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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)

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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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Here’s a place you absolutely do not want to visit on your European vacation this summer. It’s a Star Wars exhibit in the town of Wolfsburg, Germany that you can enjoy for the price of a $14 admission ticket. I can pretty much guarantee that will be the worst $14 you’ll ever spend. Then again, the laughs might be worth it.

Seriously, I don’t even know what is happening here. It looks like NASA is hanging out with the Falcon, Chewbacca is hiding a mustache, and poor Luke wet his pants somewhere along the way. There’s also a video, in German, which presumably tries to explain this horror. I have no words.

See more pictures and video after the break.

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The theme music for Jurassic Park is epic and inspiring and befitting of a film about dinosaurs. When you add in some goats, the whole thing falls to glorious pieces. It’s a great companion piece to The Game of Thrones theme in its goat form. Just look how they all sing their little goat hearts out in this video. You’ve got to admire that kind of commitment.

See the video after the break.

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Hand drawn animation is no longer the way of things at Disney, but there is still quite a bit of concept art for Frozen that shows how the film might have looked had it come to fruition years ago. The adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1845 fairytale The Snow Queen was first contemplated back when Walt was still alive. It was finally attempted just before The Princess and The Frog, but the lackluster performance of that film put the nail in the coffin of hand drawn animation.

However, that doesn’t mean that hand drawn animation doesn’t happen in the course of a film’s development, like these beautiful pieces of concept art that were used to develop Frozen. You can see even more behind-the-scenes of Frozen in The Art of Frozen hardcover book.

Take a look at what could have been, after the break.

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