Black Dynamite who? Michael Jai White is now Outlaw Johnny Black, the gun-slinging cowboy about to tear a new satirical hole in the Western movie.

The Outlaw Johnny Black is the semi-sequel to the cult comedy classic Black Dynamite, a fantastic and uproariously funny satire of blaxpoitation movies. And now the first Outlaw Johnny Black trailer promises that the movie is coming soon. Eventually With your help.

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Listen up suckas, a Black Dynamite sequel is on its way. But here’s the catch: it won’t exactly feature Black Dynamite.

Black Dynamite himself, Michael Jai White, announced that the next film he’s starring in is called Outlaw Johnny Black, a gun-slinging Western comedy that will act as a semi-sequel to Black Dynamite. And there’s already a teaser out for it.

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Is there a secret Black Dynamite sequel coming our way this year? That’s certainly the implication from a tweet from Black Dynamite star Michael Jai White. While there’s no confirmation yet, we’re hoping a sequel to the 2009 blaxploitation comedy is right around the corner.

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Triple Threat trailer

If you recognize the names Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, and Tiger Chen without looking them up, then your day is about to get a whole lot better: the three martial arts movie stars (who appeared in films like Ong-Bak, The Raid, and Man of Tai Chi, respectively) have teamed up for a new action movie called Triple Threat, and the first trailer has arrived. This is the Avengers of modern martial arts films.

If you don’t know these guys’ names and you’re a fan of bone-crunching action movies, allow this to be your introduction to what this group of cinematic badasses is all about.
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We’ve got some odds and ends from Sequel-Land after the jump:

  • Warner Bros. is seeking writers for Contagion 2
  • Will Black Dynamite 2 be like Blazing Saddles?
  • Ian McKellan almost declined to do The Hobbit
  • See new photos from Catching Fire‘s Georgia set

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Watch out for the giant censor bar! The trailer is here for the Adult Swim animated series based on Black Dynamite, and it captures all the blaxpoitation excess of the 2009 film. It looks like the show characters in The Boondocks might watch, which is appropriate given that Carl Jones of The Boondocks is the exec producer.

Black Dynamite is a 30-minute animated series that tells all-new tales of Black Dynamite (voiced by Michael Jai White) as he fights street thugs, ninjas, the Man and the attentions of adoring sexy women. Helping out are Tommy Davidson (Cream Corn), Arsenio Hall (Tasty Freeze), Kym Whitley (Honeybee), and Byron Minns (Bullhorn).

This isn’t quite safe for work, so if Black Dynamite’s particular brand of action isn’t something you think will fly in the office, wait ’til you get home. Read More »

Could the big-screen sequel to 2009’s Black Dynamite finally be getting underway? Michael Jai White thinks so. Also after the jump:

  • Christina Ricci will play an evil Smurfette
  • Richard Linklater thinks the Before Sunset sequel will happen
  • Is Underworld: Battle the title of Underworld 5?

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‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy’ Episode One Premieres

Tuesday marked the nearly one year-in-the-making premiere of a brand new Mortal Kombat online web series called Mortal Kombat: Legacy. The series is co-written and directed by Kevin Tancharoen who directed Fame as well as a 2010 viral video that spawned this series. It follows Sonja Blade (Jeri Ryan), Stryker (Tahmoh Penikett) and Jax (Michael Jai White) and they try and stop an evil crime ring run by Kano (Darren Shahlavi). At least, that’s what happens in the first 10 minutes. Episode two will be out next week with several more episodes coming after that. Check out the first episode after the jump and let us know what you think. Read More »

You might think I sound crazy, but I know I’m not the only one who gets chills when they think about the first time they saw the Mortal Kombat movie. The movie itself is largely disappointing, but after playing the games obsessively at local arcades – lining up quarters, practicing fatalities, etc. – finally sitting down in the theater and hearing the initial scream of “MORTAL KOMBAT,” over the New Line logo, followed by The Immortals techno beats, was a very exciting moment. Unfortunately, it was a little too exciting and there was no way the film could ever live up to it. Why am telling you this? Because anytime there’s a new Mortal Kombat property, I secretly hope that it’ll match the energy of those 20 seconds of pre-credit perfection.

The next chance at that kind of immortality is Mortal Kombat: Legacy, an upcoming live action web series by Kevin Tancharoen that premieres April 12 on, starring Jeri Ryan and Michael Jai White. You can check out the first official clip (as well as the clip I mentioned, just for the hell of it) after the jump. Read More »

Briefly: Ever since Black Dynamite hit in 2009, there have been plans for a spin-off animated series featuring the continued adventures of the former Fed and irrepressible ladykiller avenger Black Dynamite. Now Adult Swim has officially picked up the series, which is directed by Carl Jones (The Boondocks), animated by Titmouse and will feature the voices of the film’s actors Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley and Byron Minns.

This deal has been a long time in the making. The animated series was mentioned in September and October 2009, and even then Michael Jai White was saying that Cartoon Network would be the home. When we initially covered the news I hoped and assumed that Adult Swim would be the final outlet, so it’s good to see that finally come to be. The show will bow in early 2012. See another still after the break. Read More »