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The San Diego Comic-Con has become a destination for comic and film lovers.

Huge films from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” to “Justice League” will be showing off footage, costumes and more.

But the most interesting conflict has little to do with those films.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the San Diego Comic-Con could be headed to trial against the organizers of the Salt Lake Comic-Con over whether Comic-Con should be trademark protected.

You can check out the story here.

This could have huge ramifications as major cities from New York to Las Vegas to Portland have started hosting these conventions.

What do you think?

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A new trailer for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” has landed.

And it looks every bit as fun as the first film.

The sequel stars Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Elton John and Channing Tatum.

“War for the Planet of the Apes” played much more like “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” than “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”

The third film in the rebooted series brought in an estimated $56.5 million. That’s good enough for first place, but well below “Dawn,” which opened with $72.5 million.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” took second with $45.2 million.

Among Disney’s animated hits, “The Lion King” stands tallest for a lot of fans.

Given Disney’s success in live-action remakes it was little surprise when the company announced it was doing a live-action version of the animated classic.

Previously, Donald Glover was announced as Simba, James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa and John Oliver as Zazu.

Now, a big star has joined. Disney announced that Hugh Jackman (“Logan”) will voice Scar.

“The Lion King’ is set to be released in 2019.

 

Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming Disney film, “A Wrinkle In Time.”

The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, André Holland, Rowan Blanchard with Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine and introduces Storm Reid.

What do you think?

Disney gave audiences a look at a number of upcoming film projects at D23.

Among the news revealed included:

  • Taraji P. Henson will voice a character in “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”
  • A clip from a possible “Planes” sequel.
  • John Lasseter will hand directing duties on “Toy Story 4” over to Josh Cooley.
  • A tease about “Frozen 2” and “The Incredibles 2.”
  • A clip from “Coco.”

D23 is just getting started so expect to see more news through the weekend.

This blog is back and in a big way. Look for a podcast and coverage from the Las Vegas Comic Con a few weeks ago, including an interview with Veronica Taylor, voice of Ash from Pokémon, and from the Rose City Comic Con in September. Also, look for movie reviews and thoughts on movie and video game news.

 

A pair of new releases take aim at Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson.

Can either take over the top spot?

The short answer is no. “Beauty and the Beast” fell 48 percent in its second weekend. That mark is a pretty strong hold considering the size of its opening weekend.

A similar drop this weekend will put it in the $45 to 50 million range.

“The Boss Baby” will be the top newcomer in second. The animated film may not live up to past animated hits, including last year’s “Home” or even “The Croods” and may only get to $30 to 35 million.

Opening in third will be “Ghost in the Shell” with Scarlett Johansson. Pre-release tracking had it around the likes of “The Maze Runner” so expect this one to earn around $30 million.

Here is the latest trailer for “Justice League”.

The film brings together Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).

With “Beauty and the Beast” setting the box office on fire, another Disney classic is getting the live action treatment. “Mulan” is scheduled to hit theaters in 2018 and director Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”) had some news to share.

In an interview with Moviefone, current plans for the film contain no songs. That’s right, “Mulan” may not be a musical. That means it may be making a man out of audiences in a different way than people remember.