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Netflix experienced a stellar Q4 2015, reporting a huge $1.82 billion in revenue, and profits of only $43 million. This had share prices rising 7% in after-hours trading.
But, the streaming giant announced it now has over 75 million subscribers, with 45 million of those in the United States. Netflix noticed record growth in international markets for the three-month period, with 5.59 million new subscribers to Netflix, with 4.04 million of those outside of the United States, compared to 1.56 million new US-based subscribers.
The company will be increasing the price of its packages by $1 or $2 for existing users, with the new updating pricing already applied for new users as of late last year. Soon, Netflix will remove the grandfathered pricing, forcing everyone to pay $7.99 per month for non-HD streaming, $9.99 per month for HD streaming and 4K streaming will cost $11.99 per month. The company isn't just going to be holding all of that money in their pockets, as they have recently expressed they're spending $6 billion throughout 2016 on 600 hours of original content, as well as new TV series and movies that will be constantly added to Netflix.
Right off the back of the first official trailer to Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. has a double-whammy - our first look at the Wonder Woman movie, set to hit screens in 2017.
Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that'll hit in March, but Patty Jenkins (the director of Monster) is directing Wonder Woman. The first footage is now here thanks to a Wonder Woman featurette, showing the setting of the 1940s, and Star Trek actor Chris Pine has a chat in the clip, too.
Wonder Woman will be released in 2017.
So, Warner Bros. has just unleashed the first trailer for the 'worst heroes ever' - Suicide Squad. Suicide Squad exists within the same DCEU that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice exists in, and has some big names attached to it.
This is the first official trailer after a few teases, but personally, there's not much to get excited for here. It looks good, but not great - maybe because I'm not a huge fan of the separate 'heroes' within this side of DC. But enough about me, what do you guys think of the official trailer to Suicide Squad?
With the release of Deadpool set for next month, Fox's R-rated 'anti-superhero' movie won't be released in China. According to local media reports, Deadpool has been denied permission to screen in China over its "violence, nudity and graphic language", reports The Hollywood Reporter.
China's censorship authorities usually work with Hollywood studios to create more family-friendly versions of their R-rated counterparts, but sources close to Deadpool say it just wasn't to start cutting away at the movie, as it was not possible without causing plot problems. China also has no rating system, which makes it much harder to maintain strict lines for movies - with SAPPRFT (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television - China's media regulator - has the final judgment on film imports.
But Marvel movies have done big business in China, so we're sure Deadpool will find its way into the country. Considering Avengers: Age of Ultron made $240 million in China, while Guardians of the Galaxy pulled in $96.4 million, and Ant-Man with $105.4 million, Chinese audiences will be begging to see Deadpool once the reviews start rolling in when it hits theaters on February 12.
Marvel's Jessica Jones was one of my favorite shows of 2015, but Netflix has now announced that it has been renewed for a second season.
The second season of Jessica Jones will include 13 new episodes, which will be aired sometime later this year, hopefully. The second season of Daredevil is right around the corner, with it dropping onto Netflix on March. Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg said: "She ends in a very different place than she started off. She's still going to be Jessica Jones â that is not going to change. She will continue to drink and make mistakes and accidentally drop people onto train tracks, but something has changed for her by the end of this season, and I'd just love to explore that in the second season".
The first season of Mr. Robot was incredible, with the second season of USA's show arriving in the summer. Series creator Sam Esmail has started teasing what we'll see with S2 with Entertainment Weekly. Esmail wouldn't talk details of the second season, but he did tease where Elliot's relationship with Mr. Robot was headed - so if you haven't watched the first season - SPOILERS AHEAD.
Esmail said that after revealing Mr. Robot as a figment of Elliot's deranged mind, and not Elliot's father like most wanted, the show will push into the complexity of that imaginary relationship, instead of typing up the loose ends on it. Esmail said: "There will be a lot more backstory that will be shown, the timeline will get a little clearer - not 100 percent clear, because where's the fun in that? But a little clearer. It really is about Elliot trying to reconcile what this means in seeing Mr. Robot".
During the first season, Elliot was dealing with trying to work out what was real, and what was a delusion of his own mind. In the second season, Elliot will be continuing this fight, working through his hyperactive imagination. Esmail said that S2 will have less "reveal" moments, adding that he said the biggest "gotcha" moments in S1 were part of the storyline before the director's yelled 'action', he wants to focus on the relationships of the characters, instead of surprising the audience constantly.
WarnerBros is going full steam ahead with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice clips, with the latest TV spot airing during a recent episode of Conan.
The TV spot doesn't show much new, but what it does show is Superman ripping open the doors to the Batmobile, and being a menace to Batman. Superman says "next time they shine your light in the sky, don't go to it. The Bat is dead. Bury it."
Batman seems pissed, responding with "tell me, do you bleed?" with Superman looking at him like he's nothing - and then flying away. Batman looks to the skies, adding "you will".
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit cinemas on March 25, and I for one, cannot wait.
We're so close to the fourth season of Netflix's hit original show House of Cards, with the new "The Leader We Deserve" trailer showing Frank Underwood's journey so far.
The trailer premiered during the Golden Globes last night, and concentrates on its main character: Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood. This is the first proper teaser for the full season, with the previous teasers being faux campaign ads for Underwood and his Presidency within House of Cards.
Two new photos have surfaced from the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie that seem to show both the more modern setting as well as quite the action packed historic backdrop.
Now we can sort of see that the larger plot elements are at least being taken into consideration. There's no explanation as to what kind of captivity Michael Fassbender's character is in, though at least it's in the modern age, or the near future. How they plan on working in the Animus will be interesting.
Now the second shot, below and after the break, is far more action packed and set in what should be 15th Century Spain, which is the era that Fassbender's character is from. But the clothing and other elements actually look like they could be from an earlier time. Regardless, for two hours in 2017, we'll get to watch someone be sneaky and skulk in the shadows while looking for secrets to save the world, instead of playing it ourselves.
CES 2016 - After rumors that the second season of Daredevil would premiere against Batman v Superman, Netflix has set the record straight: Daredevil's second season will premiere on March 18 at 12:01AM PST.
Marvel has since released a teaser trailer for Daredevil's second season, teasing Matt Murdock's battles throughout the binge-worthy season. If you haven't watched the first season already, you need to load it up right now.