Olivia Munn Shares New Psylocke Photo from X-Men: Apocalypse

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Olivia Munn Shares New Psylocke Photo from X-Men: Apocalypse.

Olivia Munn shares new Psylocke photo from X-Men: Apocalypse

Olivia Munn participated in a Twitter Q&A today for X-Men: Apocalypse (you can view her responses here) and during the session, she shared this new Psylocke photo from the movie!

RELATED: From the X-Men: Apocalypse Set!

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.”

X-Men: Apocalypse stars James McAvoy as Charles Xaver, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Lucas Till as Havok and newcomers Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Ben Hardy as Angel, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Olivia Munn as Psylocke and Lana Condor as Jubilee. Oscar Isaac is starring as the film’s title antagonist.

Said to be the conclusion of a trilogy started with X-Men: First Class and continued with X-Men: Days of Future Past, the Bryan Singer-directed X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 27, 2016.

Deadpool Wishes You a Happy Valentine’s Day

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Deadpool Wishes You a Happy Valentine's Day.

Deadpool wishes you a happy Valentine’s Day

With the Deadpool movie opening in theaters on Valentine’s Day weekend, it’s only appropriate that Deadpool wishes you a happy Valentine’s Day. Just what is under that red suit, however? Watch the two videos below!

But that’s not all! Check out what Ryan Reynolds did for a fan who thought she had missed the Deadpool movie after getting her wisdom teeth pulled out. You can watch the video here and look at the comments to see that Reynolds invited her to the New York premiere!

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Ryan Reynolds stars as the title character alongside T.J. Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin as Copycat and Ed Skrein as Ajax. The film will also feature the mutant Colossus, voiced by Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic.

Written by Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and directed by Tim Miller, Deadpool will debut in theaters on February 12.

Last year we had the opportunity to chat with Reynolds on the Vancouver set of the film. If you haven’t already had a chance, check out our Deadpool set visit report. We’ve also got spotlights on the Deadpool characters as well as behind-the-scenes looks at films featuring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baacarin, and Gina Carano.

Batman v Superman China Release Planned Day and Date With USA

by Silas Lesnick

The Batman v Superman China opening will be day and date with the US.

March 25 will also mark the Batman v Superman China release as Warner Bros. aims for a massive worldwide opening weekend

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is gearing up for an even bigger opening weekend than previously thought. It was just announced over Twitter that the film’s Chinese debut is now set day and date with the film’s domestic release. In short, the Batman v Superman China release is now officially set for March 25, 2016. 

Plans for the day and date Batman v Superman China release come on the heels of 20th Century Fox‘s recent day and date distribution for Kung Fu Panda 3. A sizable hit, the animated sequel managed a $58.2 million opening weekend in China alone.

In the film, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante, fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

RELATED: New Details on Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, joined by Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Jason Momoa will also be making an appearance as Aquaman.

How high do you think the opening weekend will go now that Warner Bros. has set the Batman v Superman China release for day and date? Share your estimates in the comments below!

Ethan Hawke to Headline Undead Assassin Thriller 24 Hours to Live

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Ethan Hawke Will Headline Undead Assassin Thriller 24 Hours to Live

Ethan Hawke will headline undead assassin thriller 24 Hours to Live

Chinese production and distribution outfit Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures announced today that Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke (Boyhood, Training Day) will star in their upcoming thriller 24 Hours to Live, with acclaimed Second Unit Director Brian Smrz tapped to direct. Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road, Fundamental Films Chairman Mark Gao and International President Gregory Ouanhon are producing the film, with Fundamental fully financing. Fundamental Films’ Gary Glushon and Thunder Road’s Kent Kubena and Jonathan Fuhrman will executive produce. Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales starting next week at Berlin.

Penned by Zachary Dean based on an original script from Ron Mita & Jim McClain, 24 Hours to Live follows a career assassin who is given a chance at redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily, just after being killed on the job.

Mark Gao, Chairman of Fundamental Films said: “Ethan is a very respected international sensation. We’re thrilled to have Brian directing such an explosive script, and to be able to bring this story to the big screen.”

Thunder Road Principal Basil Iwanyk said, “Thunder Road is excited to be working again with the phenomenal Ethan Hawke and launching our great next action director in Brian Smrz.”

Smrz is highly regarded for his work as Second Unit Director on the likes of X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Live Free or Die Hard. Ethan Hawke can next be seen in the Fundamental and EuropaCorp co-production Valerian, MGM’s The Magnificent Seven, and Born to be Blue, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews for Hawke, and will be released by IFC Films in March. He may also return for the Training Day TV series.

24 Hours to Live is the latest collaboration between Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures, with Scott Waugh’s Outlaws Inc. recently announced.

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Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Co-Star in Musical Comedy

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Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to co-star in musical comedy

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stop-Loss co-stars and all-around good buddies Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will join forces for an untitled R-rated musical comedy featuring two pilots.

Universal Pictures won a competitive studio bidding war for the project, which is being penned by screenwriter Michael Bacall (Project X) and produced by Marc Platt (Into the Woods) with the two stars. Bacall has a previous working relationship with all three principles, writing the 21 Jump Street movies with Tatum, Manic for Gordon-Levitt and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World for Platt.

You can see Tatum soft shoe it in this weekend’s Hollywood satire Hail, Caesar! while Gordon-Levitt previously put on a show-stopping song-and-dance routine for Marc Webb’s (500) Days of Summer.

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Ethan Hawke Could Return for Training Day TV Series

by Silas Lesnick

Leading man Ethan Hawke could return for the planned Training Day tv series.

Ethan Hawke has been approached to reprise his big-screen role for CBS’ upcoming Training Day TV series

CBS is looking to bring some serious continuity to their upcoming Training Day TV series. According to a story today at Deadline, the network has approached Ethan Hawke about reprising his big screen role. Hawke starred opposite Denzel Washington in director Antoine Fuqua’s 2001 original and received an Academy Award nomination for his performance as LAPD officer Jake Hoyt.

Antoine Fuqua is also returning for the Training Day TV series, set to direct the pilot episode. Writer and former LAPD detective Will Beall (Gangster Squad) is attached to provide the script. (David Ayer, who wrote the original film, currently has his hands full helming August’s big screen DC Comics adaptation, Suicide Squad). Also returning for the Training Day TV series is producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Bad Boys, Pirates of the Caribbean), who will executive produce the show alongside Jonathan Littman (the CSI franchise), Fuqua and Beall for Warner Bros. and Fuqua Films. Bruckheimer previously produced Fuqua’s 2004 adaptation of King Arthur.

While the original film featured Denzel Washington as a corrupt cop guiding a straight arrow rookie (Hawke), plans for the new series call for the show to follow present day LAPD officers. According to the trade, Hawke’s Hoyt will now be a Deputy Chief and, as such, will have the ability to return throughout the series.

Ethan Hawke’s recent schedule has kept him busy with projects like the Spierig Brothers’ Robert Heinlein adaptation Predestination, Andrew Niccol’s drone warfare drama Good Kill, and Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s recent comedy drama Ten Thousand Saints. Coming up, he’s set to appear in writer and director Rebecca Miller’s Maggie’s Plan before reteaming with Fuqua and Washington for The Magnificent Seven. Also starring Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Haley Bennett, Byung Hun Lee, Jason Momoa, Matt Bomer, Peter Sarsgaard and Billy Slaughter, it’s slated to hit the big screen September 23.

Does Ethan Hawke’s potential involvement make you more excited for the Training Day TV series? Let us know in the comments below!

Fifty Shades Darker Ropes in Bella Heathcote to Play Christian Grey’s Ex

by Max Evry

Fifty Shades Darker Ropes in Bella Heathcote to Play Christian Grey’s Ex.

Bella Heathcote will play Leila in the upcoming sequel, Fifty Shades Darker

Bella Heathcote, star of this weekend’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, has joined the cast of the upcoming sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker. Deadline reports that Bella Heathcote will play the novel’s Leila, an ex-lover of Christian Grey who still carries the emotional (and physical) scars of their relationship.

An erotically charged romance, the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise has capitalized on it’s naughty-but-not-too-naughty aesthetic to the tune of more than $570 million worldwide. On-set conflict between author E L James and the first film’s director Sam Taylor-Johnson, however, led to Taylor-Johnson and screenwriter Kelly Marcel opting not return for the sequel. James Foley will instead direct Fifty Shades Darker, which will be penned by E L James’ husband, Niall Leonard.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are set to return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in both Fifty Shades Darker and a third film, Fifty Shades Freed. Kim Basinger will play Elena Lincoln, who introduced Grey to the world of BDSM. Expanding upon the events set in motion in Fifty Shades of Grey, the films will again aim to become the motion-picture events for Valentine’s Day 2017 and 2018. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, alongside E L James, the creator of the series, also return to produce.

Perhaps best-known for her role as Victoria Winters in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, Heathcote will be part of the menagerie of young women in Nicolas Winding Refn’s upcoming horror film The Neon Demon.

What do you think of Bella Heathcote as Leila? Was there anyone else you would have picked for the role? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rosamund Pike Circling the Lead Role in Mike Newell’s Guernsey

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Rosamund Pike Circling the Lead Role in Mike Newell's Guernsey.

Rosamund Pike circling the lead role in Mike Newell’s Guernsey

According to Deadline, Gone Girl actress Rosamund Pike may have found her next project with the adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ best-seller “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” titled Guernsey, which will be directed by British vet Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). Kenneth Branagh was previously in line to direct, with actresses including Kate Winslet, Lily James and Rebecca Ferguson vying for the plum lead role of Juliet Ashton.

“‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ takes place on the island of Guernsey,” says co-author Annie Barrows on the book’s official site, “which is in the English channel, during the second World War when the island was occupied by the Germans. It’s about a group of eccentric locals and transplanted Londoners who come together at a particularly inauspicious moment to form a book club. It’s about the books that they read and how they grow to love one another and save one another during that time.”

Don Roos (Marley & Me) penned the screenplay adaptation for Guernsey, with Mitchell Kaplan and Paula Mazur producing through their Mazur/Kaplan Company banner.

Pike will next be seen opposite David Oyelowo in the historical romance A United Kingdom, and is currently filming the World War II assassination tale HHhH with Jack Reynor and Mia Wasikowska. 

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The Force Awakens Passing $900M Domestically Today and $2B Worldwide Tomorrow

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The Force Awakens Passing $900M Domestically Today and $2 Billion Worldwide Tomorrow.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens passing $900 million domestically today and $2 billion worldwide tomorrow

Today, in its 50th day of release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to cross the $900 million mark at the domestic box office. It is the only film in history to reach this milestone.

In addition, on Saturday (53rd day of global release), Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to reach the $2 billion mark worldwide, becoming only the third film ever to do so and just the second to do it in original release.

“This is a historic moment for Star Wars, for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are extremely gratified to be a part of this journey with fans around the world who have made Star Wars: The Force Awakens such an extraordinary success,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come.”

Through February 4, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has earned an estimated $899.1 million domestically and $1,095.6 million internationally for a global total of $1,994.7 million. Opening internationally December 16 and domestically December 18, Star Wars: The Force Awakens posted the all-time biggest global and domestic debuts with $528.9 million and $247.9 million respectively. Over the course of its eight-week run, it has set numerous other records, including:

· Biggest domestic preview gross ($57 million)
· Biggest opening day domestically ($119.1 million)
· Biggest domestic second weekend ($149.2 million)
· Biggest domestic third weekend ($90.2 million)
· Biggest opening week domestically ($390.8 million)
· Biggest opening weekend in 18 territories: U.K. (4-day), Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland (3-day), Denmark (5-day), Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, New Zealand
· Fastest film to $1B globally (12 days)
· Biggest film of all time in the U.S. and the U.K.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt, and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was named one of AFI’s top ten films of 2015 and has received five Academy Award nominations, for film editing, visual effects, sound editing, sound mixing, and for series composer John Williams’ original score.

The Star Wars Saga continues December 15, 2017, in Star Wars: Episode VIII, picking up in the wake of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Later this year, Rogue One, a new adventure detailing events prior to Star Wars: A New Hope, takes flight on December 16, 2016.

MacGyver Movie Joins the TV Reboot in Development

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MacGyver Movie Joins the TV Reboot in Development

MacGyver movie joins the TV reboot in development

Ladies and gentlemen, its a MacGyverssance! With James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7) slotted to direct the pilot for the CBS TV reboot of the Richard Dean Anderson-led ’80s action series MacGyver, Lionsgate (via Variety) has revealed that they are simultaneously planning a MacGyver movie reboot as well. 

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer reportedly dropped the two MacGyver projects bombshell during the company’s earnings call on Friday, revealing that the MacGyver movie would be produced by series creator Lee David Zlotoff and Neal Moritz, producer of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise. More details should be forthcoming, and since both projects are under the Lionsgate umbrella, it’s not inconceivable that there could be some crossover between the movie and TV versions, forming a “MacGyver-verse” of sorts.

New Line Cinema originally announced the MacGyver film in 2009, with a script by Jason Richman (Bangkok Dangerous) to be produced by Martha and Raffaella De Laurentiis. After the sleeper success of Insidious, Wan was brought onboard in 2012, and he previously described his ideas for the project, which he had to scrap to take the Fast & Furious gig. 

“My initial concept was I wanted to do a young college MacGyver who went to Boston, one of the great universities, who’s really brilliant, right?” says Wan. “He’s so smart he could never feel like he fit into a world that is an establishment. So he’s always a bit of an outsider. He’s very crafty, he’s very smart, all kinds of science and mathematics and engineering. I wanted to put my MacGyver story around something like a ‘North by Northwest’: He gets blamed for something that he had designed, something really big that’s something everyone wanted, and now someone has weaponized it and everyone’s coming after him. He’s running for his life and he’s trying to clear his name, not quite unlike the structure of ‘Enemy of the State.’ So imagine ‘Enemy of the State’ if Will Smith had the brains of MacGyver.”

“MacGyver” creator Lee Zlotoff also worked with the National Academy of Engineering on a project titled The Next MacGyver, in which they were crowdsourcing ideas for a new series with a female engineer as the lead character, although that may not be the direction CBS is going in.

Playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo has penned the script for the CBS MacGyver reboot pilot, which sees the show’s original executive producer Henry Winkler set to return as EP with Michael Clear. James Wan is attached to direct the pilot and will executive produce. The original series ran from 1985 to 1992 for a total of 139 episodes with two made-for-TV movies that followed.

Ghostbusters LEGO Set for the New Movie Revealed!

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Ghostbusters LEGO Set for the New Movie Revealed!

Ghostbusters LEGO set for new movie revealed

Paul Feig previously revealed some prototypes for some of the Ghostbusters toys for his upcoming film and now the director has revealed the official Ghostbusters LEGO set for the new film. Check out the photos below but be warned of potential spoilers as the set features a first look at the film’s “Red Daemon” and more.

The Ghostbusters movie stars Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones in the four lead roles. The film is also set to feature Chris Hemsworth as the new secretary, Andy Garcia as the Mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as a character named “Hawkins,” Matt Walsh as a character named “Rourke,” and Neil Casey as the film’s villain. New York City’s NY1 news anchor Pat Kiernan is also set to appear as news anchor in the film.

“I’m having a lot of fun playing with genres,” Feig told ComingSoon.net of the new film last year, “…I love the original film, but I also just love the idea of busting ghosts and kind of paranormal warriors. I thought, ‘You know, if I could do this with the funny women I know and kind of just do a new origin story…’ I’m more interested in what would happen today. You know, you see things on TV about ghosts, but none of it’s real. What if, suddenly, something started happening? What happens when that just begins to happen to people? Also, how do they develop their technology? It’s not as fun if they’re just handed their proton packs. It’s why it’s not as fun to do a sequel. The fun is getting there.”

The Ghostbusters movie is directed by Feig from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold. It will debut in theaters on July 15.

Zack Snyder on the Justice League Heroes in Batman v Superman

by Max Evry

Zack Snyder on the Justice League Heroes in Batman v Superman.

Zack Snyder talks Justice League heroes in Batman v Superman, plus a new track from Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL’s soundtrack

Even though the release date for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is drawing near, some fans are already less concerned with the battle of the two titans the March 25 release touts and more with how it will lead us into an eventual pair of Justice League films. Case-in-point: Director/DC Films mastermind Zack Snyder has told the Hall of Justice Podcast (via io9) how BvS will dole out your first dose of Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg. 

“As far as the other Justice League characters go, they play a very small role,” Snyder confirms. “It’s really just a whisper they exist. Except for Wonder Woman, we see her really well. But really the movie is about Batman and Superman. And we really take time with them and we really drill down on the why of them and what they stand for and their beliefs and them as characters. That’s pretty much the why of the movie. But again as I said, it does begin the conversation about these guys are out there.”

If you’re imagining how pumped you’re going to be when you see all these DC icons finally unite to battle the forces of evil, then perhaps listening to a sweeping, heroic new piece of music off the Batman v Superman soundtrack will help set the mood for you. Check out the track by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL below, plus you can you can pre-order the album right here.

Snyder also commented on the separation of the movies and the popular DC TV shows.

“As opposed to trying to shoehorn all these storylines into a single universe, we let the characters exist in a multi-universe, and it’s a lot more fun, and a lot more value for the audience. [Fans] get to see their favorite, most beloved characters on different adventures at the same time in different universes. It makes it a lot more fun, we get to go in different directions at the same time. I’m like a kid in a candy store with this incredible opportunity. It’s really fun. It couldn’t be any better.”

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, joined by Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Jason Momoa will also be making an appearance as Aquaman.

Journey to the USSR in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Episode 4 Photos

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow episode 4 photos feature the team in the USSR.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow episode 4 photos feature the team in the USSR

The CW has released the first photos from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow episode 4, which sees the team traveling to the USSR in the 1980s in their quest to end Vandal Savage. You can check them out in the gallery below. Titled “White Knights,” the episode is officially described as follows:

“When Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump) retreats behind the Iron Curtain in the early 1980s, a string of nuclear scientists begins to mysteriously disappear. The team follows Vandal’s trail straight into the heart of the Soviet Union in an attempt to find his next target. Ray tries to bond with a beautiful Soviet scientist, Valentina Vostock (guest star Stephanie Corneliussen), in the hopes of finding out Vandal’s next move. When Valentina rejects him, it’s Snart to the rescue. Stein pushes Jax to be better, which frustrates Jax and ultimately threatens the Firestorm matrix. Rip asks Sara to train Kendra.”

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/The ATOM, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Professor Martin Stein & Jefferson “Jax” Jackson/Firestorm, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, and Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl. The series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti , Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Phil Klemmer, Chris Fedak and Sarah Schechter.

“White Knights” will premiere on Thursday, February 11 at 8 PM EST on The CW. If you missed an episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow or just need a refresher on what happened you can read our weekly recaps to catch up!

The Sins of the Father are on Display in New Arrow Photos

by Spencer Perry

The Sins of the Father are on Display in New Arrow Photos.

Photos from Arrow Episode 4.13, Sins of the Father

The CW has released the first photos from Arrow episode 4.13, which sees Oliver being made an offer that’s hard to refuse . Titled “Sins of the Father,” the episode is officially described as follows:

“Oliver receives an offer from Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) that is hard to refuse. Meanwhile, Thea continues to battle the blood lust, Malcolm steps in to help his daughter, and Laurel has a heart to heart talk with Nyssa.”

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Katie Cassidy as Dinah “Laurel” Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn, with Paul Blackthorne as Detective Lance. The series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter.

“Sins of the Father” will premiere Wednesday, February 10 at 8:00pm ET/PT on The CW. If you missed an episode of Arrow or just need a refresher on what happened you can read our weekly recaps to catch up!

Welcome to Earth-2 in New Photos from The Flash!

by Spencer Perry

Welcome to Earth-2 in New Photos from The Flash!

Welcome to Earth-2 in new photos from The Flash

The CW has released the first photos for The Flash Episode 2.13, featuring the Earth-2 counterparts of your favorite characters, which you can check out in the gallery below! Titled “Welcome to Earth-2,” the episode is officially described as follows:

“Barry, Wells and Cisco journey to Earth-2 to rescue Wells’ daughter, Jesse (guest star Violett Beane) from Zoom. Barry is stunned when he runs into Earth-2 Iris and Joe, but nothing prepares him for meeting Killer Frost and Deathstorm (guest star Robbie Amell). Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) has to take over the Flash’s responsibilities when a meta-human nicknamed Geomancer (guest star Adam Stafford) attacks Central City.”

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West. The new season sees the addition of newcomers Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick, Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, Shantel VanSanten as Patty Spivot, Violett Beane as Jesse Quick, Demore Barnes as Tokamak, and Candyman himself Tony Todd as the voice of the new “big bad,” Zoom.

“Welcome to Earth-2” is set to air Tuesday, February 9 at 8 P.M. EST on The CW. If you missed an episode of The Flash or just need a refresher on what happened you can read our weekly recaps by clicking here!

Orange Is the New Black Renewed for Three More Seasons!

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Orange Is the New Black Renewed for Three More Seasons!

Orange Is the New Black renewed for three more seasons!

Netflix and Lionsgate today announced that the original series Orange Is the New Black, the comedic drama set in a women’s prison from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan, has been renewed for three additional seasons on Netflix. Season four of the series will premiere Friday, June 17 and additional seasons five, six and seven will premiere in future years. Seasons one through three are streaming on Netflix. Concurrently, it was announced that Kohan has committed to continue as Orange Is the New Black’s executive producer and showrunner for seasons five, six and seven.

“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt. Audiences around the world have come to love the ladies and men of Orange is the New Black, and we are eager to see where three more seasons will take them,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.

“Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things. In some cultures, ‘May you lead an interesting life,’ is a curse, but I don’t live in those cultures,” said series creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan. “Here’s to keeping it interesting. Thanks Netflix! Both thanks and you’re welcome Lionsgate! And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers… with whom I have the pride and honor of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!”

“We’re proud to continue our long-standing relationships with Netflix and the incredibly talented Jenji Kohan and delighted that one of the most acclaimed shows on television will continue on Netflix for three more seasons,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. “Jenji’s brilliant creative vision and a truly amazing cast have catapulted Orange is the New Black to the forefront of the platinum age of television, and we’re pleased that Orange fans around the world will be rewarded with another three seasons.”

The acclaimed hour-long series stars a diverse and award-winning ensemble of women including Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Samira Wiley, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore and Elizabeth Rodriguez, along with Michael Harney and Nick Sandow. The series is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman.

Michael Pitt Boards Ghost in the Shell

by Silas Lesnick

Michael Pitt will play The Laughing Man in the Ghost in the Shell movie.

Michael Pitt will play The Laughing Man opposite Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell movie

Michael Pitt (Hannibal, Boardwalk Empire) has, according to a story today at The Hollywood Reporter, joined the cast of the upcoming Ghost in the Shell movie opposite Scarlett Johansson. According to the trade, Michael Pitt will play the hacker villain known as The Laughing Man.

The Laughing Man, who made his debut on the series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, is an expert hacker famous for using his expert skills to remove his face from all digital images, including peoples’ cybernetic eyes. Instead, he replaces his visage with his animated logo (pictured above) and circling text that reads, “I thought what I’d do was, I’d pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes,” quoting J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye.

Announced last year, the Ghost in the Shell movie is set to be directed by Snow White and the Huntsman‘s Rupert Sanders from a screenplay adapted by Straight Outta Compton‘s Jonathan Herman, who took over from previous writers Jamie Moss and William Wheeler.

The new Ghost in the Shell movie will offer a live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s iconic cyberpunk manga series about the members of a covert ops unit that take on technology-related crime. “Ghost in the Shell” was famously adapted into an animated feature in 1995.

Produced by Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul, the Ghost in the Shell movie also has the backing of Steven Spielberg. The rights to Shirow’s original manga were picked up several years ago with plans to use the latest 3D technology to film it. In Japan, the huge success of the original “Ghost in the Shell” comics have led to a number of anime film adaptations, a TV series and a series of video games.

Last fall, it was reported that Sam Riley was in talks for a villain role in the film. It is currently unclear whether or not Riley was up for Laughing Man role or if the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies star is still connected to the upcoming live action film.

Look for the Ghost in the Shell movie to hit the big screen March 31, 2017 through Paramount Pictures.

(Photo credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN.com)

USA Network Sets Colony Season Two

by Silas Lesnick

Get ready for Colony season two.

As the first season approaches the midway point, USA Network is making plans for Colony season two

USA Network announced today that Colony season two is on the way. From Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Ryan Condal (Hercules), Colony season two hails from Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions. The series centers on one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles. Starring Josh Holloway (Lost) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), episode four of the 10-part Colony season one airs tonight at 10/9c.

Set in the very near future, Colony‘s world is a dangerous one of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences. After being separated from their son during the invasion, former FBI agent Will Bowman (Holloway) and his wife Katie (Callies) are willing to do whatever is necessary to be reunited with him. Thus, when the powerful Proxy Snyder (Peter Jacobson) offers Will a chance to get his son back if he will collaborate with the occupational government, Will and Katie find themselves faced with the toughest decision of their lives. They will have to go beyond whatever they thought possible, risking their lives and their relationship to protect their family.

“Carlton and Ryan have successfully delivered a story that tests the strengths and weaknesses of a society in duress, and the bonds of a family divided,” says Chris McCumber, President of USA Network. “Colony’s performance across all platforms has been impressive, and we can’t wait to see where the story takes us.”

Over its first three episodes, Colony has seen an average combined L3 audience of 3.4MM P2+ (two same-night telecasts of each original episode). Additionally, more than half a million people sampled the series’ pilot during a targeted, two-week pre-linear release on select digital platforms including USANetwork.com, Hulu, the USA Network App and VOD.

Colony season two is a co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions. Colony airs Thursdays at 10/9c on USA Network.

Vin Diesel Shares More xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Photos

by CS

Vin Diesel Shares More xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Photos.

Vin Diesel shares more xXx: The Return of Xander Cage photos

Filming continues on xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and Vin Diesel has shared more photos from the set! You can view the xXx: The Return of Xander Cage photos in the gallery below!

Diesel took to both Facebook and Instagram when production started and said the following:

“The Director, producers and myself sitting in wonder as we take in the artistry of the many craftsmen that have built these amazing sets. You can tell the first day what level of crew you will be working with and it is clear that XxX has the very best. Grateful for the opportunity to make magic… The years of development, the months of preproduction… And here we are at the beginning of production.”

In xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Diesel co-stars opposite Samuel L. Jackson, who is returning as NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons, actor and martial artist Jet Li, international action star and martial artist Tony Jaa, UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor, Indian star Deepika Padukone, “The Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev, “Orange Is the New Black’s” Ruby Rose, and Academy Award-nominee Toni Collette (The Sixth SenseLittle Miss Sunshine). 

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F. Scott Frazier provided the most recent draft of the script, which will be directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, Eagle Eye). Diesel and Joe Roth are producing with Jeff Kirschenbaum and Samantha Vincent, who is also Diesel’s sister.

Jason Patric Heads to Wayward Pines

by Silas Lesnick

Jason Patric has joined the cast of Wayward Pines season two.

Jason Patric is set to headline FOX’s Wayward Pines season two

Jason Patric (Rush, Narc) has been cast in a leading role for Wayward Pines season two. The hit psychological thriller event series returns for a second season this summer on FOX. Jason Patric will portray Dr. Theo Yedlin, described as being a confident, driven surgeon whose leadership skills will prove invaluable to the residents of Wayward Pines.

From executive producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, The Visit) and based on the world created by author Blake Crouch in his international best-selling series of books, the ten episode second season will pick up after the events of season one as the residents of Wayward Pines battle against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. Jason Patric’s Yedlin – a new resident of Wayward Pines – awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of this rebellion, as he tries to understand what Wayward Pines really is and help preserve the endangered human race.

“Jason is an incredibly grounded and believable actor,” says Shyamalan. “I’m so excited for audiences to see what he brings to the world of ‘Wayward Pines.'”

Jason Patric’s feature film debut came in 1987, when he appeared in the comedy-thriller The Lost Boys. He then starred in the war drama The Beast, After Dark, My Sweet and Rush. He most recently completed production on the film The Yellow Birds, opposite Jennifer Aniston and Toni Collette. Jason Patric’s previous feature credits include Geronimo: An American Legend, The Journey of August King, Sleepers and Your Friends and Neighbors, which was the first feature Patric produced for his production company, Fleece.

Wayward Pines season one ranked as Summer 2015’s number one broadcast scripted series among Adults 18-49, averaging a 2.2/8 in the key demo. The series ranked among Summer 2015’s Top 10 broadcast programs overall among Adults 18-49. The series earned a multi-platform average audience of 9.4 million, which represents a +145% increase versus its Live+Same Day audience – the largest multi-platform lift versus Live+Same Day ever for a FOX drama. 

Wayward Pines is executive-produced by Donald De Line (Green Lantern, The Italian Job), Ashwin Rajan (Devil, The Visit), Blake Crouch and M. Night Shyamalan. Mark Friedman (Believe, The Forgotten) also serves as executive producer and showrunner. Wayward Pines is a production of 20th Century Fox Television.

(Photo Credit: Joseph Marzullo / WENN.com)

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