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force awaken

If you’ve wanted to see the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but you’re not able to get to one of the handful of theaters that will be showing the trailer this weekend, time to rejoice.

The Star Wars Twitter just announced that the #TheForceAwakens teaser will be on iTunes this Friday.

Head after the break to see the tweet.

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Ok, so remember when we posted the news about Iam8Bit’s art show, Sequel? For those who may have forgotten, the event is currently showcasing movie posters for sequels that most of us would love to see.

The event is taking place in Los Angeles, and you can check out the art in person until November 23. But the good news is that prints can now be purchased online for cash-monies!

Header image: Labyrinth by Ruben Ireland

Take a look at some more posters you can pick up after the break…

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ash evil dead

We knew that Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell were cooking up an Evil Dead tv series, but at that point it was just a lot of talk. Given all of the unfounded rumors on the issue of Ash’s return over the years, we took it with a grain of salt.

This time things are different. It’s actually happening.

Starz has ordered a 10-episode series called Ash Vs. Evil Dead for a 2015 premiere. Bruce Campbell will star and co-produce the series and Sam Raimi will direct (the first episode at least). And yes, it will serve as a followup to to the films. Essentially, it’s the Evil Dead 4 that we’ve been waiting for:

Campbell reprises his role as the title character Ash, a stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last three decades avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons — personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its evil grip.

Rami added:

“Evil Dead has always been a blast,” Raimi said. “Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga. With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it.”

Truckload indeed. Instead of and hour-and-a-half of Evil Dead on the big screen, we’re getting five hours to enjoy on television. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited about it.

(via Deadline)

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I’d love to tell you that I saw Entertainment Weekly‘s special Terminator: Genisys coverage and did a happy little fangirl dance. It’s not out of the realm of possibility. I mean, I like the Terminator franchise. I liked the Sarah Connor Chronicles. Heck, I even like Rise of the Machines and Terminator: Salvation. That’s how forgiving I am.

But, I may have just hit the “Are you kidding ME?!?!” wall with the news of what producers David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and director Alan Taylor have planned storywise for Genisys. It’s…well, to call it a reboot is like saying remodeling a house from top to bottom but keeping the paint the same color is a “touch up”.

Since it containers spoilers, I’ll put it in after the break. Head there if you want to know more.

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Marvel Entertainment’s Kevin Feige had plenty of news for fans today at Hollywood’s El Capitan theater. He announced Marvel’s Phase 3 plan and it includes nine movies, including Captain Marvel and Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman).

The roster as announced is:

  • Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016.
  • Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017
  • Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017
  • Black Panther – November 3, 2017
  • Captain Marvel – July 6, 2018
  • Inhumans – November 2, 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War Part 2- May 3, 2019

We also got a first look at the Black Panther concept art. You can check it out after the break.

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doctor strange

According to Deadline, Benedict Cumberbatch is in negotiations to play Doctor Strange after talks with Joaquin Phoenix broke down.

Interestingly, he joked about it at SDCC.

More news as it develops.

Image by Anne Wu.

(via Deadline)

shatner nimoy

Rumors started swirling last week that William Shatner had been approached by director Roberto Orci to appear in Star Trek 3 along with Leonard Nimoy. Those rumors got a flat out denial from Shatner and Orci replied that he could neither confirm or deny the rumors.

However, William Shatner appeared at Wizard World Nashville and thought the “will he or won’t he” news had been basically announced thanks to the rumor and he was free to talk about it. So, he talked about it.

You can find out what he said thanks to Trek Movie. A transcript and video await after the break…

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The gone too soon hilarity of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is about to enter the “not too distant future” of the 21st century thanks to a deal struck by Vimeo to stream 80 episodes of the series “forever and ever, anywhere and everywhere”. Reportedly, the company is working to clear the rights for the remaining episodes so that eventually all 197 will be available.

Unfortunately, before you take a nostalgic trip on the Satellite of Love and laugh at terrible movies, you’ll need to drop some coin. The episodes are available individually for $2.99 (rental) or $9.99 (purchase), or you can get them all for $300.

Hit the jump to check out the promo.

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hayley atwell

Here’s some great news for fans of Haley Atwell and Agent Peggy Carter. You don’t have to wait for the premiere of Agent Carter to see Peggy in action because she’s just been announced as one of the guest stars for the season 2 opener of Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD.

The episode, called “Shadows”, airs Sept. 23 and will also give us our first look at Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley. Not sure yet how Peggy plays into things, but I can’t wait to find out. The synopsis reads thusly:

Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources–but that’s not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again?

Agent Carter, will be making its series debut in place of Agents of SHIELD when it goes on holiday hiatus. No premiere date, but we’ll keep you posted.

(via The Mary Sue)

doctor who season 8

There’s no doubt we’re excited for the The Series 8 premiere of Doctor Who. The trailer for the first episode “Deep Breath” was enough to make me wish I had a TARDIS to go forward to this Saturday, August 23rd.

I’m pretty sure the BBC is enjoying tormenting us because the BBC blog has just released the all of the episode titles and writers.

Time for all sorts of speculation based on titles and gleefully rubbing of hands together in anticipation. It’s almost here!

You can check out the list after the break.

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