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Bryan Cranston, Niecy Nash, Ryan Reynolds, Ian McKellen, Amanda Seyfried and the cast of Modern Family set for Family Guy roles

24 July 2017 4:33 AM, PDT

During the Family Guy panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International this past weekend, executive producer Rich Appel revealed that Bryan Cranston, Niecy Nash, Ryan Reynolds, Ian McKellen, Amanda Seyfried and the cast of Modern Family are set to lend their voices to upcoming episodes of the animated sitcom.

Cranston and Nash will play Peter’s Griffin’s new bosses at the Pawtucket Brewery, replacing the character of Angela, who was voiced by the late Carrie Fisher (Angela will still appear in the new season, as Fisher had completed at least one episode before her passing in December).

Ryan Reynolds will be making his third appearance in the series, while Amanda Seyfried will voice a show dog, Ian McKellen will play Stewie’s therapist, and stars from Modern Family will appear in an episode which sees Family Guy reimagined as an “Emmy bait” series.

Meanwhile, creator Seth MacFarlane also paid tribute to Carrie Fisher, »

- Gary Collinson

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Godzilla vs. Kong director discusses size difference between the two monsters

24 July 2017 4:00 AM, PDT

Director Adam Wingard was at Comic-Con this past weekend to promote the release of his new movie Death Note, and IGN managed to get a brief update from the filmmaker as to his next project – the MonsterVerse crossover Godzilla vs. Kong.

“It’s been a pleasure already in the first stages of it, having an excuse to go back and watch 30 Godzilla movies and justifying it to yourself,” said Wingard. “For me, it’s about taking the series to the next level.”

Wingard also acknowledged that he faces a challenge with regards to the size difference, with 2014’s Godzilla coming in at 355 feet tall, and the Eighth Wonder of the World just 100 feet in Kong: Skull Island, meaning the Eighth Wonder of the World is giving up an sizeable height advantage to the King of the Monsters:

“They gave us a good out in Kong when they mentioned that Kong is still growing, »

- Gary Collinson

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Comic-Con poster and trailer for The Last Ship season 4

24 July 2017 3:00 AM, PDT

A trailer has arrived online for the fourth season of TNT’s post-apocalyptic drama The Last Ship following its panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International; check it out below along with a  poster for the series…

Sixteen months after thwarting the coup in America, Nathan James must face yet another global disaster. The question remains, where in the world is Tom Chandler

The Last Ship season 4 premieres on August 20th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Marvel officially releases its Avengers: Infinity War triptych poster

24 July 2017 2:35 AM, PDT

It may still be keeping the Avengers: Infinity War footage under wraps [despite it leaking online], but Marvel has decided to officially release its Comic-Con triptych poster for the hotly-anticipated superhero epic, which sees Thanos and his Black Order alongside The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Check it out here…

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 in the UK and May 4th 2018 in the Us »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch a sneak peek clip from Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency season 2

24 July 2017 2:13 AM, PDT

During its panel at Sdcc, a sneak peek clip was revealed for the second season of the small screen adaptation of Douglas AdamsDirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and it has now made its way online; check it out here…

Dirk Gently season 2 is set to premiere this fall. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Exclusive poster for Zoology

24 July 2017 1:56 AM, PDT

Ahead of its UK release this September, we’ve got an exclusive UK poster for writer-director Ivan I. Tverdovskiy’s acclaimed drama Zoology; check it out here…

Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. As she struggles for independence, she has to endure the absurd reality of her life filled with gossip spread by the women around her. She is stuck and it seems that life has no surprises for her until one day… she grows a tail.

Zoology is set for a UK release on September 22nd. »

- Gary Collinson

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Promo for Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3 – ‘The Queen’s Justice’

24 July 2017 1:36 AM, PDT

HBO has released a promo for the third episode of Game of Thrones season seven, entitled ‘The Queen’s Justice’; watch it here…

See Also: Watch the Comic-Con trailer for Game of Thrones season 7

Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes. 

See Also: Follow all of our Game of Thrones coverage here

Games of Thrones season 7 airs on Sunday in the Us and on Monday in the UK.   »

- Amie Cranswick

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Ben Affleck leaving Batman, Aquaman footage, huge Captain Marvel news and more – Weekend News Roundup

24 July 2017 1:00 AM, PDT

Affleck Batman Woes?

Over the San Diego Comic Con weekend, there were reports that Warner Bros. were reconsidering the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in their DC Extended Universe, possibly before his solo movie The Batman. However during DC’s panel in Hall H, Affleck reassured fans that he was sticking with the cowl in Justice League and beyond. “Let me be very clear. I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest fucking part in any universe, DC, Marvel. It’s incredible and I am so thrilled to do it. I know there’s a misconception that because I didn’t direct it maybe I wasn’t enthusiastic about it… it’s fucking amazing… And Matt Reeves doing it, I would be a fucking ape on the ground for Matt Reeves, never mind being Batman. It’s incredible. So I’m really blown away and excited, »

- Luke Owen

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Exclusive: Pilou Asbaek talks Ghost in the Shell and working with Scarlett Johansson

24 July 2017 12:30 AM, PDT

With Ghost in the Shell set for its UK home entertainment release on Digital on July 24th and on August 7th on DVD and Blu-ray, we chat to actor Pilou Asbaek about his role in the film as Batou, and working with Scarlett Johansson who portrays the character of Major.

Were you familiar with the source material for Ghost in the Shell?

I saw some of the anime in the 90s but I can’t say I was a fan. It was a part of my history, but I wasn’t like one of those die-hard fans.

How did you become involved in the film?

It’s actually an interesting story. It’s a very long story so I’ll try to make it short. I worked with one of the producers in a little indie film before that. And he introduced me to the director of Ghost in the Shell, »

- Gary Collinson

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Justice League trailer, Valerian flops hard, Thor: Ragnarok trailer and more – Weekend News Roundup

24 July 2017 12:30 AM, PDT

You Can’T Save The World Alone

While Marvel Studios (again) didn’t release their trailer for Avengers: Infinity War from San Diego Comic Con, Warner Bros. put up a whopping four-minute trailer for this November’s Justice League. The trailer features Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Mamoa) do action against Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds), and you can watch it here.

Black Panther Footage

Also shown at Marvel Studio’s panel was footage from next year’s Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan. The footage wasn’t released (as you would imagine), but we have a detailed description of it right here.

Valerian And The City Of Bad Box Office Numbers

Luc Besson’s return to the silver screen has not had a great opening weekend. The very expensive $180 million Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets »

- Luke Owen

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Titan announces new Hard Case Crime titles at Comic-Con

23 July 2017 11:30 PM, PDT

Titan and Hard Case Crime have announced the next two additions to the Hard Case Crime line of comic books in Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini and Quarry’s War.

Created by acclaimed artist, author, director, and playwright Cynthia Von Buhler (Speakeasy Dollhouse, Evelyn Evelyn, The Countess & Her Cats, Emily and the Strangers), Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini has already garnered praise from​ ​legendary author Neil Gaiman (Sandman) who said: “I was seduced by Cynthia Von Buhler’s artwork. She is a wonder.”

Unappreciated at her father’s detective agency, the fabulous rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock straps on her gumshoes in order to uncover a magical mystery involving the world-famous escape artist, Harry Houdini!

Featuring covers by artist Robert McGinnis – the famous creator of movie posters for classic films such as James Bond and Breakfast at Tiffany’s and acclaimed comics legend David Mack (Kabuki), the first »

- Gary Collinson

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Event Report: Insomnia X Resonate – Glasgow 2017

23 July 2017 10:30 PM, PDT

Calum Petrie reports from Insomnia X Resonate – Glasgow 2017…

The Resonate gaming festival launched in Glasgow last year and was held at the SEC (fomerly Secc),, bringing an extremely gaming focused celebration to Glasgow and was well received by those who attended. This year the festival stepped up its size and capacity by teaming up with the well known Insomnia team to bring an even larger gaming event to Scotland.

The event took place between July 21st and 23rd, once again hosted at Glasgow’s SEC arena, though the event has moved into a larger hall allowing the show floor a lot more square footage.

A complaint about last year was that the ratio of merchandise to games was about 2/3’s of the show floor. This year the ratio may have been closer to 60/40 though that in no way means that the gaming was neglected. The show floor had plenty for »

- Calum Petrie

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Image announces fantasy action-comedy Maestros

23 July 2017 9:30 PM, PDT

Image Comics has announced the upcoming launch of the fantasy action-comedy series Maestros from creator Steve Skroce (We Stand on Guard, Wolverine). Take a look at the cover artwork here…

The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered. Now, his banished son from Earth will inherit the Wizard King’s throne along with a spell that turns its user into God. With enemies everywhere, will this Orlando-born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom?

“Maestros is a finely seasoned stew of everything I love about the fantasy and action adventure genres,” said Skroce. “I tried to create a universe where all my beloved magical characters and settings might exist together, side by side. The protagonist, Willy Little, isn’t a chosen one; he’s granted ultimate power through blind luck—but can a nice guy stay nice when no one ever says ‘no’ to him again? »

- Gary Collinson

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New poster for Woodshock starring Kirsten Dunst

23 July 2017 8:30 PM, PDT

A new poster has arrived online for directors Kate and Laura Mulleavey’s upcoming drama Woodshock featuring Kirsten Dunst; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Woodshock here

The exquisite feature film debut of visionary fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavey (Rodarte), Woodshock is a hypnotic exploration of isolation, paranoia, and grief that exists in a dream-world all its own. Kirsten Dunst stars as Theresa, a haunted young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug. Immersive, spellbinding, and sublime, Woodshock transcends genre to become a singularly thrilling cinematic experience that marks the arrival of the Mulleavy siblings as a major new voice in film.

Woodshock is set for release on September 15th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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David Cronenberg’s Consumed heading to the small screen

23 July 2017 7:30 PM, PDT

Deadline is reporting that AMC is developing a small screen adaptation of David Cronenberg’s psychological thriller novel Consumed with Dave Erickson (Fear the Walking Dead) and Sheri Elwood (Lucifer).

Published in 2014, Consumed follows two journalists who set out to solve the cannibalistic murder of a controversial Parisian philosopher.

Both Erickson and Elwood are set to executive produce the series along with Cronenberg and his frequent collaborator Robert Lantos, while Cronenberg himself may also direct. »

- Gary Collinson

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Mr. Robot creator heading to the Bermuda Triangle

23 July 2017 6:30 PM, PDT

THR is reporting that Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail has signed on to write and direct Universal Pictures’ long-gestating Bermuda Triangle movie.

The project, which has had previous drafts by Miles Millar & Alfred Gough and Juliet Snowden & Stiles White, is shrouded in secrecy, but it will revolve around the area in the Caribbean where numerous ships and planes have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Esmail will also produce the project with Chad Hamilton of Esmail Corp and Dylan Clark of Dylan Clark Productions.

Esmail is best known for creating USA Network’s acclaimed hacker series Mr. Robot, which is set to launch its third season this October. Amazon has also recently placed a two season order for his new show Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts. »

- Gary Collinson

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Pamela Adlon joins the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee

23 July 2017 5:30 PM, PDT

Better Things star Pamela Adlon has become the latest addition to the cast of Paramount PicturesBumblebee movie, with the Emmy Award-nominated actress signing on to the cast of the Transformers spinoff, where she’ll play the mother of Hailee Steinfeld’s teenage lead.

Bumblebee is being directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) and also features a cast that includes Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Jason Drucker (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul), Abby Quinn (Landline), Rachel Crow (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train), Ricardo Hoyos (Degrassi) and Gracie Dzienny (Chasing Life). Plot details are being kept under wraps, but we do know that it will take place in 1985 and see Bumblebee and Steinfeld having to deal with the Decepticons without the help of Optimus Prime and company.

See Also: Bumblebee spinoff will take the Transformers franchise back to its G1 roots

Transformers: Bumblebee is set »

- Gary Collinson

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