Transform and roll out — the Autobots have returned. During the Friday night panel of Paramount and Hasbro’s at in San Diego, new footage from the Transformers spin-off film was unveiled. While no new trailers were released, and while the footage will not be available for the general public to see, word did come out of the panel via Twitter — and it contains a delightful surprise. According to multiple sources in attendance at the panel, the G1 version of Optimus Prime appears in the film. While it’s not clear in which capacity the fan-favorite leader of the Autobots factors into the film, word is that the character is seen in hologram form. This would make a lot of sense, considering that the film takes place in 1987, a good 20 years before Optimus Prime would fly from Cybertron to Earth. It’s likely that Optimus does not have a big role in the film. His appearance is most probably a cameo, but it’s still a nice touch that connects to the larger narrative of the Transformers universe. RELATED: OPTIMUS IS IN IT. HIS G1 SELF — Terrence T. D'Arby (@NewTSage) On top of the Optimus reveal, Paramount has also unveiled a new Comic-Con poster for the Bumblebee film, featuring the title Autobot in his yellow Beetle form. Presenting the Official Comic-Con Exclusive Poster. — Bumblebee (@bumblebeemovie) RELATED: Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) from a script by Christina Hodson, Bumblebee stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Pamela Adlon, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny. The film is scheduled for release on Dec. 21. The post appeared first on .
July 21, 2018
It’s been confirmed that will end after eight seasons later this year. The news comes with the release of the Season 7 trailer which pits the team against obstacles they’ve never faced before in the wake of the fallen Galra Empire. RELATED: The beloved ’80s franchise was rebooted for Netflix in 2016 and has run for 52 episodes so far. The remaining two seasons will boast 13 episodes each as executive producers Lauren Montgomery, Joaquim Dos Santos and Co. look to close out the story of . As for Season 7, set to premiere August 10, the trailer focused on the pilots returning home to try to save it from Sendak and the remaining terrorists of the Galra Empire. It seems they’ll be in more danger than ever, unable to form Voltron, but also because their homeworld is now under invasion from those who were loyal to Emperor Zarkon, the antagonist over the first five seasons. RELATED: Season 6 ended with Zarkon’s son, Prince Lotor, defeated but at a costly price , their base which forced them to return to Earth. Now, we have confirmation it’s going to be a much darker reunion with the ones they love as they’ll have to defend the planet as opposed to just visit it for plans on rebuilding their cosmic castle, as originally intended. The post appeared first on .
July 21, 2018
Academy Award winner Francis McDormand has joined the cast , the adaptation of the acclaimed fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett. The announcement was made this evening during the Amazon Studios panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, where a teaser image and production video were also unveiled. RELATED: Good Omens is a comedic take on the coming of the apocalypse that centers on an attempt by the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley to short-circuit the End Times, and the Antichrist who, because of a mix–up at the hospital, is a seemingly normal boy raised by English parents. McDormand (Fargo, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) will provide the voice of God, joining a cast that also includes David Tennant as Crowley and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale. Gaiman wrote the six-part series and serves as showrunner. The End of the World is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who’ve become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon. But they have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he’s meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it’s too late. Also starring Jon Hamm as the angel Gabriel, Jack Whitehall as wage clerk turned witch-hunter Newton Pulsifer, Michael McKean as witch-finder Sgt. Shadwell, and Miranda Richardson as psychic medium Madame Tracy, Good Omens arrives in 2019 on Amazon Prime. The post appeared first on .
July 21, 2018
Noomi Rapace will be the co-lead in the second season of . Rapace’s casting was announced at the Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego by the series’ executive producer and co-showrunner Carlton Cuse. Rapace will play Harriet “Harry” Baumann, a member of the BND, Germany’s secret intelligence agency. Rapace’s Baumann will cross paths with Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) while he is in South America. Cuse revealed that Baumann is a “very formidable person,” and that the second season of the show “is a political thriller set in South America.” RELATED: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is an Amazon Prime Original that was renewed for a second season back in April despite Season 1 not having begun yet. The series will bring Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan character to the small screen for the first time. Jack Ryan has been played by the likes of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine in the past. Rapace is perhaps best know for her roles as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the scientist Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus, the prequel Alien film. Jack Ryan is a co-production of Paramount Television, Skydance Media and Platinum Dunes. The series will be executive produced by Michael Bay and show creators Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Graham Roland (Fringe). The 10-episode series will begin streaming on Amazon on Aug. 31. The post appeared first on .
July 21, 2018
Break glass in case of emergency — the bad guys are teaming up. During in San Diego, director M. Night Shyamalan unveiled the first trailer for his highly-anticipated crossover film, . The superhero movie brings characters from two of the director’s previous films together, with Unbreakbale‘s Mr. Glass and David Dunn and Split‘s Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Beast sharing the same room. The trailer finally gives us a glimpse at how all three characters will reunite on the big screen, and how Glass and The Beast will end up teaming up to take on Dunn’s raincoat-clad superhero. RELATED: On top of that, the movie looks set to focus on the classic tropes of superhero storytelling, blended in with the high stakes of the real, modern world. In fact, it even looks as if the superheroes of Shyamalan’s dark universe are about to become public knowledge — and nothing will ever be the same again. RELATED: Directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass is slated for release Jan. 18, 2019. The film stars James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Beast, Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass and Sarah Paulson as Ellie Staple. The post appeared first on .
July 21, 2018
Nickelodeon today released a first look clip and teaser character art for the upcoming TV movie Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. The video clip and art were revealed Friday at the Invader Zim panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego. RELATED: Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus will see much of the original series’ voice cast return. Richard Horvitz will reprise his role as Zim, along with Rikki Simons as GIR, Andy Berman as Dib Membrane, Melissa Fahn as Gaz Membrane, Wally Wingert as Almighty Tallest Red, Kevin McDonald as Almighty Tallest Purple and Rodger Bumpass as Professor Membrane. The TV movie will also see the return of Olivia d’Abo’s Tak, one of Zim’s Irken rivals. “Zim’s plot to return to TV has become a success with Enter the Florpus,” reads a press release quote credited to “someone trying to imagine what Jhonen Vasquez would say if he came out of hiding.” “It’s exciting to give fans an early sneak peek of the movie and I hope they enjoy it and I’m definitely Jhonen Vasquez and not just someone making up a quote for him!” Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus focuses on Zim’s realization that the Almighty Tallest have no intention of coming to Earth to witness Zim’s conquering. Zim’s crisis of confidence creates an opening for his human opponent, Dib. The press release also stresses that at some point during the TV movie GIR will ride a small pony, which is “all anyone should really care about.” The post appeared first on .
July 20, 2018
Welcome aboard, Captain Pike. During in San Diego, CBS debuted a brand new, action-packed trailer for Season 2 of . The full length-trailer features plenty of sci-fi action as we witness the arrival of the U.S.S. Enterprise’s first Captain, Christopher Pike. The trailer gives us a new mystery with the curious appearance of seven strange red bursts scattered all over the cosmos — bursts that are somehow linked to a missing Mister Spock. RELATED: Captain Christopher Pike debuted in the Star Trek episode “The Cage,” the original pilot of the series. However, when a secondary pilot was shot to re-tool the series, William Shatner’s Jim Kirk was now the Captain of the Enterprise. However, the original Star Trek series always operated with the notion that Pike was the first Captain of the spaceship, as did J.J. Abrams reboot film, Star Trek (2009). Anson Mount, who previously played King Black Bolt in Marvel’s Inhumans series, now joins the series as Pike, and it appears as if he will have a very important role to play in Season 2. RELATED: Star Trek: Discovery returns with its second season this fall on the CBS All-Access app stateside, on Space in Canada, and Netflix worldwide. The post appeared first on .
July 20, 2018
James Gunn will no longer make a planned appearance this evening at Sony Pictures’ Hall H presentation at Comic-Con International after being for newly unearthed offensive tweets. The filmmaker had , but it’s unknown what it is. The centerpieces of the panel are the live-action Venom and the animated Spider-Man: Into the Universe, with which Gunn had no involvement. RELATED: Disney announced this afternoon that it has severed ties with Gunn following a social-media firestorm fueled by years-old offensive tweets the filmmaker made about such taboo topics as rape and pedophilia, uncovered by his right-wing detractors. Their cause was quickly picked up on Thursday by alt-right provocateur and conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, who viewed them as confirmation of belief that there is a “pedo network operating in Hollywood.” — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) An outspoken liberal who frequently takes aim at President Trump on Twitter, Gunn apologized for the jokes on Thursday night, writing, writing, ““Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor. It’s not to say I’m better, but I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger. My days saying something just because it’s shocking and trying to get a reaction are over.” RELATED: “For the record, when I made these shocking jokes, I wasn’t living them out,” he continued. “I know this is a weird statement to make, and seems obvious, but, still, here I am, saying it. Anyway, that’s the completely honest truth: I used to make a lot of offensive jokes. I don’t anymore. I don’t blame my past self for this, but I like myself more and feel like a more full human being and creator today.” Nevertheless, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn labeled Gunn’s comments “as indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values,” and announced an end to their professional relationship. Gunn had already completed a draft of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which had been expected to begin production in January in Atlanta. (via ) The post appeared first on .
July 20, 2018
Writer/director James Gunn has been fired from Marvel’s after were unearthed by right-wing detractors. “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn in a statement provided to . RELATED: Gunn’s comments were uncovered by supporters of President Trump, who took aim Thursday at the outspoken liberal filmmaker. Their cause was quickly picked up by alt-right provocateur and conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, who viewed them as confirmation of belief that there is a “pedo network operating in Hollywood.” “Disney is for an interesting day, as is San Diego Comicon, where James Gunn is scheduled to speak this afternoon,” Cernovich wrote in an early-morning tweet. Gunn was scheduled to appear this evening at Comic-Con International in San Diego at Sony Pictures’ Hall H presentation. Gunn apologized for the comments in a series of tweets posted Thursday night, writing, ““Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor. It’s not to say I’m better, but I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger. My days saying something just because it’s shocking and trying to get a reaction are over.” RELATED: “For the record, when I made these shocking jokes, I wasn’t living them out,” he continued. “I know this is a weird statement to make, and seems obvious, but, still, here I am, saying it. Anyway, that’s the completely honest truth: I used to make a lot of offensive jokes. I don’t anymore. I don’t blame my past self for this, but I like myself more and feel like a more full human being and creator today.” Gunn drew similar criticism in 2012, shortly after he was confirmed to direct Guardians of the Galaxy, over . There were calls at the time for the studio to fire the filmmaker for the comments, which ranged from merely juvenile and fully offensive. The director swiftly apologized for those remarks, Gunn had recently completed a draft of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which , in time for a 2020 release. Marvel Studios had yet to officially announce a release date, and it’s unknown how Gunn’s firing will affect plans for the sequel. The post appeared first on .
July 20, 2018
Negan may have been defeated at the close of Season 8 of , but that doesn’t mean Rick Grimes and his merry band of survivors are out of the woods yet. Just as one threat is taken care of, another will come to take its place: Season 9 of the series is set to introduce another big villain from the comics in the form of Alpha, the leader of a group called the Whisperers. During this Friday’s The Walking Dead panel at in San Diego, it was announced that actress Samantha Morton had been cast as the villainous Alpha. What we don’t know however, is when exactly the British actress, who can be seen in Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will debut on the series. RELATED: Alpha was an important antagonist in The Walking Dead comic books. In fact, following Negan, she was the biggest threat to Rick and his allies starting in the long-running series’ Volume 22, “A New Beginning.” RELATED: The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln (for now) as Rick Grimes, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Lauren Cohan (also for now) as Maggie Rhee, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, Lennie James as Morgan Jones, Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler, Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter, Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. The series will return for Season 9 on AMC this October. The post appeared first on .
July 20, 2018