First Trailer for Hou Hsiao-hsien’s THE ASSASSIN

Whirling Dancers

Take a look at the first teaser trailer for Taiwan director Hou Hsiao-hsien‘s Cannes award winning The Assassin, a wuxia film starring Chang Chen and Shu Qi.

A years-in-the-making period martial-arts drama earned the Taiwanese master his first-ever Cannes Best Director prize. His movies have been previously nominated six times for the Palme d’Or.

Ava DuVernay Didn’t Take Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER

Ava DuVernay Nixed

Selma director Ava DuVernay has turned down a job offer from Marvel and Kevin Feige hopes that she would spearhead the Black Panther film adaptation, planned for 2018, gave birth to nothing.

DuVernay confirmed with Essence that she won’t be the first black female to direct a Marvel movie:

ANT-MAN Final Trailer: Scott Lang Wants to Call The Avengers

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Marvel Studios’ promotion machine is rolling on full force with the final full-length trailer for Ant-Man, which mentions both The Avengers and Iron Man.

The new trailer also features Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), giving us a brief history of the super hero’s suit.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Photos Reveal Heroines in Corsets

Burr Steers’ Big-Screen Adaptation

Yes, you guessed right, Screen Gems will present Pride and Prejudice and Zombies next week at Comic-Con, after years in development. Therefore, the studio has released new photos from Burr Steers’ (Igby Goes Down) adaptation that stars Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) as the sexy girl zombie killers.

MILE 22: Wahlberg, Rousey, Uwais to Team Up for Berg’s Action Film

Team Up For Mile 22

Back in March, Variety has reported that Peter Berg will produce a new action-thriller, Mile 22, and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and Iko Uwais, star of The Raid films, will star in it.

Meanwhile, there have been some significant changes, e.g. THR now reports that Mark Wahlberg will team up for STX action movie Mile 22, with his Lone Survivor helmer Berg behind the camera.

New U.S. Trailer for QUEEN OF THE DESERT 3 Minutes Long

Kidman Pattinson Franco

Atlas Distribution has released a 3 plus minute U.S. trailer for Werner Herzog‘s desert-set period drama Queen of the Desert starring Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, James Franco, and Damian Lewis.

Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson in New HATEFUL EIGHT Image

Kurt Russell And Samuel L. Jackson

Here’s another cool photo from EW today. The magazine just shared a shot of The Hateful Eight’s terrible twosome, Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson.

Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Western will also arrive at the San Diego Comic-Con International next weekend, and we have a new image and a quote from Tarantino regarding the humor in the film:

EW’s DEADPOOL Photo Released Pre-Comic Con

Merc With A Mouth

Update: Fox has released two more images from the film, featuring a fully suited up  Reynolds standing tall next to his partner in crime Negasonic Teenage Warhead.

In addition to new images from next years Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the latest edition of Entertainment Weekly also features a new, official image of Ryan Reynolds in full costume as the Merc with a Mouth.

First Official BATMAN V SUPERMAN Images

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

EW has revealed the first official Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice photos featuring Gal Gadot‘s Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck‘s Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jesse Eisenberg‘s surprisingly long-haired Lex Luthor and Henry Cavill’s Superman from the actual Warner Bros. movie.

Affleck went on to describe his version of the character: