‘Lego Movie’ Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller Set to Script Sequel

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The Lego Movie 2″ is gaining momentum with Phil Lord and Chris Miller signing on with Warner Bros to write and produce.

The duo wrote and directed “The Lego Movie,” which grossed over $460 million worldwide this year. Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing with Lord and Miller, and Jill Wilfert, Matt Ashton, Chris McKay and Kara Lord Piersimoni are exec producers.

A director has not yet been selected for “The Lego Movie 2.” The studio’s Greg Silverman, Courtenay Valenti and Chris Defaria are overseeing.

Warner Bros. set the date on Oct. 16 as part of its massive slate announcement that included 10 DC titles, three Harry Potter spinoffs and three Lego spinoffs: “Ninjago” in 2016, Lego Batman in 2017 and “The Lego Movie 2″ in 2018.

“Lego Movie 2″ had originally been set for 2017, but Lego Batman has been moved into that slot.

McKay, who supervised animation on “The Lego Movie,” is directing Lego Batman from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith with Lee, Lin, Lord and Miller all returning as producers. Will Arnett will again voice the Caped Crusader, who mimicked Christian Bale’s Batman basso profundo voice in “The Lego Movie.”

“The Lego Movie” was the first project to emerge from Warner’s animation consortium. Most of the animation was produced by Australia-based Animal Logic. Lin, Lee, Miller and Lord are producing “Ninjago” with Charlie Bean directing.

Marvel Debuts New Phase 3 Movies, Including Avengers: Infinity War!!!

Marvel Debuts New Phase 3 Movies, Including Avengers: Infinity War!!!Phase 3 has been announced, and it’s everything — everything you could want. Captain Marvel! Black Panther! Inhumans! And most incredibly, a two-part Avengers: Infinity War!!! We’ve got all the details right here!

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Captain America 3: Civil War on May 6th, 2016

Marvel faked everybody out by first proclaiming that Captain America 3 would be titled Serpent Society (see above), but that was a fake-out. Black Panther will definitely be a part of the movie, which may mean a certain rumor about Andy Serkis playing a certain vibranium-related villain in Avengers: Age of Ultron may be true.

Marvel movie mastermind Kevin Feige reveals: “Events of the whole cinematic universe will make all governments in the world want regulation. Not so much about secret identity, but about who reports to who.”View image on Twitter

Doctor Strange on November 4th, 2016

No casting was confirmed, obviously. Kevin Feige said specifically: “If [Doctor Strange casting] was confirmed, we would have announced it today.”

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on May 5th, 2017

No details, unfortunately.

Thor 3: Ragnarok on July 28th, 2017

This will undoubtedly be somewhat based on the classic Walt Simonson storyarc from the ’80s, regarded as one of, if not the, finest Thor stories of all time. If it introduces Beta Ray Bill to the MCU I will literally lose my mind.

Black Panther on November 3rd, 2017

Chadwick Boseman, star of 42: The Jackie Robinson Story, has already been cast as Black Panther!

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Captain Marvel on July 6th, 2018

Just to be clear, Kevin Feige confirmed this will star Carol Danvers, not Mar-Vell. YESSSSS.

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Avengers: Infinity War Part One in May 2018

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Note that Thanos has all six Infinity Stones. That’s… that’s not good.

And here’s an assortment of title logos for your viewing pleasure:
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The Maestro Returns and Peter Parker is Married Again for Marvel Comics Summer 2015

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Another day, another announcement for summer 2015 from Marvel Comics! As they’ve been doing for the past few weeks now, Marvel has announced the reemergence of two more famous storylines for their next event, first the Hulk-centric “Future Imperfect” and second (via EW) Spider-Man appears to be “renewing his vows.”

Originally published in 1992, “Future Imperfect” saw The Hulk go up against an alternate version of himself called the Maestro. Originating from the far future of his own timeline, Maestro lives in a world ravaged by nuclear war which has even further enhanced his gamma irradiated body but also driven him mad in the process.

The “Renew Your Vows” teaser is more interesting given the bizarre circumstances of Peter Parker’s marriage and family life in general. Parker married longtime love interest Mary Jane Watson in 1987′s The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21, and they remained married until the very controversial “One More Day” storyline where it was dissolved following a deal with Mephisto. As for the little girl, could we be seeing the return of the young May Parker or is all of this taking place in an alternate universe?

In keeping with the other Marvel Comics announcements, these teasers appear to be tied to specific characters like the previously announced Civil War and Spider-Man, Age of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies and the titular robot, Years of Future Past and Kitty Pryde, Planet Hulk and Captain America, Armor Wars and Iron Man, House of M and Magneto, and countless others. The prevailing theory is that all of these comics will spin out of the recently-announced Secret  Wars comic, but Marvel still has yet to confirm what it all means. Continue the discussion in the comments below!

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Casting Breakdown for Supergirl TV Series Reveals New Details

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Back in September, it was revealed that not only was a “Supergirl” TV series in development but that CBS had ordered a series commitment for DC Entertainment’s latest series. Now, TVLine brings word on the first casting breakdown for the show that not only points to this version of Kara, but also a new character created for the show.

According to the outlet, the producers are searching for “Caucasian females, age 22 to 26, to play 24″ for the role of Kara Zor-El or Kara Danvers (a reference to the “Linda Danvers” version of the character no doubt) as she will be called on Earth. The site notes that  “as the series’ mythology goes, Kara at age 12 was sent from her dying home planet of Krypton to Earth, where she was taken in by the Danvers, a foster family who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers. After repressing said skills for more than a decade, Kara is forced to bust out her super moves in public during an unexpected disaster. Energized by her heroism for the first time in her life, she begins embracing her abilities in the name of helping the people of her city, earning herself a super moniker along the way.”

Another character included in the breakdown, though, is Kara’s foster sister Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, who is described as “Kara’s gorgeous, brilliant, science-minded foster sister. Growing up, Alex was partly jealous of her sibling yet also fascinated by her abilities, prompting Alex to learn as much as she could about alien anthropology, sociology and culture. Today, Alex works for a secret government organization and, alongside her heroic sis, will face many challenges, both mundane and super.”

Greg Berlanti of “Arrow” and “The Flash” will be teaming up with “Chuck” and “No Ordinary Family” producer Ali Adler to write and executive produce the series.

Possible Plot Details for THE MUMMY Remake Revealed

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After seeing what Universal Pictures did to Dracula in Dracula: Untold, I’m not really all that excited about what they plan on doing with the rest of their monster franchises. The studio is creating a connected universe for all of these creatures, and they aren’t really off to a good start. That movie was retroactively fit into this universe.

The next movie they release in the series will be The Mummy, which is being directed by Alex Kurtzman. Up until this point we’ve known very little about the direction that they are going to take the movie, but some rumored plot details have surfaced at Superhero Movie News. This gives us a sense of what we could expect to see.

The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi dessert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and his teams[sic] surprise the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more then[sic] some grave robbers who have all magically died. Upon entering the bunker Tyler and his team also succumb to some mystical forces out of their control. They soon realize the bunker they have infiltrated is actually a centuries old tomb. Mayhem erupts as all the Navy seal members start turning on one another and are captivated by the forces within the tomb. Tyler is the only one to make it all the way deep within the tomb alive to find an Black Iron Sarcophagus[sic]. It’s marked with Egyptian symbols like the Ankh and Eye of Horus. Here Tyler is entranced by the forces to open up and release what is inside. But after placing his hand onto the sarcophagus he is immediately stabbed in the palm with a star shaped symbol. From then on his mind is cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria…..The Mummy.

X-Wing, Tie Fighter Are FINALLY Getting Re-Releases

X-Wing, Tie Fighter Are FINALLY Getting Re-Releases [Update: Out Now]

Jeez, it only took decades, but two of the finest space combat games – not to mention best Star Wars games – of all time are about to get a re-release.

Special downloadable versions of both X-Wing and Tie Fighter will soon be released on Good Old Games. They’ll be $10 each.

For that price you’re getting not just the special editions of the games (which had slightly higher resolutions and improved sound, as well all of both games’ expansions), but more importantly they’ll be editions of the games that will run on a modern PC without the need to tinker.

The Special Edition offered here, includes Star Wars™: TIE Fighter and Star Wars™: TIE Fighter – Defender of the Empire, both in the 1994 and 1998 versions!

The Special Edition offered here, includes Star Wars: X-Wing Collector’s CD-ROM and both Tour of Duty expansions: Imperial Pursuit and B-Wing.

It’s crazy that it’s taken this long. These games were two of the giants of PC gaming in the 1990s, and from the mission design to the combat still hold up very well today. If you’ve never played either of them, but keep hearing people like me blabbing on about how fucking fantastic they were/are, this is going to be $10 well spent.

Note that the announcement of both games comes via a GoG forum notice, which spilled the beans a little early. Similar postings reveal other classic Lucasarts games will also be coming to GoG, such as Fate of Atlantis, KOTOR and Sam & Max (though of course they’re exciting, since they’ve long been available on services like Steam).

Given the timing of the posting, it looks like both X-Wing and Tie Fighter will be available as early as tomorrow.

Both games are now out. You can get X-Wing here, and Tie Fighter here.

X-Wing, Tie Fighter Are FINALLY Getting Re-Releases [Update: Out Now]

Avengers Roster Confirmed To Be Altered By End Of Age Of Ultron

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed that the Avengers roster will be changed by the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The confirmation came in a statement where Feige was equating the Avengers films to Marvel crossover event comics.

“The Avengers films, ideally, in the grand plan are always big, giant linchpins,” says Feige. “It’s like as it was in publishing, when each of the characters would go on their own adventures and then occasionally team up for a big, 12-issue mega-event. Then they would go back into their own comics, and be changed from whatever that event was. I envision the same thing occurring after this movie, because the [Avengers] roster is altered by the finale of this film.”

This lines up with rumors that have suggested a new team of Avengers will be revealed in the film’s post-credits scene, possibly a splinter team aligned with Captain America ahead of the upcoming Civil War.

Of course, the addition of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch to the team by the movie’s end would constitute an “altering” of the team’s lineup, but it seems like he’s hinting at something more than simple expansion.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters May 1, 2015.

Marvel in Negotiations with Benedict Cumberbatch to Play DOCTOR STRANGE!

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It looks like Marvel has finally chosen an actor to playDoctor Strange in the Scott Derrickson directed film. After years of rumors, lists and speculation, Deadline reports that Benedict Cumberbatch is their man!

Over the last four years, there have been eighteen actors rumored for the coveted role, and Cumberbatch was among them. Joaquin Phoenix was in discussions for the part for awhile, but the talks eventually fizzled and the actor dropped out. Marvel had to go back to square one when that happened. Now they are back on track and ready to move forward.

The report says that the studio is about to start the negotiation process, which means both parties are interested in sealing the deal. Deadline also says they expect the deal to close, so I guess we can too.

Doctor Strange is based on the character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and he made his first appearance in 1963’s “Strange Tales” #110. Strange was a brilliant neurosurgeon, but after a car accident, he loses the precision in his hands, and he goes on a quest to regain his former skills. This leads him on a path to becoming the “Master of the Mystic Arts.”

Ever since Cumberbatch was first rumored to be up for the Sorcerer Supreme,  Are you excited to hear that Cumberbatch will be playing Stephen Strange?

Chadwick Boseman Is BLACK PANTHER, Plus Concept Art

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is set for a November 3rd, 2017

RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) & Alex Murphy hot toys figure set

902285-product-feature-740x448Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are delighted to present a special collectible figures set which includes the highly-anticipated sixth scale collectible figures of RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) and Alex Murphy in police uniform! It is the first ever official sixth scale collectible figure which features a remarkable likeness of Peter Weller who played the unforgettable man who was brutally “murdered” to become the cyborg officer, RoboCop.

The movie-accurate RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) sixth scale figure is specially crafted based on the image of Peter Weller in the film RoboCop. Featuring a new head sculpt, specially painted battle damaged armor, working thigh gun holster, and detailed weapons and accessories. The Alex Murphy sixth scale figure is based on the image of Peter Weller in his police uniform featuring a newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons and accessories.

What’s in the Box?

The RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Sixth Scale Figure features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Peter Weller as RoboCop in the film
  • Newly sculpted head sculpt with mechanical details
  • Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Body with over 25 points of articulation
  • Black, light grey, and silver armor with heavy battle damaged effect
  • One (1) working right thigh holster
  • Five (5) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
    – One (1) pair of hands with improved articulation and movable fingers
    – One (1) pair of fists
    – One (1) fist with spike
  • Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Weapons:

  • One (1) rifle
  • One (1) diecast pistol
  • One (1) pistol

Accessories:

  • Three (3) jars of baby food
  • Hexagonal figure stand with RoboCop nameplate and movie logo

 

The Alex Murphy Sixth Scale Figure features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Peter Weller as Alex Murphy in his police uniform in RoboCop
  • New head sculpt
  • Removable hair sculpture for wearing helmet
  • One (1) piece of sculpted hair for placing at the back of head sculpt when wearing helmet
  • Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • Body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Eight (8) interchangeable palms including:
    – One (1) pair of relaxed palms
    – One (1) pair of fists
    – One (1) pair of palms for holding pistol
    – One (1) right palm for twirling gun
    – One (1) left palm for holding flashlight
  • Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

  • One (1) navy police uniform
  • One (1) black bulletproof vest
  • One (1) black belt with pouches and holster
  • One (1) pair of black boots

Weapons:

  • Two (2) pistols

Accessories: 

  • One (1) black helmet with visor
  • One (1) pair of handcuffs
  • One (1) watch
  • One (1) flashlight
  • Figure stand with Alex Murphy nameplate and the movie logo

set cost 439.99
its available at
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/robocop-robocop-battle-damaged-version-alex-murphy-hot-toys-902285
will be out on july 2015
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