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New Avengers: Infinity War Logo Unveiled

18 February 2017 1:10 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel has a big year planned for 2017, both behind the scenes and in theaters. Right now, Avengers: Infinity War is shooting in Atlanta back-to-back with Black Panther. And they have Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok coming to a multiplex near you in the months ahead. So we're going to be bombarded with various items from all five movies in what is being called a superhero tsunami. Today, we get a new logo for Infinity War.

This logo was spotted on the back of a crew chair on set in Atalanta as shooting continues, and shared on Reddit. The cast for the movie is quite epic and features McU stars such as Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Sebastian Stan (Bucky/Winter Soldier), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Chris Evans (Captain America/Steve Rogers), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet »

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Universal snags Sci-Fi thriller Extinction with Michael Pena set to star

16 February 2017 12:36 PM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

It's been announced today that Ant-man co-star and all around charming individual, Michael Pena, has been cast in the Ben Young directed alien invasion Sci-Fi Thriller Extinction for Universal. In the film, Pena will portray a man suffering from persistent nightmares of losing his family. Then, when the planet is invaded by a formidable alien force, Pena's character will find that he's... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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Universal Lands Michael Pena’s Sci-Fi Film ‘Extinction’

16 February 2017 11:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has acquired the sci-fi thriller “Extinction” in a competitive bidding war.

Michael Pena stars in the movie, from Good Universe and Mandeville Films, as a man trying to save his family from an alien invasion. Ben Young will direct. Young’s debut feature, “Hounds of Love,” premiered at last year’s Venice Days and took home the best actress prize for Ashleigh Cummings.

Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (“Arrival,” “Lights Out”), Spenser Cohen (“Moonfall”), and Bradley Caleb Kane wrote the screenplay.


Afm: Michael Pena Joins Chris Hemsworth in ‘Horse Soldiers

Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville will produce. Mandeville’s Alexander Young will executive produce, alongside Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe. Anna Halberg will serve as co-producer.

Exec VP of production Erik Baiers and creative executive Mika Pryce will oversee production for Universal. Erin Westerman will work on behalf of Good Universe.

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- Justin Kroll

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Michael Peña-Led Sci-Fi Thriller Extinction Lands At Universal

16 February 2017 11:26 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

He’s tackled crooked cops, diminutive superheroes and friendly astronauts stranded on Mars, but for his next gig, Ant-Man‘s Michael Peña will be fending off a full-blown alien invasion.

That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that Universal has today scooped up distribution rights for Extinction, Ben Young’s (Hounds Of Love) sci-fi thriller in which Peña will star as an average man trying to protect is family from invading extra-terrestrials and maybe, just maybe, save the world in the process. It’s a role that was once earmarked for James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse, Split), but news that Peña is circling back to drama-oriented material, particularly after impressing across the David Ayer brace of End of Watch and Fury, is exciting in and of itself.

Little is known about the plot of Extinction at this early, early stage, but it seems Michael Peña’s lead will uncover some »

- Michael Briers

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How Doctor Strange Connects to Ant-Man

15 February 2017 10:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Doctor Strange has finally landed on digital platforms and the Blu-ray is set for release in a couple of weeks. Director Scott Derrickson provided a commentary track for Doctor Strange and those can often reveal fun little tidbits about the movie that weren't previously known. In this case, it was revealed that Doctor Strange and Ant-Man share a connection.

During the commentary track for Doctor Strange, as reported by Comic Book Resources, Scott Derrickson confirmed that, during the psychedelic sequence that occurred when The Ancient One opened up Stephen Strange's mind, the Quantum Realm does appear, which was first seen in Ant-Man. Here is what Scott Derrickson had to say about it.

"This image here is obviously a nod to Ant-Man and the Quantum Realm, acknowledging that as one of the mysterious realms of existence."

It was long suggested by Marvel Cinematic Universe fans that we did get a glimpse »

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Jamie Foxx in Sleepless Arrives on Digital HD April 4th and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand April 18th

15 February 2017 8:10 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Jamie Foxx stars as an undercover homicide detective seeking revenge in the must-see action film Sleepless, arriving on Digital HD on April 4 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on April 18 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) stars as an undercover homicide detective seeking revenge on his son’s kidnappers in the must-see action film Sleepless, available on Digital HD on April 4, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 18, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Sleepless also stars Golden Globe® nominee Michelle Monaghan (Patriot’s Day, “True Detective”), Gabrielle Union (Almost Christmas, The Birth of a Nation), Grammy Award® winner T.I. (Ant-Man, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping), Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County, My Best Friend’s Wedding), David Harbour (“Stranger Things”, Suicide Squad) and Scoot McNairy (12 Years a Slave, Argo). The Blu-ray™ and DVD delve even deeper into the intense story with bonus »

- Tom Stockman

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"Marvel's Ant-Man" and The Wasp"

11 February 2017 7:42 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Actor Michael Douglas aka 'Hank Pym' in "Marvel's Ant-Man" has confirmed he will return for the sequel "Ant-Man and the Wasp", co-staring Paul Rudd as 'Scott Lang' and Evengeline Lilly as 'Hope van Dyne', shooting in Atlanta, Georgia starting July 2017 :

On a budget of $130 million, the Domestic (North American) box office earnings of the Buena Vista-distributed, PG-13 feature "Ant-Man", earned $180,202,163.

Foreign (international) box office earned $339,109,802.

The world-wide total of "Ant-Man" was$519,311,965.

"I was raised by two superheroes," said Lilly about 'Hope Van Dyne' aka 'The Wasp', "so, I'm a pretty screwed up human being.

"I am also fairly capable, strong, and kick-ass, which is wonderful to play, but the most fun to play is just how messed up she was from being raised by two superheroes. 

"And the clear message sent by name is that I'm not a big fan of my father and so I took my mother's name. »

- Michael Stevens

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Michael Douglas confirms his return for Ant-Man and The Wasp

10 February 2017 4:30 PM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Although it's not exactly a big surprise that Michael Douglas will be returning for Ant-man And The Wasp, it was never actually a sure thing that the actor would return. While Marvel's contracts with talent usually span multiple movies, Douglas had only signed on for just the one. Thankfully, Dr. Hank Pym will be back for the Ant-man sequel as Michael Douglas confirmed... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Michael Douglas confirms Hank Pym return for Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp

10 February 2017 3:52 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Unlike the majority of stars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Michael Douglas only signed a single film contract for his role as Hank Pym in 2015’s Ant-Man, but now we have confirmation from the man himself that he will be returning for the 2018 sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp., with Douglas posting the following to Facebook:

Douglas first revealed that he was in talks with Marvel way back in September 2015, so negotiations have either been very protracted, or Marvel had put them on the back burner while they juggle their multitude of Phase Three projects.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is set to begin shooting in July and will also see the return of Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne) and Michael Pena (Luis). It is set for release on July 6th 2018. »

- Gary Collinson

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Michael Douglas Confirmed For Ant-Man And The Wasp

10 February 2017 2:50 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

An actor doesn’t merely sign up for one Marvel movie. They sign on for two, three, four or 13 films. Once you sign that contract, you’re usually involved for life — unless, of course, you badmouth them. Then you’re dead. But Michael Douglas isn’t one to speak ill of Marvel. The Academy Award-winner made a noteworthy supporting turn in 2015’s Ant-Man, and that’s not the last time we’ll see him in this cinematic universe, as he’ll reprise his role as Hank Pym in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

This new casting report is notable since it was unclear whether Douglas would return or not. You see, Douglas is the rare actor to sign a single-picture Marvel contract. One with his level of notoriety, experience and clout has those privileges, it seems. Nevertheless, Peyton Reed treated him well, and he’s ready to work with him again »

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Michael Douglas Will Return as Hank Pym in Ant-Man 2

10 February 2017 1:58 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When talking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the most important elements of success are not always related to box office dollars. In the case of something like Ant-Man, it proved that risks can be taken and that those risks can pay off. Not only was Ant-Man a pretty silly concept to try and get mainstream audiences on board with, but the decision to focus on Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) as opposed to Hank Pym, was also somewhat risky for die hard fans. Ultimately, it worked out pretty well. Even though the first Ant-Man focused on Scott Lang, Michael Douglas did appear in the movie as Hank Pym and the good news is, he is going to be back for the sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Pre-production will be getting underway on Ant-Man 2 shortly and we will likely be getting some more details on the movie here and there as things ramp up. »

- MovieWeb

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The Catcher Was A Spy Fills Out Cast With Paul Giamatti And Jeff Daniels

9 February 2017 11:57 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline reports that Jeff Daniels and Billions star Paul Giamatti have closed deals to join WWII drama The Catcher Was a Spy.

They’ll buddy up with Ant-Man‘s Paul Rudd and Guy Pearce, who climbed on board to play military specialist Furman just last week. Daniels is attached to the role of O.S.S. Chief “Wild Bill” Donovan – commonly referred to as the “Father of Central Intelligence” long before the CIA was born – while Giamatti will portray a physicist known as Goudsmit. Leading the charge for this one is Rudd, who signed on to play Moe Berg early on in development. A multilingual pro baseball player, in his time away from the field, Berg secretly moonlighted as an agent for the Office of Strategic Services – hence the title – during the throes of World War II, accepting assignments all across the Caribbean, South America and even mainland Europe.

Adapted from Dawidoff’s biography, »

- Michael Briers

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Official The Lego Ninjago Movie Trailer Is Here! (Plus A New Poster!)

8 February 2017 6:17 AM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

Yesterday, we shared with you a 25-second "trailer tease" for The Lego Ninjago Movie, and today I get to share with you the whole enchilada!

The Lego Ninjago Movie is set to come out later this year as the second of two The Lego Movie spinoffs (with The Lego Batman Movie coming out this Friday), and it looks like they want to capitalize on the brand's popularity by giving you a lot of little colored blocks to stare at right this second.

Here's the full, official trailer for The Lego Ninjago Movie:

And they've also released a brand spankin' new poster for the flick:

In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors.  Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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"Avengers: Infinity War" Casting Call

7 February 2017 9:12 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ an extras 'casting call' needing people to play 'aliens' for Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War", open to "men and women, all ethnicities, ages 18-50...":

Disney will release Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War", the sequel to 'The Avengers' and 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', May 4, 2018...

...with Marvel Comics super-villain 'Thanos' as the main antagonist, focusing on the 'Infinity Gauntlet' and six 'Infinity Stones'.

Main cast includes Chris Hemsworth as 'Thor', Chris Pratt as 'Star-Lord', Samuel L. Jackson as 'Nick Fury', Josh Brolin as 'Thanos', Sebastian Stan as 'Bucky', Scarlett Johansson as 'Natasha Romanoff'/'Black Widow', Benedict Cumberbatch as 'Dr. Stephen Strange', Brie Larson as 'Carol Danvers'/'Captain Marvel', Zoe Saldana as 'Gamora', Karen Gillan as 'Nebula', Jeremy Renner as 'Clint Barton'/'Hawkeye', Chris Evans as 'Steve Rogers'/'Captain America', Elizabeth Olsen as 'Wanda Maximoff'/'Scarlet Witch', »

- Michael Stevens

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Resident Evil: In praise (and defence) of Paul W.S. Anderson’s billion dollar video game movie franchise

6 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen looks back at the Resident Evil franchise…

Note: Comments from Paul W.S. Anderson are taken from Lights, Camera, Game Over!: How Video Game Movies Get Made, which is available for pre-order now.

Regular listeners to the Flickering Myth Podcast will know that my movie tastes aren’t the norm when it comes to being a paid ‘film critic’. I have little interest in The Godfather or Citizen Kane, but will happily talk ad nauseam about the Child’s Play series or Friday the 13th. When it comes to Spielberg I’m more Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark than Jaws and Schindler’s List, and I loathe the works of Woody Allen and Wes Anderson. I’ve not seen any of the films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. Not one. Come to think of it, I didn’t see any of last year’s either. »

- Luke Owen

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Review Round-Up: ‘Let’s Be Evil’ & ‘War on Everyone’

2 February 2017 6:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Let’S Be Evil

Stars: Elizabeth Morris, Kara Tointon, Elliot James Langridge, Isabelle Allen, Jamie Bernadette, Brooke Johnston, Martin Owen, Helene Wilson, Paul Casar, Jonathan Willis, Billie Wilson, Aimee Wright | Written by Elizabeth Morris, Martin Owen, Jonathan Willis | Directed by Martin Owen

Desperately in need of money to care for a sick parent, Jenny (Morris) takes a job supervising children at a learning centre for gifted students. But when she and two other new employees are ushered into a maximum-security underground bunker where eerily robotic children are outfitted with augmented reality glasses, Jenny finds herself thrust into a disturbing technological experiment in which she is an unwitting player in a terrifying virtual game.

Techno-horror is a genre that, given my previous experiences with films of this nature, is really hard to get right. The reliance on the technology within, techno-babble et al. can, and often does, overwhelm the story the filmmakers are trying to tell. »

- Phil Wheat

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WWII Pic The Catcher Was A Spy Recruits Guy Pearce For Supporting Role

1 February 2017 2:47 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Catcher Was a Spy, Ben Lewin’s WWII drama that mines inspiration from Nicholas Dawidoff’s 1994 biography, has recruited Guy Pearce to its ranks.

That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, noting that Pearce has landed a supporting role in the period piece, and will star opposite Ant-Man‘s Paul Rudd. Dawidoff’s biography, The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg, chronicles the remarkable journey of Berg who was, quite literally, both a catcher and a spy.

A major league baseball player by trade, Berg moonlighted for the Office of Strategic Services – the U.S. intelligence agency that went on to become the CIA we know today – during the throes of World War II, and would take on assignments all across the Caribbean, South America and Europe during his off-time from the Mlb.

THR’s report confirms that it is Paul Rudd who will take point as Moe Berg, »

- Michael Briers

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Warner Bros, DC, The Batman and its director problem

31 January 2017 10:04 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Feb 1, 2017

Ben Affleck’s the latest in a series of directors to bow out of a DC comic book movie. We take a look at a familiar pattern...

In a ninja-like move worthy of the Caped Crusader himself, Ben Affleck has bowed out of The BatmanAffleck will, of course, still star in the title role and serve as producer, but the standalone Batman movie will now need a new director - leaving the position empty mere months before filming was supposed to commence.

The outlet that broke the story, Variety, adds that Affleck’s decision wasn’t related to the recent performance of Live By Night, the period crime film produced, written, directed and starring Ben Affleck. Rather, Affleck says, “I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. »

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Michael Pena to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Extinction’

31 January 2017 4:40 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-Berlin Film Festival move, Michael Pena has come board to star in the science-fiction thriller “Extinction” with Ben Young directing.

Producers are Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville. Executive producers are Alexander Young of Mandeville along with Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe. Good Universe will launch international sales on “Extinction” at the Berlin Film Festival next month.

Young, who directed 2016’s “Hounds Of Love, ” will direct the title from a script by Spenser Cohen, Brad Caleb Kane and “Arrival” writer Eric Heisserer. The “Arrival” screenplay received an Oscar nomination in the adapted screenplay category last week.

Pena will portray a man beset with a recurring dream of losing his family, followed by a brutal alien invasion of Earth. As he fights for his life, he discovers the strength to protect his family.

Pena will be seen opposite Dax Shepard in the upcoming action-comedy “Chips. »

- Dave McNary

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Newswire: Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver to premiere at SXSW 2017

31 January 2017 2:04 PM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

SXSW announced its 2017 film schedule today, bringing with it news that Edgar Wright’s latest, Baby Driver, will be making its world premiere in Austin. Starring Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver who cues his vehicular escapes to what we’re assuming will be impeccably curated soundtracks, Driver will be Wright’s first film since 2013’s The World’s End (and his subsequent departure from Marvel’s Ant-Man movie).

Wright’s latest isn’t the only interesting film with a premiere at this year’s SXSW; Frank Oz has a new documentary, Muppet Guys Talking, in which he and his fellow Henson alumni talk about what working on The Muppet Show was actually like. As previously reported, Terrence Malick will be debuting his latest, Song By Song. And High Rise director Ben Wheatley‘s Free Fire, which stars Brie Larson and Armie Hammer in an arms deal that ...


- William Hughes

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