Report: 7 Minute Prologue of Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK Will Debut Before Some ROGUE ONE 70mm IMAX Screenings

Here's some cool news for the I-would-imagine-to-be-rather-large cross section of cinephiles who are interested in both Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Christopher Nolan's upcoming movie Dunkirk.

/Film reports that a seven minute prologue of Dunkirk will screen in front of select 70mm IMAX screenings of Rogue One. Even though Gareth Edwards didn't shoot any of Rogue One in IMAX's native 70mm format, the new Star Wars film is still being shown in that format in 15 theaters around the world, and those are the screenings in which fans will reportedly be able to see the Dunkirk prologue. The site isn't sure whether the prologue will be extended to IMAX's digital screenings (which is how a majority of you will probably watch the film) or whether the studio is going to be keeping it relatively limited, so we'll have to wait and see how it turns out.

I'm a little surprised about this because I'd have thought Disney would save that kind of prime time slot for a preview of one of the studio's own upcoming films, but it sounds like they may have worked something out with Warner Bros to make this prologue event happen. This will be a cool bonus for Rogue One fans looking forward to seeing more huge war movie action on the big screen, especially since Nolan specifically filmed a good portion of his new movie using IMAX cameras.

Immediately before writing this, I was out getting some groceries and saw Nolan walking down the street in front of my local grocery store. If I'd known about this report before I went, I could have walked up to him and asked him about it directly!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016, while Dunkirk arrives on July 21, 2017.

Classic Studio Ghibli Characters Enter the Real World in Wonderful Fan Video

I've got a fantastically entertaining video here for all you Studio Ghibli fans to watch. It was created by Korean filmmaker Kojer, and it features several popular Studio Ghibli characters hanging out and living in the real world. It's perfectly executed ,and I freakin' love how it turned out. It's so cool seeing what the animated versions of these characters would be doing if they were a part of our world, and strangely, it all seems so natural! The video is perfectly accompanied by the song “One Summer’s Day,” from Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away.

Via: Slate

Is Armie Hammer Playing Green Lantern in the DCEU?

Sometimes, all it takes is someone following someone else on Twitter to get internet sleuths to start theorizing. And the latest hubbub involves the future of Green Lantern in the DC Extended Universe.

Over the past few days, DC's Geoff Johns started following The Social Network and The Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer on Twitter, and Hammer followed him as well. As you know, WB has announced a Green Lantern Corps movie, and there have been some rumors that Green Lantern may appear in Zack Snyder's upcoming Justice League (it wouldn't truly be the Justice League without him, would it?). Now, just because the role of Green Lantern is currently unfilled and Hammer — an actor with leading man looks, tentpole movie experience, and a past history with not only superhero movies, but specifically a Justice League movie that never got off the ground — has a little flurry of Twitter activity, that's nowhere close to an official casting announcement. But it's not nothing, either.

And as ComicBook pointed out to us, Hammer humorously trolled fans who were thinking an announcement was imminent:

Nicely done. But Joe Manganiello, who's playing Deathstroke in the DCEU, tweeted something at Hammer that will have fans right back in skeptical mode:

I would not be surprised to see some official casting in the next couple of days, so keep your eyes peeled. What do you think? Is Hammer a good choice for the next Hal Jordan, or would you like to see him play a different Lantern instead? (This could all be nothing, by the way...remember, some people thought Hammer might be playing Ant-Man back in the day.)

Video: The Top 10 Weirdest Batman Characters

Let's face it: Batman has the best Rogues' Gallery in all of comics. But since the character has been consistently fighting crime since the late 1930s, over the years writers have had to stretch a little bit beyond classics like The Penguin, Two-Face, and The Joker, and there have been some pretty damn weird characters that have popped up in the process.

Have you ever heard of Crazy Quilt? Emoticon Man? The Condiment King? Hardcore Bat-fans know these characters, but maybe those of you who largely know the Caped Crusader and his cohorts through his big screen (or small screen) adventures may not instantly recognize those more obscure names. In this video, WatchMojo counts down their picks for the top 10 weirdest Batman characters, and I must say, they do a pretty solid job.

Video: The Top 10 Weirdest Batman Characters

Let's face it: Batman has the best Rogues' Gallery in all of comics. But since the character has been consistently fighting crime since the late 1930s, over the years writers have had to stretch a little bit beyond classics like The Penguin, Two-Face, and The Joker, and there have been some pretty damn weird characters that have popped up in the process.

Have you ever heard of Crazy Quilt? Emoticon Man? The Condiment King? Hardcore Bat-fans know these characters, but maybe those of you who largely know the Caped Crusader and his cohorts through his big screen (or small screen) adventures may not instantly recognize those more obscure names. In this video, WatchMojo counts down their picks for the top 10 weirdest Batman characters, and I must say, they do a pretty solid job.

ROGUE ONE Director Gareth Edwards Also Wants to See an Obi-Wan Kenobi Solo Film

Fans have been clamoring to see an Obi-Wan Kenobi solo film ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm, and now there's one more high-profile personality whose name can be added to the list of those who want to see that happen: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards.

In an interview with Fandango, Edwards was asked what other Star Wars movie he'd most like to direct or watch as a fan, and his answer aligned with those who are hoping to see more of the mysterious period during Obi-Wan's desert days:

"To be honest, Rogue One is the period I love. It’s connecting to the original New Hope. If someone made other films in that era – and I don’t necessarily think this is happening, I have no inside knowledge – but that desire to see Obi-Wan Kenobi. Tatooine, basically, I love. As a kid I remember wanting to grow up there; anything in that "Original Trilogy" era I am just besotted with, and it’s just like going back home to your childhood.
That’s the thing with Star Wars – even the bad places you want to go to," he said. "We were doing that on [Rogue One]; there are places that are bad, but you still want to go there. You want to make it beautiful; you want to go and hang out there even if it’s horrific."

Recently, we heard a rumor about why Disney and Lucasfilm may be avoiding an Obi-Wan solo film for the moment, and you can read all about that right here. One thing's for sure, though: Ewan McGregor is up for reprising his role, and we even have a slight idea of what it could look like thanks to this fan video.

What do you think? Do you agree with Edwards?

ROGUE ONE Director Gareth Edwards Also Wants to See an Obi-Wan Kenobi Solo Film

Fans have been clamoring to see an Obi-Wan Kenobi solo film ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm, and now there's one more high-profile personality whose name can be added to the list of those who want to see that happen: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards.

In an interview with Fandango, Edwards was asked what other Star Wars movie he'd most like to direct or watch as a fan, and his answer aligned with those who are hoping to see more of the mysterious period during Obi-Wan's desert days:

"To be honest, Rogue One is the period I love. It’s connecting to the original New Hope. If someone made other films in that era – and I don’t necessarily think this is happening, I have no inside knowledge – but that desire to see Obi-Wan Kenobi. Tatooine, basically, I love. As a kid I remember wanting to grow up there; anything in that "Original Trilogy" era I am just besotted with, and it’s just like going back home to your childhood.
That’s the thing with Star Wars – even the bad places you want to go to," he said. "We were doing that on [Rogue One]; there are places that are bad, but you still want to go there. You want to make it beautiful; you want to go and hang out there even if it’s horrific."

Recently, we heard a rumor about why Disney and Lucasfilm may be avoiding an Obi-Wan solo film for the moment, and you can read all about that right here. One thing's for sure, though: Ewan McGregor is up for reprising his role, and we even have a slight idea of what it could look like thanks to this fan video.

What do you think? Do you agree with Edwards?

Must Watch: Hulk vs Hulkbuster in Epic Fan Film “Iron Man: Gamma Protocol”

After over 2 years in the making, Anthony McGrath has finally finished his epic fan film. For the last couple years we've tracked McGrath's progress through concepts and trailers that have been released. I can't even imagine the amount of hours put into this fully CGI project. The Hulk is perfectly recreated, and we even have a CGI Tony Stark, Iron Man suit, and Hulkbuster. The short has a wide range of urban destruction and really great facial animation for Hulk and Stark. This is so well done, It's a must watch to support the Hulk-sized effort put into it.