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Comic-Con: 'Batman v Superman' Batsuit Is on Display in San Diego

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 13 hours 5 min ago

While Comic-Con doesn't officially start until tomorrow morning, tonight is Preview Night, giving fans an early sneak peek at the convention floor, along with a number of TV pilots that are being screened. Surprisingly, one of the items Warner Bros. has on display is the Batman suit worn by Ben Affleck in the highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Take a look at the photo below, courtesy of Twitter user Dan Didio, then read on for an unusual image sent out by director Zack Snyder.

Batfleck costume is in the house!

— dan didio (@dandidio1) July 24, 2014

Director Zack Snyder doesn't use his verified Twitter account as much as many other directors, but every now and then he'll give the fans something interesting. Less than an hour ago, the filmmaker sent out the following photo of Henry Cavill wielding a Star Wars light saber, with the hashtag #SuperJedi.

— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) July 24, 2014

Why was this photo sent out to his followers? We don't have a clue, but it's worth noting that Zack Snyder was once rumored to be attached to direct a stand alone Star Wars movie, which he later denied.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters May 6th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.

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'Batman v Superman': Henry Cavill Is a Super Jedi in New Photo?!

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 13 hours 9 min ago

Comic-Con is in full swing now, and to celebrate, director Zack Snyder has tweeted out a very strange photo that shows his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice leading man Henry Cavill not only wearing his Superman costume, but also a black cloak and wielding a red lightsaber, surely a sign that he has turned to the dark side and joined the Sith, even though Zack refers to Kal-El as a Super Jedi.

Take a look:

— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) July 24, 2014

We're not sure what this photo is teasing or if the filmmaker is just having some fun with Photoshop during his downtime from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice production.

It's worth noting that Zack Snyder was rumored to be directing a stand alone Star Wars Movie back in January, although he denied any involvement with the project later that day.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice doesn't have an official presence at Comic-Con this year, with production still under way, but perhaps Zack Snyder could show up with yet another surprise like he did last year, when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was first announced.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters May 6th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.

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Soska Sisters Will Direct 'Painkiller Jane' Comic Book Adaptation

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 13 hours 17 min ago

Indie filmmakers Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska, who earned rave reviews last year for American Mary, have signed on to direct an adaptation of the Painkiller Jane comic book.

The Painkiller Jane comic, created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, follows an undercover cop who is tortured after her identity is exposed, which ignites her supernatural regenerative abilities along with an incredibly high pain tolerance.

The comic was first adapted as a 2005 TV movie starring Emmanuelle Vaugier, which lead to the 2007 Painkiller Jane TV series, where Kristanna Loken played the title character.

Jimmy Palmiotti is producing through his Paperfilms company, alongside Stephen L'Heureux (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) and his Solipsist Films banner. The producers are plotting an indie action thriller, but it is not set up at a studio yet.

Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska made their directorial debut with Dead Hooker in a Trunk, which they followed up with American Mary. They are also directing See No Evil 2 for WWE Studios and Lionsgate, along with a segment in the anthology sequel ABCs of Death 2.

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Comic-Con: Ultron Vs. Iron Man in 'Avengers 2' Concept Posters!

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 13 hours 51 min ago

While most fans go to Comic-Con to see footage from their favorite movies and TV shows before anyone else, one of the fringe benefits is coming home with loads of free merchandise. Just after the Ant-Man concept art was unveiled, Marvel has released two new Comic-Concept art posters from Avengers: Age of Ultron. The first poster, designed by Ryan Meinerding showcases Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), while the second, created by Andy Park, features Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), both of whom are seen battling Ultron's robotic army. Take a look at the posters below, then take a look at how you can bring them home to add to your collection.

These posters will be given out for free to fans who visit the Marvel booth (#2329) tonight, July 23, but supplies will be limited. Take a look at the official statement from Marvel, which teases that more posters are coming throughout the Con.

"Headed to San Diego Comic-Con? Don't miss out on what are sure to be some of the hottest items of the convention, these posters featuring concept art from Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron"!

Make sure to stop by the Marvel booth, #2329, to pick up these free posters while supplies last! These two posters are only available during Preview Night, while supplies last. Today's posters feature artwork of Iron Man by Ryan Meinerding as well as a poster by Andy Park of Scarlet Witch.

Once these two character posters are gone, then they're gone. But maybe if you check back tomorrow, we'll have something else in store. Maybe. Keep up with all things Marvel at SDCC by keeping your eyes on and following @Marvel on Twitter!"

What posters do you think will be unveiled tomorrow? Check back for more details as the Con officially gets under way tomorrow.

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

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Film News: Film Industry News: K5 Indepe

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Film News: Film Industry News: K5 Independent takes Father – K5 Independent is to handle international sales for Visar Morina’s feature debut Father (Babai) which is currently shooting in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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'Ghostbusters 3' Begins Production Next Spring Says Dan Aykroyd

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 14 hours 4 min ago

Back in March, we reported that production will begin next year on Sony Pictures' Ghostbusters reboot, although longtime director Ivan Reitman will not be at the helm, instead serving as a producer. Sony hasn't announced a replacement director at this time, but Dan Aykroyd recently appeared on NBC's Today show, where he revealed that pre-production will begin this spring.

"It looks like we'll be in pre-production in the spring now, from what I'm hearing. It should be good."

Of course, we've heard similar updates several times in the past, with this long-awaited project drifting through development for a number of years, which was hampered by several ill-fated attempts to get Bill Murray back on board. When Harold Ramis passed away in February, Ivan Reitman decided he would only produce and help Sony find a replacement director. Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad, Zombieland) was being eyed to direct in May, but we haven't heard anything regarding his involvement since then.

Take a look at Dan Aykroyd's full video interview below, where he discusses his James Brown biopic Get on Up. The Ghostbusters tidbits come at the 5:02 mark.

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Ghostbusters comes to theaters in 2016.

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Comic-Con: 'Ant-Man' Costume Revealed in New Concept Art

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 14 hours 26 min ago

Its rumored that Marvel will be bringing its entire Ant-Man cast to the San Diego convention center for its big Saturday afternoon panel. Even if that's not the case, we now have a pretty good idea what Scott Lang's (Paul Rudd) Ant-Man suit will look like with a concept art poster from artist Andy Park. Take a look at this cool sneak peek that also features Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.

Ant-Man will begin shooting in August with its original cast in place. The above art was created by Andy Park, who is part of Marvel's in-house visual development department.

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Ant-Man comes to theaters July 17th, 2015 and stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, Corey Stoll, David Dastmalchian. The film is directed by Peyton Reed.

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Marvel Announces Third New Movie for 2018

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 15 hours 17 min ago

Just hours after Sony Pictures pushed The Amazing Spider-Man 3 to 2018 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 to an unspecified date, Marvel Studios has announced that another mystery movie, Untitled Marvel Project 2018, will be released on May 4, 2018, The Amazing Spider-Man 4's former release date. Take a look at Marvel's announcement via Twitter below, then read on for more information.

Mark your calendars! #Marvel Studios adds a 3rd date to 2018 with a new film on May 4!

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 23, 2014

Marvel's Kevin Feige revealed earlier this week that he wants Marvel Studios to put out two films per year, one sequel to an existing property and one new adventure, but it seems they're going even bigger than that. The studio announced five new release dates last week, which reveals the studio will release three movies apiece in 2017 and 2018.

Following Guardians of the Galaxy next week, Marvel has two movies scheduled for 2015, Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015) and Ant-Man (July 17, 2015), along with Captain America 3 (May 6, 2016). The rest of the studio's slate is shrouded in mystery, aside from the release dates. The studio also has unidentified projects slated for July 8, 2016, May 5, 2017, July 28, 2017 and November 3, 2017. Rounding out this lineup are the May 4, 2018, July 6, 2018 and November 2, 2018 projects, followed by their May 3, 2019 movie.

Do you think Marvel will announce which titles will be slotted into these release dates at Comic-Con? What movies would you look to see Marvel bring to the silver screen over the next five years? Chime in with your thoughts below, and stay tuned for more updates from Comic-Con.

Untitled Marvel Project 2018 comes to theaters May 4th, 2018.

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Marvel Snaps Up Old 'Spider-Man 4' Date, Likely for 'Avengers 3'

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 22:52

The move came hours after Sony undated "Amazing Spider-Man 3" and "Amazing Spider-Man 4," set for release on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018, respectively.

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Soska Sisters to Direct 'Painkiller Jane' Adaptation (Exclusive)

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 22:50

The comic was created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada when the duo had their 1990s publishing imprint, Event Comics.

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'Last Vegas 2' Moves Forward with Main Cast Expected to Return

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 22:49

CBS Films is moving forward with a sequel to their 2013 comedy Last Vegas, with stars Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline expected to return.

David Diamond and David Weissman have signed on to write the script, with Last Vegas director Jon Turteltaub also expected to be back at the helm. The story will center on the four main characters returning to their hometown of Brooklyn, as they discover just how much the neighborhood has changed.

Laurence Mark and Amy Baer will return to produce the comedy sequel, although it isn't known when production may begin. David Diamond and David Weissman's writing credits include The Family Man, Evolution, Old Dogs and When in Rome.

Last Vegas, which was written by Dan Fogelman, pulled in a respectable $134 million worldwide during its theatrical run last year, including $63.9 million domestic, from just a $28 million production budget.

It isn't known if any of the supporting cast members, such as Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, Roger Bart or Michael Ealy will return as well.

Last Vegas was released November 1st, 2013 and stars Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, Roger Bart. The film is directed by Jon Turteltaub.

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'Bond 24' Eyes Rome for Epic Car Chase

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 22:41

Even though production has been delayed on Bond 24 until December, the producers are still working to secure locations for the new 007 adventure. MI6 reports that Luciano Sovena, the new head of the Lazio Film Commission, has met with Bond 24 to secure an important shoot in Rome for an action-packed car chase.

Here's what Luciano Sovena had to say to members of the Italian press, although it's clear that nothing is finalized yet.

"I met the producers of the Bond series, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and we discussed the project. One of the key scenes, among the most spectacular in the film, will be a car chase in Via Quattro Fontane. I'm already excited. I hope that the City streamlines the procedures for the granting of permits, it would be a shame to miss this great opportunity because of the bureaucracy."

The Via Quattro Fontane translates into The Four Fountains, which is a group of late Renaissance fountains found at the intersection of Via delle Quattro Fontane and Via del Quirinale in Rome.

MI6 also reveals that Daniel Craig's James Bond will be driving a brand new Aston Martin in the chase sequence.

Daniel Craig's first two 007 movies, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, were both partially shot in Italy, although 2012's Skyfall was primarily shot in the U.K.

Here's what Luciano Sovena had to say about the franchise's return to Italy.

"Hosting the blockbuster Bond franchise is part of the strategy of Lazio Film Commission that it intends to attract large foreign productions in the region and encourage independent Italian filmmaking. Our region has all the requirements, environmental and professional, to become the most sought after locations of the movie."

Daniel Craig is returning as James Bond, alongside Skyfall stars Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (Q). Sam Mendes is directing from a script by John Logan, which is currently being rewritten by Bond veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have worked on the scripts for The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.

Bond 24 comes to theaters November 6th, 2015 and stars Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw. The film is directed by Sam Mendes.

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'Dessau Dancers': Munich Review

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 22:07

German director Jan Martin Scharf turns actors Gordon Kaemmerer, Oliver Konietzny and Sonja Gerhardt into breakdancers from East Germany in this entertaining if derivative film.

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Comic-Con: 'Chappie' Poster Brings Better Look at Robot Prodigy

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 22:01

Little Lost Robot Chappie is making his presence well known down at the San Diego convention center, with Comic-Con preview night just hours away from kick-starting this epic event. Yesterday, we got our first look at this artistic prodigy in a banner spotted within the halls of ground zero. Now we get a better look at Chappie to discover he has some nifty graphitti skills and a pretty clear sense of who his family is. From District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, this will serve as his follow up to last year's Elysium.

After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family. Chappie is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot.

Chappie comes to theaters March 27th, 2015 and stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Brandon Auret. The film is directed by Neill Blomkamp.

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Tommy Lee Jones Joins Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman in 'Criminal'

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 22:00

Ariel Vromen, who wrote and directed "The Iceman," is helming the Millennium Films thriller.

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Big Hero 6 world premiere to open Tokyo

Film Industry News - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 22:00
The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced its opening film will be the world premiere of Disney animation Big Hero 6.
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Warner Bros. Picks Up 'Arabian Nights' 7-Movie Franchise

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 21:51

Warner Bros. has acquired a 90-page "script-ment" from new writer David Weil that lays out a massive seven-movie franchise based on the inter-connected stories from The Arabian Nights.

The writer's vision is to re-imagine these classic stories, which are in the public domain, as period tales that have modern themes for a big-budget CGI fantasy adventure tentpole. The "script-ment" is essentially a bible for what David Weil sees as a long-running franchise.

3 Arts, the production company run by producer Erwin Stoff, represents the writer and brought the project to Warner Bros., where they collaborated on numerous projects including the sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise.

The Arabian Nights, a.k.a. One Thousand and One Nights, dates back centuries ago, with the first English-language version published in 1706. The Arabian Nights is a compilation of numerous folks stories from ancient Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore.

The main "frame story" centers on Persian king who discovers that both his wife and his brother's wife have been unfaithful and has them executed. For several years, he starts marrying young virgins, executing them the next morning before they can betray him. When the king's "vizier," whose duty it is to find these virgins, cannot find anymore, the vizier's daughter offers herself as the next bride, but before he can execute her, she tells him a story which she does not conclude. The king postpones the execution so he can hear the end, but every time she ends a story, she starts a new one. This forces the king to keep postponing the execution for one thousand and one nights as she keeps telling new tales.

It isn't known which of these stories the Warner Bros. franchise will draw from, but stories such as Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp and The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor are among the classic tales.

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'Sinister 2' to Hit Theaters in Late Summer 2015

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 21:47

The sequel is the follow-up to one of the most profitable movies of 2012.

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British Actress Dora Bryan Dies at 91

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 21:38

She won a BAFTA for her role in "A Taste of Honey" and more recently starred on the TV shows "Last of the Summer Wine" and "Absolutely Fabulous."

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Fourth 'Hercules' Clip Unleashes the Hydra on Dwayne Johnson

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 21:31

Dwayne Johnson once again gets to flaunt his WWE Superstar skills as he goes toe-to-toe with a legendary sea beast, the Hydra, in this fourth scene from Hercules. In order to ensure his demi-god status, the iconic muscle man of Greek myth must defeat this nasty multi-headed serpent. Only problem is, cut off one of its heads and two more grow back...If Dwayne Johnson can't kill it, no one can!

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail... he must again become the hero he once was... he must embrace his own myth... he must be Hercules.

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Hercules comes to theaters July 25th, 2014 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Joseph Fiennes. The film is directed by Brett Ratner.

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