he meant by this news, but it doesn’t make it any less perplexing. Get the full update at the end of the story.

Fans couldn’t have been more pleased when Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced they would join forces to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony’s ownership of the Spider-Man rights kept the hero from meeting the Avengers for years, but an agreement to share the rights in order to benefit both Sony and Marvel brought the wallcrawler home to kick off his own new franchise and be a key part in the future of the MCU. But what about the rest of the Spider-Man universe?

Though Sony is sharing Spider-Man with Marvel Studios, it doesn’t appear that they’re sharing any other characters from Spidey’s big gallery of supporting characters. The studio is shooting their own Venom movie right now (not to mention developing spin-offs like Silver and Black and Morbius the Living Vampire), and while we’ve heard that these movies are meant to be separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and won’t involve Tom Holland as Spider-Man, a new source says otherwise. Read More »

2018 Visual Effects Society Awards

Say what you will about 2017, but last year’s crop of movies was pretty damn good overall, and that high bar of quality is reflected in the nominees for the 16th annual VES Awards. Nearly 3,400 artists, producers, technologists, and entertainment industry workers narrowed down the movies that best represented outstanding achievements in visual effects, and Blade Runner 2049 and War for the Planet of the Apes ended up tying for the highest number of feature film nominations. Meanwhile, HBO’s Game of Thrones leads the pack in terms of television programs, and the fantasy series earned the most overall nominations. See the major nominees for the 2018 Visual Effects Society Awards below.
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Try as they might, Zack Snyder fans won’t be getting the director’s special cut of Justice League they’ve been demanding. They may not even get the extended cut that was rumored to be included in the movie’s Blu-ray release. Instead, it seems like fans will have to content themselves with only one bonus scene that wasn’t included in Justice League‘s theatrical cut.

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luke skywalker rogue one

When Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) delivered the fatal blow into the thermal exhaust port that would detonate the gargantuan Death Star in Star Wars: A New Hope, he was unaware of the lives that had been lost to deliver the plans that led to that assault. We didn’t learn ourselves until 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story delved into the small, scruffy team that nobly gave their lives in honor of a greater cause. The spin-off film took place immediately before the events of A New Hope, but the sacrifice of Jyn Erso and her team was barely mentioned. Now, a Marvel Star Wars comic book fills in those gaps.

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avengers infinity war characters

Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of 18 movies over the course of 10 years — a whole cinematic universe reaching its zenith in a battle for the fate of humanity and beyond. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have a lot on their plate juggling the multiple storylines that have led to this film, not to mention the plethora of characters that will populate the story.

So just how many comic book characters will appear in Infinity War? No exact number has been confirmed yet, but previous reports confirm that it will be more than 60. Now we have the latest (still to-be-confirmed) number from star Chris Hemsworth: 76.

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Ben Affleck Turned Down Directing ‘Flashpoint’

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Before Warner Bros. settled on the surprising directing duo of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to helm Flashpoint, the studio had courted Ben Affleck to direct the comic book movie. But the director and Batman actor reportedly turned down the gig.

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The Last Jedi china

Star Wars: The Last Jedi wasn’t the movie that Chinese audiences were looking for. The science-fiction sequel tanked in China, following up a disappointing $28.7 million debut with one of the worst second-weekend declines the Chinese box office had ever seen. To kick the movie while it was down, it came in second that weekend to the third film in a sexist domestic romantic-comedy series, The Ex-File 3: The Return of the Exes.

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