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  1. TardStrong Brown Belt

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    Never heard of this. First thought was Shia as this character is very strange but hey I will try it out
     
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  2. Dirt Road Soldier All Praise To The Gun!

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    LaBeouf post-mental breakdown is quickly becoming one of my favorite actors. His last few roles have been amazing and he seriously sunk himself into them.
     
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    Lion Director Garth Davis to Direct TRON Sequel Starring Jared Leto

    The Tron franchise is back on the grid. Garth Davis, the filmmaker known for the Oscar-nominated Lion, is attached to direct a Tron sequel for Disney, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Jared Leto has been attached to the long-gestating project since 2017.

    The first Tron movie debuted in 1982 and starred Jeff Bridges as a video game expert and programmer who is transported into the fantastic world inside a computer program. Though Tron was not a hit, it developed a cult following and is fondly remembered for its groundbreaking special effects and imaginative story. In 2010 came the sequel Tron: Legacy, which once again starred Bridges and featured original star Bruce Boxleitner along with series newcomers Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde.

    Legacy, from director Joseph Kosinski, made $400 million worldwide, enough to generate interest in a sequel from Disney, which at one time considered making a Tron a streaming show from filmmaker John Ridley.

    Jesse Wigutow wrote the latest draft of the third Tron movie, and Leto will produce with Justin Springer and Emma Ludbrook. Davis also directed the 2018 feature Mary Magdalene as well as episodes of Top of the Lake.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/tron-3-back-track-director-garth-davis-1306650
     
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    I haven't seen that much but Honey Boy was excellent actually. He nailed at portraying his dad. I may try this one, my not. I've heard it's terrible so it's iffy.
     
  5. Dirt Road Soldier All Praise To The Gun!

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    Hooray for a new TRON! However, BOOOOOOOO at starring Jared Leto. They left the second one WIDE open for an amazing 3rd act, and they're throwing it away.
     
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  6. TestosterOWN ค้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้ ้้้้้้้้้้#O͙ͦͯͦͯ͛

    This movie is so fucking bad it’s unreal. Props to the people who made the trailer who made Shia look like he plays a huge role and some killer. His role is pretty small and boring. There are huge plot holes and the movie is just so god damn corny and bad. Don’t waste your money. 3/10. Only gets a 3 because a few of the action scenes are pretty dope.

    edit and I agree Shia is a great actor. They 100 percent put him in this and the trailer to lure people in. Don't fall for it.
     
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    I would give it a 5. Almost all of Shia’s lines are in the trailer. And they’re the best lines of the whole movie. Everyone speaks in idioms and unnecessary speeches. It’s like a poor man’s Mamet-speak.

    But the female casting is excellent. At the very top is Cheyenne Rae Hernandez who is one of the sexiest psychos ever.
     
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    Yeah she was pretty hot. Just love how the big boss at the end is covered by two dudes while he sits in a bed going over spreadsheets or god knows what
     
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    Olivia Wilde to Direct Secret Marvel Movie at Sony, Expected to Be SPIDER-WOMAN

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    Sony Pictures is not only growing its slate of its Universe of Marvel Characters but is building on the female characters at the center of it, and looks to have landed one of the sought female directors in Hollywood.

    Sources tell Deadline that Olivia Wilde has closed a deal to direct and develop a secret Marvel film project revolving around a female character in the universe. While not confirmed, it is expected that the story will be centered on Spider-Woman.

    The film will be penned by Katie Silberman with Amy Pascal producing. Rachel O’Connor will exec produce. Wilde, Silberman and Pascal already have strong ties and the three are working on a Christmas buddy film at Universal they hope to do prior to this one. Gary Spinelli penned a previous draft of the script.

    The Spider-Woman character has actually been the alter ego of several characters in the Spider-Man timeline over the years including Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson and Jessica Drew, who was the first to sport the costume in the late 1970s. Since the concept is being completely revamped by Wilde, it’s unknown the direction the studio will go with her.

    The project has been a high priority since the top of the year and Wilde came close to passing on it as her dance card has begun to fill up quite quickly. At the end of the day, the idea of having a chance to launch her own female superhero was too hard to pass up, and she eventually came around to fully committing to the project.

    This marks the second film based around a female character in Sony’s universe of Marvel characters to land a director after S.J. Clarkson was tapped to direct a Madame Webb movie. Sony is also developing Black Cat and Silver Sable movies and is clearly making the effort to diversify the universe.

    It has been quite the year and half for Wilde, who after spending the past decade as an A-list actress decided to make her move to directing with the coming-of-age tale Booksmart. The film was one of last year’s best reviewed films and earned Silberman a WGA nomination for best original screenplay.

    She would follow that up by attaching herself to the psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling, which eventually landed at New Line following one of the more heated bidding wars of 2019. That film recently set Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson to star and will shoot this fall.

    https://deadline.com/2020/08/olivia-wilde-spider-woman-director-secret-marvel-movie-sony-1203017798/
     
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    Ben Affleck to Return as Bruce Wayne/Batman in THE FLASH Movie in 2022

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    Batman forever strives for a chance to set things right. That may finally happen with Ben Affleck’s version of the crimefighter. The Argo director’s brooding Dark Knight is coming back for one more movie, with Affleck agreeing to return as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming big-screen version of The Flash, Vanity Fair has learned.

    Portrayals of Batman always ignite furious debate among fans, and Affleck’s selection for the part continues to provoke intense discussion, even years after he first donned the cowl. Some love him; some disparage him. Some refused to see him in the role from the very beginning, while others consider him an underrated favorite who deserved more chances to play the role onscreen.

    This does not disrupt The Batman film starring Robert Pattinson, who remains the future of the franchise.

    The Flash movie, which is planned for release in summer 2022, will feature fast-moving hyper-hero Barry Allen, played by Ezra Miller, breaking the bonds of physics to crash into various parallel dimensions, where he’ll encounter slightly different versions of DC’s classic heroes. It’s an adaptation of DC’s 2011 Flashpoint series of comic book crossovers, directed by Andy Muschietti, the filmmaker behind the recent adaptations of Stephen King’s It and It Chapter Two.

    “His Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong, which is his masculinity—because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline —but he’s also very vulnerable,” Muschietti said in an interview. “He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance.”

    Affleck got the script at the end of last week and agreed this week to join the project.

    “He’s a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before,” the director added. "It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in.”

    “I’m glad to be collaborating with someone who has been on both sides of the camera, too,” Muschietti said. “He understands.”

    Affleck won’t be the only Batman making a comeback; a few more of the alternate-dimension heroes who turn up in the Flash movie will be figures we’ve seen before. Michael Keaton’s Batman from the 1989 Tim Burton film is also set to appear in what Muschietti said was a “substantial” part.

    There's another reason The Flash needed the character affectionately known as Batfleck. In DC’s movie universe, Affleck’s gray-templed Bruce Wayne is the one Ezra's Flash would consider “the original Batman,” the one he has already fought alongside in the previous Zack Snyder films.

    Muschietti said it wouldn’t work as well for him to venture into the company of other Batmen without having Affleck as the starting point. “He’s the baseline. He’s part of that unaltered state before we jump into Barry’s adventure,” the director said. “There's a familiarity there.”

    DC has still other motivations for exploring this story. Batman is too valuable a character to leave fallow for long, and new actors will forever be stepping into the role. By threading the concept of a multiverse into its DC storyline, Warner Bros. is attempting to create a way for all the competing factions of its fandom to coexist together.

    Unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Star Wars, in which everything is designed to be part of the same canon, the multiverse approach can allow projects to vary greatly in tone, or feature different actors, while still being threaded together. Keeping a broad coalition of fans from battling over what is “legitimate” is one of the biggest challenges for studios managing franchises with vast appeal and decades of history. Sony’s animated Into the Spider-Verse also helped popularize the alternate-dimension concept, introducing the Miles Morales character to a host of differing Spider–folk.

    So far, the multiverse approach has helped DC both differentiate itself and revisit the same characters without being accused of rebooting or erasing recent favorites. DC TV shows such as Arrow, Batwoman, Black Lightning, and Supergirl have done crossover events, and a few months ago the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline laid the groundwork for the multiverse concept, with Miller’s movie Flash making an appearance in that story by coming face-to-face with the TV Flash played by Grant Gustin.

    “This movie is a bit of a hinge in the sense that it presents a story that implies a unified universe where all the cinematic iterations that we’ve seen before are valid,” Muschietti said. “It’s inclusive in the sense that it is saying all that you’ve seen exists, and everything that you will see exists, in the same unified multiverse.”

    That doesn’t mean there aren’t still intense disagreements in the fandom, and the return of Batfleck is sure to launch countless takes.

    Affleck was cast as Batman in late August of 2013, and the debate over his presence hasn’t let up even after two movies with Snyder—Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League—and one cameo in Suicide Squad. His take will also get a new approach in the famed “Snyder Cut” of Justice League, which will appear on HBO Max, restoring the original director’s vision before the film was handed off to Joss Whedon to complete—a version of the film that seems to have left no one happy.

    Affleck had previously signed to direct and star in a standalone film called The Batman, but ultimately left the project after saying that its demands were taking too much of a personal toll. At the time he parted ways with the film, he was also dealing with the end of his marriage to Jennifer Garner and struggling with alcoholism. “I showed somebody The Batman script,” Affleck told the New York Times. “They said, ‘I think the script is good. I also think you’ll drink yourself to death if you go through what you just went through again.’”

    Barbara Muschietti, the producer of The Flash (and sister and longtime collaborator of the director), told Vanity Fair she had worried this might make him reluctant to return at all. “There have been some all sorts of stories and things he said himself about having a very hard time playing Batman, and it had been difficult for him,” she said. “I think it was more about a difficult time in his life. When we approached him, he’s now in a very different time in his life. He was very open to it, which was a bit of a surprise to us. It was a question mark.”

    “We are all human and go through great times in our lives and terrible times in our lives,” she added. “Right now he’s in a place where he can actually enjoy being Batman.” Plus, he doesn't have to carry the entire movie. “It's a pivotal role, but at the same time it’s a fun part,” she said.

    Filmmaker Matt Reeves (The Planet of the Apes movies) is now making The Batmanwith Pattinson as the lead. That film was in the midst of shooting when the coronavirus lockdown hit, and production is set to resume in the fall.

    Although a standalone film for Batfleck didn’t happen, his admirers continue to champion Affleck’s take on the character. With The Flash, they’ll get to see him answer the Bat-Signal at least once more.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/08/ben-affleck-returns-batman-the-flash-multiverse-keaton
     
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    Triple Frontier's J.C. Chandor to Direct Sony's KRAVEN THE HUNTER Movie

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    Even with Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Morbius postponed until 2021, Sony Pictures is continuing to build up its slate of Marvel films. Sources tell Deadline that J.C. Chandor is in talks to direct Sony’s Kraven the Hunter, the latest film to gain momentum in the studio’s Universe of Marvel Characters.

    Sony is continuing to build a healthy development slate of Spider-Man characters to rival other studios’ comic book pics currently in development. Besides Venom 2 and Jared Leto’s Morbius, the studio also recently set S.J. Clarkson to direct its untitled Madame Web pic and tapped Marc Guggenheim to write its Jackpot movie. The next installment in the Spider-Man franchise also begins shooting this winter.

    Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad will produce.

    This comes less then 24 hours after Deadline broke the news that Olivia Wilde would be directing an untitled Marvel movie for Sony centered around the Spider-Woman character. Unknown which of these films will go first, especially since Chandor’s deal hasn’t closed yet, but Sony is clearly stacking its slate full of Marvel characters.

    Even before it set this new cinematic universe in motion, Kraven the Hunter is a property the studio has longed to make. Richard Wenk, who penned The Equalizer films for Sony, wrote the script. The comic revolves around Sergei Kravinoff aka Kraven the Hunter, who is one of Spider-Man’s best known and most formidable enemies as well as the half-brother of the Chameleon. The character has appeared in numerous Spider-Man properties including the popular story Kraven’s Last Hunt.

    Chandor has been known more for his character-driven adult dramas like Margin Call, A Most Violent Year and most recently Netflix’s Triple Frontier,and this would mark his first time taking on major studio tentpole. Even though this would be his first big-budget feature, Chandor has shown an ability to pull off impressive set pieces like the car chase in A Most Violent Year that shows he has the chops to take on the type of action Kraven the Hunter would demand.

    https://deadline.com/2020/08/kraven-the-hunter-movie-jc-chandor-director-sony-marvel-1203012135/
     
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    Official Logo for Matt Reeve's THE BATMAN Revealed; Plus Artwork from Jim Lee

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    No clue why stunts are not worthy of an Oscar category.
     
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    Just watched "The One and Only Ivan" on Disney+

    Wonderfully schmaltzy.

    Other than the cliche toupee gag, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
     
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    Official Trailer for JUSTICE LEAGUE Snyder Cut Released

    It's revealed that the Snyder Cut is going to be released in four one-hour parts, with it later available as one lengthy, four-hour feature film.

     
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    Sneak Peek of James Gunn's THE SUICIDE SQUAD Shows Tons of Exciting New Footage



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    How many die in the opening scene?
     
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    Not going to lie. I was hoping Shrek was going to show up with they all stood together.
     

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