The first trailer for the long-awaited Alita: Battle Angel was surprisingly released. The project is one of James Cameron’s longest in-development films, and the cast and effects certainly show it. Starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, and Mahershala Ali, the film is about Alita, a cyborg with a forgotten past, found and brought back to life by cyber-doctor Ido (Christoph Waltz). The movie is based on the manga series by Yukito Kishiro.
Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first.
As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.
The first official trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now online, and it shows quite the extinction level event, that’s for sure. The new film sees Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), the protagonists from the first film returning to the help the dinosaurs when a dormant volcano on the island begins to erupt. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters June 22nd.
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
The long-standing supporting cast for Shazam!, arguably just as important as the title character himself is starting to finally take its full shape. Jack Dylan Grazer (It) has been cast as Freddy Freeman according to Deadline.
Grazer’s Freddy Freeman is said to be “Batson’s best friend and the only person who knows the truth about Shazam.” DC fans will know that Freeman eventually suits up as a hero himself, taking on the mantle of Captain Marvel Jr. in the comics. Shazam! is set to hit theaters in 2019, and also stars Zachary Levi as the titular superhero, Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana, and Grace Fulton.
I never thought I would be typing that title, but it’s true. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has signed on to voice the title character in Legendary’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the Pokémon video game, Detective Pikachu.
Reynolds will headline a cast that features up-and-comers Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Supernatural). Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing the film with a script from Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) and Nicole Perlman (Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy). Filming is expected to begin mid-January in London.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that an epic adaptation of the Dark Knight from creators Junpei Mizusaki, Takashi Okazashi, and Kazuki Nakashima, titled Batman Ninja. Now, its first trailer has hit and it looks like we won’t be disappointed.
The incredibly original animation includes Feudal Japan inspired Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, The Joker, Poison Ivy, Gorilla Grodd, and more. Warner Bros. is set to release the film next year and will include both the subtitled original Japanese version and an English dubbed version when it lands on Blu-ray.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Disney has found their live-action Mulan, and cast Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu. This is wonderful news, as it ensures that Disney is making the film as faithful to its source material as possible, so my hopes are already much higher for this adaptation.
Niko Caro (The Zookeeper’s Wife) is directing the film with a script from Jurassic World and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
Despite the generally negative reception to Justice League, Warner Bros. is committed to revamping the DC Extended Universe to please fans, and build a solid cinematic universe. The first part of this plan truly began in the end credits of Justice League when Deathstroke (Joe Maganiello) met with Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) and was proposed the group should begin to “form [their] own league.”
It was an exciting moment in an otherwise “OK” film. Now, rumor has it that the Legion of Doom is set to begin forming across the slate of DC Films for the future, beginning with Aquaman, and culminating with the group being the villains of Justice League 2. That’s an exciting prospect, and hopefully Warner Bros. gives this story time to truly fill out, and allow the villains to stay one step ahead of the heroes, and do right by them.
The cast of Marvel Entertainment’s much-anticipated Captain Marvel is slowly taking shape, and the studio is pulling no punches on big names for the film. Variety is reporting that Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) has been cast as Kree hero, Mar-Vell, the alien responsible for giving Carol Danvers her powers.
This casting is terrific, but rumor has it that Keanu Reeves was offered the role, but turned it down. Perhaps it’s for the best.
Marvel Entertainment has followed up this crazy week of Avengers: Infinity War coverage with the first official trailer for one of the most anticipated films in cinematic history. Infinity War brings together our heroes from across the galaxy, with many of them interacting for the first time to combat the intergalactic threat of universal destruction at the hands of Thanos.
It’s an epic trailer that just barely seems to touch on anything in the film. It even holds back on Marvel’s usual depth of key scenes to draw the viewer in, knowing full well that everyone on the planet plans to see it in theaters.
If I didn’t know any better, I would say that most studios have shut their cool news down for the week, as Avengers: Infinity War has taken over the internet with its massive endless stream of coverage, trailers, images, and more. Now, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland has debuted a new teaser poster for the upcoming film.
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Marvel Entertainment dropped a massive bombshell to continue the week of coverage and excitement for Avengers: Infinity War with the announcement that the first trailer for the film will be debuting tomorrow.
The announcement alongside a goosebump-inducing video featuring key scenes and trailer reactions throughout the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If this is any indication, then the MCU is going to be pretty emotional for many fans the next two years.
Vanity Fair has debuted the exclusive covers for its upcoming Holiday issue, that give us our first official look at characters from Avengers: Infinity War. Captain America is still sporting his Civil War costume, and Thor is sans eye patch, but a look at all is still a look.
The covers feature a total of 17 different characters: Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Vision (Paul Bettany), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly); and finally Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), and Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
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If you stayed after the credits for Justice League, you were treated to one of the best comic book movie teases in recent memory, with Joe Manganiello debuting his interpretation of mercenary Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke. It was the culmination of a fan campaign to keep the actor on board for the role, which eventually resulted in the announcement of his own solo movie.
The costume looks incredible, and while I would have personally just kept all of Joe Manganiello’s own personal facial hair, he’s one of the who can make that white goatee work. Hit the jump for a full look at the epic photo.
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The long-awaited cast of Gambit is finally taking shape, with actress Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield, Masters of Sex) joining the film in a mystery female lead role. Early in production, it was rumored that Lea Seydoux (Spectre) would be the female lead, cast as Bella Donna Boudreaux, but that has clearly been passed on. It’s currently unclear, if Caplan will take up the role, or this is entirely new, given the constant re-writes the films has undergone.
Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) is set to helm the project with a script from Josh Zetumer (Patriots Day). Filming is expected to begin next year in New Orleans.
Disney has posted the first teaser trailer for the long-awaited sequel to one of Disney Pixar’s best films, The Incredibles 2. The trailer is absolutely a tease, with only a single scene of actual footage, but a strong focus on baby Jack Jack, and his newfound powers.
Very little is known about the film currently, but it’s set to hit theaters on June 18th, 2018.