Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Steve Buscemi and More To Star in a Zombie Movie Called THE DEAD DON’T DIE

There's a new zombie comedy in production at Focus Features called The Dead Don't Die and it sure does have a hell of a cast! The movie stars Bill Murray, Selena Gomez, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, and Chloe Sevigny.

The movie is being directed by Jim Jarmusch who previously helmed Coffee and Cigarettes, Broken Flowers, Paterson, and Only Lovers Left Alive. When previously talking about the project Murray said, "Brace yourself: It’s a zombie movie. Jim Jarmusch has written a zombie script that’s so hilarious and it has a cast of great actors." He goes on to say that he will not be playing a zombie.

One of the things we do know about Murray's character is that he will play a "police officer alongside colleagues portrayed by Driver and Sevigny." There really no other details about the movie, but a Zombie comedy with a cast like this is sure to be super entertaining! 

The film is already filming in Upstate New York.

Source: Variety

First AQUAMAN Poster Released and James Wan Teases The Upcoming Trailer With a Photo

This week at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. is going to unleash the first trailer for Aquaman! Today Warner Bros. has released the first poster for the film that you can see below. It comes with the tagline, "Home is Calling", and Aquaman is surrounded by the creatures of the sea.

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Director James Wan and his team have also been hard at work cutting together the trailer and the director teased that trailer with a photo from the editing room.

That photo shows a shot of what looks to be Aquaman in his full-on costume holding the trident. This visually awesome shot is sure to get some fans excited. It definitely worked on me, and I've never really been an Aquaman fan! 

Wan is one of my favorite directors making movies right now, and I can't wait to see what he does with this movie!

Aquaman stars Jason Momoa and he will be joined by Willem Dafoe as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Get Down) as Black Manta; Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) as Murk; with Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring films, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna. Here's the synopsis: 

Aquaman will center on Aquaman as a reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface.

Aquaman is set to be released December 21, 2018.

Nathan Fillion Stars as Nathan Drake in This Awesome UNCHARTED Fan Film!

Last week Nathan Fillion teased a project that he was working on that was connected to Nathan Drake and the Uncharted video game franchise. Well, today we know exactly what it was that he was teasing! 

Nathan Fillion stars as Nathan Drake in a live-action Uncharted fan film and it's pretty freakin' fantastic! It also shows how perfect Fillion fits this character! After watching this, it's a shame that he'll still probably never star in a feature film. Oh yeah! I should probably also mention that the short also stars Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe) in the role of Sully, which is another perfect piece of casting!

The short film was directed by Allan Ungar and he made a fan film that I think Uncharted fans will be proud of. It's a great set up to a story and the writing is clever, fun, and spot on! It's also got some great action and some cool shots!

I've been wanting to see Fillion take on the role of Nathan Drake for years, and now we finally get to see that and it's definitely a project worthy of his talent. Watch the short for yourself and tell us what you think!

Edward Norton Takes a Jab at Marvel Over THE INCREDIBLE HULK

It's a little hard to believe that Edward Norton was the star of Marvel's second movie that would eventually grow into what has become a 20 part, multi-billion dollar cinematic universe. So it isn't much of a surprise that Norton may regret walking away from the role of Bruce Banner after only one movie. 

But now, the Academy Award nominee is saying there is a good reason he turned his back on the MCU. On the set of the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis Hollywood Reporter senior staff writer Ryan Parker says Norton “took a shot” at Marvel during his portion of the Roast. Norton reportedly said it was hard working on the set of The Incredible Hulk because he wanted a better script from the studio.

Norton was replaced by Mark Ruffalo to play Bruce Banner/the Hulk in the MCU, beginning with the movie The Avengers.  Norton has still not given a specific reason why he parted ways with Marvel, but Marvel has expressed that difficulties on set and price point played a factor in the decision to not bring Norton back. 

If you want to see Norton's comments during the Comedy Central Roast, it airs on the comedy network on July 29th.

STRANGER THINGS – Hawkins is Getting a Mall in Season 3 and Here’s a Retro Promo Video For It!

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Ahoy! Hawkins, Indiana is getting a mall in the third season of Stranger Things! A fun retro promo video for it was recently shared on Twitter and it shows off all the totally awesome things that you can do at the Starcourt Mall! I imagine this will be one of the main settings for the upcoming season. 

The trailer also gives us our first look at Maya Hawke's character Robin who works at the Scoops Ahoy ice cream shop with Steve (Joe Kerry).

Robin is described as an "alternative girl who is equal parts sharp and playful. Bored with her mundane day job, she just wants a little excitement in her life… and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins."

We don't know much about the plot of Season 3, but Shawn Levy previously revealed that the third season would take place one year after the second season, so that would set it during the summer of 1985. He also teased the relationships of the teen characters. When the story picks up Eleven and Mike will be a couple as will Lucas and Max. He also said that Steve Harrington will have a bigger role in the story this time around and that Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg's film Back to the Future will be a reference in the upcoming season.

Stranger Things Season 3 also stars Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Noah Schnapp as Will, Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max.

MARIO KART 8 DELUXE Will Get More Updates On Nintendo Switch

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been one of the most popular games on the Nintendo Switch ever since its release in April last year. Now, Nintendo's head of software development, Shinya Takahashi, confirmed via a Twitter video that more updates would be introduced on the game soon. 

Unfortunately, Takahashi did not reveal specific details on how these updates will take place and if they will introduce massive changes in the game. "There will be further updates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, so please look forward to it," Takahashi said.

As of March 31, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 9.22 million copies, making it the second-most successful Switch game concerning sales. The first place went to Super Mario Odyssey with an impressive 10.41 million copies sold. 

It is also worth remembering that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was just an enhanced version of the original Wii U game, Mario Kart 8. The Deluxe edition for the Switch featured all previously released DLC and a few tweaks regarding graphics and overall performance. 

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Keanu Reeves Isn’t 100% Convinced That BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC Is Going to Happen

This is bogus, man! After months of getting fans pumped up for the third Bill & Ted film, Bill & Ted Face The Music, Keanu Reeves isn't 100% convinced it's going to happen. After a big push to make it happen, confirmation that the film is in pre-development, and the movie getting a production start date, it seems the movie is still facing challenges that it may not overcome.

While talking to Yahoo! Entertainment, Reeves, who plays Theodore Logan in the franchise, cast a shadow of doubt over the production saying:

"I don’t know if [Bill & Ted 3] is a reality. We’ve been trying for a long time to get that film made, and it still has its challenges."

So, what's the problem? Well, it's all the bogus behind-the-scenes business stuff:

“I really love the characters, and I think we have a good story to tell. Part of it is business stuff—financing, rights, deals. Nothing creatively.”

Leave to the Hollywood executives to screw fans out of a film they've been excited about seeing for years! I'm totally bummed out by this. It sucks to see that spark of excitement in Reeves wanting to make the film fizzle out. 

I hope that they can figure all this stuff out and make this movie happen because if they don't I'm gonna be pissed! 

STAR TREK 4 Will Reportedly Feature a New Female Hero and Female Villain and Will Start Production in 2019

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Star Trek 4 is already making history with it being the first film in the franchise to be directed by a woman. That woman is SJ Clarkson, who previously directed episodes of Marvel's The Defenders. As they continue to press forward with the goal of diversity, That Hashtag Show is reporting that the producers are looking to two actresses in the roles of a new hero to join Captain Kirk's crew and the main villain who will fight against them.

They are looking for actresses between the ages of 45 and 60 to fill these roles and apparently, The Walking Dead star Danai Guira is in talks to play one of them. We just don't know if it is for the hero or the villain. 

It's also being reported that the film could end up going into production in early 2019. As we get closer to that time, I'm sure we'll get additional information on the casting and story.

Star Trek 4 will reunite Captain James T. Kirk with his father, George Kirk, played by Chris Hemsworth. The tagline for the film reads, "Captain Kirk will cross paths with a man he never got to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father."

As always, we'll keep you updated on the details as they become available. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on this latest news?

The Joker’s Mom Will Be Featured in The Upcoming Origin Film and Frances McDormand Turned Down The Role

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Another little nugget of information has surfaced regarding director Todd Phillips' upcoming Joker origin movie. Apparently, the Joker's mother is going to have a part to play in the story and producers are looking to cast a big actress in the role. 

According to The Wrap's Umberto Gonzalez, the studio already offered the role to Frances McDormand, but she turned it down.

Even though McDormand turned down the role, it gives us an idea of the kind of big name actress they want to play the character. The fact they are looking for this kind of actress tells us that the role in the film must be a substantial one. The Joker's mom has never really been explored before, so this will certainly make for an intriguing element of the story. 

It was also recently revealed that Bruce Wayne's father would play a part in the film, but not much is known about how he will be utilized.

The studio has described the story for the Joker film as being an "exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale." The film is also said to be going against the grain of most comic book movies and that it's "meant to be different from other comic book superhero movies."

I love that Joaquin Phoenix is playing the Joker and he will be joined by Robert De Niro. It's going to be interesting to see what other actors they end up casting in the film.

Green Goblin Concept Art Shared For SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

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I am super stoked about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I think I'm a lot more pumped up about than most people, but I think it seriously looks like it's going to be an incredible Spider-Man movie. I love that Miles Morales is getting his big screen debut and that it's going to play with lots of different versions of Spider-Man in the Spider-Verse. We know that Spider-Gwen will be involved and that she'll be voiced by Hailee Steinfeld, and then there's Nicolas Cage who will be providing the voice of Spider-Man Noir. That's going to be so cool!

Anyway, thanks to EW, we have a fun piece of concept art from the film to share with you featuring Spider-Man punching a giant Green Goblin in the back of his head. When talking about the film and his character, voice actor, Shameik Moore, who plays Miles Morales says:

This power is kind of handed to [Miles] when he’s not really looking for more responsibility. That phrase — ‘with great power comes great responsibility’ — it means the same thing, but it comes from a different place with this Spider-Man.
"Everybody has a purpose and a reason and a place. I think that’s what [Miles’s] conflict is — finding his place. He’s like, 'If there’s Peter, then how do I be Spider-Man? Can you teach me? How do I do this?'"

One of the things that I love most about the movie is the unique and wild visual style. It's so different from any other animated film out there. That's all thanks to the creative mind of Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Miller says, "The idea was: Let’s make a movie that feels like you’re walking into an immersive comic book." And that's so rad! It looks like it's going to work so well! it definitely gives the character a fresh twist on the character and his story. I really like the text bubbles and the texture of the halftone dots that I've seen in the trailers.

"We were just really intrigued with the possibility of making an animated movie in a completely different way with a completely different set of characters that didn’t have to abide by the normal rules. A big franchise can either back you into safe choices or it can give you the opportunity to take huge risks. And that risk version was what was intriguing to us."

I think those risks are going to pay off in a big way. Hopefully, more and more people get excited about this movie the closer we get to it being released. 

The film follows Miles as he tries to learn how to put his new powers to use — with a little guidance from Peter Parker himself. And although the two may share web-slinging abilities, they’re still radically different: Miles grew up in Brooklyn, not Queens, and he’s only 13 years old. “And he’s got both his parents alive,” Miller quips. “Which doesn’t sound like much, but that’s very unique to Spider-People.”

The older middle-aged Peter Parker in the movie will be voiced by New Girl star Jake JohnsonLiev Schreiber is playing the larger-than-life crime lord Kingpin; Hailee Steinfeld will play spunky, free-spirited Spider-Gwen; Mahershala Ali will provide the voice for Miles’ uncle Aaron; Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry will voice Miles’ father Jefferson. Rounding out the cast is Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin will be Aunt May.

The film will be released on December 14th.