Pacific Rim Could Crossover Into Godzilla

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Pacific Rim was not the most well-received film critically, or financially, but it was a success among fans of the Kaiju genre, and they’ll be certainly delighted to learn that Pacific Rim: Uprising director, Steven S. DeKnight, has spoken with Warner Bros. about the potential of the series crossing over into the Legendary Monster-verse and doing battle with Godzilla, King Kong, and all of them!

“I won’t say there’s an Easter Egg but there’s been a lot of discussion about that possibility [of crossing over]. Look I think it would be fantastic to have the Pacific Rim universe join Legendary’s Monster Universe, it seems like a natural step. And part of the big overall plan after the third movie we’ve talked about is that could happen, it’s always a possibility. It’s by far not a certainty; it’s merely theoretical at this point, but as a fan myself I would love to see that happen,” said DeKnight. Given that Pacific Rim is in the future, these films could easily cross over, with Godzilla re-emerging from the depths in their time.

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Scott Haze Joins Venom in Mystery Role

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Actor Scott Haze (Only the Brave) has joined the cast of Venom in a mystery role, rumored to be Kletus Kasady, aka Carnage, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Earlier, it was believed that Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) was cast in the film as the villain, but his role is said to be something else entirely, now.

Venom is set for release on October 5, 2018, and also stars Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate and Tom Hardy as the fan-favorite antihero.

Front-Runners for Detective Pikachu Emerge

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It was recently confirmed that a live-action adaptation of the popular Great Detective Pikachu was in the works, after the success of Pokemon GO. Since then, Legendary has announced a partnership with The Pokemon Company to bring it to the screen, and Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) would direct the film.

Now, it’s come to light a few of the front-runners the studio would like to land for the film. Those names are… ridiculous, to say the least, with Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, and Dwayne Johnson, all in line for the role. It would appear they’re still going for that gruff voice.

Han Solo Spin-Off Film Gets a Title

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We’ve speculated for the longest time what the Untitled Han Solo Film will be officially titled, and with so many options to choose from, it only makes sense that my choice was right. Director Ron Howard took to his Twitter to announce that the film will be officially titled Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The official logo for the film can be seen above, with what somewhat seems like the most bland branding, ever.

Second Black Panther Trailer and Poster

Marvel Studios has posted the incredible second trailer for the upcoming Black Panther, and it builds further on the rivalry between T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), as well as the mysteries of Wakanda itself.

This is easily one of my most anticipated films for the next year, and it looks like it’s going to be a visual spectacle, with some incredible performances, from some of the best actors Marvel has managed to put on screen. You can hit the jump for a look at the full new poster, as well.

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The Addams Family Getting an Animated Film

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The cult-classic Spooky family is making a return to Hollywood, with an animated film on the way from the co-director of Sausage Party, Conrad Vernon. He is joined by screenwriter Pamela Pettler, whose credits include Corpse BrideMonster House, and 9, clearly a fan of the spooky genre.

Currently, there are no details on release date or story possibilities, but given the family’s rich history from a classic animated series, movies, and years of comic strips, there’s plenty of good stuff to choose from.

Wonder Woman 2 Starts Shooting Next Summer

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Wonder Woman 2 is reportedly set to start filming next summer in time for its December 2019 release date, with rumors pointing to the film taking place during the 1980’s Cold War era. This would line up nicely with a Wonder Woman trilogy that leads to her in the Present Day, post-Justice League in her third film.

The most interesting news here, however, is that Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor is set to return for the sequel. There’s no word on whether this is through flashbacks, or a mysterious return of sorts, but we’ll know more in time.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer Hits in December

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This weekend’s Brand Licensing Europe 2017 convention gave us a big scoop from the quiet set of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The first teaser trailer for the film is set to release on December 13th, and will then be attached to showings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

We’ve seen nothing from the film thus far, but after the wildly successful first installment, there’s quite a bit of anticipation.

First Trailer for The New Mutants

20th Century Fox has unveiled the first official trailer for Josh Boone’s surprising The New Mutants, marking the first horror foray for a Marvel film. The first trailer looks terrifying, and very much like a more cliche horror film at this point, with mention of mutants, but what appears to be few connections.

The New Mutants hits theaters on April 13th, 2018 in regular theaters, and IMAX. Said to be based on the fan-favorite Demon Bear Saga from the comic books.

 

Beetlejuice 2 Has a Writer

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Another shocking piece of news this afternoon as Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has tapped Marvel’s Runaways and Rememory scribe Mike Vukadinovich to re-write the screenplay for Beetlejuice 2.

Currently, Tim Burton and Michael Keaton are working together on Disney’s live-action adaptation of Dumbo, but both are said to be excited at the prospect of working together again, as attempts to get the project off the ground have been on and off for several years.

Gambit Releasing February 2019

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20th Century Fox has shocked us all this afternoon with news that Gambit, starring Channing Tatum now has an official release date of February 14th, 2019, making it a perfect Valentine’s Day release, and totally not an attempt to replicate the success of Deadpool.

In the long awaited adaptation, Channing Tatum will play the titular cajun, with rumors that Lea Seydoux has been tapped as the female lead in the film. Recent rumors have director Gore Verbinski circling the director’s chair.

First New Mutants Trailer Tomorrow

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FOX and director Josh Boone have announced that tomorrow at 12:01am PST, the first teaser trailer for the upcoming New Mutants film will be online. The film is expected to follow closely to the Demon Bear Saga from the comics, but aside from that, very little is known.

Boone has teased in the past that New Mutants will be more akin to a horror movie, than a traditional action piece that we’ve come to expect from comic book movies. What do you hope to see with the film?

Second Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Journalistic professionalism be damned. Holy shit. Disney and Lucasfilm have released the second trailer, the first in 6 months, for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and it is incredible. Filled to the brim with new footage, and plot secrets.

We get new looks at Snoke, Finn, Rey and Luke, as well as shots of a several incredible battles, and character fights. If you’re looking to avoid spoilers, it’s in your best interest not to watch this, as the ending shot is sure to leave you breathless. Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th, 2017.

Teen Titans GO! To The Movies Cast and Poster

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Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Will Arnett (The LEGO Batman Movie) and Kristen Bell (Frozen) have joined the voice cast of the upcoming Teen Titans GO! animated feature film, which is now officially titled Teen Titans GO! to the Movies.

The animated feature will also play host to 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. In the film, the group will reprise their roles from the Cartoon Network series. Hit the jump to check out the first poster for the upcoming film.

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First Full Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer

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During the official New York Comic-Con panel for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the cast of the film unveiled the first full trailer, giving us a look at what to expect in the film next year. Pacific Rim Uprising takes place 10 years after the Battle of the Breach that occurred in the first film. The Jaeger program has become the Earth’s leading defense force, now called the Pan-Pacific Defense Force. Jake Pentecost ( John Boyega), son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), has been brought back into the fold by his adoptive sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), now leading the PPDF, to prepare for the next wave of Kaiju threats.

Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theaters March 23rd, 2018.