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Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman gets the seal of approval from Stan Lee

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Having made his debut in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, Chadwick Boseman will soon reprise the role of T’Challa for February’s Black Panther movie, and Marvel legend Stan Lee has taken to Twitter to give his seal of approval to the actor.

“In 1966 we brought Black Panther to the pages of Marvel,” wrote Lee, sharing the below image. “Now this talented young man brings him to the silver screen! You have my respect!”

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, »

- Gary Collinson

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Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier coming to Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC this fall

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With War for the Planet of the Apes out in cinemas at the moment it is perfect timing for Imaginarium Studios to announce that Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier will be releasing on the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC this autumn.  Developed in partnership with FoxNext Games, Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier will provide the ideal narrative adventure for fans of the franchise.  Watch the new trailer to accompany the announcement below..

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is a narrative adventure game set in the time between the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes films and follows the stories of a tribe of apes and a band of human survivors.  The fates of these two groups are intertwined and every decision made by players will impact the precarious peace that exists between man and ape. »

- Andrew Newton

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New video game that connects the Planet of the Apes worlds gets Fall release

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Get your hands off my controller, you damn dirty ape! Today, mo-cap magic man Andy Serkis and his The Imaginarium Studios revealed a new cinematic adventure game that is set between Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes films called Planet Of The Apes: Last Frontier. The game is set to be released on the PlayStation... Read More »

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New Planet of the Apes Video Game Will Tell the Story Between the Movies

17 August 2017 9:34 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Wondering what happened in the time between Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes?  This Fall you'll be able to Play those events in a brand new Planet of the Apes game, Last Frontier.  Today brings our first trailer and details for the game.  Come inside to check it out!  

Despite movie tie-in games having a fairly bad track record (though there are plenty of great ones), I can't help but be excited for the Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier announcement.  Not only because I'm a Huge Apes fan and eager to see some story content between the last two films, but also because Imaginarium Studios (Andy Serkis' motion capture studio that helps make the movies so amazing) is helping develop the title.  Based off this announcement trailer, at the very least it will be a very pretty game to play. »

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Why was War for the Planet of the Apes a bust?

17 August 2017 3:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on War for the Planet of the Apes

There are some things that defy explanation. Like how the Great Pyramids of Giza were built, what happened to the settlers at Roanoke, or why people watch The Big Bang Theory. Sometimes there are no answers.

The question of why a movie succeeds or fails is rarely a mystery. There are few features in 2017 whose soaring success or flaming failure I would label ‘surprising’. When looking over the big hits and massive disappointments of 2017, there are very clearly defined winners and losers. People are still buying whatever Disney is selling, audiences haven’t yet tired of seeing the cast of the Fast and Furious franchise yell at each other while driving and Universal’s Dark Universe was just a terrible, terrible idea.

I suppose the poor box office in the United States of Transformers: The Last Knight was something of a surprise. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Rian Johnson trusted his “inner fan” while making Star Wars: The Last Jedi

17 August 2017 2:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It must feel daunting to direct a new entry in the Star Wars franchise, and actually be a fan yourself. The pressure to not screw the film up must be immense — after all, people are still ripping on the prequels to this day. The first installment in this revitalized trilogy fared well with critics, and now it’s Rian Johnson’s turn with The Last Jedi. How did he handle the stress of writing and directing the film? During an interview with Hamilton director Thomas Kail for The Star Wars Show, Johnson divulges the two key aspects that helped him feel at ease while making the film:

“Once I actually jumped into it, it was the most fun I’ve ever had writing. It was the least scary process. I think part of it was, I wasn’t alone for the process. I was writing on my own, but I »

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War for the Plant of the Apes gets China release date

16 August 2017 9:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

War for the Planet of the Apes has landed a September China release date.

The latest Apes movie has gone down well with fans and critics alike, and has managed to bring in $313.9 million from the territories it has so far been released in.

Of course, China is a huge market in today’s movie economy, being second only to the Us. So the Matt Reeves film will be pleased to finally have its release date for this lucrative part of the world, arriving to Chinese cinemas on September 15.

This date comes about two months after its Us domestic bow, where it has so far earned $137.6 million, and about three weeks after China’s summer blackout period which bars Hollywood movies from being shown.

War for the Planet of the Apes will come at the end of a deluge of big western titles hitting China, including: Cars 3, Baby Driver, »

- Samuel Brace

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Virtual Reality Films Take Hold at Fall’s Film Festivals

16 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The possibility that virtual reality could push the limits of the moviegoing experience took a leap forward with Alejandro G. Inarritu’s immigration-themed installation “Carne y Arena” at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

But on the A-list festival circuit, it’s the Venice Film Festival that is leading the way in the Vr arena.

There are of course other film festivals around the world that to varying degrees have been dipping their toes into what is becoming the Vr craze.

Sundance, which was the first to explore and open up to interactive storytelling, has the New Frontier Story Lab residency program and showcases Vr works as a non-competitive sidebar; Tribeca has its immersive Storyscapes and Visual Arcades programs; Toronto last year launched a separate Vr strand called Pop Vr, which featured five pieces; Geneva Intl. Film Festival Tous Ecrans, which runs in November, started a competitive section with roughly 10 virtual reality works in 2016. And the Dubai »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Newswire: Andy Serkis is producing a cinematic Planet Of The Apes video game

16 August 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

A new Planet Of The Apes video game based on Fox’s reboot series is in development and scheduled to be released this fall, according to an announcement on IGN. Called Planet Of The Apes: Last Frontier, it’s the first project from a new London-based game studio named Imaginati, and it’s being published by the new games division within The Imaginarium, the production house and performance capture studio founded by Andy Serkis, who of course stars as Caesar in the new Apes movies. According to IGN, Serkis, whose prolific performance-capture career includes games like Heavenly Sword and Enslaved: Odyssey To The West, is executive producing Last Frontier, and all of the game’s performances are being recorded using The Imaginarium’s “world-class” facilities.

The game itself is a choose-your-own-adventure story, not unlike Telltale’s popular Walking Dead series, where players will watch cinematic scenes unfold and be »

- Matt Gerardi

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The unmade Planet Of The Apes movies of the 1990s

15 August 2017 12:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Aug 17, 2017

Anyone for monkey baseball? We examine the weird and wonderful unmade scripts of the Planet Of The Apes series

In 2006, screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver were inspired by footage of domesticated chimpanzees who were unable to adjust to our lifestyles to write a sci-fi horror spec script that they called Genesis. Apparently, it was a while before the two of them realised that they were writing a Planet Of The Apes movie.

Their resultant pitch to 20th Century Fox led to 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, the excellent, emotional prequel/reboot of the franchise that led to 2014's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and recent trilogy topper, War For The Planet Of The Apes. Together, the three films take Caesar from domestication to domination and have been huge critical and financial hits for the studio.

The development hell that plagued Fox's »

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Review

15 August 2017 12:18 PM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

(AotN) The final installment to the Planet of the Apes trilogy, War for the Planet of the Apes, has opened up to mostly positive reviews and an estimated $134,613,493 domestically (according to Box Office Mojo). What bad could another positive review do? War for the Planet of the Apes is not only a really great film, it’s the best film out of the trilogy and here’s why…

Matt Reeves pulls double duty as director and co-writer of the film along with Mark Bomback. It’s the second Planet of the Apes film to be directed by Reeves with the first being Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. War for the Planet of the Apes continues the story of Caesar (Andy Serkis) as he avenges his family after an attack led by the Colonel (Woody Harrelson).

Although the premise of the film is a common one, Reeves and co. »

- Chris Salce

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22 Awards Contenders to See This Season, From ‘Wonderstruck’ to ‘Mudbound’

15 August 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including the very best indie cinema has to offer, all the awards contenders you need to know about, and even blockbuster fare that seems poised to please the most discerning tastes, all with an eye towards introducing you to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up. Next up: contenders who will rule the awards season, well into next year.

“mother!” (September 15)

The return of Darren Aronofsky should be enough to get any cinephile back to the theater, but the fact that “mother!” has remained so secretive with just under a month to go has only made anticipation higher. Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem »

- Kate Erbland, Eric Kohn, Anne Thompson, Zack Sharf, Steve Greene, Michael Nordine, Chris O'Falt and Jamie Righetti

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London Film Festival adds Emma Stone's 'Battle Of The Sexes'

15 August 2017 2:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stone and Billie Jean King expected to attend European premiere of tennis drama.

Battle Of The Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, is to screen as the American Express Gala at the 61st BFI London Film Festival (Oct 4-15).

The film will receive its European premiere on October 7 at London’s Odeon Leicester Square, with Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton and Billie Jean King expected to attend.

Battle Of The Sexes tells the true life story of the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).

Their match, billed as the ‘Battle Of The Sexes’, was one of the most watched sporting events of all time.

Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming and Elisabeth Shue co-star in the Fox Searchlight Pictures production, which is directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris from a screenplay »

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London Film Festival Serves Up ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Gala Screening

15 August 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Battle of the Sexes,” the tennis movie starring Oscar winner Emma Stone and Steve Carell, will be the American Express Gala screening, and have its European premiere, at the upcoming 61st BFI London Film Festival.

Stone and co-stars Andrea Riseborough and Elisabeth Shue will attend the premiere at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on Oct. 7. “Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton direct the movie and will also be in London for the red-carpet event.

The film is set in the early 1970s and chronicles the tennis match between Billie Jean King (Stone) and former men’s champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Carell). King, who won six Wimbledon titles and became the world’s top-ranked female tennis player, will attend the premiere.

The film tells her and Riggs’ on- and off-court stories as the rivalry between them ramps up ahead of their face-off, which became one of the most-watched televised sports events of all »

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'Battle of the Sexes' Getting European Premiere at London Film Festival

15 August 2017 1:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The 61st edition of the BFI London Film Festival has revealed its second film. 

With the opening-night curtain raiser already announced as Andy Serkis' directorial debut Breathe, organizers have now unveiled Battle of the Sexes as the festival's American Express Gala, with the film having its European premiere on Oct. 7 in London's Odeon Leicester Square theater. 

The film -– which is world premiering in Toronto in September -– tells the story behind the famed 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's champion and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). Stone, plus co-stars »

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Leaked Star Wars: The Last Jedi images of Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke’s Throne Room

14 August 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re a little over a fortnight away from Force Friday 2017 (September 1st), when toy stores all over the planet will be inundated with the latest wave of Star Wars merchandise tying in to December’s hotly-anticipated blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And, thanks to the StarWarsLeaks Reddit, we have a new look at Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, as well as images for the Bb-8 2-in-1 Mega Playset, which includes Supreme Leader Snoke’s Throne Room…

See Also: Rian Johnson on Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma’s roles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Expect to see plenty more Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise over the next couple of weeks…

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens »

- Gary Collinson

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" - More Leaked Images

14 August 2017 7:26 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more leaked images, plus behind-the-scenes footage from director Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", the sequel to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens":

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" aka "Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi"... the second film in Disney's "Star Wars" sequel trilogy...

...following "Star Wars: The Force Awakens "(2015). 

The film is produced by Lucasfilm...

...and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" was announced after Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, October 2012...

...arranged by Ram Bergman and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

John Williams, composer for the previous seven films, returns to compose the score. 

Cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley...

...John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson...

...Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis...

...Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi", opens December 15, 2017.

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How Han Solo will factor into Star Wars: The Last Jedi, according to Daisy Ridley

13 August 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens lie below…

One of the biggest shockers in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the cruel and tragic death of Han Solo at the hands of his own son Kylo Ren. It was a devastating moment for fans everywhere, and according to series star Daisy Ridley, that loss will be felt heavily in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Speaking to Cinema Blend, the actress talks about Han’s death, Kylo Ren, and how it taps into Rey’s own past:

“She just doesn’t understand Kylo. When all she wanted was parents, why would a person who has parents do that? It’s so beyond comprehension, it’s ridiculous. So she has grief for the loss and then there’s anger. To be honest, she couldn’t understand doing something like that — let alone to your parents.”

She also took the time to »

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Rian Johnson on Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma’s roles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

13 August 2017 2:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past week Entertainment Weekly has revealed a host of Star Wars: The Last Jedi info. We’ve had a batch of new images, and details on the likes of Luke Skywalker being a grumpy old hermit, Rey and the importance of her parentage, Finn, Carrie Fisher’s final role as General Leia, Supreme Leader Snoke and his Praetorian Guards, and the inevitable comparisons between The Last Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back.

Well, in its latest piece, EW has now focussed on two of the film’s main antagonists, with Rian Johnson offering up some new details on Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Captain Phasma’s (Gwendoline Christie) roles in the new movie.

“He’s definitely been knocked off base,” said Johnson with regards to Kylo Ren. “The defeat that he had at the end of The Force Awakens, but even bigger than that, his huge defining act which, »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson and Daisy Ridley on the importance of Rey’s parentage

12 August 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s already been confirmed that this December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi will “absolutely address” the question of Rey’s parents, providing an answer to one of the biggest mysteries from 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But just how important will this reveal prove to be to the story? In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, both director Rian Johnson and actress Daisy Ridley have shared their thoughts:

“To me, it’s important insofar as it’s important to her,” states Johnson. “And I think it’s important to her in terms of what is her place in all of this? What’s going to define her in this story? She was told in the last movie that the answer’s not in the past; it’s looking forward. But she’s showing up on this island to talk to this hero from the past. You can be »

- Gary Collinson

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