Director Andy Muschietti Promises That IT: CHAPTER 2 Will Be Even Scarier Than The First Movie

During the Warner Bros. presentation at CinemaCon, a video was shared in which director Andy Muscheitte talked a little bit about IT: Chapter 2. He teased that there are going to be some very dark things to come. He's currently prepping to shoot the sequel, but he promised:

"It's going to be scarier and more intense, so bring your adult diapers."

I love that he says this! Usually, the adult aspect of Stephen King's IT story isn't the most popular part. Especially in the 1990s TV movie. It's everyone's least favorite part of the story. But Muscheitte is obviously looking to change that and make this second part of the story even better than the first. I can't wait to see what he ends up doing with it!

The next film will be set 27 years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise The Clown when they were kids. As they've grown up, they've forgotten about what had happened. When bad things start to happen in Derry again and kids begin to go missing, Mike Hanlon, who stayed behind in Derry to keep watch over the town, calls up his old friends to remind them of the promise they made to come back and stop It if It ever came back.

Bill Skarsgard will be back as Pennywise and the young cast from the first film will return to shoot flashback scenes. Those actors include Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Nicholas Hamilton.

Jessica Chastain is playing Beverly and James McAvoy and Bill Hader are in talks to play adult versions of Bill and Ritchie.

It has previously been revealed that Chapter 2 will include more of the interdimensional turtle, which was teased in the first film a few times. It will also have a much darker tone to it, and it has been said that Mike Hanlon's character will be drastically changed, as he will be a junkie. You can read more about that here.

The sequel will also most likely explore Pennywise the Clown a little more. We've heard that the sequel may include elements from Pennywise's history in Derry such as the story behind The Black Spot and there was a deleted scene from the first film that was revealed that included Pennywise eating a baby. That could be included in the sequel as well if they really do plan on giving us a history of the monster. Then Bill Skarsgard hopes that it will explore the twisted mind of Pennywise.

IT: Chapter 2 will be released in theaters on September 6, 2019.  

TRANSFORMERS: POWER OF THE PRIMES Gets an Awesome New Trailer!

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Machinima and Hasbro have released an exciting new trailer for the third and final chapter of their Transformers: Prime Wars trilogy, Power of the Primes. If you haven't been watching this series, you're really missing out, especially if you're a fan of the original cartoon series. 

This trailer provides a first look at some of the impressive voice-talent who are making their debut in the series including Ron Perlman as Optimus Primal, WWE Superstar Samoa Joe as Predaking, Mikey Way from the rock band My Chemical Romance as Snarl, Jaime King (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Solus Prime, and Gregg Berger, the original voice of Grimlock, returns to the role! They join returning cast members Mark Hamill, who made his debut as Megatronus in the finale of the second chapter of the trilogy, Transformers: Titans ReturnJudd Nelson, who is voicing a character new to the trilogy, Rodimus Cron, Wil Wheaton as Perceptor, DashieGames as Menasor, MatPat as Swoop, and Rob Dyke as Devastator. 

After Megatronus eliminates Optimus Prime and claims the Matrix of Leadership and Enigma of Combination for himself, the other Transformers robots look to Megatron to lead the charge against their diabolical foe.
Unbeknownst to them, Megatronus’ pursuit of the next ancient artifact, the Requiem Blaster, goes beyond his desire for power and the search will uncover mysterious secrets from Cybertron’s past. Before the TRANSFORMERS: PRIME WARS TRILOGY concludes, a new Prime will ascend and all will bear witness to the true POWER OF THE PRIMES.

Transformers: Power of the Primes will be released on May 1st on Tumblr, go90 and select Oath properties. The series features 10 episodes at approximately 11 minutes per episode. Watch the new trailer and let us know what you think!

Honest Trailer Released For Marvel’s THE INCREDIBLE HULK

With Avengers: Infinity War coming out this week, Screen Junkies decided to do an honest trailer for Edward Norton's The Incredible Hulk. This was the Marvel movie that came out right after Iron Man and before Marvel Studios knew where they were headed. The movie is part of the MCU, but in a way it also feels like the one movie that just doesn't belong because the events of it don't really matter in the MCU. The one thing that it really did was introduce William Hurt's General 'Thunderbolt' Ross to the MCU. Regardless of the mess that it turned out to be, I still actually enjoyed the film for what it was.

As you might imagine the guys at Screen Junkies had a lot of fun tearing into this movie in their latest episode of Honest Trailers. What did you think of The Incredible Hulk when it was first released? 

HARRY POTTER: HOGWARTS MYSTERY Launches Today on Mobile

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, which is already available today for both Android and iOS users, will allow players to create their character and experience the magic and excitement of being a student at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Players will choose their preferred House, attend classes with legendary teachers such as Professor McGonagall and Professor Snape, and develop deep and lasting friendships. 

The mobile game will not only allow players to discover the mysteries of Hogwarts but also investigate the reason why the player’s older brother got expelled from the school. The game takes place in the 1980s, which is seven years before the arrival ofHarry Potterand friends at Hogwarts. However, even though players won’t come across Harry, Hermione, or Ron, they will still be able to meet familiar faces such as Ron Weasley’s older siblings, Professor Dumbledore, Hagrid and many others.

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“Being involved in the making of the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile game will give great pleasure to my grandchildren,” said Dame Maggie Smithin a press release. 

The gameplay of Hogwarts Mysteryis pretty straightforward, which is expected from a casual free-to-play mobile game. It mainly serves to satisfy fans of the franchise and give them an authentic Hogwarts experience. Furthermore, players will be able to mold the game’s narrative as choices in-game would have an impact to parts of the story. 

Lastly, players will also encounter a few original characters exclusive in the game such as Penny, a Hufflepuff potions expert, Tulip, the fun Ravenclaw prankster, Merula, the mysterious Slytherin with a dark past. Besides exploring Hogwarts itself, players will be able to explore familiar locations such as Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. 

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mysteryis available today in the App Store and Google Play. 

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Beautiful Concept Art Surfaced For The Studio Ghibli Theme Park

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Last year it was announced that a Studio Ghibli theme park was in development. The park will be located near Nagoya, Japan in Aichi Prefecture on a 200-hectare plot of land. We now have a series of concept art to share with you giving us a look at what the design teams are planning. 

The theme park isn't going to be filled with crazy rides or anything. The main focus will be to allow visitors to enjoy and relax in the Studio Ghibli worlds. People will be able to enjoy the nature and the atmosphere of it all. It actually sounds very peaceful.

According to NHK, the main gate will remind park goers of 19th-century structures out of Howl’s Moving Castle, like the image above, as well as a recreation of Whisper of the Heart’s antique shop. There is also going to be a Princess Mononoke Village and a Witch Valley that will include attractions for Howl’s Moving Castle and Kiki’s Delivery Service.

There will also be a Big Ghibli Warehouse filled with a collection of Ghibli themed play areas as well as exhibition areas and small movie theaters.

The park will open in 2022, and if I ever make it out to Japan one day, I will have to go! 

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Via: Aichi Prefecture and Kotaku

Megan Fox Will Host a New Series on The Travel Channel Called MYSTERIES AND MYTHS

The Travel Channel is producing a new series built around Megan Fox traveling the world looking for the truth behind some of the world's greatest mysteries. It's called Mysteries and Myths with Megan Fox. Fox is the co-creator of the show and she will also host it and serve as an executive producer.

I've never really thought that Fox would actually be into this kind of stuff, but according to Deadline, she has been obsessed with "the history of ancient cultures, people and places — always questioning their 'documented' story." Now she is teaming up with the Travel Channel to embark on "an epic and personal journey across the globe, where archaeologists and experts will re-examine history, asking tough questions and challenging the conventional wisdom that has existed for centuries. The series will delve into some of the greatest mysteries of time, including whether Amazon women really existed or if the Trojan War was real." Megan Fox has this to say in a statement:

"I would describe myself as a seeker. A seeker is someone who is never content to have obtained enough knowledge. History only gives us a one-sided view of the truth. That’s something I know from personal experience. My own history has been rewritten by other people who had a vested interest in changing the narrative. I haven’t spent my entire life building a career in academia so I don’t have to worry about my reputation or being rebuked by my colleagues, which allows me to push back on the status quo. So much of our history needs to be re-examined.”

Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America added:

"When it comes to debunking the myths around some of our greatest historical mysteries, Megan Fox’s passion for discovering the truth is just visceral. We are as delighted to have her fresh and unbiased perspective on these events as we are to have Megan in our Travel Channel family."

Mysteries and Myths with Megan Fox will be a four-episode hour-long series and production will begin in June, with a premiere slated for later this year. Will you watch Megan Fox go on these archaeological adventures?

New ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Footage Screened Showed Lots of New Footage and The Ghost in Action!

During Disney big presentation at CinemaCon, Marvel showed off a new trailer for Ant-Man and The Wasp that was loaded with all kinds of cool new footage! The trailer put a big focus on Evangeline Lilly's The Wasp and there are some incredibly fun action sequences that involve her. The footage also offered us our first footage of Laurence Fishburne and Walton Goggins. We also finally got to see Ghost's powers in action!

I absolutely loved the humor of this Marvel franchise, they have a lot of fun doing really absurd things and the visuals are what make them so great! One of the first things we see in the footage is Paul Rudd's Ant-Man in his Giant-Man form riding on the back of a truck next to Walton Goggins' villainous character Sonny Burch. Ant-Man is hitting the side of the truck, but things are going the way he had hoped, so The Wasp pops up in the truck and starts beating the crap out of everyone inside. It's at this point that Scott Lang's daughter Cassie tells his dad he needs a sidekick. 

There's also a scene where Hank Pym (Michael Douglass) is talking to Luis (Micheal Pene). Hank says that he opened the Quantum-realm up to a villain known as the Ghost. Hank is going to Luis and his crew because he needs their help in getting something that Hank needs. Luis points out that they are the right team for the job because they robbed him at one point.

There are then a bunch of action shots of the Wasp fighting people and in the process showing off her abilities. Then for some reason, there's a clip where we see a giant ant playing the drums! It was a very WTF!? kind of moment.

We also get to see the Ghost action and this villain has the crazy cool ability to pass through solid objects, At one point we see her jump through an SUV. The way this looks visually is pretty rad as well. 

There's some amusing banter between Ant-Man and The Wasp regarding their different styles of fighting. During one part Ant-man tells Wasp, "You go low and I go high," but then The Wasp responds with, "I have wings. Why would I go low?" So they end up switching it up. 

There's a scene where Luis is freaking out after he shrinks in size with Ant-Man and The Wasp while driving an SUV. And the footage comes to a close with Scott Lang and Lawrence Fishburn, who was Goliath, comparing how big that they've gotten using the technology. It's here that Lang reveals his biggest size of 65 feet, compared to Goliath's 21 feet. It was just funny listening to them comparing sizes. 

I have no idea when this trailer will be released but I hope that you get to see it soon! Part of the story will focus on Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne entering the quantum realm to rescue Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer). Here's the official synopsis:

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: Ant-Man and The Wasp. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Peyton Reed is directing Ant-Man and the Wasp, and it will be released in theaters on July 6th, 2018.

A University In Ohio Will Offer Scholarships To Top FORTNITE Players

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Ashland University, which is located in Ohio, is looking to recruit the best Fortniteplayers as the institution is adding the popular battle royale game to their highly competitive esports program, TechCrunchreports. As an incentive, the university is offering a scholarship depending on the player’s skills and abilities in the game. 

Fortnite, which is still relatively new, will be joining Ashland University’s esports program that has games like League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch, DoTa 2, and many others. In a  released on the school’s official website, the head eSports coach, Josh Buchanan said that:

Fortnite appeals to both the core and casual gaming audience. We’re excited to provide this platform for gamers who want to showcase their skills in a more competitive space. Fortnite facilitates an environment that allows players to get creative, innovate and show off their mastery of skills.”

The scholarship that the school is offering will lighten the admission fees by $4,000. Currently, tuition at Ashland University for an undergraduate program goes around for about $32,000. Of course, this won’t probably attract students who are targeting to enter a different university. However, for those who are interested in applying in Ashland, and at the same time has exceptional skills in Fortnite, then this scholarship might be for you. Interested gamers can apply for the program here

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The Footage Screened of James Wan’s AQUAMAN Movie at CinemaCon was Freakin’ Epic!

While at CinemaCon, I had the opportunity to see the first footage from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment's upcoming film Aquaman. Before the footage was shown, director James Wan expressed how he really didn't want to show any footage at this point because it wasn't fully finished. But, the studio told him he had to show something, so he did, and what he ended up sharing with all those in attendance was visually epic! 

I was completely wowed by the footage that I saw! Wan's vision for this film goes way above and beyond what I was expecting. This world that Wan has created is seriously Lord of the Rings-style epic, only it's set underwater! I'll be honest, I've never been a fan of Aquaman, but I'm a huge fan of James Wan, and now I couldn't be more excited to see this movie!

Aquaman looks like it's the most ambitious DC film project that WB has made yet. The footage showed tons of footage of Jason Momoa in the title role and the story will dive into the character backstory. One of the coolest scenes showed a young Aquaman catching a trident flying at his face with his bare hands. There's also a shot of him lifting a submarine out of the ocean, and we see a badass fight scene inside of a sub.

We also got our first look at Willem Dafoe as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern) as Tom Curry; Patrick Wilson looked awesome as Orm/Ocean Master, who promises to bring the "wrath of the seven seas." Then there was Yahya Abdul-Mateen II looking freakin' rad as Black Manta! It was a quick shot, but he looked so cool and his look is right on par with the design of the character in the comics.

The most impressive stuff that I saw, though, were the visuals of the world that the story is set in. At one point the Ocean Master is standing in a colosseum rallying the crowd of people against his brother who is looking to challenge him to the throne. 

I can't wait for you to see some of this stuff when the first trailer is eventually released. I think a lot of fans will be in awe of what this movie looks like. Judging from what I saw here, Wan went out and made an incredible Aquaman film!

Aquaman also stars Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Ludi Lin as Murk, and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna. Here's the synopsis: 

Aquaman will center on Aquaman as a reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface.

The movie is set to be released December 21, 2018.

The Directors of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Wipe Their Social Media Accounts Clean… Except For One Video

Avengers: Infinity War director's Joe and Anthony Russo have done something really interesting. Leading up to the release of the film, they've wiped all of their social media accounts clean of content and only left fans with one single video that features a little footage of Thanos with the caption, "Thanos is coming." 

The video appears on their official Instagram account, their official Twitter page and their Facebook page. Every other thing that they have ever posted has seemingly been deleted.

I have no idea why they did this, but I assume it was for dramatic effect as the movie is about to come out. And obviously, Thanos is going to have a huge presence in this film and we've heard time and time again that the MCU will never be the same after this. They are obviously making a statement regarding this film, and when you all see the movie, you'll probably have a better understanding of why they did this. 

What are your thoughts on why the Russo Bros. cleared their accounts and posted this video?

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