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Han Solo Origin Movie Title Revealed

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The young Han Solo film now has a title. Director Ron Howard posted the title “Solo: A Star Wars Movie“.  Howard took over the Disney project from directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller who were fired due to “creative differences” five months into the film’s production.

The movie is said to follow the early days of Han Solo, well before he met up with Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a pair of droids in A New Hope. We don’t know much about what that story will entail, although Howard has alluded to locations like Corellia (Solo’s home planet) and Kessel (where he made the infamous Kessel run).

The film follows the mold of 2016’s Rogue One in that it’s a standalone installment of the franchise that tells a self-contained story, rather than tying directly into the larger Skywalker saga. Unlike its predecessor, however, Solo is all about a group of characters who audiences are already well familiar with.

Solo: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters on May 25th, 2018.

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Jason Moma Defends Justice League

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Justice League is in theaters it has fans and critics of the DCEU spilt. The DC superhero movie fell short of domestic boxoffice projections bringing in $94 million over the weekend. A large part of that can be attributed to the low scores critics. But Justice League star Jason Moma is not letting that impact his views of the film.

“I try to stay the f- away from what people say. “Some of my friends said, ‘Justice League isn’t doing well’ and it kind of bummed me out. But I didn’t want to look it up. I don’t want to look up the bad and the negativity. I don’t think that’s useful; it doesn’t help.”

“I’ve seen [Justice League] twice,” Momoa says. “I loved it the second time even more. I’m actually going to watch it again with my kids and my godchild. I’m going to see it with the perfect crowd of people — a regular crowd instead of at a premiere. So I’m excited. You can’t get into the whole ‘why this, why that.’

Thanks to Zac Synder, Moma’s Aquaman man is gladiator king instead of walking punch line.  But some fans were upset that Aquaman’s backstory were cut from the film. But Momoa had a counter for that too.

“The challenging part is [the Justice League story] is only about a weekend in Author Curry’s life. [Fans] might be like, ‘Why is he that grumpy? Why’s he hiding up there?’ We had it all planned out. A lot of things got cut. But it’s not my movie. It’s a huge movie introducing three new characters, and for myself and The Flash and Cyborg, there was a lot that was there we just couldn’t get in. It could have been two movies. We had some stuff with Willem Dafoe. The whole Atlantean part, about me being this reluctant king. There was no need for it because you’re going to see it in Aquaman. It’s not an Aquaman movie, it’s a Justice League movie.”

The Aquaman solo movie, which comes out on December 21, 2018, and is directed by James Wan

VIA: EW

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Incredibles 2 Is The Most Viewed Trailer Ever

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Disney released the teaser trailer for the long-awaited sequel the Incredibles 2. The teaser trailer instantly became the most viewed trailer for an animated movie with over 120 million views. That number for the sequel to Pixar’s 2004 film places it seventh all time for any movie.

Teaser premiered during on Saturday and picked up with the Parr family right after the events of the original movie.  Spoiler Alert for those who missed one of the best superhero movies ever. At the end of The Incredibles, Jack-Jack began to manifest powers after he was kidnapped by the super villain Syndrome. Babies are already destructive in their non-superpowered state, but in this teaser, we see just how dangerous they can be with them.

According to the film’s official plot synopsis, “It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again — which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.”

The Incredibles 2 lands in theaters on June 15, 2018.

VIA: EW

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DC Disappoints With “Justice League” At The Box Office

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According to the box office numbers, fans didn’t exactly line up for DC’s “Justice League”.  Earning only $96 million in the U.S. market this weekend, this marks the lowest grossing opening for the DC Expanded Universe. Fans of the classic DC Comics’ motley crew of superheroes entered theaters with mixed hopes. With most leaving theaters with even less.

In response to the commercial success of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, DC executives hoped to achieve the same results.  It’s first Expanded Universe film being “Man of Steel” (2013). The latest entry in the connected universe for DC “Justice League” came into theaters on November 17, 2017. The film starts shortly after the closing events in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016).

The film follows the established characters of Batman and Wonder Woman played by  Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, respectfully. The pair set out to recruit members to fight the latest threat to Earth. Joining the ranks is the young and eager The Flash, the brooding Cyborg, and the loner prince of the sea, Aquaman.

“Justice League” tries to establish 3 new heroes, in addition to setting the stage for the DC Expanded Universe. However, the movie falls short on both counts. The movie not only under performed DC’s projected sales goals, but also fans’ and newcomers’ expectations. In some instances the film was visually appeasing. However, the storytelling and atmosphere leaves critics with a lot to be desired.

Critic with New York Times, Manohla Dargis, had this to say about the film:

Mr. Snyder remains regrettably committed to a dark, desaturated palette that borders on the murky, and this movie’s chaotic, unimaginative action scenes can drag on forever.

Dargis goes on to say while not the worst film in the franchise. The touches of humor are a welcomed relief to the film that the gloomy “Batman V Superman“” lacked.

Despite the mixed to negative reviews of “Justice League”, Warner Bro’s still remain hopeful of the movie’s long term success. Head of domestic distribution at Warner Bros., Jeff Goldstein, said, ”This is a big vacation week, and we have an opportunity to get a big audience to see us in a different pattern.” We can only hope that future DC movies will follow a different pattern from the “Justice League” film as well.

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