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Anna Boden/Ryan Fleck To Direct Captain Marvel

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Marvel sure do love their dynamic directorial duos. We’ve already seen how integral Joe and Anthony Russo are to their plans, as their highly-praised involvement on Captain America instalments ‘The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Civil War’ ultimately earned them the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ gig.

Now it is the turn of Mississippi Grind’s Anna Boden (It’s Kind Of A Funny Story) and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson) to join forces and enter the blockbusting superhero arena, as they have been confirmed to helm the upcoming big-screen debut of Captain Marvel.

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In what will be the studio’s first full female-led film headed up by Brie Larson who starred in Jordan Vogts-Roberts’ King Kong: Skull Island earlier this year, it’s certainly a significant step up in scale for Boden and Fleck.

Yet they possess plenty of proven small-screen pedigree together, with their involvement in critically-acclaimed shows The Affair and Billions, with Fleck’s solo efforts on Looking also a worthy mention.

On scriptwriting duty will be Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians Of The Galaxy), with the film pencilled in for a March 2019 release.

Source: Variety

 

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Zachary Levi Is ‘Shazam!’ In Official Teaser Trailer

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Not content with seeing Jason Momoa’s ‘Aquaman’ steal all of the DC glory at Comic-Con this weekend. Zachary Levi is taking a much lighter approach to this often brooding universe with ‘Shazam!’, working like a charm in the fun-filled teaser trailer released by Warner Bros.

Directed by David F. Sandberg, the initial footage focuses on foster kid Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who is chosen to channel superpowers through an ancient wizard, ultimately turning into the titular character with the childish sensibilities intact. Super strength? Flying? He seems more concerned on how he’s meant to pee in his red suit. Yet he’s soon having to use his abilities for good, when faced with Mark Strong’s big bad Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

‘Shazam!’ swoops into UK cinemas in April 2019.

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Fantastical Debut Trailer For ‘Aquaman’ Welcomes You To Atlantis

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Still reeling from the critical reception which greeted ‘Justice League’ last year. Director James Wan and leading man Jason Momoa are tasked with keeping Warner Bros’ DCEU above water this December with ‘Aquaman’ and after seeing the action-packed first footage straight from Comic-Con, they seem up for the challenge.

Billed as the origin story of the half-human half -Atlantean. We catch glimpses of Arthur Curry’s (Momoa) family unit, most notably Nicole Kidman’s Queen Atlanna and his feisty red-haired ally Mera (Amber Heard), merely teasing his potential king status as he clashes with half-brother Orm (Patrick Wilson), allowing Wan to dial up the underwater spectacle and throw in a goat for good measure.

We’re positively drowning in excitement already. Here’s the trailer…

 

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First ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Trailer Is An Atomic Blast

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Well. If you thought there wasn’t enough monster mayhem in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 effort.

Michael Dougherty’s (Krampus) 2018 film seems awfully keen to amend this with the epic debut trailer for ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’, pitting the iconic creature against some of his greatest adversaries. Expect stunning money shots of Mothra, Rodan and a certain three-headed titan by the name King Ghidorah, whilst the human heroics are left to the Russell family consisting of Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler.

The film roars into cinemas next May.

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