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Don’t Expect to See Sam Neill in ‘Jurassic World 2,’ Because Alan Grant May Be Dead Just over the weekend, we got word from Sam Neill that he recently spent a couple days on the set of Thor: Ragnarok, shooting some kind of small role in the Marvel sequel. And with Jeff Goldblum already having a role in the film as The Grandmaster, that means Marvel is hosting a mini Jurassic Park reunion.

Ed Skrein Joins James Cameron's ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL According to the Hollywood Reporter, Deadpool actor Ed Skrein has signed on to play the villain in director Robert Rodriguez' Alita: Battle Angel. Skrein joins Rosa Salazar (Insurgent), Christoph Waltz (Spectre), and Jackie Earl Haley (Preacher). Rodriguez is adapting the Japanese manga with famed director James Cameron on board as producer through his Lightstorm Entertainment, along with his producing partner John Landau.Skrein will play the villain cyborg, Zapan, who wields a powerful weapon known as the Damascus blade.

Get A Look At Some Radical Alternate Takes On Justice League’s Flash And Cyborg Costumes’ Superhero costumes are a huge indicator of what a movie is aiming for with an adaptation. They often take something we know, twist it, setting a tone for what we can expect from a movie. That is why it’s always fascinating to see different takes that were tried before a final design choice is made. Usually these come long after a movie has been released, but it looks like we’ve got a sneak peak at some previous design choices from upcoming Justice League. Specifically, The Flash and Cyborg.

In Passengers Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Can’t Go Back to Sleep We finally have the first official trailer for sci-fi Passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, set to hit theaters this Christmas. “A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.” Okay, I’m pretty […] Read In Passengers Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Can’t Go Back to Sleep on Filmonic.

The JURASSIC WORLD Sequel Reportedly Has A $260 Million Budget According to SciFied [via /Film] Jurassic World 2 director  J.A. Bayona revealed to a Spanish magazine that the sequel to the 2015 blockbuster will have a budget of $260 million.  According to most estimates, the first film only had a $150 million production budget.  Universal is clearly confident  that a $1.6 billion performance at the worldwide box office can be repeated if they're increasing the budget by $110 million.

Report: A Furiosa-Led 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Prequel In Development George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ may have been about Tom Hardy’s titular road warrior, but there’s no denying Charlize Theron’s one-armed Furiosa was the real star. According to a rumor, that one-armed heroine might be getting her own movie sooner than expected. Continue reading…

News Briefs: First Look at J.K. Simmons As Commissioner Gordon in 'Justice League' Justice League: Director Zack Snyder shared the first look at J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon in Justice League. Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher and Henry Cavill also star in the movie, due for release on November 17, 2017. [Twitter via The Wrap]   High Noon: A new version of the classic 1952 Western High Noon is on its way. The original starred Gary Cooper as a small-town sheriff who learns that a criminal he put away has been released...Read MoreRead Comments

Commissioner Gordon Looks Hard-Boiled in His First 'Justice League' Photo Warner Bros. has made plenty of decisions with its DC Cinematic Universe that don’t sit quite right with fans, but credit where credit is due, the casting of J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon is not one of them. Simmons  —  now available in a bulked up version 2.0  —  is one of our generation’s great character actors, the rare talent who can switch from utterly terrifying to kindly paternal in the blink of an eye.

It Sounds Like Bryan Cranston Passed On Playing Commissioner Gordon In JUSTICE LEAGUE Despite being a fan-favourite choice to take on the role of Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Bryan Cranston has mentioned a few times now that he was never actually approached by Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. However, it sounds like that may have come calling for Justice League as Batman-News has spotted an interview in which the actor seems to confirm turning them down.  "I’ve been asked to take a look at Commissioner Gordon," he reveals in the video below. "And it’s well, I would be one in several [movies].

Mad Max: Fury Road Lives Again In Black & Chrome Edition Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced it will re-release Mad Max: Fury Road in its mythic black & white edition as part of a new release of the Mad Max series. Coming Soon reports the new set will be called The Mad Max High Octane Collection and contain all four films plus five hours of bonus features. It will also include the black & white edition of Fury Road director George Miller has talked about in the past.”Something about it seemed more authentic and elemental,” he said when the film was first released on home video.

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