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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Brings Manga To Life With Eye-Popping Footage In New Trailer – Comic-Con

20th Century Fox is slowly giving us small tastes of their forthcoming sci-fi fantasy pic Alita: Battle AngelThe highly anticipated movie based on the Manga GUNNM by Yukito Kishiro was pushed from July to December and then they teased us at SXSW with a whole Iron City, came to Cinemacon with some footage and now they fed us more morsels of goodness at San Diego Comic-Con. Creator Kishiro welcomed the special audience, who were winners of a special scavenger hunt, to the… Read

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Sony Swings Into Hall H With New Footage, Characters From ‘Venom’ & ‘Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse’ – Comic-Con

Comic-Con fans were caught in a Hall H web when Sony swung into the confab with Venom and Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse with mind-blowing footage. The Spidey extravaganza was moderated by the Nerdist’s Jessica Chobot with the first half of the panel included Phil Lord & Christopher Miller’s Into the Spider-verse. They were joined by directors Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey, and Bob Persichetti and three different Spider-people from different dimensions: Shameik Moore… Read

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‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Belting $41M+; ‘Equalizer 2’ Targets $34M – Late Friday Update

3rd Update, Late Friday: A great weekend at the box office here, with both Universal’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Sony’s Equalizer 2 both over-performing. The Ol Parker-directed original ABBA musical is looking at an estimated No. 1 win, with $41M after a $15.3M Friday (including last night’s $3.4M previews), while the Denzel Washington sequel is eyeing around $13.5M today (including Thursday’s $3.1M), with an amazing $34M three-day. Rival distribution sources… Read

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‘The Passage’ Sets Early-2019 Debut Date On Fox – Comic Con

Fox premiered the first episode of its upcoming new series The Passage for Comic-Con attendees today, followed by a brief appearance from stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyaa Sidney, Henry Ian Cusick and Jamie McShane as well as EP/showrunner Liz Heldens, EP/director Jason Ensler, and Justin Cronin, author of best-selling fantasy book trilogy. "Completely strange in such a great way,” Cronin said about seeing his book come to life. “I've spent 10 years marinating with this… Read

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Anthony Anderson Under LAPD Investigation; ‘Black-ish’ Actor “Unequivocally Disputes” Criminal Claim

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Los Angeles police are investigating an unspecific criminal complaint against Anthony Anderson. The LAPD confirmed to Deadline that "a crime report was taken" that named the Emmy-nominated Black-ish actor, adding, “It's an open investigation.” Details of the allegation weren’t given, and police would not confirm reports by The Blast and TMZ today that it was an assault claim filed by a woman. Anderson issued a statement through a rep that says: “It’s unfortunate that… Read

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‘Bumblebee’ Brings ’80s Style To ‘Transformers’ Franchise & A “Prime” Guest Surprises Panel – Comic-Con

Laser lights, smoke machines and a video presentation set to live musical stylings of Stan Bush singing “The Touch” set the tone for Paramount’s Bumblebee panel at San Diego Comic-Con with some major and totally tubular ’80s flair. Bumblebee marks the live-action feature debut for two-time Academy Award-nominated director Travis Knight, who is known for movies like Kubo and the Two Strings. The director not only brought his animation eye to the Transformers movie universe… Read

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‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ Renewed For Season 2 By Freeform – Comic-Con

Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb is set to announce Friday at San Diego Comic-Con that Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is coming back for a second season. The 10-episode Season 2 of the Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph led Freeform series will premiere in spring 2019. The teen superhero saga, based on the comic characters, is the story of the Holt portrayed Tandy Bowen and Joseph played Tyrone Johnson. The two teenagers are from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened by… Read

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Outfest Pic ‘Tucked’ Lands Gravitas Ventures Deal Ahead Of Premiere

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EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide rights outside the UK to Tucked, the dramedy written and directed by Jamie Patterson that is having its world premiere Saturday at the Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival. Gravitas now plans an early 2019 release to coincide with the British theatrical bow. The film, which stars Jordan Stephens, Derren Nesbitt, Steve Oram and April Pearson, screens at Outfest tomorrow at 7 PM at the DGA Theater. The fest wraps Sunday with a… Read

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NFL Anthem Protests: President Trump Wants Players “Out For Season/No Pay”

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President Donald Trump weighed in once again on the National Football League national anthem policy today, calling for harsh measures if players refuse to stand at attention during the song’s performance before games. “The NFL National Anthem Debate is alive and well again – can't believe it!” Trump tweeted. “Isn't it in contract that players must stand at attention, hand on heart? The $40,000,000 Commissioner must now make a stand. First time kneeling, out for game… Read

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‘Halloween’ Star Jamie Lee Curtis References #MeToo Movement, Says Franchise’s Longevity Is “Mind-Blowing” – Comic-Con

The H in Hall H stood for Halloween on Friday at Comic-Con as original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis was joined by filmmakers David Gordon Green, Jason Blum, and Malek Akkad. Right off the bat, Curtis talked about the power of the iconic character of Laurie Strode, not directly mentioning the #MeToo movement, but talking about how a woman can “take control” of their narrative and not have someone else abuse them. She then referenced the 140 women at the ESPY awards who… Read

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‘The Tick’ Team Teases Season 2, With New Villains And Old Friends – Comic-Con

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Amazon gave fans a taste of the upcoming Season 2 of its superhero comedy The Tick on Friday during the studio’s presentation at Comic-Con. It’s too far away for a release date though — the series was greenlighted for a 10-episode second season back in January, with a 2019 premiere date still to come. On the panel, creator Ben Edlund showed off a behind-the-scenes video featuring Peter Serafinowicz (who plays The Tick) and Griffin Newman (who plays as Arthur Dent) who… Read

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Julia Roberts And Sam Esmail’s ‘Homecoming’ Gets Premiere Date & Teaser Trailer – Comic-Con

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Amazon Studios used its big Comic-Con presentation today to unveil the premiere date for Homecoming, its psychological thriller starring Julia Roberts in her TV series-starring debut and directed by Mr. Robot‘s Sam Esmail. The half-hour series will bow Friday, November 2, on Prime Video. The streaming service also showed fans a first-look teaser from the series, which is based on the popular Gimlet Media podcast. (Check out the video above and the teaser art below.) It… Read