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James Cameron Updates AVATAR Sequels!

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Titanic Live kicked off its tour with a sold-out event at the Royal Albert Hall last night, attended by composer James Horner, producer Jon Landau and director James Cameron. The score was played by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra with a 40 piece choir, conducted by Ludwig Wicki.

This morning we spoke to producer Jon Landau and composer James Horner about the endurance of Titanic and the forthcoming Avatar films.

As well as his work on James Cameron’s 1997 epic our conversation with Horner drifted to the world of Pandora, and how his work on the forthcoming Avatar sequels is coming along.

Recently the production of the next Avatar films was pushed back until 2017, and reports singled out Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno as writing Avatars 2, 3 and 4 respectively.

The updates we received from Horner and Landau is that James Cameron has completed scripts for a further four Avatar films and is currently working on condensing them to fit the origi…

SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN Gets Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker as Writer

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Damian Szifron, the filmmaker who nabbed a best foreign-language film Oscar nomination for Wild Tales, has been tapped to pen the screenplay for Six Billion Dollar Man.

Mark Wahlberg is attached to star in and Pete Berg attached to direct the updated version of the The Six Million Dollar Man, the 1970s TV series which in turn was based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg.

Billion Dollar Man again focuses on Steve Austin, this time a military officer instead of a test pilot, as he was in the TV series, who suffers a horrible accident only to be saved by cutting-edge technology. This technology makes him half machine and gives him incredible strength and speed.

"The themes surrounding this beloved property allow for the creation of a memorable sci-fi actioner as well as a bold spy thriller," said Szifron in a statement. "Expectations are high and I'll do my best to deliver the strongest basis for an amazing cinematic experience."

Szifron is an Argentinean filmmake…

Robert Downey Jr Approves Of Russo Brothers Directing CIVIL WAR And AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

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Now that Anthony & Joe Russo are set to helm both Avengers: Infinity War - Part I and Part II, Robert Downey Jr. recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about Avengers: Age of Ultron writer/direct Joss Whedon leaving the blockbuster franchise.“I wasn’t surprised because there was so much onus on can Ultron be as good as Avengers Assemble?” said Downey. “I just think it takes so much out of the men and women who are behind the major workload that occurs over a 24-month period, at best, to get one of these movies done. It’s backbreaking.”

With Joe and Anthony Russo set to take over for the two Avengers: Infinity War films (and also direct Downey in next year’s Captain America: Civil War), we asked the star what it is like to have his character now be directed by so many different people (Whedon, Jon Favreau, Shane Black, and now the Russos): “Its different every time,” replied Downey. “I’m also a very kind of loyal person so sometimes there’s a new face and I’m like ‘Wait a minute…

Stills For THE FLASH Season 1, Episode 22;"Rogue Air"

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The Flash has released new images for its upcoming May 12 episode, “Rogue Air.”
In the episode, Barry Allen must unite with his roguish rival, Captain Cold, to take down the Reverse Flash. But when Cold’s involvement sends Central City into a state of chaos, The Flash then calls upon his fellow superheroes—The Arrow or should I say Al Sah-Him and Firestorm—to help.
You can check out the full gallery and plot synopsis below.

STEPHEN AMELL, ROBBIE AMELL, WENTWORTH MILLER, LIAM MCINTYRE AND DOUG JONES GUEST STAR — As Wells (Tom Cavanagh) once again gets the upper hand on the S.T.A.R. Labs team, Barry (Grant Gustin) realizes he needs to make a big move and reaches out to an old foe, Captain Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), for help. Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) warn Barry that Cold can’t be trusted. True to form, Cold has his own agenda that involves the meta-humans trapped in the containment cells. As things seem to be going from bad to worse, The Flash gets…

Promo For THE FLASH Season 1 Episode 21: "Grodd Lives"

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Next week, Grodd finally makes his long awaited debut! With Barry, Joe, Cisco, and Caitlin hunting down the Reverse Flash, Wells releases Grodd on Central City to keep them occupied while he sets another plan in motion.


CBR has released two stills showing us the true power and might of GRODD!!



GRODD RETURNS! - Barry (Grant Gustin) must deal with the Reverse Flash's (Tom Cavanagh) latest threat to a member of the group. To make matter worse, Dr. Wells unleashes Grodd on the city in order to distract Barry and the team. Joe (Jesse L. Martin), Barry and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) head down into the sewers to catch Grodd but the gorilla quickly gets the upper hand after he kidnaps Joe. Iris (Candice Patton) and Barry have a heart to heart talk. Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Grainne Godfree & Kai Yu Wu (#121).

Promo For iZOMBIE Season 1 Episode 8: "Dead Air"

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Next week's iZombie has Liv investigating the murder of a morning radio talk show host. Meanwhile, Major & Peyton make some headway on their case, but end up provoking a violent reaction from Blaine.


LIV HAS A VISION THAT MIGHT BE A GAME CHANGER - Liv (Rose McIver) and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) work together to solve the murder of a morning radio talk show host who specialized in relationship straight talk. Liv becomes filled to the brim with insight after consuming the brains, making Clive extremely uncomfortable when Liv starts getting personal. Meanwhile, Peyton (guest star Ali Michalka "Easy A") steps in to help Major (Robert Buckley), and Blaine (David Anders) issues a warning. Lastly, Ravi's (Rahul Kohli) unexpected romantic connection has the potential to make things awkward for Liv. Zetna Fuentes directed the episode written by Aiyana White.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2, Episode 20 Promo; "Scars"

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This week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tied into the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron in a big way, but next week's instalment will shift the focus to the battle between S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Inhumans. Whose side is Skye/Quake on?


"Scars" – Skye is torn between her loyalty to S.H.I.E.L.D. and her connection to the Inhumans as tensions rise between the groups -- and Coulson reveals a secret he’s been hiding from even those closest to him.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter and Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse.

Guest starring are Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Ruth Negga as Raina, Patton Oswalt as Sam/Billy Koenig, Kyle Maclachlan as Cal, Edward James Olmos as Robert Gonzales, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Christine …

New NSFW Trailer For TED 2

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Universal Pictures has released a new Ted 2 red-band trailer for director Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming comedy sequel. The film finds Mark Wahlberg reprising his role as a man whose best friend is a living, talking, foul-mouthed teddy bear (MacFarlane), only this time around Ted is fighting for equal rights in the eyes of the law when he wants to have children with his new bride.

This trailer doesn’t delve any deeper into the story than the previous teaser did, but it’s significantly funnier. As with the first film (and Family Guy, for that matter), the jokes have less to do with the story and more to do with riffing on pop culture trends and cliches; there’s a Law & Order gag that’s particularly laugh-inducing. That being said, a simple series of jokes doesn’t necessarily translate into a satisfying viewing experience, and with Mila Kunis‘ character not returning for the follow-up, I’m curious to see where the central emotional conflict of the story lies.

Check out the new Ted 2 re…

Cast And Kinberg Talk FANTASTIC FOUR; Mr. Fantastic Will Stretch!

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So, when can we expect Invisible Woman and The Thing's first date then? Actually it turns out Jamie Bell is just joking about after being asked what we might get from any potential future story-lines. In fact, the foursome spend pretty much the entire interview taking the piss -- but a few interesting tidbits also slip through.




REED RICHARDS IS A SCIENTIFIC PRODIGY WHO HAS BEEN QUIETLY EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE’S DEEPEST MYSTERIES IN HIS GARAGE, AFTER SCHOOL. AFTER BEING TRANSFORMED BY ONE OF HIS EXPERIMENTS, HE CAN WARP THE SPACE AROUND HIM, AND APPEAR TO STRETCH HIS BODY INTO IMPOSSIBLE FORMS AND TO INCREDIBLE LENGTHS.

It was all just a clever way of trying to explain Mister Fantastic's (Miles Teller) powers that was a little too complicated.

Speaking to HitFix, Fantastic Four screenwriter Simon Kinberg set the record straight.   "I think it was confusing.  I was a little confused by it myself. The intent was to try to explain the power with some sort of scientific explan…

First BTS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2 Show Stephen Amell, Blonde? Megan Fox, And More!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 have officially started filming, and what better to kick off production than seeing some brand new set photos featuring Arrow's Stephen Amell as Casey Jones and Megan Fox who respires her role as April O'Neil from the first film in the franchise! Even though the set photos doesn't reveal Stephen Amell suited up, it does give us something to speculate!







Tyler Perry (Gone Girl) and Megan Fox (Transformers) were on hand.

Perry is playing mad scientist Baxter Stockman. Below, is our first look at him in costume. You can see him wearing a bow tie, which is something the character is known for wearing in previous iterations. The character is also known for joining forces with Shredder; creating mutant hunting robots called Mousers and transforming into a mutant fly. How much of that will be used in the film is anyone's guess.

Megan Fox was back on set, but this time her character April O'Neil was spotted wearing a blonde wig. I'm guessi…

New BTS Shots & Concept Art For X-MEN: APOCALYPSE And A Rumour

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The X-Men: Apocalypse concept art below courtesy of Empire is very interesting indeed, and that Blackbird looks like perhaps the best version of the iconic jet to date. We can also see that Charles Xavier is back in his wheelchair, but still has hair. Is he ever going bald?! There's also a glimpse of ancient Egypt, with confirmation from Bryan Singer that the movie will partially take place in those times. 




There's been a lot of grumbling about the sheer amount of mutants that X-Men: Apocalypse appears to be cramming in, but fear not, because regardless of how many cameos the movie ends up featuring, the three who matter will be taking on well-deserved leading roles. "They’re as much a part 
of the movie as our main cast," writer and producer Simon Kinberg says of Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, and Alexandra Shipp. "Scott is not yet the squeaky-clean leader. Storm is 
a troubled character who is going down the wrong path in life. And Jean is complex, interesting …

MARVEL MADNESS #3: Hawkeye Going Solo?, Marvel Annoyed With Joss, Scarlet Witch Costume And MORE!

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So it is another Wednesday and that means another Marvel Madness! This week's edition covers topics like a possible Hawkeye solo movie, Marvel butting heads with Joss Whedon, the updated Scarlet Witch costume, and MORE!


Iron Man, Captain America and Thor each must be something special. Out of the current Avengers line-up (not including Edward Norton’s Hulk), they are the only ones to have starred in standalone films. While Marvel teased big plans for Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk and Scarlett Johansson keeps lobbying for a Black Widow movie, poor Hawkeye is chillin' in left field. He does have a significantly larger part to play in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but will we ever get to see him in a solo Hawkeye film?

The Daily Beast recently spoke with Renner about his latest reprisal of the character for this weekend’s big superhero movie event, but the site also asked about this pressing issue. According to Renner, it’s not out of the realm of possibilities.

There are always talks about thi…

Brian Tee Is TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2 Shredder

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“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2″ has cast Brian Tee (“The Wolverine”) as iconic villain Shredder.

He’ll join Megan Fox (April O’Neil), Will Arnett (Vern Fenwick), Stephen Amell (Casey Jones) and Tyler Perry (Baxter Stockman) in the Paramount sequel. Michael Bay will once again produce with his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. David Green is set to direct from a script by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec.

The 2014 reboot of the beloved franchise brought in more than $485 million worldwide on a budget of $125 million. Tohoru Masamune played the villain in the 2014 movie.

Tee recently finished filming NBC drama pilot “Love Is a 4 Letter Word” from director George Tillman Jr. and writer-producer Diana Son. He’ll next be seen in Universal’s “Jurassic World,” playing the role of Takashi Hamada. No stranger to popular franchises, Tee’s credits also include “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” and “Mortal Kombat: Legacy.”

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2″ will hit theater…

First Look At Kodi Smit-McPhee As NIGHTCRWALER; X-MEN APOCALYPSE Star Wars Reference As Filming Begins

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Writer Simon Kinberg has revealed a Star Wars Easter egg from the set of X-Men: Apocalypse, which appears to begin filming today.

Kinberg tweeted out this image of a theater marquee with Return of the Jedi listed as “now playing,” which you can see embedded below.


Day 1 of the Apocalypse.... Back to the 80s.... pic.twitter.com/0ecjnXX23l
— Simon Kinberg (@Kinberg) April 27, 2015
We already knew that Apocalypse would take place in the 1980s. Return of the Jedi opened in theaters on May 25, 1983, so the marquee would suggest that the film takes place specifically sometime later that same year.

It makes sense that Kinberg would be the one to call out this particular reference. In addition to writing the most recent X-Men movies, Kinberg is also involved in the production of new Star Wars movies from Disney, and is executive producer on Star Wars Rebels.


We've seen some concept art, but now Bryan Singer has provided our first official glimpse of one of the new characters from X-Men: …

Daniel Brühl IS Baron Zemo As CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Starts To Shoot; Evans And Grillo Tease

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As previously reported, Captain America: Civil War will officially commence principal photography today. And although we may not get the usual filming and full cast announcement until after Avengers: Age of Ultron opens domestically, actor Daniel Brühl has finally revealed, or rather confirmed, that he'll be playing none other than Baron Helmut Zemo in the 2016 Marvel threequel.


“I think I can tell you that without being thrown into Marvel prison,” Brühl told The Independent during a recent interview. “For the first few days I’ll walk around like a little boy, just amazed by the megalomania of it. It’s such a huge project. We could do 20 films with the budget.” With several superheroes set to appear and become divided in Civil War, it'll be interesting to see what role Baron Zemo will play. Also bringing villainy to the film is Brock Rumlow aka Crossbones played by Frank Grillo, who recently teased his return to the role on Twitter.


"I laugh at your super powers " Gr…

Indominus Rex Shows Its True Nature For A JURASSIC WORLD Themed Empire Cover

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Empire Magazine has unveiled both the standard and subscribers' covers for this month's issue, and they feature the fearsome new dino from Colin Trevorrow's upcoming Jurassic World. 

A scan of what's beneath that gives us our best look yet at Jurassic World's deadly hybrid dinosaur! We also have some new stills from the movie featuring Chris Pratt, Velociraptors, and much more.











Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, Vincent D'Onofrio as Vic Hoskins, Jake Johnson as Lowery, Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani, Nick Robinson as Zach, Ty Simpkins as Gray, and B.D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu. The movie is set to roar into theaters Jun…