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Batman Vs. Elmer Fudd Comic Is Coming and It's Really Weird

Batman Vs. Elmer Fudd Comic Is Coming and It's Really Weird
DC is putting Elmer Fudd and Batman together for their DC/Looney Tunes mash-up special. Batman has hung out with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles before, so why not Elmer Fudd? DC has also announced three more crossovers including Jonah Hex and Yosemite Sam, Wonder Woman and the Tasmanian Devil, as well as Lobo and Road Runner. DC did not provide any other details on the rest of the mash-ups and it is also unclear if these mash-ups will be a one-off series like the DC/Hanna Barbara crossovers. The Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 will hit the shelves on June 28th, 2017. DC's website describes the unlikely pairing like this.

"After a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, Elmer Fudd's obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City. Welcome to Bat Season!"

I guess Fudd does have an obsessive personality, but how does
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The big blockbusters of summer 2018

Simon Brew May 9, 2017

Mission: Impossible, Avengers, Dwayne Johnson, Jurassic World, Ant-Man and more are lining up to meet you next summer. Oh, and The Statham.

With summer blockbuster season 2017 in full swing, and with Fast & Furious 8 speeding over the $1bn mark already, a bunch of filmmakers are furiously putting together their films for release this time next year (or thereabouts). Here, as things stand, is the state of summer blockbuster season 2018. We’ve veered towards UK release dates on the whole, but as always, things can quickly change.

Also, we’ve not included unnamed films: Universal, for instance, has reserved a slot for one of its classic monster universe movies, but not told anybody what it is yet. As more information pops up, we’ll keep this list up to date…

March Tomb Raider (March 16th)

Summer blockbuster season effectively kicks off in March in 2018, with the Warner Bros-backed big
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie review: 2 same 2 spurious

MaryAnn’s quick take… Thinks it’s edgy and transgressive, the punk little brother of all those other stodgy comic-book movies, but it isn’t. It’s just slightly more candy-colored. I’m “biast” (pro): big Sf geek

I’m “biast” (con): wasn’t crazy about the first movie

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

You were insufferable to start with,” groans Gamora, the badass green chick who should be the hero of the Guardians of the Galaxy series, but who must give way to Star-Lord, aka doofy Earther Peter Quill, because he’s the boy and the boy always gets to be the leader, even in space. She says this, rolling her eyes — and oh, I so sympathize with her, and no, that does not make this movie particularly “female friendly” — after a revelation about Peter’s parentage that is at the center of the tedious,
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Game of Thrones Actress Joins Han Solo Standalone Film

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Popular Game of Thrones actress is heading to a galaxy far far away to join a certain scoundrel in his adventures.

StarWars.com is reporting that the Daenerys Targaryen, has joined the young Han Solo spinoff film. Emilia Clarke last seen on the big screen in Me Before You and as Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys is best known as the Mother of Dragons on Game of Thrones will now look to ride the falcon along side Han and Chewie in 2018.

Clarke joins Alden Ehrenreich who plays our titular hero, and recently cast Donald Glover who will play the suave Lando Calrissian. The film is set prior to the events in Star Wars Episode IV, and will give us adventures of the young smuggler we all came to love.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller will the direct the, as of now untitled, spinoff film in the Star Wars universe. It
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Force Friday: New Star Wars Toys And Gear Unveiled

Here’s a look at the new Star Wars toys that are out today!

Merchandise inspired by the highly anticipated new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens launched at retailers around the globe as ‘Force Friday’ officially got underway. Hot off the heels of the 18+ hour global live unboxing event on YouTube where highlights of the new product range were officially unveiled, the celebration continued as more than 3,000 retail locations in the U.S. opened their doors at midnight for fans to be among the first to discover new Star Wars products.

Lego Star Wars Millenium Falcon..Licensee: Lego.Msrp: $149.99.Available: September 4. .One of the most iconic starships of the Star Wars saga is back, and it?s leaner and meaner than ever before! As featured in exciting scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this latest Lego? version of the Millennium Falcon is crammed with new and updated external features,
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The Best Movie Trailers of the Last 5 Years

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Over the last few years, in an age where multiple blockbusters are vying for attention, filmmakers have had to step up their marketing game, giving us some of the best movie trailers ever. This week, I’m breaking down the most engaging trailers we’ve seen in the past five years.

[Be sure to check out last week's Movielinx article in which we broke down the origins of movie trailers and how they got where they are!]

On the outset, looking just five years back may seem like an odd choice. Truthfully, however, in my years here at Cinelinx, I’ve chronicled the best trailer from the last couple of decades already. More to the point, I feel like movie trailers have changed just in the last few years to be something else.

I’ve always felt like a trailer is an art form in and of itself, and in the new climate of mega franchises, studios are having to do more with their movie trailers to Wow audiences and snag their attention. As such, this
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art for Han Solo and Chewbacca

Yesterday we got ourselves a look at the mask for the character of Kylo Ren, and now thanks to Market Saw we’ve got some (alleged) concept art from J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring returning favourites Han Solo and Chewbacca!

Obviously Chewie is pretty much as expected, but what do you make of that look for Han?

See Also: First look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures, new concept art leaks

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie
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Star Wars: Episode VII scene description and set photos featuring Stormtroopers

Thanks to fan site Making Star Wars, we’ve got a pair of new set photos from Star Wars: Episode VII, which – if you squint and look very, very closely – just about shows the white blur of an Imperial Stormtrooper. Take a look at the images, followed by a scene description below…

Some images are from the lot where they seem to be dumping a lot of trees, vines and rocks which I believe must be props, the other 4 are from the area around the blue screens, the castle/megaliths/ruins…and a Stormtrooper, well, just about.

Unfortunately they’re not quite as vivid as we’d have liked, but with a bit of zooming you should definitely be able to make out the Stormtrooper. There were 4 I think in this area, running through the explosions, I think I remember another 4 or so coming from the opposite direction, but that was not all…
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The unmade Star Wars: Underworld TV show – details surface

As pointed out in a previous news story, it’s a good time to be a Star Wars fan. We have J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode VII currently being filmed, Godzilla director Gareth Edwards directing a spin-off movie and Chronicle‘s Josh Trank doing another. But one Star Wars spin-off that looks like we’ll never see is the live-action TV show Star Wars: Underworld. It had long been rumoured but there wasn’t much really revealed about it – until now.

In a video on his Kickstarter page for his Indiana Jones fan film Army of the Lost Horizon, Stephen Scaia dropped some big hints about what the show might have entailed. “[I was] a big fan of Lucas and Spielberg my whole life, especially Indiana Jones and Star Wars,” Scaia explains on his Kickstarter page. “When I heard there was the thought of a live-action Star Wars show happening, I pushed
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Star Wars News: Episode VII Plot Details, Official Set Pic, The Clone Wars, & More!

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E3 has been dominating Cinelinx for the last couple days, but you know what the one thing is that can derail even the deluge of E3 news? Yep, Star Wars news. In fact, I'm pretty sure that trumps everything, and some new information has been hitting this week. We've got a slew of stuff ranging from the current and upcoming films, and even the past TV shows. Come inside to check out a new behind the scenes image, some plot rumors, and more!

There's a lot going on right now in the world of Star Wars, and fans are eager to know any scrap of information they can (myself included). Today brings some tidbits of news, but perhaps the most exciting is in the form of this tweet from none other than the United Kingdom’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne:

With #StarWars director J.J Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathy Kennedy,
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The Black List 2011: Top Unproduced Screenplays

The 2011 Black List, the Top Unproduced Screenplays of the year has been released. The best unproduced screenplays from The Black List 2011 is compiled by votes from over 300 “execs, agency guys, and high-level assistants. Titled The Black List, the compendium highlights both established screenwriters and up-and-comers, and has served as a launching pad in the past for projects like Juno, Lars and the Real Girl, and (500) Days of Summer. Last year’s list included Margin Call, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hunger Games, and Snow White and the Huntsman.”

Regarding the validity of The Black List, things to keep in mind:

some of these screenplays have already been acquired and are already in development, though…none will have entered principal photography by December 31, 2011. Also worth pointing out is that, as in previous years, there have been rumors that some of the participants have been accused of using the Black List to promote their own clients or friends.
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2011 Black List Arrives Online

The 2011 Black List has arrived online and there are a bunch of the hottest scripts in Hollywood. Some have already been picked up by studios, while most are still unproduced. Here is the press release: The Black List was compiled from the suggestions of over 300 film executives, each of whom contributed the names of up to ten of their favorite scripts that were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2011 and will not have begun principal photography during this calendar year.

This year, scripts had to receive at least six mentions to be included on the The Black List.

All reasonable effort has been made to confirm the information contained herein. The Black List apologizes for all misspellings, misattributions, incorrect representation identification, and questionable 2011 affiliations.

It has been said many times, but it's worth repeating:

The Black List is not a "best of" list. It is, at best, a "most liked" list.
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2011 Black List: Most Liked Scripts in Hollywood

This year at the Austin Film Festival, studio executive and “Black List” founder Franklin Leonard introduced the opening film, Butter. It’s a fantastic satirical comedy written by Jason Micallef and Leonard’s post-screening Q&A with him was equally hilarious and unconventional.

Sitting in the upper deck at the Paramount Theatre, I was in awe at how Leonard had not only created the list just six years prior but how it provided such legitimacy to emerging screenwriters, like Micallef. He was relatively unknown in ‘08, but his script placed third on the list. Now he has a movie coming out starring Jennifer Garner, his new scripts have Jack Black and Jason Segel attached (separately), and he wrote a movie titled Good Vibrations about, um, marital aids starring Charlize Theron. That’s the power of the Black List.

Simply put, “The Black List” is a collection of the best unproduced screenplays
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