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Preview of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual

Boom! Studios releases Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual this coming Wednesday, and you can take a look at a preview of the issue here…

Featuring fan-favorite teams from across the Power Rangers universe—Dino Charge, Rpm, Time Force, Ninja Steel, Dino Thunder—the entire fabric of reality is under threat as Drakkon invades!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual is out on April 25th, priced $3.99.

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10 Knockoffs Of Popular Kids Shows From Around The World

We all have our favorite cartoon that could never get replaced by any other. Kids shows sometimes get so popular, many creators want to take the inspiration. But sometimes, that inspiration isn’t very creative and it ends up being almost the same thing as the actual show. Today, we’re discussing rip offs from shows like “Gilmore Girls,” “Pokémon,” “Adventure Time,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “High School Musical,” “Gravity Falls,” “Star Wars,” “Digimon,” “Power Rangers,” and even “Tom and Jerry.” These shows have one thing in common. They all inspired some pretty similar knockoffs from around the world! Just wait until you see how a popular Russian cartoon faced critique when the audience realized it actually copied one of the most beloved Disney cartoons ever! These are the 10 knockoffs of popular kids shows from around the world!
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Go Old School in the New Kingdom Hearts III Mini-Game Trailer - Classic Kingdom

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Square Enix has revealed that Kingdom Hearts III will be honoring the past with a brand new trailer for the long-awaited game!  Take a look...

This takes me back.  Do you remember way back when, when handheld gaming was still not quite perfected and companies would distribute these black and white 2D games where the characters would jump on and off the screen, beeping and booping?  While the name of those devices escapes me, I do remember I played the heck out of a Power Rangers version of that and an Aladdin one.  They were the hardest things in the world to beat and, yet, they were somewhat revolutionary.

A new trailer from Square Enix reveals that Kingdom Hearts III will bring those devices back with a brand new mini-game.  However, unlike my experiences with Power Rangers and Aladdin, these mini-games will be of the Steamboat Mickey variety.

The trailer is delightful and lighthearted,
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Pacific Rim: Uprising – A Huge Step Down?

Guillermo del Toro’s big-time monsters and machines epic was a smash hit with those who were massive fans of such things, while other reviewers felt it wasn’t much more than a different version of Transformers. Only $100 million came in from the box office in the Us, on the back of a $190 million budget. However, the film met with a certain degree of success in other countries and wrapped up with a total of $411 million. It was obvious that this film could end up being the first of many, and it was no surprise to hear that a sequel was in the works. However, a number of cast and crew were dropped, most notably Del Toro himself, a filmmaker already responsible for Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Blade 2 (2002) and Hellboy (2004). As a result, Steven S. DeKnight took over directing.

Casting Ticks the Right Boxes

Charlie Hunnam, who played the lead in the first film,
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How ‘A Quiet Place’ Roared at the Domestic Box Office

How ‘A Quiet Place’ Roared at the Domestic Box Office
Last weekend “A Quiet Place” (Paramount) accomplished a rare box office feat: it exceeded all projections. And its strong word of mouth could catapult John Krasinski’s $20-million horror sleeper to a mighty domestic total of $125 million or higher.

So far an otherwise lackluster 2018 has been dominated by Disney/Marvel’s “Black Panther,” the biggest film ever released in a year’s first quarter. By this point in 2017 five new releases had grossed over $150 million, compared to only “Panther” so far in 2018. Right now only “Ready Player One” looks to reach that level.

Something significant is going on. A new trend could cause a major shift in studio production– and give North American theaters a needed boost.

Despite the laser focus on the franchise and sequel films that dominate production slates, in the past few decades many lower-budget films (under $40 million) have managed to gross over $100 million domestic.

But things
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James McAvoy, Bill Hader in Talks to Join ‘It: Chapter Two’

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James McAvoy, Bill Hader in Talks to Join ‘It: Chapter Two’
James McAvoy and Bill Hader are currently in talks to star alongside Jessica Chastain in next year’s “It: Chapter Two,” according to an individual with knowledge of the talks.

If he signs on, McAvoy will play Bill Denbrough, the leader of the band of social outcasts who vanquished Pennywise the Clown in last year’s “It.” Taking place over a quarter-century later, the adult Bill is now a successful author who must face his past when he discovers that Pennywise has returned to Derry, Maine. Jaeden Lieberher played Bill in the first film.

Also Read: Here's Who Should Play the Kids From 'It' as Adults in 'Chapter 2' (Photos)

Hader is in talks to play Richie Tozier, the class clown played by Finn Wolfhard. Now a successful DJ as an adult, he too learns about Pennywise’s return and goes back to Derry to fulfill the promise that he and his friends made to each other at the end of the first film.

Chastain has already signed on to play Beverly Marsh, the lone girl of the group and Bill’s childhood sweetheart. Bill and Beverly kiss at the end of “It,” but in the time that has gone by, Beverly has moved away and married to an abusive husband.

“It: Chapter Two” will see the first film’s director Andy Muschietti and screenwriter Gary Dauberman return, along with the kids from the original film who will reappear in flashbacks.

Also Read: 'A Quiet Place' Scores Rare Theatrical Release in China

Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg as executive producers. The film will start production this July with release scheduled for Sept. 6, 2019.

McAvoy appeared last year in the spy action film “Atomic Blonde” and M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split,” the latter of which is getting a sequel, “Glass” that will see McAvoy reprise his role as the possessed Kevin Crumb. McAvoy will also return for his fourth performance as Dr. Charles Xavier in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” which was pushed back to a Valentine’s Day 2019 release for reshoots.

Also Read: 'American Horror Story' Season 8: Here's Everything We Know Right Now

Hader appeared last year as the robot Alpha 5 in “Power Rangers” and stars in the HBO series “Barry.” Both he and McAvoy are repped by UTA.

“It” was the biggest surprise of the box office last year, opening to $123.4 million last year and grossing $700 million worldwide. That made it the highest grossing horror film of all-time, unadjusted for inflation.

Read original story James McAvoy, Bill Hader in Talks to Join ‘It: Chapter Two’ At TheWrap
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‘Ready Player One’ Is the Career Boost That Steven Spielberg Needed: 8 Reasons Why

With $186 million worldwide in its first five days, “Ready Player One” should justify its $300 million investment (give or take) in production and marketing. That’s welcome news for Warner Bros., but the biggest winner is Steven Spielberg. He didn’t need to confirm his status in American movies, and this won’t be one of his biggest hits. Nevertheless, “Ready Player One” will be his biggest success since “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal” ten years ago worldwide. Here’s why.

It’s the riskiest film in his career.

It’s hard to remember a time when Spielberg wasn’t the big-budget blockbuster king. However, this film didn’t have a genre boost, or the support of a franchise.

It confirms his blockbuster reputation.

Domestic gross for “Ready Player One” could reach as much as $170 million. That’s a hit by today’s standards, although unremarkable in the scope of Spielberg’s $5 billion career.
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Live-action ‘Gargoyles’… Could a fan film entice Disney?

Thanks to creative geniuses like Adi Shankar, amongst many others, the rise of the fan-film is ensuring that the big companies have to at least take note. I mean sometimes that can lead to Haim Saban trying to sue your ass But nobody can watch the opening scene of Power Rangers (2017) and not think maybe Shankar should be suing them. Then there is the trailer for the Sony and Pascal Pictures (love writing that) Venom which screams Shankars Bootleg Venom. However I am going off point.

While these companies claim to be upset with these fan made homages its pretty clear they are sitting back and taking notes from the people who know these characters best. Lets be honest who wouldn’t love a live-action Gargoyles movie? That last question was hypothetical…

In the hope to entice Disney to approve his proposal to make a feature-length live-action take on their property Gargoyles,
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James Gunn-produced horror movie rounds out its cast

Earlier this month it was announced that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is set to produce an as-yet-untitled horror movie reuniting him with his Slither star Elizabeth Banks, and now comes word of four more additions to the cast.

Jackson Dunn (Shameless), David Denman (Power Rangers), Meredith Hagner (Search Party) and Matt Jones (The Layover) have all signed on to the project, which David Yarovesky (The Hive) is directing from a script by Brian and Mark Gunn. Filming on the project got underway last week.

In addition to producing the new horror, Gunn is also hard at work on the script for his next Marvel outing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is set to arrive in 2020 as part of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Get Cast as Beetlejuice in the Broadway-Bound Musical + More

The hotly anticipated musical adaptation of “Beetlejuice” is finally Broadway-bound but will make a pitstop in D.C. beforehand—and it’s hiring talent right now! We have that casting notice in this week’s roundup, as well as a new “Power Rangers” project, nonunion theater and film gigs, and more. “Beetlejuice”Equity performers are sought for the Washington, D.C. tryout of the new musical “Beetlejuice.” Seeking talent for both principal and ensemble roles, there will be Equity Chorus Calls in New York City on April 9 and 12, and Equity Principal Auditions April 14. “Power Rangers: Beast Morphers”Male and female talent aged 18–25 is sought to depict high school students in supporting roles in “Power Rangers: Beast Morphers.” Talent must be willing to relocate to Auckland, New Zealand (where the project will film) for approximately eight months. “Blind Interview”“Blind Interview,” a short film, is casting actors for a leading and two supporting roles.
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James Gunn's New Horror Movie Cast Announced as Shooting Begins

James Gunn's New Horror Movie Cast Announced as Shooting Begins
James Gunn is taking a little break from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to return to his horror roots. Gunn is producing a new Untitled Elizabeth Banks Horror Movie with The H Collective, which is being directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive). Production has already kicked off, according to the movie's producers and, in honor of the movie getting underway, they've announced the full cast for the upcoming horror flick.

This untitled horror movie produced by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn will feature Jackson Dunn (Shameless), David Denman, (Power Rangers) Meredith Hagner (Search Party) and Matt Jones (Mom), in addition to the previously announced Elizabeth Banks to round out the cast. Banks and Gunn previously collaborated on his directorial cult horror classic Slither.The script was written by Brian and Mark Gunn. The H Collective will fully finance the project and produce alongside Gunn and his company, Troll Court Entertainment.
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Now Casting: Athletic Actors Wanted for ‘Power Rangers: Beast Mode’ on Nickelodeon + More

Jump into action and apply for the great gigs in today’s roundup! Join the cast of “Power Rangers: Beast Mode,” the new season of the Nickelodeon live-action series, shooting soon in New Zealand. Plus, a hidden camera prank show is looking for couples, a teen-centered editorial is looking for a model, and a dystopian podcast is casting its lead. “Power Rangers: Beast Mode”Casting is underway for “Power Rangers: Beast Mode,” the new season of the Nickelodeon live-action series. Male and female talent, aged 18–25, with strong athletic skills, such as martial arts, dance, aerobics, or gymnastics, are wanted to portray high school students. Acting experience is a plus but not required. Actors should be average weights and heights. Production will take place in Auckland, New Zealand and those cast must be willing to relocate for approximately eight months. Some pay will be provided. Apply here! Network Digital SERIESActors
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Now Casting: Nickelodeon’s ‘Power Rangers’ Casting For New Zealand Shoot + 3 More Gigs

Get fired up for more great gigs with today’s roundup! Nickelodeon’s long-running “Power Rangers,” now in its 26th season, is seeking talented, athletic actors for an eight-month shoot in New Zealand. Plus, a sentimental feature film is casting leads, a suspenseful short is filming in New York City, and a parody of public TV is looking to fill supporting roles. “Power Rangers: Beast Morphers”Join the cast of “Power Rangers,” the live-action Nickelodeon TV series now in its 26th season. Men and women, aged 18–25, are wanted to portray high school students. Acting experience is a plus but not required. Talent must have a strong athletic skill, such as martial arts, dance, aerobics, or gymnastics. The season will shoot in Auckland, New Zealand. Actors must be willing to relocate for approximately eight months. Pay will be provided. Apply here! “A Case Of Blue”“A Case of Blue,” a
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Surprising Nobody, ‘Independence Day’ Producer Has No Plans for a Third Film

It’s bizarrely easy to forget how bad the blockbusters of the last few years have been given how forgettable most of them have been. Even major releases of long-established and popular franchises have been disappointing at best and outright terrible at worst. I mean, how many people really remember that Power Rangers came out last year? How many people cared about Dead Men Tell No Tales? How excited were people for that Ghostbusters reboot that came out the other year? Perhaps the most disappointing sequel of the past decade has been Independence Day 2. I mean, for as fun as

Surprising Nobody, ‘Independence Day’ Producer Has No Plans for a Third Film
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‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Is the New #1, and ‘I Can Only Imagine’ Continues to Soar

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Is the New #1, and ‘I Can Only Imagine’ Continues to Soar
Finally, we have a new top-grossing film as “Pacific Rim: Uprising” made $28 million and took the reins from “Black Panther.” It’s the first weekend since early February that Disney hasn’t been #1. “Pacific Rim: Uprising” did a little better than anticipated, but that’s damning with faint praise.

Worldwide it made $150 million (led by China), which means domestic represents less than 20 percent. And the film has a reported budget of $190 million, before marketing.

Total tickets sold were down by more than a third from the original “Pacific Rim” in 2013. That isn’t a terrible for a sequel, but this rendition had some original elements (including the addition of “Star Wars” lead John Boyega) to broaden appeal, and opened in an environment hungry for new product.

We are now 13 weeks through 2018, and the only films to open over $30 million are “Black Panther,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” and “Fifty Shades Freed.
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Preview of Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute

Boom! Studios celebrates 25 years of Power Rangers this week with the oversized hardcover Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute, which collects artwork from some of comics’ best talents. Check out a preview here…

Celebrate 25 years of Saban’s Power Rangers with this oversized hardcover that collects artwork from some of comics’ best talents, including Kris Anka (Runaways), Adam Gorham (Black Panther), and more! Includes over 60 pieces of original art, featuring Ranger teams across all 25 years, from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Power Rangers Ninja Steel.

Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute is set for release on March 28th, priced $24.99.
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Jason David Frank stars in live-action Power Rangers: Shattered Grid trailer

Next week sees the launch of Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, a comic book event which sees the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers squarring off against Lord Drakkon, a villainous Tommy Oliver from an alternate dimension.

To whet our appetites for the event – which will span the pages of Boom! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #24-#30, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8-#12, and three special one-shots – a live-action prologue trailer has been released, which features Jason David Frank reprising his role as Tommy. Check it out here…

See Also: ‘Shattered Grid’ begins in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, check out a preview here

See Also: Jason David Frank lends his voice to the Power Rangers: Shattered Grid trailer

Kicking off with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 (on-sale in comic shops on March 21st), Lord Drakkon and his newly reformed deadly army will cross dimensions in order to execute on a plan that threatens
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Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ to Unseat ‘Black Panther’ With Modest $23 Million

Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ to Unseat ‘Black Panther’ With Modest $23 Million
“Pacific Rim Uprising” will knock “Black Panther” off its box office perch this weekend after a rare five-week rule.

The sci-fi tentpole “Pacific Rim Uprising” is heading toward a moderate $23 million debut at 3,708 locations — enough to top “Black Panther” by as much as $8 million. According to early Friday estimates, “Black Panther” is set for the $16 million range, which would leave the Disney-Marvel title with one of the top seven sixth weekends of all time. It will wind up the frame with $630 million at the domestic box office, surpassing “The Avengers” as the fifth-highest domestic grosser of all time, and trailing only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Avatar,” “Titanic,” and “Jurassic World.”

Universal-Legendary’s “Pacific Rim Uprising” is expected to earn as $10 million on its first day Friday, including $2.4 million from Thursday night previews. The movie, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 “Pacific Rim,” had been forecast to score between $22 million and $29 million.
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Is the Success of ‘Black Panther’ Actually Hurting Other Films? Nobody Knows, and That’s Hollywood’s Real Problem

Scott Mendelson’s much-discussed Forbes.com article “‘Black Panther’ Should Terrify Every Hollywood Studio” makes a startling claim: One movie’s incredible and sustained box-office success is consuming potential profits of the would-be tentpoles released in its wake.

Mendelson points to the tremendous opening weekends of last March: “Logan” ($88 million), “Skull Island” ($61 million), “Beauty and the Beast” ($174 million), “Power Rangers” ($40 million) and “The Boss Baby” ($49 million). This year saw the disappointments of “Red Sparrow,” “Wrinkle in Time,” and “Tomb Raider,” not to mention “Annihilation.”

However, that assessment skips past another, obvious problem — Hollywood has narrowed its theatrical offerings to different flavors of the same high-priced, VFX-driven, boom-or-bust product — and the author assumes moviegoing is a zero-sum game. Certainly, there’s a rising-tide argument that “Black Panther” brought in droves of non-regular moviegoers, and that the tremendous buzz surrounding it – accompanied by being only the second superhero movie to receive an
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Creator Of ‘Power Rangers’ Fan Film Enters “Heartfelt” Territory With ‘Mr. Rogers’ Short

On the day that would have been Fred Rogers 90th birthday, his backstory has received a makeover. The man who spent more than three decades as the host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is the subject of Mr. Rogers: A War Hero, a short film that serves as the latest entry in creator Adi Shankar's Bootleg Universe series.

In real life, Rogers never served in the military, but Shankar's short imagines an alternate reality in which the children's television legend (portrayed by Chris Cusano) is recruited to join the fight in Vietnam. Shankar compared this bit of historical invention to the embellishment biopics use to dramatize the lives of their subjects. "He was a hero, so we created a heroic backstory," Shankar told Tubefilter.

Shankar's Bootleg Universe, which includes an acclaimed Power Rangers fan film released in 2015, is filled with dark and gritty shorts, but with his take on Mr.
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