Chloe Zhao To Direct Marvel’s The Eternals


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chloe Zhao (Songs My Brother Taught Me) has been tapped to direct the upcoming Marvel’s The Eternals adaptation. Marvel Studios hopes for the film to be their next surprise hit, with a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, said to focus on “super-powered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous off-shoot known as the Deviants that were created by cosmic beings known as Celestials.” Of course, Thanos being a deviant, would be a great way to keep his character in the MCU-proper.

The report also confirms that the main characters will be Ikaris, “a man fueled by cosmic energy,” and Sersi, “who relishes moving amongst humans.” While directors Travis Knight (Bumblebee) and Nicole Kassell (HBO’s Watchmen pilot) were also in contention for the director’s chair.


Daredevil Season 3 Premiere Date Revealed


Netflix and Marvel Studios have revealed the official premiere date for Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3, and it’s a lot sooner than anyone expected. The highly anticipated third season will debut on October 19th, less than a month away.

The third season of Marvel’s Daredevil will see the return of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, as well as Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, with Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, and Vincent D’Onofrio back as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. The Kingpin. Newcomers to the series include Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie) as an FBI agent rumored to be Bullseye, and Joanne Whalley (The Borgias) as Sister Maggie, a.k.a. Daredevil’s mother.  Hit the jump to check out the official date announcement trailer.

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New Trailer for Ralph Breaks The Internet Debuts

Disney Animation has debuted a new trailer for Ralph Breaks The Internet (I guess they dropped the Wreck It Ralph 2 part, finally), and it gives us a much better view into the plot of the film, and many of its new characters. After Sugar Rush is damaged, and unplugged, Ralph and Vanellope travel to the internet to find the part and restore the arcade.

The film looks like it could hit just as well as the first, with plenty of memes, jokes, and video game references to be found. Ralph Breaks The Internet hits theaters on November 21st.

Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct Bond 25


After a series of ups and downs since the departure of Danny Boyle, it seems that MGM has found its director for the Daniel Craig-starring Bond 25. Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective, Beasts of No Nation) will step behind the camera for the 25th film in the James Bond franchise. Production is set to begin on March 4th, 2019 for a February 14th, 2020 release.

We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure,” said Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

Space Jam Sequel Announced


The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that a sequel to cult-classic Space Jam has been announced with Lebron James set to star alongside the Looney Tunes. On top of that, Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) will be producing the film, with Terence Nance (The Oversimplification Of Her Beauty) will direct.

“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie,” says James, “It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”

First Captain Marvel Trailer Debuts

Disney and Marvel Studios have unveiled the first full trailer for Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson (Room), and it’s a fast-paced ride that reveals more than we ever thought. As well as our first look at the film in action, we get glimpses of Carol Danver’s powers, her mysterious past, her fantastic helmet and mohawk, and even a young Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg!

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson). A large, all-star tem of writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (Glow), and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019. You can hit the jump to check out the first theatrical poster for the film, as well, with a small nod to Carol’s iconic pet Flerken (similar to Earth cats) named Chewie.

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First Full Mary Poppins Returns Trailer Debuts

Disney has released the first full trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, giving us our first proper look at Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) filling in the role of the magical nanny ahead of the film’s Christmas release.

The trailer gives us plenty of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious footage as Mary Poppins returns to the Banks family in their time of need, beginning an all-new musical adventure. Academy Award-nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Ben Whishaw (Spectre), Emily Mortimer (30 Rock), 2x Academy Award-nominee Julie Walters (Harry Potter), Academy Award-winner Colin Firth (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), 4x Emmy-winner Dick Van Dyke (Mary Poppins), 3x Academy Award-nominee Angela Lansbury (Little Women), and 3x Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep (The Post) co-star in the upcoming film, that is sure to be quite the release during an already crowded week.

New Godzilla: Planet Eater Poster Debuts


The Official Twitter account for the Toho produced Godzilla anime series on Netflix has debuted a new poster for the upcoming Godzilla: Planet Eater, set to debut this November in Japan. Currently no release date is set for North America, but trends have it most likely in March 2019.

The poster gives us our first full look at Ghidorah in the series, doing battle with the plant-based behemoth, Godzilla. Hit the jump for a look at the full poster.

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BREAKING: Henry Cavill Out as Superman


According to The Hollywood Reporter, negotiations to have Henry Cavill cameo in Shazam! have broken down, and the actor will now no longer be returning to the role of the Man of Steel. The studio has decided to shift focus to its Supergirl film, supporting their attempts at a soft reboot for the DCEU. Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Ezra Miller will return, but it seems that Cavill and Ben Affleck will not be making their returns.

This was heavily rumored after Cavill accepted the role of Geralt in Netflix’s The Witcher adaptation, but apparently they’re more linked than we know, as Cavill supposedly took the role after learning of Warner Bros.’ plan moving forward.

UPDATE: Additionally, it’s said that the previously talked about Shazam! cameo will be used as a springboard for Superman’s replacement actor in the DCEU, but take that with a grain of salt.

Captain Britain and the Black Knight Film Rumored


Ain’t It Cool News is reporting a rumor that Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige are hoping to jump into the void left by the now-delayed James Bond 25 with a Captain Britain and the Black Knight film directed by Guy Ritchie. Space has apparently been reserved to hold auditions at Pinewood Studios for November and December, but take this all with a grain of salt.

Guy Ritchie is currently working with Disney on the upcoming Aladdin film, so he’s most certainly in the fold, and with a number of untitled films in the works, it’s potential that there could be a little fire alongside this smoke. Only time will tell.

R.I.P. Burt Reynolds (1936 -2018)


Legendary actor Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82 in his home in Florida according to his longtime manager. Reynolds was most famous for his role as Bo “Bandit” Darville in the classic film, Smokey and the Bandit, as well as roles in Cannonball Run, Deliverance, and Boogie Nights.

Reynolds was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Boogie Nights, as well as several Emmy’s, Golden Globes, and more throughout his storied career. The actor, once thought to be “the pinnacle of manliness” chose not to challenge himself through his career, only wanting to have a good time. He is survived by his Quinton, and will be sorely missed.

Entertainment Weekly Drops Bombshell of Captain Marvel Shots


Entertainment Weekly has just revealed a bevy of first screenshots from the upcoming Marvel Studios film, Captain Marvel, including our first official look at star Brie Larson as Carol Danvers! The shots also revealed the Starforce, and their commander played by Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn’s villainous Talos, and our first look at the Skrulls in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Hit the jump for a full look at the many screenshots, and the full cover (shown above) revealing Captain Marvel in her classic costume.

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New Halloween Trailer Drops

Blumhouse Productions has released a new trailer for its upcoming “requel” Halloween, that sees the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, now a hardened survivalist, intent on killing an escaped Michael Myers.

Halloween hits theaters on October 19th, and should be a perfect film for the spooky season that’s quickly approaching.

Greg Nicotero to Work on Effects for Spawn Movie

spawn  has confirmed today that Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) and his KNB EFX group will work on visual and practical effects for Todd McFarlane’s Spawn. The move came thanks to McFarlane’s limited budget, and want for the film to be more subdued by effects, rather than the popcorn movie that was the last Spawn film.

“When I conceived of the story to start with, I never really thought of it as big special effects extravaganza because I knew we weren’t going to have the budget for it,“ McFarlane said. “So I knew I was going to rely heavily on practical makeup and costuming, and one of the places that kept popping up was my good pal Greg Nicotero on his KNB Group. And he’s obviously done a tremendous amount of work on dozens and dozens of movies. The sort of serendipitous part of it is that Greg was there at the beginning 20 years ago for the original Spawn movie.”

Alec Baldwin Cast in Joker Origin Movie


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alec Baldwin (Mission Impossible: Fallout) has been cast alongside Joaquin Phoenix in the Martin Scorsese produced Joker origin film being directed by Todd Phillips. Baldwin will portray Thomas Wayne, with a bit of a twist. Wayne is being envisioned as “a cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump.”

The Joker origin film will explore the Clown Prince of Crime before he earned the eponymous title, in a 1980’s Gotham City that will exist outside the rest of the DC Extended Universe. The film hits theaters on October 4th, 2019.