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Woody Harrelson in Discussions to Join the Cast of New Venom Movie

Tom Hardy could have some new company in the upcoming Venom movie, as it's being reported that Woody Harrelson is in discussions to join the cast of Sony's movie about one of Spider-Man's most popular villains (or antihero, depending on how you view the character).

Word on Harrelson's potential involvement with Venom comes from Variety, who report that Harrelson would play a "henchman of sorts," although Sony has yet to officially comment on the casting.

Harrelson would join a cast that includes Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a man who becomes linked with an alien Symbiote that turns him into Venom, one of the ultimate villains in the Spider-Man universe. Although Venom and the Symbiote have a big influence on Spider-Man in the Marvel comic books, this film would take place outside of Marvel's Cinematic Universe, which includes the most recent appearance by the web-slinger in this year's Spider-Man: Homecoming.
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Woody Harrelson In Talks To Join Tom Hardy In ‘Venom’

Not content with appearances in the likes of the ‘Planet Of The Apes’ series (in War For The Planet of The Apes), and the Star Wars saga (upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story), Woody Harrelson is in talks to join the superhero universe with Venom. The actor, who is undergoing a bit of a career resurgence at the moment, will reportedly play a henchman in the film, alongside Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate.

Production on Venom is already underway Stateside with Sony Pictures eyeing a release date next year. The movie, which revolves around Spider-Man’s greatest villain, will apparently share the world of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is set in the McU thanks to a special deal between Sony and Marvel Studios.

Ruben Fleischer is directing from a screenplay by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner.

More as we get it.

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Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join ‘Venom’

Sony's upcoming Venom movie has been in production since October, but an exciting new name is in talks to join the already impressive cast: Woody Harrelson. The non-mcu Spider-Man spinoff (that may or may not be entirely sans Spider-Man) is already set to star Tom Hardy as the anti-hero, alien symbiote-toting Eddie Brock, alongside Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, and Scott Haze. The gig would reunite Harrelson with his Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer, who's helming the project based on a script by Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Dark …
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Woody Harrelson In Talks To Join Tom Hardy In Venom

Variety brings word today that Woody Harrelson, who we recently saw in War for the Planet of the Apes, is negotiating for a role in Sony’s Venom spinoff.

Should a deal place, he’ll star opposite Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed, who is attached to play a “major Marvel character” (Carnage, perhaps?) in the 2018 actioner. Ruben Fleischer of Zombieland fame will be calling the shots from behind the lens, and though Sony declined to comment, it’s being reported that Harrelson will portray “a henchmen of sorts.”

Story-wise, the Eddie Brock solo movie has a script from Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who recently dabbled with rip-roaring adventure thanks to their contribution to the Dwayne Johnson-led yarn, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Not only that, but over the past few days, both Hardy and Fleischer have been dropping story clues, after the latter revealed another comic
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Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join Sony’s ‘Venom’

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Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join Sony’s ‘Venom’
Woody Harrelson is in talks to join Tom Hardy in Sony’s Marvel superhero movie “Venom,” TheWrap has learned. Harrelson’s role remains under wraps. The actor, last seen playing the villain in last summer’s “War for the Planet of the Apes,” just recently wrapped a role in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” playing Han Solo’s mentor. Ruben Fleischer is directing the film, based on the script that is written by Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”). Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing with Amy Pascal. Harrelson has a strong relationship with Fleischer and
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Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in ‘Venom’

Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in ‘Venom’
Woody Harrelson has joined Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie.

Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate are also on board, with Ruben Fleischer directing.

Although character details are sparse, sources say Harrelson will play a henchman of sorts. Sony had no comment on the casting.

Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) will write the script for “Venom,” with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach producing the movie, along with Amy Pascal. Palak Patel and Eric Fineman are overseeing the project for Columbia Pictures.

Since his inception in 1988, Venom has been one of “Spider-Man’s” most popular characters, making it a top priority for the studio to get the movie off the ground. Venom made his big-screen debut in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 3,” where he was portrayed by Topher Grace.

Throughout the history of Marvel Comics, Venom has appeared alongside Spider-Man, Iron Man, Deadpool, Hulk, and other major characters.

Harrelson has kept
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Ccxp Teaser Poster For Venom Officially Unleashed

“We are Venom.”

That’s the official tagline attached to the Ccxp (Comic-Con Experience) teaser poster for Venom, Sony and Ruben Fleischer’s starry spinoff pic that is about to uncover a whole new breed of anti-hero in 2018.

Initially spotted at Brazil’s annual expo early last week, the banner image features a classic rendition of the alien symbiote that first slithered onto the pages of Randy Schueller’s comic in ’88. Now, almost 30 years later, Fleischer and Mad Max star Tom Hardy are about to deliver a hardboiled version of the iconic anti-hero, and we understand filming is already underway across parts of Atlanta and New York.

As a matter of fact, both Hardy and Fleischer have been dropping story clues all this week, after the latter revealed another comic inspiration for Venom‘s narrative arc: Planet of the Symbiotes. First published in ’95, its story will seemingly be fused with that of Lethal Protector,
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‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ Review: Dir. Jake Kasdan (2017)

Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle review: Some 22 years after the release of the original, Jake Kasdan unites a motley crew of characters to take us back to Jumanji.

Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle review by Paul Heath.

Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle review

Firing into cinemas this weekend in UK-wide previews is Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, the sequel/ slight reboot to the 1990s blockbuster led by the late, great Robin Williams. History, and indeed the former movie, is preserved here adequately in a new, exciting tale from screenwriters Jake Kasdan, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Erik Sommers, and Chris McKenna who have managed to reflect the joys of the original movie and build a new one, albeit with a slightly meta comedic spin on proceedings.

The game has evolved. The new movie picks up very much where things were left off, in the mid-1990s where the legendary game of Jumanji is discovered,
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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Charging Toward $45 Million Opening

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Charging Toward $45 Million Opening
Early tracking for Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” indicates a six-day opening in the $40 million to $45 million range when it debuts on Dec. 20.

Definite awareness for the “Jumanji” reboot is around 50%, while 9% of moviegoers said it was their first choice to see over the weekend. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is opening five days after Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — which has been forecast to open in the $200 million range domestically.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was the top Christmas holiday title among the early tracking numbers released Thursday. Universal’s comedy “Pitch Perfect 3,” which opens on Dec. 22, is projected for a four-day opening in the $30 million range.

Fox’s “The Greatest Showman,” starring Hugh Jackman as “Barnum and Bailey” founder P.T. Barnum, is tracking to post a solid six-day opening in the $20 million range following its Dec. 20 launch.

Amazon Prime members will have a chance to see “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” in 1,000 theaters
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Amazon Offers Early Showings of ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

Amazon Offers Early Showings of ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’
Amazon is offering its Amazon Prime members an exclusive early showing of Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” on Dec. 8 — a dozen days before the fantasy-adventure film opens.

Amazon launched the promotion Wednesday under which Prime members can purchase up to 10 tickets for the showing at more than 1,000 Regal, AMC, ArcLight Cinemas, and National Amusements theaters.

“We can’t wait to welcome Prime members to the jungle before anyone else,” said Dwayne Johnson in a statement. “The game has changed, drawing four players into Jumanji – and now, we’re changing the game again by giving Prime members this exclusive access.”

The movie follows four high schoolers who discover an old video game and get sucked into its jungle setting. They take on the avatars of Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan, and must play against type (a meek high school student becomes Johnson’s muscle-bound explorer Dr. Smolder Bravestone,
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Jumanji 2 Character Posters Welcome 4 New Players to the Jungle

Jumanji 2 Character Posters Welcome 4 New Players to the Jungle
As we get closer and closer to the December 20 release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Sony Pictures has unveiled new character posters, which feature the four main stars of the movie. These one-sheets give us a closer look at Dwayne Johnson's Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Kevin Hart's Moose Finbar, Jack Black's Professor Shelly Oberon and Karen Gillan's Ruby Roundhouse. These posters also offer a glimpse at the mysterious jungle this gang must survive, including rhinos chasing down Moose, the cave Shelly must explore, and a mysterious mountain in the shape of a jungle cat.

The last Jumanji poster dropped in September, courtesy of The Rock himself, featuring all four main characters up to their noses in water. Next to Moose Finbar is an unexpected threat, a deadly alligator, who is eyeing Moose as his next meal. That one-sheet surfaced just after the second Jumanji trailer debuted,
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New ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Featurette Teases Connection to the Original Movie

Sony Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming sequel Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, offering more clarity on how this follow-up both connects to and diverts from the original Jumanji film. Star Dwayne Johnson explains how much the original movie and Robin Williams’ performance meant to him, and how that film inspired how they approached the sequel as encapsulating “holiday spirit.” Scripted by Spider-Man: Homecoming co-writers Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers as well as Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle takes place years after the original film and …
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Venom Begins Shooting, Tom Hardy Arrives in First Set Photo

Tom Hardy has officially arrived on the set of Sony's Spider-Man spin-off Venom. The studio shared the first behind-the-scenes image of Hardy looking on as notes are prepped on set. The movie features an all-star ensemble that is led by Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, and Scott Haze.

Venom is the first movie in Sony's new standalone Marvel universe that will loosely connect with Disney and Marvel's own McU, with stories that take place just on the peripheral of those adventures. Spider-Man does exist in this world, but that doesn't mean we'll see Tom Hardy right away. And he has never been confirmed for a cameo here. The movie will be followed by Silver and Black, which follows the adventures of Silver Sable and Black Cat, introducing plenty of infamous Spider-Man villains along the way.

Scott Rosenberg (Pain & Gain, Jumanji), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and
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Former Assistant Reveals How NDAs Kept Harvey Weinstein’s Victims Silent

“Everybody-fucking-knew” screenwriter Scott Rosenberg wrote about the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Quentin Tarantino says he knew, while Matt Damon revealed that while he knew Weinstein had a reputation, he didn’t know the full extent of the mogul’s behavior. The chatter was there for decades, but the victims’ ability to speak out about what they encountered has been blocked by the onerous non-disclosure agreements those who were courageous enough to seek legal action were forced to sign.

Continue reading Former Assistant Reveals How NDAs Kept Harvey Weinstein’s Victims Silent at The Playlist.
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Spider-Man Spin-Off ‘Venom’, Starring Tom Hardy, Has Started Filming

Hot off the press. Tom Hardy has officially started work on the Spider-Man spin-off Venom. The news was posted to the official Twitter account for the film earlier today.

Day 1. #Venom pic.twitter.com/ftkf9pEWn3

Venom Movie (@VenomMovie) October 24, 2017

While we can clearly see Tom Hardy in the pic, it doesn’t reveal too much more, but it’s very clear that the hype definitely starts here for the Sony Pictures-produced blockbuster, which will arrive on screens in about a year’s time.

Hardy will play Eddie Brock in the film, who was last portrayed on the big screen by Topher Grace in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 in 2007. Shooting is taking place in New York City.

Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Reid Scott are also amongst the cast, while Ruben Fleischer directs from a screenplay by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Venom hits screens on October 5th, 2018.

We
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Zoo has been cancelled

Kirsten Howard Oct 24, 2017

Grim news for fans of Zoo, as it's been confirmed that the third season will be the show's last...

Hot on the heels of welcome news that both Salvation and Star Trek: Discovery have been renewed over at CBS comes some rather more disappointing information from the network: they've chosen to cancel one of their previously more successful shows, Zoo, after three seasons.

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Zoo had a kind of weird, but incredibly beneficial, deal with both CBS and Netflix, where the crew were able to keep hold of a pretty high budget for a summer show in exchange for agreeing to release seasons to the streaming giant just after they finished airing, but it appears it wasn't enough to save the series when the ratings slipped from an average of 4.45 million viewers during the second season to 2.65 million viewers during the third.
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Damon and Clooney Claim They Never Saw Harvey Weinstein's Darker Side

Damon and Clooney Claim They Never Saw Harvey Weinstein's Darker Side
Matt Damon and George Clooney appeared on Good Morning America on Monday morning to discuss Harvey Weinstein and what they knew of the man that has now been labeled a monster. There have been many stories written about the accusations against Weinstein, with more than one person in Hollywood claiming that everybody knew about the Hollywood mogul's actions for years, but never spoke up. Producer/screenwriter Scott Rosenberg recently came out and said that the entire entertainment industry has known about Harvey Weinstein's sexual predatory behavior, but looked away to prevent from stopping the party. Matt Damon and George Clooney have now broken their silence and claim that they didn't know about all of the accusations surrounding Weinstein.

Two weeks after proclaiming that he had no idea that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted women, Matt Damon claimed that everybody knew that Harvey Weinstein was an "asshole" and a bully,
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Harvey Weinstein Scandal Continues: Could He Face Charges Amid Further Allegations?

Harvey Weinstein Scandal Continues: Could He Face Charges Amid Further Allegations?
Weeks later, the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein's alleged history of sexual harassment only seems to intensify. Stars have continued to come forward with stories about the producer, who is now being investigated by police in Los Angeles, New York and London. But could he be charged for the claims of sexual assault and rape leveled against him? And how has he -- and Hollywood -- reacted to new allegations?

Here's the latest on the scandal, from police investigations to the social media movement that sparked a conversation about sexual harassment in Hollywood.

Can Weinstein be charged for the allegations?

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told Et on Thursday that they are currently investigating Weinstein after a woman came forward alleging that he sexually assaulted her in 2013. The woman remains anonymous, but detailed her allegations to The Los Angeles Times, claiming that the producer "bullied his way into my hotel room" and alleging that he "then
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Harvey Aftershocks: Hollywood’s Battle Against Sleaze Fatigue

Harvey Aftershocks: Hollywood’s Battle Against Sleaze Fatigue
With Harvey Weinstein gone, the entertainment industry operates under a new ruler: The gut check. He’s now a punching bag to represent abuse by powerful men, but now the real work begins. What about everyone else?

“Harvey is aberrant, to be sure, but no anomaly,” veteran screenwriter and USC professor Howard Rodman wrote me in an email. “He’s a rapist, but not the only rapist in our industry, and not the only serial predator by a very long shot. If we use his evident and overweening guilt to exculpate the rest of us, this will be for naught. What’s needed is a sea change. And maybe — just maybe — its time has come.”

Weinstein’s predation has a very, very long tail; new stories arrive daily, with the Los Angeles Police Dept. now opening an investigation into an alleged rape in 2013. “It’s been such crazy couple of weeks,
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Harvey Aftershocks: Hollywood’s Battle Against Sleaze Fatigue

Harvey Aftershocks: Hollywood’s Battle Against Sleaze Fatigue
With Harvey Weinstein gone, the entertainment industry operates under a new ruler: The gut check. He’s now a punching bag to represent abuse by powerful men, but now the real work begins. What about everyone else?

“Harvey is aberrant, to be sure, but no anomaly,” veteran screenwriter and USC professor Howard Rodman wrote me in an email. “He’s a rapist, but not the only rapist in our industry, and not the only serial predator by a very long shot. If we use his evident and overweening guilt to exculpate the rest of us, this will be for naught. What’s needed is a sea change. And maybe — just maybe — its time has come.”

Weinstein’s predation has a very, very long tail; new stories arrive daily, with the Los Angeles Police Dept. now opening an investigation into an alleged rape in 2013. “It’s been such crazy couple of weeks,
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