Latest ‘Birdman’ Poster and News

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We have here the pretty new poster from upcoming Alejandro González Iñárritu film Birdman. It’s quite striking, and certainly has us intrigued about its upcoming release.

Director González Iñárritu also gave us Amores Perros and 21 Grams, and from the festival reviews this one looks promising.

Here’s the blurb via /Film (who also have more images on their site):

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play.  In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Now take a lookit at the poster:

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‘Game of Thrones’ Actor is New ‘Maze Runner’ Villain

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Wes Ball’s The Maze Runner: Scorched Earth is set to mainly feature a young cast, including Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O’BrienThomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee and Will Poulter… but now news of an adult character has hit the headlines, and it’s a villain to be played by famed GoT villain Aidan Gillen, best known for his role at ‘Littlefinger’ on the show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, we can look forward to Gillen playing the main antagonist, Janson – who also has the rather delightful nickname of “Rat-Man.” Charming.

Read the full story over at Cinemablend.

Party on, Dudes: Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Middle-Aged Adventures

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t’s going to be rad, gnarly, excellent and totally tubular… and it’ll probably feature some most bodacious babes – that’s right, it’s Bill & Ted 3!

We’ve been hearing rumours about this since 2010, but apparently now things are finally going ahead, and according to star Alex Winter (better known to some as Bill S Preston Esquire) the film will feature multiple Bill & Teds! Ermmmmm… really? Perhaps it’s some kind of parallel dimension thing where Bill & Ted have many possible futures and we’re going to travel back and forth between them all? Sounds about right – if we’re right about this, someone award us a medal.

Read the full story here.

‘Prometheus 2′ Will Contain No Xenomorphs, Says Ridley Scott

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Is it really possible? How can this be happening?

These are just two of the questions Alien fans amongst us will be asking after hearing this latest Prometheus 2 news (via io9), but we’ve heard it from the horse’s mouth: Ridley Scott himself has stated that the sequel will be xenomorph-free.

This is not only in direct contrast to where the last film appeared to be headed, but also to previous news that the sequel to the prequel (love saying that) will be “more alien-y”.

Which begs the question: How will Prometheus 2 be more “alien-y” without the aliens? Read the full story from us here.

‘Life’ is Cool but Unexpected Sci-fi Short

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If you’re a fan of robots having epic battles with each other, you should really check out this short film, made by the good people at Pixelhunters and directed by Iliya Atanasov.

It’s called Life and features a weary cyborg soldier contemplating all he’s been through – however, stepping into the battle ring once last time proves quite a turning point for the character, with an unexpected ending.

Check out the video here.