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Generally, the archetype for the macho, military-bred, man’s man action hero takes a quieter approach to life, letting his actions, not to mention his guns, do the talking for him. Well, not this time. In Peter Berg’s Mile 22, the latest addition to the Wahl-Berg collaboration, the hero Jimmy Silva (Mark Wahlberg) cannot stop talking. At one point, Silva becomes so entranced with creating a clever Heat-like meeting of the foes that his commander (John Malkovich) snaps “stop monologuing you bipolar f***!” I almost cheered.

Jimmy Silva has to be one of the most repulsive characters ever set up to lead an action franchise – though I don’t see Mile 23 happening anytime soon. His coworkers who try to diagnose him can only agree that there’s something there to diagnose.  Whether he’s manic, bi-polar, or just obsessively angry, Jimmy puts the “smart” in smart ass. A spoon-fed exposition recapping the parentless and furious childhood of the boy genius goes hand-in-hand with the rest of the film, which ends with a pissed-off Wahlberg not using his Britannica-sized brain to figure out why someone would bring up his dead mother.

This is actually the fourth time that Berg and Wahlberg have made one of these manly man action movie. Until now, they’ve all been based on true stories: Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon and Patriot’s DayMile 22, written by Lea Carpenter, is entirely fiction. But if you think that this one doesn’t have a current red, white, and blue message to share,...

Though the Deadpool movies are known for their somewhat risqué humor, it probably wouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that Deadpool 2 co-writer Rhett Reese felt they were taking a slight gamble when they chose to include a joke about Mel Gibson’s controversial biblical drama The Passion of the Christ in Wade Wilson’s latest film. But while this wouldn’t be the first time that a religious gag has landed a scribe in hot water, the real reason Reese considered the joke to be a risk was less a matter of offensiveness and more of box office rankings.

To give a little context, Gibson’s 2004 film currently occupies the top spot on the list of highest-grossing R-rated pics in the US. But while the Son of God has yet to be dethroned in this category, the Merc with a Mouth wasn’t far off, with 2016’s Deadpool taking second place in the rankings. Naturally, the sequel celebrated this achievement with a little meta-humor, as Wade boasts that he’s now talked about in the same sentence as Jesus before observing that the order goes “Passion of the Christ, then me.”

The trouble is, this joke is one of a potentially limited shelf life, in that there’s always a chance that another R-rated film will come along and knock Deadpool down to third place. Speaking on the commentary track for the sequel’s new home video release, Reese explained how it was a matter of luck that the line...

Earlier this year, Universal Pictures emerged victorious from a three-way bidding war against Netflix and Sony over a feature film package centred on the 1987 Stephen King novel, The Tommyknockers. Now, following a four-month lull, the adaptation has finally landed itself a writer.

According to The Wrap, Jeremy Slater, creator of The Exorcist television series and the writer behind Joshua Trank’s abysmal Fantastic Four reboot and Adam Wingard’s subpar Death Note reimagining, has been tapped by Universal to draft their conversion of the 558-page piece of science-fiction horror.

Orbiting around the townsfolk of Haven, Maine, who succumb to the influence of a peculiar object buried in the woods, The Tommyknockers is presently without a director, though preceding purchase, James Wan (Aquaman) – who’s producing under his Atomic Monster Productions banner – was said to be mulling over stepping behind the camera.

While the adaptation will be the first big screen translation of The Tommyknockers, back in 1993, ABC commissioned a miniseries based on the King novel in question, which was executive produced by Larry Sanitsky, who will also serve – alongside Roy Lee (The LEGO Movie) – as a producer on the film.

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With the sinister symbiote slated to infest your local multiplex in less than two months’ time, we’ve finally received word of just how much damage we can expect Ruben Fleischer’s Venom to inflict upon the ticket booth once it’s released. Initially believed to fall somewhere between $30 and $50 million, the film, starring Tom Hardy as the cantankerous Klyntar, is currently tracking towards a much more monstrous debut. At least, that’s according to Box Office Pro.

Scheduled to bow stateside on October 5th later this year, Venom‘s said to be presently eyeing a $55-$85 million opening weekend which, if gauged correctly, would see the Marvel Entertainment production shatter yet another box office record.

As it stands, the record holder for the largest domestic opening weekend in October is Alfonso Cuarón’s seven-time Academy Award-winning picture Gravity, at an out of this world $55.7 million. However, if analysts’ estimations hold true, Venom should be able to trounce that figure with the utmost of ease.

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Is it too much of a stretch to say that Star Trek just wouldn’t be the same without Mr. Spock?

Whether it’s Leonard Nimoy or Zachary Quinto in the role, everyone’s favorite Starfleet science officer brings a calm intelligence to the bridge, and just this week, it was revealed that Star Trek: Discovery had finally located its half-human, half-Vulcan after months of searching.

His name? Ethan Peck, who’s now joined the hit show to play the foster brother of Michael Burnham (The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green) in what’s shaping up to be a much lighter batch of episodes than the debut season. Yes, for those of you who felt that the rookie outing was a bit too dark, you’ll be happy to know that for round two, things will be changing significantly.

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Earlier this month, a promo for Ant-Man and the Wasp flew online that featured Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly attempting to imitate each member of the Avengers: Infinity War cast in just one gesture. But the truth is, Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne’s latest outing already saw the Wasp and her parents do a pitch-perfect impression of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – well, half of them anyway – when the three of them turned to dust as a result of Thanos’ genocidal finger-snap, leaving Scott marooned in the depths of the Quantum Realm.

For the sake of this post-credits cliffhanger, it was perhaps necessary that everyone present after Ant-Man ventured into this mysterious zone suffered the same sad fate, so that no one could be left to heed his cries for help. In that sense, the creative team behind the MCU flick had to think carefully about who to include in this pivotal sequence and moreover, how many should be present, given that Thanos’ world-changing feat only led to half of the universe’s population being wiped out.

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Having been a fan of the franchise for as long as I can remember, you’d better believe that Blumhouse’s addition to the Halloween series is among my most anticipated films to roll out in 2018. Like many of you, I’m intrigued to see how it’ll take the story in a new direction, effectively ignoring all sequels that came in between.

Seeing as how there’ve been so many offerings to date, one would have to be a fool to think this’ll be Michael Myers’ last cinematic killing spree, but everything hinges on its box office return. I mean, the studio would probably love them some follow-ups, but they need to turn a profit first, right?

Speaking of which, a fan on Twitter asked Jason Blum himself if he and his colleagues have a plan for a sequel, to which he answered, “We don’t have a plan, but I love your question.” Oddly enough, the Tweet was later deleted, but ComicBook.com has confirmed that it was posted for a brief period.

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Though I didn’t detest 2011’s Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds as some others may have, I found that it ultimately fell short of what animated offerings such as First Flight and Emerald Knights achieved. That said, I remain optimistic for the long-gestating Green Lantern Corps.

After what seemed like an eternity of nothing more than rumors to go off of, news broke this past June confirming that former DC President-turned-full-time-movie-and-TV-producer Geoff Johns is actually penning the screenplay for the flick. To the uninitiated, this doesn’t sound like much of a big deal. But when you factor in how this scribe with the Midas touch wrote what was arguably the best Green Lantern comic book run ever (spanning nine years, no less), well, then you’d assume we’re in for one hell of a treat.

All that aside, the time has come for us to discuss which actors will be cast as Hal Jordan and John Stewart. As you may have heard, there are the constant rumors of Tom Cruise playing the former, but the latter’s an especially exciting prospect because he’s yet to appear in live action.

Already, there’s fan art circulating depicting Cruise as Coast City’s favorite son, but let’s not forget about his brother in arms (or rings), as Ricky Whittle himself has shared some dynamic digital art by way of Boss Logic on Twitter. Seen below, the American Gods star is done up in the guise of the iconic lightsmith.

It’s not often that we think or talk about the religious beliefs of our favorite superheroes, barring the times when writers blatantly state from where these characters are coming. For example, we’re all aware of how Daredevil’s a devout Catholic, or how Batwoman’s Jewish.

Speaking of which, the latest issue of Batman really hammered home the point that the Dark Knight is, in fact, an atheist. I mean, it’s technically nothing new and has been somewhat explored in the past (I believe it was Broken City that briefly touched on this before), but the latest entry into Tom King’s ongoing saga has really gotten people talking.

You see, this all came about in the concluding chapter of “Cold Days,” an arc that saw Bruce Wayne sit on a jury deciding the fate of Mr. Freeze after he was apprehended by Batman himself. To me, it played out like 12 Angry Men, only with the Caped Crusader being involved.

Though various other interesting things happened, it was in the opening pages where Bruce discussed his standpoint with a Christian juror, basically saying he was raised as such by his father, but abandoned it once his parents were murdered. Considering how this guy always approaches situations from a rational and scientific standpoint, none of us should really be surprised about his atheism.

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Though I strongly advise not holding your breath when it comes to waiting for a fourth entry into the franchise, us fans of The Matrix Trilogy have at least something cool that we can look forward to in the near future. As it turns out, the trinity of movies (pun intended) that changed the game in so many ways will soon be getting the 4K Ultra HD treatment.

Granted, the first flick did arrive on that very format a few months back, but the real story here is that the rest will follow suit on October 30th. To be more specific, you can buy the trilogy as a complete set for $70.99 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, or purchase either The Matrix Reloaded or The Matrix Revolutions for $29.99 individually. But if the digital format is your thing, you’ll be able to indulge slightly earlier on October 2nd. Either way, it’s safe to say that Neo, Morpheus, Trinity and Agent Smith have never looked better.

What’s also worth mentioning is that director of photography Bill Pope supervised the remastering process, so we’ve been given that measure of reassurance regarding quality control. That said, I can’t help but wonder if he enjoyed revisiting the scene in Reloaded where he made a cameo as a security guard.

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As wildly popular and successful as Supernatural has proven to be (it’s been renewed for a fourteenth season, after all), the seemingly immortal horror series yet to produce as spinoff that’s made it beyond the backdoor pilot stage. So far, both “Bloodlines” and “Wayward Sisters” failed to gain enough traction with the fanbase as to allow for an offshoot, even if I assumed the latter was pretty much a lock.

Speaking of “Wayward Sisters,” those of you who tuned in for the eponymous episode earlier this year may remember how it left a certain plot thread dangling, that being the one involving Kaia’s evil doppelganger coming over from the universe dubbed “the Bad Place.” Had the show gotten picked up, we’d imagine she would’ve served as the big bad for the first season, but today’s news hints that she could return to wrap up her story arc on Supernatural itself.

While chatting with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Andrew Dabb shared this little nugget regarding what the horror series has in store:

“All of the characters are going to make their return one way or the other. We found a way to fold [them] organically into the plot line, and some of the hanging chads from the pilot last year ended up dovetailing nicely with some of the stuff Michael’s looking to do, and some of the stuff that’s going on in our world just generally. It all folds together pretty well, but they’ll definitely be in multiple episodes...

Carlton Cuse, former screenwriter and frequent showrunner of Lost, has admitted that he would get behind a possible series reboot… on one condition.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Cuse was asked straight-up about the rumors surrounding a potential revival, to which he replied that while Lost 2.0 is good in theory, it would need to recruit an entirely new cast if it was to receive the blessing of Cuse and fellow series veteran Damon Lindelof.

This actually chimes with Evangeline Lilly’s recent comments, after the Ant-Man and the Wasp actress admitted that she currently has no interest in reprising the role of Kate Austen, believing that her story, like the stories of everyone else trapped on that mysterious island, has already been told.

Said Cuse:

Damon and I have always been adamant that we told the story that we wanted to tell. I would be fine if ABC hired somebody who 
had a good idea [to reboot it] involving other characters that go to the island at some other point 
in time. I would be less excited if they wanted to use the characters that we had in our show.

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Jason Voorhees, one of horror’s greatest ever icons, is ready for his close-up… but this time, there’s a twist.

The Dark Heart of Jason Voorhees is a documentary that promises to deep dive into the creation of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, perhaps the most infamous addition to the Friday the 13th series, well, ever.

Directed by Adam Marcus, the nerve-wracking slasher originally premiered in 1993, and soon became the horror flick everyone loved to hate. This hotly-anticipated doc hopes to get to the bottom of that controversy, and while we’ve yet to receive word of an official release date, the suitably epic poster art has emerged online for your viewing pleasure, one which cuts to the chase and casts light on the sequel’s most iconic moment.

Feast thy eyes:

The Dark Heart of Jason Voorhees: The Making of the Final Friday is directed by Nick Hunt, with Marcus serving as producer and all-around creative advisor. Further details on this special documentary remained locked up at Camp Crystal Lake, but with the official poster now out in the wild, it shouldn’t be too much longer before Hunt and Marcus are ready to showcase their wares.

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Time vortex.

Take those two words in isolation and they don’t mean an awful lot, but in the context of Ant-Man and the Wasp, they may contain a big clue about the top-secret plot underpinning Avengers 4.

MCU scholars certainly think so, too, as there’ve been countless fan theories spun out from Ant-Man and the Wasp and, in particular, its use of the Quantum Realm, the mysterious netherworld in which Scott Lang was left up shit creek without a paddle. But in what can be seen as a clever piece of Marvel foreshadowing, Scott’s escape route may have been revealed by Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), who asks our pint-sized hero that he steer clear of any time vortex – otherwise he risks falling into the MCU equivalent of a black hole.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained, eh? As a matter of fact, Ant-Man and the Wasp helmer Peyton Reed recently sat down with the Huffington Post to discuss all things Marvel Studios, including the tentative link connecting his diminutive sequel with Avengers 4.

Based on the science that we’ve set up in the first movie and this one, I won’t rule out the possibility. Because, again, we are dealing with a time vortex. That could happen. I have to be careful here, as you well know.

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While some believe The Batman is trucking along at a glacial pace, others are willing to give writer-director Matt Reeves as much time as he needs to craft the Caped Crusader’s next solo adventure.

I find myself siding with the latter camp more often than not, as a character like Bruce Wayne deserves to be handled with care and craft – not to mention the fact that Reeves will have to conjure up something a little different so that his Batman is able to stand out from the crowd.

So while there’ve been rumblings that The Batman‘s first script was expected imminently, industry tipster Umberto Gonzalez is now reporting that Matt Reeves won’t be in possession of a tangible screenplay until after Labor Day (September 3rd) in the States.

That’s not to say that The Batman has been hit with a slight delay – far from it, in fact, as Reeves has previously stated his desire to have the cameras rolling by summer 2019 at the very latest. The question, really, is whether Batfleck will return…

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If you’re not particularly fussed about genetic hybrids and Isla Nublar being sent sky high, you’ll be pleased to hear that Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park movie is returning to theaters next month in honor of its 25th anniversary.

Not to be outdone by Harry Potter – for the record, Warner Bros. is planning a similar re-release for the Boy Who Lived, beginning with Cinemark’s anniversary event on August 31st – Spielberg’s classic blockbuster will light up the silver screen once more on September 16th.

A total of 500 theaters nationwide will host the special anniversary event, which spans for three days in North America, ultimately drawing to a close on September 19th. Tickets can be bought in advance through the official Fathom Events website. And given this is the first time Jurassic Park has played in theaters since ’93 – you know, aside from the 3D re-release of 2003 – you may want to secure your seats in advance so as to avoid disappointment.

So as a wise old engineer once said, hold onto your butts…

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With the exception of Spider-Man, the loss of Bucky Barnes was strongly felt during the finale of Avengers: Infinity War – not least because it was told through the eyes of a visibly distressed Captain America, who watched helplessly as his childhood friend crumbled into dust. Chills.

All of this was amplified by the genuine surprise plastered on Stan’s face, and while it’s been a full three months since Infinity War stormed into theaters, some fans are still quite upset that the Winter Soldier is no longer with us.

Thankfully, while appearing on the most recent episode of Earth’s Mightiest Show (h/t ComicBook.com), the actor offered up some heartfelt advice about how to cope with Bucky’s death. Spoilers: it involves embracing fan fiction, of all things. Hey, whatever gets you through the night…

It is hard, and I feel like — you know, write down your feelings. You should write down the stories you want to see. Write down what you want to have happened with your favorite characters. I think that would be a good way to deal with it. And then you might actually maybe have it come true, I don’t know. Never say never, right? It’s possible.

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You’d be forgiven for feeling a little dizzy after emerging from a screening (or a digital viewing) of Deadpool 2.

Much like its wildly successful predecessor, the David Leitch-directed sequel is a blistering, joke-a-minute adventure in which the Merc must join forces with Domino and a slew of X-Force wannabees if he’s to protect Russell (AKA Firefist) from the oncoming Cable.

Suffice it to say, not every joke lands, and unless you have the eyes of a hawk, you’ll probably need to watch Deadpool 2 three or four times in order to locate all of the many Easter eggs and pop culture references scattered within.

Speaking of which, on the sequel’s commentary track (h/t ComicBook.com) – a commentary track that has already yielded all sorts of juicy tidbits about Deadpool 2 and its journey to the screen – Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds detailed the ways in which they choose pop culture references. And no, it doesn’t involve throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks…

Wernick: “Talk about the delicate balance of pop culture references, Ryan. Kind of how we ride that line.”

Reynolds: “Yeah, you want them sprinkled throughout the movie. You don’t wanna overdo, though, either, and you try to wanna find stuff that’s not, you know, as you guys know, that’s not just of the moment and out the next second. Sometimes they’re just off the cuff, and we...

You can go ahead and scratch ‘Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity’ off the list of possible Avengers 4 subtitles.

As spotted by MCU Cosmic, earlier today the official Russo Brothers Instagram account shared an up-close look at what appeared to be some sort of golden calling card. The font is admittedly a little blurry, but the title clearly reads ‘Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity,’ which, coupled with the caption, can be construed as a surprise reveal.

But that’s simply not the case. First thing’s first, the subtitle is ridiculous, and the original Instagram has since been yanked offline – but not before it was captured via screenshot (see below). For the record, the only hashtag provided redirected users to a Yayoi Kusama art exhibit in Los Angeles, which likely has nothing to do with the MCU or Avengers 4.

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Even though Wonder Woman 1984 won’t arrive in theaters until November 2019, Warner Bros. is being surprisingly forthcoming about certain details of the movie, as we’ve already got a few official promo images as well as confirmation that Chris Pine will return as Steve Trevor, who’s apparently managed to survive his death at the end of the first film.

There’s a lot else that we don’t know about the sequel, though. For instance, we’ve been told Pedro Pascal’s playing an important role, but his character hasn’t been revealed as yet, unlike Kristen Wiig’s turn as Barbara Minerva AKA Cheetah. CinemaBlend’s analyzed the clues we currently have, however, and devised a very convincing theory about who Pascal could be portraying. In short, they suggest he might be the mind-controlling, millionaire supervillain Maxwell Lord.

Last month, director Patty Jenkin shared our first look at Pascal in character, showing that he appears every bit the part of a wealthy 80s businessman. This would fit with the profession of Lord in the comics. Her caption is also intriguing, as it read: “Can’t… Stop… Watching.” A compliment about Pascal’s screen presence, or a nod that he’ll be playing someone with mind-control powers?

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