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Jake Gyllenhaal Won’t Replace Tom Hardy In Suicide Squad

21 January 2015 8:27 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last week, we received the sad news that Mad Max: Fury Road star Tom Hardy had dropped out of David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad adaptation, but were informed that Jake Gyllenhaal (who worked with Ayer in 2012’s End of Watch) was being eyed to replace him. Unfortunately, it appears that that’s not the case, and that the Squad is still one member short.

According to Variety, Gyllenhaal has passed on the offer to play Rick Flagg, who works for Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) and leads the titular ragtag group of supervillains that includes Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as the Joker, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, and Cara Delevigne as Enchantress.

For those upset about the fact that Gyllenhaal won’t be in the film, I suspect that this won’t be the last time he’ll up for a comic book movie role. »

- James Garcia

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Batman: first hints of Ben Affleck's spin-off movie

20 January 2015 10:41 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Might Ben Affleck's Batman do battle with Jared Leto's Joker in a standalone Batman movie?

This story continues potential spoilers for Suicide Squad.

Warner Bros, back when it announced its plans for DC movies through to 2020, admitted that it also had standalone Batman and Superman films yet to slot in. And it looks as if a couple of strides are being taken towards Ben Affleck getting his own adventure as the Dark Knight.

Believe the latest report to land, and the new standalone Batman film is set to be tied to David Ayer's Suicide Squad movie, which arrives in 2016.

According to a piece at Forbes, Affleck's Batman is set to make an appearance in Suicide Squad, in a moment that features "certain circumstances involving The Joker".

That, in turn, is said to set up The Joker as the 'likely antagonist' in the Batman film. Furthermore, whatever the »

- simonbrew

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Today in Movie Culture: 'The Avengers,' 'Ghost in the Shell, 'The Dark Knight,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and More

20 January 2015 6:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   This is one artist's rendition of what Scarlett Johansson would look like as Motoko Kusanagi in the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie (via Reddit):   The prop makers of Super-Fan Builds created a baby stroller in the image of the Tumbler Batmobile from Batman Begins/The Dark Knight (via People):   This Marvel Super Hero Mashers toy is supposed to combine parts from all of the Avengers and is not, as assumed, a joke about Avengers: Age of Ultron sounding like "Avengers: Age of Voltron" (via Forbes).   Check out a replica of Rivendell from the Lord of the Rings movies made completely out of Lego bricks (via...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Today in Movie Culture: Spider-Man, Batman, Harry Potter, 'Jupiter Ascending,' 'They Live' and More

19 January 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   This image posted to the Facebook page of Sony's Brazillian arm seems to indicate the studio is still moving ahead with The Sinister Six. The text translates as "We have plans for you..."   This is Christopher Nolan's crude clay model of what he wanted the Batmobile to look like in Batman Begins (via Reddit):   Here's a handy-dandy guide to making a Brad Pitt movie (via Viral Viral Videos):   A whole bunch of concept designs and costumes and other art for Jupiter Ascending can be found in the movie's look book. Here are two images from the gallery:   Watch Max Shishkin's wonderfully edited montage...

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- Christopher Campbell

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11 best and worst movie mentors: Batman Begins, Fight Club, Clueless

18 January 2015 4:50 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The inspirational mentor is dead. On screen, that is. In recent years we've seen a drop-off in this once-beloved trope, with distinctly anti-heroic teachers, instructors and father figures coming to the forefront – see Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson, Steve Carell in Foxcatcher, Breaking Bad's Walter White, etc.

The latest example is Terence Fletcher, Jk Simmons's fearsome and sadistic jazz instructor who terrorises Miles Teller into greatness in this week's stunning Whiplash.

Below, Digital Spy picks out 11 more of the very best and very worst mentors in cinema history.

Best: Sean Maguire (Good Will Hunting)

It was a close run thing in this spot between "Carpe diem" and "It's not your fault", and in truth about half of Robin Williams's characters could qualify for this list.

But avuncular therapist Sean is everything you could wish for in a mentor, gently chipping away at Will's (Matt Damon) self-destructive defence »

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Animated Foosball Film 'Underdogs' Gets Dubbed Us Release Trailer

16 January 2015 12:45 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There's a chance you might remember an Argentine and Spanish animated foosball film from back in 2013 that was called Futbolin or Metegol. Well, that film got picked up by The Weinstein Company, and they're releasing a dubbed version of the movie featuring an American cast and the new title of Underdogs. Matthew Morrison ("Glee"), singer Ariana Grande, Nicolas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Bell Thorne (Blended), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins) and John Leguizamo all lend their voice to the film about two childhood foosball rivals who battle as one finds their home threatened by the other. Watch! Here's the Us trailer for the animated film Underdogs from The Weinstein Company: Underdogs is directed by Juan Jose Campanella (The Secret in Their Eyes) and based on a short story called Memoirs of a Right Winger by Argentine writer Roberto Fontanarrosa. Eduardo Sacheri, who adapted The Secret in Their Eyes, and »

- Ethan Anderton

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Cool Man Of Steel & The Dark Knight Rises Concept Art

16 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In Zack Snyder's 2013 superhero film Man of Steel, wants to terraform Earth so that its mass and atmosphere is more Kryptonian friendly. To do this, General Zod deploys the World Engines to Metropolis and the southern Indian Ocean. It is up to Superman (Henry Cavill) to destroy the World Engine in the Indian Ocean, which he does by penetrating its hull in a burst of anger. Conceptual artist Philippe Gaulier helped design that exciting sequence and now you can check out his concept art below. Gaulier also worked on the title sequence for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. As with Nolan's previous films in the series, a Batman logo forms in an unusual way. For Batman Begins, there was a swarm of bats that formed the logo. For The Dark Knight it was blue flames. For The Dark Knight Rises, the logo forms from ice cracking. »

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Paul Thomas Anderson defends superhero movies

15 January 2015 9:31 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

We have all had our dreams of the best filmmakers in Hollywood taking on superhero moves and other comic book adaptations. When Christopher Nolan helmed Batman Begins, we all shit ourselves with excitement. Even when the new batch of Marvel movies came about, we named ever auteur we could that would do something epic with these iconic pulp characters. But, we tend to not see those actually come to fruition. So, when someone comes to the defense of the growing superhero genre the likes of »

- Alex Maidy

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BBC announces start of production on Doctor Who series 9, guest stars revealed

14 January 2015 12:17 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The BBC has announced that the new series of Doctor Who has begun filming ready for its return to the small screen this autumn. In addition, they have also revealed a selection of guest stars who will feature in the two-part opening episode.

Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones) is one of those guests involved, and he said: “As a kid of the 1970s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable…..I actually wrote a song called ‘Looking for Davros’’in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present Totp back in the mid ‘90’s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double. Peter is a perfect Doctor and I’m loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat, best 50th birthday present ever! »

- Scott J. Davis

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Exclusive: Behind-The-Scenes Clip Of Ellen Hollman From The Scorpion King 4

13 January 2015 11:43 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Join an exciting new chapter in the action-packed adventures of the legendary warrior, The Scorpion King! When the king of Norvania is assassinated, the evil heir to the throne frames Mathayus and sends an entire kingdom of soldiers after him.  Mathayus’ (Victor Webster) only allies are a mysterious woman and her unconventional father, whose primitive science may hold the key to disrupting the evil ruler’s quest for an ancient and unstoppable mystical power. Featuring Lou Ferrigno (“The Hulk”) and an all-star cast of fighters, including Roy “Big CountryNelson (Winner of “The Ultimate Fighter”), Royce Gracie (Ufc Hall of Fame) and Don Wilson (11-time World Kickboxing Champion).   Also starring Ellen Holman (“Spartacus” TV series), Rutger Hauer (Batman Begins), Barry Bostwick (“Cougar Town” TV series), and Michael Biehn (The Terminator). Don't forget about our Scorpion King bundle giveaway! Click Here to learn more! »

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New Blu-ray steelbooks of Christopher Nolan’s films heading to France

13 January 2015 9:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Everythingblu.com has today reported the pre-order release of six new Blu-ray steelbooks of the works of director Christopher Nolan, which is sure to get fans reaching for their wallets once they see the excellent box art.

You can view the artwork below for the new editions for six of Nolan’s films: Insomnia, Inception and The Prestige as well as his Dark Knight Trilogy of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL18yMRIfoszH_jfuJoo8HCG1-lGjvfH2F&v=usnScWU5JkY&feature=player_embedded

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- Scott J. Davis

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Bluray Review: Black Sails: The Complete First Season

12 January 2015 7:38 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Who would’ve thought that a show produced by Platinum Dunes about the ins and outs of the pirate life would be so great? When the Starz show Black Sails was first announced, like many others, the first thought that came to mind for me was “um..nope”. Following that sentiment, the TV series based two decades before the events of Treasure Island quickly faded from my mind, until the good folks at Anchor Bay sent me a copy of the first season to check out. I had a few hours to spare, and popped that baby in, ready to shrug and be impartial to what would play out in front of me…until it happened. The unthinkable happened. I found myself hooked, leading to binge watching the entire 8-episode first season in two days.

The show, led by The Machine‘s Toby Stephens as Flint, the captain of the Walrus, »

- Jerry Smith

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19 new comic book TV shows airing in 2015 and beyond

12 January 2015 3:25 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Daredevil, Preacher, Supergirl... Lost track of the zillions of comic book shows to grace our televisions from 2015? Here's our cheat sheet.

It’s a wonderful time to be a TV-binging comic book fan. In fact, if you were a little tactical about your viewing habits (and not too fussy in your Marvel/DC preference), we’re approaching a state where you could probably fill an ‘all the soap operas’ shaped hole in your schedule every day with the stuff of capes, cowls and crime-fighting.

Of course, we already have Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, The Walking Dead and – for now – Constantine gracing our schedules. Of those, Arrow, The Flash and The Walking Dead have already been picked up for further seasons, as well. With the exception of Constantine, we wouldn’t be too surprised to hear the rest renewed too.

The fun doesn’t stop there. »

- louisamellor

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Introducing Marvel’s Age of Miracles

12 January 2015 12:02 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pim Razenberg on Marvel’s Age of Miracles…

Last week’s Ant-Man teaser introduced worldwide audiences to the character of Scott Lang, a con-man who’s on his way to become part of something greater than himself. The character’s story arc greatly resembles that of Lang’s Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU) colleague Tony Stark: both men are presented as unlikely anti-heroes overcoming their own imperfections to become something more.

Ant-Man is Marvel Studios’ carefully planned next step towards the supernatural side of the McU. The “serious” way in which Ant-Man was introduced in the movie’s teaser just goes to show how well thought through Marvel Studios’ long-term plan really is.

The greatest political game-changer in the world of comic book movies in recent years was the attack on the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. The emotional aftermath of the events that took place that day were strongly felt in »

- Gary Collinson

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Liam Neeson and ‘Taken 3′: Anatomy of an Aarp Action Hero

11 January 2015 11:48 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

From “Taken 3″ to “Non-Stop,” Liam Neeson has become one of the most consistent box office draws at an age when many actors are entering the twilight of their careers.

Put a gun in his hand and the 62-year-old Irish actor is the equal of Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise or Bruce Willis — stars in whose shadows he labored for the initial decades of his long career. As stars from an older generation of action heroes such as Harrison Ford and Sylvester Stallone age out of leading roles or gracelessly battled against the ravages of time, Neeson has stepped in to take their place.

Even though he himself is an older actor, Neeson fits the current zeitgeist. In an era beset by financial fraud and terrorism, Neeson has emerged as a figure of authority who knows how to operate in a world without rules. He is a tortured, brooding avenger for »

- Brent Lang

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Super Awesome Remote Control Batman Tumbler

10 January 2015 6:03 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

You guys have got to check out this badass remote control Batman Tumbler from Soap Studio. This might just be the raddest Tumbler product that I’ve seen since Christopher Nolan started his Dark Knight trilogy. Seriously, just wait and see what it it can do. Here’s a description:

Our Tumbler is fully controlled by the most advanced mobile app which capable to not only making the car run but also cockpit and spoiler movements, 16 super bright LEDs, Power-Jet mode plus special engine sound and visual effects, night vision camera for video and photo shooting,voice intercom, a 1:12 Batman which features 26 points of articulations, remote control Led display platform…etc. As a collective item or simply a playing toy,the Tumbler also reaches the highest degree of product furnishing.

It also comes with a 6-inch fully articulated action figure Batman figure, which is modeled after the suit from Batman Begins. »

- Joey Paur

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Ranked: How superhero stars fared after giving up the cape

10 January 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Donning the cape and tights to play a big screen superhero was often seen as career suicide for actors. This idea is mined to brilliant effect in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, with a former comic book star looking to relaunch his career with an ambitious Broadway play.

Adding extra spice to Birdman is the casting of Michael Keaton, himself a former Batman whose post-tights career has been somewhat hit and miss. This film, however, is a stunning reminder of just how good an actor Keaton is and proof that careers don't end when on-screen superpowers fade away.

Digital Spy takes a look at 20 ex-superhero stars to see how they fared after leaving an iconic comic book role behind.

20. Billy Zane

The suave American actor looked set for big things in the '90s thanks to impressive roles in Dead Calm and Tombstone, but his time in the purple Phantom »

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10 Things You Need To Know About Tim Burton’s Superman Lives

9 January 2015 2:47 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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If it seemed like the Dark Knight was a poisoned chalice for a good decade or so after Joel Schumacher drove him into the ground with the camp-tastic Batman & Robin, spare a thought for the Man Of Tomorrow. There were eight years separating that monstrosity and Christopher Nolan’s rebooted Batman Begins – there are nearly twenty years between Superman IV: The (inexplicably low-budget) Quest For Peace and Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns.

Not that there weren’t attempts to get Clark Kent back off the ground in the meantime. In fact, once Burton had been shunted off of Batman in favour of Schumacher (abandoning plans for an end to his own trilogy), Warner Bros placated him with a pay-or-play deal on a Superman movie. Which meant even if it didn’t get made, he’d still be paid.

Superman Lives, or Superman Reborn, or whatever you want to call it, »

- Tom Baker

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Former ‘Star Wars,’ Batman and James Bond Actor Dies At Theater Rehearsal

8 January 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Kan Bonfils, an actor who appeared in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins and Skyfall, died earlier this week while rehearsing for his latest play. He was prepping a show called Dante’s Inferno in London when he collapsed and was unable to be revived. The cause of death was unknown. Bonfils appeared as […]

The post Former ‘Star Wars,’ Batman and James Bond Actor Dies At Theater Rehearsal appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Star Wars Actor Khan Bonfils Dies on Stage During Dress Rehearsal

8 January 2015 12:45 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Star Wars actor Khan Bonfils, who played Jedi Master Saesee Tiin in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace died on stage on Monday, Jan. 5 after collapsing while rehearsing for a new play. The 42-year-old actor (who sometimes went by the name Kan) had also appeared in multiple James Bond movies, Lara Croft Tomb Raider alongside Angelina Jolie, and Batman Begins. He was preparing for his new role in Dante's Inferno with London's Craft Theater Company when he collapsed. Paramedics were called but the actor [...] »

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