Numan Acar Cast as The Chameleon?

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It’s been rumored that classic Spider-Man villain, The Chameleon, would be showing up in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and now it seems we’re a little closer to that confirmation. Deadline is reporting that Numan Acar (Homeland) has been added to the cast of the sequel, though no details on his role have been revealed, we know that he’ll be playing a character named Dmitri, which could signify his role as Dmitri Smerdyakov, a.k.a. The Chameleon.

This is still speculation, but given the that Acar can speak numerous languages, and the globe-trotting nature of the film, it could certainly be true.

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Aquaman Den of Geek Cover Revealed

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After yesterday’s fantastic theatrical poster, Den of Geek has revealed their SDCC issue cover for Aquaman, and it gives us our first glimpse at plenty of new characters, including Ocean Master, Vulko, Black Manta, and King Orm.

You can hit the jump to check out the cover in full.

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Rugrats Getting Revival Movie & Series from Nickelodeon

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Nickelodeon is in the midst of reviving many of their classic NickToon properties, and Rugrats is considered by many to be the gold standard. One of the greatest animated series ever made. Now, the show is returning with a new 26-episode series, and live-action/animated CG hybrid movie.

“Rugrats is hands-down one of the most celebrated cartoons in TV history, and we are thrilled for a whole new audience to meet these iconic characters in brand-new adventures,” Interim Nickelodeon President Sarah Levy said in a statement. “What was true in 1991 when the original show premiered is still true today: kids are fascinated with the world of babies. We can’t wait for today’s kids to meet Tommy, Chuckie and pals.”

Birds of Prey Lineup Confirmed

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The Wrap has confirmed that an earlier rumor regarding the lineup of director Cathy Yan’s upcoming Birds of Prey movie was fairly spot-on. The team’s lineup will consist of Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, Renee Montoya, and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. It’s currently not known whether Montoya will be The Question in the film, or a detective.

The villain of the piece is expected to be Cassandra Cain’s father, David Cain, who is commonly associated with Ra’s Al Ghul, and Cassandra’s mother, Lady Shiva. This all but confirms that Batgirl is not involved as many expected.

New Official Still from Shazam! Revealed

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Entertainment Weekly is continuing its massive pre-SDCC coverage by revealing yet another new still from the upcoming live-action adaptation of Shazam! We get another look at Zachary Levi in costume alongside Jack Dylan Grazer. This time we get to see the light-up lightning bolt on the heroes’ chest which does a great job of driving home the magical nature of the character.

We should be getting plenty more information on the film, including maybe even a teaser trailer this Saturday when Warner Bros. takes to Hall H in San Diego.

First Poster for Aquaman Debuts

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Warner Bros. has revealed that Aquaman is now on Twitter, and alongside it, we get our first official poster for the upcoming film, as well as confirmation of a trailer this Saturday at SDCC. The poster is beautiful, with Jason Momoa on a rock surrounded by the denizens of the deep, and the tagline “Home is Calling” along the top.

I can’t help but get excited by all this information from Aquaman as this is shaping up to be something very special. We’ll find out once and for all on Saturday. Hit the jump for a look at the full poster.

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Nathan Fillion Stars in Uncharted Fan Film

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The official Uncharted live-action adaptation, currently starring Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake is currently in a bit of development hell. But, genre-favorite Nathan Fillion, long a fan favorite to play the action hero on the big screen, is here to whet our appetites with a fantastic fan film directed by Allan Ungar.

The short is a fantastic bit of production, with a great cast. Even managing to properly do a “video game” sequence in the vein of the original games. Hit the jump to check out the short film.

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Duncan Jones Working on 2000AD’s Rogue Trooper

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Director Duncan Jones, after teasing that he’ll be working on a comic book movie as his next project, has taken to Twitter once again to tease an additional clue that all but gives new project away. Going back to his “homeland” of Britain and tackling a 2000AD character, Jones removed his hat to reveal a blue mohawk, essentially confirming his next project to be a Rogue Trooper film.

For the unfamiliar, Rogue is a Genetic Infantryman, that is genetically engineered to be immune to all known toxins. He wanders in search of the Traitor General accompanied by a helmet, a gun, and backpack that contain the personalities of his many fallen comrades.

Zombieland 2 Officially Announced

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According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures has finally greenlit a sequel to Zombieland, the 2009 hit horror/comedy. The original cast, which consisted of Academy Award-nominee Woody Harrelson, Academy Award-nominee Jesse Eisenberg, Academy Award-winner Emma Stone, and Academy Award-nominee Abigail Breslin, have all been confirmed to return.

Ruben Fleischer, who recently completed Venom, is back to director with a script from original Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.

“This is one of those projects that fans have wanted to see happen for a long time – and no one wanted to see it happen more than Emma, Woody, Jesse, and Abigail. These are some of the most in-demand actors and I think they are making this movie because they love these characters. We are thrilled Ruben was willing to come back to direct the sequel, as his work on Venom has been truly amazing.”

First Look at The Fisherman King in Aquaman

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Entertainment Weekly has revealed a first look at one of the seven Kings of Atlantis, with the first being The Fisherman King, played by none other than Djimon Hounsou, who was recently added to the cast of Shazam! as the Wizard after Ron Cephas Jones was forced to depart. Also pictured are the Fisherman Queen (Natalia Safran), Princess (Sophia Forrest) and a royal guard.

“After the fall of Atlantis, some of the kingdoms evolved and some devolved,”explains producer Peter Safran. “This is one that evolved. This is a kingdom that’s primarily artistic and cerebral, with poets and philosophers.”

Duncan Jones is Directing a Comic Book Movie

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The acclaimed director of genre films Moon and Source Code, took to his Twitter this morning to announce that his next project will be a comic book movie. He goes on to say we’ll learn more in a few days. With that timeline, it nearly eliminates Marvel from the competition, but things look good for DC. Could Jones be directing Green Lantern Corps? What project do you think he would be best suited for?

A little nervous about this, but hell, nervous is where the fun is! I’m going to be making a comic book movie next! A pretty special one. That’s the initial tease… Second tease to come in a few days!

Jones was one of the first directors approached for Man of Steel back in 2010, but passed on it, believing that Moon, the only film under his belt at the time, didn’t yet prepare him for such a large scale film. Now, with Source Code, the surprisingly great Warcraft, and Mute, on his resume, perhaps Jones feels now is the time? His cinematic sensibilities certainly line up with DC, and his eye for wonderful shots would make for some incredibly beautiful alien worlds alongside the Green Lantern Corps. Additionally, with Geoff Johns recently signing on fully as screenwriter, that could shape up to be something special.

Cate Shortland to Direct Black Widow Solo Film

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After a long and intensive search, the much-anticipated Black Widow solo movie finally has a director. The Hollywood Reporter is bringing word that Australian director Cate Shortland will helm the Marvel Studios movie starring Scarlett Johansson. Shortland’s past credits include World War II drama Lore, and horror film Berlin Syndrome from last year.

THR is also reporting that Jac Schaeffer has penned the most recent draft of the script for the film. Additionally, the Black Widow movie will be a prequel and is set before the events of Marvel’s The Avengers.

First Images from Godzilla: King of the Monsters Debut

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Entertainment Weekly continues to deliver the goods, this time giving us our first look at two new stills from the upcoming sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, from director Michael Dougherty. The other image gives us our first look at Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown, making her feature film debut. Hit the jump to check out the additional still.

“The world is reacting to Godzilla in the same way we would react to any other terrifying incident, in that we are overreacting,” director Michael Dougherty tells EW about the film. “There’s paranoia and endless speculation about whether he is the only one out there or whether we’re threatened by others like his kind.”

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First Images from M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass Debut

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Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first official images from M. Night Skyamalan’s surprise sequel, Glass, which will see the return of Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, reprising their Unbreakable roles, as well as James McAvoy returning for his role in Split. After the surprise ending of Split, fans have been chomping at the bit for more, and the beautiful imagery at play here is certainly interesting.

The most interesting part? Samuel L. Jackson’s absolutely incredible costume for Mr. Glass, which is sure to be one of the best parts of this entire film. Hit the jump to see a few more official images from the film.

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Neil Blomkamp Working on Robocop Sequel

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Deadline is reporting that the director of District 9 and Chappie, Neil Blomkamp, has signed on to helm RoboCop Returns for MGM. The project is being developed from a script by Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner that will act as a direct sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s original classic.

So, it looks like Blomkamp won’t get to work on his Aliens sequel after all, but he’ll start get to make his mark on a classic sci-fi franchise.