New BATMAN V SUPERMAN Batmobile Image Charges a Stormtrooper with Grand Theft Auto

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Filmmaker Zack Snyder continues to make excellent use of social media when it comes to teasing fans, with the latest being a new Batman v Superman Batmobile image with yet another Star Wars tie-in.  This is the third such Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars mash-up, as Snyder previously tweeted a photo of Henry Cavill dressed as a Jedi and another photo of Batman hanging out with R2-D2.  This new image offers another look at Ben Affleck’s formidable-looking Batmobile, as a Stormtrooper is seen being arrested by GCPD for the theft of said vehicle.  It’s clearly a joke, but Snyder seems to be laying on the Star Wars love pretty thick.  Is he simply a big fan, or could those long-ago rumors of a Snyder-helmed Star Wars spinoff have some truth to them?  Whatever the case, the filmmaker’s tied up in the DC universe for the next few years as he’s poised to shoot Justice League directly after BvS.

Take a look at the new Batman v Superman Batmobile image after the jump.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice storms into theaters on March 25, 2016.

New TED 2 Image Promises More Flash Gordon

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While Seth MacFarlane’s second feature directorial effort, A Million Ways to Die in the West, was a bit of a bust at the box office, it’s likely that his third film will do just fine.  The Family Guy creator is currently in production on the comedy sequel Ted 2, and considering the R-rated first film made over $500 million at the worldwide box office, it’s safe to assume that interest is high for the follow-up.  We still don’t really know much about the pic other than the fact that Mila Kunis has a reduced role while Amanda Seyfried takes on leading lady duties, but a new Ted 2 image has arrived thanks to star Mark Wahlberg, who shared a sneak peek on his Twitter.  The image doesn’t show Ted himself, but fans of the heavy Flash Gordon references from the first film will be pleased to know that John’s Gordon fandom has not been diminished.

Take a look at the Ted 2 image in full after the jump.  The film opens in theaters on June 26, 2015.

New AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Image Confirms Pepper’s Return

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American Horror Story is well known for bringing back actors from previous seasons, but giving them new roles.  In American Horror Story: Freak Show, however, we’ve got an actress reprising her role from season 2.  Naomi Grossman played Pepper in American Horror Story: Asylum and now Freak Show will fill us in on what she was up to prior to being committed to Briarcliff.

A while back, there was an American Horror Story call sheet leak and the document had Pepper’s name on it, so there’s been talk of Pepper’s return for a little while, but now, not only did show co-creator Ryan Murphy confirm it, but FX also unveiled a brand new still of Pepper in Freak Show.  Hit the jump to check it out.  American Horror Story: Freak Show begins on October 8th and also stars Sarah PaulsonDenis O’HareKathy BatesAngela BassettFrances ConroyMichael ChiklisJessica Lange and Evan Peters.

Matthew McConaughey Embarks on an Existential Journey in First SEA OF TREES Image; Talks Working with Gus Van Sant

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Interest was high in what Matthew McConaughey would choose as his next project following his one-two punch of Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective (ie. peak McConaissance).  Refreshingly, the actor once again opted to do something a bit different, signing on to lead director Gus Van Sant’s existential drama The Sea of Trees.  The first Sea of Trees image has now landed online, giving us our first look at McConaughey and Ken Watanabe in the context of the film, which follows a man who enters the “Suicidal Forest” in Mount Fuji with the intention of taking his own life.  When he is interrupted by a Japanese man who is having second thoughts about his own suicide, the two begin a journey of reflection and survival.  Sounds about right for the guy who brought Rust Cohle to life in such vivid detail.

Hit the jump to take a look at the first Sea of Trees image and to see what McConaughey had to say about working with Van Sant and the poetic nature of the film.  The Sea of Trees also stars Naomi Watts and is currently filming in Massachusetts before moving on to Japan.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Image Featuring Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter

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Marvel’s Agent Carter isn’t set to kick off until 2015, but Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will use this time to pave the way for Peggy Carter’s (Hayley Atwell) spinoff show by including a 1940s flashback in the first episode of season 2.

Peggy Carter made her big screen debut in 2011, serving as the female lead in Captain America: The First Avenger and also popped up in Captain America: The Winter Solider as well, but her appearance on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will mark her television debut.  After that, it’s on to her very own show next year.  Hit the jump for more.  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC on September 23rd at 9/8c.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Poster Reveals the Look of The Vision

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After Guardians of the Galaxy set a new marker in terms of quality for Marvel movies (it’s heads and tails better than The Avengers in my opinion),  Avengers: Age of Ultron has its work cut out for it.  Still, I imagine that writer/director Joss Whedon is up for the challenge.  The footage Marvel showed at the San Diego Comic-Con was apparently a step up in terms of cinematic scope, and I think Whedon will make a point to avoid the first act sluggishness that plagued the first film.

In terms of reveals, we saw Hawkeye’s new outfit a couple of weeks ago, and today we have a look at how The Vision will appear in the film.  Paul Bettany will be playing him, in case you forgot (he’ll still be tackling Jarvis as well I imagine).  Hit the jump to check out The Vision.  The film stars Robert Downey Jr.Chris EvansChris HemsworthMark RuffaloScarlett JohanssonJeremy RennerJames Spader, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.  Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.

Vin Diesel Reveals Very First THE LAST WITCH HUNTER Image; Production is Underway

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Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood and Michael Caine in a Breck Eisner film?  I’m in!  When news first broke that Summit Entertainment snatched up Cory Goodman’s The Last Witch Hunter pitch in a mid-six figure acquisition, it did catch my eye, but the premise alone wasn’t enough to spark much interest.  However, as the creative team started to come together, things changed big time.

Diesel is set to play an immortal witch hunter who’s forced to team up with his chief adversary, a female witch, in order to stop the evil covens of New York City from unleashing a plague and decimating humanity.  The project just went into production and Diesel opted to celebrate by sharing the very first photo from the film.  Hit the jump to check out The Last Witch Hunter image.

New INHERENT VICE Image Reveals Katherine Waterston in a Potential Breakout Role

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A new Inherent Vice image has landed online from writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming Thomas Pynchon adaptation, but instead of offering another look at Joaquin Phoenix’s pothead detective or Josh Brolin’s straight-laced cop, we actually get our first look at the female lead, played by Katherine Waterston.  The actress—who is the daughter of Law & Order vet Sam Waterston—has had supporting roles in things like Boardwalk Empire and Taking Woodstock, but Inherent Vice marks her highest profile role to date as she plays the “free-spirited, sensual ex-girlfriend who wakes the mutton-chopped private investigator Doc Sportello (Phoenix) from his stoner haze.”  As the female lead of a Paul Thomas Anderson film, Waterston will surely get some meaty scenes to chew through on screen, and this image is a simple tease of what could be a breakout role for the actress.

Hit the jump to check out the new Inherent Vice image.  The film also stars Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Martin Short, Jena Malone, and Joanna NewsomInherent Vice will have its world premiere next month at the New York Film Festival and opens in limited release on December 12th and will expand nationwide on January 9, 2015.

James Gunn Provides a Look at Stan Lee’s Original Cameo from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and Explains Why It was Cut

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Yesterday, we reported that James Gunn had a different plan for Stan Lee’s Guardians of the Galaxy cameo.  For those who have seen the film, you know that Lee pops up fairly early in the film as a guy hitting on a young woman on Xandar.  In an Instagram post, Gunn explains he originally intended to have the scene play as “Rocket looks over and sees Cosmo the dog in one display case, Quill looks over into another display case and is surprised by a tentacle slapping against the glass, and Groot looks over and sees, in another display case, Stan Lee.”  Then Stan Lee would flip off Groot. It’s a cute gag and fits the irreverent tone of the rest of the film, but Gunn’s decision to cut it makes sense.

Hit the jump for Gunn’s explanation about why he removed Stan Lee’s original cameo from Guardians of the Galaxy, and to get a look at what the cameo would have looked like.

PETER PAN Image: Allison Williams No Longer One of the GIRLS

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While I sort of love the show Girls, it’s interesting to see which character I am alternately sympathetic to and then repelled by on a weekly basis.  Perhaps it’s a testament to that show’s humanity that it can portray its central characters behaving so atrociously towards each other but still keep us invested because we identify with it on some level.  And Allison Williams’ Marnie can make us cringe with the best of them.

That sense of duality will likely not be in play on NBC’s upcoming staging of Peter Pan, though this take does continue a long held (if intermittent) stage tradition of having a female play the lead.  The special airs on December 4th and also stars Christopher Walken as Captain Hook.  Christian Borle will play the role of Smee as well as the role of Mr. Darling.  Hit the jump for a better look at Allison Williams as Peter Pan.

MAGIC MIKE XXL Second Unit Filming Has Begun with Steven Soderbergh as Camera Operator

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Ladies and gentlemen, Magic Mike XXL is on the way.  Director Steven Soderbergh’s “male stripper movie” Magic Mike was one of the bigger surprises of 2012 in more ways than one.  Not only did the $7 million pic become a box office smash to the tune of $167 million worldwide, but Soderbergh dug deep into his subject matter, crafting a seriously dramatic story about the American Dream against the backdrop of the male stripper world.  Tatum has been hard at work on the Magic Mike sequel for the past year, and today Soderbergh revealed that second unit filming has already begun via a Magic Mike XXL image on Twitter.  Though Soderbergh is in retirement from film directing, he’s acting as the cinematographer, camera operator, and editor on Magic Mike XXL while Gregory Jacobs takes over the director’s chair.  It appears that he’s getting a jump on things before principal photography begins in earnest, with a little second unit photography work in Myrtle Beach.

Take a look at the teaser Magic Mike XXL image after the jump, courtesy of Soderbergh.  Full cast has yet to be confirmed, but Tatum is back in the lead role and the film is slated to hit theaters on July 1, 2015.

Over 60 Cosplay Photos from Dragon Con 2014

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Atlanta’s fantasy and sci-fi convention Dragon Con has come to a close for 2014, and has, as always, been a rip-roaring good time.  The fan-run con has always puts its emphasis on cosplay and deeper exploration of fandoms through panels and social events, and routinely draws around 60,000 attendees for its programming and parade. (In fact, here are 5 Things You Should Know About Dragon Con).

Hit the jump to get a peek at some of the cosplayers, dedicated costumers, and others who help make Dragon Con a true geek heaven.

SEVENTH SON Rises with New Trailer, Posters, and Images Starring Jeff Bridges and Ben Barnes

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Universal and Legendary Pictures have released a new Seventh Son trailer and poster along with some new images.  The plot follows mystical knight Father Gregory (Jeff Bridges) and his apprentice Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) and their fight to defeat the evil witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) and her followers.  If you feel like you’ve been vaguely hearing about this movie off and on the past several years, it’s because you have.  Seventh Son was originally scheduled to open on February 15th…2013.  After being pushed back three times, the movie is now (probably) going to finally come out.  That’s a big build up for a movie where the Dude and Prince Caspian fight monsters, but we’ll see if it was worth the wait.

Hit the jump to check out the Seventh Son trailer, poster, and images.  The film also stars Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, and Djimon HounsouSeventh Son opens February 6, 2015.

Exclusive: See Artist Oscar Gutierrez’ Dali-Like Contribution to the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Art Exhibition, “Legend of the Yokai”

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With a legacy stretching back thirty years, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has inspired legions of fans the world over, and the recent movie has led to “Legend of the Yokai”, a worldwide exhibit featuring artwork by over a 30 artists from 16 different countries.  Today, we’re pleased to bring you an exclusive look at a piece from Spanish artist Oscar Gutierrez, who has given Michelangelo a Salvador Dali spin.  It’s a pretty fun piece.

Hit the jump to check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art by Gutierrez and to learn more about the “Legend of the Yokai”.

Check out New Images from FEAST, Disney’s Upcoming Animated Short Featuring a Hungry Pup

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Disney has released the first official images from their upcoming animated short film, Feast.  Per the official logline, “The story of one man’s love life is seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.”  As you can see from the images, the dog is unsurprisingly adorable, and I like the style of the animation.  The cel shaded look also makes sense considering the short was directed by Patrick Osborne, who worked as the head of animation on Paperman.

Hit the jump to check out the Feast images.  The short will play in front of Big Hero 6, which opens November 7th.

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