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For whatever reason, those who are nostalgic about the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies have a soft spot in their heart for the overwhelmingly 90s rap track "Ninja Rap (Go Ninja Go!)" by Vanilla Ice. The song was prominently featured in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze and there are few children of the 90s who don't recall this hit single. And now, keeping in the tradition of the films, and mostly just keeping up with today's crazy music trends, Wiz Khalifa is the hip-hop mastermind behind "Shell Shocked," a track from the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arriving next month. Now it's up to you to decide which one is better (or rather worse) after checking out the new single below. Listen!
The roll call teaser trailer for The Expendables 3 is an exercise in patience as every cast member of the huge action ensemble is mentioned by name. And with such a huge cast that includes veterans like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger to younger faces like Ronda Rousey and Kellan Lutz, the film is ripe for a whole slew of character poster. The first batch of character posters looked like cheesy yearbook portraits that were done at Sears on a Sunday after family brunch. This new batch is kinda fun as all the characters get a colorful pop art treatment, though Andy Warhol probably wouldn't approve.
After a first look photo from the video game family adventure film Pixels arrived last week, we've got more news about the Columbia Pictures film from director Chris Columbus coming in 2015. As you know, the project starring Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan is based on a short film of the same name that follows an invasion of New York City by aliens in the form of 80s video game characters. However, due to the tricky licensing agreements, we weren't sure which video game characters were going to pop up in the film. Now the studio has revealed the video game invaders.
The hype for Comic-Con continues with just two days before the pop culture convention launches in San Diego. And while there may not be a full panel for Colin Trevorrow's forthcoming sequel/reboot Jurassic World, that doesn't mean Universal won't have a presence for the film produced by Steven Spielberg. In fact, the director just revealed an exclusive poster that fans will be able to get their hands on at Comic-Con. It features a velociraptor perched on the remains of one of the old Jurassic Park vehicles as the scene behind shows construction of the operational park we'll see in Jurassic World. The piece comes from artist Mark Englert, who recently did some Disney artwork and had a piece in the Ghostbusters art show. Look!
When a replacement direct was being sought for Marvel's Ant-Man following the exit of Edgar Wright, we mentioned that the filmmaker who ends up with the job won't have as huge of an impact as some might think. Why? Because at this stage in the game, the action sequences and pre-visualization of the film has already been completed, and they're not going to start over when it comes to that kind of work that Wright had already begun. And that's why, despite Yes Man director Peyton Reed taking over the job, the film's visuals will still have Wright's influence and style. So we suppose that's a bittersweet parting gift. Read on!
Time to meet the new X-Wing! After the rumored plot leak yesterday, along with Kevin Smith's discussion of how real his set visit was, it's time to drop an actual reveal for Star Wars: Episode VII, being directed by J.J. Abrams as we speak. This time they've revealed the X-Wing from the new movies, along with a pilot in his typical orange regalia, in the background of another charity video with J.J. Abrams for UNICEF. This is kind of awesome, because it's one of those moments where everything is starting to feel like it' s coming into place. The ship looks great (old but not too old), plus it's real and actually exists and isn't just a CGI creation; I'm actually getting more and more excited the more we see. See the new video and X-Wing below.
Since the credits teaser at the end of Thor: The Dark World featured Benicio del Toro as The Collector, it almost seems like we've gone full circle since the character now gets his own poster for next month's release of Guardians of the Galaxy. This should be the final character poster following other supporting characters like John C. Reilly and Glenn Close from Nova Corps and the trio of bad guys led by Ronan (Lee Pace) also got their own character posters, but with Marvel anything is possible. It would take someone like The Collector to round up all the Marvel character posters that get release with every new film. Look below!
While Lionsgate might not be bringing a panel to Comic-Con for this fall's release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, that doesn't mean the film won't have a presence at the convention in San Diego. The studio just announced a big trailer launch from Samsung where fans can check out the trailer on the company's new Galaxy Tab S before it's release online to everyone else. Unknown cast members will be on hand to debut the trailer on Friday, July 25th at 12:00pm PT. Now we're not sure how long the trailer will be exclusively available to Samsung consumers, but we'll post right away as soon as it's available for everyone.
Just yesterday, Michael Rooker got his own Guardians of the Galaxy character poster as the blue-skinned character Yondu. Shortly after, John C. Reilly and Glenn Close saw their characters from Nova Corps get the same treatment. And today, it's a trio of bad guys who each get their own character poster. There's Lee Pace as the main villain Ronan (who is being puppeted by Thanos), Karen Gillan as Nebula (who is a descendant of Thanos) and Djimon Housou as Korath (who we've seen dealing with Star-Lord in the trailers). That should be it for character posters, unless Thanos ends up getting his own sheet. Look!
Next week at Comic-Con, we'll have a much better idea of what to expect from Guillermo del Toro's next horror film Crimson Peak. But until then, some interviews with the director from the set of the film have surfaced where he talks about the haunted house at the center of the story and how they're bringing some of the ghosts inside the house to life by doing more practical effects. The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam, and some of the plot and details on their characters have been revealed. Find out more about the film and the terror that del Toro has in store below.
Right now Marvel is the king of crossovers with all of their standalone characters popping up in each other's movies and leading up to The Avengers films every few years. But there's another cool crossover happening this fall, though you won't catch it on the big screen. Instead, IDW Publishing has a comic book mash-up of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters. That's right, the heroes in a half-shell and New York's best paranormal investigators will meet just like The Jetsons and The Flintstones. The story will be a four-issue arc, and if you're wondering exactly how these two universes come together, just keep reading.
There Is No Justice Without Sin. Dimension Films has unveiled the full poster for Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez's sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, starring a huge cast including Eva Green as the "dame to kill for" Ava Lord, along with Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Juno Temple and Powers Boothe as Senator Roark. We've seen plenty of trailers before, and the film will get its own panel at Comic-Con, so expect to hear more buzz then. Oddly, this poster features Jessica Alba as Nancy front and center, but looking like she's an undead Beetlejuice-esque Nancy in a studded-leather jacket (MPAA-approved!) with a glowing door randomly put in Rourke's crotch.
The most recent trailer for Sony Pictures contemporary update of the 80s TV series The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington almost feels like a spiritual sequel to his fantastic thriller Man on Fire. Now Washington takes center stage on an IMAX poster for the film from director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). A sequel is already in development for the film because it's been testing so well with audiences, so we're anxious to see what we'll get this fall. While we're not sure a film like this needs to be seen on the IMAX, especially when no part of the film was shot on the large format, some people will get suckered in.
Not too long ago, an image teased the silhouette of Michael Rooker as Yondu, an important character from the comic books on which the forthcoming Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy is based. Keen eyes might have noticed a quick shot of the blue-skinned character in the extended trailer that debuted last week, but now everyone can get a really good look at the character since director James Gunn has just revealed a new character poster featuring the man himself holding an artifact that we've seen Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) handling in pretty much all the trailers. Does it have something to do with the Infinity Stones?