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Fri
Jul 25 2014 12:40pm

Peter Jackson Wants to Tackle Doctor Who After Hobbit Wraps Up

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The Hollywood Reporter has uncovered a recent interview with Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat that brings a little more confirmation to the idea of Peter Jackson directing a future episode of the series. The director is apparently hoping to jump onto the series as soon as he’s done wrapping up The Hobbit trilogy of films this year.

The episode would be based in New Zealand and Jackson has revealed two elements that would have to be in his episode: Daleks, and the national rugby team the All Blacks. You can read more about the idea at the above link.

Fri
Jul 25 2014 11:45am

For a Brief Moment, Mankind Granted Nicholas Cage the Power of Flight

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The late 90s were a dark time for the Superman franchise. The character was still reeling from the EXTREME!!! marketing stunt of his death in the comics and attempts to revive the character in film turned into a weird four-five-six way tug of war between Tim Burton, a string of producers, Kevin Smith, and Nicholas Cage.

A fan-made documentary is attempting to shed light on this weird almost-was film, dubbed Superman Lives. And now that documentary has a trailer.

[Watch the trailer for The Death of Superman Lives]

Fri
Jul 25 2014 9:30am

Hannibal Season 2 Gag Reel Proves that Lecter and Will Can’t Not be Terrifying

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Also, the gag reel provides us with the only possible honest reaction to that whole human beehive thing, and Scott Thompson finds some NSFW items in various murderer’s pockets! Click through for the whole reel, featuring cameos from Laurence Fishburne and Eddie Izzard.

[The eye was removed to make room for more BEEHIVE.]

Fri
Jul 25 2014 8:30am

Adam West’s Batman Returns on November 11!

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Adam West and Burt Ward, Batman and Robin to all people and sharks who grew up in the 1960s, were at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday and announced that their mind-bending classic show will finally be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 11!

[Read more]

Fri
Jul 25 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: We Are All Groot!

We found some fabulous Guardians of the Galaxy art over on Devlin712’s imgur album! Next Friday has never seemed so far away...

So, who’s at SDCC? We’ll have plenty of updates from San Diego, plus our usual Morning Roundup links! We’ve got some questions about fall television that SDCC might be able to help with, we’ve learned that George R.R. Martin has expanded his wolf-saving operations, and a look back at the greatest sci-fi comedy ever!

[Plus an early review of those Guardians we won’t shut up about...]

Thu
Jul 24 2014 7:38pm

Luke Skywalker Jedi Beard Confirmed!

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io9 noticed that Mark Hamill was sporting a very studio-mandated beard during this past week’s Guardians of the Galaxy premiere. Looks like Luke Skywalker’s going to go full Obi-Wan in Star Wars Episode VII! More details at the link.

Thu
Jul 24 2014 5:54pm

Dwayne Johnson: “Seriously, though, I’m playing Shazam.”

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Come on buddy it’s only a couple more days until the DC panel at San Diego Comic Con, you can hold off randomly tweeting pictures of the character you’re uncomfirmedly but definitely playing!

You guys, what if he’s actually playing Groot and this whole thing is a smokescreen? Are you prepared to be checkmated by The Rock?

All of our ongoing San Diego Comic Con 2014 coverage can be found here.

Thu
Jul 24 2014 5:42pm

New Pictures of Ben Affleck Batman Emerge

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DC has hidden a few glimpses of the Ben Affleck Batman around San Diego Comic Con and the images are just now beginning to emerge. Hidden amongst a collage of images on a Batman 75th anniversary wall was also a new shot of Ben Affleck in the Batman cowl.

[Read more]

Thu
Jul 24 2014 4:30pm

Space Station 76 Trailer: Where Space Opera Meets Spaceballs

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If Galaxy Quest had had a Ron Burgundy-esque character, you’d get Patrick Wilson’s mustachioed, Harvey Wallbanger-swilling captain of the 1970s-spoofing, dark interstellar comedy Space Station 76. This bleak movie, which debuted at South by Southwest earlier this year, follows the dramatic and profoundly unhappy inhabitants of the ship Omega 76.

But Wilson is not the only fun member of the crew: Liv Tyler plays the new assistant captain—you can guess how well his Burgundy-like character takes that appointment—while Matt Bomer looks to be a married cyborg with literal wandering hands. Because you can’t have a space opera without a bit of soapiness.

[Watch the first trailer!]

Thu
Jul 24 2014 3:35pm

Meet Benedict Cumberbatch and His Best Friend: a Penguin

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Benedict Cumberbatch is at San Diego Comic Con for his first time ever this year and it looks like things are going really well.

(He's in Penguins of Madagascar, which is in Hall H this year. And on record as a devotee of the original Manimal.)

(Or he's just really into huge penguins.)

(We would accept either premise.)

Photo: Dreamworks Animation

Thu
Jul 24 2014 2:07pm

Stop Everything. Nathan Fillion is Dressed Up as Captain Kirk

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The Hollywood Reporter got Fillion to don the Enterprise captain’s famous golden tunic for their SDCC preview issue. (As if they had to twist his arm.) And then he said adorable/deep things about William Shatner and we wondered, not for the first time, if Fillion was somehow the time traveling love child of William Shatner and Harrison Ford.

[But what did Shatner think of it?]

Thu
Jul 24 2014 1:45pm

These Chinese Lord of the Rings Book Covers Are Breathtaking

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We can’t get enough of these Chinese covers for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, from WenJing Publishing. Artist Jian Guo applies such incredible detail to these nearly-monochromatic, stained glass-inspired covers. We also love how he incorporates Mandarin characters themselves into the design.

[Click through for the other two covers]

Thu
Jul 24 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: The Meeting of a Fine Cup of Coffee and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot

Here, have this thing! We found it on Facebook. We traced it back to this Tumblr. Apparently it’s called Captain’s Log? It makes some of us all of us very happy! Yay, Twin Peaks! Yay, Star Trek: The Next Generation!

Morning Roundup features some news on the next season of Game of Thrones, explores a hidden talent with a Guardian of the Galaxy, and revels in the many death of Gary Oldman.

[Plus some deep thoughts on Brave, bravery, and Orphan Black.]

Wed
Jul 23 2014 4:10pm

Sinister Six Will Come Out Before Amazing Spider-Man 3

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Sony is pre-kicking off San Diego Comic-Con with a complete rearrangement of their film slate! Columbia Pictures announced today that they’ve pushed back Amazing Spider-Man 3 to an unspecified date in 2018 and are instead moving up Spidey villains film Sinister Six to November 11, 2016.

[Here’s a guess as to why]

Wed
Jul 23 2014 3:35pm

Robert Downey Jr. is Open to More Iron Man Movies: “Why Give Up the Belt?”

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For the past year or more, we’ve been operating under the assumption that Robert Downey Jr. will be hanging up the mantle of Iron Man sooner rather than later, and that future Iron Man and Avenger films might star new characters jumping into the Iron Man suit, or that Disney and Marvel Studios might recast the role altogether. But a recent interview with RDJ gives us unexpected hope that he’s still game to play Tony Stark!

[Read more]

Wed
Jul 23 2014 2:10pm

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is Real! It’s Coming!

Captain Barbossa, Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush

Some people are surely sighing over this, but we have no problem with another Pirates of the Caribbean film on the loose! Let's do this people! More Jack-Barbossa adventures! It's now set to open on July 7, 2017, so we've got some time.

No plot details have been released as of yet, but having the release date set gives us an idea of when the film will go into production, which is likely sometime in 2016!

News via the Disney blog.

Wed
Jul 23 2014 11:35am

The Stay Puft Mashmallow Man May Ruin Movies, but We’re Laughing too Hard to Notice

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The latest iteration of the #AddAWordRuinAMovie meme went wonderfully visual over the last few days, as some brilliant soul came up with #AddAPuftRuinAMovie. Because with the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, apparently we don’t have enough of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in our lives. And the Internet delivered. Oh, did it ever.

[“I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us...”]

Wed
Jul 23 2014 11:00am

Rocket Talk Episode 19: Michael R Underwood

Rocket Talk

In this episode of Rocket Talk, Justin talks New Weird with guest Michael R. Underwood. Underwood is the author of three novels, including the recently released Shield and Crocus, which mashes the New Weird with superhero fiction. The chat covers topics ranging from Planescape, to the origins of New Weird, to a RARE bonus discussion about pedantic genre stuff.

[Listen here!]

Wed
Jul 23 2014 10:35am

Power Rangers Reboot Will Uphold the Series’ Continuity—Wait, Power Rangers Has Continuity?

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In a recent interview, Roberto Orci assured fans that he “won’t ruin” the upcoming Power Rangers reboot because they’re making pains to uphold the series’ continuity. But that’s where things get tricky, because matching canon wholeheartedly means reconciling ninjas, aliens, and dinosaurs. Let’s tap into the Morphing Continuity Grid and see what’s what!

[Read more]

Wed
Jul 23 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Our Coke is Also Named Bort

Come along, Bort.

Morning Roundup brings you an honest attempt to out-suck Vanilla Ice, the truth about Banthas, and some sympathy for Mr. Williams.

[Plus, we make our slow jams dreams come true!]