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"Black Lightning" TV Updates

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Sneak Peek more new footage, plus synopsis from The CW's upcoming live-action, superhero TV series "Black Lightning", based on the DC Comics character, airing mid-2018 :

"...'Jefferson Pierce '(Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. 

"Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity...

"...he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante 'Black Lightning'. 

"However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family...

"...he left his superhero life »

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"Bright" Alternate Earth

4 hours ago

Sneak Peek more new footage from "Suicide Squad" director David Ayer's "Bright", written by Max Landis, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, airing December 22, 2017, exclusively on Netflix:

"...in an alternate Earth where humans and 'fairytale' creatures co-exist, Human 'Lapd' officer 'Daryl Ward' (Smith) and 'Orc Deputy Nick Jakoby' (Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night...

"...only to discover an ancient wand, thought to be destroyed, while encountering a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it..."

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- Michael Stevens

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"The New Mutants" - More Footage

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Sneak Peek more new footage from the next "X-Men" movie spin-off, the PG-13 live-action feature "The New Mutants" based on the Marvel Comics' series, opening April 13, 2018, in what will be the first in a trilogy of Fox/Marvel 'horror' movies: 

"Held in a secret facility against their will, five new 'mutants' have to battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past. They aren’t out to save the world — they’re just trying to save themselves."

"We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the 'X-Men' universe," said director Josh Boone.

"There are no costumes. There are no super-villains. We’re trying to do something very, very different." 

Regarding which "New Mutants" comic the movie will adapt, Boone confirmed:

"We had loved Bill Sienkiewicz’s run with Chris Claremont that had 'Demon Bear'. It was really dark, interesting, and different »

- Michael Stevens

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More "Black Panther"

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Sneak Peek more new footage, plus images from director Ryan Coogler's upcoming Marvel Studios' feature "Black Panther", based on the Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby:

"'T’Challa' after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War' returns home to the isolated...

"...technologically advanced African nation of 'Wakanda' to take his place as 'King'.

"However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and 'Black Panther'...

"...is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk..."

Cast includes Chadwick Boseman as 'T'Challa/Black Panther', Michael B. Jordan as 'Erik Killmonger'...

...Lupita Nyong'o as 'Nakia', Danai Gurira as 'Okoye', Winston Duke as 'M'Baku'/'Man-Ape', Andy Serkis as 'Ulysses Klaue'/'Klaw'...

...Forest Whitaker as 'Zuri', Martin Freeman as 'Everett Ross', Florence Kasumba as 'Ayo', Daniel Kaluuya as 'W'Kabi', »

- Michael Stevens

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"Indiana Jones" In 2019

18 hours ago

According to Lucasfilm, the next "Indiana Jones" movie, to be directed by Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by David Koepp, starring Harrison Ford, will be released July 19, 2019:

"'Indiana Jones' is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history," said a Disney spokesperson, "and we can't wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019.

"It's rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven..."

"I've always thought there was an opportunity to do another," said Ford.

"But I didn't want to do it without Steven. And I didn't want to do it without a really good script. And happily we're working on both. Steven is developing a script now that I think we're going to be very happy with."

LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy will produce the new "Indiana Jones".

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Dakota Fanning Covers "Marie Claire"

22 hours ago

Sneak Peek new images of actress Dakota Fanning ("Effie Gray") in the January 2018 issue of "Marie Claire" (UK) magazine, wearing Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Christopher Kane and a whole lot more, photographed by David Atelier:

Fanning's performance in the feature "I Am Sam" (2001) earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight, followed by roles as a child actress in "Man on Fire" (2004), "War of the Worlds" (2005) and "Charlotte's Web" (2006).

Fanning then began the transition to more mature roles including "Hounddog" (2007) and "The Secret Life of Bees" (2008). Her recent film roles have included "Coraline" (2009), "The Runaways" (2010), "The Motel Life" (2013) and "The Twilight Saga" (2009–12).

Her modeling work started in 2009 for various fashion magazines including "Elle", "Vanity Fair" and "Cosmopolitan".

Fanning's upcoming film work includes "The Bell Jar" (2017) directed by another former child star Kirsten Dunst, followed by "Ocean's Eight" (2018) and her ongoing role in the TV series "The Alienist »

- Michael Stevens

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"Jughead: The Hunger"

22 hours ago

Archie Comics' "Jughead: The Hunger" #2 reimagining 'Jughead Jones' as a werewolf, is written by Frank Tieri and illustrated by Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma, Bob Smith, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli, with covers by Adam Gorham and T. Rex, available December 13, 2017:

"...the life of 'Jughead Jones' fugitive grows deadlier, with 'Betty' and 'Archie' closing in. And they're not alone.

"...as the werewolf hunting relatives of Betty, may spell the end for good ol' Jug..."

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- Michael Stevens

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WilliamShatner.Com

23 hours ago

WilliamShatner.com, the official site of 'Captain James T. Kirk’ is now offering a free membership to fans:

"...Mr. Shatner is announcing the relaunch of his 'Fan Club'. For months we have been working on gathering feedback and listening to what fans want in a new fan club and today the fan club launches!

"And the best news of all is that membership is Free! Yes, no longer is the 'William Shatner Fan Club' a paid membership group. It is now free to join. There is a boatload of benefits included when you join the club, there are galleries and videos as well as a forum.

Other benefits of the fan club include the opportunity to attend the 'William Shatner Fan Weekend', June 2018, open Only to Fan Club members.

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- Michael Stevens

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More "Venom: Lethal Protector"

23 hours ago

According to actor Tom Hardy ("Mad Max: Fury Road"), Sony's currently shooting stand alone "Venom" movie directed by Ruben Fleischer, is based on Marvel Comics' 1993 6-issue series, "Venom: Lethal Protector":

"...'Venom' makes an agreement with 'Spider-Man' that they will leave each other alone, on the condition that Venom commits no crimes.

"Venom then moves from New York City to San Francisco, and takes up with a group of Californian 'mole people'.

"Shortly thereafter the father of one of Venom's victims seeks him out with a group of super-powered mercenaries to take revenge. Venom then has to take on offspring of the 'Venom Symbiote, including 'Carnage'..."

'Cletus Kasady' aka 'Carnage', debuted in Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" #344 (March 1991) followed by "The Amazing Spider-Man" #360...

...created by writer David Michelinie and illustrators Erik Larsen and Mark Bagley, based on elements of the precursor character 'Venom'. »

- Michael Stevens

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"Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse"

11 December 2017 11:00 AM, PST

Sneak Peek new footage from Columbia Pictures CG-animated feature "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse", showcasing 'Miles Morales'/'Spider-Man', (Shameik Moore ), directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey from a script by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, opening December 14, 2018:

'Miles Morales' was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and illustrator Sara Pichelli, debuting in Marvel Comics' "Ultimate Fallout" #4 (August 2011), following the death of 'Peter Parker'.

Morales possesses powers similar to those of the original 'Spider-Man'...

"...from the bite of a spider genetically engineered by Spider-Man's nemesis 'Norman Osborn', in an attempt to duplicate those abilities.

Cast also includes Liev Schreiber...

...Mahershala Ali and Brian Tyree Henry.

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- Michael Stevens

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"The Last Jedi" - Hot Toys' 'Luke Skywalker"

11 December 2017 10:14 AM, PST

From Hot Toys, Sneak Peek the deluxe, 1/6 scale 'Luke Skywalker' figure, in the likeness of actor Mark Hamill, as he appears in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi":

"...the figure features a newly-developed head sculpt, outfit with 'poncho', a 'lightsaber', a variety of accessories, and a specially designed character-themed figure stand. The deluxe version also includes a highly detailed backpack, and a lightning rod.

"'Luke Skywalker' (Hamill), the son of 'Anakin Skywalker/'Darth Vader' and 'Padmé Amidala' is an aging, but powerful 'Jedi Master' in self-imposed exile on the planet 'Ahch-To'.

"During filming of the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, director George Lucas informed Hamill he would be needed to reprise the role again, when he was middle aged. Lucas further explained that his role as Luke would be like handing 'Excalibur to the next generation'.

"Hamill had no reaction at the time, as he thought of making ' »

- Michael Stevens

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"The Walking Dead" - Rip 'Carl Grimes'

11 December 2017 9:37 AM, PST

Sneak Peek new footage from the February 25, 2018 premiere of "The Walking Dead", following up on the imminent death of 'Carl Grimes' (Chandler Riggs), revealed in footage below:

"...hiding out in a sewage tunnel with the others, 'Carl' (Chandler Riggs) reveals he's been bitten by a 'walker' with no cure in sight. Despite his wound, he bravely makes his final moments count..."

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- Michael Stevens

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"Lethal Weapon" - Season 2

11 December 2017 8:23 AM, PST

Sneak Peek footage, plus images from Season 2 of the Fox "Lethal Weapon" comedy/drama TV series, shot in Los Angeles, based on the films created by Shane Black, starring Damon Wayans as 'Roger Murtaugh' and his partner 'Martin Riggs' (Clayne Crawford) who brings a refreshing take to the character, originally played by Mel Gibson in the film series:

"...'Roger Murtaugh' is a 'Glock' carrying, senior 'Lapd Detective' who returns to the force after recovering from a heart attack, only to be partnered with seemingly unbalanced 'Martin Riggs', a former 'Navy Seal' and sharp shooter, from El Paso, Texas. 

"Riggs moves to Los Angeles after the death of his wife, transferring from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to the Lapd's 'Robbery-Homicide' division, living in a trailer on the beach, driving a 1977 'Ford F-350', while toting a 'Beretta 92F'..."

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- Michael Stevens

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More "Witchblade"

11 December 2017 5:41 AM, PST

Image Comics' "Witchblade" #3, available February 7, 2018, is written by Caitlan Kittredge and illustrated by Roberta Ingranata:

"...in 'Life After', part three, a missing person brings 'Alex' and the 'Witchblade' face to face with a powerful demon. 

"Then when Alex begins to suspect 'Ash' isn't telling her everything about the 'Artifact', she turns to her own sources for information, with surprising results..."

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- Michael Stevens

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More 'Hit-Girl'

11 December 2017 5:37 AM, PST

Image Comics' "Hit-Girl #1, available February 21, 2018, is written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz, with covers by Amy Reeder, Kim Jung Gi and Rafael Albuquerque:

"...Hit-Girl' is back, as the pint-sized 'Punisher' leaves America to serve justice around the world. First stop: Colombia. A mother seeking vengeance for the death of her child enlists 'Hit-Girl' to find the killer. But 'Mindy' has bigger plans for Colombia's most wanted..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Chloë Grace Moretz as 'Hit-Girl'...

"Hit-girl" Comic Books Here

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- Michael Stevens

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More "Tomb Raider"

11 December 2017 4:44 AM, PST

Sneak Peek more new footage, plus leaked set images from the upcoming live-action "Tomb Raider" reboot, directed by Roar Uthaug, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl") as 'Lara Croft', opening March 16, 2018:

"We see 'Lara' as a young woman," said director Uthaug, "...smart and capable but largely unfocused, and follow her on a dangerous journey...

"...that will push her to her limits in every sense and allow her to hone...

"...the 'skills' she needs to ultimately become who she was meant to be..."

Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York.

She began her professional acting career appearing in Swedish television series...

...gaining recognition for her role as 'Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt' in the TV drama "Andra Avenyn" (2008–10).

Vikander made her feature film debut in "Pure" (2010), winning the 'Guldbagge Award' for 'Best Actress'. »

- Michael Stevens

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Marvel's "Jessica Jones"- New Footage

11 December 2017 4:40 AM, PST

Sneak Peek new footage, plus  leaked set images from Season 2 of "Jessica Jones", starring Krysten Ritter, based on the Marvel Comics characters, debuting March 8, 2018 on Netflix:

"Jessica Jones" Season 2, is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, set in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' (McU), sharing continuity with the films and other television series of the franchise. 

The season is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios and Tall Girls Productions, with Melissa Rosenberg serving as showrunner.

Krysten Ritter stars as 'Jones,' with Rachael Taylor and Carrie-Anne Moss also returning from the first season. 

Cast also includes Leah Gibson and J.R. Ramirez. Filming started April 2017 in New York City, back-to-back with the miniseries "Marvel's The Defenders".

"Jessica Jones" Season 2 will start airing on Netflix in 2018.

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- Michael Stevens

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Spielberg's "Ready Player One"

11 December 2017 4:20 AM, PST

Sneak Peek more new footage from "Minority Report" director Steven Spielberg's live-action feature adaptation of "Ready Player One", the 2011 science-fiction novel, by author Ernest Cline, set in the year 2044:

"...in the year 2044, the world has been gripped by an energy crisis from the depletion of fossil fuels...

"...causing widespread social problems and economic stagnation. 

"To escape the decline their world is facing, people turn to the 'Oasis', a virtual reality simulator accessible by players using visors and 'haptic' technology, perfected by 'James Halliday'...

"...who, when he died, had announced in his will to the public that he had left an 'Easter Egg' inside Oasis, and the first person to find it would inherit his entire fortune and the corporation. 

"Teenager 'Wade Watts', then discovers one of the three keys pointing to the treasure..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Ready Player One"....

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- Michael Stevens

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