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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Teases Spider-Ham, Other Webspinners

When Sony approached filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller about making an animated Spider-Man movie, they had one demand: It had to be about Miles Morales. Most moviegoers know that Spider-Man’s alter ego is Peter Parker, a high-school nerd whose encounter with a radioactive spider turns him into a super-powered vigilante. But Morales, an Afro-Latino […].....»»

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‘Venom’ Creators Promise ‘Huge World,’ Tease Spider-Man Fight

This isn’t your friendly neighborhood web spinner. “Venom” director Ruben Fleischer and star Tom Hardy promised the crowd at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday that there will be plenty of bloodletting in the upcoming comic-book adaptation. Instead of the typical costumed heroes synonymous with the superhero genre, this film will feature a “much grittier, grounded, […].....»»

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Film News Roundup: Danny Trejo’s Dark Comedy ‘Bully’ Scores Distribution

In today’s film news roundup, Danny Trejo’s “Bully” and the Harvey Weinstein documentary “The Reckoning” land distribution deals. ACQUISITIONS North of Two has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the dark comedy “Bully,” planning a release in the fall, Variety has learned exclusively. The film was directed and produced by Santino Campanelli, and written and […].....»»

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Anthony Anderson Under Criminal Investigation, Disputes Woman’s Claims of Assault

“Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is currently under criminal investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. According to The Blast, Anderson allegedly assaulted a woman after an event she catered for the actor last year. “It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false,” Anderson’s rep told Variety. “The authorities have not contacted […].....»»

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‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ Renewed for Season 2 at Freeform

Freeform has renewed its new Marvel series “Cloak & Dagger.” The teen superhero drama will return with a 10-episode second season in spring 2019. The announcement came during the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel featuring cast members Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana and Ally Maki, as well as executive producers Joe Pokaski and Jeph […].....»»

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Jamie Lee Curtis Embraces Sobbing Fan, Who Says ‘Halloween’ Saved His Life

“Halloween” may be an escapist horror pic, but for one man at Comic-Con, it proved to be a life saver. During a question and answer session at Universal’s Comic-Con presentation at Hall H on Friday, an attendee choked up while telling star Jamie Lee Curtis that he escaped a life-threatening incident in which another man […].....»»

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Prosecutors Charge Private Eye With Illegal Spying on Richard Simmons

Los Angeles prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a private investigator for allegedly planting a tracking device in the vehicle of Richard Simmons’ caretaker. The two-count complaint was filed on Thursday in state court by Los Angeles City Attorney Michael N. Feuer, alleging that Los Angeles-based private investigator Scott Brian Mathews had violated a section […].....»»

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Amazon Studios SDCC Roundup: Teaser Trailers, Casting, Release Dates

Amazon Studios had a plethora of news coming out of its Comic-Con panel, including numerous teaser trailers, casting news and release dates for some of its biggest and most anticipated shows. Homecoming Amazon released its first official trailer for its upcoming show, “Homecoming,” starring Julia Roberts. The trailer has a camera slowly panning through the […].....»»

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Film Review: ‘Teen Titans GO! to the Movies’

“Teen Titans GO! to the Movies,” a brash and blithe-spirited animated comedy adventure for kids, demonstrates that when it comes to superhero movies, meta (which used to seem so, you know…meta) has become the new normal. The whole meta fixation in mainstream movies didn’t start with superhero films, of course. It probably goes back to “Scream” […].....»»

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Amazon Showrunners Panel: Frances McDormand Will Star as God in ‘Good Omens’

Frances McDormand will play the voice of God in Amazon’s upcoming drama series “Good Omens.” Executive producer Neil Gaiman announced the casting Friday during a panel featuring showrunners for several Amazon Studios series and moderated by Variety executive editor Debra Birnbaum. Gaiman called it “the strangest way” he had ever cast anyone. “We knew God […].....»»

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Jamie Lee Curtis Embraces Sobbing Fan, ‘Halloween’ Saved His Life

“Halloween” may be an escapist horror flick, but for one man at comic-con it all but proved to be a life saver. During a question and answer session at Universal’s San Diego Comic-Con presentation at Hall H on Friday. An attendee choked up while telling star Jamie Lee Curtis that he escaped a life-threatening incident in […].....»»

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Symphonic Sharks and Stormtroopers: Hollywood Bowl’s Movie Nights Pull Curtain Back on Film Scores

In the perennial cataloguing of the best single-screen movie theaters in Los Angeles — the Chinese, the Dome, the Egyptian, et al. — a nearly century-old venue has been showing up as a new kid on the block. That would be the Hollywood Bowl, which only this decade began screening entire films with full-length orchestra […].....»»

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‘Metalocalypse’ Writer-Director Jon Schnepp Dies at at 51

Jon Schnepp, who wrote for and directed the 2000s animated television series “Metalocalypse” died Thursday after suffering a stroke last week. He was 51. Schnepp’s wife, Holly Payne, confirmed her husband’s death Friday on Twitter with a statement and a screenshot of a fundraiser page that had been collecting donations for Schnepp’s recovery and medical […].....»»

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Inside Treyarch’s ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Zombie Mode

No one could have imagined that you’d be able to throw an explosive cymbal-banging monkey toy at a horde of voracious zombies in a franchise popular for it’s brutal, semi-accurate depictions of World War II and other major conflicts. It’s something so wild that it could only be part of Treyarch’s next edition of their […].....»»

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TV News Roundup: Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date on Netflix

In today’s roundup, Netflix sets the premiere date for the second season of Marvel’s “Iron Fist,” and Disney Channel casts Don Cheadle as a guest star in “DuckTales.” CASTING Disney Channel has tapped Don Cheadle to guest star in the season finale of “DuckTales.” The animated comedy follows the mischievous misadventures of Donald Duck’s nephews, […].....»»

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‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ TV Reboot in Development From Joss Whedon, Monica Owusu-Breen

A TV reboot of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is in development at 20th Century Fox Television, Variety has confirmed. Original series creator Joss Whedon is onboard to executive produce, with writer Monica Owusu-Breen attached to write the script. The rebooted series will see a black actress take over the title role, which was played in the series […].....»»

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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con

James McAvoy brought personality to 2018 San Diego Comic-Con — 24 personalities, to be exact. At a Friday Comic-Con panel, Universal released the trailer for “Glass,” the sequel to 2016’s “Split,” starring McAvoy as a man who uses different personas in order to abduct women. In “Glass,” Bruce Willis reprises his role from “Unbreakable” as […].....»»

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‘Castle Rock’ Bosses on Learning From Stephen King How to Scare Viewers

When creating an original horror anthology series based on the world of Stephen King, “Castle Rock” co-creators and co-showrunners Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason knew one thing was key: leaning into the psychological aspects of what scares a person. “We live in what might be considered the era of terror. Questions of violence and chaos […].....»»

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Will Introduce Spock in Season 2

“Star Trek: Discovery” will bring some of the franchise’s signature characters aboard for season two. “I can tell you that yes, you will be seeing Spock this season,” executive producer Alex Kurtzman said Friday during a Hall H panel for the show Friday. Season one of the CBS All Access sci-fi drama ended with Discovery, […].....»»

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Gets Miniseries ‘Short Treks’

The “Star Trek” universe is expanding. During the Comic-Con panel for “Star Trek: Discovery,” show co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman announced the upcoming launch of a four-part miniseries titled “Star Trek: Short Treks” this fall. Rolling out on CBS All Access on a monthly basis, each of the four “Short Treks” episodes will be […].....»»

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