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Taika Waititi To Direct Sports-Related Project For Fox Searchlight
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Jojo Rabbit

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is keeping himself quite busy as of late. Not only is he working behind the camera, but he also appears in a few starring roles. This year, he’s got Jojo Rabbit, a historical satire that sees him playing Adolf Hitler. And it was assumed that he would get right into Thor: Love and Thunder after that. But that isn’t the case.

New reports say that he’ll be directing another title just before he dives back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And other reports say that this project is sports-related. More on all of this below.

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Andy Serkis Says He “Can’t Wait” To Direct ‘Venom 2’
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Venom

Venom may have been one of the strangest and most widely panned of Spider-Man-Less spinoffs, but it was such a huge success that Sony plans to follow it up with a sequel, plus additional spinoffs. However, with Venom director Ruben Fleischer unable to commit to directing the sequel because of his responsibilities helming Zombieland: Double Tap, the studio had to find a replacement for Venom 2 and it looks like Venom 2 has got its sticky hands on one — Andy Serkis to be precise.

According to new reports, Serkis will be directing the sequel.

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‘Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle’: New Trailer For Andy Serkis’s Take On ‘The Jungle Book’ Released
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Back in May we saw a trailer for Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes, and King Kong star Andy Serkis‘s new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling‘s The Jungle Book titled Mowgli.

At the time the movie was set up at Warner Brothers, where it had been housed over the past four years since we first heard about it. But since that time Warner Bros. lost confidence in the film, and eventually sold it to Netflix. In the acquisition Netflix obtained a film with a hell of a cast, which includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto, Matthew Rhys, Naomie Harris, and Serkis, all joining young Rohan Chand, who plays the title character.

Now Netflix has released their own official trailer for the movie, now titled Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, and you can check it out below along with a synopsis for the movie.

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‘Mowgli’ Trailer: Andy Serkis’ Directorial Debut Is Wild
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Andy Serkis is perhaps best known for his amazing motion-capture work in the Lord Of The Rings and rebooted Planet Of The Apes film series than anything else in his entire career. But now the master of creating characters like Gollum and Caesar takes a turn behind the camera for Mowgli. While the Serkis had previously done double-duty as actor and second-unit director for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, he’s making his feature directorial debut with Mowgli, a darker adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. The film had which been delayed to work on the technology and presentation, as well as to get some distance from Disney’s recent live-action adaptation.

Now, for the first time, we are getting a look at the trailer for Mowgli. Check it out here below.

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4K Review: Marvel’s Black Panther
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Marvel Studios' Black Panther

Black Panther
4K | Blu-ray | DVD

Director: Ryan Coogler
Screenwriter: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG-13 | 134 Minutes
Release Date: May 15, 2018

Black Panther is the 18th Marvel Studios film to be released. Now just a few months after its initial release, it is coming home on Blu-ray and digital.

Director Ryan Coogler presents audiences with a new kind of superhero film. By weaving in social issues – like culture, identity, and representation – that affect us today, he turns what would have been an ordinary comic book movie into an extraordinary crowning achievement. It’s certainly not a risky film, but one that needed to be made. For there is a superhero in everyone, and it’s high time that we get to see more representation on the big screen. Check out my review of Black Panther on 4K below.

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4K Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi starring Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Director: Rian Johnson
Screenwriter: Rian Johnson
Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG-13| 152 Minutes
Release Date: March 27, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available on Blu-ray. So you can bring each and every exciting minute of one of the best Star Wars films home.

Of course, there are so many more things to look forward to than just the movie. There are a ton of extras to dive into. A lot of these extras will explain the creative choices we see in the film, as well as some of the narrative ones. Which may help explain why it is one of the most polarizing Star Wars films to date. So check out what bonus features you will be getting plus a mini review of it all below.

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Kevin Feige Talks ‘Black Panther’ Sequel, Possible Spinoffs, Taking Risks
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Black Panther is easily one of the best Marvel Studios films to come out in recent years. And I am not just saying that because it is the most recent film to be released by the studio. The way it addresses social issues, representation, identity, and feminism and still maintains its superhero feel is incredible.

Now that Marvel is turning its attention to Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is talking about Black Panther‘s success. Check out what he had to say about it, the chances for a sequel and possible spinoffs, and more below.

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‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Surprises Fans While They Share What He and The Movie Mean To Them (Video)
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Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Surprises Fans

Chadwick Boseman, the star of Marvel’s latest hit Black Panther, teamed up with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show to surprise some fans of the movie.

The fans were asked to record messages to Boseman sharing what he and the movie have meant to them, unaware that the actor was standing just a few feet away about to give them a memory they’ll never forget.

Click on over to the other side to check out the video and see their reactions.

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Stream Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack For Free Now
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Marvel Studios Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther

One thing I forgot to mention in my review of Marvel’ Black Panther – something I regret not putting in – is the fact that the music is an excellent complement to the superhero film. Produced by Kendrick Lamar, the soundtrack is easily one of the most anticipated Marvel soundtracks to date. Probably because it’s one of the few that is worthwhile.

So if you want to take a listen, then I suggest you check out the Spotify embed here below for clips; the full soundtrack is streaming through the Spotify app.

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Movie Review: Black Panther
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Marvel Studios' Black Panther

Black Panther
Director: Ryan Coogler
Screenwriter: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG-13 | 134 Minutes
Release Date: February 16, 2018

Never has a superhero film done more for culture, identity, and representation than Black Panther. Director Ryan Coogler’s standout Marvel film forgoes the traditional superhero blockbuster and gives us a redefined blockbuster that subverts all preconceived notions of what a superhero film should be. By emphasizing on the often overlooked themes like culture, identity, and representation, the film finally gives a loud voice to those who would otherwise be supporting or background characters. What we get is an impressive superhero film that is unique and special.

Black Panther is by far the most political Marvel film to date, and by exploring those aforementioned themes it allows it to stand on its own. By drawing its inspiration from films like James Bond and shows like Game of Thrones, this is a superhero film unlike any other that will leave audiences speechless. Check out the full review below.

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