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Guillermo Del Toro Says He's Actively Trying To Develop 'Hellboy 3'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 15, 2012 10:21 AM
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By all accounts, Guillermo del Toro is about to step up to the next level. It's easy to remember that while he's had critical Oscar-nominated films like "Pan's Labyrinth" and is an unimpeachable geek idol, he's never had a true smash hit. But next summer's megabudget "Pacific Rim" is looking poised to change that, if the ecstatic reaction from fans at Comic-Con is anything to go by. Now, del Toro has more than his share of projects on the go, most of them passion projects, and it's likely that if the film is as big as we're expecting it to be, the helmer will get carte blanche to make whatever he'd like. But could one of those prospective follow-ups be a return to his blockbuster franchise?

Will Peter Jackson Turn 'The Hobbit' Into A Trilogy? Director Pushing WB To Let Him Shoot More Footage In 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2012 7:46 AM
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It's interesting how full circle Peter Jackson has come on "The Hobbit." Originally done with the world of J.R.R. Tolkien after "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and ready to pass the torch on to Guillermo del Toro while staying on as a producer, a series of events found Jackson back in Middle Earth and sitting in the director's chair. And he has thoroughly seized the opportunity. On the technical side, he's bringing 3D and advanced 48 fps technology to the upcoming films, and creatively, he's gone outside the bounds of "The Hobbit," using additional Tolkien writings to help flesh out and give a framework to the story that will span two movies. Or is it three?

Marvel Announces 'Ant-Man' Movie, Unveils Test Footage, But Doesn't Give Film Official Release Date

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  • July 14, 2012 9:59 PM
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It was a clever ruse. While Marvel Studios planned for its late day panel of "Iron Man 3," British filmmaker Edgar Wright tweeted away the morning as if he was in London, England, even referencing San Diego's Comic-Con. But in a not-so-surprise move this evening (the cat was out of the bag earlier in the day), Wright joined Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige, ahead of the "Iron Man 3" panel to show off recent test-footage shot for "Ant-Man."

Marvel Reveal Phase 2 Titles: 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'; 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Confirmed For 2014

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  • July 14, 2012 9:37 PM
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"Phase Two begins right now!" the teaser recap footage from Marvel's 2012 Comic-Con panel cried out. And the studio wasted no time making some major announcements. Right off the bat, before their talent had even taken the stage, Marvel revealed the titles for all their phase two films.

'Man Of Steel' Teaser To Appear In Front Of 'The Dark Knight Rises' Next Week; New Moody Teaser Poster Arrives

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 14, 2012 7:21 PM
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While Comic-Con has had many treats for the genre geek, perhaps the one that made fans most nervous was "Man of Steel." The centerpiece of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' panel, the film sees a character who's already had one unsuccessful modern era-reboot, and while fans were comforted by the presence of Christopher Nolan as executive producer, the choice of "300" and "Sucker Punch" helmer Zack Snyder to direct has been more controversial. And bar one image (nearly a year old at this point) and a logo, the film's been kept firmly under wraps, which is understandable, as it's nearly a year from release.

First Poster For Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla' Remake Arrives As Secret Teaser Trailer Steals Show At Comic-Con

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 14, 2012 6:36 PM
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It's hard to be surprised at a major show like Comic-Con, and indeed, WB/Legendary's ace-in-the-sleeve had already leaked out a few weeks back; namely, that "Monsters" director Gareth Edwards would be there to support his "Godzilla" reboot for the studio. But even after Guillermo del Toro's glimpse of "Pacific Rim" (look for our reactions to that soon) caused nerd palpitations in Hall H, "Godzilla" was able to raise the game.

Damon Lindelof Says Talk Of 'Star Trek 2' Footage Premiering At Comic-Con Is Bogus

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 14, 2012 4:45 PM
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Is Kiwi actor Karl Urban proving to be an unreliable narrator? The "Dredd" actor recently spilled the spoiler beans about Benedict Cumberbatch's villain role in "Star Trek 2," causing quite the stir for those following the much-anticipated sequel. But did he?

Quentin Tarantino Remains Uncertain About 'Kill Bill 3'; Says Jonah Hill Isn't Replacing Sacha Baron Cohen In 'Django Unchained'

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  • July 14, 2012 4:29 PM
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Devotees at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 were in for a rude awakening on Saturday morning. Despite fans camping out at 7 a.m. for an 11:30 a.m. Hall H presentation for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming slavery-drama-cum-revenge-thriller "Django Unchained," the lines for the panel were unprecedented and several thousand fans who thought they were early, were left out of luck.

Exclusive: Neill Blomkamp Talks Politics Of 'Elysium,' "Nightmare" Of 'Halo' & Teases More 'AGM Heartland' On The Way

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2012 2:57 PM
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Yesterday, Neill Blomkamp hit Hall H at Comic-Con with seven minutes of footage from his sophomore feature film effort, "Elysium." The "District 9" director was returning to San Diego as a bit of a hero, having unveiled his first feature at the convention to a rapturous reception and subsequent critical and box office success. But as fans know, Blomkamp nearly made his debut with the Peter Jackson-produced "Halo," an experience he has not minced words about, describing it earlier this year as "a clusterfuck from day one." But, sitting down to chat with our own Jeff Otto, he reveals: "I think 'Halo' was a complete blessing in disguise. I have no idea what would've happened to my career if I had done that."

Christopher Nolan Took Inspiration From 'Lord Of The Rings': 5 Things Learned From 'Dark Knight Rises' Feature In EW

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  • July 14, 2012 1:02 PM
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This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly is on newstands now. On the cover, undoubtedbly is "The Dark Knight Rises" and within is a rather large and engrossing feature on the film with extensive interviews with director Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, some new photos and lots goodies for Batman fans. We strongly encourage you to pick up the issue, and in the meantime, here's five quick highlights.

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