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Orange is the New Black's latest season set records for Netflix

I'm up to the 11th episode of the new season of Orange is the New Black, and while I don't think it's as good as the first season, I'm thoroughly enjoying the exploration of the entire cast of characters, and not just Piper.

 

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For Netflix however, the new season of OITNB has set a record number of hours for one day following the Sunday, joining the leagues of HBO's Game of Thrones finale, and an NBA Finals game. This makes the women at Litchfield quite popular, especially as Netflix has just released its earnings results for Q2 2015.

 

The media streaming giant will spend close to $5 billion on content in 2016, something that will include original movies and TV shows.

Chromecast replaces DVDs for Emmy voting at the Television Academy

For what feels like forever, Emmy voters have had DVDs sent to them so that they can view their content, and rate them for an Emmy. Everything is about to change, with the Television Academy providing each eligible member with a Chromecast.

 

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In a press release, the Television Academy explains: "The initiative represents the latest move by the Academy to evolve and enhance the viewing and voting procedures for the Emmy Awards with state-of-the-art technology and methodology". The Chromecast streaming will take place through the Television Academy's members-only web and mobile apps.

Warner Bros releases the Suicide Squad trailer from Comic-Con

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer shown at Comic-Con this year was truly awesome, but now it's time for the bad guys to get into the spotlight, with the official Comic-Con trailer of Suicide Squad released by Warner Bros.

 

 

As you can see in the trailer, it looks damn good. Director David Ayer has nailed the look and style of the Suicide Squad, with Will Smith as Deadshot, Margie Robbie as Harley Quinn, and we get a quick tease of Jared Leto as The Joker. Surprisingly, it looks like the official Comic-Con trailer was released because Warner Bros couldn't contain the smartphone-quality leaks of the Suicide Squad trailer.

 

In a statement, Warner Bros Pictures' President of Worldwide Marketing an International Distribution, Sue Kroll, said: "Warner Bros. Pictures and our anti-piracy team have worked tirelessly over the last 48 hours to contain the Suicide Squad footage that was pirated from Hall H on Saturday". She continued: "We have been unable to achieve that goal. Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed. We regret this decision as it was our intention to keep the footage as a unique experience for the Comic Con crowd, but we cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation".

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Ben Affleck will write, direct and star in the next Batman movie

With Comic-Con 2015 kicking off, Deadline is reporting that Ben Affleck will be taking control of the first standalone Batman movie. Affleck will write, direct and star in the upcoming Batman movie.

 

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Deadline's Mike Fleming reports: "My studio sources tell me that Affleck and Johns are well in synch and have more than found their rhythm. In fact, they are likely to turn in a script before the end of the summer, prior to Affleck going off to direct Live By Night in November. Affleck postponed that pic to star in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice".

 

Geoff Johns is a name that DC fans should know, as he's the co-publisher of DC Comics, one of the two people in the highest creative position at DC. Not only that, but he has put in considerable work into the well-received TV side of DC with Arrow and The Flash. We should hopefully see a different Batman than what we've seen with Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Trilogy' and Snyder's work in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The first official trailer to Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' is here

The first official trailer to Steve Jobs has been released, where we get the best look at how Michael Fassbender's portrayal of the late Steve Jobs in his position at Apple from the beginning, when he was thrown out of the company, and after when he returned.

 

 

We get a tease of Seth Rogen's acting chops in the movie, which is directed by Danny Boyle, and written by Aaron Sorkin. The movie will feature many flashbacks to earlier parts of Jobs' life, where we will get the most detailed look at the legendary man himself. Will you be checking it out when it hits theaters later this year?

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Doomsday will reportedly be a major villain in Batman v Superman

Up until this point, we know the villain in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be Lex Luthor, which is exciting. We all think it's going to be a mega beat down between the two biggest superheroes of all time: Batman and Superman.

 

 

But, it looks like there will be a common enemy, someone who I think will be introduced in the second half of the movie. This villain will be someone who makes Batman and Superman wake up from their fight, to form the Justice League - which will be launching in 2017. We can see it all in the title: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But which villain is big enough for this new Superman, who is the strongest and fastest we've seen yet, to fight? Doomsday, that's who.

 

According to Umberto Gonzalez aka El Mayimbe, he said that Doomsday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is "official". Golzalez said that Doomsday appearing in Batman v Superman will be what Darth Vader was to Star Wars, which is saying an incredible amount. Doomsday will be the big bad of Batman v Superman, while the main villain of Dawn of Justice being Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg.

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Netflix exclusive 'Sense8' debuts on June 5 from The Matrix directors

In case you haven't been keeping up with The Wachowskis, they've been working on a new original series for Netflix. Sense8, the new original series, has just had its official trailer released, which you can watch below.

 

 

The show sounds interesting, with 8 people all intertwined and able to access each others memories, skills, as well as having an always-on connection with one another. Each person is from a different part of the world, but they are mentally and emotionally linked, somehow.

 

Netflix will be debuting all 12 episodes on June 5.

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Marvel shooting 'Avengers: Infinity War' Part 1 and 2 back-to-back

With Avengers: Age of Ultron already on screens around the world, and later this week in the US, news is beginning to leak on Avengers: Infinity War. Avengers: Infinity War is a two-part movie, which is expected to feature "an interplaterary battle between Thanos, The Avengers and maybe even the Guardians of the Galaxy" reports Slashfilm.

 

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Marvel has been building up to this point in its Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for the last 7 years, with Captain America himself, Chris Evans, teasing that he will be shooting both Infinity War movies for around 9 months. Evans will begin shooting Captain America: Civil War in August/September with Robert Downey Jr, after which he will have a few months off before kicking things into overdrive for Infinity War.

 

Evans spoke exclusively with Esquire, where he said: "You know, you plan around the Marvel responsibilities. You have to. We start [Captain America: Civil War] in a couple weeks, and then that shoots until August or something like that. August or September. Then I've got some downtime and I can do with it as I please. I don't know if I want to take time off or go pursue another directing job or find a movie to act in or, you know, do whatever I'm creatively inclined to pursue or wait, relax, enjoy my life. And then we start the Infinity War, I think, some time in the third quarter. Fall or winter of 2016. That's going to be like nine months to shoot both movies back to back".

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Netflix announces the second season of Daredevil for 2016

After a more than successful first season on Netflix, the streaming giant has announced that Daredevil will return in 2016 for a second season. The company hasn't announced when in 2016, but we now know it has been greenlit for a season season.

 

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Daredevil's second season will see Charlie Cox return to play Matt Murdock aka Daredevil, with Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio also returning in their respective roles. Steven DeKnight, who ran the first season, is out - replaced with Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who have worked on shows like Buffy and Sons of Anarchy.

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