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.

Related: Everything We Know About Martin Scorsese’s Netflix Movie The Irishman

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.

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2019-03-29 10:03:57

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Quiet Place 2: Cillian Murphy in Talks to Join Sequel

Cillian Murphy is in talks to join A Quiet Place 2. The first film in the series from actor-turned-director John Krasinski was something of a surprise smash hit, bringing in over $300 million on an astonishing $17 million budget. Since then, a sequel has been announced, with both Krasinski and co-star Emily Blunt returning.

A big part of the reason for A Quiet Place’s success was its highly unique concept, in which a family struggles to survive after the earth’s population has been decimated by a breed of alien creatures that hunt based on sound. Reduced to having to communicate by whispers and sign language, Krasinski’s character Lee Abbott and his pregnant wife Evelyn (Blunt) rig their rural home with numerous traps and precautions to safeguard their young family. With filming on the sequel reportedly set for this summer, casting rumors have begun to crop up and fans of the original are eager to see exactly who will be joining Krasinski and Blunt this time around.

Related: How A Quiet Place 2 Will Differ From Jaws & Alien Sequels

The latest name currently being circulated for the sequel according to THR is Cillian Murphy. The Irish star is reportedly in talks to join A Quiet Place 2 as a mysterious stranger who joins the Abbott family as they continue to struggle with life on a planet that has been drastically altered from its present state.

Should Murphy officially commit to the upcoming project, it will mark the sequel’s first confirmed new cast member. Previous reports have revealed that child actors Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe will return as the children of Lee and Evelyn, but to date there have been no brand new additions to the cast. As Krasinski – who once again took on scripting duties for the film – has previously mentioned, A Quiet Place 2 may be more open to explore the lives of other survivors beyond the Abbot family. If this is indeed the case, then the inclusion of Murphy could be reflective of the plot, by creating a potentially new hazard for the Abbott family to deal with. Should that be the case, Murphy is indeed an excellent choice to play a villain, with past experience as super villain The Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan’s Batman films.

Sequels to highly successful films are often fraught with risk. Not that all films aren’t filled with a great degree of uncertainty, but this characteristic is typically amplified when the characters and concepts are already familiar to audiences. After making such an impact with the first film, Krasinski definitely has his work cut out for him. The upside to all this, however, is that it is in fact, Krasinski who has once again written the screenplay and who will be returning to the director’s chair. All too often, problems arise when the mastermind behind a successful film’s sequel isn’t involved at any level beyond producing. With this in mind and the potential inclusion of a great actor like Cillian Murphy, A Quiet Place 2 could indeed make some serious noise.

More: The Best Horror Movies of 2018

Source: THR

2019-03-29 07:03:59

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A Quiet Place 2: Noah Jupe & Millicent Simmonds In Talks To Return

Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are set to return for A Quiet Place 2 along with Emily Blunt. Paramount found a surprise hit last year with the release of the John Krasinski directed and led A Quiet Place. The semi-post-apocalyptic film took away sound to amplify the horror and thrills that silence can generate, especially when any sound immediately gets the attention of deadly monsters. The movie grossed over $340 million worldwide on a $17 million budget and the movie rode the financial and critical success all year to remain part of the awards conversation.

A sequel appeared likely to come thanks to this acclaim, and it only took a matter of weeks for Paramount and Platinum Dunes to confirm that A Quiet Place 2 was in the works. However, with the attention Krasinski received for both his performance and direction, it was not clear in what capacity he would return. It was eventually confirmed that he was helping write the script of the sequel and it was just recently confirmed that he will indeed direct.

Related: A Quiet Place 2 Reportedly Filming This Summer

The news of his return as director also came with word that his wife (both on screen and in real life) Emily Blunt will reprise her role as Evelyn Abbott, and she won’t be the only familiar face to return. THR reports that the two kids from A Quiet Place, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, are also in talks to return as Regan and Marcus, respectively. If their deals close, then A Quiet Place 2 will focus on the Abbott family once more.

This is a welcomed development for A Quiet Place 2, as it would be odd (and possibly tragic) to have Blunt return as Evelyn but not be with her kids. A Quiet Place ended with the Abbott family together (minus Krasinski) defeating one of the creatures in the  basement of their farmhouse. They also figured out how to harm the creatures through high frequency sound, and were getting ready for an attack by a few others.

As somewhat unsurprising as it may be, the likelihood of the main cast returning for A Quiet Place 2 is a tad more interesting given Krasinski’s previous comments. He’s said that he is more interested in the world than focusing on the same family over and over, so a compromise in the story may have been struck. If Krasinski does want to explore the other nearby families, then the sequel could potentially focus on the Abbott family helping equip their neighbors with the necessary tools and knowledge to survive and defeat these creatures. This could make A Quiet Place 2 more of an ensemble piece with new cast members possibly set to join Blunt, Simmonds, and Jupe. Whatever the case may be, hopefully more details on A Quiet Place 2 will come soon.

MORE: Emily Blunt Knows ‘The Basics’ Of A Quiet Place 2

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2019-02-22 02:02:41

A Quiet Place 2 Reportedly Starts Filming This Summer

Production on A Quiet Place 2, the follow-up to Paramount’s post-apocalyptic horror/thriller A Quiet Place, is reportedly slated to begin this summer. A Quiet Place was a hit with moviegoers and critics alike, so it was no surprise when Paramount decided to move forward with a sequel. It is not currently known if anyone from the previous movie will return to star, but John Krasinski, who directed, co-wrote, and starred in the film, has been working on the script for its upcoming continuation. Now, it seems the project will move into production soon, as the film is expected to arrive in theaters next May.

A Quiet Place is set in a post-alien invaded world, where members of society struggle to live after the world is decimated by creatures hunting by sound. In order to stay alive, those who have survived are forced to suppress the use of sound to stay undetected by the creatures. Alongside Krasinski, the cast included Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, Cade Woodward, and Leon Russom. The film focuses on the Abbott family and their efforts to stay alive, while also raising children during the apocalypse. Not much is known regarding what direction A Quiet Place 2 will take, but Krasinski stated that it could focus on a new group of survivors. While details regarding the plot are scarce, they should become more clear as the film nears production this summer.

Related: A Quiet Place Would Have Been A Better Cloverfield Movie Than Paradox

According to Production Weekly, filming will begin on A Quiet Place 2 this summer in upstate New York. For context, with the film expected to land in theaters early next year, the original film was also shot in New York with production lasting for nearly half a year. No specific date has been given for when filming will officially begin, but more information regarding the production on A Quiet Place 2 should arrive soon.

While Krasinski has remained tight-lipped about the follow-up, Blunt – his co-star and real-life wife – has stated she knows the basics for the film. Also, despite not sharing specific details, Krasinski has made it clear that A Quiet Place 2 won’t be a traditional sequel. In fact, Krasinski originally had no interest in revisiting the alien-invaded world, but Paramount managed to convince him to come back. The success of the first film had a lot to do with his involvement, so his return will hopefully lead to another successful chapter in the series.

A Quiet Place was a standout cinematic experience in 2018, so the sequel certainly has quite a lot to live up to. Whether or not it will answer questions pertaining to events leading up to the first film remains to be seen, but fans will no doubt be ripe with speculation in the months leading up to the reveal of any official plot details. As A Quiet Place 2 nears filming, more details for the film should begin to surface.

More: John Krasinski Would Love to Direct A Quiet Place 2 – But May Not

Source: Production Weekly

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2019-02-07 06:02:55

How A Quiet Place 2 Won’t Be A Typical Sequel, According to John Krasinski

A Quiet Place director and star John Krasinski explained how he was convinced to return for A Quiet Place 2 and how it won’t be a traditional sequel. Initially there were no plans to return for a sequel, but Paramount managed to get Krasinski back in the writing position. The original film was a hit with fans and critics alike so it was no surprise when a sequel was announced, and A Quiet Place 2 is scheduled to be released in May 2020. It is not yet known whether any characters from the first film will return for the sequel, but that hasn’t stopped Krasinski from teasing how the follow-up will differ from the original.

A Quiet Place was set in a post-alien invasion society where every survivor has learned to live without making a sound. The film focuses on the Abbott family and how they have adapted to the unexpected change in the world. Krasinski Starred as the patriarch of the family, Lee Abbott. Alongside Krasinski was his real-life wife Emily Blunt, who starred as Evelyn Abbot, the matriarch of the family. Together, the couple were figuring out how to raise their children, played by Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds. It was only last month that Krasinski expressed his plans to pen A Quiet Place 2, but he more recently offered additional insight into why he decided to return.

Related: A Quiet Place’s Monsters & Ending Explained

During The Big Picture Podcast, Krasinski addressed how most sequels stick to a formula involving a certain villain, or hero and how he felt this was where most sequels fell down in quality. He continued on to explain his sequel will not be a retread the original, stating:

“Why I had this little idea that’s now gotten bigger is most sequels are about a villain returning or a hero returning, and you have to build this entire world around just the idea that I have a hero or a villain. That’s a lot, and I think that’s where a lot of sequels go wrong because as much as you love that hero or villain, the entire thing is fabricated just to make that person work. With A Quiet Place 2, we have the world. So it’s actually the world that’s built, it’s the idea that the rest of the world is going through this exact same experience. Are there other people that have to survive like this? It’s that idea of living through the set of circumstances, not again in the same way obviously, but exploring it more. You only got to do it intimately for a small amount of time, so what happens next?”

There were rumblings of the sequel possibly focusing on a different family in the Quiet Place universe and it seems that will ultimately be the route A Quiet Place 2 takes. In the original film, it was made clear that other survivors existed in the area around the Abbott family. That doesn’t mean the sequel will focus on one of those groups, but it does suggest there are a plethora of surviving groups around the nation trying to maneuver through the overtaken alien society. One thing is for certain if Krasinski’s character appears in the film: It will have to be in the form of a flashback or hallucination. Similar to the AMC TV show The Walking Dead – which also depicts a futuristic human society rebuilding after being destroyed by non-human enemies – Krasinski has penned a universe to explore, and that seems to be what will happen.

A Quiet Place was one of the better cinematic experiences from this year, and when a concrete story for the sequel is announced, it will definitely have fans talking. The original film introduced audiences to a world in turmoil, and now it seems the sequel will be exploring it even further, according to Krasinski. Of course, some may wish the sequel explored what happened before the world was invaded, allowing for the first film’s characters to return. But, even if the sequel focuses on a different set of people, that doesn’t eliminate a potential return for the Abbotts entirely.

Next: Everything We Learned About A Quiet Place From The Blu-ray

Source: The Big Picture Podcast

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New York Comic-Con: 26 Biggest Announcements (And 4 Weirdest Possibilities)

It might not be as big as San Diego Comic-Con, but New York’s pop culture celebration is just as eventful. This year’s New York Comic-Con was littered with scoops. Whether it’s juicy rumors or brand new trailers, there was plenty to see and talk about. Of course, the convention weekend can get a bit overwhelming — the onslaught of news, panels, and footage seems endless. Thankfully, we’ve collected all of this biggest topics for those of you who are lost amidst all of the comic book news.

For this list, we’re going to cover the most important stories of this year’s New York Comic-Con, including some big ones that just happened to drop during the week rather than at the convention itself. The list will even feature a few big rumors that have come out of the con for some good measure — or for those of you who just like some gossip. Even those who attended the convention might have missed some of the major stories, so use this as your post-NYCC guide to recap the weekend as things begin to wind down.

We know it’s difficult to keep track of all this news, especially after the convention weekend. This list should make things a bit easier. Even if you didn’t attend, the bombardment of news is probably still filling your news feed. So after you’re finished watching trailers all day and unpacking your NYCC hauls, settle in and we’ll break everything down for you.

Here are the 26 Biggest Announcements From NYCC (And 4 Weirdest Possibilities).

30 Aquaman’s New/Old Armor

The new Aquaman trailer was the highlight of the weekend for many. It revealed a surprising amount of footage — some would say too much. The extended look — roughly five minutes long — featured a plenty of unseen footage.

Audiences were treated to a sequence involving Arthur and Mera in desert ruins, another look at Atlantis, and even an extended action sequence between the two leads as they are chased by Black Manta. Perhaps the biggest spoiler in the trailer was the reveal of Aquaman’s iconic orange and green outfit.

29 Hellboy First Look

While no footage from the Hellboy panel has been released to the public, convention-goers were treated to a poster reveal and an exclusive first look at the upcoming film.

The panel footage wooed many fans in attendance and featured a tone that balanced the movie’s violence and gore with humor. It saw Hellboy receive his iconic handgun and show off the Hand of Doom, and it highlighted his especially shaky relationship with his ally Ben Daimio.

The trailer’s money shot had Hellboy in all-out demon mode, rising out of a pit sporting a flaming sword and crown.

Hopefully it won’t be long before this footage is released to the public.

28 Bullseye in Daredevil Season 3

Daredevil’s new trailers suggest a return to the grounded crime-noir tones of the first season with some big new developments. The first trailer reveals that not only is Kingpin out of prison, but he appears to design a smear campaign to turn New York against Daredevil.

One of the ways this may be happening is through a Daredevil impostor, who is none other than the hero’s most famous villain, Bullseye. Bullseye is the subject of the second new trailer, exploring his life as a government agent-turned-assassin under the employ of Kingpin.

27 Titans Is Grittier Than The DCEU

Titans has already received flak for the marketing’s seriously dark tone. Now, after the first two episodes were screened for viewers at NYCC, it is getting the same criticism.

Not only does Titans sport the DCEU’s same dark tone, but apparently the show is even more violent than the films.

The footage featuring Robin displayed some extremely violent and lethal combat, complete with the same amount of gore and disrespect for human life one might find in — well, anything but a comic book show. With that said, the show did receive a warm reception from the audience, so maybe Titans has potential after all.

26 Possibility — Will Rick Grimes Survive?

The Walking Dead is losing its lead character this season, with the confirmed departure of Rick Grimes actor Andrew Lincoln. His impending exit has been talked about for months now, but fans still don’t know how his character will be written out of the show. In a new rumor, it seems that Rick Grimes might meet a brutal end.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Andrew Lincoln joked that he might not “make it through the credits sequence” teasing Rick’s potential demise. Fans don’t want to say goodbye to Rick, but it will be even harder to do so if he is torn apart by walkers. Can’t somebody get a happy ending on this show?

25 Spock On Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek fans weren’t left out of the fun this year, with a new trailer for season two of Star Trek: Discovery. The trailer promises a ride that might be just as intense as the first season, with plenty of action, character beats, and visuals so gorgeous that one would think the show had the budget of a feature-length film.

Amidst the sizzle of the trailer is a big reveal — the inclusion of a young, bearded Spock.

The character is supposedly connected to the “Red Angel” visions that Burnham is experiencing, though details on his appearance in the season are still under wraps.

24 First 35 minutes of new Spider-Man movie

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still a few months out but panel attendees were treated to the first 35 minutes — and apparently what they saw was incredible. Reactions to the NYCC footage is overwhelmingly positive, citing the stylish animation and and lighthearted tone as some of the film’s standout elements. These early reactions come off the back of a new trailer for the film, which shows off several more of the alternate universe versions of Spider-Man.

Of course, this was only the first 35 minutes. Much of the movie is still under wraps and it has a long road ahead of it, being only one of many tentpole releases hitting theaters this December.

23 Deadly Class is coming in 2019

SYFY’s adaptation of the critically acclaimed Deadly Class comic series made a big showing this year. Between the close collaboration with series writer Rick Remender, the promise of intense action, and the Russo brothers at the helm (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers Infinity War), this long-awaited series has the potential to be a household name.

Not only does the show seem like a contender for the “next big thing” in comic book television, but it finally has a release date.

This was revealed to be January 16 in a new trailer that focuses on the coming-of-age aspect of the anarchic action series.

22 Star Wars’ The Mandalorian

The first image of Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series was released on Thursday, getting fans hyped for the first real TV show in a galaxy far far away. The photo was released alongside new details about the show, namely its title: The Mandalorian.

Set between Return of the Jedi and The Force AwakensThe Mandalorian centers on a warrior from Mandalore travelling across the galaxy. The title character wears the iconic armor that the planet is known for — a costume shared by fan-favorite character Boba Fett. Plenty remains unknown about the series, though it is set to premiere on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

21 Possibility — Kingpin and Spider-Man Crossover

Marvel fans will rejoice if this rumor comes true — during all of the Daredevil buzz over the convention weekend, Vincent D’Onofrio made a very reassuring tweet.

When a fan tweeted that the world will never see the him as Kingpin in an MCU film, D’Onofrio responded with “Who says?”

Marvel’s Netflix shows have been especially vague in their references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but having Kingpin show up in a Tom Holland Spider-Man film would be the perfect connection. The chances are slim, but at least there’s hope.

20 Bane On Gotham

Gotham‘s fifth and final season was revealed in a trailer this weekend, promising quite the grand finale. The trailer hints that Gotham will be adapting the classic No Man’s Land comic book story this season, and also teased another big bad.

Actor Shane West has been cast as Bane, one of Batman’s greatest adversaries and one of the only major rogues that the show hasn’t yet adapted. Bane’s appearance so early in Bruce Wayne’s life has been met with mixed reactions among fans, but at least that suggests a bombastic end to the pre-Batman series.

19 The X-Men Go To Space

New York Comic-Con got an extended look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix, despite being subject to what seems like endless delays. The exclusive footage, which still has not been revealed to the public, gave fans a look at the fully-formed X-Men team and their upcoming cosmic adventure.

Highlights of the footage included an argument between Mystique and Professor X, Jean Grey absorbing a solar flare, and the team going on a rescue mission in space.

While most of the movie likely takes place on Earth, it’s nice to know that the movies aren’t above digging into the spacebound shenanigans that the comics do.

18 Penny from The Big Bang Theory is Harley Quinn

Among the many DC Universe announcements this weekend was the trailer for the Harley Quinn animated series, which has taken many fans by surprise. The show looks like a quirky adult comedy with Harley breaking the fourth wall and using foul language.

The show is already being compared to the likes of Deadpool, with positive reactions coming out of NYCC. It also features a great cast, with Kaley Cuoco, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, and Wanda Sykes among the voice talent. It is set to release late in 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service.

17 Umbrella Academy’s Big Debut

Netflix’s adaptation of Gerard Way’s superhero darling The Umbrella Academy came to play during NYCC, with a handful of new images and even a trailer exclusive to the folks at Comic-Con. An Umbrella Academy movie has been in the works for many years, but after the switch to television and some time in development freefall, it finally seems right around the corner.

The series — which consists of a dysfunctional family of superheroes — seems to be maintaining its gothic comic book aesthetic.

The show looks like surreal than its counterpart on the pages, but it already has people excited. Umbrella Academy hits Netflix on February 15, 2019.

16 Doctor Who First Reactions

Those who attended the Doctor Who panel were in for quite the event. The attendees got to see the premiere of the new season as well as have an in-depth talk with the season’s Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. The audience’s response to the episode was ecstatic to say the least, and that sentiment seems to be shared by viewers around the world.

Not only was the show a critical hit, but its viewer ratings were record-breaking. The premiere episode “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” peaked at 9 million viewers, which the highest the show has ever had! Sounds like the new season of Doctor Who is off to a fantastic start.

15 Odin’s true form in American Gods season 2

Last year’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods was a massive hit and the trailer for the new season looks just as enticing.  Shadow Moon and Mr. Wednesday are back on their surreal fantasy roadtrip, accompanied by even more colorful characters and bizarre, unsettling visuals.

The footage teases a war between Mr. Wednesday and Mr. World, with an especially striking shot of Wednesday in his true form: Odin. 

American Gods is a trippy, gorgeous series that many may have missed last year, and with such a great-looking sequel on the way, now might be the time to go back and binge. The second seasons drops in 2019.

14 Possibility — Sabrina/Riverdale Crossover

A full trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina hit the web early last week, revealing a spooky-yet-fun adaptation of the comics, as well as a revival of the late ’90s sitcom. Sadly, Archie fans will be disappointed to hear that Sabrina is not currently attached to the hit CW series, Riverdale.

While the Sabrina was originally set to appear on the CW as Riverdale’s companion show (much like CW’s Arrowverse), the move to Netflix seems to have stifled the idea. Still, Sabrina showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is holding out hope for a potential crossovers so that the original plan can come to fruition.

13 George R. R. Martin’s new show

Those of you eagerly awaiting Game of Thrones… well, we don’t have any good news for you. But, if you want more content from the mind of George R.R. Martin, an adaptation of his book Nightflyers has received a new trailer and a first-episode premiere at New York Comic-Con.

The sci-fi thriller follows a crew they struggle to survive on their space mission.

Not everything is as it seems on the vessel, as the show promises some solid horror scares as well as a character-driven story. The show doesn’t officially premiere until December 2nd, but at least sci-fi horror fans have something to look forward to.

12 She-Ra And The Princesses’ LGBT rep

Dreamworks Animation has been launching hit after hit lately — between shows like Trollhunters and Voltron: Legendary Defender, their work has earned them much success on Netflix. The newest series from the studio, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, dropped a poster and teaser trailer at New York Comic-Con that looks like promising fun for young viewers.

The reboot of the ’80s television show sports new cartoony visuals, witty humor, and a diverse cast of characters — even including a same gender couple. While the show’s initial reveal was met with some backlash, the trailer seems infectiously pleasant and fun.

11 Matt Bomer stars in DC’s Doom Patrol

While Titans got plenty of attention at NYCC, the next DC Universe original series got a brief first look. Doom Patrol is set to release next spring, but panel attendees were show some exclusive photos of Brendan Fraser’s character, Robotman. Fraser appeared at the panel and talked through the first look.

Seeing as Doom Patrol is currently filming, it shouldn’t be long before official footage hits the web.

The Robotman design look remarkably accurate to the comics, which has gotten many fans even more excited for the obscure property’s TV adaptation. Supplementing this news was the casting of Matt Bomer as Negative Man — another big name

10 The Spawn Trilogy

Fans hoping for a Spawn trailer at NYCC were out of luck this weekend, but series creator Todd McFarlane spoke at length about his plans for the newly rebooted movie. McFarlane explained that he envisions an ambitious trilogy of Spawn movies, with each one visually and tonally distinct from the last.

The first film might be described as a kind of existential horror-superhero film, with characters wondering if what they see is even real. While the project is still a ways off, the Jamie Foxx-led vehicle is going to emphasize the dark tones of the book with a hard R-rating, as well as cater to the now-older readers of the comic series.

9 DC Universe Streaming Plans

DC Comics and Warner Bros wanted to spotlight their DC Universe streaming service at this year’s NYCC, several small news breaks on he various related properties. Not only did they show footage of Titans, Doom Patrol, and Harley Quinn, but they also revealed the service’s content release schedule over the coming year.

While no specific dates were given, the timeline depicts various release windows for the service’s different original series.

While Young Justice: Outsiders seems to have been split into two parts, Doom Patrol will drop next spring followed by Swamp Thing in the summer, with both Stargirl and Harley Quinn dropping next fall.

8 Pet Sematary First Look

Horror fans might not have had much to talk about at Comic-Con, but during the convention some promo images dropped for the reboot of a Stephen King classic. The first images of the Pet Sematary remake were released, featuring Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, and Amy Seimetz.

The best image of the bunch comes in the form of the Creed family cat, Church, looking meaner and mangier than ever.

While an evil cat may not be the scariest thing you’ll find in Pet Sematary, it’s a nice preview of the Stephen King spookiness to come, especially after the success of 2017’s It. Pet Sematary is set for release on April 5, 2019.

7 Runaways Season 2 Footage

A new trailer for the second season of Runaways shows that the series has moved way past high school drama, and further into superhero action territory. The trailer features the Runaways’ comic book hideout, huge action set-pieces, and plenty of superpowers to go around.

Highlights of the trailer include a kiss between Nico and Karolina, a battle on an airport runway, and a glimpse at Gert’s pet dinosaur Old Lace. The first season of the show was a quiet hit among the newer Marvel properties, but this season promises a much deeper dive into the superhero genre that fans of the series are have been waiting for.

6 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

One reveal snuck in towards the end of Comic-Con — a very short trailer for How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Although very brief, the trailer is made up of all-new footage.

The trailer consists of baby Hiccup in his father’s arms as he is told about the legendary world of dragons.

During his father’s narration, the titular Hidden World is given a brief tease as hundreds of dragons flutter across a cavernous landscape. It ends with a shot of Hiccup and Toothless overlooking a town covered in dragons. It’s not as extensive as the film’s last trailer, but it might hold fans over until the film’s release on February 22, 2019.

5 Good Omens Trailer

It’s a great year for Neil Gaiman lovers as they got not one, but two different Gaiman projects revealed at NYCC. First was the second season of American Gods, and now Amazon’s adaptation of Good Omens. 

The trailer for the new series pits Michael Sheen and David Tennant against each other as an angel and a demon who must join forces in order to prevent the apocalypse. The dark subject matter is contrasted by the show’s whimsical tone and David Tennant’s devilish charisma. It sets up what looks to be a very fun buddy comedy about he end of the world.

4 First 25 Minutes Of Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines

Fans of director Peter Jackson were treated to the first 25 minutes of his next project, Mortal Engines, at this year’s New York Comic-Con. Mortal Engines is another expansive world, like the Tolkien material that Jackson has worked with before, but with a post-apocalyptic twist.

The most talked about elements of the footage were the massive scale of the world and the jaw-dropping visuals.

The Mortal Engines footage introduces viewers to Hester, a girl who lives in a world that was ravaged by the “60 Minute War” that destroyed civilization. Now the world consists of giant cities on wheels that fight each other. Audiences won’t see it for themselves until December 14.

3 The Boys Teaser Trailer

Amazon’s adaptation of Garth Ennis’s hyper-violent superhero comic The Boys has finally been revealed with a brief teaser trailer . The teaser features a public service announcement from Vought International, a company that facilitates the operation of the Seven, this world’s league of superheroes. At the end of the PSA, the titular Boys can be seen sitting on a couch, rudely gesturing to their televisions.

The Boys is already setting itself apart from the traditonal superhero fare, and with good reason — the series is about a team of people who keep out-of-control superheroes in check– by blackmailing them, stealing from them, and beating them up. It’s extremely adult-oriented and it already looks like fun.

2 Voltron Ends in December

The release date and synopsis for the eighth and final season of Voltron was revealed at New York Comic-Con, finally bringing the critically acclaimed Netflix series to a close.

The last season will feature the final battle between the Paladins and Witch Haggar.

A few promo images were released as well — one featuring the villain Honerva and another depicting the Voltron Paladins in a control room with Shiro commanding the gang in a background role. While no footage was shown at NYCC, the release date was confirmed to be December 14. The show’s final season will premiere on Netflix.

1 Possibility — Avengers 4 Titled “Avengers: Annihilation”

This rumor went viral during the weekend of NYCC — “Avengers: Annihilation” may or may not be the name of the still untitled Avengers 4. Speculation over the film’s name has driven fans mad in recent months, with “Annihilation” being yet another choice amidstthe rumored titles titles like “Avengers: Forever”, “Avengers: Endgame”, and “The Last Avenger”.

Annihilation comes from the name comic storyline of the same name, though it bears few similarities to the Infinity Gauntlet story that the films are adapting. Seriously, Marvel, just call it “Avengers: Assemble” and get it over with already. Don’t keep us waiting!

What announcements from New York Comic-Con excite you the most? Make sure to leave a comment before you go to share your thoughts!

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2018-10-08 07:10:26 – Jonathan Figueroa

Scott Wilson, Walking Dead’s Hershel, Dies at 76

Scott Wilson, who played popular character Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead, has passed away at the age of 76. Hershel memorably died on the show at the hands of The Governor, but since then, Wilson has appeared at a number of conventions – including Walker Stalker Con – and remained a favorite among fans.

Wilson started his Walking Dead journey back in 2011, when his character Hershel was introduced. His first appearance was in the episode “Bloodletting” in season 2, after Carl Grimes was accidentally shot. Hershel is able to save Carl’s life because of his experience as a veterinarian, and had been living a secluded life on his farm with his family since the outbreak. He always had a strict moral code, and cared deeply for his daughters Maggie and Beth. As the show went on, Hershel became a mentor of sorts to Rick Grimes, and provided wisdom and advice to other main characters. Wilson took part in 37 episodes of The Walking Dead, with his last appearance coming in season 4.

As first reported by Comic Book, Wilson passed away today at the age of 76. Reports of the actor’s death occurred after many people posted tributes honoring Wilson on social media, and those reports were later confirmed to be true. TMZ later revealed that Wilson “passed away peacefully at his home in L.A”. Dominic Mancini, who worked as Wilson’s rep, explained that the actor passed away as a result of complications from leukemia. Bizarrely, Wilson’s death was confirmed not too long after Hershel was confirmed to appear in season 9 of The Walking Dead.

Wilson had been a well-known actor long before his time on AMC’s hit show. Wilson started his acting career in 1967 with the film In the Heat of the Night, and later became known for roles in films like 1974’s The Great GatsbyThe Ninth Configuration, and A Year of the Quiet Sun. In the years after his time on The Walking Dead was up, Wilson appeared on the TV shows Bosch, Damien, and The OA. Most recently, he appeared in the movie Hostiles alongside Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike, as well as voiced his Walking Dead character in an episode of Robot Chicken.

Wilson’s character on The Walking Dead had a big impact on the other characters, and fans often credit Wilson’s casting as one of the stronger decisions made by the show. Many actors have come and gone during the show’s eight seasons, but none have been quite like Wilson. With season 9 looking to recapture the feel of earlier seasons,  one can’t help but look back and reminisce about Wilson’s journey on The Walking Deadand his career in general.

RIP Scott Wilson: March 29, 1942 – October 6, 2018

Source: Comic Book, TMZ

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2018-10-06 09:10:28 – Christopher Fiduccia

A Quiet Place Sequel Gets A 2020 Release Date

Paramount has officially dated A Quiet Place 2 for summer 2020. Released earlier this year, A Quiet Place became one of 2018’s biggest hits, receiving widespread acclaim and grossing $322.5 million at the worldwide box office. Critics and audiences alike were highly impressed with director John Krasinski’s suspenseful and emotional thriller, which utilized its memorable concept to great effect.

For Paramount, the film’s success was much-needed. With Transformers in a state of flux and questions about the future of Star Trek, they were in a position where they could use a new, reliable IP. Shortly after A Quiet Place opened in theaters, it was reported a followup was being developed, and now it’s taken a major step forward.

Related: Everything We Learned from A Quiet Place’s Blu-ray

Per The WrapA Quiet Place 2 will premiere on May 15, 2020. No details about the plot were available at the time of the announcement.

One thing that has been confirmed about the sequel is that Krasinski is “definitely” involved in some capacity. He will likely be staying behind the camera for this round, seeing that his character, Lee Abbott, died in a self-sacrifice at the end of the first film. There’s no telling what story A Quiet Place 2 will tell, but Krasinski has no shortage of ideas. He’s already said in the past that the sequel could focus on other survivors of the franchise’s mysterious alien apocalypse. The creative team may also opt for a continuation of the original movie’s narrative, which ended with the tease of Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt) preparing for battle against the monsters that terrorize the world. Either route has potential, so it’ll be interesting to see what they do.

Paramount knows they had something special with A Quiet Place, so the filmmakers are going to work diligently to ensure the sequel lives up to the high bar set by its predecessor. Back in July, the studio started piecing together an early Oscar campaign for Quiet Place, hoping to compete in some major categories. Assuming the Academy moves forward with their controversial Best Popular Film award, A Quiet Place could be in the running for that category, and some have even named it as a possibility for Best Original Screenplay. It’s apparent it was able to transcend its genre by telling a powerful story of how far parents would go to protect their children, so hopefully the sequel can deliver another thrilling experience. It would be a shame if the inventive premise wore thin so soon.

MORE: A Quiet Place Could Save Paramount

A Quiet Place 2 opens May 15, 2020.

Source: The Wrap

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