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J.J. Abrams Shows Off an X-Wing in Latest 'Star Wars' UNICEF Video

Star Wars JJ Abrams UNICEF X-Wing

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.

 Posted July 21 in First Look, Hype, Star Wars | Comments

One More 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Poster Shows Off The Collector

Guardians of the Galaxy

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!

 Posted July 18 in Hype, Posters | Comments

'Mockingjay' Trailer Gets a Product Placement Launch at Comic-Con

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I

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.

 Posted July 18 in ComicCon, Hype, Movie News | Comments

Bad Guys Get Their Own 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Posters Now Too

Guardians of the Galaxy

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!

 Posted July 17 in Hype, Marvel, Posters | Comments

Guillermo del Toro on the Haunted House & Ghosts in 'Crimson Peak'

Guillermo del Toro

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.

 Posted July 17 in Hype, Movie News | Comments

'Ghostbusters' & 'Ninja Turtles' Are Crossing Over...in Comic Books

TMNT / Ghostbusters

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.

 Posted July 16 in Cool Stuff, Hype | Comments

Miller & Rodriguez's 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Gets a Final Poster

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

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.

 Posted July 16 in Hype, Posters | Comments

Denzel Washington Has a Nice Gun on 'The Equalizer' IMAX Poster

The Equalizer

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.

 Posted July 16 in Hype, Posters | Comments

Michael Rooker as Yondu Gets a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Poster

Guardians of the Galaxy

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?

 Posted July 16 in Hype, Marvel, Posters | Comments

'Horns' with Daniel Radcliffe Gets New Poster & Halloween Release

Horns

Following the release of the teaser trailer earlier this week, word comes from ComingSoon that Alexandre Aja's adaptation of Horns led by Harry Potter franchise star Daniel Radcliffe will hit theaters in the United States on October 31st. That was the same date for the film's debut in the United Kingdom, but it wasn't clear until now if that release would be the same here as well. Along with that news comes a cool new teaser poster, one that's much better than the newspaper headline teaser from across the pond. It doesn't even use Radcliffe's face this time, and it's more than a little ominous with that dark, horned figure. Hopefully we'll have more to say about the film after its Comic-Con panel next week in San Diego. Look!

 Posted July 16 in Hype, Movie News, Posters | Comments

Kevin Feige Hypes Peyton Reed as Replacement 'Ant-Man' Director

Peyton Reed

There's no doubt that Marvel fans and cinephiles were pretty annoyed that Edgar Wright had stepped away from the Phase Three comic book title Ant-Man. The Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director was a big part of the interest in the lesser known hero coming to the big screen, and due to some behind-the-scenes trouble with the vision of the film between Wright and Marvel, they parted ways. But the studio chose Yes Man director Peyton Reed to direct the film and keep the production on schedule for release next summer. Now Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has opened up about the choice. More below!

 Posted July 15 in Hype, Marvel, Movie News | Comments

Yes, Apes Almost Wore Clothes in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

This past weekend, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hit theaters, and it's undoubtedly one of the most engrossing blockbusters in recent memory, with compelling, rich characters that allow for so much genuine suspense and drama, it's truly a wonder. But the film we saw as almost drastically different. The apes were nearly much more evolved than they ended up being in this version of the story. Matt Reeves recently spoke to SlashFilm and explained how he wanted to show only a little progress of the apes' evolution. And part of that meant ditching idea to have the apes do things like wearing clothes in the film (though they still get some guns). But some concept art has surfaced showing off what that would have been like. Look below!

 Posted July 14 in Artwork, Hype, Movie News, Photos | Comments

See the Attractions in Close-Up Look at 'Jurassic World' Brochure

Jurassic World

After a couple quick features from "The Today Show" gave us a look behind the scenes of Jurassic World, showing off some of the full operational theme park that people have been attending for years, now we get a different look at the kind of attractions that have been available at the park. The Jurassic Park fan Twitter account JurassicP2K15 (via ComingSoon) got ahold of an official brochure of the park from the set of the film currently in production down in New Orleans, and while it doesn't show off any of the dinosaurs, there's a map of the park, a list of the dinosaurs they've bred, and of course some product placement. Look!

 Posted July 14 in First Look, Hype, Photos | Comments

North Korea Files Complaint with United Nations Over 'The Interview'

The Interview

The teaser trailer for The Interview didn't really bring the laughs we were hoping for from the sophomore directing efforts of Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg. But it certainly wasn't bad enough to be banned from being seen. But if you're North Korea, we supposed we can understand that sentiment since the film is about a talk-show host and his producer (played by James Franco and Rogen respectively) who land an exclusive interview in North Korea with their leader Kim Jong-un, but then are approached by the CIA to kill the dictator. THR has quotes from an actual letter sent to the United Nations by North Korea complaining about the film, calling it "an act of war" and demanding the United States to ban it. Read on!

 Posted July 11 in Hype, Movie News | Comments

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