SDCC 2014: Awesome First Footage From ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Warner Bros. unveiled the first footage from ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ at Comic Con and it’s freaking amazing. I can’t wait to see this movie!! 

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Synopsis:

“MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is the fourth film of George Miller‘s Road Warrior/Mad Max franchise co-written and directed by Miller. The post-apocalyptic action film is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order… There’s Max (played by TOM HARDY from The Dark Knight Rises), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And… Furiosa (played by CHARLIZE THERON from Prometheus), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.”

Directed by George Miller. Stars Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoë Kravitz, Riley Keough,Nathan Jones, Josh Helman. 

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ hits theaters May 15th, 2015.

Guardians of the Galaxy – 5-Minute Extended Clip, IMAX Featurette, and TV Spot

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Official synopsis:

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team — the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is presented by Marvel Studios. The film releases August 1, 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Directed by James Gunn. Stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly and Glenn Close. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ opens in theaters on August 1st.

The Poster Posse Delves Into The Darkness With A Massive 75th Anniversary Tribute To Batman: Phase 1

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These are absolutely amazing! So much win!

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Up till now, every Poster Posse project has been centered around a current or upcoming film.  Given that DC’s World’s Greatest Detective celebrates his 75th Anniversary this year we found it only fitting to share a cavalcade of art that will give fans exactly what they want….MORE BATMAN!

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Throughout this project we are going to interject facts, collectibles, giveaways and even have some guests artists join the Poster Posse as we overload you with as much Dark Knight related stuff as you can handle.

Let’s start off with a HUGE MUST-HAVE Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD that comes out this November.  For the first time ever fans will be able to own all 120 episodes of the Batman TV series, fully remastered in HD.  Warner Bros. has included all new special features along with limited edition packaging that will have fan boys clamoring to get their hands on this beloved piece…

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New ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ TV Spot – “Retaliate”

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20th Century Fox has released another TV spot for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ with some new snippets of footage. 

Synopsis:

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Directed by Matt Reeves. Stars Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Enrique Murciano, Toby Kebbell, and Judy Greer .

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ hits theaters on July 11th, 2014.

EXCLUSIVE! Phase 2 Of The Poster Posse’s Tribute To Marvel / James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” Goes Super Nova

GiGi:

Here are some more FANTASTIC ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ posters!! I need a few of these posters on my wall. :)

I’m so glad that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director  James Gunn has been sharing these remarkable poster on Facebook and Twitter. Well deserved!!

Originally posted on blurppy:

POSTER POSSE_LOGO-20Fasten you seat belts and remained seated because we are about to embark on Phase two of the Poster Posse’s Tribute Series for James Gunn and Marvel’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy”!  To say you guys “liked”Phase one of our project is a major understatement.  After Writer/Director James Gunn was kind enough to retweet it a few times and then post a preview print from today’s drop on his FACEBOOK PAGE,  the non-stop high-fives just kept coming in with MTV, and multiple sites, as well as fans picking it up and running with it.

Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 2.36.55 PMYesterday, in Phase One, we featured the art of: Matt Ferguson, Kaz Oomori, Candykiller, Doaly, Chad Woodward, Juan Martinez, Robert Bruno, Mr Flurry, Sharm Murugiah, Berkay Daglar, Daniel Nash, Florey, and Matt Needle.

GOTG_vector_WIP7© Orlando_Arocena_2014Today, in Phase Two, we get a look at all new images by: Orlando Arocena, new member Stephen Sampson –…

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Extended Clip of Xavier and Magneto’s Confrontation From ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

“So you were always an asshole.”

Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender appeared last night on BBC One’s ‘The Graham Norton Show,’ and brought this extended clip of the confrontation between Xavier and Magneto.

Official synopsis:

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, “X-Men: First Class,” in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future.

Directed by Bryan Singer. Stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, James Marsden, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Adam Canto, Evan Jonigkeit, Boo Boo Stewart, Evan Peters, Lucas Till, and Josh Helman.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ hits theaters May 23.

Spidey And Gwen Stacy Featured On The Cover Of Entertainment Weekly

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The new cover of Entertainment Weekly features Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ The Spidey issue includes new stills featuring the Green Goblin, Rhino, Spider-Man, Gwen, Peter, and Stan Lee.

“At the tail end of this movie we set up some of the other characters that will probably end up being in the Sinister Six,” says Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal. “We’re going forward on all fronts.” (The studio hasn’t yet announced the exact makeup of its big-screen Sinister Six, but comic book fan Garfield says he personally digs Venom, Doc Ock, Vulture, and Kraven.)

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Official Synopsis:

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

Directed by Marc Webb. Stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, B.J. Novak, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, and Colm Feore. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ opens in theaters on May 2nd. 

DC Comics Unveils 75th Anniversary Logo For Batman And Details Of The Year-Long Celebration

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This year marks Batman’s 75th Anniversary. To celebrate, DC Comics and Warner Bros. unveiled the official logo and details of the year-long celebration.

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Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75thAnniversary

 New Batman 75th Commemorative Logo Unveiled

To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a year-long celebration befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero.  Highlights of the anniversary program, which starts today, include a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretation of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight videogame.  There will also be 75thanniversary-related activities across all of Warner Bros. Entertainment throughout the year.

First appearing in the comic book Detective Comics #27, which hit newsstands on March 30, 1939, featuring artwork by Bob Kane and a script by Bill Finger, Batman emerged from the shadows to become the world’s most popular Super Hero and dominate all media.  In feature films, TV shows, radio, video games, publishing and merchandise, this most human of Super Heroes has battled some of fiction’s greatest villains using his intellect, cunning and an arsenal of gadgets to further his quest for justice.

“Batman is an incredibly important property with multi-generational appeal across all of the Studio’s businesses, and we’re proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary,” said Kevin Tsujihara, Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment.  “From billion-dollar blockbuster films to TV, home entertainment, video games and consumer products, The Dark Knight continues to resonate with audiences worldwide and rightfully deserves his place as a global pop culture icon for the ages.”

Batman is the single most successful Super Hero film franchise in history and there have been more theatrical movies released based on Batman than any other comic book character.  In video games, the Batman Arkham franchise is also the most successful Super Hero game concept ever.  Batman consistently breaks records in every incarnation of his character and remains the gold standard by which all other comic book sales are measured.

“Batman is one of the greatest characters ever created, in comics or elsewhere, and even after 75 years he continues to wildly fascinate fans.  He is an integral part of pop culture and has successfully captured the imagination of the entire world,” said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President & Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  “The origin of Batman, Bruce Wayne and the famous citizens of Gotham are legendary and likely a story you know inside out, even if you’ve never picked up a comic book in your life, and that speaks volumes to the character’s immense popularity and the constructs of the original mythology.”

The first published adventure of The Bat-Man (as he was then known) was in the May 1939 issue of  Detective Comics #27, conceived of and drawn by a 22-year-old Kane with his frequent collaborator, Bill Finger, scripting the story. The character was so successful, that one year later the first comic book devoted exclusively to the Caped Crusader’s adventures,Batman #1, hit newsstands. In that issue, Batman battled The Joker and Catwoman for the first time.

Now, DC Entertainment and the Studio’s various divisions, including Pictures, Television, Animation, Interactive Entertainment, Home Entertainment and Consumer Products, will mark this extraordinary 75th anniversary with a range of highly anticipated events and products.

The new commemorative logo, also released today across social media and websites, takes its cue from the famed Bat symbol, and features block-style lettering of “75 Years.”  The mark will be rolled out on Batman-related promotions, products and initiatives.

Key activities planned for the Batman 75th anniversary celebration include:

  • DC Entertainment – DC Entertainment has an action-packed year filled with new Batman titles, commemorative issues and variant covers, including the recently released special edition of Detective Comics #27 commemorating Batman’s first appearance in the book in 1939, the new weekly series Batman Eternal launching April 9, and upcoming exclusiveBatman variant covers planned for San Diego Comic-Con International in July.
  • Batman Day – DC Entertainment is also partnering with thousands of comic retailers, book stores and libraries for “Batman Day” on Wednesday, July 23. Each location will host a Batman 75th anniversary celebration and offer fans a free, special edition Batman comic.
  • Interactive Entertainment – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has invited celebrated fashion designer Asher Levine to create a cape and cowl based on the Batsuit of the recently announced Batman: Arkham Knight videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios.  Favorite contemporary artists will have the opportunity to use the replicas as a blank canvas to produce their own, original interpretations of Batman’s iconic attire for an all new “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit that will be showcased at San Diego Comic-Con International in July.
  • Home Entertainment – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring fans an array of new Batman titles throughout the year, including the highly anticipated release of the Batman ’66 TV series for the first time ever. Other new releases include animated films Son of Batman (May 6) and Assault on Arkham (summer 2014). Additionally, a 25th Anniversary Edition of Tim Burton’s Batman feature film will be released in the fall.
  • Animation – Warner Bros. Animation has created two all-new Batman animated shorts set for debut in April, with fan-favorite producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and Darwyn Cooke (Batman Beyond) each presenting a unique and familiar take on the Batman animated universe. In addition, Timm will participate in a Batman 75th all-star panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on Saturday, April 19, which will also feature an exclusive premiere of Cooke’s animated short based upon Batman Beyond.
  • Television –Warner Bros. Television is in production on the pilot episode of the highly anticipated Gotham, a new one-hour drama for FOX which explores the origin stories of eventual police commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham City famous. In Gotham, Detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie – Southland) will encounter a familiar cast of characters – including a young Bruce Wayne – as he fights to keep the city safe. Executive producer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) wrote the pilot, which is being directed by executive producer Danny Cannon (CSI series, Nikita)
  • Pictures – As Batman’s 75th anniversary is celebrated in 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures will begin production of Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman film starring Henry Cavill, who reprises his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film, slated for release summer 2016, will bring the two most iconic Super Heroes of all time together for the first time on the big screen.
  • Consumer Products – Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered with an array of licensees to celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary through special edition and limited-release products. From the classic 1960s TV series to modern day comics, Batman’s presence will be larger than ever in celebration of his legacy through everything from toys to t-shirts.
  • DCComics.com – For the latest information and exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, visit www.Batman75.com. The dedicated section on DC Comics’ website launches today with the Batman 75 Sweepstakes which offers one lucky fan a one-of-a-kind prize package.

[Via DC Comics]

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Legendary Movie Trailer Voice-Over Legend Hal Douglas Dies At 89

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Legendary voice-over artist Hal Douglas has died at the age of 89. The New York Times reported that Douglas died on Friday, March 7th, in his home in Lovettsville, Va. His daughter, Sarah Douglas, said he passed away due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

Douglas was known for his booming baritone voice to moviegoers and TV watchers. He was one of three major movie trailer voice-over artist, along with Don LaFontaine, who died in 2008, and Don Morrow, who voiced the ‘Titanic’ trailer.

“I’m not outstanding in any way. It’s a craft that you learn, like making a good pair of shoes. And I just consider myself a good shoemaker.” he told The New York Times in 2009.

Notable trailers Douglas narrated were “Lethal Weapon,” “Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia,” “Con Air,” “Men in Black,” and many more. Douglas also appeared on-camera for Jerry Seinfeld’s 2002 documentary “Comedian.”

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Francis Douglas, and his three children.

RIP Hal. You’ll be miss missed.