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Gareth Edwards Confirmed For ‘Godzilla 2’; New Monsters For Sequel Revealed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 26, 2014 4:58 PM
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Godzilla
Casual moviegoers may not recognize the name Gareth Edwards, but it's more than likely that this will change in the next couple of years. Not only is he at the helm of one of the upcoming "Star Wars" films, but he's the director of Legendary Pictures’ “Godzilla,” a movie that grossed nearly $500 million worldwide and will likely crack that number when all is said and done (the movie is teetering just on the edge of hitting $200 million at home as well).

Michael Mann’s New Cyber Thriller Title Confirmed As 'Black Hat'; May Go After Oscar Qualifying Run

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 26, 2014 4:49 PM
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Black Hat
Just a few moments ago at its Comic-Con panel, Legendary Pictures provided a first look at “Black Hat,” formerly known as "Cyber." A footage report will be coming later this weekend, but we can tell you now that the screening was well received. A new logo and photo, a behind-the-scenes still of director/producer Michael Man and star Chris Hemsworth, has also been released.

Bring The Mayhem: 4 New Character Posters of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Released; New Footage Wows Comic-Con

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 26, 2014 4:29 PM
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Mad Max: Fury Road
Shortly before the Warner Bros. panel in the cavernous Hall H at Comic Con, we were handed a T-shirt that said "Comic Con 2014 Belongs to the Mad." After seeing the panel for "Mad Max: Fury Road," we wholeheartedly agree. Director George Miller was on hand, along with a special video message from Charlize Theron, but the real excitement came in the form of the screened footage – a mind-boggling mix of practical and computer generated effects, with car chases the likes of which have previously never been captured on screen. This is some next-level, fire-breathing, post-apocalyptic mayhem.

Peter Jackson Suggests Even Longer Cuts Of 'The Lord Of The Rings' Could Be Released

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2014 3:25 PM
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Peter Jackson The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
Many many epochs past, before claiming its rightful status as the beloved Oscar-winning trilogy known the world over, "The Lord Of The Rings" was planned to be a single movie, directed by John Madden ("Shakespeare In Love," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"). Obviously, that didn't come to pass, and Peter Jackson went in the opposite direction.

Watch: 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 2 Teaser Reveals New Character, Plus Season 1 Blooper Reel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2014 2:43 PM
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Agents Of 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 2
Comic-Con, as you probably already know, is underway this weekend, and the abundance of teases, treats and hyperbole coming out of San Diego may render it hard to keep up. But what's easy for anyone to grasp is the fact that every other studio at the Con is playing catch-up to Marvel, the undisputed king of teases, treats and hyperbole. The comic company/studio has demonstrated its domination of the multiplex, and is now expanding its increasingly imitated world-building techniques into television. This allows the studio to introduce more characters from the comics into what may yet have to be re-dubbed "the Marvel Cinematic/Televised Universe," and season two of "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." looks to do just that.

First Look: Zack Snyder Reveals Photo Of Gal Gadot As Wonder Woman; New ‘Batman V. Superman’ Footage Unveiled

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  • July 26, 2014 1:32 PM
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Wonder Woman
You want to talk "faster than a speeding bullet?" Warner Bros. kicked off their Hall H Comic-Con Panel unveiling details of “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” yet the super-heroic promotion was over in about 10 minutes. The drive by event consisted of essentially three elements. First, Zack Snyder appeared onstage to reveal photos – including a first look at Gal Gadot in full Wonder Woman armor (which you can see below). Second, Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman) and Gadot joined Snyder onstage. Then a brief teaser reel from the movie was screened. And that was that.

Wait, What? David Lynch Reportedly Not Cooking Up Another Movie After All

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 26, 2014 1:04 PM
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David Lynch
Laura Dern gave David Lynch fans hope last month. "I will be working with David Lynch when I'm 80. He is cooking up trouble, and I will be part of that trouble," Dern enthusiastically said in June of the fabled director who had previously claimed to have largely retired from filmmaking. "He's the consummate renaissance man, he just makes art wherever he can get his hands on it. But film, ultimately, I know is his great love, and I think he will always circle back to it. He's definitely cooking."

All The 'Avengers Assemble' For Battle In Comic-Con Posters For 'Age Of Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2014 12:17 PM
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Avengers: Age of Ultron
With "Guardians Of The Galaxy" set to open next week, Marvel's promo machine is going to start pivoting to their 2015 offerings, "Ant-Man" and "The Avengers: Age Of UItron." And given the expansive cast of the latter, it's no surprise that they've chose to drop two Comic-Con posters, highlight both the heroes and the villains of the tentpole sequel.

First Look? Alleged Photo Of The Thing From ‘The Fantastic Four’ Surfaces

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 26, 2014 11:38 AM
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The Thing, Fantastic Four
If you were paying attention to the online chatter about Comic-Con last night—and we don’t blame you if you weren’t—you probably noticed a lot of griping. The consensus seemed to be that 20th Century Fox's presentation was underwhelming. Fans were asking where the promotion for “The Fantastic Four” could have been (for that matter, Paramount did not produce any “Terminator: Genesis” promotion). “How hard is it," the thinking went, "for Paramount or 20th Century Fox to make a poster, a teaser trailer or unveil some costumes?"

James Gunn To Write & Direct 'Guardians Of Galaxy 2,' Also Wants To Do 'Thunderbolts'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2014 8:19 AM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn
Until this point, all James Gunn would allow about his future with Marvel was that he was under contract for one more movie. But with strong early reviews for "Guardians Of The Galaxy" (here's ours), and a box office opening already predicted to be around $60 million (with some projections putting the take higher), it's now just a formality of Marvel making it official that Gunn will be back to write and direct the sequel. Accordingly, the folks around Gunn are basically confirming he's got the gig.

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