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Event report: Killjoys S1 E1; plus clumsy attempts at drone racing

22 January 2016 3:31 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Shadowlocked were lucky enough to attend a promo event recently for SyFy UK's upcoming space-based sci-fi show Killjoys, comprising a screening of the first episode, followed by the chance to partake in a drone 'bounty hunt' race – at least in theory (more on that below).

While this report won't go into detail about the plot of the show, in order to avoid spoilers, suffice it to say that the first episode is chock full of action. This is not one of those shows where you have to watch an entire season (or sometimes more) just to see if anything's actually going to happen. Far from it.

The premise is that in a planetary system known as the Quad, much of it is controlled by an organisation known as the Company, while dissension stirs, which threatens to erupt further down the line. Our protagonists are bounty hunters (or 'Killjoys') chasing Warrants »

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10 Actors Who Refused To Make Sacrifices For Movie Roles

21 January 2016 12:11 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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For actors, picking the right role can be the difference between rising astronomically to the heady heights of Hollywood superstardom or fizzling out on a downward spiral of obscurity. And sometimes they really don’t make the right call in these situations.

They often let personal bias get in the way and refuse to make the necessary sacrifices that could make their career represents. Some just don’t want to go to all that effort of getting into character, or fear being typecast further down the road. And then there’s those who hubristically think they’re too big for the part on offer.

Crazy, right? Well were are some of the worst instances of Hollywood A-listers refusing to make sacrifices for roles, missing out on what could have been career-defining films as a result…

 

10. The Hulk Was Too Much Commitment For Ed Norton Marvel Studios

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Rumour: Multiple death scenes filmed for Captain America: Civil War

20 January 2016 8:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning – possible spoilers below…

With Captain America: Civil War just a few months away, the rumour mill has started to spin about which characters going to make it to the next stage of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As you may recall, Joss Whedon filmed two death scenes for Avengers: Age of Ultron – one with Quicksilver and one with Hawkeye – as a mis-direct to avoid spoilers getting out. And if this new source is to be believed, the Russo Brothers have done the same thing.

The source (via The Hashtag Show) says that they’ve filmed death scenes for Falcon, Warhammer (formally War Machine) and Scarlet Witch. If the source is to be believed, one of these Avengers will join the already rumoured death of Captain America – and word is that will it be Scarlet Witch who perishes, prompting The Vision to head into space and setting the stage for Avengers: Infinity War. »

- Luke Owen

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Check Out The First Official Logo For Wonder Woman Starring Gal Gadot

19 January 2016 1:21 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While 2016 is certainly going to be an exciting year for comic book movies, 2017 might just have it beat thanks to the release of the likes of Justice League and Spider-Man. However, perhaps the most significant superhero adaptation on the way next year is Wonder Woman as the character finally makes her big screen debut.

Everyone from Joss Whedon to George Miller have tried to get Wonder Woman in a movie in some form over the years, but it’s now down to Patty Jenkins as she places the Amazonian Warrior in a World War I setting.

While the first footage from the movie is expected to be released later tonight via The CW, the official social media accounts for Wonder Woman have unveiled the move’s official logo. It obviously doesn’t reveal anything about what we should expect to see in the DC Comics movie, but it’s still »

- Josh Wilding

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Judd Apatow Says A ‘Freaks & Geeks' Reunion Could Actually Happen

18 January 2016 10:18 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It used to be that when a beloved series or franchise would be canceled, a small, very vocal community would not be able to let the dead IP rest, and when asked about the possibility of a reunion, those involved would be forced to say, “yeah, I would love that to happen.” Of course, such shows only seldom would come back. Over the years, there’s been talk about Joss Whedon returning to “Firefly,” yet it’s never come to fruition (though he did make "Serenity"), and while Guillermo del Toro acknowledges chatter about more “Hellboy” films, it never comes to pass. Fans have been itching for more “Carnivalé” too, but that doesn’t look promising. But with the rise of "PeakTV," the landscape is changing and almost everything seems up for grabs. A “Deadwood” movie is coming after years of fans clamoring for more and none but the most »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Judd Apatow Says A ‘Freaks & Geeks' Reunion Could Actually Happen

18 January 2016 10:18 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It used to be that when a beloved series or franchise would be canceled, a small, very vocal community would not be able to let the dead IP rest, and when asked about the possibility of a reunion, those involved would be forced to say, “yeah, I would love that to happen.” Of course, such shows only seldom would come back. Over the years, there’s been talk about Joss Whedon returning to “Firefly,” yet it’s never come to fruition (though he did make "Serenity"), and while Guillermo del Toro acknowledges chatter about more “Hellboy” films, it never comes to pass. Fans have been itching for more “Carnivalé” too, but that doesn’t look promising. But with the rise of "PeakTV," the landscape is changing and almost everything seems up for grabs. A “Deadwood” movie is coming after years of fans clamoring for more and none but the most »

- Rodrigo Perez

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A Series Of Unfortunate Events: Neil Patrick Harris for Count Olaf?

18 January 2016 1:18 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Count Olaf could be played by Neil Patrick Harris in Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Netflix’s adaptation of A Series Of Unfortunate Events has quite possibly found its Count Olaf. How I Met Your Mother, Gone Girl and 2015 Oscars star Neil Patrick Harris is reportedly in talks to portray the immoral adoptive father – presumably in a variety of disguises – in the upcoming series.

If he takes the part, he’ll be stepping into the shoes of Jim Carrey, who did a fine job portraying Lemony Snicket’s orphan-harassing creation in the 2004 movie version. It’s worth mentioning that Harris has comedic villainous form of his own, having starred in Joss Whedon’s web series Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

This casting rumour has originated from The Hollywood Reporter, who have certainly hit the nail right on the head with their speculation »

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Joss Whedon: 10 Films He Should Work On Next

15 January 2016 2:03 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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After the mammoth undertaking of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Joss Whedon took some hard-earned time off. He’s yet to announce his next film project, leaving his legions of fans to speculate on what the usually-prolific writer/director will work on when he emerges from his moviemaking hibernation.

Any film studio on the planet would surely hand Whedon the keys to any of their biggest blockbusters after he raked in almost $3 billion worldwide between his two Avengers movies. But his comments to the press seem to suggest that Whedon is looking for something a bit more personal than another superhero movie or any another franchise film.

“The biggest thing for me is that I need to do something that I create myself,” he’s quoted as saying, and he’s also expressed his desire to make a “movie about one person — not a team, not 10, just one.” He’s »

- Rob Leane

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Get Cast in ‘Rushes’ and 3 More Groovy Gigs

15 January 2016 1:00 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

A dark comedy pilot, a sci-fi romance film, a theater season’s inaugural season, and a travel show hosting gig round out this week’s best available casting notices on Backstage! “Rushes”This new dark comedy from filmmaker Roye Segal will be shooting its pilot this spring in the Big Apple, and needs nine nonunion actors to play various modern New Yorkers. Centered on a documentarian whose latest project aims to cover modern love in all its technological permutations—and who discovers her own dark secrets looming—“Rushes” is about the absurdity of finding romance in the digital age. “A Faithful Companion”A romantic dramedy film by Frank Fradella, “A Faithful Companion” draws inspiration from Joss Whedon’s epic space western “Firefly.” The sci-fi project needs to fill four roles and will rehearse in February and film in March—in Florida. Want to go somewhere warm this winter? Check this casting notice out! »

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Avengers: Infinity War – Predicting All 67 Characters

13 January 2016 9:49 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Avengers: Infinity War is going to big. How big? Well, on top of being a story so massive it needs to be told in two parts, directors Joe and Anthony Russo (taking the reigns of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from Joss Whedon) have revealed that the film is going to feature a whopping sixty-seven characters. Civil War doesn’t look as big now, does it?

At first this seems like an impossibly unwieldily number – even with the ever-growing Avengers roster and teams off in the sidelines this is a high membership increase. Especially when you discount all the TV characters (from either Netflix’s The Defenders series or ABC’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) following comments from the Russo’s late last year that put doubt on the small screen side of the McU ever crossing over to the big.

Well, it may not be as crazy as you think. »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Destroy All Monsters: Whedon vs. Abrams

13 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Last week, Joss Whedon quietly confirmed that he has finished his deal with Marvel Studios and won't be participating in any more of their movies. This wasn't a surprise. Frankly, even given the degree to which hiring Whedon to make The Avengers seemed like fanboy-casting-come-true, keeping him around the studio for not one, but two blockbuster films (plus unspecified consulting duties on the rest of McU Phase 2) seemed slightly miraculous. The guy isn't a mainstream, studio guy. His pre-Avengers track record, unfair though it may seem to his fans, proves the point: a string of cancellations, near-misses (have you read that Wonder Woman script?), and underperformers, more darling to graduate thesis writers and his cadres of fans than to the modern ticket-buying public. Whedon...

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Clark Gregg Hopeful For Reunion Between Avengers And Agent Coulson

11 January 2016 9:45 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Few could have predicted that, after dying at the hands of Loki in Joss Whedon’s Avengers, that the cult following surrounding Clark Gregg’s beloved Agent Coulson would lead to him becoming a permanent fixture on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Having brought a wry humor to several Marvel films before his eventual demise in Whedon’s superhero ensemble, the demand for Coulson to make a triumphant return was palpable, and recently Gregg himself spoke with Digital Spy about the possibility of his character making the jump from TV to film in order to reunite with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

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Such a reunion would naturally require some creative workaround if Coulson is really to spend more time ogling his star-spangled hero Captain America, though Gregg conceded that even if the Powers That Be at Marvel decide to bring together the characters once more, »

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Tiff Stevenson interview: comedy, Buffy, Whedon and more

11 January 2016 6:44 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Tiff Stevenson chats about her new stand-up tour, Fringe, Buffy, Joss Whedon, Portlandia, Sherlock and Jason Statham....

Heading on tour around the UK this month is Tiff Stevenson. Her new stand-up show, Mad Man, is about to get underway, and she spared us some time for a chat. It got quite nerdy...

I'll start with the obvious one, and then we can go nerdy. You're going on tour with a show called Mad Man. What's it about?

It's about identity really. Who we are as people, how much of our personalities are made up of what we think we like and what we put out into the world, and how much is chewed up and sold back to us through various advertisements and social media and everything else.

Do you have specific examples you're tapping into?

Yeah, sure. Advertising is a huge thread that runs through the show. »

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TV News Roundup: ‘Castle’ Setting Up ‘Firefly’ Reunion with Summer Glau & More

7 January 2016 2:48 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nathan Fillion will be visited by his “Firefly” co-star Summer Glau in an upcoming episode of “Castle,” plus Conan O’Brien heads to Qatar, in today’s TV news roundup . . .

Casting News:

Fans of Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” can look forward to a small reunion on the set of “Castle.”

Summer Glau is set to guest star opposite her former “Firefly” co-star Nathan Fillion, TVLine reports. Glau will show up in episode 14, playing private detective Kendall Frost who competes against Castle in solving a mystery.

This won’t be the first time “Castle” has hosted “Firefly” reunion. Previous episodes have welcomed former Serenity crew members Gina Torres and Adam Baldwin, guest-starring with their former captain.

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Showtime is debuting the world television premiere of Spike Lee’s “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall” on Feb. 5. The documentary, which will air multiple times throughout the month, »

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Joss Whedon Opens Up About Leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe

6 January 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Failure can be good or bad for an artist, depending on the project. For Joss Whedon, the disappointment from fans and critics with last summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron was the latter. In a discussion at Oxford University recently, he joked that it resulted in him "becoming fetal for about eight months" and losing his spine and self-identity. "It's horrifying. It sucks. But I'll be okay ... later." Joking aside, though, it clearly hit him hard, and he goes on to discuss how any professional disappointment like that makes him very angry. Yet as an artist, he can't just let such responses go, especially if they're due to things beyond his control. "You have to be like a punching bag doll, who gets knocked back and gets right back...

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Pirates apologise for capsizing The Hateful Eight – the Dailies film podcast

5 January 2016 4:55 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Guardian film team’s daily bulletin of the latest movie news and reviews

Your daily update of the latest news and reviews from the Guardian film team. Now showing: The pirates who leaked Quentin Tarantino’s latest gnarly western say they might have helped its box office prospects; fans wonder where Rey’s gone as Daisy Ridley’s Force Awakens character is absent from a lot of the latest Star Wars merchandise and Joss Whedon has left Marvel for good.

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Joss Whedon on quitting Marvel, the reaction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron

4 January 2016 10:24 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Joss Whedon has been chatting about how he dealt with the reaction to last year's Avengers: Age Of Ultron...

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We've not heard too much from Joss Whedon since the release of last spring's Avengers: Age Of Ultron. The movie grossed over $1.3bn at the global box office, although met middling reviews, and earned nowhere near the acclaim of Whedon's initial Avengers picture.

Whedon was fairly open about the fact that he'd had to battle with Marvel over the movie, and he's since - as planned - moved away from the studio. And in a new Q&A he's conducted with the Oxford Union, he's talked more about the last year or two of his life.

"I sort of had my finger in all of the films in the second phase", he said, "but then I just had to concentrate only on Ultron, »

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Joss Whedon on why he made a clean break with Marvel

4 January 2016 5:39 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

When Joss Whedon was brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe to write and direct The Avengers, he also became a "creative consultant" on all of Marvel's Phase two films leading up to Avengers: Age Of Ultron. This meant that he was on-hand to offer advice, punch up scripts, and, in Whedon's words, "put a little fairy dust on things." This took its... Read More »

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A Bigger Link

4 January 2016 12:52 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

/Film the first footage from Disney's Moana

Playbill Rapper Daveed Diggs on getting his shot on Broadway's smash hit Hamilton expanding the world. (I hope to one day see this show. C'mon lottery gods!)

Gizmodo an exo suit from Edge of Tomorrow constructed from junk!

Mnpp pic of the day Matthias Schoenaerts in A Bigger Splash 

Comics Alliance apparently director James Gunn says Captain America: Civil War is awesome and this has excited the internet for some reason. Next time someone Outside of Marvel's employ enthuses about one of their movies early, get back to us?

The Envelope thinks that Mad Max Fury Road and Carol will lead Oscar nominations (with 9 each). I dare not hope that this is true because that's just so much fabulousness in one Oscar year.

/Film claims that the breakout character of Star Wars is Tr-8R -- this shows how well we've been following »

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Joss Whedon Reflects On Avengers: Age Of Ultron, No Plans To Direct Another Marvel Film

4 January 2016 7:30 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With both Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron under his belt, not to mention acting as a creative consultant on the company’s intermittent standalone features, Joss Whedon has reflected on his time working in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it’s a case of been there, done that, worn the t-shirt.

Speaking at a recent Q&A session held at the Oxford Union (via Cosmic Book News), the director confirmed he has no plans to direct another Marvel movie for the foreseeable future, all the while touching base on the issue of resurrecting Agent Coulson.

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First up, Whedon’s involvement in the McU appears to be all but finished at this point. When asked whether he’ll have any involvement in Marvel’s Phase Three, he replied:

“No. You know I was their sort of conciliary for a while… We do not discuss our thing… »

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