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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Trailer Stomps Into Hall H With Battling Superheroes – Comic-Con

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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… »


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‘Captain Marvel’: Samuel L. Jackson Confirmed As Nick Fury & He’ll Look Different in 1990s-Set Pic – Comic-Con

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Updated, 6:06 Pm: Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed at Comic-Con what we already knew: Samuel L. Jackson is coming back as Nick Fury — but he’ll have two eyes. What does that mean? Captain Marvel takes place before the other McU films, even before Iron Man, in the 1990s. Also revealed today: The villains in the film will be the Skrulls, a green-skinned extraterrestrial humanoid race that has created a vast interstellar empire, the oldest one known still in existence… »


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Michelle Pfeiffer Is Janet Van Dyne In ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ – Comic-Con

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At this evening’s Marvel Comic-Con panel in Hall H, it was revealed by Paul Rudd and Michael Pena during an opening sizzle reel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that Michelle Pfeiffer will be playing Janet Van Dyne in Ant-Man And The Wasp. Marvel execs also confirmed Walton Goggins (as Ghost) and Hannah John-Kamen were in the cast as well as Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo. Pena and Rudd aren’t here as they’re shooting the production in… »


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Daniel Stern Pays Tribute To ‘Home Alone’ Co-Star John Heard

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After news broke this morning of famed film and TV actor John Heard’s death Friday, his former Home Alone co-star Daniel Stern took to Twitter to pay tribute to Heard, calling him “the coolest cat in New York City for about 10 straight years.” Stern, who in the note says he met Heard in the nascent stage of his career, wrote that it was Heard’s performance in Between the Lines that not only inspired him to do film but also taught him “How to be an actor in movies.” “John… »


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Charlize Theron Champions Female Directors & More Pics Like ‘Wonder Woman’ – Comic-Con

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“We’re just as good as the guys.” That was Charlize Theron’s exclamation at Entertainment Weekly’s annual Women Who Kick Ass panel at Comic-Con today. The Oscar winner not only championed more female directors and better pay for actresses, but said the success of Wonder Woman should come as tell-tale sign: these female-led films work. When asked if she’d take on the role of 007, Theron responded by championing her upcoming spy action title Atomic Blonde as a new… »


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Warner Bros Confirms DC Universe Pic Titles: ‘Wonder Woman II’, ‘Flashpoint’ & More – Comic-Con

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During Warner Bros’ Comic-Con session, a sizzle reel revealed the logos of the studio’s upcoming slate and their potential titles including Shazam, Suicide Squad 2, The Batman (with Ben Affleck's Batman shown), Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Green Lantern Corps, The Flash — followed by a Flashpoint logo, and last, Wonder Woman II. Flashpoint was a 2011 series written by DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and illustrated by Andy Kubert. In the… »


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Sony Options Female-Empowerment Comic ‘Princeless’ For Movie – Comic-Con

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Exclusive: Sony Pictures has optioned movie rights to the Action Lab Comics series Princeless. Created by Jeremy Whitley and Emily Martin, the series follows a young black princess who, instead of waiting for a prince to save her, takes matters into her own hands. She breaks out of her tower, befriends the dragon guarding her, and sets off on a quest to rescue her six older sisters who are also locked in towers and guarded by assassins. Stefani Robinson, a writer on Atlant… »


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Pamela Adlon Joins Cast Of ‘Transformers’ Spinoff ‘Bumblebee’

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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… »


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‘Justice League’ Trailer: Wonder Woman Saves School Children, But Is Superman Still Alive? – Comic-Con

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Talk about intense. The Justice League team dropped a new trailer during Warner Bros’ Comic-Con session; an event that ended with Jason Momoa (Aquaman) becoming so excited, he tossed a chair onstage in the mammoth Hall H and picked up Ezra Miller (The Flash) by the midsection. “This is how we roll,” Gal Gadot told moderator Chris Hardwick. In the trailer, a group of assassins enter a building full of school children. Wonder Woman blasts through the door and saves them… »


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Ben Affleck Refutes ‘Batman’ Exit Rumor: “So Thrilled To Do It” – Comic-Con

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Ben Affleck today shot down a rumor that he will leave his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman when Matt Reeves directs the new solo iteration of the signature DC superhero. Said Affleck: “Batman is the coolest f*cking part in any universe. I am so thrilled to do it. It is f*cking amazing. After two films, Kevin Tsujihara, Sue Kroll and Toby Emmerich have said, ‘We want you to be our Batman.’ I would be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves. It’s a great time in the DC universe… »


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‘Aquaman’ & Jason Momoa Rock In Comic-Con Presentation

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Aquaman star Jason Mamoa entered Comic-Con’s Hall H today in Robert Downey Jr.-style to rock music, thunderous fan applause and wielding a trident. He threw to footage of James Wan, who is still in Australia shooting. A teaser showed two fisherman in a boat in the middle of the ocean. One of their lines hooks on to what appears to be a big fish. It pulls them along until the pole flies out of their hands. We see below in the water a huge Atlantis fleet of stingray… »


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‘Blade Runner 2049’: New Footage Shown; Harrison Ford Says His Goal Is To Reboot Franchises – Comic-Con

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Warner Bros. truly amazed us here in Hall H with its 180-degree screens, a piece of exhibition used two years ago during Wbtv’s Saturday night. In Blade Runner 2049‘s session during the WB panel, the studio tricked out a timeline around the room that bridged the last movie’s post events to the new sequel. The presentation then segued to a virtual hologram Jared Leto, who spoke about the future. The most recent trailer was shown (check it out below), but then the crowd… »


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Steven Spielberg Shows Off First ‘Ready Player One’ Footage At Comic-Con – Watch

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Updated with footage: Warner Bros planted a big footprint in Hall H today, kicking it off with footage from Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. It marked the director’s second time here after The Adventures of Tintin in 2011.  Spielberg appeared alongside Ya author Ernest Cline, who also co-scripted the film. “I learned to become a storyteller from this guy … his films are woven in my DNA,” said the author, who mentioned the movie will be a huge breakthrough for showing… »


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Frank Miller On Why Superhero Movies Are Better Than Ever – The Comic-Con Interview

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Exclusive: Frank Miller is at Comic-Con this week to promote DC’s imminent release of a hardcover collector’s edition of his The Dark Knight III: The Master Race, and stoke anticipation for the 2018 release of his 300 prequel Xerxes: The Fall Of The House of Darius And The Rise Of Alexander. The iconic comic book creator, graphic novel author and film director took time out for a Deadline chat on everything from the state of superhero movies to his ever-evolving career… »


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‘Dunkirk’ Flying To $51M; ‘Girls Trip’ Driving To $28M+; ‘Valerian’ Still A Disaster With $16M+

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Writethru, Saturday, 7:30 Am after 12:53 Am post: Refresh for chart… Dunkirk is excelling with a $19.7 million opening day, bound for a $51M opening weekend at 3,720 venues. That’s a very good start for this movie I’m told, one that will enable this British World War II title to leg out to a 3x multiple. Director Christopher Nolan’s previous movie Interstellar posted a three-day of $47.5M and churned a near 4x multiple at the domestic B.O., ending with $188M. His films… »


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John Heard Dies: ‘Home Alone’ Actor Was 72

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John Heard, a film and TV actor best known for his iconic role as dad Peter McCallister in the first two Home Alone movies and an Emmy-nominated role on The Sopranos, died Friday. He was 72. The Santa Clara County coroner’s office confirmed Heard’s death to Deadline. The cause is under investigation. The Washington, D.C., native’s acting career began in the mid-1970s in an off-Broadway production of Mark Medoff’s play The Wager. He then segued to television, playing the… »


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‘The Gift’: Patrick Stewart, Katie Holmes & Giancarlo Esposito Wrapping In Montreal

21 July 2017 3:36 PM, PDT

Patrick Stewart, Katie Holmes and Giancarlo Esposito are starring in The Gift, the Claude Lalonde-helmed drama penned by philosophy teacher and first-time screenwriter Louis Godbout. Production is just wrapping in Montreal. Nicolas Comeau of 1976 Productions is producing in collaboration with Anne Walser of C-Films. The plot centers on a famous pianist (Stewart) at the twilight of his career who returns to the stage after a long absence and finds himself struggling with a… »


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‘Shot Caller’ Review: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Plays A Game Of Survival In Gripping Prison Drama

21 July 2017 2:33 PM, PDT

With Game of Thrones having just returned to HBO with new episodes this week, all eyes are on the man who plays Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, a fine actor who has landed another current project also definitely worth checking out. In the new film Shot Caller, which had its world premiere at the La Film Festival and now is debuting on DirecTV’s premium service before getting a theatrical and VOD run starting August 18, Coster-Waldau could not be more different from his G… »


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Blumhouse & Todd McFarlane Team For ‘Spawn’ Movie – Comic-Con

21 July 2017 2:15 PM, PDT

Todd McFarlane, creator of the comic-book character Spawn, is partnering via his McFarlane Films banner with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse to bring the antihero back to the big screen. While it’s not news there’s going to be a Spawn movie (McFarlane has been counting down this Comic-Con announcement on his social channels), the fact that Blumhouse is behind it is. The first Spawn movie starring Michael Jai White was released by New Line in 1997 and grossed $87.8M at the… »


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From ‘Fauda’s Assaf Bernstein On ‘Rose Madder’ To ‘The Shining’ Onstage: What’s Behind Stephen King’s Hollywood Renaissance?

21 July 2017 1:25 PM, PDT

Exclusive: On Comic-Con's opening night, the must-see movie footage was New Line Cinema's It, a buzz film the studio is so bullish on that it has practically green-lit the sequel being written right now. When Paramount is out pitching agencies on films it hope will turn its fortunes, a new Lorenzo di Bonaventura-produced Pet Sematary is high on the list. As buzz builds toward Sony's August 4 release of The Dark Tower, the movie’s backers are all ready to go out with a… »


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