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Gambit Movie Release Date Announced

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Fans eagerly awaiting more news on the long-rumored Gambit movie can rest easy. The film’s release date has officially been announced, and, boy, is it appropriate. According to DeadlineGambit, which is slated to star Channing Tatum in the lead role, will debut on Valentine’s Day – Feb. 14, 2019. So, you know, make those reservations early.

Gambit is currently slated to be directed by Gore Verbinski, whose work includes the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Rango, with a script from RoboCop (2014) writer Joshua Zetumer. The film will be produced by Tatum, Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner, putting it squarely in the same wheelhouse as 20th Century Fox’s X-Men universe.

Created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee, Gambit first debuted in Uncanny X-Men #266. The character’s real name is Remy Etienne LeBeau. Gambit is a former thief with the power to kinetically charge objects, causing them to explode. He worked on the wrong side of the law for some time, even teaming with the notorious Mr. Sinister, before becoming an X-Man himself.

Debuting in theaters on Feb. 14, 2019, Gambit is a production of 20th Century Fox directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Channing Tatum. Additional casting information is not been announced at this time.

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Wow. I was distracted by the fin breaking the water as I watched this episode. I heard the revving of Fonzie’s motorcycle. Yes, I am saying this show has jumped the shark. Posting its weakest ratings thus far, this ep opted to fix last season’s catastrophic season finale with a soft reboot. Soooo very much is wrong with this returning show. I will later gleefully review Legends of Tomorrow which managed to get it right with both consistency and tone. My opening sadness presented, on to my review.

We open with team Flash led by Iris (Candice Patton) and somewhat of a gong show display as the duo of Vibe (Carlos Valdes) and Kid Flash/Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) barely put away the meta human “Peekaboo” (Britnee Oldford).  Iris later reveals that the team’s success rate of capturing such threats is one out of three. The effects as with previous seasons are still good and the fight sequence end moment played well. The fact that the show needs the titular character to carry it is made too readily apparent. The initial buzz on the series was that ‘The Fastest Man Alive” wouldn’t be back until the fourth episode. The writing however sets up the show in such a way that his return is not only inevitable but nigh immediate. Pardon the pun, but this latest ep of Flash seemed rushed.

A villain appears, a flying samurai, hilariously named “the Samuroid” in a later moment of much needed levity. The return of Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) was refreshing. Seeing her as more self assured and self possessed gave viewers hope that she has incorporated some of the more daring aspects of her Frost persona. Her “being back” while working as a bartender clearly has a fairly huge story line behind it and a later segment in which she ‘asserts’ herself over one of her “co-workers” holds the promise of the organized crime figure “Amunet”. Caitlin working with her friends again was a return to form however as both her character’s intelligence and compassion are integral elements to team Flash.

So with the “band getting back together” how do things fall apart so badly? Lost opportunities is the answer. Cisco/Vibe is driven by the recent threat of the “Samuroid” who states he will level central city if its ‘best’ superhero doesn’t face him. Wally’s attempt goes down as one would expect but he did seem to get handled a bit too easily. Cisco’s true reason for wanting to bring back his friend Barry Allen, the true Flash (Grant Gustin) is at the heart of his character. His later challenging Iris who shoots the idea down as being too dangerous earns Cisco’s push back via his questioning why she doesn’t want him back as much as they do. There are points to be made about coping and grief…but these are mired in a Joe-ment that actually was too saccharine laden this once. Joe (Jesse L. Martin) speaking of faith and asking Iris to find hers regarding Barry was a little…much. Her later testing her faith via a move that can best be described as fool hardy obtains requisite pay off…but at the expense of an actually interesting plot arc.

As expected, the combined intellects of Cisco and Caitlin bring back Barry but not in a good state. The notion of the speed force realm as existing outside of time including the notion that he might have been trapped in isolation there for 10,000 years as a possibility is used to account for his being unbalanced. His complete confusion and mathematical writings on various surfaces offered the notion of a temporal aphasia or possible long  term damage of dementia. Gustin does well here, presenting his smiling self but in a well acted fragmented performance. He speaks bits of conversations that could be from past and present and both his core group and viewers wonder if he might simply be processing information and trying to convey something important. We needn’t worry however as love and faith fix everything and the “reborn” arc loses momentum. The soft reboot brings forth an amped, super positive Barry which in turn brings up frowny, doubt-laden Iris…just like various other seasons.

Even the introduction of Clifford Devoe/The Thinker (Neil Sandilands) can’t save this mess. The best we can utter by the ep’s conclusion is …”at least he isn’t another speedster”. Time will tell if this will turn out to be a good thing. This is an inauspicious start and thus far is neither outstanding nor well worth your time.

 

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NEW MUTANTS’ JOSH BOONE SET TO ADAPT STEPHEN KING’S THE TALISMAN

11 hours ago by: Kevin Fraser (JoBlo.com)

There’s been at least one Stephen King adaptation, either on television or as a feature-film, almost every year for decades, but this past year is full of high-profile King projects, including THE DARK TOWER, IT, 1922, and GERALD’S GAME. Largely based on the astounding success of IT, there’s been rush to put Stephen King-related projects into development, and, according to Variety, the latest will be an adaptation of “The Talisman,” which King co-wrote with Peter Straub.

Josh Boone, who recently completed principal photography on the X-MEN spin-off NEW MUTANTS, has been tapped by Amblin Entertainment to pen the script for THE TALISMAN. The movie will follow a boy, who, in order to save his mother from certain death, enters a parallel world known as the Territories in search of a powerful talisman. Although Josh Boone‘s deal is currently just to write the script, there’s also the possibility that he may direct the project as well, which Amblin had once envisioned at a TV series but later decided to turn into a feature-film. As I haven’t read the novel myself, I can’t speak to how it will work as a film, so I’ll leave that up to you fine folks.

Why had twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer’s mother frantically moved the two of them from Rodeo Drive to a New York City apartment to the Alhambra, a fading ocean resort and shuttered amusement park in New Hampshire? Who or what is she running from? She is dying . . . and even young Jack knows she can’t outrun death. But only he can save her—for he has been chosen to search for a prize across an epic landscape of dangers and lies, a realm of innocents and monsters, where everything Jack loves is on the line.

The next Stephen King project to hit our screens will be 1922, which stars Thomas Jane as a rancher who conspires to murder his wife for financial gain and convinces his teenage son to participate. 1922 will debut on Netflix on October 22nd.

Source: Variety

WD Possible Plot Update

Posted: 10/12/2017 in Uncategorized

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Walking Dead Will Use Andrea’s Comic Book Death for Another Character

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Walking Dead Will Use Andrea’s Comic Book Death for Another Character

The Walking Dead TV series has never shied away from taking the source material in a new direction, but it seems one recent comic book death in particular will make it to the show. In an interview with ComicBook.com, executive producer Scott Gimple revealed that the TV show will give another character Andrea’s death from the comics, though he didn’t specify who. “I read them basically in real time,” Gimple said. “I still read it as a fan. I read it before the show as a fan. When I do read it, it’s strangely compartmentalized from this. It’s the same experience. So any sort of, ‘What the hell?’ Is just straight to do with the story, not at all how it relates to the show. I know the show will figure it out. I mean, with [Andrew [sic] getting bit], of course we’ll tell it very differently because the character isn’t with us, but I wasn’t happy to see that neck bite.”

Gimple also talked a bit about Andrea’s death and the parallelism employed in her living funeral scene. “I would say, just as a fan, [that funeral] in some ways might be a parallel, especially since she was with him, to Dale’s death,” Gimple said. “Which, was also a living funeral. And I’ve not even read it, yet. But I know Robert [Kirkman] does those sort of parallels. I’m looking forward to it. Yeah, I didn’t think she was going to get out of that, in any way. That was a one way ticket.” Gimple didn’t make it clear which other character would die in the same way as Andrea, but some suspect that it may end up being Michonne (Danai Gurira). The fan-favorite has already taken on several aspects from Andrea’s role in the comic books so far, as she’s currently dating Rick Grimes. At the time of her death, Andrea was married to Rick.

Andrea finally met her demise in May’s Walking Dead #167. She played a significantly longer role than her TV counterpart, who died in Season 3. Returning for Season 8 to AMC on Oct. 22, The Walking Dead is a production of Skybound Entertainment starring Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, David Morrissey, Melissa McBride, Scott Wilson, Michael Cudlitz, Emily Kinney, Chad L. Coleman, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

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Legends of Tomorrow star confirmed to be leaving this season

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DC’s Legend of Tomorrow star is confirmed to be leaving this season. If you would rather not know which Legends of Tomorrow star we’re talking about, turn back now!

Still here? According to Deadline, Victor Garber, who has played Martin Stein, AKA one half of Firestorm, will be exiting the series during the current third season. Garber began playing Martin Stein on The Flash and the other half of Firestorm was Ronnie Raymond, played by Robbie Amell. On Legends of Tomorrow, Stein forms into Firestorm by merging with Franz Drameh’s Jefferson Jackson.

Back in September, it was announced that Garber would return to Broadway to team with Bernadette Peters for the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, taking over from David Hyde Pierce and Bette Midler. Their first show is on January 20 and Garber won’t be able to do both the TV series and the musical.

The next episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is titled “Freakshow” and will air Tuesday, October 17. It is officially described as follows:

“The Legends find themselves in 1870 to fix the anachronism which happens to be at P.T. Barnum’s fledgling circus. However, Nate and Ray accidentally free a saber toothed tiger, creating a bigger problem. Meanwhile, P.T. Barnum (guest star Billy Zane) is on the hunt to capture Nate and Ray to make his show even more exciting for the crowd.”

Keith Tancharoen directed the episode, which was written by Keto Shimizu & Grainne Godfree.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow also stars Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Ciarra Renee, Nick Zano, and Dominic Purcell.

Based on the characters from DC, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Phil Klemmer and Sarah Schechter.

 

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Ignoring the dropping ratings, this ep was a step in the right direction in that things are actually getting done. The pace is far from mercurial and there are still many issues, noting the Karnak (Ken Leung) arc as the weakest story line thus far. Black Bolt (Anson Mount) got both a bit of backstory and forward motion with this run which worked quite well. My early summation presented, on to my review.

Crystal (Isabelle Cornish) gets some needed character development/momentum with this arc. Pushed into a corner by Maximus (Iwan Rheon) into making an open declaration that she supports his bid to rule, she demonstrates the will that has made her a long time fan favorite. There are some cool visuals via her demonstrating her elemental abilities and the cgi for Lockjaw again played well though their arc’s outcome via a hit and run incident later was kind of poor. The characters coming together in Oahu is giving some needed plot traction. The backstory of young Black Bolt and Maximus gave some needed character definition to both men through the depictions of their younger selves. BB does not crave power while Maximus does. Terrigenesis  curses both. Hearing BB speak as a teen was a good touch as we are well aware that after the process he can never speak again. His curse nearly leads to his isolation as a prisoner but instead brings him to the throne. Maximus’ path leads him to lose his inhumanity and takes him further away from his goal. This dramatic aspect worked unquestionably.

The desperate hunt by Medusa (Serinda Swann) saw her both rewarded and frustrated. She is unable to ‘command’ money from an ATM but she at least is able to get access to food and clothing which allow her to blend in better. She is still not relatable but this is more a fault of the writing than the actress in question. Her desire to reach her husband and reconnect with her people lacks urgency and due gravitas which segues nicely into Karnak’s arc with pot farmers on the island. While Leung’s performance is solid, his desire to remain with the criminal trio just seems foolish. He is lost, his ability to make connections and find weaknesses, is compromised by his head injury. This being noted, his connecting with the female member of the trio just…lacks. We again should care but with the exception of his explaining his facial tattoos were part of a juvenile error he might have made, it is again hard to relate to this character.

This is no less the case with Gorgon (Ime Ikwuakor) whose bonding with ex military surfers willing to lay down their lives for him makes little to no sense. He refers to them as inferior and unable to meet the standards set by the imminent threat of the people he has personally trained. Despite this, they view him as a soldier rather than an aloof royal guard and stay by his side to get their assess properly handed to them? Again in this case, performance is not the issue but writing is. There are a few cool moments with Max’s crew led by Auran (Sonya Balmores) taking on Gorgon and his surfer soldiers but really investment thus far is low. Bridger Zadina as Mordis however does score some good visuals and action moments. He is also a bit funny which isn’t a bad thing. Taking itself too seriously might be one of the larger issues this series suffers from.

About the only aspect that got some good push in this latest run was that of Black Bolt in prison. His stoic nature played well with Sammy’s (Faleolo Alailima)more open manner. The two of them bonding worked organically. The embracing  of BB by the gen pop of the prison due to his assaulting two police officers was a good moment of levity, preventing the series from falling into the standard human “versus” mentality. The introduction of Dr. Declan (Ian Cusack) brought in a good element of intrigue including his initial reach out to Sammy. The prison moments including the denouement sequence worked exceedingly well. Medusa’s getting the drop on Louise Fisher (Ellen Woglom) to obtain a means of tracking BB opened the field for the series and stoked some potential of things to come. With 5 episodes to go, “Inhumans” seems at least taking a better path.

Constantine News:)

Posted: 10/09/2017 in Uncategorized

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Matt Ryan to appear as John Constantine in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Following the cancellation of his NBC series, Matt Ryan reprised his role of John Constantine in an episode of The CW’s Arrow and now he’s set to return once again as the conniving dark arts master. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Ryan will appear in a two-episode arc of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in 2018, following their four-way crossover with Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.

Series showrunner Phil Klemmer reveals: “His appearance in episode 310 will involve the following: a revisiting of Arrow season four and the events following that season’s finale episode; a confrontation with this season’s Big Bad on Legends — the name we’ve only heard whispered until now Mallus; some hot sex — something that has been in short supply on the Waverider thus far in season three; and Damien Darhk (Neil McDonough), because how can you do an episode about dark magic and not have Damien Darhk? More than anything, the episode promises to be scary as you know what — tonally it’s The Exorcist meets One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Demonic possession in a mental institution, what’s not to love?”

Ryan’s character will also have his very own animated series, simply titled Constantine, that will air on the digital platform CW Seed early next year.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Ciarra Renee, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano, and Dominic Purcell. The series premieres on Tuesday, October 10 at 9 PM on The CW. You can check out a brand-new promo for the series in the player below!

Based on the characters from DC, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Phil Klemmer and Sarah Schechter.

 

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‘Marvel’s Runaways’ Teaser Asks ‘What If Your Parents Were Villains?’

 

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Hulu has released a new teaser for their upcoming show Marvel’s Runaways. The teaser gives us a glimpse at what we can expect from the show, as well as a little background on the characters and how they might team up against their super-villain parents.

The teaser begins with our would-be heroes stumbling upon their parents all in a secret room practicing evil deeds. Check out the full video below to see what happens next:

Early reviews for the upcoming series have been positive and judging by this teaser and the reactions so far, it looks like Marvel might have a hit on their hands.

Marvel’s Runaways stars Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf, Casual) as Alex Wilder, Lyrica Okano (The Affair) as Nico Minoru, Virginia Gardner (Little Bitches) as Karolina Dean, Ariela Barer (New Girl) as Gert Yorkes, Gregg Sulkin (Faking It) as Chase Stein and Allegra Acosta (100 Things to do Before High School) as Molly Hernandez. Here’s the official synopsis:

“Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? “Marvel’s Runaways” is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.”

 Marvel’s Runaways premieres on Hulu on November 21, 2017.

Source: YouTube

AOS Return Date

Posted: 10/08/2017 in Uncategorized

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‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 5 Premiering In December

Marvel fans waiting for the season premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have only a little under two months. During the panel at New York Comic-Con, it was announced that the series will return to television on Friday, December 1.

The season 5 premiere will consist of a 2-hour special, picking up with the team after the fascinating events that took place during the season 4 finale.

The series was originally expected to return around 2018 to make room for the release of Marvel’s newest television series, Inhumans. However, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is expected to return right after the first eight episodes of Inhumans air.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, and Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie.

In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the team were driven more than ever to put an end to the Hydra organization. Little did they know that they were up against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced – an extremely powerful Inhuman, Hive, who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward. The team was able to thwart and kill Hive and take down Hydra, but they are all still mourning the death of fellow agent and Inhuman, Lincoln Campbell.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5 will now air on Friday, December 1, 2017 with a special 2-hour premiere on ABC.

Source: NYCC

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Chadwick Boseman & Chris Hemsworth To Appear On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Two of Marvel’s leading men, Chris Hemsworth and Chadwick Boseman will be stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week as they promote their latest projects.

Chadwick Boseman is scheduled to stop by on Monday, October 9th. He will be promoting his upcoming film Marshall, but since he also is the Black Panther, you never know if he might drop something awesome, especially following that secret MCU photo shoot that took place this weekend.

Chris Hemsworth will be making his appearance on Tuesday, October 10th. He will be promoting Thor: Ragnarok as he begins the talk show circuit ahead of the film’s upcoming release.

Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins, and Jeff Goldblum.

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017