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It’s the Super Bowl Trailers Bonanza!

Deadpool, The Jungle Book and X-Men: Apocalypse are just a few of the Super Bowl trailers that aired during the big game. Watch them all below.

There is no reason not to be excited about the Super Bowl. It doesn’t matter if you hate American football or half-time shows or large groups of people wearing matching outfits. That’s only a tiny fraction of what makes the Super Bowl great. A much larger fraction off what makes the Super Bowl great is the Super Bowl trailers! This year saw a stupendous ten big budget movies getting the Super Bowl trailer treatment. Tat doesn’t even include the TV spots for Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Coca Cola’s lavish Marvel-powered ad.

So what are you waiting for? Get to buffering cos you definitely don’t want to miss these! Let’s start wiiiith:

Deadpool TV Spot

Ok, it’s called a TV spot, but really it’s a trailer. It’s just hard to tell because Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth is constantly breaking the fourth wall and talking to the audience. I’d get used to that if I were you. Watch out for a few new snippets of footage but mostly just enjoy the banter.

Captain America: Civil War

A lot of people were probably hoping to see a bit more of the upcoming Marvel clash of titans, but this 30 second trailer still packs a lot in. Check out Tony Stark’s quick fire Iron Man gauntlet and the full team shots at the end. Delicious… Here’s the first Civil War trailer.

Jason Bourne

All we had to go on was a photo of a lean, mean Matt Damon bare-knuckle boxing. Now we’ve got a full half-minute of footage. It definitely looks like Damon is bringing the grit after his time on Mars in The Martian. How will the latest in the Bourne franchise measure up?

X-Men: Apocalypse

“Let’s go to war”. They picked a good line to sneak into this Super Bowl trailer. The latest footage gives us a better idea of the scope of destruction we can expect, what with the hundreds of missiles firing and all. We’ve already seen Apocalypse increase in size, though. Can you show us anything else he can do?

The Secret Life of Pets

Let’s take a breather from the action and see something a little more relaxed. The latest animated venture from the folks behind Despicable Me looks like it’s got some solid laughs. Still, not even a whiff of a plot to speak of in this trailer.

The Jungle Book

While we’re on the subject of animals, how’s this for a feral treat? Another full length trailer for Jon Favreau‘s The Jungle Book. Not only that, but we finally get to hear Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley and Christopher Walken lend their voices to the animal characters. A bit more light-hearted than the last trailer, as well.

10 Cloverfield Lane

If you haven’t seen anything about JJ Abrams‘ spiritual sequel to Cloverfield, this is as good a place as any to start. John Goodman acting screwy in a bunker while all hell breaks loose on the surface? I’m sorry but what’s not to like?

Turkish Airlines Batman v Superman TV Spots

We’ve been a bit overloaded with Batman v Superman footage especially with the last spoiler-filled trailer. But these Turkish Airline spots promoting Gotham and Metropolis as must-visit destinations are pretty fantastic.

Gods of Egypt

It’s Clash of the Titans meets 300 but probably not quite as good. Gods of Egypt gets a slightly longer trailer but still fiils it to bursting with luscious CGI and badass monsters. Ok it’s not an Oscar nominee, but still looks like a lot of fun.

Eddie the Eagle

A nice bit of English underdog-ness to cut through all this American action. Taron Egerton play the optimistic ski-jumper and stars alongside Hugh Jackman. Turn down your brightness when you watch this – the 80’s colour palette is intense.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Rule 1 of Nina Turtles Club: Don’t take anything seriously. The trailers for Michael Bay’s reptilian sequel have been following this rule very well so far. A lot of new footage in this one – watch out for our first good look at Krang.

Independence Day: Resurgence

The final of our Super Bowl trailers. There’s a fantastic amount of destruction this time around, including an alien craft vs air force dog fight. Not to mention Jeff Goldblum looking as distinguished as ever.

No a bad set of Super Bowl Trailers. Do yourself a favour and watch them all again. Al of them!

Who’s in the Full Cast List for “Zootopia”?

Idris Elba, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate and Bonnie Hunt are just a few of the actors in the cast list for Zootopia, Disney’s animal-only caper.

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“Jumanji” Reboot Gets “Zoo” Writers

Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkum swing into action to rewrite the jungle caper. But how will this Jumanji differ from the 1995 original?

Christmas time is something of a Holy Grail for family adventure movies. Night at the Museum has sat atop that mountain for a good few sequels now, but the now that snowy spot is vacant. There was word earlier in the year that a reboot of Jumanji was set to take over, aiming for a Christmas Day 2016 release with Stranger than Fiction writer Zack Helm writing a script. But since that little rumour nothing has emerged about the project – until now.

According to Screen Rant, the news is that the reboot of the 1995 Robin Williams classic has nabbed itself a couple of writers. The first is Scott Rosenberg, whose most recent writing credit is on the Syfy series Zoo. Also from the Zoo writing staff is Jeff Pinkum, who will be a consultant on the script.

Their plan is to re-adapt the original novel by Chris van Allsburg, instead of rebooting the first film. If this is the case, there will be a good few changes to the plot this time around. For one, the novel focuses exclusively on the children Peter and Judy, who play a boardgame that contains a dangerous jungle realm. In the 1995 film, Williams and Bonnie Hunt play adults who had some bad experiences with the game years before, but in the novel they dint exist. This would probably be a good move, since fans of the original would be averse to seeing the late Williams replaced.

Rosenberg will be doing a rewrite on the script originally written by Helm, with Pinker’s assistance. It’s quite possible that Helm’s draft was too jovial, given his previous work in projects like Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. Granted, Zoo isn’t the most serious show in the world, but it does try to put more emphasis of adventure and danger. So perhaps now we’ll be seeing a more savage take on the jungle adventure. The same could be said of Jon Favreau‘s The Jungle Book reboot, so that project could serve as a litmus test for how Jumanji will fare at the box office.

Watch this space for all the latest Jumanji movie news.

Jon Favreau posts some behind-the-scenes shots from “The Jungle Book”

After seeing some impressive concept art from The Jungle Book last week, we didn’t imagine we’d be seeing anything for a while. But just when you think all is lost, a Christmas miracle happens! Ok so it’s not quite that dramatic, but it’s still exciting. Director Jon Favreau has posted several behind the scenes shots from the adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic. While only one is from actual shooting, the rest are some heart-warming snaps of the cast and director, including Bill Murray who voices Baloo, Christopher Walken who voices King Louie, Scarlett Johansson who voices Kaa and Emjay Anthony who plays Mowgli. Anthony is the only actor who will be physically starring in the film and he looks pretty convincing as the boy who befriends a band of animals and makes enemies out of others. Also in the pictures is Kermit Ruffins, a jazz musician who is connected to the project

Bill Murray and Kermit Ruffins
Bill Murray and Kermit Ruffins
Emjay Anthony on set
Emjay Anthony on set
Murray, Favreau, Walken and "the Doctor"
Murray, Favreau, Walken and “the Doctor”
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
Favreau and Murray
Favreau and Murray
Murray, Mowgli and Anthony
Murray, Mowgli and Anthony

I don’t know about you, but it looks like a hell of a lot fun. There’s a lot of distinctive voices in the mix; we’ve already seen Johansson work her audio magic in Spike Jonze‘s Her. So it will be interesting to see how these familiar voices convert onto the screen. No sign of Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley or Lupita Nyong’o, but maybe they were doing some takes when everyone else was taking photos. Release is scheduled for October 9th, 2015.

Are you looking forward to a rumble in the jungle?