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Empire fans know there is only one Becky — and she’s played by Oscar-nominated Gabourey Sidibe, mmmmkaaayyyy?
But Fox’s ratings juggernaut is making room for a second Becky — pop star Becky G, to be specific — by casting her in a guest-starring role in Season 2.
PhotosFall TV Preview: Who’s In? Who’s Out? Your Guide to 75+ Casting Moves
The news was announced by series regular Bryshere Y. Gray (who plays Hakeem) in a video posted on the official Empire Facebook page.
A Fox rep confirmed the casting — and TVLine will update this URL with information on the “Shower” singer »
While it's still very early in the Spider-Man development process, there's already a lot we know. Tom Holland is portraying Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei is in talks to play Aunt May and Jon Watts (Cop Car) is directing from a script currently being written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein. No other characters have been confirmed yet, but today Latino Review came across a rumored cast list for Spider-Man, which reveals a slew of new cast members supposedly in various stages of negotiations.
The biggest revelations on this list are the two villains, Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture, reportedly played by Billy Zane and Mac Gagnon, a.k.a. Scorpion, which Jason Biggs is supposedly playing. According to this list, both actors are in "final negotiations," for their respective roles. As Latino Review points out, both Vulture and Scorpion wear mech suits, which would explain the »
Last week, a Twitter account surfaced that claimed to be run by Captain America: Civil War directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, which appeared to be teasing bits and pieces of the new Spider-Man costume. While the Twitter account and the photos were never verified as authentic, Latino-Review has uncovered a fan illustration from 2012, which, according to, "a source with access to the Spider-Man costume," hints at what the costume looks like. Naturally, the authenticity of this depiction cannot be confirmed, but it certainly is intriguing. And it must be noted that the images in question are fan art that has been swimming around on the Internet for a few years, and in no way associated with Sony, Marvel or the movie itself. These are just close enough to tease the type of homemade costume Tom Holland will sport in the movie.
Producer Kevin Feige has stated in the past »
After months of speculation and rumors, Marvel and Sony Pictures confirmed that Tom Holland is playing the new Peter Parker in Spider-Man, with Jon Watts coming aboard to direct. While Tom Holland was one of the top contenders for quite some time, the studio's choice of Jon Watts, a relatively-unknown director, to take the helm was quite surprising. The filmmaker recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly for his new indie drama Cop Car, which hits theaters next month, where he describes the process of putting together a low-budget indie and then moving on to Spider-Man.
"I'm not really sure what happened. I had never been to Sundance before. I was nervous because that was the first time we were showing the movie to an actual crowd. [Marvel] got to see Cop Car and they really liked it. Now, I've got to make a slightly more expensive version. It's an opportunity to just »
Jon Watts is the man charged with bringing Spider-Man back to the big screen
The next couple of years are going to be busy for director Jon Watts. He was announced just a month or two back now as the man to direct the new standalone Spider-Man movie, which is set for release in 2017. Tom Holland will be taking the title role, and this'll be the first Spider-Man movie that's had Marvel Studios' paws near it. It's producing the film alongside Sony Pictures.
Watts' breakthrough feature, Cop Car (starring Kevin Bacon), is beginning its Us roll-out, and thus he's been doing interviews for the new movie. Inevitably, it didn't take long for the conversation to switch to Spider-Man.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, he revealed that at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year - his first - that Marvel "got to see Cop Car and they really liked it »
This fall, more than four dozen TV shows will be returning with new seasons — many of them populated by new faces. There will also be some notable absences.
RelatedFall TV Grid 2015: What’s on When? And Versus What?
To cite but a few examples, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei will spice up Empire, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is going to work on (and for?) The Good Wife, Michael Chiklis now wields a shield on Gotham and Arrow will find a new foe in Neal McDonough, while Castle, Sleepy Hollow and Criminal Minds are among the shows bidding cast adieu.
In this Fall TV Ins & Outs gallery, »
The upcoming Vacation sequel/reboot will be an interesting watch for Marvel fans – the writer-director duo behind the studio comedy, John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, were at one point in the mix to direct the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, and they’ve since been tapped to pen the script. Now, in a joint NPR interview, Daley and Goldstein have confirmed their involvement in the high-profile project and spoken a little about why they’re well-suited for the gig.
The pair have been dancing around news of their involvement in the pic for the past few weeks and seemed elated to finally discuss it:
Daley: We can finally acknowledge that.
Goldstein: We’ve been saying no comment for the last week.
Daley: This is the first time that we can say that we are writing it.
Goldstein: We’re thrilled.
Daley: … He’s a sharp kid and witty and kind »
- Isaac Feldberg
Last week, a report surfaced that John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, who wrote and directed the upcoming Vacation reboot, have signed on to write the screenplay for Sony and Marvel's new Spider-Man reboot. The filmmakers were actually contenders to direct the superhero adventure, but that job went to Jon Watts, whose festival favorite Cop Car hits theaters this August. The studios have yet to comment on the writers' hiring, but during an interview with NPR, they were finally able to confirm that they are, in fact, penning the new Spider-Man movie. Here's what John Francis Daley had to say during the interview.
"We can finally acknowledge that. This is the first time that we can say that we are writing it."
Jonathan M. Goldstein added that they've been "saying 'no comment' for the last week," and that they're "thrilled" to land this coveted writing job. Before they both »
Trainwreck is all about star Amy Schumer, but it's easy to get sidetracked by the seemingly endless parade of cameos in the movie. Basketball legend LeBron James has a substantial role, Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei star in a movie inside the movie, Matthew Broderick appears, and even WWE star John Cena is in there. It's a random assortment - and then there are the comedians. Tons of Saturday Night Live players turn up, including some you might miss if you're not paying attention. Here are 13 comedians - besides Amy Schumer - who star in the film. »
Ludacris will join Kelly Rowland, Marisa Tomei, Oprah, and others on Empire's second season, the rapper announced today. According to his Instagram, he'll apparently be playing a correctional officer alongside Terrence Howard's newly incarcerated Lucious Lyon. Ludacris, of course, fought Howard in not one but two films released in 2005 (Crash and Hustle and Flow) — will Lee Daniels be paying tribute to that vaunted cinematic moment by putting the two men in a tenth-anniversary jailhouse scuffle? »
- Nate Jones
“Nope. No way. Not after Ghostbusters 2.”
The sequel to the live-action/animation Looney Tunes movie Space Jam (Michael Jordan, Bill Murray) has had the cliff face disappear from underneath it more times than Wild E. Coyote in pursuit of Road Runner. After today’s Warner Bros. Entertainment’s announcement that they’re partnering with NBA player LeBron James and his production company SpringHill Entertainment, however, the sequel might be back on/believe it can fly again.
In a piece of speculative connect-the-dots investigating, Capital New York reporter Alex Weprin noticed the following:
The plot thickens. Just a month ago, Warner Bros. filed new trademarks for Space Jam. Today they announce the LeBron James partnership. Warner Bros. CEO and Chairman Kevin Tsujihara said of the partnership:
“LeBron James has one of the most powerful, well-known brands in the world and we are excited to be in business with him and his partner, »
- Oli Davis
Fox has released the first, very brief teaser for season 2 of its massive hit drama "Empire," and oh, how the tables have turned. Instead of flashbacks of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) visiting ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) in prison, now it's Cookie's turn to see the jailed mogul.
There's only 20 seconds worth of footage, but we get glimpses at all the major players: Jamal (Jussie Smollett) singing at a #FreeLucious concert; a smug Boo Boo Kitty (Grace Gealey) walking away from Hakeem (Bryshere Gray); Andre (Trai Byers) in a suit (what's new?); Lucious in an orange jumpsuit; and of course, Cookie, in all her glory, in a cage holding a gold microphone. Oh, Cookie, never change!
Season 2 of "Empire" amps up the drama even more - yeah, it's possible - with guest appearances by Marisa Tomei, Kelly Rowland (as Lucious's mom in flashbacks), Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, and Lenny Kravitz. »
- Kelly Woo
Chicago – In one of the most anticipated comedies of the summer, Amy Schumer breaks out of her edgy role as a stand-up and sketch artist to put her spin on the film universe in “Trainwreck.” She plays the lead role, is directed by the comic-reputable Judd Apatow, and she wrote the script. Why is it so “meh”?
It has funny parts, and laugh-out-loud moments, but it also has loads of dead air, cardboard characters, an inability to find an ending and worst of all, redemption. The character is a unrepentant drinker, pot smoker and promiscuous New Yorker, but the story has to give her a rehabilitation and throw in a family subplot that sinks like a stone. There is so much potential here, but most of it is lost in the need to “moralize” the Amy Schumer image. All of her edge is dulled to butter knife qualities, even »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Now that Sony Pictures and Marvel are finally joining forces on a new Spider-Man movie, fans have been voicing their pleasure and displeasure with the news of a third Spidey reboot in 15 years. Tom Holland has signed on to play Peter Parker, with the studios offering Marisa Tomei the Aunt May role. One person we haven't heard from yet regarding this new web-slinger is director Sam Raimi, who directed Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. While promoting his upcoming Starz TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead at Comic-Con, the director told MTV that he thought Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were "great," and expressed his excitement that the studios are bringing Peter Parker back to high school.
"I saw [both Marc Webb movies], they're great. And I'm really glad that Marvel is taking it to high school. I think that's gonna be refreshing, and just like my favorite of the Spider-Man comic-books. »
While promoting "Ash vs Evil Dead" at the San Diego Comic-Con, "Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi shared his thoughts on Marvel assisting Sony with the Spider-Man franchise and how he feels about "The Amazing Spider-Man" films. "I saw [both 'The Amazing Spider-Man' movies], they're great," he said. "And I'm really glad that Marvel is taking it to high school [in the reboot]. I think that's gonna be refreshing, and just like my favorite of the Spider-Man comic-books. And I have a lot of faith that they really know their stuff. The difficulty of going through high school is so unique to a superhero. It's unique and that's what Spider-Man's all about, so that they're gonna explore that head on is very exciting." The upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot will be directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car) and star Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. It's set to hit theaters on July 28th, »
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? We all know one. Now playing in theaters eveywhere is Judd Apatow's new comedy Trainwreck, starring up-and-coming actress/comedian Amy Schumer as a girl who just can't settle down. That is until she meets a nice guy named Aaron, played by Bill Hader, a sports doctor she is profiling for work. The cast also includes Colin Quinn, John Cena, Tilda Swinton, Randall Park, Ezra Miller, Brie Larson, Mike Birbiglia, Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, and LeBron James stealing the show. So how is it? Did you laugh your ass off? One of Apatow's best comedies, or not at all? If you've seen it yourself, leave a comment below with your thoughts on Apatow's Trainwreck. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep »
- Alex Billington
We have plenty of movie coverage here at HitFix — including Drew's rave review of this film from SXSW — but as happens when I see a film relatively early in its run, and particularly one like "Trainwreck" with a fair amount of crossover with what I cover in TV, I like to offer up a few of my thoughts, as well as a place for people who have seen the film to start discussing it. Again, this review is designed for people who've already seen "Trainwreck," and thus will have plenty of spoilers, coming up just as soon as we split the check... Amy Schumer is on an incredible roll right now. She just finished perhaps the strongest season to date of "Inside Amy Schumer" — and the "12 Angry Men" spoof is an early contender for 2015's best episode of television — and "Trainwreck" is a terrific movie introduction for her as both actress and writer. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Marvel and Sony might have found the writers to bring Spider-Man back to the big screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony and Marvel are in early talks with the writers of this summer's Vacation reboot.
No official comment has come from either studio as of yet.
The big-screen reboot will also introduce new villains without being a traditional origin story.
Prior to the new solo film, »
"Los Angeles, July 17, 2015 - Rlj Entertainment, (Nasdaq: Rlje), under its Image Entertainment brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to the highly anticipated horror film, A Christmas Horror Story. Directed by Steven Hoban (Darknet), Grant Harvey (She Made Me Do It) and Brett Sullivan (Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed), the film stars William Shatner (Star Trek) and George Buza (X-Men). The film will premiere on July 20, 2015 at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival. Mark Ward, Rlj Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, made the announcement today.
“A Christmas Horror Story brings a scary twist to the traditional Christmas tale,” said Ward. “With the legendary William Shatner and horribly fantastic creatures, genre fans will never see this happy holiday the same way again. »
- Jonathan James
Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot, set for release in 2017, is about to get a little freaky and very geeky as Vacation reboot writers and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein enter early talks to write the screenplay. The duo were on the shortlist to direct. That job eventually went to Jon Watts, who has Cop Car coming out later this summer. He was announced the same day that Marvel and Sony officially confirmed that Tom Holland had won the role of Peter Parker.
Even though they didn't win the director's job, both Marvel and Sony wanted John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein involved in the process. They are in the midst of launching their first directorial debut, the long awaited Vacation reboot. It hits theaters July 31, and has strong early buzz as one of the best comedies of the summer. That is saying a lot, as it »
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