I thought there’d be a lull following all the Comic-Con news last week, but that just wasn’t the case. Not only did we get a solid look at the characters in X-Men: Apocalypse, but the first trailer for Suicide Squad was released, and it was glorious.
If you haven’t checked out our recaps of the Batman v Superman trailer, along with everything we learned from the Suicide Squad footage, you can check those out here and here. Otherwise, it was relatively quiet in terms of trailer and earth-shattering news. Instead, the airwaves were dominated by a lot of small blurbs; Deadpool trailer soon; a new Batman picture, etc. All good stuff!
Deadpool trailer in three weeks
A spectacular Deadpool trailer was shown off at SDCC, and by all accounts it stole the show. Unfortunately, an official version hasn’t been released just yet. That could change, however, early next month. According to Ryan Reynolds, who is playing the loud-mouthed merc, something will be released in 3 weeks. You know what’s being released in 3 weeks? Fantastic Four. Perhaps we’ll see the trailer play before that film, though that’s pure speculation on my part.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 12, 2015
New photo of Ben Affleck’s Batman
Remember that new Batman v Superman trailer? Remember how it showed off a “soldiered” Batman, who we saw walking through an apocalyptic desert? A new photo confirms that was indeed Affleck donning the more unusual Batman attire, but it’s unclear why. One theory is that the desert landscape is merely a nightmare of Batman’s, which could explain the mysterious Superman army. Or maybe Superman really has taken over the world because he can. [ScreenCrush]
John C. Reilly will return for Wreck-It Ralph 2
Not that there was any doubt, but John C. Reilly will apparently return for Wreck-It Ralph 2. The actor played the titular hero who goes out in search of a life outside his arcade cabinet. Wreck-It Ralph came out all the way back in 2012, so another movie in the beloved franchise is definitely due. If Reilly is indeed onboard, then perhaps we’ll see more movement about a proposed follow-up soon. [ComingSoon]
Tom Cruise’s insane Mission: Impossible stunt
We already knew Tom Cruise performed the wildly dangerous Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation stunt. And this video further confirms just how insane (and challenging) it was. Cruise wound up making it out alive. But imagine if things went south. “Cruise cruises to his death after stunt goes bad.” At least he would have been doing what he loved. Rogue Nation hits theaters July 31.
Stan Lee’s X-Men: Apocalypse cameo will be different
When asked about his appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse, Stan Lee said it will be “different.” Not sure what he means, but OK. It apparently has “one additional thing in it,” which means he won’t simply be in the background as an extra. To that end, Lee said he loves all of his cameos, and couldn’t just pick one. Better be on the lookout when Apocalypse hits next year. [BusinessInsider]
Hotel Transylvania TV show in the works
Hotel Transylvania was a pleasant surprise, and the second movie looks even better. Apparently there’s so much hype around this franchis that Sony Pictures wants to bring it over to TV. The show is actually going to focus on Dracula’s daughter Mavis, though I’m sure it’ll still feature plenty of wacky characters from the movies. The show is set to debut in 2017, while the upcoming movie is scheduled for a Sept. 25 release date. [TheWrap]
Dan Aykroyd will have a Ghostbusters cameo
Dan Aykroyd will indeed make a cameo appearance in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters. The actor, who played Dr. Raymond Stantz in the originals, announced he was shooting a scene for the upcoming movie. It’s unclear what role he’ll play, though rumors suggest he’ll be a New York cab driver who mutters, “I ain’t afraid of no ghost.” Awesome! Ghostbusters is set for a July 22, 2016 release.
No post-credit scene in Fantastic Four
A Marvel movie wouldn’t be a Marvel movie without a post-credit sequence. But Fantastic Four, which comes out in August, apparently won’t feature any such scene. According to actor Jamie Bell, who plays The Thing, audiences won’t be treated to any fun looks at what’s to come. Instead, the actor says the film clearly leaves the door open for future sequels. I guess that’s consolation?
Trailer for Narcos, a new Netflix original
Netflix just can’t stop churning out original content. After the service rolls out Wet Hot American Summer at the end of July, it has plans to release another series at the end of August. And above is the first trailer. Warning: it’s a little intense, so proceed with caution. Narcos, a 10-episode series, will chronicle the captivating life of Pablo Escobar, a notorious drug kingpin who rose to prominence in the 80s.
There’s going to be a live-action Aladdin prequel
I mean, Disney is on a tear with turning its best franchises into live-action movies. Why not Aladdin? But instead of doing a reimagining of the first film, the studio wants to develop a movie about Genies. Yes, plural. The movie could eventually lead into a live-action Aladdin remake, proving that no property will be left unturned at the Happiest Place on Earth.
Back to the Future 30th anniversary
We already celebrated Back to the Future’s 30th anniversary. But if you want to take your fandom to the next level, you can purchase a new DVD and Blu-ray boxset, which features a lot of cool extras. Even better, the first movie is going to be re-released in theaters later this year, though it’s unclear when and where. Once we have that information we’ll be sure to let you know. It’ll likely coincide with the new boxset, which you can pick up at the end of October. [PRNewsWire]
The Revenant trailer
Intense, beautiful, haunting, etc., etc. When this one is released on Dec. 25, no doubt those will be the words reviewers use to describe this western tale of survival. Directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant will follow Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) as he struggles to survive in the Wild West. Below is the movie’s official description.
Deep in the uncharted American wilderness, trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter, and warring Native American tribes in relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald. Based on a true story, THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Birdman,” “Babel”).
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The newest trailer for Batman v Superman was released on Saturday, giving us a pretty good idea of how this all plays out. The reason Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne is so steaming mad at Superman is because of what the superhero is capable of. “He has the power to wipe out the entire human race,” he says. […]
Finally! Warner Bros. Pictures unleashed another Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer on Saturday, and it’s a thing of beauty. If you have grown tired of the colorful and jovial world of Marvel, the new footage shown off from the DC universe is gritty, violent and full of drama. Some big plot details are […]
Here is one of the more heart-warming comeback stories. After being a complete disaster in X-Men, it looked like seeing Ryan Reynolds in his own Deadpool movie would never come to pass. But then some brave soul leaked test footage that was 100-percent faithful to the loud-mouthed comic character, and the rest is history. With […]
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One of the biggest gatherings for all things geek just ended, but not before we got to explore the Con floor for a few days. If you didn’t have a chance to keep up, the biggest studios in the game made a big splash in Hall H this past week, probably highlighted by the Deadpool trailer that […]
Over the weekend, director David Ayer showed off the first Suicide Squad footage during the Warner Bros. panel. Unfortunately, it looked like said footage would only be for the eyes in the illustrious Hall H. Not anymore. After Ayer hinted the footage wasn’t going to be released by Warner Bros. anytime soon, it looks like […]
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20th Century Fox has released two new trailers for its upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. The first, which was shown off at Comic-Con, gives us a longer look at Dr. Doom, who has a wonderfully gravelly voice that’s ominous and frightening. We also get a much more thorough look at the individual Fantastic Four members—and we get […]
Amazon Studios already has a few solid TV shows under its belt. Now the retail giant is turning its attention to feature length movies, starting with a new film from Spike Lee. The company confirmed rumors on Wednesday that it’s teamed up with the celebrated director for his new film Chi-Raq. The movie was is set in Chicago […]
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X-Men: Apocalypse is a double entendre. Not only does the name imply the destruction of mankind, but it’s also the name of the titular antagonist, who is being played by Oscar Isaac. And while the villain looks decently powerful and terrifying, my mind is absolutely baffled by Psylocke’s costume, which to me looks more like […]
Michael Cera has agreed to voice the role of Robin in Lego Batman, the standalone film dedicated to the dark knight. Batman was a standout character in The Lego Movie, adding an over-the-top comedic element to what was an already funny film. The character was made even more memorable thanks to the talents of Will […]
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