Chris Hemsworth To Play Hulk Hogan

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The “Thor” actor is set to play wrestler and 80s’ icon Hulk Hogan in the upcoming biopic.

The film is set to be directed by “The Hangover” film series creator and director Todd Phillips, with the script to be written by Scott Silver. The two recently worked together in the upcoming “The Joker” film with stars Joaquin Phoenix.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the biopic will focus on the rise of Hogan’s popularity and is described as an origin story of Hulkamania.

Hogan, who’s real name is Terry Gene Bollea, has had a big following in the world of pro wrestling, which later led to his mainstream popularity. He also appeared in a few films including his portrayal as “Thunderlips” in “Rocky III” (1982). In recent years, Hogan has faced scandals which led to WWE, formerly WWF (World Wrestling Federation) terminating his contract.

Bollea himself will be serving as a consultant on the movie as well as executive producer.

Hemsworth will next be seen in this summer’s upcoming blockbusters “Avengers: Endgame” and “Men in Black: International” and possibly later this year in “Dhaka”.

Venom, Punisher, Conan, Wolverine, Brother Voodoo, Elektra: THE SAVAGE AVENGERS

An all-new series by Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato

Following his critically acclaimed and sold-out SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN series, writer Gerry Duggan, along with his best-selling INFINITY WARS artist Mike Deodato, will embark on a new and epic adventure this May in Marvel’s all-new series SAVAGE AVENGERS! Spinning out of the events of AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME, SAVAGE AVENGERS will find Conan fighting alongside an “unsanctioned team of heroes” in the Marvel Universe – including Wolverine, Venom, Punisher, Elektra, and Brother Voodoo!

“We envisioned a threat, a magical green zone where the evil wizards of Conan’s world are trading spells with The Hand in Japan,” Gerry Duggan told Entertainment Weekly in an exclusive interview. “Conan is on a very Conan-like mission; he’s heard a tale of an amulet so he’s chasing it, and the evil magic sorcerers are doing something that would be a Marvel Avengers problem. It feels like we have found some very fertile ground that is a Venn diagram between those two worlds.”

“SAVAGE AVENGERS is just what it says on the label—it’s all of the biggest badasses of the Marvel Universe brought together uneasily in one explosive series—and with Conan as a wild card,” SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort told Marvel.com. “It’s big, it’s brash, it’s explosive, it never slows down—the only scenes in SAVAGE AVENGERS that involve a table is when somebody is being thrown through one.” Head to Entertainment Weekly and Marvel.com to learn more, and head to your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day to pick up FCBD AVENGERS for an all-new 10-page SAVAGE AVENGERS story launching the ongoing series.

FX’s ‘Legion’ Will End With Season 3

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FX’s sci-fi drama “Legion” is set to conclude with the upcoming third season, the network’s CEO John Landgraf announced on Monday during the Television Critics Association press tour.

“Noah Hawley had always considered Legion to be a three-season show,” FX CEO John Landgraf told reporters, “and he has confirmed that he’s going to stick with his plan. This will be the final season.”

Season 3 of Legion is currently set to debut this June.

The TV series is connected to the X-Men movie series, and is centered around the character of the same name David Haller / Legion.

English actor Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast) plays the title character, a conflicted mutant diagnosed with schizophrenia who later discovers his illness could be superpowers that could change his life. He is also the son of X-Men leader and founder Professor Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller.

Legion also stars Rachel Keller, Bill Irwin, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Jean Smart, Amber Midthunder, Jemaine Clement, Navid Negahban, Katie Aselton and Hamish Linklater.

“The Batman” Slated For Summer 2021 Sans Affleck

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Warner Bros. has dated their upcoming Matt Reeves directed Batman film simply titled “The Batman.” The DC film is now set to hit theaters on June 25th, 2021.

Reeves is said to be casting for a younger version of Bruce Wayne, and is taking a more detective treatment to the story.

Having also starred as the caped crusader in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), actor Ben Affleck was originally attached to both star and direct The Batman. But there has been plenty of speculation over the past couple of years of whether Affleck’s version will actually materialize.

But that didn’t stop the actor from throwing his support to Reeves, posting on Twitter his own excitement for the film. “Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life,” Affleck posted.

Aside from helming the superhero film, Reeves is also producing and writing the script. Matt Reeves previously directed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017).

Aquaman Now Officially DC’s Highest Grossing Film Worldwide

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The King of Atlantis is now DC’s king of the box-office worldwide. The film made $7.2 million at the boxoffice this weekend, which brings its global boxoffice to $1.09 billion.

That number beats the $1.085 billion gross of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, thereby becoming the top grossing DC superhero film adaptation ever.

The Jason Momoa-starrer swims next into Japan on February 8, its final market. Though not traditionally a big market for DC films, Japan should help pushed the film closer to $1.13 billion total when all is said and done.

Aquaman is the third comic-book adaptation to cross the $1 billion mark, following the massively successful Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther.

Directed by James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7), the film’s screenplay was written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall. Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman co-star in film.

Sneak Peek Of Margot Robbie As Harley Quinn In “Birds of Prey”

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Margot Robbie will soon be back as Harley Quinn in the upcoming film “Birds of Prey,” and on Monday, the actress gave fans a first look at her in character costume. “Miss me?,” Robbie posted on Instagram together with a selfie.

Robbie has played a diverse set of characters lately, ranging from this year’s “Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots”, as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya” the previous year, and as actress Sharon Tate in next year’s Quentin Tarantino directed crime drama ensemble “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

But her Harley Quinn portrayal in the DC Comics’ 2016 supervillain film Suicide Squad is undoubtedly one of the biggest fan favorite. Thought part of an ensemble cast, her character is one of the film’s highlights, helping the film reach lofty box office heights ($746.8 million) in spite of the film’s lukewarm critical reception.

Robbie’s Harley Quinn is set to team with a trio of supervillains in ‘Prey’, joining forces with Dinah Laurel Lance / Black Canary, Helena Bertinelli / Huntress, Cassandra Cain and Renee Montoya.

The original Birds of Prey comics series was conceived by Jordan B. Gorfinkel and has seen its setting move around various locations, from Batman’s popularly known residence Gotham City, then in Superman’s Metropolis and eventually settling in 2008 in “Platinum Flats” in California. Originally a partnership between Dinah Lance and Barbara Gordon, the team has since expanded to include other DC superheroines.

Also in the film are co-stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ella Jay Basco, and Ewan McGregor. Birds of Prey is currently set for release next year, February 7, 2020.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sony Sets “Ghostbusters” Sequel To July 2020

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Sony Pictures has just announced that there will be a Ghostbusters sequel, and have in fact dated its release: July 10th of 2020.

That will be the same month as the studio’s own the Spider-Man spinoff Morbius, is set to be released, solidifying Sony Pictures’ grip on the summer month of July 2020. Morbius is based on the character from Marvel Comics’ gritty anti-hero Morbius the Living Vampire and is set to feature Jared Leto portraying the character.

The Ghostbusters sequel release date announcement confirms the film is moving forward. This comes after the studio announced earlier this month that Jason Reitman will be directed the sequel. Fans of the original should remember that it was Jason’s father, Ivan Reitman who was responsible for bringing the original films to the big screen, directing both Ghostbusters (1984) and its sequel Ghostbusters II (1989).

Though not much info about the upcoming film has been release, nor a cast has been announced, Jason Reitman posted a teaser trailer on his Twitter account. “Everybody can relax, I found the car. #GB20,” Reitman posted.

Jason Reitman recently helmed this year’s Charlize Theron starrer “Tully.” He also directed acclaimed boxoffice hits Juno (2007) and Up in the Air (2009).

Christopher Nolan’s Next Film Set For July 2020 Release

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Nolan fans now have a new film to look forward to. The Oscar nominated filmmaker is set for release on IMAX on July 17, 2020, per Hollywood Reporter published today.

It is no surprise that the studio has taken July as a perfect time to release the English auteur’s epic blockbusters. During the past few years, his name has been synonymous to hugely ambitious narrative scope and visual spectacle.

In fact, most of his most recent movies such as The Dark Knight, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, and were all July releases and received both critical and commercial successes.

His last film, the World War II epic blockbuster “Dunkirk”, was also released in July of 2017. That film grossed $520 million at the boxoffice and received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and his first Best Director nomination.

In total, Nolan’s movies grossed nearly US $5 billion worldwide and received 34 Oscar nominations, ten of which received the winning trophies.

Not much has been revealed about the upcoming Warner Bros. “event film,” but given his industry stature it is sure to attract plenty of major talents. We are sure to follow the development of this film and will publish more information when they are released.

“The Boys” Teaser Trailer From Amazon Released

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A new trailer for Amazon Video upcoming superhero tv series “The Boys” has hit the web and its the right combo of weird and awesome.

“Job one is supporting the seven brave heroes who put themselves in harm’s way each and every day for us,” someone says on the trailer, to which “Wee” Hughie Campbell (played by Jack Quaid) explicitly responded to.

Developed by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, “The Boys” is an adaptation of the comic book series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson which was originally published in 2006 by DC Comics imprint WildStorm and then later picked up by Dynamite Entertainment.

The trailer is violent and offbeat as one might expect from Ennis, who also serves as one of the executive producers.

There is plenty of talent involved in this, including Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Elisabeth Shue as Madelyn Stillwell, Erin Moriarty as Annie January / Starlight, Dominique McElligott as Queen Maeve, Jessie Usher as A-Train, Chace Crawford as The Deep, Nathan Mitchell as Black Noir, Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk, Karen Fukuhara as Female and Tomer Kapon as Frenchie.

“The Boys” is set to be released on Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2019.

See official synopsis below:

In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, The Boys centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. THE BOYS is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes. THE BOYS is scheduled for a 2019 release.

Mark Hamill, RZA, Clark Gregg, and Felicia Day Among Stars to Speak at Stan Lee Tribute

New details emerge on tribute for legendary storyteller to be honored on January 30, 2019 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment.

Next week, “Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee,” will be attended by Mark Hamill, RZA, Clark Gregg, Felicia Day, Bill Duke, cast members from Marvel’s “The Runaways,” cast members from FX’s “Legion,” and Fox’s “The Gifted,” among many other luminaries from the entertainment world.

Fans wishing to attend “Excelsior! A Stan Lee Celebration” can get a limited number of tickets at legionm.com/stantribute. All net proceeds from the event’s ticket sales will go to the non-profit organization The Hero Initiative, a charity supporting comic book creators, artists and writers in need.

The tribute event on Wednesday, January 30, will begin at 4 p.m. PT with a section of the TCL Chinese Theatre forecourt transformed into a fan experience of Stan Lee’s life and career. There will be a memorial centered around his cement imprint which will be displayed next to the speaker’s podium. Ticketed fans will be allowed to leave flowers, candles and sign a book of condolences.
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