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Thugs of Hindostan becomes the new Race 3! Social Media Endlessly Mocks Trailer

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Ever since the official trailer for Thugs of Hindostan released on YouTube on September 27th, 2018, there has been a flood of memes by many social media users, not only mocking the trailer in every way possible but also calling it a ‘copy-paste’ of Hollywood film franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean!

From the get-go, the film’s trailer, though getting praises from the Bollywood industry, is also getting a negative response, thanks to the huge similarities between the movie and Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Especially, Amir Khan-who is called Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood-is being trolled heavily due to his character’s near-similar looks with that of Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean films. Also, other members of the cast like Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh have also become the subject of viral memes. Some users trolled Katrina Kaif for having no dialogue, and just dancing throughout the duration of the trailer. Same goes Fatima Sana Sheikh’s character as well who also doesn’t speak a single word and is seen only performing action stunts.

In the film, there is Amitabh Bachchan (in the role of Khudabaksh Azaad), Amir Khan as Firangi Mallah, Fatima Sana Sheikh as Zafira and Katrina Kaif as Suraiyya. There is also Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.

Apart from the cast and scenes, the VFX in the trailer has come under fire too. As per the fans on social media, the special effects are appearing to be overly scattered and looking less real, considering the humongous budget of Thugs of Hindostan which is about Rs.210 crores!

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See for yourself below how much love the film is getting from the trollers, meme-makers and most of the Twitter users combined, even before its release, which is still a month away. You will definitely try to resist your laugh, though it’s not guaranteed.

Thugs of Hindostan is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya (Dhoom 3) and produced by Yash Raj Films. The film will be releasing on the eve of Diwali, on November 8th, 2018.

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Captain Marvel now gets a new origin story in comics ahead of the big-screen debut!

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Captain Marvel now gets a new origin story in comics ahead of the big-screen debut!

The orthodox method of superhero movies adapting stories from their comics’ counterparts has now become a thing of the past. Because now, comics are adapting their stories-and even changing the existing ones-to cater to the storylines of films based on them. Another recent example of this is the Captain Marvel film under MCU, by Marvel Studios. Previously, Nick Fury’s look and story was also changed in the official comics after his big-screen appearances in MCU movies.

Marvel Comics has officially changed the origin story of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel in the comics prior to the MCU flick’s theatrical debut next year.

If you don’t know anything about Captain Marvel’s origin, anyway, then you must make yourself a bit acquainted with original story.

Originally, going by the comics (since 40 years), Carol gains her powers from the Psyche-Magnitron device, that exploded and made Carol’s DNA fuse with that of Mar-Vell’s.

But in the latest fourth issue of the Life of Captain Marvel, it’s been totally altered by comic book writers Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco, and Erica D’ Urso.

SPOILERS AHEAD: IT’S RELATED TO CAPTAIN MARVEL FILM

The Life of Captain Marvel’s fourth issue reveals that Carol’s mother, Marie Danvers, is a member of the alien race, Kree. Which means that Carol is a Kree-human hybrid. And when the psyche-magnitron went off, it activated her abilities. But here, her DNA didn’t fuse with Mar-Vell’s, implying that she did not receive her superhuman powers from a man. They were there inside her all this long, being received from her mother, which got triggered after the explosion.

Marie herself explains in the new comic, that Carol’s powers are “not borrowed. Not a gift. Not an accident”. Further, the comic also reveals that Marie’s name is actually Mari-Ell and Carol’s name is in fact, Car-Ell.

So, this new change will be seen in the movie for sure.

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Captain Marvel has been teased by Marvel Studios’s head Kevin Feige, as the most powerful superhero in the MCU history so far. And it’s okay, in a logical sense, if some changes are done for making the story slightly much better. Because what’s the relevance of adapting a comic book into a movie if the same plot is shown on the big-screen too?

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Captain Marvel-the 21st entry into the MCU-will be releasing on March 8th 2019.

If you haven’t watched the official first teaser trailer for the movie yet, you can watch it below.

 

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Yes! James Gunn is now writing the script for DC’s Suicide Squad 2

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Yes! James Gunn is now writing the script for DC’s Suicide Squad 2

Putting a stop on the rumor train, it’s now been officially confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn, will helm DC’s Suicide Squad 2 movie. Yes, you heard that right. Warner Bros has just recently confirmed that the director has now started writing the story for their film.

After being fired by Disney from Marvel Studios, he was approached by its rival, DC, and since then there were strong predictions that he might end up joining the ‘Worlds of DC’ for its new film. And as expected, it’s happening now.

According to BBC’s Newsbeat, the sources close to this matter told that the director ‘has an eye’ to direct the sequel to 2016’s super villain team-up flick. The first Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer, was a disappointment with the critics, gaining poor reviews but was a very commercially hit film with the audiences. It grossed around $746 million worldwide.

But an even more surprising thing is that Dave Bautista, the actor who plays Drax in the GOTG movies, has also offered to join Gunn on his new DC project. Bautista asked Marvel earlier in August, to release him if they didn’t use the script written by James Gunn for Guardians of Galaxy 3.’

Dave Bautista has always been in support of the director and after he was fired, he along with the rest of the cast of the Guardians of Galaxy, namely Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel, had signed an open letter in support of James Gunn, to force Disney to bring him back. But the move didn’t go as well as expected.

James Gunn had tweeted posts mocking pedophilia and rape, back in 2009, but had apologized for them in 2012 itself. But lately, this year in July, a right-wing online website Daily Caller published them and brought those tweets in limelight on social media, after which Disney, which is a family-friendly entertainment company, fired him spontaneously.

But now that James Gunn has actually joined DC, it will be highly interesting to see whether he is able to pull off Suicide Squad 2 in a great manner or not. He made Guardians the most popular superhero characters among the fans in Marvel, so DC’s expectations will be high too.

Fans of the GOTG and James Gunn had also filed a petition, previously to Disney, to bring the director back. But that too didn’t happen.

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Venom achieves ‘symbiosis’ with the box-office! Scores biggest October opening of $80MN

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Venom achieves ‘symbiosis’ with the box-office! Scores biggest October opening of $80MN

Tom Hardy’s solo superhero Marvel flick, Venom, might not have achieved the ‘symbiosis’ with the majority of critics, but with the audiences, it has, and as a result, shattered the October box-office with a record domestic opening. Venom has scored the best October opening weekend figures of $80 million! This record was previously held by 2013 sci-fi film, Gravity ($55 million in opening week).

And that’s not all. The Sony/Marvel action blockbuster also grossed a worldwide collection of $205 million. The bonding of Eddie Brock and Venom seems to sway the audiences at the moment.

Along with Venom, there was also another big rival movie from Warner Bros studio, A Star Is Born, which also opened on a positive note. The musical drama starring Bradley Cooper and singer Lady Gaga in the lead roles grossed around $42 million from Friday to Sunday.

Both the movies are expected to perform well in the coming weeks since there is no big competition, till October 19 when the big horror flick, Halloween arrives. The upcoming film is a direct sequel to 1978 original Halloween.

But talking about Venom, then this movie has shocked nearly each film analyst by outperforming the negative reviews, ratings, and scores. But another movie rating website, CinemaScore, has given the film a ‘B+’ which means a very-very positive thing because that site combines direct reviews and opinions of the audiences going to theaters. Along with it, A Star Is Born (already being a critically exceptional film), has received a fabulous ‘A’ from CinemaScore, which was expected.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer and distributed by Sony Pictures and Columbia Pictures, Venom currently has a very poor score of 32% on rating/review giving portal Rotten Tomatoes. But it just doesn’t matter now, since the movie is a massive entertainer for the audiences and Tom Hardy has proven to be the savior and a big star for Sony.

When it comes to India then here also, the ‘symbiote and Eddie Brock’ amazed the domestic releases, with an impressive collection of over Rs. 9 crores in just two days!

Click here to read our review of Venom now.

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