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Latest Look at Venom Goes Inside Eddie Brock's Home

Production on Sony's Venom is in full swing and Tom Hardy has shared a new picture from the set. Production began late last month on the Spider-Man spin-off and details are still sparse, but Hardy's excitement for the project is clearly evident. Venom will adapt the comic book limited series Venom: Lethal Protector, which is a storyline that sees Eddie Brock relocate to San Francisco after coming to a truce with Spider-Man. Things are even going relatively well for him for a while until someone from his past finds him, seeking revenge and unleashes five super-powered symbiote offspring (Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony) to take him out.

While the new photo doesn't reveal anything about the plot of the movie, it is some good viral marketing for the project and Tom Hardy is the only one from the project that has posted on the official Venom Twitter account.
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Justice League performing weaker than expected in the U.S., on course for second-lowest superhero movie opening of 2017

We’ve seen on many occasions that box office tracking figures are often wide of the mark, usually underestimating a film’s opening weekend. However, it seems the opposite may be the case with Justice League, as Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros.’ latest DC blockbuster is on course for a lower-than-expected debut in North America.

According to the site, Justice League grossed $38.4 million on Friday, meaning that the superhero team-up is on course to gross around $93.5 million across the Friday-to-Sunday period – down from tracking estimates of between $110 million and $120 million.

Should Justice League fail to hit the $100 million mark, it would find itself with the second-lowest superhero movie opening of the year after Logan on $88 million. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 leads the way with $146.5 million, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on $122.7 million, Spider-Man: Homecoming on $117 million and Wonder Woman on $103.3 million.

See Also: Read our reviews of Justice League
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon both auditioned for Robin in Tim Burton’s Batman

Last year, Ben Affleck donned the cape and cowl as the DC Extended Universe’s incarnation of The Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, reprising the role for Suicide Squad and this weekend’s big release Justice League.

However, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel, Affleck has revealed that he could have made his DC debut almost thirty years prior, with both he and his pal Matt Damon having auditioned for the role of Robin the Boy Wonder in 1989’s Batman from director Tim Burton. Here’s Affleck talking about their auditions…

The character of Robin was ultimately deleted from the script, with Marlon Wayans signing on for the role in Batman Returns, only for the part to be cut once again. Chris O’Donnell eventually portrayed Dick Grayson alongside Val Kilmer in Batman Forever, and returned opposite George Clooney in Batman & Robin.

See Also: Matt Reeves reportedly eyeing
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Willem Dafoe on Capturing "Great Humanity" as a Motel Manager in 'The Florida Project'

Willem Dafoe on Capturing
The Florida Project, Sean Baker's follow-up to his cult hit Tangerine, the director gathered together a group of mostly unknown actors and one big name: Willem Dafoe. Known for playing villainous characters in such films as Spider-Man and Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Dafoe, 62, takes on a softer role as an Orlando motel manager who helps a group of semipermanent residents, many on the cusp of homelessness. Already nominated for a Gotham Award, Dafoe, a father of one son, reveals how he related to Baker's story and talks about the responsibilities of being the veteran actor...
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Warner Bros. reportedly concerned that Justice League could open lower than Thor: Ragnarok

The sixth and final superhero movie of 2017 hit cinemas today, as Warner Bros. assembles its greatest heroes for the DC team-up movie Justice League.

It’s the second superhero movie we’ve had in recent weeks after Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, and according to THR, executives at Warner Bros. are apparently sweating over Justice League’s opening weekend, being concerned that it may fail to outperform its Marvel rival.

“If a B character from Marvel shut downs and outperforms the A team from DC, that’s an embarrassment,” the trade quotes an insider at the studio. “It’s going to be a stressful weekend for some [Warners] execs.”

See Also: Read our reviews of Justice League here and here.

Thor: Ragnarok opened to $122.7 million domestically, while Justice League is said to be tracking between $110 million and $120 million – although as we’ve seen on numerous occasions, tracking is often wide of the mark.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Video: Stan Lee Cameos in New Disney Xd Miniseries

Guardians of the Galaxy Video: Stan Lee Cameos in New Disney Xd Miniseries
Stan Lee is becoming a casualty of his own creation.

Disney Xd is preparing to roll out a series of shorts titled (deep breath…) Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat, the first of which — in keeping with Marvel tradition — features a special appearance by the comic-book guru.

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The first four shorts — “The Build Stone,” “Knowhere Man,” “The Thing About Thanos” and “I am Grooooot!” — will roll out on Disney Xd between Friday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 26. All five shorts (including the final one,
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Could Jake Gyllenhaal To Take Up The Bat Mantle?

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In the on again, off again, drama that is the Batfleck saga, new rumors have surfaced of new younger Batman to take up the mantle going forward with Matt ReevesThe Batman.

Ben Affleck has been hot and cold about whether or not he would continue to play The Dark Knight in the Dceu. Speaking with USA Today, Affleck confirmed he is looking for a way to gracefully exit as Batman. A cool way to take his character out of the Dceu. Which is on par for the course that has been Batfleck. However the verbiage lays out that he is contemplating The Batman which is set to be directed by Reeves’ but other sources have revealed that Reeves’ might have someone else in mind.

John Campea, formally of Collider Video, spoke about the situation on his podcast The John Campea Show, that he has heard from sources that Jake Gyllenhaal
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Justice League’s Rotten Tomatoes score finally revealed

The Rotten Tomatoes score for Justice League has at last been released, giving the comic book team-up flick a less than desirable 40%.

Many eyebrows were raised at the news of Rotten Tomatoes delaying their score for the much anticipated DC superhero movie Justice League. Normally the scores are released well in advance (as soon as the review embargo is lifted) but on this occasion Rt delayed the release until the day before the film arrives in cinemas.

What made matters more curious still was the fact that Warner Bros. – the studio behind Justice League – owns a stake in Fandango (Rotten Tomatoes’ parent company). This indicating to some that WB didn’t want the score getting out there and influencing audience’s not to see the movie.

All of this is in the past, however, as we now know that Justice League has a 40% score. This comprises of 136 reviews at this
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Fox Enlists Wonder Woman Scribe For Multiple Man Movie, James Franco To Star

In the latest round of throwing whatever you can at a wall and seeing what’ll stick, Fox is continuing to expand its ever-broadening X-Men film franchise with an installment that’ll no doubt come as a shock to many. Believe it or not, the latest mutant they intend shining the spotlight on is none other than Multiple Man.

Seriously.

Having been previously played by “McSteamy” himself, Eric Dane, back in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, the self-replicating mutant known to comic book readers as Jamie Madrox will now instead be played by James Franco, who had previously familiarized himself with the superhero film genre via Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Now, this may cause confusion for some, but do remember that recasting various characters has been on the table ever since the timeline was rewritten thanks to 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Also worth noting is that the
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The Batman Director Wants Jake Gyllenhaal to Replace Ben Affleck?

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The Batman Director Wants Jake Gyllenhaal to Replace Ben Affleck?
It's becoming clearer and clearer that Ben Affleck is distancing himself from the Matt Reeves' The Batman as the promotional tour for Justice League soldiers on, and it appears that the director has already thought of a pretty interesting choice for a replacement. Affleck has been non-committal over the last few months, but the actor has recently gone out of his way to say that the standalone movie is something that he is "contemplating," which is a pretty far cry from where we were a year ago when he was set to write and direct the project. But obviously, a lot has changed in one year.

Earlier in the week it was reported that Matt Reeves has found who he would like to step in and play the Dark Knight and it already sounds like an excellent idea. Reports that Ben Affleck was no longer attached to The Batman have been swirling for months,
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Update: Matt Reeves reportedly eyeing Jake Gyllenhaal as replacement for Ben Affleck in The Batman

Update: In his latest video, John Campea is now claiming that Jake Gyllenhaal is being eyed for the role of Batman, and that Matt Reeves is considering two ideas for his trilogy – one which would serve as a prequel to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the other as a standalone series of films. Original story follows…

Ben Affleck has once again got the internet fired up over his recent comments about his potential involvement in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman trilogy. A month ago, it seemed Ben was in it for the long haul, but recent comments have seen him play a bit coy on the topic. Not to say he won’t sign on, but it does seem he is approaching the decision carefully. Regardless of the likelihood that he will stay involved, it’s understandable director Matt Reeves has started eyeing other actors. One in particular,
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James Franco Leaps Into X-Men Universe With ‘Multiple Man’

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For the many hats James Franco wears — Oscar nominated actor, filmmaker, writer, producer, television star — blockbusters haven’t been part of his usual matrix of projects. Of course, he was in Sam Raimi‘s “Spider-Man” series, and popped up briefly in this summer’s “Alien: Covenant,” but now he’s getting right back into the superhero game. This time, with a character to call his own.

Continue reading James Franco Leaps Into X-Men Universe With ‘Multiple Man’ at The Playlist.
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Marvel’s Multiple Man is Getting a Movie, James Franco to Play the Self-Replicating X-Man

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Marvel’s Multiple Man is Getting a Movie, James Franco to Play the Self-Replicating X-Man
James Franco made himself known to a generation of movie fans as Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy. Now, he’s returning to the Marvel comic book movie fold. A movie based on the X-Men character Multiple Man is in the works at 20th Century Fox and the Oscar-nominated actor is on board to […]

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The Batman Director Matt Reeves Reportedly Sets Sights On Jake Gyllenhaal To Replace Affleck

Ben Affleck out, Jake Gyllenhaal in?

That’s the latest allegation from John Campea, who claims the current Caped Crusader will be relieved of his crimefighting duties soon after the launch of Justice League. His successor? Jake Gyllenhaal, who has allegedly been shortlisted to headline The Batman – and, by effect, a whole new trilogy – under the stewardship of Matt Reeves.

Gyllenhaal has long been rumored for the role of Gotham’s Dark Knight, having just missed out on Batman and Spider-Man in the past. Indeed, the Oscar-nominated actor has never once strayed into the world of costumed crusaders and superheroes – unless you’re counting the tour-de-force performance of Stronger, in which he played Boston Marathon bombing survivor, Jeff Bauman.

As for The Batman, evidence continues to mount that Matt Reeves is working to replace Ben Affleck in the title role, similar to how his page-one rewrite ostensibly removed Deathstroke from the Gotham-centric spinoff altogether.
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Kids From ‘The Florida Project’ Talk About the Shoot — and the Importance of Ice Cream

Kids From ‘The Florida Project’ Talk About the Shoot — and the Importance of Ice Cream
Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto and Christopher Rivera, the three child stars of Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project,” stopped by the Variety offices to discuss the poignant coming-of-age drama set in a welfare motel outside Disney World. In the film, Prince plays Moonee, a precocious 6-year-old left to her own devices while her spirited mom struggles to make ends meet, and Cotto and Rivera are her two best friends. Over the course of one summer, this ragtag trio embarks on a series of mischievous adventures, winning over the hearts of everyone on their path, including the motel’s craggy manager, played by Willem Dafoe.

How did you all get cast in this film?

Valeria Cotto: Can I tell you the story? Once upon a time, there lived my mom, my uncle, myself and my siblings. We were walking around a Target store, and Sean [Baker] approached us. And he gave us this business card that had his
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Ciaran Hinds discusses Justice League’s villain Steppenwolf

We’re just a few short hours away from the release of Justice League, the latest chapter in the DC Extended Universe, which sees DC’s greatest heroes teaming up to save the world from the threat of Steppenwolf, played by former Game of Thrones star Ciaran Hinds. We’ve only had a few brief glimpses of the villain during the marketing campaign, but now the actor has been chatting about his character, and offering up details on his role in the film.

“I guess you’d call him a super-villain,” states Hinds. “He hails from the planet of Apokolips and he is the general of the Apokoliptian army who has come to take the world. For thousands of years he’s been in search of the Mother Boxes, which are all-powerful entities. He’s in search of all-power, and that’s his journey… His powers are physical rather than any form of mental agility.
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Armie Hammer is relieved that he never got to play Batman in Justice League Mortal: “I wouldn’t want to watch a 19-year-old Batman”

Once upon a time, a Justice League film was in the works under the direction of George Miller. The film was called Justice League Mortal, and in addition to the rest of the core League, the film would have featured an entirely new Batman. The unknown actor pegged to play Bruce Wayne was some guy named Armie Hammer.

It was very confusing to follow this news right smack dab in the middle of the Bale-era of Batman. This guy was young, and… blonde. Of course, the film never panned out, and we have gotten very familiar with Armie Hammer over the years, who has given some excellent performances in films like The Social Network, and is receiving raves for his upcoming film Call Me By Your Name. So, years later, what does Hammer think of missing out on such an iconic role? Speaking to Vulture, the actor expresses relief:

“For a long time,
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The Punisher episode 1 review & nerdy spots: 3Am

James Hunt Nov 17, 2017

The Punisher is here! And so is the first of our daily episode reviews feat. nerdy spots and McU/comics references...

The standalone Marvel-Netflix Punisher show has finally dropped, and once again we’re doing daily write ups of every episode, highlighting the influences, in-jokes, reference points and Easter eggs we spotted, as well as a few thoughts on the show itself.

See related The Punisher episode 1 review & nerdy spots: 3Am The Punisher spoiler-free review The Punisher: new images

As usual feel free to discuss whether you’re watching along or you’ve seen it all, but please don’t spoil future episodes for anyone in the comments.

This review contains spoilers.

1.1 3Am

Following a stand-out performance in the Marvel/Netflix Daredevil show, Jon Bernthal is back as Frank Castle, aka The Punisher. But here’s a good question: how does a company that lives off
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The Russos tease mass destruction with Avengers: Infinity War set photo

As we wait with bated breath for our first official glimpse at Avengers: Infinity War, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have taken to Twitter to tease a scene of mass destruction from the hotly-anticipated Marvel blockbuster (or perhaps its as-yet-untitled sequel). The image is somewhat vague, but we’d have to assume this is some kind of battleground where Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have went up against Thanos…

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Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) November 13, 2017

See Also: Sebastian Stan talks about the difficulties of filming Avengers: Infinity War

See Also: Marvel’s Kevin Feige found Avengers: Infinity War an “emotional” experience

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones,
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Justice League tipped for $325 million plus worldwide opening weekend

It may have received mixed reviews following the lift of today’s embargo, but it seems that much like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, Warner Bros.’ latest Dceu release Justice League is going to be critic-proof, at least for its opening weekend.

According to Deadline, the DC ensemble is looking at a domestic opening weekend of around $110 million and $120 million, with a further $215 million to $235 million internationally, for a global debut of between $325 million and $355 million.

Either of those figures would put Justice League comfortably ahead of Man of Steel ($202 million), Suicide Squad ($267 million) and Wonder Woman ($228.3 million) and would in fact by the second-biggest ever opening for a DC movie behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which debuted with a whopping $422.5 million worldwide in 2016 (currently the fifth biggest opening of all time).

See Also: Jason Momoa confirms popular Aquaman fan theory from Man of Steel
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