‘The Walking Dead’ will finally cross over with ‘Fear,’ says Robert Kirkman

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Ever since The Walking Dead got its spinoff (aka prequel) series, Fear the Walking Dead, fans and reporters alike have been badgering the producers behind the two shows about the possibility of a crossover — and apparently said badgering has finally paid off.

“There are two Walking Dead shows, I’m not gonna name them… There is one character that is going to go from one show, that I will not name… and appear in the other show, which I will not name,” series creator Robert Kirkman revealed at the show’s New York Comic Con panel. “So what does that mean, because these timelines, how does that work? Are we going to see an interesting backstory of a Walking Dead character showing up in Fear the Walking Dead, or are we going to see a Fear the Walking Dead character show up in The Walking Dead, and see a future version of a character? What’s gonna happen? Is it going to be something completely different than that? Who knows?” Read more…

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Geoff Johns Says the DC Universe Films are 100% Connected

Geoff Johns Says the DC Universe Films are 100% Connected

Geoff Johns says the DC universe films are 100% connected

Last week, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson and chief creative officer Geoff Johns were interviewed by Vulture about the DC universe films and while they tried to clarify the plan moving forward for the films, there still was some confusion. The paragraph from the article in question goes as follows:

One of the centerpieces of this new, decentralized strategy is an as-yet-unnamed side label of occasional movies that are completely separate from everything else, set entirely outside the cinematic universe. Total stand-alones based on good ideas from big-name filmmakers. Movies that are just movies, not components of a larger piece of clockwork. The first one they’re talking about is a solo outing about supervillain the Joker, set to be directed and co-written by The Hangover and War Dogs alumnus Todd Phillips. Johns says they’ll be announcing the name of of this side label “soon-ish.”

Sites, such as ours, took this to mean that there will be the main DC universe films, such as the upcoming Justice LeagueAquamanWonder Woman 2, and so on, and there will also be a completely separate line of movies that will have nothing to do with those, such as the above-mentioned, Todd Phillips-directed Joker origin movie, to be produced to be produced by Martin Scorsese and Phillips.

While we still think that is the case, a fan asked Johns the following on Twitter: “Cinematic universe has only begun and you are already pulling the rug out from under it? Please keep the universe connected!”

Here’s Johns’ response:

Is he just talking about the main DC universe films or also this separate side label? We still don’t really know until they reveal their full plan post-Justice League. What are you hoping for? Do you want all the films to connect in some way, even if it’s just a little? Or do you think there should be the main DC universe films and then the side label that has nothing to do with the main films at all? Let us know your thoughts.

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James Cameron Says Wonder Woman is a ‘Step Backwards’

James Cameron Says Wonder Woman is a 'Step Backwards'

James Cameron says Wonder Woman is a ‘step backwards’

Avatar and Titanic director James Cameron is taking a lot of heat online for comments he made to The Guardian in a new interview he did to promote the 3D re-release of his Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Cameron has had a lot of strong female characters in his films, but when he was asked about the success of Wonder Woman, he replied:

“All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided. She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards. Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit. And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!”

Do you agree or disagree with him? Either way, Wonder Woman has been a huge success for Warner Bros Pictures, having earned a massive $ 800 million worldwide on a budget of $ 149 million, so audiences definitely connected with the icon. The film was directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen and Lucy Davis.

RELATED: Wonder Woman Digital, Blu-ray and DVD Details Announced

Released in 2009, Cameron’s first Avatar movie remains the highest-grossing film worldwide with over $ 2.7 billion in box office gross. It was dethroned by Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the highest at the domestic box office, pushing past Avatar‘s $ 760 million with a total of $ 936 million. 20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment recently announced release dates for Cameron’s four Avatar sequels – December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025.

UPDATE: Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has responded to James Cameron’s comments with the following statement.

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Google says it’s cool if staff protests on International Workers Day

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Google employees won’t be punished for taking a day off to protest Donald Trump on May 1, International Workers Day. 

Those who choose to protest will join around 340,000 service workers who are reportedly set for a one-day strike. 

“We respect everyone’s choice to act on their beliefs,” the company wrote in an emailed statement. 

“We care deeply about creating an environment at Google where everyone — employees and contractors, engineers, cafeteria workers and janitorial staff — feels comfortable doing so. We’re asking managers to be flexible in accommodating time-off requests and have let our vendor partners know that we support them doing the same.” Read more…

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Princess Leia will be in Star Wars Episode IX, says Carrie Fisher’s brother. But how?

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We already knew that the late Carrie Fisher completed her scenes for The Last Jedi, the eighth episode in the ongoing Star Wars saga, before her tragic, untimely death in December. 

What was still unknown: whether Fisher’s character, General Leia Organa, would also return as planned for Episode IX. Now, according to her brother Todd Fisher, it seems Leia will indeed be back.

The Fisher family has granted Disney and Lucasfilm the rights to use “recent footage” to complete her role across the whole sequel trilogy, the New York Daily News reports. Read more…

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