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On the /Film Daily podcast for July 25, 2017, Peter Sciretta is joined by Brad Oman (aka Ethan Anderton) to discuss Comic-Con purchases, real and fantasy. We talk about the latest news in the world of movies: how Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book movie is different than Jon Favreau’s, the casting of Barbie, the running times of Avengers: Infinity War and Thor: Ragnarok, and things you may not have noticed in the Thor: Ragnarok trailer. And in the Mail Bag, we answer a question about the most exciting Summer movie season leftovers.

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The Last Tycoon Trailer

Amazon’s new series The Last Tycoon might be Mad Men for the film industry. Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Last Tycoon is set at the fictional Brady-American Studios in the 1930s. Matt Bomer plays studio executive Monroe Stahr and Kelsey Grammer is the studio namesake Pat Brady.

Brady and Stahr navigate the politics of pre-WWII international relations and personality clashes with movie stars. Some major players of Hollywood’s Golden Age share scenes with the fictional Stahr and Brady, and The Wizard of Oz script is floating around while Brady-American makes their fictional silent films and musicals.

The Last Tycoon series comes from Billy Ray and Christopher Keyser. As a screenwriter and director, Ray has tackled true stories like Captain Phillips, Breach and Shattered Glass, along with science-fiction like The Hunger Games and Volcano. Keyser has produced television as diverse as Tyrant and Party of Five. Ray and Keyser spoke with /Film by phone out of New York about their new series.

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wonder woman 2 release date

After much hemming and hawing, we finally have a Wonder Woman 2 release date. Get ready for Wonder Woman 2 to leap into theaters on December 13, 2019.

Gal Gadot is set to reprise her role as Diana of Themyscira in the sequel set to hit theaters two years after Wonder Woman broke box office records. However, despite director Patty Jenkins‘ success with the first film, Jenkins has not been confirmed to direct the sequel.

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Sixth Scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1

Almost a year ago, you might remember we called attention to a new series of sixth scale Ghostbusters figures from a company called Blitzway. They’re some of the most amazing figures every created based on the paranormal investigators played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, complete with the most accurate likenesses of each of the actors. Now they get their own ride to cruise around in too.

Blitzway is following up their collectible figure line with a sixth scale Ecto-1. That’s right, the company has created an Ecto-1 collectible vehicle that is big enough to fit all four of the sixth scale figures comfortably, including a screen accurate area in the back of the customized, vintage ambulance to hold their proton packs.

Check out the incredible sixth scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1 below and see how amazing this thing really is. Read More »

Dr. Doom Short Film - The Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, a video essay explores the art of what is called a rack focus, a camera technique that you may not know by name but will undoubtedly be familiar, a fan made his own Dr. Doom short film, and the child ensemble cast of the new adaptation of Stephen King‘s It imagines who might play them as adults if there’s a sequel. Read More »

/Filmcast Ep. 428 – Dunkirk

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DavidJeff, and Devindra discuss the visual brilliance of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, plus praise Netflix shows Friends from College and Ozark.

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

Are you ready to go back to Planet Hulk with Marvel Legacy? Which major Superman villains will be appearing in the SyFy prequel series Krypton? What are the next DC Comics movies from Warner Bros. Animation? Which iconic storyline are The Flash producers hoping to adapt? Will you see that Avengers: Infinity War Comic-Con footage anytime soon? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Godzilla 2 Mothra

Godzilla 2 (formerly titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters) began production last month, and we’ve since seen a few set photos emerge that indicate overturned cars, things on fire, and the general amount of destruction one might expect from a 350-foot-tall giant lizard stomping around and battling monstrous enemies.

One of those enemies is the winged creature Mothra, and a new photo from the film’s marketing department gives us another look at Godzilla’s formidable foe.
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Rick and Morty Season 3

With all the hullabaloo of San Diego Comic-Con, there’s so much to see and do that we don’t even have time to cover every single show we love. One of the programs that fell by the wayside for us over the weekend was Adult Swim’s incredible animated series Rick and Morty. It’s one of my favorite shows on TV right now and it killed me to miss it since the /Film crew had so much more to cover.

Thankfully, the internet is a helpful place, and you can pretend that you were at Comic-Con yourself by catching up on all the big updates that came from the Rick and Morty panel. That includes a new sneak peek behind the scenes of an episode that will take the titular duo to the Wasteland of Mad Max, details on some of the guest stars coming this season, and the triumph of co-creator Justin Roiland finally getting his hands on the retired McDonald’s Mulan Szechuan sauce.

Find out all the new details about Rick and Morty season 3 below. Read More »

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Zack Snyder DC Films

While Christopher Nolan kept DC Comics movies in the public eye with his Dark Knight trilogy starting in the mid-2000s, Nolan’s insistence that his movies exist in their own cinematic realm resulted in the higher-ups at Warner Bros. and DC looking for a new creative partner who could kickstart a cinematic universe to rival what was happening at Marvel Studios. They chose Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), who directed Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and (most of) Justice League, but a new report claims that Snyder’s influence over the DCEU will be significantly smaller moving forward. And if that weren’t enough, Suicide Squad director David Ayer might be leaving the DCEU entirely.
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