Documentary: ‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Lands in Movie Theaters Nationwide For One Night Only on May 13.

Fans will get a special look into Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the new documentary – “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” – arrives in movie theaters across the country for one night only on May 13, 2019.

The film presents a fascinating in-depth look at the past, present and future of a series whose dark, edgy take on Gene Roddenberry’s vision was often misunderstood when it premiered but has grown into a beloved mainstay in the Star Trek franchise.

Featuring extensive new interviews with the cast and crew of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as newly remastered HD footage from the television series, “What We Left Behind” also focuses on the original writers of the series as they craft a brand-new episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, developing what would be the eighth-season premiere if the show were to return to the air today.
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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Director Jon Watts Is Expected To Direct “Methuselah”

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Michael B. Jordan at SDCC

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” director Jon Watts is in talks to helm Michael B Jordan-starrer “Methuselah” for Warner Bros., according to Hollywood Reporter.

Jordan is set to star in the film as a man who has managed to stay alive for hundreds of years, the longest of all figures in the Bible. The Biblical story is referenced in the Book of Genesis, with Methuselah being the son of Enoch.

Jordan has been riding high the past few years, after being in recent hits such as Black Panther Creed, and it sequel Creed II.

Watts of course previously directed “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and as well as its upcoming sequel, Spider-Man: Far from Home, set for release this summer. He also directed Cop Car and the thriller Clown.

There’s not a lot of details about the film, although it is known that Tom Cruise was once previously attached in the title role.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Teaser Trailer Released

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Director J.J. Abrams has released the very first trailer “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” during Star Wars Celebration in event in Chicago on Friday, April 12, giving fans the first look of the highly anticipated final entry in the epic saga.

Abrams, who also directed the first installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy The Force Awakens (2015) were in attendance for the announcement, along with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and some of the film’s cast Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, and Naomi Ackie.

The trailer shows Daisy Ridley’s character Rey, standing alone in an unknown desert planet, wielding her light saber at an incoming starcraft.

“We’ve passed on all we know,” Luke Skywalker says in the background. “A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.”

We then see shots of characters new and old including Finn, Poe, Lando Calrissian, C-3PO, BB-8, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, and of Princess Leia, played by the late Carrie Fisher. We also see a poignant shot of what looks like the Medal of Bravery which Leia gave to Luke and Han Solo at the end of “Star Wars: A New Hope.”

Towards the end of the trailer, we see Rey and company, then we hear Luke once again. “We’ll always be with you. No one’s ever really gone,” Luke said. Then, the big surprise at the end, we hear a familiar creepy laugh of Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine while the title appears.

In many ways, the trailer is perfect. It offers enough nostalgia, with minimal details but enough glimpses of the characters to whet our appetite until the next trailer arrives.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.

First Covers And Details To “Blade Runner 2019” Revealed

Today, April 10, 2019, is a special date for Blade Runner fans — it’s the exact date of rogue Replicant Leon “Let Me Tell You About My Mother” Kowalski’s inception. (Even casual fans remember Leon as the Nexus-6 synthetic human who shoots the Blade Runner giving him a Voight-Kompff empathy test during the film’s opening sequence inside the imposing Tyrell Corporation double pyramid).

To mark the occasion, Titan Comics and Alcon Entertainment unveils the first covers and further details for Blade Runner 2019 — a brand-new, in canon series set during the exact timeframe of the original Blade Runner film.

In the polluted and rain-drenched neo-noir nightmare that is Los Angeles, 2019, the veteran Blade Runner known as Ash has a new case: a billionaire’s wife and child, both apparently kidnapped by violent Replicants.

Blade Runner 2019 will debut July 17, 2019. The first issue—featuring variant covers by Artgerm, Syd Mead, Andres Guinaldo, and John Royle, among others—is available to pre-order through the upcoming May edition (for July shipping) of Diamond PREVIEWS.

The new Blade Runner 2019 comic series is part of a line of original comics and graphic novels by Titan and Alcon, expanding the canon of this celebrated science-fiction world.

“Shazam” Sequel Already In The Works

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After handily topping the boxoffice this weekend, its really no surprise that New Line/DC will be lining up a sequel to Shazam! to its slate. According to The Wrap, writer Henry Gayden is also set to return for the sequel.

The man who helmed the film to critical success, David F. Sandberg, is also expected to return along with its producer Peter Safran.

Shazam grossed $159 million worldwide this weekend on a $90 million budget, and based off the film’s A CinemaScore, many believe the film will continue to play well throughout the coming weeks until Avengers: Endgame arrive at the end of the month.

No plot details have been announce so far, but the way Shazam ended the story as well as a couple of its post-credit scenes should offer some clues.

Shazam is currently playing in theaters. DC’s next film arrives in October, followed by Birds of Prey and Wonder Woman in 2020.

Creepy “Joker” First Trailer Released

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Warner Bros. Pictures[/caption]Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment has released the very first trailer for its highly anticipated film “Joker”, set for release this October.

The stunning new trailer features actor Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character, giving us our first look at what director Todd Phillips has in store.

“Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?,” the iconic DC Comics arch-villain says in the trailer, which shows the character stumbling and dejected on the streets, being beaten by thugs, his descent into madness, and eventually donning the character costume at the end.

The character is one of the most iconic in comicbook history, has been played by numerous celebrated actors on the big screen, from Jack Nicholson in Batman (1989), Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008), and most recently Jared Leto in the supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad (2016).

Director Todd Phillips is best known for writing and directing The Hangover Trilogy and Borat, for which he was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards.

Also in the film are Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge and Josh Pais.

Joker is set to invade theaters on October 4, 2019.

“Shazam!” Soundtrack Album Release Date Announced

WaterTower Music has announced that soundtrack to “Shazam!” is set to be released on April 5. Directed by David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation”), New Line Cinema’s superhero origin story will be in theaters April 5, 2019.

The 29-track “Shazam!” soundtrack album features original score by acclaimed composer Benjamin Wallfisch (“Blade Runner 2049,” “IT”), under the direction of David F. Sandberg, with whom he worked on the box office hit “Annabelle: Creation.”

“It’s always such an incredible joy collaborating with David,” explained Wallfisch. “Not only is he a visionary filmmaker, he’s also a great musician. We both have a shared love of the classic superhero, fantasy and adventure scores of the 80s, and we started the SHAZAM! score by trying to channel the feeling of wonder and hope that incredible music gives you. It felt like being a kid again; I grew up in the 80s in total awe of, and in love with that music.”

Sandberg spoke about working with Wallfisch on the film’s music. “Ben is the only composer I’ve worked with so far, and the guy is amazing,” explains the director. “Something we talked about is that I wanted it to feel very much like a classic superhero score, because Shazam is a Golden Age Super Hero, and I wanted to honor that history.”

The Shazam! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is now available for digital and CD preorder. It will be available for streaming and for purchase digitally April 5, and on CD configuration May 10.
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AMC Releases The “Fear The Walking Dead” Season Five Trailer

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AMC released today from WonderCon in Anaheim, CA the Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 trailer. As announced yesterday, the season will launch on Sunday, June 2 at 9:00pm ET/8:00pm CT. Today’s WonderCon panel features series stars Lennie James, Colman Domingo, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, new crossover character Austin Amelio, along with surprise guest and returning cast member Ruben Blades and executive producers and showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producer Scott M. Gimple and director Michael Satrazemis.

In Fear the Walking Dead Season 5, the group’s mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. With dogged determination, Morgan Jones (James) leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community and hope. Each character believes that helping others will allow them to make up for the wrongs of their pasts. But trust won’t be easily earned.

Their mission of helping others will be put to the ultimate test when our group finds themselves in unchartered territory, one which will force them to face not just their pasts but also their fears. It is only through facing those fears that the group will discover an entirely new way to live, one that will leave them forever changed.

Produced by AMC Studios, Fear the Walking Dead is the #4 drama on cable among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in Nielson live+3 ratings. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero.

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” New Footage Screened At WonderCon

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L-R: director, writer, producer Simon Kinberg, co-producer Hutch Parker, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters and Kodi Smit-McPhee
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The cast and filmmakers of 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” surprised fans on Friday at WonderCon.

Those who attended the panel at the Arena were also lucky enough to receive a new poster of the film, which is exclusively released for the WonderCon event.

In attendance was English actress Sophie Turner who plays Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix in the latest installment. She is known for her performance as Sansa Stark on the HBO’s hit fantasy drama tv series Game of Thrones.

“I look like Megamind. It’s terrible,” said Turner about the bald head cap she wears for special effects. “You don’t feel cool.”

Also in the panel were longtime X-Men film series writer/producer Simon Kinberg, who also directed Dark Phoenix, as well as co-producer Hutch Parker. “The underlying material is just so good and frankly it’s better than we’ve been as storytellers in some cases,” Kinberg said. “This is a film that aspires to try to tackle the potential of all of that while honoring the legacy and the characters.”

Returning X-Men series actors were also there: Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler).

(Warning: plenty of spoilers ahead).

The action-packed clip presented by the panel was very enthusiastically received by fans at the Arena. It starts with Mystique, Jean Gray, Beasts, Cyclops, Storm, Quicksilver, and Nightcrawler on an emergency during a mission in outer space to rescue a NASA shuttle, with the team using their powers to rescue the astronauts with Mystique in command.

When the team returns to earth, they were welcomed as heroes. But not everyone was happy, as Professor X and Mystique started to argue about the risk they take to show the world that they are indeed heroes while putting their lives in danger.

With Jean saving the day, Mystique even went as far as suggesting to changing the team’s name: “The women are always saving the men around here. You might want to think about changing the name to X-Women,” a line that was greeted by a loud cheer from fans at WonderCon.

There was also a clip what shows Professor X, Storm and Cyclops battling Magneto, Beast, Red Lotus and Selene on the streets of New York City. Magneto blasts through the wall of a building, floating in the air while using his powers to pull a subway car from behind him to block the wall.

This led to a face-to-face confrontation between Magneto and Jean, with Jessica Chastain’s character right beside Jean. In an intense scene, we see Magneto manipulate a piece of metal railing to pierce Jean’s eye.

But as shown in the already released trailer, Jean’s powers managed to turn the tables. “And you couldn’t even do that,” Phoenix says as she uses her powers to bent Magneto’s helmet. “Let me show you how.”

The clips were thrilling and spectacular, and possibly darker than most X-Men films fans have loved through the years, and giving some of the best footage so far that shows the overall scope of the film.

Also in the film are James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and series newcomer Jessica Chastain who joins as the villain. Dark Phoenix is set for release on June 7, 2019.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at WonderCon

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast and crew

The cast and crew of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were at WonderCon on Saturday, treating fans with a big surprise showing the world premiere of the 6th season’s opener.

Those present during the panel Q&A at Anaheim Convention Center’s Arena were Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Henry Simmons, Jeff Ward, as well as series writer/producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jeff Bell.

First off, the series premiere looks beautifully shot. And Clark Gregg may certainly have something to do with that, having directed the episode. The visuals never looked better, it look cinematic and spectacular at the giant Arena screen. Its a thrilling episode with plenty of twists and surprises.

The episode shows what’s become of the team, coping from the deaths of Fitz and Coulson in the previous season. May, Elena and Mack are rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D and now planning to look for new recruits, while Quake and Simmons are searching for Fitz in space.

Following the events of season 5, Greg who plays Phil Coulson from the very start of the series, may be playing a different character in the upcoming season, and may or may not be a very bad villain.

Not to spoil it to anyone, you can rest assured that his is quite a spectacular entrance, and an excellent set-up for what’s to come.

The panel also announced that the season 6 will premiere on May 10 which delighted attending fans. You may have already seen some of the show clips and trailer that ABC has been playing for a few weeks now, so this bit of info is certainly great news to those looking forward to the upcoming season.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to premiere May 10, 2019.

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