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Netflix Nabs Strange ‘Crowd-Sourced’ Concept Starring Rihanna & Lupita Nyong’o

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This is an odd one, and a testament to the strange age of technology and crowd-sourcing we live in. Netflix has locked down a buddy movie starring singer Rihanna and Oscar-winning Lupita Nyong’o. The film is set to be helmed by A Wrinkle In Time and Selma director Ava DuVernay (who is a huge get for Netflix by herself), and will be written by Insecure’s Issa Rae.

The announcement comes in a year where Netflix is really starting to step up their game in terms of Netflix original films. We’ve already seen the streaming giant dominate the quality TV side of things, and with high profile original movies like Okja and War Machine on the horizon, they’re ready to set their sights on more short form stories.

Related: Trailer Hits For Okja, And It's Gorgeous

However, this isn’t the weirdest part of the story. What’s weird is its origins. »

- Joseph Medina

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Inhumans: Leaked Footage Shows Off Lockjaw

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This fall will see the release of a new ABC Marvel series in the form of Inhumans. This has been an interesting project to follow from the get-go. When it was first announced as a part of Marvel Studios’ film lineup, it was interesting in how late in the game it came. And when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. started utilizing the concept of Inhumans, it wasn’t exactly clear how all this would mesh together, considering the disparity between Marvel TV and Marvel Studios.

After a while, Inhumans fell off the Marvel Studios slate, and soon enough, it was picked up as a TV series -- one separate from what was executed on S.H.I.E.L.D. But the question remained: could Inhumans get pulled off on the small screen? Medusa alone is a character whose hair would likely require a good deal of visual effects. This, of course, »

- Joseph Medina

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Ant-Man 2: Evangeline Lilly Gets Fitted For Wasp Costume

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We’re a bit over 13 months away from the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, the follow-up to the original Ant-Man, which hit theaters back in 2015. The movie, while pretty formulaic, was still enjoyable enough, and audiences responded helping the film break $500 million at the box office. While not a huge smash hit, it more than made up its production costs, and proved that audiences would be okay with a more lighthearted and smaller scale Earth-based venture.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is also notable because it will be the first Marvel Studios film to have a female superhero name in the title, beating out Captain Marvel by a solid year. In the first film, we saw the superhero the Wasp in flashbacks, but by the time the credits rolled, it was clear that Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne was going to don the wings in their next appearance.

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- Joseph Medina

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Graces Vanity Fair With Four Different Covers!

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As of this writing, we’re less than seven months away from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This is a big deal not just because it’s a Star Wars film, and not just because it’ll be following up 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but because it will act as a sign off for Princess Leia. This adds an already-ungodly amount of pressure on the flick, but that’s not to say it isn’t up to the task. 

In order to truly create something worth making, the emphasis will always be on the characters. From Rey, to Luke, to Poe, and Finn, the first film did a great job of setting the foundation of things to come. With The Last Jedi, we will be seeing these characters move apart forward, and in a new set of covers for Vanity fair, we’re seeing »

- Joseph Medina

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Mel Brooks On Spaceballs 2: 'MGM Is Slightly Interested'

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Ever since Disney brought Star Wars back in 2012,rumors have popped up from time to time about a sequel to Mel Brooks’ classic Spaceballs. During a Q&A following a recent screening of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks spoke briefly about the possibility of a new Star Wars parody film.

 “MGM is slightly interested in doing it.” Said Brooks, “So we’re talking. Who knows?”

While there is certainly nothing concrete there, Brooks did seem excited about the project and sounded optimistic about the film being made. Brooks also said the studio is looking at the success of the Star Wars movies as a factor in the decision whether or not to move forward. Considering the current state of Star Wars fandom, there probably isn’t a better time to bring back Spaceballs. The world also needs another Mel Brooks parody, the last film made that was written by Brooks was the 2005 remake of The Producers. »

- Seth McDonald

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Do We Need A Venom Film Without Spider-Man?

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Lrm reported the other day that Tom Hardy is tapped to star in the Ruben Fleischer directed Venom. Starring as Eddie Brock, we'll see how Eddie came across the Venom symbiote and wrecked havoc across New York City. The film will Not have the character of Peter Parker or Spider-Man involved however. The film is set to be an R-rated film.

There are some good and bad points to this. First off, Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock is a great choice. Even in horrible films like Star Trek: Nemesis, Tom Hardy has a way of making his presence felt on screen. Taking on such unique roles as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises or Max in Mad Max: Fury Road, he's shown a range of character that is unique for genre films. Seeing him play Eddie Brock in a serious Venom film is definitely an exciting prospect.

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- Tim Jousma

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What Does Joss Whedon Taking Over Justice League Mean For The DC Cinematic Universe?

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Lrm reported earlier today that Zack Snyder is stepping down as director of Justice League in order to take care of family issues relating to his daughter tragically committing suicide. According to our earlier article, Snyder had watched an early cut of the movie and decided the movie needed some extra scenes. With Joss Whedon on board the new Batgirl movie, he utilized Whedon to write the new scenes and ultimately helm the direction of what he wrote.

For as much criticism Zack Snyder I feel deservedly gets for his missteps in Man of Steel and Batman V. Superman, I applaud the man for taking time off to be with his family in their time of need. As a father myself, I wouldn't want to imagine the pain he must be going through at a time like this. No parent should have to outlive their child. We at Lrm wish Mr. »

- Tim Jousma

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Wonder Woman Lifts A Tank On New Poster

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Wonder Woman is less than two weeks away from release. Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, this is the first solo outing for a superheroine from either DC or Marvel's ever expanding universes. Warner Brothers' marketing department has kicked it into high gear as of late, releasing countless trailers, clips, TV spots, and posters for their big summer release.

/Film has the most recent, and most impressive, poster yet for Wonder Woman, featuring the superheroine lifting a tank! Check it out below!

Related: Watch Wonder Woman Kick Ass In New Clip!

The Wonder Woman posters have already been very impressive, featuring a warm color palette that sets this marketing apart from the usual, dark and dreary DC Extended Universe fare. Though we've seen Wonder Woman in a number of heroic poses highlighting her bracelets, sword, and shield, this is surely her most impressive look yet! »

- Nick Doll

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Jordan Peele's Second Film Gets A Release Date!

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Jordan Peele is on fire right now, following the insane success his directorial debut, Get Out. Get Out, the first of his planned social thrillers, only cost $4.5 Million to make and has gone on to gross $230 Million worldwide. As a result, Universal Pictures struck a first-look film deal with Peele's Monkeypaw Productions. The deal not only gives the studio first dibs on any movie created by Jordan Peele, but also has him producing other titles for the studio, including more micro-budget horror projects with Get Out producer Jason Blum. Peele also just signed on to help create and produce Lovecraft Country for HBO. 

If you loved Get Out and were wondering when you will have the chance to check out Peele's next film, wonder no more! Deadline reports that Universal has set a release date of March 15, 2019 for Peele's Untitled Social Thriller. Peele will write, direct, and »

- Nick Doll

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Game Of Thrones Season 7: New Photos Show Giant Dragons & Behind The Scenes!

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*This Post May Contain Spoilers For Previous Seasons Of Game of Thrones*

For fans of HBO’s superb series, Game of Thrones, winter appears to finally be here., or close anyway, with just about a month and a half left until the premiere of the show’s seventh season, Entertainment Weekly has released exclusive photos from the set.  Among the photos are Daenerys riding Drogon, Jon Snow on horseback in Winterfell amidst snow flurries., Sansa and Littlefinger up on a balcony, and Cersei and Jamie in the throne room with Cersei sitting on the Iron Throne.

You can check out all the new photos here!

The highly anticipated seventh season of the series has the potential to bring fans long awaited reunions, and long overdue first meetings. With the Starks back where they belong at Winterfell, Daenerys Targaryen finally crossing the narrow sea on her way to King’s landing, »

- Seth McDonald

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Justice League: Zack Snyder Steps Down As Director, Joss Whedon To Take Over

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According to a report from THR Zack Snyder is stepping down as director of Justice League during the post-production and reshoot phase of the film. Given all the verbal abuse Snyder gets online these days, it may be easy to think that Snyder stepped down over disagreements with Warner Bros. However, that is not at all the case. 

Snyder has stepped down to deal with a family tragedy. Back in March, the filmmaker’s daughter committed suicide, and Snyder has decided to take this time to focus on grieving and healing with his family.

“In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was way through it. The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all consuming. And in the last two months I’ve come to the realization …I’ve decided to take »

- Joseph Medina

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Will Danny Rand Discover Some Maturity In The Defenders?

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Netflix and Marvel's Iron Fist was a strange, frustrating show. The corporate business storyline was confusing and clunky (at best), while the season finale ended with a thud and lacked closure. However, the biggest and most obvious complaint I've heard was that Danny Rand, played by British actor Finn Jones, simply wasn't a very likeable character. He couldn't manage his anger, he was petulant, and his personality seemed to regress throughout the season.

And yet, the show definitely had its moments.

Buried within Iron Fist's considerable flaws was an interesting premise with lots of cool ideas to explore. But I still can't get my head around the Rand/Iron Fist character. Was the issue in the script, the direction, or the acting? Granted, each of the Netflix/Marvel shows have their share of warts (primarily the second halves of each season), but Iron Fist's problems were evident right »

- David Kozlowski

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The Batman: DC Producer Charles Roven Confident Ben Affleck Will Be In The Matt Reeves-Directed Flick

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The start of 2017 wasn’t a good one for the credibility of the DC Extended Universe. While fans, by and large, may not have been thrilled with the outcome of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, many rested their faith on the fact that Ben Affleck would be helming the hotly-anticipated standalone Batman film. However, when Affleck announced he would be stepping down as director, it seemed to shatter any hope of things getting better in the near future.

Some began to wonder if this was a sign that Affleck was leaving the Dceu altogether. It wouldn’t exactly be the craziest thought. Given the turn Affleck’s career has taken, there was a distinct impression that he was trying to distance himself as much as possible from this franchise. Speaking with Joblo, Justice League producer Charles Roven discussed whether or not he thinks Justice League would serve as Affleck’s out of the franchise. »

- Joseph Medina

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Justice League Producer On Reshoot Rumors: ‘Since We’ve Wrapped, There’s Been No Additional Photography’

22 May 2017 12:00 PM, PDT

Last week, Lrm reported on a piece from TheWrap that batted down a rumor surrounding Justice League. According to the initial rumor, the production had had extensive reshoots, and had even more coming down the pike. All in all, it looked like the film will have essentially been made twice. However, TheWrap stated that such a rumor wasn’t true, according to their sources, and now it sounds like we have something of a confirmation thanks to Justice League producer Charles Roven.

Related: Justice League Will Not Be Undergoing Extensive Reshoots

Speaking with Collider, Roven stated that the film is still firmly in the post-production process.

“We’re in the middle of it, and I think it’s pretty common knowledge that we’re going to be doing some additional photography. The complications of trying to, you know—Henry [Cavill]’s on Mission: Impossible, and our Aquaman is making Aquaman, Amy »

- Joseph Medina

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Bride Of Frankenstein Will Be Universal’s Next Monster Movie

22 May 2017 11:15 AM, PDT

Early next month, The Mummy will be kicking off Dark Universe, a shared universe of iconic monsters first popularized on film by Universal back in the 1930s. For some time, we’ve known they’ve planned to include interpretations of many characters like Frankenstein’s Monster, the Invisible Man, and Doctor Jekyll, but the actual schedule surrounding this has been understandably murky. After all, they want to make sure their first film coming out the get isn’t dead on arrival.

However, weeks in advance of the release of The Mummy, it seems that Universal is confident enough in the film to announce their next big step. According to the studio, the next project on their slate of films is Bride of Frankenstein. As recently reported by us, the film is set to be directed by Beauty and the Beast helmer Bill Condon, and he will be directing the film »

- Joseph Medina

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Universal Monsters Universe That Includes The Mummy Officially Named Dark Universe!

22 May 2017 10:30 AM, PDT

For several months, we’ve known that Universal has been hard at work crafting a unique universe of their own. While Marvel and DC have decades of history to pull from comics, Universal has rights to very specific interpretations of some classic monsters that include Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, the Invisible Man, and countless others. This world is set to be kicked off next month with Tom Cruise’s The Mummy, and if all goes well, this could be the beginnings of a long-running and thriving franchise.

But what is the official name of said universe? MonsterVerse seemed like a solid name, but sadly the folks over at Warner Bros. and Legendary nabbed that name for their Godzilla/King Kong universe. Universal Monsters Universe sounds dumb and redundant, so it seemed unlikely they’d go with that. Thanks to a new announcement from Universal, we now have a name to put to this world… »

- Joseph Medina

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Hellboy: Ron Perlman On What The Third Film Would Have Been About

22 May 2017 9:45 AM, PDT

Late last year, Guillermo del Toro took to social media to gauge interest in a potential Hellboy III. For years, fans have been hungry to see actor Ron Perlman return to the fold as the red-skinned comic book hero. Sadly, however, although del Toro gathered enough interest to initiate talks, it seems as though the historically muted performance of the previous films were just too much to overcome. Del Toro said that, despite their efforts, a Hellboy III was simply not in the cards.

Cut to a couple weeks back, and it seems like it had less to do with the property of Hellboy, and more to do with the particular interpretation. Maybe audiences just weren’t as interested in seeing the same vision for a third time. In order to garner a bigger audience, perhaps they just needed to take things in a whole new (R-rated) direction. As we reported earlier this month, »

- Joseph Medina

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Do We Really Need A Venom Movie? Comic Uno's Weekly Roundup

22 May 2017 9:11 AM, PDT

In the latest episode of Comic Uno Weekly Roundup, Kat talks about some of the major news stories from the past week in Comics, TV, and Film.  She gives her thoughts about Star Wars Rogue One characters Cassian and K2SO getting their own one shot comic book, how dark and serious the Black Lighting trailer turned out, and whether or not we need a Venom movie. Kat gives her comic book pick of the week which coincides with a television show she doesn't really like.  Kat finishes up with her comic book picks for the week.

The Official Lrm What an age we live in. https://t.co/Q7j6i4inIZ about 30 minutes ago »

- Kat Calamia

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Star Tom Holland To Play Young Nathan Drake In Long-Awaited Uncharted Film

22 May 2017 9:02 AM, PDT

What a long and convoluted journey to film Uncharted has had. Like many video game movies in the mix, Uncharted seems to be in a constant state of start-and-go when it comes to their movies. One minute we hear cast, script, and directing news regarding a long-awaited film, only for it to disappear from radar of the course of the next few years. Uncharted has long since fallen victim to that trend. When last we heard, Real Steel and Stranger Things director Shawn Levy was on board to helm the video game adaptation, but as expected, things seem to have gone radio silent.

However, this latest news may be exactly what this film needs to get its production into high gear. According to Deadline, Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland has signed on to play a young Nathan Drake in the Uncharted film. That’s right. Rather than go the more traditional, »

- Joseph Medina

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Animazement Comes To Raleigh This Weekend

22 May 2017 8:14 AM, PDT

     In the upcoming weeks a large convention known as Animazement is coming to Raleigh, North Carolina. From Thursday May 26 at 6 p.m. to Sunday May 28 at 5 p.m. Animazement will be at the Raleigh Convention Center. This particular convention has been around since 1997, when they originated by hosting a 36-hour anime marathon. Since then, the convention has grown and developed into a large event which celebrates Japanese visual culture. The convention tends to attract an array of cosplayers from numerous genres and fandoms such as Kill la Kill, Bleach, Rwby, and Attack on Titan amongst countless others.

    As the name suggests, Animazement has a strong focus on anime. Anime is a style of Japanese film and television animation which can be intended for children, adults, or both. The convention is run by a collection of fans, and volunteers as well as there being organized events, and panels throughout all four days. »

- Dayna Verhey

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