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Star Trek Into Darkness clearly doesn't think that you've already had your fill of sample scenes. Thus, they continue to beam these meaty movie morsels online, the latest of which features Chris Pine's Captain James Kirk and Simon Pegg's Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in a suspenseful stroll to the Enterprise's engineering section that quite literally ends up full of twists and turns.

What seems to be the aftermath of a major ship battle sends the duo scrambling to fix the...aft power coupling...warp core...flux capacitor...phase inducers -- ah, screw it, who knows? The point is that an apparent battle that was surely an unmitigated orgy of awesome effects has left the Enterprise spinning in space with its gravity gizmos not working worth a damn. The result is something akin to a hypothetical Christopher Nolan take on the Star Trek saga full of head-spinning dimensional shifts in a dream within a dream, leaving us waiting for a grizzled-voiced vigilante to violently interrogate random red shirts.

While Scotty appears to be "givin' it all he's gawt," it seems that Kirk is the only thing keeping the Scotch-swigging space mechanic from a violent, fiery collision with an Enterprise bulkhead. Just like with another great cinematic duo, Kirk can't carry Scotty's engineering responsibilities, but he can carry HIM.

Star Trek Into Darkness drops bystanders into theater walls on May 17.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past: First Look At Hugh Jackman As Wolverine

X-Men: Days of Future Past continues whetting the appetites of fans with tweet-teasing temerity by brief glimpses of important things and characters. The latest reveal of director, Bryan Singer gives us our first look via Twit-pic of what to expect from Hugh Jackman's return to the X-Men fold as Wolverine in next summer's mega-mutant movie spectacular.

Of course, we'll be seeing Jackman's Wolverine sooner, rather than later when solo sequel, The Wolverine hits theaters on July 26. Fresh from that performance and likely still in gym shape, the jacked-up Jackman steps in front of the camera to once again be a team player in this time-bending sequel that stars just about everyone from the X-Men movie mythos. In fact, for Jackman, Days will be the SEVENTH time he plays Marvel's adamantium-aligned assbeater, counting the hilarious cameo in 2011's X-Men: First Class. So, after being bombarded by the Japanatastic trailer for The Wolverine, as well as the unending barrage of the film's anti-shirt teaser posters, one may be inclined to ask what's so special about this latest photo of Jackman's Wolverine. One word: Jacket. Specifically, this film's representation of the bomber jacket that the older Logan sports in the original Days comic book storyline and quite memorably on the iconic cover of the January 1981 issue of The Uncanny X-Men #141 (see above).

Another interesting aspect of this picture is what we do not see; namely the entire front of Jackman's face. In the comic book storyline depicting a future dystopia, Wolverine, despite his virtual mutant-endowed immortality, appears far more grizzled and aged, even sporting streaks of gray on his temples. It just may be the case that more poignant surprises regarding Jackman's look are being saved for another day...of future past...or something.

X-Men: Days of Future Past still manages to make fashion statements while time-traveling and fighting giant robots when it hits theaters on July 18, 2014. Check out the new picture of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine (well his back, anyway) just below.

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Star Trek Into Darkness: Cumberbatch Cold In New Clip, Plus Revealing New Poster

Star Trek Into Darkness continues doling out suspenseful sample snippets, this time in the form of an irascible interrogation teeming with tension between Chris Pine's Captain James Kirk and Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison (who may not actually be who he claims).

While we've already caught sporadic glimpses of "Harrison" temporarily in the custody of Kirk and crew, this uninterrupted scene clocking in at 1:18 manages to drive home in a short amount of time the pure hatred that's emanating from Cumberbatch's performance. It's a true demonstration of the intellectual chess match between the two for the coveted (alebit figurative) brass ring of leverage. While Harrison stands in a cell, he is still far from being "captured." Despite Kirk's headstrong belief that he could have ended this mysterious villain any time he wanted with a shady self-defense slaying, it's clear that he is far from being in control of the situation. It's a feeling of pure anger and helplessness that undoubtedly drives home the recurring theme of the cocky young Captain's much-needed lesson in humility in the face of a mysteriously insatiable force of vengeance.

Star Trek Into Darkness gives Hannibal Lecter a run for his man-eating money in creepy jail cell scenes when it hits theaters on May 17. -- Oh, and in keeping with the theme of "vengeance" you may want to check out the IMAX 3D poster that just hit showing a space guppy of a U.S.S. Enterprise being pursued by much, much larger fish called the U.S.S. Vengeance, which just may be Harrison's new ride off this dump. Check out both the awesome exhibition of angry acting, as well as the killer new poster below...now!

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Die Hard 6 In The Works, Takes Action To Tokyo

Die Hard 6 is apparently not only happening, but looks to be taking things to the Land of the Rising Sun. It is being reported by Total Film that the next big-screen barrage of butchery and one-liners of Bruce Willis' John McClane has procured a screenwriter in Ben Trebilcook and that that the Tokyo-set sequel is tentatively titled Die Hardest.

The London-born Trebilcook, though bringing a relatively thin scriptwriting resume, is currently working on what is reportedly a video-game-themed project featuring real martial arts stars called Knockout. It was through this project, that Trebilcook came into contact with Larry D. Webster, a consulting producer on the latest Die Hard film, A Good Day To Die Hard, apparently leading him to procure the task of penning this sixth "wrong place at the wrong time" film.

While the script is still reportedly in its treatment phase, the Total Film report was apparently able to extract some brief details in discussion with Trebilcook and Webster. According to Webster:

“It is extremely faithful to the franchise and characters and is a natural progression. It's also a very plausible storyline.”

However, besides bearing the task of completing the script, Trebilcook will have to do the inevitable dance of catering to a number of impending industry variables that will affect his final product. Nevertheless, the writer seems to be proud of what he has on the burner and even makes a bold declaration as to where it will ultimately stand in the context of the entire legendary Die Hard series. According to Trebilcook:

"Getting Larry's support was great, but there are many hurdles to leap yet and two of those are called Bruce Willis and [producer] Alex Young. [There's] the possibility producers might go back and find some other source material to base the next one on, like they did with the first and second. Mine though, I feel it could be the Rocky Balboa of the Die Hard franchise."

While this past February's A Good Day To Die Hard did manage to bring the unapologetic action one would expect, it was also quite apparent that the franchise's best days were firmly in the rear view mirror. Filled with an overly-irate father-son dynamic, predictable gags, and an equally cliched "American tourist" schtick emanating from Willis amongst the Russian backdrop, the gimmicks clearly dominated. (Despite a nice third act plot twist.) Conversely, the plot of Die Hardest, reportedly takes Willis from his home of New York to the new setting of lights and cultural oddities in Tokyo, where the majority of the film will take place. While the description sounds like we're simply moving John McClane's antics around the world again for cheap laughs, Trebilcook's qualification of his film being "the Rocky Balboa of the Die Hard franchise" speaks volumes, implying a complete reinvention of a tired series that goes back to its roots, while simultaneously moving it forward into a dignified, poetic close. -- As I said, a bold declaration.

While Die Hardest, or, as I would have called it, "John McClane Breaks Tokyo" certainly doesn't sound like anything that measures up to any kind of grandiosity, the newcomer scribe may very well be playing his cards close to his chest. Regardless, it does appear that we have more "yipee ki-yay" heading our way, which should still satisfy many fans.

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Gears Of War Movie Revived With New Producer

Gears of War appears to be back on the menu over in Hollywood. In the first bit of movement for the long-in-the-making video game film adaptation in quite a long time, Variety is reporting that producer, Scott Stuber has been brought on board to begin developing a script for the film depicting war-torn planet, Sera overrun by ruthless invading creatures from beneath the ground.

The selection of Stuber, whose existing deal with Universal Pictures may bring the film to them, was the culmination of six months of meetings over at Epic Games to decide who should steer the initial phase of this film project after years upon years of inertia. Stuber, a producer whose works includes an array of comedy projects like the recent Ted, Identity Thief, and sitcom, Whitney, also has had a part in the action genre with Safe House, Battleship (do we hold that against him?), The Wolfman, and the upcoming quasi-historical Keanu Reeves vehicle, 47 Ronin. However, it seems that part of Stuber's task concerning Gears, is to procure a scriptwriter who will work alongside him and Epic Games in hammering out something worthy of the hugely-popular third-person shooter series.

Interestingly enough, it could be the case that the film may not exactly go the direct route in following the exploits of hero, Marcus Fenix and his Delta Squad crew. The Variety report provides possible (I emphasize, "possible") plot details which indicates otherwise.

"The [videogame] story is set on the planet Sera and follows a former P.O.W. who is civilization’s best hope in the fight against the Locust Horde, a race of creatures who emerged from beneath the planet’s surface and are intent on eliminating humankind."

Of course, this description could fit a number of theories. One, that they intend to go the same route as the successful and long-running Resident Evil films of centering on an original character who exists within the established video game canon, with occasional cameos/supporting roles from the game characters. The other theory (and this is entirely possible), is that the paragraph was a layman's attempt to briefly describe Marcus Fenix's story. (He was, after all, in a prison at the beginning of the first game; an aspect that may have caused some confusion, creating the "P.O.W." narrative.) In all likelihood, the latter explanation seems likely, but you never know.

Nevertheless, it looks like Gears of War has revved up its Lancers and tugged back on its Torque Bows for another possible shot at big screen glory. It's a deep, sprawling, and certainly expensive story to adapt, so it will be interesting to see how the project is handled; especially with its ever-watchful game developer making sure it gets treated with respect.

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Pacific Rim: Monstrous New Footage Debuts

Pacific Rim, this summer's effects-infused epic depicting monolithic mechs battling mega-monsters has officially released some brand new footage that was originally meant only to be seen by attendees at Anaheim's WonderCon this week.

Fueled by the heralded surreal directorial visionary, Guillermo del Toro, the film is an action-amped visual feast depicting a future where a portal beneath the Pacific Ocean has unleashed menacing monsters called Kaiju, whose insatiable urge for wanton destruction of humanity's cities, nay humanity in general has forced the population to band together to create an innovative way to combat the colossal creatures inspired by Japanese fiction: Giant freaking robots. Controlled by two internally-located pilots by a neural connection mimicking movements, the robots, called Jaegers are mankind's last hope against these misanthropic monstrosities. -- Of course, that hope will be dependent upon a duo of upstart protagonists in a washed-up former pilot named Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and a cute-but-deadly greenhorn in Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), who must work through the kinks of their new partnership take the fight to these d**kish destructors...with a battleship baseball bat to the side of their heads.

The footage is nothing short of sublime and despite the initial intent to keep it exclusive to the Con goers, Del Toro must have realized that the pure potential it has to drum-up excitement in a hugely-competitive summer movie season could not go to waste by playing the secrecy game. The clip also provides us with our first substantive close-up glimpse of a Kaiju creature and certainly, they appear to be some of the toughest, most tremendously tenacious titans to wreck a major metropolis since Godzilla first ravaged Tokyo without getting his back zipper stuck.

Pacific Rim cancels the apocalypse with giant robots who aren't afraid to use foreign objects when it smashes its way to theaters on July 12. Check out the stunning new WonderCon footage below!

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Star Wars: Episode VII: Carrie Fisher Confirms Return...Again

Star Wars: Episode VII apparently has locked down Carrie Fisher for a return as an older version of Leia, our favorite rifle-waving Alderaanian Princess. -- At least, that's what the actress once-again confirmed at the Calgary Comic Expo over the weekend to a large crowd of fawning fans.

The road towards getting to the point of this confirmation has certainly not been without its peculiar moments. Fisher supposedly dropped the news nearly two months ago in a seemingly casual fashion to a local Palm Beach, Florida publication; a tidbit that was picked up across blogs and mainstream news outlets globally, only to later have a publicist retract the confession with the explanation that "she was joking." However, Fisher's comments to the fan community at Calgary was either more "joking," or a concession that she essentially did already reveal what is increasingly being considered one of the weakest casting secrets in Hollywood. Starting with comments on the franchise's new Disney overseers, Fisher states:

“I like being bought by Disney, because they never wanted to buy me before,” she said during a talk at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. “I’m glad they are doing a new movie because they are sending a trainer to my house so I can get in really good shape. So I’m really eating a lot of sugar in advance, as you can see. By the time I really get down to it I will have eaten everything.”

Thus, barring another bizarre retraction, the return of Carrie Fisher to the Star Wars fold seems to be set in stone...err, Carbonite. While it's doubtful the actress will be getting into that Slave Girl bikini this time around, the regimen of dieting and exercise she's about to start is certainly an indication that she'll be back in front of the camera (this time, for director, J.J. Abrams) tossing snarky loving insults to a certain "scruffy-looking nerfherder" played by Harrison Ford. (Who is also rumored to be locked into the film in secret.)

We could chose to take this latest confirmation with a grain of salt, but at the end of the day, one has to conclude that Disney would be insane to pursue their upcoming Star Wars sequel trilogy project without the presence of the beloved Original Trilogy cast members. Certainly, the official confirmations of Fisher and Ford, as well as Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew are as inevitable as Abrams lens flare.

Star Wars: Episode VII records hunched-over holographic messages to Obi-Wan when it hits theaters in summer 2015.

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RED 2: New Trailer Overflowing With Action

RED 2 has released an insanely infectious new trailer which delves deeper into the latest adventure of our heroic aging ass-kickers.

Unfortunately for our grizzled love-stricken protagonist, Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), his current life could be defined by the famous quote from The Godfather: Part III (which was arguably the only redeeming part of that film): "Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in." Indeed, even an innocuous Costco outing to pick up a gross of denture paste with his new main squeeze, Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) can't go according to plan as his old paranoid pal, Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) appears out of thin air like a demented soothsayer, spouting rants that forebode yet another intrusion of Frank's past as a CIA assassin into his currently mellow life.

Of course, the intricately-woven plot unfolds and it seems that Frank and Marvin were mysteriously held culpable for a missing late Cold War-era megaton bomb built to be smuggled in pieces and now it seems he needs to find it before untold disaster occurs. Unfortunately, their biggest lead is the institutionalized mad scientist who made the bomb back in the day, Edward Bailey (Anthony Hopkins), who, let's just say is locked up for a reason. As if being framed and dealing with his lunacy was not enough, a hit has been placed on Frank's head, sending old killing buddy, Victoria (Helen Mirren) on his trail, as a well as a dangerous younger assassin said to be the best contract killer in the world who you could almost say strikes like a "Storm Shadow", played by Byung-hun Lee. Things get way out of control and Frank needs to turn to the help of a voluptuous old flame in Miranda Wood (Catherine Zeta-Jones), who isn't exactly observing decorum with PDA when it comes to Frank, despite his current beau, Sarah being ever-present.

RED 2 takes time away from killing to explode toilets and make awkward toasts when it hits theaters on July 19. Check out the new trailer below!

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Iron Man 3: Amazing Air Force One Rescue Clip

Iron Man 3 has yet another killer clip with which to bombard us before we start the weekend. Indeed, it seems the cycle of movie news has temporarily stood still while the Iron Avenger's solo sequel dominates box-offices in just about every place around the world except here in 'Murica. -- Thankfully, we 'Muricans are being somewhat satiated with these sneak peak free sample clips until the film hits next week.

While we just got a dramatic piece with Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark bearing his soul, this gravity-grilling clip thankfully ups the adrenaline into overdrive. (Although sneakier fans checking foreign video sites may have already seen it.) That dastardly clandestine d**k, The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) has somehow arranged for Air Force One to get popped open right at 30,000 feet like a Coke can that was just in a paint mixer. As (presumably) William Sadler's President Ellis, the crew, and various other bureaucratic personnel plummet to their impending deaths, in comes Iron Man ready to turn saving lives into a massive mini-game of gallantry.

The action is certainly an exciting contrast to the last clip and we even learn that the latest Iron Man armor, the Mark XLII has the outrageous contingency feature of electrifying nerves in the human hand to prevent it from opening. Bruce Wayne, it looks like someone just walked right up and stole your title for outrageously-absurd plot-driven gadgets so hard that you dropped your Shark Repellent Bat-Spray.

Iron Man 3 puts together a mid-air group hug when it hits theaters on May 3. The new clip is available for viewing and download on iTunes Trailers, but check out an embedded version below via ComicBookMovie.

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Iron Man 3 may already be a huge smash in numerous countries, but here in the good 'ole US of A, we're still at the one week mark before its wide release. As a result, sneak preview "free sample" clips like this latest dramatic pathos-packed piece keep dropping.

While this scene is a far cry from the obliterating orgy of awesome that the action-packed production surely contains, it nevertheless gives more uninterrupted insight on what's motivating Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark these days. Titled, "Nothing is The Same Since New York" the clip will certainly ring familiar to anyone who has seen the film's vast array of trailers and TV spots. However, we dig a bit deeper in explaining Tony's Big-Apple-related bewailing. Clearly, the events depicted in The Avengers has humbled the formerly brash genius playboy to the point where his place in the world has been redefined for him. He's a man who's made quite a number of enemies during his exploits as Iron Man and now, he's working through some subconscious-mandated insomnia to build a legion of Iron Man armors to help deal with those issues and protect the lovely Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) with palladium-packed power. -- But, is it enough?

In an existence full of space-traveling aliens, other dimensions, and hunky Norse Gods, the self-deprecating deviser equates himself to "a man in a can." (Which sounds like a product sold in bulk to lonely cat ladies.) However, don't expect Tony to spend the whole film sitting on an o-ring cushion, nursing his sore backside. While there is much he will endure, it's all designed to make the impending rise all the more satisfying; especially when takes the fight to Ben Kingsley's villainous mastermind, The Mandarin.

Iron Man 3 bombards baddies with the coolest "distractions" ever when it hits theaters on May 3.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Hayley Atwell Gets In Action

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will have Chris Evans' Steve Rogers/Captain America enduring an awkward reunion with his unfrozen brainwashed buddy in the titular Winter Soldier played by Sebastian Stan next summer. However, it seems that will not be the film's only head-scratching homecoming. Cap's love interest in the badass British bombshell, Peggy Carter is confirmed to be back. While one would think that means the present-set piece would have her either as part of a flashback scene or as an aged version of Steve's lost love, actress, Hayley Atwell confirms she will have multiple fight scenes in the film! -- Wha?...

While it was generally believed that the "flashback" option was the only feasible explanation for Atwell's return in the film, the actress would reveal in a recent interview with Metro (in a piece charmingly titled: "My Captain America character is kick-ass") that she has actually been training and working arduously for three separate fight scenes; an effort that could imply there's more to her part than a simple flashback. According to Atwell:

“‘I’ve been working with some stunt coordinators – I get three separate fight scenes,’” she says. “‘The training has been really tough because not only are you learning the moves, you’re also learning the power of the punch so it doesn’t look like you have spaghetti arms. On my first day, they said: “It’s going really well but you don’t have to add your own sound effects…”’

Interestingly enough, the film will feature actress, Emily VanCamp as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and another potential love interest, Sharon Carter; a character in the comic books who is a familial descendant (through ever-changing context) to Atwell's Peggy Carter, who was Cap's love during the World War II period. Will our hero (somehow) be up to his neck in fantastically fecund Carter femme fatales? Or, is it the case that The Winter Soldier will simply be a flashback-filled feature?

In the meantime, Atwell's character also dominates a rumor regarding an upcoming "One-Shot" short film in similar vein to last year's Avengers-related short, Item 47. Marvel Studios' Louis D'Esposito promises that the mini-feature, set to screen at Comic-Con this summer, will star "a female protagonist." It's an idea that, coupled with the news of Atwell's extensive fight training for a seemingly brief part, has Peggy Carter named as the character it will most likely star in a flashback of sorts. -- So, for those (of us) who can't get enough Hayley Atwell action, disappointment does not appear to be in the cards.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier promises to bring gorgeous WWII-era women who would whoop Rosie the Riveter's ass when it hits theaters on April 4, 2014.

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Guillermo Del Toro Developing HBO Series

Famed director/producer, Guillermo del Toro will be bringing his talents to the unfiltered television playground of HBO to develop a potential new series based on a heralded Japanese manga series called Monster.

Created by Naoki Urasawa, the 18 volume Monster manga published between 1994-1991 would also spawn a 2004-2005 anime series. The story follows a young doctor who saves the life of a 12 year-old boy from a gunshot wound to the head; a seemingly benevolent act that will ultimately yield dire consequences. Years later, it would be discovered that the very same child has grown up to be a homicidal megalomaniac with grand ambitions to single-handedly bring about a new level of mass genocide. As things progress through various twists and turns, it becomes apparent that the child, who is the story's titular "monster," was actually born in a eugenics experiment along with his more benign twin sister to create the ultimate, unyielding ruthless soldier. The story's dominant theme debates whether this level of evil could actually be created or if it was a byproduct of the person's experiences. Thus, it, blends elements of science fiction and philosophy into a dramatic backdrop centering on the age-old "nature vs. nurture" debate.

For Del Toro, the process of getting this adaptation (originally pitched as a feature film,) to the point of feasibility was apparently a long process with not only the original creator, Urasawa, but with studio, New Line, who came to the conclusion that the ambitious project was far too heavy to be contained within a movie. However, it seems that an interested HBO, who, as evidenced by the success of Game of Thrones, seems to be expanding its genre palettes, was able to provide the perfect platform to adapt this sprawling series. Now, Del Toro serves as executive producer and will also co-write the inaugural story with Doctor Who and Sherlock writer, Steven Thompson.

No timeframe has been revealed regarding the debut of Monster. (Or, for that matter, if the show will even keep that name.) It's certainly yet another large item placed on Del Toro's plate, as he currently deals with a plethora of projects like this summer's launch of his "giant robots vs. monsters" directorial effort, Pacific Rim, ghostly drama, Crimson Peak, and possibly running the still-stagnant TV adaptation of The Incredible Hulk.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy: Lee Pace In Talks For Villain Role

Guardians of the Galaxy has seemingly procured its villain. It is being reported by The Wrap that actor, Lee Pace is in final negotiations to be cast as the film's momentarily unnamed villain.

Pace, the former star of cult fave TV series, Pushing Daisies, has recently seen his stock soar after having landed parts in lucrative franchises like The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, and as an oddly angelic-looking elven king (and Legolas' daddy), Thranduil in last year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; a part he will reprise in the two follow-up films. However, as an interesting fact, Pace was actually up for the role of Guardians' primary hero, Peter Quill/Star-Lord during the film's crucible of a casting process full of top-level candidates. The part would ultimately go to an underdog in Chris Pratt.

At the moment, the identity of Pace's villainous role is being kept under wraps. It's certainly raising questions, since it was assumed that, based on the post-credits scene in Marvel movieverse connected film, The Avengers, that the Mad Titan, Thanos was set to antagonize this cosmic super-team. (Which also has members with origins directly tied to Thanos, as well.) However, it might be the case that the actor will portray an associate of Thanos, possibly setting up a confrontation with the cosmic head honcho for a later film. (Maybe even with help from The Avengers.) The name of the mind-manipulating menace, The Controller has been rumored in the past as a possible addition to the rogues gallery. It is certainly within the realm of possibility for Pace, who joins Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, and the recently cast Ophelia Lovibond in Marvel's experimental space epic.

Guardians of the Galaxy will have a villain trying to get our heroes to push daisies of their own when it hits theaters on August 1, 2014.

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past: Bishop And Warpath Confirmed

X-Men: Days of Future past will apparently have even more mutants to add to its mounting cast. Director, Bryan Singer's latest tweet-teasing revelation unveiled the identity of two yet-to-be-cast mutant characters in Bishop and Warpath.

The revelation would come in the form of a Vine video showing labeled character chairs sporting the monikers of known mutant members and those of the newly-named duo. With each addition of seemingly critical characters, it becomes even more difficult to imagine how this mutant clown car of a film will take shape.

This film is certainly taking a number of deviations from the groundbreaking early 80's comic book storyline from which it was inspired and named. However, when it comes the character of Bishop (who had not even appeared in the comics until a decade after the Days storyline), we have a deviation that may actually be plot-relevant. In the comics, Bishop is a time-traveling policeman of sorts (the non-Van Damme variety) from a dystopian future about a century in advance shaped by a great war in which humans and mutants had finally joined forces to fight the monstrous humanoid robots, The Sentinels. The signature branded "M" over his right eye was a reminder of a time from his early life when mutants were hurdled into concentration camps. In the comics, Bishop, whose powers of energy absorption and release are similar to Sebastian Shaw's, chases a time-traveling fugitive named Trevor Fitzroy to the past where he eventually joins the present day X-Men. To him, our X-Men are figures from tales told to him in his boyhood. It seems that this film will apparently weave Bishop's time-rupturing pursuit into its storyline, possibly being a critical component to the plot itself.

As for Warpath, aka James Proudstar, he brings his mutant-endowed superhuman strength and speed to the film. The younger brother of the famously-martyred Native American mutant, Thunderbird, Warpath was originally a vengeance-seeking villain before eventually joining Cable's heroic super-team, X-Force. No details have been revealed concerning which timeline he exists in the film. However, the recent casting of The Twilight Saga star, Booboo Stewart, who could be an ethnic match, has speculation leaning towards him to take the role. (He'll need to work out. -- A LOT.)

X-Men: Days of Future Past looks for a bigger screen to fit all the mutants it's been casting when it hits theaters on July 18, 2014. Check out Bryan Singer's video below!

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The Expendables 3 Finds A Director

The Expendables 3, Sylvester Stallone's next potential action-infused assortment of alpha-male-inflicted massacres has found its director. It seems that up and coming Australian director, Patrick Hughes will helm the bloodthristy third entry in the franchise.

The news comes from Sly himself (essentially in control of the franchise), who took to Twitter dropping hints before finally confirming that he selected Hughes to be the film's new visionary. The Aussie, whose directorial resume is somewhat thin, apparently impressed Stallone with his 2010 writing/directorial effort, Red Hill, which starred True Blood's Ryan Kwanten. The decision on who would occupy the big chair for this sequel was apparently a critical one, given the dangers of this hugely successful franchise possibly appearing stale in this third effort. It's an especially important precaution after the embarrassing box-office collapses of recent solo efforts by Stallone in Bullet to the Head and by co-star, Arnold Schwarzenegger with The Last Stand. Consequently, after negotiations to procure Mel Gibson as director fell through, Stallone described the selection process of The Expendables 3 helmer as a search for "new blood."

"My best PURE ACTION FILM-The last RAMBO- I want this one too top it and I believe it will with NEW BLOOD..."

Upon revealing that Hughes landed the job, he would comment:

"Rent RED HILL. Great Movie!! 500,000 budget 20 day shoot, Amazing - ROCKY was 850,000 and 25 days , Good OMEN!!!"

The praises would continue and it does appear that the next over-the-top one-liner-dropping love letter to the old-school 80's action genre will begin production this summer. Besides the repertory players joining Stallone like Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture, expect to see new (old-school) action faces like Jackie Chan and even a reunion with Stallone's Demolition Man nemesis, Wesley Snipes.

The Expendables 3 invades theaters with weapons harnessing the power of pure testosterone sometime in 2014.

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