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James Camerson Wins String of Avatar Lawsuits

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James Cameron has just won his fourth lawsuit in a year against claims that he stole Avatar. The most recent was restaurant owner Emil Malak, whose script about an indigenous tribe who live around a tree that houses their memories, was allegedly sent to Cameron’s production company in 2002.

He put in a claim for $100 million in compensation, however after hearing the evidence on the first day he decided not to pursue his claim. “After listening to the evidence, I became convinced that ‘Avatar” was independently created and accordingly I dismissed my action,” he said. Something doesn’t quite add up, but by now James Cameron is used to dealing with such allegations.

In January, Bryan Moore claimed the film had used his screenplays and drawings in the film, but the case was turned out.

With three more sequels on the way, is it just terribly cynical to suspect that maybe, just maybe, they might be encouraging such claims? A few headlines never hurt anyone. It was announced at the start of this year that Avatar would now have three sequels, to be released in December 2016, 2017 and 2018. Will they win Oscars? Lord of the Rings did it, and Cameron is at least taking his time over these and not rushing them out. So maybe they’ll be ok, but judgment remains very much reserved.

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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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