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Clancy Brown Is Surtur In “Thor: Ragnarok”

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 10:33am

Legendary thesp Clancy Brown (“Highlander,” “Carnivale”) has been cast as the voice of Surtur, the fiery demon who resides over Hel, in Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok”.

We scored our first look at the creature during the film’s new trailer released yesterday. Waititi himself performed the motion capture sequences for the character on set while Brown is doing the voice for the character.

Waititi also plays Korg, the rock giant who Thor befriends while in Sakaar. “Thor: Ragnarok” opens on November 3rd.

Source: Screen Rant

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New “Ant-Man,” “Black Panther” Posters

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 9:08am

Following their presentation last night, Marvel Studios has now released the Comic Con posters for both Peyton Reed’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther”.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” sees the returning cast from the first film joined by Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen and Walton Goggins. The film opens July 6th next year.

“Black Panther” played footage at the convention but sadly that clip isn’t going online. That film opens in February.

Source: Marvel Studios

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“Expanse,” “Riverdale,” “Orville” & More Promos

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 8:53am

The Expanse
Syfy has teased the third season of its sci-fi political drama “The Expanse” arriving next year with a new trailer which sadly offers no footage from the next season – only recaps of the second. It was announced during Syfy’s Comic Con panel that “Lost” alum Elizabeth Mitchell is set to guest star on the new season.

Riverdale
The first trailer is out for the second season of The CW’s “Riverdale” and picks up where it left off – with Archie’s dad whisked into the hospital, and the kids left with another mystery to sort out.

That’s not all in the clip though which also includes a gag reel for the first season with plenty of flubs from the young cast. “Riverdale” returns to the CW and Netflix on October 11th.

The Orville
A new one-minute promo for Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi comedy series “The Orville” has arrived. Only one or two new gags are on offer in the clip, the series premieres Sunday, September 10th.

The Originals
The CW has unveiled the trailer for the fifth and final season of its “The Vampire Diaries” spin-off and shows off a now teen Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) aiming to preserve her family’s legacy. Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Davis, Yusuf Gatewood and Riley Voelkel all return in the new episodes which begin in early 2018.

Once Upon a Time
Set to serve as a mini-reboot of the series, the Comic Con trailer has arrived for the seventh season of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” with the clip explaining how the show will continue with five of the main cast having left.

New cast members Gabrielle Anwar, Adelaide Kane, and Dania Ramirez appear in the clip, while the season kicks off on October 6th.

Future Man
Hulu have dropped a trailer for their new series “Future Man” from “Preacher” and “This is the End” creators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The series kicks off on the streamer on November 14th.

Josh Hutcherson plays a janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night who is tasked with preventing the extinction of humanity after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.

Robot Chicken
As per usual, season nine of “Robot Chicken” promises to be chock full of pop culture satires. As seen in the first new footage, Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars, Scooby Doo and Jaws are just a few of the titles getting spoofed this season

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“Gotham” S4 Teased With Clips & Reveals

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 8:41am

Following it “Gotham” with the first footage from the upcoming fourth season which just cast “Teen Wolf” actress Crystal Reed as Sofia Falcone.

The new season includes the introduction of Professor Pyg, the new introduction of The Scarecrow, Butch’s turn into Solomon Grundy, and Ra’s al Ghul (Alexander Siddig) becoming a series regular.

Producer John Stephens also says the series has scrapped its plans for a Harley Quinn-esque character, adding that “we’re never going to see Harley Quinn” on the show. Barbara Gordon’s storyline reportedly seemed to be headed down that path – but no longer.

“Gotham” returns to screens on September 28th.

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“Lucifer” S3 Gets Tom Welling & New Promo

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 8:37am

“Smallville” star Tom Welling has signed on to join the cast of FOX’s “Lucifer,” marking his first TV role since the Superman prequel series ended.

Welling will play Marcus Pierce, an accomplished but reserved police lieutenant.

The new season sees Lucifer having resolved the problem of Charlotte (Tricia Helfer) but now must figure out who kidnapped him and why his angel wings have returned.

The announcement comes as FOX has released a new promo for the season which you can see below. “Lucifer” returns Monday October 2nd.

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Comic Con 2017: The CW’s DC Shows

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 1:38am

Yesterday afternoon The CW unleashed Comic Con trailers for the new seasons of all five of its DC superhero shows along with revealing some new details about what to expect in upcoming episodes.

The Flash
Six months after Barry Allen disappeared into the Speed Force, life has moved on. Caitlin appears to be back to normal, Iris is dealing with the fallout and trying to move on.

The new season will sport Neil Sandilands as the ‘big bad’ of the season ‘The Thinker’. Also involved are Kim Engelbrecht as his assistant, Danny Trejo as the bounty hunter Breacher, and the still unannounced Elongated Man.

Arrow
“Lost” alum Michael Emerson is set to recur in the upcoming sixth season of “Arrow” as an unnamed mystery character while David Nykl is returning as Oliver’s Russian mobster ally Anatoly Knyazev.

The clip doesn’t reveal who survived the island explosion that capped off the fifth season aside from Oliver, his kid William, Slade Wilson and both Black Canary and Black Siren. From comments, it’s suggested that won’t be made clear until the end of the third episode.

Supergirl
Things look to be getting dark for the new season in the wake of Mon-El’s banishment and the rise of world killer Reign (Odette Annable). Four newcomers to the cast this year are Adrian Pasdar as charismatic capitalist Morgan Edge, Carl Lumbly as the Martian Manhunter’s father M’yrnn J’onzz, Yael Grobglas as psychic villain Psi, and Emma Tremblay as a kid named Ruby.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
“Supergirl” may be going dark, but ‘Legends’ is doubling down on the ridiculousness and whimsy. With time shattered and anachronisms everywhere, the Legends must now try to restore the timeline back to some sort of working order.

Wentworth Miller and Arthur Darvill will both recur as Captain Cold & Rip Hunter respectively next season, while Neal McDonough has been upgraded to a series regular as Damien Darhk following a recurring role last year. Additionally Vixen’s sister Kuasa arrives in live-action as an antagonist for the new run.

Black Lightning
James Remar and Damon Gupton have joined the cast as series regulars with Remar playing the oldest friend and mentor of lead character Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), and Gupton playing a detective who becomes an unlikely ally.

The project still hasn’t shot its pilot yet so the only thing released so far is highlights from the several minute ‘proof of concept’ reel done for the series earlier this year.

“Supergirl” returns October 9th, “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” on October 10th, “Arrow” on October 12th and “Black Lightning” mid-season.

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Second Trailer: “Thor: Ragnarok”

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 5:29pm

The second trailer and a new poster for Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” are now online following their premiere at Marvel’s San Diego Comic Con panel on Saturday.

The story has Hela (Cate Blanchett) escaping millennia of imprisonment. She exiles Thor (Chris Hemsworth), smashes Mjolnir and scorches Asgard. Thor, stuck on a distant gladiatorial planet, must return home or it will be destroyed.

Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Hela (Cate Blanchett), Skurge (Karl Urban) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) all get screen time. Hela sports a rough British accent and her horns are on full display. There are also shots of Chris Hemsworth shirtless, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), and plenty of “Flash Gordon” style.

The panel for the film revealed that The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) is not just immortal, but also the brother of The Collector (Benicio del Toro).

Meanwhile, Mark Ruffalo says that Banner has been in Hulk form for two years. In fact, Hulk does not want to turn back into Bruce Banner. A side effect is that he has now scored the vocabulary of someone of that age. Some of his speech is seen in the trailer’s final moments, along with a glimpse of Surtur.

“Thor: Ragnarok” opens in cinemas on November 3rd 2017.

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Pfeiffer Joins “Ant-Man,” “Marvel” Set In 90s

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 5:12pm

Marvel Studios kicked off its annual San Diego Comic Con panel with the news that Michelle Pfeiffer has scored the role of Janet Van Dyne, the original The Wasp, in “Ant-Man and the Wasp”.

She will be joined by Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, and Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost in the Peyton Reed-directed project.

Also, the studio confirmed “Captain Marvel” will be set in the early 1990s, will boast The Skrulls as the villains, and include Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) with two eyes.

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Comic Con 2017 Promo: “Westworld” S2

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 4:55pm

Production on the second season of HBO’s “Westworld” only got underway a week ago, but the network has already assembled a new trailer for the upcoming run of episodes which return in 2018.

With events picking up where the first season left off, and the robots now essentially having free will and running amuck, things are going to get dark and messy.

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Comic Con 2017 Promo: “Star Trek: Discovery”

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 4:42pm

Following the first trailers back in May, Netflix has now released a new Comic Con trailer for its upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery” series.

Set before the events of the original series, the story follows the crew of the titular Federation starship, helmed by Captain Lorca (Jason Isaacs), from the perspective of its First Officer, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin Green).

The first half of the fifteen-episode first season begins September 24th on the CBS All Access streaming service. Outside North America, episodes will be available on Netflix within hours of their posting to CBS All Access.

Non-U.S. Version

U.S. Version

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Comic Con 2017 Promo: “Stranger Things” S2

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 4:37pm

Sandwiched in between the big DC and Marvel panels at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Netflix held court with a panel for its much buzzed about 1980s-set supernatural drama series “Stranger Things”.

The highlight of the panel was understandably the trailer for the new season, only the second clip for the new episodes to be released following a Superbowl commercial back in February.

Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine all return for the new season.

They’re joined by the likes of Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Dacre Montgomery, Sadie Sink, Linnea Berthelsen and Brett Gelman. The nine episode second season, said to be much darker than the first, will premiere in full on October 27th.

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Second Trailer: “Justice League”

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:51am

An extended four-minute second trailer for Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” was unveiled this morning by Warner Bros. Pictures. The clip follows in the wake of last year’s Comic Con sneak peek, and the first trailer from back in March.

The new trailer begins with plenty of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) scenes before showing us the villain Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds). We see more of the winged aerotrooper army of Apokolips, along with Commissioner Gordon (J.K. Simmons), Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), Alfred Pennyworth (Jeremy Irons) and a hint of Superman (Henry Cavill).

Ben Affleck shot down recent reports of his departure from the role of Batman during the Q&A panel. Affleck says:

“Let me be very clear. I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest f–king part in any universe. I’m so thrilled to do it. I would be a f–king ape for Matt Reeves. I’m so excited to be the Batman. It’s a great time for DC.”

“Justice League” opens November 17th in cinemas.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictured

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Warners Announces “Flashpoint,” “Lantern” & More

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:43am

Kicking off the DC Films section of its Comic Con panel this year, Warner Bros. Pictures unleashed a video reel that contained a bunch of logos that confirm the slate of films they have in the works and are moving forward on.

The most interesting reveal was that of “Flashpoint,” the title for “The Flash” movie which suggests an adaptation of the famed comic Flashpoint comics storyline.

Also confirmed were a “Wonder Woman” sequel, the Green Lantern Corps.” movie, and the already announced “Shazam,” “Suicide Squad 2, “The Batman,” “Justice League Dark” and “Batgirl”.

A brief clip from “Aquaman” was also shown in the room and won’t be brought online. The footage sees a couple old fisherman in a boat in the middle of an ocean. One of them cast their reel out and he gets a bite – and suddenly the boat is being dragged until the fisherman lets go.

Soon there’s a rumbling under the ocean and we see a whole fleet of Ocean Master’s stingray-shaped ships moving through the water, along with Atlanteans swimming around on sharks. Another scene has Momoa inside of a sunken ship in an air pocket and holding a red sword.

“Aquaman” opens December next year.

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Explore The Road To “Blade Runner 2049”

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:31am

Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, director Denis Villeneuve and a hologram of Jared Leto appeared on stage at the Warner Bros. Pictures panel at San Diego Comic Con this morning to promote the release of “Blade Runner 2049”.

A video titled ‘Road to Blade Runner 2049’ and narrated by Edward James Olmos kicked off the panel, showing how the world within the films had changed in the thirty-year gap between the movies. A tie-in site has now gone online which offers a more in-depth look and what changes have happened.

Speaking about the film and why he chose to do it, Villeneuve said: “I didn’t want someone else to f–k it up.” The other day whilst speaking to Collider, Villeneuve confirmed that the current cut of the film comes in at 150 minutes and he’ll be working on the final edit until the end of August.

A clip was also shown from the film which sees Ryan Gosling’s Agent K reviewing Deckard’s Voight-Kampff test on Rachael from the original film.

“Blade Runner 2049” opens in cinemas on October 7th.

History is still being written. Take the #RoadTo2049 & follow the journey to uncover the future. https://t.co/BssHveGSNW #BladeRunner2049. pic.twitter.com/JSVgqxGaKP

— #BladeRunner 2049 (@bladerunner) July 22, 2017

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First Trailer: Spielberg’s “Ready Player One”

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:49am

Immediately following its premiere at the Warner Bros. Pictures panel at San Diego Comic Con, the first trailer has arrived for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel “Ready Player One”.

The story set in a virtual world called Oasis in which a teenager (Tye Sheridan) finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the enigmatic founder (Mark Rylance) of the game dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize.

Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller and Ben Mendelsohn co-star in the film which will incorporate a bunch of 1980s references and easter eggs, except for Spielberg’s own filmography which is being avoided. The clip shows characters and vehicles from “Akira,” “Back to the Future,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” and “The Iron Giant” with Spielberg himself saying The Iron Giant is a big part of the film.

The film opens March 30th next year.

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“Dark Tower” Director Explains Short Runtime

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:44am

One announcement that raised eyebrows the other day was that the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” would clock in at just 95 minutes.

There’s no way to adapt an eight book fantasy saga into anything even remotely approaching that runtime. Even if it is a ‘sequel’ to the books, as has been stated before, it seems an incredibly short one.

Director Nikolaj Arcel explains to Slashfilm that there’s a good reason for this – they’ve kept the narrative tight with the plan for future films to build out the world we see.

“The good news here…the reason why many fans are worried about the run time is that they think we are trying to do everything in this film. Which we are not. This is ideally the first film. This is an introduction to the world and the characters. It’s not meant to be all the novels and we’re just trying to cram everything in there.

So that’s one thing. And the script was really lean and tight. When I got on board, the script was very short, very lean. That’s one of the things that attracted me to it. I said ‘This is smart.’ You start with a lean, mean story and you don’t try to cram everything in there. You just build the basic ideas. And if people enjoy it and if they like this world and these characters, we can start expanding.”

Of course that all depends on if audiences warm to the Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey-led film when it opens in cinemas on August 4th.

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“Iron Fist” Replaces Showrunner For S2

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:28am

Raven Metzner (“Sleepy Hollow,” “Falling Skies”) is set to replace Scott Buck as showrunner on the forthcoming second season of Marvel and Netflix’s “Iron Fist”.

The news comes a day after Marvel TV president Jeph Loeb announced that “Iron Fist” had been renewed for a second season at Comic-Con. The first season notably tanked with critics who slammed the show for its quality.

Buck has since moved on to serve as showrunner on Marvel and ABC’s “Inhumans” event series which is fighting back against strongly negative buzz over a month before it kicks off in IMAX cinemas.

Metzner has been involved in the Marvel universe before, penning the script for the 2005 “Elektra” film with Jennifer Garner.

In related news, check out a new clip from “The Defenders” mini-series which has just been released.

Source: The Live Feed

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No “X-Men” Crossovers For “Gifted” & “Legion”

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:00am

It’s not unexpected, but quotes over the weekend at San Diego Comic Con have made it official – don’t expect “X-Men” film series actors to show up on either FX’s “Legion” or FOX’s new series “The Gifted,” and don’t expect the shows themselves to crossover either.

‘Gifted’ showrunner Matt Nix downplayed the possibility of film crossovers, saying the new show takes place in its own unique timeline:

“One of the great favors that ‘Days of Future Past’ did for all of us is establish many streams. I guess that one answer is that this is one of those many streams.

Right now one of the things that comes out in the show is the X-Men are gone. Why are they gone? That’s a thing in the show. It’s not just that they’re too expensive for television — though that may be related.”

Lauren Shuler Donner, who serves as executive producer on both shows, was asked by a fan if “Legion” and “The Gifted” could cross over to which she replied: “I’m sorry to break your heart. No, but thank you for wanting it.”

Additionally, Donner was asked if “Legion” could crossover with the movies, such as having Patrick Stewart’s Charles X. Xavier (the father of Dan Stevens’ main character) appearing. She replied: “It has to exist on its own plane. It can’t ever crossover with the movies — or why watch it?”.”

“The Gifted” premieres in October, “Legion” returns in 2018.

Source: Variety

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“Archer” S9 Heads To “Danger Island”

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 9:39am

They were drug runners in the fifth season, private Hollywood investigators in the seventh, and caught up in a 1947 noir tale in the eighth.

Now details on the ninth season of FX’s “Archer” have arrived with the theme this year dubbed ‘Danger Island’. The theme was announced by executive producer Matt Thompson during the show’s panel at San Diego Comic Con.

Much of the action takes place in the spring of 1939 on a remote beach locale in the South Pacific. Archer will be a seaplane pilot with one eyepatch and two partners – co-pilot Pam Poovy, and a “talking, f–king parrot named Crackers” (Lucky Yates, who voices Dr. Krieger, will play that role).

Lana is a princess on the island, Mallory is a bar owner who is once again Archer’s mother, Cheryl is honeymooning on the island, Cyril is British spy Cypert Fuchs posing as a local.

The previous season, ‘Dreamland,’ got dark fast. Thompson said the plan is to change things up and bring back the fun even as it remains set in an alternate reality like last season:

“Last season, we loved it, but things got pretty dark, pretty fast. Adam Reed has been talking about doing something fun and just having a blast [this season]. There will be quicksand, cannibals, and super intelligent monkeys.”

“Archer: Danger Island” is expected to premiere in early 2018.

Someone call Kenny Loggins. We’re heading to Danger Island next season. #ArcherFXX #SDCC2017 pic.twitter.com/PBLxWh1ePz

— Archer (@archerfxx) July 22, 2017

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“Thor: Ragnarok” Wraps Reshoots & New Art

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 9:22am

Reshoots on Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” has officially wrapped after three weeks and the director and his star Chris Hemsworth have arrived in San Diego ahead of the film’s Comic Con presentation tonight.

Marvel Studios will debut a brand new trailer for the film tonight along with offering updates on “Black Panther,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Avengers: Infinity War”.

Before they get around to that though, Pyramid International has debuted several pieces new promotional poster art from the film which you can see below.

“Thor: Ragnarok” opens in November.

Source: CBM

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