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See Six Minutes of 'Ant-Man' at IMAX's 'Jurassic World'

We explain why this announcement makes total sense to Marvel. Story by Matt Cummings Marvel's Ant-Man is entering its last month of marketing, with trailers and select images already released. But the buzz for its actual release hasn't been as strong as for other Marvel films. Audiences are either not sure about the character's importance to the MCU, or they've still worried about Edgar Wright's departure affecting the film. Therefore, it comes as little surprise that Marvel - always the showman, even in the face of possible defeat - is upping their Ant-man game by releasing six minutes of the film with Jurassic World (IMAX only) this weekend. We're not sure if this footage will appear after the weekend, but its appearance achieves two important goals: it brings in the curious who might not have a stated interest in Jurassic World but are curious about Ant-man , and shores up Marvel's (perhaps) wavering interest in the film. It's an

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Opens to $180m

Why did the massively-hyped ultimately 'fail' at the box office? Story by Matt Cummings It goes without saying that Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron has the most hyped (and anticipated) film of the year so far. WIth a marketing campaign hitting every sector, it was an accepted fact that the superhero team-up follow-up would rake in big bucks in its opening weekend. And while it beat out Furious 7's massive opening, it failed to overtake its better brother. According to BoxOfficeMojo, Ultron opened to $187.7 million in 4,276 theaters in North America. That puts it #2 behind the all-time leader, 2012's The Avengers. Worldwide, the film has made a staggering $627 million in only 12 days, surpassing Captain America: The First Avenger ($371m), Thor ($449m), Iron Man ($583m) and Iron Man 2 ($622m). Back in The States, it was hoped that it could beat the $207.4m debut of the first Avengers : instead, it finished more than 9% behind. What Happened? S

Warner Bros. & IMAX Ink Extension Through 2020

The deal now allows Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and others to appear in large-scale formats. Story by Matt Cummings Warner Bros. and IMAX announced on Monday that they had agreed upon an extension that will now allow Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice to be shown in the large-scale format. The deal extends the relationship through to 2020 and allows for 30 movies to be released over that time, including the reboot of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. , Suicide Squad , Wonder Woman , Godzilla 2 , and The LEGO Movie sequels. Some films like Batman vs. Superman were shot using IMAX cameras, making their inclusion in the deal all the more important. According to the press release, most of these and other films will be digitally re-mastered using IMAX’s technology. “We’ve had an incredible partnership with Warner Bros. for more than 10 years, which has helped Imax filmgoers enjoy Warner movies around the world,” said Imax CEO Richard L. Gelfond. This deal came on the heels

The REAL 'Batman vs Superman' Has REALLY Arrived

Warner Bros. releases the trailer less than a day after its leak. Story by Matt Cummings Thursday night was an interesting one for Warner Bros. Studios. The home of the DC Cinematic Universe, interest had been building for awhile with their plan to release an extended trailer for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice on Monday April 20th. Seats had been reserved, Zack Snyder "swag" had been hinted at by the director, and fans were ready. That is, until a Portuguese version of the same trailer popped up online that same Thursday night . Although WB did its best to knock down sites that distributed the grainy cam-capture, it was clear they were fighting an uphill battle. But this is The Internet afterall, and no one will keep a trailer down. That's why Warner decided late Friday afternoon to release the trailer, featuring a much clearer cut: Snyder isn't letting the leak deter him. On Friday, he Tweeted this message out, giving fans some hope

(Exclusive) What the Batman/Superman Trailer Tells Us

We analyze the footage for clues in this superhero throwdown. Story by Matt Cummings Warner Bros. is moving forward with a huge expansion of its Justice League universe, hiring a replacement director for Wonder Woman , prepping for a Suicide Squad film, and revealing their possible choice to direct Aquaman . At the center of this is the highly-anticipated Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice , a film designed to officially launch the entire ship of DC's greatest superheroes. In anticipation of that event, Director Zack Snyder is hosting an exclusive event at nearby IMAX theaters , whereby fans were promised a view of the trailer on Monday, April 27th. And then the Internet happened. It was revealed on Thursday that a subtitled Portuguese version of the trailer was leaked using a handheld camera or cellphone and eventually uploaded to YouTube. The trailer was quickly removed, but not before companies like CNET and others posted it, causing immediate fan reaction. Wh

'Batman v Superman' Preview Hits IMAX On April 20th - Register for Tickets

See how you can watch scenes from the upcoming film. Story by Matt Cummings With comic book news happening almost every week, Marvel Studios is no longer the keeper of the key. DC and Warner Bros. now offers a series of animated films, including the recently-released Batman vs. Robin and the upcoming Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman , and Aquaman . With the live-action Man of Steel released to mostly-favorable reviews and television's The Flash and Arrow, DC has firmly established themselves. Of course, that's not all, with their cinematic universe officially kicking off with the 2016 release of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice . The rumor mill has been churning with reports suggesting that a trailer could be dropped within the next few months. However, it seems Warner Bros. is following their route with The Dark Knight Rises and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy by showing an extended trailer of BvS . Variety is reporting that audiences will be able t

Terminator Genisys Gets IMAX Treatment, Glowing Script Reviews

Latest sequel goes big and goes all over time. By Brandon Wolfe It’s been confirmed that IMAX Corporation, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions will be digitally remastering this summer’s Terminator Genisys into the IMAX 3D format and releasing the film into IMAX theaters worldwide on July 1st. It will be the first film in the Terminator franchise to appear on IMAX screens. The film, the fifth in the franchise, is directed by Alan Taylor and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, J. K. Simmons and (ugh) Jai Courtney. Also, our good friends at The Arnold Fans have posted a pair of script reviews for the film, both positive. SPOILERS BELOW The first review gives the indication that Genisys (which is still spelled that way) will be jumping all over the place, Back to the Future Part II -style, starting out during the future war that we’ve only glimpsed in prior films before zipping back to the 1984 timeframe of the original film and ultimate

John Woo To Bring The Story Of "Flying Tigers" To Imax

John Woo To Bring The Story Of  "Flying Tigers" To Imax Director John Woo will work with the Creative Artists Agency and IMAX in an effort to super-size his roughly $90 million, 1940s bilingual aerial battle epic movie “ Flying Tigers ,” due to go into pre-production in China in September. Woo, who returned to China to work on the 3rd century war picture “ Red Cliff ” after a decade making Hollywood films such as “Face/Off,” told The Hollywood Reporter that CAA will package “Flying Tigers” by hunting down U.S. studio finance and casting on both sides of the Pacific. Woo is  mulling who should play the lead role of U.S. Army Air Corp Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault -- the contentious American officer whose volunteer Flying Tigers squadron trained the first generation of Chinese fighter pilots taking on Japan in WWII. “It’s got to be a star but it’s hard to find the right one, because at that time Chennault was almost 50 years old. Ideally, I’ve been thinking of Liam Nee

Warner Bros. And IMAX Sign 20 Picture Deal

Warner Bros. And IMAX Sign 20 Picture Deal Warner Bros. and IMAX have signed a new collaboration deal up to 20 more WB films to be released in the IMAX format from now till 2013. In the announcement they gives us great news about some of the most anticipated films to come out. It also acknowledges Batman 3, Superman, Fury Road and Dark Shadows as being three of the 15 films to be released in IMAX between 2011 and 2013. Here is the full press release with all the little details: IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures, a unit of Time Warner Inc., announced today that they have completed an agreement to release up to 20 Warner Bros. films in IMAX’s format over the course of the next three and a half years (from 2010 through 2013). The agreement strategically aligns Warner Bros.’ tent-pole business with the increasing worldwide popularity of The IMAX Experience(R) in both 2D and IMAX(R) 3D, providing the studio with an added distribution platform that consistently delivers stron