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‘Zombieland 2: Double TaP’ Trailer Drops

Sony has released the Zombieland 2: Double Tap trailer. The long gestating sequel is finally coming and here is your first look. Check it out below:

The official blurb:

A decade after Zombieland became a hit film and a cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer (Venom) and the original writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool) for Zombieland 2: Double Tap. In the sequel, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.

‘Killer Klowns From Outer Space’ returning to HHN

Killer Klowns From Outer Space are returning to Universal’ s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN), this time as a house. This a return of sort for the cult MGM film property to HHN. After the successful and extremely popular Scare Zone last year, the Killer Klowns will now have their own house for HHN 29.

Below is the announcement blurb from Universal:

Send in the klowns! The Killer Klowns are returning to Halloween Horror Nights in an all-new side-splitting haunted house. The crazed klowns are back to wreak havoc and remind you why you were afraid of clowns in the first place.

Story

Go beyond the mayhem and madness of last year’s wildly popular scare zone and step right up for an entire haunted house experience based on the cult classic film, Killer Klowns from Outer Space. This new experience will feature a gaggle of new characters including the baby Klowns, Boco, and Klownzilla, as well as new scenery like the Klowns’ circus-tent spaceship, and the cotton candy cocoon storage room where they keep their victims.

Throughout the house your sense of fear will be triggered by your sense of smell as you encounter strong whiffs of familiar fairground fare like sweet cotton candy, stale buttery popcorn and ice cream. Don’t be fooled though, these otherwise pleasant aromas are a sign of the murderous gang of klowns that awaits you as you move from scene to scene.

Try to evade them or you’re likely to end up captured in one of their cotton candy cocoons and doomed to a terrible fate. There will be no escaping the big teeth of the Big Top.

This was My Favorite Scare Zone last year. What did you think of it? Are you excited for the house this year? Check the announcement video below:

‘Titans’ Season Two To Drop In Fall

The second season of Titans is set to premiere September 6th and see our heroes of the first season joined by Joshua Orpin as Conner Kent/Superboy, Drew Van Acker as Aqualad, Natlie Gumede as Mercy Graves, Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne, Chella Man as Jericho Wilson, Chelsea T. Zhang as Rose Wilson, and Esai Morales as Deathstroke. If new Titans weren’t enough, our heroes will get new costume redesigns as well. Footage was shown including first looks at some of the new cast, but the clip is not yet available online. No word if this or other DC Universe shows will also be available on HBO MAX like Doom Patrol will.

Production on Titans had been shut down for two days following the tragedy of a stunt performer dying while rehearsing a stunt. The show’s producers, Warner Bros. TV and DC Universe, said Thursday in a statement:

“We are heartbroken and devastated by the passing of our treasured colleague, special effects coordinator Warren Appleby, after an accident which occurred at a special effects facility during the preparation and testing for an upcoming shoot. Warren is beloved by all who worked with him during an impressive 25-year career in television and motion pictures. The executive producers, along with everyone in the Titans family, Warner Bros. Television Group and DC Universe, wish to express our deepest condolences, and heartfelt love and support, to Warren’s family and friends at this most difficult time.”

The incident took place at a special effects shop in Toronto during testing for the stunt. A memorial fund for his family is currently raising money on GoFundMe.

Titans will return September 6th on DC Universe.

Image via Warner Bros.

Doom Patrol To Air On Both DC Universe & HBO MAX

Doom Patrol will return in 2020 with its second season. Interestingly enough the new season of Doom Patrol will simultaneously be released on both DC Universe were it originated and Warner’s new streaming service HBO MAX. The first season will also become available on HBO Max at the release of the second season. There is no official word if other DC Universe Shows like Titans or Young Justice: Outsiders will follow suit but one would imagine they will.

Image via Warner Bros.

DC News: SDCC Edition

DC may have stayed away from the big stage of Hall H,but it doesn’t mean there wasn’t a presence of DC properties. The news is mostly relegated to DC Universe and The CW Arrowverse television properties. Here is a breakdown of the news that was released starting with the DC Universe.

DC Universe

Young Justice

Young Justice: Outsiders has been renewed for its fourth season with production already in progress for DC Universe.

Doom Patrol

Doom Patrol will return in 2020 with its second season. Interestingly enough the new season of Doom Patrol will simultaneously be released on both DC Universe were it originated and Warner’s new streaming service HBO MAX. The first season will also become available on HBO Max at the release of the second season.

Titans

The second season of Titans will premiere September 6th and see our heroes of the first season joined by Joshua Orpin as Conner Kent/Superboy, Drew Van Acker as Aqualad, Natlie Gumede as Mercy Graves, Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne, Chella Man as Jericho Wilson, Chelsea T. Zhang as Rose Wilson, and Esai Morales as Deathstroke. If new Titans weren’t enough, our heroes will get new costume redesigns as well. Footage was shown including first looks at some of the new cast, but the clip is not yet available online. No word if this or other DC Universe shows will also be available on HBO MAX like Doom Patrol will.

Harley Quinn

The pilot episode of the Harley Quinn animated show was shown as well as the first trailer which can be seen below. Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) voices the title character and is joined by an impressive cast that includes but is not limited to Diedrich Bader, Jason Alexander, J.B. Smooth, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Jim Rash, Lake Bell and Alan Tudyk as the Clown Prince of Crime, Joker.

Arrowverse on The CW

Arrow

The eighth and final season of Arrow premieres Tuesday, October 15 on The CW. This season will the see return of both Josh Segarra as Adrian Chase and Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn . Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire) has joined the cast in the series regular role of John Diggle, Jr., a.k.a. JJ. This season we’ll see what becomes of the promise Oliver Queen gave to give up his life to save that of both Kara and Barry as well be a culmination of eight years of storytelling. The archer himself, Stephen Amell had some words to say during the panel:

“Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever…There’s so much to say… for now I just want to say thank you.”

Check out season 8’s sizzle reel below:

Flash

In this the sixth season of The Flash, Sendhil Ramamurthy will take on the villainous role Dr. Ramsey Rosso aka Bloodwork. In this interpretation of the villain from DC Comics, Bloodwork is a former colleague of STAR Labs’ Caitlin Snow whom after an unexpected event reunite and rekindle their friendship. However the friendly reunion doesn’t last long as his desire to defy the laws of nature takes him down a dark path, turning him into the monstrous Bloodwork. The sixth season of The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 8 on The CW. Check out season 6’s sizzle reel below:

Supergirl

Joining the cast of the fifth season are Julie Gonzalo as Andrea Rojas aka Acrata and Staz Nair as William Dey. Andrea Rojas is the heir to a Central American tech empire who makes a hostile advance into the world of media. Rojas also known as Acrata in the comics as a teleporting vigilante. Whilst William Dey is a cynical reporter who looks down on Kara’s earnest idealism, who will stop at nothing to get his story. The new season appears to be very timely and meta representing our current culture of reliance on devices. The trailer also reveals a new suit for Kara and it has pants! Supergirl returns October 6th on The CW. Check out season 5’s sizzle reel below:

Black Lightning

The upcoming second season sees The Markovian War coming for Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and his family. Check out season 2’s sizzle reel below:


‘Black Widow’ Cast, Release Date and Logo Revealed

Director Cate Shortland joined by cast members Scarlett JohanssonDavid Harbour, Florence Pugh, O.T. Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz took the stage, teasing Black Widow’s first solo film that would offer new insight into the fan-favorite character. “In this film we get to understand her past and put the pieces of herself together and come out a whole person,” Shortland said. The cast and filmmaker kept it brief, preferring to let the footage do the talking for them.

Scarlett Johansson at Hall H

Below is a description of footage shown:

The Black Widow presentation begins with a character reel, showcasing her highlighted moments from previous MCU films. We hear Nastasha’s dialogue from Endgame, “I used to have nothing and then I got this job… this family. I was better because of it.” A montage of Natasha’s heroic moments flash across the screen and we land on her Civil War exchange with Tony. “Must be hard to shake the double agent thing,” he says. “They’re coming to you.”

Then the screen cuts to Budapest. We see Natasha walking through the European city streets, into a building where she enters an elevator pulling a gun from her bag. When elevator reaches her floor, she walks through the doors gun blazing, shouting, “I know you’re up there!” Lying in wait is Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), aiming a gun of her own. “Are we going to talk like grown-ups?” Natasha asks. “Is that what we are?” Yelena replies. Their standoff quickly turns into a fight scene. Trading blows and swapping of guns with one quick, graceful gesture. They are evenly matched.

The footage all has a hand-held Paul Greengrass Bourne film vibe to it. Their fight now having lead them to the kitchen area, crashing into a sink, Yelena wielding plates as weapons while Natasha comes at her with a towel. Yelena kicks Natasha through a glass door.

As Natasha readies herself for the next round, Yelena pulls a kitchen knife and comes strutting towards her. The scene goes silent, only to be punctuated by the grunts and crashes of the knife fight. The big brawl leads them around the house until Natasha grabs a curtain and starts choking the other one out. Yelena responds in turn, wrapping the rest of curtain around Natasha’s neck. They lie there on the floor like that when the scene cuts to a friendlier exchange of the two assassins.

“Good to see you, sis,” Natasha says, pouring Yelena a shot. “You just had to come to Budapest.” Then we got a series of quick cuts showing off action — Natasha and Yelena riding a bike in tandem, multiple car chases through the crowded streets, Widow running through a mountain range, lots and lots of guns.

Finally, we get a shot of her in a car crash, she stumbles out of the flaming wreckage onto the bridge, where a man in a mask walks towards her. She fires, but he pulls a shield and blocks the bullets. It’s likely the Red Guardian (Harbour) the Soviet version of Captain America. They trade blows, and similarly as with Yelena, these are clearly trained fighters in a similar fashion. The sequence ending in a standoff, both kneeling and looking at each other in an identical pose.

Marvel Studios’ Black Widow arrives in cinemas May 1, 2020. Directed by Cate Shortland and starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz.

‘Black Widow’ cast in Hall H

Doctor Strange Sequel To See The Sorcerer Supreme Take On The Multiverse

Marvel Studios announced a Doctor Strange 2 release date and official title in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con today, along with cast surprise. Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise the title role in now official Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, surprisingly Elizabeth Olsen will co-star as Scarlet Witch. Scott Derrickson returns to helm promising the Hall H crowd he’s going to make “the first scary MCU film.”

This film will be directly tied to the upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision, which stars Olsen opposite Paul Bettany‘s Vision set to debut on the streaming service in Spring 2021. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said the events of WandaVision will lead into and impact what happens in Doctor Strange 2.

As the title suggests the multiverse is very much real and this sequel will find Doctor Strange venturing into said multiverse accompanied by Scarlet Witch.

Even though Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s Baron Mordo was set up as a villain at the end of the first movie its still yet to be seen if he’ll return. Also it unclear if  Tilda Swinton‘s Ancient One or Rachel McAdams‘ Christine will return either. So far only Olsen and Cumberbatch are confirmed.

Check out the official Doctor Strange 2 logo below. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theaters on May 7, 2021.

This Year Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights to Feature ‘Ghostbusters’ House

Its official folks! Ghostbusters are coming back to Universal Orlando and this time its for Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN). Get ready for mass hysteria, cats and dogs living together.

Below is the announcement blurb from Universal’s HHN Website:

For the first time ever, Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters is coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights in a new haunted house.

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, you’ll jump through the movie screen of the original 1984 film and walk through some of your favorite scenes like the New York Public Library, the Temple of Gozer and more.

In this haunted house, you’ll be transported to the streets of New York as the rift between worlds opens, releasing ghoulish spirits, hideous specters and ectoplasm-dripping phantasms in every shape and size. Come face-to-face with the voracious Slimer, the all-power Gozer the Gozerian, Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and more.

Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston will have to save the day as these paranormal creatures materialize in unexpected places – but will their proton packs be enough?

HNN takes place from Sept. 6 – Nov. 2,  with a vengeful 80s theme, 10 haunted houses, and 5 scare zones, not to mention exclusive food and merchandise it should be to die for.