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Disney & Pixar’s “Lightyear" Trailer Has Arrived

#DisneysNutcracker Character Posters

All Clara ( Mackenzie Foy ) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s ( Morgan Freeman ) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip ( Jayden Fowora-Knight ), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger ( Helen Mirren ), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale. Opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 2, 2018. Disc

New The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Poster

All Clara ( Mackenzie Foy ) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s ( Morgan Freeman ) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip ( Jayden Fowora-Knight ), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger ( Helen Mirren ), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale. Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at

Joe Johnston To Direct Narnia: The Silver Chair

Variety is reporting “ Captain America: The First Avenger ” helmer Joe Johnston will journey to “ Narnia: The Silver Chair ,” a revival of C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia” series. TriStar Pictures will partner with the Mark Gordon Company, the C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One on the project with Mark Gordon, Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams producing the pic. “Life of Pi” scribe David Magee adapted the script. “Joe is a wonderful storyteller who is equally at home in the biggest franchises and the most intimate character pieces,” Gordon said. “Because C.S. Lewis’ story is iconic and epic, but also tender, personal, and emotional, he’s the perfect choice to bring ‘The Silver Chair’ to the screen.” The “Narnia” franchise’s three films — “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Prince Caspian,” and “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” — have hauled nearly $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office. Disney distributed the first two films, with

Avengers: Age of Ultron Interview With Robert Downey, Jr.

Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man : Here is a brief history on the character he plays after the Jump... The co-leader and benefactor of the Avengers, who is a self-described genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist with electromechanical suits of armor of his own invention. On how his character evolves after the events of Iron Man 3, Downey said, "...it kinda reminds me of like all that stuff particularly as you get a little older or if you have any existential queries whatsoever. It's like why aren't I dealing with that which is going to destroy me any second anyway? And then the armor was kind of an extension of that. And also there was just so many suits, but I think he realizes that tweaking and making all the suits in the world – which is what he has been doing – still didn't work for that thing of his tour of duty that left him a little PTSD. So his focus is more on how can we make it so that there's no problem to begin with. That,

Avengers: #AgeofUltron Interview With Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk : Here is a brief history on the character he plays after the Jump... A genius scientist and Avenger who, because of exposure to gamma radiation, transforms into a monster when enraged or agitated. Ruffalo worked with motion capture performer Andy Serkis' The Imaginarium Studios in preparation for the role. Ruffalo added, "[My role's] even bigger than last time, and it's more complex and it has more layers and a bit more arc. Not only that, but it seems that the motion capture process is becoming a whole lot more agreeable second time around. I'm really tripping on the technology of this motion-capture stuff... now I just completely embrace it and see it as this other exciting place we can go as performers." Describing the relationship between Banner and Hulk in the film, Ruffalo said, "I think there's a whole relationship with Banner and Hulk that needs to be discovered. There's a very cool thing happen

Avengers: #AgeofUltron Interview With Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision: Here is a brief history on the character he plays after the Jump... Bettany, who voiced J.A.R.V.I.S., Stark's A.I. companion, in previous films was cast again as Vision, an android created by Ultron. About the casting, Bettany said, "I got a call on a Friday night from Joss going 'Do you want to be the Vision?' I can't explain the amount of luck that went into that. And frankly for ages, because I understood once you were one character in a Marvel series and never another, I understood that was my thing. I'd be J.A.R.V.I.S. and get my bag of cash and go."  On what intrigued him about Vision, Bettany said, "The thing that appealed to me is that this sort of nascent creature being born, being both omnipotent and totally naive, the sort of danger of that and complex nature of a thing being born that is that powerful and that created in a second and the choices he makes morally are really complex and intere

Avengers: #AgeofUltron Interview With James Spader

James Spader as Ultron : Here is a brief history on the character he plays after the Jump... A Chitauri artificial intelligence that was repurposed by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner for a pilot peace program, but is overwhelmed with a god complex and now desires to pacify the Earth by eradicating humanity.Director Joss Whedon stated that Spader was his "first and only choice" for the role, because of his "hypnotic voice that can be eerily calm and compelling" while also being very human and humorous. Feige clarified, "We'll be capturing his face and his body to create a whole performance... We did not hire James Spader to do a robot voice." Extensive scans were taken of Spader's head and body in preparation for the role. About the character Whedon said, "He's always trying to destroy the Avengers, goddamn it, he's got a bee in his bonnet. He's not a happy guy, which means he's an interesting guy. He's got pain. And

Avengers: Age of Ultron Interview With Samuel L Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury : Here is a brief history on the character he plays after the Jump... The former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. who originally recruited the Avengers and continues to be a mentor and leader for the team. Jackson described the role as a cameo, saying, "I'm just kind of passing by there ... Because, it's another one of those 'people who have powers fighting people who have powers'. That's why I didn't get to New York in The Avengers. There's not a lot I could do except shoot a gun." Please Leave A Comment-

Avengers: Age of Ultron Interview With Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow : Here is a brief history on the character he plays after the Jump... An Avenger who formerly worked for S.H.I.E.L.D. as a highly trained spy. Producer Kevin Feige stated that more of the character's backstory is explored in the film. Johansson elaborated, "In Avengers 2 we go back... we definitely learn more about Widow's backstory, and we get to find out how she became the person you see. All of these characters have deep, dark pasts, and I think that the past catches up to some of us a little bit." On where the film picks up Widow's story, Johansson said, "At this stage, when you see the Widow, she's — especially in Avengers, these characters all have a past, and hers is a very complex one, where she's realizing — and it's kind of a continuation of The Winter Soldier — 'I've never made an active choice. I'm a product of other people's imposition.' That's going t

Avengers: Age of Ultron Interview With Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye : Here is a brief history on the character he plays after the Jump... An Avenger and master archer who previously worked as an agent for S.H.I.E.L.D. Whedon said that Hawkeye interacts more with the other characters in the film, as opposed to the first film where the character had been "possessed pretty early by a bad guy and had to walk around all scowly." As the character did not appear in any other of Marvel's Phase Two films, Whedon stated Age of Ultron sheds light on to what the character was doing since the end of The Avengers. About the character, Renner said, "[Hawkeye] is kind of a loner anyway, and he’s a team player only 'cause he sort of has to be. He’s not really a company man. Captain America can be that guy. In [Age of Ultron] you'll understand why [Hawkeye] thinks the way he thinks." Please Leave A Comment-

Avengers: Age of Ultron Interview With Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth as Thor: Here is a brief history on the character he plays after the Jump... An Avenger and the crown prince of Asgard, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name. About Thor's place in the film, Hemsworth said, "Well Thor stayed on Earth from [Thor: The Dark World]. So he's here. He's part of the team. This is his home for the moment. So the initial threat of attack from Ultron is personal. Thor then begins to see a bigger picture about what this threat could potentially be and it begins to tie into all of our films." Commenting on his portrayal of the character, Hemsworth said, "What becomes a challenge is trying to not repeat the same thing all the time. So you've got to work that bit harder to see what else you can do with the character." He added, "...it was just lightening up a bit. It gave us room to kind of make him a little more grounded and human and have him in some civilian clothes and mixing it up a

New MARVEL’S #ANTMAN Trailer Has Arrived

Here is a new trailer for MARVEL’S ANT-MAN , starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas . The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Interview With Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch : Here is a brief history on the character he plays after the Jump... A newly recruited Avenger who initially allies with Ultron and the twin sister of Quicksilver, who can harness magic and engage in hypnosis and telekinesis. Olsen said, "The reason she's so special is because she has such a vast amount of knowledge that she's unable to learn how to control it. No one taught her how to control it properly. So it gets the best of her. It's not that she's mentally insane, it's just that she's just overly stimulated. And she can connect to this world and parallel worlds at the same time, and parallel times." Describing her character's mind control powers, Olsen said, "I am able to go into someone's head and they'd never see. I can feel and see what they feel and see. So it's not just me manipulating them. What I love about her is that, in so many superhero films, emotions are k

Avengers: Age of Ultron Interview With Chris Evans

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America : Here is a brief history on the character he plays after the Jump... The co-leader of the Avengers and a World War II veteran, who was enhanced to the peak of human physicality by an experimental serum and frozen in suspended animation before waking up in the modern world. Describing his character's place in the film, Evans said, "He's still looking for a home, probably a metaphorical home. He's always felt comfortable as a soldier. And he likes structure. He works well taking orders. But when that dynamic turned on him, he's now left to depend upon his team, the Avengers. There really is no one above them telling them what to do. They're kind of having to operate independently. So there's a lot of leaning on one another, but there really isn't a kind of clear chain of command. And I think Cap looks for that. I think he's looking to understand where he belongs, not just as a soldier, as Captain

#Gillette & Stark Industries Team Up For Superhero Razors

The marketing machine is in full effect for Avengers: Age of Ultron . Here are some great video ads that have been released by Gillette and Stark Industries showing off four superhero razors that were inspired by Avengers technology. REMEMBER these razors are not real, so do go run off to Target to pick one up. The razors are based on the characters Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Thor , and each one harnesses the power that the corresponding hero possesses. Watch more videos after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

Avengers: Age of Ultron Interview With Aaron Taylor Johnson

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Plays   Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver . Here is a brief history on the character he plays after the Jump... A newly recruited Avenger who initially allies with Ultron, and the twin brother of the Scarlet Witch, who can move at superhuman speed. About the character Taylor-Johnson said, "Him [sic] and his sister [Scarlet Witch] have been abandoned by their parents and their father, and they grew up in Eastern Europe defending and looking out for themselves and each other... His sister really is his guidance - emotionally she's the one who looks after him, and vice versa. He's very overprotective physically - he doesn't want anyone touching her." Taylor-Johnson also said that Quicksilver has "real anger frustration" and is easily bored due to a short attention span. Feige stated exploring Quicksilver's relationship with his sister and his backstory growing up in Eastern Europe would help differentiate the character from Ev

First Look At #VISION From Avengers: Age of Ultron

Entertainment Weekly ’s Summer Movie Preview is out and behold the first look at VISION . Love. Control. Creation. What we have with Avengers: Age of Ultron is not just a superhero movie, but a story about creating our own worst enemies. See all the covers after the Jump... Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is struggling to hold together the superhero team he assembled as they face Ultron (James Spader) and a set of troubled twins: Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver. These new characters are the products of Baron Wolfgang von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann), a new villain from HYDRA, which infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. long ago and raided its most powerful technologies. Please Leave A Comment-

Iron Man Poster From The Avengers: Age of Ultron & Huge News Coming Soon

Robert Downey Jr . has Tweeted out a poster containing just Iron Man. You've been good so here's a new #IronMan poster from @Avengers. & on the DL, big announcement in 8 days… #getexcited pic.twitter.com/AdB1tTib7K — Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) February 25, 2015 Chances are, we can expect other single character posters as well. There's just so many great looking designs to see spotlighted separately. Please Leave A Comment-

New Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot

It might not be receiving the Super Bowl TV spot treatment, but Marvel has made sure we’re all still anticipating Avengers: Age Of Ultron with a new ad. Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Please Leave A Comment-

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Empire Cover & Scanned Images

Empire ‘s March edition has assembled The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes onto their cover. Their cover stars headline the most comprehensive Avengers: Age Of Ultron coverage to be found anywhere in the nine realms (well, the Midgard part of them, anyway). See all the images after the Jump... Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chr