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Star Wars practical effects: J.J. Abrams speaks on the standard

Star Wars practical effects: J.J. Abrams speaks on the standard

This morning during Star Wars Celebration 2015, J.J. Abrams spoke about practical effects in the next movie. He spoke about how they went to Abu Dabi to film the first planet you see in the first teaser for the film - on a planet he revealed was called "Jaku" (we'll see a correct spelling soon). In that place - in the desert - they made the film as complete as they could without effects. In fact, Abrams suggested that the first copy of the film - before Industrial Light and Magic steps in with special effects - the movie can be watched in its entirety.

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Snyder confirms Batman v. Superman trailer out on April 20

Snyder confirms Batman v. Superman trailer out on April 20

Avengers: Age of Ultron will be premiering next week, but let's not forget about the xpected blockbuster hit that will pit DC's most iconic superheroes against each other. And as if to somewhat douse some cold water over Marvel fans' fiery excitement, Zack Snyder has confirmed on Twitter that the very first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be screened at IMAX on the 20th of April. And to make you really, really want to be there to see it, Snyder offers a totally non-revealing clip as well.

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Latest ‘Avengers’ clip gives an intimate look at Ultron

Latest ‘Avengers’ clip gives an intimate look at Ultron

The premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron is growing near, and ahead of its arrival we're seeing more clips and sneak-peaks of the movie surface. It was only a couple days ago when we saw an actual clip from the movie, and now another has been revealed, this time being posted on Marvel's own YouTube account. It focuses on Ultron, giving the most intimate look we've had at him to date, and as with the other recent video, this one is a clip from the movie, not a trailer.

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Captain America: Civil War is first to use IMAX 2D digital cameras

Captain America: Civil War is first to use IMAX 2D digital cameras

Captain America: Civil War will be the first film that uses new IMAX 2D digital cameras, it has been confirmed. Only a small portion of the movie will be filmed with the cameras, but it is being teased that those moments -- and one in particular -- will be grand to behold, lending a cutting-edge-tech feel to what looks to be another exciting Marvel movie. The cameras themselves were made as part of a partnership between IMAX and Arri, and join the existing 2D film cameras and 3D digital cameras.

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‘Wonder Woman’ director Michelle MacLaren abandons movie

‘Wonder Woman’ director Michelle MacLaren abandons movie

The Wonder Woman movie that has been in the pipeline for a while just hit a big stumbling block: director Michelle MacLaren has decided to part ways with the production, with creative differences being cited as the reason. The announcement was made by the studio behind the film, though it didn’t go into any details about what the specific creative differences were. It’s a sad departure, not the least of which being due to Wonder Woman having been set to be MacLaren’s directorial debut.

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Marvel’s Ant-Man: new trailer gives bigger look at tiny hero

Marvel’s Ant-Man: new trailer gives bigger look at tiny hero

Ant-Man, despite its brief moment of rockiness, is an official movie Marvel has in the pipeline, and it is far enough along we've finally been graced with trailers. With the start of January, Marvel teased the movie using tiny video clips intended for, you know, ants. About a week later, Marvel released the upscaled regular human-sized version of that trailer, which gave us a nearly two minute look at the film and what all it offers. Now Marvel is back with an even longer trailer, and it shows so much more.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron clip hints why Hulk smash Iron Man

Avengers: Age of Ultron clip hints why Hulk smash Iron Man

If you thought the revelation of The Vision would be the last we'd see of teasers for Avengers: Age of Ultron, better think again. We still have a week or two (depending on where you live) so there's still plenty of room for teasers and potential spoilers. While this latest snippet isn't exactly an official trailer, it was shown in public at the recent MTV Music Awards for everyone to gawk at and chew on. It does contain potential spoilers about the until now unexplained confrontation between Hulk and Iron Man's Hulkbuster Armor, so be warned.

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Marvel confirms Spider-Man reboot will star Peter Parker

Marvel confirms Spider-Man reboot will star Peter Parker

Shortly after the news that Sony was allowing Spider-Man to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), fans began discussing their hopes that the next movie would tell the story of someone other than Peter Parker, like successor Miles Morales for example, becoming the web-slinger. Also, that we not get yet another origin story, following one each with previous lead actors Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Well, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed in a recent interview that we will once again be seeing Peter Parker in the (yet again) rebooted Spider-Man film, along with other details.

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Greedo AND Han shoot first in the Star Wars Digital release

Greedo AND Han shoot first in the Star Wars Digital release

Let me confirm something with you, if I might. There's some confusion over who shoots first in Star Wars: A New Hope, in the newest digital edition of the film series. I'm here to tell you - it's sort of Greedo, but it's also sort of Han. How could this be, you say, how could they both be first? Have a peek at the frames at hand. Look at how this scene transpires, and judge for yourself whose trigger finger is happier - Greedo the bounty hunter, or Han Solo, our offbeat anti-hero.

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The Vision FINALLY revealed in Avengers: Age of Ultron poster

The Vision FINALLY revealed in Avengers: Age of Ultron poster

The final piece of the Ultron puzzle is finally here. Well, somewhat. Much is still unknown about him (or it), but Marvel has finally given the android Vision his very own poster and his proper place in the Avengers photo op. With this, the chessboard is set and ready for what is expected to be one of the biggest blockbusters this month. But given how Joss Whedon, with the blessing of Marvel of course, has tweaked the story a bit, Vision's origin story and eventual role in Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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