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The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will take on Shredder and the Foot Clan this coming Friday when the film hits theaters, and more than 25 newly released photos from the reboot show off the many, heavily CG-ed characters, like Splinter, Silver Samurai Shredder, April O'Neil and her scrappy camera guy, and, of course, the heroes in a half-shell.
Although 'Guardians of the Galaxy' has already been in theaters for several days now, that's not keeping Marvel from releasing some fun 'Guardians' goodies -- like this latest featurette, in which Chris Pratt takes a very MTV's 'Cribs'-style approach to showing us around Peter Quill/Star-Lord's spaceship, the Milano.
We've already seen our fair share of 'Batman vs. Superman' set photos showing off Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, but we now have our first look at Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne! And he looks like ... Ben Affleck! With some grey in his hair! Yeah, thats not too surprising. After all, the ruggedly handsome Affleck already looks enough like a playboy millionaire and the little bit of grey just confirms what director Zack Snyder has already said: this will be an older, more tired Batman.
The CW's 'Arrow' made some season 3 waves with the news that dastardly DC villain Ra's al Ghul would show his face as our new big bad, but the hit superhero drama still has a few new characters to add before we learn what actor heads the League of Assassins. In the meantime, 'Medium''s David Cubitt has joined 'Arrow' season 3 in the role of DC's Manhunter, alongside 'NYPD Blue' alum Charlotte Ross as Felicity's mother.
The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' might have torn around the universe (and the box office) this weekend, but considering how close to home Netflix's forthcoming 'Daredevil' TV series continues to shoot, things have been awfully quiet. Enter some intrepid Instagramming, with our first grainy look at 'Boardwalk Empire' star Charlie Cox filming as blind lawyer Matt Murdock, The Man Without Fear!
We first met the cinematic version of Thanos in 2012 -- his face smiling at us during a mid-credits sequence of ‘The Avengers,’ there to let us know that this guy is the mastermind behind the whole operation. OK then! Eventually we learn that Thanos is trying to collect the Infinity Stones, because if he has those, he will become a god. Fair enough. Though, now, after ten movies in the Marvel cinematic universe – ten! – Thanos has a grand total of zero Infinity Stones. So far, Thanos is terrible at being a supervillain.
Sony Pictures has big plans in store for their 'Spider-Man' movie franchise, further reiterating that they will not give up their claim on this superhero world. Aside from the new release dates for 'Sinister Six' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3,' it's been revealed that the studio will further expand this cinematic universe by mining some of its female superheroes for spinoff flicks.