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James Gunn Will Write And Direct Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

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James GunnOver the course of the massive marketing push for Marvel’s upcoming space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn has made no secret that he would love the opportunity to come back and direct more installments of the comic book giant’s latest cinematic endeavor. Now it sounds like he’s going to get the chance to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote Guardians with Gunn, told The Wrap at San Diego Comic-Con that the Slither director will both write and helm the sequel. She said:

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The Maze Runner Reveals A Poster And Gathers Positive Early Buzz

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The Maze RunnerAdaptations of young adult books are huge business for movie studios, and if you can throw in some dystopian elements, maybe an oppressive government, even better. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the highest grossing movie of 2013, Divergent brought in almost $275 million worldwide, and the next film to drop in this mold is Wes Ball’s adaptation of James Dashner’s YA sci-fi novel The Maze Runner. The film screened yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con. Early buzz from those in attendance is overwhelmingly positive, and they released a slick new poster.

The Maze Runner the book is okay. It’s not particularly well written, but the plot and set up are cool, it has a quick pace that carries you through, and overall it’s decently structured and has a unique enough hook to keep you interested. Reading it you can see how it would make fun movie, there’s a lot of action, a creepy setting, and weird ass monsters.

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Star Wars’ Carrie Fisher And James Earl Jones Only Met A Few Months Ago

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Star WarsMost of us who have seen the original Star Wars trilogy probably assumed that most of the main actors associated with each other in at least a cursory manner, but at least two of the key players from 1977’s A New Hope had never met until just a few months ago. As it works out, it took and episode of CBS’ nerdy hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory to get Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones in the same room at the same time.

Fisher, as you probably know, plays Princess Leia Organa in the first three films, and will reprise her role in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Jones, on the other hand, lends his voice to the iconic villain of the franchise, Darth Vader, who also happens to be Leia’s secret father. Most of you are familiar with these movies, and while the two characters have scenes together throughout the franchise, Fisher and Jones never met. Darth Vader’s speaking voice is easily recognizable as Jones’, but the guy in that legendary black costume is bodybuilder David Prowse, or stuntman Bob Anderson during the those lightsaber battles. Jones and Fisher simply never had occasion to meet, that is until Big Bang came calling.

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer Is Full Of Zombies, Explosions, And Dread

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San Diego Comic-Con is like a magical wonderland for people like crowds, waiting in long lines, and getting the first look at upcoming movies and television shows. And probably comics, somewhere. Because it has a foot in both worlds, The Walking Dead has always used the platform of Comic-Con to reveal news and footage, and this year is no different, as AMC’s hit zombie series revealed this lengthy new trailer, as well as a premiere date for season five.

There may be some light SPOILERS for Walking Dead fans beyond this point. And some swear words.

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First Halo: Nightfall Trailer And Stills Source Elements From Hell

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Fans are still no closer to getting a feature-length movie adaptation of the best-selling Halo video games, but they’re a couple of live-action adaptations that should do a solid job of filling that Halo-shaped hole in their hearts. Both bring along some star power, to boot. Steve Spielberg is teaming up with Showtime and Xbox Live for an upcoming series, and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free productions company is hard at work on the digital series Halo: Nightfall. Just the other day we got our first look at Nightfall, but it didn’t take long for them to get back at it with a new trailer and a ton of new images.

This trailer is quick and to the point, setting up the main problem of the series when it debuts this fall. The setting is grim and gritty, and the situation is dire and bleak, as the main characters need to track down the source of an element that only kills humans. Whatever it is, it is sourced in a place that “no one will go,” and some say that it is sourced from hell itself, which is never a good sign.

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Firefly Online Reunites The Serenity Crew For MMO Adventures

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FireflyPractically since the very moment Fox cancelled it back in 2003, fans have been clamoring for a Firefly reunion. The cast and crew of the beloved, gone-too-soon series have gotten back together for various gatherings and conventions over the years, not to mention the feature-length movie Serenity in 2005. Still, that’s not enough for Browncoats the world over, it’s never enough for the truly fanatical, but don’t worry, there’s more to come as the cast from the series is going to lend their voices to an upcoming massive multiplayer online game.

The announcement came at San Diego Comic-Con that Nathan Fillion, Regina Torres, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and the rest will reprise their iconic roles for Firefly Online. There will also be some surprises along for the ride as well, like Michael Fairman playing Niska, the crime boss who appears in a couple of episodes.

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