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Movie News Roundup – DC, Thor, Leonard Nimoy, Jem, Blade Runner 2

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

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The CW Developing DC Comics Team-up Series as ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ Spin-Off

Source: /Film

Deadline says that Arrow creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim are working on a team-up series that will feature Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller, and Caity Lotz.

Regular viewers of both shows should know what that means for the character roster, with one big question. (Spoilers follow for Arrow.)

The roster, based on that cast, would be Ray Palmer, aka The Atom (Routh); Leonard Snart aka Captain Cold (Miller); and Dr. Martin Stein (Garber) from The Flash. The question is who Caity Lotz will play, given the death of her character Sara Lance on Arrow – a death which has haunted the show’s entire third season. So, in all likelyhood, the resolution of this season could play into the new show. There are four episodes left in the current season, so hopefully Lotz’s participation in this show isn’t a spoiler.

 


 

Kenneth Branagh Reflects On His Marvel Experience And Whether He Would Return To THOR

Source: ComicBookMovie

Kenneth Branagh talks candidly here about his experience working with Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, revealing what it was like to break the news to Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston that they had been cast as Thor and Loki. He also weighs in on possibly returning to work with them again…

 


 

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Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy Passes Away At Age 83

Source: WeGotThisCovered

Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy has passed away today at the age of 83 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The actor’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death this morning.

Nimoy was best known for his iconic role as Mr. Spock, the coldly logical first officer of the Starship Enterprise, in the original Star Trek TV series, which ran from 1966 to 1969. He would go on to reprise the role in a number of subsequent Star Trek films as well, including 2009’s reboot of the franchise and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. Nimoy also tried his hand at directing several times throughout his career, including on Star Trek entries Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Though the actor/director flirted with singing, songwriting and even some stage work, too, it’s the role of Spock that Nimoy will forever be remembered for. The sci-fi hero is one of the most beloved characters of all time across cinema and television, and the actor’s portrayal of the half-human, half-Vulcan will always be cherished by Trekkies.

RIP, Leonard Nimoy, you will be missed.

 


 

‘Jem and the Holograms’ First Look: The Girls Take the Stage

Source: /Film

The first image from Jem and the Holograms has just been revealed, featuring Aubrey Peeples as Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber, and Hayley Kiyoko as Aja. So does it deliver all the “glamour and glitter, fashion and fame” that we’d expect from this gang?

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As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.

 


 

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‘Blade Runner 2’: Harrison Ford Confirmed to Return; Ridley Scott Won’t Direct

Source: ScreenRant

Harrison Ford is officially set to reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment’s ‘Blade Runner’ and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve to (Prisoners, Incendies) is in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson! The film is scheduled to start principle photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay, based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott.

The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.

“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners,” said Johnson and Kosove, “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most universally celebrated films of all time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing, creative team.”

Ford will next be seen in ‘The Age of Adaline’ for Lionsgate before he reprises another iconic sci-fi role, returning as Han Solo in J.J. Abrams’ much anticipated ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Villeneuve’s next, meanwhile, is the crime thriller Sicario, starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benecio Del Toro, for Black Label Media and Lionsgate.

Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to Blade Runner in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Yorkin will serve as a producer on the sequel along with Kosove and Johnson. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce.
Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.

 


 

Watch Mary Poppins Get The Ridiculous Death Metal Remix You Never Knew You Wanted

Source: CinemaBlend

We live in an age where the internet provides delightful mash-ups of random pop culture phenomenon on an almost daily basis. Some of them are truly inspired. Others are simply a complete waste of time. And then there are those that bring together Mary Poppins’ signature track, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and death metal so seamlessly that you’re left wondering if what you just saw was either the greatest two minutes of your life, or just single-handedly ruined your childhood in one fail swoop. Below is said clip. Proceed with caution.




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