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Film Bits: ‘Iron Fist’ Unveils New Trailer; ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot Pulled from Release Schedule

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‘Iron Fist’ Second Trailer Shows Off More of Netflix’s Latest

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The Defenders is just around the corner, but we’ve still got one more character to meet. Enter Iron Fist. Netflix dropped the second full length trailer for the latest Marvel series today, giving us more insight into the last hero set to join the crossover team. Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) stars as the titular hero, a billionaire heir thought dead after his parents died in a plane crash ten years ago. Now, he’s a mystical Kung Fu master seeking to destroy evil, because of course. Netflix has yet to let us down with their Marvel series, and this looks like another solid outing. If nothing else, Rosario Dawson returns as Claire Temple. Iron Fist premieres March 24 on Netflix.

(Netflix)

‘Snatched’ Certainly Looks Like an Amy Schumer Movie

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Amy Schumer, one of the current leading ladies of comedy, returns in a mother/daughter adventure co-starring the one and only Goldie Hawn in Snatched. The two star as two tourists who are kidnapped while in a Latin American country. It seems perfect for Schumer’s brand of lowest common denominator humor, which is never as impressive as it needs to be or thinks it is. But seeing Hawn is always a treat, and she has a way of elevating the lowest common denominator to something resembling merit, so there’s that. Snatched hits theaters on May 12.

(20th Century Fox)

‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot and ‘World War Z 2’ Pulled From Schedule

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Paramount Pictures pulled a planned reboot of Friday the 13th, previously scheduled for release October 13, off its schedule completely. At the same time, Paramount also pulled World War Z 2, the sequel to Brad Pitt’s zombie epic from 2013, from this year’s schedule, owing to the loss of their director late last year. While the chances for WWZ2 being released at some point still remain high, who knows what this means for Jason Vorhees and the Friday the 13th trailer. Apparently, the poor showing for Rings, Paramount’s attempt to reboot The Ring frightened them off of pursuing yet another reboot, which is probably a good thing. The slasher maniacs of yesterday had their fun in the sun, but now it’s time to move forward. Perhaps now we can start seeing some original franchises once again.

(The Hollywood Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter)

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