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I’m sorry it’s been so long, everyone. I’ve had a lot of stuff going on.

Out today:

 

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^First image of Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman vs. Superman

Girl Meets World will premiere in June (buzzfeed)

Bad Robot tweets first image of Star Wars Episode 7 filming (a clapboard) (entertainment weekly)

Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke and X-Men‘s Nicholas Hoult are rumored to be the new Bonnie and Clyde (I’m taking from that article that it’s not confirmed yet) (vulture)

A lot of people are naming their children after Game of Thrones characters (this is awesome, honestly) (entertainment weekly)

^We finally have a trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Details about this movie have been kept secret and until now we didn’t know much. I’ll see anything with Nolan’s name on it, basically.

^trailer for NBC’s new series Constantine, airing this fall. Based on the comics (and in the same world as the movie Constantine).

See some sculptures in late Alien creator H.R. Giger’s gardens (io9)

Some of the cast of The Avengers unite to send Captain America: The Winter Soldier to a man dying of cancer. Note: Tom Hiddleston did too, it’s not listed in that article) (eonline)

Guardians of The Galaxy releases official character bios (totalfilm)

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^First look at Julianne Moore as President Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (totalfilm)

POTD:

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Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in Macbeth (variety)

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^New image from Guardians of The Galaxy

-And speaking of GOTG, there’s a new clip out but it’s nothing we haven’t seen already in the trailer (empire online)

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The newest Game of Thrones episode broke piracy records, George R.R. Martin on the shocking purple wedding (The Mary Sue)

55 of the best Purple wedding reaction tweets (mashable)

Syfy is creating a new show that they’re calling ‘Game of Thrones in space,’ based on sci-fi books by S.A. Corey

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^A bunch of new X-Men: Days of Future Past stills (above we see a Sentinel walking away from a burning Xavier’s mansion) (the Mary Sue)

-Robert Downey Jr. has joined twitter, follow at RobertDowneyJr

Iron Man 4 could happen (ohnotheydidnt)

-A couple pictures from Avengers 2 filming in London in the woods and setup for the 40’s (ohnotheydidnt)

Chloe Moretz is cast in the movie adaptation of The Fifth Wave (empire online)

“Khaleesi” is becoming a popular baby name (why, though? Why not Daenerys, which is, you know, her actual name. Khaleesi is a title. Plus you can shorten it to Dany.) (neatorama)

Balloons2Happy birthday Emma Watson (24), Emma Thompson (55) and Maisie Williams (17)!

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^What if the velociraptors in Jurassic Park were replaced with cats?

Out today on DVD and streaming, including The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Gremlins and The Goonies are apparently getting reboots *waits for public outcry* (the guardian)

Game of Thrones renewed for seasons 5 and 6 (variety)

-If you like Whose Line is it Anyway, Fox is going to have an improv show called Riot, airing May 13. Steve Carell is among the guests. (tvline)

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^8 new posters for X-Men: Days of Future Past released (totalfilm)

A sequel to Wreck-It Ralph is in the works (I haven’t seen it yet) (cinemablend)

A Battlestar Galactica movie is being made (cinemablend)

-In ‘sequels no one asked for’ news, here’s details on Planes 2 and Karate kid 2 (philstar, new york daily news)

Tv show based on Twelve Monkeys to premiere next January on syfy (/film)

POTD:

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Nathan Fillion, Sean Astin and Alan Tudyk with lightsabers.

It seems like most of today’s links are reboots, sequels or other adaptations.

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Opening Today:

 

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^New Girl Meets World family portrait and a few new stills released (huffington post)

Dave Letterman to retire in 2015 (noooo) (variety)

Michael Chiklis joins American Horror Story: Freak Show (ign)

-Speaking of AHS: Freak Show, here is some cast and plot information (ohnotheydidnt)

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^See all the Gotham character posters (above: Ben McKenzie as Commissioner Gordon)

Game of Thrones‘ Gwendoline Christie joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2 (yay, she’s great!) (variety)

Prometheus 2 is happening, will begin filming this fall. Ridley Scott will also direct and the sequel will also feature Noomi Rapace and (thankfully) Michael Fassbender. I want this for two reasons: 1) it will hopefully answer a lot of the questions Prometheus left us with and 2) Michael Fassbender, because he’s so great as David. (scified)

Andy Serkis (aka Gollum) is going to direct the live action version of The Jungle Book (this will be his directorial debut I believe) (the hollywood reporter)

Balloons2Happy birthday to Robert Downey Jr (49) and Hugo Weaving (54)!

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Also: A trailer post is coming up soon, there’s been a bunch of new ones released.

And there is a comic con in my city this weekend, maybe I’ll get some great cosplay pics.

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^20+ new images from Transcendence (ohnotheydidnt)

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Disney has confirmed The Incredibles 2 (variety)

10 things you didn’t know about Lost (Disney blogs)

-Musical Spring Awakening is being made into a movie (ohnotheydidnt)

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^A whole bunch of new Game of Thrones s4 stills (winteriscoming.net)

Watch the first 10 minutes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I can’t tell you about it because I’m a spoilerphobe and thoroughly enjoy being surprised, so I won’t watch it. (ohnotheydidnt)

-Speaking of Cap 2, we have two new tv spots and a new poster here (ohnotheydidnt)

Pictures of the Game of Thrones cast at the season 4 premiere (ohnotheydidnt)

NBC’s pirate show Crossbones gets an air date: Friday, May 30 at 10 p.m. (hollywood reporter)

POTD: The GoT cast on the beach in Croatia

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^Some new Guardians of The Galaxy images, including a glimpse of a villain (yes, that is Glenn Close) (ohnotheydidnt)

Sofia Coppola to direct a live action Little Mermaid (the wire)

-And speaking of live action Disney remakes, Pan has cast a newcomer in the lead role (the hollywood reporter)

There’s going to be 2 Spider-Man spinoff movies, including Venom (variety)

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^New U.S. poster for Only Lovers Left Alive (why oh why do we get this so late?)

-Early suspicions are correct; season 4 of American Horror Story will indeed take place at a Carnival (uproxx)

First images from the Rosemary’s Baby tv show starring Zoe Saldana (geektyrant)

Legendary is making a Trick ‘r Treat 2 (shocktillyoudrop)

-In the same interview, the head of Legendary had this to say about Pacific Rim 2:

I was literally just with Guillermo on the set of Crimson Peak*. We talk about it and have some pretty great ideas. If they come to fruition and we get a great script, then we’re open to it. Fans seem pretty passionate about it and working with Guillermo. So, we’re open to it.

I’ve heard a lot of contradicting things about the sequel. I saw a report that Guillermo Del Toro had already written it a year or two ago, but from that quote that appears not to be the case. We’ll see.

*I am so excited about Crimson Peak. Tom Hiddleston, Doug Jones, Jim Beaver and Jessica Chastain in a scary GDT film. Yess.

POTD:

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It’s Grumpy Cat on the Iron Throne! With a Dany POP! figure.

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^New Game of Thrones S4 trailer

Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth talk about Avengers 2 (ohnotheydidnt)

-Tom Hiddleston nominated for an Olivier award, see the other nominees here (broadwayworld)

Popular Facebook page “I f**king love science” gets a tv show  (entertainment weekly)

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^Fox releases Gotham logo & synopsis (wear pink wednesdays)

Sam Raimi wants to adapt popular video game The Last of Us into a movie. I’m not familiar with the game, but this could be interesting if done right. Sam Raimi does horror well, but considering how much of a disaster Spider-Man 3 was, I’m not sure. (empire online)

Idris Elba cast in “live action” remake of The Jungle Book. I say live action with quotation marks because while it is going to technically be live action, a lot of the animals will of course be CGI. (/film)

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^See Annie Leibovitz’s photos for Vanity Fair’s Game of Thrones cover and behind the scenes video (vanity fair)

Korean actress to have a “significant supporting role” in Avengers 2 (ohnotheydidnt)

Snowpiercer uncut sets summer U.S. release date (/film)

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^HBO has released 18 new character posters for Game of Thrones season 4 (winteriscoming.net)

-HBO has released two very short teasers for season 4: House Stark and Dany’s dragons (winteriscoming.net)

Gravity, which was released on DVD yesterday, has been beamed to the International Space Station (space.com)

And speaking of Gravity, it and The Desolation of Smaug both have tied for the most Saturn Awards nominations (from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. I wish this would be televised. Sigh.) (variety)

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^more pictures of Jamie Alexander as Lady Sif on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ohnotheydidnt)

And details on the new Marvel Netflix series that will include 60 hour long episodes (ohnotheydidnt)

-More changes at Netflix: Disappearing soon and new in March 2014 (allyourscreens.com, streamersworld.com)

A few new images from X-Men: Days of Future Past (the Mary Sue)

POTD:

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Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron, 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen and Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong’o at the SAG awards.

 

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^ New poster for Guardians of the Galaxy. I find it hilarious that the tagline is actually “you’re welcome.” (as usual click for large)

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The new Fantastic Four cast has been revealed. I don’t know how I feel about this. (variety)

Matthew McConaughey talks Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (total film)

Marvel maybe doing a Black Widow solo movie? It’s looking more like a ‘yes.’ (variety)

^Hear Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon in this Guardians of the Galaxy featurette, more on the other characters here (ohnotheydidnt)

Kind of spoilery new image from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (total film)

Sherry Stringfield of E.R. fame will join Under The Dome (cinemablend)

There’s going to be a Lego Movie sequel, set for 2017 (variety)

The website for X-Men: Days of Future Past has launched with a lot of new character pics/bios (this is also our POTD) (The Mary Sue)

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^5 things you may have missed in the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, such as Karen Gillan’s villain Nebula, seen here (cinemablend)

Also some GOTG plot details and infographics here (ohnotheydidnt)

Marvel releases full cast and shooting locations for Avengers 2 (cosmic book news)

-Here’s an interesting piece of news: Jada Pinkett smith to play “a sadistic gangster with street smarts and a short temper” on Fox’s Gotham this fall (variety)

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^The Mary Sue took a bunch of pictures of toys at Toy Fair 2014, see them all here (including the above Buffy bobbleheads) (The Mary Sue)

Full list of Oscar performers and presenters (buzzsugar)

Some details on the two Avatar sequels (cinemablend)

Info on several fall tv pilots (io9)

picture of the day (is actually a gif):

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