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Man Of Steel: New Trailer Accomplishes Wonders

Man of Steel, this summer's big screen Superman revival soars with a spectacular new full-length trailer filled with enough action to satiate any fan's craving for vicious visual stimuli and enough optimism-packed pathos to talk a failed stockbroker off a ledge.

This, indeed, is THE trailer that fans have been longing to see. While the trailers and TV spots up to this point have effectively conveyed the more dramatic aspects of the personal and a physical path down which Henry Cavill's Clark Kent will delve, certain important elements of the plot like what he's doing and why were still rather ambiguous. Moreover, the villains like Michael Shannon's General Zod and his Kryptonian cohorts remained nothing more than a mystery. Well, in essence, the veil has truly been lifted on all of those things with this new trailer. In fact, never has Superman's life mission and conversely, General Zod's lust for his blood been so clearly articulated.

The trailer even manages to shine some light on the motivations of Amy Adams' Lois Lane, who, based off her monologue and what we're seeing, seems to have devoted quite a bit of her journalistic career towards investigating the various Bigfoot-like sightings of the "super" deeds anonymously performed by Clark. As she states: "For some, he was a guardian angel, for others, a ghost. He never quite fit in." Wow. Have we just heard this film's "The hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now" speech?

Overall, it's one of the most powerful trailers we've seen in quite a long time, packing an equal amount of psi in its punches as it does in hope. If there were any skeptical questions about how director, Zack Snyder's take on the many-times-told tale would fare, then they were lessened significantly in just a little over 3 minutes.

Man of Steel gives people of Earth an ideal to strive towards when it hits theaters on June 14. Check it out below (again, if you must,) before General Zod breaks out of his space shackles!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reboot Casts Splinter

Ninja Turtles, next year's reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has acquired the fearsome foursome's furry father figure. Actor, Danny Woodburn has been cast as the team's mutated rat mentor, Splinter.

Perhaps one of the, if not the most consistently visible little people actors working in the entertainment industry, Woodburn has a vast array of television and film appearances like last year's Mirror Mirror attributed. However, he's probably still best remembered as Kramer's buddy, Mickey Abbot on Seinfeld, who was once blackballed by his peers of child actor stand-ins when it was exposed that he "lifts." He now takes a key role in this Michael Bay-produced blockbuster of the sewer-dwelling sensei who, as the classic theme song indicated, "taught them to be ninja teens."

No details have been revealed on how the Splinter character, who typically sports a Japanese accent will be reflected in this film. Various versions of Splinter have drastically different origin tales with the original comic books and 1990 film portraying him as a murdered karate master's pet rat who learns his master's moves and is eventually mutated. Others, like the classic animated series, as well as the current one on Nickelodeon portray Splinter as the human karate master himself who was mutated into a human rat. Considering that producer, Michael Bay has hinted that the Turtles could be aliens of some kind, this film might completely reinvent Splinter's story.

At this point, Woodburn joins a cast featuring his character's adopted sons and reptilian rookies, Leonardo (Pete Ploszek), Raphael (Alan Ritchson), Michelangelo (Noel Fisher), and Donatello (Jeremy Howard), who will also be joined by (as evidence from recent photos,) a rapturously-red-headed version of actress, Megan Fox playing the franchise's signature damsel, April O'Neil. Comedy star, Will Arnett has also been recently confirmed for the cast for a yet-to-be-revealed- character.

Ninja Turtles revs up the Party Wagon for a trip to hit theaters on June 6, 2014.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: First Look At Jamie Foxx As Electro

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has unveiled actor, Jamie Foxx as voltage-infused villain, Electro. While shooting in New York City's Times Square yesterday, the proverbial cat was out of the bag when a flood of photos surfaced showing Foxx's take on the classic comic book villain...glowing blue and veiny, sporting a hoodie.

It was certainly no big secret that Foxx would be coming into this role in director, Marc Webb's reboot-sequel with the intent of a drastic reinvention from the green and yellow spandex spark-shooting villain we knew from the pages of the comic books. The luminescent blue look (contributed by lights installed under the hoodie) does seem to be inspired from Electro's look in Marvel Comics' "Ultimate" universe and in all likelihood, what we're seeing physically is only half the final look. Do not be surprised to see the final product display him amidst loads of digital effects with popping sparks and pulsating lights. As Foxx previously described his getup to Blackfilm back in December:

"It won’t be green and yellow. It will be a different color. They (the producers) want something for the future. They want to have it more grounded and not as comic book-y, so it won’t be green and yellow. They want to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms when they are hanging me upside down and trying to figure out what happen. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff."

One thing that will be somewhat consistent with the more popular classic comic book rendition of the Electro character is the idea of his origin being somewhat of a sympathetic victim tale. He was previously known just as an Average Joe blue collar worker named Max Dillon, whose wife left him due to an apparent lack of ambition. That all changed when an accident transformed him into a living electrical capacitor. Endowed with incredible electrical powers, he became the deranged villain we all know. You get the sense from looking at Foxx that these scenes in the hoodie are probably the initial post-transformation period where he's still running scared.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sports villainy resembling a walking motel room stain in a black-light at theaters on May 2, 2014. Check out a few more pics of Foxx as Electro below!

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past: First Look At Patrick Stewart's Return

X-Men: Days of Future Past has provided yet another important cast member glimpse. Director, Bryan Singer, as usual, took to tweeting set photos, this time revealing Patrick Stewart in his return as the team's tactful telepathic leader, Professor Charles Xavier.

While Singer has been dutifully tweeting images of various set pieces and recently of Nicholas Hoult as Beast, this raw image displaying the back of that famously follicle-free face sends the message loud and clear that this film will serve as the conduit between the two seemingly different movie canons of the X-Men trilogy started with Singer's 2000 film and the rebooted 2011 effort, X-Men: First Class. Of course, in adhering to that mandate, expect to see Stewart share the screen and a name with another Charles Xavier; the younger one from years past played by James McAvoy in First Class.

In this first image, we see Stewart sporting a black jacket with white straps positioned vertically on the shoulder blades. Either Patrick Stewart happened to be wearing some bizarre rejected Captain Picard couture, or this pic might have also given us our first extremely limited glimpse at the new style of uniforms that the X-Men team (the one from latter days) will sport as they go into battle in a timeline-altered dystopia where mutants are hunted by an army of giant humanoid robots called Sentinels. Of course, he won't be short of help since Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, Halle Berry's Storm, Ellen Page's Kitty Pryde, and array of other returning cast members from the X-Men trilogy join him in battle and he may even get some help from a former rival in Ian McKellen's Magneto. Meanwhile, back in the 1970's theater of the film, Michael Fassbender's younger Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique and a bevy other cast members from First Class hold down the fort in past.

X-Men: Days of Future Past tries its best to bring the big shoulder look back when it hits theaters on July 18, 2014.

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Man of Steel, this summer's big screen Superman smash has released a static-soaked sneak peak giving fans the debut of Michael Shannon's villainous General Zod...well, his voice, anyway.

The video seems to be in theme with a recently-launched viral campaign that was supported by billboards sporting similar static-laden visuals which carried ambiguous messages like "I will find him," directing fans to a similarly-named (and similarly-ambiguous) site. While the video might not bring much to the table as far as visual aesthetics, it does give us an introduction to the escaped Kryptonian war criminal and even manages to convey his maniacal motivations, which are clear: He wants Henry Cavill's Kal-El, aka Clark Kent, aka Superman to surrender to him, or he and his killer Kryptonian cohorts destroy our good Earth. (And if precedence counts for anything, a good "kneel" probably wouldn't hurt either.)

As we await the impending arrival of a substantive new trailer (the first since December,) this viral full of Zod vitriol may not exactly be as dramatic as a raid of the White House and subjugation of the U.S. made by the last big screen incarnation of Zod played by Terence Stamp in 1981's Superman II. However, it certainly leaves us more in the know about where the villain is heading. (Although, the static is, by default, more fashionably sensible than Stamp's black disco jumpsuit.)

Man of Steel threatens the world with the specter of horrible bandwidth at theaters on June 14.

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Iron Man 3 tangles with a tour de force of terror in a just little over two weeks. However, the cavalcade of new clips keeps coming in as if we weren't already sold. At the MTV Movie Awards last night (where sister film, The Avengers cleaned up nicely), the latest sneak peak was unveiled spotlighting one of the signature moments in the various trailers we've been seeing: The sinking of Iron Man's seaside pad.

The next time you might find yourself off-put at home by the occasional pushy salesperson, cookie sale extorting Girl's Scout, or flyer-wielding church crier, just keep in mind that Tony Stark has to worry about combat helicopters armed to the teeth showing up at his doorstep, which tends to turn one's place into Swiss cheese. Indeed, the eccentric electronics genius has been put in a proverbial pickle as he struggles to gets his gear going. However, while some might keep a gun or pepper spray handy for home security, Tony prefers his preventative measures to be more musically inclined, as he subjects one of the would-be attacking crafts to a fate more befitting of Daffy Duck.

These goons, likely sent on behalf of The Mandarin might eventually send Tony's paradise pad plummeting into the rough seas, but he'll certainly make sure that some of them meet death by keys. -- In the meantime, he'll need to get the settings on this new prototype armor situated and in all likelihood, install extensive updates for Adobe Flash before he can do some real damage.

Iron Man 3 weaponizes instruments when it hits theaters on May 3.

Thor: The Dark World: Description Of Trailer Surfaces

Thor: The Dark World allegedly dropped some major goodies for attendees of yesterday's 2013 Disney Consumer Show in Mexico City, Mexico, namely the trailer! -- Oh,don't get your hopes up just yet, Norse God Groupies, that thunderous treat has not been released and apparently, those who did witness it were watched carefully for recording devices. However, a fairly comprehensive description of said trailer has surfaced from a Facebook for MarvelComicsMexico.

Presented after Marvel International Vice-President, Nigel Cook took the podium of a conference yesterday, it was also allegedly revealed that the trailer will make its proper debut "in 15 days." Or, in other words, April 26, the day Iron Man 3 hits theaters in Mexico. The pairing certainly makes a lot of sense with the film's release just over six months down the pike.

The witness account paints a picture of grandiose battles, a heartfelt reunion between Chris Hemsworth's Thor and Natalie Portman's Jane Foster, more grandiose battles, and some insight into the torrential toughness of the film's dark elven villain, Malekith the Accursed played by former Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston. It seems that the overpowering Asgardian prince may have bitten off more than he can chew when he calls out Malekith and it might be Jane Foster who pays the price.

Thor: The Dark World gets ready to hammer dark elves so hard they'll have to make ends meet by baking cookies when it hits theaters on November 8. Check out the full MarvelComicsMexico description below!

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The Wolverine: New Poster Slices You In Half

This summer's X-Man solo sequel, The Wolverine continues its trend of releasing posters featuring a shirtless Hugh Jackman looking buff and badass with this new Japanese poster showing a sword-wielding Logan with bad intentions written all over his face. 

The aim of the film's marketing team may have been either to tap into sex appeal or cater to an ever-growing militant anti-shirt movement. Coming off the long-awaited debut trailer which finally brings to light many of its important themes, this poster, while giving us more of the same, may, in a bizarre way, actually reflect the film the most deeply of all the "shirtless screaming Jackman" posters we've been getting.

In a quasi-avant-garde way, the katana Logan simultaneously wields with his signature claws for obliterating overkill effect seems to split the duel paths he will be forced to embrace. With Japanese characters representing "death" on the grim, blood-splattered left side and "life" on the glowingly hopeful right side, it manages to convey just how much of an existential crossroads Logan will come towards in this film regarding his own mutant-endowed virtual immortality. As we learned in the trailer, death is seemingly the "gift" that he could be granted, but certainly, he will learn that life still has good things to offer. -- Also, as previously mentioned, we have a shirtless Hugh Jackman. Soak it up, ladies.

The Wolverine relocates the war on shirts to Japan for bloody battles full of ninjas, samurai, and areolas when it hits theaters on July 26. Check out the poster below!

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Is This Cap's New Outfit?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will have our serum-soaked super soldier going into battle with entirely new digs and apparently a scooper for ComicBookMovie may have revealed Cap's redesigned look by way of some new uncovered concept art.

When the first official photo for the unfrozen fighter's sequel hit earlier this week, there were noticeable differences draping Chris Evans' costumed crusader, despite the fact he was covered in shadows. Most noble among them, were the gloves, which were quite visibly shorter than the ones he sported in his previous appearances, also featuring exposed fingertips. That visual clue fueled speculation that Cap would be coming into this film with a costume possibly inspired by his appearance in the pages of Marvel Comics' "Heroic Age" storyline in 2010. While technically, it was a costume that a newly-resurrected Steve Rogers sported while his former sidekick and Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes briefly cavorted as Captain America, it was still a popular entry in the annals of Captain America couture.

While the verdict verifying the authenticity of this costume is still not quite delivered (it could just end up being unused concept art,) we do know that changes of some kind are in store for Cap's costume. While his bright blue and red jumpsuit in The Avengers last year sported a more comic-book-friendly look, it did manage to divide audiences. This hybrid version seems to tap into the lighter, more utilitarian aspects of what he wore in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier rejects Easter Egg color schemes when it hits theaters on April 4, 2014. Check out the full picture of this (possible) sneak peak at Captain America's new look!

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300: Rise Of An Empire: First Images Released, Plot Details

300: Rise of an Empire, the long-awaited follow-up to the blood-splattering, ab-glistening 2006 action epic, 300 has released its very first official images. Not only that, but plot details have been finally dropped giving fans a much-needed clarification on the film, which was vaguely known to depict the historical Battle of Artemisia.

The summer sequel, thus far shrouded in mystery, has revealed its visual tone by way of this set of photos released to USA Today. Clearly, it echoes its predecessor film quite a bit.

One photo gives us a proper hero shot of our protagonist, Athenian general, Themistokles played by Sullivan Stapleton (Gangster Squad). A legitimate historical figure in his own right, Themistokles will carry the burden of leading the armies of Athens into battle in the wake of the legendary sacrifice of King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans depicted in the previous film. However, Themistokles will be quite a different hero than Gerard Butler's war-reaping well-kicker of a king. A more complex thinker, Themistokles will be the type of leader presented in a more modern context, that of a warrior who must also adhere to the nuances of politics. According to the USA Today report, which nabbed info straight from the source with director, Noam Murro:

"Themistokles is battle-scarred and a warrior, but at the same time he's a politician. He's not the king. He has to rule in a democracy. It's a different complexity of character."

Besides a deeper protagonist, the dynamic of the film's various battles may also be equally upgraded in complexity. While the eccentric gold-gorged Persian king, Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) will indeed return, the film's encompassing antagonism could actually be between Themistokles and Xerxes' radiant ravaging female Persian general, Artemisia (Eva Green). The comely commander, carrying her own vendettas against the Greeks into battle will, much like Themistokles, be a more cerebral nemesis. Surely set to sport Eva Green's well-known beauty, never will oblivion look so enticing. It's a dynamic which could potentially create an odd type of sexual tension between the two leaders amidst the grandiose battles.

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Man of Steel, this summer's sizzling screen-splashing Superman saga has released its first TV spot.

The new spot may not exactly provide too many revelations, especially to those familiar with the full trailer that debuted back in December. However, clocking in at a tight 32 seconds, it manages to convey the atmosphere of the film just as effectively in 1/5 of the time of the aforementioned preview.

At the moment, specifics about the film's plot other than an obligatory Superman origin tale still remains somewhat mysterious. Yet, what we have been shown does seem to expose the heart of the movie. Indeed, we witness Henry Cavill's new version of The Blue Bomber go from your typical super-powered alien orphan living on a farm who's at a perpetual quandary about the responsibilities his powers might entail, evolving into the blue-suited bringer of justice who's ready to use escaped Kryptonian war criminal, General Zod (Michael Shannon) and his merry band of misfits as the cannon-fodder for his heroic coming out party. 

Man of Steel pounds you with pure pathos at theaters on June 14. In addition to the TV spot, an updated version of the film's official synopsis has hit, shedding some (I stress, "some") light onto the context of the film's characters. Check it out below!

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Releases First Photo

Super soldier sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier has released its first official image.

The photo unveiling comes in conjunction with the announcement that principal photography for the Phase Two film has finally begun rolling. Indeed, the iconic image of the circular star-and-striped shield strapped to the back of Chris Evans' Captain America immediately pulls your gaze, only to be directed towards the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo which he stands before solemnly. However, observant fans are already noticing a detail that might prove revealing to the film: Gloves. -- Specifically, the shorter gloves that Cap seems to be sporting. While there may be a scene-specific explanation, these mysterious mitts, which even appear to display exposed fingers have led to speculation that our hero might be in store for a radical costume change this time around.

On a sidenote, the posting of the picture by Marvel also included official confirmation of a casting rumor. The report reveals that legendary actor, Robert Redford has indeed hopped on board the film to play a character named "Agent Alexander Pierce," who is said to be a high-ranking senior leader within S.H.I.E.L.D. Redford joins an already-impressive cast consisting of: Scarlett Johansson as the bodacious baddie-beating Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as cycloptic S.H.I.E.L.D. superior, Nick Fury, Toby Jones as the villainous Arnim Zola, Frank Grillo as the skull-sporting Crossbones, Emily VanCamp as Agent Sharon Carter, the UFC's Georges St-Pierre as the roguish Batroc the Leaper, Anthony Mackie as The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Cap's unfrozen and brainwashed former friend in the titular Winter Soldier.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier reunites old army buddies with a hint of unmitigated bloodlust and vengeance when it hits theaters on April 4, 2014.

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S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series Gets New Title, Adds Cast Member

Marvel's upcoming expansion of their movieverse into the realm of TV with organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. has just been given an official title and logo. Previously referred to simply as "S.H.I.E.L.D.," network, ABC just made official on its media website that the show will be titled: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. -- On top of that, there is news of the addition of another cast member who may be familiar to longtime fans of The Avengers mastermind and director of the pilot episode, Joss Whedon.

The amended title is clearly an attempt to differentiate itself from the 2002-2008 police drama, The Shield starring Michael Chiklis. While the kind of viewers who would actually be confused by such a thing would probably not be tuning in, it does serve to put the distinguished Marvel stamp on the series. However, the move is hardly unprecedented and even the show's setup film in last year's superhero dream team extravaganza, The Avengers actually carries the official (though rarely acknowledged) title of Marvel's The Avengers, so as to avoid confusing people who might mistake a blockbuster film about superheroes fighting off a rogue Norse God and armies of aliens with a British spy show from the 1960's and its 1998 remake movie. Thus, in all likelihood, you, me, and everyone else will probably just end up referring to the show as "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." sans the Marvel marking.

While it doesn't look like we'll be getting substantive details anytime soon, ABC did release a new synopsis for the show. Check it out below, as well as news about another addition to the cast!

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past: First Look At Nicholas Hoult As Beast

X-Men: Days of Future Past's tweet-happy taskmaster, Bryan Singer has unveiled the very first image of a character in the upcoming prequel-sequel by way of...you guessed it, Twitter. We now have our first look at actor, Nicholas Hoult as he will appear when he reprises his role as scientist and acrobatic one-man wrecking crew, Hank McCoy, aka Beast.

Besides the film's time-traveling and surreal array of returning cast members including Hugh Jackman's Wolverine and Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique, it will also carry the distinction of being centered in a timeline that takes place 10 years after the events of its 1962-set predecessor in 2011's rousing reboot, X-Men: First Class. As a result, the appearance of Beast, who mutated into his furry blue form in the last film, does come across far more aged and grizzled, even sporting some grays in his beard this time around.

For Hoult, the prospect of returning to the X-Men fold is probably music to the ears after the embarrassing run his starring vehicle, Jack the Giant Killer recently suffered. However, the young blue-chipper (heh-heh) still has some aces up his sleeve with this return as Beast and with a promising role in next year's Mad Max: Fury Road. Plus, he can take solace that February's Warm Bodies was anything but cold at the box-office.

X-Men: Days of Future Past decides how to best accessorize full-bodied blue fur when it hits theaters on July 18, 2014. Check out the full Beast reveal below!

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Iron Man 3 will blast into theaters exactly four weeks from today. For fans that keep getting bombarded by the blitz of promotional pizazz, it may still be a tough wait. However, fret not, fanboys and fangirls, the movie has officially hit online...well, 47 seconds of it, anyway.

Some of this new clip may seem familiar since elements of it have been featured throughout the recent trailers and TV spots. However, it makes a debut in full, uninterrupted glory with this clip, exclusive to Yahoo. After we've been exposed to the colossal crucible to which Tony will be subjected in this threequel, it's clear that he's had enough and he's drawn a line in the proverbial sand. Translation: "Don't just hide in the shadows like a bitch, Mandarin! Come get some!"

Indeed, that reporter's wrecked cell phone could serve as a violent metaphor for Tony Stark's plans for the repugnant ring enthusiast. There's no more "negotiations," no more "I don't want to stoop to his level" crap. Tony's out to jump in his armor and squash himself some Mandarin jam before spreading it on the burnt toast of terror itself.

Iron Man 3 draws inspiration from wrestling promos when it hits theaters on May 3.

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