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Diamond unveils Previews Exclusive Miles Morales Pop! Vinyl from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Diamond Comics Distributors has revealed its Previews exclusive Miles Morales Funko Pop! vinyl figure from the Oscar-winning animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; check it out here…

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, the screenplay is by Phil Lord. The film is produced, in association with Marvel, by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features a voice cast that includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry,
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Disney Reportedly Planning To Remake The Rocketeer

20 years before he directed Captain America: The First Avenger, Joe Johnston helmed another superhero movie. The Rocketeer was a throwback to adventure serials of the 1930s/40s starring Billy Campbell as Cliff Secord, a stunt pilot with a jetpack who battled Nazis in old-time Hollywood. Though it was a financial disappointment for Disney in 1991, it’s developed a cult following over the years.

Given that and the widespread popularity of superhero cinema nowadays, it’s no surprise that the studio is apparently working on remaking it. We Got This Covered has been informed by our source – the same one who revealed that an Aladdin sequel was in the works last month, before it got confirmed this week – that Disney is looking to reboot the property. It seems the project is in its earliest stages though, as we’ve heard that it could either develop into a movie or a TV show set for Disney Plus.
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‘Lion King’ VFX Supervisor Rob Legato to Keynote at the 2019 View Conference

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‘Lion King’ VFX Supervisor Rob Legato to Keynote at the 2019 View Conference
Rob Legato, visual effects supervisor of “The Lion King,” “The Addams Family” co-director Conrad Vernon and Baobab Studios’ co-founder and chief creative officer Eric Darnell, director of the Vr studio’s Emmy- and Annie-winning Vr short “Crow: The Legend,” are rounding out the keynote speakers at this fall’s 20th edition of the View Conference in Turin, Italy.

They join previously announced keynote speakers Brad Bird, director of last year’s “Incredibles 2”; Peter Ramsey, co-director of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”; “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” director Dean DeBlois; composer Michael Giacchino; Pixar filmmaker Ralph Eggleston; Industrial Light & Magic’s Rob Bredow; Pubg CEO Ch Kim; Baobab Studios CEO Maureen Fan; tech pioneer and consultant Tom Wujec; and renowned scientist Daniel Zajfman.

In addition to their keynote addresses, Bird and Ramsey will offer master classes and Giacchino will perform a concert of his work during the weeklong event.
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45th Annual Saturn Awards Nominations Include Halloween (2018), The Haunting Of Hill House, Anna And The Apocalypse, Upgrade, Escape Room, Us

Expanding its eligibility window from 12 months to 16 months for its 45th year (before returning to a 12-month window in 2020), the Saturn Award nominations have been announced ahead of the ceremony on Friday the 13th of September. From Haddonfield to Santa Cruz, cinematic nominations include Halloween, Anna and the Apocalypse, Escape Room, Upgrade, and Us, with TV and streaming nominations including Preacher, The Walking Dead, and The Haunting of Hill House.

Winners will be announced at the Saturn Awards ceremony on Friday the 13th of September at the Avalon Theater in Los Angeles, which will be streamed globally (with more details on that to be announced).

In the meantime, we have the press release with the full list of nominees below, and be sure to visit Saturn Awards' official website for more information.

Press Release: Los Angeles – Nominations for the 45th annual Saturn Awards, honoring motion picture, television, home entertainment and live stage productions,
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Saturn Awards To Be Reinvigorated With Streaming Partner; Roberto Orci, Roy Lee, Robert Rodriguez & More Join Advisory Board

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Exclusive: For the first time since their 1978 TV airing, the Saturn Awards will be broadcasted via streaming under a new multi-year partnership with veteran TV producer Justin W. Hochberg. The nominations for the 45th edition which honors the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror will be announced on Monday, July 15 prior to Comic-Con kicking into gear. The ceremony will be held on Sept. 13 at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood with a streaming partner to be announced in the near future.

In addition, an Awards Advisory Board has been named with such prolific creators as writer/producer Roberto Orci, producer Christina Steinberg (Oscar winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Dean Devlin (Independence Day), producer Roy Lee, Robert Rodriguez and Oscar winning director Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) among others.

Hochberg’s additional plans are to expand the Saturn
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Kristine Belson, ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ 20th Anniversary Honored at 10 Animators to Watch Event

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Variety‘s fifth annual 10 Animators to Watch celebrated what’s new, what’s different and what’s to come in animation.

Variety and Nickelodeon partnered for the event, held at NeueHouse in Hollywood on Tuesday night and hosted by Variety’s executive vice president of content Steve Gaydos. The 10 Animators to Watch — Henry Bonsy, Jérémy Clapin, Trevor Dalmer, Emily Limyun Dean, Valerie Lapointe, Natalie Nourigat, Keely Propp, Miguel Puga, Troy Quane, Malenga Mulendema — took the stage in honor of their auspicious careers in animation. Kristine Belson, president of Sony Pictures Animation, received the honor for Creative Impact in Animation.

“[Animation] is no longer a medium or genre for just kids. It’s a medium — and some of us think it’s the best medium — of storytelling for all audiences to enjoy,” Belson told the crowd upon accepting the honor.

Belson recalled the process of overhauling Sony Pictures Animation during her four
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Far from Home Director Is Jealous Spider-Verse Got to Miles Morales First

Far from Home Director Is Jealous Spider-Verse Got to Miles Morales First
Following the stellar success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse it looks like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far from Home director Jon Watts is jealous that he wasn't the first to bring the character of Miles Morales to the big screen. After all, the Cop Car and Clown filmmaker laid the groundwork for Morales in his first Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming with Community and Solo: A Star Wars Story actor Donald Glover playing Miles' uncle, Aaron Davis, who even goes so far as to mention his nephew in that flick.

When asked about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse recently, Watts admitted this.

"I was jealous, I wanted to do the Miles story, too. But it's one of those situations that they did it so beautifully that you can't be mad. You just have to sit back and enjoy it."

Jon Watts went on to say that "the Miles story is one of
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‘Spider-Verse’ Co-Director Peter Ramsey to Speak at 2019 View Conference

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‘Spider-Verse’ Co-Director Peter Ramsey to Speak at 2019 View Conference
Peter Ramsey, who won an Oscar this year for co-directing the hit animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” has joined the long list of high-level speakers for the 2019 View Conference, which runs from Oct. 21-25 in Turin, Italy.

“I’m delighted to announce that Peter Ramsey, who is the first African American director to win an Academy Award for best animated feature, will speak at View 2019,” said conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez. “Also among our great speakers this year is Siobhan Reddy, a powerful woman in the games industry, and Sergio Pablos, who is creating a 2D animated feature in Madrid for Netflix. We’ll see Image Engine’s dragons in ‘Game of Thrones,’ Spencer Cook’s animation in ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters,’ Todd Sue’s art direction for ‘Apex Legends,’ and Sebastien Hue’s concept art. And we’re bringing back four of our most interesting speakers with new,
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Tom Holland Had A Role In Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse But It Got Cut

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opened the doors to a multiverse full of Spider-people on the big screen for the first time, but it could have connected to the live-action Spider-Man movies as well. We’ve previously heard that Tobey Maguire was going to return as Peter B. Parker, ultimately voiced by Jake Johnson, and now we’ve learned that another Spidey could’ve shown up for a cameo: the McU’s Tom Holland.

In an interview with Joe, Holland dropped the bombshell that he was set to cameo in the animated movie at some point. He even revealed exactly what the scene would’ve consisted of:

“At one point I was supposed to be in it. There was going to be another Peter Parker [in addition to the one voiced by Jake Johnson]. There was like a scene in a train station or something, and it was going to be like an Easter egg. I was going to walk through the background or something,
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Storyboard Art For J.J. Abrams' Scrapped Superman: Flyby Film

Before J.J. Abrams became an A-list director in Hollywood, he wrote a script for a Superman film in 2002 called Superman: Flyby. He was still working on the TV series Felicity when he wrote the script. His concept for it was off the wall! It would’ve been unlike anything anyone had ever seen from a Superman movie before.

Here’s a previously released synopsis for the film:

Superman: Flyby was an origin story that included Krypton besieged by a civil war between Jor-El and his corrupt brother, Kata-Zor. Before Kata-Zor sentences Jor-El to prison, Kal-El is launched to Earth to fulfill a prophecy. Adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent, he forms a romance with Lois Lane in the Daily Planet. However, Lois is more concerned with exposing Lex Luthor, written as a government agent obsessed with UFO phenomena. Clark reveals himself to the world as Superman, bringing Kata-Zor’s son,
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Storyboard Art From J.J. Abrams’ Canceled Superman Movie Released After 17 Years

Storyboard Art From J.J. Abrams’ Canceled Superman Movie Released After 17 Years
Long before winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” director Peter Ramsey made a name for himself in Hollywood as a storyboard artist on blockbusters like “Independence Day,” “Men In Black,” “Godzilla,” and “Minority Report.”

One project Ramsey worked on that never saw the light of day was “Superman: Flyby,” one of many failed attempts to bring the DC Comics superhero back to the big screen at the turn of the century. Ramsey recently gave comic book fans a rare look at the axed “Flyby” by sharing some storyboard art on social media (see post below).

“Flyby” was scripted by none other than J.J. Abrams, a rising name in television at the time thanks to hit series like “Felicity” and “Alias.” Abrams had yet to make much of a dent in the film world, and his film credits included the scripts for low level hits like “Regarding Henry,
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J.J. Abrams' Flyby Storyboards Reveal Canceled Superman Movie

J.J. Abrams' Flyby Storyboards Reveal Canceled Superman Movie
Some new storyboards from Superman: Flyby, the infamous unproduced Superman movie written by J.J. Abrams, have made their way online. For as many superhero movies as we actually see in theaters, there are at least a handful of ideas for these movies that never see the light of day. One such idea came from the mind of Abrams, long before he went on to reinvigorate the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises. And even before he helmed Mission: Impossible III. Now, we have a new look at what could have been.

The storyboards were shared by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse co-director Peter Ramsey. Taking to Twitter, Ramsey decided to share some of the storyboards he cooked up while he was working on the project for Warner Bros., back when it was still in development. They feature images of the Man of Steel flying above the Earth, and in the streets of a city,
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Here’s What J.J. Abrams’ Canned Superman: Flyby Would’ve Looked Like

Now that it appears as though Henry Cavill has vacated the role, everyone’s speculating on which actor may next inherit the mantle of Superman. Personally, I’m not sure of whom I’d choose myself, but it’s guaranteed this icon will be recast every so often.

So, while we wait to see whatever the future may bring, let’s take a moment to look back on the Man of Steel’s cinematic history and some of the interesting trivia that comes along with it. Much like the void of false starts that occupied the space between Batman & Robin and Batman Begins, so, too, did Big Blue have trouble finding his way back to the silver screen after The Quest for Peace.

Aside from Tim Burton’s Superman Lives, one could say the most notable script that never made it to screen was J.J. Abrams’ Superman: Flyby. And now,
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 Will Continue Miles Morales' Story

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 Will Continue Miles Morales' Story
Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Far From Home is heading our way next month. But as excellent as this follow-up is sure to be, let's not forget about the other killer Spider-Man franchise we have out there Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. And speaking of the Academy Award-winning animated motion picture, today we have word via producer Amy Pascal that - no worries - the powers that be behind the scenes are working hard on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2.

There have been some rumors that a Spider-Verse TV show may replace the sequel. Amy Pascal confirms this about a follow-up, saying that is not the case, and that the next animated big screen adventure will be a direct sequel to the Oscar winning original.

"We are definitely hard at work on the sequel. You can expect another movie. Well, of course it's going to be on the big
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American Black Film Festival To Feature ‘The Black Godfather’, Spike Lee, HBO Short Film Finalists And More

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American Black Film Festival To Feature ‘The Black Godfather’, Spike Lee, HBO Short Film Finalists And More
This year’s American Black Film Festival lineup is stacked with some of the top names in Hollywood as well as emerging voices including a screening of Reginald Hudlin’s The Black Godfather, a conversation with Spike Lee and his protege Stefon Bristol as well as the five finalists for HBO Short Film Competition, which is now in its 22nd year. The fest takes place June 12-16 in Miami.

The program will also include the previously announced opening night film Shaft. New Line Cinema’s reboot of the iconic character will screen at the fest ahead of its June 14 release. In addition, Netflix will screen the Chris Robinson-directed Beats, a coming-of-age drama set in Chicago’s South Side hip-hop scene starring Anthony Anderson.

“Beyond the Spider-Verse: What’s Next for Sony Pictures Animation” will be a conversation between Academy Award-winner Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Matthew A. Cherry
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‘Boyz n the Hood’ Director John Singleton in a Coma Following Stroke

‘Boyz n the Hood’ Director John Singleton in a Coma Following Stroke
After suffering what was initially described as a “mild” stroke last week, John Singleton is now in a coma. TMZ first broke the news, noting that the “Boyz n the Hood” director’s mother, Sheila Ward, has requested a judge to appoint her temporary conservatorship because Singleton is “unable to properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter.” She has asked for that in order to manage her son’s ongoing business affairs, including a settlement agreement.

For 1991’s “Boyz,” the writer-director earned Academy Award nominations for both Best Original Screenplay and Best Director — the first black filmmaker to receive the latter nod, as well as the youngest at just 23 years old. The 51-year-old has been active in both film and television in the nearly three decades since, helming everything from “Shaft” and “2 Fast 2 Furious” to episodes of “Empire” and “American Crime Story: The People v.
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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Blu-ray Review

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Features the voices of: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoë Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber, Chris Pine | Written by Phil Lord | Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Sony’s semi-reinvention of their staple franchise superhero Spider-Man has had more rebooted and retooled cinematic incarnations in the last decade than Peter Parker has had warm meals. Announced/leaked during the infamous Sony hacks of 2014 and coming off a reboot of the tragically inept and doomed Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man series and the Marvel re-introduced McU participant Tom Holland, as well as the critically and financially successful video game of the same name.

Not only does it look and sound like there’s a form of overabundance and oversaturation for audiences, but does Sony really want to risk it all again
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Exclusive Interview – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse directors Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman on Oscars, sequels and Tom Holland

Tom Beasley chats to two of the directors of everyone’s new favourite superhero movie – last year’s Oscar-winning animation Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Nobody was expecting Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to be their favourite superhero movie of 2018. In a year that gave the world everything from Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther through to the weirdness of Aquaman and even Venom, this multi-verse based animation seemed to be the oddball outsider. However, it went on to become the most critically acclaimed of all of those movies and won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature ahead of the latest offerings from both Disney and Pixar.

With a new main character in Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), it’s a story that opens up the wide back catalogue of Marvel’s weirder Spider-Man stories in order to introduce a whole selection of different Spider-people. It’s a mind-bending journey that feels completely
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The Hugo Award Nominees 2019. Plus 75th anniversary Retro Prizes

With the weather warming up are you looking for spring & summer reads? For those of you who enjoy sci-fi / fantasy novels, you can always get recommendations each year from the Hugo Awards... though we wish these recommendations each year leaned a little more fantasy (the balance is definitely pro sci-fi with a few fantasy sprinklings). The nominations were determined by 1800 valid nomination ballots from members of the World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon). If you'd like to be a nominator for 2020, you could join WorldCon this year.

Since this is a film site we'll start with their "dramatic presentation" prizes. 

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Annihilation, directed and written for the screen by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer (Paramount Pictures / Skydance) Avengers: Infinity War, screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Marvel Studios) Black Panther, written by Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole,
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Now on Blu-ray: Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse Swings Onto Home Video

After an incredibly successful theatrical run, almost unanimous critical praise, and an Academy Award for Best Animated Film, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings onto home video in a stacked edition from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film follows the birth of a new superhero is mild-mannered Miles Morales, a young Afro-Latino who is bitten by a radioactive spider in a an alternate universe from the one we've seen so many times on the big screen. The thing that separates this Spider-Man from all previous incarnations is the introduction of the Spider-Verse concept, an infinite number of parallel universes, many with their own Spider her, colliding following a science experiment gone crazy. In order to save his own world, Morales...

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