- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by the Man of Steel’s selfless act in Batman V Superman, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Evil forces have set their sights on our world, tasking the malevolent Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons with bringing Earth under the control of Darkseid, ruler of the planet Apokolips. In response, Batman and Wonder Woman unite a team of metahuman heroes including The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman to protect humanity as the Justice League.
The Justice League first appeared in March 1960 in issue #28 of The Brave and the Bold. In the fifty years since the heroes first united, the team has welcomed various members of DC comic book canon: Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Shazam, among others. Recently rebooted as part of DC Rebirth, the current comic iteration of the team includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, two Green Lanterns (Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz), Aquaman, Barry Allen, as well as Cyborg.
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- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Plot details are being kept under wraps for now, but The Last Jedi is the sequel to 2015’s The Force Awakens and picks up moments after Episode VII. Rey has travelled to Ahch-to with Chewbacca and R2-D2 to find the exiled Luke Skywalker and begin her formal Force training. However, the Luke Rey meets is not necessarily what she imagined, as Skywalker believes it is time for the Jedi to end. Meanwhile, the war between the Resistance and First Order rages on, with both sides looking for whatever upper hand they can get. General Leia Organa regroups with trusted allies Poe Dameron and Finn, while Supreme Leader Snoke looks to complete Kylo Ren’s training.
The Last Jedi is the eighth episode of the famous Skywalker saga that began with the original Star Wars film in 1977 and serves as the middle chapter of the sequel trilogy. It is arriving in theaters in time to commemorate the franchise’s 40th anniversary and promises to be more ominous in tone when compared to its predecessor. In addition to the returning characters from The Force Awakens, Last Jedi introduces the likes of Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose, Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Holdo, and Benicio del Toro’s DJ
Star Wars: Episode IX, the followup to Last Jedi, has been scheduled for a December 2019 premiere. At this point, Lucasfilm is unsure if the saga will continue beyond that point or end with director J.J. Abrams’ film.
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- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
The character of Wonder Woman first appeared in DC’s All-Star Comics #8, published in 1941. More than seven decades later, she is one of the company’s most popular and recognizable characters, considered by fans to be one of the Trinity (along with Batman and Superman). Wonder Woman has appeared in several forms of media since her debut, including video games, animated series, and live-action. Lynda Carter famously portrayed Diana in a television series that aired in the 1970s. Warner Bros. had spent years trying to get a feature film version off the ground, before Gadot co-starred in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Wonder Woman will return in the Justice League movie to be released in November 2017. It is unknown at this point if she will receive a solo sequel or not.
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- -Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.
Based on Norse mythology, Thor first appeared in Marvel Comics’ Journey to Mystery #83 in August 1962 and was co-created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Steve Ditko. He has starred in several comics series of his own and is a founding member of The Avengers. Eric Allan Kramer played the God of Thunder in live-action for the TV movie The Incredible Hulk Returns. Chris Hemsworth was cast in the role for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and debuted in 2011’s Thor. He has since made several appearances in the franchise, including The Avengers and his solo sequel Thor: The Dark World. Thor’s standalone movie series has arguably spawned the MCU’s most memorable villain – Loki, God of Mischief and Thor’s adopted brother.
Thor will return in Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel.
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- -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mix 2, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
The original Guardians of the Galaxy first appeared in the January 1969 issue of Marvel Super-Heroes. Nearly 50 years later, the team has seen several members in various comic lines – including Iron Man. For the films, writer/director James Gunn was primarily influenced by the modern incarnation of the group, which features Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket, and Groot.
The Guardians of the Galaxy will return in Avengers: Infinity War, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has also been confirmed.
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- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
Spider-Man’s first appearance was in Amazing Fantasy #16 in August 1962 and the web head is now arguably Marvel’s most popular character. Originally created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Spider-Man has several comics titles of his own, including The Amazing Spider-Man, The Spectacular Spider-Man, and Ultimate Spider-Man. Your Friendly Neighborhood has been featured in several forms of media such as video games and an animated television show. Spider-Man’s first live-action film was released in 2002 and launched a trilogy that ended in 2007. Sony rebooted the property in 2012 and had plans for an Amazing Spider-Man shared universe, but poor reception to the 2014 sequel killed the franchise. Sony then struck a deal with Marvel Studios and Tom Holland portrayed the character in a small role for Captain America: Civil War.
Spider-Man will also be in Avengers: Infinity War. A Homecoming sequel is eyeing a July 2019 release date.
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- -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
- -Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Saban’s Power Rangers (a big screen reboot of the Power Rangers franchise) follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.
- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Now, it’s up to the unlikely alliance of Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Bumblebee, an English lord (Anthony Hopkins) and an Oxford professor (Laura Haddock) to save the world.
The Transformers films are based on the toy line originally created by Hasbro and Takara Tomy in 1984. It revolved around the conflict between the heroic Autobots and villainous Decepticons and their ongoing struggle. When it was first launched, Transformers was a comic book series and animated TV show, and the franchise continued to expand from there. Michael Bay helmed the first live-action movie, which was released in 2007. He has since directed all of the installments released to date: Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon, Age of Extinction, and The Last Knight.
In keeping with the new Hollywood business model, Paramount is looking to create a shared cinematic universe for Transformers by alternating between entries in the main storyline and various spinoffs.
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- -Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.
Alien: Covenant is the latest installment of the Alien film franchise, which started with the original film in 1979 (also directed by Ridley Scott). The success of the movie, which was praised for its horror tone and iconic imagery, led to multiple sequels – most notably, James Cameron’s Aliens. After the disappointing Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, plus two underwhelming Alien vs. Predator crossovers, Scott returned behind the camera to helm the prequel Prometheus. Covenant is a sequel to Prometheus, and is the second entry in a planned trilogy.
Scott hopes to film the Covenant sequel soon.
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- -Genre: Horror, Thriller
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.
- -Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Romance
The latest live-action remake of a classic Disney fairy tale, this one telling the story of a monstrous prince and young woman who fall in love.
- -Genre: Sci-Fi
Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.
This film is a sequel to Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi film Blade Runner, which was released back in 1982. The original movie was based on the Phillip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Blade Runner 2049, by contrast, is an original story set in the same universe. A followup the the first installment has been in development since 1999 and was finally confirmed in 2015. Scott is just serving as producer this time around, with Arrival helmsman Denis Villeneuve taking over directing duties.
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- -Genre: Action, Crime
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
- -Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil.
The Dark Tower is based on the works by Stephen King and combines elements from various novels of the series. The project lingered in development hell for years (J.J. Abrams wanted to make it back in 2007) before finally moving forward with the current creative team in 2015. The hope is Dark Tower can launch a new franchise that spans multiple films and a television series. The movie’s plot is actually a continuation of the book series, picking up after the events of The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower.
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News, features, videos, and lists focused on the Nintendo Switch console, 3DS, and all things related to Nintendo games.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon.
- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
When the villainous Captain Salazar (Bardem) and his army of deadly ghost pirates and threaten to kill every living pirate, Jack Sparrow (Depp) must go on an adventure to find the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that gives its possessor complete control over the seas.
Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which began with The Curse of the Black Pearl back in 2003. Based on a Disney World theme park attraction, the series has turned into one of the studio’s most lucrative properties, bringing in nearly $4 billion at the worldwide box office. Pirates was a breakout starring vehicle for Depp, who earned a Best Actor nomination for his portrayal of Jack Sparrow in the original film. Trailers and TV spots for Dead Men Tell No Tales have billed this one as the “final adventure,” so it remains to be seen if the franchise will continue beyond this point.
Orlando Bloom, who portrayed protagonist Will Turner in the first three movies, returns after a 10 year absence.
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- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
The Mummy is a reboot of Universal’s famous monster franchise. It was originally created back in 1932 as part of the studio’s monster film series. It gained popularity in the late 1990s and early 2000s with a trilogy starring Brendan Fraser, which also spawned the Scorpion King spinoff series. Universal is positioning this new version with Tom Cruise as the first installment of a potential shared universe and have several other reboots for monster characters planned, including Frankenstein, Dracula, the Invisible Man, and others. Russell Crowe is appearing in The Mummy as Dr. Jeckyll to serve as connective tissue.
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- -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.
- -Genre: Action, Drama, History
Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
- -Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a stupid and girl crazy jock (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge becomes a tiny Einstein (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the Planet Earth with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.
While first believed to be a reboot of the property, it has been confirmed this is in fact a sequel to the 1995 film starring Robin Williams, with the cast and crew considering it a tribute to the late actor. Whereas the original film was based around a board game, the followup transports its characters into the world of a retro video game they discover. Early reactions to the movie have been very positive, with critics praising the tone and chemistry of the cast. Welcome to the Jungle is the latest in a growing line of “legacy sequels” that looks to capitalize on nostalgia for a well-known brand. The first Jumanji was a big box office hit, grossing $100.4 million at the domestic box office during its run.
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- -Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy
A spinoff of 2014’s The LEGO Movie that focuses on Batman (Arnett). In order to stop the Joker (Galifianakis) from taking over Gotham City, the Caped Crusader may have to learn how to give up the lone vigilante act and recruit the help of allies Robin (Cera) and Batgirl (Dawson).
- -Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet.
This is the third installment of the rebooted Planet of the Apes film series that started in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The franchise originally began in 1968 with Planet of the Apes, which was renowned for its twist ending. That movie spawned four additional sequels, ending with Battle for the Planet of the Apes. In 2001, director Tim Burton released a remake of the first movie with the hopes of launching a new series, but the film’s troubled production and poor reception led to Fox temporarily placing the franchise on hold. Ten years later, the studio brought Apes back with motion-capture guru Andy Serkis as the lead chimp Caesar, and War‘s two predecessors have gone on to earn much critical acclaim for their storytelling and visual effects.
War for the Planet of the Apes serves as the end of Caesar’s story, but the producers intend to keep the series going for at least another film.
- -Genre: Action, Thriller
Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world.
Director Matthew and co-writer Jane Goldman continue to tell the tale of Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin (Taron Egerton) in the sequel movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Also returning to reprise their roles are Roxy (Sophie Cookson), Merlin (Mark Strong), Princess Tilde (Hanna Alstrom), Charlie Hesketh (Edward Holcroft), and Harry Hart (Colin Firth).
Harry, who appeared to have died in the previous film, Kingsman: the Secret Service, reappears with an eye patch. He is shown fighting alongside his protégé Eggsy in some scenes shown in the movie’s trailer.
A new bad, called the Golden Circle, is headed by Poppy (Julianne Moore). The group poses a worldwide threat. Charlie, who has been at odds with Eggsy since their training days in the first film, has become one of Poppy’s henchmen.
When the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed Eggsy, Roxy, and Merlin meets with the organization’s American counterpart, called the Statesman. There they meet Ginger Ale (Halle Berry), Tequila (Channing Tatum), Whiskey (Pedro Pascal) and Champagne (Jeff Bridges) who they have to work with in order to save the world. The two groups should find a way to work together to achieve a common goal despite their differences.
The movie is loosely based on the comic book series, Kingsman: The Secret Service created by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The comic book is published by Icon Comics as part of the Millarverse. The comic series was previously just called The Secret Service when it was released in 2012. However, after the first movie was released, later printed versions adapted the movie’s title along with some other things. Among those changes in the comic book derived from the movie would be the reference to the elite secret organization as the Kingsman, instead of M16.
Originally slated for release in June 2017, fans of the comic and the movie are now happily anticipating the premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle on September 22, 2017.
- -Genre: Action
John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous killers.