First Photo: Kurt Russell As Ego In “Guardians”?

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We’ve seen a Funko pop figure and a Hasbro toy, now finally an apparent first proper photo of actor Kurt Russell in Janes Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” has emerged.

Russell plays Ego the Living Planet, the father of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) who takes on human form for much of the film. The character has remained under wraps to date beyond merchandise imagery.

The photo appears to have originated as part of a Snapchat story and was found by CBM. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” opens in cinemas in early May.

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Danny Glover Was Almost Raiden In “Kombat”?

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“Mortal Kombat” franchise co-creator Ed Boon recently sat down with IGN to talk the long running game franchise – its past and its future.

In a surprising reveal though, Boon confirmed that at one time “Lethal Weapon” co-star Danny Glover was three favourites to play the role of the thunder god Raiden in the original 1995 “Mortal Kombat” film for New Line Cinema.

Boon said it was just one of many ‘wild suggestions’ New Line made to him over the course of the film’s development process. Christopher Lambert ultimately took on the role in the film which made over $120 million from a sub-$20 million budget.

James Wan is set to produce a new “Mortal Kombat” movie currently in early development.

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LEGO Batman Director on What Makes Nightwing ‘Fascinating’

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Nightwing Lego

Any doubt about the marketability of LEGO Batman has been alleviated with the popularity of The LEGO Batman Movie. The film has been the number one movie at the box office for the past few weeks, surpassing its $80 million budget to make a profit while enjoying a healthy 91 percent Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Warner Bros. and Batman aren’t the only ones enjoying the success of the film, as director Chris McKay has parlayed the success of The LEGO Batman Movie into a live-action gig, with the recently announced Nightwing film. McKay recently made an appearance on a Batman fan podcast to discuss his take on the character, and how Dick Grayson differs from his mentor Bruce Wayne.


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LEGO Batman Director on What Makes Nightwing ‘Fascinating’

Oscars 2017: The Last 20 Best Picture Winners, Ranked

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson in The Departed

Every year, The Oscars honor the motion picture industry, giving out prestigious golden statues to the people behind the most celebrated movies of the year. The selection of categories is broad enough to ensure that all genres, from introspective dramas to grandiose summer blockbusters, can win awards in various fields. Transformers may never net a Best Actor prize for its stars, but it’s always a frontrunner for Best Visual Effects, Sound Editing, and other technical awards.

When it comes to the Academy Award for Best Picture, only one film per year can be crowned the winner (technically, there could be a tie, but such an event has never ...

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R2-D2 Gets a Voice in Star Wars Mashup Video

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R2-D2 in an X-Wing Cockpit

For every Luke Skywalker, Jyn Erso, and Rey fighting against the Empire or First Order, there’s a droid out there standing right by their side. In many ways, the robots of Star Wars are the true unsung heroes of the franchise. After all, it was R2-D2 and C-3PO who delivered Leia’s stolen Death Star plans to the Rebel Alliance. It was the reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO who sacrificed himself helping a squad of rebels infiltrate Scarif. And it was BB-8 who carried a secret memory drive containing Luke Skywalker’s location to the Resistance.

While C-3PO and K-2SO are able to walk and talk (thanks to their humanoid appearance), other droids like R2-D2 and BB-8 simply roll around and communicate via beeps and clicks. Even so, the writers and actors have managed to imbue a sense of humanity into these smaller, less fragile droids. ...

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