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The Logo for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Is Revealed!

The Logo for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Is Revealed!

Today’s Movie Morsels is jam-packed with a diverse assortment of devilish delights for film lovers of every persuasion — be they Jedi, Avenger, or Justice Leaguer. Yes, we’ve got the latest images from the Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the Justice League movie. Plus, a closer look at that comic book art you saw in the Logan trailer, and much, much more!

Avengers: Infinity War

As much as I love good ol’ down-to-earth Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, I have just as much affection for his even more laid-back brother, Sean Gunn. The Guardians actor has shared a photo of himself sporting an Avengers: Infinity War baseball cap, and it all but confirms that the Reavers will make an appearance in the third Avengers film. It also confirms the film’s logo, which we’ll no doubt see much more of throughout the year…

Starting work on a new project. It’s secret, though. I can’t say what it is. #amidoingthisright

A photo posted by Sean Gunn (@thejudgegunn) on

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

In other Instagram photo news… Hot on the heels of the film’s title being revealed, director Rian Johnson shares a new pic from the edit bay of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in which he adds the title to that iconic opening crawl we all know and love. And look, Artoo’s keeping him company! Awww…

Felt so good to drop this into the cut this morning.

A photo posted by Rian Johnson (@riancjohnson) on

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Justice League

Just what role will Superman play in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and why is he missing from so many photos of the titular team? (Including the latest one below.) The director offers some hints to Empire magazine. “Superman does play a big part in this movie,” he says. “His presence, and lack of presence, are big story points…”

So does this mean we’re looking at some kind of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock scenario, with Supes’ body missing from his grave and his teammates looking for him for much of the film? By the way, Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Grimdark just racked up an impressive eight Razzie Award nominations, just one shy of Zoolander No. 2‘s haul!

[Empire Online]

Logan

Hey, remember that bit in the latest Logan trailer where Wolvie flips through what looks like a late ’80s X-Men comic? It turns out the art in that comic was created by Marvel’s chief creative officer, Joe Quesada, who’s now offering a closer look at one of those pages and the process by which he created it…

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A Woman of No Importance

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The name’s Ridley. Daisy Ridley… It seems that our favorite new apprentice Jedi will soon be turning superspy. Daisy Ridley is attached to star in an adaptation of A Woman Of No Importance, a biography of American heiress turned secret agent Virginia Hall. After losing a part of her leg in an accident, Hall worked for the British intelligence agency SOE and OSS, which preceded the CIA — which made Hall a kind of real-life Peggy Carter. Ridley’s Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams — whose Alias featured its own female James Bond — will produce the film.

[Deadline]

Sundance Film Festival 2017

Attention indie film lovers… Nerdist has been hard at work at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah, gathering interviews and writing reviews of many of the movies that have premiered. So be sure to check out our takes on Jack Black’s comedy The Polka King, Saturday Night Live star Kyle Mooney’s quirky Brigsby Bear, the horror anthology XX, Jordan Peele’s thriller Get Out, the racial drama Mudbound, the Rooney Mara-starring supernatural romance A Ghost Story, and Jenny Slate’s Landline. As well as Bitch, Sam Elliott’s The Hero, Wind River, The Yellow Birds, Person to Person, The Big Sick, Axolotl Overkill, Killing Ground, Raw, The Incredible Jessica James, I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore, and An Inconvenient Sequel.

The Big Sick, by the way, is getting lots of rave reviews as one of the strongest romantic comedies to come around in a loooong time. Here’s our own Dan Casey speaking with the film’s stars and writers, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon — who based it on their own relationship…

[Nerdist]

Split

Did you catch M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller Split last weekend? If so, you might just have a question or two about that surprise ending and what it could mean for a potential follow-up film. Fortunately, the director has some answers for you, which we examine on Nerdist News…

[Nerdist]

The 2017 Academy Awards

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Finally today… The 2017 Academy Award nominations were announced yesterday. And to no one’s surprise La LA Land earned got more nods than any other film — and more than most films in Oscar history! So be sure to check out our rundown of all the 2017 Oscar nominees, okay?

[Nerdist]

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