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BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER Coming to HBO Max from JJ Abrams, Matt Reeves and Bruce Timm

The Hollywood Reporter:

J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves are re-teaming for a new Batman animated series.

The powerhouse directors, along with DC animated universe veteran Bruce Timm, have received a straight-to-series order for Batman: Caped Crusader from HBO Max and Cartoon Network. The series is billed as a “reimagining of the Batman mythology.”

“We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City,” said Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Reeves (The Batman) in a statement. “The series will be thrilling, cinematic and evocative of Batman’s noir roots, while diving deeper into the psychology of these iconic characters. We cannot wait to share this new world.”

The first key-art is at the top of the post, and definitely has a Detective Comics #27 vibe.

Interesting to me that Matt Reeves is going to be so tied to the Batman universe for the next few years.

My hope is that this is closer to Batman: The Animated Series than the Timm-directed DC Animated movies from the past decade or so. They’ve been a serious mixed bag, so I’m definitely hedging my excitement here.

Attack The Block. TWO.

Deadline:

The aliens are back on the block. A decade after Attack The Block achieved sci-fi cult status and launched the career of its star John Boyega, Studiocanal, Film4, Complete Fiction Pictures & UpperRoom Productions are moving forward with Attack the Block 2 with Boyega locked to return as Moses.

In the original, Moses mobilized his mates against a group of nasty extraterrestrials looking to take over their neighborhood. Joe Cornish is writing and directing the sequel, and he will produce with Boyega (through his UpperRoom Productions banner), Nira Park (through the new Complete Fiction banner she has formed with Cornish and Edgar Wright) and James Wilson. The four teamed to make the original film.

Plot of the sequel remains under wraps.

SHIT YEAH LETS FUCKIN GO

S-sorry. Let me gain some composure here.

I’m very glad to see a new Joe Cornish film coming, and I cannot wait to see what has become of Moses as an adult.

LEGO Reveals MASSIVE Spider-Man Daily Bugle Set

LEGO Newsroom:

Today, the LEGO Group reveals the new LEGO® Daily Bugle set, an intricate version of the iconic newspaper building, complete with the demanding editor, J. Jonah Jameson’s, and Peter Parker’s offices. Designed for grown-ups, it is the tallest LEGO Marvel set to date standing at 82cm tall and featuring 3,772 pieces.

The Daily Bugle offices first featured in The Amazing Spider-Man comic series over 50 years ago in 1963 and remains a much-loved setting throughout the web-slinger’s various adventures. Workplace of Peter Parker, Ben Urich, Robbie Robertson, J. Jonah Jameson and Betty Brant, it is here that the iconic phrase of “Get me pictures of Spider-Man!” was first uttered.

The LEGO Daily Bugle is incredibly detailed both inside and out, with three floors, the front street and the back alley. The whole set is also modular meaning you can remove walls and floors to get to the action within.

Nearly 4000 pieces and twenty five mini figures.

If you excuse me, I’m off to try to justify this to my wife.

Teaser Trailer for SNAKE EYES: GI JOE ORIGINS

Every warrior has a beginning. Watch the NEW trailer for #SnakeEyes starring Henry Golding. Uncover the classified origin story only in theatres July 23. 🐍

Already, not having RZA as the man who trained Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow is a massive step down.

Also, I don’t get why we’re seeing Henry Golding’s face so much.

(I know, I know, he’s very handsome, but c’mon.)

Trailer looks fun, though, as short as it is.

First Trailer for VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE

We missed you… so much. Sink your teeth into the new #Venom​: Let There Be Carnage trailer. Only in theaters September 24

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.

This is a movie which absolutely recognizes what worked about the first Venom movie and ramps it up.

BRING ON THE CHEESE, THIS SEPTEMBER