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The Weekly Wrap: Justice League Finally Tally Revealed

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For a film boasting some of the world’s most beloved superheroes, Justice League ended up as a bitter disappointment for most fans. Critically panned, the ensemble superhero film also sputtered at the box-office managing a worldwide total of USD656 million at the box-office. Although that figure isn’t bad, it still made Justice League the lowest grossing film in the DCEU. Presently none of the DCEU films have managed to break the USD900 million, which is disappointing as a lesser known character such as Black Panther has managed to break the USD1 billion barrier quite effortlessly.

Disney Parks To Get New Marvel Attractions

Marvel fans will be in for a treat in the next couple of years when several new superhero-themed rides begin to open their doors in Disney Parks around the globe. Disneyland in Anaheim will be the place to be with a new Marvel-themed land, which will feature the Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout Ride. Disneyland Paris will also get a Marvel-themed area at Disney Studios Park whilst Hong Kong Disneyland will get an attraction built around Ant-Man, The Wasp, Captain America and Hawkeye. This new attraction will complement the current Iron Man Experience at the Asian theme park.

Shazam! Movie Logo
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The filming of Shazam! is underway and now Warner Bros has revealed the official logo for the film. The new instalment of the DCEU sees Zachary Levi portraying the superhero. As far as the movie logo goes, the lightning motif is pretty apt for the character. But other than that, it is pretty run of the mill as far as movie logos go. There is quite a lot riding on Shazam! at the moment as it is supposed to help tweak the current fortunes of the DCEU, which has misfired immensely in both critical and financial form. Shazam! is expected to arrive in cinemas in April 2019.

Tessa Thompson Joins Men In Black
tessa_thompsonSony is reuniting the stars of Thor: Ragnarok for its upcoming Men In Black spinoff. Tessa Thompson has just been announced to join the production, which will be directed by F. Gary Gray (Fate of the Furious). Thompson will join Chris Hemsworth in the film, which will be an extension of the Men in Black franchise with very little or nothing at all to do with the previous franchise. The film is currently in production with no release date pencilled in as yet.

TRON: Legacy LEGO Lightcycles
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LEGO has revealed its new TRON: Legacy set, which is part of the LEGO Ideas series. The set will feature two Lightcycles and minifigures of Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler. According to the official release, this set will contain 230 pieces and feature cool elements like identity discs and a grid base. LEGO will retail the new set for USD34.99 beginning end of March. It will be interesting to see how well this does as it could reignite some fire for the sci-fi franchise.

Westworld Season 2 Poster
westworld_season2HBO is ramping up its promotion for the second season of Westworld. The latest material is a poster featuring a robot buzzard, which is halfway completed. The new season will continue with the finale of season 1 with the robots coming alive, but it remains to be seen if the action continues to take place in Westworld itself or the outside world. Westworld Season 2 will see series regulars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Tessa Thompson, and James Marsden return. The series is due to premier in late April 2018.

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