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Batman: Return To Arkham compilation delayed

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Warner Interactive has delayed the Batman: Return To Arkham compilation, originally due out next month, with no new date set...

Batman: Arkham Knight provided a superb final hurrah for Rocksteady's series of Caped Crusader action games, but even they'd admit that its launch could've gone better. Indeed, the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight was so disastrous that Warner Interactive was forced to take the unusual step of withdrawing it from sale; even when a patch emerged, months after its initial release, Arkham Knight still contained all kinds of distracting glitches.

There are signs, however, that Warner may be learning from at least a few of its past mistakes. Batman: Return To Arkham, a current-gen, remastered compilation of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, was originally supposed to be out on the 29th July - but Warner has announced that its release has been delayed. At the time of writing, »

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Minecraft movie confirmed for summer 2019 release

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Minecraft is sandwiched between The Avengers and Justice League on 2019's cinema release schedule...

Warner Bros has finally earmarked a release date for its planned Minecraft movie, and the film is about three years away.

May 24th 2019 is when the feature take on the 100,000,000-copy selling videogame is due. The film will arrive in 3D and IMAX too, and it’s being directed by Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia).

The film is likely to mix live action and animation, although it’s not been officially confirmed which direction it’s going to take. We do know that it’s going to be arriving in cinemas three weeks after the second Avengers: Infinity War film, and three weeks before the second Justice League film. Mind you, if anything can take those two titans in, it might just be Minecraft

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White Chicks: anyone else up for a remake?

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Meet the director whose dream project is to turn the comedy White Chicks into "a hard-r, Oscar-worthy drama"...

When people need guffaws, it is not often that they seek out the Wayan Brothers’ White Chicks. The 2004 movie saw Marlon and Shawn Wayans as FBI agents who go undercover as Caucasian females, to try and crack some crime that we rapidly lost interest in. The movie turned in a profit, but lord, it’s a slog.

Nonetheless, plans remain afoot for a sequel. But now, the team behind the movie Swiss Army Knife have revealed their dream to remake. We don’t make this up, we only pass it on.

Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan are the directors concerned, and Kwan told The Hollywood Reporter that “one of my dreams is to make White Chicks as a hard-r, Oscar-worthy drama, starring the original cast. It would be about »

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The Lego Ninjago Movie: Jackie Chan leads voice cast

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New details have landed about next year's second Lego film, The Lego Ninjago Movie. And Jackie Chan is involved...

Warmer Bros currently has a pair of Lego movies earmarked for release next year. The Lego Batman Movie is due on February 10th 2017. And then, on September 22nd comes The Lego Ninjago Movie.

We’ve had a trailer for the former, but heard little of the latter. Now, though, courtesy of Licensing Expo 2016 (we weren’t invited), the voice cast for the movie has been revealed. And there’s the small matter of Jackie Chan leading it.

He’s lending his tones to the character of Master Wu. Dave Franco, meanwhile, is playing Lloyd, Michael Pena is Kai, Abbi Jacobson is Nya, Kumail Ninjiana is Jay, Zach Woods is Zane and Fred Armesen is Cole.

The outline? "Ninjago is the story of six young ninja tasked with defending their island home, »

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Dungeons & Dragons casting latest

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Ansel Elgort is in talks to take a lead role in the new Dungeons & Dragons movie…

With legal blockades removed, Warner Bros is pressing ahead with a new big screen take on Dungeon & Dragons, and the studio has hired Rob Letterman to direct the new feature. Letterman scored a hit with the very good Goosebumps last year (and he's set to take on Goosebumps 2 as well).

Now we have the first piece of casting news for the new movie, and it looks as if The Fault In Our StarsAnsel Elgort is about to land a major role in Dungeons & Dragons. He’s said to be in early talks to star in the movie, although in what exact role it’s thus far unconfirmed.

We do know that David Leslie Johnson has penned the screenplay for the new movie, and that Elgort is set to be »

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Magic Mike 3 will be a stage show

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Channing Tatum is taking Magic Mike from the screen to the stage...

Plans remain in place for a further extension to the Magic Mike series – but not on the big screen. Following the excellent and quite good box office returns of Magic Mike and Magic Mike Xxl respectively (both turning in generous profits), there was talk of Channing Tatum setting up a third film. But instead, he’s confirmed that the next entries in the series will be a Broadway musical and a Las Vegas dance show. We cover lots of those at Den Of Geek.

“The third installment will be the show, and I think it has to evolve past these guys”, Tatum said. “The first one was about Mike, the second one was about the guys and I think the third one is really about man and woman having a conversation about sex and themselves and who we all are. »

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Game Of Thrones: where next for seasons 7 and 8?

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After Game Of Thrones’ explosive season six finale, where will the show go next? Spoilers…

Warning: contains spoilers for Game Of Thrones season six.

Every character still standing in the Seven Kingdoms should give themselves a congratulatory pat on the back. For sixty episodes, they’ve won against the odds by not being murdered, sacrificed to a ruthless god, killed in battle, turned into a blue-eyed zombie, and now, baked in a pie by an assassin or exploded by a vengeful queen.

Granted, not all of those still standing avoided all of those fates, but at least they showed the resourcefulness to be dusted off and resurrected so that they didn’t miss this last bit.

Said last bit is going to be the trickiest to survive. With a reported mere thirteen episodes remaining until the series finale, over the next two years Game Of Thrones’ blood-dripping »

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Brexit: what impact will it have on the UK film industry?

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Politics aside, where does the UK's decision to exit the EU in two years' time leave the British film industry?

It would be going far too far to declare 'a period of civil war' but the story-so-far openings of the Star Wars saga have certainly taken on an extra sheen of relevance in the last few days. And that was before the football.

“Turmoil has engulfed the United Kingdom. The future of its relationship to the other countries of Europe is in dispute.” “There is unrest in Great Britain. Several million voters have declared their intentions to leave the EU.”

Here at Den of Geek, our professional interests in the affairs of this so-called Brexit (eugh - that's the first time I've even typed that word, and I think it's going to be the last) lie with the potential impact it will have upon film and television. »

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Jurassic Park 4: the versions that never were

27 June 2016 5:15 AM, PDT

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Since life finds a way, Jurassic Park 4 was eventually made under the title Jurassic World. But many ideas floated around beforehand...

Although Jurassic Park III made less money than The Lost World: Jurassic Park - which itself had made less money than the original Jurassic Park - there was never much doubt that Universal wanted another dino-stuffed movie from Steven Spielberg's Michael Crichton-inspired film franchise. The problem was working out exactly how to do this, after the sequels had failed to live up to the financial success and audience adoration of the first film.

Eventually, we got the box office-smashing Jurassic World and Chris Pratt in a natty waistcoat. But before that, tonnes of ideas came and went as Universal attempted to nail down the best way to resurrect the series without the help of ancient mosquituoes...

Early ideas stage

The long and winding »

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Star Wars: Rogue One - Mon Mothma to get "significantly larger" role

27 June 2016 1:44 AM, PDT

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Rebellion leader Mon Mothma is to get a "significantly larger" role in Star Wars: Rogue One, says producer Kathleen Kennedy...

Mon Mothma may not be a familiar name to many outside Star Wars' devoted fanbase, but the ethereal Rebel leader did get one of the most memorable lines in the whole franchise: "Many Bothans died to bring us this information." Nevertheless, Mothma's role in Return Of The Jedi was distinctly brief, and the character wound up on the cutting room floor in Revenge Of The Sith.

Thanks to the first trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One, however, we already know that Mon Mothma has a role in the forthcoming spin-off, and that she'll be played by Genevieve O'Reilly - the actress who previously played Mothma in that deleted scene in Revenge Of The Sith. (Mothma was played in Return Of The Jedi by Caroline Blakiston. »

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Survivor: Chuck Palahniuk novel heading to TV

27 June 2016 1:10 AM, PDT

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Survivor - based on a novel from Fight Club's Chuck Palahniuk - is heading to the small screen. We've got all the info here...

Chuck Palahniuk is best known for writing Fight Club, the novel that morphed into a Brad Pitt/Ed Norton starring movie and earned legendary status among cult film fans along the way. Now, two more adaptations of Palahniuk novels are on the way. 

For one, Palahniuk's 1999 novel Survivor is heading to the small screen. The author broke the news himself, writing on Reddit that "Survivor is in development as a television series. Jim Uhls, the screenwriter of Fight Club is writing the first season. That is all I am allowed to tell you." We're waiting to hear details about which network/studio is behind this project.

If you're unfamiliar with the novel, here's a synopsis for Survivor, courtesy of Good Reads...

"Tender »

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Game Of Thrones season 6 episode 10 review: The Winds Of Winter

27 June 2016 12:29 AM, PDT

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The game of thrones is still being played in the season 6 finale, whatever the threat from beyond the wall. Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

6.10 The Winds Of Winter

There's a lot to discuss when talking about Game Of Thrones. Brilliant performances, incredible special effects, impressive writing, action, suspense, drama, comedy... there's so much to take in that it's very easy to forget about something when discussing episodes. However, music is one of the most important aspects to any television show or movie, and if you don't believe me, then try watching a horror movie on mute and see if it has the same impact.

Game Of Thrones opens up with a person putting on a crown, and ends with a person putting on a crown. Margaery, Tommen, the High Sparrow, Cersei... they're all busy getting dressed. It's trial day, and King Tommen has declared that trial »

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Mark Hamill clarifies his Star Wars future

26 June 2016 10:15 PM, PDT

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Updated: Mark Hamill gives a further update on his future Star Wars work....

Just an update on this. Mark Hamill has Tweeted to clarify his position when it comes to Star Wars. In his words...

I meant "out of work" because #Ep8 is wrapping soon, Ok? #DontOverThinkEVERYTHING #ParsingHamill #WaitForVIII https://t.co/5CIJ5Gqo99

Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 27, 2016

Here's our story from yesterday...

Den Of Geek (that’s us) are long-time partners (well, a year or two) of the Big Issue magazine, and we contribute a weekly column to the publication, in exchange for some biscuits (that we buy ourselves). If you aren’t familiar with the work of The Big Issue, then please do check out their excellent work, here. 

Last night, The Big Issue staged a special event, where Star Wars star and long-time fan of The Kinks Mark Hamill interviewed the band’s Ray Davies on stage. »

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Deadpool 2: shoot to begin in early 2017

26 June 2016 10:00 PM, PDT

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Ryan Reynolds will be back in his Deadpool costume at the start of 2017, Simon Kinberg confirms...

The wheels are turning a lot quicker on Deadpool 2 than they were with Deadpool. But then that’s what being the big surprise smash hit of the year does for you.

Deadpool 2 will bring Ryan Reynolds back in the lead role, and the key creative time is back in place too. Thus, Tim Miller will be directing, whilst Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are penning the screenplay for the new movie. Simon Kinberg is producing again.

And it’s Kinberg who has now confirmed that the plan is for Deadpool 2 to enter physical production in early 2017. Kinberg revealed the news to Collider, although also conceded that as of yet, it’s unclear just where the movie will be shooting.

Fox hasn’t earmarked an official release date for Deadpool 2 yet. »

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Independence Day: Resurgence splutters on opening weekend

26 June 2016 9:59 PM, PDT

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It was a surprisingly quiet opening weekend in the Us for Independence Day: Resurgence...

Another big budget Hollywood sequel failed to have the expected impact at the box office over the weekend, as Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence opened to $41.6m of business in the Us. That was below expectations for the $200m movie, and it’s a long, long way short of the first movie’s takings.

Finding Dory and Captain America: Civil War aside, the bulk of big blockbuster sequels are falling short of expectations – often in more than one sense – this summer. Already, we’ve seen Bad Neighbours 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows, Now You See Me 2 and X-Men: Apocalypse fail to match the success of predecessors. 

As with some of those other movies, Independence Day: Resurgence is likely to be revived by its international takings. But even so, »

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Adult Life Skills: a plea to support the film

26 June 2016 9:56 PM, PDT

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Adult Life Skills is a wonderful comedy drama about loss, coping, and drawing willies on things.

Might we have a quick word about a smaller movie called Adult Life Skills that's currently in limited release in UK cinemas? We didn't get to see the film ahead of its release, but have now had the pleasure of it. And we think it deserves a huge spotlight shining on it. Which is what we're doing now.

The basics, then. Anna (Jodie Whittaker) is not coping well with the death of her twin brother. Instead of moving on with her life, she's living in a shed in her mum's garden, making comedy thumb videos. About to turn 30, she refuses to face her upcoming birthday, a constant reminder that her brother is no longer there. Her best mate Fiona tries to drag her out of her slump, while quirky friend Brendan »

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