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Ben Affleck's Future Post-BATMAN In The Air: Could 'Beyond' Follow Suit?

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Ben Affleck is still, albeit tentatively, set to star in War For The Planet Of The Apes helmer Matt Reeves's currently developing trilogy starter, The Batman, as Warner Bros. continues plotting ahead with its expected production slate, including the forthcoming production of New Line Cinema's Shazam. That being said, the future of Warner Bros. and its DC adaptations regarding all things Batman after this November's release of Justice League is reportedly an unclear one.
As THR writes, Reeves and the studio both hope to keep the 45 year-old actor in the cape and cowl for as long as they can. However, it appears the studio is also working out its endgame for Affleck as production on The Batman approaches considering factors such as his age and physical upkeep. Warner Bros. is minding the issue from several angles like the importance for having younger stars much like the transition of Tom Holland this Summer in Spider-Man: Homecoming, for which its director is also in talks…

ONE PIECE Is Setting Sail In A Live-Action TV Series

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It was a little over a year ago that a Japanese live-action adaptation of manga author Oda Eiichiro's longstanding Shueisha Inc. publication and anime IP, One Piece, was announced for its own live-action movie. I'm not certain if that project is still moving forward but I'll be sure to spread the word if I hear anything else, although considering recent movement over at Marty Adelstein's Tomorrow Studios, I reckon it won't be any time soon.
The word now is that Oda, Shuesha Inc. and the studio are partnering for a live-action television drama instead, in news as reported over at Japan Times in the wake of the manga's twentieth anniversary celebration. The manga itself took off in 1997 and has expanded itself greatly into television and original video animes with its story centered on Monkey D. Luffy and his epic, action-packed and sprawling quest to find said 'piece' and claim the title of "King Of The Pirates".
The project marks the latest a…

PEACE BREAKER: Aaron Kwok's Day Only Gets Harder In The Newest Trailer

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Sweet Alibi helmer Lien Yi-Chi's latest, Peace Breaker, is officially stamped for an August 18 release in China and a new official trailer is making the rounds. Those keen on Asian cinema will find themselves in familiar territory, with this particular story - taking cues from its hit 2014 South Korean predecessor, A Hard Day, in which a morally bent detective, in the wake of a family member's death, tries to cover up an accidental crime only to find himself in deeper and deadlier straits.

That story now has actor Aaron Kwok leading opposite Brotherhood Of Blades co-star Wang Qianyuan who plays the mysterious figure holding our anti-hero hostage for his own means. It's all connected in the narrative, rife with mystery and suspense and a good, fair deal of explosive thrills and excitement, and you're more than welcome to feast your eyes on it all below!


PEACE BREAKER - Stills And Posters

TRIPLE THREAT Has Your Favorite Action Stars Beating The Hell Out Of Each Other In The Official Trailer

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I could go on and on until I'm blue in the face about how excited I am for the new action thriller, Triple Threat. I won't, but I will throw my hat in with some words for seasoned stuntman and filmmaker Jesse V. Johnson who, in the wake of a stagnant directing career salvaged by the appeal drawn from his latest release, Savage Dog, has risen above expectations in opportune fashion.
It truly is something to be proud of... a succession accompanied, no less, by a line-up of some serious, prominent action starpower; Names like Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais and Tiger Chen as well as Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Michael Bisping and Jeeja Yanin are all but what one would dream of seeing in a single movie together on the big screen, which, at least until starting late last year, almost felt like an impossibility.
Then again, there were people who thought that Jaa would never appear in a movie with Donnie Yen dating back twelve years ago as the Thai action star took the mantle with groundb…

BRIGHT: Brutal Crime And Germanic Folklore Set The Stage In The New Official Trailer

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Promising a gritty action fantasy thriller for the Netflix demographic, David Ayer's latest, Bright, is poised for a December 22 release in a seemingly strong follow-up from his previous WBDC effort, Suicide Squad. A teaser arrived back in February bringing just a little more than enough to satisfy the curiosity of what a present day crossover between End Of Watch and Lord Of The Rings looks like, and now we have ourselves a full trailer that welcomes all takers.
For this, we get Ayer in reunion with actor Will Smith in the role of a cop and human counterpart/reluctant partner to Joel Edgerton's role as an Orc, one of the many species co-existing in the Earthbound hybrid alien crime drama - Think Gintama but without the 4th wall-breaking high jinks and so on, (although just enough homoerotic cheek from Edgerton to wager a chuckle or two) and with actresses Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry and Margaret Cho, and actors Edgar Ramirez and Ike Barinholtz also starring. Set in an alternate p…

Stan Lee Observes True Heroism In A New Promo For THE DEFENDERS And PUNISHER

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At the age of 94, comic book auteur and mainstay Stan Lee is far from finished with his life's work as he has a special tribute event called Extraordinary: Stan Lee coming next month. He also reportedly has up to fifty more comic book heroes that he hasn't revealed yet and surely those announcements will come in due time.

For now, he's celebrating four of them in a new teaser for the upcoming August 18 premiere of The Defenders... or five if you count the guy in black who cameos at the end of the video for his own show to be dated soon. And count him you absolutely should!


PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING: John Boyega Wants You!

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A sequel to 2013 sci-fi action epic, Pacific Rim wasn't initially an easy milestone to reach. Box office returns were okay but barely enough to get both feet in the door until it was made official as production went underway last year.

The cast is led by actor John Boyega in succession as the son of Idris Elba's role from the first film and he now debuts in Jaeger operating form in a new Comic-Con viral video for GoJaeger.com. Have fun at the URL after you check out the campaign video below as news awaits of the official Pacific Rim: Uprising teaser ahead of its February 23, 2018 release from Legendary!


PROUD MARY Keeps On Burnin' In The First Official Trailer!

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January 12, 2018 is the date to slate for Sony and Screen Gems's forthcoming action thriller, Proud Mary. The first official trailer arrived on Thursday after wrapping a few months ago with London Has Fallen helmer Babak Najafi back in the director's with actress Taraji P. Henson in the title role.
John Stuart Newman (Dirty Work) and Christian Swegal (Stasis) wrote the screenplay which has Henson starring as the fierce and beautiful Mary - a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets Danny, young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad. Said young boy is played by Jahi Di'Allo Winston who joins Henson along with actor Danny Glover in the role of Mary's ruthless father figure joined by Margaret Avery as his wife and actor Billy Brown who plays their son, Tom.
Rounding out the are Neal McDonough who plays a well-manicured killer and Xander Berkeley who plays the sadistic drug-dealing …

SDCC 2017: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Lassos A Red-Band Second Official Trailer!

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Today is the day Comic-Con kicks off in San Diego and Twentieth Century Fox is kicking things off bright and early with a brand new trailer for Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Golden Circle. You won't be limited here, though, as there are two versions - one of which you can view just beneath in glorious red-band form. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save t…

JuJu Chan Up To Star In Australia/China Action Co-Prod, PEPPER

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Antony Szeto (Fist Of The Dragon, Jackie Chan Presents: Wushu) is reportedly up to direct upcoming action thriller, Pepper. The news comes in the wake of meeting opportunities between Szeto and Filmworks Company CEO and screenwriter Janice Eymann, along with Beijing Tong Fa Group chairman Tony Cheng and group director/general manager Kent Chen thereafter.
Eymann's script, for which celebrated martial artist, Chinese/American actress JuJu Chan is in talks to star as the title character, tells of a secret agent who sets out to Far North Queensland to find her missing brother, a fellow agent. Chan's credits include - and aren't limited to - Szeto's Fist Of The Dragon and Palace Of The Damned, Adrian Castro's award-winning shortfilm, Hit Girls, Yuen Woo-Ping's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny, Jesse Johnson's Savage Dog and Fruit Chan's upconing thriller, The Invincible Dragon.

Casting is also reportedly underway for a hopeful A-list male l…