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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Begins Filming This November, May be Titled ‘Maelstrom’

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by Jacob Hall 7 days ago
Legendary Pictures
Because just one movie about giant robots punching giant monsters in the face simply isn’t enough, Pacific Rim 2 is officially set to begin filming this Fall in Toronto. But that’s not the only piece of news worth sharing – it seems that Guillermo del Toro’s sequel may have a subtitle and that subtitle may be Maelstrom.

‘The Good Dinosaur’ Trailer: Pixar Takes on Dinosaurs and It All Looks Lovely

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by Jacob Hall 7 days ago
When our own Matt Singer got a first look at Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, he wrote that the film looks unlike anything the beloved animation studio has made yet. Now that the first full trailer for the film has arrived, it’s difficult to disagree. This is one beautiful looking movie and this wordless trailer lets those visuals sell the movie on their own.

WookieeLeaks: Han Solo’s New (Old) Backstory and Other Revelations About the New ‘Star Wars’ Canon

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by Jacob Hall July 20, 2015 @ 3:19 PM
Lucasfilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, dive into Han Solo’s backstory in the new canon, learn what happened between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and check out some new characters in LEGO form.

Guillermo del Toro Says Don’t Get Your Hopes Up for ‘Hellboy 3’

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by Jacob Hall July 20, 2015 @ 11:31 AM
Universal
You’ll be hard-pressed to find better superhero movies than Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, but don’t expect Hellboy 3 anytime soon. That pin in your balloon of hopeful enthusiasm comes straight from director Guillermo del Toro, who says that series star Ron Perlman has been a little premature with his attempts to rally fans around a third entry in the series.

‘Attack on Titan’ Trailer: The Popular Anime Goes Live Action

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by Jacob Hall July 20, 2015 @ 9:46 AM
The Attack on Titan live action trailer is here and, well, it sure looks like something. A Kaiju tale with a more mythological bent, the trailer is full of people-chomping giants and katana wielding heroes doing battle in the ruins of human cities. It looks pretty nuts and we’d be lying if we said it didn’t have our attention.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Ant-Man’ Goes a Little Small With Its Big Opening

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by Jacob Hall July 19, 2015 @ 12:29 PM
Marvel
It would be easy to label the opening weekend for Ant-Man a failure. After all, it’s significantly lower than the openings for recent Marvel Studios movies and it’s a good $130 million less than the three-day opening Avengers: Age of Ultron had a few months ago. But let’s not be so hasty. Its opening numbers may not have blown anyone away, but Ant-Man’s box office arrival is textbook Marvel.

Michael Cera to Play Robin in the ‘LEGO Batman’ Movie

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by Jacob Hall July 16, 2015 @ 12:41 PM
Warner Bros.
The LEGO Movie is a project that consists entirely of inspired ideas, but casting the gravelly-voiced Will Arnett as Batman is probably in the top five. With the character’s spin-off in the works, the inspired casting continues! It seems that the soft-spoken Michael Cera is set voice Robin in LEGO Batman.

The ‘Back to the Future’ Trilogy is Getting a 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray This October

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by Jacob Hall July 16, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Everyone knows that 2015 is the year that Marty McFly and Doc Brown journey to in Back to the Future Part II. While we may not have hoverboards or Jaws 19, we are getting a new 30th anniversary Blu-ray and DVD release of the Back to the Future trilogy, which isn’t a bad consolation prize. In fact, the slightly more obsessive fans have even more reason to celebrate, as the Back to the Future animated series from the early ‘90s is coming to DVD for the first time.

Guillermo del Toro Details His Plans For a Jabba the Hutt ‘Star Wars’ Movie

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by Jacob Hall July 13, 2015 @ 2:10 PM
Lucasfilm
Guillermo del Toro is not making a Star Wars movie. At least not yet. But since he was at Comic-Con to promote his gothic haunted house movie Crimson Peak, he was asked about Star Wars. Because that’s how Comic-Con works. It turns out that the director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim does have a dream Star Wars movie buried somewhere in the back of his brain and it makes perfect sense. He wants to make a Jabba the Hutt origin story.

New ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Photo Shows Batman Ready For Desert Warfare

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by Jacob Hall July 13, 2015 @ 10:36 AM
If you’re the kind of nerd that crawled through the new Batman vs. Superman trailer frame-by-frame...welcome to the club. However, in your attempt to figure out how everything in this massive trailer could possibly fit into one movie, you probably noted one scene that stood out from the rest. At some point, Batman finds himself in the desert, wearing desert Batman gear and getting into a brawl with soldiers wearing the Superman “S”. Now, a new photo has arrived online to give us a new glimpse at the Dark Knight in this alternate get-up.