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The Joker director hints at sequel 'I would do anything with Joaquin'

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: 18 hours, 7 mins ago

For most comic book fans, seeing a comic book character hit the big screen is a massive deal. Even if the movie that they are seeing isn't based off the comic books at all.

 

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The upcoming Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix is one of these movies, and according to the director Todd Phillips, a sequel isn't that far out of the picture. Phillips spoke to Total Film magazine and said in response to a sequel that "One thing I will tell you: I would do anything with Joaquin, any day of the week."

 

He continued and said: "There's nobody like him. If he was willing to do it, and if people show up to this movie, and Warners came to us and said, 'You know what? If you guys could think of something...' Well, I have a feeling that he and I could think of something pretty cool." This is quite promising, as leading actor and director synergy is a great foundation for a movie to perform well, and it seems that Phillips and Phoenix have captured this. The Joker will be arriving in cinemas around the world on October 4th.

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Neo returns in Matrix 4, Keanu Reeves to star

By: Derek Strickland | HT & Movies | Posted: 1 day, 8 hours ago

The Matrix 4 is happening, and both Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are returning as Neo and Trinity.

 

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A new Matrix film is in development at Warner Bros. Pictures, Variety today reported, confirming previous reports of a new movie. Production will begin in 2020 and Lana Wachowski is set to help write and direct Matrix 4, and titular characters Neo and Trinity will be major parts of the story, reports say. We don't know if Laurence Fishburne will return as Morpheus.

 

"Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I'm very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends," Lana Wachowski said.

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Kevin Smith announces 'He-Man' TV series that continues from the 80's

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: 3 days ago

Netflix's Castlevania studio will be making a brand new TV show called Masters of the Universe: Revelation. The show is a He-Man anime series and is produced by Kevin Smith.

 

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Netflix will be working with Kevin Smith who is known for his work in Jay and Silent Bob, Clerks and Mallrats. The announcement for the show came from Power-Con convention and touched on what fans can expect to see. According to announcement, Masters of the Universe: Revelation will focus on some unresolved storylines of the classic '80's TV show, essentially picking up right where it was left off.

 

Smith commented on the announcement, saying "I'm Eternia-ly grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for entrusting me with not only the secrets of Grayskull, but also their entire Universe. In 'Revelation,' we pick up right where the classic era left off to tell an epic tale of what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor! Brought to life with the most metal character designs Powerhouse Animation can contain in the frame, this is the Masters of the Universe story you always wanted to see as a kid!"

New Obi-Wan Star Wars show coming on Disney+, Ewan McGregor to star

By: Derek Strickland | HT & Movies | Posted: 4 days, 16 hours ago

Disney plans to bolster its new streaming service with an Obi-Wan Star Wars show, sources tell Variety.

 

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A new Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off show is in planning phases of development at Disney, and Ewan McGregor is currently in negotiations to star. The project will be a big driver for Disney's new $7 a month Netflix-smashing streaming service, which now combines ESPN, base Hulu with ads, and Disney+ all for $12.99 a month.

 

The show itself would further bridge the gap between the prequels and original trilogy, fleshing out the timeline already solidified with The Clone Wars animated show. The move comes after rumors and fan requests for an Obi-Wan movie series, but Disney held off because it didn't want to saturate the Star Wars movie market, instead focusing on mainline sequels rather than spin-offs like the ill-fated Han Solo film.

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New Shia LaBeouf movie 'Honey Boy' official Redband Trailer

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

A new trailer has been released for Shia LeBeouf's newest addition to the film industry. The movie will concentrate on the events of a young boy aspiring to become a actor.

 

 

Firstly, the above trailer is the Redband Trailer so view at your own discretion. Honey Boy is a screenplay written by Shia LaBeouf and is based on his own experiences as a young child actor and struggling to reconcile with his father while also dealing with his mental health.

 

LaBeouf takes on the therapeutic challenge of his own father who is an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. We see glimpses of the relationship struggle between LaBeouf's character and his son who is played by Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place). The struggles we see in 'Honey Boy' seem to be an accurate representation of LaBeouf experienced in real-life, which could mean 'Honey Boy' might be LaBeouf's best performance yet.

Game of Thrones writers lured to Netflix by 9 figure deal

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Netflix is reportedly splashing cash around, and their most recent lure to their platform is no other than the writers for the legendary show, Game of Thrones.

 

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A recent report coming out of Deadline has claimed that both David Benioff and D.B Weiss will be directing and produce some new shows and movies on Netflix's platform. Netflix's Ted Sarandos spoke to Deadline and said "They are a creative force and have delighted audiences worldwide with their epic storytelling. We can't wait to see what their imaginations will bring to our members."

 

According to Mashable, this deal was made is in the 9 figures range and if that rumor is correct, Netflix could of offered The Davids upwards of $100,000,000+. Honestly, that seems like an astronomical amount of money, and to be completely fair there has been no official documentation or statements regarding that figure, so I would certainly take that information with a hundred-million pinches of salt.

Upcoming 'Joker' Movie is an 'achievement on a high level'

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 7, 2019 @ 8:42 CDT

Just like every year, there is a line of highly anticipated movies to come out, and one of those movies is the fresh new take on The Joker.

 

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The upcoming Joker movie stars, Joaquin Phoenix and will be arriving in theaters around the globe in October. Cameron Bailey, the co-head and artistic director for the Toronto festival where the movie will be premiering this month has spoken out about the film to Toronto Sun. Bailey begins by saying "First of all it's terrific. So it should play on our largest stage. But it's a really original take on comic book movies and on the Joker character in particular".

 

For those that didn't know, this upcoming Joker movie is not based on the comic books at all and is instead a fresh new take on the character. Bailey continues and says "It's not based on an existing story, it has one of the greatest actors in modern cinema, Joaquin Phoenix, in the lead, and Robert De Niro is in it as well, one of the best actors that has ever lived." He continues and says "But it has an interesting tone and approach to it. It's set in the late '70s, early '80s and it feels like it was made then".

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Event Horizon TV show announced for Amazon Prime Video

By: Anthony Garreffa | HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 6, 2019 @ 10:00 CDT

If you haven't watched Event Horizon yet, as in the 1997 movie starring Lawrence Fishburne and Sam Neill, then you need to - it is a classic. One of the best sci-movies you can watch... and to remind you about it, here's the trailer:

 

 

Well, it's coming back in a new announcement that Amazon has teamed with Paramount on a new Event Horizon series that would be exclusive to Amazon Prime Video. Adam Wingard will be directing, coming in from Godzilla vs. Kong and before that the reboot of Blair Witch. He'll also be an executive producer with Larry Gordon and Llyod Levin who were producers on the original Event Horizon movie.

 

There's no ETA on the series and no details on the plot but the original 1997 movie saw a ship out in the depths of space, with the crew led by Fishburne through an alternate dimension... and then things get, interesting. You just read that in the deepest voice in a 90s-era style voice over, didn't you?

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The Matrix returning to cinemas with Dolby Atmos and Vision

By: Anthony Garreffa | HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 5, 2019 @ 22:26 CDT

I still remember driving over an hour to the only PC store in my state that was selling the Pioneer DVR-104 at the time, stopping off and grabbing The Matrix on DVD, and playing it every single day after high school in awe.

 

 

The Matrix is coming back to cinemas in a big way with its re-release coming in with the latest in technology with AMC's Dolby Cinemas across the US to offer the movie with a Dolby Vision picture and Dolby Atmos audio. It all kicks off for a week starting August 30, running into the first week of September.

 

Both the Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision technologies are available in the physical versions of The Matrix on Blu-ray, but if you wanted to see it on the big screen in the best way, this is your chance. Grab your tickets now!

The Halo TV series will include Windows' very own Cortana AI

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 5, 2019 @ 4:00 CDT

If you didn't know, there is currently a Halo TV series in the works and to go along with legendary character Master Chief, Microsoft's Cortana AI has been casted

 

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According to a recent announcement, Natascha McElhone who is known for her role in Ronin and Californiacation will be portraying the extremely well known AI, Cortana as well as Dr. Catherine Halsey who created the Spartan super-soilders like Master Chief. Other actors to join McElhone are; Fargo's Bokeem Woodbine as Soren-066, Shabana Azmi as Office of Naval Intelligence head Admiral Margaret Parangosky

 

More actors that have been casted are; Avengers: Age of Ultron's Bentley Kalu, The Witcher's Natasha Culzac and Catastrophe's Kate Kennedy. The Halo TV series won't be going into production until later this year, and is expected to go to air sometime within the first quarter of 2021. Halo fans around the world will have to wait patiently for this one.