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Watch: 3-Minute Comic-Con Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Starring Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 27, 2014 1:34 PM
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Mad max: fury Road
Did you hear that cacophonous rumble coming from San Diego yesterday? What you heard was the sound of folks freaking out over the footage screened from Warner Bros.' upcoming "Mad Max: Fury Road" (recap the coverage here) at Comic-Con. But if you couldn't be there, don't worry! A trailer has now dropped online.

Paul Rudd & Peyton Reed Address Edgar Wright’s Exit; Watch Over 20 Minutes Of ‘Ant-Man Interviews

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 27, 2014 1:23 PM
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Ant-Man Poster Header
The elephant in the room was not largely addressed during Marvel’s Comic-Con “Ant-Man” panel. Onstage, there was little talk of the older iteration of “Ant-Man” that was going to be directed by a filmmaker you might have heard of named Edgar Wright (though there was a guy loyally standing outside of the convention center all day with a sign that said “Edgar Wright was right”). If the “Ant-Man” snafu in May was a PR disaster for the studio, all was forgotten by the Comic-Com faithful once the celebrity glad-handing began and teaser footage unspooled (ahh, those fickle fans, who initially insisted they’d no longer pay to see this film…)

Box-Office: Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Lucy’ Beauty Outperforms Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Hercules’ Brawn

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 27, 2014 11:58 AM
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Lucy
Call it a battle of the beauty and the beast if you like. Though audiences didn’t seem to love Luc Besson’s “Lucy” or Brett Ratner’s “Hercules”—at least considering those dismal Cinemascore ratings (C+ for the former). But they were unsure about either and curious, as reviews for both hit rather late in the week. And so viewers chose “Lucy” starring Scarlett Johansson—reviews being largely, “ridiculous, but entertaining”—over Dwayne Johnson and “Hercules”—reviews more akin to “ridiculous and just bad.” The critical buzz surely didn’t hurt, Besson not having made a critically lauded film in some time, and perhaps audiences wanted to see what all the fuss was about. And so “Lucy” perched itself atop the box office this weekend, hauling in approximately $44 million. That makes for the highest grossing box-office debut for a Scarlett Johansson-starring vehicle ever (all those Marvel films don't really count) by a rather large margin. Perhaps 2006's the "Black Dahlia" ($10 million opening) is the last movie that could be considered a "starring" role for the actress.

Watch: New Teaser For Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick' Has Hard Numbers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2014 11:20 AM
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The Knick
If you've been paying attention at all to Comic-Con coverage this weekend, or in fact to the recent history of mainstream film, you know that the name of the game for studios is building expansive, sequel-ready worlds for total audience immersion. These films usually involve as much expensive, fantastical spectacle as possible. But as the latest promo for "The Knick" proves, turn of the century New York City can be every bit as absorbing as any far-fetched fantasia

Marvel Announces 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 2' For Summer 2017, Watch Full 'Avengers' Comic-Con Panel

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 26, 2014 9:47 PM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
Marvel’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego Saturday night wasn’t very substantive—a lot of sizzle, not much steak. The audience there went ape over most of the teaser footage shown. Anyone desperate for news about Marvel mystery release dates, “Doctor Strange” or announcements of any Marvel superheroes newly headed for the big screen walked away empty handed. Chris Pratt and director James Gunn did come out at the very end of the panel to announce “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2.” The movie has been slated for a July 28, 2017 release.

Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller Already Considering ‘Sin City 3,’ Watch The Red-Band Comic Con Spot

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 26, 2014 7:33 PM
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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Moments ago in San Diego, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller and the cast of “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” finished up their Comic-Con panel in Hall H. With an hour dedicated to the film (most panels are apportioned an hour per studio), the filmmakers wasted no time, showing the first scene and announcing intentions for a third film.

Legendary’s 2016 Mystery Film Revealed: A King Kong Skull Island Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 26, 2014 6:39 PM
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King Kong: Skull Island
So much for those Namor rumors tied to a 2016 event picture! There were more details coming from Legendary’s Comic-Con panel this afternoon in San Diego, including footage of Michael Mann’s “Black Hat,” Duncan Jones’ “Warcraft,” and teaser footage and announcements from Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla 2.” Perhaps most notably, Legendary announced plans to release a new King Kong movie.

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.

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