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“Action star” probably isn’t the first thing you think of when Judah Ben-Hur’s name comes to mind. He doesn’t believe in killing. Compassion is Ben-Hur’s true weapon, and that’s why he’s such a heroic character, especially in William Wyler‘s 1959 film.

A few weeks ago we got our first look at the upcoming reimagining of the film, which is directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted). And although the trailer has plenty of excitement, according to the director, this version will not turn Judah Ben-Hur into a more modern action hero.

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Ben-Hur trailer

Jack Huston kicked off 2016 as one of the better parts of the fairly terrible Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, stealing scene after scene from ostensible male lead Sam Riley. Now his next big release of 2016 puts him front and center, in the iconic role of Judah Ben-Hur.

The main beats of Timur Bekmambetov‘s Ben-Hur should seem familiar to anyone who’s seen the earlier film. Huston’s Ben-Hur is a Jewish prince who’s betrayed by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell) and forced into slavery. He survives and returns to seek his revenge in the arena. Morgan Freeman plays the man who teaches Ben-Hur all about chariot racing. Nazanin Boniadi, Pilou Asbaek, and Rodrigo Santoro also star.  Read More »

ben hur remake

Jack Huston has been on a star on the rise for the past few years now. After Boardwalk Empire and his strong supporting performances in Not Fade Away and Kill Your Darlings, he seemed destined to one day headline a big studio picture. A year and a half ago the actor landed the lead role in Timur Bekmambetov‘s remake of Ben-Hur, and this could be his big break.

With Bekmambetov’s film opening this summer, we now have our first look at Ben-Hur.

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What do Arrow and X-Men have in common? What can you expect in the Captain America: Civil War trailer? Who does Sienna Miller want to play for Marvel Studios? How good is Ryan Reynolds‘ impression of Hugh Jackman? Does Michael Keaton think Batman could beat up the Hulk? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Warcraft poster

When you’ve invested upwards of $100 million into a game with 7 million subscribers around the world, you don’t half-ass the promotional campaign. So even though Warcraft is still seven months out, Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment are getting an early start on putting the word out. Following a handful of new stills this weekend, Warcraft has just revealed a splashy new poster, as well as details on the imminent trailer release.

Check out the first Warcraft poster, and get Warcraft trailer release details, after the jump.

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Toby Kebbell Sets Sail for ‘Kong: Skull Island’

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Fresh off a trip to Planet Zero, Toby Kebbell is preparing to set sail for Kong: Skull Island. The Fantastic Four baddie joins a high-profile cast that also includes Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer) is directing. Learn all about the Kong Skull Island Toby Kebbell casting after the jump. Read More »

Fantastic Four Doctor Doom clip

Tonight you can start catching screenings of Fantastic Four around the United States before it starts playing all day around the country tomorrow. And 20th Century Fox is still in full marketing mode trying to get you interested.

One of the aspects of the film that has remained mostly unseen is the full form of Toby Kebbell as the Fantastic Four’s nemesis Doctor Doom. The recent extended preview gave us some insight into what happens with the character they the five-person research team travels to another universe, but this is the first time we’ve seen Doom for an extended period of time in action. And sadly, he looks like a radioactive Crash Test Dummy.

Watch the Fantastic Four Doctor Doom clip after the jump, but beware of some spoilers! Read More »

Fantastic Four extended preview

Even though the early buzz on Fantastic Four may be good, 20th Century Fox isn’t resting when it comes to pushing the movie on general audiences. A new four-minute sneak preview has just surfaced, which is basically a combination of all the previous trailers with a bit of new footage and longer takes of shots that we’ve seen before.

But there’s a bonus at the end for those who sit through the whole four-minute video (or just fast forward to the last 30 seconds), because Deadpool pops up to let everyone know that they’ll also see a trailer for his movie with Fantastic Four this weekend. But we’ll end up seeing the red band trailer for that tonight, so stay tuned. In the meantime, watch the Fantastic Four extended preview after the jump! Read More »

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With just weeks to go until its release date, Fantastic Four is squeezing in one last trailer to get you pumped for the newest incarnation of Marvel’s oldest superhero team. Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell star as four smart and attractive young people who travel into an alternate dimension and return with bizarre powers.

Also starring are Reg E. Cathey as Johnny and Sue’s dad Franklin Storm, Toby Kebbell as the villainous Doctor Doom, and Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder (a.k.a. the future Mole Man). Josh Trank directed. Watch the Fantastic Four final trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Warcraft comic con 2015

Director Duncan Jones has been coming to Comic Con with Warcraft for three years now. With the movie finally set to arrive in theaters just under a year from now, Comic-Con finally got a first look at some official footage from the video game adaptation, and it’s definitely something to talk about.

The footage on display has simultaneously some of the most beautiful visual effects footage I’ve ever seen, along with some of the most niche, heavy-fantasy, somewhat confusing story elements in recent memory. As someone who hasn’t ever dove into the world of Warcraft, I’ll do my best to break down what we saw in Hall H.

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