Sets Based on Third Season of Arrow and Second Seasons of Gotham, The Flash, and Outlander Among Those to Be Shown at Annual Trade Conference



Lake Forest, CA – April 2, 2017 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced that it will be attending Industry Summit, the annual trade conference for professionals in the trading cards and collectibles industries that will be held April 2-5 at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Cryptozoic will be in GTS Distribution’s lounge showing several of its recent and upcoming trading cards sets, including:
Trading Cards Season 3: The set captures all the drama from the third season of the popular CW show Arrow, as Oliver Queen (a.k.a., The Arrow) is joined by several new allies and tries to stop Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins. The release features a 72-card Base Set, three different Chase Sets, and randomly inserted authentic Autograph, Prop, Wardrobe, and Redemption Cards. Fan-favorite actors like Caity Lotz (who plays Sara Lance), Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance), and Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak) are among the signers for the set. Redemption Cards include items used by characters on the show in Season 3, such as the sword and two rings belonging to Ra’s al Ghul and the quiver .
The Flash Trading Cards Season 2: The set showcases the high-speed action from the second season of the CW’s runaway hit TV series The Flash, as Barry Allen (a.k.a., The Flash) takes on the evil speedster Zoom and numerous other meta-humans from his Earth and Earth-2 while aided by his family and friends at S.T.A.R. Labs. It features a 72-card Base Set; three Chase Sets; randomly inserted Autograph, Wardrobe, and Prop Cards; and a one-of-a-kind randomly inserted Redemption Card. Signers for the set include stars Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart), Teddy Sears (Jay Garrick), Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein), Shantel VanSanten (Patty Spivot), Violett Beane (Jesse Wells), and John Wesley Shipp (Henry Allen). The single Redemption Card can be sent in by a lucky fan in exchange for the actual Key to the City prop used in the Season 2 episode “The Man Who Saved Central City.”
Gotham Trading Cards Season 2: The set depicts all the drama and complex characters in the second season of Fox’s acclaimed TV series Gotham, as Detective Jim Gordon faces a rising tide of villains in Gotham City and young Bruce Wayne searches for his parents’ killer in the years before becoming Batman. The release features a 72-card Base Set, four Chase Sets, and randomly inserted authentic Autograph and Wardrobe Cards. Signers for the set include popular actors David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne), Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot), James Frain (Theo Galavan/Azrael), and Cameron Monaghan (Jerome Valeska). Some of the Wardrobe Cards include portions of items worn by Ben McKenzie (James Gordon).
Outlander Trading Cards Season 2: The set highlights the best moments in the second season of Starz’s hit historical time-travel drama Outlander, as Claire and Jamie arrive in 18th century France to prevent the doomed Scottish rebellion in one timeline and a pregnant Claire reunites with husband Frank in the 20th century in the other timeline. It includes a 72-card Base Set, four Chase Sets, and randomly inserted Autograph Cards and Wardrobe Cards, which contain pieces of fabric used to make the lavish costumes in the show. Signers for the set include stars Sam Heughan (James Fraser), Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh Fraser) and Graham McTavish (Dougal MacKenzie).
DC Bombshells promo P1 Supergirl.
DC Bombshells Trading Cards: The set is based on DC’s popular line of statues and comic books that is inspired by 1940s pinup art and reimagines DC’s history by placing its powerful female characters (and even a few male ones) at the center of World War II. The 63-card Base Set and Chase Sets feature art from the DC Bombshells comics and variant covers—including drawings by Ant Lucia—as well as the sketches and illustrations used to create Cryptozoic’s DC Bombshells and Lil Bombshells figures. Inserts include hand-drawn Sketch Cards from some of today’s hottest artists and rare variants, such as Foil Boards and Printing Plates. Each hobby box contains a rare Golden Goddess variant of a DC Lil Bombshells vinyl figure.
In addition, Cryptozoic will be giving away two different Promo Cards at its table: The Flash Trading Cards Season 2 Promo Card P3 (showing the villainous Zoom) and Outlander Trading Cards Season 2 Promo Card P3 (showing Jamie and Claire in a loving embrace).
Source :  Cryptozoic’s Entertainment 
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Mark Strong To Star In ‘Deep State’ For Fox Networks Group....



Mark Strong is set to star in espionage thriller Deep State, Fox Networks Group’s first regional scripted commission for Europe and Africa. The eight-episode hourlong original series (which previously was announced under the working title The Nine) is written by Matthew Parkhill (Rogue), Simon Maxwell (American Odyssey) and Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Dr Who) and will air in more than 50 countries via Fox.

The intense, character-driven espionage thriller is set in Britain, the U.S., Iran, Lebanon and France and shows the merciless reality of the world of espionage in which an increasingly rare conscience can get you, and the ones you love, killed.

Strong will play Max Easton, a man caught between two versions of himself — the past and the present. An ex-spy, Max is brought back into the game to avenge the death of his son, only to find himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war and a conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos throughout the Middle East.

Alongside Strong, breakthrough talent Karima McAdams (Fearless, Vikings) has joined to play Leyla Toumi, a smart and uncompromising elite intelligence operative.

Robert Connolly, the helmer behind ABC-BBC miniseries The Slap, will direct Episodes 1-4. Connolly recently directed Sam Worthington and Deborah Mailman starrer Paper Planes as well as political thriller Balibo, starring Oscar Isaac and Anthony LaPaglia.

Parkhill has written the pilot and will serve as showrunner. He also will direct four of the eight episodes and exec produce. Co-creator Maxwell will write and exec produce with Tom Nash producing for Endor Productions. Khadija Alami (Homeland, The Night Manager) produces for Moroccan-based K-Films. Hilary Bevan Jones, Alan Greenspan of 6 Degree Media and Helen Flint of Little Island Productions serve as exec producers alongside FNG’s Jeff Ford and Sara Johnson.

“Every now and again a script comes along that you just can’t put down, and Deep State is exactly that – a great example of the best kind of writing,” said Strong. “I’m incredibly proud to be working with FNG on their first regional scripted commission. They have put together an excellent team, and I’m very much looking forward to collaborating with Robert Connolly, Matthew Parkhill, Hilary Bevan Jones. With scripts from Matthew, Simon Maxwell and Steve Thompson, producers Tom Nash and Khadija Alami and with David Higgs as DoP and Pat Campbell designing, it makes this for me an unmissable opportunity to return to television.”

Deep State will begin shooting in May. Fox Networks Group Content Distribution holds exclusive global rights for the series, working in partnership with FNG Europe & Africa.


Source : Deadline Hollywood





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‘It’ Trailer Scares Up Worldwide Traffic Record In First 24 Hours With Near 200M, Smokes ‘Fate Of The Furious’



New Line released the trailer for the Andres Muschietti-directed horror film in English along with 30 localized versions starting at 9 AM Wednesday (watch it here). Of its 197M global views, more than 81M views and over 1.8M shares are from the U.S. Facebook instances alone. Within hours after its release, the It trailer became a viral sensation, trending across Facebook and Twitter and rising to the top of the Reddit Homepage with 30K-plus “up” votes in four hours. The video quickly rose to the No. 1 position on YouTube’s trending videos and remained there throughout the day. 

The trailer helped It trend globally on Twitter with trends for It, It Movie, Pennywise and the Red Balloon Emoji all appearing.

Based on the 1986 novel by King, It follows seven children who are terrorized by the eponymous being, who exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey. It generally appears as a clown, Pennywise, in order to lure young children.

It opens on September 8, the weekend after Labor Day — which has been a hotbed for Warner Bros in the past with the opening of Clint Eastwood’s Sully ($35M) and the Steven Soderbergh thriller Contagion ($22.4M). The pic starring Bill Skarsgård is produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith and Barbara Muschietti.

Here is a chart of the top movie trailers ranked by their 24-hour global traffic: 


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Jennifer Lawrence Becomes A ‘Red Sparrow’: 20th Century Fox Unveils Intense Spy Trailer At CinemaCon...




20th Century Fox dropped a trailer for Red Sparrowthe movie that reteams Jennifer Lawrence with her Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence. Deadline broke the story about this pic, based on Jason Matthews’ novel about a Russian ballerina-turned-spy seductress, or Red Sparrow. Her target? A CIA guy played by Joel Edgerton.

Rich in gold, red and fall tones, we see Lawrence’s Dominika Egorova weathering a severe leg injury onstage. She recovers and is given the chance in a lush hotel bar “to become special again” by a Russian intel officer. Charlotte Rampling’s voice-over carries the rest of the trailer as we see shots of the snow, and the French-designed estates of Russia.

“You will be schooled in psychological manipulation. Every human is a puzzle of need. You will be trained to determine target’s weakness and exploit that weakness through seduction. From this moment forward you will become sparrows, weapons of Russia.”

Then Rampling tells Lawrence’s protag, “If you can’t be of service to the state, I’m to put a bullet through your head.” The movie can’t get here soon enough. The last part of the title card flashes “Now in production.”


Source : Deadline Hollywood


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Dead pool 2: New Rumor Suggests Brad Pitt Could Play Cable....


Would you wanna see Brad Pitt as Cable? Well there’s a rumor going around he might be up for it. We’ve also got word that the Hardys have officially been offered contracts by WWE, and a certain hairy mutant might be returning to Marvel this summer! Check out the links below for the full stories!. 

Deadpool 2: New Rumor Suggests Brad Pitt Could Play Cable

Matt and Jeff Hardy Officially Offered New WWE Contracts

Marvel Teases Possible Wolverine Return?

Keep it locked into Asylum Kollectibles .com for all the breaking news as it happens and have a great day!




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Bernie Wrightson, Horror Comics Icon And Co-Creator Of Swamp Thing, Dies At 68 !!!!!!




Bernie Wrightson, legendary horror comics artist, past away last night after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 68.


Wrightson is known as the co-creator oder DC....


He began his career as an artist at The Baltimore Sun newspaper and was inspired by a meeting with Frank Frazetta to begin creating his own stories.


Wrightson made his professional comics debut with the story "The Man Who Murdered Himself" in DC Comics' House of Mystery #179. He continued working on DC Comics' and Marvel Comics horror anthology titles for several years.


In 1971, Wrightson and writer Len Wein created Swamp Thing in House of Secrets #92, and in 1972 he and Marv Wolfman created Destiny in Weird Mystery Tales #1, a character that would feature prominently in Neil Gaiman's Sandman series.


In 1972, Wrightson returned to Swamp Thing for the character's ongoing series. Wrightson drew the first 10 issues of the series, co-creating Abigail Arcane and much of the Swamp Thing mythology.


In 1974, Wrightson left mainstream comics to work at Warren Studios, where he adapted the stories of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe. In 1975, he formed The Studio with Barry Windsor-Smith and Michael Kaluta, and Jeff Jones to pursue work outside of comics.


Later in his career, Wrightson produced work for Heavy Metal magazine, including the Freakshow serialized graphic novel with writer Bruce Jones. He adapted Stephen King's Creepshow horror movie into a graphic novel, the first of several collaborations with King. He also helped design the Reavers for Serenity, and in 2012 he published Frankenstein Alive, Alive! with Steve Niles at IDW Publishing.


The comics community has been mourning Wrightson's passing. Some of their reactions, which often include some of Wrightson's beautiful artwork, have been included int he following pages.


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Venom Movie is confirmed, coming 2018 .....




 This July, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” will get a whole new lease on life. Thanks to a deal between Sony and Marvel Studios, Spidey has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it looks as though he didn’t come alone. Sony has a “Venom” film in the works with a projected release date of October 5, 2018.

When reached by CBR, Sony confirmed the release date. The studio also confirmed that Scott Rosenberg and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s” Jeff Pinkner are on board to pen the script.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Venom” doesn’t have a director. Longtime “Spider-Man” producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will continue to produce and oversee the project. The studio plans to use “Venom” to launch a franchise.
The report claims that the project is from Sony and does not mention Marvel Studios. Though it seems likely that Venom will also be part of the MCU, it is unconfirmed at this time.
Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe film “Aquaman” originally targeted October 5, 2018 for a release date as well. However, the film’s release date was pushed back by two months earlier today.
In the comics, Venom was originally a Spider-Man villain, an alien symbiote which brought out the worst in our friendly neighborhood Peter Parker. He has become more than that in recent years, after the creature was bonded to Flash Thompson, a bully-turned-government-agent. It is unknown at this time which version of the character will appear in the film, though it seems more likely it will be the Flash incarnation.
Source : CBR
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Fox’s untitled Marvel series- X-Men.....



Fox’s untitled Marvel series is getting underway, with the cast assembling to do their first table read. On Friday night, producer Laura Shuler Donner tweeted the first photo of the new mutants, which also featured a special guest.

RelatedCoby Bell To Co-Star In Fox Marvel Pilot
“Cast reading of Gifted,” read Donner’s post, which showed Stephen Moyer, Jamie Chung, Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind, Coby Bell and The Original’s Joseph Morgan, among others.
Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, the pilot focuses on two ordinary parents, Reed (Stephen Moyer) and Kate (Acker), who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants, led by Sam (Blair Redford), and must fight to survive. The series also stars Emma Dumont, Percy Hynes White and Sean Teale.
As of now, Gifted is the working title for the series and EW reports that Morgan is not part of the cast and is only filling in for the read-through.
Lind, who will play Lauren, one of the children at the center of the story, also shared an image of part of the cast with Bryan Singer, crossing their arms in an X formation.
The X-Men drama series is executive produced by Nix, Singer, Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. The project is based on characters from the X-Men comic universe, for 20th TV and Marvel Television.
Source : Deadline Hollywood 
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Kong Skull Island : Weekend Opening Now At $61M –




Early morning industry estimates are confirming what we saw late last night: Warner Bros./Legendary monster movie is poised to pull in between $60M-$61M after a $24M Saturday that was +19% from Friday’s $20.2M. And Warner Bros. is reporting Kong: Skull Island at $61M as well. On the high end, that’s a 35% improvement on the pic’s projections four weeks ago, and $11M higher from where we originally thought Kong would land. Imax brought in $7.6M at 382 auditorium repping 12.5% of the weekend. Eight of Kong‘s 10 top-grossing locations included Imax bookings. In total, the global opening for Kong: Skull Island stands at $142.6M which is ahead of the $135M we forecasted.

Regarding Kong‘s rebound, Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. domestic distribution president said, “I think the marketing sold the movie perfectly heading into the weekend. This is a great weekend for the industry overall and all of our exhibition partners. The industry is up 24% from a year ago.” In fact for the period of Jan. 1-March 12, the total domestic B.O. is at $2.18 billion according to ComScore which is currently flat with the same frame a year ago. That’s good news as 2017 tickets sales were lagging for a few weekends there.

On social media, you can also feel the warmth for Kong: RelishMix reports that hashtag activity for the Jordan Vogt-Roberts-directed movie has tripled since Thursday at 5.2K unique hashtags combined across Instagram and Twitter to 17.3K on Saturday. #KongSkullIsland hashtags are at 61.4K over four weeks with 21.5K for #Kong and 17.8K for #KingKong. Social gender activity is 60.8% male and 39.1% female while age is slicing 78% over 25 and 21.7% under 25. Since the Mexico premiere, Tom Hiddleston’s Instagram popped heavily with 254K likes on March 6th.


Warner Bros.

Reviewers already knew Kong: Skull Island was a fun ride different from other Kongs, and for moviegoers to believe it, they simply needed to experience the movie. Kong could capitalize on another recent B.O. trend: Well-reviewed movies like Universal/Blumhouse’s Get Out and 20th Century Fox’s Logan have experienced decent first Sunday holds (both those titles dipped 22% from Saturday). Given that, there might be a chance that Kong bests what’s expected to be a -30% decline.

True, a $60M-plus No. 1 opening in March is noteworthy, and we’ve seen other movies like Divergent 1 & 2 open to $52M-plus during this month, but damn, Kong: Skull Island is bloody expensive at $185M along with an estimated global P&A of $136M putting a cloud over its profitability. And it’s that high cost that deflates the celebration of Kong‘s No. 1 win. Kong will get dinged around the world when Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opens next weekend, but WB is hoping to make good at the B.O. during that six-week play period stateside leading up to Easter when kids are rotating on spring break.

Overseas is at $81.6M in 65 markets, which is alright, though financiers have told us that $120M would have been a better start. WB/Legendary’s Godzilla after ancillaries yielded a profit off a $529M global haul. Does Kong get there? Japan and China open later this month, and despite the latter country’s Tencent Pictures being involved in Kong: Skull Island, the movie isn’t a Chinese co-production, therefore it’s subjected to the typical rental for U.S. pics that’s between 25%-27%. We deconstructed Kong: Skull Island on Friday, and aside from Logan and Get Out stealing the monkey’s money this weekend, the biggest challenge for the latest iteration of this classic Hollywood brand is King Kong himself.   


Warner Bros.

It wasn’t too long ago that Warner Bros. over-indexed on another dusty, expensive Hollywood property during its opening weekend run: the July 4th weekend opener The Legend of Tarzan. It too arrived in theaters with a huge $180M production cost (just $5M shy of Kong: Skull Island‘s). The Village Roadshow co-production was expected to post a low $30M four-day take, but WB pushed it to $46.6M. Critics didn’t love Tarzan as much as Kong: Skull Island, 36% Rotten to 78% Certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Both Kong and Tarzan earned very good CinemaScores (Tarzan an A-, Kong with various demos awarding it A or A-). Tarzan legged out to a 3.2 multiple off its 3-day of $38.5M to $126.6M, and Kong could generate a similar multiple with an end result well north of $150M stateside (Beauty and the Beast will definitely take a bite out of his legs next weekend all around the world). But again, in light of Tarzan‘s budget, it was very hard to get excited about the movie’s overperformance: Film finance sources inform us that Tarzan was definitely below breakeven after all ancillaries despite making $356.7M at the worldwide B.O.



When Peter Jackson’s King Kong opened in December 2005, that beast too was slow out of the gate, minting a $50M FSS and $66M five-day. It’s clear that Kong: Skull Island will be well ahead of that amount on Tuesday, especially with schools and colleges off. Jackson’s King Kong posted a 4.36 multiple off its FSS and finaled domestic at $218M off an A- CinemaScore, but that movie had holiday foot-traffic on its side, which always carries uber-high multiples with it.

In regards to Kong: Skull Island‘s marketing campaign, WB’s campaign aimed to introduce the origin story of how Kong became King with a heavy social media push. Stars Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, Marc Evan Jackson and other stars reached in excess of 53M followers.

Google Maps had their first custom program with Kong bringing the first fictional location to Google Maps. Kong: Skull Island Local is now officially on Google Maps, where users can leave ratings and browse photographs of the monster-ridden island. There were was an Alamo Drafthouse screening program in 20 theaters nationwide with talent Q&A broadcasted on Facebook Live. WB partnered with Machinima to bring the multiplayer gaming tournament Kong of the Hill whereby eight of Machinima’s top gaming influencers and network talent faced off during the Livestream hosted on Machinima’s Facebook and YouTube channels. There was also a #WeLOVEKong advance screening program asking each city to take to social media and profess their excitement to see the film through dedicated city specific hashtags, IE: #LALovesKONG, #PhillyLovesKONG, #LondonLovesKONG, #RioLovesKONG, #ParisLovesKONG etc. This program was tied to footprints Across LA – Large footprints appeared daily from LAX leading up to the Kong Premiere at Hollywood and Highland. Activity was covered and shared with #LALOVESKong.



Source : Deadline Hollywood 

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KONG : SKULL ISLAND Coming March-10-2017





There are few images more synonymous with classic American cinema than that of King Kong -- a giant ape the likes of which audiences had never seen before his first appearance -- hanging from the top of the Empire State Building in New York City, with some kind of gorgeous blonde nearby. Which is why it might seem strange to say that Warner Bros.’ newest attempt at bringing the King of the Apes to life on the big screen takes place not in a 1930s New York City, but in a psychedelic, napalm-scented, 1970s Southeast Asia. There are no Empire State Buildings in sight this time around, and even if there was, the new 100-ft tall version of Kong wouldn’t even need to hang from it in the first place.
“Your first thought when you see him towering over you should be that this is a god,” said director Jordan Vogt-Roberts in my recent interview with him about the film. In that sense, Kong: Skull Island manages to give the King Kong character something that none of the previous live-action films have -- a pre-existing reputation and mythology before he even sets foot off of his beloved homeland. To the native people of Skull Island, Kong is a god, protecting them from the other dangerous creatures that roam the land. The last of his kind, he spends his days either fighting off various threats or wandering aimlessly around the island, in search, it seems, of some kind of company.
Starting with a brief, fun flashback sequence set in the 1940s, Kong: Skull Island spends most of its time early on in 1973 America, when the US has officially decided to abandon the Vietnam War and the country seems the most divided it’s been since 1861. But the fight for national security is never over, and with the incorporation of new space-based satellites, Monarch, a corporation dedicated to hunting down unidentified terrestrial organisms (and in case you were wondering, yes, that is the very same Monarch that was in Godzilla), has discovered new satellite photos of an uncharted island said to be as legendary and cursed as the Bermuda Triangle.
Representing Monarch are Bill Randa (John Goodman) and Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkins), who through a fervent conversation with a US senator (Richard Jenkins), convince the federal government to finance an expedition to the island. Along for the ride are some highly-trained military escorts (led by Samuel L. Jackson’s Colonel Packard), other scientists, an anti-war photographer (Brie Larson’s Mason Weaver), and a former British S.A.S. tracker (Tom Hiddleston's Captain James Conrad), the latter of whom has been hired to be their guide on the island itself.
Of course, as the film’s trailers have already revealed, and common monster movie logic should indicate, things quickly go awry when they arrive via helicopter on Skull Island, dropping bombs to try and map the terrain of the island, much to the chagrin of a certain 100' ape. From there Kong: Skull Island kicks it into high-gear, as the helicopters engage in an unexpected battle with Kong himself, who emerges from the mountains of Skull Island, standing against a searing red sunset that truly emphasizes his status and power.
While Vogt-Roberts and his technical team do an effective job at following up that first sequence with other interesting, and continuously different set pieces, none quite measure up to the group’s first run-in with Kong. It is an adrenaline-fueled montage of carnage and destruction that King Kong fans have likely been waiting their whole lives to see. Unlike director Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla, Vogt-Roberts wastes little time introducing Kong, showing off the character’s power and design with a confidence that only makes this version of Kong seem that much more terrifying and dangerous.
From the moment that one of the helicopter’s pilots falls out of the window, directly into Kong’s mouth, before Vogt-Roberts then immediately cuts to a shot of someone taking a bite out of a peanut butter sandwich, it becomes clear that Skull Island isn’t going to be afraid to take stylistic risks. Aesthetically, cinematographer Larry Fong (Batman v Superman) is borrowing most heavily from Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, but the editing, story, and action of the actual film feels more in line with the work of filmmakers like Edgar Wright and Guillermo del Toro, with a blood-pumping 1970s rock soundtrack to boot.
If that sounds like the kind of monster movie you’d want to see, then Kong: Skull Island is for you. There are moments when it feels more like an amusement park ride than a traditional monster movie origin story, taking full advantage of the set piece and stylistic opportunities available -- it’s a thrill ride for people ready to kick off 2017 with a big bang.
The film’s characters and emotional moments don’t match up to the visual and stylistic aspects of the film, unfortunately, and a lot of that can be attributed to the fact that Skull Island has more main and supporting characters than any other, non-superhero blockbuster film in recent memory. Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman all turn in fine performances as the film’s main characters, but one of Skull Island’s more prominent flaws is how much more interesting and fleshed out the supporting characters around them appear to be.
Shea Whigham gives a particularly stand out performance as Cole, one of the more seasoned and wise soldiers working under Jackson’s Packard, who doesn’t seem to be surprised by or fazed by much any more. When Jason Mitchell’s Mills even asks him incredulously why he isn’t more shaken by the squad’s encounter with Kong, all Cole replies with is, “Yeah, that was a particularly uncommon occurrence.” And Skull Island is littered with those kinds of small, fun opportunities for its supporting characters that the main cast very rarely get the chance to have.
John C. Reilly steals the entire show, however, as Marlow, a World War II fighter pilot who crash landed on Skull Island accidentally in the mid-1940s and has been stranded there ever since. His familiarity with the island’s natives, creatures, and Kong himself help him to be a sufficient vessel for necessary exposition, but it’s the moments when Skull Island takes a break from all of the monster mayhem and lets Marlow just spend a few minutes asking the other characters what the world is like nowadays that it feels closest to its characters.
The film’s pacing can be spotty at times, especially near the middle when all of the group’s surviving members are trying to regroup and meet back up. Additionally, the directions it takes some of its main characters in (especially Packard and Randa) feel inorganic and rushed compared to the rest of the film. But for what Kong: Skull Island sets out to do, which is deliver a monster movie filled with the kind of action and destruction that audiences have never seen from a King Kong film before, it’s hard to imagine it doing a much better job than it does.
There’s a moment in Kong: Skull Island when one of the soldiers plays some '70s music for Reilly’s Marlow, who responds by asking, “How can you swing to this?,” confused by the heavy emphasis on electric guitars rather than a piano or saxophone. Some King Kong purists may feel that same frustration with Skull Island, but while the aesthetic of this new adventure may be very different, it ends up evoking the same feeling that made King Kong such an icon in the first place. Even if this time, it’s coming to you with roaring electric guitars and napalm rather than Empire State Buildings and damsels in distress.
Source : IGN
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Prates of the Caribbean 5 new movie coming soon...

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazer (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifull small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.
Directed by Norwegian filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will debut in theaters on May 26, 2017.
Source : Superherohyoe
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Spider-Man Vs The Trumpster

Where is Spider-Man, when you need him to fight against the Trumpster... Ha Ha,  Marvel I would love to read a Comic Book starring Spider-Man VS The Trumpster with Mark Hamill voice.. Hell Yeah.


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Funko Pop X-Men Iceman Stay Tune, Coming Soon .....


The X-Men Funko POP Vinyls Iceman figure will feature unique number designation #218 in the Marvel number sequence, and will be available only via smaller specialty stores and comic book stores.


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Ben Affleck reiterates Spring 2017 start for Batman Movie




Despite saying earlier this week that he is a believer in “not reverse engineering projects to meet a window or a date,” Ben Affleck reiterated to Variety that plans are still on for his solo Batman movie to shoot in the spring of 2017.

“We’re on the right track with that and everything is coming together. We’re still finishing up a script. I’m very excited.”
Affleck also opened up about what came before him as well, saying:
“I respect all of those [Batman] movies. Christopher Nolan did an incredible job, Christian Bale did an incredible job, Tim Burton did an incredible job. At a certain point you have to look forward and try to believe in your own vision for it and not be looking over your shoulder the whole time. I go into that movie with a tremendous amount of respect for the people who came before me.”
Joe Manganiello will face off against Ben Affleck’s Batman in the film as Deathstroke, after first making his debut in the upcoming Justice League, with additional appearances by Jeremy Irons as Alfred and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon expected to happen as well. Affleck will both star in the film and sit in the director’s chair. DC Entertainment President and CCO Geoff Johns will serve as co-writer (with Affleck) and producer.
An official release date for the Batman film hasn’t been set, but it was previously reported the film could take the June 14, 2019 release date that had been set aside for the Justice League sequel.
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Zack Snyder Teases Superman’s Presence in Justice League....

Zack Snyder teases Superman’s presence in Justice League
Following the new photo from Justice League that was released yesterday, Empire is back with a high-res version of the photo and even a quote from director Zack Snyder about the elephant in the room, or rather, the Man of Steel.
“Superman does play a big part in this movie,” Snyder tells the outlet. “His presence, and lack of presence, are big story points…”
As you may recall from the ending of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Man of Steel didn’t make it out of the film alive, though the final seconds of the feature teased he would return. Star Henry Cavill also teased the character’s infamous “black suit” last year, a costume that the hero wore in the pages of DC Comics following his resurrection. What role do you think Superman will play in the film? Sound off below!
Justice League also stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
While not in the official Justice League cast list released by Warner Bros., it is expected that Ciarán Hinds will play Steppenwolf, Amber Heard will appear as Mera, and Kiersey Clemons will appear as Iris West.
Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the screenplay is by Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio. The producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. The executive producers are Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curt Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck.
Justice League will open in theaters on November 10 2017.
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'Shazam' Villain Spins Off With 'The Rock' in Lead Role
Megastar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to get a standalone film for Shazam’s arch-nemesis Black Adam reports THR.
THR indicated that the move resulted from a recent meeting between Johnson and DC CCO Geoff Johns.
Johnson confirmed that he was playing Black Adam in 2014 (see “The Rock To Play 'Black Adam' In 'Shazam' Movie”), but THR reports that he has been attached since 2008. In that time, Johnson has helped revive the Fast & Furious and G.I. Joe franchises, led Disney’s Moana to the top of the box office (see “'Moana's' Turkey Day Triumph--Another Win for Disney”), and generally put a bankable shine on anything he’s starred in.
Given Johnson’s verifiable star power, New Line and DC doubled down on Shazam, bumping Black Adam from supporting character in one tentpole to starring character in his own film. The new film reportedly mirrors Johns’ comics version of the character, an antihero who battles enemies who would enslave his people.
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James Cameron Returning to Terminator Franchise, Tim Miller in Talks to Direct



James Cameron, who pioneered the rise of the machines alongside star Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Terminator” and “T2: Judgement Day,” is officially returning to reboot — and conclude — the franchise.

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Deadline reported Friday that as the rights to the Terminator franchise will revert back to Cameron in 2019, and he’s in early talks with “Deadpool” director Tim Miller — who isn’t returning for the sequel to that comic book-based smash hit — to helm a “reboot and conclusion” of the franchise. According to sources, Skydance producer David Ellion will fund an exploratory committee to revive the franchise once Cameron regains the rights.
In addition to fleshing out the story with Cameron, Skydance also looks to assemble a team of science fiction authors to work on the project. This news comes on the heels of the poorly received forth Terminator film, “Terminator Genisys,” which grossed $90 million domestically in 2015.
With “Terminator Genisys'” lower-than-expected box office returns, the future of the franchise was left in the air. Now it seems that Skydance is determined to conclude the franchise with Cameron back at the helm. Deadline’s report discloses that it’s not yet known how deep the reboot plans are — whether it’s a total reboot or picking up after “T2,” the last film in the franchise directed by Cameron.
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Justice League: Is This Our First Look at Superman’s Black Costume?


The black costume debuted in DC Comics’ sweeping 1992-93 storyline “The Death and Return of Superman,” elements of which played out in last year’s “Batman v Superman,” where the Man of Steel seemingly met his end in a battle with Doomsday, and will continue this year in “Justice League.”

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Director Zack Snyder joked last summer that Superman’s return in the ensemble film might remain faithful to certain elements of the 1990s mega-arc, in which the Last Son of Krypton returned sporting what’s widely characterized as a mullet. “[His hair] should be perfect,” he said. “A little longer, I guess! That’s what the myths are anyway.”
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, in “Justice League” Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes, it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Opening Nov. 17, “Justice League” stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Raymond Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Amber Heard as Mera and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
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Syfy’s Happy! Adaptation Casts Female Lead for Pilot

Syfy’s Happy! Adaptation Casts Female Lead for Pilot

Syfy has just cast actress Lili Mirojnick as the female lead in the pilot “Happy!” (via The Hollywood Reporter) which will co-star actor Chris Meloni. The upcoming series is based on the comic of the same name that was published by Image Comics and written by Grant Morrison with artwork from Darick Robertson.



Meloni will star as Nick Sax, a detective turned hired killer, while the newly announced Mirojnick will play the role of Det. Meredith McCarthy, a character described as “a tough homicide detective in a man’s world.”

The show will follow Meloni’s Nick Sax, a character described as a corrupt ex-cop turned hitman, as he makes his way through a world full of “casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal.”

Mirojnick is perhaps best known for her work in films such as “Cloverfield” and “Friends with Benefits,” however, she has also appeared in television shows such as “Person of Interest” and “Grimm.”

RELATEDyfy Orders Pilot Based On Morrison & Robertson’s Happy!

Director Brian Taylor (“Crank,” “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”) will direct the pilot which was written by Morrison, and both men will pull double duty as they will also executive produce the series alongside Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty, and Toby Jaffe of Original Film. This marks Morrison’s second project in development with the network as he is also at work on a small screen adaption of “Brave New World” for Syfy.

“Happy!” does not currently have a premiere date.



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Jason Momoa Grateful For Aquaman Role



It has been more than two years since actor Jason Momoa was announced in the role of Aquaman in DC’s Extended Universe, and in that time, we’ve only seen him suit up for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” However, that changes this year with the release of “Justice League,” followed in 2018 by his solo film.


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Momoa, who’s perhaps best known for playing Khal Drogo on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” was attached to the role long before Warner Bros. confirmed his involvement with the 2014 announcement of its DC Films slate. But while he wasn’t confirmed as Aquaman until October 2014, Momoa knew he had the role long before then.


In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter to promote his upcoming Netflix drama “Frontier,” Momoa revealed he’d actually known he’d be playing DC’s sea king as far back as 2012 or 2013. “Knowing what your future is going to be in the next five or six years and having to keep your mouth shut is brutal,” he said. Although that’s understandable, that’s become the norm when it comes to superhero roles.


RELATED: Aquaman Emerges From Sea in “Justice League” Set Images


Despite that difficulty, Momoa wouldn’t change it for the world, proclaiming that this “has been the best moment” of his career. While Momoa was known for his work on genre shows like “Game of Thrones” and “Stargate: Atlantis” and films like “Conan the Barbarian” and “Wolves,” it wasn’t easy for him to land the kinds of roles he wanted. By signing on as Aquaman, however, Momoa has opened the doors to other possibilities and has been able to be more selective with his projects.


Along with his future as Aquaman, Momoa also has the upcoming reboot of “The Crow,” as well as “The Bad Batch,” a film by Ana Lily Amirpour, the acclaimed director of “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.”


The actor is gearing up to begin production on “Aquaman” in Australia, where he’ll work with director James Wan. Joining him in the upcoming feature are Amber Heard, who will make her debut as Mera in “Justice League,” Willem Dafoe, who’ll reprise his role as Vulko, and Patrick Wilson, who was recently announced as Aquaman’s half-brother, Orm Marius, aka the Ocean Master.


“Aquaman” will hit the big screen on Oct. 5, 2018. But before then, audiences will see Momoa as Aquaman in director Zack Snyder’s “Justice League,” alongside Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher. That film arrives Nov. 17.


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