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Black Panther May Be In Avengers 2, Here's The Evidence

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We.ve been hearing whispers about Black Panther.s arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years and years now, and while he hasn.t shown up yet, it may not be long before the character makes his live-action feature debut. After all, the brand new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer has what appear to be some rather big hints that Black Panther is coming sooner rather than later. At this point we.ve analyzed practically every frame of the breathtaking preview of next year.s blockbuster, but there are two moments in particular that suggest Black Panther.s imminent arrival. The first clue to look at is actually the reveal of one of the most popular character actors working today: In case you don.t recognize him outside of a performance capture leotard, that.s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Andy Serkis, sporting a mop top and »

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The Academy Begged These Three People To Host The Oscars Before They Asked Neil Patrick Harris

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The general consensus on the hiring of Neil Patrick Harris as the host of next year.s Oscars ceremony seemed to be a collective nod of approval, as if to tell the Academy, "You got the right guy." Harris has been an incredibly charming and versatile host of both the Tonys and the Emmys, so graduating to the white-hot spotlight of all things Oscar makes sense. The room isn.t too big for Nph. The moment isn.t too large. That being said, we.re now learning that Harris wasn.t the Academy.s first choice. Nor its second. Not even its third. The Hollywood Reporter goes on the record to say that producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron "first begged last year's host, Ellen DeGeneres" because her work earlier this year "netted an 8 percent increase in viewership over the year prior." Getting pizza delivered and taking A-list selfies seems »

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Marvel Wants Adam McKay To Direct An Upcoming Superhero Movie

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Adam McKay has confirmed he has held talks with Marvel about directing a future instalment to their cinematic universe. McKay refused to reveal the specific films that they discussed, but it certainly looks as though his relationship with the studio will grow beyond his participation with Ant-Man. During a chat with Crave Online, McKay was asked whether he had "a shot at directing one of their big characters." After admitting that he had a "great time" working on his "big rewrite on Ant-Man," he then added that he is currently "kicking around ideas" with Marvel. He then went on to tease: But yeah, maybe I would take on one of the characters, so we haven.t locked in anything, but discussions are definitely going on." Currently, I.m finding it quite hard to get excited about Adam McKay.s involvement with Marvel. That.s not to say that he won »

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The Honest Reason P.J. Soles Is Happy She Got Naked In Halloween

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Nudity and the horror genre often go hand in hand. Part of the titillation of the slasher genre . evident in movies like Friday the 13th or the Nightmare on Elm Street movies . is the sight of a topless coed forced to flee from a murderous antagonist. usually because they were having sex in a cabin in the woods. Actress P.J. Soles flashed some skin in John Carpenter.s 1978 horror classic Halloween, but looking back on the production, she reflects on why she agreed to go topless. and why she.s thrilled that she did it when she did. P.J. Soles spoke with Vulture as part of a longer feature of horror actresses remembering their death scenes. Soles played Lynda van der Klok, and she.s eventually choked by a cloaked Michael Myers . who she mistakes for her boyfriend, Bob. Looking back on the scene, and the nudity in »

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Why Edward Norton Doesn't Play The Hulk Anymore, According To Edward Norton

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Edward Norton has revealed why he didn.t play The Hulk in The Avengers, and he has basically suggested that he wouldn.t have wanted to do it anyway... even if they.d asked him. Edward Norton rebooted Bruce Banner in Louis Leterrier.s The Incredible Hulk back in 2008. While not totally terrible, the movie failed to truly connect with its intended audience, only generating $263.4 million at the box office. This poor display -- as well as a number of other creative issues between Marvel Studios, Norton and Leterrier -- resulted in Mark Ruffalo taking the part of The Hulk for Joss Whedon.s 2012 monster-hit, The Avengers. Of course his success in the film means that Norton.s time as Banner has almost been entirely dismissed. But despite the way it panned out, Norton has now told NPR that he doesn.t regret starring in the film and he.s »

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The Reason Interstellar Was Dumbed Down By Christopher Nolan

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I.m still not sure I completely understand Christopher Nolan.s Inception. And I.m not just talking about the spinning top. The whole thing raised questions that haven.t yet been answered. So yeah, when I hear that Nolan.s experimenting with worm holes and galaxy hopping for his upcoming Interstellar, I.m a little worried that I won.t be able to keep up on an initial viewing. Apparently, the director feels my pain. In a recent interview with THR in preparation for the release of Interstellar, Christopher Nolan explains how he felt like he had to simplify some of the larger concepts brought to him by theoretical physicist Kip Thorne and his own brother, Jonathan Nolan, for the original Interstellar screenplay draft. Nolan talks at length about the science of Interstellar with the trade magazine, and admits: Kip's research into the mathematical possibility of wormholes, the fact »

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20 Wtf Moments In The Avengers 2 Trailer

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Now that The Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer has dropped on an unsuspecting public, there are two columns that everything you've seen falls into: "Wow, that was amazing," and "Wtf?" Earlier, we covered some of the amazing images that made us ask some hard-hitting questions about what's going to happen in the next Avengers flick. But after the twentieth viewing in a row, we've found some things referenced in the trailer that just hit the Wtf button pretty hard. Here are 20 moments from The Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer that had us wondering big time. Double Trouble Interestingly enough, we start the Age Of Ultron trailer with an angry mob. Why they're angry, we don't yet know. What we do know, though, is that Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver are in this sequence as the plain old Maximoff twins, which suggests that we'll see them before Baron Von Strucker started experimenting »

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20 Wtf Moments In The Avenges 2 Trailer

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Now that The Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer has dropped on an unsuspecting public, there are two columns that everything you've seen falls into: "Wow, that was amazing," and "Wtf?" Earlier, we covered some of the amazing images that made us ask some hard-hitting questions about what's going to happen in the next Avengers flick. But after the twentieth viewing in a row, we've found some things referenced in the trailer that just hit the Wtf button pretty hard. Here are 20 moments from The Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer that had us wondering big time. Double Trouble Interestingly enough, we start the Age Of Ultron trailer with an angry mob. Why they're angry, we don't yet know. What we do know, though, is that Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver are in this sequence as the plain old Maximoff twins, which suggests that we'll see them before Baron Von Strucker started experimenting »

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How James Spader's Ultron Is Different From Any Other Marvel Villain

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has given us a diverse selection of bad guys over the past six years, but if today.s surprise is any indication, 2015 will bring a different kind of evildoer. Despite Marvel announcing that the first Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer would air next Tuesday after Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the video made its way online today and has taken the geek world by storm. But while there were many cool, breathtaking moments in this trailer - like the Hulkbuster armor and seeing Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver hexing and running - the main highlight was seeing the titular villain in action. Voiced by the talented James Spader, Ultron will give the Avengers a run for their money when he and his robot army attacks Earth in an effort to create "peace." While his endgame sounds rather horrible for humanity, what.s more important »

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The Avengers 2 Poster Has Ultron All Over It

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Following the release of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer comes the official poster, which reminds us that the Avengers will assemble in 2015, and Ultron is coming... Previously on The Avengers: Marvel promised us a trailer for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron during Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D next Tuesday. We were primed, we were ready, we had our digital catchers' mitts out and we were ready to grab the trailer and run for home. Then, out of nowhere, Hydra got wind of Shield's plans and released the trailer to us early. Like earlier this evening early. Knowing their secret was out, Shield looked like it was defeated by Hydra again. That was until Marvel released the trailer to The Avengers: Age Of Ultron in beautiful HD; and even better, they decided to release the teaser poster. Before you ask, yes it is almost identical to »

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5 Big Questions The Avengers 2 Trailer Leaves Us With

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The folks at Marvel Studios are well mastered in the art of the tease. Not only do they manage to maintain an air of secrecy around all of their projects as they move through production, but all of their trailers bring big thrills and leave fans always wanting more. The debut trailer for Joss Whedon.s The Avengers: Age of Ultron fits this description perfectly. It now feels like we know a lot more about the film, but we.re also left with a bunch of burning questions. What parts of the trailer piqued our interest in particular and left us begging for answers? Read on to find out! What Happened To Bruce Banner To Make Him Freak Out Like That? By the time we catch up with Mark Ruffalo.s Bruce Banner in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, he will have a few years of experience under his belt »

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X-Men: Apocalypse To Feature Another Epic Quicksilver Sequence

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It didn't take long after the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past for the franchise filmmakers to realize that they would need to give Evan Peters' Quicksilver a much bigger role in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Audiences truly fell in love with the wacky, speedy mutant this past summer, and the sequence where he helps Magneto break out of the Pentagon is considered by many to be the best in the film. It will certainly be hard to top in the sequel, but that's not stopping the braintrust behind the franchise from trying. In an interview with Newsarama, X-Men: Days of Future Past second unit director Brian Smrz has revealed that the franchise is already working on a way to give the spotlight to Quicksilver once again in X-Men: Apocalypse. Revealing in the conversation that he was the one who shot most of the famed hyperspeed Quicksilver sequence »

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The Avengers 2 Trailer Is Here And It's Spectacular

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The internet is nothing if not impatient. Even if you tell everyone that what they want is only a week away, that won't stop them from trying to get it early. As a result of this, the first trailer for Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron is now online. We first learned that the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer was coming last night when it was announced at the end of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but somehow the video has made its way online early and is now available to watch in fairly decent quality (via TinyPic). In response to the leak, the official Marvel Twitter account sent out a pretty funny response: Dammit, Hydra.. Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 22, 2014 There is obviously a lot to absorb here, but I think the most shocking thing about this trailer is just how incredibly dark the tone is. »

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Star Wars 7 Might Include This Cool Nod To Han Solo's Past

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The last time that Han Solo dressed as a Stormtrooper, things didn't exactly go super well. Sure, he was able to sneak into the Death Star alongside Luke, Chewbacca, C-3Po and R2-D2, but the end result involved him getting shot at, getting stuck in a disgusting garbage compactor and almost crushed to death, getting shot at again, and then running for his life. One would understand why the rogue smuggler would never want to dress in Imperial armor again, but that won't stop it from happening in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, if new rumors are to be believed. TheForce.net has purged a bunch of tiny little rumors about next chapter in the legendary sci-fi saga, but the one that really caught our eye points to what may be a funny little reference to the events in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. According to »

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past's Honest Trailer Points Out Some Very Specific Issues

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If you're the world's biggest fan of X-Men: Days of Future Past, you may want to look away, as this trailer is going to point out some significant flaws in your beloved film: While Guardians of the Galaxy will probably be remembered as the best comic book film of summer 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past was no slouch at the box office. Earning over $700 million, the film received critical acclaimed by audiences. X-Men fans especially appreciated it for "resetting" the convoluted timeline and erasing certain events from the series. However, just because it set the franchise on a new path doesn.t mean that it.s safe from the folks at Screen Junkies, who have finally given the film the Honest Trailer treatment. Right off the bat, the guys point out that while X-MenDays of Future Past.s classification as a prequel And sequel may be confusing, it does its »

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Read Juliette Binoche.s Blunt, Harsh Assessment Of Shooting Godzilla

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As I noted shortly after its release this past May, Gareth Edwards' Godzilla has a lot of trouble in the female character department. While the male leads Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe got to play solid characters and had an active role in the story, Juliette Binoche was killed off almost instantly; Elizabeth Olsen did little more than worry about her husband and look up in terror; and Sally Hawkins just mutely followed Watanabe around the whole time. This element definitely bothered me as an audience member watching the movie, and it turns out that I wasn't alone: it turns out that Juliette Binoche wasn't too happy about Godzilla's lacking female characters either. Talking with Indiewire about her experience making Godzilla, the French actress revealed that she originally signed on to be in the blockbuster monster movie thanks to what she described as a "beautiful letter »

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The Two Superheroes Keanu Reeves Desperately Wants To Play

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Keanu Reeves has performed many unique roles over his career, from Ted Logan In Bill and Ted.s Excellent Adventure to Jack Traven in Speed to John Wick in...well, the movie of the same name that comes out this Friday. However, despite his diverse background, there.s still one movie role he.s never gotten the chance to tackle: superheroes. Sure, he used an assortment of superhuman abilities as Neo in The Matrix trilogy, but he.s never gotten the opportunity to wear a form-fitting costume and fight evildoers with an unusual code name. It.s a shame because Reeves had his eye on playing two especially popular superheroes that are audience favorites. Currently doing the press rounds for his upcoming film (which is why you've been seeing his name pop up so much recently), Reeves expressed his superhero aspirations to Moviefone, and unfortunately it looks like these dreams »

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Wait, Ryan Phillippe Thinks He's Been In How Many Good Movies?

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There was a time when Ryan Phillippe was known more for being "Mr. Reese Witherspoon" than he was for being a noted actor. Phillippe wouldn.t mind us acknowledging this. He has made similar, candid observations about his career and personal life while working the publicity circuit for his latest film, and directorial debut, Catch Hell. In the film, Phillippe plays a slightly distorted version of himself . a once-famous actor who.s seeking the next big break that will put him back in the conversation at the major studios. Catch Hell evolves into a kidnapping thriller, but there.s enough honesty and autobiographical detail in the script to make you wonder, "Yeah, what did happen to Ryan Phillippe after all of these years?" The dude was in a number of engaging films over the course of his career. And yet, he readily admits to The L.A. Times, "I.ve »

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The Gambler Trailer Boasts A Skinny Mark Wahlberg And Tons Of John Goodman F-Bombs

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Warning: This trailer is red-band and as such is Nsfw. With the fall comes a slew of movies that are gearing for Oscar gold. Then as we move into the winter, a slate of big, flashy blockbusters pile up, demanding our attention. So how do you cut through all this clamor when you're a mid-level thriller about a professor with a gambling addiction? You unleash a trailer like The Gambler's, full of camp appeal and f-bombs, lazily chucked by the always awesome John Goodman. A remake of the 1974 James Caan vehicle, The Gambler stars Mark Wahlberg, who has shaved off about 60 pounds since he played the conniving bodybuilder in Michael Bay's Pain & Gain. Without the weight, the dude looks haggard, fitting as he's playing a literature professor who gets on the wrong side of some serious gangsters when his gambling debts stack up. Bringing some assurance of madness »

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Ikea Recreated A Scene From The Shining, And It's Awesome

22 October 2014 10:23 AM, PDT

If you've seen Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, then there are more than a handful of moments you'll no doubt be instantly able to recall with only the mention of the title. The woman in the bathtub, the man in the dog costume, Delbert Grady, and baseball bats are probably all fluttering through your mind right now, and you wouldn't be faulted for such a Kubrickian montage. However, there's one more moment that you remembered along with the rest of those mentioned, and it's one Ikea has recreated for their Halloween/late night shopping ad campaign. I'm talking, of course, about the infamous big wheel scene that finds young Danny Torrance riding through the halls of the Overlook Hotel, without a care in the world. That is, until he runs into the equally infamous pair of twins who just want Danny to play with them... forever and ever. Now if »

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