‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer Finally Released

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The world stood still Wednesday as Marvel Studios finally released the trailer to the upcoming ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and it did not disappoint.

We get to see quite a bit in the two minute and twenty four second clip. Things that Marvel fans have been waiting at least ten years to see on the big screen and even longer for the diehards.

There’s Tony Stark and Bruce Banner visiting Doctor Strange and Wong in the Sanctum Sanctorum. There’s Spider-Man in his amazing looking Iron Spider suit. There’s Bearded Captain America and The Winter Soldier with a new arm in Wakanda with Black Panther and a TON of his friends. There’s a human form Vision (WHAT??!!) and There’s Thanos laying waste to superheroes with only two stones in the Infinity Gauntlet. Imagine what he’s going to do when he’s at full infinity power.

The stakes are certainly higher than they have ever been before and The Avengers will be facing their biggest and most terrifying threat so far.

Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters May 4, 2018.

Watch the trailer below.

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Matt Reeves To Direct ‘The Batman’!!!

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Warner Bros. has reportedly found their man to helm the next solo Batman film.

Matt Reeves is rumored to be in early negotiations to take over directing duties of ‘The Batman’ from Ben Affleck after Affleck stepped down from the position earlier this year.

Variety is reporting that their sources have told them Reeves has already committed to the project but the deal hasn’t been officially signed yet. Variety was also the first to report that the ‘Cloverfield’ director was high on a shortlist of directors they had in mind once Affleck decided not to direct but meetings with other film makers were still ongoing until recently.

This particular situation is not strange to Matt Reeves though. Reeves actually has replaced a director before as he did by stepping into the ‘Planet Of The Apes’ rebooted franchise when he took over ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ from Rupert Wyatt after Wyatt had successfully brought the franchise back to prominence with 2011’s ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’. Even with that pressure on his back Reeves’ installment in the Apes series was just as critically acclaimed and financially successful as Wyatt’s installment. Which bodes well for Warner Bros.

If the deal officially goes through Ben Affleck will still have a huge role in the film. This will be the first standalone Batman film for Affleck who besides portraying the caped crusader, has co-written the script with DC head honcho Geoff Johns and also will be a producer on the movie as well. The step down from directing will give Affleck more time to focus on his portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman who he feels warrants such focus because of how iconic a character he is.

With the director questions seemingly out of the way, the attention now turns to when will ‘The Batman’ start production? Reeves is currently in post production on ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ which is scheduled for a July release this year but should be freed up to begin his prep work for ‘The Batman’ right after. Filming was supposed to start in May but after Affleck stepping down as director and coming off a very busy 2016 that included shooting and publicity tours for ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, ‘The Accountant’ and his passion project ‘Live By Night’, taking a break and pushing back the start date is more than understandable, especially since there will be more publicity coming this year for the upcoming ‘Justice League’ movie. That being said, seeing as how fast Warner Bros. and company has hired a new director would lead one to believe that production will be starting sooner rather than later.

While this will be Matt Reeves’ first foray into the comic book world, his past films have included dealing with monsters the size of skyscrapers, super intelligent-human like apes and even vampires (‘Let Me In’), so I think he is well equipped to take on ‘The Dark Knight’ and make a fantastic movie.

Joshua Christmas

Warner Bros. Blinks First!!! Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Gets New Release Date!!! Also Announces Release Dates For 9 Future DC Films!!!

batman-v-superman In a game of chicken that Warner Bros. initiated with Marvel, The DC Comics owner blinked first. After initially changing their scheduled release date of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice to go head to head with Marvel’s future Captain America 3 movie, and professing they would not budge, Warner Bros. has indeed budged, blinked, chickened out, and whatever other metaphor for retreating you can come up with, and announced that they are changing the release date for the upcoming superhero blockbuster. But the good news is that the movie will be pushed up and not delayed. Batman & Superman fans will now get to see the two comic book goliaths go at it on March 25, 2016. A surprisingly early release for a movie that has Summer Blockbuster written all over it.

Personally, I think Batman v Superman would have won the Box Office battle against Cap 3 because even though the Captain America films and pretty much everything Marvel has put out these last few years have been really good, it’s Batman & Superman on the big screen together for the first time ever!!! And I think everyone that’s even remotely a comic book and superhero fan wants to see that. It also looks like we will be seeing a lot more of the heroes and villains from the DC Nation, as according to Box Office Mojo, Warner Bros. has also announced release dates for nine more untitled future DC Films and two untitled WB “Event” films. Speculations are that some of the untitled DC Films will be the already confirmed Justice League movie and it’s potential sequels, a solo Wonder Woman movie, a Sandman movie involving Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and a Shazam/Black Adam movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Early thoughts are the two WB “Event” films will be the sequels to the Harry Potter spinoff movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ which is scheduled for Nov. 18, 2016.

So what do you think of the new release date for Batman v Superman?   Do you think Warner Bros. showed weakness by backing out? Should they have kept the box office battle with Marvel going? And what are your thoughts on the heavy stable of DC films that are rumored to come? What movies and characters would you like to see in these future movies?

Feel free to join the discussion and give your thoughts and opinions!!!

– Joshua Christmas

LeBron James Returns To The Cleveland Cavaliers. Says, “I’m Coming Home.”

LeBron James I'm Coming HomeNBA Superstar LeBron James has shook up the NBA world once again. In an very detailed and well thought out essay posted on Sports Illustrated (As Told To Lee Jenkins), “The King” has announced that he is coming home and returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after leaving them 4 years ago to chase titles with D’wyane Wade and Chris Bosh for the Miami Heat. This move has affected and shifted the entire landscape of the NBA as free agency has been held up waiting for LeBron’s Decision 2.0 and Carmelo Anthony, who still as of now, has not announced what team he will sign with. Cleveland fans are rejoicing all over as this is the the story of legend. The basketball world is buzzing and there could be even more to buzz about in Cleveland as there is speculation that the Cavs are trying to make a deal with The Minnesota Timberwolves to bring Kevin Love to Cleveland making a “Big Three” of their own featuring LeBron, Love, & Irving. So many headlines and stories will come of this… “The Prodigal Son Returns”, “The Return Of The King”, how will this affect the rest of free agency? How will this affect the landscape of the NBA itself? These questions and more will be asked about LeBron’s homecoming, but the most important story and question will be, will championships come with him?

– Joshua Christmas

First Tease At New Batmobile For Man Of Steel 2 AKA Batman VS Superman!!!

First Tease Of New Batmobile For Man Of Steel 2 AKA Batman VS Superman!!!

Man Of Steel Director, Zack Snyder has tweeted a teaser image of the new Batmobile for his upcoming Man Of Steel sequel which is tentatively being called Man Of Steel 2 and/or Batman VS Superman. As we all know by now, Ben Affleck is set to portray the caped crusader in this film and everyone and their mama has been chomping at the bit for any information or footage or pictures of anything to do with this movie. Snyder himself provided the masses with that as he has tweeted an image of the new Batmobile albeit Batman’s ride is conveniently covered by a large black tarp only revealing the back wheels and something resembling bat wings on the top, similar to the Batmobile from the Tim Burton directed movies. Don’t fret yet Batfans, cause Mr. Snyder said in the tweet, “Could be time to pull the tarp…Tomorrow?” So we may just get the full reveal and look of the Batman’s ride, this time tomorrow.

Solange Knowles Viciously Attacks Jay Z In Elevator At Met Gala!!! (Video)

” I Got 99 Problems But A Bitch Ain’t One, Hit Me!!!” And hit him she did!!! In a shocking video just released by TMZ (Shout out to Harvey Levin and the TMZ Crew. Love those Guys. ) Beyonce’s not so little sister Solange straight snapped off and brutally attacked Mr. Carter himself, Jay Z, in an elevator at last week’s Met Gala event. Now unfortunately, as usual, there is no audio to this footage, but we can only imagine what was said or done for Solange to behave so violently towards Jay. She swings at him several times and aggressively kicks him in his groin twice before Jay was able to grab her foot!!! Rumor has it she also spit on Jay as well. Seeing the video, it’s very apparent that Solange is extremely pissed at Jay about something. Jay Z never physically attacked back while security separated the two. The security guard also pressed the emergency stop button while all of this was going down to keep the situation private. A pretty smart move but pointless in the end as the surveillance footage is now public anyways. Even more surprising is that Beyonce seemed very calm about the situation. She didn’t show much emotion, which is shocking when your sister is trying to knock your husband’s block off. I’m sure this story is going to get some major play and we will hear tons of opinions. I just hope we get the audio from that elevator. I think that’s what everybody wants at this point.

Solange Knowles Viciously Attacks Jay Z In Elevator At Met Gala!!!

Solange Knowles Viciously Attacks Jay Z In Elevator At Met Gala!!!

” I Got 99 Problems But A Bitch Ain’t One, Hit Me!!!”  And hit him she did!!! In a shocking video just released by TMZ (Shout out to Harvey Levin and the TMZ Crew. Love those Guys. ) Beyonce’s not so little sister Solange straight snapped off and brutally attacked Mr. Carter himself, Jay Z, in an elevator at last week’s Met Gala event. Now unfortunately, as usual, there is no audio to this footage, but we can only imagine what was said or done for Solange to behave so violently towards Jay. She swings at him several times and aggressively kicks him in his groin twice before Jay was able to grab her foot!!! Rumor has it she also spit on Jay as well. Seeing the video, it’s very apparent that Solange is extremely pissed at Jay about something. Jay Z never physically attacked back while security separated the two. The security guard also pressed the emergency stop button while all of this was going down to keep the situation private. A pretty smart move but pointless in the end as the surveillance footage is now public anyways. Even more surprising is that Beyonce seemed very calm about the situation. She didn’t show much emotion, which is shocking when your sister is trying to knock your husband’s block off. I’m sure this story is going to get some major play and we will hear tons of opinions. I just hope we get the audio from that elevator. I think that’s what everybody wants at this point.  (Click The Big Blue Hand Up Top For The Link. )

Did Carmelo Secretly Tell Bulls Fans He’s Coming To Chicago???!!!

 

Did Carmelo Secretly Tell Bulls Fans He’s Coming To Chicago???!!! Did New York Knicks Superstar Carmelo Anthony hint to Bulls fans that he just may be wearing their team’s uniform next season? Well, not directly, but Melo did have a very intriguing tweet recently that has some NBA fans thinking the 7 time All-Star has already made a decision about what team he’s going to play for when he hits free agency this upcoming summer. While promoting a pair of his Jordan Melo M10 shoes, Anthony said “Really into this colorway for the @Jumpman23 M10 #ThisisMelo #RiseToTheMoment.” Reading that, you’d say, oh that’s nothing. But the colorway is Red, White, and Black. Bulls Baby!!!! LOL. This led to a few responses to the tweet with some people feeling like Carmelo was basically saying he’s digging the Red, White and Black because he plans on wearing those colors next year as a member of the Chicago Bulls, some even threw out the Heat but I don’t think that’s happening. If Carmelo is wearing those colors on the basketball court next season it will indeed be as a Chicago Bull. A lot can happen between now and then and Melo has a potential $129 Miilion to gain by staying in New York. That’s a lot to walk away from for any person. I personally don’t see the Knicks being good in the next year or two though, maybe even longer if they can’t sign a major free agent in the summer of 2015. So if Carmelo truly wants to win maybe he would consider doing what LeBron, and Chris Bosh did a few years ago. Go to another franchise  that could provide an opportunity to win an NBA Championship immediately, have a player option put in the deal so you can opt early (most likely after 3 years) and get the big payday then. So, no one knows where Carmelo is going to end up after this or what else is going to happen this summer, but one thing is for sure… with an NBA Playoffs that should be very exciting and fresh with a lot of new faces and teams in the hunt, multiple major stars possibly being on the free agent market, and potentially one of the deepest NBA Drafts in the last decade, the summer of 2014 is going to be EXTREMELY interesting. Sidenote: I noticed The Chicago Bulls follow Carmelo ANthony on Twitter. I know they probably follow other players as well but it’s just something I noticed. (Click The Box With The Hand Or The Highlighted Words For A Link To Melo’s Tweet)   Joshua Christmas

The Rock To Be The New Green Lantern In Batman Vs Superman/Man Of Steel 2?!!!

The Rock To Be The New Green Lantern In Batman Vs Superman/Man Of Steel 2?!!! 

There is now speculation that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be Green Lantern, John Stewart in the sequel to last summer’s smash movie “Man Of Steel”. The action star had an interesting Instagram photo a while ago that caught quite a few people’s eyes and is gaining attention again now due to the latest rumblings surrounding Warner Bros. and their DC Universe projects. The hashtag to the photo read, “#JohnStewartCanStillWhupSupermansAss” (which he totally can’t by the way), hence the speculation. Just in the last couple of weeks, rumors were rampant that Johnson would be cast as Superman nemesis Darkseid, who is a villain so powerful it surely would be the catalyst to bring about the creation of the Justice League. The justice League eventually forming has been pretty much considered a given with the casting announcements that have been made for the Batman/Superman film. The question is will we see the true beginnings of it in Man Of Steel 2 or will the Justice League movie be filmed back to back with the Batman/Superman/MOS2 film and that’s when we see The League formed? What do you think? Would you rather see The Rock as Green Lantern John Stewart or as Darkseid? Here is a link to a report on the Instagram photo and hashtag courtesy of IGN.com —-> http://bit.ly/1aqLGJ5

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead In New York City Apartment!!!

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead In New York City Apartment!!!

Acclaimed actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment today at 11:30 AM in New York City. Hoffman, 46, who has battled addiction in his life, was reportedly found on his bathroom floor with a syringe in his arm by friend and screenwriter David Bar Katz and died of a drug overdose. An Academy Award winner (Capote), Hoffman, was considered a brilliant and talented performer. He leaves behind his longtime girlfriend, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell and their three children.