Oscar Isaac Reteams with EX MACHINA Director Alex Garland for ANNIHILATION

Oscar Isaac and director Alex Garland are set to reteam for a new gothic horror film called Annihilation, which is based on the Southern Reach book trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. The two worked together on last year's incredible sci-fi film Ex Machina, and it's great that the two will be working together again on this new project. 

Isaac also joins Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), and Tessa Thompson (Creed). Annihilation was published in 2014, and in case you're wondering what exactly it's about, here's a description from the book:

A team of four (a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor) set out into a place known as Area X. The area is abandoned and cut off from the rest of civilization. They are the 12th expedition. The other expeditions have been fraught with disappearances, suicides, aggressive cancers, and mental trauma.

This sounds like an awesomely intriguing story, and there's no doubt that this team of talent is going to create an incredible film out of it. There's no word on who exactly Isaac will be playing in the film, but I'm sure it's on of the four main team members.

Isaac has had a pretty big surge in his career recently, and he will next be seen in this summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. He is currently shooting Star Wars: Episode VIII with director Rian Johnson.

Source: Tracking Board

Insanely Cool Thanos Cosplay from WonderCon

You have got to check out this incredible Thanos cosplayer who was walking around WonderCon in Los Angeles this past weekend. I've got three videos for you to watch. One is a short rockin' video edit posted by our friends at Sneaky Zebra, another video features Thanos hanging out with Jesus, which I thought was pretty hilarious. 

This is the best Thanos cosplay that I've ever seen. It's like the villain jumped right out of the comic book into real life! The facial makeup effects are freakin' awesome! Watch the videos below and hit us up with your thoughts on the costume. Thanos was cosplayed by mickignis, and his makeup was done by Lee Joyner and Midge Ordonez of Cinema Makeup School.

Epic as ever! @cinemamakeupschool #wondercon2016 #thanos @cchq

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Clip from 'An Ode To Death', performed at the CMS booth at Wonder Con 2016!! @mickignis as 'Thanos the Mad Titan' with @amandolin414 as Mistress Death. Makeup for Thanos by Lee Joyner and Midge Ordonez, Death by Jasin Adcock. Check out our Facebook page for the full video and credits! Facebook.com/CinemaMakeupSchoolFanPage ?#thanos #WonderCon #cosplay #cosplayer #geek #geeky #fx #marvel #marvelcomics #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #GOTG #makeup #costume #actor #acting #villain #CMSthanos #Death #mistressdeath #transformation

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Cartoon Network Orders 40 Episodes of THE POWERPUFF GIRLS Reboot

Cartoon Network has ordered 40 episodes of their revitalization of The Powerpuff Girls according to TVSeriesFinale. The episodes will be 11 minutes in length, and if they follow the original format of the show will come out to 20 full-length episodes with two episodes between intro and credits.

While fans are disappointed that original series show-runner Craig McCracken won't be involved, there's still a lot of hype for this series! Many people worry it won't be like the original series, and let's be honest, it likely won't.

Much like Teen Titans GO, this is a different generation of children. They are the target audience for this series, with us being the parents/aunts/uncles who convince them to watch the show. From what I've seen, the humor is definitely a bit different, but maybe I'll be surprised by future episodes.

Fans Launch a Petition To Get Zack Snyder Booted From JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie

Damn! There are some fans out there that hated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice so much that they started a petition to get Zack Snyder booted as the director of Justice League. Sorry guys, it ain't gonna happen. Even though the movie wasn't a critical success, it exploded at the box office! So far the film has made over $468.5 million dollars! That's what the studio cares about. Snyder is able to bring them those big numbers, so why in the world would they fire him?! On top of that, the studio loves the guy!

The petition was started by Bryan Cruz on Change.org and this is what it says:

Zack Snyder is not the person to bring the Justice League to the big screen. He's had two chances now to adapt DC characters and has produced middling results.
Even if you loved Man of Steel and BvS. There has to come a time when WB and DC want someone at the helm that can create something that WON'T divide people in such a way.
The building blocks are there for a great different set of superhero movies. Good actors and actresses and even directors. Zack Snyder is just not the guy that should be in charge of the biggest and most important films in the franchise. Especially with his track record now.

So far the petition has over 5,000 signatures. The goal is 7,500, which isn't going to even make Warner Bros. blink. The fact of the matter is Snyder isn't going anywhere. Warner Bros. is going to keep him around as long as he wants to be around to direct these DC movies and help develop them. You also have to realize that these movies aren't just made by Snyder, they are developed by a studio committee, so no matter who they brought in to direct, the movie would still basically turn out the same. They just wouldn't be as cool looking.

Will James Gunn Come Back to Direct GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3?

Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most unique properties that Marvel has in their cinematic universe, and it's hard to imagine anyone but James Gunn at the helm of these films. He's currently in production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in Atlanta, Georgia, but he had some time recently to do a live Q&A with his fans on his Facebook page. It's awesome that he makes the time to actually do stuff like that.

A variety of topics were brought up during the conversation from why there isn't a trailer for the film yet to whether or not Howard the Duck would make another appearance (to which Gunn just shrugged). However, when Gunn was asked if he would be back to direct a third installment of the film, which we all know is eventually going to happen, he wasn't quite sure. This is something he isn't really thinking about at the moment because he's focused on what he's doing right now. He explains:

"Right now I really am just concerned with doing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I’m not sure what I’m going to do after this… Marvel has talked to me about continuing on. I’m not sure if that’s what I want to do or if that’s not what I want to do. I really just want to make Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 the greatest possible movie that I can, and something that’s as honest and sincere and true as it can possibly be.”

I know the guy can't do Guardians of the Galaxy for the rest of his career. But it would be nice to see him makes at least one more after Vol. 2. The director previously said that he had already planned out a three film story arc before he even shot the first movie. So he's got to at least finish that out.

Gunn will finish shooting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in June, and it will be released in theaters on May 5th, 2017. You can watch Gunn's Q&A session below.

Live from my trailer on the set of GotG Vol 2

Posted by James Gunn on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Japan Is Developing a Live-Action FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Movie

For those of you who are fans of Hiromu Arakawa's action-fantasy manga Fullmetal Alchemist, you might be surprised to learn that there’s a live action movie currently in development! According to Crunchy Roll, this movie will be released in 2017.

Fumihiko Sori (Ping Pong, Ashita no Joe) is directing the film, and it will star Hey! Say! JUMP member Ryosuke Yamada (Assassination Classroom) as Edward Elric. 

The project will start shooting in Italy in June and will be in production through August of 2016. According to the report, the film will heavily use CGI to "recreate the fantastic elements of the comic, such as Alphonse Elric's armor.”

This news was completely unexpected, but since it was such a popular manga and anime, it was bound to happen one day after the series ended in 2010. I’m surprised it took them so long to do it! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

If you're not familiar with the property, here’s a description of the story:

Imagine a world in which Alchemy is not only possible, but used frequently. Alchemy, though, is a science, and with all sciences there are laws that must be followed. Welcome to the anime, Fullmetal Alchemist. The story begins about two brothers, Alphonse (left) and Edward (right) Elric. Ever since they were young they had practiced the science of alchemy. You follow their journey of being alchemists and their quest to regain that which they have lost.
 
Their father was a well recognized alchemist, which is probably where their knack for it comes from. However, when they were young their father left, and they remained in the care of their mother. One day their mother died, and in their innocence and ignorance, they attempted what was forbidden, human alchemy. 
 
What happened next, they were obviously not prepared for, and in the aftermath the brothers lost more than just their mother. In the freak accident Alphonse loses his body, and in a moment of panic Edward ties his brother's soul to a piece of armor. Edward himself loses an arm and a leg, a costly reminder of what has happend.
 
The story begins and details the brother's journey to find a alchemy amplifier so that they may return to their normal bodies. 

3 Action-Packed Clips from JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS

This past weekend at WonderCon, Warner Bros. premiered their latest DC animated film, Justice League Vs. Teen Titans. Although it’s not as good as some of their previous animated movies, it’s still pretty good and a lot of fun to watch. You can read our review of it here.

Three action packed clips for the series have been released, and the first features the Teen Titans doing a little training. The characters that you get to see in action in the clip include Blue Beetle, Raven, and Beast Boy, who we learn sleeps in the nude. The second clip is the first part of the film where the Justice league are in a battle with the Legion of Doom. The third is a continuation of that battle in which they face off with the terrifying power of Trigon.

Justice League vs. Teen Titans welcomes the Teen Titans to the ever-expanding canon of classic DC Comics characters within the DC Universe Original Movies. When Damian’s over-aggressive tendencies almost destroy a Justice League mission, he is sent to learn teamwork by training alongside the Teen Titans. However, adjusting Damian’s attitude turns out to be the least of the Teen Titans’ troubles as Raven’s satanic, world-conquering father Trigon begins an escape from his inter-dimensional prison. To complete his return, Trigon must have Raven’s assistance – and to accomplish his goal, he spreads his demonic forces across the globe, infiltrating the minds and bodies of the Justice League to do his bidding. To save the universe and prevent a literal hell on Earth, the Teen Titans must rescue – or defeat – the Justice League, and intern Trigon for all eternity.

Justice League vs. Teen Titans became available on digital HD yesterday, March 29th, and will be available on Blu-ray/DVD on April 12th, 2016.


Justice League V Teen Titans Exclusive Clip by comicbookdotcom

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