Jason Momoa Confirmed as Aquaman in Batman Vs Superman and Justice League

There have been rumors all over the web regarding the possibility of Aquman making an appearance in Both Batman Vs Superman and the Justice League movie. These aren’t rumors anymore, folks!

Cinema Blaze can confirm (thanks to a source very close the production of Batman Vs Superman) that Aquaman will indeed have a part in Batman Vs Superman that will expand to an even bigger part in the Justice League movie. In addition, we even know who’s playing him!

Jason Momoa, who has starred in popular television shows including Game of Thrones, Stargate: Atlantis and North Shore, will take on the character of Arthur Curry/Aquaman. While Warner Bros. hasn’t officially announced the news yet, our source is extremely reliable.

Are you excited to see Aquaman join DC Comics’ and Warner Bros.’ cinematic universe? Sound off in the comments!

You can see Aquaman and the rest of the gang in Batman Vs Superman, in theaters May 6th, 2016. The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot and Jesse Eisenberg. Stay updated on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

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Arrow Season 3 Spoilers: Plot Details and 4 New Characters Revealed

Arrow Season 3 Spoilers: Plot Details and 4 New Characters Revealed

Finally, we have some spoilers for the third season of The CW’s most-watched show, Arrow. TVLine recently landed a big scoop, which reveals plot details for the new season as well as four new characters we’ll be seeing when the show returns this fall.

Daniel: Daniel will be a major recurring character in Arrow Season 3. He is described as ‘handsome, enigmatic and highly intelligent’. Its speculated that his name may be fake to throw off spoiler hounds. Daniel is an entrepreneur responsible for developing an unknown piece of groundbreaking technology. He is charming and confident in public, but harbors a secret tragic past that will eventually drive him to become a tech-powered superhero. He is being set up as a love interest for Felicity and a rival for Oliver Queen.

Seth: Seth is a criminal who dabbles in chemistry. He is well educated, and harbors grand ambitions. A possible recurring character, he is able to get at his enemies with a new drug that drains a person’s willpower. He is being set up as a physical rival for Arrow, and isn’t a very pleasant guy.

Toshi: Toshi is the first of two characters that will feature in Oliver’s latest stretch of flashbacks. He will be a recurring character in Arrow Season 3 that features into the Hong Kong plotline of the series. He is Queen’s teacher and handler, and eventually the two become close friends. Skilled in weaponry and combat, Toshi is a well-trained operative who excels at intelligence gathering. He is also a devoted family man.

Akiko: Highly trained in Martial Arts, Akiko is Toshi’s wife and mother to his children. She will also be a personal friend of Oliver Queen in Arrow Season 3 and feature in the Hong Kong flashbacks as a recurring character.

As far as we know, these four characters are all new to the DC Comics Universe. What do you guys think? Are you ready for some fresh faces on The CW’s most-watched series?

Arrow Season 3 premieres this fall on The CW. Stay updated on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Opening a Case for Murder in the First

Taye Diggs is costarring in a new TNT crime drama, Murder in the First as an angry black man.

Whose bright idea was this?

I am not sure if it is working, because the first thing he is murdering is his acting ability.

The show is set in San Francisco where detective Terry English (Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) are investigating a murder with ties to a local software billionaire and genius named Erich Blunt (Tom Felton).

Wait..stop…isn’t Felton the dude that plays Malfoy in Harry Potter? Yep. He has a light bulb head and has been type casted as a spoiled, temper tantrum throwing young man that likes to have his way.

Conflict is introduced into the very first scene with Mulligan’s ex calling asking for money. I still don’t know why, she has custody of the child, but Stephen Bocho is holding that tidbit to introduce in a later episode. Okay. I will have forgotten about it after a week.

More conflict is introduced as Detective English is dealing with the imminent death of his wife. I had an issue with this as well. His wife is played by Ann-Marie Johnson, who has not been on a series since In the Heat of The Night. She is on her deathbed in this series, which is befitting since that is where her career has been as well. And she as Taye Diggs wife? Not buying that shit either. She is tall and skinny with almost translucent skin and he is a smooth bar of fudge. She is 10 years his senior in real life and looks like his dying grandmother on the show.

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Pretty Little Liars Season 5 Spoilers: Episode 2 Plot Details Revealed

ABC Family’s hit series Pretty Little Liars returned this past Tuesday with its fifth season premiere, and things are getting pretty damn crazy. I haven’t had time to write of a recap yet, but the identity of ‘A’ was finally revealed.

Be warned, there are huge spoilers ahead. If you haven’t seen the Pretty Little Liars Season 5 premiere, I suggest you stop reading now.

So who is ‘A’?

In the fourth season finale, Ezra was shot, and he saw who did it. The fifth season premiere picks up immediately after, where Ezra has been hospitalized. Once he wakes up, he tells Aria that Shana was the one who put a bullet in him.

Now, a lot of fans aren’t buying the idea of Shana being ‘A’. Producers, however, have stated that she is indeed the Liars’ hooded villain, and there will not be a new ‘A’ to terrorize the girls. But that doesn’t mean the girls are home free. Not by a long shot.

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New Fast and Furious 7 Photo with Dom and His New Baby

New Fast and Furious 7 Photo with Dom and His New Baby

Filming is still underway for Fast and Furious 7, with dozens up photos hitting the web this past week from the Los Angeles set of the film. And if those images weren’t enough to feed your ‘furious’ appetite, you can always rely on star Vin Diesel to take care of you.

The 46-year-old actor is extremely active on Facebook, keeping fans updated with photos, videos and news on what ever projects he’s currently involved with. Just recently, he shared a brand new still from Fast and Furious 7 that features him hanging out in a new ride. You can check it out here. In addition, be sure to fan Vin Diesel on Facebook to follow the film’s production.

The Crow Shooting Later This Month, Creator Says it’s Not a Remake

The Crow Shooting Later This Month, Creator Says it’s Not a Remake

To this day, The Crow remains one of my all-time favorite motion pictures, thus it should come as no surprise that I’m completely against a remake. Fortunately, I recently stumbled upon some news that has me a little hopeful that the new Crow won’t completely suck.

In case you weren’t aware, The Crow creator James O’Barr is heavily involved with the new film, which we reported awhile back has Francisco Javier Gutiérrez Díaz attached to direct.

O’Barr wrote and illustrated the original comic book that was first published in 1989. While I adore the 1994 starring the late Brandon Lee, it was a bit removed from O’Barr’s comic book.

The new film, which stars Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6), “will be a straight adaptation of the book,” according to O’Barr. It’s not a remake of The Crow starring Brandon Lee.

Many directors and actors have been attached to the project since it was first announced, with both Mark Wahlberg and Bradley Cooper having been offered the role of Eric Draven. The role eventually went to Luke Evans, and James O’Barr couldn’t be happier with the decision. In a recent interview he said:

"He’s a really fine actor. Even without the make-up he’s got a sense of tragedy about him. In the make-up he looks phenomenal. I saw make-up tests with dozens of other actors and none of them looked like right for the part."

He continues:

"In fact, I picked him and I didn’t even know who it was. I was just looking through the photographs. When they told me who it was, I thought "Yeah, I’ve seen him in other films.""

While no other casting details are known at this time, O’Barr says The Crow should start should start shooting later this month.

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Review: 22 Jump Street Brings the Laughs

Brace yourself for some cracked ribs and a mild case of whiplash, because 22 Jump Street brings the laughs!

If there’s anything we’ve learned from sequels like The Hangover: Part II, it’s that you can’t make the same movie and expect viewers not to be disappointed. Or can you? Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have done just that with 22 Jump Street, playing it safe with the familiar ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ strategy. But instead of letting you ponder about the fact, these two men and their screenwriters make the case for you, and the result is a serious case of the giggles.

In 21 Jump Street, police officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) posed as high school students in an attempt to bring down a drug ring seemingly operated by a member of the student body. This time around, the two land a similar gig, only this time it’s on a college campus. And instead of Schmidt unexpectedly finding a place amongst the cool kids, he reclaims his role as the socially awkward loner who’s ignored at parties. It’s the same case for Jenko, who now takes on the more believable role as the jock who appropriately rests at the top of the social chain. While this new approach serves its purpose in propelling the story, it doesn’t work quite as well and in fact, the two characters on their own feel a bit bland. Fortunately, the chemistry between Hill and Tatum is still very much in tact thus together, they’re still the same dynamic duo that made the first movie such a blast.

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5 Movies Still Playing in Theaters That You Should See!

The summer season is still young, but it has already served up several notable motion pictures, some that are sure to end up on our list of the best films of the year.

While we know you’re anticipating the release of movies like 22 Jump Street, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Transformers: Age of Extinction among others, there are plenty of titles currently playing in theaters nationwide. Needless to say, you don’t want to miss your chance to catch them on the big screen.

I give you: 5 Movies Still Playing in Theaters That You Should See!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Released April 4th, 2014

Plot: Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

Hands down, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the best Marvel release to date. While a remarkable motion picture, there’s an important, underlying message to be found and it’s that our freedom is slipping away right before our eyes, yet most of us are too oblivious or preoccupied to realize it’s even happening. Exciting, compelling and action-packed, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is undoubtedly one of the best pictures of year. Read Our Full Review Here

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Released May 23rd, 2014

Plot: The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is the movie X-Men fanboys have been begging for. Like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, this latest installment takes the franchise to extremely new heights. Although it feels like a conclusion to everything that has happened up to this point, it opens so many doors that are sure to take the series in a new direction. X-Men: Days of Future Past is not to be missed! Read Our Full Review Here

Godzilla

Released May 16th, 2014

Plot: The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

In all, Godzilla is a perfect summer movie. While spectacularly fun, it’s incredibly engaging, and it absolutely demands that you see it on the big screen. This is undoubtedly one of the best monster movies I’ve ever seen. Read Our Full Review Here

Edge of Tomorrow

Released June 6th, 2014

Plot: An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.

Edge of Tomorrow is the first surprise hit of the summer. I really hope viewers can overlook Tom Cruise’s past, off-screen behavior and grant this the summer blockbuster status it deserves. As far as grand story-telling, slick direction, and outstanding visuals go, this is as good as it gets. Read Our Full Review Here

Neighbors

Released May 9th, 2014

Plot: A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

Though it definitely holds a sizable amount of gross-out humor, Neighbors attempts to be something more than the recycled raunch-fest. The charming cast does a tremendous job bringing some complexity to their characters. Read Our Full Review Here

These movies won’t be in theaters forever. Get out and see them on the big screen while you still can! Stay tuned for more stories on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Peyton Reed is Directing Ant-Man!

Edgar Wright’s unexpected departure from Marvel’s Ant-Man created quite a stir, particularly since he’d been working on the highly-anticipated project since 2006.

Now, it has been confirmed that Peyton Reed will replace Wright as director. His credits include Yes Man and The Break-Up. Anchorman director, Adam McKay reportedly declined to direct Ant-Man, however, he will assist Reed with the script for the film. Rawson Marshall, who directed We Are The Millers, also declined to direct the feature.

Wright left Ant-Man back in May, which is reportedly due to creative issues between he and Marvel.

Ant-Man is scheduled to open sometime in the summer of 2015. Peyton Reed directs with Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas attached to star.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The numbers don’t lie. Two point six million Americans rely on the Daily Show for their news. It also comes as nosurprise when the host of the Daily Show took some time off to make a movie, and appointed John Oliver to man the anchor desk while he was away. This began my love affair with John Oliver, who was awarded his own show on HBO, Last Week Tonight. No, that is the name of the show. Seriously. And Oliver is an Emmy and Writer’s Guildaward winning writer. Seriously.

As stand in on the Daily Show anchor desk, I immediately noticed Mr. Oliver zoomed in on International News.   Outside of the BBC, what is occurring in the world is only reported on American news if something catastrophic happens. It is a sad state of affairs for journalist when the best news on TV is mock news television shows.

Oliver brings an irreverent approach to what is happening in the world. It is a week late, but it is still good fodder. He is clever in phrasing and comedic timing, which almost borders on brilliant.

Example: “Our top story tonight concerns the internet. AKA, the electronic cat database.”

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TV REVIEW: Getting Dirty With Devious Maids

Marc Cherry the creator of Desperate Housewives, returns  with the second season of Devious Maids on Lifetime. Mr. Cherry has decided to take the sexiest Latina women on television, put them in high heels, flawless make-up and place them in  Beverly Hills as sexy housekeepers. When I say sexy, I mean sexy housekeepers and leading the pack is Roselyn Sanchez, followed with Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes.

The show, which is loosely based on a Mexican television show Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar in itself, is cleverly geared towards a specific demographic who flock to the television wracking in about 2 million viewers each Sunday night. The plot is simple – four Latina maids are trying to make a better life for themselves and their families. To accomplish these dreams, they are employed by some of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Beverly Hills.

My husband loves this show. Mainly because he loves to see Roselyn Sanchez dressed in something ridiculously too tight, heels too high and holding a cleaning cloth. I know he is replaying some weird fantasy in his head, which is the only reason I can see anyone tuning in to this show. The acting is horrendous, the plots are predictable and somebody is going to get killed to hide a crime that should not have happened. Why? Because if these insipid maids would mind their own business, no one would want to strangle the hell out of them like I do each time I watchthe show.

What I hate about this show: Edy Ganem is 30 years old, pretending to be a 20 something naiveté in love with the boss. Or the boss’s son. Or some damned body. Ana Ortiz is a University Professor who gets engaged to some rich white guy and the first thing she wants to do is fire his maid. Judy Reyes is dating some white guy who has a lousy maid that she wants him to fire. Dania Ramirez is sleeping with her white boss, but is also cleaning some black dude’s house and she is sleeping with him too. Roselyn Sanchez just wants to sing and she is manipulating everyone around her to make it big.

Seriously? Is that the Latina American dream, to start as a maid and screw your way to the top, so you can have an anchor baby?

It may be written for entertainment purposes, but truth is stranger than fiction.

In truth, these maids would not have as much daily interaction with their employers. To even imply that members of the Beverly Hills elite would allow so much to occur in front of the help, is preposterous. Rich people may allow you to care for their children, their pets, and wash their drawers, but they are not going to seek the counsel of their domestic employees.

Maids dressed in high heel designer shoes and full make up. Maids which are sleeping with the men of the house, which is probably the only truth in the whole series.

I also am bothered that the show depicts white Americans as exploitive manipulators all about themselves. But the show is not all bad.

What I love about this show: It depicts Latina women as people with ambition and dreams. It depicts some of these women in a favorable light with accomplishments (Anna Ortiz) and vision.

The show has possibilities. Maybe it is meant to be tongue in cheek, but to me, it is a bit too cheeky for its own good.

Tune in on Sunday nights on Lifetime for all of the sexy shenanigans at 10/9 central.

Watch Stephen Amell’s Insane Arrow Workout

Yep, there’s nothing easy about this workout Stephen Amell does in preparation for his role as the Green Arrow on The CW’s hit superhero series Arrow. But we’re all smart enough to know that he didn’t get that body overnight.

Since Arrow arrived back in 2012, many fans have wondered what grueling workout routine Stephen Amell does in order to get that chiseled physique the actor proudly boasts on the series. I won’t say that your search is entirely over, however, a couple of videos hit the web recently that sum up his workout routine in about two minutes.

I can tell you now, I have much more respect for Amell after seeing the videos. Not only does his workout look insanely difficult, but it shows his dedication to his fans as well as his commitment to his role on Arrow.

Check out his workout here and let us know your thoughts! Would you be willing to put forth this kind of effort to get a body like Stephen Amell?

Vanessa Williams’ Character Returns in Candyman 4

At some point, we’ve all had an idea for a movie, am I right? It may have been poor idea, or it may have been absolutely brilliant. The fact of the matter is, we’re most likely never going to know since most of us aren’t directors, screenwriters, or anyone else involved in the making of motion pictures.

Running a movie news website, I see hundreds of films in any given year. Rather than coming up with a completely new concept of my own, I like to map out ideas for sequels to movies that have already been made. By now you think I’m nuts, right?

Well believe it or not, after spending a good portion of my life interacting on message boards across the web, I’ve discovered that I’m not alone in this sad excuse for a hobby. In fact, it’s done so often by movie fans from all over the globe that I’ve decided to make a column out of it on Cinema Blaze.

I’d like to introduce…wait for it…Plot Thoughts, where every time I come up with what I think is a great idea for a sequel (in reality, it probably isn’t), I post it on the site. But please, don’t let me do all the talking. I want you to chime in with your own thoughts and ideas relating to whatever particular subject is on the table.

So lets get started, shall we?

In my first edition of Plot Thoughts, I’d like to share with you an idea that has been bouncing around in my head for quite some time, and that is my pitch for Candyman 4.

The original Candyman arrived in theaters in 1992, and needless to say, it shocked viewers to the bone. It was terrifying when it was released nearly 22 years ago, and it still is to this day. My goodness, is it terrifying!

I saw Candyman when I was six. I’ll be 26 this month, and only a few days ago did I muster up the courage to chant Candyman five times in the mirror for the first time. Ever since, I’ve sat petrified, waiting to feel that sharp hook of his tear through my insides. Obviously, it hasn’t happened yet.

It had been years since I saw the Bernard Rose directed horror flick, and truthfully, I forgot what a remarkable film it was. In case you weren’t aware, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh was added to Netflix’s instant library this month. Apparently, unbeknown to me, the first movie has been available on there for quite some time. I didn’t realize this until I saw a list of new arrivals for the month of June, and Farewell to the Flesh was on there. That of course led me to search for it, I found the first one, blah, blah, blah.

Getting back on track, Candyman is one of the best horror films ever released. It’s thought-provoking, consisting of a haunting score by Philip Glass that plays perfectly with the film’s gritty tone. To this day, nobody is sure whether Candyman (Tony Todd) was responsible for the deaths in the film, or if it was Helen (Virginia Madsen), who was sucked so far into the myth that she went crazy. It can be argued either way.

In the sequel, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, the writers delve deeper into the title character’s origins. While the first movie already painted a pretty clear picture for who the Candyman is, the second film goes even further to explain where he was born and how his own family betrayed him. While isn’t good enough to be deemed a classic like the original Candyman, it’s an entertaining sequel that was still frightening and morbid.

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Robert Pattinson Replacing Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones?

Robert Pattinson Replacing Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones?

I would take this news with a grain of salt since nothing has been confirmed, but Robert Pattinson, star of the Twilight franchise, is reportedly in talks to replace Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 5. He’s apparently Disney’s top choice to take over the reigns from Ford, who has become too old to play the part.

An unidentified source told The Daily Star: “Disney is looking at its long-term options for the Indiana Jones franchise. They feel that the series has huge potential on many levels, starting with the films leading to other spin-offs like games which can generate more money than movies. Rob is top of the initial list because he has showed his acting stripes away from Twilight. But the competition will be stiff.”

While the insider says his age is the biggest factor, Harrison Ford is also heavily committed to filming the new Star Wars movies. Meanwhile, aside from some small projects, Robert Pattinson doesn’t have a whole lot on his plate.

Like I said, this is nothing more than a run of the mill rumor at the moment. In fact, there were reports back in February that Harrison Ford signed on for two more Indiana Jones sequels. And nothing against Robert Pattinson, as I think he’s a remarkable actor, but I just can’t see him taking over the iconic role.

What do you guys think? Is Robert Pattinson the right guy to take over as Indiana Jones? Sound off in the comments!

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Cody Walker to Star in Future Fast & Furious Installments?

Cody Walker to Star in Future Fast & Furious Installments?

Cody Walker, who agreed to fill in as Paul’s character Brian O’Conner in Fast & Furious 7 as a tribute to his late brother, is reportedly set to star in future sequels after impressing producers with his acting skills.

A source told the MailOnline the following: “Paul’s character Brian O’Conner will be seen retiring, while his younger brother will join the crew.

"Of course, Cody isn’t a replacement for Paul in any way, but the producers were really grateful that he stepped in to help them finish this last film and Cody is so likable and charming."

Cody, along with his brother Caleb, were spotted numerous times last month shooting scenes for Fast & Furious 7. Face-replacement technology, reportedly tacking on an additional $50 million to the budget, will be used to make it looks as if Paul is in the film.

Cody Walker, 25, opened up about the death of his brother for the first time in April: “Right now, a whole lot of time has not gone by yet. It still doesn’t feel real, because sometimes, working in this industry, making films, he’d be away from his family three, four, six months at a time, you know. And my only interaction would be a phone call. So, I know it’s going to take awhile.”

Whether we see Cody in future installments or not, the fact that he’s paying tribute to Paul by finishing his scenes in Fast & Furious 7 is remarkable, as he’s no doubt reminded of his death every single time he steps foot on the set.

Fast & Furious 7 arrives in theaters April 10th, 2015 and stars Paul Walker, Cody Walker, Caleb Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham and Tyrese Gibson. The film is directed by James Wan.

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