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Dwayne Johnson comments on Shazam & future of DCEU

Alright, nerds and nerdettes, it seems like as 2017 will finally be the year we get a ton of info regarding the upcoming SHAZAM! movie. It all started when Dwayne Johnson (who's playing the villain/anti-hero, Black Adam) posted a photo of him and Henry Cavill having some super drinks , and then in a video talking about the character’s origin story . Just yesterday...
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Shazam producer promises big things and drops telling hashtag for DC film

It’s taken a couple of years - and as some would argue a few mis-steps - but the DCEU Film Express has officially left the station and is now chugging along at a fine pace. Adding to the excitement of Warner Bros. and DC Comics upcoming films WONDER WOMAN and JUSTICE LEAGUE, SHAZAM! producer Hiram Garcia took to his Twitter account, earlier today, to share his enthusiasm...
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Dwayne Johnson says character's origin story is what drew him to Black Adam

Not a whole lot has been talked about on the SHAZAM! movie front, despite being an early addition into the DCEU roster of flicks. Really all that is known of the project is that Dwayne Johnson will be playing Black Adam, and will be preparing for the role by sipping Piña coladas with Superman (but not getting caught in the rain. This ain’t THE NOTEBOOK!). However as we...
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How Dwayne Johnson's Shazam! will fit into the DCEU

Yes, SHAZAM! is still happening and it will indeed be a part of the DC Extended Universe, but beyond a few details here and there, we really haven't heard all that much about the Dwayne Johnson film. With the recent bad press that Warner Bros. and the DCEU have received over the past few months, Dwayne Johnson 's producing partner Dany Garcia told Newsweek that neither she...
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Shrek 5 is now in the cards for 2019

Universal's big acquisition ($3.8 billion to be exact) of DreamWorks Animation is like an onion. It has a lot of layers, and one of them now appears to be the revival of the SHREK franchise.  With NBCUniversal's deal for DWA expected to close sometime in August, CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will waste no time in greenlighting their first two films - SHREK 5 and Edgar Wright...
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Ink & Pixel: Goosebumps

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I'm always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fan-base, Ink & Pixel has broadened its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, Action-Adventure, and Fantasy genres. Additionally, if you...
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Cast This: Shazam!

In 2019, we will be graced with a big screen adaptation of the DC Comics hero Shazam! The only real item of note that has been announced is that Dwayne Johnson will be playing main antagonist known as Black Adam. While the movie is still three years away, meaning a lot can change between now and then, it wouldn’t hurt to go to the drawing board with some suggestions as...
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Sony is moving ahead with plans for a Goosebumps sequel

Sony may finally have a franchise they can call their own.  Closing deals with director Rob Letterman and writer Darren Lemke , the studio is proceeding with plans for a GOOSEBUMPS sequel that would get the ball rolling on a series of stories based on the R.L. Stine books of the same name. The hope is that Jack Black would return to play the character version of the...
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Weekend Box Office Report: October 16-18, 2015

Goosebumps scares up a win! Family-friendly frights were the main draw this weekend, putting GOOSEBUMPS in the top spot at the box office with an estimated  $23.5 million ! The big-screen adaptation of R.L. Stine's popular horror book series features Jack Black as the author, giving the actor his best live-action leading man opening since NACHO...
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NYCC 2015: Jack Black, R.L. Stine and the young cast talk Goosebumps!

During the GOOSEBUMPS panel at this year's NYCC, I couldn't get over just how popular the young adult book series still is. I guess I shouldn't really be, the series has sold, in total, over 400 million books (probably a conservative number) and been printed in over 30 languages.  Still, listening to the raucous crowd welcome the main cast and, most crucially, author R.L. Stine, it occurred...
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Review: Goosebumps

PLOT: After escaping from their manuscript prisons, monsters based on the books by R.L. Stine begin to terrorize the community of Greendale, Maryland. It is up to Stine, his daughter and her teenage friends to stop them before everyone becomes a victim in a Goosebumps book. REVIEW: As a fan of horror, and someone who wasn’t fully in the know of R.L. Stine’s...
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R.L. Stine's Fear Street series may follow Goosebumps to the big screen

The premiere of the feature film adaptation of R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" series is just a week away, and while a sequel to the film is already being planned, GOOSEBUMPS may not be the only R.L. Stine project to make it to the big screen. The Wrap reports that a film based upon the author's "Fear Street" series is also being developed by 20th Century Fox and...
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