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Mike Sampson is the Editor-in-Chief of ScreenCrush. He studied to become a lawyer and worked as an architectural planner after graduating college but neither of these professions afforded him the opportunity to watch movies and TV for a living. He previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of JoBlo.com for 10 years. He lives in New Jersey and probably spends too much time playing video games and overthinking things.
20th Century Fox/NBC
20th Century Fox/NBC

Over 20,000 Goobers Sign Petition to Get Deadpool to Host SNL

Deadpool made a ton of money this past weekend. At 84% on Rotten Tomatoes it’s been a success with critics too. It’s already influencing multiple future blockbusters. People love Deadpool. Apparently people love Deadpool so much they want him to host SNL. No, not Ryan Reynolds, he already hosted back in 2009 with musical guest Lady Gaga. Over 20,000 fans and counting want the character himself to host a full episode of SNL.

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Criminal trailer

The ‘Criminal’ Trailer Is Like ‘Face-Off’ Without Any of the Fun

There are a lot of goofball movie ideas in Hollywood. Some, like a bus that will explode if it doesn’t stay above 50mph, become enjoyable movies like Speed. Others, like a team of oil drillers sent by NASA to detonate a nuclear bomb on an asteroid headed for Earth, become Armageddon. It’s a crap shoot. With that, we bring you the trailer for Criminal, a movie about a dangerous death-row inmate implanted with the brain of a top CIA operative to complete his final mission. It’s like Face-Off, but with brains. Brain-Off.

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Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm

Disney to Face Criminal Charges Over Harrison Ford’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Injury

Back in June of last year, Harrison Ford was injured on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens when the door of the Millennium Falcon fell, dislocating his ankle and breaking his leg in two places. The production was put on hold for six months while Ford recuperated and director J.J. Abrams would later say of the incident, “Once we knew that Harrison was going to be okay, we all realized this was this greatest gift to the movie.” Abrams, and his bosses at Lucasfilm and Disney, may be disagreeing with that sentiment today as officials in London have brought four criminal charges against the Star Wars: The Force Awakens production company.

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20th Century Fox/Marvel
20th Century Fox/Marvel

‘Deadpool’s Secret Second Post-Credit Scene Revealed, Teases a Major New Superhero

As we previously told you, Deadpool has not one, but two post-credits scene. One of them has been shown at the various promotional and press screenings around the company. The other has been kept under wraps, only to be revealed when the film opens in theaters this Friday. But if you absolutely cannot wait another second, we have the details for you right now.

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Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Filming Has Officially Begun in London

The cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens barely got a few weeks to catch their breath after the whirlwind that surrounded that film’s massive success at the box office before they were called back to London’s Pinewood Studios to start it all over again. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed this morning that Lucasfilm and director Rian Johnson have officially commenced principal photography on Star Wars: Episode 8.

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20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

Ryan Reynolds Hopes Deadpool Has a Boyfriend in ‘Deadpool 2’

In the comic books, Deadpool is known for being pansexual, in that he’s attracted to all gender identities, or attracted to people regardless of gender. In Deadpool the movie, Wade Wilson is in a monogamous relationship with a woman, Vanessa, played by Morena Baccarin. But, if star Ryan Reynolds gets his way, Deadpool 2 would explore the character’s sexuality even further, making the Merc With a Mouth the first major movie superhero to be in a relationship with another man. Yes, Reynolds wants Deadpool to have a boyfriend.

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Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

The ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Viral Marketing Just Kicked Into High Gear

Hidden web sites? Scrambled codes? Secret passwords? If that sounds like a J.J. Abrams viral marketing campaign to you, you win a prize. We told you last month that the viral campaign for 10 Cloverfield Lane had quietly started, but following the new ad that ran during the Super Bowl, things have considerably gotten more excited...

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

The 20 Worst Movies to Ever Have a Super Bowl Trailer

Everyone watching the Super Bowl last night may spend a lot of time getting excited about upcoming movies based on the trailers that ran during the big game. Their designed to wow and impress in just 30 seconds, getting people ready for appointment viewing in the theater. But for every big success, there are a lot of let downs. Not every trailer you saw last night is going to result in a great movie (we’re looking at you Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows). We know this because we looked back at the history of Super Bowl movie trailers and noticed that some very generous studios were willing to spend a lot of money on some really crappy movies.

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