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‘Doctor Strange’ 2 Box Office Fails To Live Up To Estimates And Expectations

The Doctor Strange 2 box office fails to live up to estimates and expectations and barely does better than what Disney anticipated (studios always estimate low numbers). The box office comes in at $187 million where Deadline points out it is better than Disney’s $185 million estimates but is under the low-$190 millions that the …

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‘Evil Dead’ 4 Coming To HBO Max

It’s learned Evil Dead 4 starring new female protagonists is headed to the HBO Max streaming service. Details include that original director Sam Raimi, and star Bruce Campbell, are involved as executive producers, but the flick won’t feature Campbell as Ash who is retired from the role. Sam Raimi hand-picked The Hole in the Ground …

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Sam Raimi Spider-Man 4 Details Become Known

Following the release of the Spider-Man 4 art, the artist who worked on the storyboards has offered new details.

io9 caught up with artist Jeffrey Henderson who offered the following about Sam Raimi’s cancelled Spider-Man 4:

Bruce Campbell would have been in Spider-Man 4 in a cameo role as Mysterio that would have been a part of the beginning of the film featuring “a montage of C and D- list villains that we knew would never be used as main antagonists: Mysterio, the Shocker, the Prowler, the old school-onesie-wearing version of the Rhino, maybe even the Stilt Man, etc.”

Vulture would have been the main villain: “The thing we kept coming back to was that, as a character, everyone was going to dismiss the Vulture as just an old guy in a silly green suit,” Henderson said. “So we wanted to go the opposite way and really make him the most fearsome and formidable adversary that Spider-Man had faced in the series.”

You can check out the Spider-Man 4 art up at Henderson’s site.

As a bonus, here is video featuring Toby Maguire talking about Spider-Man 4 days before it got cancelled:

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Sam Raimi Spider-Man 4 Concept Art Surfaces

Following Spider-Man 3, Sam Raimi was planning on doing a fourth Spider-Man movie that was to feature the Vulture, Mysterio and Felicia Hardy (Black Cat).

If you previously haven’t seen them, storyboard artist Jeffrey Henderson posted a batch of Spider-Man 4 storyboards (via reddit).

We see Mysterio looks a lot like Bruce Campbell (Raimi’s long time Evil Dead friend and who has cameoed on Raimi’s Spider-Man movies), and Felicia Hady looks like Angelina Jolie, though reportedly Anne Hathaway was going to play the character.

Alas, Spider-Man 4 never happened, Raimi went on to do Drag Me To Hell and Oz the Great and Powerful, and eventually Spider-Man was rebooted with Amazing Spider-Man.

Now Vulture is rumored for the latest Spider-Man reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, possibly played by Michael Keaton.

Check out the full Spider-Man 4 storyboards at Henderson’s site.

Update: Henderson offered new details about Spider-Man 4.

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Watch: First Four Minutes Of Ash Vs. Evil Dead

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Check out the first four minutes below of Ash Vs. Evil Dead, which debuts this Saturday on Starz at 9pm ET.

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The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. “Ash vs Evil Dead,” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) reprising his role of Ash Williams, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. Rounding out the cast are Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.

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Watch Fans React To First Episode Of Ash Vs Evil Dead At NYCC

Bruce Campbell fans nearly dropped dead when STARZ unveiled a surprise screening of their new original series, Ash vs Evil Dead the long-awaited reprise of the popular Evil Dead films, at New York Comic-Con on Saturday, October 10th.  Master fanboy and panel moderator, Kevin Smith was joined by Ash vs Evil Dead Executive Producers and original filmmakers Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, along with showrunner Craig DiGregorio, and cast in addition to Campbell including Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Jill Marie Jones for the priceless moment when fans were finally reacquainted with their favorite anti-hero, Ash Williams. Nearly 2,400 fans were treated to the surprise screening at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

As part of  Ash vs Evil Dead’s presence at New York Comic-Con, attendees of the Con could also participate in a killer Ash vs Evil Dead experience in Ash’s trailer and swag for the bravest souls that dared to enter.

You can watch the Ash Vs. Evil Dead panel as well.

Ash vs Evil Dead premieres on Saturday, October 31st at 9 PM ET/PT exclusively on STARZ.

The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. Ash vs Evil Dead is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) reprising his role of Ash Williams, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. Rounding out the cast are Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.

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Ash Vs. Evil Dead Coming To 2015 NYCC

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GET YOUR ASH READY!

STARZ BRINGS ASH VS EVIL DEAD TO NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2015

New First Look Photo of the Series Also Released Today

 

WHAT: STARZ brings its hotly anticipated Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” to New York Comic-Con 2015.  The series premiering Saturday, October 31st at 9 PM ET/PT will host a panel in Hammerstein Ballroom as well as autograph signings.  The panel will include Executive Producers and original filmmakers Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, showrunner Craig DiGregorio, plus cast members in addition to Campbell including Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, and Dana DeLorenzo.

Located at the Inner Roadway, a killer Ash vs Evil Dead experience will be waiting. The activation will include Ash’s trailer, his bloody chainsaw, and prizes for the bravest souls. 
 

WHEN: Saturday, October 10th
 

Autograph Signing

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Location: Ash’s Trailer at the Inner Roadway

There will be a raffle for 100 attendees to win autograph signing passes.  Attendees can stop by the trailer on Thursday and Friday for their chance to win.
 

Ash vs Evil Dead New York Comic-Con Panel

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Location: Hammerstein Ballroom (311 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001)

Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Craig DiGregorio, Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo will be on the panel.

 

ABOUT:  “Ash vs Evil Dead”:

The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. “Ash vs Evil Dead,” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) reprising his role of Ash Williams, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. Rounding out the cast are Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.

Ash Vs. Evil Dead Comic-Con Trailer: