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Marvel Comics Introduce Deadpool’s New Enemy, Killpuddle

Popular as Deadpool may be, one could certainly argue that he lacks a substantial rogues gallery to call his own. Perhaps it’s because he’s such an atypical good guy, or because he’s a product of the X-Men universe, but this is a situation the House of Ideas hasn’t fleshed out as much as one would desire. On the plus side, though, it led to us receiving a rather comic book accurate Juggernaut in the Merc with a Mouth’s latest movie, thereby putting The Last Stand‘s effort to shame.

Well, those wishing to see Wade Wilson’s antithesis sort of got their wish granted this week when none other than Killpuddle showed up in the pages of Deadpool #6. And in said issue, the new baddie in town made several attempts on D. Piddy’s life, though each were thwarted in bizarrely coincidental ways such as
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Film Review: Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018) by Kim Jee-woon

Let me start on some personal notes. The original “Wolf Brigade” by Mamoru Oshii and Hiroyuki Okiura is one of my favorite anime of all time, one of the very few that can match “Ghost in the Shell” in the sociopolitical, philosophical comments with intense action combination. Furthermore, I felt that Kim Jee-woon is probably one of the most fitting directors for the task of adapting it as a live-action film, although the involvement of American companies (Warner Bros and Netflix) in the production and the adaptation to a Korean setting, did not leave me with much hope for a film that would match the quality of the original. The result was somewhere in the middle, since “Illang” is not “The Last Stand” but is definitely not “Jin-Roh” neither “I Saw the Devil.” Let us take things from the beginning though.

The intro of the film sets the background of the story.
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Star Promises A More Mature Cyclops

If there’s one character who’s traditionally been given the short shrift in the X-Men movie franchise, it’s Cyclops. Though always at the forefront of the children of the atom’s stories in the comics, the original trilogy never really seemed to know what to do with him, despite a solid bit of casting in James Marsden. Tye Sheridan took over the role as the younger Scott Summers in X-Men: Apocalypse, but again, he was just part of the ensemble and not the stalwart leader we know from the page.

Cyke fans will be pleased by Sheridan’s comments to Screen Rant, then, that his character has matured a lot by the time we catch up with him in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Obviously, the plot revolves around his girlfriend Jean Grey becoming the dangerous, all-powerful Phoenix, so naturally, Scott should have a hugely emotional arc in the movie as well.
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X-Men’s Sophie Turner reveals the mental health research she did for her Dark Phoenix role

A lot of research into mental health was undertaken by Sophie Turner for her role as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Fox has attempted the Dark Phoenix story before back during X-Men: The Last Stand, and with little success. They will certainly be hoping for much better this time around and it looks like everyone is doing all they can to make sure it happens.

Sophie Turner, who’s character Jean Grey will be possessed by the powerful Phoenix Force in the movie, has revealed that she has done a lot of mental health research for the role, taking her character’s transformation very seriously.

Speaking to Screen Rant, Turner said: “As soon as Simon [Kinberg] kind of told me what the movie was about we just started straight away sharing ideas, sharing materials. Simon gave me a big, big book on schizophrenia. I actually found this thing online, on YouTube.
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AMC’s The Walking Dead “The Last Stand” Art Print by Brian Rood Features Key Characters from “All Out War”

Rick and the survivors of the zombie apocalypse from The Walking Dead are still rebuilding, still trying to start anew which inspired artist Brian Rood to create this latest art print called "The Last Stand". Depicting the standoff between Michonne, Rick, Carol, Daryl, Maggie and the big bad of Season 8, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), this 18x24" print is 1 of only 150 pieces and is signed by the artist.

From Sideshow Collectibles: "What happened, what we did, what we lost… there’s gotta be something after.”

Sideshow is proud to present The Last Stand Fine Art Print, an officially licensed print from AMC’s The Walking Dead by artist Brian Rood.

Inspired by Season 8 of the hit apocalyptic drama, Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors stand armed against the unending tide of undead and human enemies in this dynamic collage of fan-favorite characters. Black and red accents bring together this assemblage of
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Simon Kinberg Apologizes For ‘X-Men 3’ & Explains How ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Influenced ‘Dark Phoenix’

One of the biggest hurdles in front of the latest FoxX-Men” film, “Dark Phoenix,” is the fact that the storyline featured in the film is the same that was adapted back in “X-Men: The Last Stand.” And if you’re a fan of the comic books or the films, then you probably know that ‘The Last Stand’ is far from a quality piece of cinema.

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Busan Film Review: ‘Illang: The Wolf Brigade’

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Busan Film Review: ‘Illang: The Wolf Brigade’
Five years after “The Last Stand” — Korean director Kim Jee-woon’s one-off attempt at American filmmaking, a throwaway shoot-’em-up co-starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville — Kim is back home, applying what he learned in Hollywood to anime adaptation “Illang: The Wolf Brigade.” An obsidian-black sci-fi thriller all but consumed with corruption of the state and of the soul, the film opens stunningly enough, reminiscent of such late-’80s comics-to-screen transfers as Tim Burton’s “Batman” and the original “RoboCop” in its darkly atmospheric depiction of a grim near-future, but it gets confusing quick and never quite regains the promise of its first half-hour — which accounts for a disappointing local performance (“Illang” did fewer than one million admissions last summer in South Korea).

But that’s not the end of the road for “Illang,” which will next head to Netflix in all other territories. There, it may find a cult following,
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Director Was Inspired By Thor: Ragnarok

From Guardians of the Galaxy to Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be taking the superhero genre increasingly away from the old-fashioned archetype of street-level vigilantes, and up into the cosmic unknown. And according to director Simon Kinberg, the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix could be following suit.

During a panel at Nycc, Kinberg cited the interplanetary escapades of Thor: Ragnarok as a source of inspiration for next year’s X-Men sequel.

“[Dark Phoenix is] a movie that goes into space and is cosmic, very much inspired actually by what [Taika Waititi] did with Thor — even though the tone is totally different — but just the ability to make a character movie that still feels grounded, and fun, but is in whole other universes. Jessica Chastain’s character plays an alien, and that’s all I can tell you about that. But, yeah, it’s the Dark Phoenix story
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Director Kim Jee-woon Honored by French Government

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Director Kim Jee-woon Honored by French Government
South Korean director Kim Jee-woon received the Arts and Letters Officer’s decoration for his contribution to the arts at the French Night party on Oct. 6, during the Busan International Film Festival.

Best-known for his Korean Western “The Good, the Bad, the Weird,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, Kim launched his career with 1998 feature “The Quiet Family,” and continued with 2000’s “The Foul King,” 2003 horror drama “A Tale of Two Sisters,” 2005’s “A Bittersweet Life” and two Warner Bros. Korea releases — 2016’s “The Age of Shadows” and 2018’s “Illang: The Wolf Brigade.” “Illang” is screening at Busan’t Korean Cinema Today — Panorama section. In 2013, Kim made his U.S. directorial debut with Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring “The Last Stand.”

While much has been written about Kim, here are some things that might have been overlooked:

Kim started his career as a stage director and actor. He had a
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Dark Phoenix Director Says The Film’s Way More Realistic Than Previous X-Men Movies

Expect a much more realistic X-Men movie when Dark Phoenix checks into theaters early next year. Or so says Simon Kinberg.

The filmmaker and all-around series veteran sat down with Empire to run the rule over Dark Phoenix‘s debut trailer, in which the world’s most famous mutants come together to confront one of their own. Jean Grey has gone rogue, you see, and it’s up to Professor X and his gifted allies to avert widespread catastrophe.

It’s a plot that will surely evoke memories of The Last Stand, another big-screen adaptation of the Dark Phoenix Saga that succumbed to script issues and a bloated runtime. Dark Phoenix heralds an opportunity to set things right, though, and as Kinberg tells Empire, the film itself is also inspired by James Mangold’s Logan in that it serves up a much more mature and realistic X-Men movie than the ones we’ve seen before.
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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the X-Men: Dark Phoenix trailer

The Flickering Myth writing team share their thoughts on the first teaser trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Having pushed back the release of the movie from its original November 2018 date to accommodate reshoots – allegedly off the back of a rather negative reaction to a test screening – 20th Century Fox gave us our first glimpse of what may well be the final instalment of Fox’s main X-Men series yesterday with the release of the first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

The film, which marks the directorial debut of long time X-Men writer and producer Simon Kinberg, is set to present an adaptation of the classic comic book arc The Dark Phoenix Saga – material that Fox (and Kinberg) already tackled once with X-Men: The Last Stand. It didn’t work out so well last time, so will this be a repeat of 2006, or second time lucky and a fitting end to Fox’s X-Men franchise?
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Dark Phoenix Villain Details Revealed with New Photos

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Dark Phoenix Villain Details Revealed with New Photos
Director Simon Kinberg is here to tease a bit of what to expect with Jessica Chastain's mystery villain in Dark Phoenix, but he's still not prepared to reveal who the actress is playing just yet. Even with the release of the first Dark Phoenix teaser trailer, Chastain's identity in the upcoming X-Men movie is truly up in the air. In a recent interview, Kinberg was kind enough to rule out one popular theory, saying that she's not playing a gender-swapped version of Mastermind. Here's what Kinberg had to say about it.

"I will say that Jessica's character is not Mastermind but there are elements of the way Mastermind manipulates Jean that Jessica's character does employ. For me, as you'll see, that Jessica's character has elements of a few different characters from the comics."

Based on what he's saying here, it sounds like this could be some sort of Frankenstein's
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50 ‘Dark Phoenix’ Images Tease a Somber, Dramatic ‘X-Men’ Sequel

20th Century Fox unveiled the very first trailer for Dark Phoenix last night, offering us our first look at the 90s-set X-Men sequel, and there was a lot to unpack. As such, we’ve gone through the trailer and pulled out 50 screengrabs to take a closer look at what’s in store for audiences when the follow-up hits theaters next Valentine’s Day. Simon Kinberg, the writer/producer of The Last Stand, Days of Future Past, and Apocalypse, steps into the director’s chair this time around to make his directorial debut with a script he …
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Dark Phoenix Trailer Is Here, Jean Grey Vs. the X-Men

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The Dark Phoenix trailer is finally here. Fox has made fans of the franchise exercise a whole lot of patience with this one and at this point, it's curiosity driving the desire for footage just as much as it is impatience and excitement. Now, we have our first good look at the upcoming X-Men movie which hopes to atone for the sins of 2006's The Last Stand. Whether or not this movie is successful in that respect remains to be seen, but we finally have some idea of what to expect.

A version of this Dark Phoenix trailer leaked online, in one of the worst bootlegs we've possibly ever seen. For those who held out to watch the real deal, they've been rewarded. The footage makes it clear that this is very much going to be Jean Grey's story. We see flashbacks of her as a child, revealing the
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The Original X-Men Trilogy Is Getting The 4K Uhd Treatment

While we’re all sitting around wondering what the heck’s going on with those Dark Phoenix reshoots, it’s worth reminding everyone that we have other ways to occupy our time when it comes to enjoying movies featuring the X-Men. In fact, True Believers will soon be able to digest three game-changing flicks in the highest resolution available.

You see, on September 25th, Fox will be re-releasing the trilogy that first brought our favorite mutants to the big screen – X-Men, X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand – as a three-film collection on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray. And seeing as how it’ll be a combo pack, know that standard Blu-ray discs and digital copies will also be included.

According to Movie Web, supplemental content will consist of “Audio Commentaries, Behind-the-Scenes Footage, Deleted/Extended Scenes, The Mutant Watch, Animatics, Character and Production Design Stills.” In other words, you
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Deadpool 2 Concept Art Reveals The Original Design For Juggernaut

Juggernaut was always supposed to feature during Deadpool 2, that much we know, but his appearance was almost tailored to suit Tim Miller’s vision, not David Leitch’s.

Before the latter decided to follow up Atomic Blonde with Deadpool 2, Tim Miller was expected to return at the helm for what was, essentially, the Merc’s second solo adventure. Alas, James Cameron and The Terminator reboot came calling, and even to this day, Miller’s vision for the comic book sequel remains shrouded in mystery.

But thanks to concept artist Alexander Lozano (h/t Heroic Hollywood), we now have a better understanding of how Tim Miller envisioned Juggernaut, the muscle-bound mutant capable of giving Colossus a run for his money. Spoilers: it’s decidedly different from the super-sized wrecking ball glimpsed during Deadpool 2‘s finale (and voiced by Ryan Reynolds), as the rugged armor brings to mind Vinnie Jones
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Netflix Picked Up That Awesome Korean Futuristic Action Thriller Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade

We've posted a couple trailers for the upcoming futuristic action thriller Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade over the past month. The Korean film comes from director Kim Jee-woon, who previously directed the films I Saw The DevilThe Good the Bad the Weird, and The Last Stand. A lot of fans love what they have seen from these trailers and are excited to watch the movie! Well, Netflix has picked up the rights to it, which will make it easy for everyone to watch! 

The news comes from Variety, and even though we've been calling the movie Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, they say that the title of the film will Illang: The Wolf Brigade.

The film is a live-action adaptation of 1999 Japanese-made animation Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, which is based on the Mamoru Oshii manga. The story is set in 2029 and follows the actions of a special forces squad set up
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Epic Concept Trailer For Dark Phoenix Teases The X-Men’s Next Adventure

Thanks to the delays to its release date, we now won’t see X-Men: Dark Phoenix until next year, so don’t expect a trailer for the next installment in Fox’s Marvel franchise for a while. Thankfully, then, we’ve got industrious fans like YouTuber Stryder, who’s made this epic concept trailer for the movie which paves the way for Jean Grey’s rebirth as the all-powerful entity of the title by recapping the story of the film series so far.

As the trailer reminds us, Sophie Turner first appeared as the young Jean in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse and from the beginning it was clear that the filmmakers were teasing her transformation into Dark Phoenix. By the end of the movie, of course, Jean had already started to access her Phoenix powers as she was able to disintegrate even an Omega-level mutant like Apocalypse.

This isn’t the
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Awesome Full Trailer For The Futuristic Action Thriller Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade From Director Kim Jee-woon

An awesome full international trailer has been released for the upcoming futuristic action crime thriller Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade. The Korean film comes from director Kim Jee-woon, who previously directed the films I Saw The DevilThe Good the Bad the Weird, and The Last Stand. Jee-woon has made some pretty hardcore and wild movies and this next film of his looks so good! The trailer is in Korean and I have no idea what anyone is saying but it still looks like it could be a badass film!

The film is a new adaptation of the popular Mamoru Oshii manga. The story is set in the near future, "the film takes place in a world where the governments of South and North Korea are on the cusp of reunification, following seven years of preparation. When demonstrations opposing the unification turn more violent, a special police force is formed to combat them.
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Awesome Full Trailer for Kim Jee-woon's Live-Action 'Jin-Roh' Movie

Finally! Warner Bros Korea has debuted the first full-length international trailer for In-rang, a live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade. This is the latest film made by talented filmmaker Kim Jee-woon adapting a very popular, very awesome anime into a live-action film. They've adapted the story to be set in Korea in the future, in a time where North and South Korea are about to merge. The South Korean police launch a special unit known as "The Wolf Brigade" to stop an anti-reunification terrorist group. The original anime is known as one of the best animes ever, up there with Akira, and this looks like an exciting live-action version that's very close to the original. The cast is lead by Gang Dong-won, Han Hyo-joo, Jung Woo-sung, with Kim Mu-yeol, Choi Min-ho, Han Ye-ri, Shin Eun-soo, and Choi Jin-ho. ...
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