Toho Planning Godzilla Shared Universe, Shin 2 Cancelled

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A little disappointing news this morning, as Toho has unveiled plans to begin a new Godzilla shared universe beginning in 2020 for their large series of kaiju films. Unfortunately, those future plans will not include a Shin Godzilla sequel. The first Shin Godzilla, directed by Hideaki Anno, went on to massive acclaim, sky-rocketing the larger-than-life character back into the modern spotlight.

The future of the series and its forwarding developments are very conscious of the method of “shared universe”. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, etc. could all share a single world view much like a Marvel movie where Iron Man and the Hulk can crossover with each other. It is said that each movie can be a possible film production where any one of them could lead a film of their own as the titular character. Shin Godzilla was a huge hit, but instead of thinking of doing the obvious idea of making a Shin Godzilla 2, instead think about a world that can be used for a long time. I’d rather make a World of Godzilla.

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Red Band Trailer for The Happytime Murders Debuts

After years of being in development, Brian Henson’s very-NSFW puppet film, The Happytime Murders, is finally hitting theaters on August 17th, and we have our first, very-NSFW trailer. The film is set in a world where puppets and humans co-exist, as a decorated detective (Melissa McCarthy) and her puppet partner attempt to track down a killer that’s brutally murdering the former cast of The Happytime Gang, a beloved classic puppet show.

The trailer is incredibly NSFW, and distances itself from Brian Henson’s former Muppet fare completely, but with that in mind, it’s absolutely hilarious.

New Mission Impossible: Fallout Trailer Drops

Paramount has released a new trailer for Mission Impossible: Fallout that brings an endless parade of action and crazy stunts, as the film looks to be the most intense M.I. film to date. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar find themselves hunted by the CIA (Henry Cavill), and on the run in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Christopher McQuarrie, who previously helmed Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, is once again writing and directing the sequel, which opens in theaters on July 27th.

Marvel Has Plans for Ms. Marvel

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In a move that’s not surprising in context, but still fantastic, Kevin Feige revealed in an interview with the BBC Arabic’s Husam Asi, that after Captain Marvel is released to the world, Marvel has plans to reveal fan-favorite Muslim hero, Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel. A Pakistani-American, Khan was introduced to Marvel readers back in 2014. She capable of stretching her limbs to great lengths and widths, as well as the ability to grow or shrink to incredible sizes.

We’re doing Captain Marvel right now. Captain Marvel‘s shooting right now with Brie Larson. Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely sort-of in the works. We have plans for that once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel to the world.

The Death of Superman Trailer Debuts

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and IGN have released the first full trailer for the upcoming The Death of Superman animated film, which will act as more of an adaptation of the original comic, releasing in two parts, with key differences. This adaptation will hew much closer than the original, Superman: Doomsday, did. Hit the jump to watch the official trailer.

When a hulking monster emerges from an underground resting place and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop the colossal force of nature. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity that has been nicknamed Doomsday. Battling their way throughout America, the two fight to a standstill as they reach the heart of Metropolis. Going punch for punch, Superman finally ends the threat of Doomsday as he throws one last punch and collapses forever.

The Death of Superman stars Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, and Rainn Wilson, as well as Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion, Christopher Gorham, Matt Lanter, Shemar Moore, and Jason O’Mara.

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G.I. Joe Character Snake Eyes Getting Spinoff Film

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer of Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast movie Evan Spiliotopoulos is in talks to pen a standalone movie for fan-favorite G.I. Joe character, Snake Eyes. The first two G.I. Joe films were met with mixed to negative reviews, with Snake Eyes (played by Ray Park) being a perennial high-point for both films.

As a character, Snake Eyes never speaks or shows his face, making the character in his current incarnation very difficult to cast. His well-known arch-nemesis, and brother, Storm Shadow, will also probably be a safe bet for the film, as well.

Bill and Ted Face The Music Officially Announced

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What a day for dynamic duos of Hollywood. It’s been confirmed, after years of rumors, that Bill and Ted (played by Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, respectively) will be returning for a third, triumphant film. Bill and Ted Face The Music sees original creators Chris Matheson (Imagine That) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black) return for the script, while Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) has been confirmed to direct. Additionally, we also have a synopsis for the film:

Bill & Ted Face the Music will see the duo long past their days as time-traveling teenagers and now weighed down by middle age and the responsibilities of family. They’ve written thousands of tunes, but they have yet to write a good one, much less the greatest song ever written. With the fabric of time and space tearing around them, a visitor from the future warns our heroes that only their song can save life as we know it. Out of luck and fresh out of inspiration, Bill and Ted set out on a time travel adventure to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe as we know it. Together with the aid of their daughters, a new crop of historical figures, and some sympathetic music legends, they find much, much more than just a song.

Sherlock Holmes 3 Officially Announced

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Both Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law may have their hands full with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but after they’ve finished there, they’ll be headed back to another familiar world. Warner Bros. has announced today that the long-awaited Sherlock Holmes 3 will finally make its way into theaters worldwide on December 25th, 2020. It still remains to be seen whether Guy Ritchie, who directed the first two, will return for the third film.

Unfortunately for the third film, that date is set a week after the release of James Cameron’s Avatar 2, so we’ll see how well things go for them.

Fortnite Getting Avengers: Infinity War Crossover

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Fortnite’s next big limited event will feature a Marvel crossover that will change the entire landscape of the game for a short time. Starting tomorrow, Thanos will be making an appearance in FortniteAccording to Entertainment Weekly, the mode will feature 100 players vying for the top spot, with an available Infinity Gauntlet weapon hidden on the map. The player that finds the Gauntlet will transform into Thanos, granting them some pretty superhuman abilities.

Currently, what those abilities are exactly remain under wraps, but expect some pretty ridiculous happenings as the biggest villain in cinematic history makes his presence felt across all media.

Next G.I. Joe Movie Title Revealed

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Hasbro has revealed that the next entry into its shared cinematic universe will be the third G.I. Joe film, officially titled G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant. The film is set for release on March 27th, 2020. According to That Hashtag Show, the film was originally thought to be a reboot, but Hasbro is rumored to have made an offer for Dwayne Johnson to return as his G.I. Joe: Retaliation character, Roadblock.

The film joins the growing slate of Hasbro Cinematic Universe films, such as M.A.S.K., Rom: Space Knight, and Micronauts.

Did Thanos Kill You?

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A new website is making the rounds asking a very simple question, with a very simple answer. If you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War yet, you may want to stop here! At the end of the film, Thanos snaps his fingers and erases half of all life in the Universe, and now you can stop wondering whether you would have survived.

DidThanosKill.Me is answering the question in a very minimalist way, and it’s worth checking out for the novelty. Good news: I was spared. Let me know in the comments if you survived, or not!

Deadpool Debuts New Celine Dion Single… Yup

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Yes, you read that correctly. Celine Dion has unveiled a new single titled “Ashes,” alongside the official video for it, starring The Merc With a Mouth himself, Deadpool. Deadpool 2 has, like the first film, been firing on all cylinders from a promotional standpoint with a clear understanding of the character and how to promote him.

You can check out the hilarious music video after the jump, and make sure to stay for the ending, which is, of course, the high point.

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First Trailer for Robin Hood Now Online

Lionsgate Movies has posted the first teaser trailer for the upcoming action reboot of Robin Hood starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, and Ben Mendelsohn. The latest in a long film of more modern attempts at classic folk tales was directed by Otto Bathurst, and hit theaters on November 21st. You can check out the synopsis below, and the first poster for the film after the jump.

Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

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Jamie Foxx Eyed for Title Role in Spawn

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According to That Hashtag Show, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn with Blumhouse Productions is moving along nicely, with news that Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx is being eyed for the role of Al Simmons, aka Spawn. Foxx has officially been offered the role, after he himself pursued in 2013 in an earlier reboot attempt.

If he accepts, he’ll be sharing the spotlight, as the film will supposedly follow Twitch Williams as he teams with Spawn to track down a supernatural serial killer.

New Teen Titans GO! To The Movies Trailer

Warner Bros. Animation has debuted a new trailer for Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, and it gives us all new footage, with plot and we even get to hear Nicolas Cage finally play Superman in our lifetime. The movie sees the Titans try to bring Deathstroke on as a nemesis in order to get their own film adaptation.

The animated film will feature the voice cast of the series, including Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Scott Menville as Robin, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Tara Strong as Raven, and Hynden Walch as Starfire. Additionally, Will Arnett will voice Slade Wilson, Kristen Bell is Jade Wilson, James Corden is Balloon Man, Halsey is Wonder Woman, Lil Yachty is Green Lantern, and Nicolas Cage will voice Superman. Teen Titans GO! To The Movies hits theaters on July 27th.