New TV Spot for WARCRAFT: War Is Coming

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Another TV spot for Warcraft has been released by Legendary Pictures and by the look of it, the movie seems to be really promising. Fingers crossed! Judging from what is depicted in the newest footage, the alliance between humans and orcs still looks kind of impossible.

The story takes place in Azeroth – a realm that used to exist in peace but now stands on the verge of an epic war. The population there, led by the humans, has to face a nation of mighty orc warriors and their families that leave their dying world in attempt to find a new and non-violent place to live in. Two worlds will collide. Two worlds will either see their own destruction or rescue because it’s not winter that is coming here. It’s war.

Warcraft is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones. The movie cast includes Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky, and Daniel Wu. It debuts on June 10, 2016.

I know Warcraft will shock and awe fans with its storyline, characters, and great CGI. So I’m not having any troubles with being excited about this one!

Simon Pegg to Join Steven Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE

It looks like Simon Pegg will be joining Steven Spielberg's next sci-fi film project, Ready Player One. The actor is currently in negotiations to play a character named Orgen Morrow. Pegg will join the previously cast Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, and Ben Mendelsohn.

The story is set in a virtual world called Oasis, and it centers on a teenager (Sheridan) who finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless individuals after the game's founder dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize to the winner.

Pegg's character Orgen is the co-creator of this Oasis virtual world. I'm really excited about this movie, and I can't wait to see what Spielberg does with it. I love Spielberg's storytelling style, and I'm looking forward to seeing some of his signature magic up on the big screen again. 

Pegg and Spielberg worked together on the film The Adventures of Tintin, and it's great the two will be working together again. I'm a fan of Pegg, and there's no doubt he'll be great in the movie.

The movie is an adaptation of the book written by Ernest Cline, and it will be released on March 30th, 2018. Here's the description of the story:

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.
It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. 
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. 
And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.   
For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved—that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.
And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.
Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt—among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life—and love—in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape. 
A world at stake.
A quest for the ultimate prize.
Are you ready?

Source: THR

Watch 6 Intense Clips from BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

For those of you who can't wait until March 25th to watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I've got six new clips from the film for you to watch right now. Most of them are pretty damn awesome, and they give you a better sense of the what the film will be like. It looks to me like Zack Snyder nailed it. 

The first clip features Lex Luthor talking to Superman about how excited he is to see him fight Batman to the death. Clip number two offers us an extended look at Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent's interaction at the party scene. The third clip centers on Lois Lane, who is talking to Perry White about a story regarding an untraceable bullet used during a desert firefight. In the fourth clip, Bruce is talking to Alfred about how pissed off his is at Superman and that he needs to be taken out. The fifth clip show Superman and Batman battling it out on a city rooftop. Then in the final clip, Bruce confronts Diana about how stealing is not polite.

These are worth watching if you're excited for the movie, and they should tide you over until the movie is released in about a week.

The Opposing Teams in Marvel’s CIVIL WAR II Comic Series Have Been Set

Marvel Comics has finally revealed the two opposing sides of superheroes in their upcoming event series, Civil War II. The story revolves around a new Inhuman who has the ability to see crimes before they occur. It's got that little Minority Report twist to it. The superheroes are then put in a situation where that have choose whether or not to use this Inhuman’s power to wield “predictive justice.”

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The heroes in favor of predictive justice and part of the "change the future" side are led by Captain Marvel. She is joined by the Winter Soldier, the Blue Marvel, She-Hulk,  Spectrum, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Medusa, Vision, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Captain America (Steve Rogers), and War Machine.

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The heroes who are against it, who are part of the “protect the future” side are led by Iron Man. He is joined by Deadpool, Hulk (Amadeus Cho), Black Widow, Captain America (Sam Wilson), Hercules, Luke Cage, Miss America, Daredevil, Black Panther, Thor, and Star-Lord. This is the team that believes that crimes shouldn’t be punished before they occur and that time should be allowed to unfold unaltered.

Civil War II #1 was written by Brian Michael Bendis with art created by David Marquez, and it will be released in June. 

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Nicolas Cage Set to Star in New Thriller PHILLY FURY

Nicolas Cage is movie making machine! It seems like every other week he is signing on to star in a new movie! The guy must love what he does. Deadline reports that he recently signed on to star in a thriller called Philly Fury. According to the report:

The story revolves around a Philadelphia businessman whose deadbeat brother is kidnapped for a large ransom. When everyone involved believes the deadbeat is in on the kidnapping, the businessman must take action himself.

Cage is taking on the role of a Philadelphia mobster who is the alleged kidnapper. This is a role that Cage should have no problem playing. Cage is such a versatile actor and has played so many different kinds of characters in his career. Sometimes he gives an amazing performance, and sometimes, he is just absolutely awful. You never know what you're gonna get from Cage, which is what makes watching his movies so fun and interesting. 

Philly Fury is being directed by Steven C. Miller from a script written by Jason Mosberg. This film concept isn't new. We've seen it before, but maybe they'll put a unique spin on it.

Cage will next star in the Mario Van Peebles-directed USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, which tells the terrifying story recounted by Quint in Steven Spielberg's Jaws

How Many Post-Film Teases Should we Expect From ‘Captain America: Civil War’?

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War L to R: Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) Photo Credit: Film Frame © Marvel 2016

by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer

Ever since Sam Jackson showed up sporting an eye patch and nifty leather duster at the tail end of Iron Man back in 2008 fans of the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been staying put in their seats until the credits stop rolling just to get a glimpse of what might happen in future films.

And then The Avengers upped the ante by having two scenes – one mid-credits and the other a neat little coda at the end. After that some of the movies like Thor: The Dark World, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier followed suit with two extra scenes during the final credit roll.

But it looks like the Russo Brothers have to go ahead and one-up everything that’s come before them. In an interview with Forbes the duo talked about a few different things and one topic that came up was the infamous post-credit scene:

We can’t say who is going to be in it, but we can say that there certainly could be one, or two, maybe three. We can confirm that you should stay sat in your seats when the movie is done.

Three?!?! Really? That doesn’t seem like overkill?

I kid of course. We all know that fans are going to stay in the theater (to the anger of ushers everywhere that just want to sweep up spilled popcorn and toss empty soda cups) so why not tease as many upcoming projects as they can. It’s a good guess that we might see something for Black Panther. There might also be an update as to Thanos’ whereabouts and which film he might show up in next (Thor: Ragnarok? Avengers: Infinity War Part 1? Captain Marvel?). It could even be something totally unrelated to the current story, like a look at Doctor Strange.

However many scenes they have I know I’ll be staying seated until the lights go up and they kick me out of my seat. Captain America: Civil War opens on May 6 with many theaters showing early screenings the night before.


Simon Pegg Hits Start on Steven Spielberg’s  ‘Ready Player One’

 

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by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer

Simon Pegg has tons of geek cred. He’s been in both major sci-fi space franchises (Star Trek and Star Wars), been a part of a show that dropped pop culture references left and right (Spaced) and starred in some classic cult films (Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz). And now he’s looking to add some video gaming to his resume.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Pegg is currently in talks to join Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, the story of a society that has turned to a virtual reality world for almost every facet of it’s existence. When James Halliday, one of the co-creators of the program dies, he leaves an elaborate trail of breadcrumbs to find a hidden easter egg that will give its finder complete control over the VR world as well as his vast fortune.

Pegg is up for the role of the other co-creator of the digital world (called the OASIS), Ogden Morrow.

If cast he’d be joining Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn. Rumors have been swirling for some time that Spielberg is interested in Gene Wilder for the role of Halliday.

The movie, which is based on the brilliant novel of the same name by author Ernest Cline, is looking to finalize it’s cast as it heads towards a June start date for filming. Recently the film moved it’s release date from December 2017 to May 2018, to avoid a head-to-head confrontation with Star Wars Episode VIII (which moved its date from May 2017 to December 2018).


Guillermo Del Toro To Direct Octavia Spencer in Otherworldly Cold War Film

Before Gullermo del Toro tackles Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, he will direct a Cold War-set movie for Fox Searchlight. The film doesn't have a title yet, but it is described as an "otherworldly love story" that "is set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1963."

According to Variety, Octavia Spencer is in negotiations to star in the film, which starts shooting this summer. Apparently out of all the projects that del Toro has been looking to direct, this one was his top priority. It's great to see that it's moving forward. 

I wish I knew more information about the movie, but I'm sure it's a supernatural film due to the fact that it deals with "otherworldly" subject matter. 

Spencer's most recent role is in The Divergent Series: Allegiant. She also plays God in a movie called The Shack, which will be released later this year, and recently finished shooting Marc Webb’s Gifted opposite Chris Evans.

Del Toro most recently worked on the gothic thriller Crimson Peak. I'm most excited to see what he does with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which he is currently developing as well. 

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Producer Denies R-Rated Home Video Cut is in Response to DEADPOOL Success

Director Zack Snyder and his producing partner/wife Deborah spoke with THR about the upcoming release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Deborah specifically addressed the idea of the R-rated home video release as a reaction to the box office success of the R-rated Deadpool:

"Online, everyone's like, 'Oh, they're doing an R-rated in reaction to Deadpool,' and you're like (laughing), 'We didn't just shoot it last week, and we also didn't edit it last week.'"

I'm not saying that she's lying, but I do want to point out that there's plenty of time before the final edit needs to be made for home video. I'm sure the decision was made to make the theatrical cut PG-13 a long time ago, and maybe that's what she's getting at here, but I think it's very feasible that the studio saw the reaction to Deadpool and said, "Yeah sure, go ahead with an R-rated cut for Blu-ray."

Zack added:

"The why of that is [the DVD version] is a half-hour longer, and some of that additional material is some of the stuff we took out for the rating. I was like, 'Cool, I can put it back in for the director's cut.' There was nothing by design. This was the material I just put back in, and then when [the MPAA] looked at it again, they were like, 'Oh, now the movie's rated R.' And, by the way, it's not a hard R. There's no nudity. There's a little bit of violence. It just tips the scale."

The director has already said that fans can expect the Blu-ray and DVD R-rated version to include a "giant" Easter egg that has something to do with Justice League, as well as deleted scenes involving Jena Malone's character, who was cut from the theatrical release (here's who she's reportedly playing).

Lastly, I just wanted to point this out because I thought it was strange. Snyder was asked whether he's ever annoyed by the comparisons between DC and Marvel films, and he said [emphasis mine]:

"No. You have these two giant comic book powers, and it would make sense that they would in some ways be compared to each other. It's like comparing Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge. Like Star Wars and Star Trek. Those are things that you could compare, but no one ever does. Those [DC versus Marvel] conversations are fun for the Internet. But in truth, it represents such a small group of people who are actually versed in the difference between DC and Marvel. The average moviegoer doesn’t know. Like my dad would be, 'Is Spider-Man ever going to be in any of your films?'"

I get his larger point — I think a lot of our parents and the average moviegoers are the same way — but saying that Star Wars and Star Trek "are two things you could compare, but no one ever does" is downright insane because it happens all the damn time. Like, I've been a part of probably twenty conversations IRL about it, and written maybe 10 articles about that on GeekTyrant alone. It's one of the biggest geek conversations out there. I have no clue how Snyder could think that no one ever compares those two. It's like saying no one ever compares Apple and Windows — it's an almost hilariously false statement.

You can read more in the full THR interview. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in theaters on March 25th.

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