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Full Trailer: Marvel’s “Black Panther”

Dark Horizons - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:10am

Marvel Studios has unveiled the full trailer and new poster for Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther, the upcoming film adaptation of Marvel’s first African-American comic hero.

The story follows T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) who, after the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King.

Boasting a decidedly more sci-fi vibe than the first teaser along with its excellent cast and design, there’s a LOT more CG enhanced action here so the clip will likely be somewhat more divisive than the universally embraced first teaser. Either way, it’s once again a stellar job that fans will be playing over and over.

“Black Panther” opens in cinemas on February 16th.

Bringing a brand new #BlackPanther poster to you 1st! We hit theaters Feb 16, but you can check out the new trailer from @marvelstudios NOW. pic.twitter.com/KFbA9A9cG8

— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) October 16, 2017

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Howard Teases Fan Faves In “Han Solo”

Dark Horizons - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:17am

Though the “Star Wars” expanded universe has effectively been removed from official canon, Ron Howard has revealed that two beloved characters from that era of storytelling are coming back and will appear in the upcoming “Han Solo” spin-off film.

Those characters? The hapless comic duo of Tag and Bink. Based on the Tom Stoppard play “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” Kevin Rubio’s original “Tag and Bink Are Dead” short comic book series was published in the early 2000s and followed a pair of rebels on their own personal adventure.

It’s an adventure that just happens to cross over with many of the major characters and events of the previous trilogies. In the photo though it looks as though the pair are going undercover as Imperial officers.

In the wake of the tweet, Rubio responded on Twitter – he was seemingly unaware his creations were going to be in the film and was most excited. He quickly scored a reply from the film’s screenwriter Jon Kasdan who confirmed that not only did he put Tag and Bink in the movie but that he and assistant director Toby Hefferman are playing the roles.

Because of this, it’s expected the appearance will only be cameos or walk-on appearances as opposed to even minor characters in the film. The “Han Solo” film opens in May next year.

#tagandbink ? pic.twitter.com/1EzUbS3MQs

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 14, 2017

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New Set Photos From “Ant-Man 2,” “Irishman”

Dark Horizons - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:17am

Several new set photos have gone online today including new shots of Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas on the Atlanta set of Peyton Reed’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp”. The shots showcase Rudd’s first time spotted in costume on set along with Douglas’ Hank Pym donning FBI gear for at least one scene.

Also out are shots of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese filming scenes for the latter’s new mob drama “The Irishman” for Netflix. The true crime drama is based around the Charles Brandt written book, which centers around the disappearance of mob boss Jimmy Hoffa.

Click the photos below to access the full galleries. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” opens in cinemas on July 6th next year. “The Irishman” is expected to hit Netflix in late 2018.

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“Star Wars Rebels” S4 Gets More Serialised

Dark Horizons - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:16am

Executive producer Dave Filoni has confirmed that the upcoming fourth and final season of “Star Wars Rebels” will adopt a much more serialized storytelling formula than the past three seasons.

In the new season the Empire will be gearing up to retaliate after Grand Admiral Thrawn once again failed to capture the Ghost Crew. Despite Chopper Base being ransacked, the team look set to finally join Mon Mothma’s faction which will lead to the events of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.

Speaking about the the more interconnected tone, Filoni tells The Nerdist:

“I’ve been able to build a lot better connections and motivations across all the episodes as we go. It is very unlike other seasons, because while the episodes are self contained, they are very next to each other in progression. They affect each other more; it’s more serialized than you’re used to.”

Several storylines have been left hanging that need to be tied up in the new episodes including Ahsoka’s disappearance, along with the Darksaber and Sabine subplot. “Star Wars Rebels” returns tonight with ‘Heroes of Mandalore: Part 1 & 2’ on Disney XD. Check out a five-minute recap of the first three seasons below:

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Fincher Talks Avoiding The Marvel Universe

Dark Horizons - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:15am

While some filmmakers have embraced the Marvel Cinematic Universe, others have zero desire to be a part of it and in fact have no interest in either the Marvel Studios formula or comic book adaptations.

One such filmmaker is David Fincher who, out promoting his new Netflix series “Mindhunter,” took aim at Marvel Studios for being in part responsible for the state of conglomerate-ruled Hollywood at the moment. In fact he’s far more excited about the possibilities of something like Netflix where he’s not bogged down to either familiar formula, or having to accomodate someone else’s vision. He tells Yellow King Film Boy:

“Look, there’s a very large talent pool of people who don’t feel there’s much for them in terms of sustenance working for Marvel. And I think that if we can make a playground for them that is thoughtful, adult, interesting, complex, challenging stories and figure out ways to pull them into it, there’s a chance at something that isn’t lassoed and hogtied by three acts. And there’s something else that doesn’t have to be 22-minute half hour or have a cliffhanger. I think it is an exciting time.”

The interview goes into how he thinks the great films of the 1970s, in that period where studios just let filmmakers run wild, are impossible to make at vertically integrated movie studios now and how streaming services should be embraced for the freedom they allow filmmakers to tell their stories. Click on the link above to have a listen.

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“Wonder Woman 2,” “Pikachu” Filming Dates

Dark Horizons - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:15am

Filming is reportedly slated to begin in January on “Detective Pikachu,” a live-action film based on the wildly popularJapanese “Pokemon” video game series which has been setup at Legendary Pictures.

“Goosebumps” director Rob Letterman helms the project from a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. No casting announcements have yet been made, with the story to follow the high-functioning but bossy yellow creature and his human friend as they become a very unlikely mystery-solving team.

Meanwhile Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” sequel is reportedly targeting June next year to begin filming ahead of a December 2019 release. Additionally, Chris Pine is expected to have a role in the sequel though it’s unclear in what capacity.

Source: Omega Underground & CBR

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“Thrones” Duo Dinklage & Dance Plan “Quasimodo”

Dark Horizons - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:14am

“Game of Thrones” actors Charles Dance and Peter Dinklage are attached to “Quasimodo,” what sounds like a new TV adaptation of Victor Hugo’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” at Rainmark Films and Atrium TV.

The story is set in a tense 15th century Paris and will be penned by “Life on Mars” co-creator Ashley Pharoah. Tracey Scoffield, Frank Doelger and David Tanner will produce while Dance and Dinklage will executive produce.

Announced at MIPCOM, Atrium also announced several other projects in development including the ten-part series “Jerusalem” which tells the story of King David, the genetic engineering gone wild drama “Perfect People,” and a TV series based on Xbox’s “State Of Decay” game series.

Source: Variety

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Blocks 322,000 Cheaters

/. - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:30am
The new anti-cheating system installed in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been banning more than 6,000 suspected cheaters every day. An anonymous reader quotes PC Gamer: That's according to BattlEye, which polices the game's servers. Its official account tweeted yesterday that between 6,000 and 13,000 players are getting their marching orders daily. On Saturday morning, it had cracked down on nearly 20,000 players within the previous 24-hour period... In total, the service has blocked 322,000 people, double the number that was reported by the game's creator Brendan Greene, aka PlayerUnknown, last month. Yesterday the game had more than 2.2 million concurrent players.

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Ask Slashdot: Should Users Uninstall Kaspersky's Antivirus Software?

/. - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:34pm
First, here's the opinion of two former NSA cybersecurity analysts (via Consumer Reports): "It's a big deal," says Blake Darche, a former NSA cybersecurity analyst and the founder of the cybersecurity firm Area 1. "For any consumers or small businesses that are concerned about privacy or have sensitive information, I wouldn't recommend running Kaspersky." By its very nature antivirus software is an appealing tool for hackers who want to access remote computers, security experts say. Such software is designed to scan a computer comprehensively as it searches for malware, then send regular reports back to a company server. "One of the things people don't realize, by installing that tool you give [the software manufacturer] the right to pull any information that might be interesting," says Chris O'Rourke, another former NSA cybersecurity expert who is the CEO of cybersecurity firm Soteria. But for that reason, Bloomberg View columnist Leonid Bershidsky suggests any anti-virus software will be targetted by nation-state actors, and argues that for most users, "non-state criminal threats are worse. That's why Interpol this week signed a new information-sharing agreement with Kaspersky despite all the revelations in the U.S. media: The international police cooperation organization deals mainly with non-state actors, including profit-seeking hackers, rather than with the warring intelligence services." And long-time Slashdot reader freddieb is a loyal Kaspersky user who is wondering what to do, calling the software "very effective and non-intrusive." And in addition, "Numerous recent hacks have gotten my data (Equifax, and others) so I expect I have nothing else to fear except ransomware." Share your own informed opinions in the comments. Should users uninstall Kaspersky's antivirus software?

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Verse of the Day - Psalm 34:17

Bible Verse of the Day - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:00pm

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

Psalm 34:17

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Deliverance! A great theme of the Bible is that God is a God of deliverance who keeps his promises and faithfully shares his grace, mercy, and justice. Let this promise stir you to righteous living and then to cry out to God in all your troubles. One way to do this is to read through the Psalms regularly, letting these inspired words from so long ago offer a rich topography of prayer from which you can call to God. Whether you use the Psalms or not, however, cry out to God with the praises, questions, and wounds that life brings. Let his presence be real to you and your heart open to him.

My Prayer...

Father, our world needs your deliverance. In your majesty and power, please destroy the plans of the wicked. In your mercy and grace, please raise up your people who find themselves facing hardship and trouble. In Jesus' name. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@verseoftheday.com.© 1998-2017, Heartlight, Inc. Verseoftheday.com is part of the Heartlight Network. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

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