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Michelle Pfeiffer Will Play Janet Van Dyne In Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’
Amidst the hype for “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” Marvel Studios announced at its Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con that Michelle Pfeiffer will play Janet Van Dyne, the long-lost wife of Hank Pym and the original Wasp in next summer’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” In the first “Ant-Man,” Van Dyne was a Shield agent who fought alongside Pym using the Ant-Man and Wasp suits they developed together. The two worked extremely well together, but in 1987, their partnership…and marriage…came to a tragic end when they were tasked with stopping a Soviet missile from killing millions of innocent. »
- Jeremy Fuster and Umberto Gonzalez
‘Atomic Blonde’: Charlize Theron Addresses James Bond Rumors, ‘Mad Max’ Sequel, and Women Who Kick Ass
Charlize Theron is a woman who kicks ass, onscreen and off. Not only does the South-African-American actress portray awesome action stars like Furiosa in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and Lorraine in the upcoming “Atomic Blonde,” but she’s out there producing movies with female leads and advocating for more women in all aspects of the film industry.
“I always say to studios, ‘Make more female-driven movies — not just actors, but producers, directors, writers.’ And they always say, ‘We would if they go see them.’ So go see them. We need you guys to support us,” Theron said. “We need you guys to make it clear we’re just as good as the guys.”
“Plus, we have boobs. They don’t have boobs.”
Speaking during Entertainment Weekly’s “Women Who Kick Ass” panel at Comic-Con Saturday afternoon, Theron discussed her new film, including a sex scene that subverts genre expectations, rumors »
- Ben Travers
Steven Spielberg: Iron Giant Is Major Part of ‘Ready Player One’
During a panel discussion at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, Spielberg said that after reading Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel about a virtual reality-addicted future, his first thought was “They’re going to need a younger director.”
Spielberg was joined onstage by Cline and the film’s stars, Tye Sheridan, Ben Mendelsohn, and T.J. Miller. Fans in Hall H were treated to a trailer for a film that overflowed with shout-outs to several geek staples. The gaming world that “Ready Player One” depicts enables players to interact with characters from pop culture staples from the ’80s and ’90s, such as “The Iron Giant,” “Tron,” “Akira,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Back to the Future,” and “Nightmare on Elm Street,” to name a few.
“When I read Ernie’s book »
- Brent Lang
'Wonder Woman' Sequel Officially Confirmed at Comic-Con!
Wonder Woman 2 is a go!
Review: 'Wonder Woman': The Best Movie to Come Out of the DC Extended Universe Thus Far
Raking in approximately $767.7 million worldwide since its premiere in early June, Wonder Woman is the DC Extended Universe's most profitable adaptation yet, and broke records for director Patty Jenkins as the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman.
A source revealed to Et back in June that Jenkins was at work on a sequel script, though she has not yet been confirmed to direct.
“The story will take place in the U.S., which »
‘The Flash’ Movie Getting Retooled as a ‘Flashpoint’ Adaptation; Could This Affect the DCEU?
Today at the Comic-Con panel for DC, Warner Bros. revealed that their The Flash movie would be based on the 2011 comic book series Flashpoint. For those unfamiliar with the comics, which were written by Geoff Johns (who now oversees the Dceu), Flashpoint is essentially a big reset button. Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) runs so fast that he travels back in time and prevents his mother from being killed. However, thanks to The Butterfly Effect, this has major repercussions across the DC universe. The Season 3 premiere of The Flash TV series also attempted their own version of Flashpoint … »
- Matt Goldberg
Pamela Adlon Joins Cast Of ‘Transformers’ Spinoff ‘Bumblebee’
Exclusive: Pamela Adlon, fresh off a Best Comedy Series Actress Emmy nomination for her FX series Better Things, is in negotiations to join the cast of Bumblebee, Paramount’s first spinoff of its Transformers franchise. Kubo and the Two Strings helmer Travis Knight is directing the pic, which is being toplined by Hailee Steinfeld. Adlon will play Steinfeld’s mother in the movie scripted by Christina Hodson. The story is mostly under wraps, but it originated from Michael… »
Ben Affleck Denies He's Exiting as Batman
Ben Affleck tried to set the record straight about his future as Batman, saying he plans to remain part of the DC Extended Universe.
The move came a day after The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the studio was exploring options to potentially set the stage for a Batman recasting.
"Let me be very clear," Affleck said Saturday during Warner Bros.' Comic-Con panel, "I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest part in the universe. I'm so thrilled to do it. It's fucking amazing."
He said that after two film appearances »
- Borys Kit
'Dunkirk' Heading Toward $51M Debut, 'Girls Trip' Strong, 'Valerian' Sinks
Saturday a.m. Update: With an estimated $19.8 million, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is heading toward an opening weekend right around $50 million to $52 million. It's a great start for the WWII feature, especially given the holds Nolan's films have shown in recent history as well as the critical response and now the "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, a notch above the "B+" audiences gave Interstellar. Additionally, Dunkirk has now been released in 46 international markets where it has so far grossed $21.2 million after releasing earlier this week in a handful of territories. We'll have more on the overall international performance with tomorrow morning's report. In second is Universal's release of Girls Trip, which is scorching the weekend, delivering an estimated $11.68 million on Friday, heading toward a $29+ million opening. The film should also show long legs looking ahead after receiving a rare "A+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Finally, Stx's release of EuropaCorp's »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Black Panther’ Posters Want a Place on Your Wall
At Comic-Con, Marvel debuted new Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther posters, and they both looked terrific. The Thor poster in particular is glorious, making use of the bright colors, big cast of characters, and really letting you know that this Thor movie is going to be radically different than the first two. I wouldn’t be surprised for Ragnarok to be the most successful of the Thor movies if the film itself is good. At the very least, it will probably have the biggest opening weekend of the trilogy. That’s not to diminish the Black Panther poster. Of … »
- Matt Goldberg
New Poster For Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Breaks Out The Claws
“Black Panther” is one of Marvel’s most highly anticipated films ever, and for good reason. For one thing, it’s directed by “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed” director Ryan Coogler, a filmmaker with a genuinely interesting point of view and distinct visual style. For another, it takes place in an entirely new locale for the McU, The Panther’s home country of Wakanda.
Continue reading New Poster For Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Breaks Out The Claws at The Playlist. »
- Eli Fine
‘The Flash’ Season 4 Trailer Shows the Team Dealing with a Barry-less World
Ok, Flash. You have some 'splaining to do. And while I'm not sure this trailer does much of it, there are definitely some things to like. Firstly, with Barry gone it looks like Iris is getting an actual storyline. Second, it appears that Caitlin is back to her old self and no longer Killer Frost (... though the jury is out on whether or not this is a good thing). There are some new foes, lots of action, plenty of tech -- it's great! Of course, Team Flash wants Barry back since he traipsed off into the Speed Force to … »
- Allison Keene
‘Arrow’ Season 6 Trailer Teases Who Survived to See Another Day
The CW's Arrow capped one of its best seasons ever with an explosive finale that left the fate of nearly every major character hanging in the balance. Who would survive? Who would be left behind? Well, a new sizzle reel for Arrow answers some of those questions, though by no means all of them. Spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn't caught up with Season 5 of Arrow yet. Clearly Oliver (Stephen Amell) and his son survived since that was a big part of Prometheus' (Josh Segarra) plan all along. However, we now know (thanks to the aforementioned sizzle … »
- Dave Trumbore
We Saw the First ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Footage and It Is Nuts
Update: We first posted this footage description out of D23, but Marvel did the fans at Comic-Con a solid and screened the footage once again for the San Diego crowd. Since the studio is keeping the sizzle reel under lock down for now, we're bumping the footage description for the folks who weren't lucky enough to be in the room. Holy heck, the folks at Marvel aren't kidding when they say that Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of the last decade spent building the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first footage dropped today at D23, and … »
- Haleigh Foutch
‘Captain Marvel’ Will Be Set in the ’90s With Skrulls as Villains
“Captain Marvel” is going to be the comic book movie equivalent of a period piece.
The superhero film will be set in the ’90s, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. That means everything will unfold before Tony Stark dons Iron Man’s suit, Captain America comes out of deep freeze, Thor crashes to Earth, and before the Avengers ever think of assembling.
“Captain Marvel” is highly anticipated because it’s the first Marvel movie to be set around a female lead. Oscar-winner Brie Larson plays the title character. In an interview with Variety last year, Feige »
- Brent Lang
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Trailer: It’s the End of the World as We Know It, and Thor Feels Fine — Watch
Now that Taika Waiti has taken the reins, the world of “Thor” looks a lot more fun — even if the apocalypse is imminent. A new trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok” just premiered at San Diego Comic-Con, and like the first it suggests that the “What We Do in the Shadows” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” director is taking things in a new direction. Watch below.
Chris Hemsworth returns as the crown prince of Asgard alongside Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, and Anthony Hopkins; Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, and Karl Urban are all newcomers to the Vikingverse. “You can expect a Taika-esque tone,” Waiti said during a reddit Ama last year. “They’ve been very accepting of my style.” This new footage suggests he wasn’t kidding, which comes as a relief. »
- Michael Nordine
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Trailer Stomps Into Hall H With Battling Superheroes – Comic-Con
A portion of Marvel’s big Hall H Comic-Con panel this evening went to Thor: Ragnarok. The cast of the threequel showed off the official trailer. The footage began showing Thor strapped into a chair arriving via tunnel a la a Disney ride to Sakaar, the fighting world of Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. This is the part in the first trailer where Grandmaster asks “What have you brought me today?” Thor is dumped in a hallway where he meets a rock being with an Australian accent… »
New ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Trailer Unleashes the Hulk on the God of Thunder
Marvel Studios has released the first Thor: Ragnarok trailer. Per the studio's official one-liner, "In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Asgard is threatened but Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his hammer and to escape and save his home world he must fight his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!" Ragnarok comes from Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi, who catches fans up on what the God of Thunder has been up to since he sat out Civil War. Aside from hanging … »
- Haleigh Foutch
Captain Marvel Will Be A Period Piece, Introduce Major Marvel Villains
Last year we learned the identity of Captain Marvel in the McU. While things have been mostly quiet on that front since then, this evening at San Diego Comic-Con we learned a lot more about the upcoming film. »
‘Captain Marvel’ to Take Place in the 1990s; Villains Will Be the Skrulls
Captain Marvel is pretty far in the distance, and it lands kind of awkwardly in the McU. It doesn’t arrive until 2019, and it’s sandwiched between two Avengers movies. So how is Marvel planning to handle this super-powered character and where she fits in the whole McU? It turns out, she’s been here this whole time—her first movie is set in the past. At today’s Marvel panel at Comic-Con, the studio revealed that Captain Marvel takes place in the 1990s. It will be the first Marvel movie since Captain America: The First Avenger … »
- Matt Goldberg
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Cast and Crew: If You Don’t Understand Diversity, You Don’t Understand ‘Star Trek’
The cast and producers of “Star Trek: Discovery” have no patience for the backlash they’ve been getting online over the show’s commitment to depicting the universe as a wide and varied place.
“‘Star Trek’ has always been pictorial of diversity and inclusion and universality,” star Sonequa Martin-Green said Saturday, July 22 during the “Discovery” panel presentation at Comic-Con. “It’s one of the main reasons it’s so important to so many people to this day. So if you say you love the legacy of ‘Star Trek’ but you don’t love that, you’ve missed [the point].”
Read More‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Trailer: Latest Look at Prequel Series Proves There’s Plenty More Than Klingons
“It was confusing to me, the amount of backlash we got, because if you love science fiction, you love the idea of imagining yourself as other,” executive producer Akiva Goldsman said. “‘Star Trek’ is about »
- Liz Shannon Miller
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