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Sony's supposed short list of 'Spider-Man' directors does not inspire confidence

14 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There is a terrifically unkind way to report today's story, and a quick scan of Twitter should give you some idea of just how strong a reaction some people are having to the short list of directors that Deadline claims are in the mix to direct Sony's upcoming reboot of "Spider-Man." First thought: Miller and Lord are making the wrong movie for the studio. Second thought: why is this so difficult for Sony? After all, the original "Spider-Man" was a huge milestone in terms of how superheroes were treated on film. Sam Raimi got the tone so right it was ridiculous, and no matter what choices he made in the film, he proved that Spider-Man could work, and that he could bring the colorful world of Marvel Comics to the screen in a way that the whole world could enjoy. Was that really just 13 years ago? I can still remember »

- Drew McWeeny

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‘Last Man On Earth’ Finale: EPs Phil Lord & Christopher Miller Tease “Awesome” Season 2 & Post-Apocalyptic Fun

3 May 2015 7:01 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Spoiler Alert: This story contains details of tonight's Last Man On Earth Season 1 finale. Except in very deft hands, the end of the world and comedy don't really go together. Let's be honest: With a few exceptions, the jokes just don't have much staying power as the harsh realities sink in. Luckily for Fox, the nimble Christopher Miller and Phil Lord have proved they have exactly the skills to pull off melding the two divergent genres with the Will Forte series The Last M… »

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How 'The Last Man on Earth' Challenges the Form and Function of the Sitcom

3 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

When "The Last Man on Earth" premiered in March, critics immediately sensed something special. More specifically, they were quick to make note of its promise for the slowly-decaying network sitcom. James Poniewozik of Time said that "It does not seem like the sort of thing that would be a primetime network sitcom. And that's precisely why it should be one." As perhaps the consummate declaration, Andy Greenwald's review for Grantland was headlined, "Proof of Life: 'Last Man on Earth' and a Glimmer of Hope for the Network Sitcom." Read More: Brave New TV: How 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' & 'The Last Man on Earth' Are Setting a Standard From the clear originality in premise, to the sparkling visual template created by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, "The Last Man on Earth" presented itself as blessedly different. But while critics lobbed in its favor early on, the »

- David Canfield

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How 'The Last Man on Earth' Challenges the Form and Function of the Sitcom

3 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When "The Last Man on Earth" premiered in March, critics immediately sensed something special. More specifically, they were quick to make note of its promise for the slowly-decaying network sitcom. James Poniewozik of Time said that "It does not seem like the sort of thing that would be a primetime network sitcom. And that's precisely why it should be one." As perhaps the consummate declaration, Andy Greenwald's review for Grantland was headlined, "Proof of Life: 'Last Man on Earth' and a Glimmer of Hope for the Network Sitcom." Read More: Brave New TV: How 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' & 'The Last Man on Earth' Are Setting a Standard From the clear originality in premise, to the sparkling visual template created by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, "The Last Man on Earth" presented itself as blessedly different. But while critics lobbed in its favor early on, the »

- David Canfield

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The Last Man on Earth’s Producers on the Biggest Moments of Season One and What to Expect Next

1 May 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Will Forte’s critically praised (and surprisingly successful) Fox comedy The Last Man on Earth ends its first season Sunday. While the former Saturday Night Live cast member created the series and serves as showrunner, superstar feature directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 22 Jump Street) have been involved with the project since its inception, serving as Forte’s chief creative partners and executive producers. And despite their busy film careers — they’re working on two Lego sequels and an adaptation of The Greatest American Hero — they’re deeply involved in the production of the show, even taking the time each Sunday to livetweet episodes as they air. Vulture caught up with Lord and Miller earlier this week to talk about season one, this week’s finale, and what’s ahead. Here are the eight things we learned from our half-hour discussion.Even they’re a little bit »

- Josef Adalian

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'Jump Street' hires 'Broad City' writers, expands to include all-female sequel

30 April 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There's something lovely about creating a movie franchise that seems dedicated to the sole purpose of making wicked fun of the entire idea of movie franchises, but then again, we should be getting used to Phil Lord and Chris Miller finding a fresh way into things. There's been coverage today about the new "Jump Street" all-female sequel, with Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs onboard to write that film. That's good new. I think "Broad City" is a terrifically-written comedy, and if them writing the movie means there's any chance we'll see either Abbi or Ilana in the "Jump Street" film, that would be awesome. They've been discussing the "Men In Black"/"Jump Street" crossover since at least mid-2014, and if they approach it with the same willingness to destroy the fourth wall as they did the first two films, I suspect they will find a lot to make fun of »

- Drew McWeeny

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The Flash episode 20 review: The Trap

30 April 2015 5:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This week's episode of The Flash could easily have served as the show's season one finale, that's how strong it was...

This review contains spoilers.

1.20 The Trap

The entire first season of The Flash has consisted of one long con by Eobard Thawne, and now the game is up. At the end of the episode, Thawne is really still the only guy with the upper hand, and all Barry and co. can do at this point is keep everyone alive until the inevitable time travel trip back to his mother’s death scene.

After last week’s delightful holiday from the angst, The Trap was yet another brilliant showcase of how good this show can be even in the lead-up to something big. This, like any number of episodes before it, would have easily sufficed as a season finale. But we’re not there yet, and it’s a joy »

- louisamellor

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Female Jump Street Film In Development

29 April 2015 8:20 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Given its history trying to spin a linked film universe out of Spider-Man and its current efforts in conjuring up a sprawling Ghostbusters franchise, it’s perhaps not surprising that Sony would be planning even more with bona fide success the Jump Street franchise. According to The Wrap, not only is the Men In Black crossover definitely in the works, but the studio also wants a female-focused spin-off, with writers in place to work on the script.Jump Street overseers Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be involved in developing both new movies, with the Mib crossover planned as a typically chucklesome comment on shared film universes. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are also attached alongside producer Neal Moritz, who has shepherded the movies from the start.Nothing is yet known about what the film will entail, beyond Jenko and Schmidt taking on alien threats, and no-one should be holding »

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A Female '21 Jump Street' Spin-off Is Reportedly In The Works

29 April 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

As is the case with all movies made by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, there are a ton of jokes and characters in 21 Jump Street that would seemingly lead you into a completey different movie if you just followed them for a little bit. You could make an entire movie about the history of, say, Ice Cube's hardass police captain, or the drug dealing motorcycle gang that gets infiltrated by Johnny Depp. Or, better yet, you could tell a whole side story involve the other two undercover cops already working out of the 21 Jump Street precinct, Fugazy and Jr. Jr. If you don't remember them, Fugazy and Jr. Jr. were the names of the two young female cops played by Dakota Johnson and Rye Rye who are busting criminals left and right while Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's characters...

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- Peter Hall

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Female ‘21 Jump Street’ Spinoff in the Works

29 April 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures has started developing a female-driven spinoff of its “21 Jump Street” franchise with “Broad City” writers Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs.

The studio declined to comment on the comedy project, based on the Fox series that aired between 1987 and 1991 and starred Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise as undercover cops.

Sony Pictures began work last year on “23 Jump Street,” selecting Rodney Rothman to script the third version of the Channing Tatum-Jonah Hill franchise. The directing team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who helmed “21 Jump Street” and “22 Jump Street,” are overseeing development of the script and will produce the third film with Neal Moritz, Hill and Tatum.

“22 Jump Street” grossed $320 million worldwide.

Aniello and Downs serve as co-producers and writers on the Comedy Central series “Broad City,” which stars comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. Downs also plays a fitness instructor. They are repped by UTA.

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- Dave McNary

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Female-Led ’21 Jump Street’ Spin-Off In The Works From ‘Broad City’ Writers; 'Men In Black' Crossover Moves Forward

29 April 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If it’s not abundantly clear by now, Sony Pictures wants to take all their franchises and apply them to a kind of Marvel expanded-universe platform. They tried and failed with their “Amazing Spider-Man” series, but that hasn’t deterred them. They’re already taking an expanded universe approach to their new “Ghostbusters” series, with a female-led version directed by Paul Feig and starring Kristin Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, and a male-led version spearheaded by the Russo brothers and Channing Tatum. And they’re attempting the same idea with their ‘Jump Street’ franchise. As you might remember, Tatum, Jonah Hill, and ‘Jump Street’ directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had batted around an idea for the ‘Jump Street’ series to merge with the “Men In Black” brand for what would be surely an absurd version of the third film. But it sounds like Sony wants to explore what they are »

- Edward Davis

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Jump Street Franchise Goes Large As Sony Confirms Female-Led Spinoff And Men In Black Crossover

29 April 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though it has been written on the wall for some time, today Sony has confirmed via The Wrap that it plans to push ahead with the rumored female-led 21 Jump Street spinoff, not to mention the proposed crossover with the studio’s long-standing Men in Black franchise.

In accordance with yesterday’s report, the female-driven Jump Street spinoff will indeed be scripted by Broad City alum Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs, while Sony is yet to tap writers for the sci-fi crossover event. However, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have expressed their interest in the bizarre project, which would allegedly see Schmidt and Jenko venture into the sharp-suited world of MiB in order to investigate extra-terrestrial lifeforms.

It’s a bold concept, sure, but if 21 Jump Street poked fun at the incessant tendency to reboot old films and TV shows, while its sequel shifted the satirical lens to sequels, then a »

- Michael Briers

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Jump Street's Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will meet the Men in Black in crossover movie

29 April 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's Jump Street franchise will apparently become an expanded universe with a Men in Black crossover and a female-centric spinoff.

Sony Pictures is reportedly actively developing two new spinoffs of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's action comedy series, although no official announcement has come from the studio as of yet.

One project will cross over Jump Street's Schmidt and Jenko (Hill and Tatum) with the Men in Black for an intergalactic alien investigation, according to TheWrap.

It is not yet known whether Men in Black stars Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones or Josh Brolin will be back as the alphabetically named government agents.

News of a crossover between the two film series first emerged last year during the Sony Pictures security breach, with Lord and Miller later acknowledging that the project was not at all guaranteed.

"Nothing's changed," Lord said in January. "It's still a crazy idea, »

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Jump Street Female Spinoff and Men In Black Crossover in Development

29 April 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

New studio head Tom Rothman continues to make moves at Sony Pictures. Next on his list is the Jump Street franchise, which Sony plans to expand with a spinoff and a crossover installment, both which are in development simultaneously. The Wrap reports that Broad City writers Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs are scripting a female-driven Jump Street spinoff that will maintain the tone of 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street, while Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will continue their side of the franchise with a Men in Black crossover, which we first heard about last year. Under the creative direction of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street were hilarious commentaries on reboots and sequels, respectively. For the Men in Black crossover, the idea is to send up the current trend of shared universes. This blending of two of Sony’s biggest franchises will find Hill and Tatum investigating aliens, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Female-centered ’21 Jump Street’ by ‘Broad City’ writers planned by Sony

29 April 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cue another female-centered comedy spin-off.

It seems like Sony may want to spin-off another one of their comedy franchises with 21 Jump Street being the latest pick. Tracking Board reported on Tuesday (and it was later confirmed by The Wrap) that the studio has plans to spin-off the franchise with a female team. Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs of Broad City fame are set to pen the script.

This news comes after Sony already announced a female spin-off of Ghostbusters with Paul Feig directing and a cast that includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. This was followed by another male-centered sequel with 21 Jump Street star Channing Tatum rumored to star in it with the Russo brothers producing.

The Jump Street franchise has been popular so far and a third movie has been hinted at, but not confirmed yet. One would hope that the masterminds behind the first two films, »

- Zach Dennis

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Female-led Jump Street movie possibly in the works at Sony

29 April 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ghostbusters isn’t the only comedy blockbuster getting an all female-led spin-off. According to the Tracking Board Sony have plans to develop a 21 Jump Street movie with female leads.

Little details are known as the project is still very much in its infancy at the moment but apparently the writers behind Comedy Central’s Broad City Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs have been approached about penning the screenplay. It’s said that Sony want the female version to contain the same kind of spoof humour as the Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill big screen reboot which was directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Lego Movie)

Much like the upcoming Paul Feig directed Ghostbusters rehash, we will assume that Sony will keep the plot details fairly similar to the original with the hope that adding females to the lead roles might bring something new to the movie. We’re not »

- Gavin Logan

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Female-led 21 Jump Street spin-off planned

28 April 2015 10:12 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In addition to 23 Jump Street, plans are apparently afoot for a female-led Jump Street spin-off movie...

Whilst Sony continues with plans for a 23 Jump Street movie, to reunite Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, it turns out that a female-headlined spin-off from the series is being planned.

The firm has hired Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs (Comedy Central's Broad City) to put together a screenplay for a film, which will be based on the tone of Chris Miller and Phil Lord's 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street.

As of yet, that's there's no further information available, not least whether Messrs Lord and Miller are involved in any capacity at all on this one. We'd be surprised if they directed, given that their slate of projects seems busier than anyone else's in Hollywood right now. But as we hear more on the film, we'll pass the information your way...

The Tracking Board. »

- simonbrew

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Rumor: Title For Marvel's Standalone 'Spider-Man' Movie Points To Big Future For The Webslinger

27 April 2015 10:26 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

To the delight of hardcore fans, Spider-Man is back in the hands of Marvel, but thanks to labyrinthine contractual technicalities, Sony can still exploit the character, and they will do so with their own animated movie slated to hit in 2018, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller as producers (and possible directors). Meanwhile, Marvel is eager to quickly integrate Peter Parker into their cinematic universe. It's widely expected that he'll pop up in next year's "Captain America: Civil War," setting the path for a standalone movie in 2017, leading to the character's participation in the two-part "Avengers: Infinity War." So in a way, this next bit of news makes a lot of sense. Latino Review is hearing that the standalone movie will be called "Spider-Man: The New Avenger." Evidently, the previously considered title was "The Spectacular Spider-Man," which following "The Amazing Spider-Man," seems uninspired. This new moniker will certainly let »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Week in Spandex – Avengers: Age of Ultron, Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Spider-Man, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, Captain Marvel and more

25 April 2015 5:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Captain Marvel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Deadpool, Wolverine 3, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Lego Batman, The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, Bloodshot, Harbinger and more…

Marvel kicked off the 2015 superhero season this past week as Avengers: Age of Ultron began rolling out in international markets, opening with $9.5 million on Wednesday and pushing its total by close of play on Thursday to $44.8 million, having claimed the top spot in each country where it’s showing. Here in the UK, the film outperformed both Iron Man 3 and The Avengers by 54% and 40% respectively with its opening on Thursday, and is expected to pull in anywhere between »

- Gary Collinson

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11 Chris Pratt Quotes That Will Make You Love Him More Than Ever

24 April 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Chris Pratt has already begun promoting his latest film, Jurassic World, and after all the thrilling trailers and those swoon-worthy GIFs, we can't really contain our excitement. To kick things off, Chris held a Reddit Ama on Friday, taking any and all burning questions from his biggest Internet fans. He fielded tons of questions in subjects ranging from his envy-inducing marriage to Anna Faris to his favorite pizza. Keep reading to see his best answers from the whole affair, and then keep the fun going with his knee-weakening hot pictures and all the things you may not have known about the star. On why he decided to do an Ama: "I heard about it on twitter and have always wanted to do one of these. I was thrilled to hear so many people were interested in me doing it. So I called Allison my publicist and said, 'Hey, I know »

- Ryan-Roschke

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