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Marvel cinematic universe breakdown

To put it mildly, the MCU has not had a great track record with female superheroes. Their idea of “diversity” seems to be offering countless variations on white, male superheroes, and based on the current schedule that won’t change until the release of 2018’s Black Panther and Captain Marvel. (Which are Marvel movies #19 and #20, respectively.) But now some of the roadblocks to highlighting female characters may have disappeared.

In addition to Monday’s news that Ike Perlmutter will no longer control Marvel Studios, we now have word that the Marvel Creative Committee has been dissolved. Find out why that could be a great thing for Marvel female superheroes. Read More »

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‘iZombie’ Season Two Trailer: More Brains

iZombie S2 trailer

The lowest-profile DC comics series on The CW seems to be iZombie, but that doesn’t exactly mean the show is struggling. It just doesn’t get the attention of The Flash or Arrow.

That said, iZombie had a healthy audience in its first season thanks in part to a combination of good casting and perfectly-pitched scripts. The series really inspired a solid core fanbase as it also garnered critical acclaim, with praise particularly directed at the show’s comic wit. The series returns for a second season in early October, and the new iZombie S2 trailer is here. Read More »

Lucille Ball biopic

Cate Blanchett is attached to star in a Lucille Ball biopic, and that’s pretty interesting. It’s the sort of thing that could be easy Oscar bait, sure, but Blanchett could also deliver a performance that would elevate the film to something much more powerful. The project is being produced by Ball’s children. Perhaps most interesting, however, is the writer who is set up to script: Aaron Sorkin. Read More »

Welcome to Death Row movie

Movies are following the pattern set by the record industry decades ago. No one believed in rappers from Compton until NWA’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ got national attention, after which the LA scene exploded. Now, with the biopic Straight Outta Compton taking the top box-office spot for three weeks running, agents and producers are scrambling to come up with related stories that can be turned into movies.

We’ve heard about one would-be de facto sequel already, and the latest project to be taken around Hollywood is a dramatic film based on the documentary and book Welcome to Death Row. Read More »

Luke Cage synopsis

The Netflix branch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow. Luke Cage has just added two key players to its lineup: Theo Rossi, who’ll play villain Shades, and Rosario Dawson, who’ll reprise her role as Claire Temple. Get the details on the Luke Cage Theo Rossi and Rosario Dawson casting after the jump.  Read More »

Byran Cranston as LBJ first look

Back in the summer of 2014, we learned that Emmy-winning Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston would be taking his Tony-winning performance as President Lyndon B. Johnson to HBO in an adaptation of the stage play All the Way.

Production is now underway on the HBO Films production, and we have a first look photo of Bryan Cranston as LBJ, in which the actor is completely unrecognizable. Read More »

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Euron Greyjoy casting

Here’s some Game of Thrones news that isn’t a fan theory or a wild supposition about where the upcoming sixth season will take the story as it ventures further afield from the novels written by George R.R. Martin. Danish actor Pilou Asbaek (Lucy, The Borgias, the upcoming Ben-Hur) has been cast as Euron Greyjoy, uncle to Theon Greyjoy, aka Reek, and he is surmised to have a big role in the upcoming season. Read More »

‘Jack Reacher 2′ Sets Fall Release Date

Tom Cruise in JACK REACHER

Jack Reacher will be back to dole out some more no-nonsense justice in a little over a year. Paramount has set a fall 2016 release date for Jack Reacher 2, which has Tom Cruise returning as the titular hero under director Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai). Get details on the Jack Reacher 2 release date after the jump.  Read More »

American Horror Story Hotel teasers

The setting, story, cast, and characters change from year to year, but there’s one thing about American Horror Story that always remains the same: The run-up to each season begins with a series of creepy, mood-setting teasers. And so, with the premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel just a few weeks away, FX has served up a nightmarish amuse-bouche in the form of three brief promos. Watch the American Horror Story Hotel teasers after the jump.  Read More »