SDCC 16: Check Out the First Teaser for Marvel’s ‘ The Defenders’

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-it-Chief

We knew it would happen, but we didn’t know when. Originally Netflix’s Daredevil/Jessica Jones/Luke Cage/Iron Fist team up series was scheduled to hit the streaming juggernaut after a 13 episode run for each character to set things up. But thanks to the surprise success of Daredevil, resulting in the order of a second season, things changed leaving us to wonder when we might see the Avengers-style team-up, or if it would even happen at all?

The good news is that The Defenders is still happening and we know when. Kind of. Thanks to the teaser below we know that Netflix’s superheroes will all join forces in 2017.

Take a look at the teaser below and prepare to get excited. There’s no real footage in this announcement video, but it will definitely get you pumped in anticipation.


Trailer: Denzel, Chris Pratt and Their Motley Crew Take on an Army in the Magnificent Seven

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Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.


The Newest Trailer For ‘The Girl on the Train’ Sets up a Steamy Mystery

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In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).

Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson and Taylor. The film’s executive producers are Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas, and it will be released by Universal Pictures.

 


Godzilla is Pissed in the New Trailer for Godzilla Resurgence

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

We have a new trailer for Toho’s upcoming Godzilla Resurgence, their first Atomic rubber lizard film in a very long while.

The film is set to open very shortly in Japan followed by Hong Kong and Taiwan. There are no current dates for an American release. I’m genuinely excited to see a new man-in-a-suit Godzilla film. Hopefully it’s as fun as all the classics.

What do you think of the new trailer?


Check Out the New Star Wars: Rogue One Celebration Reel!

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

While it doesn’t pack the emotional punch of the behind the scenes reel that we were given for The Force Awakens, (that one made me tear up) this one is still pretty great. We see a lot of new looks at action, characters and creatures we’re not totally familiar with which is always welcome as well as some familiar locales and other stuff.

Take a look!

 


Marvel Releases Spellbinding DOCTOR STRANGE Comic-Con Poster Art

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In preparation for their big presentation at Comic-Con next week, Marvel has released their Doctor Strange Comic-Con poster art. The poster is a piece of concept art that was created for the film by artist Ryan Meinerding, and it will be distributed to fans who are attending the event. It's a tradition for Marvel to take concept art like this and turn it into a poster for Comic-Con. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch talked about his the differences between Doctor Strange and Sherlock Holmes in an interview with EW:

“The two men are intelligent,” says Cumberbatch. And? “Finito,” the actor says. “That’s it. Stephen Strange is a lover, he’s a materialist, he’s arrogant, but he’s got a great sense of humor. There are smatterings of the same colors that Sherlock has, but he’s not on the spectrum.” 

I'm looking forward to actually seeing the Sorcerer Supreme wield some wicked cool magic like in the image above. There's no doubt that fans are going to be treated to some insane awesomeness at the Marvel panel at Comic-Con, and we will be there on the front line to cover it all for you. I can't wait to see what they are going to show off!

Doctor Strange hits theaters on November 4th.

Photos of STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Costumes and Ships from Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars Celebration is currently taking place in the U.K. and there's an exhibit on the convention room floor that shows off several of the costumes, vehicles, and other props that were used in the making of the highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Thanks to /Film we have some photos for you to check out featuring these things, and each one comes along with a description that provides some additional information on certain aspects of the film.

There's a lot of incredibly cool stuff to check out here that would be so awesome to actually see in person! The costumes look so freakin' awesome and the vehicle designs are just beautiful. The new trailer for Rogue One is set to be released sometime today so stay tuned for that!

Here are the photos and details:

Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones)

Putting behind a checkered past by lending her skills to a greater cause, Jyn Erso is impetuous, defiant, and eager to bring the battle to the Empire. Used to operating alone, she finds higher purpose by taking on a desperate mission for the Rebel Alliance.

Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen)

The harsh reality of his Imperial-occupied home world has hardened Baze Malbus into a pragmatic soldier and a crack shot with his heavy repeater cannon. Baze has a bravado that provides a marked contrast to the spiritual centeredness of his best friend and moral compass, Chirrut Îmwe.

Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen)

Deeply spiritual, Chirrut Îmwe believes all living things are connected through the Force. His sightless eyes do not prevent him from being a highly skilled warrior. Though he lacks Force abilities, this warrior monk has rigorously honed his bodies through intense physical and mental discipline.

Ct. Cassian Andor (Diego Luna)

An accomplished Alliance Intelligence officer with combat field experience, Captain Cassian Andor commands respect from his Rebel troops with his ability to keep a cool head under fire and complete his missions with minimal resources.

Bodhi Rook

A former Imperial pilot, Bodhi has strong piloting and technical skills that he will put to use for the Rebellion. Ever practical, but highly anxious, Bodhi must gather his courage to bring the battle to the Empire.

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Dir. Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn)

As director of Advanced Weapons Research for the Imperial military, Orson Krennic is obsessed with the completion of the long-delayed Death Star project. A cruel but brilliant man, Krennic has staked his reputation on the delivery of the functional battle station to the Emperor.

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Imperial Stormtrooper

Stormtroopers are the faceless legions of soldiers serving the Galactic Empire. Encased in white armor, stormtroopers are loyal Imperials who undergo rigorous training that strips them of any sense of individuality.

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Specialist stormtroopers stationed at the top secret Imperial military headquarters, Shoretroopers patrol the beaches and bunkers of the planetary facility.

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Imperial Death Trooper

The elite soldiers of Imperial Intelligence, Death Troopers are encased in specialized stormtrooper armor with a dark, ominous gleam. These soldiers serve as bodyguards and enforcers for Director Krennic, a highly placed officer within the Advanced Weapons Research division of the Empire.

Imperial AT-ACT Cargo Walker

A larger version of the standard combat AT-AT, the AT-ACT walker features a dedicated cargo bed for the transportation of heavy building materials or combat munitions. It was deployed at major Imperial construction projects, such as shipyards and sprawling research installations.

TIE Striker

A streamlined variant of the classic TIE fighter design, the TIE striker is designed for atmospheric patrols over important Imperial ground-based installations. The versatile design can also soar in space, where it can accompany traditional TIE fighters in chasing down enemy starships.

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The Death Star is the Empire’s ultimate weapon: a moon-sized space station with a superlaser capable of destroying an entire planet. The brainchild of Grand Moff Tarkin, the Death Star nears completion — and once ready, will serve as the Emperor’s principal means of spreading fear throughout the galaxy.

Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle

With its starkly geometric hull shape and folding bat-like wings, the approach of Delta-class T-3c shuttle is an imposing sight. Once it lands and deploys its passengers — the cruel Director Krennic and his squad of elite troopers, all sense of dread proves extremely warranted.

WONDER WOMAN Is Ready for Battle in New Photos from the Movie

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Next week at San Diego Comic-Con fans are going to be treated with some new footage from director Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman. But to help fuel our excitement for the film and tide us over until then, Warner Bros. has released four images from the film featuring Gal Gadot looking great in the role of the Amazonian princess, and as you can see, she's ready for battle. The photos also feature Chris Pine as Steve Trevor and the director of the film.

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

The movie also stars Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen, and Lucy Davis. Wonder Woman will be released in theaters on June 2nd, 2017. The photos come from EW. What do you all think about what you've seen from this movie so far? Are you excited? I am!
 

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James Gunn Releases Explosive GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Concept Art

Director James Gunn has released an official, explosive piece of concept art for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 featuring the team back together including Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), baby Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) with the new addition of Pom Klementieff who will be making her big screen debut as Mantisin the movie. As you can see, also joining the team in the image are the villain Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker).

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Jonathan Schwartz talked about what fans can expect from Mantis as she joins the team of heroic outlaws:

“She has never really experienced social interaction. Everything she learns about dealing with people, she learns from the Guardians of the Galaxy, which is a very weird group to learn your social intricacies from.”

He also sheds some light on Groot and how he's not the same as he used to be. Not only is he smaller, but his personality has changed as well. Schwartz explains:

“He doesn’t have the wisdom and experience of that Groot. He’s a younger Groot and a more rambunctious Groot. The question is, is he the same Groot, just smaller? Or is he a different Groot that’s sprung up from the seed of the first Groot?”

It will be interesting to see what actually happens with Groot. I was wondering if he would be the same after the events of the first film. We'll learn more about the film next weekend during the Marvel panel at Comic-Con, so stay tuned!

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

The concept art above was created by Marvel concept artist Andy Park. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5th, 2017.

 

Hot Toys Unveils Rey’s ‘Resistance Outfit’ Action Figure from THE FORCE AWAKENS

Hot Toys has released a bunch of photos showing off their new Rey action figure with the resistance outfit that she wore at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens when she traveled to Ahch-To to confront Luke Skywalker, get some answers, and begin her Jedi training. As you can see, their latest Star Wars collector's figure turned out awesome. Here are the details that came along with the photos:

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans were introduced to our new heroine Rey and her incredible journey to assist the Resistance to stop the First Order’s menacing plan and find the legendary Luke Skywalker. 

With the Star Wars Celebration 2016 just around the corner, Hot Toys is delighted to celebrate this special occasion and is excited to introduce a new exclusive 1/6th scale collectible figure of the beloved Rey in her new Resistance outfit as seen in the epic moment of the film where we meet Luke Skywalker once again.

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring the highly detailed head sculpt, meticulously tailored outfit as seen in the final scenes of the film, Rey’s signature staff, a blaster pistol, Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber hilt, and a hexagonal figure stand with the Resistance’s emblem.

Star Wars fans, don’t miss the chance add this amazing heroine to your collection today!

In case you missed the first Rey action figure that was released by Hot Toys, click here. I definitely prefer this new one.

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