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Avengers: Endgame Hides a Secret Thor Joke in Its Poster

Marvel has put Thor through Hell in his last two movies, but with Avengers: Endgame the god of thunder is once again the butt of the joke – assuming fans have caught it in the film’s marketing.

We’re not referring to Thor’s standoff with Captain Marvel, or any other clip of him in the early Avengers: Endgame trailers or TV spots. Believe it or not, the joke is delivered in so subtle a fashion, fans probably never even noticed it in the poster for Avengers: Endgame. As the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, and the rest of the Avengers (and Black Panther‘s Okoye) stand united and ready to take down Thanos… Thor’s artificial eye seems to be blinding him to the actual threat.

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To some movie fans, there is always a bit of comedy to the “group” poster for a Marvel release, photoshop-ping just about every single cast member into one massive mountain of celebrity, regardless of scale or context. The single hero posters for Avengers: Endgame capture the movie’s serious stakes, including Thor’s stoic face concerned only with “Avenging the Fallen.” We don’t think that title includes his missing eye, destroyed in his fight with Hela and now replaced with an orange-colored, robotic one Rocket Raccoon had lying around.

Taking a closer look at the group shot in the Avengers: Endgame poster, it seems Thor’s right eye might not be as sharp as the original. Maybe he actually WAS aiming for Thanos’ head this whole time…?

As literally every other hero on the poster with their eyes open (Okoye’s face and eyes are downcast in grief) is taking in the threat off the poster to the left, readying weapons and preparing for battle… Thor obviously didn’t get the memo. That detail is impossible to read as anything but a tongue-in-cheek allusion to his faulty eye, which just so happens to be the one failing to register what everyone else is focused on. And while we can’t say that the team who designed this Endgame poster is the same one responsible for the secret Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker poster joke, it’s a clear indication that Marvel movie Easter Egg hunters now have to include the posters, as well.

Not every Marvel character could be teased in such playful fashion, especially not where a physical injury or prosthetic is concerned (we don’t expect War Machine’s spine injury to be explored, let alone joked about). But coming out of Thor: Ragnarok and Infinity War, Thor has established himself as the one hero willing to laugh at his losses, his trials, and his injury. So it seems oddly fitting–perhaps even poetic, considering his cinematic refresh with Director Taika Waititi–that his place among the other Avengers to save the universe is a perfect fit. But take a look closer, and he’s delivering a punchline promising spit-take-inducing comedy in addition to the cosmic stakes.

The potential for eye-based comedy was almost immediately tossed aside when Rocket produced the aforementioned substitute. And while the Thor/Guardians of the Galaxy team-up is mainly remembered for producing Thor’s new axe, Stormbreaker, any reference to Thor’s flaws–or just the one–is welcome. Then again, perhaps Thor is just trying to avoid the Avengers: Endgame spoilers along with the fans.

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2019-04-20 01:04:36

Andrew Dyce

Stunning New Endgame Poster Spotlights Original Six Avengers

A new poster for Avengers: Endgame has been released and features the six original team members. Avengers: Endgame is of course Marvel’s next highly anticipated title that will see the Avengers trying to undo Thanos’ destruction from Avengers: Infinity War.

Marvel started out with solo superhero movies, before finishing Phase 1 with the superhero team-up film called The Avengers in 2012. The Joss Whedon directed movie included superheros that had been introduced in the previous five MCU films including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo replacing Edward Norton), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth). All of the heroes returned for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and last years’ Avengers: Infinity Warexcept for Hawkeye, who retired to spend time with his family. Coincidently, all six of the original heroes survived Thanos’ snap and are now being featured on a brand new poster for Avengers: Endgame. 

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Posting on Twitter, Marvel Studios recently shared a new poster with artwork from Turksworks. Marvel released a poster featuring several superheros back when they released the official trailer for Avengers: Endgame, but this new poster only features the six original Avengers members; Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Iron Man, and Hawkeye. The poster also seems to focus on their weapons of choice, which they will likely use to battle Thanos next week. An HD version of the poster can be seen below.

With as anticipated as Avengers: Endgame is, Disney and Marvel have been pulling out all the stops when it comes to marketing their film. Marvel has already released several trailers and TV spots for Avengers: Endgame as well as posters featuring the film’s many heroes. They have even released 40 different Avengers Twitter emojis so that fans can tweet about the film. Other marketing such as the Avengers: Endgame Entertainment Weekly covers have also focused on the six original team members. With the mass amount of marketing Marvel is doing for the film, it makes sense that the marketing budget for Avengers: Endgame is the biggest of any previous Marvel movie.

It has been theorized that some, if not all, of the original Avengers members could die in Avengers: Endgame. Marvel certainly has the ability to do so, especially since some of the actors’ contracts are up, but that isn’t likely the sole reason why the marketing is focusing so much on the original team. Last year marked the ten year anniversary of the MCU, so Marvel is likely heavily advertising the original team since they are some of the most popular characters that fans have been following for a decade. No matter what happens to these characters, fans won’t have to wait very much longer for Avengers: Endgame.

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Source: Marvel StudiosTurksworks



2019-04-19 10:04:06

Christopher Fiduccia

Avengers: Endgame Poster Highlights Thor, Iron Man & Captain America’s Evolution

Marvel Studios releases a brand new poster for Avengers: Endgame highlighting the evolution of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America. The MCU’s trinity of heroes: Tony Stark, Thor and Steve Rogers are the cornerstones of the franchise. Together with the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, they make up the six original Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and as their potentially final mission together nears, marketing for the Phase 3 capper zeroes in on these characters.

Picking up after the tragic ending of Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame will see the surviving heroes of Thanos’ decimation of half of life in the universe at their lowest point. With their first real defeat handed to them by the Mad Titan, they each suffered their own personal loss with no clue how to move forward. But with the help of Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), they might find a way avenge the fallen by hatching a plan that will take down the intergalactic villain and at the same time restore peace and order in the universe. And at the forefront of that battle are Stark, Thor and Rogers. As people prepare for the worst in case some, if not all of them bite the bullet in Avengers 4, Marvel Studios continues to amp up the nostalgia via their latest poster.

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Shared on Marvel Studios‘ official Twitter account is a poster created by Chris Skinner that features MCU’s trinity of heroes in their Endgame appearance and parallel to that is the visual representation of their origins. Stark is paired up with himself wearing the bulky Mark I which he made with Ho Yinsen while he was in captivity in Afghanistan, Thor with Mjolnir and Captain America as skinny pre-super soldier serum Steve. This will be the first of 10 exclusive one-sheets for the film from the digital artist. Check out the illustration below:

It’s no secret that letting all six original Avengers survive The Decimation was an intentional choice from directors Joe and Anthony Russo, as well as screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. While the trailers and promo spots for Endgame barely reveal anything plot-wise so as to keep the secrecy of the movie, they’ve made it a point to emphasize the re-assembly of these characters. They even teased what appears to be Iron Man, Thor and Captain America all approaching a waiting Thanos in an unknown battle-torn setting. Whether or not that specific shot is in the film remains to be seen, however, since the filmmakers admitted to manipulating footage in promo materials to keep fans guessing.

After the Phase 3 capper, it’s anyone guess what the fates will be for the MCU trinity. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige teased that the twin Avengers sequel will be the final chapter for some of these heroes, and since they’re the oldest from the franchise’s growing cast, it makes sense that they’re the ones to go. At this point, there’s already a slew of second-generation heroes that take over the frontlines of the MCU once they’re out of their superhero gigs, either permanently and temporarily. That said, it doesn’t mean that the franchise don’t need them anymore. Not taking away from the new characters, but they have big shoes to fill once these founding heroes are already out of the spotlight following Avengers: Endgame.

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Source: Marvel Studios



2019-04-18 05:04:33

Ana Dumaraog

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Hides a Secret Joke in Its Poster

The Star Wars movies may not be famous for comedy writing or funny word play, but the series’ best inside joke has just been made in the teaser poster for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Of course, almost no fan will ever notice it.

At first glance the idea that a joke is even possible to hide in the first poster for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker might seem impossible. After all, the teaser poster is simply a black star field with the logo (blue colored this time) floating in space, and “December” pasted along the bottom to tease the holiday release date. But if Star Wars fans search their feelings, and stop watching the Rise of Skywalker trailer on repeat, they will discover one of the subtlest poster gags in recent memory. What better time to honor the Skywalkers than before their “rise”?

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The joke comes from the fact that the Rise of Skywalker poster is basically identical in design to the teaser posters for both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. All with the same logo treatment, month, and only color to distinguish them. Until you have reason to view them in rapid succession, or in a group. Take a look at the joke for yourselves:

It may seem to some as a minor mistake in marketing precision, but no such error has been made. The title treatment for both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi are placed in the identical high-middle space in the star field–down to the pixel. The same goes for the “December” across all three posters. But in The Rise of Skywalker‘s teaser even the naked eye can see that in keeping with its title and story, the logo treatment itself is… well, rising.

The marketing departments for blockbuster films don’t usually get much credit for a sense of humor or creative vision when it comes to posters using so little to ‘announce’ a film. Typically used as placeholders until finished artwork can be completed for release, it made sense for both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi to stick to a shared formula–adding a sense of tradition and anticipation based only on the Star Wars brand and the inherent mystery of the next film’s title. And while fans may still be wondering what The Rise of Skywalker title actually means, this exquisite bit of sure-to-be-overlooked humor may also inspire some hope.

The odds aren’t good for Rey, Finn, Poe, Rose, or the rest of the Resistance heroes now that Emperor Palpatine has returned, and Luke Skywalker is no longer beside them to help save the day. But if even the poster for this final chapter in the Skywalker story can’t help but rise now that Luke has become one with The Force… maybe everything will work out after all? Add the fact that the logo is slightly smaller, as if moving forward leaving the viewer behind–and the release month is now made whole as opposed to a cold wire frame–the filmmakers seem to be preparing the audience for finally watching their beloved heroes ride off into the sunset. Or whatever the space equivalent might be.

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2019-04-14 10:04:31

Andrew Dyce

What Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s Leaked Poster Says About The Game

Amazon appears to have spilled the beans on one of the biggest pieces of gaming news to come from Star Wars Celebration, leaking a never-before-seen poster for Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Found on a t-shirt of all things, this single poster says a lot about the highly anticipated title, and it also just looks really, really cool.

Announced at E3 2018 during exclusive Star Wars license holder EA’s conference, it’s been known for a while now that Jedi: Fallen Order will see players take the reins of a surviving Padawan following the calamitous events of Revenge of the Sith. A single-player action-adventure game, this title will only mark EA’s third Star Wars release on consoles in nearly six years since it scored its priceless ten-year deal with franchise owner Disney. Accordingly, there’s a lot riding on this game’s critical and commercial success, but if any studio is capable of saving EA’s oafish keister from the Sarlacc pit, it’s Apex Legends developer Respawn.

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Interestingly, the leaked poster below was spotted on a graphic t-shirt by Twitter user Wario64, a reliable source with a reputably keen eye for leaks. The poster most notably features a young wielder of a blue lightsaber – presumably Jedi: Fallen Order‘s Padawan protagonist – on a rocky coast of an unknown planet with an adorably small droid at their side and a hulking crashed Republic ship in the background. A reminder of the Padawan’s status as a fugitive after Darth Sidious’ infamous Order 66, a swarm of foreboding TIE figthers appear to be scanning the scene from above. “Printed” on a black t-shirt, the page of the product originally bearing the beautiful poster has since been removed.

Looking more closely, some likelihoods about Jedi: Fallen Order can be gleaned, and they’re pretty compelling if true. First and foremost, the word “Jedi” in the title isn’t just for show; the Padawan’s possession of a functional lightsaber all but confirms reasonable prior assumptions that lightsaber combat will be at the heart of the game’s mechanics. Nevertheless, there’s nothing concrete here to confirm that the Padawan reached a point in their training to hold any mastery over the Force before Order 66, and it’s not likely that they dragged that ship to its grave a la Starkiller from the retconned The Force Unleashed. Still, it’s likely that the protagonist’s status as a Padawan serves as a smart way for Respawn to incorporate progression elements like an RPG-like skill tree, simulating the self-taught path the Padawan must take to master their combat abilities. Finally, the crashed ship appears to be either one of the Republic’s Acclamator-class assault ships or a Venator-class Star Destroyer. Considering it’s relatively fresh-looking wreckage, this strongly hints that the fight for galactic control between the dying Republic and budding Empire is still being fought in full-force despite the absence of the Jedi, which would place Jedi: Fallen Order much closer to the end of Episode III than previously speculated.

At this point, it’s relatively harmless to get excited and speculative, but it is worth mentioning that this poster resembles concept art, which often doesn’t accurately reflect a game in its finished state. Fans of the prequels, with all its many unexplored elements, will likely be holding be left holding their collective breath until further details are released at this week’s Star Wars Celebration. As always, make sure to follow Screen Rant’s coverage of the event to learn more as the facts surface.

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Sources: Wario64/Twitter, Amazon



2019-04-11 06:04:43

Phillip Tinner

Netflix’s The Silence Trailer & Poster: It’s NOT A Ripoff Of A Quiet Place

Netflix releases a trailer for The Silence. Based on Tim Lebbon’s 2015 novel, the horror adaption stars Kiernan Shipka and her Chilling Adventures of Sabrina co-star Miranda Otto. Directed by John R. Leonetti, The Silence follows a family who retreats to the woods during an apocalyptic event. Like John Krasinski’s 2018 mainstream hit A Quiet Place, which featured deaf actress Millicent Simmonds portraying a deaf character, Shipka’s character, Ally Andrews, is deaf.

Alongside Shipka and Otto, Stanley Tucci and John Corbett co-star in The Silence. The film was written by Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke, the latter of whom has written “mockbuster” films like Titanic II and Transmorphers: Fall of Man. During a recent interview, The Silence’s director, Leonetti, revealed that Shipka learned sign language for the Netflix film, and suggested that his lead actress had “an almost innate sense of what it’s like being a deaf person.” Understandably, The Silence has already received criticism from the deaf community.

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Today, Netflix released The Silence’s trailer. Early on, the clip bears a resemblance to Netflix’s 2018 film Bird Box, another post-apocalyptic horror story. In this case, however, Netflix offers a big baddie reveal in the trailer. After 30 seconds of characters whispering in a car, The Silence’s villains appear: flying creatures that hunt humans through sound. Visually, the clip includes the standard cliches: a wide metropolis shot, the suggestion that entire regions of America have been wiped out, and images of barren streets. By the second half, The Silence’s trailer picks up the pace as mysterious survivors are introduced, and they seemingly represent another threat to the Andrews family’s safety. Through clever audio design, which includes the repetitive statement “listen,” the trailer establishes a sense of psychological confusion as Shipka’s Ally tries to connect the dots. Check out The Silence’s trailer and poster below.

While the average Netflix subscriber may not be familiar with The Silence’s aforementioned screenwriters, the director is known for his collaborations with Australian filmmaker James Wan. The 62-year-old Leonetti directed the 2014 supernatural horror film Annabelle, co-produced by Wan, which was produced for $6.5 million and ultimately made $257 million at the box office. For most of Leonetti’s career, he’s worked as a cinematographer, with his feature debut being the 1991 franchise film Child’s Play 3. Since then, Leonetti has shot The Mask, The Scorpion King, Mortal Kombat, Insidious, and The Conjuring, to name a few notable Hollywood productions. He’s the brother of cinematographer Matthew F. Leonetti, who is known for early ‘80s classics like Poltergeist and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, along with more recent films like the Farrelly brothers’ The Three Stooges and Dumb and Dumber To. 

Based on The Silence’s trailer, the film seems to be Netflix’s 2019 cash grab. With that said, the mix of a “mockbuster” writer and a director with a vast industry resume suggests there will be a few original surprises, and maybe some familiar gimmicks. We’ll find out when Netflix releases The Silence next month.

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The Silence premieres Wednesday April 10 on Netflix.

Source: Netflix


2019-03-29 10:03:57

Q.V. Hough

Brightburn Extended Trailer & Poster Tease James Gunn’s Dark Superhero Movie

James Gunn has revealed an extended trailer and poster for his superhero horror movie Brightburn. The Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker has a long history when it comes to the horror genre, having written Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake and directed the original horror-comedy Slither back in the 2000s. More recently, he served as a writer and producer on 2017’s The Belko Experiment, a horror-thriller where office workers are forced to “compete” in a twisted social experiment that requires them to kill others in order to stay alive.

Brightburn, by comparison, is essentially a dark re-imagining of the Superman origin story. While Gunn isn’t a credited writer, he helped develop the movie’s premise and story with his cousin and brother, Mark and Brian. The latter pair went on to write the screenplay, with Gunn serving as a producer and David Yarovesky (the Guardians of the Galaxy: Inferno music video) calling the shots as director. Sony kicked off the marketing in late 2018 and has since released a pair of trailers for the film. Now, the movie has gotten an extended promo, to go along with an official poster.

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Gunn unveiled the Brightburn poster on his Twitter account today, shortly before revealing an extended 3-minute trailer for the film. You can watch the new promo below (via Comic Network), followed by the one-sheet.

The extended trailer is largely a combination of clips and footage from the previous Brightburn promos, but there is some fresh material here. Moreover, the extended preview offers a better taste of the film’s horrifying elements and R-rated violence than its predecessors did. Elizabeth Banks (who previously worked with Gunn on Slither) and The Office‘s David Denman star here as Mrs. and Mr. Breyer, a small-town American couple who discover an alien pod that’s crash-landed on earth and is carrying a mysterious otherworldly infant. However, as the new trailer illustrates, this familiar story takes a dark turn from there, as the baby grows up to be Brandon (Jackson A. Dunn): a seemingly ordinary boy who discovers he has super-human abilities… and doesn’t intend to use them for good.

Gunn originally planned to pull the curtain back on Brightburn at San Diego Comic-Con last summer, but his plans were cancelled when Disney fired him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, a day before Sony’s SDCC panel. Gunn has since been “rehired” to direct the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie and is currently preparing to begin shooting The Suicide Squad later this year. In the meantime, however, it appears that Gunn will be doing his part to promote Brightburn and get everyone interested in seeing what a truly dark Superman movie could look like.

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Source: Comic Network, James Gunn



2019-03-29 01:03:59

Sandy Schaefer

Avengers: Endgame Chinese Poster Includes Valkyrie & Fallen Heroes

The Chinese poster for Avengers: Endgame unites Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie with the rest of the surviving Avengers – who stand above the silhouettes of the fallen heroes. Marvel Studios is starting to put the marketing campaign for Avengers: Endgame into high gear, but they’ve still been very careful over what they are showing. There’s been two Avengers: Endgame trailers released to this point, but it has actually been other promotional materials that have brought the biggest reveals lately.

A recent banner for the movie confirmed that the Hulkbuster armor will make a return at some point in Endgame. This was only the beginning, though, as Marvel recently debuted 32 character posters for the film. They featured almost every character who has either been confirmed to be alive or dusted, including further confirmation that Valkyrie survived Thanos’ snap in Avengers: Infinity War and that Shuri (Letitia Wright) did indeed die off screen.

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Chinese box office reporter Gavin Feng shared on Twitter a brand new Chinese poster for Avengers: Endgame – which opens overseas on April 24 like most other territories. The poster is among the best that Marvel has released for the film to date, and features Valkyrie actually standing alongside her fellow MCU heroes who are still capable of fighting. In addition to showing her in a brighter light, the bottom of the poster features many of the snapped victims in the shadows.

With the rush of new materials that feature Valkyrie, many are beginning to wonder just how big of a role she will have in Endgame. There has only been a few pieces of information concerning her role in the movie, such as Thompson reportedly being on the same set that Thor and Rocket were on. This could add more credibility to the belief that Thor and Rocket’s separate mission in the movie revolves around the other half of the Asgardians that escaped Thanos’ attack. We could learn that Valkyrie was put in charge of leading them to safety and rendezvous with Thor later on.

Of course, this recent coverage for Valkyrie has only come through posters, so we’ve yet to actually see any footage of her in the movie. Unless Marvel releases another trailer to announce when tickets go on sale, fans may not have the opportunity to see Valkyrie in action before Endgame is in theaters. That may not be a bad thing, though, as this will allow everyone to be equally surprised with what her role is, whether it is big or small. Thankfully, there is less than a month to go before Avengers: Endgame will be in theaters.

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Source: Gavin Feng



2019-03-28 10:03:12

Cooper Hood

Gotham’s Batman Finally Rises in Series Finale Poster

Take a look at this brand new Gotham series finale poster that heralds the arrival of the Dark Knight himself, Batman. Gotham‘s original mission statement was to act as a prequel to the Batman story and focus on the early career of Commissioner Jim Gordon. With each passing season however, Gotham‘s version of Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) has inched closer to the superhero viewers know he will eventually become. The teenager has trained under his butler Alfred, took a few lessons from the League of Shadows and has donned a black rubber suit (without the Bat influence) to take on some minor criminals.

Gotham‘s currently running season 5 is confirmed to be its last, and recent episodes have demonstrated Bruce’s keen ability in hand-to-hand combat and his intelligence regularly outpaces that of the adults in the room. It’s time for the build-up to pay off and for Bruce to finally emerge as the Caped Crusader. Previous announcements have confirmed that at least part of Gotham‘s final episode will take the form of a flashforward, in which comic-accurate versions of the show’s cast will be seen. Penguin will be fat, Jim Gordon will have a mustache and Bruce Wayne will be Batman. However, it has also been revealed that the final version of the iconic superhero of Batman won’t be entirely played by Mazouz.

Related: Gotham’s Bane Finally Broke The Bat (But With A Twist)

In anticipation of that long-awaited final episode, Fox’s official Twitter account has released a brand new poster showing the familiar rear profile of the show’s Batman – pointy ears and all. Featuring the tagline “The Dark Knight is upon us,” the poster showcases a little of Mazouz’s Batsuit, as his now grown-up superhero surveys Gotham City from above.

Gotham‘s showrunner previously revealed that their Batsuit design would, like the current season as a whole, be heavily influenced by Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. Certainly, there’s elements of Christian Bale’s final costume in this image, in particular the cowl, but it could also be said that this design is more of a classic take, with some Tim Burton-era influence thrown in.

While Bruce Wayne’s growth in Gotham is almost complete, there are a few gaps in the narrative that Gotham needs to address before it goes “full Batman.” Firstly, Bruce Wayne has merely dabbled in vigilantism and viewers have yet to see why he decides to devote his life to fighting crime. Secondly, there has been no mention thus far of Bruce Wayne’s Bat obsession in Gotham – no falling into the Batcave or using the image to strike fear into criminals. Mazouz’s suits up to this point have been entirely devoid of Bat features and it would certainly be interesting to see how and why that changes. With only two episodes left however, time is certainly running short.

More: Gotham Twist Brings Season 5 Even Closer To The Dark Knight Rises

Gotham continues with “They Did What?” April 18th on Fox.

Source: Fox



2019-03-28 01:03:39

Craig Elvy

Unicorn Store Trailer & Poster Tease Brie Larson’s Directorial Debut

Netflix has released a trailer and poster for Brie Larson’s feature directorial debut, Unicorn Store. The Oscar-winner also stars in the film as Kit, a lonely twenty-something who’s struggling (but trying) to embrace life as an adult when she meets a mysterious salesman (Samuel L. Jackson) who offers to fulfill her childhood wish of owning a, well, unicorn. Unicorn Store marks the third film collaboration for Larson and Jackson, following their appearances together in Kong: Skull Island and their respective turns as Carol Danvers and Nick Fury in this month’s Captain Marvel.

Larson, drawing from a script by Samantha McIntyre (Married), actually shot Unicorn Store before she and Jackson teamed up for Captain Marvel, back in late 2016. The movie went on to make its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and was officially acquired by Netflix near the start of this year. Now, with just a couple weeks to go before it begins streaming in April, the film’s marketing has gotten fully up and running.

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The Unicorn Store trailer is now available online, ahead of the film’s premiere on Netflix on Friday, April 5. You can check it out in the space below, followed by the movie’s official poster.

Unicorn Store earned mixed to positive reviews from the critics who saw it at TIFF 2017 and is currently at 68% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes after 19 reviews. In general, critics seem a bit divided on whether Larson’s grounded filmmaking approach as director compliments or clashes with the movie’s whimsical story and the magical realism at the heart of McIntyre’s script. As one would expect, however, Larson and Jackson have been praised for their performances in the film, as have their talented costars like Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Karan Soni (Deadpool 1 & 2), Mamoudou Athie (Sorry for Your Loss), and Joan Cusack (A Series of Unfortunate Events). Larson and Jackson’s screen chemistry was certainly important to Captain Marvel‘s success and, judging by the trailer, may serve to further elevate Unicorn Store into something memorable.

Beyond that, Netflix feels like the right place for Unicorn Store to pitch its tent. It’s the sort of smaller film that might’ve gotten buried in theaters, but has a much better chance of reaching its target audience (and viewers in general) on the streaming service. Larson is clearly a Netflix fan herself and is already set to star in and possibly direct their fact-based drama Lady Business next. She’s also committed to leading Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things adaptation for Netflix, so there’s much more Larson-related goodness to come on the streamer after Unicorn Store arrives next month.

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Source: Netflix


2019-03-22 11:03:55

Sandy Schaefer