The CW Adds Ra’s al Ghul Footage to New ARROW Season 3 Trailer

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The CW released the first Arrow season 3 trailer on Friday.  On Saturday, Stephen Amell announced that Ra’s al Ghul will be the big bad in season 3, so The CW has released a new extended trailer that adds about 30 seconds of Ra’s al Ghul footage at the end of the clip.  Ra’s al Ghul was referenced several times in season 2, so fans guessed this was coming.  His presence in this footage is represented by camera pans across a faceless costume and ominous voice-over, so it will be interesting to see who the Arrow team casts as the immortal villain.

Starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Wolland and Caity Lotz along with new cast members Peter Stormare, Devon Aoki and Brandon Routh, Arrow season 3 returns October 8.  Check out the first look at Ra’s al Ghul after the jump.

Legendary Offers KING KONG Origin Story SKULL ISLAND to ATTACK THE BLOCK Director Joe Cornish; GODZILLA Writer Max Borenstein on Board

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Legendary Pictures surprised Comic-Con 2012 audiences with Godzilla test footage.  The studio tapped fresh face Gareth Edwards to reboot Godzilla with just one small sci-fi feature, Monsters, on his resume.  As of this writing, Godzilla has earned almost $500 million worldwide, so Legendary is understandably motivated to follow the same template for its next reclamation project, Skull Island.  Legendary brought a stealth teaser for the King Kong revival to Comic-Con 2014.  Now Deadline reports the studio wants Joe Cornish—whose sole feature credit is the wonderful alien invasion thriller Attack the Block—to direct Skull Island.  Deadline is not sure Cornish will accept the offer.  The director apparently fields many offers, including the MI6 spy thriller Section 6.  I am very excited to see Cornish’s next feature whether or not it’s Skull Island, so best of luck to Legendary in getting their man.

Additionally, Deadline’s report states Godzilla writer Max Borenstein will pen the Skull Island script.  Who better to recreate Godzilla‘s success and serve as the bridge to Legendary’s inevitable King Kong vs. Godzilla remake?

New MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Posters Featuring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and Hugh Keays-Byrne

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After today’s Comic-Con panel, Warner Bros. released four new Mad Max: Fury Road posters featuring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and Hugh Keays-Byrne.  The post-apocalyptic sequel directed by George Miller is “set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.”

Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, and Nathan Jones also starMad Max: Fury Road opens May 15, 2015.  Check out the character posters after the jump.

Check Out the JURASSIC WORLD Car Handing Out Posters at Comic-Con

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Earlier this week we learned that this cool Jurassic World poster designed by Mark Englert would be available at Comic-Con.  The instructions said to text JURASSIC to 834567 for the poster drop information.  It turns out part of the fun was to find the silver Jurassic World Mercedes Benz on the streets of San Diego that was handing out the posters.  Hard to say for sure, but this thing looks rugged enough to handle some dinosaur action.  I would not be surprised to see it make an appearance.

Hit the jump for pictures of the car.  Chris PrattBryce Dallas HowardVincent D’OnofrioIrrfan KhanNick RobinsonTy SimpkinsJake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Judy Greer star in the sequel.  Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World opens June 12, 2015.

WARCRAFT Movie Props Doomhammer, Dragon Sword, and Lion Shield on Display at Comic-Con

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In addition to the first logo, Legendary has a few Warcraft movie props on display at their Comic-Con booth:

  • Doomhammer - “A savage orc weapon unleashed in the name of the Horde”
  • Dragon Sword – “This gleaming blade is wielded in the name of the Alliance”
  • Lion Shield – “Symbol of the strength of Azeroth”

Check out images of the Warcraft movie props after the jump.  Paula Patton, Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper, Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Daniel Wu, and Clancy Brown star.  Directed by Duncan Jones, Warcraft opens March 11, 2016.

Legendary Reveals WARCRAFT Movie Logo at Comic-Con

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Legendary unveiled the first Warcraft movie logo at their Comic-Con booth tonight and uploaded it to Twitter for the rest of us.  [Update: Legendary also brought a few props from the movie to display.]  Duncan Jones is directing the World of Warcraft feature adaptation and revealed last year that the story centers on “Anduin Lothar versus Durotan, Human and Orc heroes from the original real-time strategy games.”

We now have a glimpse of concept art, a set image of Jones at work, and this title logo.  Legendary has a panel in Hall H on Saturday, and I bet they are preparing to reveal more from the movie after the studio brought a Warcraft teaser trailer to Comic-Con 2013.  Starring Paula Patton, Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper, Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Daniel Wu, and Clancy Brown, Warcraft opens March 11, 2016.  Check out the full Warcraft movie logo after the jump.

Check Out Raymond Swanland’s ALIENS VS. PREDATOR Cover Art Before It Goes on Sale at Comic-Con

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Limited editions of Raymond Swanland‘s intense cover art for the Dark Horse Comics series Aliens, Predator, and Aliens vs. Predator are going on sale at the Acme Archives booth at Comic-Con.  Swanland will join the fun at Acme’s booth on Saturday 7/26 from 2pm-4pm for signings.

Even if you can’t make it to San Diego next weekend, the pieces will be available online before month’s end.  So hit the jump to see what’s available and find out how to purchase one of the prints.

First ART AND CRAFT Trailer and Poster: Documentary Follows Benevolent Art Forger Mark Landis

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Oscilloscope has released the first Art and Craft trailer and poster.  The documentary centers on prolific and talented art forger Mark Landis.  Landis successfully mimicked everyone from Picasso to Walt Disney to convince a number of museums that he offered authentic work.  The catch: Landis wasn’t in it for the money.  He posed as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will, and a Jesuit priest to donate hundreds of works over several decades.  The documentary explores Landis’ motives as his foil, registrar Matthew Leininger, fights to expose the forgeries.

Directed by Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman and co-directed by Mark BeckerArt and Craft opens in New York September 19 before expanding to other cities.  Watch the Art and Craft trailer after the break.

SONS OF ANARCHY Season 7 Premieres September 9; Plus First Look at Marilyn Manson’s Character

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FX announced today that Sons of Anarchy Season 7 will premiere September 9.  The final season will kick off with a special 105-minute episode, followed by the live post-show Anarchy Afterword.  Hosted by Chris Franjola, Anarchy Afterword will air twice this year: once after the premiere and again after the series finale.

Additionally, FX released a new Sons of Anarchy Season 7 image that shows the new white supremacist character played by Marilyn Manson sitting across from Jax (Charlie Hunnam) in their orange prison jumpsuits.  Check out the first-look image and the press release with premiere details after the jump.

Yaron Zilberman to Adapt Orson Scott Card Short Story UNACCOMPANIED SONATA

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Yaron Zilberman (A Late Quartet) has signed on to write and direct a feature adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s sci-fi short story “Unaccompanied Sonata.”  The story centers on a musical prodigy who is raised in an isolated cabin away from music of any kind to protect his compositions from outside influence.  He eventually discovers Bach at age 30, but when caught by a “Watcher,” the former prodigy is forbidden by law from making music ever again.

Nominated for the Nebula Best Short Story in 1979 and Hugo Best Short Story in 1980, “Unaccompanied Sonata” was published two years after Card published the precursor short story “Ender’s Game.”  The feature title will be shortened to Sonata.  Hit the jump for quotes from Card and Zilberman to mark the occasion.

Kevin Tancharoen to Direct THE GUNS OF CHRISTMAS PAST; Loosely Based on A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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Kevin Tancharoen (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) has signed on to direct The Guns of Christmas Past.  The script by Andrew Hilton is very loosely based on the classic Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol.  The story centers on a retired hitman in Chicago on Christmas Eve.  The hitman must fight three unlikely adversaries from his past, present, and future while on a mission to avenge the death of a friend.  It sounds like a fun premise—after seeing his work in the Mortal Kombat realm, I am happy to see Tancharoen get a chance with a feature budget to make an action movie with a goofy story.

Deadline reports Zev Foreman and Nicolas Chartier will produce The Guns of Christmas Past for Voltage Pictures.

Darren Lynn Bousman to Direct Sci-Fi Action Movie APEX; Described as PREDATOR Meets CALL OF DUTY

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Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV) is set to direct the independent sci-fi action movie Apex.  The project, scripted by James E. Cavanaugh, is described as Predator meets Call of Duty.  A special ops unit is sent to retrieve a WMD from North Korea and ends up transported to another world where they must fight a dangerous alien race.  It’s an interesting premise—sounds like it could make a nice double feature with Edge of Tomorrow.  I am curious to see what Bousman and 2511 Productions can do with an indie budget to create an alien world.

Hit the jump for quotes from Bousman on his vision for Apex.

Extended GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trailer Offers First Look at Michael Rooker as Yondu

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Marvel has released a new, extended Guardians of the Galaxy trailer.  Set to “Cherry Bomb” (like this recent TV spot), the trailer offers a first look at Michael Rooker as Yondu and spotlights the funny banter between the unlikely superheroes—played by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper—who team up to protect a powerful and mysterious orb from the villainous Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).

Hit the jump to watch the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer.  Directed by James Gunn (Super), Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1.

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