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Death of SuperMan Trailer Proves Hollywood Wrong

nicolas-cage-superman-suit-500(PCM) On a subject the general public has no knowledge of, there was a Death of SuperMan movie starring Nick Cage, and directed by Tim Burton which never got made.

A couple years ago a documentary by Jon Schnepp on the film re-ignited the story of this legend. From it many things are being learned. It’s been assisted with crowd-funding and should be ready for public consumption soon.

To make this documentary exciting it preys on controversy within the trailer. And it works.

The biggest takeaway is that old Hollywood, or perhaps Hollywood in general has never respected super heroes. Marvel Studios finally broke the cycle of Hollywood stepping all over superhero canon and providing people with the most accurate representation of superheroes.

The re-imagining, re-inventing and idealistic interpretations by wacky directors is coming to and end, for now.

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Look at Ant-Man and Wonder Woman. In this last year alone both directors left those film projects because they butted heads with the studios controlling the projects due to creative differences. The film studios now are connected to the comic book publishers. They are putting their foot down finally – stopping directors from drastically impacting characters.

Why is this important? Who really cares? It’s important because superheroes in Marvel and DC have epic interrelated story lines. Canon and continuity matter.

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When Marvel changed Nick Fury from white to black, they understood that change would not impact the previous back story to the character or other stories. In short, it improved the character.

Fox studios made Johnny story black and his sister white. Some argue this screws up canon. It’ doesn’t. Fox is outside of Marvel’s proper universe and they explain their difference in race as one is adopted. That’s acceptable, but it also proves the point that Hollywood does what it want’s to superhero character with no attention to canon. The Fantastic Four movie is Fox’s final chance to hang on to that Franchise before Marvel recaptures it. If Fox fails, it will be for the same reason The Death of Superman film failed.

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The Death of Superman will be a great documentary to absorb and be entertained by if you love comic book super heroes. The one quote that stands out, in the trailer is: “For anyone who thinks I’m insulting their Superman, let me tell you something: He doesn’t belong to you.”

Do you agree? Is Superman yours or Hollywoods’?

The real question that why did DC and Marvel ever allow Hollywood to become the caretakers of iconic characters?

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Billy Zane is Rocking a Blonde Wig in Ben Stiller’s Zoolander 2 Cast Announcement

Zoolander(PCM) Ben Stiller has dropped a few Zoolander 2 bombs on Instagram in the past few weeks, including when he introduced fans to Derek Zoolander’s son, played by young actor Cyrus Arnold, and the writer-producer-director took to Instagram again today to release a video revealing that Titanic star Billy Zane will appear in the February 12, 2016 release!

The Instagram video, shot by Stiller as Derek Zoolander, is shot from Zoolander’s point-of-view as he walks up to someone strongly resembling Hansel, asking, “Hey Hansel, wouldn’t be cool if Billy Zane were in Zoolander 2?” at which point, the person in the wavy blonde wig is revealed to be Billy Zane as he responds with, “Yea, that’d be great!” Looks like we’ll have to wait for any official word on what role Zane will play.

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are both reprising their roles as male supermodels for Zoolander 2 with Stiller’s wife Christine Taylor is also returning as the fashion-critical reporter Matilda. Rumors are alleging that Will Ferrell will reprise his role as the villainous Mugatu, but no confirmation yet!

Penelope Cruz has been confirmed as having a major role in Zoolander 2, while Kristen Wiig, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West will all appear in the sequel. Anna Wintour, Jonah Hill, Cara Delevingne, and Naomi Campbell are all rumored to also appear in the film.

Ben Stiller is directing Zoolander 2, in theaters nationwide February 12, 2016, from the script by Justin Theroux (Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2).

Stay tuned for more Zoolander 2 updates!

Hansel has some #Zoolander2 news about @billyzane

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Disney Debuts New IMAX Poster for Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland_Feat(PCM) Walt Disney Pictures released a new IMAX poster for two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, featuring the ultramodern skyline of the futuristic world of Tomorrowland. Check it out below!

Written and directed by Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and co-writer Damon Lindelof (Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z) from the story by Bird, Lindelof, and Jeff Jansen, Tomorrowland follows Casey Newton, a teen who discovers a portal to the future after receiving a mysterious token in her possessions upon getting out of juvie.

Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Tomorrowland also stars Judy Greer, Hugh Laurie, Kathryn Hahn, Tim McGraw, Thomas Robinson, Raffey Cassidy, and Keegan-Michael Key.

Visit Disney.com/Tomorrowland and Facebook for more info! Tomorrowland opens in theaters nationwide May 22, 2015!

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It’s Chris Pratt’s Way or the Highway in New Jurassic World Trailer

JurassicWorldPoster(PCM) Universal Pictures just dropped the new trailer for Jurassic World, opening in 2D/3D and IMAX theaters nationwide June 12, 2015.

The new trailer gives Chris Pratt the majority of the screentime, focusing on his mutual-respect-focused way of training, not “controlling,” the raptors under his care.

The trailer also hints that a major dinosaur revolution could take place, with the dinosaurs learning to communicate with each other and rising up to rebel against the profit-driven money-hungry amusement park. After the terrifying genetic-hybrid, the Indominus rex, escapes from its enclosure, endangering the thousands of tourists visiting Isla Nublar, and proves to be too smart and deadly for the park to track down, it’s up to Chris Pratt and his raptors to save the day.

Jurassic World picks up 22 years after the first test run of John Hammond’s theme park on Isla Nublar went horribly wrong and resulted in major death and destruction.

After the island was completely taken over by the highly adaptive dinosaurs, scientists returned, built up an amusement park, created an incredibly deadly hybrid dinosaur known as the Indominus rex, and opened it to the public in the name of science. What could possibly go wrong?

Jurassic World, written and directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) with co-writer Derek Connely (Safety Not Guaranteed), stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Katie McGrath (The Adventures of Merlin), Lauren Lapkus (Blended), Ty Simpkins (Insidious), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), B.D. Wong (Law & Order: SVU), and Omar Sy (Intouchables).

Jurassic World is executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Jon Jashni with Patrick Crowley, Thomas Tull, and Frank Marshall serving as producers.

Academy Award-winning Up composer Michael Giacchino is creating the score for Jurassic World, slated to open in 2D, 3D, and IMAX theaters nationwide June 12, 2015.

Visit Facebook and JurassicWorldMovie.com for more info on Jurassic World and visit the park’s official website at JurassicWorld.com.

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Zack Snyder Tweets Clashing New Teaser Posters For Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

batman-vs-superman-dawn-of-justice2(PCM) On the heels of the first teaser trailer, released earlier this week, and a leaked version of the full theatrical trailer, director Zack Snyder took to Twitter to release two new teaser posters for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in theaters nationwide March 25, 2016.

A sombre-looking grayscale Batman with a red Superman “S” plastered over his eyes covers one poster, while the other poster features a red-tinted Superman against a blue background with a black and white Bat symbol ripped-off and scratched out over his eyes. Check the new posters out below!

While the plot has yet to be revealed for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we do know that Ben Affleck will take up the role of Gotham’s masked hero, Batman, Henry Cavill is reprising his role from Man of Steele as Superman, and Gal Gadot will be swinging the lasso of truth as Wonder Woman.

Also starring in the film are Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, and Scoot McNairy.

After a few date changes, Warner Bros. Pictures will release Batman v Super: Dawn of Justice on March 25, 2016.

To stay up-to-date and for more info on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, check out the movie’s official website and Facebook page.BatmanvSuperman_SupermanBatmvSuperman_Batman

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The New Fantastic Four Trailer is Out!

Fantastic_Four(PCM) This past week brought us a bevy of new trailers, including the second teaser for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the first trailer for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now 20th Century Fox has dropped the new trailer for director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four.

Opening in theaters this summer on August 7, Fox’s latest take on “Marvel’s First Family” has already caused controversy among die-hard fans for it’s lack of connection to the comic. Some fans have even reacted negatively to the casting of Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), since he is a black actor playing a role portrayed by a white male in the comics.

Many decry what they see as the forced political correctness on their beloved comic book characters by movie studios to appease the masses/PC warriors. To those who feel that way, I’d ask you to read BadassDigest.com’s 5 Reasons Why A Black Human Torch is No Big Deal.

If you have issue with a black Johnny Storm being  brother to a white Sue Storm, aka The Invisible Woman played by House of Card‘s Kate Mara, then open your mind and check out ComicBook.com’s Why Casting A Black Actor As The Human Torch Might Make A Better Movie. If the casting still doesn’t sit right with you, let us know why in the comments or on Facebook!

All that aside, the new trailer displays some decent CGI and a little character development, even giving Dr. Storm a few lines, including the intense inquiry, “All I want to know is, where are my children?”

Let’s be real, expectations aren’t too high after 2005’s boringly mediocre Fantastic Four or 2007’s equally disappointing sequel, Rise of the Silver Surfer, so if Spider-Man can get a third reboot, why can’t the Fantastic Four get another shot at the big screen?

Fantastic Four is written and directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) alongside co-writers Jeremy Slater (The Lazarus Effect) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and stars Miles Teller (Whiplash) as Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm aka The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch, and Jamie Bell (Jumper) as Ben Grimm aka The Thing.

Watch the new trailer below and visit FantasticFourMovie.com, Facebook, and Twitter for more info!

Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

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