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Warner Bros. might have screwed Zack Snyder, but Netflix is embracing the director and his production company Stone Quarry Productions with a new first-look film deal.
The new two-year deal will see a sequel to Netflix exclusive Army of the Dead, with Army of the Dead 2 heading into production -- with Snyder heading back into the director's chair. Snyder also just signed a new deal with Netflix for his new sci-fi epic Rebel Moon, which falls under this new deal with Netflix.
Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter: "My goal and hope are to bring as much quality content as I can and do it on a giant scale. Big projects and big movies".
Rick and Morty fans are enjoying the new episodes that Adult Swim have put out for season 5, but one thing is bothering them.
One thread on the Rick and Morty subreddit has raised a very interesting question, "where is Rick's portal gun, and why isn't he using it?". Rick's portal gun is a key component of what makes Rick and Morty such an interesting show, as the portal gun allows Rick to travel to any dimension giving him "god-like" powers - outlined in many of the episodes.
The portal gun has yet to be seen in season 5, and fans are wondering why. Some fans speculate that there is some kind of twist teed up for them in the future episodes where they find out that the entire season has been a stimulation and not canonical to the show. Other fans speculate that it's the development of Rick's character, suggesting that Rick is adjusting his behavior to be more accommodating for his family.
Marvel fans have been waiting for this moment for many years, and now it has finally happened - Deadpool has interacted with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans speculated that Deadpool would eventually crossover to the MCU. Now, a new video has surfaced showing Deadpool sitting on a couch with beloved MCU character Korg. Both Korg and Deadpool watch the trailer for the upcoming Ryan Reynolds movie Free Guy that will be hitting theaters on August 13.
Closer to the end of the movie, Deadpool asks Korg if he has any tips for him getting into the MCU. Korg replies by saying, "have a dream, chase it, lose that dream, just sabotage all sorts of happiness in pursuit of that dream, climb up to the peaks of that mountain and when you get to the top land at the bottom and realize you're never going to achieve that dream and at that point check your emails. Maybe you'll get something from your agent saying that Marvel wants to talk."
During the filming of a stunt for Discovery's Shark Week, a Jackass star has had a bad encounter with a shark after suffering a bite.
The Jackass group is known for pushing the limits of what is considered a "dangerous stunt", and the last stunt is a testament to that as Jackass star Sean "Poopsie" McInerney risked it all by attempting to jump over a shark in shark-infested waters. Using what seems to be a wakeboard, Poopsie was pulled along by a jetski towards a floating ramp. After hitting the ramp, Poopsie lost control and splashed down into the waters, where he was later bitten on the hand by a shark.
Luckily, McInerney safely made it back to the boat with the assistance of safety divers, where he was met with immediate medical assistance and transported back to shore. Jackass star Steveo showed signs of relief learning that McInerney didn't lose any fingers and that it was only one bite, saying, "This was only one bite in one spot? And he's not missing anything?".
At this year's Witchercon, Superman and Witcher star Henry Cavill reveals some insights on how he portrayed Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix series.
Geralt now his three different personas: the introspective Geralt in books, the massive wall of muscle in the TV show, and the lithe, sly bantering swordsman in the games. There's a lot of source material to work from, and Henry Cavill talks about how he wants to make his Geralt both authentic and unique.
For Cavill, Geralt is a deadly survivalist with a bent towards philosophy and rationality--in other words he's not just a "white-haired brute."
Zack Snyder is coming off of his Netflix exclusive Army of the Dead, with the announcement of another Netflix exclusive: Rebel Moon.
Rebel Moon is the next feature film for Snyder with the sci-fi epic centered around a mysterious young woman who is tasked with building a team to fend off an invasion from Rebel Moon's big bad: Regent Balisarius. Rebel Moon has been built as an original property that Snyder pitched for the "Star Wars" universe before the 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney.
Snyder will be making Rebel Moon into its own beast in the way of Army of the Dead with a prequel film and anime series, with production of Rebel Moon to kick off in early 2022 and no actors have been announced just yet. It would be good to see Snyder work with some of the actors from Zack Snyder's Justice League -- I'd love to see Henry Cavill in a sci-fi epic as the villain.
Art comes in all different shapes and sizes, and sometimes when you come across an extraordinary piece of art, it can almost appear as "magic".
Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon posted to his personal Instagram a set of images that show off a real-life Rick from Rick and Morty. The artist behind these incredible model paintings is jrahmier, and if you check out his Instagram page, you will find many other models of notable movie characters, cartoons, actors, and celebrities - all painted in the same fantastic quality.
Dan Harmon quoted Arthur C. Clarke, who said, "sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Harmon says he feels the same way about art, saying, "I don't understand how people can draw anything other than garfield. but this is literally magic to me. disturbing magic, too." For those that don't know, Rick and Morty began as a parody of Back to the Futures Doc and Marty, which means that the real-life Rick is actually Christopher Lloyd.
The second episode of the fifth season of Rick and Morty season five has just dropped, and Adult Swim has already teased the next episode.
The above promotional appears on the Swimpedia YouTube channel and shows acid rain burning Rick and Morty before they rush into the car. We then see Diesel Weasel appear, followed by what appears to be a character reference to Captain Planet. Rick then says, "Yikes, who's the chick in need of a dialogue pass?".
Captain Planet's dialogue and the character's voice also seem to be a reference to late 1980s cartoons, which was around when Captain Planet was released (1990). The next episode of Rick and Morty will air next Sunday at 11:00 pm on Adult Swim. If you like Rick and Morty, you should definitely check out Solar Opposites, which was created by Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland. More information on Solar Opposites and a trailer can be found here.
Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy has yet to experience a competitor, but that time has come to an end, as a new Lord of the Rings movie will be coming out.
The new movie will focus on Helm's Deep, and more importantly, Rohan, or more accurately put, the Rohirrim. The announcement for the new film comes from Warner Bros. Animation and New Line Cinema, and it will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama, who has previously directed titles such as Ultraman and Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045. It should be noted that this new LOTR movie won't be live-action. Instead, it will be anime.
The new movie will key in on Helm Hammerhand, a legendary king of Rohan, and according to Warner Bros. Animation head Sam Register, while the movie will be a standalone story, it will feature stylistic elements from Peter Jackson's trilogy, as well as deep lore from Tolkiens books. The studios have said that the anime film is a "companion piece" to the original movie trilogy. Additionally, the animation will be done by Sola Entertainment.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused movie studios to delay several releases of their movies as people weren't allowed to gather indoors.
Despite Marvel's size and influence, the goliath arm of Disney was no exception to the rule. Recently, Disney announced the MCU's release schedule for its upcoming films, and while we aren't sure if it's COVID-19-related, Disney has delayed the release of one of its key MCU movies by an entire year. The roadmap for new MCU movies between 2021 and 2023 was announced by Disney back in March, but now the movie that was expected to release on October 7, 2021, will now release on October 6, 2023.
At the moment, it's not confirmed what MCU movie was delayed, but suspicions are leading fans to believe it was Mahershala Ali's Blade reboot. ComicBook speculates that Blade reboot having an October release date is fitting as it would coincide with Halloween celebrations around the United States. As for production on the film, the project was slated to begin production later this year but was unfortunately pushed back as the studio continues to look for a suitable director.