Want to see the Comic-Con trailers for Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Black Lightning? Which actor met with Christopher Nolan for Batman Begins? What beloved DC Comics story with Superman is getting an animated movie in 2020? When does the second season of Titans arrive? What rules do Marvel Studios actors have to follow? Which classic DC Comics TV star is appearing in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky has spent the past several years making Hotel Transylvania movies: goofy, breezy films that are largely designed for kids and families. But longtime fans know that Tartakovsy’s a man with varied interests – and one of those interests happens to be seeing a dinosaur rip another dinosaur’s face off.
That’s exactly what you’ll see in this new clip for his upcoming Adult Swim series Primal, which features more visceral action than some of the films in the Jurassic Park franchise.
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One of the best elements of Avengers: Endgame was the drastic change in Thor, the god of thunder. Traumatized by his failure at killing Thanos at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Thor has gotten lost in beer and snacks. He’s severely overweight, panics at the drop of a hat, and always seems anxious (when he doesn’t seem drunk). Still, he has a confident swagger about him, even if that swagger has a drunken stumble in it.
Unfortunately, the merchandise has been few and far between for the Thor that Tony Stark refers to as Lebowski (inspired by Jeff Bridges as The Dude in The Big Lebowski). Sure, there have been a couple statues playing tribute to his more heroic-looking form, but we’ve yet to see a great collectible honoring this fraternity version of Thor. That changes today as Hasbro has revealed an Avengers Endgame Thor action figure in pajama pants, robe, hoodie and sunglasses. It’s probably the best Thor figure ever. Read More »
Linda Hamilton hasn’t appeared in a Terminator film since 1992’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day. That’s about to change with this year’s Terminator: Dark Fate, which will see Hamilton once again play the ass-kicking Sarah Connor. Getting Hamilton back is a big deal, and certainly makes Dark Fate look more interesting than all the other lackluster Terminator sequels. It was a big deal to Hamilton as well, and she took it seriously – the actress recently revealed she flat-out refused to say certain lines in the script that were intended to soften her character.
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the Boston-bred pals who won an Oscar for writing Good Will Hunting in the late 1990s, have not co-written another script since – at least not one that’s actually gotten made into a movie. But it looks like that may change imminently, because Ridley Scott is now set to direct The Last Duel, a revenge film that’s an adaptation of Eric Jager’s novel. Affleck and Damon co-wrote the movie with Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said, Can You Ever Forgive Me?), and it’s a period piece set in the 1300s France.
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Quentin Tarantino is retiring. Unless he isn’t. He’s also making a Star Trek movie. Maybe. The fact is, no one really knows what the future holds for the filmmaker, but there’s plenty of speculation – most of it from Tarantino himself. The latest film to add to the “maybe” pile is Kill Bill Vol. 3, something Tarantino has toyed with in the past. In a new interview, the director revealed that he and star Uma Thurman had very recently discussed Kill Bill 3. Whether or not it actually gets made is another story.
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Disney had no problem topping the charts again this summer with their release of the remake of The Lion King. Audiences may not be sure whether to call this movie animation or live-action, but they clearly had to see it for themselves to the tune of a $185 million opening weekend at the domestic box office. That’s enough to give the movie the #9 spot on the chart of the best opening weekends of all-time. Read More »
The Eternals will be the second and final film that Marvel Studios releases in 2020, and it’s also the second film of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following in the footsteps of Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel, the film will dig deeper into the cosmic side of the MCU than we’ve ever gone before. That’s because The Eternals are a group of immortals who have been around forever, and the Celestials who have tasked them with protecting Earth have been around even longer. And Marvel boss Kevin Feige says The Eternals movie will explore what they’ve been up to. But what about Fantastic Four and X-Men? What can we expect from their eventual arrival in the MCU? Find out Read More »
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Bobby Miller’s Critters Attack! honors its meager franchise traditions, and your interpretation of that statement depends on your level of adoration of low-budget puppeteering. My reaction to the Crites’ latest feeding frenzy is similar to my reaction to Phantasm: Ravager: it has minuscule funding, blatant attempts at nostalgia recreation, and purposeful “so bad it’s good” vibes which prove you cannot force cult acclaim.
Then again, as with Ravager, 2019’s fuzzball fury will give Critters guardians precisely what they adore. New fanbase breeds won’t start championing this Gremlins knockoff, but don’t be surprised when familiarized audiences leave satisfied. Read More »
On the July 22, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Kevin Feige talking about Phase 4 of the MCU, why there is no Avengers movie, the Blade reboot, Thor: Love and Thunder, The Eternals, and some stuff we missed outside of our Comic Con coverage, Halloween sequels and the last shot of Star Wars: The Ride of Skywalker.
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