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Gambit Movie Gets a New Release Date

After delays and some behind-the-camera switches, the X-Men spinoff movie Gambit has reportedly set a new release date.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that 20th Century Fox has dated Gambit for February 14, 2019. This date would seem to indicate that the film starring Channing Tatum was not one of the six untitled Marvel movies given release dates earlier this year.

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Marvel Faces Backlash Over Deal with Arms Manufacturer

Update 10/7/2017: During the Marvel Legacy: Avengers panel at New York Comic Con, a fan asked Marvel CCO Joe Quesada about the Northrop Grumman comic. Quesada said, “I’ll be honest with you, I saw it for the first time as you guys. I think there were some messaging issues. It was really about science and education.” And he finished by saying that he felt the issue was dealt with satisfactorily.

The original story is below.

There has been considerable fan backlash after Marvel teamed up with arms manufacturer Northop Grumman.

Business Insider reports that fans have been vocally upset after Marvel announced a partnership with the world's fifth-largest defense contractor for New York Comic-Con on Twitter.

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Venom Movie: Jenny Slate Joins the Cast

Negotiations are taking place for Jenny Slate to join the cast for Sony's Venom movie.

According to Variety, sources say the actress is currently in talks to play a scientist in the upcoming film, and would join Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Riz Ahmed and Manchester by the Sea's Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, who both said to be on board for unrevealed roles.

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Venom Movie: Jenny Slate Joins the Cast

Negotiations are taking place for Jenny Slate to join the cast for Sony's Venom movie.

According to Variety, sources say the actress is currently in talks to play a scientist in the upcoming film, and would join Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Riz Ahmed and Manchester by the Sea's Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, who both said to be on board for unrevealed roles.

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Deadpool 2: Does Cable Talk About Thanos?

Josh Brolin, who is set to play Cable in Deadpool 2, recently spoke about his character's humor and breaking the fourth wall in the upcoming sequel.

When asked in an interview with Good Morning America whether or not he talks about his other Marvel-related role as Thanos in Deadpool 2, the actor replied, "I don't," but added, "It's not that I don't break the fourth wall."

Splatoon Manga Coming to the West

The Splatoon manga series, which debuted in Japan in 2015, will be getting a western release later this year.

Pokemon, Dragon Ball, and Sailor Moon publisher, VIZ Media acquired the publishing rights for the Splatoon mana and is set to launch in print form in late 2017, after the release of Splatoon 2.

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The manga was created by Hinodeya Sankichi and is serialized in the Japanese magazine Corocoro Comic. Based on Nintendo's third-person ink shooter, the Splatoon manga is rated 'A' for all ages and features the tale of four Inklings involved in a turf war, much like the games.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Has Five Post-Credits Scenes

Writer and director James Gunn has revealed that Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 will have five post-credits scenes.

Last week, Gunn confirmed something special would be featured during the credits of the upcoming sequel, and today he doubled down by revealing the extent of that promise. In a post on Twitter, the director responded to Screenrant's report that the film would contain four post-credits scenes, saying there are actually five in total.

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Manu Bennett Returning as Deathstroke for Arrow Finale

The upcoming finale of Arrow's fifth season will see the return of Manu Bennett in his role as Deathstroke.

As reported by TV Line, a series of tweets from members of the team behind Arrow have revealed the return of series veteran Manu Bennett to the cast for the series finale, titled "Lian Yu."

Manu Bennett as Deathstroke aka Slade Wilson in Arrow

For fans of the series, even the title of the finale is a tease, as "Lian Yu" is the name of the Island that served as the catalyst for Oliver Queen's transition into the vigilante we see today.

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Joe Manganiello Uncertain if He’s Still Deathstroke

Actor Joe Manganiello is no longer certain about his role as Deathstroke in Ben Affleck’s Batman movie.

During an interview with Pittsburgh Today Live promoting the new Smurfs movie, Manganiello was briefly questioned about his role as the villain in the upcoming Batman film. Asked if he was playing Deathstroke, Manganiello responded with “Umm. Maybe. We’ll see.”

As Ben Affleck stepped down from directing The Batman, we found that the project was going to be rewritten by screenwriter Chris Terrio.  Manganiello’s uncertainty of his future with the film lines up with potential changes to The Batman’s script.

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Aquaman Takes Originally Planned Avatar 2 Release Date

The solo Aquaman film's release date has been delayed.

As reported by Variety, Warner Bros has pushed back the release of Aquaman rom October 5, 2018, to December 21, 2018. This new date coincides with what many expected to be the original release for Avatar 2 which director James Cameron recently said will not be coming in 2018.

"What people need to understand is that this is a cadence of releases," Cameron said at the time. "So we're not making Avatar 2. We're making Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5. It's an epic undertaking."

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