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Almost a couple years ago, back in the spring of 2013, before Star Wars: The Force Awakens even had a title and the film was still slated rumored for a summer release in 2015, Disney revealed at CinemaCon that they were planning on releasing a new Star Wars film each year, alternating between episodes in the new trilogy and standalone films in between them. Now here we are in 2015, and Star Wars: Episode VII isn't arriving until December 18th this year, followed next year by the first standalone film (which is starting to find a cast already) from director Gareth Edwards. Now we have further confirmation for future plans.
"Trouble always comes around." The Avengers: Age of Ultron is only three months away, and considering the fact that the Super Bowl is right around the corner, we might get a glimpse of some new footage during the big game. But in the meantime, the Marvel Studios production has released the first TV spot for the comic book sequel, but this isn't meant to play during the Super Bowl. It's mostly footage we've already seen from the teaser trailer and the more recent second trailer, but there are some snippets of new action footage in there. It's certainly going to be brutal to see Bruce Banner and Tony Stark forced to fight.
After directing last year's acclaimed action thriller John Wick starring Keanu Reeves, directing duo David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are lining up their next project, and it should be a big one. Variety reports the directing team is in early talks with Universal Pictures to be at the helm of Cowboy Ninja Viking, the adaptation of the graphic novel by writer A.J. Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo. Last fall, Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt was reported to be attached to the project, which already made the wild sounding film appealing, but the addition of Leitch and Stahelski as directors makes this highly anticipated.
Ever since The LEGO Movie hit theaters last year, the building block toy has become even more popular than before. And with big blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Avengers: Age of Ultron on the way, you can expect to see some cool new sets for those movies hitting shelves this year. Normally we don't highlight all of that kind of merchandising stuff, but LEGO has just revealed an incredible new set from the Marvel superhero sequel. Coming in March is the LEGO version of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, and it comes with five new minifigures and tiny microfigures to fit in it. Look!
The Super Bowl is going to be chock full of new ads as usual, but not all movies can afford some time during the big game. In the case of The Divergent Series: Insurgent, it looks like Summit Entertainment wants eyes on the young adult sci-fi sequel, but they couldn't afford to get the ad during gametime. Instead, this is a Super Bowl pregame spot for the film starring Shailene Woodley. While the teaser trailer looked more impressive than the first film, it's starting to seem like it might be too much, especially when it comes to the simulations. This time we see tons of buildings and stuff breaking apart and exploding as Tris falls. Watch!
We've got plenty of time until we get a new version of Green Lantern from Warner Bros. Pictures. A reboot of the DC Comics superhero was announced with the rest of the DC cinematic universe plans, but it won't arrive until June 19th, 2020, and that's just a release date, which can easily change as time passes. But that hasn't stopped people from thinking about who should put on the ring, though it depends on whether Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner or Kyle Rayner is the hero. But still, one actor is lobbying hard for the role, and that's Tyrese Gibson, one of the stars of the Fast & Furious franchise. Look below!
"I now pronounce you teddy bear and wife." After the dirty teaser poster debuted earlier this week, the first trailer for the comedy sequel Ted 2 has arrived. Everything seems to be going great with Ted marrying his girlfriend from the first film, but then they're informed that if they want to have a child (with Mark Wahlberg donating his sperm), they have to prove that Ted is a person in the court of law. Amanda Seyfried plays a lawyer fighting for Ted's rights, and John Slattery plays the lawyer on the other end of the battle. If you like Seth MacFarlane and you got a kick out of the first film, you'll probably like it. Watch!
The Super Bowl may not be until Sunday, but that doesn't mean we can't check out some of the TV spots for movies that will be debuting during the big game. Paramount Pictures has jumped the gun by unveiling the Super Bowl spot for Terminator: Genisys. It's mostly footage we've seen from the teaser trailer, including the return of the infamous "I'll be back" line that we all know. But there are a couple new action shots, and a better look at the aged Terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. I'm still not all that excited for this flick, but at the very least, Emilia Clarke looks like a bad ass as Sarah Connor. Watch it!
Last year marked the 35th anniversary of Alien, the classic sci-fi horror film from Ridley Scott. There wasn't as much pomp and circumstance as their was for the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, but for fans of the film looking for some kind of commemoration, look no further than this new Mondo poster for the film designed by Tyler Stout. The print was unveiled at a special screening of Alien at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, and you'll have a chance to get ahold of your own copy at the end of this week. Of course, it's another awesome piece of work from Tyler Stout, and worthy of framing for any fan. Look!
Over three years ago, we learned that Robert Downey Jr. was producing a drama focusing on the tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II. The film will focus on the tragedy from the point-of-view of Hunter Scott, an 11-year old boy who embarked on a journey to exonerate the Indianapolis’ court-martialed captain in 1996. Now the film is finally making progress towards the big screen as The Wrap has learned The Help and Get On Up director Tate Taylor has signed on to direct the film. Downey still isn't starring in the film, but he'll produce with his wife Susan Downey through their Team Downey banner.
Every year the Academy Awards nominations roll around, there's always something to be upset about. This year, some of the biggest snubs were dealt to Selma lead actor David Oyelowo and the film's director Ava DuVernay, not to mention The LEGO Movie getting an unforgivable snub in the Best Animated Film category. And if you've ever wondered how this is possible, and how the voting worked out this way, the folks at AJ+ (via SlashFilm) have put together a quick three-minute lesson that explains just how the Oscar nominations work, how the winners are chosen, and more of the intricacies of The Academy's system.
After co-directing the nostalgic, comedic mess that was Dumb & Dumber To, one-half of the Farrelly Brothers is heading out on his own behind the camera. Deadline reports Bobby Farrelly, who has co-directed every film made with his brother Peter Farrelly (despite being uncredited on the original Dumb & Dumber), will go solo for One Night Stan. The project is described as following Stan, a serial commitment-phobe, who falls hard for a beautiful girl named Amy. When he decides to change his ways, he discovers Amy has her own ideas about relationships. But back in 2009, details were a bit more specific.