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James Gunn Confirms Sneeper Alien Race to be in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

Last month GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 writer/director James Gunn shared a funny story on Facebook about how he wanted to use the Marvel alien race Sneepers in the sequel. However, Disney legal blocked his request to use the alien race because the word meant a female body part when translated in Icelandic. Gunn has updated this funny story and confirmed Disney’s legal department has now allowed him to use at least one Sneeper in the upcoming movie.

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 Marvel announces Ant-Man sequel for 2018 – and further big plans ahead

Last year, Marvel Studios detailed out an impressive slate of superhero films for the next several years, and the comic book giant hasn’t stopped expanding the lineup: a Spider-Man reboot made with Sony was slotted into summer 2017 earlier this year. And there’s more, now. Today, Marvel announced that this summer’s Ant-Man will get a sequel in 2018 titled Ant-Man and the Wasp, throwing a nod to the heroine teased in the first entry. It’s the first time a Marvel movie has been named after a female hero – a point the company made perhaps due to continuing calls for a Black Widow standalone flick. Furthermore, Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will extend past 2019 with a trio of new, unnamed films coming in 2020: on 1 May, 10 July, and 6 November, respectively. To accommodate the addition of Ant-Man and the Wasp, the upcoming Black Panther will shift up to 16 February 2018, while Captain Marvel slides to 8 March 2019.

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‘Gotham’ Adds Paul Reubens as Penguin’s Father

Gotham has added Paul Reubens as Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot’s (Robin Lord Taylor) father, it was announced at New York Comic Con. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Reubens will be a recurring guest star on the show’s sophomore season. “Pee-wee Herman is playing my dad,” Taylor gushed while making the announcement. “What the hell?! Oh my God!” Reubens has his own history with the Batman universe: he played Penguin’s father in the 1992 film, Batman Returns. The move comes as the series has turned its focus towards the villains in its second season, dubbed “Rise of the Villains.” “We did a real soul-searching,” Gotham producer John Stephens said. And in addition to moving away from the cases of the week in the sophomore season, the show raised the stakes by killing off a number of key characters in the first few weeks.


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 ‘Force Awakens’ Character Was Inspired by the Beastie Boys

Names are pretty weird in the Star Wars universe. Luke is pretty straightforward, but Han? Leia? Anakin? Who could forget Elan Sleazebaggano from Attack of the Clones? All of those make the galaxy far, far away pretty far out, but what aboutThe Force Awakens? X-Wing Resistance fighter Poe Dameron is named after director J.J. Abrams’ assistant. Captain Phasma is named after the 1979 cult horror classic Phantasm. What else is there? Enter: Ello Asty.

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