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Marvel to remain tight-lipped on Phase Four of the McU until Avengers: Infinity War concludes

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With the hotly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming set to release in a little over a week, Marvel film chief Kevin Feige has been out doing the press rounds, and found himself explaining that details on Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be relatively scarce until the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War.

Speaking to io9, Feige stated “I hope [the news comes] after that. I think there will be certain elements that start to come about, not the least of which is the already announced release date of the next Spider-Man film. But other than that we’re going to keep it very close to the vest because this is really about focusing on the unprecedented conclusion to a 22-movie overarching narrative.”

It makes sense to keep everything as tight-lipped as possible, as anything from film titles to renegotiated contracts can be seen as a spoiler in some way. Even so, the Internet »

- Robert Kojder

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Daredevil’s Vincent D’Onofrio Is Keen To Be Part Of The Dceu

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It’s not going to take much to convince Vincent D’Onofrio to join the Dceu. The actor recently took to Twitter to sing the praises of Wonder Woman and Patty Jenkins. It seems Daredevil’s Kingpin is a fan and would be willing to sign up. While Chris Hemsworth recently revealed that McU actors are not legally […]

The post Daredevil’s Vincent D’Onofrio Is Keen To Be Part Of The Dceu appeared first on Fortress of Solitude. »

- Edward Nigma

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Avengers: Infinity War set photo teases destruction

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I don’t think anyone is surprised that there will be unprecedented levels of chaos and destruction featured in Avengers: Infinity War, but just in case you had your doubts here is a look at some of the on-set mayhem (courtesy of Reddit).

Nueva foto desde el set de Avengers: Infinity War pic.twitter.com/BNL9fAUY9k

— Marvelismo (@Marvelism0) June 25, 2017

Although shooting is currently taking place in Atlanta, it appears that this split-in-half prop taxi will actually appear during the film’s New York scenes (Avengers: Infinity War is also expected to move shooting to New York at some point in the near future). Just another day in New York when the Avengers are a reality…

See Also: Avengers: Infinity War will mark the “final chapter” for some Marvel heroes

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, »

- Robert Kojder

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Avengers: Infinity War will mark the “final chapter” for some Marvel heroes

25 June 2017 4:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Next year’s Avengers: Infinity War and its as-yet-untitled sequel are set to serve as the culmination of everything we’ve seen from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, with Marvel suggesting we’ll be seeing a very different landscape in Phase Four as the focus shifts from some of the original Avengers towards the more recent additions to the McU.

Speaking to Joblo, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has confirmed that Infinity War will mark the “final chapter” for certain characters, although he refused to confirm or deny whether this would include Chris EvansCaptain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, instead deflecting the question by responding that: “We have another two years of hard work to even finish these movies, and they [the actors] have a lot of hard work to do, so thats all we’re thinking about, is completing those and delivering on the promise of those. »

- Gary Collinson

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The Week in Spandex – Spider-Man spinoffs in the McU, Fantastic Four reboot, Wonder Woman 2 confirmed, Watchmen TV show announced

24 June 2017 6:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom, Silver & Black, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man, The Defenders, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Fantastic Four, Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 2, Justice League, Gotham City Sirens, Aquaman, The Flash, The Batman, Batman and Harley Quinn, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Watchmen, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Titans and more…

There’s less than a fortnight to go until the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Sony and Marvel have released some new promotional material this week, including a couple of clips and TV spots [see here and here], a new one-sheet [see here], and character posters for Tom Holland’s wall-crawler, Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Michael Keaton’s Vulture [see here], while Sony also unveiled the official cast list, which revealed a number of surprise additions and villains [read it here, but beware of spoilers]…

…In other Homecoming news, we also got a look at promo »

- Gary Collinson

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Avengers: Infinity War set photo features Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum

22 June 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday Robert Downey Jr. shared a behind-the-scenes photo from Avengers: Infinity War showing that Benedict Cumberbatch is now on set to film scenes as the Sorcerer Supreme, and now we’ve got another set photo, this time featuring directors Anthony and Joe Russo hanging out in the Sanctum Sanctorum with Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson.

See Also: Scarlett Johansson teases 30+ character scene in Avengers: Infinity War

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 in the UK and May 4th 2018 in the Us and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket) Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Sean Gunn (Kraglin), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (Man-Ape) and Peter Dinklage and Terry Notary in unconfirmed roles. »

- Gary Collinson

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Avengers 3 Set Photo Returns to Sanctum Sanctorum

22 June 2017 3:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Not to be outdone by Robert Downey Jr.'s Illumnati set photo yesterday, the Russo Brothers shared a new image from Avengers: Infinity War today, which returns to the Sanctum Sanctorum from Doctor Strange. While the good Doctor himself (Benedict Cumberbatch) wasn't present, this image does feature Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, who shared the image on Twitter. Unfortunately, neither the Russos nor Scott Derrickson would shed any light on what is being shot in the Sanctum Sanctorum as of yet.

The image debuted on both the Russo Brothers Instagram and Scott Derrickson's Twitter early this morning, which shows all three filmmakers looking over what is likely the script for Avengers: Infinity War, presumably for a scene involving the Sanctum Sanctorum. Benedict Cumberbatch just began shooting on Avengers: Infinity War last week, nearly six months after filming got under way. We reported in January that a stand-in would be used for Benedict Cumberbatch, as he finishes shooting the true story adaptation The Current War, where he portrays Thomas Edison. Broadway actor Aaron Lazar was brought on to serve as the actor's stand-in, with Benedict Cumberbatch said to reshoot all of the scenes where his stand-in's face was shown.

The Sanctum Sanctorum was first established in last year's Doctor Strange, which also featured a post-credits scene in the New York Sanctum, featuring Chris Hemsworth's Thor, which will tie into this fall's Thor: Ragnarok. As for Avengers: Infinity War, since there is practically nothing confirmed about the story thus far, it's anybody's guess why the Sanctum is being used, but we did see both Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong having lunch together in yesterday's set photo, and it's certainly no coincidence that this set photo comes just a day after both Doctor Strange stars were spotted on the set.

It's possible that the Sanctum scenes will have something to do with the fifth Infinity Stone, the Time Stone, which was part of the Eye of Agamotto. After the events of Doctor Strange, the Time Stone was placed back in the library of the Kamar-Taj in Tibet, with Stephen Strange promising to never wear it again in public until he learns how to master its powers. While the Sanctum Sanctorum doesn't connect to the Kamar-Taj, it's possible that some of Thanos' forces may believe the Time Stone is there, which could be why there are scenes in the Sanctum Sanctorum, but that is pure speculation at this point. Still, with Strange and Wong coming back for this adventure, there could be any number of reasons why the Sanctum Sanctorum, or possibly the other Sanctums in London and Hong Kong are being used.

While at first Marvel was planning on shooting Infinity War and Avengers 4 at the same time, the studio decided to shoot both movies separately. After Avengers: Infinity War wraps production, the cast and filmmakers will have a short break before starting production on Avengers 4. The title for the fourth Avengers movie is said to be a spoiler for Infinity War, so we likely won't know the Avengers 4 title until after Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Until then, take at the latest photo from the Avengers: Infinity War set. »

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Oscars at the Halfway Mark: ‘Logan,’ ‘Get Out’ and Women Directors

22 June 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The year is half over and Oscar voters need to catch up on their homework. There have been many worthwhile films in the first six months of 2017, including “Get Out” from writer-director Jordan Peele (Universal, Blumhouse); “Logan,” the dark, tender neo-Western from director James Mangold (Fox); and the sumptuous mega-hit “Beauty and the Beast” (director Bill Condon, Disney).

A few years ago, these would have been extreme longshots, at best. But there have been changes in Academy voters and their tastes. Recent winners including “Moonlight,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Ex Machina” prove that voters are redefining what is considered “Oscar bait.” The blurred definition is a challenge to awards strategists, but good news for hopefuls.

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The January-June period has seen many other films with Oscar potential in various categories; see the accompanying reminders by Variety colleagues Kris Tapley and Jenelle Riley. And, needless to say, other contenders will be covered a lot before the March 4, 2018, Oscar ceremony.

Diversity has been a key theme. This year, several films directed by women could be in the mix, including Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” (Focus Features), Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” (Warner Bros.), and Aisling Walsh’s “Maudie” (Sony Pictures Classics). Still to come are works from Kathryn Bigelow (Annapurna’s much-buzzed “Detroit”), Dee Rees (Netflix’s “Mudbound”); Margaret Betts (Sony Classics’ “Novitiate”) and Angelina Jolie (Netflix’s “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers”).

There are also upcoming works from international filmmakers like Sebastian Lelio, Alfonso Gomez-Rijon, Michael Gracey, Yorgos Lanthimos and Taika Waititi. They will join veterans including Guillermo del Toro, Alexander Payne, Stephen Frears, Richard Linklater, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Darren Aronofsky and Paul Thomas Anderson.

Here are month-by-month opening dates, followed by a list of films that made a splash at the year’s film festivals so far. And the upcoming festivals will also add a few twists to the Oscar race.

The director and stars are listed for purpose of jogging readers’ memories; it’s not a matter of handicapping, since it’s pointless to make predictions about films that have not been widely seen.

July: “War for the Planet of the Apes” (directed by Matt Reeves; starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson; Fox)

August: “Detroit” (Kathryn Bigelow; John Boyega; Annapurna); “Logan Lucky” (Steven Soderbergh; Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig; Bleecker Street); “Patty Cake$” (Geremy Jasper; Danielle Macdonald; Searchlight); “Wind River” (Taylor Sheridan; Elizabeth Olsen; The Weinstein Co.).

September: “American Made” (Doug Liman; Tom Cruise; Universal); “Battle of the Sexes” (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris; Emma Stone, Steve Carell; Fox Searchlight); “First They Killed My Father” (Angelina Jolie; Netflix); “Victoria and Abdul” (Stephen Frears; Judi Dench; Focus).

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October: “Blade Runner 2049” (Denis Villeneuve; Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford; WB); “Breathe” (Andy Serkis; Andrew Garfield; Bleecker Street, Participant); “Goodbye Christopher Robin” (Simon Curtis; Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie; Searchlight); “Marshall” (Reginald Hudlin; with Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood Marshall; Open Road); “Mother!” (Darren Aronofsky; Jennifer Lawrence; Paramount); “The Mountain Between Us” (Hany Abu-Assad; Idris Elba, Kate Winslet; Fox); “Thank You for Your Service” (Jason Hall; Miles Teller; Universal)

November: “Darkest Hour” (Joe Wright; Gary Oldman; Focus); “Last Flag Flying” (Richard Linklater; Bryan Cranston; Amazon); “The Man Who Invented Christmas” (Bharat Nalluri; Dan Stevens; Bleecker Street); “Mary Magdalene” (Garth Davis; Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix; TWC); “Murder on the Orient Express” (Kenneth Branagh; Johnny Depp; Fox); “Suburbicon” (George Clooney; Matt Damon; Paramount); “Thor: Ragnarok” (Taika Waititi; Chris Hemsworth; Disney, Marvel Studios); “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Martin McDonagh; Frances McDormand; Searchlight).

December: “The Greatest Showman” (Michael Gracey; Hugh Jackman; Fox); “The Current War” (Alfonso Gomez-Rijon; Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon; TWC); “Downsizing” (Alexander Payne; Matt Damon, Laura Dern; Paramount); “The Papers” (Steven Spielberg; Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep; Fox, Amblin); “The Shape of Water” (Guillermo del Toro; Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer; Searchlight); “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Rian Johnson; Disney, Lucasfilm); “Phantom Thread” (Paul Thomas Anderson; Daniel Day-Lewis; Focus); “Wonder Wheel” (Woody Allen; James Belushi, Kate Winslet; Amazon).

And some of the festival hits so far this year:

Sundance: “The Big Sick,” (Michael Showalter; Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter; Amazon, Lionsgate); “Call Me By Your Name” (Luca Guadagnino; Armie Hammer (Sony Pictures Classics); “The Hero” (Brett Haley; Sam Elliott; The Orchard); Also: “Mudbound” and “Wind River.”

Berlin: “The Lost City of Z” (James Gray; Charlie Hunnam; Amazon, Bleecker Street); “Final Portrait” (Stanley Tucci; Geoffrey Rush; Sony Classics); “Maudie” (Aisling Walsh; Sally Hawkins; Sony Classics).

South by Southwest: “The Disaster Artist” (James Franco; A24).

Cannes: “Good Time” (Safdie brothers; Robert Pattinson; A24); “You Were Never Really Here” (Lynne Ramsay; Joaquin Phoenix; Amazon); “Okja” (Bong Joon Ho; Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal; Netflix); “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” (Noah Baumbach; Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller; Netflix); “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (Yorgos Lanthimos; Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell; A24); “The Florida Project” (Sean Baker; Willem Dafoe; A24); “Happy End” (Michael Haneke; Isabelle Huppert; Sony Classics); “Wonderstruck” (Todd Haynes; Julianne Moore; Amazon, Roadside Attractions).

There are also plenty of great documentaries, animated movies and foreign-language films, but those are for later columns.

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Robert Downey Jr. shares Avengers: Infinity War Bts photo with Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong

21 June 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like things are about to get a little Strange on the set of Avengers: Infinity War, with Robert Downey Jr. sharing a behind-the-scenes image from the set of the Marvel blockbuster featuring his regular Avengers co-star Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) and Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Stephen Strange) and Benedict Wong (Wong); check it out here…

See Also: Scarlett Johansson teases 30+ character scene in Avengers: Infinity War

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 in the UK and May 4th 2018 in the Us and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket) Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Sean Gunn (Kraglin), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (Man-Ape) and Peter Dinklage and Terry Notary in unconfirmed roles. »

- Gary Collinson

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr. And Mark Ruffalo Unite In Avengers: Infinity War Set Photo

21 June 2017 11:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While it’ll be interesting to see the Infinity Stones come together and Thanos rise to power, by far what we’re most looking forward to in Avengers: Infinity War is for all the various heroes across the Marvel Cinematic Universe to meet. Without any trailers to speak of as yet, we haven’t had much to tease the crossover, but a new behind the scenes snap goes some way in promising lots of superhero goodness to come.

Shared by Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., on his Twitter page, the photo sees the actor enjoying lunch with co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), who’s sporting a new costume, Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) and Benedict Wong (er, Wong). That’s three Avengers and one important supporting character in the same place. Who else wishes they were at that table as well?

Downey’s Tweet sports some fun hashtags, too. In particular, fans will note that the actor has created his own team name for Iron Man and Doctor Strange – #beardbros – to go alongside the #sciencebros tag used for Tony and Bruce Banner. The hashtag reminds us of a rather hilarious moment from the comics as well (see below), which we really hope finds its way into Infinity War in some form.

It’s important to note that Joe and Anthony Russo’s superhero extravaganza might not be the first time that the would-be Sorcerer Supreme encounters the Jade Giant. That’s because Cumberbatch is set to make an appearance as Doctor Strange in this November’s Thor: Ragnarok, which will also feature Mark Ruffalo’s big, green rage monster in a major role. It’s unknown how involved he’ll be, but we do hope that the two actors get to share at least a few scenes together.

In addition to the four stars above, Infinity War will also feature the rest of the Avengers (Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, etc.), the Guardians of the Galaxy (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, etc.) and practically everyone else we’ve ever met in the McU. It’s going to be one hell of a big film, and it’s set to crash into theatres on May 4th, 2018. »

- Christian Bone

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Connecting Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, and Chris Pine

21 June 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Connecting Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, and Chris PineConnecting Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, and Chris PineJenny Bullough6/21/2017 12:58:00 Pm

Is it just us, or is every hot actor in Hollywood right now named Chris? Evans, Hemsworth, Pine, and Pratt are all saving the day (sometimes even the universe) onscreen. But did you know that they’re all connected by the movies and co-stars they’ve shared? Since it's Chris Pratt's birthday, we're sharing our Chris Degrees of Separation.

Obviously, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth are connected by co-starring in the blockbuster Avengers movies! As amazing as Captain America: Civil War was, we missed seeing Thor fighting alongside his comrades-in-arms, and can't wait for Thor: Ragnarok!

Hemsworth, of course, was in the first J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot with Chris Pine. Although they didn’t share screen time, Hemsworth played the first Captain Kirk, who sacrifices himself in the first minutes of the film so that his crew – including his wife and newborn son James Tiberius Kirk – can escape the Romulans.

Rumour has it that he'll reprise his role as George Kirk in the next Star Trek film. It might be just a flashback sequence, but we can't help but hope that some kind of rip in the space-time continuum will allow two of our favorite Chrises, Hemsworth and Pine, to meet on the big screen! Meanwhile, you can catch Pine inhabiting another superhero franchise, battling alongside Gal Gadot's titular Wonder Woman in his role as Steve Trevor! 

Bonus: read our Five Reasons to See Wonder Woman!

The Star Trek franchise also features Zoe Saldana as one of our favourite characters, Uhura. Saldana seems to be making a career of playing space-dwelling females – she’s also the green-skinned Gamora in the two Guardians of the Galaxy films alongside another favourite Chris: Chris Pratt!

Bonus: watch the trailer below and read our Five Reasons to See Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!

We'll have to wait until May 2018 to finally see the Guardians alongside the Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War, but we'll bet it'll be epic. We can’t wait to see what new connections will open up!

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- Jenny Bullough

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Ron Howard front-runner to replace Lord and Miller on the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff, Lawrence Kasdan and Joe Johnston also rumored

21 June 2017 4:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was announced late last night that Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directing team for the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars spinoff, have been removed from the project.

While we don’t know the exact details of their departure, save for reports that their style clashed with that of screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan’s vision for the movie, this does leave a huge hole in production; who will replace them? The movie is releasing in less than a year, and there is certainly time to finish production, but there is still a lot of work to do this early in the production process. As it happens, rumors of directors are already sprouting up, and the biggest name to be thrown around is none other than Ron Howard. According to Deadline, Howard is likely the man for the job.

Howard would be an excellent choice to step in and finish the movie. He has two Academy Award nominations, and one win (A Beautiful Mind). Obviously, the guy has talent. Also, Howard knows how to convey speed on screen. Remember Rush with Chris Hemsworth, and Daniel Bruhl? That movie had incredible racing sequences, and we know that Han Solo is going to feature plenty of high-speed action. Howard is the sure-bet.

Also rumored are directors Lawrence Kasdan and Joe Johnston. Kasdan was co-writer for the Han Solo movie, as well as The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens; The man clearly understands the universe, and can step right in (although DGA rules may complicate matters, as they state that someone already working on a movie cannot replace an outgoing director). Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Rocketeer) is another Star Wars veteran, working on the visual effects for The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Both would be great to keep the movie on track, and possibly improve on it.

Of the names rumored, there really is no bad choice. Does Disney go with a man who has won an Oscar for directing, or two men who know the universe like the back of their hand? Who would you like to step in to direct the Han Solo spinoff? Let us know in the comments below…

Han Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Beckett (Solo’s mentor), Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Thandie Newton (Westworld), Ian Kenny (Sing Street) and Michael K. Williams (The Night Of) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on May 25th 2018.

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- Jordan Jones

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American Assassin Red Band Trailer Gets Bloody with Dylan O'Brien

20 June 2017 11:11 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While the summer movie season is still in full swing, fans of Vince Flynn's iconic Mitch Rapp novel series will likely be waiting for the summer to end, with the fall release of the highly-anticipated American Assassin. CBS Films has released a new red band trailer, with R-rated language, an all-ages green band trailer and a new poster and character banners for this upcoming action-thriller, hitting theaters September 15 from CBS Films and Lionsgate. This movie could be the start of a big franchise for the studio, with 15 novels based on this character that could also be adapted for the big screen.

American Assassin tells the story of legendary CIA agent Mitch Rapp. Long before he began hunting terrorists, Rapp was a gifted college scholar/athlete. Then, tragedy struck and Rapp was recruited into the nation's most elite covert operations program, where he is trained by a legendary soldier named »

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Thor Star Says It's Illegal for Marvel Actors to Join the Dceu

20 June 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Breaking the law! Breaking the law! That's what any Marvel actor might sing if they ever signed on for a Dceu movie while also appearing in the McU. Chris Hemsworth portrays Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he also plays other roles like Kevin in Ghostbusters and George Kirk in Star Trek. Which is totally normal for an actor to do. But according to Hemsworth, it's "illegal" for a Marvel actor to appear in a DC movie, which makes sense. Disney/Marvel vs. Warner Bros./DC is a perceived rivalry shared by fans and even some critics, though it's just honestly not true on any sort of official level. Fans seem to take joy in pitting the two comic companies against each other and a "crossing of the streams" doesn't seem like it would be very popular at this point in time.

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Dylan O’Brien Is The ‘American Assassin’ In Red Band Trailer For Thriller With Michael Keaton & Taylor Kitsch

20 June 2017 7:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The journey of Vince Flynn‘s novel “American Assassin” to the big screen has been an interesting one. Over the years, directors like Antoine Fuqua, Ed Zwick, and Jeffrey Nachmanoff were linked to the adaptation, while Chris Hemsworth and Bruce Willis were also mentioned for roles. But it took rising star Dylan O’Brien (“The Maze Runner“) and director Michael Cuesta (“Kill The Messenger“) to get the movie in front of cameras.

Continue reading Dylan O’Brien Is The ‘American Assassin’ In Red Band Trailer For Thriller With Michael Keaton & Taylor Kitsch at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Mummy director fires back, Spider-Man in McU update, Pirates of the Caribbean passes $650 million and more – Daily News Roundup

20 June 2017 12:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Not For Critics

It’s becoming a cliched response for directors, but Alex Kurtzman has played the “not for critics” card following the poor reviews for The Mummy. Although completely asinine, this isn’t the first time a filmmaker has fired back at critics for not liking their films, claiming they were made “for the fans” (which suggests that critics aren’t fans and that “real fans” will accept any old bollocks put in front of them). “I’m not making movies for [critics],” he told Business Insider. “Would I love them to love it? Of course, everybody would, but that’s not really the endgame. We made a film for audiences and not critics so my great hope is they will find it and they will appreciate it.” Read more here.

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Avengers: Infinity War Has “A Lot More Villains” Than Just Thanos

19 June 2017 11:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos will finally step out of the shadows and take on the combined forces of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. After various teaser appearances and cameos dating all the way back to 2012’s The Avengers, there’s a lot of hype for the Mad Titan and he’s set to be the biggest, baddest enemy the heroes of the Marvel universe have ever faced. Apparently, though, he won’t be the only threat that Cap, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the gang have to go up against in the film.

At the Supanova Comic-Con in Sydney, Australia, this weekend, the God of Thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth, hinted at how formidable and intimidating Thanos will be as an antagonist – but also revealed that he won’t be the only villain the Avengers will need to deal with next year in Infinity War. 

We all should be very afraid of Thanos. »

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Newswire: No, Thor’s roommate Darryl will not be in Ragnarok

19 June 2017 9:06 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Alas, Thor will ditch his new earthling pal, Darryl, the co-star of the short mockumentaries about the Asgardian’s life in between blockbusters, for his space adventures in Ragnarok. That’s probably best for Darryl (Daley Pearson) given that Thor was something of a thorn in his side, but bad news for those of us who enjoyed the odd-couple pairing of Avenger and normal dude. Chris Hemsworth himself reportedly confirmed this news at Australia’s Supanova Comic-Con, and it comes to us via Cbr.com.

Chris confirms that Daryl will Not appear in Ragnarok. Possibly in Infinity War though... #ChrisHemsworth #Supanova

Tyler James (@Tyler_Cull3n) June 18, 2017

When we asked director Taika Waititi back in February whether Darryl will show up, he said: “The short answer? No.” While Waititi noted that he would have liked to find a way for Darryl to be present it didn’t work out. At »

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Sixth And Final Infinity Stone To Be Unveiled Very Soon; Chris Hemsworth Posts New Details On Thor: Ragnarok

19 June 2017 9:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has so far unveiled five of its famous Infinity Stones – namely Space, Mind, Reality, Power, and thanks to Doctor Strange, Time – and it seems the sixth and final cosmic ingot isn’t too far away.

For those keeping track, the all-powerful Soul gem is the final piece of the puzzle, and according to McU veteran Chris Hemsworth, it’ll be unveiled “real soon.” The Thor: Ragnarok star was in attendance at Australia’s Supernova Comic-Con over the course of the weekend, and Reddit user ‘lawrensaw’ has now relayed a series of intriguing details relating to Ragnarok and the strenuous relationship between Thor and his unruly God of Mischief, Loki.

Throughout the Thor saga, Chris Hemsworth’s Norse god has fought tirelessly to keep his step-sibling on the straight and narrow – largely to no avail. But it seems that with the release of Thor: Ragnarok, viewers will »

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According to Chris Hemsworth, joining the DC Extended Universe is “illegal” for a Marvel actor

19 June 2017 5:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Unless you’ve been in cryogenic sleep for the past 10 years, you probably have some idea of the (often hilarious) rivalry between DC Comics, and Marvel fans when it comes to their respective film franchises. While not really shared between the actors, or directors of both studios, many fans have a heated loyalty to one side, or another.

Now, what if this rivalry actually extended to contracts? What if crossing the line from Marvel to (gasp!) DC could actually get an actor fired? According to Chris Hemsworth, it may actually be illegal for a Marvel actor to join the “other” side. A Twitter user by the name of Tyler James shared this Tweet, in which he quotes the Thor actor during a panel at the Supernova Comic-Con in Australia:

It's 'illegal' for Marvel actors to appear in DC films. #ChrisHemsworth #Supanova

Tyler James (@Tyler_Cull3n) June 18, 2017

Chris Hemsworth is »

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