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If you weren't already planning on seeing The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in theaters, Warner Bros. Pictures might have a good reason for you to show up. Aside from being the final installment of Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic, Forbes has heard that there will be some sort of teaser trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice attached to the film. It makes sense since Warner Bros. is behind both franchise films, and while the film will be nearly a year and a half away at that point, the film has been shooting for awhile, and fans are hungry for something. It might arrive online before the, so stay tuned. As for The Battle of the Five Armies, it sounds like that will be epic too.
Well hello there little friend! Pixar has a new character to introduce us to today, and his name is Arlo. He's a dinosaur, and he's a cutie, of course. Disney-Pixar has posted a short new video to their Twitter account @DisneyPixar with a message introducing us to director Peter Sohn and his lead character Arlo from The Good Dinosaur. The film was originally supposed to be out this summer, but ended up pushed back to November 2015, late next year. Word is the movie has been "dismantled" & "completely reimagined", which means we're not sure what to expect or if any of the early details hold up, but here's the latest little official tease. One note - you can see the lead human character in a frame in the upper right at the end of the video.
Many lead stars of the big screen have taken mementos from the sets of various films they've worked on. It's a nice token to remember that specific time in your life. Sometimes they steal them, other times they pay for them, but sometimes the production company just decides to give them to the stars. However, we're betting that no one has a movie memento as cool as what Robert Downey Jr. received from the set of The Avengers, courtesy of Marvel. You might remember a certain "A" from the sign on the side of Stark Tower, mostly because it was the only letter leftover after the action in Manhattan. Well, Downey now owns that.
The viral marketing for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I has been pretty damn great. In addition to the traditional trailers and posters, the viral spots featuring President Snow and the rebels of District 13 interrupting them have been a great way to immerse fans into the world of Panem. Now they're going the extra mile as Lionsgate and Google have partnered to create District Voices, a five episode series that will pop up on YouTube throughout the week, intended to act as programming that citizens of Panem might see on Capitol TV. The first video went live today, and there will be a new one everyday this week.
Do you remember when Paramount Pictures decided to create a double feature of Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z last year? The primary motivation for this double feature was to get World War Z to cross $200 million at the domestic box office, because the films that hit that box office milestone allow studios to ask for more money from cable networks for the rights to air the movie on television. The same thing happened with This is The End last year, and now Columbia Pictures has their eye on the $200 million mark as they're bringing 22 Jump Street starring Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill back to theaters on Friday.
Back in August, we put together a list of all the DC Comics and Marvel movies heading to the big screen over the next six years. Marvel had staked out dates through 2019 while Warner Bros. had locked down two dates each year through 2020. Well, following the recent onslaught of news regarding which DC Comics properties will hit the big screen each year, a handy little infographic rounding up all the comic book movies that we'll see hitting the big screen has surfaced, beginning with Disney's adaptation of Big Hero 6 early next month. When you see the comic calendar laid out like this, it all seems rather daunting. Look below!
Meet Moana! Well, sort of, as she's off on another adventure and doesn't really have time to meet those of us landlocked in our homes and offices. Disney has debuted the first lovely eye-catching photo from their upcoming animated movie Moana, originally scheduled for 2018, now set for release in "late 2016" around the end of the year (this same time two years from now). The film is the latest from Ron Clements & John Musker, the two directors behind Disney classics like Aladdin, Little Mermaid and The Princess and The Frog. Likely inspired by Polynesian explorers, this film follows a "sea voyaging enthusiast" named Moana.
Right now Marvel Studios is in production on what could be their first shaky release with the Phase Three title Ant-Man. The film was once slated to be directed by Edgar Wright, but some creative disagreements behind the scenes saw him depart the project just weeks before shooting, forcing Marvel to hire Peyton Reed (Yes Man) as a replacement. But before Reed came on board, Anchorman and Step Brothers director Adam McKay was courted for the director's chair, and while he didn't end up taking the job, he was hired to rewrite the script. And now he's opened up about what changes he made to the Marvel script. More below!
It's unusual for the marketing of a film to begin with a trailer before the poster comes out, but that's exactly what happened with Tim Burton's latest drama Big Eyes. The period drama follows Amy Adams as artist Margaret Keane along with her husband, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who for many years claimed credit for her paintings of children with abnormally big, beautiful eyes. While it's still a bit strange, this is undoubtedly Burton's most grounded film in years, and now the first poster for the winter release has arrived, showing Adams and Waltz along with one of the famous paintings that Keane made. Look below!
Birdman 4?! I honestly try not to use hyperbole in headlines (anymore), but this time I just couldn't help it. It's Birdman! And this little piece of movie swag is actually quite awesome. It's unquestionably one-of-a-kind and I'm so glad to see Fox Searchlight make something so special for the release of this film. I am one of the lucky few who has received an action figure maquette of Birdman, from the new film by Alejandro González Iñárritu titled Birdman, now playing in select theaters. Michael Keaton plays Birdman, and the film is about how his ego is manifested in the form of this superhero character who follows him around. I love the film and this swag is a great way to get press, and fans, more excited for its opening. Photos below.
Though we're a little disappointed that Merry Friggin' Christmas doesn't look like all that promising of a film to contain one of the final performances Robin Williams delivered before his untimely death, maybe he'll get a proper send off in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, where he reprises his role as Teddy Roosevelt. A new poster has arrived pegging this one as the final adventure for Ben Stiller and the rest of the museum exhibits (they're pretty much all featured here) that come to life at night. These films have never been masterpieces, but as family friendly adventure comedies, I've enjoyed them. Look below!
With awards season getting into swing, there's no better time for Variety to report that the 87th Academy Awards, airing on ABC on February 22nd, 2015, will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. The former child star has enjoyed s great career since his comeback following Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and he has enjoyed great success as a series regular every single season of "How I Met Your Mother," several big stage musicals and most recently, a pivotal role in the thriller Gone Girl this month. As for hosting duties, Harris has already livened up both the Tony Awards and the Emmy ceremony this year, so he's ready.
The logo for Jurassic Park is probably one of the most iconic in the history of cinema, and if it ain't broke, you don't fix it. That's why the teaser poster for Jurassic World, arriving next summer, is perfect. It takes the familiar logo that all the fans love, and just makes things a little darker. The logo has depth and texture now, and makes great use of the very simple tagline "The park is open." Could the reveal of this poster mean that we'll be getting a teaser trailer for the film sometime soon? There have been some descriptions of a trailer tested on audiences going around online, so it shouldn't be long before we get to see it. Look below!
With a sequel to this year's reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles already set for release on June 3rd, 2016, there's no doubt we'll be seeing plenty more recognizable characters pop up from the comic books and animated series. In fact, the original script for the first film actually had much more sci-fi craziness, but it ended up being rewritten and cut in favor of a simpler (or rather more stupid) storyline. The casualties from those cuts meant that we didn't get to see new versions of well-known villains like Krang (and his exo-suit), and the duo of Rocksteady & Beebop, but now some concept art has surfaced.