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deadpool test footage

Test footage from the defunct Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool movie surfaced on YouTube this morning, was quickly yanked, and now it’s resurfaced.

It appears that 20th Century Fox had the original video removed, but it’s probably the best thing that could have happened. Clearly, there is a demand for this film and this (mostly CGI) footage looks pretty great. Check it out for yourself after the break before it disappears again…

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warcraft booth

If you were skeptical about the new Warcraft movie from Legendary, I think you can worry a little less after seeing these props from the film.

Doomhammer, Frostmourne and an Alliance shield made the trip and, having seen them up close, I can tell you they look amazing. There was a guy saying that Doomhammer was too big as I was taking the picture (what?), if that gives you any info.

However, I’ll admit, there was a lot of hustle and bustle, so I didn’t get the best pictures. But I got pictures.

You can check out the weapons up close after the break…

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Sam Raimi has teamed up with Naughty Dog and Screen Gems to develop a film adaption of The Last of Us, and Neil Druckmann, the writer and creative director at Naughty Dog, has confirmed that they’ve met with Maisie Williams from Game Of Thrones to play Ellie.

From what I can tell, they’re definitely looking to focus more on the relationship between Joel and Ellie and, while the Infected will be a part of the movie, Slashfilm notes that “They are ‘laser-focued on the story of Joel and Ellie,’ and could pull some elements from the Left Behind expansion into the story.”

It’s still early in development and there’s no word yet on a director (Rami is producting), but Maisie Williams would be a great choice, so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how this develops.

(via /Film)

superman lives

Have you ever wondered what the legendary failed film Superman Lives would have been like if it actually made it all the way to theaters? Well sweet, sweet answers are on the horizon.

The fan-funded documentary film The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened? now has a trailer, and it includes snippets of interviews with director Tim Burton and screenwriter Kevin Smith, along with some test footage of Nic Cage flying. After looking at the trailer, I’m starting to wish this movie had actually happened. It looks like it would have been a Nic Cage / Tim Burton supernova of insanity.

The project is still looking for funds to finish post-production, but we have no doubt that it will reach its final goals. Check out the trailer after the break…

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You knew it was coming. Ever since we heard the theme song from the original cartoon series, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have often been associated with hilarious silly to awkwardly bad music. Many of us even learned the dance that went along with Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap.” (or was that just me?) While I personally enjoy the theme from the reboot cartoon airing on Nickelodeon, I can’t say much for “Shell Shocked,” from the soundtrack of the new live-action movie. The song that seems to take itself too seriously is by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dollar $ign, and features Kill the Noise and Madsonik.

Check out the song after the break, along with a new TV spot and a larger image of the new poster.

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We got our first look at Avengers: Age Of Ultron thanks to Entertainment Weekly and it looks good. These aren’t our bright and shiny, newly minted Avengers. This team looks beat up but determined, which works perfectly within the larger timeline.

This is a teaser for the magazine itself in which EW’s Anthony Breznican sat down with Joss Whedon and Robert Downey for an in depth look at the movie, so you’ll have to buy it to read that, but they did give us a synopsis – which is after the break to protect you from spoilers. But, I say spoil yourself.

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Jurassic World is due to hit theaters on June 12, 2015 with the promise of showing us a dinosaur theme park that’s functioning, rather than just acting as an all-you-can-eat buffet stocked with humans. At least, that’s what we will see until the humans get bored and things take a turn for the worse.

These images, tweeted by @jurassicpk15 supposedly show us one of the brochures from the movie theme park. It details the attractions, animals, and cool stuff like feeding times and even info on a park golf course. It seems as though Jimmy Fallon might make a cameo as well.

It all looks like a fun vacation, but you just know it’s not going to go well for the humans.

See the full brochure after the break.

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Recent news that Pacific Rim 2 was in the works along with an animated series was met with lots of excitement from fans. Now we have a little more information on what that animated series will entail. Guillermo del Toro recently spoke to Collider and revealed the following:

It’s a great set-up and a link between the first movie and the second movie. It really enhances the mythology of the characters; we have cameos of characters from the first movie, but mostly it’s a new set of characters. New jaegers, except for one or two, [and] new kaijus. It’s really fun.

He went on to discuss the kinds of stories that we might see in the animated series:

We’re going for a long arc, so the idea is to show a group of characters—we have pilots, functional jaegers, but we have all these younger characters. I really want to explore things that are complimentary to the things that I want to explore in the second movie: drift, what drifting does to you, what is needed to drift, a lot of stuff that I think is important, but also the jaeger technology, the kaijus being evolved, ideas about the precursors—the guys that control the kaijus. We have a lot of leeway in 13 episodes and I wanna make it sort of in the same spirit of Pacific Rim, which is the ideal audience for Pacific Rim was young—very young, 11-year-olds and so forth—but with really beautiful design and stories that make these characters interesting in a way that I found them interesting in, for example, Year Zero, the graphic novel that we did. And I think that’s the basic thrust of the thing.

As to when this might air, it’s still a little hard to say as they’re still lining things up:

Legendary is talking to a few outlets so I’d rather not disclose myself. The way we set up The Strain was to talk to everyone, literally, on the map, and then find who’s response we sort of jibe with the most. I think in this series, it would be great to find a place that can give it a proper presentation and can advertise the creation of the series. So we’re open to being pleasantly surprised everywhere.

If things go well, we may get our Kaiju and Jaegers well before that April 17, 2017 movie hits theaters.

(via /Film)

ian mckellen sherlock

I was already excited about the news that Ian McKellen is going to play Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming A Slight Trick of the Mind, but he went and tweeted out this picture and now I seriously can’t wait.

Sure, I also have a crush on him, but who doesn’t?

You can see his tweet after the break.

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Kevin Smith had the rare chance to visit the set for Star Wars: Episode VII and shared his genuine excitement, including a picture of himself shedding some tears. He signed an NDA so there wasn’t much he could say, but the did share what thoughts he could during a Q&A at the Neuchatel International Film Festival in Switzerland.

Check it out (along with a video) after the break…

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