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A Spider-Man/X-Men Crossover May Be On The Cards As Sony Looks To Buy Fox

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Last week brought the news that Disney were entering into talks to acquire the bulk of 20th Century Fox’s assets. Apart from a massive shake-up of the Hollywood landscape, it also got superhero fans talking as it was reported that Disney are hoping to use the deal to unite Fox’s X-Men universe with their own Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, another sting has been added to the tale that could open up even more comic book movie opportunities.

According to The Washington Post (via ComicBook.com), Sony is hoping to make its own deal with Fox. An insider source claims that Fox have been “informally approached” by Sony with talks in the “early stages.” This is significant for Marvel lovers because Sony owns the licensing rights for Spider-Man and his surrounding universe. Does this mean we could have a Spidey/X-Men crossover if the deal goes through?

Well, it might not be that simple. »

- Christian Bone

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Here’s Why Jude Law Was Cast As Young Dumbledore In Fantastic Beasts 2

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The recent unveiling of the first cast photo for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second entry in the Harry Potter spinoff series, was an exciting moment for fans as it gave us our first look at Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore. The sequel will explore the younger days of the beloved wizard that we previously got to know as an elderly Hogwarts headmaster (brilliantly played by both Richard Harris and Michael Gambon).

Picking the right actor to portray this fresh take on one of the most familiar characters in the Wizarding World was crucial, then, and after a much-scrutinized search, Law was eventually awarded the highly-coveted role. While chatting with EW, producer David Heyman was on hand to explain why the British actor was the perfect person to bring young Dumbledore to life.

“He’s got authority, he’s got a twinkle in his eye, he’s sometimes a bit elliptical. »

- Christian Bone

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Disney World Reveals New Star Wars Planet Batuu

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Disney’s Star Wars ride Star Tours has received a fresh coat of paint and brand new The Last Jedi themed content beginning from today. The first visitors have reported that, as expected, the ride now takes us to Crait, the striking white planet with red dust that we’ve seen in several trailers and TV spots. That’d be pretty neat in and of itself, but there’s more surprises in store.

Park guests have reported on social media that after Crait, the ride takes us further into the future of Star Wars, concluding by dropping riders off on the planet Batuu, now confirmed as the name of the location featured in the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge mega-attraction.

First announced at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Galaxy’s Edge is a billion dollar project that aims to immerse visitors in a working replica of the Star Wars universe. »

- David James

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Does The Fantastic Beasts 2 Cast Photo Confirm A Major Fan Theory?

10 hours ago

Every serious Harry Potter fan will have seen yesterday’s atmospheric cast photo that introduces the major players of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. There’s a lot of information jammed into the pic, too, notably the confirmation that Johnny Depp will continue to play the titular dark wizard after his cameo at the end of Fantastic Beasts and our first proper look at Jude Law as a young (well, middle-aged) Albus Dumbledore.

But there’s more to this cast photo than meets the eye, and eagle-eyed fans have done a bit of detective work and concluded some very interesting things about Claudia Kim’s character, seen snuggling up to Ezra Miller’s Credence in the photo below. Billed as a ‘Maledictus,’ the press release describes her as “the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast.”

A previous announcement also explained that »

- David James

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Arrowverse Heroes Come Together In New Crisis On Earth-x Photos

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In under two weeks’ time, the four shows that make up the Arrowverse will unite for their annual crossover event. This year’s outing promises to be the biggest yet, as the gang will have to face off against their Nazi doppelgangers from another Earth. Hence the event’s title, “Crisis on Earth-x.” It’s also set to feature more heroes in one place than ever before. Recently, Brandon Routh teased a scene where nigh on 20 characters will appear on board the Waverider. And now, thanks to these new promo images, we don’t have to imagine what that will look like.

The pics come from the big climax to the crossover that will take place on Legends of Tomorrow. Season 3, episode 8 will form “Crisis on Earth-x: Part 4” and, as you can see, will feature just about every major hero from the Arrowverse. Not to mention many of the supporting cast, »

- Christian Bone

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The Batman Said To Be A Crime Film That Dives Deep Into Batman Mythos

11 hours ago

After Wonder Woman, there was a brief period when the Dceu looked to be back on track. Then came the big fat mess of Justice League, which likely marks the final time we’ll see Ben Affleck in the Batsuit. Jake Gyllenhaal is apparently poised to take over the role from him in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which is currently in pre-production, but what would a Gyllenhaal/Reeves Dark Knight pic look like?

After the failure of Justice League, will they jettison the increasingly wobbly Dceu and make it a solo film, or perhaps head back way before Man of Steel and show us the prime of the Dceu Batman? Well, inside sources at Warner Bros. have now told former Latino-Review writer Mario-Francisco Robles that it’ll be neither. Word is that DC are ploughing ahead with their cinematic universe, saying in concrete terms: “The Batman will not be a prequel or reboot. »

- David James

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Zack Snyder Hasn’t Even Seen Justice League Yet

12 hours ago

I’ve had my fair share of cinematic grievances with Zack Snyder over the years, but you’ve got to feel sympathetic for him right now. Not only is he still recovering from a horrible family tragedy, but being removed from Justice League prior to its release and having a fifth of the film reshot must be rough for a director.

Consequentially, he hasn’t even seen the finished project and seems in no rush to. When chatting with a fan on Vero, he noted the following when asked if he’s had a chance to watch the pic yet:

I will be honest, I have not seen the film since I stepped away. You know I love these characters. I wish only I could only finish it for you and the others who love Mos, BvS.

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- David James

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Thor Will Get A New Hammer In Avengers: Infinity War, And Here’s How

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Thor: Ragnarok was a damn good time and (I think) the single funniest McU movie to date. But aside from all the gags, it’s going to have a major impact on the McU going forward as Mjolnir was destroyed, Asgard was ruined and Thor said goodbye to his right eye. That’s one hell of a triple whammy for the God of Thunder, but he needs to get back on his feet quickly as Avengers: Infinity War is just around the corner and Thanos isn’t going to wait until he’s got his breath back.

We’ve previously seen concept art of Thor in Infinity War, and in it, he’s wielding a mysterious new weapon. Since then, fans have been wondering about the particulars of this new object: what it’s called, where it’s from and, most importantly, what it can do? Now, we might have »

- David James

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Is The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer Attached To The Last Jedi?

14 hours ago

I bet you didn’t think you could be any more excited for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, did you? Well, what if we throw a couple of dinosaurs into the mix? Yup, that’s right, we’re hearing that The Last Jedi is going to have the first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom attached to it.

Now, this deal isn’t done and dusted yet, but some smart detective work by fansite Jurassic Outpost sounds pretty convincing to us and we’re excited by their deductions that we might even get sight of the trailer in a few short weeks. According to them, it’ll be here no earlier than December 1st and no later than December 13th. So, not too long to go, then.

As awesome as the Jurassic Park dinos are, this is going to be a tricky holiday market to stand out in. Not only »

- David James

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First Clip From Upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special Debuts

15 hours ago

The first clip from the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special has now arrived online, after debuting as part of the BBC’s Children in Need celebrations in the UK.

Titled “Twice Upon A Time,” the special will follow on from the season 10 finale, when a dying Twelfth Doctor encountered his first incarnation, who was similarly on the cusp of regeneration. In this episode, the two Time Lords will have to pair up to save time and gain an unlikely companion in the form of Mark Gatiss’ Captain, a soldier from the First World War.

The clip showcases an important moment from the episode, as it sees the First Doctor realizing that this crazy Scottish man with his own Tardis is actually a version of himself from the future. It also gives us another fun “it’s bigger on the inside” reaction to the vehicle from Gatiss’ character. Seeing as the »

- Christian Bone

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Does Justice League’s Post-Credits Scene Tease The Joker?

16 hours ago

Spoilers to follow…

Justice League may not have been the slam dunk Warner Bros. was no doubt hoping for, but it also wasn’t a complete dud and left a lot of interesting plot threads hanging, planting numerous seeds for the future of the DC Extended Universe along the way. Of course, the most intriguing of these was in one of the post-credits scenes.

If you’ve already seen the film, you’ll recall a moment where a guard at Arkham Asylum goes to check on Lex Luthor in his cell only to find a decoy – a man who looks a bit like Lex, but isn’t, as the supervillain has already escaped. And while we never get this individual’s name in the scene, we see him laughing uncontrollably. In and of itself there’s nothing especially odd about that. After all, he is in Arkham, meaning he’s obviously psychotic. »

- Matt Joseph

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The Incredibles 2 Sneak Peek Arrives Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Trailer

16 hours ago

Pixar may be cooking up an onslaught of original feature films for the next few years, but make no mistake, The Incredibles 2 remains one of the most eye-catching releases on the studio’s current slate.

It’s earmarked for launch on June 15th, 2018, which means we’ve still got some ways to go before we reunite with the Parr family. Still, that doesn’t mean Disney is sleeping on the promotional campaign and it’s all set to kick off tomorrow, when the House of Mouse will drop the very first trailer. To whet our appetite, they’ve even released the quick sneak peek above, which really doesn’t give us anything at all and instead just announces the trailer’s imminent arrival.

Considering the apparently endless superhero vogue and Disney/Pixar’s habit of producing sequels to its animated classics, it’s actually a bit surprising that it’s »

- Matt Joseph

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The Batman: Jake Gyllenhaal Previously Teased How He Would Play The Dark Knight

17 hours ago

Jake Gyllenhaal as the ninth incarnation of Gotham’s Dark Knight?

That’s the rumor currently doing the rounds online, after one report claimed Matt Reeves, writer-director on The Batman, has hand-picked Gyllenhaal to be his Caped Crusader, and the one who would eventually succeed Ben Affleck in the title role.

Keep in mind that many of DC’s bigwigs have since voiced their support of Affleck’s costumed crusader on the belief that he will indeed reprise the role in time for The Batman in 2018, despite all of those conflicting reports swirling online. But for the sake of perspective, ComicBook.com has dug up an old interview of Jake Gyllenhaal on The Howard Stern Show (see below), in which the actor discussed what it would be like to play Bruce Wayne’s masked alter-ego.

Jake Gyllenhaal also has a long track record of just missing out on numerous, high-profile superhero roles (see: Batman, »

- Michael Briers

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David Gordon Green’s Halloween Sequel Will Tweak The Original Film’s Ending

17 hours ago

After bigging up the film’s horror elements (spoilers: “You should be very scared) and tracing Jamie Lee Curtis’ involvement in the project, Danny McBride – yes, that Danny McBride – has now offered up some new intel relating to Halloween and, more specifically, how it’ll tweak the original ending of John Carpenter’s timeless classic.

In doing so, the Halloween of 2018 will be able to skate around all other sequels and pretend they never happened – much to the bemusement of Danielle Harris. Exactly how David Gordan Green plans to retcon the Michael Myers saga is up for question at this early stage, but at least according to McBride, it’ll begin “as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way.” Color us intrigued.

The Vice Principals star recently sat down with Yahoo to discuss the sequel’s development, which will see McBride receive a writing credit for his contribution. »

- Michael Briers

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Here’s When Jerome Will Return To Gotham

18 hours ago

Although Cameron Monaghan has never been a part of Gotham‘s principal cast, many would likely argue – and I would agree with them – that Jerome Valeska has easily emerged as the finest villain the series has thus far produced, thanks to sharp writing and the young actor’s incredible performances. Now, that’s not meant to be a knock against Robin Lord Taylor’s Penguin or Cory Michael Smith’s Riddler, but it’s just a testament to how well Monaghan has brought this proto-Joker to life.

When we last saw Jerome, he’d paid homage to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman: Death of the Family by wearing a dead skin mask with such style. But after he’d had all his fun in an amusement park straight out of The Killing Joke, James Gordon succeeded in apprehending the young knave – and punching off his face in the process. »

- Eric Joseph

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Will Indeed Be The Longest Film In The Series

18 hours ago

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be long.

How long, you ask? Try 150 minutes, as Rian Johnson has officially confirmed that his sequel will clock in around the two-and-a-half-hour marker.

News of The Last Jedi‘s bum-numbing runtime began circulating back in September, when a series of theater chains posted pertinent details ahead of time. Those listings were swiftly removed at the request of Lucasfilm, but the ‘damage’ was done: Star Wars: The Last Jedi was already being referred to as the longest Star Wars movie in history – longer than even The Force Awakens, which resurrected a dormant film giant with its 135-minute runtime.

John Hoey of Star Wars News Net has relayed a confirmation directly from the horse’s mouth – Rian Johnson, in this case, who was speaking at a press conference in France. Continue after the jump for the official word on The Last Jedi‘s super-sized runtime. »

- Michael Briers

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DC Confirms Brave And The Bold: Batman And Wonder Woman Comic

18 hours ago

With Justice League having finally arrived in cinemas, it’s only understandable that the folks at DC Entertainment experience team-up fever. Sure, they may publish an ongoing comic of the same title featuring that very squad of superheroes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t pare it down in other books by more intimately exploring the relationships between certain characters.

A few weeks back, we heard a rumor that the Dark Knight and Amazon Warrior would be co-headlining a new six-issue series soon enough, which has now been confirmed to be Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman. As you may recall, the “Brave and the Bold” brand carries some considerable weight. Not only is it a decades old comic book series known for its typical and atypical team-ups, but it was also the name of a fantastic animated series in which the Caped Crusader would join forces »

- Eric Joseph

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Fans Launch Petition Asking Warner Bros. To Release A Director’s Cut Of Justice League

18 hours ago

Justice League may have only just hit theaters today (our review), but fans have wasted no time in launching a petition asking Warner Bros. to release a director’s cut on home video in 2018.

The appeal was launched by Roberto Mata, and may well be longer than the actual Justice League script. However, at the gist of Mata’s proposition is a very reasonable argument: ardent DC fans want to see the original (and much longer) cut that Zack Snyder had envisioned, similar to how Warner Bros. launched the so-called Ultimate Edition of Batman V Superman late last year.

At the time of writing, Roberto Mata’s plea has garnered just over 3,000 signatures, but that number continues to grow by the minute. Here’s a brief extract from the petition:

…it’s understandable that the visionary filmmaker [Snyder] doesn’t own the rights to the film and that he stepped down for understandable, »

- Michael Briers

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Batman’s Story Will Be A Big Part Of Flashpoint

18 hours ago

While speculation continues to swirl around the big screen role of Batman – thanks to the seeming inability of Ben Affleck and Warner Bros. to make an actual commitment on that casting – the release of Justice League has focused attention once more on the proposed Flashpoint, which remains in-development. These two points of discussion are inextricably linked, because any Flashpoint adaptation worth its salt would include an alternative Batman – and this is exactly what Ezra Miller and Geoff Johns have been teasing.

Miller is currently emerging from a tense Justice League release as one of the high points of that film – giving us his first real outing as Barry Allen, also known as The Flash. We’ve seen glimpses of him in the role before – in Suicide Squad and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice – but this is his first opportunity to really flesh out that performance, and it’s certainly »

- Sarah Myles

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Glass Set Photo Offers Sneak Peek At Bruce Willis’ Returning David Dunn

19 hours ago

The city of Philadelphia is currently playing host to M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, a sequel 17 years in the making, and today brings forth an all-new set photo to prove it.

First unveiled via Facebook (with a tip of the hat to ComicBook.com), this compilation offers up another sneak peek at Bruce Willis as the returning David Dunn. You know him, of course; he was the steely protagonist of Unbreakable, a man so strong and resilient he can bench press 350 pounds and walk away from a train crash without so much as a scratch. And in 2019, he’ll be welcomed back to the fray alongside Samuel L. Jackson as the dubious Elijah Price.

Completing the crossover are Anya Taylor-Joy and a topless James McAvoy, who were first introduced earlier this year via Split. And below, you’ll see all four characters moseying around the Philadelphia set:

They’re the »

- Michael Briers

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