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We’re Already at Phase 6? Headline News

Writer Jeff Loveness Boards ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’

The ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ writer will now pen the Phase 6 film alongside director Destin Daniel Cretton, with a current release date of May 2, 2025.

Festivals Headline News

Dome Fest West 2022 Set This Month in Costa Mesa

The 2nd annual 360-degree film festival and conference, running October 6-9, features full-dome, fully immersive 360-degree media shows, presentations, industry panels, interactive workshops, and keynotes by industry leaders.

The Future is Now Headline News

‘Blade Runner 2099’ Live-Action Series Finds Home on Prime Video

Ridley Scott to executive produce and Silka Luisa to pen the project, a follow-up to the ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ which will stream on Prime video.

Room for Everyone Headline News

New MCU Israeli Superhero Causes Uproar

Sabra, the Israeli Mossad agent, police officer, and human mutant, is set to appear in the upcoming Marvel Studios’ flick ‘Captain America: New World Order’ when it releases in 2024, and many folks around the world are none-too-pleased.

Destination Torino! Headline News

DreamWorks to Present ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ and ‘The Bad Guys’ at VIEW 2022

VFX supervisors Mark Edwards and Matt Baer head to Torino to discuss the visual magic behind DWA’s latest animated features at Italy’s premiere animation conference, running October 16-21.

First Look? Headline News

MODOK Image from ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Allegedly Leaked

Twitter user Chuck the Conqueror stumbled upon an image of an official ‘Quantumania’ t-shirt emblazoned with the image of the large-craniumed villain.

Helping Artists Stay Competitive Headline News

Autodesk Launches Maya Creative

Now accessible via Flex pay-as-you-go product use system, the new, flexible version makes the industry standard 3D toolset more affordable and accessible to artists at smaller studios.

People Headline News

Ryan Tudhope Joins Framestore as Creative Director and VFX Supervisor

Addition of the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ VFX supervisor, who touts experience on over 50 feature films and episodic projects including ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Rogue One,’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ bolsters the leading creative studio’s film and episodic team leadership.

Shadowy High Republic Intrigue Headline News

Main Cast Announced for ‘Star Wars’ Prequel ‘The Acolyte’

Amandla Stenberg will take the lead role in the Disney+ mystery-thriller series set during the final days of the High Republic era, with Jodie Turner-Smith in an undisclosed role and Lee Jung-jae set as the male lead.

Destination Torino! Headline News

Robert Zemeckis Joins VIEW 2022 Lineup

Italy’s premiere animation event adds the famed director to its packed program of industry speakers, including ILM’s Rob Bredow, Paramount’s Ramsey Naito, and Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson; the event runs October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

Submit Your Work Headline News

SPARK ANIMATION Returns to Vancouver In-Person and Online

British Columbia’s only Oscar-accredited festival is back as a hybrid event, with an expansive program of talks, presentations, screenings, and career networking events, running October 27 – November 30; submissions still being accepted through September 16.

My God Such a Shower Headline News

Framestore Summons the God of the Sea for Kohler Spot

Poseidon is summoned from his hyper-realistic CG underwater kingdom to confront an unassuming man taking a shower who appears to have mastery over water in a manner reserved only for the gods.

D23 Highlights Abound! Headline News

Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘Snow White’ Teased at D23

Trailers, key art, imagery, and title treatments for remakes of the two famed Disney animated films, along with ‘Hocus Pocus 2,’ ‘Disenchanted,’ ‘Peter Pan & Wendy,’ ‘Haunted Mansion,’ and ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ were unveiled this past weekend to the delight of fans.

D23 Highlights Abound! Headline News

Lucasfilm Unveils Upcoming Project Slate at D23

An embarrassment of riches - trailers, film stills, key art, and imagery were shared for ‘Andor,’ ‘Willow,’ ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch,’ ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi,’ ‘Ahsoka,’ ‘Star Wars: Skeleton Crew,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ and ‘Indiana Jones.’

People Headline News

DNEG Adds Oscar Winner Joel Hynek to LA Talent

The 2-time Academy Award-winning VFX supervisor boasts over 40 years of industry experience; he’ll work from the company’s LA studio on a yet-to-be-named project.

Wakanda Eventually Headline News

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Reportedly Facing Reshoots

After a production rife with snags and endless setbacks, the highly anticipated ‘Black Panther’ sequel is reportedly facing reshoots two months before its November 11 theatrical premiere.

Alligator Wrestling with a Crocodile Headline News

There’s Wrestling and Singing in New ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Trailer

The live-action/CGI musical comedy, about a young boy who becomes fast friends with a singing crocodile living in the attic of his new house, is coming exclusively to theaters this October.

Who Gets the DC Nod Headline News

Dan Lin No Longer in Talks to Rule the DCEU

The prolific producer exits negotiations on possible role to take charge of all things DC superhero; position would report directly to company CEO David Zaslav, effectively relieving current DC Films president Walter Hamada of his duties.

Technology Headline News

Maxon Ups Its Game with Major Updates to Product Line

Cinema 4D, Redshift, Forger, Red Giant, Moves by Maxon, and Maxon Capsules see numerous improvements offering users advanced simulation, overall enhancements, and optimized workflows.

Get Your Fill of Fire and Blood! Headline News

Are Elizabeth Olsen and Henry Cavill Headed to ‘House of the Dragon?’

The ‘WandaVision’ and ‘Witcher’ stars are rumored to be in talks to join the second season of the twisted 'Game of Thrones' prequel on HBO Max.

Boo! Headline News

A ‘Spooky’ Fall Slate Led by Guillermo del Toro Anthology Set at Netflix

The streamer's Chills & Thrills lineup features new animated and VFX-heavy series and movies to get viewers ready for Halloween; ‘Dead End: Paranormal Park’ Season 2 returns along with the Oscar-winning ‘The Shape of Water’ director’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities,’ a collection of genre-defining stories challenging traditional notions of horror.

rumors Headline News

Rumor: Potential Cast of Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’ Leaked on Reddit?

A recent post on the controversial community platform seems to reveal the roster for the upcoming MCU Phase 5 film, featuring a team-up of former villains and anti-heroes looking for redemption.

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