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Film Fondue: Will Nick Fury have a role to play in Thor 3?

by Brandon Russell | February 20, 2016February 20, 2016 8:00 am PDT

This week started off with a bang, with Disney giving fans a very brief sneak peek at Star Wars: Episode VIII. Not to be outdone, HBO released a trailer for Game of Thrones season 6, while Netflix released more footage of Daredevil season 2. And that was just the start.

Our Deadpool review went up, new 10 Cloverfield Lane footage was unveiled, and an image from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was shared by director James Gunn. See? I told you this week was good. You can see all of the stories you might have missed below, along with some of the week’s rumors and announcements we didn’t get around to posting.

Julianne Moore in Kingsman 2

The Hollywood Reporter says Julianne Moore has been picked to play the villain in Kingsman 2. She’ll take over bad guy duty from Samuel L. Jackson, who tried taking over the world in the first film. Surprisingly, Colin Firth isn’t scheduled to feature in the sequel, which is a bummer because he was the best part. [HollywoodReporter]

Bumblebee to get his Transformers own spinoff

We already know Paramount Pictures wants to release new Transformers movies back-to-back-to-back starting next year, and it sounds like one of those will be a “low budget” Bumblebee spinoff. Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey said the studio is going to begin filming right after next year’s Transformers is released. [HollywoodReporter]

Ghostbusters to feature a familiar villain?

New toys for the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot were unveiled at Toy Fair 2016, revealing a very familiar character from the Ghostbusters universe. Toys are never indicative of what the final movie will include, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. Marshmallow Man will make an appearance. [Latino-Review]

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God’s Particle gets a release date

An interesting sci-fi project has been scheduled for a Feb. 24, 2017 release. Produced by J.J. Abrams, God’s Particle will tell the story of American astronauts on a space station who make a startling discovery amidst a battle for survival. [HollywoodReporter]

Nick Fury in Thor 3?

With only two films remaining on his contract, fans have been wondering when we’ll next see Sam Jackson appear onscreen. We already know he’s not in Captain America: Civil War, so could Marvel be saving him for Avengers: Infinity War? Apparently not, as new reports suggest he’ll be in Thor 3. And, oh, he’s looking to extend his contract, which means Mr. Fury might be in more Marvel films after all. [Latino-Review]

More movies!

Star Wars Episode VIII announces production with new video

Star Wars Episode VIII has officially begun production, and Disney wants to make sure you know that thanks to a newly released video. The official Star Wars YouTube channel released a new video on Monday that shows a bit of the conclusion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and then you hear and see Episode […]

Game of Thrones season 6 trailer teases the death of popular characters

The premiere of Game of Thrones season 6 is creeping ever closer, and HBO wants to make sure we don’t forget that. There are some series spoilers here, so watch out. HBO released a new teaser trailer last night for Game of Thrones season 6 entitled “Hall of Faces,” and it is a bit creepy […]

Daredevil season 2 trailer introduces the Punisher

Daredevil is returning next month, and it looks like the Punisher will be a major thorn in Matt’s side throughout the season. The newest trailer for season 2 of Daredevil was released on Monday, and it is definitely heavy on the Frank Castle/Punisher aspect of the season. So much so that you had to wonder […]

10 Cloverfield Lane trailer—Monsters come in many forms

We’re still not sure what to make of 10 Cloverfield Lane. It’s not a direct sequel to Cloverfield, so we’re not actually sure if there are indeed any monsters. I mean, the trailers sure imply there are—during Super Bowl 50 new footage was released, at the end of which we heard a pretty convincing screech […]

Deadpool REVIEW: Should the Merc With A Mouth just shut up?

Nearly two years ago, some enterprising nut job bravely released test footage for a Deadpool movie that was never going to get made. Then the Internet happened. Whatever divine intervention that set that leak in motion has turned out to be the best thing to happen to comic movies in a long time. Not long after […]

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday trailer will kill you with kindness

The last time actor Paul Reubens played Pee-wee Herman on the big screen, he was just 33. The actor is back in the same role, this time in a Netflix original, and he doesn’t look like he has aged a day. In the full trailer for his big streaming debut, it’s also like Pee-wee never […]

Wolverine 3 to get an R rating following Deadpool’s success

After saying for months that Deadpool would receive a “hard” R rating, director Tim Miller, and actor Ryan Reynolds, delivered on their promise. Not only was the language not safe for work, but the movie was incredibly violent. It was a tone that stuck to the comic character’s roots, and audiences have reciprocated the faithful […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 releases first official photo and cast list

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has officially begun filming, and it is celebrating with its first officially released photo. The first photo released from the upcoming sequel shows off the Guardians we met in the first film – Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot – and the only major change that is evident is […]

Midnight Special could be this year’s sleeper hit

Midnight Special sounds like a name of a meal at Taco Bell, but it’s actually a surprising new sci-fi film from Jeff Nichols that could be the sleeper hit of 2016. Until the most recent trailer hit earlier this week, I hadn’t even heard of the film. After seeing what it’s all about, however, I’m […]

Daredevil season 2 promotional art shows off Punisher and Elektra

Daredevil season 2 is almost upon us, but while we wait there is some alleged new promotional art for us to enjoy. Some new artwork has made its way on to the Internet that may or may not be official promotional art for the upcoming second season of Daredevil. Judging by the images of Elektra […]

Producer Roy Lee wants to make a Nintendo flick like The LEGO Movie

Imagine a Nintendo flick made like The LEGO Movie. Producer Roy Lee wants to do it.

Blade Runner 2 finally has a release date

The Blade Runner sequel everyone has been waiting for finally has a release date: Jan. 12, 2018. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford will star, the latter of whom will reprise his role as Rick Deckard. Denis Villeneuve is slated to direct. So far the Jan. 12, 2018 date puts Blade Runner 2 in a pretty […]

Deadpool fans start petition to have him host SNL

Deadpool has become a runaway success, making history with $152.2 million over the four-day holiday weekend. It’s become such a success that’s it’s already getting a sequel, but you won’t have to wait that long to see the anti-hero again. A petition over at is calling on all Deadpool fans to get the hero […]

Original film print of Star Wars: A New Hope restored by fans

In 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope was released in all of its glory, shoddy CG effects and all. But universal acclaim and millions of adoring fans wasn’t good enough for George Lucas, the trilogy’s director. For the film’s 20th anniversary, a digitally remastered version was re-released in theaters and included visual shots and scenes that were […]

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...