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Watch the DC superheroes come together in the latest ‘Justice League’ trailer

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past day or two, then you’ve probably seen the overwhelming amount of promotional material the Warner Bros. marketing team…

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past day or two, then you’ve probably seen the overwhelming amount of promotional material the Warner Bros. marketing team has been delivering via the official Justice League account on Twitter, including a number of character posters and teasers. No, we are not here to bring you more of those but rather to allow you to bask in the gloriousness of the latest trailer for the upcoming DC superhero ensemble.

The new Justice League trailer is jam-packed with plenty of visually stunning shots and key moments, one, in particular, being when Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen/The Flash asks Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne/Batman, “What are your superpowers, again?” to which Wayne replies, “I’m rich.” It’s a brief, yet fun moment in the trailer which leads us to believe we’ll be getting a much more toned down movie as compared to the likes of last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Plus, self-awareness is always a nice touch in any movie.

Scored to a cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together,” which actually suits the footage quite well, the new trailer offers plenty of footage of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, including a fantastic shot of him riding on the hood of the Batmobile while The Caped Crusader is going full speed ahead towards some CGI alien-looking creatures. Also, Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, who seems to be a fairly quiet character, for the most part, does get a little room to shine in the new look at the film. Oh, and be sure to keep an eye out J.K. Simmons’ Commissioner Gordon towards the end of the trailer. You can’t miss him.

Directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay penned by Argo scribe Chris Terrio, Justice League will see Batman and his newfound ally, Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, join forces to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against a newly awakened threat, which we haven’t been formally introduced to just yet. However, despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes, it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League will arrive in theaters on November 17, 2017.

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‘The Call of the Wild’ trailer finds Harrison Ford, his dog embarking on an epic adventure

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20th Century Fox has released the trailer for The Call of the Wild, the first live-action effort from Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon director Chris Sanders starring Harrison Ford.

Based on the novel by Jack London, The Call of the Wild chronicles the story of Buck, a dog whose life is turned upside down when he’s uprooted from his California home and taken to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon where he meets John Thornton (Ford), a seasoned gold prospector, during the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s.

In addition to Ford, the film’s cast ensemble cast also includes the likes of Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Omar Sy, Bradley Whitford, Colin Woodell, Scott MacDonald, and Cara Gee.

Michael Green scripted the film, which is produced by Erwin Stoff, with Diana Pokorny serving as executive producer and Ryan Stafford co-producing.

The Call of the Wild hits theaters February 1.

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Contest: Enter to win ‘Angel Has Fallen’ on Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment

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Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release Angel Has Fallen on Blu-ray/DVD on November 26 and it’s giving Silver Screen Beat readers a chance to win a Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital) of the film.

Our readers can click this link right now to enter to win an Angel Has Fallen combo pack, which includes several behind the scenes featurettes and a 3-part audio commentary with director Ric Roman Waugh.

The contest is currently ongoing and will end Sunday, November 24, at which point winners will be selected and notified. Below is the official trailer for Angel Has Fallen as well as some additional details about the film.

Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh

Cast: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Alan Siegel, Matt O’Toole, John Thompson, Les Weldon, Yariv Lerner, and Mike Touzard

Rating: R for violence and language throughout

4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Even Angels Fall: The Story” Featurette
  • “Someone to Watch Over Me: New Blood” Featurette
  • “Calling All Angels: Casting” Featurette
  • “True Faith: Authenticity” Featurette
  • “Fight for You: Stunts and Action” Featurette
  • “Earth Angel: Recreating DC” Featurette
  • “Angel Declassified” 3-Part Audio Commentary with Director Ric Roman Waugh

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Paramount taps ‘Fargo’ creator Noah Hawley to write, direct next installment in ‘Star Trek’ series

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Fresh off the release of his feature directorial debut Lucy in the Sky last month, Noah Hawley has been set to write and direct the upcoming next installment in the Star Trek franchise, according to Deadline.

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and the rest of the principal cast are all expected to return for Star Trek 4, which Hawley will also produce for his 26 Keys banner along with JJ Abrams and Bad Robot.

The film is not in any way related to the R-rated spinoff Abrams and Quentin Tarantino have been developing with writer Mark L. Smith and will serve as a direct sequel to 2016’s Star Trek Beyond.

S.J. Clarkson had been attached to direct Star Trek 4 as recently as last year and was poised to become the first woman to helm a film in the sci-fi series but reportedly parted ways with the project after development stalled in mid-2018.

Hawley — perhaps best known for his work on FX series such as Fargo and Legion — recently made his directorial debut with the Natalie Portman-led drama Lucy in the Sky, which tanked at the domestic box office amid harsh reviews from critics.

Production on Star Trek 4 is expected to get underway in 2020.

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