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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Trailer Teases Rodan, Mothra + More Monsters In Sequel – Comic-Con

“Long live the king” is said in the new trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters which can pretty much explain what is in store for in the forthcoming sequel of the iconic monster. The panel included stars Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, O’Shea Jackson, Thomas Middleditch and director Michael Dougherty but the real star, Godzilla wasn’t on hand to talk about the film — however, he was in the trailer along with some friends. Dougherty says that, as the title suggests… 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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‘The Equalizer 2’ Review: Denzel Washington Is Over 60 But Not Over The Hill In Violent, Action-Driven Sequel

It’s hard to believe, but Denzel Washington never has done a sequel in his long film career — until now. As I say in my video review above, there has been no temptation on his part to do The Magnificent Eight or More Better Blues or retreads of past roles to which so many superstars fall prey. It is true he has done his share of remakes including The Preacher’s Wife, Magnificent Seven and The Manchurian Candidate but no sequels. Now he has added a 2, to his 2014 hit, The E… Read

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Jennifer Connelly On Tarmac For ‘Top Gun 2: Maverick’

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EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Connelly is being set to join Tom Cruise in Top Gun 2: Maverick, the Joseph Kosinski-directed sequel for Paramount Pictures and Skydance. She will join Cruise, who reprises his Maverick character from the 1986 hit, alongside Val Kilmer who returns to play Maverick’s nemesis Iceman. Miles Teller also will star as the son of Maverick’s wingman, played in the original Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film by Anthony Edwards. The sequel takes place as Maverick… Read

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‘Vikings’ Unveils New Battle-Heavy Trailer & Announces Date For Midseason Premiere – Comic-Con

It’s brother versus brother in the upcoming midseason premiere of Vikings. History’s epic drama catapulted into Comic-Con today with a new trailer for the second half of Season Five, and the announcement of the return date of Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 9 PM ET/PT. The crowd in Ballroom 20 went wild as they were treated to the exclusive trailer which was filled with Vikings-brand bloody action, tragedy, triumph and above all, sibling rivalry. The panel included Katheryn Winnick… Read

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‘Assassination Nation’: Sundance Darling Captures Hall H Crowd With Provocative Footage – Comic-Con

The Sam Levinson-directed Assassination Nation drew the biggest acquisition and became the buzziest title at January’s Sundance Film Festival. Today, the shocking and provocative film shoved aside the superheroes and usual fanboy fare from Hall H as the filmmakers took the stage to try to broaden its potential appeal to include the young-demo San Diego Comic-Con crowd. The Bron-backed pic was acquired by Neon, and Joe & Anthony Russo’s AGBO in a $10 million-plus world… Read

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‘Magnum P.I.’: Cast & Creators Talk Reboot, Possible Tom Selleck Cameo & ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Crossover – Comic-Con

The pilot of CBS’ Magnum P.I. reboot screened at Comic-Con during the show’s panel Thursday, and the Justin Lin-directed episode wastes no time in bringing the bonkers action sequence. The opening scene to the pilot begins with the titular private investigator (not private eye) — jumping out of a spaceship and into North Korea to rescue a family in the jungle. Yes, I said space. It is a ridiculously awesome, cinematic-grade action sequence — but it is a bit of a fantasy… Read

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Syfy’s ‘Nightflyers’ Unveils Trailer; Team Dishes On How Series Differs From George R.R. Martin Novella – Comic-Con

UPDATED with panel details: The crew from Syfy’s thriller series Nightflyers landed at San Diego’s Comic-Con on Thursday and came equipped with a couple of sneak peeks at the upcoming TV adaption of George R. R. Martin’s 1980 novella. That included a trailer which dropped during the afternoon panel in the Indigo Ballroom. Martin, the author of the Song of Ice and Fire book series that of course led to HBO’s epic Game of Thrones, is serving as an executive producer. He did… Read

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Akiva Goldsman Returns To CAA

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EXCLUSIVE: Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman has returned to CAA. Goldsman ended a longtime relationship with that agency in 2014, and had moved to WME. There was no acrimony in the move back, but he needed a break back then but remained close friends with CAA chief Richard Lovett. The scribe, who won the Oscar for A Beautiful Mind, simply decided to return. He has set up numerous projects around down as writer, director and producer through his Weed Road… Read

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Makeready Sets ‘Queen & Slim’; Daniel Kaluuya Stars, Melina Matsoukas Directs Lena Waithe Script

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BREAKING: Makeready has won an auction to finance Queen & Slim, with Oscar-nominated Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya starring and Melina Matsoukas making her feature directing debut. Emmy-winning scribe Lena Waithe wrote the script based on an original idea and treatment by A Million Little Pieces author James Frey. The film will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures, with eOne handling theatrical distribution in some offshore territories including UK and Canada. The… Read

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Geoff Johns To Write & Produce ‘Stargirl’ Series For DC Universe – Comic-Con

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EXCLUSIVE: Barely a month after stepping down as DC Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns already has the inaugural TV project for his new first-look producing deal with Warner Bros ready to go – and it is one close to the Doomsday Clock author's heart. Teaming up again with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, Johns will pen and executive produce a Stargirl series for the OTT DC Universe service. Announced at a Comic-Con Spotlight panel on Johns just now, Stargirl is the… Read

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‘The Predator’ Reinvention Honors Original, Promises More Blood & Humor – Comic-Con

20th Century Fox kicked off Comic-Con’s Hall H festivities today with director/co-writer Shane Black and the cast of The Predator including Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski, Thomas Jane and Augusto Aguilera. The panel started with a reel and cast discussion about which iconic characters from movie history would be able to take on the dreadlocked jungle alien monster hunter. The discussion went on as the… Read