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Jaimie Foxx Was Approached to Play Luke Cage

21 August 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

During an interview with IGN, Jaimie Foxx revealed that he was approached to play Luke Cage. He also discussed his superhero fandom and where it spawned from. He also talks about why Spider-Man is his favorite superhero. 

As for Luke Cage, all he says is that he was approached to play him back in the day but that it didn't work out at the time. I really like the idea of Foxx as Cage. I think he would still be an awesome choice for the role. 

Marvel is currently moving forward with Luke Cage as a series on Netflix, but if that series is a hit, I guess there is always a chance the character could find his way to the big screen, he just most likely won't be played by Foxx. The actor has also been wanting to play Spawn for Todd McFarlane for years, and hopefully one day that happens. »

- Joey Paur

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Marvelous Da7e Survived Marvel Universe Live!

14 August 2014 1:03 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

“I’m the guy who asked my parents to get back in line at the Indiana Jones stunt show in Disneyland immediately after seeing it” is the thing I said to Mike Ryan after seeing Marvel Universe Live! at the Barclay’s Center last night. That was the statement I should have lead with when I explained why I wanted to see what everyone seems to describe as “Marvel on Ice without the Ice.”

I am the completest geek for things I love, I saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out Of Our Shells Tour at the Denver Coliseum. I’m the guy that wants to see all the stage shows at Universal Studios instead of going on the Jurassic Park Ride again. I’m the guy that took theater classes and learned about suspending people for Peter Pan and thinking: “This would be more fun if it were Spider-Man. »

- Da7e

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The winners and losers of summer 2014

13 August 2014 2:37 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Marvel soared while Adam Sandler floundered. Simon takes a closer look at the winners and losers of 2014's summer blockbuster season...

As another summer blockbuster season comes to an end, here's our annual reflection on what worked, what didn't, and who was left with egg on their face.

It's been a surprisingly strong summer season, in truth. Sure, there've been a few misses here and there, but we've found much to enjoy in many of the season's big releases, both in terms of widescreen spectacle and thought-provoking ideas.

So as the summer of 2014 winds to a close, here's what we took out of it... 

Marvel

Taking its usual place in the 'winners' section of articles like these is Marvel Studios, which opened and closed summer blockbuster movie season this year with considerable style.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier garnered strong reviews, and comfortably outperformed its predecessor at the box office. »

- ryanlambie

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Sr Underground Ep. 156

11 August 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one-hundred fifty-six of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow Sr editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and discuss the BatmanSuperman release date change, what we’d like to see in Arrested Development season 5, as well as which female hero should get an Amazing Spider-Man spin-off movie.

Screen Rant Underground is available on the iTunes Music Store or Stitcher Radio but if you’re not near your home computer, check out our latest episode in the player below.

Also, Screen Rant Underground is an Explicit podcast. We don’t go out of our way to say controversial things or use explicit language but it does happen – ...

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- Ben Kendrick

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5 Reasons ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is the Summer’s Best Guilty Pleasure

10 August 2014 10:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie is such a ridiculous guilty pleasure it will make even non-fans of the animated TV series cheer “Cowabunga.” Many groupies were wary about this film reboot when it was first announced, but all the bad buzz turned out to be bogus. Director Jonathan Liebesman (“Battle: Los Angeles”) and producer Michael Bay have successfully updated the Turtles to 2014. The joke-cracking crime fighters still love pizza, while also listening to Gwen Stefani and watching “Lost.” And they look better than they ever have, thanks to the motion capture technology used to bring them to life.

Film Review: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Here are five reasons why “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is one of the best surprises of the summer.

1. The Turtles are still campy. It’s not easy to reimagine a children’s property — think “Scooby Doo,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “The Adventures of Rocky »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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The Week in Spandex – DC Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Venom Carnage, Kick-Ass 3 and more

9 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, DC Cinematic Universe, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Young Justice, Teen Titans Go!, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America 3, Black Panther, Daredevil, Deadpool, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom Carnage, Kick-Ass 3 and more….

Well, the big showdown between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America 3 is no more, with Warner Bros. blinking and shifting the release of BvS away from Marvel’s May 6th 2016 date to March 25th 2016 (a wise move, considering it will now face very little in the way of competition). The news was followed by the announcement that Warner Bros. has finally pulled the trigger on a DC Cinematic Universe by setting a further Nine »

- Gary Collinson

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10 Art House Films to Watch After You See ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

8 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

As our review has already pointed out, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is a disaster. Even for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie. Don’t get me wrong, I have a soft spot for the first one, released in 1990. But even though it has a certain goofy charm, it’s not a good movie. That’s a shame for someone like me, who actually enjoyed the cartoon quite a bit and before that grew up on the old, slightly more mature Eastman and Laird comics. This time both the Turtles and their movie are ugly and utterly unlikeable, but the worst part is probably in how ridiculously unoriginal the plot is. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is awfully similar to the story running through the first two Amazing Spider-Man movies, but it makes them look like Nolan’s Dark Knight films by comparison. The Tmnt movie also reminds us of Tim Burton’s Batman, xXx »

- Christopher Campbell

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The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Was... Ugh...

8 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I would have loved to have watched an awesome new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie this week, but, unfortunately, that didn't happen. I went into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hoping that it would be better than the disaster I was expecting. The movie could and should have been so much more enjoyable. I don't understand what's so hard about developing a solid story and script for a movie like this. Why can't these supposedly "talented" people get it right? People actually got paid lots of money to make this movie, and the studio threw hundreds of millions of dollars into it, and this is what they deliver to audiences? It makes me sad.

Yes, it had some entertaining, action-packed scenes in the film, and the special effects were fantastic. But what's the point if the story is crap? All they tried to do was give audiences eye candy. The original 1990 movie had terrible special effects, »

- Joey Paur

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Podcast: Megan Fox's Note to 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Fans and Female Led Superhero Movies

5 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

On today's episode we dedicate way more time to Megan Fox's than I expected, discussing not only her recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles press conference quote, but her career overall as well. Then we get into female led superhero movies, talk more Guardians of the Galaxy, the weekend box office, play some games and then a little more on top of that. Finally, it's time once again to vote for our next audio commentary. On this episode we mention only five, but I thought of one more after we finished and have added it to the mix, so there are six to choose from. Vote below: poll id="359" If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, »

- Brad Brevet

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SCOTUSblog Founder Joins Marvel Superhero Appeal for Jack Kirby Estate (Exclusive)

29 July 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In what might be yet another sign that Marvel should begin to fret that the U.S. Supreme Court could review a massive superhero rights dispute, the respected attorney Tom Goldstein is now co-representing Jack Kirby's family members. Goldstein is perhaps most famous for running the invaluable SCOTUSblog, which on July 21 highlighted Kirby v. Marvel Characters as its "Petition of the Day." The dispute started when the family of comic book legend Kirby sent termination notices to Marvel and its licensees Sony, Fox and Universal over such superhero characters as Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Iron

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- Eriq Gardner

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Daniel Radcliffe took photos at Comic Con as Spider-Man and nobody knew it was him

28 July 2014 3:27 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

San Diego — After years of false starts, Daniel Radcliffe finally made it to Comic-Con. The "Harry Potter" star was never able to physically make it to the massive pop culture festival while shooting the iconic film series because their production always conflicted with the convention's July dates. The 25-year-old actor doesn't necessarily have more free time on his hand these days, but he made his inaugural visit to talk about his upcoming fantasy thriller "Horns." Radcliffe took some time to speak to HitFix about his new movie, his first Comic-Con and a "never say never" in the video interview at the top of this post. What was most surprising was Radcliffe's initial revelation that he'd already explored the convention but in costume. "I went around as Spider-Man and took some photos with people," Radcliffe admits. "It was quite fun. It was like that and Halloween are the only time I »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Birdseed boobs and babies: Highlights from the Women Who Kick Ass Comic-Con panel

26 July 2014 10:12 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

San Diego - What does it mean to be a lady who kicks ass at Comic-Con? It means sitting through a quiet but thoughtful and meaningful panel before Marvel took the main stage at Hall H on Saturday night. Sarah Paulson of "American Horror Story," Nicole Beharie of "Sleepy Hollow," Maisie Williams and Natalie Dormer of "Game of Thrones," Katey Sagal of "Sons of Anarchy" and Tatiana Maslany of "Orphan Black" took on questions from fans and the moderator during the now-annual Women Who Kick Ass discussion at Sdcc. They talked on topics from makeup and beauty standards to stunt coordination advice to what pisses them off. Below are some of the highlights from the varied panelists. Will the plutonic relationship between Nicole Beharie's "Sleepy Hollow" character Abbie and co-lead Ichabod Crane "stick," try not to take it down the romantic path as shows tend to do? Beharie: "I certainly hope not. »

- Katie Hasty

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Women Who Kick Ass do so at Comic-Con panel: The highlights

26 July 2014 7:38 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

EW’s popular Women Who Kick Ass panel returned to Hall H on Saturday with moderator Nicole Sperling welcoming Sons of Anarchy’s Katey Sagal, American Horror Story’s Sarah Paulson, Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany, Sleepy Hollow’s Nicole Beharie, and Game of ThronesMaisie Williams and Natalie Dormer. Topics ranged from their most kickass moments, to what pisses them off about Hollywood, to what superhero they’d choose to be. 

• The most interesting answers came when the women talked about the rewards of pushing past the points that scare them. It’s something Maslany, who said playing transgender clone Tony was a privilege, »

- Mandi Bierly

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Summer Box Office faces lowest numbers in eight years

24 July 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Hollywood Reporter wrote Wednesday that summer box office returns have been their lowest in eight years. Receipts will finish between 15 and 20 percent down from last year and overall domestic revenue likely won’t crack $4 billion. Further, it’s expected that no movie this summer will break $300 million in domestic revenue, the first time that’s happened since 2001.

Following flops and poor openings for films like Sex Tape, A Million Ways to Die in the West and Planes: Fire and Rescue and promising but underwhelming money for the latest Transformers, Spider-Man and X-Men franchises, this much perhaps isn’t that great of surprise. It’s been a mixed to downright dismal season at the movies even if we aren’t looking at hard dollars.

But then it’s also no surprise that Hollywood is hemorrhaging earnings to VOD releases and TV streaming services. One unnamed studio executive quoted in the THR article said, »

- Brian Welk

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5 Movies Due For a Remake

21 July 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

What keeps any story or idea relevant is continuous adaptation. The blanket statement that “remakes suck” discounts a lot of great remakes and ignores the fact that mankind has been retelling and remixing stories forever. A good example of reinvention is Batman, who will see his 4th cinematic incarnation and is popular worldwide and across all ages. Buck Rogers on the other hand hasn’t had a new movie since 1939 and grows more irrelevant with each passing year.

All five movies that I think are due for a remake are 15 years or older. Four of these are adaptations from other media. For each movie I break down their faults or misfortunes, the opportunity in the source material or potential in a remake, how a remake makes fiscal sense, its current and past remake status, and finally a bit of fanboy wishful thinking.

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- Free Reyes

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Sdcc 2014 Wish List: What We Hope to See

16 July 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

It’s a wonderful time to be a geek, and the San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner.  As they have in years past, movie studios are going to use the event to show off/reveal some of their highly anticipated film projects for the masses.  We here at Cinelinx couldn't’ be happier, and we’re looking forward to all the surprises coming our way.  That’s why, much like we did before , our team sat down to talk about what they hope to see revealed at Sdcc.  Come inside to check out our predictions/wish list and add your own! 

Let’s get this out of the way first: for the most part, these are wish lists from our Cinelinx staff members.  While we have some knowledge of what will likely be shown at the event, no one exactly knows for sure what will go down.  So treat »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Power Rangers movie hires X-Men writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz

15 July 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Power Rangers movie reboot has enlisted X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz as scriptwriters.

Transformers and Star Trek writer Roberto Orci has also joined as executive producer and will develop the film's story with Miller and Stentz, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

What happened to the original Power Rangers cast? How they look now

In May, it was confirmed that the Power Rangers would be revived for a brand new movie by Lionsgate and Haim Saban.

The new franchise will re-imagine the Power Rangers as a group of high school kids with unusual super powers, who must learn to harness their abilities as a group in order to save the world.

Orci recently announced his exit from Sony Pictures' Spider-Man franchise.

"Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level," Saban said.

"They have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible »

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What A Shock: Marvel Doesn’t Want Supreme Court To Review Kirby Copyright Claims

14 July 2014 8:36 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Stunned, stunned we are:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/marvel-urges-supreme-court-deny-718426

With potentially billions of dollars at stake, Marvel told the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday not to review Lisa Kirby v. Marvel Characters, concerning whether the estate of comic book legend Jack Kirby can terminate a copyright grant on such creations as Spider-Man, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and The Mighty Thor. »

- Glenn Hauman

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Marvel Urges Supreme Court to Deny Review of Superhero Rights Dispute

14 July 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

With potentially billions of dollars at stake, Marvel told the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday not to review Lisa Kirby v. Marvel Characters, concerning whether the estate of comic book legend Jack Kirby can terminate a copyright grant on such creations as Spider-Man, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and The Mighty Thor. The dispute, says Marvel in papers filed at the high court Monday, "implicates no circuit split, no judicial taking, no due process violation, and no grave matter of separation of powers. It does not remotely merit this Court’s review." Photos Two-Timing Superheroes: Ben Affleck

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- Eriq Gardner

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The Walking Dead Building Block Sets from Todd McFarlane Could Be the Year’s Hottest Collector’s Item

13 July 2014 3:40 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Todd McFarlane might be best known for his work in the comic book world, from drawing the Spider-Man villain Venom, to forming the independent publisher Image Comics, to creating the iconic anti-hero Spawn.  But in more recent years, McFarlane's been known for his toy production company, which produces highly detailed action figures from comics, movies, and television.  One such property the company handles is AMC's hit drama, The Walking Dead, but you've never seen Rick and Co. quite like this.  Coming this fall exclusively to Toys "R" Us, McFarlane Toys will release new building block sets and characters pulled directly from The Walking Dead, allowing collectors and fans alike to recreate their favorite scenes on their very own shelves.  Hit the jump to get an early look at the sets and to hear more from McFarlane. The news of McFarlane's new The Walking Dead sets comes courtesy of Spawn.com, »

- Dave Trumbore

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