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The Week in Spandex - Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Batman vs. Superman, Gotham, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more

30 March 2014 11:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Big Hero 6, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Force, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Batman vs. Superman, Catwoman, Gotham, Son of Batman, Arrow, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more...

Marvel Studios may have started rolling out its latest Phase Two offering in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but it was Avengers: Age of Ultron that grabbed most of the Cinematic Universe headlines this week as principal photography on Joss Whedon's hotly-anticipated sequel got underway in Italy (doubling for Serbia). The shoot revolved around a big action sequence, with Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) battling a load of guys in mocap suits, as well as a stand in for James Spader's Ultron. »

- Gary Collinson

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T.J. Miller joins Disney's Marvel animated movie Big Hero 6

28 March 2014 1:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney is set to release its very first Marvel-based animated movie Big Hero 6 later this year, and now we've got our first addition to the cast of the film, with T.J. Miller (How to Train Your Dragon, Transformers: Age of Extinction) set to lend his voice to Fred, described by Rotoscopers as "an aspiring low-budget filmmaker [who] originally volunteered to be a test subject for the the robot experiments by Tadashi, but then stuck around to help the Tech Lab research team with their projects."

Big Hero 6 is being directed by Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt) and is based upon the Marvel comic book series of the same name from Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau. Here's the official synopsis:

"From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Big Hero 6,” an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips »

- Gary Collinson

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T.J. Miller Is The First Voice In ‘Big Hero 6′

28 March 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

T.J. Miller, who you might know from Cloverfield and Get Him To The Greek and will know from the upcoming How To Train Your Dragon 2 as well as Transformers: Age Of Extinction, has been confirmed as the first voice actor for Big Hero 6. Miller will be voicing a a superhero-in-training named Fred, who is also referred to as ‘Fredzilla‘ as he’s able to turn into a Godzilla-esque creature.

The first official team-up between Disney and Marvel will be hitting the cinemas later this year (for some of us). It takes the form of an animated tale in which a robotics prodigy joins forces with a surprising team of fight-time crime fighters to save their city and is based on a Marvel comic of the same name. If you’d like to know more about Big Hero 6, take a look at an article we published early last year! »

- Matthew Ceo

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Fascinating Disney animated films that never were

3 March 2014 9:44 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Mark Harrison 5 Mar 2014 - 06:39

For every animated movie that gets made, there are dozens more that never make it. Mark looks at some failed Disney projects...

In the age of the internet, Hollywood studios are much quicker to announce the projects they have in development than they used to be. Now that the demand is there, there's a huge turnover of movie-related news every day, and if you follow it in any significant way, there are probably a whole bunch of projects that you've heard about, maybe even gotten excited about, that never came to fruition.

Still, it's not only via the easier availability of such information that we know about projects that never came to be. At a studio like Disney, projects will get as far as being fully developed in animatic form before falling apart, and the artefacts left behind from such abridged projects have made for some fascinating reading. »

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Warner Bros. Hires The Internship Writer to Pen The Lego Movie Sequel

5 February 2014 4:15 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Despite the fact that it isn’t even out yet, Warner Bros. are clearly confident that The Lego Movie will be a big success for them as they’ve hired Jared Stern to write a sequel. He’s best known for penning The Internship, The Watch, and Mr. Popper’s Penguins. However, before you start wondering why the studio would choose a writer with such a varied résumé, Stern is credited with adding story material to the likes of Bolt and Wreck-it Ralph. Also working on the script is Girl Most Likely’s Michelle Morgan.

Tracking currently indicates that The Lego Movie will open with upwards of $40 million in the Us this weekend, easily taking the top spot and holding off competition from The Monuments Men and Vampire AcademyPhil Lord and Christopher Miller wrote the first movie, and Stern’s involvement stems from the fact that he is part »

- Josh Wilding

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The Lego Movie hires The Internship writer Jared Stern for sequel

4 February 2014 12:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Lego Movie has hired writer Jared Stern to work on its sequel.

The Internship and Watch writer has been tapped for the follow-up to the forthcoming 3D animated film, reports The Wrap.

Stern also wrote Mr Popper's Penguins and provided additional story materials for Wreck-it-Ralph, The Princess and the Frog and Bolt.

Warner Bros' Lego Movie features Chris Pratt as the voice of Emmet, a Lego minifigure who's swept along in an epic adventure after being mistaken for the prophesied MasterBuilder.

The voice cast includes Will Arnett as Batman, Channing Tatum as Superman, Cobie Smulders as Wonder Woman and Jonah Hill as Green Lantern.

Morgan Freeman also features as the voice of Vitruvius, with Will Ferrell as Lord Business and Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle.

The Lego Movie review: A wildly inventive rollercoaster with bricks

The Lego Movie opens in Us cinemas on February 7 and February 14 in the UK.

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‘The Lego Movie’ Sequel Has A Writer

3 February 2014 9:57 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

One of the biggest surprises of last year was being blown away by the hysterical The Lego Movie trailers. It’s released in the Us this coming Friday and on Valentine’s Day in the UK, but there is obviously a lot of confidence around the project as Warner Bros. have already hired a writer for the sequel. Jared Stern, with credits including The Watch, The Internship, and Mr. Popper’S Penguins is now on board for the building block-buster follow-up. Stern has also added story elements to the likes of Wreck-it Ralph, Bolt, and The Princess And The Frog, so he is obviously no stranger to animated flicks.

I really did love The Watch, despite many negative reviews and a small take at the box-office, but with The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Christopher Miller responsible for the wonderful Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and being very »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Warner Bros. Hires Writer for Sequel to The Lego Movie

3 February 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Though it doesn't open in wide release for a few more days, TheWrap is reporting that Warner Bros. has already decided on pushing forward with a sequel to The Lego Movie and they've hired Jared Stern to write it. Stern's screenplay credits include  The Internship , The Watch , and  Mr. Popper's Penguins , and he's also credited with adding story materials for the animated films Wreck-It Ralph , The Princess and The Frog  and Bolt . The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a »

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Director John Kahrs Set to Direct Paramount Animation's Shedd

23 January 2014 7:37 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures has hired Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Kahrs to direct their upcoming animated mystery Shedd.

Plot details are being held under wraps, but the film is based on an original idea by Paramount's Film Group president Adam Goodman. John Kahrs will be directing from a script by Tripper Clancy. The director previously helmed Disney's Paperman, which won him an Oscar.

Paramount has been expanding their internal animated division after its distribution deal with DreamWorks Animation came to an end. Their first project will be the Nickelodeon sequel The Spongebob Squarepants Movie 2. That film will hit theaters February 3rd 2015.

John Kahrs previously worked as an animator on Disney's The Incredibles, Bolt, Wreck-It Ralph and Ratatouille. No production schedule has been released.

Shedd comes to theaters in 2015. The film is directed by John Kahrs. »

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John Kahrs to direct 'Shedd'

23 January 2014 4:04 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Los Angeles, Jan 23: Oscar-winning director John Kahrs has been called on board to direct Paramount Pictures' "Shedd".

Tripper Clancy will pen the script of the movie, based on an original idea from Paramount's Film Group president Adam Goodman, who oversees the animation division, reports variety.com.

Kahrs' credits as animator include "The Incredibles", "Bolt", "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Ratatouille".

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- Anita Agarwal

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Paramount Animation Taps ‘Paperman’s’ John Kahrs to Direct ‘Shedd’ (Exclusive)

22 January 2014 5:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures’ fledgling animation division has tapped Oscar winner John Kahrs to direct “Shedd.”

Tripper Clancy is writing the script, which is based on an original idea from Paramount’s Film Group president Adam Goodman, who oversees the animation division. The studio is keeping the logline under wraps.

Kahrs received the Oscar last year for the Disney animated short “Paperman.”

Paramount revved up its internal toon production operation in 2012 as it prepped for the end of its distribution pact with DreamWorks Animation, which has since signed its output deal with Fox. The division’s first title is a sequel to  Nickelodeon’s 2004 toon “SpongeBob SquarePants” with a release set for Feb. 3, 2015.

Kahrs’ credits as animator include “The Incredibles,” “Bolt,” “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Ratatouille.”

Clancy recently sold buddy-comedy pitch “Winter Break” to Bill Block’s Qed International, and his road-trip comedy “Ambassadors” is set up at Fox with Danny Boon attached to direct. »

- Dave McNary

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Paperman Director John Kahrs Builds Shedd

22 January 2014 11:52 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Given the success of other studios’ in-house animation departments, it’s no surprise to see Paramount trying to launch its own version, and planning to bring in with some proven talent. The company has hired Oscar-winning Paperman director John Kahrs to make Shedd.Luring Kahrs away from Disney/Pixar, where he’s worked on the likes of The Incredibles, Bolt and Ratatouille, is a big score for Paramount, especially as we’re sure the Mouse House would want to hang on to someone who has gone on to Oscar victory with one of the loveliest shorts produced by the company.Still, he’s off to pastures new, and will work on a script from Tripper Clancy, which in turn is based on an idea by Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman. And what is that idea? Sadly, Paramount is keeping that one in their private idea shed for now, refusing »

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Marvel & Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′ Lands Co-Director

7 January 2014 1:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Although the official announcement for Big Hero 6 arrived last summer, Disney and Marvel haven’t said much about the film since. However, with a scheduled Us release date of 7th November 2014 looming in the not-so-distant future, some news has surfaced about a co-director.

Bolt co-writer/director Chris Williams has reportedly signed on as co-director alongside Meet The Robinsons writer Don Hall, with Tangled producer Roy Conli also attached to the project. Some may say that these additions don’t fare well for Marvel/Disney, as it’s perceived that ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’ (or the film’s already in trouble). That being said, the plot sounds quite cool – set in San Fransokyo, six superheroes (Hiro Hamada, robot Baymax, Gogo, Honey Lemon, chef Wasabi and…Fred) must team together to help bring down a criminal plot threatening to destroy their beloved city.

That’s all we know for now, »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Marvel Studios & Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Gets 'Bolt' Co-Director on Board

6 January 2014 10:04 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

While many are excited to see Marvel's sequel Captain America: The Winter Solider and the debut of Guardians of the Galaxy, there's another Marvel film that people shouldn't forget. Now that the comic book studio is situated at Disney, we're finally getting some animated superhero action again with Big Hero 6. The project was officially announced at the studio's D23 Expo last summer with a tease of the futuristic, fictional setting of San Fransokyo, but we've yet to see any of the heroes in action. With a November 7th, 2014 release planned, we're bound to get a first look soon, and the film will have an additional co-director. THR has learned that Chris Williams, co-director and co-writer of Disney Animation's 2008 film Bolt has come aboard the Marvel project as a co-director. He joins Winnie the Pooh director and Meet the Robinsons writer Don Hall on the project which follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, »

- Ethan Anderton

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The Week in Spandex - The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Dwayne Johnson / DC and more

5 January 2014 12:11 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Big Hero 6, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Lobo, Batman vs. Superman, Green Lantern, Arrow, Justice League: War, Beware the Batman and more....

So here we are in 2014, and Sony rung in the New Year with Spider-Man joining the Times Square celebrations in promotion of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, debuting a couple of new stills of Electro (Jamie Foxx), as well as exclusive Nye trailer from the upcoming superhero sequel, which you can check out here. And if course, it might have been the Holiday Season, but there was no rest for the folks at the Daily Bugle, with the Tumblr viral site dropping two new articles, »

- Gary Collinson

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Marvel's Big Hero 6 adds another director

3 January 2014 1:50 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Disney and Marvel's Big Hero 6 has added a new director to its production team, with Bolt's Chris Williams joining existing helmer Don Hall.   The film will follow young Hiro Hamada, a teenage robotics whizz, and his best friend Baymax, a distinctly cuddly-looking robot.   When Hiro gives Baymax a few badass upgrades, the duo head off to join a posse of wannabe crime-fighters, who uncover a fiendish underworld plot that threatens their city's safety.   The film has also released a new image online, showing off the San Fransokyo (the...

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- George Wales

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Disney Animation's Big Hero 6 to Be Co-Directed by Chris Williams

2 January 2014 | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Via: THR

The co-writer and co-director of Disney's Bolt, Chris Williams, has joined director Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) in the animated production of Marvel's Big Hero 6. Williams also has writing credits for films such as Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Brother Bear

I think Big Hero 6 is going to be an incredibly fun animated feature. I love the concept art and character designs that I've seen from it, and the story seems like it will be pretty awesome.

Big Hero 6” features brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, »

- Joey Paur

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