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Check Out The First X-Men: Dark Phoenix Photos

Entertainment Weekly has released the cover of their next issue which features the very first look at the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix! Check it out along with the first photos from the upcoming X-Men film.

The magazine also has some story details for the sequel, confirming that it takes place ten years after X-Men: Apocalypse and is set during 1992. The film will open with the X-Men in unfamiliar territory: national heroes. In fact, Charles Xavier lands on the cover of TIME magazine, and with his newfound inflated ego he starts sending the team on more dangerous missions.

“Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions,” director Simon Kinberg says.

The result is the team’s first trip into space where a mission gone awry awakens none other than, you guessed it, The Phoenix Force within Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey.

“This is probably the most emotional X-Men we’ve done and the most pathos-driven,” star James McAvoy says. “There’s a lot of sacrifice and a lot of suffering.”

EW also reveals new details on Jessica Chastain’s villain role in the film (previously said to be Lilandra. Empress of the Shi’ar empire) calling her as “otherwordly shapeshifter who manipulates Phoenix for her own agenda” and saying she’s “quiet but brutal.”

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will bring back much of the cast of the new films, including James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler). Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), and Evan Peters (Quicksilver). Lamar Johnson of The Next Step has joined the cast in a mystery role and the mutant Dazzler will reportedly play a part in the film.

Simon Kinberg is writing and directing the film, marking his directorial debut. He will also produce alongside Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker. X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to open in theaters on November 2, 2018.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rolling Stone Cover Story 

Rolling Stone’s latest issue reveals untold secrets of the next chapter in the Luke Skywalker saga, including some facts fans probably didn’t see coming.

As director Rian Johnson put it, “I shook the box up a little bit.”

The cast and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi discuss the story’s secrets, a disaffected Skywalker and a death in the family. Read more HERE.

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Avengers: Infinity War Gets 4 Vanity Fair Covers

The stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe recently all got together for a 10th-Anniversary photo shoot and Vanity Fair was there to talk to them, Marvel’s Kevin Feige, and Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger about the past and the future of the franchise.

The magazine reiterates that Avengers 4 will see some of the characters hanging up their capes and shields, partially because the contracts with the actors who play them — Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) — are coming to an end. But Disney promises that Marvel has at least another 20 years’ worth of characters and worlds to explore.

“I feel a lot of joy for the next generation,” Johansson said. “It’s a bittersweet feeling, but a positive one.”

Bob Iger notes that the studio has rights to 7,000 characters. “We’re looking for worlds that are completely separate — geographically or in time — from the worlds that we’ve already visited.”

Marvel is “22 movies in, and we’ve got another 20 movies on the docket that are completely different from anything that’s come before – intentionally,” Feige added. Avengers 4, he said, will “bring things you’ve never seen in superhero films: a finale. There will be two distinct periods. Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after. I know it will not be in ways people are expecting.”

Confirmed cast members for Avengers: Infinity War so far include Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scalett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olson, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Sean Gunn, Tom Holland, Josh Brolin, and Paul Rudd.

The Avengers sequel sees Earth’s Mightiest Heroes teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to take on Brolin’s Thanos and his Black Order.

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who return after Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, are directing both Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled fourth film, which are written by screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is slated for a release in theaters on May 4, 2018. Then, the Avengers assemble again for the still-untitled fourth film, set for May 3, 2019.

Read the cover story HERE.

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Deadpool 2 Lands On The Cover of Good Housekeeping Magazine

20th Century Fox‘s Deadpool 2 has landed on the cover of Good Housekeeping magazine.

“Deadpool’s persistence to be in Good Housekeeping was impressive – initially we had no idea who he was, let alone that he was a fan of the magazine,” Jane Francisco, Editor in Chief, Good Housekeeping said in a statement. “But after repeated attempts to ignore his… passion… we came to a compromise. He could appear in one issue, if he promised to stop leaving care packages at our editors’ homes and agreed to maintain a 50-foot distance from the Good Housekeeping offices and our staff.”

“After years of weekly emails and countless carrier pigeons, Good Housekeeping finally returned my calls,” Deadpool adds. “And while it’s a dream come true, apparently we have vastly different opinions on the definition of a ‘holiday spread’…”

The first poster for the film is also inside the magazine’s pages, which you can see below.

Ryan Reynolds is reprising his role as the Merc with a Mouth alongside Zazie Beetz as the luck-manipulating mutant Domino and Josh Brolin as Cable, the time-traveling son of the X-Men’s Cyclops. Jack Kesy (The Strain, Baywatch) is attached to play the film’s central villain, which, while unconfirmed, is rumored to be Irish mutant Black Tom Cassidy. Japanese actress Shioli Kutsuna and Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) have also joined the film in mystery roles.

Other stars returning from the first Deadpool include Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Stefan Kapicic as the voice of Colossus.

Deadpool 2 is set to debut in theaters on June 1, 2018.

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Stranger Things 2 Returns To The Upside Down With New Monsters & More Spielberg

Stranger Things’ telekinetic teen Eleven (breakout star Millie Bobby Brown) may be able to lift government kidnapper vans but series creators Ross and Matt Duffer can rattle off the biggest movies of the summer of 1984 without blinking. Their passion for pop culture fueled the creation of Netflix’s Things, a tribute to the movies they loved as kids in North Carolina (think E.T., The Goonies, Stand by Me). “Obviously they’re nerdy, but that’s what makes them so cool,” says Brown. “It makes [Stranger Things] so authentic because it comes from their hearts.” The Duffers’ canny but old-fashioned combination of emotion and thrills drove the series — about four small-town Indiana friends who find themselves dealing with a portal to a different dimension — to monster-level success after its 2016 premiere. “I don’t think Netflix thought it was going to be as huge as it became, but neither did we,” admits Matt.

On Oct. 27, fans will finally get to see Things’ bigger, badder second installment. To celebrate the return, Entertainment Weekly has three different covers featuring the cast and you can read more about Stranger Things season 2 HERE.

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly will be on stands Friday.

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WIRED’s October Cover Story Features Blade Runner 2049

WIRED’s October cover story goes behind-the-scenes of the new Blade Runner sequel and features interviews with the film’s stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, as well as director Denis Villeneuve, executive producer Ridley Scott, and many others. WIRED’s Brian Raftery visits the crew on set in Budapest for an exclusive look at the making of Blade Runner 2049, and to discuss the ongoing influence of the original film, and why the sequel will resonate with today’s audience.

Blade Runner 2049 lands in theaters next month, at the end of one of the most restless, fear-feeding years in recent memory. And it arrives just as many of the technologies at the center of both the original and sequel—advanced artificial intelligence, genetic engineering—are no longer pure fiction. The once far-off dystopia seems to inch closer every day, which means 2049 isn’t just another adventure in the Blade Runner world; it’s a darker iteration of what our own future could be.

“We’re so close,” Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher says of the future world that he, Ridely Scott, and Philip K. Dick conjured so many years ago.

It is this very closeness that could help 2049 succeed where Blade Runner first failed. The strongest sci-fi has always used the landscape of the future to help us process our worries about the present, and the nightmarish outcomes that audiences wanted nothing to do with back in 1982 are now talked about, debated, and noodled over by ever-growing numbers of people. Americans today feel the existential anxieties at the core of the Blade Runner universe more deeply and fully than almost anyone in 1982 could’ve imagined, and so a sequel that doubles down on dystopia could resonate in ways the original never could.

Read more HERE.

Ploughshares Summer 2017 Issue Features New Short Story By Stephen King, Thin Scenery

The Summer 2017 issue of Ploughshares is guest edited by writer Stewart O’Nan and the literary journal features new work from Stephen King. The short story is in the form of a screenplay and is entitled, “Thin Scenery”

More info HERE.

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Check Out The New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Empire Cover

A new exclusive subscribers Empire magazine cover has been revealed, featuring Rey and Luke in a “passing the torch” moment with a lightsaber.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Domhnall Gleeson as Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran as Rose.

The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in regular and IMAX theaters on December 15, 2017.

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Entertainment Weekly The Ultimate Guide to Stephen King

There are few writers today who have influenced popular culture more than Stephen King, from his iconic novels and stories to the movies that have been inspired by them, including Carrie, The Shining, Misery, Stand By Me, It, Cujo, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, and so many more.

Now, in this all-new 96 page special edition from Entertainment Weekly, The Ultimate Guide to Stephen King, you’ll be able to delve into the world of the master storyteller: Go behind the scenes to find out exactly how King’s stories travel from page to screen. The issue lists his greatest and scariest hits, and his 25 scariest moments from his movies, and they examine his many compelling heroines, and why so many of his novels feature “nasty women.” Additionally, EW lists all of the works the godfather of horror has written, as well as the notable movies and television shows derived from his short fiction.

Lavishly illustrated with art by Robert Sammelin, and filled with photos from his life, his movies, and his book covers, The Ultimate Guide to Stephen King is a must-have for every fan of this beloved writer.

Available now for $13.99.

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Announcing The Stephen King Issue of Birth.Movies.Death. Magazine

The next issue of Birth.Movies.Death. magazine celebrates the one and only King – Stephen King, that is! They’re celebrating the upcoming films The Dark Tower and IT with a full-color, hyper-limited, commemorative issue that dives into King’s four decades as a published author, as well as the many brilliant and horrifying adaptations of his very best works.

This gorgeous issue features an exclusive cover by acclaimed artist and graphic designer Chris Bilheimer that honors King’s best works on page and screen. And the issue will include only-available-here images and interviews with some of the best minds behind The Dark Tower and IT, including Dark Tower director Nikolaj Arcel and more!

The issue will embrace everything from The Shining to The Stand, Christine to Carrie, Dead Zone to Dark Tower. Team BMD has always been impassioned devotees of all things Stephen King, and they are so excited to take that passion to the page with a magazine unlike any they’ve ever done before!

You can pre-order the issue HERE and it will ship in September.

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