Every year, it seems like the start time for Black Friday gets earlier and the lines gets crazier. Thankfully, the folks over at Mezco are giving MTV Movies Blog readers a special chance to get two of their most sough-after items early.


Walter White dons his gray exterminator suit from the "Hazard Pay" episode for this "Breaking Bad" figure, which will be available through this link. There will only be 500 made available for this special sale.

Click past the jump to check out the new doll from "Sadako," the source material for "The Ring," available in the US for the first time.



Here's a heads up for anyone who is dying for another look at Shailene Woodley and the rest of Dauntless in a new preview for "Divergent." A new trailer is hitting the web tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. ET.


We'll have the trailer for you over on MTV News as soon as it goes up, but until then you can check out this brand new poster for the upcoming adaptation, that gives us a... new perspective on Tris.

It's interesting that they would go for this pose for the poster, opting to put Four in the foreground, and leaving Tris to pose like Black Widow on those "Avengers" posters that everyone made fun of.


Star Wars

After news of an open casting call in London and then in Chicago, fans in those cities (or those willing to travel) were going crazy with the possibility that could be in "Star Wars: Episode VII." But now everybody in the world (if you're the right age) has a chance to travel to a galaxy far, far away.

The open casting call for a male and a female role in "Star Wars: Episode VII" is now accepting video auditions online.

These are for the same roles that we've seen solicited before, both in the London casting call and the one in Chicago. It's unlikely that the character details we see in the descriptions for "Rachel" and "Thomas" actually reflect what we'll see on the big screen in December of 2015.

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Wolf of Wall Street

No need to worry, Leonardo DiCaprio/Martin Scorsese fans! "The Wolf of Wall Street," a movie that was poised to make a run at the awards circuit next year before delay rumors cropped up, will come out this year afterall, just a little later than we were expecting.

Scorsese's story of 90s-era stock market greed will debut on Christmas Day, just barely making the 2013 cut-off, something that seemed to be up in the air thanks to a reported 3-hour-plus first cut. The movie is now a lean 165 minutes, so thank goodness for those edits.

From the one trailer we've been lucky enough to see, we're thrilled to see everyone involved (McCONAUGHEY!) go completely over the top with the excesses of the era.

Count us in for December 25!

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By Dana Brawer

Some highly anticipated Oscar contenders will not be making the cut this year, and last night, another joined that list. The release of George Clooney's World War II drama, "The Monuments Men," has been pushed from its original December release to a February 2014 opening, according to the LA Times, making it ineligible for a nomination.

Clooney's picture does not stand alone in a widespread trend of delayed Oscar prospects. Leonardo DiCaprio's "Wolf of Wall Street" has been delayed, though it will barely make the 2013 deadline with a new late December release. Nicole Kidman's "Grace of Monaco," originally anticipated as a huge competitor due to Kidman's past success at the Oscars, will now be released in 2014, however.

Historical drama, 'The Immigrant" and sports drama "The Foxcatcher" have also been pushed into 2014 releases.


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Thus far, all of the official details about the stories for "Avatar 2," "Avatar 3," and "Avatar 4" involve people coming back from the dead. First, we heard that Signourey Weaver will be back, and now we know that a villain is getting the same favor from James Cameron

Deadline is reporting that Stephen Lang, who played the na'vi-hating Colonel Miles Quaritch, has just signed on for the next three movies in the sci-fi fantasy series, despite getting killed by Zoe Saldana's character in the original.

"Steven was so memorable in the first film, we're privileged to have him back," Cameron said. "I'm not going to say exactly HOW we're bringing him back, but it's a science fiction story, after all. His character will evolve into really unexpected places across the arc of our new three-film saga. I really look forward to working with such a gifted actor, who's also become a good friend."


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By Charles Webb

After what The Hollywood Reporter describes as months of negotiations, Simon Crane has signed on to direct a "Hot Wheels" movie based on the Mattel line of die-cast toy cars.

Crane beat out "28 Weeks Later" director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo in the latest attempt at jump-starting the nascent "Fast & the Furious" competitor, after previous attempts to bring the project at other other studios (Columbia, Warner Bros.) and other directors (McG) stalled out.

"Hot Wheels" joins "Gran Turismo" and the upcoming Aaron Paul vehicle "Need For Speed" as attempts to catch up to Universal's seemingly unstoppable "Fast" franchise. Across six movies, they've earned nearly a billion dollars for the studio since Vin Diesel and Paul Walker first glowered at each other across the hood of a muscle car with 2001's "Fast and the Furious."

If you thought a "Hot Wheels" movie would offer some good, family fun, you've got another think coming: The script, currently undergoing a rewrite from "Quiz Show" writer Paul Attanasio, concerns a "washed-up Illinois State Trooper who, after a dangerous military device falls into the hands of a criminal, fights the man his father once put behind bars."

Crane has been a fixture in Hollywood, acting as a second unit director and stunt coordinator on films like "Titanic," "Goldeneye," "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," and most recently, "World War Z." "Hot Wheels" would be the second feature to which Crane's name is attached as director, alongside the spy thriller "Echelon."

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The current talk on the internet is that we are weeks, if not days, away from an official "Star Wars" announcement of some kind. It's all very vague, without any named sources, just whispers been bloggers and editors on news sites.

In the meantime, Latino-Review has posted another potential piece of info that could have a big effect on "Episode VII."

According to the site, when George Lucas sold off Lucasfilm to Disney, he included outlines for the new trilogy, which included two working titles for "Episode VII."


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Daniel Radcliffe's career after Harry Potter has been fascinating to watch for two reasons. First, his choice of roles has been unusual but well picked, and second, his strategy to legitimize himself as an adult actor really seems to be working.

One of the roles that we're especially looking forward to from Radcliffe is his part as Igor in a new version of "Frankenstein" written by "Chronicle" scribe Max Landis. Radcliffe recently sat down with Sirius XM to discuss the part, which will be more complex than other iterations of the character, and the overall idea behind the movie.


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By Charles Webb

Nearly a year and a half after coming on board as director for Columbia's long-in-development "Masters of the Universe" film, director Jon Chu is now off the project, according to THR. Chu's departure represents the loss of one of the film's biggest cheerleaders, even if the public reaction to Chu helming the project hasn't exactly been positive.

While Columbia hasn't yet announced a replacement, writer Terry Rossio is on board to work on the script. Rossio and screenwriting partner Ted Elliot have been around for a while, working on the first four "Pirates of the Caribbean" films together at Disney and being pretty much inseparable since they began working together on the Howie Mandel kid's movie "Little Monsters."


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