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Author Archive for Jim Vejvoda

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Trailer Debut

Check out the exclusive new trailer for the upcoming animated feature film Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital later this year via Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay is rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, sexual content, brief graphic nudity, and some drug material.

As the official synopsis puts it, the movie “finds Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X” – Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead – on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. But the Suicide Squad isn’t the only group of villains seeking to possess the object. The race is on for the golden prize … and, to stay alive, second place isn’t an option.”

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Venom: New Image Confirms Standalone Movie’s Villains

Earlier today, we debuted an exclusive new image from the Venom movie starring Tom Hardy and slated for release this October. The photo shows Hardy as reporter Eddie Brock and holding a notebook that, if you flip the image upside down and zoom in, reveals some plot details about the Sony-Marvel movie (which is a standalone film that's not expected to include Tom Holland's Spider-Man).

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Movies Podcast: Wonder Woman’s Oscar Chances

Welcome back to the IGN Movies Podcast! This week, Jim Vejvoda, David Griffin, and Tom Jorgensen take a look back at the films that came out on top in 2017 and share their thoughts on the most notable movies coming in 2018.

We discuss the overall box office performance of -- and some of the very heated divisiveness around -- Star Wars: The Last Jedi and what we think that might mean for both Solo: A Star Wars Story and Last Jedi director Rian Johnson's planned new Star Wars trilogy.

And with awards season now upon us -- the Golden Globes are this weekend -- we debate what sort of Oscar chances the likes of Wonder Woman, Get Out and Logan have in light of the nominations they've received from critics and industry groups.

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2017’s 17 Biggest Genre Movie Box Office Flops

Even though Star Wars: The Last Jedi is expected to become the biggest hit of the year, its inevitable success is still not expected to alter Hollywood's perception that this year's box office has been a disappointment overall. This past summer alone was the worst summer movie season the film industry had endured in over a decade, and there have been plenty of other dry spells throughout the year as well.

While once solid franchises such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars, Planet of the Apes, and Transformers may have all cracked the domestic box office's Top 25 in 2017, they all still posted the worst returns in their respective series. Other movies -- such as Baywatch, Alien: Covenant, and The Mummy -- were flops at home, but grossed enough overseas to, while still not anything for Hollywood to be thrilled about, at least lessen the sting for their respective studios.

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Disney Now the Most Powerful Movie Studio of All Time

Thanks to its $52.4 billion acquisition of News Corp.’s 21st Century Fox film assets, Disney is now the most powerful movie studio that has ever existed.

The deal -- a seismic shift in the entertainment industry landscape -- essentially ends one of the six major studios (20th Century Fox has been around since 1935), provides Disney with even more content for their upcoming streaming service, and opens up the Marvel Cinematic Universe to include formerly Fox-controlled Marvel characters like the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Silver Surfer, and Galactus.

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Let’s Talk About That Potential Disney-Fox Deal

Welcome back to the IGN Movies Podcast! This week, Jim Vejvoda and Tom Jorgensen are joined by a very special guest, Phantom Thread actress Vicky Krieps!

The actress joins us roughly halfway through this week's episode for a spoiler-free discussion about performing opposite Daniel Day-Lewis (in his final film) in director Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread.

We also spend a good portion of the podcast discussing Disney's looming acquisition of Fox's film assets and what that really means for fans and moviegoers. We also discuss the DC Films shake-up while answering your questions.

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Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Breakdown

The first trailer for Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity War is packed with tons of stuff from the Marvel comics and features many of the characters we've met in the close to ten years now that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been around.

If you haven't already, check it out:

Now, click through the slideshow below to see everything we found.

That's everything we found in the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Let us know anything we missed in the comments, and for more on all Marvel movies, keep it locked on IGN.

 

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The Marvel Villain This Star Wars Actor Loves Most

Welcome back to the IGN Movies Podcast! This week, Jim Vejvoda and Tom Jorgensen are joined by a very special guest, actor Ben Mendelsohn!

The acclaimed actor spends the entirety of the podcast discussing everything from his latest film --the World War II drama Darkest Hour -- to his past genre films (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Dark Knight Rises) to the properties that make him geek out (including Game of Thrones to Fantastic Four)!

We also ask Mendelsohn about the rumors that he's up for the villain role in Captain Marvel, but you'll have to listen to the podcast to learn what he has to say about that!

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What Didn’t End Up in Justice League

SPOILERS below for Justice League! You've been warned!

As has been widely chronicled by now, Justice League went underwent several weeks of reshoots during summer 2017 under the direction of Joss Whedon, who also receives a co-screenwriting credit on the final film.

While the exact percentage of how much the final film is Whedon's footage as opposed to original (and officially credited) director Zack Snyder's will likely remain a hotly contested subject, many of the scenes glimpsed in the early trailers -- along with several characters who were slated to appear in the film -- are definitely not in the final theatrical cut of Justice League.

Here's everything we caught that's missing in the final film of Justice League, starting with ...

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Justice League End Credits Scenes Explained

Warning: FULL SPOILERS ahead for Justice League!

There are two end credits scenes in Justice League. The first is a mid-credits scene involving two members of the Justice League, while the second scene occurs at the very end of the credits and sets up potential big future developments in DC’s movieverse.

Justice League's mid-credits scene sees the Flash and Superman gearing up for a good-natured race in the countryside to determine who’s fastest. The foot race offers Flash a chance to fully test his abilities against the only other being who could possibly match him. The stakes? A superhero brunch. The scene ends just as the two superheroes begin their race.

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