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‘Wonder Woman’ First Trailer: “What I Do Is Not Up To You” – Comic-Con

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Hell. Yes. As expected, following the reveal yesterday of the film’s first (excellent) official poster, this morning saw the unveiling of the first trailer for Warner Bros.’ superhero epic Wonder Woman during the studio’s supersized Comic-Con Hall H presentation. Watch it above now. Hot take: It looks incredible. The colors pop, particularly the gold of her lasso, and love the interplay between Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor, particularly when she explains that she has no… Read


Francis Ford Coppola Workshops “Live Cinema” Experiment With UCLA Students

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Director Francis Ford Coppola enlisted 75 UCLA students in a month-long project that he terms an experiment in a concept he calls “Live Cinema.” With the students and some faculty as crew, Coppola produced and directed an Italian family saga called Distant Vision, utilizing feeds from a multitude of cameras, instant replay servers, and other sources which the director can switch live. An excerpt of Distant Vision was broadcast live from the UCLA School of Theater, Film… Read


How ‘Suicide Squad’s David Ayer Delivered The Irreverent Superhero Film Warner Bros Really Needed

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After writing Training Day and directing films like the police procedurals End Of Watch and Harsh Times, and then the Brad Pitt World War II tank drama Fury, David Ayer has taken a decided turn toward anarchy with Suicide Squad. Rather than the signature white-hat heroes of the the DC Comics empire, this one is all about bad people reveling in being bad people and reluctantly being drafted to do good. The director recruited Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and more… Read


‘The Vampire Diaries’ Will End After Season 8, Kevin Williamson Returns – Comic-Con

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The Vampire Diaries is officially coming back for its eighth and final season on October 21, it was announced today at Comic-Con.”It’s bittersweet and emotional,” co-creator Julie Plec told the audience, almost in tears.nThe other news of the Ballroom 20 panel was that fellow co-creator Kevin Williamson is back writing for the long running and SDCC fav CW series. “What has yet to happen in Mystic Falls?” said the Dawson's Creek creator after a sizzle reel of the upcoming… Read

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Flying To Decent $56M: But Why Is It Lower Than ‘Into Darkness’?

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Prior to July 4th, we observed that Paramount/Skydance’s Star Trek Beyond was bound to post an opening between $50M-$60M, and that’s what we’re seeing this weekend with the threequel’s 3-day currently estimated at $56M. That’s a solid result, and the third best bow out of the Skydance/Bad Robot Star Trek series, however, the Justin Lin-directed film is 20% off the three-day of its second installment, Star Trek Into Darkness which clocked $70.9M during the course of its… Read


Aladdin & Jafar Headed To ‘Once Upon A Time’ – Comic-Con

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Today at the Comic-Con panel for ABC’s Once Upon a Time, we saw the first scene of the upcoming season premiere featuring Jafar flying on a carpet to taunt Aladdin. So we’re headed for some Arabian nights in Season 6. Deniz Akdeniz (Graceland) will play Aladdin and Oded Fehr (Covert Affairs) will portray Jafar. The two join the previously cast Giles Matthey as Morpheus and Craig Horner as the Count of Monte Cristo. Prior to heading into Ballroom 20, creator/EP Edward Kitsi… Read


Lionsgate Reveals That ‘The Woods’ Is Really New ‘Blair Witch’ – Comic-Con

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: In the wake of The Hunger Games ceasing and Divergent in limbo, Lionsgate may just have another franchise on its hands, or so it seems from Comic-Con: Attendees learned, to considerable surprise, that the distrib’s Sept. 16 horror film The Woods is actually a straight-up sequel to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project. Even The Woods title was a fake-out: The movie will be called Blair Witch. Last night Lionsgate invited fans and select press to a so-called Woo… Read

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Dips Below $60M; ‘Lights Out’ Electrifies; ‘Ice Age’ Bit By ‘Pets’ — Box Office Sat. AM

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UPDATED, Saturday, 7:52 AM: Paramount/Skydance/Bad Robot’s Star Trek Beyond lost some ground in estimates this morning as it seems this film is not crossing to audiences past its fan base (advanced ticket sales) and may end the weekend below around $56M and change after a $22.3M Friday (that includes the $5.5M from previews). However, Paramount is the only one in town right now still thinking their baby will hit $60M this weekend. For a deeper analysis of why Star Trek is… Read


‘SNL’s Cecily Strong To Guest Star On ‘Scream Queens’ Season 2 – Comic-Con

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At Fox’s Scream Queens Comic-Con panel, co-creator Ian Brennan announced that Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong will be guest starring in Season 2 of the horror comedy, which is set in a hospital. Strong will play a patient at the facility. She is on the big screen this summer in Sony’s Ghostbusters. The news follows today’s headline from EW that Colton Haynes (Arrow) will play a mysterious role. That was the big news coming out of today’s sesh. Outside of that, the… Read


Noureen DeWulf Books Three Film Roles; Hannah Rose May Joins ‘The Recall’

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EXCLUSIVE: Anger Management alum Noureen DeWulf has booked a trio of indie film roles. She has joined When We First Met, which stars Adam Devine as Noah, who spends a perfect first night with the girl of his dreams (Alexandra Daddario) then spends the next three years wondering what went wrong — until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and change things. DeWulf will play Noah’s assistant, Margo. She also is set to play Teri Webster in writer-director… Read


‘Orphan Black’ Sneaks Tease Of Final Season 5 – Comic-Con

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BBC America’s Orphan Black didn’t hold back in its final appearance at Comic-Con. With two-time Emmy nominee Tatiana Maslany in tow, the cast and creatives hit Room 6BCF to talk about Season 5, the final season for the sci-fi drama. (The show also released the video, which you can check out above.) Orphan Black also bid adieu to fans with a blooper reel and highlights of the first four seasons. Also on the panel today: Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Kristian Bruun (Donnie)… Read