HARRY POTTER Fans Play A Real-Life Game of Flying Quidditch After Jumping out of an Airplane

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Harry Potter fans are still trying to magic of these wonderful stories to life in the real world. There’s just something about that world that fans wish we could be a part of. Well, a group of fans who happen to be extreme athletes ended up jumping out of an airplane to play a real life game of quidditch. It’s the closest thing they could get to actually flying on a broomstick! They filmed the whole damn thing so you can watch it play out. There’s a chaser who successfully grabs the quaffle in the air, and he even manages to “fly” over to the goal and sink the shot! This is an incredible and entertaining video to watch, so enjoy!

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Enlistment Promo – United We Stand

"Defend Tomorrow, Enlist Today"

A new viral video has been released for Independence Day: Resurgence called "United We Stand." It's made to play out like a military recruitment video, and it includes new footage from the upcoming film along with footage of William Fichtner as a top General in the story getting people pumped up to join the fight against the alien threat. 

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Independence Day: Resurgence is set to be released on June 24th, 2016. The movie stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, and Sela Ward.

Kevin Feige Says The Ancient One Casting in DOCTOR STRANGE Was a Creative Decision Not Political

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I know a lot of people are upset about the Tilda Swinton being cast as The Ancient One in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Personally, I think the explanation that The Ancient One is “a title that is not exclusively held by any one character, but rather a moniker passed down through time, and in this particular film the embodiment is Celtic,” is kinda cool.

Marvel has been switching things up with some of their characters since they started, and I thought this decision was bold and unique. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently talked to Deadline about the controversy, and he wants to make it very clear that the studio does not get involved in politics when making casting decisions and that this was purely a creative decision: 

"We make all of our decisions on all of our films, and certainly on Doctor Strange, for creative reasons and not political reasons. That’s just always been the case. I’ve always believed that it is the films themselves that will cross all borders and really get people to identify with these heroes, and that always comes down to creative and not political reasons. The casting of The Ancient One was a major topic of conversation in the development and the creative process of the story. We didn’t want to play into any of the stereotypes found in the comic books, some of which go back as far as 50 years or more. We felt the idea of gender swapping the role of The Ancient One was exciting. It opened up possibilities, it was a fresh way into this old and very typical storyline. Why not make the wisest bestower of knowledge in the universe to our heroes in the particular film a woman instead of a man? We made changes to some of the other key characters in the comic for similar reasons. Specifically, casting Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo and there’s a character named Wong, who is a very big part of comics, and we cast this amazing Asian actor [Benedict Wong] and modernized that role and his talents people will begin to see as materials on the film begin to come out."

Feige goes on to say that he loves that the conversation is happening, though, and that he and the rest of the Marvel team are listening to what fans to say, which is something they’ve always been good at. 

"The truth is, the conversation that’s taking place around this is super-important. It’s something we are incredibly mindful of. We cast Tilda out of a desire to subvert stereotypes, not feed into them. I don’t know if you saw [Doctor Strange director] Scott Derrickson’s tweet the other day. He said we’re listening and we’re learning, every day. That really is true. As long as we’re starting on this topic, it means so much to us that people know that. We also know that people expect actions and not words in a Q&A, and I’m hopeful that some of our upcoming announcements are going to show that we’ve been listening."

I completely respect whatever your stance on the issue of this casting controversy is. I’m just excited about this Doctor Strange movie! He’s one of my favorite Marvel characters, and from what I’ve seen so far it looks incredible! The movie is set to open in theaters on November 4th.

2 New Photos from ASSASSIN’S CREED with Michael Fassbender

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Two new photos have surfaced of Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Assassin’s Creed. We’ve got one photo of Fassbender kicking ass in the 15th century, and another photo of him of him strapped up and looking like he’s going to be put to death by lethal injection! This looks like it’s going to be an intense movie!

The story follows a character named Callum Lynch who, “through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, is able to experience the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.”

The movie is being directed by Justin Kurrzel (Macbeth), and Fassbender will be joined by Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises), Michael K. Williams (The Wire), Jeremy Irons (The Borgias), and Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow).

Assassin’s Creed hits theaters on December 21st, 2016. If you want to read a lengthy, detailed description of the upcoming trailer for this film, click here.

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Has Sharon Stone Been Cast in Marvel’s ANT MAN AND THE WASP?

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Actress Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct, Catwoman) recently appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden and confirmed that she will be appearing in an upcoming Marvel movie. 

Captain America: Civil War star Sebastian Stan was also a guest on the show the same night as Stone, and just for the hell of it, Corden asked Stone if she would ever consider being a part of a Marvel movie. This was how the conversation went down:

Stone: “I am going to do a Marvel movie.”
Corden: “Is this some kind of exclusive?”
Stone: “I’m just doing a wee part in a Marvel movie, upcoming, and I can’t tell, because you know, you have to sign confidentiality agreements. But I’m going to do a wee part in a Marvel movie now. That’s it.”

Both Cordon and Stan were pretty surprised by the news. There is no other information on who she will be playing or what film she will appear in. There’s always a chance that the “wee” role she’s talking about could end up actually being a big role, and she just didn’t want to disclose too much or make it into a big deal until some kind of official announcement. 

By using the word "wee," it also immediately made me think she’s going to be in Ant-Man and The Wasp and that she will be playing Janet Van Dyne, who is the wife of Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym and the mother of Evangeline Lilly's Hope Van Dyne. Stone and Douglas once shared the screen together in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct, so it would be awesome to see them reunite in a Marvel film! Stone as Janet is just too perfect to pass up on. 

It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. Whenever they get a big actor on board like this, it’s never really just a “wee” role. 

First Look at Clayface in GOTHAM and Fish Mooney Is Returning!

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Fox has released a bunch of photos from the upcoming episode of Gotham, “A Legion of Horribles,” and they give us our first look at Basil Karlo, a.k.a. Clayface. The character is being played by Brian McManamon. We also have a synopsis for the episode revealing that Jada Pinkett-Smith will be returning as Fish Mooney!

Hugo Strange welcomes a familiar face to GOTHAM after he resurrects Fish Mooney in Indian Hill. Later, Bruce discovers a friend is in danger and teams up with Gordon, Alfred and Lucius, while uncovering more of Strange’s experiments. 

This has been a fantastic season. So much has happened that I didn’t expect, and there’s still more to come! I’m excited that we’ll finally get to see Clayface. We already knew he would eventually make his way into the series.

Clayface was created by Bob Kane, and the character made his first appearance in Detective Comics in 1940. A lot of people were first introduced to Clayface in Batman: The Animated Series, but here’s some background info on the character thanks to ComicBook.com:

He was a once-famous actor who went insane with rage when he learned that The Terror, a classic horror film he starred in, was being remade without him. To exact his revenge, Karlo dressed up as the film's villain, Clayface, and killed members of the cast in the order in which their characters died in the film.
At that time, Karlo didn't possess any super-powers, but that all changed when he reappeared in 1989's "The Mud Pack" story arc of Detective Comics. The four-part series featured Karlo joining forces with the other incarnations of Clayface — Preston Payne, Matt Hagen and Sondra Fuller — to take down Batman. After they were defeated, Karlo imbued himself with shape-shifting abilities by taking samples from his downed allies (who he tricked) and injecting the samples into himself.

“Wrath of the Villains: A Legion of Horribles” will air on Monday, May 16th on FOX.

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Kevin Feige Shares His Thoughts on DEADPOOL, R-Rated Marvel Film, and Solo HULK Movie

A lot of people were shocked by how well Deadpool did at the box office. Not even Fox was expecting to see that happen. They didn’t think it would do very well, which is why they didn’t do anything with it for so long. Well, Tim Miller, Ryan Reynolds, and the creative team of the movie sure did prove them wrong. Now the studio has a whole new moneymaking franchise on their hands!

During an interview with Deadline, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige shared his thoughts on the film, and he understands exactly why it connected with critics and audiences. In case you’re wondering if Marvel Studios will ever develop an R-rated movie, he says there have been no discussions about it, and explains: 

"No, we’ve not had any specific conversations about that. And that is only part of the takeaway from Deadpool. The thing that Deadpool shows is, when you present something unique to an audience, they will respond to it. When you present something as popular as a superhero character, in a different and unique and crazy way as they did in Deadpool, it demands attention and audiences went to it. They pulled it off. Tim Miller did a tremendous job. The other secret, and why it’s still a secret, I don’t know, but they just took what Deadpool is in the comics. He breaks the fourth wall. He talks into the camera. He doesn’t give a sh*t about any of the other heroes. He doesn’t take anything seriously. All of that is what made Deadpool so popular in the comics. Tim and his writers and Ryan Reynolds were able to get that and even magnify that up on the big screen. We’ve always said if there’s any 'secret' it’s respect the source material, understand the source material and then, any adaptation you make from the source material should be done only to enhance whatever the original pure spirit of the source material was. Deadpool hit on all cylinders with that."

The closest thing that I think we’ll ever get to an R-rated Marvel production is what we are seeing in the Netflix series with Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Those have been pretty brutal, and I’m sure that will continue with Luke Cage, The Punisher, Iron Fist, and The Defenders. I’m ok with Marvel Studios making PG-13 movies with the characters they’ve been working with. It works. 

Then the Hulk came up. Fans would obviously love to see a solo Hulk film, but due to the rights issues, that’s not going to happen unless Marvel and Universal can work out some kind of deal. Feige explains: 

"Well, those are contractual things that I’m not entirely attuned to. Disney and Universal would need to come to an agreement to allow Marvel to do a standalone Hulk film for Disney. What’s so great, and as you just said, Ruffalo lights up any room he’s in, any Twitter feed he’s engaged in and any movie that he’s in. It’s just a great pleasure to have him in The Avengers films and as you know his next appearance will be in Thor: Ragnarok, which is a whole other type of fun Hulk adventure for him that we can’t wait to get started on."

We might not be getting a solo Hulk film anytime soon, but at least they still get to play with him in the universe. It sounds like we’re going to get to see plenty of the Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok. It might be the most screen time the character will have had in any Marvel film so far. 

TRIAL is a Captivating Sci-Fi Short About Mind Transfering

I've got a fantastic sci-fi short film for you to watch today called Trial sent into us by The Brothers Lynch, who are the creators of this mesmerizing and cinematic film. The star follows a pioneering mind transfer procedure that offers a quadriplegic solider the chance of a new life... but it comes at a terrible cost. 

This is a fantastic short and there's a three minute POV mirror shot that the filmmakers say was done all in camera with no VFX, which, as you will see, is a pretty impressive feat. If you want to see how they actually pulled it off, I included a video explanation below from the filmmakers.

This 15-minute short film is a teaser for the debut feature film that the brothers are currently developing called Residual. It is scheduled to start shooting later this year. I can't wait to see how that turns out because this short is freakin' awesome. Check it out!

Promo Spot and Photos From Kevin Smith’s Episode of THE FLASH

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One of the most anticipated episodes of The Flash this season is the one that was directed by Kevin Smith. It’s called “The Runaway Dinosaur” and today we have a promo trailer for you to watch along with a collection of photos. This has been a great and intense season so far and with this next episode coming up, it looks like it’s going to get even better.

Smith has also been set to direct another episode of The Flash in Season 3. According to ComicBook.com, “everyone from producers to the cast expressed delight at working with him, and hoped that he would return for more episodes next year.” Well, I guess they’re going to get their chance.

KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS – With Barry (Grant Gustin) gone, the team must figure out a way to handle the return of an old enemy – Girder (guest star Greg Finley).  Realizing Girder is retracing his steps from his last attack, Iris (Candice Patton) volunteers to act as bait to trap him in S.T.A.R. Labs.  Meanwhile, Barry fights to return to his old life. 

“The Runaway Dinosaur” set to air next Tuesday, May 10th at 8:00 pm on The CW.

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