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Tiniest Bit of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Footage Leaks – WATCH NOW!

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My understanding is what we’ve got here is the same footage as what was screened in Hall H for FOX’s panel at SDCC, at least part of it. This very short clip, which appeared on YouTube earlier today only to be promptly pulled by FOX’s lawyers, then later uploaded to a more dubious video hosting site, is the very beginning of the footage screened at Comic Con.

Give the blurry, bald head of Charles Xavier a click in order to view the footage. Do it now! Before it’s taken down again! [Note: only click play, don't bother installing whatever crap they try and trick you into.]

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If you couldn’t make out the dialogue here’s a transcript,

Ian McKellen‘s Magneto: What’s the last thing you remember?

Patrick Stewart‘s Xavier: I had a glimpse into the past. (To Wolverine) You will have to do for me what I once did for you.

McKellen’s Magneto: You’ll need me as well… side-by-side to end this war… before it ever begins.

And cut, end of footage. There’s more to it, and it’s the entirety of the clip those at Comic Con and those at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, where this bootleg comes from, had the fortune to see.

What we can glean from this measly 40 seconds is quite a bit, though. We see Rogue (Anna Paquin), Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) – now with beard! That’s how we know time’s past, guys. And of course, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. There’s the X-Mansion, upstairs and downstairs, and Cerebro. More exciting though, are the quick looks at Omar Sy as Bishop, Adan Canto as Sunspot, and Booboo Stewart as Warpath.

What else were you able to spot?

Where the footage goes from here has already been recapped repeatedly since Comic Con ended, but for a refresher here’s Screen Rant’s take.

Thanks to @pittsed_off for the tip to a working video!

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Latest ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Rumor, is Bryan Cranston Warner Bros’ Pick for Lex Luthor?

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Ever since the announcement Warner Bros. is working on Batman vs. Superman as their Man of Steel follow-up there have been rumors a-plenty about who’s going to play Batman; but what of the villain? With David S. Goyer’s screenplay in no way finalized we won’t know for sure who the big bad is, but the name everyone’s thinking? Lex Luthor.

Lexcorp was an easter egg splattered all over Man of Steel, basically cementing the bald, business savvy nemesis of Superman would appear sooner than later. And now there’s already a rumor floating around about who’ll play him: Bryan Cranston. All stemming from a supposed scoop scored by Latino Review’s El Mayimbe, check out these teasing tweets,

Actor for Lex is so painfully obvious/on the nose, u wouldn’t believe me even if I told you. Hell, I don’t believe it myself. Take a guess?

- elmayimbe (@elmayimbe) August 8, 2013

FANBOY BLIND ITEM: Which superhot actor finishing final season of hit TV show who also was in 2 films for WB is up for juicy badguy part?

:)

- elmayimbe (@elmayimbe) August 8, 2013

FINAL CLUE FOR Y’ALL FANBOY KNUCKLEHEADS WHO CAN’T TAKE A HINT: This actor played a bad guy (embarrassed that he did) on the POWER RANGERS.

- elmayimbe (@elmayimbe) August 8, 2013

See how it all connects so beautifully? Breaking Bad is about to enter its final season and perhaps Cranston isn’t quite tired of that bald look just yet. And yeah, this all only rumor, but how AMAZING would this be if it comes true?

Oh! And if you were wondering about that Power Rangers clue, Cranston has indeed admitted to voicing Power Rangers’ villains in the past.

But as for the rumor Cranston is our next Luthor, we can only wait and see.

Source: Splash Page

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Chloe Moretz Calls Out Jim Carrey on Those ‘Kick-Ass 2′ is Too Violent Comments

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About a month and a half ago Jim Carrey shocked us all with some stirring comments about his disapproval of the excessive violence in Kick-Ass 2. A movie he’s in and one in where he participates in quite a bit of said violence. It was shocking only because, one, anyone’s who read the comics or seen the first Kick-Ass would say, “No duh, the over-the-top violence is sort of its schtick,” and two, how did Carrey not come to this conclusion earlier? Like when he was filming.

I can forgive him the change of heart, but slamming the film both you and your fellow co-stars and crew worked so very hard on, that’s kind of low. And apparently, Chloe Moretz kind of thinks so, too. She recently responded to Carrey’s comments with a few of her own,

It’s a movie. If you are going to believe and be affected by an action film, you shouldn’t go to see Pocahontas because you are going to think you are a Disney princess.

If you are that easily swayed, you might see ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ and think you are a serial killer. It’s a movie and it’s fake, and I’ve known that since I was a kid … I don’t want to run around trying to kill people and cuss. If anything, these movies teach you what not to do.

It’s that same old argument of violence in the media being what spurs real life acts of violence. And it’s bullshit. I mean, hell, you want to talk about excessive violence? Check out out Kick-Ass 2, the comic, after seeing the movie and you’ll see what was considered too brutal for the screen. I wonder what Carrey’s comments would have been were the now infamous, though removed from the film, scenes of rape and extreme animal cruelty still included? Author Mark Millar is a twisted individual, but I don’t believe anyone who’d consider acting on truly evil impulses needs a comic, movie, or video game to inspire them.

Moretz did add, “Each their own,” in response to Carrey’s comments, so hopefully there is no ill will between the co-stars.

What are your thoughts of violence in the movies? Is the violence of Kick-Ass too extreme? Isn’t it only a movie, and therefor, easily distinguishable from real life?

Source: CBM

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‘Iron Man 3′ Deleted Scene: More of the Mandarin

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Overall I enjoyed Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3, overall… until the big reveal about Ben Kingsley‘s character the Mandarin. If you haven’t seen Iron Man 3 yet and don’t want to know more, then for pete’s sake stop reading and go figure out why you haven’t seen this movie yet. Seriously, you should get whatever stopped you from going to the theater straightened out before it prevents you from seeing Avengers 2, on the big screen.

OK, now that we’ve left those spoiler cry babies behind, let’s get to the meat of this deleted scene. My biggest pet peeve in Iron Man 3 was what we find out about the Mandarin’s true identity. I felt it was a waste of Kingley’s talents, I wanted him to go toe to toe with Robert Downey Jr. What we got was a Weekend at Bernie‘s version. I wanted the rings and all that high and mighty Mandarin arrogance.

So, I guess I feel a little better getting that off my chest, so watch the deleted clip below and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Iron Man 3, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray September 24th and will also be available for digital download three weeks earlier on September 3rd for those that can’t wait it comes with these additional special features:

-Deconstructing The Scene: Attack On Air Force One: Jump into action with the stunt-team skydivers in this close-up look at creating one of the movie’s most memorable scenes.
-Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look – Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World: Experience the spectacular new worlds, unforgettable characters, and pulse-pounding thrills of the upcoming blockbuster movie.
-Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Unmasked: Join cast and crew for a crash course in epic movie-making, Marvel style.
-Gag Reel
-Deleted & Extended Scenes
-Audio Commentary with Drew Pearce & Shane Black

Via: Bleeding Cool

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For Your Viewing Pleasure: 1990′s ‘TMNT’ Movie Alternate Ending

This is a real blast from the past for most of you out there. What kid in the 90 s didn’t love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? They had outrageous tag lines, rap laden music, and ate a crap load of pizza; everything your parents would shake their head at and wonder what the hell was happening with today’s youth.

Now that you’re all grown up you might appreciate this alternate ending that much more. It’s a nice nod to the origin of the TMNT franchise that all started back in Eastman and Laird’s fantastic comic book. If you’ve never read those, it’s well worth the cost of a trade paperback to pick up the original black and white pages.

Man, this movie doesn’t age well phonetically, I cringed at just about every tag line those turtles threw out there. Imagine the looks you would get today if you tried those lines on your nieces, nephews, or your own children. It would be akin to wearing black socks with sandals when you take them to the beach.

Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Cowabunga Dude!

Via: /Film

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All New ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Trailer is Here!

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With just about two months until the November 8th premiere of Marvel StudiosThor: The Dark World we should see a lot more clips, interviews, and other production treats soon. Let’s start the whole thing off with a new trailer! It’s got everything we’ve been waiting for as the $h!ts about to hit the fan in good old Asgard as those dastardly Dark Elves do Malekith’s dirty deeds.

Everyone is back for this sequel, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsg rd, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi ( The new Fandral), Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.

I’ve got to say that IMHO and from what I’ve seen, Tom Hiddleston is going to steal the show in this movie. I can’t wait to see more of Loki and Thor, plus Loki and all the other cast of characters. And don’t forget Odin’s wife Frigga, it looks like she might get a great scene to throw down against some Dark Elves.

Take a look and let us know what you think about the trailer below.

Via: Coming Soon

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ – New Trailer Gets a Cast & Crew Breakdown

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The latest Thor: The Dark World trailer hit the other day and, if you ask me, it’s looking pretty good so far. Now, just in case you needed a little help understanding what was going on in the trailer (or are just interested in some of the behind-the-scenes chatter), some of the cast and crew of Thor 2 have gotten together and made some comments about a few of the shots we saw. Check out the images and what people had to say below.

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So, according to producer Craig Kyle, this is some sort of ultra-prison built by Thor’s great-grandpa, Buri. He also had a few words to say about its design:

While the exterior still feels very ancient and stone, the inside of these chambers have been upgraded to hold in new creatures and beasts. Across the way [from Loki], you see Marauders [rag-tag invaders of the Nine Realms] and demons.

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Here we have the wonderful realm of Svartalheim, home to the Keebler… er, I mean the Dark Elves. According to director Alan Taylor:

I was adamant about going to Iceland [where Game Of Thrones' Beyond The Wall segments are shot] and England to try and create the climate that I wanted the movie to have – this real geography and geology and atmosphere.

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And oh look! There’s Idris Elba, AKA Heimdall. Kyle had this to say about Heimdall’s presence and character development in the sequel:

Heimdall has some huge, huge scenes in this one. I think anyone who’s a fan of Idris and Heimdall is really going to get an amazing exploration of his character. Everything has been slightly evolved and pushed since the first film – it’s a different time.

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And what comment barrage would be complete without Tom Hiddleston, the god of chaos himself, the almighty Loki? Apparently, Hiddleston had a great time with this one, because he had this to say:

You think, ‘Well, where next? What’s he going to do?’ What level of remorse does he have? If he does have any remorse or regret: why? Who does he feel guilty in front of, and who does he laugh in the face of? What’s his motivation? If he stands to win, what does he stand to win? So as a character you’ve got all these new motivations, but as an actor I am absolved from playing hero or villain – I’m just a firework, the live wire. And that was more fun than I can possibly tell you.

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Here is our bad guy, the villain Malekith. Christopher Eccelston also gave his two cents on playing this FX-heavy role:

The huge challenge for me on this was the length of the make-up. I was in the chair for at least six hours, and then it would take about 45 minutes to get me into my costume and get me kitted up.

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Of course, Malekith’s not the only baddie to be taking on Thor and his allies. There’s also that big-ass dude with the horns, better known as Kurse. Taylor had a few things to say about that guy as well:

Algrim in a way is the most impressive villain presence in the movie. He’s quite something when he turns into Kurse. Adewale [Akinnuoye-Agbaje] spends a lot of time under layers of latex and stuff, and I was so impressed by his performance, he brought so much to it. Sometimes we would do his scenes with a stuntman and the movement just wasn’t the same, and we’d go back and shoot it with Adewale because of all the bodywork he put into it. I think he deserves some attention, although he’ll be buried under prosthetics!

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Stellan Skarsgard, AKA Dr. Erik Selvig, mentioned some stuff about his own character’s development from the events of The Avengers to Thor 2: The Dark World:

Having a god in your head for a while creates some psychological problems and I’m trying to get rid of them. I start this film in a, let’s say, disrupted mode.

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And finally, another one from Kyle, who apparently went out of his way to give some fanboys a big, fat Thor-boner with this obscure monster:

This is a little Easter egg for folks. This is a Stone Man from Saturn. In the very first issue that Thor appeared in, Journey Into Mystery #83, he fought these guys. So we basically brought them back! For the boys who have been reading a long time or know this stuff, it’s icing on the cake.

Thanks to CBM for the heads-up.

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Surprise, Surprise…The Superior Spider-Man is “No Brand New Day”

If you’re an older Spider-Man reader, then you remember the days when Peter Parker was married to M.J.

It was a rarity in comics-a happy, stable relationship. Peter and M.J. made one another stronger. She and he had careers and their own villains and, well, that dynamic lasted for more than twenty years. No matter how tough life became, you could always look at Peter Parker and realize that the nerdy kid grew up, got the girl, and lived (usually) happily ever after.

So Long and Thanks for All the Webs

Then in 2007 and 2008, Dan Slott and the creative team at Marvel undid everything.

Undid the marriage. Undid all of those years of web-slinging. Undid Kraven’s last hunt and Venom and “Secret Wars.” “One More Day” and the resulting “Brand New Day” reset the Spider-Man universe and tried to recalibrate the fun that they had felt the comic had strayed from. And yet it wasn’t fun. The stories weren’t light or deft. Critical reaction was mixed, to put it kindly. To me, it felt like Marvel dropped a lit match in my comic collection and burned up all of those amazing issues.

So Dan Slott and Marvel tried it again with The Superior Spider-Man, which ended Amazing Spider-Man at issue #700 and launched a whole new Spider-Man. To keep it short, Doctor Octopus switched minds with Peter Parker and trapped his consciousness in that dying body. That meant the new Doc Ock Peter Parker had all of Peter’s memories and understood Spider-Man’s mission. The final issue of ASM was a rushed story with a lot of backpatting and hat tipping from people who worked on the book. It is, perhaps, a hair less annoying than “Brand New Day.”

So I started reading The Superior Spider-Man with fairly low expectations. I felt betrayed that they erased all of the years of my iconic hero and then they decided that wasn’t enough so they went off and killed him, too.

What I Never Expected

Here’s the big surprise: I liked The Superior Spider-Man. I really like it. Once they dished off the whining ghost of Peter Parker and gave Doc Ock free run, it meant that you could see how a different person-one with a vicious streak to boot-would handle living as Peter Parker.

And the stories are tense and the kind of fun I think Slott was trying to capture in “Brand New Day.” In short, I hate how we were given The Superior Spider-Man. I disliked everything about the ending of ASM. I didn’t even care for the beginning of the Doc Ock era as Spider-Man, but I love the direction of this storyline and am glad that it has been extended.

Besides, if I want to see M.J. and Peter married again, I still have those issues bagged and boarded.

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‘The Legend of Conan’ May Spawn Even More Sword-Wielding Arnie

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It was happy days for me when I heard that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be coming back to reprise his role as Conan so that they could finish off the story that began back in 1982. Now, however, it looks like they want to take it one step further. According to the powers-that-be, The Legend of Conan may just be the start of a fully-fledged trilogy, all featuring Arnie. Check out the whole story after the jump.

According to Fredrik Malmberg, the CEO of Paradox Entertainment (those are the guys that snatched up the Conan rights):

“We have a great story. This is a role that’s perfect for [Arnold] and he’s very involved with the whole Universal team. Arnold has been very instrumental to bringing this together saying, ‘We gotta make a good Conan!’ I think if we do this right, we can do two more Conan movies right after. I think Game Of Thrones also shows a huge interest in fantasy. I’m psyched about it.”

“The idea is that this takes place after Conan has been king. But this is the legend of Conan where he has been gone and people say, ‘Do you remember the good ol’ days when Conan was around?’ And now it’s time for him to come back.”

Of course, there is a horror story behind this triumphant return of the King of Barbarians. The script for the new Conan movie has been written by Chris Morgan, the “brain” behind such horrific IQ-reducing films as The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious 6 and yes, even the new Fast and Furious 7.

But Malmberg, naturally, seems to think this is a good thing:

We’re doing the script and it’s by the whole ‘Fast and the Furious’ team, which is great for a power position of the studio because they’re extremely successful – it was the biggest movie and if anyone knows how to build a franchise, it is that team. It’s Chris Morgan and Jeffery Kirschenbaum, the head of Universal. Arnold is very excited. It’s just in the phase where it takes a lot of work to get the script just right.

I’m sorry, but phrases like “power position” and “build a franchise” drive a spike of pain right into my heart. Alas, while Conan may be back and may even be back for three movies (given that Arnie’s heart holds out), I’m guessing we’re in for three really bad action films with zero heart.

Anyone else got an opinion on the Conan trilogy idea?

Thanks to blastr for the heads-up.

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Edgar Wright Speaks on Which ‘Ant-Man’ We’ll Be Seeing

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And now, for a small but (for some) important bit of super hero film news, it looks like we have the official word on which version of Ant-Man we should expect to see come the movie’s 2015 release. If you don’t know anything about the character, or just don’t care, you may leave now. For the rest of us – according to the film’s writer, Edgar Wright, his script will indeed be using the Hank Pym version of the classic super hero.

With the script already complete and casting due to be dealt with by the end of the year, we even still have a little time to do some fan-casting! What about the Nerd Readers out there? Who would be your Dream Pym?

Ant-Man, complete with more Hank Pym, is due for theaters come November 6th, 2015.

Thanks to /film for the heads-up.

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