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Did Jamie Foxx Spoil the Ending to ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′? Hints at Sinister Six

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Well, he kinda does, depending on how you choose to interpret what he said about the future of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise during a recent interview promoting White House Down. (Obviously, possible SPOILERS after this point!)

They actually talked about doing the Sinister Six, so, fingers crossed. Because electricity never dies, it just goes to a different place.

It’s probably pretty obvious that Spider-Man isn’t going to lose to Electro, and even though Foxx never outright says that’s the case, I think we can all agree Spidey is going to come out on top and somehow stop his supercharged foe. What’s even more interesting about this, though, is the mention of the Sinister Six. If the group of super villains were to form we would, most likely, see the return of Jamie Foxx as Electro, whether he’s defeated at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 or not. If this does happen, it would be the first time the Sinister Six showed up on the big screen as a group, so that could be a major selling point for the third Amazing Spider-Man film.

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Jackman Teases ‘Days’ as Last Outing as Wolverine

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Days of Future Past is going to be an all-star X-Men-palooza, but one of Marvel’s Merry Mutants is now suggesting that his appearance in the upcoming X-film may be his swan song to the part that made him a movie star.

Yes ma’am (or sir), we’re talking about Hugh Jackman, and although he’s been very complimentary about the experience, the actor seems to be indicating that Days will be the last time he’ll play Wolverine.

It may be the last,” he said. “By the way, it didn’t hit me until three weeks before the end [of shooting X-Men: Days of Future Past], because we promoted The Wolverine and I came back on set with three weeks to go, and that’s when I went, ‘Well, who knows? Maybe there’s no more Wolverine. Maybe this is it. Who knows? Maybe.‘”

Although it’s been a 13-plus year odyssey, Jackman isn’t feeling much in the way of regret or remorse if this does indeed turn out to be the final time he slips into a pair of Adamantium claws. “I really made the most of those last few weeks. I enjoyed every time I put the claws on. I nicked everything off the set, so Halloween, come to me and I’ll hook you up.”

In the meantime though, Jackman continues to heap praise on Days of Future Past. “I keep saying it’s like two movies in one, but with the size of it it’s really three in one,” he added. “It really is going to blow people away because of the story.

Well, you can’t fault his enthusiasm. Wolverine was a difficult role to pull off, and Jackman did so with aplomb, and it will be a sad day when he leaves the role for good, and it will be very difficult for someone new to take up the part standing in Jackman’s shadow.

More news as it develops. Days of Future Past is in theaters next summer.

Source: Digital Spy

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‘The Dark Knight Legacy’ – A Chance to See Nolan’s Story Continue

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With the ending of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, many questions were left unanswered. And since they’re rebooting the Caped Crusader in 2015, those questions are not likely to be addressed anytime soon. So, to satisfy their own need for a continuation, some fans got together, led by director Brett Register, and put together this seven minute fan film that picks up a year after The Dark Knight Rises left off. Check out Nightwing, The Red Hood and a few other faces that you might recognize in The Dark Knight Legacy video below:

Shit, it’s not half-bad. Other than the decision to blow The Penguin away in short order, I’d have to say I’m quite impressed even. Want to see more? It’s a completely fan-funded project, so you can head over to indiegogo.com and help the guys who made this to continue the story by providing them some cash to keep their cast and crew fed.

Thanks to /Film for the heads-up.

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More Thor! Check Out the New Extended ‘Dark World’ Trailer

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And because all the trailers and footage you have seen thus far of Thor: The Dark World just aren’t enough, the powers-that-be have issued one more look at the upcoming film. Check out the almost-the-same-but-just-a-bit-longer trailer for the flick below:

Yup, still looks pretty awesome. See even more footage when the entire movie gets released come November 8th.

Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.

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Loki Solo Movie? Be Burdened With Glorious Purpose and Sign The Petition to Make it So

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What does it say about humanity when we, the fans, idolize villains more than the heroes? I really can’t imagine the answer, or maybe I just don’t want to. Whether I’m awe inspired at the seething madness and animalistic behavior of Heath Ledger’s Joker, (Dark Knight) or swooning over the charm, guile and burdened purpose of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki (Thor, Avengers) I’m finding it’s so good to be bad. I guess Darth Helmet (Spaceballs) put it best when he eloquently said, “Evil will always triumph because good is dumb.”

Speaking of Tom Hiddleston, the fan loyalty to him and his Loki character is fierce. Humanity has pledged their undying allegiance to him. Given the response his appearance at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con drew from the Hall, we (apparently) do wish to be ruled by him. Well, at least the hordes of naive fan-girls do. Anyway, you trickster supporters are about to get Loki’d. Provided your faithfulness rings true, that is. What am I talking about? Well, more than 11,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Loki get the solo movie from Marvel Studios he deserves.

Here’s a quote from change.org:

We feel Loki (as portrayed by Tom Hiddleston), due to the astounding following both the character and actor have earned as a result of the Marvel films, more than warrants further exploration of his story,” the petition at Change.org states. “We believe such an endeavor would not only be profitable and successful, but provide a larger view for general audiences of the incredibly complex and diverse personality a well-known villain of the Marvel universe is gifted with. To explore this darker side of the Thor storyline would be to give credit to a compelling individual, his remarkable portrayer and an appreciative audience that feels a fierce loyalty to both in an unprecedented way. Simply put: He has an army.

Nobody can deny that Loki’s portrayal in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes across as a mischievous and understandable villain, but his own movie? I don’t think so. Too many other marvel characters that need a solo movie. On the other hand, to see a movie thru the villains eyes? That’d be mildly interesting. That’s never been done before in a comic book movie, it could change everything.

If you wish to sign the petition, go to this LINK

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com

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Breaking: Marvel to Make 4 New Series on Netflix, Leading up to “Defenders” Mini-series

Marvel Studios put out a press release this morning in which it announced it would be working with Netflix on four new live-action series that will lead up to a mini-series in which the four heroes will team up as The Defenders. Straight from the press release, as per the Wall Street Journal online:

Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s “The Defenders” mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

The inclusion of Jessica Jones as the second of the four is a welcome sign that Marvel is continuing with its comittment to expanding the diversity of the comic book world, both in comics themselves (see yesterday’s story Spolier Alert: New Ms. Marvel Teased in Captain Marvel #17 ) and in the broadcast and movie universes as well.

With the setting being Hell’s Kitchen, I would expect a look more like the gritty violence of the CW series “Arrow” than the lighter, science fiction influenced super-spy stories we have seen in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” so far, although nothing in the press release indicates that is the tone the series will take.

This might also be what Billie Dee Williams was referencing this past weekend at Rhode Island Comic Con when he said he was shooting a pilot for Netflix this week. I assumed it had something to do with Star Wars, as he dropped the name “Rebels” during his panel, but maybe he will be playing a character in the new Daredevil series. My vote would be for Robbie Robertson, former editor in chief and current publisher of The Daily Bugle.

After the break, check out the entire press release.

Landmark Deal Brings Marvel’s Flawed Heroes of Hell’s Kitchen, led by “Daredevil,” to the World’s Leading Internet TV Network in 2015

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel’s most popular characters exclusively to the world’s leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a miniseries programming event.

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Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s “The Defenders” mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.

“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. “This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”

“Marvel’s movies, such as ‘Iron Man’ and Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’, are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “With ‘House of Cards’ and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.”

This new original TV deal follows last year’s landmark movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC TV and Disney Channel films and shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.

About The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $42.3 billion in its Fiscal Year 2012.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 40 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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Alt-Ending Shows Different Fate for Mandarin in ‘Iron Man 3′

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Of course, films rarely go from script to screen with absolutely no changes to plot, or character, or dialogue, and Iron Man 3 is no exception. In advance of the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film, several alternative takes of the film’s grand finale at the docks have been posted online. The work by storyboard artist Federico D’Alessandro shows some subtle differences between what was planned and what the finished film turned out to be.

Amongst the changes, an all-new, all-different ending for The Mandarin played by Ben Kingsley. Now I know what Shane Black did with The Mandarin in the film was, uh, contentious to say the least. I was fine with it, but the “new ending” for The Mandarin seems kind of silly to me, which is maybe why it was cut. Anyway, there may be spoilers in the video clips below if you haven’t yet seen Iron Man 3, so you’ve been warned appropriately.

Here’s the alternative ending for The Mandarin:

Expanded Rhodey Role in Finale:

Final Fight, Tony Vs Killian:

Source: /Film

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‘Avengers 2’ Rumormill – J.A.R.V.I.S. is Ultron?

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Ever since the news hit that the second Avengers film would carry the title Age of Ultron, speculation has be rampant as to how exactly Joss Whedon plans on putting it all together. He’s already admitted to a divergence from the original Ultron origin story, so people are naturally wondering how the metal menace is going to make his first appearance and thus become the primary villain. One site, Unleash the Fanboy, thinks they know the answer. By using some leaked animated storyboards from the original Avengers, one in particular of an alternate scene, they theorize that it will be Tony Stark’s A.I. creation, J.A.R.V.I.S. that will be taking on the role of Ultron. Check out the storyboard below:

Combined with the rumors that Tony Stark will be involved in Ultron’s creation, the numbers seem to add up. Furthermore, the folks at Unleash the Fanboy claim an inside source with Disney who had this to say about the possibility of J.A.R.V.I.S. as Ultron:

That’s the plan so far from what I’ve heard. Obvious, isn’t it?

And as far as Paul Bettany’s further involvement in the new Avengers flick is concerned, the “source” had this to say:

He’s returning, but I’m not sure if they’re doing motion capture with him, or if they’ll use someone else. Since he’s only done voiceovers, the contract is new.

You can head over to Unleash the Fanboy to read more about what they had to say regarding their J.A.R.V.I.S. is Ultron theory.

Thanks to Unleash the Fanboy for the rumor.

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Matt Damon’s Take on Casting Ben Affleck as Batman and What About Robin the Boy Wonder

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Matt Damon was recently in India, promoting his latest movie Elysium when The Times of India caught up with him and asked him those burning questions that has Internet forums a buzz and generating clever pictures like the one above. What did he think about his long time buddy Ben Affleck being cast as the new Batman, and would Damon, could Damon, should Damon, join the cast of Batman Versus Superman as Robin the Boy Wonder.

I think it will be great, It will be terrific. I know there are a lot of people grousing on the internet. I just think it’s kind of funny. You know, he’s not playing King Lear. It’s Batman! Certainly within his skill set. If anybody saw ‘Argo’ or ‘The Town,’ and all the work he’s been doing lately, it’s way more nuanced and interesting and way more difficult than Batman! Batman just sits there with his cowl over his head and whispers in a kinda gruff voice at people. Bruce Wayne is the more challenging part of the role, and Ben will be great at that…

But it’s safe to say I won’t be Robin.

Yeah, I think deep down we all knew that wasn’t going to happen. I bet we’ll see some funny video on the Jimmy Kimmel Show about it though. Maybe Ben Affleck, dressed as Batman pulling up to the house from Goodwill Hunting in the Batmobile with Matt Damon coming to the door in street clothes and they back and forth with Damon saying something about never wearing that costume and it ain’t gonna happen no matter how many times Affleck comes to the door.

The other Matt Damon news making its way around the internet is that Damon might be returning to the Bourne franchise. Damon had this to say:

They were just trying to revitalize that franchise and I didn’t mind at all, It didn’t have anything to do with the movie that I made. It makes sense for a studio to keep those franchises as alive as they can, it makes business sense for them. I don’t begrudge anybody for that. I am a huge fan of Jeremy. I don’t equate my Bourne movie with his. He didn’t play the part of Jason Bourne. It’s a totally different thing.

Could that movie have both Damon and Jeremy Renner in it? That would be great to see. I’ve loved all the Jason Bourne films and have read more than a few of the books.

Via: Comingsoon

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‘Man of Steel’ Blu-ray Street Date Announced

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I know, I know, you probably don’t care because the very existence of Man of Steel, and all its changes to Superman lore, make you angrier than the heat of a thousand suns, but come on, you know you’re still going to buy it (or at least pirate it). Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has established a release date of November 12th for Man of Steel across all platforms: Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download. The specs and special features are detailed below in a press release from Warners, as well as other images of the cover art and packaging.

The fate of mankind is in the hands of one man when ‘Man of Steel’ arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition, 3D Limited Collector’s Edition and Digital Download on November 12 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. In ‘Man of Steel,’ Clark Kent is forced to confront his extraterrestrial past and embrace his hidden powers when Earth is threatened with destruction.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes ‘Man of Steel,’ starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Kal-El under the direction of Zack Snyder.

The film also stars four-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams (‘The Master,’ 2012), Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (‘Revolutionary Road,’ 2008), Academy Award winner Kevin Costner (‘Dances with Wolves,’ 1990), Oscar nominee Diane Lane (‘Unfaithful,’ 2002), Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne (‘What’s Love Got to Do with It,’ 1993), Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Academy Award’ winner Russell Crowe (‘Gladiator,’ 1992).

‘Man of Steel’ is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters served as executive producers.

‘Man of Steel’ will be available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99, on DVD 2-disc Special Edition for $28.98, and as a 3D Limited Collector’s Edition for $59.99. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition and standard definition; the DVD 2-disc Special Edition features the theatrical version in standard definition; and the 3D Limited Collector’s Edition features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition, and also includes a limited release metal ‘S’ glyph with lucite glass stand. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition and 3D Limited Collector’s Edition include UltraViolet* which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.

SYNOPSIS

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

‘Man of Steel’ Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and 3D Limited Collector’s Edition contain the following special features:

  • Journey of Discovery: Creating ‘Man of Steel’ – This immersive feature-length experience allows you to watch the movie with director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and others as they share the incredible journey to re-imagine Superman.
  • Strong Characters, Legendary Roles – Explore the legendary characters of the Superman mythology and how they have evolved in this new iteration of the Superman story.
  • All-Out Action – Go inside the intense training regimen that sculpted Henry Cavill into the Man of Steel and Michael Shannon and Antje Traue into his Kyptonian nemeses. Includes interviews with cast and crew.
  • Krypton Decoded – Dylan Sprayberry (Clark Kent, age 13) gives the lowdown on all the amazing Krypton tech, weapons and spaceships featured in ‘Man of Steel.’
  • Planet Krypton – The world’s first exploration of Krypton and its lost society.

‘Man of Steel’ DVD 2-disc Special Edition contains the following special features:

  • Strong Characters, Legendary Roles

  • All-Out Action
  • Krypton Decoded

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On November 12, ‘Man of Steel’ will be available for download in HD or standard definition from online retailers including but not limited to iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu, CinemaNow and more…

The film will also be available digitally in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles and broadband customers including Amazon, iTunes, etc.

ULTRAVIOLET

*UltraViolet allows you to collect, watch and share movies and TV shows in a whole new way. Available with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs, DVDs and Digital Downloads, UltraViolet lets you create a digital collection of movies and TV shows. Services such as Flixster and VUDU allow you to instantly stream and download UltraViolet content across a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details. For more information on compatible devices go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixter.com/info for details.

BASICS

PRODUCT SRP
Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack $44.95
Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99
2-disc Amaray (WS) $28.98
3D Limited Collector’s Edition $59.99

Standard Street Date: November 12, 2013
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Thai
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin
3D BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Cantonese, Chinese (Traditional), Thai
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified)
3D BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 143 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction and for some language
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