These Leaked AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Images Could Be From The Upcoming Trailer

Thanks to a Reddit user named AscendedAncient, we have some leaked images from Avengers: Infinity War and it looks like they might come from the upcoming trailer for the film.

The images include shots of Captain America, Falcon, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Proxima Midnight, Falcon, Vision, and Drax, and more. There are some cool visuals here and they just get me even more excited about watching the new trailer!

As for when the first trailer might be officially released, last month Marvel Studios Co-President Louis D’Esposito said:

“All I can say is that I love it and I hope all you feel the same. It’s currently being finished so it’s not ready yet.”

I just assume we are going to have to wait until Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released, but I hope that it's released sooner! While we wait, these photos can tide fans over.

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Avengers: Infinity War was Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, and it stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.

The movie is set to open on May 4, 2018.

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First Look at the FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD Cast and Title Treatment Revealed!

Warner Bros. has announced the official title for their Fantastic Beasts sequel and that title is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald! The studio also released the movie logo along with a first look at the cast! You can see the photo above, and below you can watch a little magical video.

The cast photo most notably features a new look at Johhny Depp as the villain and we get our first glimpse of Jude Law as a younger Albus Dumbledore. Here's the synopsis:

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Here's a breakdown of the photo:

Pictured from left to right: Jude Law plays a young Albus Dumbledore, taking on the mantle of one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters; Ezra Miller makes a return as the enigmatic Credence, whose fate was unknown at the end of the first film; Claudia Kim appears as a Maledictus, the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast; Zoe Kravitz plays Leta Lestrange, who had once been close to Newt Scamander but is now engaged to his brother; Callum Turner joins the cast as Newt’s older brother, Theseus Scamander, a celebrated war hero and the Head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic; Katherine Waterston returns as Tina Goldstein, who has been reinstated as an Auror for MACUSA; Eddie Redmayne stars again as wizarding world Magizoologist Newt Scamander, who has now gained fame in the wizarding world as the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Dan Fogler reprises the role of the only No-Maj in the group, Jacob Kowalski; Alison Sudol reprises the part of Tina’s free-spirited sister, Queenie Goldstein, a Legilimens who can read minds; and Johnny Depp returns as the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is being directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman. The film Opens in theaters exactly one year from today, November 16, 2018.

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Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo To Star in GROUNDHOG DAY-Style Action Thriller BOSS LEVEL

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Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo may end up teaming up in a new action thriller from director Joe Carnahan (Smokin' Aces, A-Team, The Grey) called Boss Level. The actors are currently in talks to join the project and the movie is pretty much like a Groundhog Day-style action thriller. 

Every day, a retired special forces veteran (Grillo) is trapped in a never-ending loop resulting in his death. In order to stop his endless suffering, he must figure out who is responsible and stop them. Carnahan wrote the script.

The film's concept also seems to have a lot in common with the recently released Happy Death Day, which follows a young girl who relives the same day over and over again until she finds out who keeps killing her. 

With Joe Carnahan on board to direct, you know Boss Level has a good chance of being a completely insane action movie that will be a blast to watch. Having Gibson and Grillo on board to star in the film will just be the icing on the cake. 

This Trailer For THE ROAD MOVIE Showing Real Footage From Car Dash Cams is Insane!

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A trailer has been released for a new documentary called The Road Movie and it looks absolutely bonkers. This is a feature-length film that is basically a collection of some crazy footage captured from Russian dash cams. Good lord, there's a lot of crazy shit that's caught on camera! Here's the synopsis:

A mosaic of asphalt adventures, landscape photography, and some of the craziest shit you’ve ever seen, Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s THE ROAD MOVIE is a stunning compilation of video footage shot exclusively via the deluge of dashboard cameras that populate Russian roads. The epitome of a you-have- to-see- it-to- believe-it documentary, THE ROAD MOVIE captures a wide range of spectacles through the windshield—including a comet crashing down to Earth, an epic forest fire, and no shortage of angry motorists taking road rage to wholly new and unexpected levels—all accompanied by bemused commentary from unseen and often stoic drivers and passengers.

The Road Movie will be released on January 19th. Of course, I imagine you can just spend a couple hours binge-watching Russian dash cam videos on YouTube if you want.

THE X-FILES Season 11 Has a Premiere Date!

FOX has finally revealed the premiere date for The X-Files Season 11! It will premiere alongside the Ryan Murphy drama 9-1-1 on Wednesday, January 3rd! 

This next The X-Files event series will consist of ten episodes. Two of them will continue the saga story, and the rest will be more standalone "monster of the week" episodes. I'm so excited to see what creator Chris Carter and his team have in store. When teasing what we can expect a previous report revealed: 

With more monster-of-the-week episodes this season, fans can expect season 11 to be united in theme but varied in tone. After episode one delves into the Cigarette Smoking Man’s (William B. Davis) backstory and apparent family ties to Mulder, the second hour opens with a time jump to put distance between Mulder and Scully and the events of the premiere. And episode three is a darkly comedic hour, penned by Carter, focusing on doubles and doppelgängers. But beyond the humor, the larger mythology of The X-Files — like the fallout from Scully’s abduction and the chip that was implanted in her neck — continues to shape Mulder and Scully’s world.

Carter has also said that we’ll get a "new angle" on Mulder and Scully’s long-suffering FBI boss, Assistant Director Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) which is said to be an origin episode. He also adds that “Familiar alliances are rattled”. 

The series brings back David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson who are returning to their roles of FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mitch Pileggi also returns as Walter Skinner along with Annabeth Gish, Robbie Amell, Lauren Ambrose, Karin Konoval, Barbara Hershey, and Haley Joel Osment.

Various Talented Artists Come Together For an Imaginative Art Book For Charity Called BEGINNINGS

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Several wonderfully talented artists have come together to submit some awesome imaginative art for a book called Beginnings. The art book is being crowdfunded on Crowdwise and it all for charity to support children who are victims of the tragic events from all over the world. It's described as a way to "celebrate the innocence and wonder of childhood." 

One of the coolest things about the book is that fact that it will be filled with the art showing us what inspired each of the artists when they were kids. So, there's a very personal touch to each piece that tells us something about the artist, which I think is pretty awesome.

Read through all the details and check out some examples of the art that will be in the book below. If you want to donate, click here.

Recent events across the world have had a devastating impact on many people’s lives. The earthquake in Mexico City, Hurricane Harvey in Houston, and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico have all taken their toll - not to mention the many refugees that have been displaced over the last few years because of the conflict in Syria. Our hearts go out to all who have suffered so much, especially to the young children who are innocent that have been caught up in these tragic events. And because our hearts go out to them, we as artists are combining our efforts and doing what we do best - draw and paint.    
The result is this beautiful digital art book called Beginnings, and the goal is to celebrate the innocence and wonder of childhood and to share that with all of you. We’ve partnered with the wonderful people at Save the Children and Crowdrise in order to thank you for your generous donation to their cause, which will directly bless the lives of many children that are in need right now. By making a donation of at least $10 to this campaign, you'll be able to pre-order a copy of Beginnings, which will be released for download in December 2017.   
Each artist that contributed to this book was asked a simple question: what inspired you as a child? Maybe it was a person they looked up to. Or perhaps it was a beautiful location. It could have been a particular moment in time or a set of events that brings back feelings of nostalgia. Or maybe it was just the interesting way in which they saw the world as a kid. Each person answered for themselves and over 60 professional artists from around the world and from the various fields of animation, comics, cartooning, illustration, and visual development contributed, including: Max Grecke, Elsa Chang, Brett Bean, Wouter Tulp, Armand Serrano, Pernille Orum, Adam Rex, Floyd Norman, Gustavo Duarte, Dave Guertin and Greg Baldwin from CreatureBox, Nathan Fowkes, Ty Carter, and many more! Half the fun of this book will be in discovering the answers they came up with and gaining a little insight into their younger years. The other half of the fun, of course, will be in seeing all of the stunning new artwork that they spent hours creating in order to support this cause. 
Thank you in advance for your generous donation to Save the Children! We hope you enjoy the book and that it, in return, becomes a source of inspiration to you..
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Christopher Tolkien Resigns From The Tolkien Estate and His Departure Will Change Everything

J.R.R. Tolkien's son, Christopher Tolkien, who has led the Tolkien estate as its President for years. At 93-years-old he has resigned and stepped down as president and there's no doubt that this will change everything on how J.R.R. Tolkien's work is handled from here on out.

You see, even though Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy was a huge hit with critics and fans, Christopher hated what Jackson did with those films. He also was the guy who was blocking any of the other Middle Earth stories, outside of The Hobbit, from being adapted. 

The news of Christopher's resignation comes from TheOneRing.net and with Christopher no longer in charge, there are sure to be a lot of big things coming involving the stories and characters from Middle Earth, especially with the new series that Amazon Studios is developing. He won't be there to block certain things from being played with.

It seems like he's been preparing to retire for a while. At 93-years-old it makes sense to retire! Christopher has been dedicated his life to preserving his father’s work, and over the years he's edited and published several stories and collections involving Middle Earth. The last thing he worked on was the publication of the book Beren and Luthien, and in the preface of the book, he says “this is (preemptively) my last book in the long series of editions of my father’s writings.” 

The guy definitely deserves the respect from Tolkien's fans for what he has done with his father work over the years. There is honor in the work that he has accomplished. One thing I have to admire about Christopher is that he was more interested in preserving the legacy of his father than money. That mindset will probably leave with Christopher. The other remaining members of the estate are reportedly much more willing to negotiate and sell off the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s properties, so I'm sure we'll see a lot of people swooping in to try and get their hands on them. Those remaining members include J.R.R. Tolkien’s daughter, Priscilla Tolkien, and various grandchildren.

I doubt that Amazon will be the only studio that will get the rights to some of Tolkien's work. The report goes on to say:

This opens up Tolkien and Middle-earth as possible franchises in the same way that Harry Potter’s world is a place you can visit at Universal Studios or that Disney will soon have a Star Wars area. There are few properties in the world that can be talked about in the same way as Middle-earth. Warner Bros. see the value and so does Amazon.
That doesn’t mean the Tolkien Estate will move toward making the rights to “Beren And Luthien” available but it does mean my wish to produce “The Silmarillion” as HBO series is slightly less impossible than it was before. That is what has changed really. Things once impossible are now possible.
The estate may elect to only allow more content based solely on “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.” Or they may carefully cultivate the entire library.

It's going to be really interesting to see what happens now in bringing stories and characters from middle earth to life in film and TV. There's no doubt we'll see some big exciting things in the future with what Amazon Studio is developing an beyond. 

 

DEADPOOL 2 Gets a Hilarious and Unexpected Synopsis

Following the teaser trailer that was released today for Deadpool 2, 20th Century Fox has revealed an official synopsis for the movie. It's definitely not what any of you were expecting! Here it is...

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

This synopsis had me busting up laughing! The marketing team for this franchise has got to be having the greatest time coming up with the promotional material for this movie! This synopsis was completely unexpected, at the same time it's exactly the kind of thing we should be expecting from Deadpool! 

I can't wait to see what other fun surprises that the marketing team has in store for the fans in the future. 

It also seems like the sequel has yet to get an official title. Until it does, we'll just continue to call it Deadpool 2. The movie hits theaters on June 1st, 2018

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Professor Pyg’s Reign of Terror Escalates in This Delightfully Disturbing Red-Band Trailer For GOTHAM

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FOX has released a red-band trailer for Gotham for the upcoming episode of Season 4 involving Professor Pyg's story arc. This is such a delightfully disturbing villainous character and as you'll see, things look like they are going to get brutal and intense. 

The next episode is called "Let Them Eat Pie", and sees Professor Pyg (MIchael Cerveris) takes his plan to the next level of insanity as Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is on a mission to stop the villain and bring him to justice. As you'll see, this isn't going to be an easy task for him as Pyg is beating and eating the shit out of Gotham.

Gotham's "Let Them Eat Pie" airs Thursday at 8pm on FOX.

The JUSTICE LEAGUE Rotten Tomatoes Score Has Leaked and it’s Not Good

Yesterday it was reported that Rotten Tomatoes wouldn't reveal the score of Justice League until the day the movie was released in theaters. Well, even though no score has appeared yet on Rotten Tomatoes, fellow Fandango property Flixster didn't get the memo on keeping things under wraps and they ended up posted the Rotten Tomatoes score!

I predicted that the score would land somewhere in the 70% area of the Tomatometer, but boy was I wrong! The film started with a 48% rating and then went up to 51%. That's not encouraging, but I'm still excited to see the movie. I'm not going to let this low score talk me out of seeing it, it looks like it's going to be fun! I plan on going out to see it tomorrow night.

There are a ton of full reviews online right now to read through if you're interested. I'm not going to read any of them, though, until I form my own opinion and write my own review. 

What are your thoughts on Justice League's Rotten Tomato score?