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Karl Urban is pinning his hope on the fans to make Dredd 2 happen. Also after the jump:

  • Sharknado 2 will terrorize New York City
  • The Chinese government welcomes The Smurfs 2
  • The Expendables 3 adds Ronda Rousey and Victor Ortiz
  • Charlie Day says Horrible Bosses 2 might film this fall
  • Mac and Farva say Super Troopers 2 will shoot this year
  • Christopher Guest hints at a Spinal Tap reunion in 2014
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 poster takes to the sky
  • See two new pics from Curse of Chucky

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Dredd 3D

If Dredd‘s tragically weak box office performance didn’t squash all hopes of a sequel, Adi Shankar‘s recent comments should have. The producer bluntly stated that the sci-fi pic would “probably not” get a follow up because it “totally bombed.” Considering that the film made grossed just $35 million worldwide on a $50 million budget, it was tough to argue with his reasoning.

But now that Dredd has found a little more success on home video, star Karl Urban seems to be feeling much more optimistic. According to him, a Dredd sequel is “not off the agenda” — but it’ll only happen if the fans fight for it. Hit the jump to read his comments.

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Is your pop culture art collection cluttered with too many huge movie posters? Do you have a full stack of 27 x 40 inch paper laying around and not enough wall space to display? Are you looking for something smaller, more tasteful but still as awesome and exciting? Mike Mitchell is here to help.

Mitchell is one of the most popular artists out there today. He first gained national attention with his “I’m With Coco” poster for Conan O’Brien and has continued to do beautiful work putting a unique spin on popular culture. Last year, his Just Like Us exhibit at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles started a collectors craze and now he’s back for his second show. This one takes popular, and some not-so-popular, movie characters and provides them each with a detailed, classy portrait.

The exhibit opens Friday April 26 at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas and, after the jump, you can see about half the images in the show. Read More »

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Here are some sequel-related odds and ends for the start of the week. After the jump:

  • Transformers 4 scouts the GM plant as a possible location
  • Dredd isn’t getting a sequel, but may get a short film
  • Win one of 50 uniform from Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Star Trek Into Darkness participates in Earth Hour
  • Universal’s “Despicablimp” embarks on a cross-country tour
  • See the first pics from Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

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Which superhero does Christopher Nolan think is harder to adapt, Superman or Batman? How does Bane relate to Wreck-It Ralph? Want to see a video about building the world of Dredd? What are 10 really dumb ways superheroes have died? Is there a corolation between Alison Brie and Captain America? Read about all that, and wish Stan Lee a happy 90th birthday, in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Want to see the world premiere of the brand new, Wolverine-inspired, short film Logan (pictured above)? Why is President Obama hanging with Spider-Man? When will Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere? Which Battlestar Galactica star is joining Arrow? How did Christopher McQuarrie‘s Wolverine film differ from James Mangold‘s? Was a superhero movie top movie from 2012 from IMDB readers? Is a Punisher fan film the best Punisher movie to date? Where can you buy some near-mint, vintage Captain America trading cards? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Which superhero film was Quentin Tarantino offered? Want to see the original concept art for Jack Nicholson‘s Joker? Maybe you want to buy a Joker Snuggie? What did Jamie Foxx have to say about The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Who is fighting, on video, on the set of Thor: The Dark World? Which movie series does Mark Millar say he’ll release every few years? When does Dredd come to Blu-ray? Did Captain America: The Winter Soldier change where it’s going to film? Who did Nathan Fillion dress up for at Halloween? Read about all of this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Why wait for DVD? The “bonus features” on many older DVD releases (and laserdiscs, for the ’90s folks) pale in comparison to some of the effects breakdowns and other filmmaking explanations that are available in video form all over the internet. The entire internet is now a cache of info about the creation of films, even as they’re in theaters.

So here are a few choice bits of info. One is an effects overview for Robert Zemeckis‘ new film, Flight, in which a drunk pilot played by Denzel Washington narrowly pilots a plane away from certain doom. The featurette goes into some of the general effects used for the film, before detailing that crash sequence. You might be surprised at how much practical photography was used to create the views of the inside of the plane during that sequence.

Then there’s a piece on Dredd, and just as parts of Flight required extensive digital alteration or augmentation to present the view the filmmakers wanted, Dredd digitally altered the landscape of Johannesburg and Capetown, South Africa to generate the film’s sprawling Mega-City One. FInally, get some details on how a real Aston Martin was preserved for Skyfall, even as the filmmakers had a real product to damage. Read More »

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