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THOR: RAGNAROK Invites More Buddy Comedy To The Superhero Hype In The New Comic-Con Trailer

Marvel's trajectory on the big screen has only ever gotten cooler these days, and especially with director Taika Watiti at the helm on Thor: Ragnarok. The film debut a second trailer for the comic-con crowd in San Diego over the weekend and subsequently online and while it wasn't the only Marvel movie to peek out from behind the curtain, if the first trailer from April hasn't sold you by now, perhaps this one will earn your favor. Beyond that, my hands are tied. In Marvel Studios’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk! Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Tom Hidd…

JUSTICE LEAGUE Nails It With The New Comic-Con Sneak Peek Trailer

The earlier trailers for Zack Snyder's latest film, Justice League, haven't been all approving despite attempts to keep the energy and excitement high (Godsmack's "Come Together" was a nice added touch last time). Needless to say, just splashing our heroes onto the screen hasn't really been enough for a lot of positive feedback to stick and this, coupled with Joss Whedon's entry to help finish the film following Snyder's own departure for personal matters have certainly added a pinch of uncertainty.
Thus, this latest hat trick being from Warner Bros. Pictures for its DC Comics adapations is set for a November 17 release and amid all things Comic-Con this weekend, a fresh new trailer arrived online and right off the bat, you can instantly tell the change in tone and substance from before. We get glimpses of all our heroes opposite our current villain in Darkseid's general, Steppenwolf, as he threatens to lay waste to Earth including Themyscira, and …

READY PLAYER ONE Skids Online With A Brand New Comic-Con Teaser

Reactions were largely positive when fans of Ernest Cline's 2011 bestseller, Ready Player One, learned that the film was heading for the big screen. Needless to say in the wake of a brand new Comic-Con trailer debut, expectations are reasonably held high with director Steven Spielberg at the helm, and Cline and screenwriter Zak Penn adapting the source material in slick and energizing fashion. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical univers…

THE DEFENDERS Hails A Coming War In The New Comic-Con Trailer

I was at a birthday party on Friday night. Not exactly the comic con scene but the evening well worth it, and I'm not too hung over to talk briefly about the latest trailer debut for Marvel's The Defenders which premieres on August 18.
Eight episodes and counting await us as actress Krysten Ritter, and actors Charlie Cox, Mike Colter and Finn Jones all reprise their roles next to actor Scott Glenn and actress Elodie Yung, and the addition of Sigoruney Weaver as she peers over the New York City skyline so as to affirm her villainous grip. Rosario Dawson and Simone Missick are also reprising. “Marvel’s The Defenders” follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together. It helps a little bit that this looks far better than what we were last offered wit…

SPAWN Is A Go At Blumhouse With Todd McFarlane Directing

When comic book auteur Todd McFarlane isn't blowing minds on Facebook with live sketch tutorials, he's tending to ever-patient fans who've been watching and waiting for the next big update on a hopeful Spawn film. That fact stands more past-tense these last few hours or so as McFarlane has been stirring the pot in San Diego amid the comic-con fanfare where he just made a suprise announcement, ultimately blowing minds as usual:

In further detail as advanced by The Wrap and for those unable to watch the video, McFarlane will write and direct the film with Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind The Purge films and Get Out producing.
"Having worked with many visionary directors, I think Todd’s unique artistic talents will only add to his role as director of this film," Blum said in statement.Spawn first published from Image Comics in 1992 centered on Al Simmons, a U.S. Marine whose war crimes have him sent to hell upon being killed in the line of …

COLOUR OF THE GAME: Catch The Latest Trailer For Wong Jing's Crime Saga Finale

Looking to culmimate his longstanding epic Color crime trilogy which began in 2003, producer Wong Jing is back and sharing the director's chair for Colour Of The Game which opens this Fall. Ka Wai Kam sits at the helm for the new thriller which centers on a triad member and his protégé who befall a deadly consipiracy amid a mission of vengeance for a mob boss.
Actors Simon Yam, Jordan Chan, Philip Ng, Eddie Cheung and Lam Suet, actress Sabrina, and actor Eric Tsang comprise the cast of those headlining for the film's opening date on September 14. The newest trailer is now live courtesy of Mega-Vision Pictures Ltd. Take a look!

Ben Affleck's Future Post-BATMAN In The Air: Could 'Beyond' Follow Suit?

Ben Affleck is still, albeit tentatively, set to star in War For The Planet Of The Apes helmer Matt Reeves's currently developing trilogy starter, The Batman, as Warner Bros. continues plotting ahead with its expected production slate, including the forthcoming production of New Line Cinema's Shazam. That being said, the future of Warner Bros. and its DC adaptations regarding all things Batman after this November's release of Justice League is reportedly an unclear one.
As THR writes, Reeves and the studio both hope to keep the 45 year-old actor in the cape and cowl for as long as they can. However, it appears the studio is also working out its endgame for Affleck as production on The Batman approaches considering factors such as his age and physical upkeep. Warner Bros. is minding the issue from several angles like the importance for having younger stars much like the transition of Tom Holland this Summer in Spider-Man: Homecoming, for which its director is also in talks…

ONE PIECE Is Setting Sail In A Live-Action TV Series

It was a little over a year ago that a Japanese live-action adaptation of manga author Oda Eiichiro's longstanding Shueisha Inc. publication and anime IP, One Piece, was announced for its own live-action movie. I'm not certain if that project is still moving forward but I'll be sure to spread the word if I hear anything else, although considering recent movement over at Marty Adelstein's Tomorrow Studios, I reckon it won't be any time soon.
The word now is that Oda, Shuesha Inc. and the studio are partnering for a live-action television drama instead, in news as reported over at Japan Times in the wake of the manga's twentieth anniversary celebration. The manga itself took off in 1997 and has expanded itself greatly into television and original video animes with its story centered on Monkey D. Luffy and his epic, action-packed and sprawling quest to find said 'piece' and claim the title of "King Of The Pirates".
The project marks the latest a…

PEACE BREAKER: Aaron Kwok's Day Only Gets Harder In The Newest Trailer

Sweet Alibi helmer Lien Yi-Chi's latest, Peace Breaker, is officially stamped for an August 18 release in China and a new official trailer is making the rounds. Those keen on Asian cinema will find themselves in familiar territory, with this particular story - taking cues from its hit 2014 South Korean predecessor, A Hard Day, in which a morally bent detective, in the wake of a family member's death, tries to cover up an accidental crime only to find himself in deeper and deadlier straits.

That story now has actor Aaron Kwok leading opposite Brotherhood Of Blades co-star Wang Qianyuan who plays the mysterious figure holding our anti-hero hostage for his own means. It's all connected in the narrative, rife with mystery and suspense and a good, fair deal of explosive thrills and excitement, and you're more than welcome to feast your eyes on it all below!

PEACE BREAKER - Stills And Posters

TRIPLE THREAT Has Your Favorite Action Stars Beating The Hell Out Of Each Other In The Official Trailer

I could go on and on until I'm blue in the face about how excited I am for the new action thriller, Triple Threat. I won't, but I will throw my hat in with some words for seasoned stuntman and filmmaker Jesse V. Johnson who, in the wake of a stagnant directing career salvaged by the appeal drawn from his latest release, Savage Dog, has risen above expectations in opportune fashion.
It truly is something to be proud of... a succession accompanied, no less, by a line-up of some serious, prominent action starpower; Names like Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais and Tiger Chen as well as Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Michael Bisping and Jeeja Yanin are all but what one would dream of seeing in a single movie together on the big screen, which, at least until starting late last year, almost felt like an impossibility.
Then again, there were people who thought that Jaa would never appear in a movie with Donnie Yen dating back twelve years ago as the Thai action star took the mantle with groundb…