First SAN ANDREAS Images Have Dwayne Johnson Battling through an Earthquake

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Warner Bros. has released the first San Andreas images online.  Dwayne Johnson stars as a helicopter pilot who must work together with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) to save their daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after a massive Earthquake strikes Los Angeles.  In a USA Today first look article about the film, Johnson says after the helicopter crashes, “There’s nothing that I don’t pilot or drive. We utilize everything we can to get there.  This has big stakes. It’s entertaining and also has heart.”  When Instagramming about the movie, he also hashtagged it, “SpielbergInspired”, so maybe director Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) will able to capture that tone for this upcoming disaster flick.  We’ll have a slightly better idea about what they’re going for when the first trailer is released on Tuesday.

Hit the jump to check out the San Andreas images.  The film opens May 29, 2015.

Samuel L. Jackson Tweets Behind-the-Scenes Images from Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT

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What a difference a year makes.  At the beginning of 2014, Quentin Tarantino shelved The Hateful Eight after a draft of the script was leaked online.  But as the year has progressed, Tarantino has gone from suing over the leak to having a staged reading to casting and is now ready to film entirely in Colorado next month.  Samuel L. Jackson is once again reuniting with Tarantino, and tweeted a couple images from behind the scenes.  Admittedly, there’s nothing major here—no costumes or sets—but it is nice to see the assembled cast and have a reminder we’re getting a new Tarantino movie next year.

Hit the jump to check out The Hateful Eight images.  The film also stars Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Channing Tatum, Demian Bichir, and Bruce DernThe Hateful Eight opens late 2015.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Set Video and Images Reveal Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne; New Batman Details Emerge

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We’ve seen that very first shot of Ben Affleck’s Batman (and all the wonderful Sad Batman art it inspired) and we also caught that footage of him rocking some glowing eyes at the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice San Diego Comic-Con panel, but now it’s time to finally get a look at Affleck in Bruce Wayne form.

A video including unofficial set photos has popped up online showing Affleck on set donning a collared shirt, vest and tie while approaching some wreckage in front of, what’s said to be, Wayne Financial in Metropolis.  Hit the jump to check it out for yourself, and to learn a bit more about the new take on the Dark Knight.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also stars Henry CavillGal GadotJesse EisenbergAmy AdamsLaurence FishburneJason MomoaHolly HunterScoot McNairy, and Jeremy Irons, and is due in theaters on May 6, 2016.

New JURASSIC WORLD Image Features a Bloody Handprint

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When it comes to teasing out info about a movie, Universal and director Colin Trevorrow are doing it right with Jurassic World.  They’ve had behind-the-scenes video, shadows of a dinosaur, and several official images.  We know just enough about the plot—there is now functional Jurassic Park but when the owners try to liven things up, bad things happen—but not enough that we feel we already know too much.  The latest Jurassic World image gives an intriguing bloody handprint, so hopefully this is a sign that we could be in for some fun dino carnage when it comes to human prey.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film stars Chris Pratt, Nick RobinsonTy SimpkinsBryce Dallas HowardVincent D’OnofrioIrrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Judy GreerJurassic World opens June 12, 2015.

Superman Statue under Construction for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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Production on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is underway, and although Superman destroyed Metropolis in Man of Steel, it looks like he’s earned himself a commemorative statue for the sequel.  A Michigan native snapped a photo of the statute with a green screen in the background.  This tells us absolutely nothing about the movie, although you can speculate away at why Superman would be getting a statue.

Hit the jump to check out the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice image.  The film opens May 6, 2016 and stars The film also stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, and Laurence Fishburne.

J.J. Abrams Cheekily Responds to STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Set Photo Leaks

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Over the past couple of days, set photos have been leaking out from Star Wars: Episode VII.  These leaks are part of the inevitable cycle we’ve fallen into when it comes to gigantic blockbusters: we say we don’t want to know anything, we hunt for every scrap we can find that will show us something, and the marketing almost always ends up spoiling everything anyway.  It’s frustrating (personally, I’d be fine never posting any leaked set photo), but it’s what the people want.  Director J.J. Abrams isn’t ignorant of this fact, but he’d like to keep things a little under wraps, and has left a polite note asking for people to stop stealing away unofficial images from the upcoming Star Wars movie.

The note is also somewhat cheeky as it denies the presence of the Millennium Falcon by doing a close-up on a piece of the ship that die-hard fans will recognize.  Hit the jump for more.  Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015.

First Set Photos of the Millennium Falcon from STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

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Yesterday, Star Wars: Episode VII set photos began to leak out, and we saw costumes, sets, and even a creature from the film’s Abu Dhabi set (presumably, Abu Dhabi is standing in for Tatooine in the upcoming sequel).  But over in a soundstage, a new Millennium Falcon is being built, and now set photos of the construction have leaked online.  The producers and executives are probably less-than-pleased today as we all sit back and marvel at one of the most famous spaceships in cinema history being rebuilt.  Back in November, Yahoo! Movies reported that director J.J. Abrams was building a new, full-scale Millennium Falcon, so these images don’t come as a total shock, but they’re still nice to see.  And while she’s currently not much to look at, she’s still got it where it counts.

Hit the jump to check out a couple of the set photos.  The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, and Max von SydowStar Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015.

First Look at Paul Walker’s Brothers Caleb and Cody on the Set of FAST & FURIOUS 7

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Last week, we reported that Fast & Furious 7 had brought on Paul Walker‘s brothers Caleb and Cody to help finish the production.  The specifics of how they’ll help the production haven’t been revealed, but presumably they’ll be working as body doubles.  There may be other ways the production tries to fill in Walker’s role whether it’s through CGI and/or re-writes, but at the very least, hiring Walker’s brothers is a sign of respect.  It also helps that they look a lot like him.  Vin Diesel posted a set photo on his Facebook page, and while I’m not sure which one is Caleb and which is Cody, the brother on the right bears such a strong resemblance that they might even be able to pull off close-ups.

It’s odd to think that a Fast & Furious movie will be so heavily scrutinized right down to how it’s trying to manage Paul Walker’s unfinished scenes.  We go to these movies for dumb fun, but there will be a pall over the finished film as it tries to find the balance between big, brash action and deep respect for its deceased star.  Check out the set photo after the jump.  Fast & Furious 7 opens April 10, 2015.

Mo-Cap Goes Ape in New Behind-the-Scenes Photos from DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

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A few days ago, we got a new set photo from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and now three more have arrived.  The story takes place 15 years after the first film and finds Caesar (Andy Serkis) attempting to assert his dominance over the apes while a small human colony struggles to survive in San Francisco.  While Rise of the Planet of the Apes certainly had its fair share of apes, they’re presumably going to be an even bigger part of the sequel.  This means more mo-capping, and one of these photos show Serkis and his co-stars going ape while the other two focus on human characters played by Jason Clarke and Keri Russell and a close-up on director Matt Reeves.  But most importantly, Caesar’s going to be riding a horse.  Aw, yeah.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Gary OldmanKodi Smit-McPheeKirk AcevedoEnrique Murciano, Toby Kebbell, and Judy GreerDawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in 3D on July 18th.

New AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Set Videos from Italy Provide First Look at Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and Ultron [Updated]

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Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently filming out in the open in Italy, and so unofficial videos and images are leaking out.  In addition to providing a look at Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), the scene shows people fleeing in terror, which includes explosions and the requisite appearances of “Man with Briefcase” and “Woman Holding Baby”.  There’s also a metal humanoid, who is presumably the villain Ultron (James Spader) since you can see in one of the set photos they’re trying to cover him up with a black cloak in order to hide him until they’re ready for a proper unveiling.  Since these photos have leaked, that attempt isn’t going so well.  I’m also a little surprised there’s a practical Ultron on set since I assumed the entire character would be done entirely with motion capture and CGI.  [Update: Check out higher quality photos here.]

Hit the jump to check out the images and video.  The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, and Mark RuffaloAvengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.

New Set Photo from DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, and Toby Kebbell

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Fox has released a new photo from the set of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  Since the special effects work is still heavily underway, we probably shouldn’t expect to start seeing damn, dirty, CGI apes until later this spring, but this is still a nice tease for the post-apocalyptic sequel.  The story takes place 15 years after the first film and finds Caesar (Andy Serkis) attempting to assert his dominance over the apes while a small human colony struggles to survive in San Francisco.  This time around, Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans) will be throwing on a mo-cap suit, and it will be interesting to see how his work compares to the veteran Serkis.

Hit the jump to check out the set photo.  The film also stars Jason Clarke, Keri RussellGary OldmanKodi Smit-McPheeKirk AcevedoEnrique Murciano, and Judy GreerDawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in 3D on July 18th.

First Look at Matt Ryan in Costume as Constantine from NBC’s CONSTANTINE Pilot [UPDATED]

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Production crews from around the world have posted photos to Slates for Sarah, a Facebook page devoted to Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who died in an accident on set in February.  It’s a cool tribute to raise awareness about safety on film sets.  Earlier today, the cast and crew of NBC’s Constantine pilot uploaded a photo from the Atlanta set.  The sweet gesture also gives us our first look at Matt Ryan in costume as Constantine, the “enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.”  Tie, trench coat, messy hair: he looks the part.

Neil Marshall (The Descent) is directing the pilot from a script by Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist).  Cerone developed the story with David S. Goyer (Man of Steel).  Check out two images after the jump. [Update: We've added an official promo image and press notes]

New Images from GODZILLA Starring Aaron Taylor Johnson and Bryan Craston; Plus a Size Chart Comparing Godzilla’s Incarnations

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New images have been released for Gareth EdwardsGodzilla.  Although we recently got a new trailer, plot details remain scarce beyond the eponymous monster running amok and helpless humans trying to figure out how to deal with him.  These new images don’t provide any more details, but I’m glad we’re not at a marketing overload point.  There’s just enough mystery here to keep it interesting without being gratingly coy about the whole affair.

Hit the jump to check out the images along with a size chart for how all of the various Godzillas stack up against each other.  The film stars Aaron Taylor-JohnsonBryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette BinocheSally HawkinsKen Watanabe, and David StrathairnGodzilla opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 16th.

New Behind-the-Scenes Image from X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Starring Nicholas Hoult

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Bryan Singer has tweeted a new behind-the-scenes image from X-Men: Days of Future Past.  The story finds Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) having his consciousness sent back to 1973 in order to help Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the rest of the X-Men: First Class crew stop the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants.  Singer is currently shooting pickups in Montreal, and one of them must involve Beast (Nicholas Hoult) who is using good, old-fashioned TVs and monitors to do…something.  So very mysterious.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Evan Peters, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, and Patrick StewartX-Men: Days of Future Past opens in 3D on May 23rd.


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20th Century Fox has released new behind-the-scenes images from their upcoming 2014 tentpoles Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and X-Men: Days of Future Past.  The Apes image is just Andy Serkis (who plays Caesar) doing his motion-capture thing.  The real magic will come with the side-by-side comparisons of how his performance aligns with the finished visual effects.  It’s exciting to think that with the advancements in technology, this should look even better than Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  As for X-Men, I no longer care about time-travel or sentinels after looking at this photo. I just want a Magneto/Wolverine 70s buddy-cop TV series.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in 3D on May 23rd and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in 3D on July 18th.

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