New ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Assembles & Stuns

Held hostage by a Twitter hashtag, the new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron hit the web today thanks to Marvel Studios, in advance of it’s television premiere tomorrow during American Crime on ABC here in the US.

Full of pathos and destruction, it’s clear that the stakes are higher than in the original Avengers, and there are tons of little moments that are sure to make fans delight (myself included). Whether it’s a world weary Ultron in a throne, or a number of team assembling images, or Thor definitely asking if “that’s all you’ve got?!” there’s a lot to be excited about here.

Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1st, 2015, with early screenings on Thursday, April 30th.


Neill Blomkamp Signed for New ‘Aliens’ Film

I’m pretty sure this is an example of the ideas pushed in The Secret coming true.

Right around last Christmas, District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp posted some super interesting concept art onto his Instagram feed.

Prefaced with an image of an Alien Queen – like from Aliens – Blomkamp immediately excited and let down sci-fi fans.

Was working on this. Don't think I am anymore. Love it though. #alien #xenomorph

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Now, it seems the tide has turned.

Possibly due to the amazing amount of fan response to the incredible concept art, which included a look at an Older Ripley, a Scarred Hicks, and I think the dudes from PrometheusVariety reports – and Blomkamp confirms – that he will be working on a new Aliens film.

With no release date currently set, Ridley Scott is working with Blomkamp as producer on the movie. Blomkamp, whose next film is Chappie, due out in March, clearly has a unique feel to his films, and may be the shot in the arm that the series needs. At the least, I expect a Superman Returns-esq retcon of a number of sequels.  The movie is set after Prometheus 2, which is still in production.

If you take anything away from this gang, it should be this – put your awesome out into the world. You never know what may happen.


‘Batman v Superman’ Aquaman REVEALED!

It seems that if you’re a superhero movie fan these days, it pays to be a night owl. On the East Coast, at least.

Late last night (1am Eastern, 10pm Pacific), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder took to Twitter.

Echoing the reveals of the Batmobile, Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Snyder decided to use the social network to reveal his version of another DC icon – Aquaman.

Portrayed by Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones), this first look at the new Aquaman is pretty much exactly as you’d expect. It’s Khal Drogo as Aquaman through a Zack Snyder filter. Honestly, it kinda reminds me of the 1990’s look, albeit with both hands present. That said, I’m not sure if I’m going to take this version of the character saying “I AM AQUAMAN” like a bad ass seriously. Just an odd name for a hero, especially juxtaposed with that look.


The question for me – however – is this: “Unite the Seven.”? It’s written The Social Network style across the image, and used as the hashtag in the tweet.

Is that a call out instead to the Justice League? We’ve got Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman – with The Flash, Green Lantern and Cyborg on the way. That’s seven. Could Snyder have more reveals coming down the pike?

It’s a Marvel phrase – but stay tuned, true believers!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for a March 25, 2016 release, with Jason Momoa starring in a solo Aquaman film on July 27, 2018.


CONTEST: Win A Copy of ‘LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League’ on Blu-Ray!

Our pals at Warner Bros have hooked us up again with some sweet sweet swag – want a copy of LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League on Blu-Ray? We’ve got one to give away! Read on!

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EDIT: Congrats to our winner – Rob Simmons!


Our First Look At ‘SPECTRE’, The Next James Bond Movie

It’s really very little to go off off, but the official James Bond Twitter account – @007 – just revealed the first official still of the fourth Daniel Craig James Bond, the twenty-fourth overall – SPECTRE.

We’ve got snow, a jumpsuit, cool glasses. And that’s all I got. If it’s your jam, they also released a new Behind the Scenes video.

Still hopin’ it’s as good as Skyfall.

SPECTRE hits theaters on November 6, 2015.