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Coming off the massive success of their latest superhero blockbuster, Marvel is being uncharacteristcally candid about their future plans. We previously knew that Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Avengers 2 would make up the studio's Phase Two. Now, Marvel has announced a slate of movies that will take us through Phase Three and beyond, and include some very surprising choices.
Need a break from superheroes and (poorly executed) dystopias? Sink into the atmospheric awesomeness of Inside Llewyn Davis, the upcoming feature from the Coen Bros. The red-band trailer features plenty of reasons to fall in love: folk music, soul searching, John Goodman being John Goodman, and Carey Mulligan talking about double condoms and electric tape.
Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation studio known for its intricately hand drawn features such as Spirited Away and Ponyo, has released a live action short titled “Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo.” The short, which the studio originally created for a museum exhibition in 2012, is now available online.
Days after celebrating his 8oth birthday, Sir Michael Caine has agreed to join the cast of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi adventure, Interstellar. Jessica Chastain has also cleared room on her busy schedule to sign up for the heroic journey of scientific discovery. With Mathew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway already on board, the film has truly secured a stellar cast.
The first trailer for Tom Hanks' new film, Captain Phillips has dropped. It will capture your imagination and leave you anxious for its October 11 release date. The film pairs Hanks with director Paul Greengrass (Bourne Supremacy, Bourne Ultimatum) in this true life story following a hijacking at sea.
It was announced this week that EA and Disney have signed a multi-year exclusive video game agreement. Just today it was revealed that LucaFilm had registered several domain names that could possibly be future game installments, TV series, or maybe even movie titles.
It’s the last episode before the season finale, and the plot gears are clicking away to put everything in place for the big finish. Every major storyline is coming to a head at once, and it’s mostly thrilling, but the gears are becoming a little too visible. Superhero shows bend the laws of physics with our blessing, but when they bend the laws of normal human behavior too far, we notice.
Due to high demand, Bluefin Tamashii Nation USA announced that the White Ranger (aka Kibaranger of the Dairanger series in Japan) will be available in North America for purchase. As being part of the S.H. Figuarts series, this high-end, detailed figure will be made of both plastic and die-cast metal, and will feature advanced articulation.
Kelsey Grammer (X-Men: The Last Stand), will be embracing his inner evil, as well as using his Frasier Freudian skills, to confuse Autobot heroes in the next installment of the Paramount Transformers franchise. Actress Sophia Myles (Underworld), has also signed on to play a scientist.
DC Comics has taken a bit of a hit recently. Partly because of their recent movies--the Batman Trilogy notwithstanding--and partly due to a plethora of Marvel movies (of which Phase Two has just begun).